Ladies, let’s talk.

How is your sensitivity down there?

Are you a mom that has experienced changes since pregnancy and childbirth?

Or have you not had children, but experience vaginal dryness, stress urinary incontinence or painful intercourse?

If you’ve answered yes to any of those questions, we need to talk about vaginal rejuvenation.

Why Feminine Rejuvenation?

Our body is all about balance. Balance in hormones contributes to balance in our overall health. Over time, women experience changes in vaginal tissues due to changes in hormones, menopause, or childbirth. Low estrogen levels, for example, have been recognized to decrease vaginal lubrication, increase the risk of urinary tract infections due to a thinning of the urethra, cause irregular or absent menses, and affect mood. Women also experience an imbalance in estrogen levels due to things like rigorous exercise, extreme stress, or depression.

The changes and imbalance of female hormones contribute to changes in the appearance, feel, and function of vaginal tissues externally and internally.

The Female Rejuvenation Procedure

Sweat Plastic Surgery Center offers a nonsurgical feminine rejuvenation system, called ThermiVA. This is a non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation method that uses radiofrequency energy.

What is Radiofrequency and is it safe?

Radiofrequency  (RF) is a type of energy, that is measured in wavelengths. All types of energy from soundwaves of a speaker, to sunlight, to wi-fi, to highly radioactive gamma rays are classified by frequency on the “electromagnetic spectrum.” The RF energy used in this procedure is on the the low end of the RF range.

Safe? Absolutely! Make sure to do your research. You want to select a board-certified plastic surgeon.

RF energy is used to heat the external and internal tissue of the vaginal canal with a hand-held wand. As the tissues heats, production of collagen and elastin is stimulated. Collagen is a natural structure found in our skin that helps skin look young. Elastin works with collagen to keep it firm and tight. By stimulating collagen and elastin production, cell turnover happens, helping skin become firmer and look more youthful.

This treatment is painless and only takes approximately 30-45 minutes.

Patients report improved exterior appearance of vaginal structures, also improved overall vaginal health.

Downtime After Vaginal Rejuvenation

Due to the noninvasive nature of this treatment, there is no downtime associated. Some patients notice an immediate change but not always. The customized treatment plan will consist of a series of treatments, spaced six to eight weeks apart. It takes time to remodel tissue collagen and elastin, so it may take multiple sessions to achieve final results. The response and longevity of results vary for each patient variables, lifestyle and hormones.

Request a Consultation

This is one of our most popular procedures in the office. To get started on your customized treatment plan, schedule a consultation with Irina Dariychuk, Nurse Practitioner at J. Sweat Plastic Surgery Center. To do so, you can call the office or fill out an online form.

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You may desire the confidence of a beach body, but also want to enjoy your summer without discomfort or downtime. If this sounds like you, you might consider a nonsurgical body contouring procedure like Coolsculpting®! Here are some benefits you can expect:

No Incisions

With Coolsculpting, there are no incisions necessary! Instead, a cold applicator is directed at pockets of stubborn fat in the abdominal, flanks, back, thighs, or beneath the chin, destroying the fat cells by freezing them while protecting the outside skin and tissue. With no incisions, you can enjoy a comfortable treatment process without the use of sedation or anesthesia and with no risk of scarring.

No Downtime

With a surgical procedure, you can expect some degree of downtime, especially if anesthesia was required. This often means taking work off and having someone care for you for several days. But with Nonsurgical contouring like Coolsculpting, you won’t miss a beat when getting back to your daily schedule. With no incisions or medication required, no downtime follows only some occasional minor discomfort.

Lasting Results

The results from Coolsculpting aren’t immediate, but they are long lasting, just like a surgical procedure like liposuction! After your nonsurgical body contouring treatment, your body will need time to process and naturally eliminate the destroyed fat cells. This could take up to twelve weeks with results starting to become visible in as short as 3-4 weeks. A second treatment to the areas of concern is usually always recommended for maximal results usually within 60-90 days of the first treatment.  After recovery from the treatments, you can enjoy a slimmer contour that lasts as long as you maintain your weight. Although the treated fat cells are gone for good, you can still gain weight in other untreated areas of your body. You can help ensure long lasting results through a healthy diet and regular exercise routine.

To learn more about nonsurgical body contouring, contact our office! We can schedule your consultation with Dr. Sweat to determine the best course of treatment for you.

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If you’re tired of painful waxing, plucking, and shaving, you might consider a more permanent solution for smooth, hairless skin! With the Soprano ICE laser hair reduction system, you’ll never have to worry about forgetting to shave and can feel confident showing your skin this summer. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

Effective on all skin and hair types

Early laser technology was only effective on darker hair and lighter skin tones. The Soprano ICE incorporates multiple laser wavelengths in order to treat a variety of skin and hair types, from lighter hair to tanned skin. Prior to your treatment, the appropriate wavelength will be selected based on your skin and hair type and the location of the treatment area. This includes the legs, underarms, bikini area, and more!

Virtually no pain

Laser hair removal works by heating and destroying the hair follicle. The discomfort you experience during this process will vary based on your pain tolerance and the treatment location, however, most patients report a relatively pain-free experience! The Soprano ICE uses controlled cooling to prevent any damage to your skin and to keep you comfortable.

Permanent results

Once the hair follicle is destroyed with the Soprano ICE laser system, it can never grow hair again, giving permanent hair reduction. Because our hair follicles are not all in their growth phase at the same time, you will need several spaced-out treatments to ensure optimal results. Patients typically need a total of three to eight sessions, scheduled four to six weeks apart.

If you’re ready to start seeing hairless skin this summer, contact our office for your consultation with Dr. Sweat.

 

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It might surprise you to hear that men are becoming one of the fastest-growing demographics in plastic surgery statistics, and it’s not just in surgical procedures. Non-invasive treatments can be highly versatile and correct a large number of different problem areas.  Here are some of the most common ones that are growing in popularity with men interested in looking their best.

Injectables

Most people have probably heard of Botox®, and that’s because it’s highly effective at moderating muscle movement that causes wrinkle formation in the face over time. Aging can be one of the main causes of discomfort with facial appearance, and more men are beginning to realize the confidence-boosting benefits of looking a few years younger. Dermal fillers can also be a great way to temporarily restore volume to the face and hands (and are even being more commonly used as a non-surgical alternative for penile enhancement) as well as fill in wrinkles. Injectables can be a quick and easy way to enhance the masculine contour of the face without surgery.

Laser Treatments

Lasers can do a lot when it comes to body procedures. It’s not too much to imagine, then, that men can easily have their needs met with a few popular laser treatments. Laser hair removal can be greatly beneficial to men, who generally have more body hair than women and can be uncomfortable when it manifests in certain areas, like the back, shoulders, or chest. Similarly, miraDry® is a quick and easy laser treatment for excessive sweating, a problem many men live with while feeling like there are no solutions. Treatments like CoolSculpting® and SculpSure® can help men with their weight-loss goals and eliminate stubborn pockets of fat (in some cases it can be an effective gynecomastia treatment). There are also many laser options for skin treatments that can help fix conditions like pigmentation, acne scarring, and sun damage.

Men interested in correcting their problem areas have many options available, and it’s important to find a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in helping men achieve their excellent results using  their skills and understanding of men’s anatomy and aesthetic needs. If you’re interested in beginning your cosmetic journey, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Sweat.

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Now more than ever, minimally invasive facial rejuvenation is being sought after by men and women alike for a quick refresh without the downtime. Microneedling is a popular nonsurgical treatment option to rejuvenate the skin with minimal downtime. It can also be combined with PRP to help boost results for an even more noticeable improvement in rejuvenation.

Microneedling

A microneedling treatment involves the use of a special device that contains many fine needles. These needles puncture the skin at various depths to create micro injuries in the skin. Each puncture stimulates the release of growth factors and cytokines to stimulate neovascularization (the natural formation of new blood vessels) and neocollagenesis (the process of collagen stimulation). This helps in the creation of new, healthy cells for an improvement in skin texture and firmness. This treatment is also great for improving fine lines and wrinkles, reducing acne scars, lightening hyperpigmentation and sun spots, and reducing the appearance of large pores.

PRP

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment entails drawing blood from the patient like a standard blood draw at the doctor’s office. This blood sample is then placed into a centrifuge which separates the plasma from the red and white blood cells. Plasma contains a high concentration of stem cells, platelets, and growth factors to help stimulate collagen and elastin production for youthful-looking skin.

PRP can be applied to the skin following microneedling treatments to ensure that the PRP is fully absorbed. When PRP is used along with microneedling, PRP supercharges the microneedling benefits for optimal rejuvenation. PRP can also help to address puffiness and dark circles under the eyes, so you can look as good as you feel. Plus, because microneedling with PRP is minimally invasive, there is minimal recovery time needed. In fact, patients can usually return to work later that day.

Are you interested in rejuvenating your complexion, without the incisions, stitches, and downtime? If so, microneedling with PRP could be a good match for you. Take the first step towards a more youthful you by contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sweat.

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