A Facelift Can Help Rejuvenate Your Youthful Appearance

Wrinkles, sagging skin and lines on your face are an often unfortunate yet natural result of growing older. While a variety of factors can contribute to an aging appearance, primary causes of the skin aging are often related to decreased exfoliation at the surface layers of your skin as well as reduced collagen development in… Read more »

A Mommy Makeover Can Restore Much of Your Pre-Pregnancy Appearance

Bearing children can cause significant changes to your body as well as your lifestyle. Many women who have had one or more children will notice long-term increases in their body fat, sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin and other changes in their appearance. Once you are done having children, you may want to consider various cosmetic… Read more »

JUVÉDERM® Can Help Improve the Appearance of Crow’s Feet and Other Fine Lines

Your skin’s natural process of exfoliation starts to slow with age. As it continues to develop skin aging can also lead to a decreased production of collagen in the deeper dermal layers, which typically leads to the development of fine lines on key areas of the face. Many individuals with crow’s feet, creases on the… Read more »

Skin Resurfacing Can Help Address Dermal Defects

Years of sun exposure and the natural processes of skin aging can potentially affect facial skin in a variety of ways. Many patients will notice the development of fine lines, which can deepen into wrinkles. Sun damage might also manifest itself in the form of dark spots and areas of uneven areas of pigmentation. These… Read more »

Breast Reconstruction May Be Needed After a Mastectomy

The American Cancer Society estimates that on average about 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women each year. In some of these cases an effective treatment plan calls for a mastectomy to remove one or both or the breasts. While this may eliminate the cancer threat, it can still leave… Read more »

Reconstructive Hand Surgery Can Be Used to Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Your hands are a critical part of your body. In today’s world, they also play an important role that extends beyond the simple function of grasping and feeling objects. The hands play a crucial role in typing, using technology and a wide range of other technical tasks. When your hands are compromised by a physical… Read more »

Ultherapy® Can Help Improve the Appearance of Skin Aging

The appearance of skin aging on the face and neck is often a natural product of decreased exfoliation as well as a reduction in the collagen production in the deeper dermal layers. As it progresses it can cause your skin to lose its youthful elasticity and tone. In time wrinkles and sagging skin can leave… Read more »

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 »