Plastic Surgeon Dr. Russell F. Sassani
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Why Not Visit a Med Spa in Fort Lauderdale for Mother’s Day?

If you are like thousands of women in Fort Lauderdale who are caring for kids and working at a full-time job, you know life can get stressful. Often, we don’t take time for ourselves because we get so involved up in our family’s needs. Mother’s Day is coming up in May and a gift certificate to a med spa in Fort Lauderdale would be the perfect way to show you care! We offer a variety of services we’re sure you or the Mother’s in your life are sure to enjoy. Two of our most popular services are anti-aging solutions and skin rejuvenation services. You can read more about them below!

Wrinkle – Free Living

Millions of women every day love the look that the wrinkle relaxer Dysport gives them. So much so that this series of painless injections administered with a fine needle can diminish frown lines, and treat common signs of aging such as the lines between the eyebrows and wrinkles at the edges of the eyes (crow’s feet). Best of all, it will leave you looking more refreshed and youthful.  At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, our medical aestheticians will make sure that your facial expression is natural looking and not overdone. Our ultimate goal is for women to look like themselves. First, we will determine the amount of Dysport needed to achieve your goals. Some may find that the procedure may sting a bit but generally there is very little pain involved. What’s great about Dysport is that there is really no downtime. You can go home that same day (and even return to work) with just an ice pack for slight bruising and redness. Rubbing or massaging the injection site should be avoided for a few days.

Bring Out Your Natural Glow!

The CO2 laser treatment, available now at Take Shape Plastic Surgery Med Spa in Fort Lauderdale, helps to even out and brighten skin tone, diminish fine lines and age spots, scarring, and much more. Why not gift yourself with a CO2 laser treatment? One of the most innovative laser techniques available today, the CO2 Laser, short for Carbon Dioxide Fractional Laser, brings out a more youthful glow.  Conventional laser treatments can be a bit off-putting because the weeks of downtime involved with healing is just too extensive for most busy working women and mothers to endure. But with the CO2 laser, in just one in-office session, and with very little downtime and recovery, you will see noticeable results. You will experience very little discomfort that most women liken to mild sunburn. 

Are you wondering about what other anti-aging treatments are available at our med spa in Fort Lauderdale? At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical anti-aging procedures perfect to refresh your look with very little downtime or commitment. Come by and visit one of our medical aestheticians at our med spa in Fort Lauderdale today find out how you can rejuvenate, renew, and recharge with one of their many popular treatments. We are committed to helping you create a more youthful you. Schedule your free consultation with us today at (954) 324-2339.

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Laser Season: Heating Up Skin Rejuvenation with the CO2 Laser

Summer may be over, but things are heating up in the world of beauty secrets and skin rejuvenation. At Take Shape Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, we are proud to say that we are always on the cutting edge of new and developing cosmetic and beauty treatments. We are thrilled to be able to share the CO2 Fractional Laser technology with our practice! If you didn’t know this already, laser skin resurfacing has become the gold standard in skin rejuvenation for improving tone, texture, and wrinkles of the skin. The most popular treatment areas include the full face, neck, and upper chest. If you’re looking for new and improved ways to have youthful, glowing skin this Fall, you’re at the right place!

At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we are committed to offering only the best in aesthetics, and that includes using state-of-the-art equipment for cosmetic procedures. One of the most popular items out there this season is the CO2 Laser. The CO2 Laser is short for the “Carbon Dioxide Fractional Laser.” The newest versions of CO2 Laser resurfacing machines use very short, pulsed light energy (also known as ultra-pulse), or continuous light beams that are delivered in a scanning-like pattern to remove thin layers of skin with minimal heat damage. CO2 Lasers are microscopically small but deeply penetrating and highly effective CO2 Laser “micro beams.” They rehabilitate scarred tissue and stimulate your body to produce substantial amounts of new, healthier collagen in the skin. Laser skin resurfacing with CO2 Lasers has proven to help reduce wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and blemishes, as well as to tighten skin and balance skin tone.

Laser Season at Take Shape Plastic Surgery

This may sound a bit funny, but Autumn is actually considered “laser season” in the world of cosmetic plastic surgery. Why? Because laser-treated skin is known to be hypersensitive to sun exposure for up to a year following some laser procedures. This is why many cosmetic surgeons recommend undergoing laser resurfacing like CO2 Lasers, during Fall or Winter months when those daytime hours are shorter, and you are probably spending more of your time indoors.

No matter what season you choose to have your CO2 Laser procedure done in, you will absolutely have to wear a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen daily and reapply as needed. This will not only help to keep your CO2 Laser results looking their best, it will also provide protection against skin cancer and continually help prevent additional, premature aging.

What Can You Expect from Co2 Skin Rejuvenation with Take Shape?

Although most laser treatments are generally considered non-surgical, they are not all downtime-free. Skin rejuvenation with laser resurfacing requires recovery time, which varies depending on the type of laser used as well as an individual’s health and healing rate.
The CO2 Laser is an in-office procedure. Resurfacing works by heating and ablating the top layer of your skin, exposing a fresh new layer of skin. The heat from the treatment will be stimulating collagen production over the next 6 to 12 months. This is not only going to be firming your skin, but it lightens dark spots, improves pore size, and helps to minimalize wrinkles. This CO2 Laser resurfacing requires at least a week of downtime with minimal to no sun exposure. During this week of downtime, you will be required to cover your skin in very thick ointment to speed up the healing process. It will take about a week for your skin to slough, unveiling new, beautiful skin. This doesn’t mean you have to hide out at home for weeks, but it does mean that your skin will be raw, red, and scab over as it is in the process of healing. You may not feel comfortable in certain social situations, and you will need to modify your activities to avoid situations where infection is possible (swimming, gym workouts, etc.). Our number one concern for our valued Take Shape patients is that they have a healthy, safe recovery for optimum beauty results!

If you are considering CO2 Laser treatments to improve your skin this Fall season, we encourage you to contact Take Shape Plastic Surgery today! At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, our double board-certified medical professionals are excited to help you achieve your gorgeous, youthful, glowing, and rejuvenated skin with our CO2 Lasers. The CO2 Laser at Take Shape Plastic Surgery will help you reach your end-of-the-year beauty goals and feel confident for many years to come!

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CO2 Laser: The New Anti-Aging Phenomenon

The early signs of aging often creep up unnoticed. You may not notice crow’s feet or smile lines forming until they’ve begun to stick around after the laughter ends. Sagging under eyes and wrinkled skin can age you prematurely, adding years to your appearance, no matter how youthful you feel. While genetics play a huge part in the way we age, they don’t have to dictate your destiny. If you are struggling with signs of aging, advances in cosmetic procedures can help to remove a few years from your face. CO2 laser at Take Shape Plastic Surgery is the latest in effective age-defying cosmetic treatments. Here’s what you need to know!

How Does CO2 Laser Help with Signs of Aging?

Often, the first signs of aging we notice are the ones that appear on our faces. Because your face is exposed to the sun, weather conditions, and air pollution, you may begin to see fine lines, sun spots, and other signs of aging earlier than one may expect. These minute signs of aging may be caused by the skin losing elasticity with age, which can be accelerated by extended exposure to the elements. Other factors that can lead to early signs of aging include:

  • Stress
  • Poor sleep patterns
  • High alcohol or caffeine intake
  • Dry skin
  • Poor diet
  • Occupational exposure to free radicals

If you are experiencing aging skin, CO2 laser at Take Shape Plastic Surgery can help to eliminate sun and liver spots, discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, and acne scarring. This procedure involves removing older layers of skin to expose the new, more youthful skin below. CO2 laser at Take Shape Plastic Surgery restores the youthful flush and glow to your face while also smoothing wrinkles, fine lines, and spots.

How Does CO2 Laser Work?

CO2 laser beams are a minimally invasive, outpatient cosmetic procedure. You will have a comprehensive consultation where our expert in cosmetic surgery and laser skin resurfacing, Dr. Russell F. Sassani, will review your areas of concern and explain the entire process to you. Then, our Surgical Coordinator at Take Shape Plastic Surgery will schedule your laser procedure at your convenience. The procedure can be conducted in as little as one hour, not including prep time.

Following treatment, your skin may take a few weeks to completely heal. During this time, it is important to follow any and all skin care instructions, including protecting your skin from sun exposure. You may experience skin sensitivity, so it is important to be mindful of what products you use during the recovery process.

At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to giving each client the best possible experience, no matter the procedure. Our skin care specialists take the time to understand your specific concerns and help guide you in making the best decision for you. If you are considering a CO2 laser, we can help you get the results you want while maintaining your safety and comfort. Contact us today for more information about your options.

Doctor Russell F. Sassani is an expert in cosmetic surgery of the face, plastic surgery of the breast, body contouring surgery, fat grafting with concentrated stem cells, and laser skin resurfacing.

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