Healthy Habits – Healthy Life

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The majority of us begin health conscience behaviors when we are faced with a health concern that sparks an interest in correcting what is wrong. What if we started some healthy habits now to prevent things from going wrong? Not on the radar, huh? Well, how about beginning to tweak the little annoyances, like early morning back pain or anxiety about the day ahead by starting habits such as – 10 minutes of bed stretches while listening to a 10 minute morning meditation at the same time. If you could do that every day for 30 days do you think you’d begin to look and feel better about your day? The answer is YES!

 

 

Of course it is important to look and feel our best on the outside which is why we don’t mind taking the time to do our hair and make-up, accessorize and spend long periods of time picking out the perfect outfit. I’m just trying to stress the importance of paying just as much attention to what is going on within, because remember folks, whatever is happening on the inside has a direct result on what shows on the outside. 

So pick a day to begin, maybe a Monday or the first day of the month and start your first healthy habit. After 30 days add another one or two if you feel so inclined.  Have fun with it. Healthy + Fun = Happy 🙂

I’m excited for you and your new Healthy Habit Adventure!

Julie Casey-Fortier LE
Charles J. Gaudet, MD, FACS
Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
330 Borthwick Avenue, Suite 206
Portsmouth, NH   03801
W:  603-431-5488
F:   603-369-4623
www.DrGaudet.com
Julie@DrGaudet.com

 

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Your Facial Features May or May Not Help “The Anti-Aging Process”

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The years are flying by quickly, and although we should embrace our next birthday, do we have any options about the changes we see and the hereditary path that is laid out before us? There are many tell tale signs of aging!  Some changes you may accept gladly and others you’d like to reconsider, postpone or eliminate all together.   Here are some areas to look at in the aging process and helpful tips that may lead to a happy face looking back at you in the mirror.

 

Be mindful of your SKIN:
Sun damage, redness, sun spots, large pores, dull appearance, rough texture, blood vessels, uneven pigmentation, unwanted hair, blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles. All the above are areas that can be addressed by a good Esthetician, (Julie Fortier – our own medically trained Esthetician).  In-Office chemical peels, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photo facial treatments, IPL spot and vein treatments, IPL hair removal, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, facials and combination treatments offer wonderful results and address the skin and aging process. 

Your EYES tell a story:
Excess skin of the upper and lower eyelids, folds of skin drooping at the corners, puffy fat pads, dark circles, can all be addressed by cosmetic surgeon, Dr Charles J.Gaudet, in his beautiful Portsmouth, NH location.  Blepharoplasty/eyelid surgery can be done in the office and within 1 – 2 hours the problems that bothered you for years can be cleared from your view.

Behold the FACE:
Cheeks begin to droop, folds around the mouth, unwanted smile lines and loose jowls begin to appear and never go away.  Your neck gets full, crepe, saggy, loss of definition to your neck and jowl line. Even your lips start to thin with age.  When you start noticing these changes, you may want to start looking for options.  Is this something I have to accept or is this something I can improve?  Every girl needs a good plastic surgeon.  A board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery….may I introduce you to Dr Charles J. Gaudet.  Voted “The Best Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon” 2017 by NH Magazine and “Best Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon 2017”  by Castle Connolly Top Doctors.  Dr Gaudet has made hundreds of women (and men) happy by perfecting  the In-Office Mini-Facelift.  This procedure addresses the cheeks, jowls and neck.  It has little down-time and is the best recourse to an aging face.  Dr Gaudet also does injectable wrinkle fillers and wrinkle reducers like Botox to reduce those unwanted lines and wrinkles. Injectables can be done in the office and have wonderful results.

There are many options available but only one beautiful you!  Make a difference in your lifestyle, your look, your overall well being and attitude.  Attaining beautiful, natural  results is the trademark of Dr Gaudet’s success.  You too can benefit from a consultation either with Julie, our medically trained Esthetician or with “The Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in NH, Dr Charles J. Gaudet!

Call us to find out what beautiful options are available …..603-431-5488

Nancy
Office Manager
Charles J. Gaudet, MD, FACS
Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
330 Borthwick Avenue, Suite 206
Portsmouth, NH   03801
W:  603-431-5488
F:   603-369-4623
www.DrGaudet.com
Nancy@DrGaudet.com

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Everyone from the receptionist, nurse and doctor were professional

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Everyone from the receptionist, nurse and doctor were professional.  They explained the procedure well without a “sales” pitch.  I LOVE the results!
~ Ipswich, MA

 

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I had a great experience.

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I had a great experience.  Office staff is super friendly and helpful.  Dr. Gaudet did an amazing job and his friendly and understanding personality are awesome.  I’m so glad I found him.
~ Alfred, ME

 

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Help for Upper and Lower Lip Lines

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An area that I discuss and treat frequently is the area around the mouth. Once we hit 25, our skin starts to thin. As this occurs, the circular lip muscle pulls in on this skin causing the vertical lines. These lines can be treated by injecting with one of several products  which can markedly improve their appearance, and in many cases, eliminate them. The currently available injectable products are hyaluronic acids, a natural component of our bodies. The treatment usually takes less than 30 minutes, with little or no discomfort, or down time afterwards (you may have some temporary swelling or bruising at the injection site)  and the results are natural appearing and long lasting.

Please feel free to speak with us for more information 603.431.5488

 

 

Charles J. Gaudet, M.D., FACS
Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
603.431.5488
www.DrGaudet.com
Info@DrGaudet.com

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Liposuction

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We are born with a certain number of fat cells distributed throughout our body. As we age, the number of fat cells stays the same, but the amount stored in each fat cell varies. That explains why sometimes we have a tendency to add fullness in some places and not in others. The particular tendency to store fat in one area but not another is inherited from our parents. Liposuction is an option for many people to address these sites, to help define contours, or improve your jaw line or waistline. It is also helpful in the chest and abdominal areas, flanks, thighs, arms and legs. Over the last 25 years, Liposuction has become one of the most requested plastic surgery procedure available. We have inherited a certain gene make-up, but if it bothers you, you don’t have to live with it….you can change it!

The Consultation:

We begin with a thorough medical history and physical examination to find out if you are a good candidate for Liposuction. We will then discuss the procedure, technique, operating time and recovery. It’s also nice to review before and after photos of patients who ‘had’ the same concerns you have.

The Procedure:

We start by marking the areas of your concern with a magic marking pen. The skin is then cleansed. Tiny incisions are made near the area involved. Fluid is then placed in the surgical area to fluff the fatty tissues, and insure your comfort with numbing solution. A surgical cannular is placed in the surgical site and fatty tissue is removed. This flattens the area and improves the contour.

Recovery:

After Liposuction, a compression garment is used to help the area heal by applying a gentle uniform pressure to the surgical site. You may take a shower within 24 hours to help you feel better. The exact healing time will vary from person to person, and can best be answered on an individual basis. There are a few tricks to healing quicker that we will share with you. If you follow our instructions, you can typically return to work in a few days. Some burning and swelling may persist for 1 – 3 weeks.

Qualifications:

In the right hands, this is a simple, safe, office procedure. Fatty areas of fullness that have been bothering you for years can be changed in just a couple of hours. Always seek out a board certified Plastic Surgeon ensuring special training and certification. Also, members of The Aesthetic Society are board certified Plastic Surgeons who have done over one hundred cosmetic surgical cases. Dr Charles Gaudet has taken the time, thru advanced training and education, to obtain these qualifications and high standards. Now it’s safe and possible to get the desired look you want. Call 603-431-5488 for a consultation and start looking your best today.

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Coffee Break by Jenn ………… “Get Ready for Summer”

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I know I’m not alone when I say I’m ready for summer. My favorite season comes along with some prep to take my dry winter skin with new lines and wrinkles to a look that is summer ready.

Living in New England the winter takes quite a toll on the overall appearance of our skin. Luckily here at Dr Gaudet’s office we have everything you need to get ready for that special summer event.

Every year I have my pre-summer prep list and it starts with seeing our aesthetician Julie. My dry and dull winter skin could really use a pick me up and for that I like a classic facial with microdermabrasion followed by a hydrating collagen mask. Next up are injections with Dr Gaudet. Addressing the fine lines of the upper lip and adding just a bit of fullness with Juvederm Ultra Plus gives a more youthful appearance to the mouth area. Botox injected into the number 11’s, crow’s feet and forehead soften lines. Lastly Juvederm Voluma added to the cheeks to give the face a slight uplift and brings back natural looking contour.

I like to keep my skin looking great all summer long so I’m sure to cleanse my skin morning and night with ZO cleanser followed by Elta MD UV Clear tinted sunscreen for a healthy glow.

I really like to look and feel my best in the summer. It’s a short season with lots of social gatherings so why not treat yourself to a Pre Summer Prep.

Jennifer Gibbs
Patient Care Coordinator
Jennifer@DrGaudet.com
Dr Charles Gaudet
Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
330 Borthwick Avenue
Suite 206
Portsmouth, NH 03801
ph: 603-431-5488
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No matter the age, gender, race or ethnicity, consenting adults are doing it…and loving it!

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Age defying non-surgical options for 21 ~ 65+

“Botox and wrinkle fillers” have been around forever, are being used more than ever, and are here to stay.  Millions of dollars are spent each year on non-invasive procedures that require little-to-no down time with big beautiful results. It’s not just something you talk about anymore.  It’s happening on a global scale and each year the industry, market and users grow exponentially. It’s all about the face. You want to look your best, and no matter what age, you want to soften or slow down the signs of aging.   If it’s an option, we want to know about it and try it.  Products like Botox, Dysport, Juvederm Voluma, Ultra Plus, Volbella, Vollure, Radiesse and Belotero have made a lot of people very happy.   To eliminate frown lines between the eyebrows that get deeper and deeper, forehead wrinkles that increase with each passing year, crows feet that use to be barely noticeable aging your beautiful eyes, upper and lower lip wrinkles that really age your expressive lips, smile lines that aren’t cute anymore, and the list goes on and on. 

Most people in the know are fully aware of the benefits of these products and use them because they work.  If you’re reading this and saying to yourself…what is this all about.. give us a call at 603-431-5488. 
We will be happy to help you thru the maze of beautiful choices.  It’s nice to have options!

Best wishes,
Nancy
Office Manager
Charles J. Gaudet, MD, FACS
Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
330 Borthwick Avenue, Suite 206
Portsmouth, NH   03801
Nancy@DrGaudet.com
603-431-5488

 

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CARE-FREE and HAIR-FREE

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We’re all looking forward to wearing our skirts, capris’ and sleeveless shirts again.  What we’re not looking forward to is shaving every day and dealing with razor bumps and unachievable stubble-free skin.  Yes, if you’ve been shaving for years you know exactly what I’m talking about.  No matter how fancy or expensive your razor is you just can’t get smooth, hairless skin or if you’re like me and have sensitive skin shaving can leave red, irritated sometimes painful razor bumps. There are several ways to achieve smooth, hair-free skin for more than just a couple of days.  Some techniques are short-term while others are permanent.  If you’ve ever wondered what would work best for you take a look at the following options and determine what would be most beneficial.

IPL  PERMANENT  HAIR  REMOVAL and  LASER  HAIR  REMOVAL
-These are light based technologies that target and destroy hair cells without harming surrounding skin.
-Generally will require between 5-12 treatments.
-Works best on darker hair
-Permanent method of hair removal for most skin types
-Will not target extremely light, gray or white hair
-Treatments are 4 weeks apart
-Treatments are quick and clean to already shaven skin
-Minimal discomfort

WAXING  /  DEPILATORY  SERVICES
When deciding if you want to start waxing unwanted hair it’s good to have the following information:
-There are 2 types of waxes – Hard wax (for sensitive areas and sensitive skin) and Strip or Soft wax (for stubborn hair and larger areas such as backs or legs)
-Expect your hair to grow back within 4 weeks
-Hair growth should be at least ¼ inch in length before waxing
-After many consistent waxing treatments to the same area, hair may begin to grow finer and more sparse.
-Minimal to Moderate discomfort

ELECTROLYSIS
-An electrologist uses a disposable, sterile needle to deliver a small amount of electrical current to destroy each individual hair follicle.
-Permanent method of hair removal for all skin types and hair colors
-Electrolysis requires a series of treatments. The number of treatments varies by client and is dependent on factors such as hair growth cycle, density and coarseness of the hair -Treatments are extensive
-Moderate discomfort

At Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care we have been servicing clients for many years with the latest technologies in IPL Permanent Hair Removal. Schedule your complimentary consultation today to learn more about your options and what is best for you. Regardless of your hair removal preference, it’s time to have some fun in the sun.

Happy Spring Everyone!

Julie Fortier
Licensed Esthetician
Charles J. Gaudet, MD, FACS
Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
330 Borthwick Avenue, Suite 206
Portsmouth, NH   03801
W:  603-431-5488
F:   603-369-4623
www.DrGaudet.com
Julie@DrGaudet.com
 

 

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How to Look Younger Every Day

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These steps for looking younger are a wonderful way to start, and a good way to refresh your look and maintain healthy skin.  If you would like help with your skin care program, consider scheduling a consultation with our Esthetician, Julie.  If you would like to know what the next step is in non-surgical or surgical facial rejuvenation, consider scheduling a consultation with Charles J. Gaudet, MD, Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon at Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care.  Please visit us at our beautiful office located in Portsmouth, NH.  Dr. Gaudet and Julie will consult with you to determine the best cosmetic procedure or service that will unleash your youthful glow and enhance your natural vitality and appearance. 

When it comes to looking younger, there is no denying that we are all interested in looking and feeling our best.  We want to look natural and refreshed.  Cosmetic plastic surgery is the gold standard in achieving superior results.  When you look in the mirror and want to address some to the changes you see, there are a number of options, techniques, procedures, services and products you can use to improve upon your natural beauty.  Whether you want to look your best for a special occasion or address some of the daily changes “Father Time” has gifted you, we have some tips to help you thru the maze of products, services and procedures available.

Radiant Skin

Your skin will be one of the first things to show signs of aging.  Crows feet, wrinkles and fine lines are tell-tale signs of the aging process.  Fortunately there are a number of things you can do to promote a youthful look.  To begin, you will want to establish a routine of cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and exfoliating.  Be sure to choose a system of products that has been personalized to your skin type.  We recommend Dr. Zein Obagi’s “ZO” Skin Health Products.  We also carry NeoStrata and Elta MD products to compliment our ZO skin care products.   Our Esthetician can adapt a program to your skin type and needs.

Beautiful Eyes

If your eyes are the window to your soul, you don’t want them to communicate that you are in desperate need of a nap.  To combat dark circles, consider using an excellent eye cream that lightens up the skin.  You may also benefit from tear trough injectable fillers to diminish dark circles.   Your sleeping habits may play into pre-mature aging.  Sleeping on your face increases unwanted wrinkles and crows feet.  Try to break your old habits and incorporate better sleep positions into your routine.  If you have inherited puffy upper and or lower eyelids, droopy skin and can barely see your upper eyelids, the next step to a youthful appearance would be Eyelid Surgery.  This is a simple office procedure that lasts for years and has excellent results which delivers a refreshed and natural youthful appearance.  A surgical consult is required to see if you would be a good candidate for this procedure.

Fabulous Face

Of course you will want to ensure that your face is looking as young as you feel.  That is why you should supplement your daily skin care program with regular facial treatments that exfoliate away dead skin, hydrate your skin an enhance your overall complexion.  Options include facials, hydrating infusion treatments, microdermabrasion, facial peels, spot treatments, skin brightening and skin tightening procedures, either performed alone or in combinations, depending on your skin’s needs and your desired outcome.  Once you start seeing wrinkle lines and overall changes to your face and neck, products such as Botox, Voluma, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Kybella, Radiesse Plus, and Belotero, can be used to fill in unwanted areas and reduce wrinkles lines around your forehead, crows feet, nose, cheeks, mouth, lips and chin areas.  Some of these injectables can also add lost volume to enhance your cheekbones and lips, reduce fat along the neck and rejuvenate your overall appearance.  Mini-Facelifts are the best and longest lasting option for treating facial rejuvenation, jowls, saggy skin of the face and neck, and so much more.  A Mini-facelift  can usually be performed in the office and it has excellent results.  A consultation is recommended to see if you are a good candidate for any of the options listed here. 

The First Step…..(603) 431-5488

If you have never had a facial skin care consultation, please let me invite you to our office for a complimentary facial skin care consultation with our Esthetician Julie.  Please mention this blog article and we will wave the initial consultation fee.  Now it is just a matter of investing some of your personal time to gain some insightful, professional, personalized information that will be very beneficial.   In exchange, we will be happy to invest our time in the first step to address a happier and more beautiful you.

Best wishes,
Nancy
Office Manager
Charles J. Gaudet, MD, FACS
Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
330 Borthwick Avenue, Suite 206
Portsmouth, NH   03801
Nancy@DrGaudet.com
603-431-5488

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Treat Your Skin to the Gift of Clarification…by Julie Fortier

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Does your skin look this good?  On the seacoast of New Hampshire and throughout New England, we strive to have healthy skin in all seasons. At Dr. Charles Gaudet’s office in Portsmouth, NH we realize that New Englanders are known for their healthy rosy wind blown cheeks and radiant snow skin glow.  The gift of clear skin is important to achieve in order to maintain that clear healthy skin complexion.

ZO Skin Health Has Two Non-retinol and Non-Hydroquinone Solutions to Address Hyperpigmentation 
ZO® Medical C-Bright 10% Vitamin C Serum and ZO® Medical Brightalive Non-Retinol Skin Brightener

ZO Skin Health has two products developed by Zein Obagi, MD, after years of research with powerful active ingredients to deliver improved skin benefits, encourage optimal skin health and deliver a brighter skin tone and smoother texture – C-Bright 10% Vitamin C Serum and Brightalive Non-Retinol Skin Brightener. “C-Bright 10% Vitamin C Serum delivers exfoliating and brightening benefits while inhibiting the formation of new pigmentation, while Brightalive – Non Retinol Brightener is the perfect prescription for patients who want to treat their hyperpigmentation without using hydroquinone or retinol.  The result is a more even brighter skin tone,” said James Headley (former CEO of ZO Skin Health). Both products are part of the ZO® Medical line which includes therapeutic skin health solutions.  Each helps patients achieve and optimize in-office results from the comfort of home.

ZO® Medical products are exclusively available through medical practices only.  At Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care, we are happy to assist you with all your skin care questions and concerns and most definitely can lead you in the right direction toward the most appropriate skin health solutions. 603-431-5488

Julie Fortier/Lic.Esthetician
Charles J. Gaudet, MD, FACS
Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
330 Borthwick Avenue, Suite 206
Portsmouth, NH   03801
W:  603-431-5488
F:   603-369-4623
www.DrGaudet.com
Julie@DrGaudet.com

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Review The Review….by Jenn

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The majority of people won’t go to see a movie or visit a new restaurant unless they have read online reviews first. Life is so busy that for someone to take the time to write a review it’s worth the read. It isn’t just about the quality of the movie or the food at the restaurant, it’s about the overall experience. Was the ticket attendant at the movie theater knowledgeable about the movie and was the usher friendly and helpful?  Was the hostess at the restaurant warm with the greeting and was the wait staff attentive and make menu recommendations?  

All of these things make for the overall experience.

Why should choosing a plastic surgeon be any different?  After looking at the surgeon’s credentials including making sure that they are Board Certified read the patient reviews. What did they say about their overall satisfaction with the surgery?  How were they treated by the staff from the moment they made the first contact with the office to the final post op appointment? Were they guided along the way to help them make the best surgical choice(s)?

Plastic Surgery is a big decision and one that many of our patients tell us they had thought about for a very long time. We encourage all of our patients to go to our website www.drgaudet.com. Read what our patients are saying about Dr Gaudet and the staff here at Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care, you might just read a review that speaks personally to you.

Jennifer Gibbs
Patient Care Coordinator
Jennifer@DrGaudet.com
Dr Charles Gaudet
Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
330 Borthwick Avenue, Suite 206
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Work: 603-431-5488
Fax: 603-369-4623

 

 

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To B or not to B……by Nancy

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https://www.botoxcosmetic.com/FAQ/what-is-it

 
Approximately 10.9 million vials of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been sold in the United States since 2002, and millions of people have already made BOTOX® Cosmetic a part of what they do for themselves.
Today, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.
Data collected through June 2014….Allergan

Best wishes for a happy healthy you!
Nancy
Office Manager
Nancy@DrGaudet.com
603-431-5488

 

 

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Remove the Signs of Summer Sun

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Summer is over but the signs of summer are still with us.  Our tans are fading revealing brown spots, age spots, and a few more lines and wrinkles we never noticed before thanks to another wonderful sunny summer season.  The aging process continues as the seasons advance, but there are options to retaining glowing skin and keeping your skin in the best condition, not the best condition for YOUR age, but the best condition and healthy look YOU expect and want to maintain at any age.

To maintain we must have a good maintenance program.  There are lots of things available but I would like to emphasize the importance of an in-office chemical peel.  This treatment improves the skin’s ability to repair and renew for softer skin and a more even skin tone.  It eliminates some spots, minimizes pores and helps the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  I just had a ZO 3-Step Peel by our Esthetician Julie and I really love the results. I like to do a 3-Step Peel at the beginning of the winter once my tan fades.  It has a healing time of 5-7 days when you cannot wear makeup or exercise, NO sun and you look like you’ve had something done, so you may want to cancel your social plans.  After the peel your skin looks refreshed, some spots are gone, your skin is baby soft and you want more! peel There is only so much one peel can do, so the good news is, you can repeat this a few times a year.  Now I’m going to follow my peel with  IPL Skin Rejuvenation.  This should get rid of the remaining spots, target a few facial veins and leave my skin clear and clean.  The combination Peel and IPL looks fantastic!

The winter months are a wonderful time to target facial rejuvenation and there are lots of options.   Julie is wonderful at explaining all the options and getting great results.  Contact our office for a no obligation skin care consult with Julie, she’ll take very good care of you! 603-431-5488

Best wishes for a happy healthy you!

Nancy
Office Manager
Nancy@DrGaudet.com
603-431-5488

 

 

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My Favorite Skin Care Products

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jen-gibbsWorking in Portsmouth, NH for Dr. Charles Gaudet, I have access to all of the top of the line skin care products. I used to be pretty naïve about how to properly take care of my skin. What I didn’t realize is that I was doing my skin a great disservice by not researching good skin care.

I was in the mindset that treating my skin with “lotions and potions” was going to take a lot of time in the morning and be very expensive and not really see much of a difference. How much better could Physician grade products be? I was shocked at the difference in my skin over a thirty day period. Not only did I look less tired I noticed my skin had a healthy glow that I hadn’t seen since my teens. The products that I use are not any more expensive than what I was using before because I don’t need to buy them as often (a little goes a long way) and it doesn’t take additional time in the morning (no more than putting on eyeliner).

I want to share my personal favorites:

UV Clear by Elta MD: This sunscreen doesn’t disappoint. elta-md-uv-clear-nab-photo
Protecting your face with sunscreen is tricky so that you can still apply makeup or simply enjoy outdoor activities. This is the BEST product I have found. Its weightless protection with sheer coverage and it quickly absorbs so you don’t have that shiny look. I can apply my powder over it without waiting for it to dry like most other sunscreens. My favorite thing about this product though is the acne control. Since using this product my acne breakouts are few and far between where they used to be frequently. Less acne flare ups has boosted my self-esteem.

 

Bionic Eye Cream by Neostrata: I suffer from hereditary dark inner eye circles and was just about to give up when I found this gem. Not only does it diminish the darkness it lessens the appearance of crow’s feet.

 

ZO productsBrightenex by ZO: After spending a good deal of time at the beach on our beautiful NH Seacoast I’m often left with freckles. After using this product for a few weeks my freckles are much lighter and after six to eight weeks of use they are almost gone. My skin also looks brighter and has a more even texture.

 

 

The best way to find out what your skin needs is to call 603-431-5488 and make an appointment for a consultation with our Esthetician Julie Fortier and treat yourself to a facial as well.

 

Jennifer Gibbs
Patient Care Coordinator
Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
Jennifer@DrGaudet.com

 

 

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Healthy Skin is Happy Skin

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healthy-happy-skin-julies-blog-article-10-24-2016I truly love the profession of Esthetics!
I have been in this industry for 15 years and never get bored of all there is to know and share about skincare, wellness and overall skin health.  Yes, all three are intertwined.  This profession isn’t just about beauty, it’s about looking and feeling your best through proper skincare and prevention as well.  There are many factors that come into play when assessing a client’s skin such as: nutrition, sleep habits and sun exposure to name a few.

My favorite saying “we are what we eat.”  With the skin being the largest organ of the body, we need to realize that what we eat can have a direct result on the appearance of our skin.  When we are not sleeping properly, or are experiencing high levels of stress, fatigue can reap havoc on our circulation which can cause imbalances to our skin such as acne.  Last, but not least, sun exposure without protection does not only age our skin at a rapid rate, it also can cause preventative skin cancers.

It’s important to have all areas addressed when visiting your local skincare professional to get the maximum benefits of your treatment.  My absolute favorite treatments are when I can target my client’s skin conditions while pampering him/her with massage and ambiance.  Relaxing them to decrease stress by combining spa wellness with clinical skincare, if possible.  Working in a doctor’s office can feel very clinical, which isn’t always relaxing, so giving my clients a “Spa” experience in a clinical setting is often a pleasant surprise!

Julie Fortier
Licensed Esthetician
Julie@DrGaudet.com

 

 

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New Wrinkle Fillers Help You Look As Young As You Feel

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Juvederm Voluma When it comes to looking younger, there’s no denying that many of us on the Seacoast NH area are willing to invest in our appearance.  From face creams, make-up and hair color, to facial treatments and cosmetic surgery, we are all looking for ways to make ourselves look young and refreshed again.  Thank you for visiting Dr Gaudet Plastic Surgery, Portsmouth NH website!  We will try to help you sort out the right approach for you.

Cosmetic surgery can have superior results, but until you’re ready, there are a number of techniques you can use to look your best on a daily basis, for a special event or for any occasion. And of course, once you’ve had cosmetic surgery, such as a Mini-Facelift, you can enhance and maintain your surgery results by adding wrinkle fillers and IPL Skin Tightening Treatments to keep the look your looking for.  Wrinkle Fillers are products which can minimize and plump facial wrinkles.  They instantly add volume lost to aging cheeks, lips and facial lines.  They create contour and help define the apples of your cheeks, they add a subtle lift and fill in facial wrinkles.  The results are very natural looking.  These products are not permanent and will last a varied amount of time depending on which product is used and how long your body retains them.  New enhanced products such as Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Ultra Plus can be used to lift, contour and fill different areas of the face to rejuvenate your overall appearance.  These wrinkle fillers are done in the office with little to no down time, and have an instant result.

You can obtain more information by coming into the office for a consultation.  Once you meet Dr Gaudet and discuss the areas you would like to see improved, he will go over your options and make recommendations specific to your needs.  Dr Gaudet is a board certified plastic surgeon and specializes in cosmetic surgery.  Dr Gaudet does the facial injections because he knows how important it is to give you the best results possible.  Your consultation is whatever you want it to be.  Some men and women want to come in and have the treatment when they have the consultation.  Some people like to come in and talk first. They like to find out all they can about the injections and then come back another day for the treatment.  We are here to help you and we want to give you all the information you need to make the right decision for you.
Call us….

603-431-5488

Its a wonderful way to look as young as you feel.
Best wishes for a happy & beautiful YOU!
Nancy, Office Manager
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TEEN TALK…..by Julie Fortier, Esthetician

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As the mother of a teenage boy and being surrounded by teenage girls (10 nieces and daughters of friends) I feel there is, much more than ever, a stigma for these young ladies to achieve perfection in their appearance.  Now don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to know that generation Y has figured out that the 80’s hair styles are not as attractive as we once thought and neon doesn’t look great on everyone, however it’s important for us to teach our children (boys included) that judging a person by their initial attractiveness will sell them short in life.  We are all different and attractive in our own individual ways, holding a level of beauty that generally is not something you can always see at first.  Your teen should be having fun, focusing on school, sports, hobbies and friends.  They shouldn’t be worried about whether their nose is too big or their lips are not full enough.  With YouTube, Instagram and Facebook videos and selfies at an all-time high, it’s vital to continuously assure our teens they are wonderful just the way they are.  You may not think they are listening, but trust me………they are.

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Julie Fortier/Licensed Esthetician
Charles J. Gaudet, MD, FACS
Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
330 Borthwick Avenue, Suite 206
Portsmouth, NH   03801
W:  603-431-5488
F:   603-369-4623
www.DrGaudet.com
Julie@DrGaudet.com

 

 

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Congratulations on Winning the Castle Connolly Top Doctor™ Award

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Top Doc 2016 Castle ConnollyEach year, Castle Connolly receives nearly 100,000 nominations via this process. Top Doctors are among the top 10-15% of physicians within their geographical region, as identified by Castle Connolly’s annual nationwide nomination survey, and are physician leaders within their communities and metropolitan areas.

Congratulations Dr Charles J. Gaudet on your tremendous achievement and on being honored as a Top Doctor! Your distinction as a Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor puts a well-deserved spotlight on your remarkable career!
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The Facts About Skin Rejuvenation Through Corrective Wounding Method…by Julie

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treatment-areasHave you ever wondered why an individual would subject themselves to such treatments as Laser Skin Resurfacing, Microneedling, or Deep Dermal Peels that cause wounds to the skin resulting in several days of downtime?
The answer is “Corrective Wounding Method”.  The basic concept of corrective wounding is that in varying manners, they all wound the epidermal and/or dermal layer of the skin triggering a healing response that results in better looking skin.  The success of this technique is highly dependent on the body’s own ability to effectively heal the wound.  The body’s natural response to injury and stress is to revitalize the damaged area generally making it better and stronger than prior to the injury/stress. (Eric M. Kromps, skinBeautica, LLC)

There are a number of cosmetic procedures that promotes corrective healing:

Laser Treatments (Co2 or Fractional) – Energy based, laser technologies, using heat to destroy skin tissue being treated.  Such treatments could cause 7-14 days of downtime to allow the skin to heal.  The intention of this treatment is to promote collagen production, diminish the appearance of fine to moderate lines and improve overall skin tone and appearance.

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Intense Pulsed Light– Similar to laser devices with the exception that they use noncoherent, polychromatic light selectively destroying skin tissue. (Eric M. Kromps)  Specifically targeting pigmented and vascular areas on the face, neck and chest.  Often there is no downtime with this treatment however if the patient is experiencing a significant amount of pigmented tissue or highly visible vessels, darkening of the pigment and bruising could occur for up to 3-10 days following treatment.

Radio Frequency Devices – Electrical current generating heat into the skin tissue promoting collage production, skin tightening and in some cases melting fat cells.  When instructions for post treatment are followed correctly there typically is no downtime, however, minimal soreness to the treated area could linger approximately 3-7 days following treatment.

Chemical PeelsChemical Peel – This is a skin rejuvenation method that induces a chemical burn on the outer layers of the skin.  The chemical agent applied requires a specific technique to determine how deep the penetration to destroy the skins cells.  This causes inflammation at the epidermal, dermal or papillary skin layers.  (Erik M. Kromps) This treatment could be at a micro-level causing no downtime or at moderate to deeper levels causing minimal – moderate downtime.  The skin could potentially peel 3-14 days depending on the depth of the peel.

Microdermabrasion – This device uses a light mechanical abrasion to create partial ablation of the skin at the epidermal level.  This treatment balances skin tone and softens fine lines as well as stimulates circulation waking up the skin cells.  Often used as a treatment to clear acne and diminish the appearance of acne scarring.  There is no downtime with this treatment.

Microneedling – This procedure uses a device developed with fine needles with the intent to puncture the skin creating a controlled skin injury.  The body automatically is triggered to produce new collagen an elastin filling in the holes.  This procedure does not remove the outer layer of skin.

I hope this blog was helpful in answering some questions you may have about the many rejuvenating skin treatments being offered today.  I think when deciding which treatment is best for you, sitting down with a professional skin care provider and going over all your options based on skin type, specific conditions and concerns is the safest way to come to a proper decision.  We are always happy to help!

Julie Fortier
Medically Trained Esthetician
Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
330 Borthwick Avenue, Suite 206
Portsmouth, NH   03801
603-431-5488
Julie@DrGaudet.com

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Mini-Facelift for a Natural, Refreshed Look

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Dr. Charles J. Gaudet has perfected the In-Office Mini-Facelift procedure which has delighted many happy patients, both men and women.  Below he discusses some patient comments and reflects on numerous mini-facelift consultations. If you are interested in the fine art of rejuvenating facial features, naturally, safely, with minimum down time and expense, visit Dr. Gaudet’s office, located on New Hampshire’s pretty seacoast, in Portsmouth, NH.  Please don’t hesitate to write Dr. Gaudet with any questions, concerns or insights.
Thank you for visiting our website.
Please take a look around while you’re here!
We have a number of patient testimonials under the mini-facelift tab, on the brown line at the top of this page.
Enjoy!
Nancy
Office Manager

Mini-Facelift for a Natural, Refreshed Look
by Charles J. Gaudet, MD, FACS

During our mini-facelift consultation, most of our patients will sit across from me, look into the mirror, then place their fingers to either side of their face, just in front of their ears and lift up just the right amount to see their jowls reduce and the neck contour improve.  “That’s all I want” they announce.  And typically, that is what is possible in a mini-facelift.

A mini-facelift is a procedure which can be performed under local anesthesia (or general if you prefer), usually taking around 2 hours to accomplish these goals.  Incisions are placed in a crease under the chin, and in the crease in front of and behind the ears.  The result is a natural refreshed appearance, with neck contour restored and the jowls greatly diminished.

A consultation ahead of time is necessary.  During that meeting, most patients share that they do not want to appear like their face is in a wind tunnel or look like the “Joker”.  I can assure you, this procedure will leave you looking refreshed and natural appearing, not forced or synthetic.  READ MORE AND SEE BEFORE-AFTER PHOTOS HERE!

Charles J. Gaudet, MD, FACS
Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
330 Borthwick Ave, Suite 206
Portsmouth, NH   03801
603-431-5488
Info@DrGaudet.com

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Eyelid Surgery by Jenn

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Are your eyelids acting like blinders? Do people tell you that you look tired even when you slept great the night before?  Do you find yourself lifting your eyebrows when you look in the mirror? If you answered yes to any of these questions then it’s probably time to make an appointment for a consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Charles Gaudet, in beautiful Portsmouth, NH and find out what your options are.

 

Upper Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin of the upper eyelids and to reduce puffiness or “bags” of the lower eyelids.

The surgery is most often done in the comfort of our office with local anesthesia to “numb” the area.  General anesthesia is also an option and that surgery would take place at the Stratham Ambulatory Surgery Center.  We will work with you to find the right option and the right solution for you.

The best place to start is with a consultation.  Dr. Gaudet will go over all your options with you as will as how the procedure is performed.  We also have before and after photos in our office and a few on our website (www.DrGaudet.com) of happy patients that you can look through.

I had Upper Eyelid surgery done with Dr. Gaudet in 2009 and I’m still thrilled with my results.  Before having the surgery, my upper lids were very puffy and drooped quite a bit especially toward the end of the day.  When I looked in the mirror I saw a very aged and tired reflection.  Since the surgery, the reflection is rejuvenated.  Friends and family were amazed at my results.  The change wasn’t only in my appearance but in my overall mood as well.

Our face tells a story when we meet people, why not make it a “best seller”!

For more information on Eyelid Surgery or to make an appointment call or email me
603-431-5488 & Jennifer@DrGaudet.com

Jennifer
Patient Care Coordinator
Charles J. Gaudet, M.D.
Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
330 Borthwick Avenue, Suite 206
Portsmouth, NH 03801
W: 603-431-5488
E: Jennifer@DrGaudet.com

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Tried and Tested – I Pumped Up The Voluma! by Jenny Isenman

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…..I have to be honest, this was actually something I’d considered a long time ago, but put off for years under the assumption that filler is the true line between a little tweak here and there (which is what young people do) and committing to a life of plastic surgery and upkeep (which is what Cher does).  That said, I truly feel that some wrinkles add a little character, while folds and jowls make you look more like a character from a cartoon….an old one.  My cheeks that were once apple-y and easy to find for the purpose of applying blush, had sunken into my face and were beginning to fall past my jawline like Droopy Dog (I told you cartoon-like).  It was time.

I went to see my board-certified plastic surgeon who I often use for advice in my columns because he’s pretty awesome.  He agreed that some filler in my mid cheeks would pull up some of the sag and lift away some of the marionette lines around my mouth.  He suggested Voluma XC (by Allergan), which is the newest filler on the block.  It’s easy to add to, easy to manipulate, and its base is hyaluronic acid, which means it can be dissolved if need be.  I may seem brave, but I’m too big of a wuss to go with something that can’t be removed.Juvederm

My face immediately looked younger and fuller, and I truly mean that.  I was so thrilled that I skipped out the door……
My cheeks were fuller but not obvious.  My face looked a lot younger, but not blatantly so.  Like maybe I got a great haircut or found a fabulous new BB (Beauty Balm) cream or was using tacks to hold my skin up?  No one knew for sure.
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Nancy:  I did not list Jenny’s entire article in this blog. Jenny wrote this article for the ASAPS SmartBeauty Guide, September 29, 2014 but it still holds true. Many of our clients tell us similar and wonderful stories everyday and I wanted to share a little bit of this excitement with you today.  Many things in life are complicated, but this is simple, with good-looking results, in just one office visit.  If you’re interested, just come in and we can talk about it…you do not have to buy or feel pressured to do anything. This will be fun!  Mention you read this blog article and you won’t even have to pay the $100 consultation fee.
Just say…Nancy said we could talk about it   603-431-5488

Best wishes for a happy & beautiful you!
Nancy, Office Manager
Nancy@DrGaudet.com
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The #1 Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Performed in the USA in 2015 Was….

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Make Room Ladies - ASAPSIn 2015 the most sought after surgical procedure performed in the USA was Liposuction.  Brake the numbers down by gender and the # 1 procedure for men was Liposuction and the # 1 procedure for women was Liposuction. So the genders agree! A total of 396,048 liposuction procedures were preformed in 2015 alone.  It’s no wonder with the advent of all the various nip/tuck procedures available, liposuction is #1. Obviously, lots of people in our society are open to the prospect of having a little liposuction help and as the numbers show, both genders are having it done.
It’s talked about everywhere, and chances are, someone you know has it done too…its not taboo anymore.  So if you’ve been thinking about having a little Liposuction in-office surgery, it’s ok.  Just start talking about it with your family and friends and sit back and watch the excitement.  It’s a wonderful way to look better and feel better too!

2015 Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures for Women and Men:

Women:ASAPS Measuring waist2
#1   LIPOSUCTION (344,677)
#2   BREAST AUGMENTATION (305,856)
#3   TUMMY TUCK (172,634)
#4   BREAST LIFT (148,967)
#5   EYELID SURGERY (139,012)

Men:
#1   LIPOSUCTION (51,370)Hair Removal - Man
#2   NOSE SURGERY (30,928)
#3   EYELID SURGERY (30,696)
#4   MALE BREAST REDUCTION (30,464)
#5   FACELIFT (13,726)

Best wishes for a happy & beautiful you!
Nancy, Office Manager
Nancy@DrGaudet.com
603-431-5488

Statistical Data Source: The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

 

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Most Common Non-Surgical Procedures For Gen Xers (We won’t grow old without a fight) – By Jenny Isenman

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January 11, 2016 /ASAPS Smart Beauty Guide –

I recently wrote about the most common surgical procedures for Gen Xers, with my personal take on why. This got me thinking about the prevalence of non-surgical procedures we Gen Xers seem to gravitate towards.  I am no stranger to many items on the list.  Why?  Because they are less expensive ways to maintain some of the youth (AKA volume, elasticity and evenness) that I feel like I went to bed with one evening and woke up without the next day.  I know I am not alone.  It seems like age snuck up on all of us and now we’re out there trying to undo the damage we did when we believed ingesting the fumes from a billowing cloud of Solarcane was simply part of a simple fix for the over-exposure we got putting on SPF 4 and calling it “sunblock.”
Our generation is getting over 40% of all surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures combined, which is probably a sign that we simply want to look the way we feel.
These are the top non-surgical cosmetic procedures we Gen Xers age 35-50 are opting for – according to the 2014 Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank and The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Women age 35-50 who had procedures in 2014

1. Botulinum Toxin (including Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) 1,555,054  43%
(*Nancy: Update – 2015 ASAPS Statistics = 1,954,400  45.8%)
I’m a fan and clearly, I’m not alone.  A small amount can go a long way in diminishing lines.  Though this stuff is everywhere, be sure to use highly trained professionals.  Too much or poor injecting practices can make you look, evil, droopy and frozen.

2. Hyaluronic Acid fillers (incl. Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Perlane, Restylane, Belotero) 670,293  39.5% (*Nancy: Update – 2015 ASAPS Statistics = 830,280  38.6%)
Yep, I’m a fan of these as well.  There are so many users for these plumpers and re-volumizers.  Your goal should be to simply fill in areas where you’ve lost volume.  That should set back the hands of time a bit and also help smooth other areas of your face and neck by tightening the skin in the area.

3. Hair Removal (laser or pulsed light) 372,137  44.9%
(*Nancy: Update – 2015 ASAPS Statistics = 392,546  34.5%)
This is definitely on my list.  Whether you’re tired of shaving or simply tired of finding hair growing in places you didn’t expect it to grow, this is a go-to for many Xers.  It’s easy, cost effective and should last.  Like we have extra time to shave anyway?!

ASAPS - Smart Beauty Guide Logo - full face4. Chemical Peel 169,567  35%
(*Nancy: Update – 2015 ASAPS Statistics = 213,517  35.4%)
A less pricy (and yes, often less potent) alternative to lasers, chemical peels can be a great way to slough off dull dead skin, diminish fine lines and discoloration and leave your skin with a fresh healthy glow.  Depending on the grade – you can get anything from a minimal change like a treatment of surface acne to treatment of deeper wrinkles and darker spots….

5. Sclerotherapy 143,475  45.4%
(*Nancy: Update – 2015 ASAPS Statistics = 140,813  43.7%)
If you speak with any woman who had spider veins, she’ll probably tell you that they are the bane of her existence.  Who doesn’t want their legs to look less like google maps and more like Heidi Klum?  I mean to me, this is a no brainer – and clearly it is to a ton of other Xers.  Yes, there are lots of needles, but as evidenced above, we aren’t afraid of a poke or two.

6. Microdermabrasion 140,523  33.7%
(*Nancy: Update – 2015 ASAPS Statistics = 209,204  37.5%)
Like the chemical peel, this procedure sloughs off dead skin cells.  However, with microdermabrasion, the skin removed is a superficial layer.  This is an exfoliating treatment that can be done regularly and used to extend time between lasers and peels – it can help clear up acne and remove excess dirt from pores (which for some reason seems to be more of an issue in my 40’s then it was in my adolescence).  Though offered at tons of spas, you should consider doing microdermabrasion with a pro, as the wand should be sterilized as if it were a surgical instrument.

7. Photo Rejuvenation (IPL) 128,318  34.6%
(*Nancy: Update – 2015 ASAPS Statistics = 193,560  40.1%)
The Intense Pulsed Light photo-facial seems to be a big hit with the 35-50 crowd.  And why not? At 35 our doctors are telling us those adorable “freckles” are actually called “age spots,” which lacks that cutesy connotation.  Our skin is thinning and we are able to see the damaged capillaries and redness on the surface.  This laser can not only reduce discoloration and hyperpigmentation, it can improve the texture of skin by promoting the production of collagen.  I haven’t done it yet, but the list is ever-growing.

Clearly, we Gen Xers are in the know and ready to take the necessary steps to combat the evil forces or time and gravity…..

(* Nancy: The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – ASAPS – recently came out with 2015 Statistics which are listed above.  If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Julie, our medically trained, licensed Esthetician for lots more details.  Julie is a wealth of knowledge and loves what she does.  She would love to help you decide the best options for you: Julie@DrGaudet.com)

Best wishes for a happy & beautiful YOU!
Nancy, Office Manager
Nancy@DrGaudet.com
603-431-5488

 

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