3 Benefits of Thermage® RF Treatment You Won’t Want to Miss

Thermage radiofrequency treatmentHave you begun to notice more and more wrinkles forming as the signs of aging start to appear more prominent? This happens because, as people age, the skin begins to lose some of its natural elasticity—causing quintessential signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin. And have you considered seeking out a treatment that can help reduce those signs of aging, but don’t want the invasiveness of surgery? Well, thankfully for you, there is a treatment known as Thermage® Radiofrequency treatment.

Thermage Radiofrequency treatment (shortened more simply to Thermage RF) is a non-invasive treatment that uses the power of controlled radiofrequency heat to offer patients a variety of unbeatable benefits, including:

A Sleek Aesthetic Through Skin Tightening and Wrinkle Reduction

First and foremost, Thermage RF treatment is an anti-wrinkle and anti-sagging treatment. That means it is especially effective at not only dealing with those issues, but also helps tackle related issues, such as jowls, excessive neck laxity, and troublesome sagging around the eyes. With the treatment’s success, you’ll find that the treated areas will look far tighter and smoother.

A Safe And Effective Solution for Any Skin Type

As mentioned in the introduction, one of the best parts of Thermage RF treatment is that it doesn’t require any surgery to achieve fantastic results—no scalpels, sutures, or other stressors. The radiofrequency (RF) technology used for this treatment works by allowing the aforementioned controlled RF heat to penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin in order to stimulate and provide a boost to your body’s natural collagen production. This means that it also works on practically any skin complexion and sensitivity.

An Immediate and Long-Lasting Set of Results

In addition to its versatility as a treatment, the results that Thermage Radiofrequency treatment can provide to patients are impressively enduring. Once you’ve undergone Thermage RF treatment, you’ll see the early results in as little as a few weeks, while the most obvious improvements appear in the following months. And beyond that point, they are proven to last for years to come.

Consider Thermage Radiofrequency Treatment at Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center

Whether it’s your first time considering Thermage RF treatment, or it’s been a few years and you are ready for another session, choose Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center by calling 717-732-9000 to schedule your initial consultation. Under the expert care of Drs. Deborah and Leo Farrell—a specialist in laser and aesthetic medicine and a board-certified plastic surgeon, respectively—patients throughout Mechanicsburg, PA, and its surrounding areas have found the first-class cosmetic services they deserve.

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Tired of Wrinkles? Try A Dermal Filler For Refreshing Your Skin

JuvedermAging, while a natural part of life, brings with it wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin that many people wish they could magically erase. Thanks to advancements in aesthetic medicine, they don’t need magic — not when dermal fillers are available.

Offering immediate results and minimal downtime, fillers provide a convenient and effective way to refresh and rejuvenate your skin. Learn more about the dermal fillers available from Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Mechanicsburg, PA.


Juvéderm®, chosen by many patients for its effectiveness, is a go-to dermal filler for getting rid of deep facial folds and wrinkles. Dr. Leo Farrell and Dr. Deborah Farrell use Juvéderm, not only to soften signs of aging, but also to treat hollow facial areas, and even minor scars, such as those left behind by acne. Its versatility makes it a popular choice among those seeking a non-surgical approach to skin revitalization.


As we age, the plumpness of our cheeks and midface slowly diminishes. Voluma® has been specifically designed to slow down this process.

An incredibly long-lasting dermal filler, Voluma offers both men and women an excellent solution to restore that youthful lift and fullness to the cheeks. It also ensures that the results look natural, providing a subtle yet noticeable enhancement.


Restylane® is another trusted name in the world of dermal fillers. Especially effective in treating common signs of aging, like nasolabial folds (those lines running from the corners of your mouth to the edges of your nose), Restylane offers an immediate effect.

And for those who desire a fuller, younger-looking facial contour, Dr. Deborah Farrell uses Restylane Lyft, formerly known as Perlane. This particular filler excels in restoring volume to the face, granting patients a more youthful visage without the need for surgery.

Schedule a Consultation Today

With a range of dermal fillers available, you can gain control of the effects of aging. If you’re considering embarking on this journey to rejuvenate your skin, Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Mechanicsburg, PA, is a great choice.

With its team of dedicated professionals, you can be assured of personalized care tailored to your needs. Call today at (717) 732-9000 to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a more refreshed appearance.

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Erasing Spider Veins: The Power of Apogee™ Laser Treatment

Apogee Laser TreatmentSpider veins, those bluish, purple, or red vessels peeking through the skin, have been a cosmetic concern for many. These veins often appear on the legs, and many people try to keep them concealed. However, with modern technological advances, it’s possible to eliminate them.

Dr. Deborah Farrell at Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center is changing the game on spider veins with the innovative Apogee™ laser treatment.

Why Consider Spider Vein Treatment?

Spider veins may not always pose a physical discomfort, but they sure can be unpleasant. Most commonly appearing on the legs, they can discourage many from flaunting their favorite dresses or shorts.

If you feel like it’s time to find a solution for your spider veins, Apogee laser spider vein treatment promises to restore your skin, leaving it radiant and smooth.

How Is Laser Spider Vein Treatment Performed?

Harnessing the potential of the Apogee laser, Dr. Deborah Farrell has curated a treatment that addresses spider veins effectively without causing harm to the surrounding skin.

This non-invasive procedure employs a focused beam of laser light, penetrating safely through the skin, and targeting the veins. Over time, the treated veins are naturally absorbed by the body, leaving the skin clear and unblemished.

What Is the Recovery Process?

One of the stellar advantages of the Apogee laser treatment is its minimal discomfort. Many describe the sensation as akin to a rubber band snap. The non-invasive nature of the procedure allows individuals to jump back into their daily routines immediately after the treatment. Depending on the extent of the veins, Dr. Farrell often suggests multiple sessions, but noticeable improvement is often seen after just a single session.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Spider veins don’t have to be a perpetual issue for your skin. The Apogee laser treatment at Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center remains an excellent example of modern developments in cosmetic procedures.

If you’re yearning for clearer, revitalized skin, now might be the perfect time to embark on your spider vein treatment journey. Schedule your consultation today to explore the transformative potential of the Apogee laser system. To begin your path to rejuvenation, reach out to Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, P.C., at (717) 732-9000.

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Microdermabrasion vs. Chemical Peels: Which Is Right for You?

MicrodermabrasionIn the world of non-invasive facial treatments, two procedures often stand out: microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Both aim to rejuvenate the skin and reduce imperfections, but they operate on distinct principles and cater to different skincare needs. How do you decide which is the best choice for you?


Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure known for skin rejuvenation and resurfacing. By lightly abrading the skin and vacuuming off dead skin cells, it stimulates cell renewal and collagen growth. This technique is ideal for treating fine lines, age spots, and uneven skin tones.

At Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, the treatment is sometimes called the “Lunch Hour Facial” for its quick duration. Conducted by an aesthetician or a trained staff member, a series of six sessions is recommended for the best results. The sixth treatment is complimentary. A noteworthy treatment, this gentle procedure can significantly reduce superficial blemishes in just 30 minutes, making it a favorable option for those who want quick results without undergoing a surgical procedure.

Chemical Peels

Unlike microdermabrasion which physically exfoliates, chemical peels rely on a chemical solution to peel away dead skin cells, revealing a newer, more radiant layer beneath. A popular choice is the Jessner’s Peel, often combined with microdermabrasion for maximum impact.

Our most popular peel is the Perfect 10 Peel, which offers universal, intermediate, and advanced options, so the ideal solution for you can be chosen.

Post-Treatment Recovery

Post-treatment recovery for both procedures is straightforward. Microdermabrasion might cause minor redness or sensitivity, but most patients can resume regular activities right after the session. Similarly, chemical peels might lead to some redness or peeling, depending on the peel’s strength. Avoiding unnecessary sun exposure and wearing sunscreen are important post-treatment steps to help ensure the best results and protect your skin.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Both microdermabrasion and chemical peels offer benefits, and the best choice often depends on your individual skin concerns, desired outcomes, and personal preferences.

If you’re considering either treatment or just curious about other rejuvenating procedures like the fractional laser treatment, the experts at Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Mechanicsburg, PA, can help. Schedule a consultation with the practice today by calling (717) 732-9000.

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Laser Resurfacing: Is Fractional Laser Treatment Right for You?

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Similar to how a picture may be improved or changed pixel by pixel, fractional laser treatment can be a minimally invasive procedure in which energy from a laser is delivered to the skin in thousands of minuscule treatment zones. Whereas non-fractionated devices treat every bit of the treatment region, fractionated devices treat just a portion. Consequently, it is more gentle, yet just as effective, in producing improved results on the skin over a period of time. Here is what you can expect from fractional laser treatment.

What Can Laser Resurfacing Do for You?

Laser resurfacing generally reduces the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. It also helps to restore an even skin tone and improve your skin’s texture. Fractional lasers, in particular, help to reduce the risk of side effects after a laser resurfacing session, as well as, speed up recovery time.

What Areas Can a Fractional Laser Treat?

While most people typically choose fractional laser treatment for facial skin conditions, it is also effective for use on other parts of the body, such as the neck, chest, arms, and hands. For specific treatment sites, it is best to consult with a laser and cosmetic specialist, such as Dr. Deborah Farrell at Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, P.C.

Fractional Laser Treatment Results

After laser skin resurfacing, your skin will continue to produce new collagen and elastin for many months, resulting in firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin. The benefits of fractional laser skin resurfacing can last for many years. Dr. Farrell and her staff will work closely with you to track your progress and plan for any touch-up visits in the future.

Explore Fractional Laser Treatment in Mechanicsburg, PA

The best results from fractional laser treatment can be achieved after a few months of consistent treatment. Ultimately, these results can last as long as ten years. If you are interested in enhancing your look for the long term, schedule a consultation today to see if fractional laser skin resurfacing is right for you. Call Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, P.C., at (717) 732-9000 to get started.

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What Skin Concerns Can Microneedling Help Treat?

MicroneedlingMicroneedling is a common and minimally invasive cosmetic procedure designed to treat a wide range of skin conditions in a comfortable and effective manner. A microneedling device uses multiple tiny needles to puncture the skin. Microneedling is performed on a target area to induce collagen formation by the skin and improve different skin issues.

In this post, we’ll be taking a closer look at what skin issues can be improved by microneedling. It’s important to note that these skin conditions will see the greatest improvement over a series of treatments and over time.

Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Wrinkles and fine lines are some of the most common skin conditions treated by microneedling. Wrinkles and fine lines on the skin usually develop as a result of collagen loss from aging. While we can’t prevent aging, we can stimulate new collagen production in the skin through microneedling. The collagen will help tighten and firm the skin to reduce and improve wrinkles and fine lines.

Light Scarring

Scars can blemish the skin for long periods of time because of how slowly they fade. Thankfully, microneedling can break up light scarring and allow the body to accelerate the fading process with extra collagen. Microneedling is a great option for reducing light scarring like acne scars.

Skin Tone and Texture Issues

Uneven skin tones and rough skin textures can detract from your facial appearance and be frustrating to improve. However, microneedling can help restore your skin tone and texture to an even consistency. By stimulating your skin and producing more collagen, your skin will gradually become more even and smooth.

Improving Your Skin in Mechanicsburg, PA

Microneedling is a very approachable and effective treatment for many different skin issues that people face. That’s why the Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, P.C. team uses the innovative Eclipse MicroPen® Elite for our microneedling services.

Our treatments are performed with expertise and care to ensure you leave our office happier than you came in. If you’re ready to reap the benefits of microneedling, contact Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, P.C., at (717) 732-9000 today to book your appointment.

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Is Breast Augmentation Right For You?

As a woman, you have a special relationship with your breasts. They are a symbol of your femininity, and your independence as a woman. But, it can be damaging to your self-confidence if you are unhappy with them. Maybe it’s the shape, or maybe they sag a little too low for your liking. Regardless of the reason, if you are unhappy with your breasts, you should know that there are some options for you. Breast augmentation is a route that many women are taking to achieve their desired look. But, if you are interested in getting breast augmentation, it is best that you understand fully what it is, and some of the benefits that come along with it.

What Is Breast Augmentation? 

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that has been utilized by many women, for many years. The goal of this procedure is to enhance the overall appearance of your breasts, by altering the shape, volume, and symmetry of your breasts.


  • Improved Self-Confidence: Breast augmentation can give you a boost in your self-confidence. When you look good, you feel good, and breast augmentation is a perfect example of that.
  • Enhanced Shape & Volume: Breast augmentation’s main goal is to enhance the overall appearance of your breasts by adjusting their shape and volume.
  • Corrects Asymmetrical Breasts: Asymmetrical breasts are very common among women. Breast augmentation addresses this to make your breasts symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Restores Size and Shape After Pregnancy: After pregnancy, your breasts can be smaller than you want, or more saggy than they were before. Breast augmentation can address both of these issues and give you the breasts similar to what you had before pregnancy.

Get Your Breast Augmentation At Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center

If you are unhappy with your breasts and are looking for a way to have the breasts that you’ve always wanted, breast augmentation could be a good fit for you. If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation and if it is a good fit for you, Farrell Plastic Surgery in Mechanicsburg, PA is the perfect place for you. Led by Dr. Leo Farrell, the team at Farrell Plastic Surgery has the experience necessary to make sure that your breast augmentation gets you life-changing results. Contact us today at (717) 732-9000 or visit us online at to schedule your consultation.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Consider a CoolSculptingⓇ Procedure

Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center- CoolSculpting procedure3 Reasons Why You Should Consider a CoolSculptingⓇ Procedure

CoolSculptingⓇ is a great way to finalize your weight loss journey by getting rid of stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to exercise. It can be so frustrating when you work hard to lose weight and achieve your body goals, only to be stopped by a stubborn area on your body. CoolSculptingⓇ procedures can help finalize your goals by using cryolipolysis, which destroys fat cells which are then safely absorbed and processed by your lymphatic system. It is an alternative to liposuction without being a more involved and invasive procedure. Continue reading to find out more about this amazing procedure.


The fact that CoolSculptingⓇ is a non-invasive fat removal procedure makes it a very approachable choice for our patients. You won’t have to go under anesthesia, and typically the procedure takes no more than an hour to be fully complete. It also means that there is little to no recovery time. You may feel some slight discomfort for a short time, but you can get back to your normal routine almost immediately after the procedure.

Simple Process

The procedure involves placing the CoolSculptingⓇ device over the area in which you are looking to remove fat. The device will then slowly internally freeze the fat cells in the area which permanently eliminates them. You may feel a slight cold or numbing sensation for the first few minutes of the procedure, but then that sensation goes away. It’s very relaxing for most of our patients; patients often listen to music, work on their laptop, or leisurely read their book of choice during the procedure. All the while, that stubborn area of fat is slowly being taken care of. However, while the procedure only takes an hour, it will not provide immediate results.

After the procedure, the fat cells have been “frozen away,” but they still need to be absorbed by your body to get rid of them. This can take some time. Typically, patients see some improvement by 1 month, but the most dramatic results will occur somewhere around the 3-month mark. While you do have to wait sometime, so long as you maintain your health and weight, you no longer have to exert yourself to try and get rid of the stubborn fat.

Long Lasting Results

Fat cells that have been destroyed through cryolipolysis will never come back! Your results are permanent, so long as you maintain your weight. If you put on weight, it will appear in other areas that fat remains.

We hope you’ll consider Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Mechanicsburg, PA, for all your CoolSculptingⓇ needs. We’re only a phone call away at (717) 732-9000.

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CoolSculpting®: The Best Alternative to Liposuction

CoolSculptingYou can work out regularly and maintain a healthy diet, but that just may not cut it for the excess fat you may be experiencing. Many factors can trigger significant changes to your body causing this extra fat, like childbirth, or aging, and you may still be left with that stubborn fat no matter what you do with your diet and exercise regimen. Farrell Plastic Surgery and Laser Center has the solution to your problems: CoolSculpting®!

What Is Coolsculpting?

CoolSculpting® is a modern and alternative method to liposuction. Like liposuction, it targets excess fat. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting® eliminates the fat without surgery. Instead of using invasive tools, CoolSculpting® freezes and destroys fat cells, which are then naturally eliminted from your body.

What Is the Coolsculpting Procedure Like?

At the beginning of your CoolSculpting® procedure, you will experience a cold feeling and possibly some mild pressure. You can expect your CoolSculpting treatment to take about an hour at Farrell Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. During the treatment, feel free to take a nap, scroll through your phone, or read a book! Once treatment is complete, you will be able to go back to your daily activities immediately. You will be able to start noticing your CoolSculpting® results after three weeks, with full results taking about two months. This is because it takes time for the dead fat cells to leave your body once they are treated.

Who is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?

Most of our CoolSculpting® candidates are looking for the same solution: to get rid of their extra fat and loose skin. CoolSculpting® can treat belly, chin, back, buttocks, upper arms, thighs, and flanks (the back and sides of your belly). To be a great candidate for CoolSculpting®, you should generally be in good health, close to your weight goals, and looking to get rid of your fat with minimal downtime.

Schedule Your CoolSculpting Consultation Today!

Ready to eliminate your excess fat with minimal effort? Call Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Mechanicsburg, PA, at 717-732-9000 to schedule your consultation today. We will ensure you feel comfortable and give you all the information you need for CoolSculpting®.

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Three Reasons to Consider a Facelift

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Gravity, aging, genetics, environmental factors, and more affect your facial appearance. Over time, these factors can result in a loss of skin elasticity, the development of wrinkles and creases, and diminished facial contours. And, while progress can be slowed through proper skin care or addressed in earlier stages with dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers, only a surgical facelift can fully lift and smooth the skin.

Plastic surgery is a personal decision that must be based on your specific desires and needs. However, facelift surgery offers general benefits that are relatively standard throughout. Three of these benefits include:

  • Redefining the jawline and chin
  • Restoring natural contours to the cheekbones
  • Smoothing deep creases in the cheeks

With facelift surgery, the facial profile can be optimized and natural features highlighted to produce a firmer, more youthful look. Results are predictable and long-lasting, with many people experiencing lifted skin for ten years or more. During your initial consultation at our Mechanicsburg office, we will carefully assess your facial features, discuss your facial plastic surgery options, and help you determine what a procedure may be able to do for you.

…But Am I Too Young for a Facelift?

There is no “ideal” age for a facelift, but the procedure is most popular among people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. Before this time, most signs of aging can be addressed non-surgically. However, the best age for you to consider the procedure is whatever age you happen to be when you decide you’d like to.

At Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Leo Farrell takes time to assess potential facelift patients fully. Listening carefully to concerns and thoughtfully evaluating skin elasticity, tissue sagging, and similar issues, he can come to a complete understanding of what will be needed to help you reach your goals. This enables him to provide information about all of your surgical and non-surgical options, and allows you to select the procedures you feel most enthusiastic about.

We are dedicated to helping men and women living in and around the Mechanicsburg area achieve their ideal looks. If you are considering facial enhancement or would like more information about how to address aging skin, please call us at 717-732-9000 and schedule a consultation today.

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Linda, 54, Philadelphia

“I feel taller because I can stand straight. This procedure was truly life changing—I feel so much better about myself. Dr. Farrell’s team is incredibly helpful, professional and welcoming. I love my results!”

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“I look 5 years younger, she injected lip lines and my mouth area is smooth. Lipstick goes on so much better.”

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