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What Dermal Filler Goes Where?

Posted February 09, 2023 in Injectables/Fillers

Written by Amanda Olsen, PA-C Injector 2 Minute Read: Patients often ask why different fillers are chosen for different parts of the face.  While many patients are aware there are different brands of dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and RADIESSE®, very few patients are aware of what makes these fillers different. Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Many […]

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New Year, Younger You!

Posted January 27, 2023 in Skin Care

3 Minute Read: Happy New Year, readers! I’m back at it again with another blog post, and this time it’s all about SkinMedica’s TNS Advanced+ Serum. This is my #1 recommendation for all my patients, and I’m so excited to share it with you!  TNS Advanced+ Serum by SkinMedica The TNS Advanced+ Serum is the […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Plastic Surgery Process

Posted January 09, 2023 in Plastic Surgery

3 Minute Read: The plastic surgery process can often feel overwhelming. From the time you begin gathering information to surgery and recovery, it is normal to feel anxious, confused and unsure. To help, we’ve created a step-by-step guide to navigating the plastic surgery process! 1. Research When a patient begins their journey into plastic surgery, […]

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The Non-Surgical Facelift

Posted December 19, 2022 in Thread Lift

3 Minute Read: Written by Dr. Matthew Blanton Many of my patients have an interest in facial rejuvenation, but do not want to undergo surgery. In some cases, non-surgical options are better for a patient than surgical intervention. A patient’s age, previous surgery history, goals and expectations are all significant factors. My top non-invasive facial […]

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DiamondGlow – Not Your Typical Facial

Posted November 28, 2022 in Face, Facials

3 Minute Read: Happy November SIPS readers! I’m back at it again for another exciting and informative post about…DiamondGlow! I’m so glad you’re here, so get that coffee and curl up with a cozy blanket because it’s time to dive in!  What Is DiamondGlow? The DiamondGlow Facial is an advanced skin-resurfacing treatment. It combines three […]

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Botox vs. Xeomin vs. Dysport

Posted November 08, 2022 in Injectables/Fillers

Written by Amanda Olsen, PA-C Believe it or not, your skin starts to age once you hit your mid-20s to early 30s. Around this time you will notice fine lines and wrinkles beginning to form. While these wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process, anti-aging treatments like neurotoxins can help boost your self-confidence […]

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Peel Season Is Upon Us

Posted October 17, 2022 in CHEMICAL PEELS

Written by Candace Zumbach 5 Minute Read: Fall is finally here! The leaves are changing, mums are covering doorsteps and, yes, I’ve been drinking a pumpkin spice latte daily! My name is Candace Zumbach and I’m the medical aesthetician at Specialists In Plastic Surgery. Located in Raleigh, NC, we are finally experiencing the cooler temperatures […]

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Surgical Drains — The Real MVP?

Posted August 24, 2022 in Plastic Surgery Recovery

4 Minute Read: Picture this. You’re sitting with the doctor at your consultation appointment, feeling completely at ease and excited to move forward with your cosmetic procedure. Everything is lining up perfectly and nothing can get in the way of your excitement. As the doctor starts to discuss the recovery process, he utters those four […]

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Should You Lose Weight Before Your Breast Reduction

Posted July 06, 2022 in BREAST REDUCTION

3 Minute read: While our society tends to sensationalize big breasts, the reality is that naturally large breasts can be extremely burdensome to women.  Overly large breasts can result in many frustrating issues for women, including back and shoulder pain and irritation of the skin from the breasts rubbing against each other. Additionally, large breasts […]

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Get Prepared: Your Ultimate Guide to Tummy Tuck Recovery

Posted June 15, 2022 in TUMMY TUCK

4 Minute Read: All plastic surgery recoveries (whether it is body sculpting, breast enhancement, or facial rejuvenation) take time and require some changes to your normal day-to-day routines.  Of these plastic surgery options, tummy tuck surgery presents one of the longer recovery periods.  The reason for this is simple. Tummy tuck surgery is an invasive […]

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