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miraDry – Is It Right For You?

Posted July 20, 2022 in MedSpa Treatments

What Is miraDry? miraDry is a non-invasive procedure that targets the sweat glands under your arms, with a goal of reducing both sweat production and odor. miraDry is the first and only FDA approved procedure to permanently reduce excessive sweating under the arms. The miraDry System uses thermal energy to target and eliminate the sweat […]

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Laser Hair Reduction – Not Removal!

Posted June 21, 2022 in MedSpa Treatments

What Is Laser Hair Reduction? Laser Hair Reduction – often referred to as Laser Hair Removal, or LHR, is a cosmetic treatment which aims to reduce the growth of hair in a specified area. Laser Hair Reduction uses a process called selective photothermolysis to target and damage the hair follicle. Heat from a laser will […]

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Botox Busters

Posted March 28, 2022 in BOTOX® Cosmetic, Injectables

Did you know that in the 1960’s, Botox was originally used to treat patients’ suffering from “Strabismus”, a condition when the eyes are not aligned properly. Botox was then used in small doses to treat muscle spasms in different areas of the body with success. Years later, it was realized that Botox had an unintended […]

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What Is Laser Season?

Posted February 18, 2022 in MedSpa Treatments

In the aesthetics industry, laser season is a real thing. We consider fall and winter the seasons for laser procedures because the laser recovery process will feel more comfortable. Exposure to intense summer temperatures and extended UV rays are less likely because people are back from vacations and pool time. Laser treatments are safest and […]

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PRP: The Basics

Posted November 22, 2021 in MedSpa Treatments

Wake Plastic Surgery is excited to announce that we are officially adding PRP treatments to our MedSpa services! PRP combined with micro needling creates our WPS Platinum Facial. This treatment is commonly known as a vampire facial. If you have seen the trend of celebrities getting PRP vampire facials, you know it can look a […]

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Dermal Filler 201

Posted November 02, 2021 in Filler, Injectables

At Wake Plastic Surgery, we often get questions about the differences between each of our dermal fillers and where they are used. In our last blog, Dermal Filler 101, we introduced dermal filler, some myths, and how it differs from Botox®. Let’s talk more about what each dermal filler does and where it can be […]

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Dermal Filler 101

Posted October 12, 2021 in Filler, Injectables

What is “Dermal Filler” and how does it work? Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected into the facial tissue to diminish facial lines while restoring lost volume and fullness to cheeks, chin, marionette lines, facial folds, and lips. At the Wake Plastic Surgery MedSpa, we use dermal fillers that are made from a […]

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Medical Grade vs. Over the Counter Skincare

Posted September 22, 2021 in Skincare Products

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between an “Over the Counter” (OTC) skincare product and the products you see in a doctor’s office or spa? Here is what you need to know! OTC products are designed to work for everyone, so the concentration of active ingredients is low and contains fillers and ingredients […]

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Healthy Skin Is In!

Posted September 01, 2021 in Skincare Products

Did you know the skin is the largest functioning organ of the human body? It is the second most complex organ, next to the brain. Just a few of its functions are protection, absorption, and regulation. As we age, the functions of our skin begin to slow down. After the age of 28, our skin […]

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Is plastic surgery really for me?

Posted December 10, 2018 in Board Certification, Plastic Surgery Advice

I have heard quite a few misconceptions both in my practice, on TV, and at the “water cooler” concerning the basic motivations and perception of plastic surgery. I thought I would spend a moment or two giving my perspective, albeit biased, about 3 of them today. Plastic surgery is just for vain people that need […]

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