It's that time- Time to look like you FEEL . Fall and Winter are the perfect time to do something for yourself. For the first time ever, Dr. English is offering a complimentary in-office surgical evaluation and (separate) makeup makeover. This limited time offer is for Hot Springs Village and the surrounding area. So if you are a "villager" who wants to look as youthful as you feel, call us today at 501-227-9556 or message us here.
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Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)
Your eyes are often the first things people notice about you, and are an important part of your overall appearance. Over time, the upper eyelid skin loses its elasticity and stretches, the fat bulges, the eyelid muscles weaken, and the eyelids droop. This condition detracts from your overall appearance and can make you look older or tired. The droopiness can irritate your eyelashes or even touch your glasses. And, in more severe cases, this excess skin may interfere with your field of vision and activities such as driving.
Eyelid surgery, or Blepharoplasty , is a procedure to remove this excess skin and bulging fat, and to tighten lax muscle of the upper eyelids. Blepharoplasty may restore a more youthful appearance and enhance your vision by the removal of the excessive skin. For an incredibly rejuvenated appearance, this may be just what your looking for.
Who is a
Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
The best candidates are those who are healthy and well-motivated with realistic expectations. Some medical conditions may increase the risks in Blepharoplasty such as thyroid disease & patients who do not make sufficient tears to keep their eyes well lubricated.
During your initial consultation with English Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center, we will discuss your individual situation and any concerns you may have. After thoroughly discussing your expectations and the limitations of the procedure, an appropriate treatment will be customized just for you. For a consultation please call us at 501-227-9556.
You may think that a facial is something you should have only as a luxury or every once in a while. The truth is that regular facials are important for your skin and has a positive benefit on both your physical and mental well-being.
Professional versus home facials
With all the information available on the Internet it seems like it’s easy to give yourself a facial at home. However having a professional facial is a monthly must. It gives you the chance to work with a skin care specialist. A skin care specialist can evaluate your skin, point out problem areas and advise you on the best treatment options for improvement. Approach at home facials with caution. Over exfoliating can be detrimental to your skin and actually do more harm than good. Harsh ingredients can cause irritation or sensitivities. We recommend professional facials and at home skin care maintenance.
What is included in a facial?
A facial is more than just a few cucumbers on your eyes and some moisturizing cream on your face. A good facial will include a skin analysis to determine the most efficacious products to use. Cleanse, tone, 20-30 minutes of facial massage to stimulate blood flow followed by a masque and appropriate products applied. Facials paired with Microdermabrasion treatments show optimum results.
Why you need regular facials
Your face is the one area of your body that is almost always exposed to the outside elements including wind, sun, and cold. In order to keep your face looking young and jubilant, you need to take care of your face. Stimulation and exfoliation is a must when getting a facial. By having a facial every 30 days your skin will show the benefits of youth, vitality with psychological effects of improved self -esteem.
Regular facials can help your over the counter anti-aging products work better. The reason for this is that regular facials help to relax the muscles and tone your face. Facials improve elasticity, soften facial lines and brighten the skin.
Various types of facials
There are various types of facials that you can get. Problematic skin requires deep cleansing, but there are special products for those who have sensitive skin problems. Facial masks will help to unclog your pores and clear up your skin and have anti -aging benefits to it.
How often should I get a facial?
Facials are beneficial at least once every thirty days. You do not want to do them too often because that can have an opposite effect on the skin, but once a month will keep your skin looking its best. Then, when you are at home, or in between facials it is very important to take care of your skin by treating your face, moisturizing it daily and adding a broad spectrum SPF 30 to your daily routine. If you have oily skin make sure to find an oil free moisturizer and sunscreen.
Facials are best thought of as a regular part of your beauty and cleansing routine. Receiving regular professional facials is important for proper care of your face. Maintaining with at home treatments will amplify your results. If you have a busy schedule, some of our patients schedule a facial every 6 weeks just as they do a hair salon appointment. It becomes a part of a healthy routine that your skin needs and deserves.
There is a story we hear quite often with our patients. The old song and dance about growing up looking forward to spring and summer to slather on the baby oil and fry baby fry. Think about it, just a short time ago being tan was a way of life and the only ads remembered for sun care were the ones with the Coppertone baby and the puppy pulling down her swimsuit to reveal a sunburn. Ouch! Yeah…times have changed.
If we only knew then what we know now there would have been a lot more umbrellas, hats and zinc oxide in our lives. Over the years all that time spent in the sun can seem to creep up on us in the form of brown sunspots, melasma and dull skin on the face, neck, chest as well as arms and hands. In fact it can sometimes take up to 10 years for past sun damage to creep to the surface of our skin.
As the importance of a broad spectrum sunscreen came into the forefront many of us stopped the burning and tanning phase and became sunscreen fanatics, but the damage was already done and we all wish we could erase the history of those baby oil days. Well here’s your chance…the CO2 Fractional Laser is a way to clear up the damaged skin and rejuvenate the surrounding tissue, allowing for a healthy clear complexion. The way it works is quite fascinating. Crazy cool modern technology! This treatment has given many of our patients new baby smooth skin again.
Glowing testimonials make this a popular non-surgical alternative. Yeah, we’ve come a long way baby!
Are you wondering if this treatment is right for you? Here are a few FAQs to help you decide:
So How Does it Work and What Does it Do?
Fractional CO2 Laser skin resurfacing can improve the appearance, the resiliency and elasticity of your face, neck or anywhere you choose by selectively targeting the superficial layers of skin that contain fine lines or wrinkles, scars and hyperpigmentation. Laser skin resurfacing is now a very safe and common procedure that many people are choosing rather than more invasive surgical procedures.
laser treatments can be used to improve the following skin conditions:
o Pigmentation problems (especially brown pigment)
o Age spots, sun spots and sun damage
o Minimum to moderate wrinkles
o Textural irregularities
o Lip lines
o Acne scars
o Surgical scars
How long does a fractional resurfacing procedure take?
Fractional laser resurfacing treatments are generally quick, lasting around 30 minutes to an hour. The length of the procedure depends on how many areas of the face, neck or chest are being treated.
How many fractional laser resurfacing treatments will I need?
Many patients see a significant result and are happy after only 1 treatment. Others may need a series of laser treatments in order to see the best results. Some patients renew their skin tone once a year with a CO2 laser treatment depending on their sun exposure. The exact number of treatments varies and depends on the needs of the patient and factors such as age, skin type, etc.
When will I see the results of the fractional resurfacing treatment?
Visible results from fractional resurfacing laser treatments can vary. There are essentially two stages of results: immediate and progressive. It usually takes one week after your laser treatment your skin to begin to feel smoother, look brighter and for the tone to become more even. Your skin will continue to improve over the next several weeks or months as your beautiful new skin color, tone and texture begins to shine.
How long do the effects of the fractional resurfacing laser last?
The results of the laser treatment are long lasting, but not permanent. The better your take care of your skin and protect it from the sun, the longer the results will last. You might need annual touch-up treatments to keep your skin looking its best.
How much downtime should I expect after a fractional resurfacing treatment?
There is minimal downtime after a fractional resurfacing laser treatment. Right after the procedure your skin will probably appear red and slightly swollen, but this will fade and many patients are able to cover up the redness the next day. Immediately after the treatment, your body naturally starts working by replacing aged tissue with new ones. Within 2-4 days after the procedure, you will notice your skin to be visibly smoother, healthier and younger looking. Results will continue to improve over time. Patients can resume their normal active lifestyle in immediately although your skin’s appearance will appear pink/red similar to a sunburn for the first week or two.
This procedure will a restore a luminous natural glow that has been lost as a result of age and sun damage.
I absolutely could not be more pleased! I feel great about the way I look. I wasn’t lacking in self-confidence before the procedure, but I have noticed from comments from others, they say I look better than ever and that I “carry” myself differently. Happier than they’ve ever seen.
Because I’ve had trouble with headaches since the age of 14, I have seen several doctors throughout the years and dealt with office staff. From general practitioners to neurologist, neurosurgeons, ENT’s, allergy doctors, gynecologist, urologist, eye doctors, podiatrists, dentist, and three other plastic surgeons (none of which I chose to have any work by). I have never experienced a more caring, knowledgeable, absolutely wonderful doctor and staff! If a new patient ever needs a reference, please do not hesitate to give them my phone number! Dr. English is so kind and caring and all of the ladies have been so nice, helpful and a complete pleasure to deal with! I would and actually have already been talking about and referring friends and family to you! I could not be more pleased.
Thank you for everything!
Dear Dr. English and Staff:
I wanted to let you know that I’m very pleases with the results from my surgery. I was a 55 year old woman requesting improvement to my lower eyelids and lower face. I had heavy bags and hollowness under my eyes. My lower face was sagging and my neck looked older than I felt. Dr. English suggested a lower facelift with a chemical peel around my eyes. After thoroughly researching Dr. English, I made a decision to have my surgery in Little Rock. I live in Northwest Arkansas, but did not find a physician in that area that I was comfortable with.
Recovery was a slight inconvenience, but the results of looking 10-15 years younger were well worth it! I will never forget the recovery process and the exceptional follow up care that I received. Dr. English and his staff were available for questions any time of the day or night. I found him to be very conscientious, compassionate, and sympathetic during my healing process. I look very natural and pretty. People are amazed when they see. Me. I highly recommend Dr. Jim English and the English Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center.
I have had three children and developed a complex about my vaginal area. I would not let myself be intimate for years because of my insecurities. After looking online for a doctor that did vaginal reconstruction I found Dr. English. After meeting with him I decided to do the procedure, and all I can say is that it changed my life! I am so happy that I made this decision to do this for myself! I no longer have a complex, but instead I have a new found confidence in myself that has changed me and my life!
I am a 49 year old female, mother of three and have been a patient of English Plastic & cosmetic Surgery Center for several years. I believe in taking care of myself and love trying new things as the world is ever changing. I was watching “The Doctors” one day and the subject was on female sexual enhancement with sparked my attention. A lady and her husband were on the show explaining how much netter both their sexual and intimate experiences were since his wife had the procedure done. I thought, “Hey, men do it and it seems to be a hit, why not enjoy more sexual pleasure too?” This woman and her husband seemed thrilled with the results. With a couple of clicks on the computer, here comes Dr. Jim English to the rescue. In fact, his procedure was much better and more permanent. It is called Fat Augmentation of the Anterior Wall.
After a few weeks of struggling with embarrassment I finally decided to talk with the female staff members and was reassured that I had nothing to be embarrassed about. I was treated with utmost respect and had the procedure done with very little discomfort, with only a few hours of down time.
There are no words to describe the pleasure and intimacy I now have with my husband. This has been by far the best decision I’ve made in regards to my overall feelings of wellbeing. I recommend this procedure to all women. It truly has made my sexual experience as a woman an overwhelmingly joyful one that we should all have. Thank you, Dr. Jim English and thanks to all your staff. You all have made my life experience exceptional.
Since today is possibly my final follow-up visit, I thought it would be the perfect time to write a testimonial. First of all, I want you to know how much I greatly appreciate the service, courtesy and professionalism you and your staff have shown me since I first walked into your office for a consultation. You came highly recommended to me as a FIRST choice by a colleague who had used two other cosmetic surgeons in the Little Rock area.
I consider my breast enhancement surgery a great success! It’s a procedure that I have considered for years. Many times while shopping, I would become frustrated with the way clothing fit me. In January of 2012 I told my husband that I wanted breast enhancement surgery for my 50th birthday. Because I am a very conservation, frugal and practical person this request was quite a surprise coming from me. I had zero reluctance about having the surgery because I’m a resilient person but my greatest concern was the cost. My husband researched on the internet and found an average cost. Surprisingly, on my first consultation when I received the printout of the cost of the surgery, it was ONLY “fleece” to schedule the surgery.
Once the surgery was scheduled, I never had any fear until the morning of the surgery. When I arrived at your office, I told you that fear had overcome me that morning. You said, “We will take care of that in a minute.” What you did next touched my heart and will always be treasured! You prayed with me! I have had four surgeries over my lifetime and you are the first doctor to ever pray with me. I thank God for you and how you seek His guidance daily. The entire process was easy for me, even the recovery period. The few people that knew that I had the surgery couldn’t believe how quickly I recovered. I absolutely do not have any regrets at all about having the breast enhancement surgery. I am a very HAPPY and much SATISFIED client!
The joy of a new baby is one of the greatest feelings a parent can experience, but it isn’t all toothless smiles and baby kisses. Pregnancy and childbirth take their toll on a woman’s body. And getting rid of that post pregnancy paunch can be difficult, especially when you consider the challenge of raising a little one. Come on in to English Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center and kiss that post baby belly goodbye with liposuction.
Can Liposuction Eliminate a Pregnancy Paunch?
After pregnancy many women are surprised to discover new fat pockets in areas where they’ve never had a problem. This new fat is often resistant to diet and exercise, sticking around no matter what you try. What’s a new mom to do? Liposuction might be the solution you’re seeking. It can sculpt the body after pregnancy, restoring definition, removing undesired fat, and slimming the abdominal area. For some women, a tummy tuck isn’t necessary; liposuction can do the trick and restore your body and your confidence after baby.
Liposuction is a great choice for removing stubborn pregnancy fat. Diet and exercise are still essential, liposuction simply complements your efforts, helping to remove resistant fat deposits and sculpt your body into an attractive and desirable shape. Come in for a consultation and discuss your options. We can help you determine if liposuction will help your meet your post pregnancy body goals.
Can I Manage Liposuction Recovery and a New Baby?
Many new moms worry that they won’t be able to handle the stress of a new baby and recovery from liposuction; surprisingly most people find that liposuction recovery isn’t that difficult. Your specific recovery times will vary depending on the type of liposuction you receive and over which areas. Your surgeon will discuss the specifics of recovery with you before surgery.
Most people experience some bruising and swelling for a couple of weeks after the procedure. Any pain can be managed with pain medications.
Love your post pregnancy body again with liposuction from English Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center. Call us today to schedule your consultation.