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By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
December 04, 2017
Category: Fillers
Tags: Juvederm  

Are you tired of looking tired? How many people have asked you if you're getting enough sleep? Wrinkles and fine lines around our juvedermmouths, eyes and nose really can make us look older and well, just plain worn out--even when we're not! What's the solution? In Clemmons and Winston-Salem, NC, Juvederm injections provide the smoothing, rejuvenating look you long for. At Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery, your board-certified facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Jordan Wallin and Dr. Brian Downs give their patients the aesthetic boost they need quickly and comfortably. Learn the details about Juvederm here.

Juvederm works wonders

What is Juvederm? FDA-approved in 2006, Juvederm injections deliver naturally-derived hyaluronic acid to areas of the face that are prone to dynamic wrinkling--that is, around the eyes, nose and sides of the mouth. These lines which occur when facial muscles move during smiling or frowning add to a tired, aged appearance. But in just 30 minutes, your Clemmons and Winston-Salem facial plastic surgeon can fill those wrinkles with a unique, non-allergenic gel which instantly produces youthful-looking results.

To start, Dr. Wallin or Dr. Downs will prep the areas of the face with an anesthetic cream. Then, the doctor carefully injects the Juvederm preparation. Areas can include:

  • The line between the mouth and the chin
  • The folds beside the nose
  • Cheeks (to restore volume)
  • Upper lip

Most patients say they feel comfortable during the injections and experience only very minor bruising, puffiness and soreness afterward.

Before and after Juvederm

After each treatment, they resume normal activities the next day, including work and exercise at the gym. Bruising is very minimal and may be covered with the individual's usual cosmetics.

Look good, feel great

Cosmetic facial procedures increase self-image. Frankly, when you look refreshed, you feel more outgoing and confident. Juvederm helps patients look like themselves, only better.

If you're interested in minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures for your best face possible, contact Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery in Clemmons and Winston-Salem, NC today for a consultation with our expert team. Call (336) 716-4000.

By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
November 17, 2017
Category: Procedures
Tags: facelift  

What your facial plastic surgeons in Winston-Salem and Clemmons, NC want you to knowfacelift

As you get older, you may be noticing some changes in the contours of your face. Maybe your jawline isn’t as firm as it once was. Maybe your forehead is beginning to sag, making you look like you are frowning most of the time. No matter which signs of aging bother you, there is a procedure that can help. You need to discover the benefits of a facelift!

Your facial plastic surgeons at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery Dr. Jordan L. Wallin and Dr. Brian W. Downs want to share the facts about how a facelift can help you. They have two convenient office locations in Wake Forest, and Clemmons, North Carolina to serve your needs.

A facelift can help you look much younger because the procedure can:

  • Eliminate lines and wrinkles
  • Firm up sagging skin around your face

The facelift is often combined with other cosmetic procedures like these:

  • A brow lift, to firm the forehead area and raise the eyebrows, giving you a younger, less frowning look
  • Eyelid surgery, to remove fatty deposits around the eyes and open up droopy eyelids due to aging or medical conditions like ptosis
  • Neck lift, to eliminate sagging skin and a droopy neckline

Your facial plastic surgeons in Wake Forest perform the facelift procedure using local anesthetic and sedation. A facelift involves removing excess skin from around your ears, and up to your scalp. Liposuction is often used at the same time to remove excess fat under your chin and neck. Your skin is lifted and tightened and then incisions are closed with sutures.

The procedure takes between three and four hours and is performed on an outpatient basis. You should plan on taking at least two weeks off after a facelift and avoid bending or lifting heavy objects for two to three weeks. You will notice the greatest benefit six months after surgery.

If you want to look younger, you should consider a facelift. The results are dramatic and you will look fantastic! For more information about a facelift and other cosmetic procedures call Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery with offices in Wake Forest, and Clemmons, North Carolina. Call today!

By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
September 14, 2017
Category: Rhinoplasty
Tags: Rhinoplasty  

Rhinoplasty, also called a “nose job” is a very common surgical procedure to correct structural issues and to provide a more cosmetically rhinoplastyappealing shape for your nose. If you’ve been wondering if rhinoplasty can help you, your facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Jordan Wallin and Dr. Brian Downs at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery are here to help you sort it out. They have two convenient office locations in Winston-Salem and Clemmons, NC.

There are many medical reasons why you should consider rhinoplasty. Some of the more common medical problems which lead to rhinoplasty include:

  • A narrow, twisted nose
  • Small, weak nostrils
  • Septal deviation
  • Narrow nasal passages

Any of these issues can lead to breathing problems, which can affect your overall health. Medical issues are just one of the reasons why people choose rhinoplasty. Aesthetics is another common reason for rhinoplasty. If you don’t like the look of your nose, you can cosmetically improve the look of your nose by:

  • Changing the size of your nose
  • Changing the angle of your nose
  • Straightening the bridge of your nose
  • Recontouring the tip of your nose
  • Narrowing your nostrils

The rhinoplasty procedure is usually completed in an operating room using general anesthesia or IV sedation. Typically the procedure takes between 1 and 2 hours. During the procedure, your facial plastic surgeon will reshape the bone or cartilage or may add cartilage or bone to change the shape of your nose.

After the procedure, you may experience slight swelling and bruising near your eyes and over your nose. Your facial plastic surgeons may have you wear an internal or external nasal splint to cushion the surgical area.

If you are wondering whether you should consider rhinoplasty, partner with the experts. Call your facial plastic surgeons at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery with offices in Winston-Salem and Clemmons, NC.

By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
April 17, 2017
Category: Procedures
Tags: Botox  

They say that with age comes wisdom; unfortunately, it also comes with some unpleasant wrinkles. While we certainly don’t mind the botoxwisdom part it’s the lined and weathered appearance that we do mind. Fortunately, our Winston-Salem and Clemmons, NC, facial plastic surgeons Dr. Jordan L. Wallin and Dr. Brian W. Downs at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery have a simple, non-surgical way to refresh your appearance. They can determine if you are a good candidate for Botox.

What is Botox?

Botox is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that temporarily reduces the appearances of fine line and wrinkles in adults. This cosmetic procedure uses small injections delivered into the surface of the skin to temporarily paralyze muscles in the face that cause dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that appear when you make facial expressions). Botox is able to treat wrinkles such as crow’s feet, laugh lines and lines around the forehead and brows. Wrinkles caused by sun damage will not respond to Botox treatment. 

How is Botox different from dermal fillers?

Most people hear the word “Botox” and assume it’s just another dermal filler. While both require small injections in the skin, dermal fillers work to increase collagen production and improve skin’s firmness and elasticity while also reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox, on the other hand, is designed to stop muscle contractions to smooth out wrinkles that are caused by smiling, laughing or frowning. 

How is Botox administered?

Getting Botox in Winston-Salem and Clemmons, NC, is surprisingly fast, easy and relatively painless. It only takes a couple minutes to administer the series of small injections. Of course, patients who may be a bit nervous or squeamish may choose to have a topical numbing gel placed over the skin prior to getting these injections.

How long will my results last?

Results will begin to take effect within a few days after your treat (results will reach full effect within seven days) and will stay for about 3-4 months. If you are happy with your results and want to keep your youthful appearance longer, then all you have to do is come in for maintenance treatments. It’s that simple.

Whether you have questions about Botox or you are ready to find out if you are an ideal candidate for treatment, turn to Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem and Clemmons, NC, for all of your cosmetic needs. We would be happy to help you figure out what cosmetic service will best match your goals.

By contactus@facialplasticsent.com
April 03, 2017
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

Rosacea Awareness Month – April
by Robin Inabinet, RN

Rosacea (Pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”)
Red cheeks are usually considered a sign of health and beauty, as attested by the many dollars spent on blush to give the cheeks a flushed glow. However, persistent red cheeks and easy blushing in the adult population are often the first signs of rosacea, which is an unpleasant, incurable skin disorder. In addition to the redness of the cheeks, rosacea can appear on the nose, chin and forehead. It can cause dry, rough, and sensitive skin, as well as, papules, telangiectasia (tiny blood vessels), eye irritation, and enlargement of the nose.

What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects the face and appears as a flush or redness, which can make you look as though you are blushing all the time. Rosacea is a result of the enlargement of the small blood vessels (capillaries) on the face. The first sign of this skin condition is a blush of redness around the cheeks and on the nose. Some individuals develop acne-like bumps on the skin around the chin, cheeks and forehead. It can sometimes be mistaken for eczema, acne or sometimes a skin allergy. The severity of the condition differs with each individual.  If left untreated, the redness of the face becomes constant. Burning or stinging sensations may occur as well.

What are the Signs and Symptoms?
The appearance of rosacea will vary among individuals; however rosacea always includes one of the primary signs and symptoms. Secondary signs and symptoms may develop as the Rosacea progresses.

Primary signs and symptoms include:
Persistent Redness
Bumps and Pimples
Visible Blood Vessels

Other Potential Signs and Symptoms:
Eye Irritation – eyes may be irritated and appear watery or bloodshot, a condition known as ocular Rosacea. Eyelids may become red and swollen.
Burning and Stinging – sensations of burning and stinging often occur on the face.
Dry Appearance – The facial skin may be rough and appear to be very dry.
Plaques – raised red patches may develop.
Skin Thickening – skin may thicken and enlarge from excess tissue, most commonly on the nose. This condition, known as rhinophyma affects more men than women.

What Triggers Rosacea?
Rosacea flare-ups can be triggered by a variety of things and triggers for an individual may change over time. Additionally, each rosacea sufferer may have differing triggers.  Some of the factors that can trigger a flare-up or worsen symptoms may include: emotional stress, caffeine, sun exposure, overheating, wind, strenuous exercise, alcohol consumption, hot baths, cold weather, spicy foods, humidity, skin care products, and heated beverages.

Rosacea is an extremely complex skin disorder with many individual characteristics. This chronic condition can be managed with lifestyle changes and therapeutic practices.  The key to management of rosacea is education, and proper skin care treatment.  The most important thing to remember about the management of Rosacea is to avoid the triggers that make the skin condition worse. Triggers can cause a flare-up of the skin, both exposures and situations such as sun exposure (always use sunscreen and wear hats), alcohol consumption and spicy foods.  Facial cleansers, lotions and some cosmetics can aggravate the skin causing a flare as well. It is important to learn your triggers and keep exposure to  a minimum.

See a health care professional to learn about prevention, medications, information regarding trigger avoidance and appropriate skin care regimens. Our esthetician has numerous treatments and skin care products to aid in improving the signs of rosacea. We are happy to help you put your best face forward.

For an appointment call (336) 716-4000 (option #1).

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