Sculptra: Not Your Average Beauty Treatment

No matter how careful you are about avoiding the sun and sticking to a good skin care routine, the signs of aging will inevitably begin to appear on your face. Smile lines, marionette lines, and wrinkles on your chin are common signs of skin aging, and they get worse over time as the level of collagen in your skin diminishes. Less collagen means that skin isn’t as firm or elastic as it used to be, so wrinkles deepen as skin slackens.

You have probably heard about injectables that are used to fight off these wrinkles, like Botox and dermal fillers. These products produce great results. Botox works on dynamic wrinkles by reducing the contraction of muscles under the skin that causes skin to crease, while dermal fillers plump up the skin in the crevices of static wrinkles, creating a smoother appearance. However, while these beauty treatments do provide satisfying results, they don’t target the underlying problem of collagen loss. For that, you need Sculptra. Sculptra targets collagen loss—a significant factor in age-related skin changes—so that you can get a more youthful complexion with natural-looking results.

What exactly is Sculptra?

Sculptra is not your average beauty treatment, and it is not just the latest fad in a long line of anti-aging therapies that are big on hype and low on results. Instead, it is an FDA-approved injectable that uses a biocompatible substance called PLLA, or poly-L-lactic acid. PLLA causes your body to ramp up collagen production. With more collagen, you’ll have fewer wrinkles and a complexion that looks more youthful overall, with smoother, firmer skin.

How does PLLA perform this miracle? When the Sculptra is injected into your skin, your body will absorb the PLLA. Because PLLA contains the nutrients the body needs to make collagen, production will increase and your skin will become more youthful.

Why should I get Sculptra instead of other injectables?

The truth is that you don’t have to choose. Other injectables can—and often, should—have a place in your anti-aging skin care routine. Adding Sculptra to your routine will enhance the overall results of your other treatments.

Sculptra doesn’t work instantly, like some other injectables. Instead, it takes about six months to start seeing results. During that time, PLLA is working in your body and increasing the production of collagen. As that happens, your skin will gradually begin to look younger and fresher, without a dramatic, obvious change overnight. In other words, people will notice you look more vibrant, but they won’t be able to pinpoint that you had anything done.

Other injectables, like Botox and dermal fillers, work quickly. You’ll get the enhancement associated with those treatments while your Sculptra is kicking in, and you may even be ready for a new round of injectables by the time your Sculptra results become more visible. When used together, all of these injectables can make your skin smoother, tauter, and healthier.

Does Sculptra hurt?

Pain is a central concern of patients considering any kind of injectable treatment. Sculptra does involve multiple injections on your face, and the medication is delivered to a deep dermal level. However, your physician can use a topical numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable. Generally, patients find Sculptra very tolerable and in line with their experiences of other injectables. Of course, everyone has a different level of pain tolerance and feels things differently. If you are concerned about the discomfort level, talk to your physician, who can discuss other patients’ experiences and help you understand exactly what to expect. Fortunately, the procedure only takes a few minutes.

Can I get Sculptra on my lunch break?

Sculptra is a very fast treatment. The injections take a few minutes, and the additional time spent during your appointment will be dedicated to helping you understand what to expect and prepping your skin, including allowing the topical anesthetic to kick in, if you are using it. Many patients find it very convenient and easy to have Sculptra done during their lunch breaks.

After treatment, you may experience some redness around the injection site, as well as itchiness or tenderness. Some people also experience minor bruising and small lumps where the injections were performed. Your provider may recommend that you avoid makeup or strenuous activities for a few hours post-treatment, but you should be able to return to work without any obvious signs that you’ve had a cosmetic treatment.

How many times will I need to come back?

The question of how many treatments you need will be something you will discuss with your provider. However, most people tend to need three or four treatments in order to get their desired results.

The good news is that Sculptra is extremely long-lasting. Patients who have had it in the past state that the results are still satisfactory two years after treatment, and some enjoy their results for much longer. When you notice that the signs of aging are starting to creep back in, then you can have another round of treatments to maintain your youthful complexion.

Am I a good candidate for Sculptra?

Good candidates for Sculptra are people who are concerned about wrinkles that are concentrated in the bottom half of their faces. It is particularly good at treating wrinkles around the nose and mouth. People who are good Sculptra candidates are also those who are not looking for a fast fix to their problems and don’t mind waiting for the results to develop over time—or who are willing to get another injectable along with their Sculptra to treat their wrinkles temporarily while Sculptra is taking effect.

At Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care, our team is dedicated to helping you find the skin treatments that are best suited to meet your treatment goals. Could Sculptra be the answer for you? The best way to find out is to schedule a consultation. You can call our plastic surgery practice and skin care clinic in Tucson by calling (520) 323-7100 or click Schedule A Consultation below.

The consultation Experience

Deciding to have cosmetic plastic surgery and finding a surgeon to entrust with your care is not something to take lightly. You likely have many questions, are curious about procedure fees, and might even be a bit nervous—this is completely natural.

During your consultation you will work with Dr. Kay to develop a collaborative surgical plan, explore this plan in depth, and will be given a quote for your specific procedure. You’ll leave this appointment feeling thoroughly informed, and hopefully more at ease than when you first arrived.

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What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Very Professional. My consultation with Dr. Kay was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in his assessment of my needs."

Shaarla B.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I always feel that I'm in good (professional) hands with Dr. Kay and his Staff. This visit was no different. Thanks to Kathy and her skills, I'm ready for my granddaughter's wedding."

Sandra R.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

Cheryl is a beautiful person in many ways. It's always an appointment I look forward to. The professionalism in her demeanor and gentle ways are appreciated.

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What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Certainly five stars! The desk staff models excellent customer service and are very knowledgeable about products and special pricing events."

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Kelly B.

New Year, New You with Ultherapy!

2018 is over and 2019 has officially arrived. Along with resolutions to help you be and feel your best, you might also be seeking new ways to look your best. Luckily, you can say hello to a new you this year thanks to Ultherapy. This non-surgical treatment is designed to improve the appearance of sagging skin as well as fine lines and wrinkles, making it easy to look and feel younger and more confident in your appearance. Continue reading to learn more about Ultherapy and why it’s a great treatment option for 2019.

Sagging skin is so 2018.

We all know that a good skin care routine is important for keeping your skin looking and feeling as good as possible for as long as possible. But even the best skin care routines can’t turn back time or completely stop the aging process. As we get older, our skin stops producing as much collagen. This means that the skin loses elasticity, which can result in a looser and sagging appearance in the face and neck. Following a good skin care routine can help you keep your skin clean and moisturized, but it can’t stop the body from the natural process of decreasing collagen production. But that doesn’t mean you have to accept the signs of aging! Ultherapy is a non-surgical treatment that can help you reverse the signs of aging and regain a younger-looking appearance. With this cosmetic treatment, you’ll be able to leave sagging skin behind in 2018—where it belongs—and enjoy a more youthful and attractive appearance as you make 2019 your best year yet.

Ultherapy is the future of skin care.

There are many different surgical treatments that can help people regain a more youthful appearance, but these treatments aren’t the right choice for everyone. People who are interested in looking younger without getting surgery can enjoy the outstanding results offered by Ultherapy. This non-invasive treatment uses ultrasound energy to boost the body’s natural collagen production process, resulting in tightened skin that looks and feels younger. The treatment targets the foundational layer of the skin, which is what is typically treated during surgical procedures. Getting down to this layer stimulates collagen production, allowing the skin to make itself look younger and more attractive. Instead of relying on fillers or toxins, Ultherapy just gives the body a boost to do what it already does naturally! It is also the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to tighten and lift the skin around the brow, chin, and neck, while also improving the appearance of wrinkles on the chest. Ultherapy offers a fantastic way to modernize your skin care routine and keep your skin looking youthful as you get older.

Ultherapy is not like getting a facelift.

When some people hear that Ultherapy is designed to tighten the skin, they think it is the same as getting a facelift. A facelift is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens sagging skin around the face while also removing excess fat. This procedure reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, which typically results in a much younger-looking appearance. Ultherapy is also used to tighten the skin for a more youthful appearance, but it does not offer the same results that one might expect from a facelift. Ultherapy is a fantastic option for people who do not want to undergo surgery but still want to enjoy younger and fresher-looking skin. It can also be used to help maintain a more youthful appearance after cosmetic surgery.

Ultherapy treatment starts with a consultation.

Before you can get Ultherapy treatment, you’ll need to meet with a provider to discuss the procedure and your expectations. The practitioner you meet with will give you an overview of the treatment process and help you determine if you are a good candidate. You can also ask any questions you have and talk about what you expect to get out of the treatment. It is important to feel totally comfortable before, during, and after Ultherapy treatment, so make sure you ask any questions you have along the way and know what to expect from your results. It is also a good idea to ask for general suggestions regarding your skin care routine and if there are any changes you should make before or after your Ultherapy treatment.

Ultherapy treatment is relatively short but results are long-lasting.

Unlike other cosmetic options that require multiple treatments before results start to appear, Ultherapy only takes one treatment to provide amazing results. After a consultation to learn more about this treatment and discuss your expectations, you’ll be able to come back for your appointment. First, your skin will be cleansed and then the ultrasound gel will be applied. After this, a smooth applicator is placed against the skin. Ultherapy can take as little as 30 minutes for isolated treatments or up to 3 hours for full treatments. Some patients start seeing results right away, but it is also common for patients to see full results after 2 to 3 months. Numbing products and medication are commonly administered during Ultherapy treatment, so it’s important for you to have someone to drive you home once the treatment is over. Other than the drive home, you will be able to return to your regular activities right away, as there is no downtime involved with Ultherapy. This means you’ll be able to start helping your skin look and feel younger in a quick visit without taking too much time away from your busy schedule. Results typically last between 2 and 3 years. If you find yourself feeling unhappy with your skin’s appearance after that time, then you can schedule another appointment for Ultherapy treatment to give your body’s collagen production another boost.

ultherapy before and after side profile of woman

If you’re ready to say hello to younger-looking skin in 2019, you can contact Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care at (520) 323-7100 to schedule a consultation. Our Tucson cosmetic services include Ultherapy treatment and many other non-surgical options to help you look and feel your best, any time of year! Contact us today to get started.

The consultation Experience

Deciding to have cosmetic plastic surgery and finding a surgeon to entrust with your care is not something to take lightly. You likely have many questions, are curious about procedure fees, and might even be a bit nervous—this is completely natural.

During your consultation you will work with Dr. Kay to develop a collaborative surgical plan, explore this plan in depth, and will be given a quote for your specific procedure. You’ll leave this appointment feeling thoroughly informed, and hopefully more at ease than when you first arrived.

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What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Very Professional. My consultation with Dr. Kay was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in his assessment of my needs."

Shaarla B.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I always feel that I'm in good (professional) hands with Dr. Kay and his Staff. This visit was no different. Thanks to Kathy and her skills, I'm ready for my granddaughter's wedding."

Sandra R.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

Cheryl is a beautiful person in many ways. It's always an appointment I look forward to. The professionalism in her demeanor and gentle ways are appreciated.

Margaret L.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Certainly five stars! The desk staff models excellent customer service and are very knowledgeable about products and special pricing events."

Judy F.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I live in Dallas, TX. I always make sure that when I'm in Tucson visiting my family, I make time to come in and get Botox from RoseMarie!!"

Kelly B.

Pamper Yourself This Holiday Season

As you shop for everyone on your holiday gift list and fill your schedule with parties and special events, it’s easy to forget about taking care of yourself. As a result, you might start to feel fatigued, stressed, and run down by the start of the new year. Instead of letting holiday stress take over this season, put yourself on your gift list and take some time to indulge so that you can look and feel your best. If you’re the type who’s always thinking of others, here are some tips for giving yourself a little pampering at the time of year you need it the most.

Carve Out Time to Relax

Your schedule may fill up quickly this season, so you might need to put some time on your calendar specifically for relaxation. Maybe that’s a no-stress lunch with a friend or an afterwork massage appointment. However you prefer to unwind, don’t forget to make time for it this season. Tis the season for giving, after all, and you definitely deserve to give back to yourself!

Unplug Your Devices

The holiday season can be overstimulating, and that can translate to visible stress on your face. This can be especially true if you’re always connected to your phone, not giving yourself a break from your work and social obligations. By taking an afternoon or—better yet—a whole day to unplug your devices and stay away from the screen, you can reconnect with your surroundings, ease your mind of stress, and rejuvenate to tackle a busy schedule ahead. Don’t worry—your emails and social media accounts will still be there later!

Schedule Skin Rejuvenation

Mental rejuvenation is important, but when you have work holiday parties and big family events to attend, you may want to have a sense of physical rejuvenation as well. That’s where professional skin care treatments come in. There are many non-invasive, highly effective skin care procedures out there to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone and texture, and reduce that tired look. Your plastic surgeon or aesthetician can help you choose which is right for your skin type and specific concerns. Below are just a few of the options you might discuss.

Splurge on Better Skin Care

The products you use on your skin matter—especially if you have just had a restorative skin care procedure. To give your skin the treatment it deserves at home, stop buying cleansers and moisturizers where you buy your groceries. Visit a med spa to explore the professional products that will cater to the unique needs of your skin and provide a noticeable improvement in the skin’s appearance. With a professional skin care routine, you can be sure that you are avoiding harsh, potentially harmful chemicals that can damage your skin and affect your overall health. You will also know that you are providing your skin with the nourishment it needs to maintain a beautiful appearance, even in the harshest environments.

Ideally, you would select a complete skin care system that includes a cleanser, toner, daily moisturizer, and nighttime moisturizer as well as spot and blemish solutions. You might also look to your med spa or plastic surgery practice for cosmetics to continue pampering your skin with the right makeup to take on your routine.
Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care is here to help you spoil yourself this holiday season. Call us for a consultation at (520) 323-7100. You can also visit us at our office in Tucson for holiday deals you won’t want to miss. This month only, we are offering a $25 bonus gift card with a $200 gift card purchase, a $75 gift card with a $500 gift card purchase, or a $150 gift card free with a $1,000 gift card purchase. You’ll also find all skin care products 20% off (excludes Latisse), so now is the time to come see us!

The consultation Experience

Deciding to have cosmetic plastic surgery and finding a surgeon to entrust with your care is not something to take lightly. You likely have many questions, are curious about procedure fees, and might even be a bit nervous—this is completely natural.

During your consultation you will work with Dr. Kay to develop a collaborative surgical plan, explore this plan in depth, and will be given a quote for your specific procedure. You’ll leave this appointment feeling thoroughly informed, and hopefully more at ease than when you first arrived.

Schedule A Consultation

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Very Professional. My consultation with Dr. Kay was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in his assessment of my needs."

Shaarla B.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I always feel that I'm in good (professional) hands with Dr. Kay and his Staff. This visit was no different. Thanks to Kathy and her skills, I'm ready for my granddaughter's wedding."

Sandra R.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

Cheryl is a beautiful person in many ways. It's always an appointment I look forward to. The professionalism in her demeanor and gentle ways are appreciated.

Margaret L.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Certainly five stars! The desk staff models excellent customer service and are very knowledgeable about products and special pricing events."

Judy F.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I live in Dallas, TX. I always make sure that when I'm in Tucson visiting my family, I make time to come in and get Botox from RoseMarie!!"

Kelly B.

Look Your Best This Holiday Season

The holiday season is when you spend quality time with friends and family—so it’s no surprise that everyone wants to look their best this time of year! You can find a fabulous outfit and accessories, but if you aren’t feeling confident about your physical appearance, then it can be difficult to focus on the reason for the season. With a little help in the form of cosmetic treatments, you’ll be looking and feeling great over the holidays.

Mini Facelift

You’ve likely heard of a facelift before, but have you ever heard of a mini facelift? Unlike the full treatment, the mini version of this procedure focuses solely on the lower third of the face, which includes the mouth and chin areas. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag, which can make you look and feel tired and much older than you actually are. Luckily, the mini facelift procedure utilizes small incisions near the ears to carefully remove excess skin and tighten the remaining skin around the lower third of the face. This results in a much younger and more attractive appearance, which can help men and women of all ages feel more confident. Mini facelifts are also great for leaving a natural-looking appearance that results in subtle yet noticeable changes. After getting a mini facelift, patients are instructed to avoid work and their normal daily activities for 1 to 2 weeks—but after that, it’s business as usual, so you can get back to your routine (and prepping for guests!).

Neck Lift

If you’re more concerned with your jawline or neck and how it affects your appearance, then you might be a good candidate for a neck lift. A lot of people find that they are happy with the upper portion of their faces, but their necks are starting to show their age, or even make them look older. Thanksgiving has the turkey part covered—you don’t need to worry about a turkey wattle neck, as well! This treatment focuses on making the jawline and neck look more youthful and attractive by removing excess skin and fat that create those dreaded jowls. Neck lifts can also remove fatty deposits that sit under the chin as well as any loose skin around the neck. Many patients are able to return to their normal daily activities around 2 weeks after their neck lift treatments, but every patient’s recovery time is unique.

Brow Lift

The forehead plays a major role when it comes to facial expressions. Unfortunately, this constant movement can lead to wrinkles and lines. Aging can make the forehead and skin surrounding the eyes look less youthful, but a brow lift can help reverse these common signs of aging! Frown lines that pop up between the eyebrows and horizontal wrinkles across the forehead can make you want to hide this part of your face—but unfortunately, bangs don’t work for everyone. Luckily, brow lifts can help reduce the signs of aging that appear on this part of the face. A brow lift can improve the appearance of horizontal and vertical lines and creases that show up around the eyebrows as we get older. This treatment can also lift up sagging brows for a more alert and youthful appearance. After getting a brow lift, many patients are able to return to their normal activities within 2 weeks—so this procedure can be a great option before the holidays!

Blepharoplasty

The best bags are the ones filled with holiday gifts. The worst bags are the ones under your eyes. If undereye bags or other issues are making you feel self-conscious, then blepharoplasty might be the right solution. This cosmetic treatment, also known as eyelid surgery, is designed to revitalize the skin around the eyes to give the patient a younger-looking and more awake appearance. Blepharoplasty can reduce the appearance of undereye bags, tighten loose and sagging skin around the eyes, and reverse the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes. Patients are typically instructed to avoid their regular activities for 2 weeks after a blepharoplasty treatment.

Do you think any of these treatments are the right choice for you? Dr. Kay at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care specializes in these treatments and many more. Our Tucson cosmetic surgery services can help you get the appearance you want—so you can ask Santa for something else! If you’d like more information about mini facelifts, neck lifts, brow lifts, or blepharoplasty, you can call us at (520) 447-3803. Click the “Schedule a Consultation” button down below to set up a free consultation.

The consultation Experience

Deciding to have cosmetic plastic surgery and finding a surgeon to entrust with your care is not something to take lightly. You likely have many questions, are curious about procedure fees, and might even be a bit nervous—this is completely natural.

During your consultation you will work with Dr. Kay to develop a collaborative surgical plan, explore this plan in depth, and will be given a quote for your specific procedure. You’ll leave this appointment feeling thoroughly informed, and hopefully more at ease than when you first arrived.

Schedule A Consultation

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Very Professional. My consultation with Dr. Kay was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in his assessment of my needs."

Shaarla B.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I always feel that I'm in good (professional) hands with Dr. Kay and his Staff. This visit was no different. Thanks to Kathy and her skills, I'm ready for my granddaughter's wedding."

Sandra R.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

Cheryl is a beautiful person in many ways. It's always an appointment I look forward to. The professionalism in her demeanor and gentle ways are appreciated.

Margaret L.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Certainly five stars! The desk staff models excellent customer service and are very knowledgeable about products and special pricing events."

Judy F.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I live in Dallas, TX. I always make sure that when I'm in Tucson visiting my family, I make time to come in and get Botox from RoseMarie!!"

Kelly B.

Say Goodbye to Hair Loss and Hello to PRP Hair Restoration

It’s sad, but often true: Losing your hair can take a serious toll on your self-confidence. Both men and women can be affected by hair loss, and this condition can make anyone feel less satisfied about their appearance. Hairstyling tricks and artificial hair pieces can only go so far, and these options are simply not enough for a lot of people. Luckily, PRP hair restoration is an innovative treatment that can help you say goodbye to hair loss and hello to beautiful hair!

Who loses their hair?

Regular hair loss happens to everyone. It’s normal to lose a small amount of hair every day, which is why most people don’t worry too much when they lose a few strands while washing or brushing their hair. For men and women, losing between 50 and 125 strands of hair a day is considered normal and not an issue. When people lose more hair than that on a regular basis, they should consider seeing a doctor to learn about hair loss. This condition tends to be more common in men, but it can also happen in women. Hair loss also typically happens later in life, but in some cases, it may start as early as your 20s.

What causes hair loss?

Hair loss has many potential causes. If you’re losing your hair, it’s important to understand why so you can seek the most effective treatment options. It all comes down to genetics for most cases of hair loss in both men and women. This type of hair loss is known as male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. Various medical conditions, such as alopecia, can also cause men and women to start losing significant amounts of hair. Women may also start experiencing hair loss due to hormonal changes experienced during pregnancy, childbirth, or menopause. Along the same lines, people may experience hair loss after they start taking a new medication or supplement. Wearing certain hairstyles regularly or using styling tools or treatments often can also lead to hair loss.

Can hair loss be prevented?

A lot of people wonder if there is anything they can do to prevent hair loss down the line. Unfortunately, like we mentioned before, it’s often due to genetic factors—and these simply cannot be prevented. Luckily, there are treatment options that can help men and women start regrowing hair and regaining confidence. When it comes to other types of hair loss, there are a few preventative steps you can start taking now. Always be gentle when brushing your hair and try to avoid wearing tight hairstyles too often. It is also important to avoid twirling, rubbing, or pulling hair—so if any of these are nervous habits, be mindful of it, and try to redirect your energy. There are studies showing a link between cigarette smoking and hair loss in men, so if you smoke cigarettes, you now have one more reason to quit!

What is PRP hair restoration?

If you’re tired of dealing with hair loss and want to find a solution, you should schedule a consultation to learn about PRP hair restoration. PRP stands for platelet rich plasma and uses the patient’s own blood to help their body start regrowing hair. During this treatment, your blood will be drawn before being placed in a centrifuge, which allows the doctor to isolate the platelet rich plasma. Next, your doctor will inject the PRP into your scalp, triggering growth in the hair follicles. This treatment can lead to thicker and healthier hair, giving you your confidence back! Each treatment takes around 30 minutes and is relatively painless. Most patients require 4 to 6 treatments to start seeing results and treatments every 3 to 6 months to see continued results.

Who is a good candidate for PRP hair restoration?

PRP hair restoration is an innovative treatment that can help with most types of hair loss, so it can be an appealing option for men and women of all ages. This treatment tends to be most effective for people experiencing early thinning, so the earlier you seek treatment, the better. The ideal candidates for PRP hair restoration are in good health and do not suffer from any serious skin issues.

If you’re interested in learning more about PRP hair restoration in Tucson, you can contact Dr. Kay at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care. Call us today at (520) 447-3803 for more information about how this non-surgical treatment can help you fight back against hair loss or to schedule an appointment. You can also request a free consultation by clicking the “Schedule A Consultation” button below.

The consultation Experience

Deciding to have cosmetic plastic surgery and finding a surgeon to entrust with your care is not something to take lightly. You likely have many questions, are curious about procedure fees, and might even be a bit nervous—this is completely natural.

During your consultation you will work with Dr. Kay to develop a collaborative surgical plan, explore this plan in depth, and will be given a quote for your specific procedure. You’ll leave this appointment feeling thoroughly informed, and hopefully more at ease than when you first arrived.

Schedule A Consultation

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Very Professional. My consultation with Dr. Kay was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in his assessment of my needs."

Shaarla B.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I always feel that I'm in good (professional) hands with Dr. Kay and his Staff. This visit was no different. Thanks to Kathy and her skills, I'm ready for my granddaughter's wedding."

Sandra R.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

Cheryl is a beautiful person in many ways. It's always an appointment I look forward to. The professionalism in her demeanor and gentle ways are appreciated.

Margaret L.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Certainly five stars! The desk staff models excellent customer service and are very knowledgeable about products and special pricing events."

Judy F.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I live in Dallas, TX. I always make sure that when I'm in Tucson visiting my family, I make time to come in and get Botox from RoseMarie!!"

Kelly B.

What to Expect When You’re Getting Botox

Frown lines and crow’s feet—these are a few of our least favorite things! These lines and wrinkles can immediately give away your age, but Botox can treat these common signs of aging and help take years off your appearance. If you’re thinking about getting this anti-aging treatment, you’re definitely not alone. Botox is incredibly common, because it is a quick and effective way to manage frown lines in the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes—some of the first wrinkles that tend to develop on the face. However, Botox is still a medical procedure, so it shouldn’t be something you get on a whim. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect with Botox, so you can make a more informed decision with your plastic surgeon about whether it’s right for getting rid of your least favorite things.

You will want to do your research to find the right doctor.

Because Botox has become such a popular treatment, many different places offer it, including med spas, dermatology clinics, primary care clinics, and even dentist’s offices (who knew your dentist could help you get younger-looking skin?). Of course, Botox is a cosmetic treatment, so it makes sense to seek treatment with a cosmetic surgeon or an experienced RN injector within a medical practice. Before committing to any doctor for your Botox injections, ask how often they perform this treatment. Physicians and nurses with more experience in providing Botox injections will be able to achieve the most natural results, allowing you to put your best face forward!

We all love saving money and finding great deals, but you should also remember not to base your decision solely on the price tag, because a lot of times, you end up getting what you pay for! While many clinics will offer Botox specials and coupons for treatment, you should only select your provider based on their qualifications, not the price of the treatment. But if you find a fantastic provider offering a deal, that’s a win-win.

You should expect to look like yourself after Botox treatment.

Botox isn’t a filler. It works by relaxing muscles in the face, which can reduce some expressiveness when you frown or get angry. However, you’ll still look like yourself and your eyes and lower face will remain as expressive as ever—good Botox treatment should reverse the signs of aging, not take away your expressions!

You might have some discomfort, but Botox is not super painful.

Many patients are drawn to Botox because it is a non-surgical procedure, but some still have concerns about pain during treatment. Luckily, there is no need to worry about pain from Botox.

During treatment, the plastic surgeon will use a micro-needle that causes slight pricks with the injections but does not result in any serious or lasting pain. One thing to remember is that Botox is not one single injection, but actually a series of very small injections in different areas of the face. You may not feel some of them at all and others might cause more of a sensation during the needle stick. If you do have strong discomfort with Botox, inform the doctor immediately, as allergic reactions are possible and may be responsible for pain symptoms.

You will have some recovery time.

Did you know that Botox treatment only takes about 10 minutes? Many patients are surprised by how short the procedure is and the fact that they’re able to return to their regularly scheduled activities after leaving the office. Still, there can be some side effects such as tenderness in the face, mild bruising, and swelling, so you might need time to recover. Immediately after you leave the office, you should avoid strenuous activity and avoid lying down for about 4 hours. You can go right back to work if you don’t have a physically-demanding job, and you don’t have to worry about limiting the use of your facial muscles. In fact, your doctor will probably encourage you to talk and express yourself normally, as movement in the face can help the Botox solution distribute properly. So go ahead and talk your coworker’s ear off—it’s part of your treatment!

You can also expect your appointment to take about an hour in total, as your doctor will walk you through the treatment and discuss your medical history to be sure that Botox is the right option for your needs.

You can expect the best results about one to two weeks after treatment.

It is normal not to notice a huge difference in your appearance immediately after your Botox treatment, but it will not take long for the results to set in. You’ll see a gradual improvement in the days immediately following your treatment, and you’ll see the best results after around one to two weeks. Botox is not a permanent treatment, but it will last for about three to four months before you need follow-up care.

You can stop Botox treatment any time.

You will need continued injections to keep seeing optimal results from Botox treatment, but you can also stop treatment at any time without seeing any adverse effects in your appearance. The effects of your last treatment will simply fade gradually, and you will see crow’s feet and brow lines reappear. Botox can again have a positive effect on these facial wrinkles if you have repeated treatment later on, so consider maintaining a Botox routine to keep those lines and wrinkles far away!

If you are considering Botox injections, consult with Dr. Peter Kay at Perfection Plastic Surgery to discuss how Botox can benefit your appearance. We strive to achieve amazing results for every patient, so we never recommend treatments with a one-size-fits-all approach. If you want to schedule a free consultation to talk about Botox, visit our website or call (520) 323-7100.

The consultation Experience

Deciding to have cosmetic plastic surgery and finding a surgeon to entrust with your care is not something to take lightly. You likely have many questions, are curious about procedure fees, and might even be a bit nervous—this is completely natural.

During your consultation you will work with Dr. Kay to develop a collaborative surgical plan, explore this plan in depth, and will be given a quote for your specific procedure. You’ll leave this appointment feeling thoroughly informed, and hopefully more at ease than when you first arrived.

Schedule A Consultation

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Very Professional. My consultation with Dr. Kay was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in his assessment of my needs."

Shaarla B.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I always feel that I'm in good (professional) hands with Dr. Kay and his Staff. This visit was no different. Thanks to Kathy and her skills, I'm ready for my granddaughter's wedding."

Sandra R.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

Cheryl is a beautiful person in many ways. It's always an appointment I look forward to. The professionalism in her demeanor and gentle ways are appreciated.

Margaret L.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Certainly five stars! The desk staff models excellent customer service and are very knowledgeable about products and special pricing events."

Judy F.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I live in Dallas, TX. I always make sure that when I'm in Tucson visiting my family, I make time to come in and get Botox from RoseMarie!!"

Kelly B.

Repair and Rejuvenate: Caring for Sun-Damaged Skin After Summer Vacation

Back-to-school season is here, which means summer vacations have come and gone, and it’s time to return to your normal routine. As you settle back in, you may find that your vacation has left you with some not-so-welcome memories in the form of sunburns, dark spots, and maybe even new fine lines and wrinkles. While you can’t turn back time and remember to apply extra sunscreen or grab your cover-up before heading to the beach, you can erase some of the damage with a handful of innovative, non-invasive skin treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing. The sooner you address lingering sun damage, the more dramatic the results you can expect to see, so that you can feel more confident and beautiful entering the busy fall season.

How the Sun Has Affected Your Skin

The damage that the sun inflicts on your skin is more than superficial. While the most obvious signs of damage may be in the form of skin discoloration, rough-looking skin, wrinkles, and dark spots, overexposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause cancerous growths as well as precancers like actinic keratoses. That’s why it’s important to consult a skincare specialist right away—not only to restore the appearance of your skin, but also to check in on your skin’s health.

What You Can Do to Restore Damaged Skin

When it does come time for your skincare consultation, you may be curious as to which treatments your skincare technician will recommend. Of course, it will take an in-person look at your skin to decide what’s best for it, but some procedures you might consider for reversing skin damage include:

Along with these non-invasive treatments, you may need to make some upgrades to your skincare routine at home to pamper your skin with the nutrients it needs to revive a healthy glow. In fact, if you have managed to avoid excessive sun exposure by staying indoors through most of the summer, you may be facing a different type of skin damage that could be best managed with microdermabrasion and an at-home skincare routine that focuses on restoring moisture. While staying inside in the air conditioning may be the best way to spend a Tucson summer, it can take a toll on your skin by zapping it of moisture, leaving you with less of the natural oils that protect your skin. This often results in chapped lips, peeling skin, and a tired appearance.

No matter what type of skin damage you need to address, the first step is an appointment with a skincare specialist at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care. Our Tucson cosmetic surgery clinic provides a wide range of non-surgical solutions for more beautiful, youthful skin, which may be just what you need after your summer vacation. Plus, we are offering a $200 oxygen facial special through the end of the summer as well as $300 for combined OxyGeneo and dermaplaning treatment. Treat yourself to a free personalized consultation in our office by calling (520) 323-7100 to schedule an appointment.

The consultation Experience

Deciding to have cosmetic plastic surgery and finding a surgeon to entrust with your care is not something to take lightly. You likely have many questions, are curious about procedure fees, and might even be a bit nervous—this is completely natural.

During your consultation you will work with Dr. Kay to develop a collaborative surgical plan, explore this plan in depth, and will be given a quote for your specific procedure. You’ll leave this appointment feeling thoroughly informed, and hopefully more at ease than when you first arrived.

Schedule A Consultation

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Very Professional. My consultation with Dr. Kay was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in his assessment of my needs."

Shaarla B.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I always feel that I'm in good (professional) hands with Dr. Kay and his Staff. This visit was no different. Thanks to Kathy and her skills, I'm ready for my granddaughter's wedding."

Sandra R.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

Cheryl is a beautiful person in many ways. It's always an appointment I look forward to. The professionalism in her demeanor and gentle ways are appreciated.

Margaret L.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Certainly five stars! The desk staff models excellent customer service and are very knowledgeable about products and special pricing events."

Judy F.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I live in Dallas, TX. I always make sure that when I'm in Tucson visiting my family, I make time to come in and get Botox from RoseMarie!!"

Kelly B.

4 Skincare Tips to Keep You Glowing on Your Summer Vacation

Traveling is fun and easy, but packing for your trip may be a different story. It can be tough to decide what’s worth bringing and what should stay at home, but your skincare essentials should definitely make the cut of what goes in the suitcase. Proper skincare doesn’t take a day off, so be sure to keep up with your skincare routine even while you’re traveling. In fact, you might even benefit from bringing along a few extras to pamper your skin after a long flight or a hot day at the beach (we personally love Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion). Let’s take a closer look at what you need to do to maintain flawless skin while you’re on vacation this summer.

1. Don’t let your skincare routine slide.

The best thing you can do for your skin while you’re on vacation is keep your daily skincare routine as close to normal as possible. That means your cleanser, moisturizer, toner, and overnight serums should all come along with you. Since you’ll be in a new area and will likely be out of your routine when it comes to meals and sleeping, the consistency of your skincare habits can be just what you need to look your best in your vacation photos.

 

2. Never skip the sunscreen.

Sun protection should already be part of your skincare routine in Tucson, but even if you travel somewhere that’s not so hot and sunny, you should still apply sunscreen daily. If you’ll be traveling to the beach, pick up a reef-safe sunscreen that won’t damage the local ecosystem and that will offer more water-resistance than other types of sunscreen. Also check the expiration date, and be sure to store your sunscreen in a cool place—once it gets runny, it’s time to toss it. Going out of the country? It’s a good idea to pack sunscreen from home, since there may be a huge markup in popular tourist areas. You also want to be able to read the label, so you can avoid potentially harmful additives like oxybenzone.

3. Bring facial cleansing wipes and a hydrating mask.

You may need to freshen up throughout the day as you’re out and about, so bring along facial cleansing wipes to keep in your day bag. These can be great for wiping away the excess sweat and oil that tend to accumulate in the summer heat, and they’re also handy for removing makeup at the end of a night out when you just don’t feel like washing your face (we’ve all been there!). If you do find that your skin gets extra oily in humid, tropical areas, pack a deep cleansing gel to keep your skin feeling great.

A hydrating mask is another extra to bring along, especially if you’re traveling by plane. The air inside a plane’s cabin is often dry and thin, so you might need some extra moisturizer to protect your face during the flight or refresh in the hotel room once you land. Choose a mask that doesn’t feel heavy on your skin and has few or no added fragrances or dyes.

4. Go light with your makeup.

Sure, you might want to wear makeup while you’re out to dinner or enjoying local nightlife, but keep your daytime look easy and low-maintenance. When you’re on vacation, why not let your skin take a vacation, too? If you’re able to, take a break from heavy foundation, and stick to a breathable, tinted moisturizer—perhaps with added SPF—and a light lip balm. Going light with makeup lets your skin absorb surrounding moisture and prevents clogged pores, and it’s a perfect look for your vacation vibe.

If you’re in search of products that will protect your skin while on vacation and at home, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kay at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skincare through the site or by calling (520) 447-3803. We will provide personalized recommendations for your unique skin type, and we can also help you explore non-surgical skin rejuvenation to get your skin ready for the makeup-free days of your upcoming vacation.

And don’t forget, we’re also offering great summer deals on our Triple Threat Packages from skinbetter science and SkinMedica, so it’s never been a better time to revamp your skincare routine!

The consultation Experience

Deciding to have cosmetic plastic surgery and finding a surgeon to entrust with your care is not something to take lightly. You likely have many questions, are curious about procedure fees, and might even be a bit nervous—this is completely natural.

During your consultation you will work with Dr. Kay to develop a collaborative surgical plan, explore this plan in depth, and will be given a quote for your specific procedure. You’ll leave this appointment feeling thoroughly informed, and hopefully more at ease than when you first arrived.

Schedule A Consultation

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Very Professional. My consultation with Dr. Kay was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in his assessment of my needs."

Shaarla B.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I always feel that I'm in good (professional) hands with Dr. Kay and his Staff. This visit was no different. Thanks to Kathy and her skills, I'm ready for my granddaughter's wedding."

Sandra R.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

Cheryl is a beautiful person in many ways. It's always an appointment I look forward to. The professionalism in her demeanor and gentle ways are appreciated.

Margaret L.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Certainly five stars! The desk staff models excellent customer service and are very knowledgeable about products and special pricing events."

Judy F.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I live in Dallas, TX. I always make sure that when I'm in Tucson visiting my family, I make time to come in and get Botox from RoseMarie!!"

Kelly B.

Discover Non-Surgical Skin Rejuvenation with Ultherapy

Nearly endless sunshine is what draws in many of Tucson’s residents, but constant sun exposure can take a toll on your skin. Sun damage, paired with the natural aging process, might cause loose skin, wrinkles, and unsightly sagging that you wish you could erase in the most frequently exposed areas of your face, neck, and chest. In the past, the answer was facelift surgery, which can be an effective way to restore the youthful look of your skin, but it’s no longer the only option. Today, you can discover the benefits of Ultherapy under the care of a cosmetic surgeon and experience the only FDA-approved non-surgical skin tightening treatment out there. Before you schedule your Ultherapy consultation, you might have some questions about what this innovative treatment is, who it’s for, and how it works. Keep reading for answers before you sit down with your plastic surgeon.

 

What Ultherapy Treats

Ultherapy is a skin-tightening treatment that can target the whole face—including the brow line and eyelids—as well as the jaw, neck, and décolletage. Without the use of creams, fillers, or surgery, Ultherapy helps to tighten loose, sagging skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, restoring the natural beauty of youth to the skin. It’s particularly effective for individuals who’ve experienced premature signs of aging due to sun exposure and other lifestyle factors.

 

How Ultherapy Works

So, if Ultherapy is not a dermal filler or a surgical procedure, then what exactly is it? It’s an innovative treatment solution that relies on ultrasound energy as well as the body’s natural healing processes. Ultrasound energy delivered to the deep layers of the skin promotes collagen production, which is what helps to tighten the skin and restore its natural elasticity. As the aging process progresses, collagen production drops off. Restarting collagen production helps to prevent or reverse the visual signs of aging, so you can look as young and vibrant as you feel.

Because Ultherapy uses the body’s own mechanisms for restoring the appearance of the skin, results are not immediate. You’ll see a gradual improvement over a period of a few months, so everyone around you will simply assume that you’ve changed your skincare routine or made other simple, healthy changes—no one will really know that you’ve undergone treatment.

 

Results to Expect with Ultherapy

Unlike a facelift, Ultherapy will not have you recovering for a long period, nor will it have results that you see right away. There is also less of a worked-on look after Ultherapy, because nothing is being physically moved or cut away. Instead, you will see the clock start to turn back on your face and neck with a softening of wrinkles and lines as well as tighter, more elastic skin in problem areas like the jawline.

Just as results from Ultherapy develop gradually, it will take some time for you to see the effects fade. Usually, patients see an ongoing improvement in the appearance and texture of their skin for at least 2-3 years after their treatment, which takes place in a single session. You will see your peak results about 6 months after treatment, and you may consider having another Ultherapy session once you do start to see sagging skin and wrinkles return.

 

Possible Side Effects of Ultherapy

With all these positive aspects of Ultherapy, you may be wondering what the catch is. The good news is that there are few downsides to treatment. Ultrasound energy has no effect on the outer layers of skin, so there is very little risk of side effects or lingering damage to the skin. Some patients do, however, have some symptoms like light swelling, tingling, and tenderness, but these are easily managed effects and will subside quickly. After your treatment, it is best to avoid sun exposure and take it easy on physical activity for a few days, but you should be able to return to your routine right away, and you won’t have to schedule days off work to have the procedure done.

 

Who Isn’t a Good Candidate for Ultherapy

Like any medical procedure, it is important to understand the potential risks of Ultherapy and know when it may not be a safe procedure for you. Only your plastic surgeon can give you a definitive answer of whether treatment is right for you, but in general, you may not be an ideal candidate if you have existing skin conditions, chronic illnesses, or conditions that affect your body’s natural healing capacity.

Scheduling an Ultherapy consultation is your first step in looking years younger, so call Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care to make an appointment in Tucson. You can reach us at (520) 447-4975 to ask about our UPP package, which includes Ultherapy treatment, the PiQo4 toning procedure, and 6 Neocutis products.

The consultation Experience

Deciding to have cosmetic plastic surgery and finding a surgeon to entrust with your care is not something to take lightly. You likely have many questions, are curious about procedure fees, and might even be a bit nervous—this is completely natural.

During your consultation you will work with Dr. Kay to develop a collaborative surgical plan, explore this plan in depth, and will be given a quote for your specific procedure. You’ll leave this appointment feeling thoroughly informed, and hopefully more at ease than when you first arrived.

Schedule A Consultation

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Very Professional. My consultation with Dr. Kay was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in his assessment of my needs."

Shaarla B.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I always feel that I'm in good (professional) hands with Dr. Kay and his Staff. This visit was no different. Thanks to Kathy and her skills, I'm ready for my granddaughter's wedding."

Sandra R.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

Cheryl is a beautiful person in many ways. It's always an appointment I look forward to. The professionalism in her demeanor and gentle ways are appreciated.

Margaret L.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Certainly five stars! The desk staff models excellent customer service and are very knowledgeable about products and special pricing events."

Judy F.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I live in Dallas, TX. I always make sure that when I'm in Tucson visiting my family, I make time to come in and get Botox from RoseMarie!!"

Kelly B.

JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC – Smooth Parentheses Lines & Wrinkles

Our skin is at the mercy of many forces, unfortunately when we age, collagen and elastin starts losing their ability to snap back. This can be due to many reasons such as genes, smoking, exposure to U.V. Radiation, stress, lack of sleep, poor diet, etc. But everyone has an option to help their skin stay supple, fresh, younger looking.

Demand for non invasive dermal fillers have revolutionized a new era of cosmetic enhancement in the field of cosmetic dermatology. When we age, our skin loses its youthful elasticity and moisture, which causes moderate to severe smile lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, changing the appearance of the skin. While face creams or serums work on the skin’s surface, Juvéderm Vollure™ XC adds volume and give you the natural-looking to smooth these lines and folds, helping giving you non surgical long-lasting results you want.

Why Choose Dr. Peter Kay?

Dr. Kay at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care is a Former Consultant at the Mayo Clinic and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Texas A&M University, Mayo Clinic and University of Arizona. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Laser Medicine. When you schedule your consultation with Dr. Kay, you’ll work with him to develop a collaborative surgical plan, explore this plan in depth and will be given a quote for your specific procedure.

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What is JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC?

Juvéderm Vollure™ XC is an injectable gel filler, FDA approved, designed to add volume beneath laugh lines to lift and contour by using the technology known as Vycross. It’s a non-invasive and non-surgical way to create a more youthful appearance by correcting wrinkles and folds in the facial area. This procedure lasts a full year longer than any other injectable on the market.

Juvéderm Vollure™ XC is a colorless hyaluronic Gel filler added in the Juvederm family to plump up the skin. It acts like a cushioning agent that deliver nutrients to your skin  and hydrate it by holding in water. Thus, improving your skin texture and boost radiance that may have lost its youthfulness due to normal aging. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in the human body. Patients need not to take any allergy test before considering this treatment as the hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM is created by biosynthesis in a laboratory.

Benefits of considering JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC

What areas can be treated with JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC?

This powerful filler is injected deep into the facial tissue to soft wrinkles and folds around the parentheses lines (nasolabial folds) by adding volume into it. The most common areas are the smile lines near the mouth and nose. Also can be used in other facial areas, such as perioral lines, lips, chin, jaw line and temples.

What are the possible side effects?

Side effects with juvéderm vollure® XC  are rare, and are mild in nature for a shorter time period of 7 or less days. The common side effects include injection site redness, pain or tenderness, little swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and temporary discoloration. One of the risks with this procedure is unintentional injection into a blood vessel, and while rare that may result into vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or scarring.

 

 

The consultation Experience

Deciding to have cosmetic plastic surgery and finding a surgeon to entrust with your care is not something to take lightly. You likely have many questions, are curious about procedure fees, and might even be a bit nervous—this is completely natural.

During your consultation you will work with Dr. Kay to develop a collaborative surgical plan, explore this plan in depth, and will be given a quote for your specific procedure. You’ll leave this appointment feeling thoroughly informed, and hopefully more at ease than when you first arrived.

Schedule A Consultation

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Very Professional. My consultation with Dr. Kay was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in his assessment of my needs."

Shaarla B.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I always feel that I'm in good (professional) hands with Dr. Kay and his Staff. This visit was no different. Thanks to Kathy and her skills, I'm ready for my granddaughter's wedding."

Sandra R.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

Cheryl is a beautiful person in many ways. It's always an appointment I look forward to. The professionalism in her demeanor and gentle ways are appreciated.

Margaret L.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Certainly five stars! The desk staff models excellent customer service and are very knowledgeable about products and special pricing events."

Judy F.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I live in Dallas, TX. I always make sure that when I'm in Tucson visiting my family, I make time to come in and get Botox from RoseMarie!!"

Kelly B.

Answering Commonly Asked Questions about Ultherapy

If you’re looking for a non-surgical way to tighten the skin on your neck, chin, and brow or to get rid of wrinkles on your chest, then Ultherapy could be the solution for you. Ultherapy is FDA-approved, requires no downtime, and can provide results with just a few treatment sessions. Ultherapy works by stimulating the body’s own ability to generate collagen, making it a natural solution that is safe for almost everyone. Could this skin care solution be the right fit for you? Here are the answers to some common questions about Ultherapy to help you decide if it could be the right treatment for you.

 

What exactly is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production. During treatment, sound waves are delivered to the treatment area, reaching the deep layers of your skin. The waves heat the skin to the right temperature to spur the development of new collagen. As the collagen in your skin is rejuvenated, you will see an improvement in the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles.

 

There are other skin treatments available that aim to rejuvenate collagen production. However, these treatments are unable to penetrate to the deep layers of skin that are reachable with Ultherapy. This means that with Ultherapy, the results are generally more reliable and more dramatic. Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA to tighten the skin on the neck, chin, and brow and to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the chest.

 

Is Ultherapy painful?

Before choosing any cosmetic treatment, the question of how it feels is top in the minds of many people. During Ultherapy treatment, you will feel the energy as it reaches the deep layers of your skin. Typically, patients describe the sensation as mild heating. There are different treatment levels, so your provider can adjust your treatment to ensure you are comfortable. Be sure to speak up before or during the treatment if you are concerned about pain or discomfort. Treatment sessions last for about 60 minutes, and patients report that any sensations they feel during treatment end as soon as the session is over.

 

When can I return to my usual activities?

One of the things patients love about Ultherapy is that they can return to their normal activities right away. There is no downtime required after Ultherapy treatment, though you may experience some minor redness for a few hours after your session. Some patients also experience temporary swelling, as well as tingling and tenderness. Rarely, patients experience some minor bruising at the treatment site.

 

How many sessions will I need?

In many cases, patients are satisfied with their results after a single initial treatment. As skin aging progresses, patients may need touch-up treatments. If you have significant sagging or wrinkles, you may prefer to get an additional treatment during the initial period. It generally takes two to three months for the results to be noticeable, although it takes some people up to six months to see their full results. Everyone produces collagen at different rates, so the exact amount of time it takes to see your full results will depend on how your body reacts. Your provider will help you decide if you need additional treatments. For touch-up treatments, most people need to schedule sessions every two to three years, depending on the rate at which their skin ages.

 

Who should consider getting Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is designed for people with mild to moderate skin laxities, such as a lowered brow line and loose skin on the neck. Generally, Ultherapy is best suited for people whose age-related skin changes do not need surgical correction. The only way to know for sure if Ultherapy is right for you is to visit a provider for a consultation. A trained specialist can evaluate your skin and determine if Ultherapy is the right service to help you reach your treatment goals.

 

Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care is pleased to offer free consultations for Ultherapy in Tucson. We also offer our valuable UPP package, which provides $4,425 worth of treatments for only $2,795, including one complete Ultherapy session, a PiQo4 toning treatment, and 6 NeoCutis products to help you look and feel your best. Schedule a consultation to find out if Ultherapy is right for you or if one of our other non-invasive or surgical services could help you achieve the results you want. Please call us at (520) 441-1338 to learn more about any of our services or to schedule your Ultherapy consultation.

The consultation Experience

Deciding to have cosmetic plastic surgery and finding a surgeon to entrust with your care is not something to take lightly. You likely have many questions, are curious about procedure fees, and might even be a bit nervous—this is completely natural.

During your consultation you will work with Dr. Kay to develop a collaborative surgical plan, explore this plan in depth, and will be given a quote for your specific procedure. You’ll leave this appointment feeling thoroughly informed, and hopefully more at ease than when you first arrived.

Schedule A Consultation

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Very Professional. My consultation with Dr. Kay was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in his assessment of my needs."

Shaarla B.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I always feel that I'm in good (professional) hands with Dr. Kay and his Staff. This visit was no different. Thanks to Kathy and her skills, I'm ready for my granddaughter's wedding."

Sandra R.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

Cheryl is a beautiful person in many ways. It's always an appointment I look forward to. The professionalism in her demeanor and gentle ways are appreciated.

Margaret L.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Certainly five stars! The desk staff models excellent customer service and are very knowledgeable about products and special pricing events."

Judy F.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I live in Dallas, TX. I always make sure that when I'm in Tucson visiting my family, I make time to come in and get Botox from RoseMarie!!"

Kelly B.

Get the Facts about PiQo4

Do you have dark spots, such as sun spots or age spots, making your skin look blotchy? Are you one of the millions of adults with a tattoo you wish to erase? If so, you need to know about PiQo4. PiQo4 is a powerful laser solution for tattoo removal and skin discoloration that delivers reliable results without damaging the surrounding skin. With adjustable penetration depths and wavelengths, the PiQo4 system can treat even the largest and most colorful of tattoos with less ghosting and fewer treatment sessions than other lasers. Could PiQo4 be right for you? Here are the facts you need to know.

 

How does PiQo4 work?

PiQo4 is a laser treatment that uses both picosecond and nanosecond laser pulses. Research has shown that dark spots and hyperpigmentation are most effectively treated when exposed to both picosecond and nanosecond pulses, as picosecond pulses break up small and shallow pigment particles, while nanosecond pulses reach deeper and larger areas of pigment. Combining them both allows the nanosecond pulses to break up the large, deep pigmented areas and the picosecond pulses to clean up the remaining small, shallow particles. PiQo4 is the only technology that combines both types of pulses in a single treatment system so that the provider can switch back and forth as needed to address the patient’s specific treatment needs.

 

The PiQo4 system offers up to 10 times more energy than other laser systems, which means treatments can be faster and more effective. Typically, patients are able to achieve their desired results with significantly fewer sessions than other treatments would require, making PiQo4 more cost effective and convenient.

 

Does PiQo4 hurt?

As with all laser treatments, PiQo4 heats the surface of the skin. Patients report that the heat feels similar to the sensation of having a sunburn. During treatment, the laser makes loud popping sounds as it makes contact with the skin. As the laser pulses make contact, it may feel like a snap of a rubber band. After treatment, the sunburn-like sensation may persist.

 

Although PiQo4 is not completely painless, most patients find it very tolerable. Be sure to communicate with your provider throughout the treatment. PiQo4 is highly adjustable, so your provider can make adjustments as needed for your comfort.

 

What can PiQo4 treat?

PiQo4 is very effective at treating hyperpigmentation, such as age-related skin damage or sunspots, as well as birthmarks. It can also be used to treat acne scarring and other types of pigmented scars. PiQo4 can address much larger scars and birthmarks than other forms of laser therapy.

 

One of the biggest advantages of PiQo4 treatment is its ability to erase tattoos. Because the wavelength of PiQo4 is easily adjusted, it can erase a broader range of tattoo designs than other treatments. Other forms of laser treatment are good at treating black and dark green ink, but struggle to remove yellow, turquoise, purple, and fluorescent colors. With PiQo4, all of these colors can be effectively erased, with little to no remaining hint of the tattoo left behind. Keep in mind that the closer the tattoo is to your heart, the better the removal results will be. This is because circulation is better closer to your heart, which makes the ink removal more efficient.

 

What are the advantages of PiQo4?

There are several advantages of PiQo4 treatment besides the ability to remove all kinds of tattoos and treat large areas of discoloration. One of the biggest benefits of PiQo4 is that it can be safely used on all skin tones. Many laser treatments are not safe for darker skin tones because they remove pigment from the skin. PiQo4 is safe for everyone and can be used on all skin tones without fear of discoloration or pigment loss.

 

The power of PiQo4 means that patients get results in fewer treatments and that the treatment sessions themselves are faster. Typically, PiQo4 treatments provide results in half the number of sessions required for other laser treatments. Most people can see the results they want from between two and 10 treatment sessions, depending on the size, location, and type of discoloration being treated. Sessions are scheduled six to eight weeks apart. With tattoo removal, after each session, your body will flush out ink over the course of several weeks.

 

The best way to see if PiQo4 is the right treatment for you is to make an appointment at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care for a consultation. We will evaluate your tattoo or skin discoloration and help you create a personalized treatment plan to get the results you want. Schedule your appointment today by calling (520) 441-1338.

The consultation Experience

Deciding to have cosmetic plastic surgery and finding a surgeon to entrust with your care is not something to take lightly. You likely have many questions, are curious about procedure fees, and might even be a bit nervous—this is completely natural.

During your consultation you will work with Dr. Kay to develop a collaborative surgical plan, explore this plan in depth, and will be given a quote for your specific procedure. You’ll leave this appointment feeling thoroughly informed, and hopefully more at ease than when you first arrived.

Schedule A Consultation

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Very Professional. My consultation with Dr. Kay was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in his assessment of my needs."

Shaarla B.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I always feel that I'm in good (professional) hands with Dr. Kay and his Staff. This visit was no different. Thanks to Kathy and her skills, I'm ready for my granddaughter's wedding."

Sandra R.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

Cheryl is a beautiful person in many ways. It's always an appointment I look forward to. The professionalism in her demeanor and gentle ways are appreciated.

Margaret L.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Certainly five stars! The desk staff models excellent customer service and are very knowledgeable about products and special pricing events."

Judy F.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I live in Dallas, TX. I always make sure that when I'm in Tucson visiting my family, I make time to come in and get Botox from RoseMarie!!"

Kelly B.

Laser Resurfacing – Say Good Bye To Skin Problems

Life comes with complication and hardships. Your each smile and each frown leaves a mark of experience on you. Stress is the Villain behind your skin issues that causes acne, dullness and wrinkles, but utilizing your power to fight against them speaks volumes about your success.

Skincare market is flooded with jars full of cream, expensive injections and promises in order to complete the dreams of every woman having blemish-free clear skin. These all alternatives treat skin issues temporarily, but they’re not a cure. Acne scars, large pores and wrinkles require more attention than fake promises.

You can experience the knife for getting dramatic results, but it’s too expensive both in cash as well as recovery. You also have an option of chemical peel which is less extreme than surgery, but still requires a lot of recovery time. The most viable weapon to treat a variety of skin imperfections is Laser Resurfacing. Any person suffering from skin issues can undergo the laser resurfacing treatment to revive skin’s natural beauty.

Laser resurfacing is a procedure that effectively erases impurities by making use of a laser tool. It targets both the outer and inner layers of the skin, removing the dead skin cells and improving the inner layer such as collagen and elastin. This impressive procedure can be done on any part of the body and can treat fine lines, scars, aging spots, wrinkles, warts, skin discoloration, and even tattoos.

Who Is a Good Candidate For Laser Resurfacing?

If you have wrinkles around the mouth or forehead, acne scars, then you may be a candidate for laser skin resurfacing. But if you have very dark skin or active acne and stretch marks, you should avoid considering this treatment or consult with your doctor before having the procedure done.

Choose Your Laser Treatment Professionals Wisely

Although these lasers are FDA approved but considers opting for a professional like Dr. Kay based on their experience. Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care offers an opportunity to enhance the beauty of the patient’s suffering from skin problems through an affordable laser resurfacing treatment.

 

The consultation Experience

Deciding to have cosmetic plastic surgery and finding a surgeon to entrust with your care is not something to take lightly. You likely have many questions, are curious about procedure fees, and might even be a bit nervous—this is completely natural.

During your consultation you will work with Dr. Kay to develop a collaborative surgical plan, explore this plan in depth, and will be given a quote for your specific procedure. You’ll leave this appointment feeling thoroughly informed, and hopefully more at ease than when you first arrived.

Schedule A Consultation

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Very Professional. My consultation with Dr. Kay was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in his assessment of my needs."

Shaarla B.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I always feel that I'm in good (professional) hands with Dr. Kay and his Staff. This visit was no different. Thanks to Kathy and her skills, I'm ready for my granddaughter's wedding."

Sandra R.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

Cheryl is a beautiful person in many ways. It's always an appointment I look forward to. The professionalism in her demeanor and gentle ways are appreciated.

Margaret L.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Certainly five stars! The desk staff models excellent customer service and are very knowledgeable about products and special pricing events."

Judy F.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I live in Dallas, TX. I always make sure that when I'm in Tucson visiting my family, I make time to come in and get Botox from RoseMarie!!"

Kelly B.

Consider Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery for a Youthful Look

Psychology says that men notice first in women is, of course, their eyes, even when it comes to casual meet-ups rather than dating. Eyes are the window to the soul. Whether you have saggy eyelids or wrinkles, they can make you look overtired, aged, and even stressed out. For some people genetic is the main cause for drooping eyelids and for others it’s a sign of advancing years.

Thanks to Cosmetic eyelid surgery, commonly known as blepharoplasty, helps to rejuvenate the eyelids and remove the unwanted fat on your eyelids through an incision that is hidden in the natural eyelid crease.This relatively minor procedure can be done on the upper, lower, or both eyelids without any change in eyelid shape after surgery.

Who Should Consider Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery?

Not every individual is an ideal candidate for blepharoplasty. This surgery is performed to eliminate eye bags and treats skin tags.Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery include patients who have:

Puffy upper eyelids: This procedure can help patients to smooth the appearance of the under-eye area.

Tired looking eyes: This surgery can address the problem that cause patients to appear older and tired than they truly are.

Excess upper eyelid skin: By tightening and removing extra eyelid skin, patients can regain younger look.

An Ideal Eyelid surgery candidate should be:

At least 18 years old: Most candidates who consider this procedure are of age 35 to 61 years, but if anyone wants to get rid of droopy or baggy eyelids, then they might be an ideal candidate at a younger age.

In good physical as well as mental health: Though this surgical procedure is minor, but there may be eyelid surgery risks for potential patients.

Consultation to Doctor

Are you considering cosmetic eyelid surgery? Consult with an expert like Dr. Peter Kay at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care for the best results. During your consultation, doctor takes a comprehensive look at your eyes to determine which technique is best suited for your goal. Like if your lower eyelid skin is not excessive, you need to opt a technique, called a transconjunctival blepharoplasty which will remove fat through an incision placed inside the lower lid.

The Day of Surgery

Benefits of Upper & Lower Eyelid Surgery

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Lower Eyelid Surgery

The consultation Experience

Deciding to have cosmetic plastic surgery and finding a surgeon to entrust with your care is not something to take lightly. You likely have many questions, are curious about procedure fees, and might even be a bit nervous—this is completely natural.

During your consultation you will work with Dr. Kay to develop a collaborative surgical plan, explore this plan in depth, and will be given a quote for your specific procedure. You’ll leave this appointment feeling thoroughly informed, and hopefully more at ease than when you first arrived.

Schedule A Consultation

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Very Professional. My consultation with Dr. Kay was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in his assessment of my needs."

Shaarla B.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I always feel that I'm in good (professional) hands with Dr. Kay and his Staff. This visit was no different. Thanks to Kathy and her skills, I'm ready for my granddaughter's wedding."

Sandra R.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

Cheryl is a beautiful person in many ways. It's always an appointment I look forward to. The professionalism in her demeanor and gentle ways are appreciated.

Margaret L.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Certainly five stars! The desk staff models excellent customer service and are very knowledgeable about products and special pricing events."

Judy F.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I live in Dallas, TX. I always make sure that when I'm in Tucson visiting my family, I make time to come in and get Botox from RoseMarie!!"

Kelly B.

What You Need To Know About Dermal Fillers?

When it comes to regaining a more youthful appearance, injectable fillers can help you reverse the signs of aging. They are used as “volumizers,” for everything from plumping thin lips, softening facial creases, removing wrinkles, enhancing shallow contours, to improving the appearance of recessed scars and plumping sagging hands.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Injectable dermal fillers are a soft tissue filler, injected into the skin to diminish facial lines and restore a smoother appearance. This is the best way to rejuvenate your skin without suffering from any aggressive surgical procedures.

Our skin is constantly at the mercy of many forces of nature. As we age, it loses subcutaneous fat, thus leads to appearance of stubborn etched-in smile lines and crow’s feet. It’s reported that dermal fillers are safer and less expensive than surgery, which may contribute to its increased popularity.

How Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers can be a natural or synthetic material which is directly injected into your skin in order to fill-in or plump a specific area where the wrinkle, depression, or fold is gone. Depending on the type of filler you choose for your skin, the effects can last accordingly, from six months to five years.

Although dermal fillers and Botox involve injections, but both are different procedures. Botox is usually injected to stop muscle movement that leads to aging, nothing to do with the plumping smoothing effect, whereas dermal fillers do have, and help you reverse the signs of aging.

What Dermal Fillers Are Used To Treat?

Injectable dermal fillers are used to treat a variety of concerns related to facial aging that includes:

Dermal Fillers With Before & After Photos

How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost?

There are various dermal fillers, commonly used are Restylane and Juvederm to regain your youthful look by minimizing the visibility of wrinkles, lines and sagging skin. The cost of these injectable fillers Tucson depends upon several factors such as:

Normally, these fillers cost between $500 and $1,300 per 1mL syringe, depending upon above factors. When you get this treatment, make sure you choose an experienced doctor like Dr. Peter Kay.

Where Can You Get Dermal Fillers In Tucson?

The great news for people living in the Tucson area is that one can consult Dr. Kay at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care for the best possible result for you. Each patient will receive a consultation to understand, how long their treatment will last, pricing and the risk of side effects.

Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Kay Today!

The consultation Experience

Deciding to have cosmetic plastic surgery and finding a surgeon to entrust with your care is not something to take lightly. You likely have many questions, are curious about procedure fees, and might even be a bit nervous—this is completely natural.

During your consultation you will work with Dr. Kay to develop a collaborative surgical plan, explore this plan in depth, and will be given a quote for your specific procedure. You’ll leave this appointment feeling thoroughly informed, and hopefully more at ease than when you first arrived.

Schedule A Consultation

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Very Professional. My consultation with Dr. Kay was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in his assessment of my needs."

Shaarla B.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I always feel that I'm in good (professional) hands with Dr. Kay and his Staff. This visit was no different. Thanks to Kathy and her skills, I'm ready for my granddaughter's wedding."

Sandra R.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

Cheryl is a beautiful person in many ways. It's always an appointment I look forward to. The professionalism in her demeanor and gentle ways are appreciated.

Margaret L.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Certainly five stars! The desk staff models excellent customer service and are very knowledgeable about products and special pricing events."

Judy F.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"I live in Dallas, TX. I always make sure that when I'm in Tucson visiting my family, I make time to come in and get Botox from RoseMarie!!"

Kelly B.