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    A Look at Memory Gel Breast Implants

    Last updated 20 hours 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 4 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.

    Obagi Skin Care Products that Can Improve Complexion

    Last updated 13 days ago

    For years, Obagi Medical Products, Inc. has been dedicated to helping women and men discover their beautiful skin through the use of exceptional, clinically proven skin care products. Obagi products are available in some premier plastic surgery offices. The next time you talk to a plastic surgeon about having a face lift or liposuction, discuss switching to the Obagi method of skin care. Depending on your unique skin care needs, you might try the following Obagi systems to improve your complexion. 

    CLENZIderm M.D. System
    Acne can appear at any age. The CLENZIderm M.D. System is designed to combat adult acne by working deep within the skin to stop acne before it appears. This three-step system is available in two formulations. Choose the normal to dry system or the normal to oily system, depending on your skin’s needs. The Daily Care Foaming Cleanser, Pore Therapy, and Therapeutic Lotion will have your skin clear and glowing in no time!

    Nu-Derm System
    The Nu-Derm System by Obagi is ideal for those who are concerned about the signs of aging on the face, such as sallowness, hyperpigmentation, loss of elasticity, age spots, poor texture, and fine lines and wrinkles. Also available in different formulations based on skin type, this system includes multiple products for cleansing, smoothing out the complexion, lightening hyperpigmentation, hydrating the skin, and protecting the skin from further sun damage.

    Obagi-C Rx System
    Even before the signs of aging become obvious, you can take great care of your skin with the Obagi-C Rx System. It provides early therapy for skin damage to promote radiant, smoother, and softer skin. These products include vitamin C to combat free radical damage and prescription-strength hydroquinone to reduce dark spots. The system also includes potent products for exfoliation and hydration.

    In addition to providing artistic plastic surgeries such as breast augmentations and face lifts, Blackhawk Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer the Obagi skin care line to our valued clients. Call (925) 272-4855 and ask about joining the Obagi inner circle for exclusive benefits and savings. Be sure to ask us how liposuction, a tummy tuck, or rhinoplasty can help take years off your appearance!

    When to Worry about Aging Skin

    Last updated 20 days ago

    Face lifts and wrinkle creams are often thought of as treatments for individuals of advancing age. However, dermatology and plastic surgery experts tend to agree that it’s never too soon to start thinking about the changes in skin that come with age. These changes include the loss of elasticity, the development of wrinkles, and the appearance of areas of hyperpigmentation.

    Fortunately, by caring for your skin throughout your life, you can reduce the appearance of signs of aging on your countenance. Watch this video, presented by Obagi, for more information about the importance of caring for skin at every age.

    Blackhawk Plastic Surgery provides premier cosmetic surgery services, including face lifts and liposuction, in addition to our medical esthetician services. Learn how to care for your skin at any age by calling us at (925) 272-4855.

    10 Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 22 days ago

    Undergoing plastic surgery can be life changing. The right surgical procedure can help boost your self-esteem and allow you to feel confident in your appearance. However, all surgeries come with risks, and it’s important to approach your decision to have surgery seriously. Having a consultation with your plastic surgeon in which you ask all of your questions about your surgery is a crucial part of preparing for the procedure. Use this time to ask your surgeon about his or her background, what kind of results you can expect, and what your recovery will be like. This is also a chance to find out what goes into preparing for surgery, including any lab work you may need performed or medications you need to adjust. This infographic from Danville’s Blackhawk Plastic Surgery covers 10 must-ask questions for your plastic surgeon. Help fellow patients make smart decisions about their own procedures by sharing this information. 

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