Atlantic Plastic Surgery Centerâ€™s Fall Open house was held Friday night, November 12th from 5 pm to 8pm.
Online PR News – 28-November-2010 – – Portsmouth, NH - Atlantic Plastic Surgery Centerâ€™s Fall Open house was held Friday night, November 12th from 5 pm to 8pm. Guests learned about the â€śnewest and bestâ€ť while watching numerous demonstrations, attending private consultations, listening to talks on popular topics and discovering solutions to their own skin care needs in private sessions with skin care specialists. Although the twice-yearly occasion is held as an informational experience, the event was highly entertaining and sociable.
Demonstrations by Dr. Mark Ballentyne on injectable fillers, with shoulder-to-shoulder attendance, showed how dermal fillers help restore facial volume where collagen has been lost over time, giving patients a more youthful appearance which lasts up to nine months.Restylane was shown to enhance the lips, fill skin depressions and hallows around the eye area. Radiesse exhibited correction of nasolabial folds, which run from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Dr. Ballentyne used Juvederm to smooth out crevasses between the eyebrows. Viewers commented that they were surprised by how dramatically fillers improved the patientâ€™s appearance.
Dr. Ballentyne demonstrated use of the Fraxel laser on a pre-arranged patient with acne scarring. A Fraxel laser representative explained how this a non-invasive treatment works and the range of skin problems it treats. Viewers were able to ask questions on the spot. The Fraxel laser produces fresher looking, smoother, tighter skin with improved tone and texture, and reduces wrinkles around the eyes.
Dr. Lawrence Gray spoke on â€śThe Aging Face and Neckâ€ť. â€śPatients are seeking a natural appearance with quick recovery. Surgery alone does not improve the quality of the skin. We use a comprehensive approach toward rejuvenating the face, including medical level skin care, Botox Cosmetic or Dysport, dermal fillers and/ or facial surgery, give patients a outstanding result with extremely little riskâ€ť, said Dr. Gray.
In another talk on â€śTruth and myths of Liposuctionâ€ť, Dr. Gray clarified the difference between traditional liposuction and other methods of fat removal, such as laser liposuction. â€śTo date, there have not been any quality studies showing an advantage with laser technology for fat removal. In fact, laser liposuction introduces the possibility of burning the skin and nerves. The worst results I have seen over the past year were on patients who had laser liposuction performed by non-plastic surgeonsâ€ť.
Dr. Gray conducted brief consultations on breast augmentation with saline and silicone implants, scarless breast reduction, liposuction, tummy tucks and facial enhancement surgery. Demonstrations were given on the Axis 3D Imaging System, which shows patients what they will look like after surgery. This surgical simulation tool, which first takes a 3D picture of the patientâ€™s body, next, allows the patient to select implant size, and then shows the patient how that implant size will look on their body. Dr. Grayâ€™s 3D imager, the only one in northern New England, can give patients far better information than they can get currently through discussion and simply looking at before and after pictures.
Obagi and all medical level skin care program were of high interest. Patients are looking for real improvement and want to spend their money carefully. Offers of significant discounts were made the night of the party to attendees. A 20% off discount is still available to everyone on all skin care products and treatments through 12/17/10. Many patients had free Visia Skin Analysis sessions, a digital skin analysis which uses a multi-spectral imaging system to identify problem areas of the patientâ€™s complexion, allowing for a customized skin treatment program that targets those areas.
Sclerotherapy, a leg vein treatment for unsightly, painful varicose and spider veins in the legs and ankles was demonstrated throughout the evening, using advanced lighting for magnification ensuring precision in treatment. For more information, contact Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center at 1-800-633-6860 or on line at http://www.atlanticplasticsurg.com
About Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center:
Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is the practice of New Hampshire plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence N. Gray, in practice here since 1985. He has earned a great deal of respect in both his local medical community and the national plastic surgical community through his many publications, technical skill and personal demeanor. Dr. Gray is nationally and internationally recognized as the inventor of the scarless breast reduction, a revolutionary procedure that eliminates scars associated with the older, traditional method of breast reduction. He has a large following of satisfied patients from across New Hampshire, the United States and a number of foreign countries, who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction.
Additionally, Dr. Gray is a core investigator for the Mentor and Silimed silicone breast implant studies. Dr. Gray received the significant honor of being the only investigator for the Silimed Corporationâ€™s Silicone study, which is pending FDA approval. Dr. Gray is expected to be the only source for adjustable silicone implants soon. Dr. Gray has taught at educational conferences for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and is the only member of the International Society of Plastic Surgeons from New Hampshire.