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Cosmetic surgery offers many options, including a neck lift or face lift, if you’d like to look younger, fresher, and more energetic. However, if you would prefer a non-surgical approach, chemical peels may be what you’re looking for. Not only can a chemical peel help to brighten the skin, but it may also help you postpone a surgical procedure.
All chemical peels use an acid to rejuvenate the skin. The three basic types of chemical peels are alphahydroxy acid, or glycolic acid; beta hydroxy acid, or B-LIFTx; and trichloroacetic acid, or TCA. Each type of chemical peel offers variable degrees of improvement depending on your skin type and the concentration used.
Glycolic Acid Peels
Glycolic acid peels are a popular choice because of their effectiveness on fine lines and dark spots. The final effect is brighter, smoother skin. Though skin care products are available with low concentrations of glycolic acid for home use, your doctor’s office can provide treatments with higher concentrations for a deeper, more effective peel.
A B-LIFTx peel is a good choice if you’d like a quick treatment that requires virtually no downtime. The procedure only takes about five minutes and produces only minimal peeling for a day or two. This peel is helpful for acne, large pores, and red spots.
TCA peels are the most powerful option, capable of producing the most dramatic results. However, with this deep peel, you will experience a longer downtime than with other peels. Talk to your doctor to see which chemical peel is best for you.
If you are interested in skin care treatments such as a chemical peel, contact the offices of Dr. Kevin McBride. We offer cosmetic surgical procedures, including neck lift, face lift, and rhinoplasty, in addition to non-surgical options to help you look and feel your best. Call (214) 989-4796 for more information or to schedule a consultation today!
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Oral and cosmetic procedures can help you look and feel your best. If you would like to learn more about our recent blog topics, check out these links.
- Learn more about what dry socket is and what to do if you experience it on this page from the Mayo Clinic.
- At MedicineNet.com, discover what to expect during a traditional facelift procedure.
- For even more information on the traditional facelift procedure, check out this article at The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
- At WebMD.com, read about wisdom tooth extraction, including information on what to expect after the procedure.
- To learn more about recovering after wisdom tooth extraction, check out this article from About.com.
For more information on our services and treatments, call Dr. Kevin McBride at (214) 989-4796.
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Wisdom tooth extraction sites typically heal quickly if you follow simple home care advice. Your oral surgeon will provide a home care plan, but you can find helpful aftercare tips below.
- Begin Prescription Medications Right Away
After your surgery, your oral surgeon will usually prescribe an antibiotic and a pain medication. You’ll want to begin the prescribed medication regimen right away to ensure infection doesn’t develop and you stay comfortable. Take some pain medication before any pain develops. This will help you avoid bothersome pain, so that you can rest comfortably after your wisdom tooth extraction.
Do not drink alcohol of any kind. Drink plenty of fluids because you may not feel like eating solid foods. Opt for softer foods, such as scrambled eggs, pasta, applesauce and pudding. You should not smoke when healing from a wisdom tooth extraction.
- Use Caution Around the Blood Clot
Two to three days after your oral surgery, the incision site will develop a wet scab. This scab protects the site from infection, and it keeps the nerves from being exposed to irritating temperature and food. Therefore, you’ll want to use caution when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Dislodging the clot can lead to an extremely painful dry socket in which the exposed bone is irritated by bacteria, food, saliva. This will slow recovery, increase the risk of infection, and make for an unpleasant experience following your surgery.
- Communicate with Your Oral Surgeon
If you develop complications after surgery, don’t hesitate to inform your surgeon. Don’t assume problems such as persistent numbness or excessive bleeding will solve themselves.
If you’re in need of wisdom tooth extraction, choose the practice of Dr. Kevin McBride. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. McBride specializes in cosmetic surgery of the head and neck, along with oral and maxillofacial surgery. To learn more, visit our website at www.amazingfaces.com, or call (214) 989-4796 today.
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As you age, fat underneath the skin diminishes, causing the skin to sag, fold, and wrinkle. This is often especially evident on the face, which prompts many men and women to consider facelift surgery. If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, look below to learn about the EasyLift facelift.
- How Does the EasyLift Facelift Differ from Other Facelift Procedures?
A successful facelift is one that doesn’t give itself away. The EasyLift facelift was specially designed by Dr. Kevin McBride to be minimally invasive so as to leave as little evidence of cosmetic surgery as possible. Similar to traditional facelift surgeries, the EasyLift procedure involves an incision in front of and behind the ear. The difference, however, is that Dr. McBride limits the extent of the surgery in front of the ear compared to traditional facelift surgeries. This makes for less swelling and bruising after surgery. Dr. McBride tightens the muscle layer under the skin to lift the facial tissues during the EasyLift facelift procedure. This allows Dr. McBride to tighten the jowls and cheek folds, and to obtain a very long lasting improvement.
- What Makes the EasyLift Facelift Easier than Other Facelift Surgery?
This easy facelift method is made simpler because the deep tissue layers under the eyes remain undisturbed. This reduces facial bruising and patient downtime, making the recovery process much easier. Traditional facelift surgeries create widespread facial bruising and swelling, which prevents the patient from resuming normal activities right away. The EasyLift facelift can be completed within three hours, and most patients return home roughly one hour after the procedure. A special bandage helps to minimize bruising and swelling, and the dressing is removed the next morning. Mild bruising may develop and some discomfort and facial tightness is normal, but most patients report feeling very little pain and can return to work after just a few days.
To learn more about the EasyLift facelift, call the office of Dr. Kevin McBride at (214) 989-4796. We understand that it’s important to look your best at every age, so let us help you restore your youthful beauty.