Plastic Surgery in Charleston, SC 

Are you starting to notice signs of aging like wrinkles or sagging skin on your face or body? What about the unnecessary fat on your abdomen, thighs, chin, or another body part? Or are you simply generally unhappy and suffer from low self-esteem due to the way your body looks? Whatever the issue is, O’Neill Plastic Surgery in Charleston, SC is here to help. With highly qualified plastic surgeons and only the latest in plastic surgery technology, there’s no need to wait for a procedure that could change your life!charleston sc plastic surgery testimonials

Facial Procedures

If signs of aging are starting to affect your confidence and daily life, a facial plastic surgery procedure might be a good option. Here at O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we offer face lifts, eyebrow lifts, eyelid lifts, nose reshaping, and a variety of aesthetic and skincare-based procedures. You can have younger, smoother-looking skin in no time with any of these advanced facial operations.

Breast Procedures

If you are unhappy with your breasts, there are steps you can take to alter their appearance or shape. Breast lifts, breast enlargements, breast reductions, and breast reconstructions are the types of procedures we offer. Dr. O’Neill has extensive experience with each of these operations and is happy to work with you to figure out which one will be best for your body. 

Body Procedures

Most of our body procedures focus on removing or reducing unwanted fat. Having a liposuction, tummy tuck, or body lift will improve your body contours if you have had trouble losing weight from just diet and exercise alone. With any of these body shaping procedures, you will be left with a more youthful, natural-looking body than ever before. 

O’Neill Plastic Surgery

Here at O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we want you to look and feel your best. If you are unhappy with the way your face, breasts, or body currently looks, you may want to consider one of our procedures. For any questions about how Dr. O’Neill can give you smoother skin, a more contoured body shape, or the breasts you’ve always wanted, call (843) 881-2130 or contact us online. 

Transitioning Your Winter Skin Care Routine Into Spring!

It’s Time To Start Thinking About Transitioning Your Winter Skin Care Routine Into Spring!!!

After so many months of just plain old gloomy, chilly and sometimes down right cold days and nights, It’s always inspiring to clean out our closets, skincare cabinets and makeup drawers! When we do that, we start to feel the enthusiasm about what’s to come….SPRING! This means, breaking out the softer colors for our finger and toe nails, sundresses and fancy sandals! It also means, time to start transitioning your winter skin care routine!  If you are anything like me, it changes with every season!  I usually sit on a given Saturday or Sunday and go through all of my skin care products both face and body and really focus on a positive switch up for the new season. Normally in the winter months is when I do my heavy skin repairing from the damage that may have occurred during the summer. So, I immediately reach for the products that contain hydroquinone as well as the heavier moisturizers to heal and repair my skin. Now I certainly do not want to get rid of these products because I will for sure be using them again and I will say that I do hold onto my serums to ensure an ultimate moisturizing treatment at night from time to time as well as a hydrating mask. The seasonal changes in skin care such as my Melamin/Melamix + Tretinoin regimen get put aside for a few months and I move on to a more stabilizing product like ZO C-Bright, Ossentials Growth Factor and occasionally the ZO Radical Night Repair.  Now that I’ve given you a tiny peek into what I do, check out some other great ideas below to kick things off the right way this spring for your very own skin care routines!

Spring Skincare Ideas

As in my past blogs, I’ve told you all about the Basic 5: Cleanse, Exfoliate, Tone, Moisturize and SPF always and forever. These basics in which I use from ZO Skin Health as well as the ZO Medical line will always stay the same all year through. zo-skin-health

For my very first “Spring Forward” idea, make an appointment to see your esthetician. Though I do see many patients on a monthly basis throughout the year, there are some that come to me for a seasonal cleansing facial and a skin check, or some that come in for the random deep pore and extraction facial. I highly recommend seeing your esty either way for the most up to date, trends, treatment protocols, products and skin care information. Find out what he or she has that’s new or what product can be incorporated into your spring regimen. It’s kind of like New Years Day, a fresh start.. a new beginning. When you see her or him, ask questions, your fully licensed and trained esthetician is a book of knowledge! There might be something you’ve always wanted to know about our skin and how it works! During your facial session, discuss your goals for the season, and past products that worked well for you and even the ones that just weren’t a good fit. I can only tell you from my own experience, that I get trained by a ZO Skin Health rep at least twice a year and every other year I am required to do continuing education for credit to keep my license in good standing with the state as well as training throughout the year on various skin care protocols and procedures to bring directly to you!

As I’ve mentioned above, I put away my hydroquinone products and break out my stabilizers. I recommend everyone to at some point get on board with stabilizing their skin. Stabilization prevents acquired sensitivities to treatments and enables skin to renew and strengthen itself. It also helps maintain your natural barrier function, and restores hydration. But what I really like about stabilizers is that we can still control our melanin production! Remember that melanin is the pigment that we see on our skin! The ZO Skin Health line has both medical as well as non-medical stabilizers to choose from, so be sure while you are getting your fabulous facial that you ask…. what’s next for me!?

Reach for those brighteners!!!! It’s perfectly ok to introduce skin brighteners and correcting cremes that contain Vitamin A while transitioning from hydroquinone. My advice is to gradually make this transition by applying every other day at first and then gradually you will discontinue completely.  I absolutely love the Retamax Vitamin A Micro Emulsion in the ZO Medical line. This formulation is a high level of retinol with a rapid delivery system.  It will help promote better skin texture, firmness, and color tone.  It has a beautiful blend of plant stem cell antioxidants and bio-metric proteins to help reverse the signs of aging and prevention of future damage. It is recommended to use Retamax 2x a week and increase as tolerated with 1 – 2 pumps per application. 

SPF should not only be your best friend in the spring and summer time, but fall and winter too! It is so very important to wear your sunscreen to help prevent future damage on your skin as well and protect the progress of great skin you worked so hard to get over these past months! I recommend the ZO Sunscreen and Primer! It has an SPF of 30 and is it titanium based. It has a fractionated melanin component to help protect you from the HEV rays with is high energy visible light. 

I hope this months blog helps you really start to think about what you can do to make some changes in the next month or so. Don’t forget to book your appointment with your esthetician and get on the path to beautiful skin!

Danielle Cios, LE

O’Neill Plastic Surgery 

843-881-2130

 How to Get Rid of Belly Fat Without Surgery- O’Neill Plastic Surgery 

If you want to avoid the needles, pain, and downtime, Dr. O’Neill can offer non-invasive procedures that will get rid of belly fat without surgery. With treatments like ThermiTight and CoolSculpting, you can enjoy a smoother, more contoured stomach without the hassle of getting a full-blown surgery.

ThermiTight

The ThermiTight® treatment involves a small probe that is used to very gently heat specific tissues of an area of your choosing to a therapeutic temperature. Each ThermiTight® procedure heats your sub-dermal tissue with radio frequency waves, which then promotes collagen growth and smooths out your skin. After your painless treatment, a wrap is applied and you will be free to go about your normal activities in the next few days. The tip of the probe that is applied to your abdomen provides constant feedback of the actual temperature during treatment. While the probe regulates the actual temperature, an infrared camera monitors your skin temperature. With both of these systems working to make sure the treatment is safe and effective, ThermiTight is an effective method to get rid of belly fat. 

CoolSculpting

Get Rid Of Belly FatThe CoolSculpting treatment uses cryolipolysis to eliminate fat. Cryolipolysis is a controlled cooling process that freezes fat cells and kills them without harming surrounding cells. The fat cells are then naturally absorbed and expelled by the body. These fat cells are gone for good, so you can expect long term results from your procedure. This ensures effective fat elimination while leaving your skin healthy and smooth. After the procedure, your body will naturally remove the damaged fat cells and leave you with tighter, younger-looking skin.

O’Neill Plastic Surgery

Here at O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we want you to look and feel your best. If you are considering ThermiTight, CoolSculpting, or another one of our procedures to get rid of belly fat, feel free to contact us. For any questions about CoolSculpting, call (843) 881-2130 or contact us online. 

How Does the PicoSure Laser Work?- Charleston, SC 

The PicoSure Laser is a new type of laser that uses advanced technology to clear acne scars, remove tattoos, revitalize skin, reduce wrinkles, and more. The fractional laser technology breaks down the skin tissue using microbeams of energy. This laser energy breaks down scarred or aging tissue, which triggers the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthy collagen. Healthy collagen improves the texture, look, and feel of your skin. The new PicoSure Laser has recently been added to O’Neill Plastic Surgery’s extensive list of cosmetic procedures.

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How the PicoSure Laser Works

The PicoSure laser can target many areas of the body including the face, neck, back, hands, décolletage, legs, and more. If the main purpose of your PicoSure Laser treatment is to remove a tattoo, the laser will send ultra-short pulses of photomechanical heat energy into the skin. These pulses shatter the tattoo ink underneath the skin. Once the laser breaks apart the ink particles within the skin, the particles can be absorbed naturally in the body, resulting in overall clearance of the tattoo. If your PicoSure Laser treatment is for anything other than tattoo removal, like the clearing of acne scars, revitalizing the skin, and reducing wrinkles, then the treatment works differently. For these treatments, PicoSure administers short bursts of  light energy to target your trouble area without harming other skin cells. Photomechanical light causes less cellular damage than traditional skin revitalization laser techniques. Both types of treatments last only about ten minutes each and are scheduled six to eight weeks apart.

O’Neill Plastic Surgery

Here at O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we want you to look and feel your best. If you need to remove a tattoo or revitalize your aging skin, you may want to consider a PicoSure Laser treatment. If you have any questions about PicoSure Laser treatments or how they work, call (843) 881-2130 or contact us online.