Skin Care and Online Store
Ran out of your favorite eye cream and can't make it to our office? Not to worry, now you can order our skin care products directly from your home! Visit our new online store!
Not everyone needs a surgical procedure to look more fabulous; we also offer non-invasive skin care solutions to revitalize your skin. We will meet with you, analyze your skin, and determine the very best treatment plan to change your skn. We are not talking about moisturizers that just get applied to your skin surface to make you smell better; we mean products and peels that actually change your skin. The products we carry act at the level of the skin cells to change the quality of your skin, and only through this method can you change your skin to where your friends will ask "how did you get such beautiful skin?" It takes time and patience to change your skin, but if you put your trust in one of our skin care experts you will not be disappointed.
Have you ever wanted thicker, better shaped, fuller, prettier brows? Now you can have them! We are thrilled to announce that Amy has relocated her studio in Manhattan, where she has developed a world-class following including many celebrities over the past 15 years, to our office in Raleigh, NC! Now her services are available right here in the Triangle. Amy performs micropigmentation, better known as permanent makeup, and has become well known for her eyebrow shaping. This is not your mother's permanent makeup with the obvious lip liner or the eyebrows that look penciled in. This is a totally different experience. Amy is an artist who uses little brush strokes for a completely natural look. You must see her results--you will not believe it is permanent makeup.
Also, as a former National Makeup Artist for Estee Lauder, she is an expert makeup artist and Schwarz Plastic Surgery now carries Amy Kernahan's very own line of makeup. Visit Amy's website for more details. Follow us on Facebook for pictures of her work and to keep up to date with her latest specials.
Do you have lines and wrinkles you could do without? Ever wondered about Botox? We have a tremendous amount of experience with the use of botox. Botox is a safe, popular, non-surgical injection performed in our office that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines between the eyes, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes, and thick bands in the neck. Botox relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more relaxed and refreshed appearance. Botox begins to work in about three to four days, and results typically last for three to four months with the most common side effect being minor, temporary bruising at the injection site. Botox is powerful, simple and effective and really there is nothing else that can compare to the results of botox.
Botox is great for getting rid of wrinkles but for those areas that need more volume than a 'filler' is what is needed to smooth areas of facial contour that make you look tired and old. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. It is very different from Botox as “fillers” are used to plump and restore volume in areas that have lost volume due to aging, and work beautifully in conjunction with Botox to rejuvenate the face. Fillers are most commonly used to improve facial wrinkles and folds including the nasolabial folds (smile lines). Dr Schwarz also uses fillers for lip augmentation where he can create more voluptuous, and naturally full lips. Longevity of dermal fillers is variable from patient to patient but typical results last 12 months.
Radiesse is another type of filler that Dr Schwarz also uses in the right location in the right patient. It is a little thicker than Juvederm and, maybe of most benefit, Radiesse can increase your own collagen. What does this mean? Results that can be long lasting as Radiesse can stimulate your body's own healing mechanisms to build up collagen in areas that are deficient because of age. Dr Schwarz uses Radiesse to reshape and build cheek volume, get rid of smile lines and reshape the jowls. Make an appointment for a filler consultation and Dr Schwarz will sit down with you, go over your concerns and make recommendations for the right filler for you.
Chemical peels have been used for a long time to change skin quality--because they work. We use chemical peels (TCA, Jessner's, VIPeels, Salicyclic Acid, Glycolic Acid etc) as an adjunct to our lines of skin care. That is, get on a one of our skin care lines, change your skin, and then use a peel for dramatic results. Our stronger peels have a week downtime so you have to work them into your schedule, but the results are amazing. We can even out the tone of your skin, minimize fine lines and make your skin more taught. Have brown spots or a dirty look to your skin? We can change that. Again, these are not services that temporarily make your skin look better, but provide the changes needed to your skin that will keep your skin healthy for a long time.
We offer many different peels ranging from mild peels, which are best repeated at intervals throughout the year, to more aggressive one time peels that offer dramatic results with a little more down time. Our skin care experts will suggest peel that’s right for your skin whether it is to help diminish large pores, fade areas of pigmentation caused by sun damage or treat rosacea. Call our office to schedule a skin care consultation.
Obagi Skin Care Line
Obagi is a physician-prescribed skin care program to help your skin look and act younger. This system promotes collagen growth, regulates melanin-producing cells to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne or age spots. Visit http://www.obagi.com to learn more about this fabulous system. Obagi is not for everyone, but if you want to change your skin you should talk to us about Obagi. The results are amazing.
We are one of a select group that carries Colorescience Sunscreen. Tired of greasy sunscreen that is hard to apply, melts in the heat of your car and have kids that can't stand to have it applied? We were too--not anymore. We carry Colorescience Sunscreen. It is a mineral powder that you apply with an included brush. It is painless so kids love it; you can apply it to your lips, all around the eye area, ears, and your whole face to prevent skin cancer and the aging effects of the sun. It won't melt in your car, is not greasy and can fit in your purse, golf bag or pocket. Now the products used by Cameron Diaz, Jessica Alba and Eva Longoria are available to you! Ever tried a sunscreen that goes on as a powder with a brush? It's the best! Visit www.colorescience.com for more information.
IS Clinical is a very unique line of serums and antioxidants for the eyes and face that brighten, tighten and smooth fine wrinkles. Their YOUTH complex is clinically proven to reduce fine wrinkles and provide long-term anti-aging results as it restores the elastin and collagen content in your skin. The Active Serum will leave you skin soft, smooth with smaller pores. Go to www.isclinical.com for more information. We use the IS Clinical line as an addition to your daily skin care to add antioxidants and powerful serums to improve your skin care results.