By: Richard Gregory, MD
IT’S YOUR CALL
You have the power within you to be beautiful. In most instances, it’s simply a matter of releasing this power or stimulating your body to release it. In fact, the healing process involves inflammation. Inflammation is known to produce collagen in response to stimulation whether by heat or some other means. In fact, most medicines are nothing more than the ability to release your body’s innate healing processes. Plastic surgery is no different.
HIGH TECH BEAUTY
Of course, we have had the surgical ability to restore beauty for many years. Only in recent years have we become able to utilize minimally invasive or non-invasive techniques to improve the appearance. For instance, although lasers have existed for over 60 years, the newer generation of lasers and other high-tech rejuvenating sources have changed the approach to beauty drastically. In many cases, treatment of minor issues such as pigmentation of the skin and unwanted hair, to deep internal problems including unwanted fat and slack muscles can be aided by newer high-tech methods which will restore your confidence as well as your youthful physique.
Among the newer rejuvenation devices on the market are lasers, radiofrequency, magnetic energy, and even other light-based energy sources. As we age, our body structures deteriorate. Thinning and atrophy of collagen structures, including skin, is a natural phenomenon accelerated by sun exposure, smoking, and other toxic and physiologic processes. However, collagen, the main structural protein of the body, can be created, restored and tightened in many instances. Collagen is a long chain protein constructed like a helical bed spring. Although inclined to fragment, distort and disrupt, this can be changed and even reconstructed with the use of heat sources including laser energy and radiofrequency. Collagen molecules will shorten much like shrink-wrap packaging by simply heating them. Obviously, the technique is to control the heat. Lasers can do this very precisely.
THE FUTURE IS HERE, YOUR BEAUTY IS WAITING!
Generally, lasers have been the technology of choice for external treatment of the skin and structures. More recently, microneedling with radiofrequency has been introduced to accomplish similar goals. Internal radiofrequency heating of the sub dermis as well as the supporting ligaments can be used for tightening. Tools such as fractional CO2 lasers, FaceTite, and other procedures have supplemented and even supplanted traditional procedures including surgery. However, surgery, including facelifts and tummy tucks, continues to be the gold standard for those in need of significant correction. It is also important not to forget the role of nutrition, exercise, and even good skincare procedures to improve and maintain the appearance.
To learn more about the various non-invasive and surgical rejuvenation options available, join IAS for a complimentary consultation. Call (407) 409-8000 or visit iasurgery.net.
About Richard Gregory, MD
An internationally known board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Gregory has developed an outstanding reputation locally for his unparalleled surgical technique, excellent service and integrity. While skilled in all areas of plastic surgery, his passion is in facial rejuvenation, utilizing surgical procedures, non-surgical options and laser technology to achieve the desired result. Dr. Richard Gregory is a world renowned expert welcoming patients and surgeons from around the world who seek his expertise.
Year over year, Dr. Richard Gregory is voted “Best Plastic Surgeon in Orlando” by Orlando Magazine, recognized in America’s Best Doctors list, and chosen as “Best of the Best” by SELF Magazine. Dr. Richard Gregory is dedicated to helping his patients look and feel their best.