What is your skin care routine? Do you wake up in the morning and splash a little cold water on your face to wake up and then add a little powder to cover up any blemishes and you’re off for the day? Or perhaps you spend a great deal of time cleaning your face, applying make up and then fall asleep at night with all of it still on your face.
San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery is passionate about your skin, and we’d like to suggest some tips to optimize your daily skin care routine. WebMD offers some great suggestions for “Building Your Perfect Skin Care Routine”. (more…)
If you had or are considering Botox, there are things you can do to help your results last longer. Botox or Dysport is used to treat your fine lines and furrows in your forehead, brow region, neckbands, and around your eyes. The end results are a softening of your facial wrinkles.
The results of your Botox treatment are temporary and can last up to approximately three to four months. The longevity of your results depends on many things. The area of your treatment plays a large role in how long your treatment lasts. There are other steps you can take to promote the longevity of the results of your treatment. (more…)
Tis the season for many things. During the month of December it seems like there’s a jolly festivity happening every day! Festivities usually are accompanied by treats. Santa’s favorite treats are the cookies that all the boys and girls leave for him on Christmas Eve. What’s your favorite holiday treat?
Most holiday treats are sweet. While this is wonderful for your taste buds, all that sugar can have an adverse effect on your skin. Consuming excess amounts of sugar during the holidays can cause you to have some skin issues such as:
- Skin breakouts
- Dark circles under your eyes
According to the Mayo Clinic, acne is most common among teenagers, with a reported prevalence of 70 to 87 percent. It is a skin condition that happens when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. The most common place for it to occur is on the face, however it can also appear on your neck, back, chest and shoulders.
The effects of Acne reach beyond the physical discomfort and appearance of the acne. Acne reaches into the psychological and social regions of youth as well. In an age when pictures are snapped, captured and shared at rapid speeds, acne can limit the ability to ‘share’ in a common social networking that most teens enjoy. This felt isolation could lead to loneliness and even depression. (more…)
Raise your hand if you have unwanted fat. It’s probably safe to say everyone raised at least one hand, if not two. Where’s your unwanted fat? The stomach and hips are two common spots that house unwanted fat. Have you tried all of the diets and exercises out there to target those areas, and they constantly return you with hunger, soreness, and a realization that that fat is probably never going to go away?
There is hope for you if you want to reduce areas of fat on your body without surgery. Dr. Evan Ransom offers his patients at the San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser surgery an FDA approved light-based technology called SculpSure. SculpSure Body Sculpting is a great solution that is customized to reach your aesthetic goals. (more…)
At San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser surgery, we offer laser hair removal for light and dark hair.
Here are the top 10 reasons to get your hair removed with our laser treatments.
- It is a permanent solution. Once your treatment cycle is complete, you will never have to worry about hair growth in that area again. A typical treatment cycle is four different sessions approximately one month apart.
- No more stubbles. During the summer (and bikini weather), laser hair removal is helpful for avoiding those embarrassing stubbles around your armpits or bikini lines.
- Throw away your razors. Good razors are a big expense. Deduct that expense from your budget…permanently!
- Smooth skin is waiting for you. (more…)
How is your summer going? Are you avoiding the heat and finding refreshment for your body? Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water each day to stay hydrated. As a general rule: drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day. The water you drink is not only good for your thirst and body, it is also good for your skin. (more…)
Are you considering getting an injectable procedure done? If so, let us answer some of the most commonly asked questions. (more…)
On Monday, January 16th, the United States honors and celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was a leader in the advancement of civil rights in the United States using nonviolent civil disobedience. He received the Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He helped to organize the 1963 march on Washington where he delivered his famous “I have a Dream” speech. Ever since Martin Luther King’s inspiring speech the United States is a better place, not perfect, but better.
Are you ready for facial resurfacing? Maybe you’re feeling dissatisfied with your pigmentation due to spotting or discoloration. If so, you may be be ready to consider a chemical peel. Many people have already experienced the big benefits of chemical peels. It’s important to be informed about what they are in your decision making process. Here’s some information to help you decide if a chemical peel is right for you.
Most people, when they begin noticing facial discolorations, begin by using topical creams to help alleviate the problem. Often the creams claim to hydrate the skin quickly to even the appearance of skin tone over time. (more…)