Step Into Our Time Machine

Step Into Our Time Machine
by Dr. Clarissa Kroese. DO, Aesthetic Medicine

Do you want fewer wrinkles, tighter skin and an even balanced skin tone?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I have the answer for you, Active FX Laser Treatment. The FX laser is the new gold standard CO2 laser skin tightening and resurfacing system. This laser offers immediate wrinkle reduction due to tightening of existing collagen. Improvements continue up to six months due to new collagen formation and remodeling.

The Active FX laser has shown great improvement for people with hyperpigmentation (aka brown/sun spots). We have also seen improvement in people struggling with melasma.

If you would like to turn back time by having fewer wrinkles, a more even skin tone, and increased firming and “plumping” to your skin, call our office today and set up your free consultation. Winter months are the optimum time to receive your laser treatment.

For additional information:
Doctor’s Name: Dr Clarissa Kroese, DO, Aesthetic Medicine
Consultation Contact: Margaret Randall
Phone number: 248.524.0620
Practice/Website: Dr. Michael J. Schenden, MD – www.DrSchenden.com
Address: 201 W. Big Beaver Rd Ste 1130, Troy MI 48084

Introducing the NEW injectable filler, Juvederm Voluma XC

Introducing the NEW injectable filler, Juvederm Voluma XC

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It’s different than JUVÉDERM® XC and works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.

What else should you know about JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC? Voluma is the first and only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift. It is clinically proven to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment, which is significantly longer than other filler products.

Minimal bruising is common following treatment, but typically after 24 hours, you should be able to resume your normal activities. Side effects are moderate and generally last 2 to 4 weeks. Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching.

Juvederm Voluma XC is made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume.

For more information on this new and exciting filler, contact our office for a private consultation at 248.524.0620.

Fat Grafting

Fat Grafting

How can we use fat from one area of the body to enhance another area? Fat transfer (fat transplantation, fat injection or fat grafting) is a medical procedure that uses the patient’s own fat tissue from their thigh, lower stomach or inner knee to increase the volume of fat in the subcutaneous area of the body. Uses continue to develop but some of the most current applications include injection of fat into the breast for augmentation or after breast cancer surgery, cheek and chin augmentation, wrinkles next to the mouth (marionette lines) and the hollow areas under the eyes.

In most applications, the fat is injected down through the skin and into subcutaneous tissue and sometimes muscle to provide a better chance for the fat cells to find a nearby blood supply and survive. Some of the fat does not survive, so typically a surplus amount of fat is injected. Fat transfer provides excellent results, and it is readily available! If you don’t want to use synthetic fillers, fat grafting would be an excellent option for you.

To learn more about your options contact 248-524-0620 for a private consultation.

Breast Augmentation and Breastfeeding

How soon can I get a breast augment after stopping breastfeeding

“How soon after I stop breastfeeding can I get a breast augmentation?” –  that is a question that I receive quite regularly. Typically I advise my patients to wait at least 3 to 6 months after they stop breastfeeding, this will allow for the breast tissue to settle down from lactating and the breast to reach the final post partum size. Some women can still express a small amount of milk up to 9 months after breast feeding, that is completely normal but shouldn’t affect your decision to proceed with a breast augmentation. The best option is to schedule a consultation if you are truly considering an augment or other breast surgery to evaluate your options.

To learn more about your options contact 248-524-0620 for a private consultation.

Laser resurfacing and rejuvenation

Laser resurfacing and rejuvenation with ActiveFX Fractional CO2 Laser.

Laser rejuvenation and resurfacing is popular for many reasons. It offers a solution to wrinkles, fine lines, post-traumatic scars, acne scars, sun spots, freckles and/or aging and damaged skin. I myself have had laser treatments and have seen significant improvement after just one treatment. I was speaking with my staff earlier today about this very topic and will be scheduling my second treatment with the ActiveFX CO2 fractional laser. At any age, it is important to feel your best and put your best face forward.

The ActiveFX fractional laser can improve a wide range of skin conditions while refreshing the overall appearance of the skin. The procedure offers patients the opportunity to be in and out with moderate downtime, as the procedure typically takes about a half hour and recovery takes 5 to 7 days.

Every patient’s skin is different, which is why a consultation is so important. It provides the opportunity to assess the patient’s condition and do a thorough evaluation of the skin. Our practice offers DeepFX resurfacing for scar revision solutions also. For more information on the Active or DeepFX or other skin treatments please contact 248-524-0620 for a consultation.

3D Body Simulation Vectra System Announcement

3D Body Simulator Technology

3D Body Simulator

NEWS RELEASE: 3D Photographic Simulation Brings a New Dimension to Plastic Surgery at Dr Michael J. Schenden’s Office.

New technology allows patients to preview how they will look with aesthetic procedures. Click HERE to see the 3D simulator in action!!!

Troy, Michigan– If you are one the thousands of people each year considering aesthetic plastic surgery, Dr Michael Schenden has some good news for you. Recent advances in three dimensional (3D) photography combined with revolutionary new software allow prospective patients to preview what they will look like as the result of breast augmentation, facial procedures, and more, well in advance of any surgery.

Both the VECTRA® 3D camera and Sculptor software which make this possible were developed by Canfield Imaging Systems of Fairfield, NJ, the world’s leading provider of medical photography systems. The process starts with a VECTRA 3D session which produces a three-dimensional photograph of the patient. Then, using Sculptor software, the surgeon is able to simulate the expected results of a variety of aesthetic procedures.

“My patients are going to absolutely love this,” said Dr Michael Schenden. “For the first time, they’ll be able to see a 3D picture of themselves with their new look. Because it’s in 3D, I can rotate their picture to any viewpoint and they can really examine the desired result. We can make changes here and there and agree on a final look in advance, and this truly helps them make a decision”.

Dr Schenden has more than 25 years of experience, offering professional, personalized medical care in aesthetics such as: breast augmentation, breast lift, facelifts, nose surgery, eyelid surgery, liposuction, tummy tucks and more. Dr. Schenden is a board certified plastic surgeon and is available for consultations by appointment at 248.524.0620.

 

For additional information:
Doctor’s Name: Dr Michael J. Schenden, MD
Consultation Contact: Margaret Randall
Phone number: 248.524.0620
Website: www.DrSchenden.com
Address: 201 W. Big Beaver Rd Ste 1130, Troy MI 48084

What are the “breast” options? – Breast Augmentation MI

Enhancing your breast line can enhance your life – what are your options?

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures because it allows women to increase the volume and size of the breasts to best match their goals and body type. Breast implants can be filled with silicone gel or a saline solution, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes; these choices allow the patient to determine the profile and tailor it to the look they are going for – high profile or more natural?

Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) on the other hand is used to treat breast sagging – which naturally occurs due to pregnancy, nursing, excessive weight loss and aging. A breast lift normally consists of the removal of excess skin and tightening the skin. Additionally, it can be combined with a breast augmentation in order to regain volume.

Breast reduction surgery is performed when a woman has excessively large breasts which can cause neck, back and shoulder pain. Breast reduction surgery helps by drastically reducing the breast size and removing excess skin so that your breasts are more proportionate to the body frame/size.

Regaining confidence and femininity is invaluable to most women which is why it is important to consider all of the options before making a decision regarding breast surgery.

For More Information on Breast Augmentation in Michigan visit our website or call (248) 524-0620 .

How to Regain your Pre-Baby Body!

Regaining your Pre-Baby Body!

Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding are experiences that many women look forward to and enjoy. However, although you may be happy being a mother, there are some changes to the body that you may not be pleased with. The body changes quite drastically throughout the pregnancy and breastfeeding – the breasts and abdomen stretch, and the skin may lose elasticity which sometimes does not naturally return.

Women who have used all measures to lose weight often turn to cosmetic plastic surgery to achieve their desired goals. Typically, patients choose to undergo a combination of procedures in order to recapture their pre-pregnancy shape. The most frequently combined procedures include breast lift surgery or augmentation, traditional and/or laser liposuction and a tummy tuck, especially if their abdomen did not retract or if they underwent a C-section during delivery.

The combination of these procedures can be life changing as they help restore confidence and femininity by restoring the breasts to a more youthful shape and position, and tightening and flattening the abdomen. During a private consultation patients are able to discuss their needs and it will be determined if they are a candidate for the procedures; it is typically only advised to have the procedures if there is not plan to have more children.

Call 248.524.0620 for more information on the “Mommy Makeover” or other cosmetic procedures.

The gift of plastic surgery?

The gift of plastic surgery? Is that Acceptable?

You may have heard of cosmetic surgery being given as a gift in the past – perhaps a husband gave his wife a breast augmentation for Christmas or a Rhinoplasty for Mother’s Day ? At first glance, this may seem inappropriate, but why since many receive gift certificates to other establishments like spas, restaurants and stores?

The reason is that it’s a little more complicated than it seems at first. Most plastic surgeons draw the line at a consultation as the only reasonable plastic surgery gift. However, if the doctor and patient agree that a procedure is reasonable, and the patient desires the procedure then certainly the patient can have a third party pay for it. At that point, there are only financial obligations, but not ethical issues.

Note to the men out there. Don’t surprise your significant other with a nose job that she has never mentioned before or isn’t on board with – you might end up in the dog house. Send her to the spa instead.

Call 248.524.0620 for more information on cosmetic procedures

Get Your Confidence Back! Solutions For Breast Surgery Recovery

Over the past 25 years, I have performed many reconstructive breast surgeries. Some on women who have undergone breast surgery and some on women who have undergone a mastectomy – all with a common goal to restore their femininity and natural appearance by reconstructing their breasts.

New medical techniques and devices have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that can come close in form and appearance to matching a natural breast. There are often many options to consider and discuss with your doctor to determine what is best for you. After undergoing the surgical procedure, creating the nipple/areola is the final component to making your breast reconstruction complete; our permanent areola/nipple repigmentation techniques uses cosmetically tattooed micropigmentation as a way to restore the natural beauty of your breasts. It takes into consideration breast contour, areola position and creates the illusion of nipple protrusion factoring in your own skin tone and color.

The reconstruction of the nipple/areola helps to put the finishing touches on the new breast after a long journey in reconstruction. There are a number of factors that help determine which method of breast and nipple reconstruction are right for you. All of the options would be discussed during your consultation. For most mastectomy patients, breast reconstruction dramatically improves their appearance and quality of life following surgery.

Contact 248-524-0620 to set an appointment to discuss your options.