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Exfoliation 101

Besides cleansing, moisturizing and wearing sunscreen every day, exfoliation is a key component in a skincare routine for a brighter, more even toned complexion.   Did you know that regularly exfoliating (long-term) helps to slow down the signs of aging on your face? That’s right! So if you aren’t already incorporating exfoliation into your normal skincare routine at home, make the change and start now.  Not quite sure what’s right for your skin? Don’t fret! Yelena Migirova, Medical Aesthetician, at Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, NC is here to guide you toward the best option for your skin type and anti-aging goals.

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7 Simple Stress Management Practices

April is National Stress Awareness Month and it couldn’t have arrived at a better time, as we are ALL feeling some stress right now!  As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, our daily lives have become consumed with feelings of overwhelmingness, fear and anxiety. Now more than ever, stress awareness is critical, as it reminds us to stay on top of our health and wellness.

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EmbraceRF: A Minimally Invasive and Powerful Technology That Delivers Gorgeous Results

Are you in the Raleigh area and looking for a fresh approach to tightening facial skin and getting rid of unwanted fat?  Do you have mild to moderate signs of facial aging? Dr. Becker has years of facial plastic surgery experience, and is excited to bring EmbraceRF to his Raleigh practice.  This new service offering will undoubtedly deliver remarkable results and leave you feeling beautiful! You deserve it…

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6 Healthy Skin Care Habits To Help Slow Down Aging

Whether you are just starting to see the signs of aging or you are looking to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, following a healthy skincare routine is a great way to help slow down the aging process.  It doesn’t have to be a complicated regimen that includes copious amounts of steps and products. Establishing a simple, consistent routine that includes cleansing, hydrating, repair and protection will help you improve fine lines and wrinkles while keeping your skin looking and feeling younger and healthier.

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Join Us For a Special Cause!

Do you feel like lately the world is in desperate need of more kindness and compassion? Have you often wondered why people don’t show more respect for one another? If you are answering “yes” to these questions, then we would like to share a very special cause that is near and dear to our hearts with you.

The L.I.V.E. Like Hannah Foundation was established by Dean and Erika Viall, in memory of their daughter, Hannah, who’s passing resulted from a car accident on February 24, 2018, just a month shy of her 16th birthday. Hannah had a kind, generous and loving spirit, and a smile that would light up any room she entered. She had a special gift…a way of reaching out to many people and making everyone feel loved and accepted. Even if you didn’t know Hannah, she strived to make you laugh and feel good about yourself. She had a huge heart, practiced acceptance and had an abundance of love and compassion for everyone. If you crossed her path, you were her friend.

The L.I.V.E. Like Hannah Foundation (L-loving, I-including and V-valuing E-everyone) was created on the premise of helping people throughout the Wake Forest community, via challenging others to live more earnestly and selflessly as Hannah did. Since its inception, the foundation has provided various types of youth scholarships and outreach programs to the local community through random acts of kindness.

To learn more about the foundation and the assistance programs it provides to the community, please visit the website.

On Saturday, October 19th, the 2nd annual Wake Up and Workout For Hannah fundraiser event will take place at the Capital Sportsplex in Wake Forest. The event will kick off with a workout at 8:30am, hosted by Find A Way Fitness. The event will last until noon and will feature many auction items sponsored by local vendors (including a HydraFacial bundle, valued at $675, from Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery), along with a fun kidzone and play with the Jr. Carolina Hurricanes hockey players!

The support, donations and purchases from last year’s inaugural event made a major impact on our local community. They helped provide scholarships to 6 local graduating high school seniors totaling $21,500; began funding for a Kerr YMCA Indian Guide and Leaders Club Scholarship; contributed to random acts of kindness around the Wake Forest community; and, provided hurricane relief for Hannah’s favorite camp, along with a need based scholarship for the camp. Let’s help is amazing foundation continue to positively impact the local community, while honoring Hannah at the same time!

Our Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery team will be out there, and we hope you will join us in this very special cause. Please spread the word and share this post with your friends and visit the event page to reserve your spot for the workout.  This event will be an incredible, uplifting and inspiring experience for all! You can stay tuned on all of the up-to-date event details by visiting Hug A Day on Facebook.

XOXO ❤️

#hugaday #livelikehannah

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Slow Down Aging With SkinTyte™️

Perhaps you’ve noticed that no matter how much you moisturize and protect your skin with sunscreen, you’re still experiencing a few signs of aging? Did you know that you can improve the appearance of aging skin with a quick and comfortable skin treatment? SkinTyte™ is one of our favorite non-surgical services that we offer to our patients to stimulate collagen and firm and tighten facial skin.

This painless treatment resembles a soothing and relaxing hot stone massage. It lasts 15-20 minutes and does not require any topical anesthetics or consumables. It works on all skin types and colors. Patients can resume regular activities immediately following the treatment and may follow their typical skin care routine right away. We typically recommend 6 monthly treatments to achieve optimal results. Individual results may vary.

SkinTyte™️ is also a great post-facelift treatment for maintaining results in combination with facials.

How SkinTyte™️ Works:

SkinTyte™ uses infra-red light to deeply heat dermal collagen, while using the sapphire contact cooling of the BBL platform to protect the outer layer of the skin. The treatment initiates the body’s natural healing process, leading to a more youthful appearance. Since there is no patient downtime or need for topical anesthetics and consumables, SkinTyte™️ is one of the safest, most optimized, most cost-effective ways to achieving younger and healthier-looking skin.

The combination of dermal heating and epidermal cooling in SkinTyte™️ allows for patients to be comfortable throughout the treatment, while using rapid, gentle energy pulses to effectively heat soft tissue, and lead to a more youthful appearance. The treatment provides uniform heating for excellent, consistent and predictable results.

How Much Does It Cost?

Call us @ (919) 706-4900 for pricing and packages available.

Want to learn more? Call us @ (919) 706-4900 for more information and to schedule your consultation today!

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7 Essential Oil Home Remedies

Essential oils have been around for eons now, and they have been used for cooking and aromatherapy among countless other things. The best thing about essential oils is they don’t just smell nice, they can also make you feel amazingly good. Here’s a list of seven essential oil home remedies everyone should know:

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Tips to Protect Your Skin This Summer

With summer in full swing, protecting your skin from sun damage is crucial! Here are 5 reminders for how you can protect yourself and maintain healthy skin throughout the summer months.

1. Use a broad spectrum (UVA & UVB) sunscreen every day…especially on your face, even when it’s cloudy! Generously apply sunscreen of 30 SPF or higher all over exposed skin 30 minutes prior to going out in the sun and reapply at least every 2 hours, specifically after swimming or sweating. A water-resistant type is best! Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery offers many sunscreens and can help you select which is best for your skin. Call (919) 706-4900 for more info!
2. Be fashionable while protecting yourself! Have fun and wear protective clothing like hats and sunglasses when you head out in the sun. Long sleeves and pants are great additions for additional protection…darker colors provide better protection.
3. Seek shade, especially when the sun’s rays are the strongest during the hours of 10am and 4pm.
4. Use caution if you are taking medications that make you more sensitive to the sun, including specific types of antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-fungals, blood pressure medications and chemotherapies.
5. Don’t forget to see a dermatologist for an annual scan to detect changes and abnormalities.

In addition, don’t forget to give your face and body some extra TLC by exfoliating, hydrating with moisturizer and cooling any overexposed skin with a cooling balm! And don’t forget to drink PLENTY of water!

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How to Stay Healthy and Fit This Summer

Summer is a time of fun, happiness and soaking up as much sunshine as we possibly can. With summer comes a more lax schedule and perhaps more barbecues so it’s easy to get off track with our health and fitness goals. While summer is the perfect season to have some fun and indulge a little, it’s important to remember some practices in order to stay healthy and fit during the summer season. Whether you’re on a diet or you’re just looking to maintain your health and fitness, I have some tips to guide you forward so that you can enjoy the summer season without neglecting your health and fitness goals.

1. Opt for Healthier Options

You may have a ton of barbecues this summer, but you don’t have to dig in and eat the greasiest options there. Try to opt for healthier food options while at a barbecue. Eating chicken versus a greasy burger and salads versus chips are just a couple of options that will work as “healthier” options.

2. Travel Light

If you’re going on vacation and have to carry travel luggage, be sure to pack light. Many injuries occur when we travel with heavier luggage. You don’t have to pack everything to go on vacation, take only your essential needs so that your luggage doesn’t strain any muscles.

3. Stay Hydrated

Summer season is a time where we visit friends and family, perhaps you travel to go on vacation. The season is full of activities and fun, it’s no wonder many people forget to stay hydrated. It’s important that you get a travel water bottle so that you can stay hydrated during your busy summer schedule.

4. Slow the Alcohol

If you’re going to enjoy some alcoholic beverages in the summer heat, try to slow it down. Alcohol can actually dehydrate you more when you’re out in the sun. Consider drinking fewer alcoholic beverages when you’re at a daytime event with friends or family to avoid dehydration.

When it comes to staying healthy and fit this summer you simply need to remember that staying fit and healthy means making better decisions no matter what anyone else is doing. Take your limits into consideration when it comes to food and carrying things, in addition to the tips, I shared above, be sure that you keep sunscreen on hand to avoid sunburn and cancer risk from the dangerous rays of that beautiful sunshine.

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April 3rd is National Walking Day

April 3rd is National Walking Day!  Set aside 30 minutes of your day, round up your friends and/or family and get out there and go for a walk!

National walking day began in 2007 by the American Heart Association with the intention of celebrating physical activity.  Walking is one of the simplest ways to stay fit and active. Research has shown that walking can have an impact on your overall health and lower your chances of heart disease.  

Tips for Walking:

  1. Always wear sunscreen!  
  2. Wear comfortable shoes and socks.
  3. Stay hydrated.  Lots of water is key for a successful walk!  
  4. Buddy up.  Not only is it nice to have company on a walk, but having a friend come along is safer than walking alone.
  5. Don’t forget to stretch before and after!  
  6. Pump your arms to get your heart rate up and maintain good posture.   
  7. If you walk at night, be sure to bring a flashlight and wear reflective gear.   

There are many local charity walks this Spring in the Raleigh Area, so if you are looking for a healthy activity backed by a good cause, be sure to sign up for one (or some) of these upcoming walks.

Sunday 4/7 – Dog Days 5K and 2 Mile Walk – NC Museum of Art, Raleigh

Sunday 4/7 – Autism Speaks Walk – Duke University Campus, Durham

Sunday 4/14 – NEDA Walk – Downtown Raleigh

Saturday 4/20 – Walk to Defeat ALS – Downtown Raleigh

Saturday 4/27 – PURPLESTRIDE Walk to End Pancreatic Cancer – NC State University

Saturday 4/27 – SPCA of Wake County Dog Walk & Woofstock – Koka Booth, Cary

Saturday 4/27 – March of Dimes March For Babies 3 Mile Walk – Morrisville

Saturday 5/4 – Walk to End Lupus – NC Museum of Art, Raleigh

Friday 5/17 (@ night) – 8th Annual Catching Fireflies 5K Run/Walk – Wakefield, North Raleigh

Friday 5/17 (@ night) – Triangle Walk Like MADD 2019 – Knightdale Station

Saturday 5/18 – NAMIWalks (National Alliance on Mental Illness) – Downtown Raleigh

Saturday 5/18 – Wake County Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Downtown Raleigh

Saturday 5/18 – The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia – Clayton