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Start the new year looking fresh and fabulous with these party-proof skincare tips:

  • One place stress can make an appearance is the eyes in the form of dark circles and puffiness. Dr. Colgrove recommends making sure you stay well hydrated, drinking 1 to 2 liters of water a day, as a way to keep eyes looking fresh and bright. Keeping alcohol and salt intake down (which can be a challenge this time of year with all the goodies everywhere), makes a big difference as well, reducing water retention.
  • Some existing skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, acne and eczema can be exacerbated when the pressure it on. Check in with yourself often to measure how stressed you’re feeling. If you feel tension creeping in, take some time to give yourself the care and attention you need. Exercise, rest, quiet time and relaxing activities are important to incorporate balance into the hubbub of the festivities.
  • Be preventive. If you’re planning to attend or throw a bunch of parties, take some proactive steps to preserve your glow. Laser treatments can help, as can topical creams and serums, especially those with Vitamin C or retinol. Also switch to a richer, more emollient moisturizer for increased moisture.
  • If all that New Year’s merriment leaves you with puffy eyes the next morning, reach for a cold pack. Leave it in place for just a few minutes for quick, soothing relief.  Keep in mind sleeping with your head elevated can help minimize puffiness the next morning.

Our skincare experts have many ways to help you refresh your skin this season. Give us a call at 770-955-9000 to schedule an appointment today.

You can find more great holiday skin-saving techniques in this article on WebMD.


Suffering with rosacea, or skin prone to redness and swelling, can be frustrating. One of the solutions to managing rosacea is to find out what specific factors are contributing to inflammation. An article by Melissa Schwarzchild, M.D. published in The Health Journal explains the triggers for rosacea and how to combat them. Heat is one of the most common triggers. Exposure to high temperatures outdoors will intensify your rosacea. Wearing hats and applying sunscreen daily is a good way to protect yourself.

Schwarzchild also notes the many sufferers of rosacea have sensitive skin. Using a mild cleanser and sticking to hypoallergenic facial creams and makeup also can aid in the prevention of further skin irritation. For a more permanent solution, Schwarzchild recommends rosacea patients turn to a cosmetic surgeon for laser treatments.

These gentle, quick procedures target broken capillaries and dilated blood vessels to will significantly reduce redness and create a more even skin tone. These types of treatments are available at Vinings Surgery Center, and specialists are on hand to answer any questions.

FotoFacial RF® treatment for Rosacea and More

FotoFacial RF® treatment applies a unique combination of controlled heat and light (Syneron® Aurora™ laser) to improve the appearance of age spots, freckles, and sun spots. This treatment can improve skin texture, reduce redness and rosacea symptoms, decrease the appearance of unwanted facial veins, and diminish the visibility of enlarged pores. FotoFacial RF® treatments must be performed in a cycle that corresponds with your body’s own rejuvenation processes with time in between treatments to allow your skin to heal itself.  Typically, FotoFacial RF® patients see the best skin rejuvenation results after a series of five treatments spaced one month apart.

Click here for more information on FotoFacial RF® treatments at Vinings Surgery Center and to view actual patient results.

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For more information about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Atlanta Plastic Surgeon, Robert A. Colgrove, Jr., M.D. at Vinings Surgery Center please visit us at www.colgrove.com

Vinings Surgery Center is taking patients from Greater Atlanta Georgia, Buckhead, Marietta, Roswell, Dunwoody and surrounding areas.

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Let us help you with your summer beauty boost! Here at Vinings Surgery Center, our licensed medical esthetician offers chemical peels, microdermabrasion, facials, laser hair removal, FotoFacial RF, waxing and medical-grade skincare products. Make your appointment today by giving us a call at 770-955-9000.

Welcome to the blog of plastic surgeon Robert A Colgrove, Jr., M.D. Located in Atlanta, Dr. Colgrove’s Vinings Surgery Center is an AAAASF Accredited Surgery Facility where plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, and reconstructive surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. We offer an environment uniquely qualified to provide a comfortable, yet professional atmosphere while you receive the highest quality medical care. Every member of our medical and support team has been chosen for their caring attitudes as well as their professional credentials.

We feel an informed patient goes into surgery with more confidence and realistic expectations. From breast implants to tummy tucks, information is conveyed by viewing educational videos, reading descriptive pamphlets, reviewing before and after photographs of patients who have had a similar surgery, and having a detailed consultation which usually includes computer video imaging. Our goal is to ensure that your experience is optimally pleasant and beneficial to your health and well-being.

Please take a minute to explore our website to learn more about us and the services we can offer you. Whether your interest is in Facelift Surgery, or a Facial Filler, hopefully, this site will answer some basic questions for you, but we encourage you to contact us today and schedule your free initial consultation. This will allow us to use our expertise to give you the attention you deserve.

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