Portsmouth, NH – The Spring Open House was held at Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Friday, May 7th from 5 pm to 7pm. Guests, who numbered 124, enjoyed refreshments while watching numerous scheduled demonstrations, attending a private consultation or learning one-on-one with skin care vendors. Although the twice-yearly occasion is held as a learning and informational experience, the atmosphere was entertaining and enjoyable.

Dr. Lawrence Gray conducted free brief consultations on a variety of plastic surgical procedures: breast augmentation with saline and silicone implants, Scarless breast reduction, liposuction, tummy tucks and facial enhancement surgery. Demonstrations were given on the amazing 3D imaging system, answering the number one patient question: What will I look like after surgery? This surgical simulation tool first takes a 3D picture of the patient’s body and then allows the patients to select different implants sizes and see how it will appear on their body. Dr. Gray?s 3D imager, the only one in northern New England, can give patients far better information than they can get currently through discussion and simply looking at before and after pictures.

The fraxel laser was demonstrated by Dr. Mark Ballentyne on pre-arranged current patients. This non-invasive treatment produces smoother fresher looking, tighter skin with improved tone and texture and reduced wrinkles around the eyes. Dr. Ballentyne also talked about the differences between Intense Pulsed light and the fraxel laser and later administered both Botox Cosmetic and Dysport injections on patients to smooth out facial wrinkles. Botox, he discussed, blocks the facial muscles that contract when you frown or squint, and reduces the indentations between your eyes and worry lines across your forehead area.

Dermal fillers, which help restore facial volume where collagen has been lost over time, were administered on pre-arranged patients by Dr. Mark Ballentyne. Restylane, one such injectable filler, enhances the lips and fills hallows around the eye area and skin depressions. Radiesse, one of our longest lasting fillers, was used in a demonstration to treat the nasolabial folds, which run from your nose to the corners of your mouth. Juvederm, another soft tissue filler, was shown to reduce lines, restore volume to lips and around the eyes and contour other facial folds. Artefill, currently the longest lasting dermal filler, was demonstrated to correct nasolabial folds and wrinkles on the upper face.

Patients waited patiently for their turn to have a free Visia Skin Analysis session. This digital skin analysis uses a multi-spectral imaging system to identify problem areas of the patient?s complexion, allowing for a customized skin treatment program that targets those areas.

Sclerotherapy, a leg vein treatment for unsightly, painful varicose and spider veins in the legs and ankles was demonstrated throughout the evening. Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center uses advanced lighting for magnification ensuring precision in treatment.
For more information, contact Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center at 1-866-264-7738 or on line at atlanticplasticsurg.com.

About Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center:

Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is the practice of New Hampshire plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence N. Gray, in practice here since 1985. He has earned a great deal of respect in both his local medical community and the national plastic surgical community through his many publications, technical skill and personal demeanor. Dr. Gray is nationally and internationally recognized as the inventor of the scarless breast reduction, a revolutionary procedure that eliminates scars associated with the older, traditional method of breast reduction. He has a large following of satisfied patients from across New Hampshire, the United States and a number of foreign countries, who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction.

Additionally, Dr. Gray is a core investigator for the Mentor and Silimed silicone breast implant studies. Dr. Gray received the significant honor of being the only investigator for the Silimed Corporation’s Silicone study, which is pending FDA approval. Dr. Gray is expected to be the only source for adjustable silicone implants soon. Dr. Gray has taught at educational conferences for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and is the only member of the International Society of Plastic Surgeons from New Hampshire.

Ali Emmons

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