Erase the Signs of Aging

Erase the Signs of Aging

Have you tried every anti-aging and beauty product under the sun and over-the-counter to get rid of fine lines, creases and wrinkles? If you've run out of options and you're still struggling with erasing the signs of aging, you should take a look at Xeomin. Innovations Medical offers Xeomin to patients who want beautiful and youthful-looking skin.

What Does Xeomin Do?
Xeomin is used to reduce the appearance and occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows, around the eyes and on the forehead. Other uses include the treatment of cervical dystonia, a condition that causes the neck muscles to contract involuntarily, and blepharospasm, the involuntary tight closure of the eyelids.

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Erase the Signs of Aging

Erase the Signs of Aging

Have you tried every anti-aging and beauty product under the sun and over-the-counter to get rid of fine lines, creases and wrinkles? If you've run out of options and you're still struggling with erasing the signs of aging, you should take a look at Xeomin. Innovations Medical offers Xeomin to patients who want beautiful and youthful-looking skin.

What Does Xeomin Do?
Xeomin is used to reduce the appearance and occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows, around the eyes and on the forehead. Other uses include the treatment of cervical dystonia, a condition that causes the neck muscles to contract involuntarily, and blepharospasm, the involuntary tight closure of the eyelids.

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Drinking Water Keeps Skin Looking Youthful

Drinking Water Keeps Skin Looking Youthful

Making sure you are drinking enough water every day contributes to good health. Water helps your body do everything from digesting the food you eat to eliminating waste and toxins. Water is also one of the best anti-aging treatments available and helps keep your skin looking healthy, youthful and bright.

What Happens to Your Skin If You Don't Drink Enough Water?
Water hydrates your skin cells and helps to give them their shape. So when you’re not drinking enough water, your skin can become dry, flaky and dull. Not drinking enough water also reduces the skin's ability to stretch and retract, which makes it more likely that you will develop wrinkles, fine lines and creases.

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Maintain Cosmetic Procedure Results With Positive Lifestyle Choices

Maintain Cosmetic Procedure Results With Positive Lifestyle Choices

Like all our patients, we know you’ll love how you look after your cosmetic facial or body procedure from Innovations Medical. We also know you'll like your new look so much that you will want to take the steps necessary to maintain your results.

Here are some tips for keeping your fresh new look after a cosmetic procedure:
Liposuction. Liposuction means you have new curves and a new body shape. Although liposuction does permanently remove unwanted fat, that does not mean new fat will not develop if you gain weight. To maintain your new body, you should work to keep a healthy weight through a nutritious diet and regular exercise (start your exercise routine after you've been cleared to work out by Dr. Johnson).

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Maintain Cosmetic Procedure Results With Positive Lifestyle Choices

Maintain Cosmetic Procedure Results With Positive Lifestyle Choices

Like all our patients, we know you’ll love how you look after your cosmetic facial or body procedure from Innovations Medical. We also know you'll like your new look so much that you will want to take the steps necessary to maintain your results.

Here are some tips for keeping your fresh new look after a cosmetic procedure:
Liposuction. Liposuction means you have new curves and a new body shape. Although liposuction does permanently remove unwanted fat, that does not mean new fat will not develop if you gain weight. To maintain your new body, you should work to keep a healthy weight through a nutritious diet and regular exercise (start your exercise routine after you've been cleared to work out by Dr. Johnson).

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The Many Myths About Cellulite

The Many Myths About Cellulite

Cellulite is very common, but it is also very misunderstood. Cellulite occurs when the fat below the skin gets trapped in connective tissue and pushes through, leaving a bumpy, lumpy and dimpled appearance that won’t go away despite diet, exercise or expensive creams that make promises to smooth out the skin. Dr. Johnson treats patients with cellulite using radiofrequency skin tightening such as Legend or Thermage, a revolutionary tool designed to melt fat and tighten skin for a smoother and firmer look.

Here are some common myths about cellulite:

Men Don’t Get Cellulite. While cellulite affects 90 percent of women, 10 percent of men also develop the condition. Men develop cellulite usually in the abdominal area.

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The Many Myths About Cellulite

The Many Myths About Cellulite

Cellulite is very common, but it is also very misunderstood. Cellulite occurs when the fat below the skin gets trapped in connective tissue and pushes through, leaving a bumpy, lumpy and dimpled appearance that won’t go away despite diet, exercise or expensive creams that make promises to smooth out the skin. Dr. Johnson treats patients with cellulite using radiofrequency skin tightening such as Legend or Thermage, a revolutionary tool designed to melt fat and tighten skin for a smoother and firmer look.

Here are some common myths about cellulite:

Men Don’t Get Cellulite. While cellulite affects 90 percent of women, 10 percent of men also develop the condition. Men develop cellulite usually in the abdominal area.

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Are Injectables the Best Way to Get a Bigger Butt?

Are Injectables the Best Way to Get a Bigger Butt?

According to Allure magazine, women who are looking to boost their buttocks have a new option to get a bigger behind that does not require surgery: dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers are popular in the U.S., with 2.6 million injections performed in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The products, which include popular brands like Juvederm and Restalyne, are commonly injected into the face, but some individuals even use them to resculpt their upper arms and fill in damaged earlobes.

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Are Injectables the Best Way to Get a Bigger Butt?

Are Injectables the Best Way to Get a Bigger Butt?

According to Allure magazine, women who are looking to boost their buttocks have a new option to get a bigger behind that does not require surgery: dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers are popular in the U.S., with 2.6 million injections performed in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The products, which include popular brands like Juvederm and Restalyne, are commonly injected into the face, but some individuals even use them to resculpt their upper arms and fill in damaged earlobes.

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What Causes Uneven Breasts?

What Causes Uneven Breasts?

It may surprise you, but 25 percent of women have breasts that are different sizes. The difference between their breasts may be slight or significant, but this common problem is causing some women to seek out the natural breast augmentation procedure performed by Dr. Johnson.

What Causes Uneven Breasts?
Researchers have not pinpointed a definitive reason breasts develop to be different sizes, but some theories include:

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Most Popular Body Locations for Liposuction

Most Popular Body Locations for Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic body sculpting procedures in the country, with over 200,000 procedures performed each year. Liposuction has become popular with many people because of its ability to remove stubborn fat and resculpt and reshape the body, especially after significant weight loss.

Liposuction is also popular because it can be used to remove fat from a variety of body areas. Dr. Johnson performs SmartLipo, a form of liposuction that allows patients to stay awake, recover quickly and see better results because of its extra skin-tightening benefits.

Liposuction is very versatile, which makes it easy to use on many different areas of the body, but the most common areas of treatment include:

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Trending Now: The Nation's Top Cosmetic Procedure Searches

Trending Now: The Nation's Top Cosmetic Procedure Searches

A recent analysis of the most popular Google searches for cosmetic surgeries and aesthetic procedures shows the most searched-for treatments broken down by state. HighSpeedInternet.com, a nationwide Internet package provider, collected the data, which shows that in Texas, the most searched-for procedure is the lower body lift, while people in Missouri, Maryland and Michigan want information about buttock implants.

The study also showed that individuals living in New York frequently searched for providers for gynecomastia, or male breast reduction surgery.

The anti-aging benefits of Botox proved to be the most popular search in Massachusetts, Idaho, Michigan and North Dakota. Louisiana residents want information on buttock lifts, and Nevadans are into learning about fat transfer procedures.

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Cosmetic Procedures May Boost Success and Confidence

Cosmetic Procedures May Boost Success and Confidence

People who have had a face-lift are perceived by others to be more successful and healthier than their peers who did not have a face-lift, according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins University.

How Does a Face-Lift Factor Into Success?
The study also shows that those who have had face-lift procedures may also get out of traffic tickets, have more favorable court decisions, be offered jobs and even be elected to political office at greater rates than those who have not had the procedure.

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Natural Breast Augmentation: Avoid Surgery, Get Bigger Breasts

Natural Breast Augmentation: Avoid Surgery, Get Bigger Breasts

If you’re like most women, you’ve probably considered having breast augmentation surgery. While many women think about having the procedure, fewer than 10 percent of women go under the knife. So, what makes the other 90 percent not choose surgery? Many of these women cite reasons like wanting to avoid pain and scarring from the procedure. Others say they do not want the long period of downtime during recovery. So, what is the solution for women who want to augment their breasts but don't want to have surgery? Natural breast augmentation offered by Innovations Medical.

What Is the Natural Breast Augmentation Procedure?
During the natural breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Johnson takes fat from another area of the patient, like the thigh or abdomen, through liposuction and injects it into the breasts. Patients stay awake throughout the procedure and are numbed in the treatment area with tumescent fluid. The fat fills out the breast, increasing it in size. Fat transfers also help give the breasts some lift because they induce the body to produce more collagen, which tightens the skin.

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The Mask of Pregnancy: Melasma and Its Effect on the Skin

The Mask of Pregnancy: Melasma and Its Effect on the Skin

The skin condition melasma is a hyper pigmentation skin disorder impacting over 5 million Americans, according to the International Dermal Institute. Melasma was brought into the spotlight earlier this year when ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee revealed that she has melasma during a segment on Good Morning, America.

The disorder affects women more frequently than men; the American Academy of Dermatology estimates that just 10 percent of melasma sufferers are men.

Zee developed the skin condition while pregnant with her son. Melasma is a common skin problem that causes the skin to develop gray or brown patches. The condition is brought on by prolonged sun exposure or changes in hormones brought on by pregnancy, menopause and the use of birth control and is often referred to as the mask of pregnancy.

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Don't Skimp on Skin Care

Don't Skimp on Skin Care

A British woman found out that cheaper isn’t always better, especially when it comes to getting dermal fillers. The woman took advantage of an offer for discount lip injections advertised on social media by an unregulated and unlicensed salon and ended up with serious complications. While we know everyone loves a bargain, injectables and skin care are not where you want to go cheap. Dr. Johnson is a board-certified physician licensed to perform high-quality cosmetic and aesthetic procedures, and although they may cost a little more, they are worth every penny.

A facial or skin rejuvenating treatment at your neighborhood salon or a friend’s at-home spa party can be tempting. But while these options may seem fun, convenient or less expensive at the time, you may end up paying more in the end. Letting a friend of a friend of a friend who watched her cousin do skin treatments once is not a good idea. You could be putting your skin in the hands of people who have no business touching it.

If the person performing your procedure is unlicensed and lacks the proper training or experience to do your chemical peel, microdermabrasion, laser skin procedure or any other cosmetic procedure, you could end up with serious damage like scarring or hyperpigmentation. This damage may be costly to fix, or may not be fixable at all. Using only licensed providers trained in skin care procedures protects you from the risk of irreversible skin damage.

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Cancel Out Chest Wrinkles

Cancel Out Chest Wrinkles

hich means it is susceptible to sun damage, creasing and sagging. Dr. Johnson uses Clear and Brilliant laser therapy to treat the delicate décolletage to erase signs of aging and give you great-looking skin.

What Causes Chest Wrinkles?
The combination of the thin skin and the lack of fat in the upper chest area leaves the skin at risk of developing wrinkles and becoming slack. This usually happens around age 40, which unfortunately seems to be the same time many other signs of aging show up, too.

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Snapping a Selfie May Spur Faster Recovery From Cosmetic Surgery

Snapping a Selfie May Spur Faster Recovery From Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic and plastic surgery patients see better and faster recovery because of selfies, according to new research published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

How Selfies Help
Ninety-six percent of study participants recovered faster than their peers after snapping and sending selfies to their surgeons in the days immediately following their procedures.

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Is Liposuction A Long-Term Option?

Is Liposuction A Long-Term Option?
Some of the most popular questions we get at Innovations Medical are about liposuction. Questions about what makes a good candidate for the liposuction procedure, details about the procedure itself, and what patients should expect during the recovery period. One of the most popular questions we get from patients is "Are the results of liposuction long lasting?". Dr. Johnson performs SmartLipo liposuction on many patients and assures them that the results of their procedure are indeed going to last.

Liposuction is not a weight loss tool, rather it is a way to re-sculpt and reshape the body. Many liposuction patients opt to have the procedure after significant weight loss, to remove stubborn fat that just won’t budge with diet and exercise. After liposuction, patients will see a new, shapelier physique. Patients can expect that their new shape will be fairly permanent - with some conditions.

Because liposuction removes fat cells permanently, the removed cells cannot come back. This does not mean, however, fat cannot return with enough weight gain. A small number of fat cells are always left during liposuction to protect the skin. These cells can grow substantially if weight gain of more than 15-20 lbs occurs and result in some loss of shape in the area of liposuction. Patients who gain a small amount of weight after the procedure may see an increase in the size of their shape, but will retain their shape – their existing fat cells will simply get larger with weight gain.
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Trending Now: Local Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures

Trending Now: Local Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures

Patients in need of surgical procedures are seeking are opting for local anesthesia at a rate higher than ever, according to the New York Times.

Why Some Patients Prefer Local AnesthesiaLocal anesthesia allows patients to stay awake during surgery, which translates into less post-op nausea and shorter recovery periods for most individuals. For some people, general anesthesia causes bothersome or uncomfortable side effects, like extreme sleepiness, nausea, vomiting, chills and confusion.

Other patients have more serious effects such as delirium, cognitive dysfunction and malignant hypothermia, a very serious and potentially fatal inherited health condition that causes fever and severe muscle contractions.

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