How Anyone Can Glow From a Personalized Facial Treatment Plan

Looking your best doesn’t always require incisions and a lengthy recovery period. In fact, at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we offer a range of non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments that can produce a refreshed and more youthful appearance with no downtime at all. And among our most popular – and customizable options – is the HydraFacial®.

HydraFacial is a one-of-a-kind facial offering that involves a 3-step process to clean, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin. Gentle enough to require no downtime yet powerful enough to deliver noticeable results, HydraFacial can address several skin concerns, including:

  • Acne breakouts
  • Blackheads
  • Dull and tight skin
  • Overly large pores
  • Scaly, flaky, or dry skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Red spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • And more

With patented Vortex-Fusion Technology, HydraFacial removes dirt, debris, and dead skin from deep within the pores, leaving the skin refreshed and clean. Exfoliation follows cleansing, allowing for easier extraction of blackheads and other deep blemishes. Hydration, along with a powerful serum that combines antioxidants, peptides, collagen, and more, rounds out the treatment, helping to seal results and stimulate healthy skin renewal.

Dr. Gopathi is Here to Help

There is no “one-size-fits-all” treatment approach for rejuvenating and refreshing each person’s appearance. That’s why it makes sense to work with an experienced and attentive anti-aging and cosmetic specialist like Dr. Swapna Gopathi. With more than a decade of experience, Dr. Gopathi knows how to customize facial treatment plans to address each individual’s concerns and produce natural-looking and incredibly pleasing results.

Every step of the HydraFacial process is customizable. From suction strength to serum boosters, each phase enables Dr. Gopathi to address your specific concerns. What’s more, HydraFacial is suitable for every skin type and tone, and is safe and effective for people of all ages. However, it may take more than one treatment to achieve desirable results. Because the HydraFacial is non-surgical and non-invasive, you may need to visit our office every four to six weeks for a series of treatments before optimal outcomes are produced. During your initial consultation, Dr. Gopathi will carefully evaluate your areas of concern to help you determine how many treatments you may need to reach your specific goals.

Are you ready to learn how HydraFacial treatment can be customized for you? Please call our Houston office at 281-242-1061 to schedule your visit. We serve The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, and all nearby areas of Texas.

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Holiday Parties are in Season: Here are Three Low-Downtime Skin Rejuvenation Treatments to Consider


The Holidays are in full swing, bringing with them gatherings with friends, family, and co-workers. You can put your best face forward this year with a non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment.

At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, board-certified anti-aging and cosmetic physician, Dr. Swapna Gopathi, offers a range of minimally-invasive treatments that can help restore a smooth, youthful, and glowing appearance to the skin. Call us today to schedule an appointment and learn how she can help you look your best this Holiday Season.

Non-Surgical Treatments for Holiday Rejuvenation

Most non-surgical options require little to no downtime, but some can produce swelling, redness, or other signs of treatment for one to two weeks. This close to the Holidays, it may not be possible to fully recover from those types of treatment before the parties begin. However, many options come with few, if any, side effects, and can even produce noticeable results within just a few short days.

Three low-downtime Holiday facial rejuvenation treatments to consider this year are:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX softens dynamic wrinkles, such as frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet, and lip lines, to produce a smooth and more youthful appearance. Redness and swelling after treatment will quickly resolve, and results start to become visible within three to four days
  • Dermal Fillers. Fillers add volume to areas of the face that have become droopy, sunken, or hollow. Treatment areas include nasolabial folds, cheeks, tear troughs, temples, and more. Similar to BOTOX, some redness and swelling may be present for a few days after treatment, but these things will self-resolve. And results with the fillers we offer are immediate, though improvements will continue for one to two weeks
  • HydraFacial®. HydraFacial offers immediate rejuvenation of the skin. This three-part process cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates the skin to address skin laxity, texture and tone irregularities, sun and age spots, wrinkles, and more. There is no downtime with HydraFacial. It is gentle enough to be performed every month

Contact Us to Learn More

Several non-surgical treatments can help you look amazing just in time for your Holiday parties. The best way to learn which might be best for you is through a consultation with Dr. Gopathi. Call our Houston office at 281-242-1061 to schedule yours today.

Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics is located in Houston. We serve King, Conroe, The Woodlands, and all nearby areas of Texas.

Four Ways to Rejuvenate Your Skin During the Winter Months

During the winter months, cooler temperatures and reduced moisture can combine to irritate and dry the skin. Even in Houston, where it seldom gets below 40 degrees, skin irritation, redness, and flaking are all fairly common during the winter months – and these things can exacerbate skin aging, enhance the appearance of wrinkles, and result in general skin dullness.

Fortunately, several treatments are designed to address environmental damage and restore healthy-looking skin year-round. At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, board-certified anti-aging and cosmetic physician, Swapna Gopathi, MD, is pleased to offer the most advanced and efficacious solutions available. Continue reading Four Ways to Rejuvenate Your Skin During the Winter Months

Who Should be Your Injector? A Nurse or a Doctor?

Injectable cosmetic treatments are trendy in the United States for good reason: versatile, efficacious, and safe, these non-surgical treatments can address many concerns to produce a more youthful and appealing appearance without incisions, sutures, or a lengthy recovery period.

At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, injectable treatments we offer include:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX is used to soften fine lines and deep wrinkles, including crow’s feet and frown lines, in addition to decreasing a bulky jawline, smoothing pebbly chin, and removing neck bands
  • Dermal Fillers. Fillers add volume, addressing hollowness at the cheeks, deep nasolabial and marionette lines, and at the chin, along with deep wrinkles and skin laxity throughout the face. Some fillers can also be used for safe and long-lasting lip augmentation

These same services are available at various med spas and salons throughout Texas, where they may be performed by a registered nurse or physician’s assistant. At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, they are performed by Dr. Swapna Gopathi, a board-certified anti-aging and cosmetic physician.

Why Choose a Doctor for Injections?

Nurses and physician assistants serve essential functions and have undergone training to work alongside physicians to deal with various medical issues. However, even the most highly trained RN or PA will not have anywhere near the level of education and amount of training required to become a doctor.

Choosing a doctor who is board certified in cosmetic and anti-aging procedures means selecting someone explicitly trained in aesthetic improvements. It also places you in the hands of someone who knows how to reduce the risk of complications and quickly address them should they arise. Dr. Gopathi’s eye for natural results helps her patients become more confident while still looking like themselves.

Attentive, careful, and precise, Dr. Gopathi is exceptionally skillful at facial profile optimization with injectables and other non-surgical treatments. Fully committed to patient safety and satisfaction, she is here to listen to your concerns, assess your problem areas, and provide the exact treatments needed to produce your desired results.

Please call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics at 281-242-1061 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gopathi today. Located in Houston, we serve all nearby communities, including Memorial, The Woodlands, Katy, Conroe, Spring, and Sugar Land.

This Year’s Top Four Back to School Injectable Treatments


Back-to-school time is here. But, more than a return to school, this marks the unofficial beginning of autumn, placing the Holiday Season right around the corner.

Now is the time to act if you are considering non-surgical facial rejuvenation. While most of these services are minimally invasive and require little to no downtime, results can take several weeks to finalize. Acting now allows you to achieve optimal results before back-to-school night and the hectic months ahead. Continue reading This Year’s Top Four Back to School Injectable Treatments

Which Facial Treatment Is Right For You?


The process of aging, environmental factors, sun exposure, genetics, and more will all have an impact on the quality of your skin as you age. Issues such as textural irregularities, hyperpigmentation, sun and age spots, and fine lines and deep wrinkles may be slow to form, but once present, can have a profound impact on your overall appearance. Continue reading Which Facial Treatment Is Right For You?

Six Filler Facts You Need To Know


Dermal fillers offer a safe and reliable solution for several skin concerns. The fillers available at our Houston office have been carefully selected for their efficacy and can be used to treat a comprehensive range of issues including:

  • Loose and sagging skin
  • Fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • Ill-defined jawline
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Hollow eye sockets
  • And more

The best way to learn what a dermal filler may be able to do for you is through a one-on-one consultation with board-certified anti-aging and cosmetic physician Dr. Swapna Gopathi at our comfortable Houston office.

What You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers

  1. Different Fillers Have Different Ingredients. Common active ingredients in dermal fillers include hyaluronic acid, synthetic calcium hydroxyapatite, poly-l-lactic acid, and bovine collagen. Active ingredients influence the ways a filler works
  2. Some Fillers Last Longer Than Others. Some fillers can produce results for six to 12 months. Others may produce results for as long as 24 months. Touch-up treatments can help to extend results
  3. Not All Fillers Are Good for Lip Augmentation. Lip augmentation is a specific procedure that requires fillers that have been formulated to enhance the lips. Not all fillers will do this. Some may actually cause asymmetry, uncomfortable lumpiness, and excessive swelling
  4. Your Choice of Provider Matters. In the wrong hands, fillers can result in infection, asymmetry, and other complications. Choosing a provider who is trained, experienced, and trustworthy is essential for the best results
  5. You Might Bruise. Even with a gentle and experienced provider, bruising, redness, and slight swelling are all possible. Proper aftercare will help to speed recovery and improve comfort
  6. Select Fillers Can Be Reversed. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvéderm® and Restylane®, can be reversed if the results are displeasing. While not commonly needed, this option allows treatment to be risk-free, providing the ability to return to your natural look quickly and without risk when desired

We are pleased to offer products containing hyaluronic acid from the Juvéderm® and Restylane® families. We also offer Sculptra®, a poly-l-lactic acid filler that offers remarkably long-lasting results.

Interested in Learning More?

Would you like to learn more about the safe and effective dermal fillers available through Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics? Give us a call at 281-242-1061 to schedule your consultation today. We serve Conroe, King, The Woodlands, and all nearby communities from our office in Houston.

Everything You Need To Know About Morpheus8 – Non-Invasive Skin Resurfacing


Morpheus8 is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment that combines the proven benefits of microneedling with the awesome power of radiofrequency skin tightening. This highly effective treatment is safe, requires little to no downtime, and can be performed in-office with only a light topical numbing cream, making it a great option for patients looking to improve the appearance of their skin without discomfort or a significant healing period. Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Morpheus8 – Non-Invasive Skin Resurfacing

The Best Non-Surgical Treatments to Achieve Great Skin in 2022


Great skin doesn’t have to be elusive. No matter your age, regardless of your lifestyle, irrespective of the issues that are currently impacting your skin, there are non-surgical solutions that can help address nearly any condition to restore a smoother, blemish-free, and more youthfully attractive appearance. We are here to help you find which ones will work best for your needs. At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we provide a full selection of non-surgical treatment options, enabling us to meet the various needs of each patient we see. Continue reading The Best Non-Surgical Treatments to Achieve Great Skin in 2022