Revitalize your eyes with eyelid surgery

Have you been told you look tired or angry? Or told you look older than you are? Or your saggy eyelids are affecting your vision? If you said yes to any of these questions, chances are you could benefit from eyelid surgery. As we age, our eyes are one of the first areas of our face that starts to show wear and tear. Loose, sagging eyelids and puffy bags are just two of the reasons why both men and women turn to eyelid surgery to improve their appearance. Read on to learn more about this popular cosmetic surgery procedure.

What is eyelid surgery?

Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery removes fatty deposits and loose, saggy skin around the eyelids as a result of aging and the environment. Underlying muscles are tightened. It can be done on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is an option for younger patients who have thicker, more elastic skin. It only corrects the lower lids.

Are incisions hidden?

On the upper eyelids, incisions are made in the natural crease of the eyelid. On the lower eyelid, the incisions are made just below the lashes. Very fine suturing is done to close the incisions and minimize scarring. Scars may remain pink for up to six months after surgery but will fade into a subtle white line that’s easily hidden by the contour of the eyelid. That’s one of the reasons why this surgery is so popular among both men and women.

How long is surgery?

Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes 1-3 hours on its own or longer if it’s being done with other procedures at the same time. Eyelid surgery is often performed on its own or done in conjunction with facelift surgery, lip enhancement or even a brow lift.

Eyelid surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure because it offers exceptional results and a refreshed appearance without looking like you went under the knife. To learn more about eyelid surgery, schedule a complimentary consultation by calling 425-278-9233 today.

Why now is the time to get laser hair removal

The summer months are the time of year when you really want to enjoy and show off the benefits of your laser hair removal, which is one reason why the fall and winter months are the best time of the year to get started on your laser hair removal treatment plan. Here, we take a closer look at laser hair removal and what treatment entails.

Shaving unwanted body hair can lead to small cuts and razor burn, and it’s easy to miss some spots. Waxing can be painful and requires waiting for hair to reach a certain length. Laser hair removal is a permanent solution to getting rid of unwanted facial and body hair.

Laser hair removal is commonly used to reduce unwanted hair on the legs, armpits, bikini line, upper lip and chin. The eyelid area and tattooed skin should not be treated.

Laser hair removal consists of multiple treatments spaced several weeks apart. This is because body hair grows in different phases. Each treatment lasts anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour. The plan typically requires 5-6 treatments, each one about one month apart. You may need maintenance treatments.

During treatment, the treatment area is coated with a gel and a laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. That energy is converted to heat, which then damages the hair follicles, which inhibits or delays future hair growth.

Laser hair removal requires zero downtime and doesn’t damage surrounding skin. After treatment, you may experience some redness or swelling, but it goes away after a few hours. Applying ice to the treated area can help with any discomfort.

Laser hair removal is FDA-approved and effective on all skin colors and hair types. It’s most effective on people who have light skin and dark hair.

Leading up to and after each treatment, you will have specific instructions on how to prepare and care for your treatment area. You will want to stay out of the sun before and after treatment, avoid tanning beds and use a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen daily. You will need to avoid plucking, waxing and any other hair removal method for at least four weeks before treatment.

To learn more about laser hair removal, call 425-278-9233 to schedule a consultation.

How laser tattoo removal works

You may have gotten a tattoo years ago and it’s faded, blurred or not your style anymore. Or maybe you have immense regret from a spur-of-the-moment decision to get inked. Sometimes, people have an allergic reaction to the tattoo. No matter your reason for wanting to remove a tattoo, today’s tattoo removal technology is a safe, effective way to remove an old tattoo or bad decision. Read on to learn more about tattoo removal and how it works.

The art of tattooing involves ink and an electronically driven needle or needles. The needles puncture through the outer later of the skin, called the epidermis, depositing the ink within the dermis layer. This is what makes a tattoo permanent.

Tattoo removal is done as an outpatient procedure. Laser tattoo removal is the fastest, safest and most effective way to remove tattoos. It’s the least likely to damage your skin as compared with other removal treatments.

Amara uses FDA-regulated laser tattoo removal technology, which works in fewer treatments, on all ink colors and on all skin types. This laser technology produces short pulses of light that penetrates the upper layers of skin to reach the ink. As the ink absorbs the light, it disintegrates into smaller particles into the skin’s pigment. You’ll begin to see your tattoo fade with each treatment.

Tattoo removal is customized to each person and typically requires multiple visits. The number of treatments needed will depend on the size of your tattoo and its location on the body, the age of the tattoo, and the colors of ink and quality of ink used.

With traditional tattoo removal, scarring and infection are possible. Amara’s laser tattoo technology leaves no procedure-related scarring or damage. It’s performed by a trained, licensed professional who will provide a customized treatment plan and follow-up instructions after the procedure.

You don’t have to live with an unwanted tattoo any longer. Laser tattoo removal technology is the fastest, safest solution around. Call 425-278-9233 today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Tired of looking tired? Smooth out those lines in no time

Cosmetic injectables are extremely popular with men and women alike because they offer a non-surgical alternative to a facelift or eyelid lift, with zero downtime. If you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge into injectables to smooth out your fine lines and wrinkles, read on to learn more about the various injectables and how they treat different types of wrinkles.

Dynamic wrinkles

The most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment around is Botox, and that’s because it’s a safe and effective way to smooth out or minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your face. Botox is effective on wrinkles that form from repeated muscle contractions under the skin when you frown, squint or raise your eyebrows. These are called dynamic wrinkles. Botox temporarily reduces the muscle activity to stop wrinkles from forming.

Botox is the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet and forehead lines. Treatment takes about 10 minutes, and you’ll see results within 24 to 48 hours. Results are subtle as you’ll look like yourself but without the noticeable facial lines.

Static wrinkles

Botox is not effective on all types of wrinkles, and that’s when dermal fillers come into play. While Botox is effective on dynamic wrinkles, dermal fillers tackle static wrinkles. These are wrinkles that are always present, unlike dynamic wrinkles. But dynamic wrinkles can become static wrinkles over time. Static wrinkles result from the loss of skin elasticity and the decrease of underlying proteins. Aging is the primary reason for these wrinkles, but genetics, sun and environmental damage and lifestyle contribute as well.

There are many dermal fillers that can address all kinds of fine lines and wrinkles as well as volume loss in the face. Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance in the skin. When it bonds to water molecules, it helps plump or “fill” the skin, adding volume and softness to your appearance. Sculptra is another filler that works by stimulating your skin’s natural collagen production to restore the inner structure and increase volume over time. The results from dermal fillers are immediate and can last anywhere from a few months to a few years.

Cosmetic injectables are increasingly popular treatments used on their own or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures to give you the youthful appearance you desire. To schedule a complimentary consultation, call 425-278-9233 today.

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Steve Nelson introduction

We at AMARA Medical Aesthetics are very excited to have a new team member onboard. We’re immensely happy to introduce our new Injector, Steve Nelson. He is a real gem in the beauty industry who brings his extensive experience and love for the industry to his daily practice. His profound knowledge and skill shows through his work, and we could not be more thrilled to have him as a new part of our staff. Our patients quickly fell in love with him, and we did too.

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