The latest procedures to smooth wrinkles and rejuvenate the face will be explained at a free seminar Friday, Jan. 27, conducted by facial plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Prendiville.
The seminar, which includes a light lunch, starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Trianon Bonita Bay Hotel at 3401 Bay Commons Drive in Bonita Springs. The seminar is free, but reservations are required by calling 239-437-3900. Space is limited.
Laser resurfacing is one of the more popular and effective procedures to rejuvenate the face and reduce wrinkles and skin irregularities such as blemishes and acne scars, according to Dr. Prendiville.
“Individuals with fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes or mouth or on the forehead are good candidates for laser resurfacing as are individuals with shallow scars from acne,” Dr. Prendiville said.
The laser beam used in laser resurfacing removes the outer layer of skin while simultaneously heating the underlying skin, called the dermis. This action works to stimulate growth of new collagen fibers. As the treated area heals, the new skin that forms is smoother and firmer.
The two types of lasers most commonly used in laser resurfacing are carbon dioxide (CO2) and erbium. The newest version of CO2 laser resurfacing is the fractionated CO2 which uses very short pulsed light energy or continuous light beams that are delivered in a scanning pattern to remove thin layers of skin with minimal heat damage.
Erbium laser resurfacing is designed to remove surface-level and moderately deep lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, neck or chest.
“One of the benefits of erbium laser resurfacing is minimal burning of surrounding tissue. This laser causes fewer side effects – such as swelling, bruising and redness – so recovery time is generally faster than with the CO2 laser,” Dr. Prendiville said.
Using before and after photos of actual patients, Dr. Prendiville also will discuss the latest advances in facelifts, eyelid lifts, nose surgery, lasers and reconstructive surgery during the January 27 seminar. He will review injectable wrinkle fillers Botox®, Sculptra®, Juvederm®; Restylane®, Restylane Silk®, Radiesse® and Voluma®.
Another new advance that Dr. Prendiville will discuss is SculpSure®, which is approved by the FDA as the world’s first non-invasive fat-melting laser device to treat stubborn fat in just 25 minutes. SculpSure is available at the Assuage Luxury Spa in Naples, where Dr. Prendiville serves as medical director.
Attendees will be able to make an appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Prendiville.
Dr. Prendiville is the only Fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in Fort Myers who is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
He is recognized nationally as a facelift expert with more than 20 articles published in medical journals and he has served as guest editor for Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. He also is a featured presenter at many state and national meetings about facial plastic surgery.
In 2015, he was selected as one of 100 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 100 Award from RealSelf, the leading online community that helps people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures. Dr. Prendiville has been a reviewer on RealSelf.com since 2008 and has now achieved Distinguished Member status for his responses to patients with questions about facial plastic surgery and skin rejuvenation techniques.
Dr. Prendiville also is the past president and secretary/treasurer of the Florida Society of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Prendiville graduated with his M.D. degree with high honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and served his residency at Georgetown University.
He was awarded a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Louis University in Missouri, where he was a clinical instructor in the St. Louis University Department of Otolaryngology.
All surgeries are performed at Dr. Prendiville’s state-of-the-art Surgical Center adjacent to his office in South Fort Myers at 9407 Cypress Lake Drive. The Surgical Center is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF), which is the largest accrediting body for outpatient surgical facilities in the United States. For more information, visit www.drprendiville.com.