Welcome to our winter newsletter! Although the weather outside is frightful, we hope you’ll warm up to the latest news and specials from our office.
What’s new with Dr. Enzer
Dr. Enzer’s office was recently selected as one of the four best filler practices in Rhode Island and Southern New England to trial Juvéderm Voluma™ XC, the new cheek volumizing filler from Allergan. As we grow older, our face loses volume in the cheeks, contributing to a gaunt and aged appearance. Juvéderm Voluma™ XC is a newly FDA-approved filler designed to add volume to the cheek area and restore a youthful curvature to the cheeks.
Dr. Enzer has completed the training for this new and exciting product, and our office is now offering it to patients. Click here for more information.
How to look younger without surgery
One of the tell-tale signs of facial aging is the loss of volume. Just like a balloon deflates over time, so do our faces, resulting in hollow temples, cheeks, and eyes. Restoring youthful fullness can be done with synthetic facial fillers, such as Restylane® or Juvéderm®, but are only temporary and need regular maintenance. For long-term improvement in facial volume, the natural solution can be found within your own body: fat cells
Fat transfer is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses your own fat cells to rejuvenate your appearance. Fat is removed from a tightly packed area (such as the thighs, abdomen, or buttocks) and is carefully re-injected using a special technique to ensure fat survival. Fat transfer is a popular alternative to synthetic facial fillers since the results are more permanent and more natural because it comes from your own body.
Using your own fat cells to restore youthful volume has many benefits. Because it is your own body’s fat, there is no chance for rejection and the skin feels normal and smooth after the procedure. Additionally, the high concentration of stem cells in the transferred fat works with your body to gradually restore a youthful appearance to your skin’s surface.
No surgery required
Aging gracefully doesn’t have to mean going under the knife. Fat transfer is minimally-invasive and is a more natural alternative to a surgical facelift. The procedure can be done with local anesthesia in our office or with sedation as a same-day outpatient procedure.
Fat transferred to the face can last for many years, which gives the procedure a degree of permanence that synthetic facial fillers cannot achieve without significant risks.
For more information on fat transfer, visit our website, and for before and after photos, click here.
Do you have facial scars? We can help.
The removal of facial scars, whether they are from acne, chicken pox, or other trauma, is a challenge for plastic surgeons and dermatologists alike. Every scar is different in size, shape, color, and depth, and thus requires personalized attention from an experienced professional.
Dr. Enzer’s extensive research on scar behavior led him to discover a revolutionary approach that targets scars from the inside out. We call this concept FaSuLa, which stands for fat transfer, subcision, and laser resurfacing. These three mainstay procedures, when combined together, produce extraordinary results for the patient.
For more information about scar revision surgery, visit our website. To see our success stories, click here.
Healthy winter skin tips
Winter weather is notorious for wreaking havoc on our skin. The natural dip in the air’s humidity combined with dry heat from heating systems leads to skin that looks weary and washed-out. Keep your skin glowing with these simple tips.
Switch your moisturizer.
Oftentimes the lotions we use during the spring and summer do not adequately protect our skin during the winter. Use a more emollient moisturizer during the winter months to lock in moisture. We love Epionce’s Medical Barrier Cream and Extreme Barrier Cream.
Use a humidifier.
Keep a humidifier in your work space or bedroom. Humidifiers replace moisture in the air during the dry winter months, and will help keep your skin supple and hydrated.
Dull, dry skin oftentimes benefits from regular exfoliation to slough off dead skin cells. We recommend a series of chemical peels every four to six weeks to give your skin a healthy glow.
Simplify your grooming routine with laser hair removal! Laser hair removal is a safe, effective, and a long-term way to control excess unwanted hair on the face or body. Treatments are quick and comfortable, and are performed by Diane, our registered nurse with over ten years of experience treating patients.
Laser hair removal works best for individuals with the combination of light skin and dark hair. For more information, call our office or visit our website.
Laser hair removal savings: buy one area, get a second area of equal or lesser price FREE!
Say goodbye to shaving, plucking, and waxing! Laser hair removal delivers permanent hair reduction safely, quickly, and efficiently. Book your laser hair removal appointment before March 31, 2014 and you’ll get two treatment areas for the price of one!
Offer valid for a series of six (6) treatment sessions. Deal expires two years after first treatment session. May not be combined with any other discount. New laser hair removal clients are required to have a consultation prior to treatment. Price subject to change should treatment areas change. No walk-in’s; offer valid by appointment only. Offer void in the event of no-show.
Stay warm this winter, and we’ll be back soon with more updates and specials from our office!
Yoash R. Enzer, MD, FACS
Enzer & Associates, PC