BROW LIFT AND EYELID SURGERY: PATIENT REVIEW AND RESULTS
“I do not have enough words to express my joy with Dr Ho and her artistry! A couple of months ago, at the recommendation of a dear friend, I met with Dr. Ho to discuss options for my eyes in particular. For the past five years or so, I had developed permanent dark circles and bags under my eyes (despite more than adequate amounts of sleep) and my eyelids were starting to look very hooded. Dr Ho was incredibly thorough during our consultation, clearly and plainly explaining her suggestions. Her demeanor is friendly and absolutely genuine. Furthermore, she is conservative with her approach so she will not try to “sell” you on something you don’t need….just keeping her eye on making you look your natural best!
After my consultation, I decided to proceed with her recommendation of an eyebrow lift, upper/lower blepharoplasty (eyelids), facial fat transfer and laser resurfacing. My surgery went beautifully. Now is the best time to mention that Dr. Ho’s bedside manner has the perfect balance of calm, nurture and confidence. Not once did I feel frightened or concerned in her capable hands. Additionally, she made herself available during the post-op period (still does) for any questions, concerns, etc., always responding in a timely manner!
Just a little over two months after surgery and I am already completely healed. Honestly, I was in great shape one month in but now you cannot even tell that I had anything done! All people notice is that “something” is different, I look “refreshed” and….the best one…..you look ten years younger! What is your secret??? My secret is Dr. Tina Ho and I don’t mind telling everyone because if you are looking to refresh your look, this is a name you definitely need to know!”
What is Laser Resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing is one common type of non-surgical procedure utilized in facial skin rejuvenation. Laser resurfacing procedures can be performed to improve certain features of aging skin including wrinkle lines, skin laxity, and dyschromias as well as other skin issues such as acne scars, vascular lesions, and hyperpigmentation. The word laser is an acronym for the phrase light amplification by stimulation of radiation. Each laser device emits light at a specific wavelength to be absorbed by a certain tissue component of the skin that is usually water, hemoglobin, or melanin. Laser procedures intended to improve aging skin stimulate new collagen production and skin regeneration to produce tighter, more youthful appearing skin. Each laser resurfacing procedure is uniquely planned and executed by Dr. Ho according to the skin findings and treatment goals of the individual patient.
What are the differences among ablative lasers, nonablative lasers, and fractional lasers?
CoolPeel is a revolutionary minimal downtime CO2 laser procedure that reduces fine lines, repairs sun-damaged skin, and improves skin texture.
At Tina Ho, MD Facial Plastic Surgery, we are excited to be one of the few plastic surgery practices in Philadelphia and the Main Line to offer the CoolPeel laser procedure. As part of our introductory promotion for a limited time, when you purchase a CoolPeel package (series of 3 treatments) with us, you will receive a complimentary Alastin Skincare Invasive Kit (a $345 value)!
What is Dr. Ho’s approach to Laser Resurfacing?
The Cartessa Smartxide Tetra
When it comes to a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment with minimal downtime, there’s nothing better than the Cartessa Smartxide Tetra. Tina Ho, MD Facial Plastic Surgery is one of select plastic surgery practices in Philadelphia and the Main Line to offer this advanced laser device and perform the specialized CoolPeel procedure, a full-face laser resurfacing treatment that only takes around 5-15 minutes to complete and is quite convenient.
The Cartessa Smartxide Tetra offers clinicians a diverse array of settings that can be tweaked to achieve the desired density, power, and pulse durations. This allows treatments to be precisely optimized according to the conditions to be treated and the results desired by patients.
Manufactured by DEKA, one of the world’s most renowned aesthetic laser manufacturers, this device can be used to treat a number of conditions, such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Brown spots
- Different types of scars, such as acne scars
- Pigmentation issues like melasma
- Oversized pores
- Sun damage
- Rough texture
- Sagging skin
- Stretch marks
There are many differences between a CoolPeel treatment and traditional ablative CO2 procedure. A CoolPeel is often performed by aestheticians and offers gentler resurfacing, leading to a shorter recovery period with less downtime. It is specifically used to target only the superficial skin layer, and its energy pulses are very short. Typically, 3-6 treatments are required for optimal results. Dr. Ho and her aesthetician colleagues at Tina Ho, MD Facial Plastic Surgery exclusively offer the CoolPeel procedure for those patients seeking maximal rejuvenative results with minimal downtime.
Traditional ablative CO2 resurfacing, on the other hand, is a deeper-reaching treatment option that only requires a single treatment session and typically requires the expertise of a physician. Because it involves deeper resurfacing than a CoolPeel treatment, it necessitates more downtime afterwards. Dr. Tina Ho routinely performs ablative CO2 laser resurfacing with the Cartessa Smartxide Tetra device on patients in combination with other aging face procedures including eyelid surgery, facelift, neck lift, and facial fat transfer.
“Each laser resurfacing procedure is uniquely planned and executed by me according to the skin findings and treatment goals of the individual patient.”
– Dr. Tina Ho
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If you are looking for a smart, compassionate, and honest surgeon, try Dr Ho. You will not be disappointed.
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