Laser Vein Treatment for Varicose Veins

Spider veins and varicose veins can be cosmetically unappealing. They are more common on the legs and other areas on the lower extremities. As they continue to develop they can also cause discomfort as well as other possible complications. Here at the Institute for Plastic Surgery located in Bloomington, Illinois, Dr. Otis Allen, M.D., S.C…. Read more »

Wart Removal Requires Professional Intervention

It’s important to note that warts differ from moles in a variety of ways. A mole is essentially a dermal aberration caused by genetics and certain environmental factors. However, a wart is caused by a dermal virus that causes the skin to build up in a dense collection of keratin. This is the same durable… Read more »

Retin-A Skin Cream Can Help Boost Natural Exfoliation

As the years go by your body starts to change. The natural process of aging can gradually reduce the rate your body replaces old cells with new and vigorous ones. As this starts to happen it can also reduce your skin’s natural exfoliation. This causes increasing changes with the tone of your skin as well… Read more »

Rhinoplasty Can Be Used to Address a Structural Issues with Your Nose

As you age it’s possible for the structure of your facial features to change slightly. This might be related to the aging process, genetics, or a past maxillofacial trauma. In some of these cases, it can alter the structure or shape of your nose. In some of these cases the cosmetic alterations can be significant,… Read more »

Excess Abdominal Skin Might Be Addressed by a Tummy Tuck Surgery

Individuals embrace weight loss for a variety of reasons. Some of which can be interrelated. This might include changes in the body after pregnancy, a renewed appreciation for a healthier lifestyle, or simply to improve the general appearance and proportion of your body. Even after losing a significant amount of weight, there might still be… Read more »

Sun Block Might Still Be Important in Late Winter

The weak sun of late winter and early spring can sometimes lull people into thinking it can have no effect on their skin. Yet people who spend a significant amount of time outdoors, or who live in a warm latitude might still suffer from excess sun exposure. This could also include reflected light. If it’s… Read more »

Microdermabrasion Can Boost Your Skin’s Natural Exfoliation

Exfoliation is a natural process where surface skin cells naturally replace themselves by younger more vital-looking cells that emerge from deeper dermal layers. At the same time, exfoliation stimulates collagen production in the deeper layers of the dermis. As you grow older your skin’s natural process of exfoliation. This also slows the production of collagen…. Read more »

A Breast Lift Can Be Used to Alter the Size, Shape, and Location of Your Areola

As you grow older changes in skin elasticity and breast tissue density can gradually cause your breasts to sag and change in shape. This can also be accentuated by changes in your body composition, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. These changes can also alter the shape, size, and location of your areola. If you are unhappy with… Read more »

Key Facial Features Can Be Temporarily Accentuated by a Dermal Filler Injection

Genetics and the natural process of aging can lessen the prominence of certain facial features. If you are interested in exploring your options for remedying a less prominent brow, thinning lips, or other self-conscious facial features, you should consider scheduling a consultation appointment at Dr. ’s clinic. After assessing the specific facial features you would… Read more »

Minor Skin Defects Might Be Improved with a Chemical Peel

The skin is a diverse organ with many different components. It provides a certain amount of protection for muscles, organs, and other bodily structures. The natural processes of aging and certain environmental factors can affect certain areas. Common skin defects might include existing acne, acne scars, liver spots, fine lines, freckles, dark spots, and physical… Read more »