Skin Doctor in Southwest Florida

Dr. Greta McLaren's Corner

The onset of forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines are a common problem for men and women as they age. These lines can make one appear tired and even angry. At Skin Secrets, one of the best ways to treat these problem areas, and or prevent the wrinkles from digging into the skin in the first place is with Botox or Dysport. LEARN MORE

Nanofat is made from your own fat in the office and is a simple procedure requiring no anesthesia. Other terms often used are, the Nanofat facelift, or the Nanofat facial. First described in 2013, this revolutionary technology is using platelet rich growth factors in the form of PRP with your own fat emulsified into tiny fat particles (nano fat cells) to promote healthier skin. The platelet rich plasma (PRP) often referred to as a “Vampire” procedure is derived from a routine blood draw in the office. LEARN MORE

Dermal fillers are products that add instant volume to plump up sagging skin and fill in and smooth out wrinkles on the face and neck. The treatments are very popular due to the high rate of satisfaction of seeing immediate results. Minimizing wrinkles, creases, and facial lines can restore aging skin to a more youthful appearance.  LEARN MORE

The Forever Young BBL™ treatment is a unique protocol developed by Dr. Patrick Bitter in a study out of Stanford University, using the BBL to send light energy deep into the skin with possible age defying benefits. Studies have shown that regular skin maintenance using the Forever Young BBL™ protocol can show the added benefit of delaying future skin aging as well as rejuvenating the skin with each treatment. Such signs of skin aging include skin laxity, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and rough texture. According to the study, “The treatment may help to boost your body’s own natural rejuvenation processes, leading to visibly younger looking, year after year.” (1) In aesthetics our main goal is to correct the visible  signs of aging as they appear, and maintain the results as much as possible. However, the idea of slowing down the aging process can be just as desirable. LEARN MORE

ThermiVa is a fast, in-office, non-surgical procedure for labia and vaginal tightening. A radiofrequency generator, made by Thermi Aesthetics powers an “S” shaped handpiece that tightens external and internal vulvovaginal tissue via a thermistor tip which is able to control heat delivered. The tip has gentle curves that provide comfort. LEARN MORE

The Skin Secret non-surgical Facelift is a procedure that was designed by Dr. McLaren to improve loose skin, loss of laxity in the cheeks and jowl area that have lost volume, without the need for surgery. This was created to answer the need for a technique that adds back volume that decreases with age, and uses collagen-stimulating threads that pull and lift to produce a natural-looking result. The Secret lift is combined with radio-frequency skin tightening and fat melting devices in the same to stimulate. LEARN MORE

Using the SNIF procedure described above, the fat can be used similar to a filler like Juvéderm, Voluma, Restylane or Radiesse.

The last thing Dr. McLaren wants is to have people point at you and say, “You’ve had plastic surgery done.” Her goal is such natural-looking results, that only your Doctor knows for sure…  It is all about bringing your face back into proportions of youth. Your facial features will look lifted, fuller, and rejuvenated. All without a foreign material in your body!

Dr. McLaren takes great care to use the purest fat possible. The harvested fat is processed to obtain the purest fat rich in stem cells, growth factor and healing cells. Dr. McLaren often uses the PURE Graft system to process the fat.

The injections take time as the smallest amount is placed in each area. This way the fat will more likely have an opportunity for good vascular supply and it will survive. Rushing the procedure will backfire as the fat may not TAKE. If done right, the results should last for years or be permanent. On average, about 60% of total volume injected survives according to the studies.

Autologous fat transfer or AFT means fat will be taken from your own unwanted fat areas. What could be more natural to replace volume in your face? The risks are minimal. There is not a risk of allergic reaction. Results are amazing, natural looking and safe.

Your only scars might result from the liposuction incisions used to remove fat from the donor site. Liposuction incisions are small, the scars are also small and are placed in hidden areas. Most liposuction scars fade and are barely visible over time.
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Dr. Greta McLaren

Dr. McLaren is the founder and owner of “Skin Secrets by Dr. McLaren” where her philosophy is that “only your doctor knows for sure…”

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