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Introducing Generations Skin Centre

Saturday, 27 May, 2017

Generations Skin Centre is a unique offering of cosmetic and aesthetic skin care services and products.

Since 2005, Generations Family Practice has strived to provide its patients with the highest quality medical care. Our team believes that a part of feeling good is looking your best. For that reason, we are now offering some of the most popular cosmetic medical services available today. Generations’ highly trained staff can provide you with quality non-surgical alternatives to skin tightening, age spot removal, and a variety of other skin correcting procedures and products.

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​This addition of the Skin Centre is just another step in our goal of providing the best comprehensive primary medical care available ~ all under one roof!

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    Evolution of Cosmetic Procedures

    Saturday, 27 May, 2017

    Plastic surgery, derived from the Greek word plastikos, means “to mold.” Through time these practices have held a critical place in many cultures. For centuries, tribes would disc their lips, stretch their earlobes, bind their feet, file their teeth, and tattoo and scar their skin. While filed teeth may not appeal to everyone, men and women of today still have a wide range of surgical procedures from which to choose, including liposuction, nose jobs, eyelid surgery, tummy tucks, and breast augmentation and reduction. The term “plastic surgery” also includes nonsurgical options such as Botox, microdermabrasion, collagen injections, laser hair removal, and chemical peels.

    Today’s practices are very different from those of our past. Plastic surgery was not readily available and was often shrouded in mystery and magic.

    Rhinoplasty's beginning

    Rhinoplasty’s Beginning

    Believe it or not the earliest known Rhinoplasties (or ‘Nose Job’) was first mentioned in an Ancient Egyptian medical text known as the Edwin Smith Papyrus. This text is the oldest known surgical treatise, dating back to the Old Kingdom of 3000 to 2500 BC. The Egyptians were shown to prepare their dead using principles of plastic surgery. For example, Ramses II's mummy was surgically altered by having a small bone and a handful of seeds inserted into his nose to ensure that his most prominent feature would be recognizable in the afterlife.

    Ancient India

    The first recorded account of reconstructive plastic surgery on the living is found in ancient Indian Sanskrit texts. These texts describe procedures to repair noses and ears that were lost either as punishment for crimes (such as adultery) or in battle. Hindu surgeon Sushruta, described the “attached flap” method of plastic surgery in his 600 B.C. text 'Sushruta Samhita' [see image to right]. The procedure involves reconstructing the nose by cutting skin from either the cheek or forehead, twisting the skin skin-side-out over a leaf of the appropriate size, and sewing the skin into place. This method became known as the “Indian Method of Rhinoplasty” and was kept secret for centuries in India.

    Beautification in RomeHeinrich von Pfolspeundt's nose job

    Romans were the first to use plastic surgery to improve self-image. Roman, Aulus Cornelius Celsus, wrote “De Medicina” which was the plastic surgeon’s reference guide for more than 1700 years. By the first century B.C. Romans were very practiced in advanced plastic surgery. Some common surgeries included:

    • Procedures for wealthy women whose ears had become stretched due to the weight of their earrings.
    • Freed slaves had the brands that marked them as property either removed or covered.
    • Roman doctors would try various reconstructive procedures on the constant supply of Roman soldiers.

    Europe Joins the Search for Beauty

    By the mid-15th-century, European surgeons began to consider the possibilities of creating and improving our facial features. Heinrich von Pfolspeundt described a process “to make a new nose for one who lacks it entirely, and the dogs have devoured it” by removing skin from the back of the arm and suturing it in place [see image to right]. Although this process created less scaring, it did require the patient’s forearm to be awkwardly attached to the nose for 21 days.

    In 1597, Italian Gasparo Tagliacozzi, known as the “father of modern plastic surgery” wrote the first plastic surgery textbook, “De curtorum chirugiau .”

    The Rise of Breast Augmentation
    Timmie Jean Lindsey

    The first documented breast augmentation surgery was preformed in 1895 by transplanting tissue from the patient’s back to the breast to correct asymmetry. Within a few years, the first injectable materials began to be used for breast implants. These included paraffin, beeswax and vegetable oil.

    By the 20th Century, breast enlargement became a sought after procedure. The first woman to successfully receive silicone breast implants was Timmie Jean Lindsey. This is now considered the most popular cosmetic surgery operation in Europe and the United States.

    War and Plastic Surgery

    War has played a significant role in the history of plastic surgery. Trench warfare in WWI meant heads and necks were more vulnerable, and pilots and passengers in the new and dangerous airplanes often suffered serious facial injuries that were unprecedented any time in history. Injuries such as shattered jaws, blown-off noses, and gaping skull wounds accelerated the techniques and experimentation of plastic surgery and prompted Harold Delf Gilles to establish the first hospital devoted to reconstructive plastic surgery. WWII went on to usher in such plastic surgery techniques as rebuilding entire limbs, extensive skin grafts, microsurgery, antibodies, as well as increased knowledge about tissue health.

    War time cosmetic procedures

    Because any untrained surgeon could claim to be a plastic surgeon, patients often experience severe complications, such as amputation or at the very least severe scarring. Plastic surgery became associated in many minds with the term “quack.” However, when surgeons who had served in WWI established the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, they effectively signaled the end of unregulated plastic surgery. This first association was joined by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in 1931 (renamed American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 1991) and by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1937.

    Continued Advances

    • 1930 plastic surgeons spur invention of shatterproof windshields
    • 1939 invention of Dermatome to help burn victims
    • 1950 Ralph Millard performs first cleft lip repair
    • Late 1970’s – first use of bovine-collagen. This injectable caused considerable swelling and did not last long as an option.
    • 2003 development of Cosmoplast, a human form of collagen
    • 2005 first face transplant
    • 2007 introduction of Juvaderm, a hyaluronic acid filler. This new alternative lasts longer and has less side effects than previous options.

    Future of Cosmetic Procedures

    Today, surgery patients fall into two categories; reconstructive and cosmetic. Reconstructive plastic surgery is performed to correct functional impairments caused by burns; traumatic injuries, such as facial bone fractures and breaks; congenital abnormalities, such as cleft palates or cleft lips; developmental abnormalities; infection and disease; and cancer or tumors. Cosmetic surgery is an optional procedure that is performed on normal parts of the body with the only purpose of improving a person’s appearance and/or removing signs of aging. In 2006, nearly 11 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States alone. The number of cosmetic procedures performed in the United States has increased over 50 percent since the start of the century. Judging by statistics and the modern trend towards looking and feeling your best, surgery for cosmetic purposes will likely continue to increase year over year.

    [Sources: Random History, “Beautiful Body – A History of Plastic Surgery” ; American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “History of Plastic Surgery” ; Historical Honey, “The Fascinating History of Cosmetic Surgery”]

    Since 2005, Generations Family Practice has strived to provide its patients with the highest quality medical care. Our team believes that a part of feeling good is looking your best. For that reason, we are now offering some of the most popular cosmetic medical services available today. Generations’ highly trained staff can provide you with quality non-surgical alternatives to skin tightening, age spot removal, and a variety of other skin correcting procedures and products.

    • Rejuvapen
    • Ultherapy
    • Minor dermatology procedures
    • Chemical Peels
    • BabyFoot foot peel
    • Skin care products
    • And more!

    This addition of the Skin Centre is just another step in our goal of providing the best comprehensive primary medical care available ~ all under one roof!

     

    TOP TEN COUNTDOWN TO FAMILY DAY & HEALTH FAIR - NUMBER TEN

    Saturday, 27 May, 2017

    ...and the FINAL REASON why you should not miss TOMORROW'S Health Fair -- AWESOME RAFFLE PRIZES, discounts and cool giveaways!!

    So not only can you enjoy a day of FREE Health Screenings, take in demonstrations and discussions on various medical topics, get your Flu Vaccine, watch Championship Golf, enjoy seeing your kids play fun games and get their faces painted, eat great food and relax in the company of your neighbors in the community...BUT you can also walk away the winner of super cool prizes! Why would you miss this Great Event?!

    Raffle prizes include:

    • Rejuvapen Treatment
    • BabyFoot Peel Kit
    • Topix Peel Treatment
    • La Farm Gift Certificate
    • Mellow Mushroom Gift Certificate
    • ToysRUs Gift Certificate
    • Basket from Peak Oil Company
    • Andrea Ivan Hair Salon Gift Certificate (Color/Cut/Style)
    • SpineCare Chiropractic Giveaway
    • AND MORE!!

    We hope to see you Saturday (10/11) from 11:30-2pm 

    TOP TEN COUNTDOWN TO FAMILY DAY & HEALTH FAIR - NUMBER TEN

    Saturday, 27 May, 2017

    ...and the FINAL REASON why you not miss TOMORROW'S Health Fair -- AWESOME RAFFLE PRIZES, discounts and cool giveaways!!

    These include:

    • Rejuvapen Treatment
    • BabyFoot Peel Kit
    • Topix Peel Treatment
    • La farm Gift Certificate
    • Mellow Mushroom Gift Certificate
    • ToysRUs Gift Certificate
    • Basket from Peak Oil Company
    • Andrea Ivan Hair Salon Gift Certificate (Color/Cut/Style)
    • SpineCare Chiropractic Giveaway
    • AND MORE!!

    We hope to see you Saturday (10/11) from 11:30-2pm 

    TOP TEN COUNTDOWN TO FAMILY DAY & HEALTH FAIR - NUMBER NINE

    Saturday, 27 May, 2017

    REASON #9 Why you can not miss our upcoming Health Fair -- KID-FRIENDLY VENDORS AND ACTIVITIES! No need to worry about your kids getting bored as you watch championship golf, explore the Skin Centre’s offerings or get your flu shot – we have lots for them to do! Paint Savvy, Bricks4Kids + Fun Kids’ Games will keep them smiling.

    An award winning family entertainment company, PAINT SAVVY specializes in high quality professional face painting. Kids delight in the many awesome designs and creatures they create. Whether your child likes adorable kittens or ferocious lizards, Batman or butterflies, scary aliens or star and stripes, Paint Savvy can do it all!

    BRICKS 4 KIDZ offers fun, hands-on programs where kids ages 3-13+ can learn, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Our specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for the Bricks 4 Kidz approach to educational play. Bricks 4 Kidz provides an enriching atmosphere where kids can develop their curiosity and creativity, while having fun and socializing in a non-competitive atmosphere. Offerings include: after-school programs, preschool class, summer camp, kidz’ night out, birthday parties and in-school field trips.

    TOP TEN COUNTDOWN TO FAMILY DAY & HEALTH FAIR - NUMBER EIGHT

    Saturday, 27 May, 2017

    REASON #8 Why you can not miss our upcoming Health Fair -- Introducing GENERATIONS SKIN CENTRE – a unique offering of cosmetic and aesthetic skin care services and products. Since 2005, Generations Family Practice has strived to provide its patients with the highest quality medical care. Our team believes that a part of feeling good is looking your best. For that reason, we are now performing some of the most popular cosmetic medical services available today. Generations' highly trained staff can provide you with quality non-surgical alternatives to skin tightening, age spot removal, and a variety of other skin correcting procedures and products. The Skin Centre's cosmetic care services include: Rejuvapen, Ultherapy, minor dermatology procedures, and Chemical Peels. We are also pleased to offer the Replenix line of Topix products, as well as BabyFoot foot peel.

    This addition of the Skin Centre is just another step in our goal of providing the best comprehensive primary medical care available ~ all under one roof!

    TOP TEN COUNTDOWN TO FAMILY DAY & HEALTH FAIR - NUMBER SEVEN

    Saturday, 27 May, 2017

    REASON #7 Why you can not miss our upcoming Health Fair -- WATCH THE SAS CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT for FREE!

    The SAS Championship presented by Bloomberg Businessweek is an official PGA TOUR Champions Tour annual event featuring the top golfers in the world over the age of 50 years old. Hosted at Prestonwood Country Club, the nationally televised event hosts the legends of golf as they compete for a $2.1 million purse. Players will include seven former Ryder Cup captains: Tom Kite (1997), Curtis Strange (2002), Hal Sutton (2004), and Tom Lehman (2006), who will join previously announced European Captains Bernhard Langer (2004), Sir Nick Faldo (2008), and Colin Montgomerie (2010). Come watch this great sports event from the comfort of the Generations’ backyard! You will have front row seats at no cost!

    TOP TEN COUNTDOWN TO FAMILY DAY & HEALTH FAIR - NUMBER SIX

    Saturday, 27 May, 2017

    REASON #6 Why you can not miss our upcoming Health Fair -- THE FOOD TRUCKS ARE COMING!! We are so excited to have Philly’s Cheesesteaks and Lil’ Dipper’s Italian Ice here to serve up their yummy offerings!

    PHILLY'S CHEESESTEAKS [http://phillys-cheesesteaks.com/] brings the Raleigh area the ‘Real Deal’ when it comes to cheesesteaks. Using only the freshest mushrooms, onions and top quality meats and cheeses, they exhaust every effort to bring you the best product they can!

    LIL DIPPER'S ITALIAN ICE [http://littledippersitalianice.com/] will be making their third appearance at our Health Fair and we are so excited! Not familiar with Italian Ice? Don’t worry…you’re not the only one. And if you’re lucky enough to know what Italian Ice is, then you’ll be happy to know that Little Dipper’s is authentic Italian Ice. Yes, folks, it’s the real thing! Italian Ice is a delicious, non-dairy, frozen dessert, very similar to sorbet. It is water based and contains no gluten or dairy. Perfect for the lactose intolerant…and just about everyone else! Yum! Yum!

    TOP TEN COUNTDOWN TO FAMILY DAY & HEALTH FAIR - NUMBER FIVE

    Saturday, 27 May, 2017

    REASON #5 you should come out to the 3rd Annual Family Day & Health Fair on October 11 -- FLU SHOT CLINIC!! Flu season is upon us and already many are feeling its effects! The CDC's recommendation of who should get the flu shot includes everyone 6 months old and older. Good thing, as this year's strain seems to be infecting young and middle-aged adults. The flu vaccine typically takes two weeks to become effective, so the sooner the better!

    TOP TEN COUNTDOWN TO FAMILY DAY & HEALTH FAIR - NUMBER FOUR

    Saturday, 27 May, 2017

    REASON #4 you should come out to the 3rd Annual Family Day & Health Fair on October 11 -- Meet Generations’ Providers! Many of you have only met one or two of our awesome providers at Generations during your visits. Come out and meet everyone at our Health Fair! Learn about the many amazing services that we as a practice can offer. Be it pediatric, adult comprehensive or geriatric, we have you and your family covered. Our doctors specialize in a wide variety of medical concerns, including diabetes, skin and vein disorders, ADHD and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

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