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Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Hair Removal

For many women (and men), life can feel like a never-ending battle with unwanted body hair. Broken razors, nicks, and cuts are all part of daily life when you’re trying to beat back hair that sometimes seems like it grows faster than the Amazon rainforest. Fortunately, there is an easy and safe way to reduce unwanted hair and put a stop to the never-ending cycle of shaving, tweezing, and waxing. When performed in the safety and comfort of a plastic surgeon’s office, laser hair removal is one of the most gratifying nonsurgical beauty treatments you can get. Imagine no longer having to … Continue reading

Features & Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic

Today, BOTOX Cosmetic has become synonymous with looking young, feeling great, and helping smooth out lines and wrinkles on the face. It works so well that it’s currently the #1 non-invasive cosmetic treatment in the U.S. In this blog post, we’re going to look at what exactly BOTOX is and how well it performs. We will also review the features and benefits that have made BOTOX treatments so popular at our practice in Valparaiso and Schererville, Indiana, and throughout the country. What is BOTOX? BOTOX Cosmetic is a highly purified form of the botulinum toxin. When injected into muscles, it … Continue reading

What to Expect Before & After a Chemical Peel

Turning back the clock and regaining a youthful appearance are big reasons why non-invasive cosmetic treatments have become so popular over the years. While BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers provide effective facial rejuvenation, sometimes these treatments aren’t enough. As we age, our skin accumulates dead skin cells and other blemishes that can easily make us look older than we are. Many women (and men) undergo chemical peels in Indiana to make their skin look and feel young and healthy again. In this post, we’re going to look at chemical peels and what you should expect before and after this procedure. What … Continue reading

Is There a “Right Age” for a Facelift?

If you look in the mirror and see wrinkles, sags, jowling and a flat cheek area, and find yourself using your fingers to lift your facial skin to reveal a younger appearance, you’re likely the “right age” for a facelift because—in all reality—there is no “right age.” Can You Be “Too Young” for a Facelift? Some of my NW Indiana patients come to me in their mid-to-late 30s wondering if having a facelift at their age might create trouble later on. They worry that having an early facelift will mean repeated lifts every 10 years or so. Depending on the … Continue reading

Facelifts for Men—3 Things You Should Know

Today, the taboo surrounding male aesthetic enhancements is fading as increasing numbers of men take initiative with their appearance. As a plastic surgeon in Valparaiso, Indiana, I see many male patients who want to feel more confident, look younger, or meet some other aesthetic goal, and facelift surgery is one of the most common procedures men request. However, facelifts for men differ from facelifts for women. Let’s take a look at 3 important things men should know when considering a surgical facelift: 1. The Surgeon When it comes to achieving any cosmetic goal, choosing the best plastic surgeon for your … Continue reading

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    Julie's Breast Augmentation

    Julie's Breast Augmentation

    "I'm proud of what I did. I've never felt so good about myself in my life. It may sound funny, but I'm complete now. I have my two kids, my husband, and I'm healthy."

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    Dina's Tummy Tuck

    Dina's Tummy Tuck

    "I was in and out in a few hours. It seems funny to say this, but overall it was honestly a pleasant experience."

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