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CO2 Laser For Skin Resurfacing

New Life Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness Center has what you need to have your face looking its best.  We offer minimally invasive surgery for skin tightening of the midface, jaw and neck with InMode’s Facetite platform.  We also offer Cynosure’s fractional CO2 laser for skin resurfacing. The CO2 laser is amazing and clearing up pigmentation from sun-damaged skin, to smoothing out moderate and deep wrinkles and even eliminating fine wrinkles.  Dr. Lee will review the most common questions that are addressed with patients interested in this amazing skin resurfacing technology.   What is fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser?  It is one of the latest advances in non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments.  The CO2 laser has the longest wavelengths of all the lasers on the market and can be used safely on darker skin types. The fractional CO2 laser takes the CO2 laser beam and fractionates, or pixellates that beam into thousands of

Holistic Cosmetic Surgeon

I am close to 20 years out from graduating from medical school in 2001.  I have spent many years in training and at times wonder why I didn’t go straight into the plastic or cosmetic surgery.  However, God had other plans and had me go through both family medicine and obgyn residencies prior to going through my most recent cosmetic surgery fellowship.  Many would look at the first two board certifications as a waste. However, if I never had the training in family medicine and obgyn residency then I would not be able to treat my patients from a holistic perspective like I do today.   Many of my non-surgical physician colleagues a decade ago would laugh at my pursuit to optimize men and women hormones through bioidentical hormone replacement.  Now, many of them have realized the health benefits of hormone optimization and are themselves treating their patients with bioidentical hormone

Skin Tightening

By Dr. Daniel Lee Skin tightening procedures have come a long way in recent years.  Prior to the advent of subdermal radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening, there were no great alternatives to the traditional methods of tightening skin by excision.  However, many people don’t want a scar and thus opted to just deal with the loose skin on their abdomen, arms, and other areas. For the surgeon, it was always a challenge to do liposuction and potentially create more loose skin, because the fat that was previously filling out the skin was removed.  All this has changed with a new device called BodyTite by InMode. Dr. Lee at New Life Cosmetic Surgery uses BodyTite on a weekly basis and has been amazed by the results.  How does BodyTite tighten skin? BodyTite tightens skin by heating a layer under the skin that provides the scaffolding or framework for the skin. When heat

5 Reasons MelanoLyte Skin Brightening System Is Right for You

This blog post is provided by Epionce The MelanoLyte Skin Brightening System was uniquely formulated to help reduce the visible appearance of dark spots on the face, décolleté and hands. Here are five reasons why the system may be a good solution for you. 1. You want a gentle alternative to traditional brightening ingredients Botanical ingredients in MelanoLyte Skin Brightening System work synergistically to help reduce the visible appearance of dark spots. These results are clinically proven in multiple studies to provide the same or better outcomes as the leading traditional hydroquinone and retinoid-based regimens.  Both products in the system, MelanoLyte Txand MelanoLyte Pigment Perfecting Serum, are kojic acid-free and hydroquinone-free so you won’t experience irritation common with these ingredients. 2. You’re cycling off your regular brightening products If it’s time to cycle off your current medically-directed dark spot regimen, the MelanoLyte Skin Brightening System is a safe and gentle way

Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting | Dr. Daniel Lee

By Dr. Daniel Lee Breast augmentation with fat grafting has become more of a popular surgery over the last few years.  The reasons a woman may want a fat transfer to the breast versus an implant for breast augmentation include: they prefer their own fat versus an implant, they are already having liposuction and want to transfer some of their own fat to the breast, they are looking for a subtle increase in breast volume.  It is great for patients that are looking to increase their breast size by ½-1 cup, correct breast asymmetry, improve soft tissue coverage over a current breast implant or reduce rippling in thin patients.  The benefits are the procedure can be quickly done, there is no scar, rapid recovery, and will avoid implant complications. The main complication is fat necrosis, which can lead to hard nodules.  It is important to understand the limitations of fat

Lymphatic Drainage Massage After Liposuction | Dr. Daniel Lee

By Dr. Daniel Lee Q: Why do I need lymphatic drainage therapy or lymphatic massage after my liposuction? A: If you have ever had liposuction then you know that hardness or lumpiness can result in the areas where fat was removed.  These post-surgical changes are caused by inflammation and trauma from the cannula (an instrument that sucks out the fat) moving under the skin. Channels are formed by the cannula that can fill up with fluid and the tissue also becomes swollen. Manual lymphatic massage helps to move the fluid by gently moving it back into the lymph vessels. Reducing swelling can reduce discomfort. Without lymphatic massage, the inflammation can evolve into fibrosis (a permanent hardening of the tissue) or a seroma (pocket of blood) can form.  Dr. Lee recommends lymphatic massage after liposuction to make sure patients get the best possible results.  Q: Is lymphatic massage and deep massage

Breast Augmentation | Dr. Daniel Lee in McAllen

By Dr. Daniel Lee Breast augmentation or getting breast implants is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the US.  There are many reasons why women seek a cosmetic surgeon for breast implants. At New Life Cosmetic Surgery Center, patients are usually wanting to enhance their breast volume and sometimes add a lift if their breast tissue is drooping.   When a patient comes to see Dr. Lee for a consultation, they go over the patient’s desires for size and appearance.  It’s an in-depth visit where he goes over the following: type of implant, incision location, placement of implant, size of implant, and whether a lift is needed.  Below let’s briefly discuss these so you have a better idea prior to your consultation.   There are multiple decisions to make in regard to the implants: silicone gel (gummy bear) or saline, size, shape, placement location, incision location, and shell.   Implants are filled with

O-Shot: What is it?

New Life Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness Center is excited to offer another advanced treatment for women. The O-Shot is a treatment of sexual health and urinary incontinence.

Estrogen Replacement Does Not Cause Breast Cancer

There is a lot of public awareness that goes towards cancer research, prevention and treatment

Why You Should Stop Taking Estrogen Orally

I often see patients coming to me from other offices that are on oral estrogens for menopause symptoms

What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement?

Bioidentical hormones are identical to those hormones produced in our body. They differ from the synthetic hormones

What’s Hormone Pellet Replacement?

Dr. Lee has been a leader in the Rio Grande Valley in treating men and women with symptoms of hormone deficiency