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What Can Blepharoplasty Do?

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Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, addresses aesthetic issues with the upper and lower eyelids. With this procedure, our experienced plastic surgeon can:

  • Lift drooping upper lids
  • Remove wrinkles from upper and lower lids
  • Remove dark and puffy skin from lower lids

Eyelid surgery can also improve vision that has been obstructed by hooded upper lids, allowing the procedure to address both aesthetic and functional issues.

Eyelid surgery does not correct drooping eyebrows. For this, an endoscopic brow lift may be needed. Combining blepharoplasty with a brow lift is common and can help to produce the most pleasing outcomes. During your initial consultation with Dr. Farrell, we will help you determine if a combination of procedures will help you achieve your goals.

Non-Surgical Enhancement

An eyelid lift can improve the appearance of the skin around your eyes, but it cannot remove crow’s feet or the furrows between the eyebrows. Wrinkle relaxers offer an excellent solution for these common concerns.

At Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we are pleased to offer BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® to relax muscles and smooth dynamic wrinkles. Results from these injectables can last for three to four months. Routinely scheduled touch-up treatments can be used to maintain these results.

In addition to softening crow’s feet and smoothing frown lines, BOTOX and Dysport can be used to lift sagging eyebrows, eliminate bunny lines from the bridge of the nose, and erase lines from around the lips. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your surgical and non-surgical options to help you determine which treatments will best meet your needs.

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Leo Farrell is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than three decades of experience who is known for his approachability as much as his artistry. Dr. Farrell’s work can be viewed in our before and after gallery.

Dr. Deborah Farrell is a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and one of Central Pennsylvania’s most experienced and trusted cosmetic physicians. Thoughtful and attentive, Dr. Farrell can personalize non-surgical treatment options to safely address multiple aesthetic concerns.

If you are considering eyelid surgery or another cosmetic procedure, please call Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 717-732-9000 to schedule a consultation today. We serve Mechanicsburg and all nearby areas of Pennsylvania.

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The Best Treatments for Crepey Neck Skin

Anti-age,Treatment.,Profile,Of,Beautiful,Middle-aged,Woman,Touching,Soft,SkinDo you have loose and sagging skin on your neck? Is your jawline obscured by excess fat? Do you have a double chin? A “turkey waddle”? Crepey skin? All of these things are common as we age.

Proper skin care can help to slow the process of aging. Using professional skincare products, including cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreens may even help to soften fine lines and assist in tightening the skin. These efforts can be bolstered through non-surgical skin rejuvenation designed to tighten, firm, and smooth the skin.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

One of the best ways to address crepey and loose skin on the neck is through laser treatments. Advanced laser treatments available through our office include:

Laser treatments can address pigmentation issues, reduce pore size, smooth fine lines and deep wrinkles, remove sun and age spots, and much more. Dr. Deborah Farrell, our experienced Central Pennsylvania Laser and Aesthetic Medicine physician, can help you learn what one of these treatments may be able to do for you.

Skin Tightening and Smoothing

In addition to laser treatments, we offer a range of non-surgical services for the neck and jaw. Options such as Thermage® and GentleWaves® can help to tighten and smooth neck skin. So too can some chemical peels.

Kybella®, which can be used alone or in combination with skin tightening, works to eliminate double chins and improve jawline definition. Some injectables and fillers, including BOTOX® Cosmetic, may also be effective at shrinking jowls.

The perfect combination of these treatments is dependent on your concerns. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn which ones are right for you.

Surgical Treatments

Surgical options to improve neck contours include:

At Farrell Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, these procedures are performed by Dr. Leo Farrell, a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience.

During your initial consultation, we will carefully assess your areas of concern, provide information about all of your options, and help you decide which treatments will be best for your needs.

Call Farrell Plastic Surgery and Laser Center at 717-732-9000 to schedule a consultation today. Located in Mechanicsburg, we welcome patients from all surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.

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June is Men’s Health Month

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June is Men’s Health Month, offering a perfect time to reflect on the ways you take care of your body. There are several reasons to target men’s health: around 60% of adult males in the United States are overweight. What’s more, only around 40% of men are willing to see a doctor when they have a worrisome medical condition, and just slightly over half undergo yearly physicals.

According to the CDC, more than 400,000 men develop a cardiovascular disease each year, and 700,000 develop cancers, 230,000 of which are prostate, the second most deadly type of cancer for men. Lifestyle choices play a role in these things, as do genetics, environmental factors, and more. These same factors can have a profound impact on physical appearance and comfort as well.

Cosmetic Treatments for Men

Seeing your PCP for yearly examinations after the age of 40 is an important part of taking care of yourself. So, too, are taking steps to eat healthily and stay active. Even with these efforts, however, you may not be able to reach all of your aesthetic goals. This is where we come in.

We are pleased to offer a range of services for men, each designed to address specific concerns. Popular options include:

  • Male Breast Reduction. Gynecomastia is the medical name for excess glandular tissue or fat accumulations in men that produce the appearance of breasts. Male breast reduction eliminates bulk to restore definition and masculinity to the chest
  • CoolSculpting®. A non-surgical alternative to liposuction, CoolSculpting® uses cryolipolysis to freeze and permanently destroy fat cells, allowing the body to remove them naturally. The procedure can be used nearly anywhere on the body, with many men targeting the flanks, abdomen, back, and upper arms
  • Brow Lift. Sagging eyebrows and deep forehead creases are common with age. A brow lift can smooth the forehead, lift the eyebrows, and restore an alert, attentive, and attractive appearance to the upper face
  • Eyelid Surgery. Lower blepharoplasty removes bags, dark circles, and wrinkles from the lower lids and below the eyes. Upper blepharoplasty eliminates eyelid wrinkles and lifts droopy upper lids

In addition to these services, we offer several treatments for aging skin, many of which can be used in combination to address multiple issues at the same time.

Contact Us for a Consultation

For more information on the cosmetic services we offer for men, please call 717-732-9000 to schedule your initial consultation.

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Skin Reconstruction Following Cancer Removal

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. This provides a wonderful opportunity to recommit to preventive measures that can protect against this common disease.

Steps to prevent sun damage include wearing protective clothing, such as sunglasses, a sunhat, long sleeves, and pants. Reducing direct sun exposure between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm is also a good idea. When you are planning on going out, be sure to use a full-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, and reapply every hour or so to ensure continual coverage.

While taking steps to prevent skin cancer is important, when unusual skin growths develop, having them examined is equally important. Because growths can occur anywhere on the body, it is best to undergo a skin examination every year. When a growth is found, a biopsy may be needed to determine if it is cancerous.

Pre-cancerous growths and other types of sun damage can typically be removed with laser treatment, chemical peel, or another non-invasive treatment. Cancerous cells will need to be surgically removed. Skin cancer is often shaped like an iceberg, going much deeper than the surface appearance may indicate.

Reconstruction Following Skin Cancer Removal

With the removal of skin cancer, a procedure is chosen to allow effective removal with optimal appearance of the area. This could involve reconstructing the treatment area. At Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we offer flap reconstruction, skin grafting, and structural grafting to help rebuild and smooth the area impacted by skin cancer removal. These methods can help improve the appearance of the treatment area, though some scarring may be inevitable. We offer treatments for scarring as well. We will discuss likely outcomes during your initial consultation to help you understand both the benefits and limitations of these reconstructive methods.

The doctors at Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center have the experience necessary to treat many instances of skin cancer, as well as the artistry needed to reconstruct the surgical area following removal. If you would like to learn more about your post-skin cancer removal options, give us a call at 717-732-9000 to schedule a consultation today.

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What Can GentleWaves® Treat?

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GentleWaves® is a non-surgical LED (light-emitting diodes) treatment that gently and effectively addresses several skin concerns. Using the benefits of light to boost cellular energy and stimulate protein production, LED treatment does not cause thermal damage and is safe for all skin types and tones – even sensitive skin.

At Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, Dr. Deborah Farrell utilizes GentleWaves® to treat:

  • Dull and aged skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Rosacea
  • Overly large pores
  • Textural irregularities

This service can also be used to speed the healing process when skin has become sunburned or to assist in reducing the temporary redness and discomfort that may follow some skin rejuvenation treatments.

GentleWaves® treatment can be performed on nearly any part of the body, including delicate and sensitive areas such as the face and neck, décolletage, and hands.

Gentle and Effective

Many non-surgical cosmetic treatments require repeat sessions for optimal results. With GentleWaves®, it may take four to eight treatments to achieve the most noticeable outcomes.

Because there is no downtime, discomfort, or recovery associated with GentleWaves®, treatment can be performed once or twice weekly without any issue. Subtle improvements in the appearance of the skin may be noticeable following every treatment, but it may be a few weeks before more pronounced results are perceivable. GentleWaves® rejuvenates the skin at the cellular level, improving the appearance from the inside out, to produce a healthier and more youthful look to the skin.

There is no redness, peeling, increased sensitivity, or pain with GentleWaves®. No recovery period, downtime, or special aftercare is needed following treatment. Many patients come in over lunch or in between errands, knowing they can resume all normal activities without complication as soon as treatment has been completed. Convenient and effective, GentleWaves® offers reliable results that can last for several months at a time.

GentleWaves® is a wonderful solution for some of our patients, but not the right fit for others. The best way to learn if it can help you reach your goals is through a one-on-one consultation at our Mechanicsburg office. Please give us a call at 717-732-9000 to schedule your initial consultation today.

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Will I Ever Need to Have My Breast Implant Removed?

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Breast augmentation with implants can help to create complementary dimensions between your bust and the rest of your body. Among the most popular plastic surgery offerings, millions of women undergo breast augmentation in the United States every year and, with new implant options, are often able to enjoy results for many years to come.

While modern breast implants have been crafted to last for years, there are reasons you may need or want to have yours removed. These include physical discomfort, such as the development of capsular contracture, along with aesthetic concerns, such as the development of creases or folds on the implant, implant shifting or bottoming out, and implant rupture. In some cases, the removal of breast implants is done specifically to return the breasts to their previous size, or to have a different size, shape, or type of implant placed.

No matter your concern, if you would like to discuss breast implant removal, please get in touch to schedule a consultation. Caring, thoughtful, and attentive, we are here to listen to your concerns, provide honest information about your options, and guide you towards the best ways to reach your goals.

National Breast Implant Awareness Month

March is National Breast Implant Awareness Month, a time to reflect on both the myths and realities of breast augmentation. There are many things to consider when looking into breast enhancement with implants, making it important that you are straightforward with us about your future plans. It is entirely possible to live a normal life, doing things as diverse as breastfeeding, participating in sports, and more after breast augmentation. Making sure that we understand your lifestyle and plans helps us select the options best suited to meet your needs.

Breast implants are a safe and effective way to enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of your bust. If you are curious to learn about augmentation, revision, or removal of breast implants, we are here to help. Please give us a call at 717-732-9000 to schedule your consultation today. Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center is located in Mechanicsburg. We welcome patients from all nearby areas of Pennsylvania.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Juvederm Voluma?

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Juvéderm® Voluma™ is a dermal filler that has been specifically formulated to address mid-face volume loss. Ideal for restoring a softer, fuller, more youthful appearance to the cheeks, Voluma™ can also be used to produce desirable contours to the chin, helping to lift and enhance the overall facial profile.

The best candidates for Voluma™ are people experiencing skin laxity and volume loss in the cheek area, as well as those with a “weak” or poorly-defined chin. As a non-surgical treatment, Voluma™ does not require any special qualifications, though some skin conditions may interfere with candidacy. The best way to determine if this treatment is right for you is through a one-on-one consultation with our experienced cosmetic physician, Dr. Deborah Farrell.

How Long Does Voluma™ Last?

Voluma™ injections can last for up to two years. We can perform touch-up treatments to help extend results as needed. We can also combine Voluma™ with other Juvéderm® products to address fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity elsewhere on the face. During your initial consultation, we will discuss all of your options to make sure we are addressing each area of concern.

Safe and well-tolerated, there is little to no downtime associated with Voluma™. Depending on your comfort level, it is possible to return to work and resume most normal activities immediately after treatment. There may be some residual soreness, redness, and bruising around the injection sites. This should neither be limiting nor long-lasting. In most cases, these issues resolve within a few days. If they fail to resolve or if you are not in love with your results, treatment with Juvéderm® Voluma™ is reversible.

At Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we take time to truly understand the needs of each patient, allowing us to provide the services best suited to correct individual concerns. If you have been considering a non-surgical cosmetic treatment, we encourage you to give us a call at 717-732-9000 to schedule a consultation at our Mechanicsburg office today. We welcome patients from Harrisburg, Carlisle, and all surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.

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How to Eliminate a Double Chin

Double chin, medically known as submental fat, can create an uneven, undefined, and unattractive appearance that impacts the jawline and, in some cases, the entire face. Diet and exercise are not always enough to address this issue, leaving many people wondering how best to deal with a double chin. Fortunately, there are a few very effective options – both surgical and non-surgical – that can be used to eliminate submental fat and restore an ideally contoured and defined jaw and chin.

Surgical Options

Surgical options for double chin include:

  • Neck Lift Surgery. With this option, loose and sagging skin along with excess fat deposits are removed from the neck, jawline, and chin
  • Neck Liposuction. With this option, excess fat is removed from the chin through gentle and targeted suction

Surgical options can be incredibly effective at eliminating submental fat, but they come with some risks and will require a short recovery period. During your initial consultation, we will carefully assess your areas of concern and provide honest information about what you can expect through surgical treatment.

Non-Surgical Options

Kybella®

Kybella® is the first injectable treatment for double chin. Safe, effective, and non-invasive, Kybella® works to dissolve submental fat, allowing for it to be removed through the body’s natural pathways of elimination. Because it is non-surgical, results may take up to six weeks to be realized, but the changes brought about by Kybella® are permanent. What’s more, this double chin treatment does not require downtime, incisions, or detailed recovery instructions, making it ideal for people who want to achieve ideal results but are not interested in surgery.

CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical, non-invasive option to effectively and safely treat double chins. This option also does not require downtime, and allows fat to be removed through the body’s natural pathways. It typically takes several months for the full effect to be realized.

In addition, we are pleased to offer non-surgical treatments such as Thermage®, a radiofrequency skin tightening solution, along with a variety of laser skin treatments that may be useful in restoring optimal contours to the neck and chin.

During your initial consultation at our Mechanicsburg office, we can help you determine if Kybella® is the best solution for your needs.

Please call Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 717-732-9000 to schedule your consultation today. We welcome patients from Hogestown, Shepherdstown, and all nearby areas of Pennsylvania.

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Is Breast Augmentation a Good Fit for You?

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Breast augmentation has been among the most popular plastic surgery procedures for many years – and for good reasons. The procedure, while focused on the breasts, can have a profound impact on your entire frame by improving proportions and creating contours that are both natural-looking and more desirable. If you feel like your breasts are ill-suited to your body, we welcome the opportunity to meet with you, listen to your concerns, and help you determine if breast augmentation could help you reach your goals. Use the contact form on this page or call us today to schedule a consultation and learn more.

What Can Breast Augmentation Do?

During breast augmentation surgery, implants are used to enhance the size and shape of the bust. This can help improve symmetry, create more desirable cleavage, and accentuate surrounding curves to produce a more balanced and enticing profile. Implants come in a variety of sizes and shapes, allowing for complete customization. We are pleased to offer a wide selection of options, enabling us to personalize each procedure for the most pleasing and reliable results.

Breast augmentation adds volume to the bust and is ideal for women who have lost volume due to weight fluctuations, aging, or nursing, as well as women who have never been satisfied with the size or shape of their breasts. It cannot, however, fully address breast sagging. For this issue, augmentation may need to be combined with a breast lift – an option we will be happy to discuss if it could prove useful in reaching your goals.

Am I a Good Candidate?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, you may be a good candidate for breast surgery. Determining which procedure is something best done with the assistance of a board-certified plastic surgeon. If you are curious to learn more about the procedures that can help you reach your goals, give us a call at 717-732-9000 to schedule a consultation today.

Located in Mechanicsburg, Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center welcomes women from all surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.

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Is it Already Time to Consider the Holidays?

Holiday Facial Rejuvenation

While Halloween has not yet come and gone, the Holiday Season is closer than you might expect – and now is a fantastic time to start considering non-surgical facial rejuvenation to help ensure you look and feel your most confident before its major social and familial events. Dermal fillers and laser treatments are both fantastic ways to address various concerns, but their full results can take a few weeks to become apparent. Scheduling your appointment now allows for plenty of time for your results to set in, allowing you to look your very best before the busiest season begins.

Dermal Filler Options at Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center

We are pleased to offer dermal fillers from both the Juvéderm® and Restylane® families. Trusted, effective, and safe, these fillers can be used to address skin laxity and signs of aging throughout the face, helping to restore a more youthful shape to multiple treatment areas.

Popular options available through our office include:

  • Juvéderm®, designed to treat nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and lip areas
  • Juvéderm Voluma™, designed to lift sagging skin and add volume to the cheeks
  • Restylane®, designed to treat laugh lines and to improve the symmetry and volume of the lips
  • Restylane® Lyft, designed to address nasolabial folds along with skin laxity, lines, and wrinkles

In addition to these options, we offer both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® for the elimination of forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet.

Laser Medicine

Dr. Deborah Farrell specializes in laser medicine, another incredibly safe and effective option for Holiday skin rejuvenation. Depending on your specific needs, laser treatments can be used to address a number of common concerns including:

  • Fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • Acne and surgical scars
  • Pigmentation irregularities
  • Sun and age spots
  • Spider veins
  • Unwanted hair

We also offer laser tattoo removal for the permanent removal of regrettable ink.

We Are Here for You

At Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we take time to understand the goals of each patient before suggesting the most effective procedures. Give us a call at 717-732-9000 to schedule your one-on-one consultation today and learn which non-surgical options will have you looking your best in time for the Holidays.

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“Never have I met more courteous and friendly doctors and staff anywhere! They are just the sweetest people! Great doctors and great staff who make you feel at home.”

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!”

Breast Reduction Patient

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

Filler (Juvéderm) Patient