Shine like gold with AquaGold® Fine Touch™. Yes, actual GOLD is involved.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? If you’re the one looking in that mirror and you don’t see an A-lister staring back, the AquaGold Fine Touch facial is the newest and hottest answer to truly sparkling like a celebrity! Rumor has it that it is the very same treatment Kim Kardashian used to get red-carpet ready for last year’s Met Gala.

Here’s where the gold comes in. A (literally) 24K gold plated surgical grade stainless steel microchannel is used to deliver a customized cocktail into the skin.  Each micro-needle is thinner than a human hair. This allows for large areas, as well as delicate and sensitive skin to be treated at once with little irritation or downtime.

Your lavish AquaGold Fine Touch facial is tailored just to you and your individual skin care needs. Our aestheticians here at Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery will provide the right product combinations for you to stay golden. Microinjections of diluted Botox, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Growth Factors and PRP are precisely stamped into your dermis at a 0.6-millimeter depth. This not only delivers the product deep into your skin, but also stimulates collagen production. 

The Aquagold facial is known for providing a significant visual improvement in the quality of the skin without adverse effects. It has been proven to reduce acne, wrinkles, fine lines, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, scarring, and even rosacea! And it gets better– As a noninvasive procedure, there’s no recovery period! The luxurious procedure is pain free and glowing results are immediate. You are back to your normal activities on the same day. No one will have a clue that you’ve had any aesthetic procedure done! 

What are you waiting for? Look like solid gold – and not like a Golden Girl – as you confidently walk life’s red carpet into 2020. 

Interested to learn more about AquaGold Fine Touch? Ask us about a treatment personalized just for you and call us in Indianapolis/Carmel at 317-614-0639 or in Greenwood at 317-210-4339.

Your Guide to Threadlifts

Facial Surgery in Indianapolis, INGetting a facelift sometimes seems like a good idea, but it can also feel daunting to take on. Thankfully, technology came to save the day with new non-surgical alternatives that can take years off your appearance without any of the scalpels. There are a variety of options including Injectable fillers, skin tightening devices and threadlifts.  Here’s what you need to know when considering a threadlift procedure.

What is a Threadlift? 

Threadlifts are used to lift and reposition lax facial tissues to rejuvenate the face. At Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery, our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hamilton and skilled Nurse Practitioners use a method called the Silhouette InstaLift™. This technique uses absorbable threads made from PLLA to both lift tissues and stimulate collagen production.

How Much Does a Silhouette Instalift cost? 

It is impossible to give an exact price without a consultation with one or our providers. The cost of an instalift depends on how much work needs to be done. The most basic lift will run in the $2500 range. The costs may rise if more threads need to be placed. Generally, the best way to figure out the cost of your non-surgical facelift is to go to a scheduled consultation with Dr. Hamilton or one of our Nurse Practioners. At Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hamilton makes sure to sit down with each patient, listen to their concerns and create a fully personalized treatment plan for them.

What Exactly is the Silhouette InstaLift™? 

We know what you’re thinking – what is this technique anyways? This procedure involves the use of a device with bidirectional cones. The device is placed into the soft tissue under the skin, and gently lifts and repositions the skin in the midface for a smoother and more youthful overall appearance. The best part about this device is that your results continue to improve over time. Not only will you see immediate results from your procedure, but you’ll also see volume added to the face as the device triggers the body’s natural production of collagen in the skin. The dual-action procedure gives you the immediate results you desire with results lasting about 6 months. 

What are the Benefits of a Threadlift? 

Outside of the obvious fact that it does not require traditional surgery, there are many benefits to getting a non-surgical facelift, including: 

  • No general anesthesia
  • No scarring
  • Little to no discomfort
  • Quick 45-minute procedure
  • Performed in-office
  • Less costly than a surgical facelift

If you are interested in learning even more about non-surgical facelift alternatives or the Silhouette InstaLift™, contact us at Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Hamilton is excited to meet you and talk to you about achieving your ultimate cosmetic goals. 

Darker Days Make for Brighter Skin with Laser Resurfacing

Now that we see the sun less and daytime hours are shorter, we possess a great window of opportunity to reclaim our youthful looking appearance through laser skin resurfacing. Laser resurfacing is a proven and safe way to dramatically improve your skin’s appearance by reducing wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, uneven pigmentation, red moles, scars, and other blemishes as well as tighten skin and balance tone.

Because laser-treated skin is extra sensitive to sun exposure, fall or winter months are perfect times to schedule the treatment when daytime hours are shorter.

Laser skin resurfacing, also known as a laser peel, can be focused to treat a specific area of concern on the face or the entire face and neck (and even the hands and body). The two main types of lasers that Dr. Hamilton utilizes for skin resurfacing are the CO2 laser (Lumenis Ultrapulse, Active FX, Deep FX) and the Erbium (Sciton TLR, HALO and Pearl). Erbium and fractional lasers offer the ability to treat the skin with less concern about long term loss of pigment (hypopigmentation). Full field CO2 laser resurfacing provides the most dramatic results, but with a long recovery and possible loss of some skin color (hypopigmentation). For those with deep wrinkles who are done with the sun, regularly wear make-up and want to see a dramatic improvement in their skin, CO2 remains Dr. Hamilton’s first choice.

The entire face or just specific areas may be treated. The result is smoother, more youthful looking skin and more rejuvenated look.

Dr. Mark Hamilton, M.D., F.A.C.S., and his team will talk with you about your individual goals, evaluate your skin and determine which laser resurfacing option is best for you. Each laser resurfacing option has its own set of unique benefits by skin type along with how many sessions may be needed and varying recovery times.

During the laser resurfacing treatment, Dr. Hamilton will pass an activated laser over the skin until the wrinkle or other imperfection has been made less visible. After the treatment, some skin irritation may occur in the form of redness, swelling, itchiness or feeling tender. However, this is normally short lived and should not last more than a day. Simply treat the skin irritation like you would sunburn and keep it moisturized.

Once the treatment is complete, skin irregularities will be significantly less noticeable, and results are long lasting.

Regardless of what time of year you have your laser procedure, wear a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen daily and reapply as needed. This not only helps to keep your results looking their best and your skin rejuvenated, it also provides protection against skin cancer and helps prevent additional premature aging.

Interested to learn more about laser resurfacing? Ask us about a treatment personalized just for you and call us in Indianapolis/Carmel at 317-614-0639 or in Greenwood at 317-210-4339.

Find Your Brilliance Again with Limelight IPL

As we age, many of us find ourselves inspecting the sun damage delivered by our youth’s worship and misunderstanding of the unforgiving sun. Especially for the fair-complexioned, we can feel super self-conscious about it. Instead of letting the sun damage and literal wrinkles of time wreak havoc on our self-esteem, we can find our brilliance again with LimeLight IPL.

Limelight IPL in Indianapolis, IN

Limelight IPL is non-invasive and is a highly effective procedure that works to correct skin tone and imperfections such as sun damage, redness or discoloration on the face and neck.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) uses a source of broad-spectrum, visible light. LimeLight is a more targeted form of IPL that uses a green light to focus specifically on skin tone and color. This light is specially controlled, targets, heats and destroys brown spots, melasma, broken capillaries, tiny veins and sun spots. It’s the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect.

And, we don’t have to worry if this is a passing trend. IPL has decades of proven success and was first approved by the FDA in the mid-1990s and has been growing in popularity ever since. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, IPL grew in popularity by over 30 percent between 2014 and 2015 in the United States.

LimeLight also could be a minimal-downtime alternative if you’ve been exploring a peel to address spots and signs of aging on your face. For example, with peels your whole face is fluffing off, whereas with LimeLight you can easily cover up what’s happening with makeup.

Explore LimeLight IPL with Dr. Mark Hamilton, M.D., F.A.C.S., and his team who work alongside you to select the right treatment that best suits your needs. Most treatments take less than one hour, and anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.

After treatment, spots get darker, essentially scab over, then peel off within a week. Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots flake off and fade. One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Dr. Hamilton and team will determine if additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun-damaged skin.

Now that we know what the sun can do, take your skin back with LimeLight IPL and always remember to apply sunscreen to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and diffuse redness.

Interested to learn more about LimeLight IPL? Call us in Indianapolis/Carmel at 317-614-0639 or in Greenwood at 317-210-4339.

November reminds us to take care of our skin

Face it. This long, hot summer and intense sun did a number on your skin. As Healthy Skin Awareness Month, November is the perfect time to take steps to refresh and renew your skin care regimen.

Observed in November, Healthy Skin Awareness Month is a public health and awareness campaign that aims to raise awareness about the importance of having healthy skin. Skin is our body’s largest organ, and this month is a good time to help learn how common skin problems can be prevented.

Embrace sunscreen. We often think to only use sunscreen during the summer, but we can actually use sunscreen every day to help maintain the skin’s youthful appearance. One way skin cancer can be prevented is also through the proper use of sunscreen. Apply SPF 30 or above in the morning before your make up.

Wash your face. Be sure to wash your face when waking, before bed and after sweating. Washing when you wake up removes the dirt and bacteria that settle on your face while sleeping. Before bed, you want to remove makeup and grime, such as smog, smoke or dirt, which may have landed on your skin.

Check for skin cancer. Take time regularly to check your skin for signs of cancer. Self-exams can help you find skin cancer early when it’s highly treatable. If you notice a spot that differs from the others, or one that changes, itches or bleeds, make an appointment to see a physician immediately.

Avoid smoking. Don’t take up smoking or make a plan now to quit smoking. Smoking is shown to speed up the aging of your skin and contributes to growing fine lines around your mouth.

Enjoy a MedSpa treatment. MedSpa is a unique name for a range of special procedures designed to rejuvenate your skin, as well as your body and mind. All MedSpa treatments have one goal in mind: the health and rejuvenation of your skin. Professional aestheticians and nurse injectors work with you to find the right age-appropriate treatment suitable for your needs so that you leave feeling happier, lighter and younger.

Dr. Mark Hamilton, M.D., F.A.C.S., and his team work with you to select exactly the right treatment that best suits your needs. Without the need for surgery, the team of aestheticians and nurse injectors applies a custom treatment to give your skin a complete makeover.

As a pampered customer, you’ll relax in a pleasant environment as our team of professionals work to remove your stress, using special therapies, non-surgical treatments, injectable solutions and FDA-approved fillers to revitalize your skin. Treatments include Limelight IPL (Intense Pulse Lighting), microneedling, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) fractional and strength lasers and chemical peels. The full range of treatments are excellent for treating common issues, such as sun damage, wrinkles and fine lines, acne, skin blemishes and scars, as well as red or brown spots.

MedSpa treatments are so advanced that even the people who know you best will never learn your secret, that you received one of our MedSpa rejuvenation services. Making you glow and look your very best, erasing the summer’s sun damage and allowing you to shine this upcoming holiday season.

Interested to learn more? Ask us about a treatment customized just for your skin and call us in Indianapolis/Carmel at 317-614-0639 or in Greenwood at 317-210-4339.