Motherhood is wonderful, but the toll it can take on your body, is not. If you are ready to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body, then it may be time to consider a Mommy Makeover.
A Mommy Makeover typically entails a combination of the following outpatient procedures: breast lift (with or without augmentation), tummy tuck and liposuction of the hips and/or thighs.
“These procedures are typically done all together, on the same day, as an outpatient procedure,” says Perry Johnson, MD, plastic and reconstruction surgeon at Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery & Dreams MedSpa.
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The Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery and Dreams MedSpa hosted a CoolSculpting consultation day on Tuesday, Oct. 11 for patient volunteers interested in learning more about the procedure. Nurses educated volunteers on whether or not they would be candidates for the procedure, and if so, how they would benefit from the treatment. The consultation day launched the availability of the procedure at the Dreams Medspa, and CoolSculpting appointments are now being scheduled.
When downtime isn’t an option… Enjoy healthier looking skin with the perfect “lunchtime” peel! Esthetician, Marilyn Matyja explains the peel process.
As if suffering from acne as a teenager or adult isn’t tough enough, scarring that can result from its onset leaves a constant reminder of the psychosocial problems that may be left behind, including lowered self-esteem and body image, or social withdrawal. The Dreams MedSpa offers the SkinPen as a way to combat acne scarring, as well as a way to enhance the overall appearance of aging skin.
Sweating is one of those things that most of just don’t like to talk about or admit to. But for some people it is very real. So real that they may have to bring several changes of clothes to work with them. Or when they are in social situations and become anxious or nervous, their palms, brows and other areas of their body drip with sweat.
If this describes you, you may have a medical condition called hyperhidrosis, in which the sweat glands produce an extreme abundance of sweat. While excessive sweating effects approximately 20 percent of the population, about 5 percent of these cases fall into the category of hyperhidrosis. With hyperhidrosis, you may sweat heavily for no reason and sweating can easily be exacerbated by social situations, anxiety and exercise.
Sweating is a fact of life. Everyone sweats in different variations. It’s your body’s natural cooling system. But when sweating becomes bothersome on a daily basis, is embarrassing and effects your ability to function normally, you may want to consider a medical solution.
A procedure that has become more popular in the last few years is the miraDry. MiraDry uses microwaves to destroy the sweat glands permanently and can also eliminate unpleasant body odor. The procedure is Federal and Drug Association (FDA)-approved to treat the underarms and has an 80 to 90 percent success rate. Unfortunately, the procedure is not covered by insurance and costs about $1,500. However, most people only need one treatment in a lifetime to significantly reduce underarm sweating.
The outpatient procedure requires no downtime and begins to work immediately. Most patients are ecstatic about the results and find it is well worth the investment. If you are interested in learning more about miraDry, call us at 402.596.4000 to set up a consultation.
Perry Johnson, MD
One of the main questions we get from clients is what they should be using at home for a skincare routine. The easiest way to remember what you need in your regimen and to cover all the bases is by using Grass. Grass consists of using a growth factor, retinol, antioxidant, specialty treatment, and sunscreen. Below is a breakdown of all the grass components, what they do and when to use them.
After the long winters in Nebraska, most of us are more than ready to get some Vitamin D when summer hits. Just remember that while you are out in the sun, wearing sunscreen can be your most important defense from harmful rays that can not only cause premature aging, but cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., and it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime
Dr. Hollins answers a question sent to us from our website asking, “what is the recovery time of a tummy tuck?”
Refining your skin with the Alma Pixel Perfect laser can be one of your greatest tools in the battle against aging. The Pixel Perfect laser will address age spots, fine lines and wrinkles-perhaps the biggest sign of aging. Fine lines and wrinkles can be caused by environmental factors and lifestyle choices such as smoking, sun exposure or even a genetic predisposition.
Pixel Perfect can also shrink the appearance of pores and smooth out acne scars, giving you the soft and flawless skin of years gone by. In other words, Pixel Perfect can help transform your blotchy, spotted and pockmarked skin into skin you remember from your younger days.
Collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin looking youthful and smooth. At around age 30 that collagen starts breaking down and we start to notice the first signs of an aging face. Collagen acts as a support structure for your skin and when it breaks down, fine lines and wrinkles appear. Sculptra Aesthetic is a unique facial injectable that provides a whole new way to think about and treat facial aging.
Who is liposuction right for? Dr. Miller discusses the procedure and who is a good candidate.
One of our most popular treatments here at Dreams MedSpa is the Silkpeel Dermalinfusion. This treatment is formulated to address a variety of skin conditions and offers immediate results that leave your skin clearer, brighter and silky-smooth. The SilkPeel will gently abrade away dead skin while infusing a treatment solution best suited for your skincare needs, whether it’s acne, aging or pigmentation issues.
The Vectra Imaging System is a great way for patients to get an idea of what they will look like after surgery.
Why is eye cream so important? One of the first areas to show signs of aging is your eyes. Epionce’s Renewal Eye Cream is great for age management as well as dark circles. One of the reasons dark circles around the eye area are so visible is because the skin around the eye is thinner than the rest of the face. Thinner skin allows the blood vessels to be more easily visible.
Suffering from mild to moderate skin damage? The Vitalize Peel from SkinMedica may be the answer you have been looking for. This peel is designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It will also target sun damage, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and melasma. You will see results in one treatment but I recommend doing a series of 3 to 6 treatments spaced every 3 to 4 weeks for optimal results. This is a stronger peel and will require some visible peeling for 3 to 5 days after the product is applied. It is suited for most skin types, and is considered a very predictable peel. I am able to tell my clients where they will begin to peel and the progression of the peeling that will follow.
Dr. Miller discusses when a lift is necessary with breast augmentation.
Dermal fillers are a great way to help people look and feel younger. We offer a variety of fillers allowing us to effectively address most client concerns. Some of the biggest giveaways of aging are fine lines and wrinkles. If you have deeper lines and wrinkles on the mid and lower face, fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma,or Radiesse. The goal of dermal fillers is to enhance facial contours, restore shape and balance and achieve a youthful and aesthetically pleasing result.
Dr. Johnson addresses the most common question women have about breast augmentation, saline vs silicone.
Dr. Johnson at Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery discusses the two different approaches to this common cosmetic nose surgery.
There are a variety of peels offered in spas these days it is hard to figure out which ones are right for you. Basic peels, such as glycolic or salicylic, are great maintenance peels for almost anyone. This type of peel is used really for maintaining a good healthy skin. They will help keep you clear of breakouts and help prevent early wrinkles as you age. These peels are often called “lunch time peels” because they are quick and have very little to no downtime.
Carrying a child for nine months is one of the great joys of being a woman. Whether you had a great pregnancy and enjoyed every moment or were sick for the entire nine months, one thing most women can agree on is that pregnancy changed your body…forever. Even with a solid plan of healthy eating and exercising to lose all the baby weight, most women never get back the body that they had before pregnancy. Breasts that lost volume, a stomach that isn’t as tight, numerous stretch marks and fat in places it never was before are just some of the common complaints women have.
Starting this July, patients at Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery will have the ability to see modified 3D images and animations showing what they will look like after cosmetic surgery – before it even happens! This is made possible by a new system that enhances pre-surgical photos based what the surgeon proposes during the consultation.