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What are the scars like from a brachioplasty?

What are the scars like from a brachioplasty? Brachioplasty Charlotte There are many people who have concerns about loose, sagging skin on the upper arms. This is very common after achieving massive weight loss, but can also happen as a result of the aging process. Unfortunately, there are no exercises, creams, or supplements that will tighten the excess skin and get rid of those hanging folds. The only way to remove them and obtain a smoother upper arm appearance is through a surgical ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Does facial hair grow back thicker after dermaplaning?

Does facial hair grow back thicker after dermaplaning? Dermaplaning Charlotte Here at our office, we’re committed to offering the best in facial anti-aging treatments,  both surgical and nonsurgical. Among the most noninvasive treatments that we offer is dermaplaning. This treatment can be a stand alone procedure, though it is often combined with other treatments to enhance their effectiveness.One of the myths we hear about dermaplaning is that it will cause your hair to grow back ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Do you need a brow lift or eyelid surgery?

Do you need a brow lift or eyelid surgery? Blepharoplasty vs brow lift Charlotte The visible signs of aging can affect all parts of the face, including the eyebrows and upper eyelids. There are two common surgical procedures that can help to refresh the upper face. One is a forehead lift, also known as a brow lift. The other is an upper blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. Some people are well served by one of these procedures, while others may benefit from having both. Brow lift In younger ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

How the CoolPeel CO2 laser avoids tissue damage

How the CoolPeel CO2 laser avoids tissue damage CoolPeel laser Charlotte Laser treatments are a very effective non-surgical option for treating a variety of skin concerns. However, a traditional CO2 laser can also cause damage to the surrounding healthy tissues, leading to “social downtime” of up to two weeks. Although laser treatments produce great results, the need for this recovery time can be a barrier for many people.Fortunately, new technology has significantly reduced this ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

What makes a VI Chemical Peel unique?

VI Peel Charlotte Most of us have enjoyed the sun for the last several months. Now that the weather has turned cooler, some of us will look in a mirror and see some lingering sun damage from all of that summer fun. Dark spots, texture abnormalities, fine lines and wrinkles, and other skin issues can all be the result of sun damage. In today’s climate, many of us are also experiencing “maskne” from wearing masks for extended periods of time on a regular basis. Fortunately, you have ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Dermal fillers for the hands

Charlotte dermal fillersDermal fillers are the second most popular anti-aging treatment on the market. Most people know fillers as a treatment for the face. They can be used to reduce the appearance of deep grooves and wrinkles, or to replace lost volume in the face (such as in the cheeks, which tend to lose volume as we age).However, fillers have other uses, as well. One of them is in the hands. What happens to the hands as they age? Why might someone choose to get fillers placed in ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Study shows that dermal fillers don’t just fill wrinkles

Dermal fillers Charlotte If you’re considering dermal fillers, then you might be intrigued by a new study suggesting that the benefits go beyond simply filling in wrinkles. An intriguing new study, recently published in the prestigious journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, indicates that dermal fillers might actually alter facial movements.Dermal fillers have been shown to alter facial movements The authors of the study used a method called 3D digital stereophotogrammetry. ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

How do pregnancy and breastfeeding change the breasts?

Mommy makeover Charlotte NC Here at North Charlotte Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, many of our clients are women who have experienced unwanted changes in their bodies after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Many mothers have concerns about the appearance of their breasts, such as sagging, changes in volume, and a “deflated” appearance to the breasts. Although nearly all mothers agree that their children were worth it, many women also want to reclaim their bodies once they’re finished ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Do you have muscle separation of the abdomen?

Tummy tuck Lake Norman, Charlotte, and surrounding area After pregnancy, many women struggle with their body shape. Even if they succeed in losing the baby weight, it’s common for the tummy to still have a rounded or “pooched” shape. This is often due to a condition involving separation of the muscles of the abdomen, medically known as diastasis recti.What is diastasis recti? Why does it happen? Does it only happen to pregnant women? Do those exercises to correct it really ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles