November 13, 2023

Spread the Joy of Confidence This Holiday Season with the Gift of Cosmetic Treatments

By: Astra Plastic Surgery

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to look for the perfect gift for your loved ones. Gift your friends and family with the thoughtful present of cosmetic treatments. It can be a great way for your loved one to unwind and indulge in some self-care!

Why cosmetic treatments are the perfect gift

What better way to kick start the holidays than with a refreshed look and meeting your aesthetic goals? Cosmetic procedures can enhance self-esteem and boost confidence. And unlike many traditional gifts, cosmetic procedures can create a lasting or even a permanent effect. Here are a couple of ways you can gift the gift that keeps on giving:

Astra Plastic Surgery gift card

With a gift card you can give the gift of rejuvenation and relaxation to someone special this holiday season. Our experienced team provides a wide range of treatments, including:

  • Botox® and fillers
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Fractionated CO2 Laser
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Microneedling
  • PRP Facial
  • PRP Injections
  • PRP Hair Restoration
  • PDO Threads
  • Profound Skin Tightening
  • IPL Photofacial
  • Latisse

Pre-purchase treatments

If your partner, friend, or family member has hinted at a cosmetic procedure, consider scheduling a free consultation before gifting them with a pre-paid treatment. While surprises are fun, be mindful of the recipient’s preferences when gifting plastic surgery or a cosmetic treatment. Allowing them to help you plan the gift can make it all that more special and personalized!

Pamper your loved one and yourself with plastic surgery

Another great gift idea is scheduling an appointment for you and your loved one to get a cosmetic treatment done together. Not only could this be a bonding experience, but it could also take away the potential anxiety of having to get the cosmetic treatment done alone. Here are a few cosmetic treatments that would make a great gift to enjoy with a friend.

  • Botox®
  • Lip Fillers
  • PRP Facial
  • PRP Injections
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Fractionated CO2 Laser
  • Microneedling
  • IPL Photofacial

Skincare products

Astra Plastic Surgery provides an extensive selection of skin care products designed for all skin types, making them an ideal choice for anyone looking to enhance their skin care regimen. Our specialists can guide you through our selection of serums, gels, creams, scrubs, and cleansers to help you create a personalized gift for your loved one.

Schedule Your Loved Ones Cosmetic Treatment with Astra Plastic Surgery

At Astra Plastic Surgery, we provided a wide range of comprehensive cosmetic treatments and surgery procedures designed to restore youthfulness. To learn more about these holiday gifts, visit our website or by calling 679-990-3551.

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November 13, 2023

6 Surprising Uses For Botox

By: Astra Plastic Surgery

Botox, when skillfully injected, offers both cosmetic and medical benefits. By temporarily freezing facial muscles, it prevents the formation of age-related fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure itself is nearly painless and helps maintain a smooth and youthful appearance that can last up to six months.

How does Botox work?

The development of Botox dates back to the 1970s. Scientists first developed this injectable with the purpose of creating a substance that would weaken eye muscles in strabismus patients as an alternative to surgery. It was first introduced to the market in 1989 and has since become a popular aesthetic procedure. Today, over 4 million Americans receive Botox every year according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Botox® is considered one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. Beyond its wrinkle-reducing reputation, Botox has other surprising uses as well. Here are some other alternative uses for Botox:

Facial slimming

When the masseter muscles at the back of the jaw are overworked, they can grow and give the face a square shape. In the past, the most common way to slim the lower face was to make an appointment with a facial plastic surgeon and undergo a surgical fat removal procedure. Botox offers another alternative to achieve the same desired results.

Injectors can slim and contour the face by injecting Botox to the masseter muscles to help reduce their activity.

Nose lift

If you’re not looking for a drastic change, Botox offers a more subtle option to reshape your nose.

The injection of Botox into the depressor septi nasi muscles at the base of the nose causes the nose tip to rise slightly as the muscle relaxes. This gives the nose a more upturn look, creating a small dip in the nasal bridge.

Dimpled chin

The continuous contraction of chin muscles, referred to as the mentalis, can cause a wrinkled chin. To even out the appearance, Botox can smooth out that area, giving your chin a rejuvenated and flawless appearance.

Twitching eyelids

Ordinary eyelid twitches usually resolve naturally. However, uncontrolled and excessive eye twitching, known as blepharospasm, can become an issue. This condition arises when the brain’s control over eyelid muscles falters, sending an overload of signals. Botox provides a solution by blocking the nerve signals and bringing relief to the eyelid muscle spasms.

Excessive sweating

Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which sweat glands become overactive. This can result in profuse sweating, unrelated to exercise, weather, or usual stimuli. People with hyperhidrosis commonly experience excessive sweating in areas such as the palms, armpits, soles of the feet, chest, head, and face. While it may not be a significant health risk, it can lead to uncomfortable or embarrassing situations.

When it comes to relieving hyperhidrosis, there are multiple options to consider. There are medications on the market that can interfere with the electrical signals the body uses to activate sweat glands. Another alternative for patients is thoracic sympathectomy, an endoscopic surgery that involves severing nerves connected to sweat production. However, Botox stands out as a compelling choice for individuals looking for a nonsurgical alternative with minimal effects. It can help control hyperhidrosis by muting overactive sweat glands. Once injected into the targeted areas, patients can see noticeable results within three to four days.

Lip flip

If you are looking for an alternative to dermal fillers to achieve a fuller lip, Botox could be a great option. A “lip flip” is a non-invasive procedure, where Botox is injected into the corners of your mouth and the edges of your lips. This helps relax the muscles around your upper lip, creating an upward tilt that gives your lips a fuller, more pronounced look.

Schedule Your Botox Appointment with Astra Plastic Surgery

Our skilled injectors at Astra Plastic Surgery can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Whether it’s Botox or other cosmetic procedures, our esteemed experts are here to provide the guidance you need. If you find yourself searching for “Botox near me”, visit our website to schedule an appointment online or by calling 678-990-3551.

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October 10, 2023

Liposuction Vs Coolsculpting

By: Dr. Christopher Killingsworth


Liposuction is the gold standard for fat reduction treatments, helping patients eliminate stubborn fat in the stomach, thighs, hips and other areas of the body. Liposuction is often a great solution for patients who are near their ideal body weight but still have a few stubborn pounds that are resistant to diet and exercise. Patients who are considering liposuction have two options when it comes to the procedure: the traditional, surgical liposuction procedure and the non-surgical, non-invasive alternative called CoolSculpting®.


Liposuction and CoolSculpting® are both effective treatments for eliminating unwanted body fat. The treatment techniques differ, however, as liposuction is a surgical procedure and CoolSculpting® is completely non-invasive. During liposuction, a small metal tube called a cannula is inserted into the body where unwanted fat is located. The cannula removes fat using a vacuum system to produce the desired results. CoolSculpting®, on the other hand, uses cooling energy to freeze and destroy fat cells from the skin’s surface. This process is painless and requires no anesthesia. Once the targeted fat cells are treated, the body will naturally eliminate the destroyed fat cells during the weeks following treatment.


Due to the invasive nature of liposuction, patients may need to take time off of work and other activities for a few days after their treatment. The length of the recovery period can vary depending on the extent of treatment, but most patients are able to return to light activity about one week after their procedure. With CoolSculpting®, there is no downtime required. Patients may experience minor bruising or sensitivity in the treatment area, but are able to return to work and other normal activities immediately after their appointment.


Liposuction produces instant results, as the targeted fat is completely removed during treatment. For this reason, one liposuction treatment is enough to produce optimal results. After CoolSculpting®, it can take a few weeks or months to notice the full results. The body gradually eliminates destroyed fat cells during this time, so patients will notice a continued improvement in results after their treatment. However, some patients may need a series of treatments to achieve optimal results.


If you are considering a body sculpting treatment, contact us today at Atlanta Aesthetics. We will be happy to help you schedule a consultation, during which time we will review your cosmetic goals in order to determine the treatment that is best for you. We welcome patients from Atlanta, Forsyth County and the neighboring areas of Georgia.

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Posted In: CoolSculpting®

Tagged: Liposuction

October 04, 2023

Mommy Makeover

By: Astra Plastic Surgery


That little bundle of joy that arrived recently is the center of your world, and you deserve to feel good about the way you look. A Mommy Makeover is a great way to remedy those problem areas after pregnancy when you plateau with diet and exercise. With a new arrival in the family, though, we understand that paying for the procedures is a top consideration, so here is a breakdown of options that fit every budget.


A Mommy Makeover is a customized series of surgical and non-surgical procedures that address areas of your face and body that cannot be remedied with diet and exercise. After you have your last baby and give your body time to readjust for one year, that is the time to come to our office and select the Mommy Makeover options that fit your aesthetic goals and budget.


Pregnancy, hormonal changes and aging take a toll on your skin. Some of the most affordable ways to rejuvenate your appearance after pregnancy are with dermal fillers and injectables. Botox® softens wrinkles that develop in the forehead and eye areas, and dermal fillers help with wrinkles in other areas, such as the mid-face, lips, nose and mouth. Depending on the type of product that is used, a single treatment may cost less than $1,000 and give you anti-aging benefits for several months or longer.


If you have a moderate budget for your Mommy Makeover, you can target a single problem area, such as the breasts, thighs or abdomen. A breast lift restores a perky appearance without adding volume to the breasts. Liposuction eliminates stubborn pockets of fat and is ideal when you plateau with diet and exercise. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat in your tummy area to give you a toned midsection. The cost of these procedures may start at $1,000, and you can maintain the results for many years by following a healthy lifestyle.


Combing procedures is a great way to dramatically improve your physique after pregnancy. Breast lift and breast augmentation removes excess skin and fat to correct sagging breasts and uses implants to enhance the shape and size of the breasts. This combination starts at around $6,000. Combining a tummy tuck and liposuction tones the midsection and eliminates areas of stubborn fat. This combination starts at around $5,000.


Astra Plastic Surgery works with CareCredit® to help women afford their Mommy Makeovers by making affordable monthly payments that fit their budget. We recommend that you apply online before the consultation so that you have a budget in mind when you choose your Mommy Makeover procedures.


With so many options to fit every budget, now is the time to create your Mommy Makeover plan. Contact Astra Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation today.

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Tagged: Liposuction