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    Shedding Light on Dark Spots

    Last updated 1 day 3 hours ago

    Are you bothered by the skin discoloration on your face? You can once again enjoy a bright and even complexion with a few simple steps.

    This video explains why dark spots develop and what you can do to prevent and alleviate them. Though discoloration can sometimes appear because of acne and other skin conditions, it often presents due to excessive sun exposure. UVA and UVB rays can damage skin tissues and cause dark spots. So the best way to avoid an uneven complexion is to protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats. If you already have dark spots, talk to a skin expert about the services and products that can reduce their appearance.

    Blackhawk Plastic Surgery offers laser resurfacing to correct facial dark spots. For more information, call our Danville office at (925) 272-4855.

    Psychological Effects of Hair Loss

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Although hair loss is commonly associated with men, it also affects far too many women. In both men and women, hair loss can lead to significant emotional challenges because of the detrimental effects on a person’s appearance. A person’s appearance is often considered to be an outward extension of that individual’s personality and character. If you’ve noticed thinning hair or a bald area, consider consulting a plastic surgeon. A cosmetic surgeon can perform a hair transplant procedure to restore your appearance and your emotional health.

    One of the most common psychological effects of hair loss is the perceived loss of attractiveness or sexuality. Most cultures associate a full head of hair with beauty and sexual attractiveness. Thinning hair or the development of bald areas can make both men and women feel socially unacceptable. They may begin to withdraw from social activities and they may avoid going out on dates.

    Along with the perceived loss of sexual attractiveness, hair loss in men and women can significantly affect a person’s self-esteem and self-confidence. A person’s hairstyle is part of his or her self-identity. When a person tries to hide hair loss under hats or scarves, he or she may feel a loss of self-worth. Individuals with hair loss may even become increasingly critical of themselves.

    Although hair loss can strike even young people, it is commonly thought of as being a condition that affects older adults. This is perhaps why hair loss can also be perceived as indicating a loss of vitality and youth. Men and women with hair loss may feel as though they are prematurely aging and they may feel some grief for the perceived loss of their younger selves.

    At Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic surgery team uses advanced techniques to produce natural-looking results with hair transplant surgery. To schedule a consultation with our cosmetic surgeon, call (925) 272-4855. Or, browse our website to explore our other cosmetic surgeries, including face lifts, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tucks, and breast augmentation.

    The Biggest Skin Care Mistakes Women Make

    Last updated 15 days ago

    Many women unknowingly commit skin care errors during their morning and evening beauty routines. Consider making a few improvements to your skin care regimen. Your first step is to avoid choosing a cleanser that is too harsh. Harsh cleansers strip the skin’s natural oils, leaving it dull and irritated. Instead, look for highly rated products such as the Obagi skin care line of products, which includes superior cleansers that nurture the health of your skin. Before washing with your new Obagi cleanser, be sure the water temperature is just right for your skin. Hot water may feel refreshing; however, it opens your pores, removes protective oils, and can dry out the skin. Instead, cleanse gently with lukewarm water.

    Another common mistake women make with their cleansing routine is not rinsing well enough. The buildup of cleanser residue on the skin can clog your pores. In particular, women tend to rush while rinsing the jawline, nose, and hairline. Be sure to splash enough water on your face to completely remove all traces of the cleanser.

    Along with our cosmetic surgery procedures, Blackhawk Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer the Obagi line of superior skin care products. Call our cosmetic surgery office at (925) 272-4855 and be sure to ask us about liposuction and face lifts in Danville to restore a youthful appearance.

    A Look at Memory Gel Breast Implants

    Last updated 26 days ago

    Memory Gel breast implants are the result of almost two decades of intensive research and testing to ensure a superior product for women who are interested in breast augmentation or reconstruction. These unique implants feature a proprietary cohesive gel formulation. Instead of being filled with liquid, these breast implants are filled with silicone gel.

    You can learn more about breast augmentation with Memory Gel implants by watching this video. You’ll see a demonstration of the remarkable cohesiveness of the implants and you’ll view comprehensive safety information, including indications and contraindications.

    Women in Danville and beyond who would like to learn more about breast augmentation are encouraged to call Blackhawk Plastic Surgery at (925) 272-4855. We provide breast augmentation with Memory Gel implants and other superior choices.

    Types and Causes of Hair Loss in Men

    Last updated 29 days ago

    Countless women have consulted plastic surgeons about having breast augmentation, face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and rhinoplasty. However, men can also benefit from plastic surgery procedures. Plastic surgery, such as hair transplant surgery, is designed to help men look as young as they feel. If you’ve noticed thinning patches on your scalp or a receding hairline, consider talking to a plastic surgeon about hair transplant surgery.

    Possible Causes
    In many cases, hair loss in men is simply due to age. The rate at which hair grows naturally declines with age. However, other contributing factors may lead to hair loss, such as illness and significant stress. Men who suffer from autoimmune diseases or other medical conditions, such as diabetes, lupus, and thyroid disease are more likely to notice a thinning scalp. Hair loss can also be attributed to family history or genetics, medications, and aggressive styling techniques.

    Involutional Alopecia
    Many men are diagnosed with involutional alopecia, a form of hair loss that occurs naturally with age. With this type of alopecia, more hairs enter the telogen phase, which is the resting phase in the natural cycle of hair growth. At the conclusion of the telogen phase, the “rested” hairs are shed. The hair that remains is typically shorter and thinner.

    Androgenic Alopecia
    Both men and women can be diagnosed with androgenic alopecia, which is an inherited type of hair loss. Frequently called male pattern baldness, men with this condition can notice the loss of hair as early as the teens or 20s. Androgenic alopecia in men is recognizable by the loss of hair around the frontal scalp and crown, and by a receding hair line.

    Is your receding hairline making you look older than you feel? Contact Blackhawk Plastic Surgery at (925) 272-4855 to arrange a consultation for a hair transplant procedure. While you’re here, consider discussing other common procedures for men, such as liposuction, rhinoplasty, and tummy tucks.


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