Summer Savings on Botox®, Zerona®, Hair Removal and More!

Now through July 31st, 2011 Abraham Medical Cosmetics’ patients can save on Zerona® fat reduction, Botox® wrinkle removal, IPL hair removal, and Restylane® and Radiesse® facial filler.  Call our offices today to schedule an appointment and take advantage of these seasonal savings!

  • Zerona® fat reduction:  $250 per treatment* ($300 off regular package price) *6 treatments recommended for desired results.
  • Botox®- $250 per site ($50 off reg. price)
  • Restylane®- $450 per syringe ($100 off reg. price)
  • Radiesse®- $500 per syringe ($100 off reg. price)
  • Buy a package of six hair removal treatments of any kind and receive one treatment of the same kind FREE. (Up to $900 in value).

Specials valid through July 31st, 2011.

Don’t forget to check our blog and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter as we regularly update with our newest opportunities to save on cosmetic skin treatments and skin care products.

Is Zerona® the same as Laser Liposuction?

abraham medical cosmeticsNo, Zerona® is a non-invasive fat reduction method whereas laser liposuction is a type of surgical fat removal.  We use Zerona® treatment at Abraham Medical Cosmetics to reduce fat and inches from patients’ hips, back, arms, and even buttocks.  Zerona® applies a low-level laser to the treatment area that causes the fat within cells to emulsify and become absorbed by the lymphatic system.  Most of our Snellville Zerona® patients see results after 4-6 sessions.

Conversely, laser liposuction uses the application of a laser to loosen fat and a series of incisions into which suctioning cannulas are inserted to remove the targeted fat.  Most laser liposuction patients report a recovery period of 10-14 days following the surgery.  Given the invasive nature of the procedure, we choose to offer non-invasive fat reduction and weight management alternatives such as LipoLite™, Curva™, and nutritional counseling.

Visit our website and continue to read our blog for regularly updated Snellville aesthetic services available at Abraham Medical Cosmetics.

Shedding Light on Photo Damage: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Sun Damage Prevention & Treatment

Sun damage is an infamous factor in the development of skin cancer and aging.  Consistent with its notoriety, photo damage is a major influence in the development of aging symptoms like wrinkles, brown spots, and even lax skin.  Abraham Medical’s board certified family medicine doctors and trained aesthetic technicians are here to answer your questions about sun damage prevention and treatment:

Do I still need to wear sunscreen if my skin tone is dark?

Individuals with dark skin tones have more melanin in their skin than those with fairer complexions.  Even though people with darker skin are less likely to develop sunburn as quickly, they are still susceptible to photo damage with unprotected UV exposure.  The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that everyone regularly apply a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays with an SPF of at least 30 if planning to be outdoors.

What makes all of the sunscreen brands different?

There are a host of marketing variables amongst all of the sunscreen brands out there, but if your skin does not require a specialty product because of a skin condition, it’s best to look at what type of protection the product offers.  Chemical sunscreens (like most sun protection products sold in drug stores) are formulated to attach with the skin’s surface and protect against UVB rays while other products that contain larger particles (like zinc or titanium oxide) provide a physical shield against more UVA rays.  It’s best to use a product that provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays, typically labeled “broad spectrum” sunscreen.

I have acne prone skin; won’t sunscreen clog my pores and make me break out?

Abraham Medical Cosmetics offers three Obagi ®sunscreens (RosaClear, Obagi-C®, and Physical UV Block) specially formulated for sensitive skin types such as yours.  While all of these products effectively prevent sun damage, it’s beneficial to have a skin analysis to determine which product will perform best for you.

Is there anything that I can do to erase the sun damage I already have?

We offer treatments like Photofacial IPL and chemical peels that can help erase the areas of dark hyperpigmentation and tighten the lax skin that can result from sun exposure; however, it’s important to remember that sun damage is cumulative and the damaging internal effects sun exposure can have on skin cell replication should be prevented with regular sunscreen usage.

To learn more about Abraham Medical Cosmetics’ facial rejuvenation treatments, preventative medicine, or to schedule a consultation, contact our Snellville office or visit our website.

Shield and Save at Abraham Medical Cosmetics

Abraham Medical Cosmetics is offering a FREE glycolic chemical peel with the purchase of Obagi® sunscreen. Patients must schedule an appointment before Tuesday, June 21st, so act now!

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Chemical Peels, IPL, and Injectable Treatments Can Provide Freedom from Wrinkles

abraham medical cosmeticsDedicated to helping reveal your true beauty, Abraham Medical Cosmetics offers a variety of cosmetic and primary care services. Although it may seem strange to buy skin care products or take cosmetic advice from your family physician, we understand the close relationship between feeling good on the inside and looking good on the outside. That’s why we offer cosmetic services to help keep you looking young.

Whether you’re still concerned with skin blemishes or if you’re face’s fine lines and wrinkles are showings your age, a chemical peel may be the perfect skin treatment to minimize surface imperfections. During a chemical peel treatment, chemical solutions are applied the facial skin to penetrate the damaged, outer layers and expose the beautiful, healthy skin beneath. While some harsh chemical peels can create dramatic peeling, we offer milder peels that require little to no downtime, but still target sun damage, acne, fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

Other wrinkle reduction treatments like our photofacial skin rejuvenation can also correct pigmentation issues and acne scars while also diminishing fine lines. Continue reading