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What Can I Expect During My Skincare Consultation?

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09/17/2020

Good skin starts with a combination of at-home and in-office treatments, including an initial thorough skincare consultation with a board-certified physician and staff.  No matter your age or situation, it is always a good idea to take the extra step of a professional skincare treatment plan designed around your individual needs. Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics can create a detailed plan to restore and rejuvenate your appearance. If you do have a more invasive procedure performed, a good skincare routine will help you extend those results. Take a look at what you can expect from a skincare consultation at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. 

An initial skincare consultation will take about 30 minutes.  Your visit will kick off with a meeting and candid conversation with Dr. Swapna Gopathi. She will learn more about your lifestyle, daily routine, the products that you use, family history, and your overall desired results. Factors such as genetics, hormones, diet, sun exposure, smoking, skincare, and makeup routine will be important in developing your final treatment plan.  

Next, Dr. Gopathi will discuss any problem spots or trouble areas. She will assess the tone and texture of your facial tissues while looking for sagging, wrinkling, or hollow areas. This in-depth examination clearly shows hidden trouble spots and provide a better picture of what you need. This can even predict issues before they occur. 

Your Skin Review 

Dr. Gopathi will go over the results of her examination, presenting detailed information on the condition of your facial tissue. She will also explain more about what you can expect as you age. Just a few of the items you skin review will address include:

  • Pigment concerns – sunspots, freckles, dark patches, age spots, pigment scars, melasma
  • Acne/clogged pores – cysts, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, clogged pores
  • Texture – smooth or rough and flaky
  • Vascular issues – broken capillaries or red spots
  • Oil – normal skin versus dry and tight or oily and shiny
  • Aging – lines, folds, wrinkles, volume, hollowness, jowls, hooded brows
  • Hair – unwanted hair on the face

Recommendations and Treatment Plan

The time will come to present all of your skincare options and explain how they will benefit you. Specifics include the length of treatment, expected results, and potential side-effects. Everyone has a unique complexion, so our treatment plans are unique, based solely on your personal needs and desires. Dr. Gopathi will work with you to create a treatment plan around your overall goals. Our aesthetic team welcomes and encourages questions to help you can make an informed decision before getting started. We will lay out each step in a process designed to meet both your short and long-term results. Keep in mind, it may take a while to reach your desired appearance. 

There are a variety of noninvasive techniques available to soften and brighten your face, tightening tissues and easing the appearance of fine lines. From HydraFacials and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling skin tightening sessions to Injectables and the advanced Microneedling system, today’s cosmetic treatments are safe with few serious side-effects, providing results with little to no downtime. Dr. Gopathi may also add one or more quality, physician-recommended skincare products to your new regimen. With no added dyes, chemicals, or perfumes, a few, select high-quality items are well worth the investment.  The ultimate goal will be to create a smooth, glowing appearance with skin that is healthy from the inside out. 

Your Physicians at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

Dr. Ravi Somayazula is a board-certified plastic surgeon, bringing Houston exceptional cosmetic results for more than 10 years. Specializing in procedures for the breast and body, Dr. Ravi is known for his gentle bedside manner and his dedication to proportionate, natural-looking results. 

Dr. Swapna Gopathi is a board-certified anti-aging specialist and cosmetic physician. She has extensive experience in the use of noninvasive procedures to turn back the clock and put off more invasive techniques. During your skincare consultation, Dr. Gopathi will formulate a skincare plan that you can maintain, based around your needs and limitations. As your skin begins to look healthier and younger, so will you.

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Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is going to go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and relaxed during your skincare consultation. By the time the appointment is over, you will understand, approve, and feel pleased with your treatment plan. 

If you would like to schedule a skincare consultation with Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, reach out to our office at 281.242.1061 or simply fill out our Contact Us form. A patient coordinator will be arranging an appointment and answer any questions you may have. 

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Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both Board-Certified Physicians, use a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and Sculptra®. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics sends well wished to all of those impacted by COVID-19. We understand that this has impacted our entire country in multiple ways, from falling sick to job changes and school cancellations. We understand your multiple concerns and anxieties, and we want to assure you that as a medical practice, we are here for you.

Our office is open and ready to serve you. We have restarted performing elective surgeries at an Ambulatory Surgery Center, and in office elective surgical procedures will resume after May 8th. In order to decrease viral spread and to minimize utilization of medical supplies during this time of need, we have implemented a strict screening protocol. As far as non-surgical procedures, we are slowly rolling out these procedures. We are currently offering Botox and other non-surgical in office procedures, such as miraDry and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling. We tentatively will be restarting filler treatments on May 18th. All staff and all patients are required to wear masks at all times. We are also not allowing any additional guests at this time. We are taking extra time and extra steps to make sure all contact surfaces, such as door handles and counter tops, are cleaned around the clock with appropriate cleaning solutions. Your safety had always been, and will continue to be, of utmost importance.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both board certified physicians, will continue to offer both complimentary virtual consultations via a HIPAA compliant and secure platform and in person office consultations. We are happy to provide these two options so that you can choose the option that is most comfortable for you.

As responsible leaders in our community, we will always take the appropriate steps to ensure that every decision we make is focused on the health and safety of our patients and staff. We continue to monitor the CDC’s guidelines on infection control and are implementing their recommendations on an ongoing bases.

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