Aesthetics Specialist

Providence Plastic Surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery located in Charlotte, NC

Aesthetic medicine is an area of specialty that offers impressive improvements in appearance without the need for anesthesia or surgery. Under the direction of Dr. Andrew Gear, the team at Providence Plastic Surgery & Skin Center offers a wide range of aesthetic services to men and women in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you’d like to learn more about the latest aesthetics options and how they can help you reach your goals, schedule a consultation online or by phone.

Aesthetics Q & A

What is aesthetic medicine?

In the not-too-distant past, the only way to achieve significant improvements in your appearance was to pursue cosmetic surgery. Advancements in laser and other types of technology have created numerous aesthetic medicine treatments that can enhance your appearance without the need for incisions, anesthesia, or lengthy recovery times.

Some of the more popular aesthetic treatment options include:

  • Laser hair removal
  • Dermal fillers
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical peels
  • BotoxⓇ
  • Laser skin resurfacing

There are now many different ways to look your best through safe and effective nonsurgical treatments.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances often crafted from substances found naturally in the human body. Dr. Gear injects dermal fillers into areas of your face where additional fullness is desired.

Your skin loses a significant portion of collagen and elastin as you age. That leaves your skin to sag and pool into wrinkles and folds. Dermal fillers work to correct that lost volume, restoring a more youthful and well-rested appearance.

There are formulations designed for use in your cheeks, lips, forehead, and the areas between your eyebrows, from your nose to the corners of your mouth, and from the corners of your mouth to your chin.

What are the benefits of chemical peels?

Chemical peels are an exfoliation technique that removes the outer layers of your skin to reveal a layer of fresh new skin cells. Depending on the level of peel, numerous skin issues can be addressed, including:

  • Acne
  • Acne scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age or sun spots
  • Uneven texture
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Dull or dry skin

Chemical peels are a great way to achieve lasting improvements in your complexion.

How are lasers used in aesthetic applications?

Laser technology can deliver impressive results by delivering carefully controlled heat to the deeper layers of your skin. That heat creates micro-injuries, prompting your body’s natural healing response.

Laser treatments can break up areas of uneven pigmentation, eliminate spider veins, and improve the tone and texture of your skin. Best of all, laser therapy stimulates new collagen production, restoring a plumper and more youthful appearance.

To learn more about aesthetics treatments, book your visit today using the online tool or by phone.