With the warmer and sunnier days amongst us, we must not only consider items like sunscreen and sunglasses to protect our skin, but the foods we eat as well. Believe it or not, the sun isn’t the only thing that can damage and dehydrate your skin! So can the foods you choose to eat.
In order to keep a healthy glow inside and out this season, it is important to consider eating well and hydrating frequently. Here are some foods on our “To Eat” list that will help you look and feel your best all summer long:
- Watermelon. This symbol of summer is around 90 percent water, which hydrates the body!
- Berries. Packed with antioxidants, berries can protect skin from the damaging effects of the sun.
- Pineapple. Packed with vitamins and minerals, this fruit is thought to help lessen inflammation which could bring comfort for people with sunburns.
- Citrus Fruits. Full of vitamin C and amino acids, citrus fruits play a role in collagen production, which can keep skin looking young.
- Cucumber. Cucumbers are mostly water, so they hydrate and replenish the body and skin.
- Tomatoes. Tomatoes not only promote collagen production but also fight off fine lines and wrinkles.
- Salmon. The omega-3 fatty acids in the fish are a key component of how skin cells regulate oil production.
Remember, just eating healthy foods is not enough to protect your skin! Always use multiple forms of sun protection like sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, etc.
Summer is almost here, and that means so are long hot summer days. Now is the time to prep your skin! Too much sun and heat ages us, can cause wrinkles, can cause dryness, and so much more. Here are some facials our spa offers that can help us prevent this!
European Facial: A thorough cleansing, exfoliation, followed by a relaxing décolleté massage and mask specific to your skin type and needs.
Deep Pore Cleansing Facial: This facial consists of a deep pore cleansing, exfoliation as well as focus on needed extractions. Finished with a treatment mask specific to your skin type.
Spa Bellemeade Signature Facial: This unique facial treatment features our Spa Bellemeade’s Signature Green Tea products designed for all skin types. Energizes and captures the restorative powers of green tea. It purifies and eliminates impurities as well as absorbs excess sebum leaving your skin fresh, clean and moisturized. A wonderful green tea warm paraffin moisturizing treatment is also applied to the hands which will complete this experience.
Coffee Berry Facial: Coffeeberry Extract is the key ingredient used throughout the treatment. This treatment works to repair and protect mature, wrinkles, dark spots and redness. This will provide you with a youthful look. Coffeeberry extract will help build collagen and plump and firm the skin along with Vitamin E nourishes stressed skin while licorice extract calms redness and aloe extract soothes irritation. Peptides are also used to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful look.
If you are interested in learning more about our Spa’s facials, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or give us a call 631-364-0333.
Microdermabrasion is a spa procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of the skin by treating sun damage, scarring, wrinkles and other unwanted skin problems. It may be combined with other procedures such as chemical peels or laser treatment.
During the procedure, your doctor will use a handheld device to transmit tiny crystal particles across the targeted area of aged or damaged skin to scrape away the surface layer. This skin is then suctioned away with a vacuum tool so that the fresh, healthy underlying skin remains. This spa procedure leaves you with fresh, younger-looking skin and a renewed appearance!
The procedure is performed in your doctor’s office and does not require any anesthesia to be used. There is no downtime associated with this procedure, and patients can return to work or other regular activities immediately after. You may experience mild redness for about an hour after the procedure, but this usually goes away on its own. Most patients can achieve noticeable results after a series of five to ten treatment sessions spaced one to two weeks apart.
If you are interested in learning more about microdermabrasion and what it entails, or would like to hear about other options we offer, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or give us a call 631-364-0333.
Have you lost confidence in your appearance as you aged? Do you look in the mirror and wish your younger self was looking back at you? Well we might not be able to turn back time, we can help counteract signs of aging! In time, gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life take their toll on our faces and necks. A facelift can help address these stresses, and have you looking 10-15 years younger!
Facelifts counteract signs of aging by tightening muscle, removing fat, and trimming excess skin, giving your face a fresher, youthful look. They are most effective for patients who want to correct midface sagging, deep creases under the eyes and between the nose and mouth, and loose skin and fat under the chin and jaw.
If you are interested in learning more about facelifts and what they entail, or would like to hear about more options that we offer, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or give us a call 631-364-0333.
Summer is right around the corner, and there’s no time better then now to kick your body goals into action! Do you have specific parts of your body that have proven resistant to diet and exercise? Well then you might be the perfect candidate for CoolSculpting!
CoolSculpting is a breakthrough, non-invasive procedure that uses patented cooling technology to eliminate fat without surgery. This clinically proven technique is designed to selectively reduce the fat in problem areas that has proven resistant to reduction through diet and exercise.
Say goodbye to love handles and back fat, and hello to a new you! Patients generally start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment! The most dramatic results occur over a period of two to four months. And your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to six months after treatment!
If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting, or any other procedures we offer, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or give us a call: 631-364-0333.
The warmer weather is approaching – thankfully – and that also means our skin will be feeling the changes. The winter can leave your skin, especially your face, feeling cracked, rough, and dry. Luckily, we have a solution!
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive spa procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of the skin by treating scarring, wrinkles and other unwanted skin problems. This procedure uses a gentle stream of tiny particles to exfoliate the outer layer of skin, leaving fresh, younger-looking skin and a renewed appearance. Microdermabrasion may be combined with other procedures such as chemical peels or laser treatment.
The procedure may offer patients effective results that are visible immediately. In addition to its cosmetic results, microdermabrasion also helps enhance circulation and lymph flow, which may allow skin to be healthy on the inside and outside.
If you are interested in learning more about microdermabrasion, or any other procedures we offer, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or give us a call: 631-364-0333.
To all of the moms out there: your strength, dedication, and selflessness are never ending, but don’t forget it is also important to have some “me time”! In fact, the happier you are in your own skin, the happier those around you will be. Motherhood can sometimes compromise such happiness as it alters the body in more ways then one. Rebuild your self-confidence today with a Mommy Makeover! Be selfish, be confident, be your best you – you deserve it!
After birth, your body may have trouble regaining its original skin elasticity, muscle tone, and slim physique. Diet and exercise can only restore so much of your pre-pregnancy body. The Mommy Makeover at Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, PC is designed to restore youthful contours! In fact, it is designed to help correct the following conditions:
- Sagging breasts
- Small or deflated breasts
- A protruding abdomen
- Separated abdominal muscles
- Stretched skin on the abdomen
- Excess stubborn fat on the body
If you are interested in learning more about our Mommy Makeover, please reach out to us on social media and/or call us to schedule a consultation: 631-364-0333.
Women may decide to undergo cosmetic plastic surgery for many reasons. Breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. and one of our most popular services. A breast augmentation can give women with small or unevenly sized breasts a fuller, firmer, better-proportioned look through the placement of saline or silicone implants in the breast.
So you are taking the next step in fulfilling your body goals. How can you make sure you’re setting yourself up for success? One of the best ways to do that is to educate yourself and make sure that you’re prepared for the recovery period after your surgery.
Self-care is one of the most important factors in your breast augmentation recovery. In fact, it will partly determine your final results. Here are some do’s after having a breast augmentation…
- Avoid heavy lifting.
- Rest and take it easy.
- Eat healthy.
- Follow your doctors directions for recovery.
- Be patient.
- Be positive!
If you are interested in learning more about any stage of a breast augmentation, please reach out to us on social media and/or call us to schedule a consultation: 631-364-0333.
2018 is the year of you! And in this new year, we want to help you stick to your resolutions. Are you promising yourself this year will be the year you fit into that bikini you have never worn? Or maybe this is the year you finally get your pre-baby bod back? Whatever it is, we are here to cheer you on! We not only believe in health and wellness, but we truly believe in body confidence. Here are some procedures we specialize in that may help you achieve your best you!
LIPOSUCTION: Liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to remove localized areas of fat from the body through a small thin tube. The fat from the targeted area is suctioned from the body through this tube to help patients achieve a slim and balanced appearance.
TUMMY TUCK: Abdominoplasty, often called a “tummy tuck,” is a popular procedure used to flatten and shape the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles. Our doctors have been performing tummy tucks with excellent cosmetic results for many years. Patients love the look of their new flat stomachs after surgery under our doctors’ exceptional care!
MOMMY MAKEOVER: After birth, your body may have trouble regaining its original skin elasticity, muscle tone, and slim physique. Diet and exercise can only restore so much of your pre-pregnancy body. The Mommy Makeover at Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, PC is designed to restore youthful contours!
If you are interested in learning more about any of the above or other services we offer, please reach out to us on social media and/or call us to schedule a consultation: 631-751-4400.
Liposuction is used to remove localized areas of fat from the body to help patients achieve a slim and balanced appearance. This procedure may be performed alone, or can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or tummy tuck, to achieve maximum results.
New technologies have improved the accuracy of this procedure for both patient and doctor, and allow patients to achieve their desired results through a much less invasive procedure. Liposuction is performed through a tumescent technique, and may also include the assistance of ultrasound imaging or laser energy.
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. Your doctor will make several tiny incisions and inject a local anesthetic into the area to help expand and firm the fat, making it easier to remove. The thin tube is then inserted through the incisions to suction out the fat. No stitches are needed after liposuction since the incisions are small enough to heal on their own.
In laser-assisted tumescent liposuction, a laser is used to liquefy the targeted fat before it is removed, allowing for an easier and less painful removal. The laser may also be used to tighten skin in the treated area after fat is removed. Similarly, ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses ultrasound energy to liquefy fat before it is removed for a smoother removal process.
After the liposuction procedure, patients may experience mild swelling, bruising and discomfort in the treated area. Compression garments or elastic bandages may be used to help reduce these symptoms while the area heals. Patients can return to work and other regular activities as soon as they feel comfortable, which is usually after a few days. Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for a few weeks.
If you are interested in learning more about how liposuction can help you achieve and maintain a youthful body and mind, please reach out to us on social media and/or call us to schedule a consultation: 631-751-4400.