Each month we perform many cosmetic surgery procedures here at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery & MedSpa. These include breast lifts, augmentations and reductions, face lifts, neck lifts, tummy tucks and mommy makeovers, liposuction, and a rapidly increasing number of hair transplants. We also offer and perform a wide variety of nonsurgical procedures that can enhance your overall appearance. This month I want to highlight four of our non-surgical treatment options.
Skin Rejuvination with the Fraxis PRO Laser
Fraxis PRO is a new, state-of-the-art technology that features a fractional CO2 laser and RF microneedling all in one platform. With a single treatment you can refresh, refine, and revive your skin…and successfully address sun damage, scars, acne, fine lines and wrinkles. During the 20-30 minute treatment, you typically feel slight tingling while the microsized needles gently penetrate the skin and deliver heat to stimulate collagen production. No dressings are required, there is no downtime after the treatment. Patients typically see significant improvements after one treatment, but 2-3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is recommended to achieve optimal results.
Fat Reduction with CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is the name of a product that was invented to safely freeze off stubborn fat from various areas of the body. This fat freezing method is also known as “cryolipolysis”. CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared procedure that requires no downtime, and is a good treatment option for both women and men alike. On the day of your procedure a highly trained practitioner will place one or more CoolSculpting pads on the target areas. The pads typically remain in place for around 30-45 minutes, during which time up to 20% of the fat cells in this targeted area will be destroyed. And once those fat cells are gone and eliminated by your body, they are gone for good!
Cellulite Reduction with QWO
QWO is an exciting new, non-surgical treatment plan for cellulite in women. There are typically three things that cause cellulite’s distinct dimples: over time, your skin thins, fat cells enlarge and push against the skin, and the fibrous bands under the skin’s surface thicken and cause tension. QWO is made from enzymes called collagenases. When injected, these enzymes target and break down the fibrous bands under the skin. Once the tension in the bands is released, fat cells are redistributed to help smooth out surface dimples. It is only FDA-approved injectable for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite, and we were one of the first practices in the Bay Area to offer this exciting new treatment.
Non-Surgical Hair Restoration
As an extension to our cosmetic surgery practice, we now have a dedicated Blackhawk Hair Restoration Center that specializes offering both men and women a variety of surgical and nonsurgical treatment options depending on what stage and type of hair loss they are experiencing. One very popular offering is our no-cost, no-obligation consultation and high-definition diagnostic hair analysis. We have also developed a unique Blackhawk HairMAXX protocol (medical microneedling) and a platelet-rich plasma hair growth therapy (PRP) that has helped many of our patients achieve their hair restoration goals without the need for hair transplant surgery.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these or other procedures, please call us at 925-736-5757 to schedule a free consultation. And from all of us here at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery & MedSpa, HAPPY NEW YEAR! We look forward to hearing from you… and potentially helping sculpt a new you!
By Dr. Stephen J. Ronan, MD FACS, Blackhawk Plastic Surgery and MedSpa