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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

Most visible signs of aging are actually caused by sun damage

Laser treatments Charlotte As people age, they often become more and more concerned with the visible signs of aging. Fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and other problems can make us look older. As people live longer and healthier lives, many are concerned that they look much older than they feel. Although it may seem that the visible signs of aging are entirely caused by the ravages of time, the truth is a little bit different than some people imagine.  Studies show that 80% of ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

New study shows the significant functional benefit of Labiaplasty Surgery

Charlotte labiaplasty Although breast augmentation and abdominoplasty (a tummy tuck) are relatively well-known and popular procedures, there are other types of plastic surgery that can also be very helpful to some women. Some women choose to have a labiaplasty, a procedure that removes excess tissue from the labia minora (the inner “lips” of the vulva). Women may choose this procedure for purely aesthetic reasons, and it is of course a woman’s prerogative to make that decision for her ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

How does Latisse work to achieve fuller, darker lashes?

Latisse Charlotte Dark, full eyelashes are a hallmark of beauty. After spending years applying mascara daily, many women begin to desire a more permanent solution. Latisse offers this possibility. It’s a pharmaceutical that encourages eyelash growth.  What is Latisse? Latisse is a medication called bimatoprost. It was originally developed as a drug for glaucoma and was administered as eyedrops. Patients and their doctors started to notice that eyelash growth was a side effect of the ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

What happens when a breast implant ruptures?

Breast implants Lake Norman Breast augmentation can have a significant impact on a woman’s self-esteem and confidence. This procedure is generally safe and has a very high patient satisfaction rate (98%). However, any surgical procedure does come with risks, and it’s important to educated yourself of the risks prior to having surgery. For example, implants may eventually rupture (meaning that they develop a hole or tear in the shell). Although it’s uncommon, ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Dermal fillers for the hands

Charlotte dermal fillers Dermal 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

What are tuberous breasts?

Charlotte breast augmentation The patients who come to us for breast augmentation would like to have breasts that are a larger size than their current ones. For certain women, there is a medical condition causing their breasts to be extremely small. This condition is known as tuberous breasts. While it was previously estimated to affect only 1 to 5% of breast augmentation patients, newer studies suggest that up to 50% of breast augmentation patients have some degree of this condition. Some ... 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