January newsletter 2024

Jan 2, 2024

From the corner office

With each passing year, my neck is sagging more and my jowls-don’t even get me started! For years, I have heard my patients say they hate their necks, but living the experience is something quite different. I am happy to report that Sylfirm X and Profound, our RF based technologies, continue to impress, offering us a non-surgical alternative for improving our neck and jawline appearance. 

However, if you have a very loose neck with significant loss of contour and jawline definition, surgery remains your best option. But what procedure is right for you? Is it a face lift or a direct neck lift? Both offer dramatic improvements in the neck but alas, there are tradeoffs and consequences with each procedure. Depending on your aesthetic goals, overall health, desire to avoid general anesthesia, smoking history, skin tone, how well your scars heal, severity of sagging and lost skin elasticity, the need for facial skin rejuvenation and/or facial volume replenishment, tolerance for healing, downtime and budget, your rejuvenation plan needs to be thoughtful and customized. If your concerns about getting older are really about looking older than you feel, we need to talk. Every day you delay is one day less that you can enjoy the improved confidence that comes from looking your best.

With the new year comes an exciting addition to the comprehensive skincare products we curate for each of our patients, TNS by SKINMEDICA. This next-generation, skin rejuvenating formula improves the appearance of coarse wrinkles, fine lines, skin tone, and texture. In fact, it’s the only growth factor product proven to address sagging skin. Visible results can be seen in just two weeks, while results continue to improve through 24 weeks of use. For years I have been cautious about introducing growth factors due to my concern about stimulating skin cancer. My patience has been rewarded. We now have well-researched science that puts my concerns to rest. It is a product that is both safe and effective. With regular use of high-quality skincare products, your skin can look younger and be healthier throughout your life.

Though we have just welcomed winter, it is not too early to start planning for the summer months when more heat means less clothing to hide our little imperfections. Now is the time to consider CoolScultping to address those areas of fatty excess that are resistant to weight loss. It is also a perfect time to start laser hair removal, as it takes several treatments spaced out over months to achieve dramatic, long-term hair reduction. Unlike the older technologies, our state-of-the-art laser hair removal device causes minimal discomfort. Your face, legs, and underarms can be smooth and maintenance-free! Speak with one of our aestheticians if you are interested.

I also want to take a moment to thank Laurielyn Ethridge for her valued years of service to our practice. She is leaving to care for her aging parents and will be relocating out-of-state to do so. She has been so much more than simply our front office leader. Her quiet strength, tactfulness, professionalism, dedication, and kindness have left an imprint on our office culture that will be greatly missed.

Seth A. Yellin, MD, FACS

Founder & Director, Marietta Facial Plastic Surgery, Laser & Aesthetics Center

Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 

Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology

From The West Cobb Office

From the West Cobb Office

Hello 2024! I hope everyone had a lovely and relaxing holiday season. Time flies when you are busy and 2024 marks my 13th year as a physician assistant and injector! Crazy! Reflecting upon my career thus far as an injector and dermatology PA, I am so thankful for many patients that have put their trust in me. And I look forward to seeing many of you in the new year! 

If you have one goal for self care in 2024, let’s make it to get your skin as glowy and radiant as possible. If you have had a consult with me you know I’m always harping on skin health. With the addition of Skinvive to our toolbox as well as SylfirmX RF, we have some great options for getting your skin in tip top shape. I personally was very surprised and pleased with the effects that Skinvive had on my skin and will be adding it to my regimen every six months. It is a great option for those dealing with dry skin and who feel like their moisturizer just isn’t cutting it. Well let’s tackle that moisture from the inside out! 

So cheers to a new year and I look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon! 

Kelly A. Houmand, MMS, PA-C

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