Blair Plastic Surgery Blog

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Why YOU Need Peptides

February 10, 2014
What They Are:  Peptides or amino acids which are naturally found in the skin, encourage the production of collagen and elastin to maintain healthy skin cells and give a plumper, more elastic look. These amino acids make the skin repair and enhance itself by chemical reactions. Peptides are collagen-stimulators and skin problem-solvers without the need for injury or inflammation.  How They Work: Since the aging process causes a natural decline of peptides in the skin, synthetic versions found in serums and creams help strengthen collagen and elastin levels. The smaller the chain of peptides in a product, the more impact there is on collagen production because collagen is made… Read Full Post
Category: Skin Care

New Year, New You!

January 27, 2014
Say GoodBye to Love Handles and Muffin Tops!CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary non-surgical contouring treatment that freezes stubborn fat, which then is naturally eliminated from your body.  No needles, no special diets, no supplements, no surgery.  And most importantly, no downtime.  CoolSculpting® is the coolest, most innovative, non-surgical way to lose those annoying bumps and bulges of stubborn fat. This revolutionary technology targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges. Blair Plastic Surgery is so excited to offer this new technology to our patients! Unlike most other methods of fat… Read Full Post

Happy New Year!

December 31, 2013
The staff of Blair Plastic Surgery was able to celebrate the holidays together. Thank you again, Drs Louton, for such a wonderful party!  

BRA Day 2103!

October 16, 2013
Our physicians and staff were thrilled to again participate in BRA Day to help bring awareness to breast reconstruction options for those affected by breast cancer. Doesn't everyone look pretty in pink?  

BRA Day 2012

October 16, 2013
Blair Plastic Surgery is a proud sponsor of BRA Day. BRA Day, or breast reconstruction awareness day is an international initiative to make reconstructive options know to all people affected by breast cancer. Not only are reconstruction options available, reconstruction is also covered by insurance! Dr Louton has 20 plus years of experience using all types of reconstructive procedures, and most recently has become a sub investigator for BRAVA Fat trasfer procedure, which uses the patient's own fat to reshape the breast mound. We are proud to sponsor such a great project, and hope that we can get the word out that we are serious about helping our patients close the loop on breast cancer!

Back to School

September 09, 2013
It is time for back to school for all of our area kiddos! Moms and dads are nervously excited to get the kids on the bus and into the carpool lane. Don't forget that organization prior to going back to school will make all the difference in making sure the first few days go as smoothly as possible. Along with cleaning out your closets, gassing up the car and making sure the pantry is stocked, now is a good time to clean out the bathroom too! So how long do cosmetics really last? Concealer Up to 12 months. Powder 2 years. Cream & gel cleansers 1 year. Pencil eye liner Should be sharpened regularly. Will last up to 3 years. Eyeshadow Will also last up to 3 years. Brushes Wash every 2-3… Read Full Post

Summer Reset

August 16, 2013
The summer is wrapping up, and with the end of our summer vacations and beach trips comes the realization that the sun has been very harsh on our skin. The signs of solar damage include fine lines, brown spots and uneven texture. Some of the first things that we try to repair here in the Skin Care Clinic are what is homecare. If you aren't feeding and nourishing and protecting your skin at home, treatments done in the office won't maintain or be as effective! The basics of a skin care regimen are: 1. Exfoliation 2. Vitamin C 3. Vitamin A 4. Sunscreen All of our patients upon coming in to the Skin Care Clinic are taught Skin Care 101 which includes these important ingredients of… Read Full Post
Category: Skin Care

Blair Plastic Surgery Myelinators

July 21, 2013
The Myelinator Cyling and Volunteer Team Thank you to all of our amazing staff and volunteers who raised $5,164 to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Keystone Country Ride covered 150 miles over 2 days. Volunteers from Blair Plastic Surgery helped support the cyclists, assist with first aid and cheer at the finish line. Our Junior Myelinators even made signs!

The Jerseys are in!

July 12, 2013