Living in the moment can have its downsides, not the least of which is a tattoo that lasts forever. Thankfully, the certified specialists at River City Laser Tattoo Removal Studio have discovered that "forever" isn't always as long as it seems. In sessions that take only a few seconds or a few minutes to complete, specialists blast tattoos with intense laser energy that penetrates deep into skin, breaking up the ink into minuscule particles. The body's immune system does the rest, gradually flushing out the particles and leaving skin the way nature intended it.
Education is key for board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marcus Crawford. After graduating from Baylor College of Medicine, he went on to receive extensive training in cutting-edge reconstructive techniques at MD Anderson Cancer Center, which eventually led him to volunteer for a mission with Operation Smile in Lima, Peru, where he worked to repair cleft lips and other palate deformities in children. He also believes his patients should be properly educated about the procedures they undergo at his namesake office, and so Dr. Crawford and his team discuss each treatment option during a thorough consultation that reveals each patient’s beauty needs and aesthetic goals, and chart the best course of treatment.
Along with cosmetic surgery for the face and body, Crawford Plastic Surgery also offers nonsurgical med-spa services that include microdermabrasion and wrinkle-reducing dermal fillers, such as Botox and Juvéderm. The office is also outfitted with disposable permanent-makeup equipment, which technicians use to tattoo organic, cosmetic-colored ink onto skin, thus defining the brows, lips, and eyelids, or camouflaging scars caused by a malfunctioning magical wand.
The Sclerotherapy treatment, which is designed for both men and women, begins with a methodical consultation and ultrasound to determine the best course of action. After the inspection, a board-certified physician feeds each unwanted vein a reasonably painless injection that seals off its lifeline, causing it to vanish and readying legs to participate in everyday kick-lines. Sclerotherapy requires no anesthesia so the mind remains nimble enough to return to work as an operator of heavy machinery shortly after leaving the comfortable confines at Georgia Vein Specialists.
Featured on programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America, Aqualipo’s water-assisted fat-removal system sneaks under skin to steal away lipid collections from designated body geography. Licensed physicians Dr. Jeffrey Caruth and Dr. Mauricio Giraldo photograph, mark, and sketch abstract self-portraits on the client's problem area before applying local anesthetic and cutting a small incision to reach the fat layer. Pulsing water jets then flush out fatty tissue with a sterile fluid, evicting lipids without stressing surrounding muscles, nerves, or other tissues. Unlike traditional liposuction, Aqualipo treatments require no general anesthesia and typically last 30–45 minutes, leaving most patients ready for discharge 15 minutes after completion. Clients can expect faster results and less intense side effects—such as swelling, bruising, and uncontrollably transmitting ham-radio signals—than those caused by conventional liposuction procedures.
Led by experienced and well-trained MD Dr. Robert Golden, The Golden Clinic's team of aestheticians uses its expert training to coax out each patient's best features with an arsenal of cosmetic treatments. The staff boasts proficiencies in body treatments that include liposuction, spider-vein treatment, and skin tightening.
Dr. Golden is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and the American Society for Liposuction Surgery. He's been performing liposuction procedures for more than 20 years, with zero reported complications.
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