Author archives: Rachel Sims

In October We Wear Pink

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I’m sure most of you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is very near and dear to our hearts, because we have so many patients who have been fighting breast cancer and are going through breast reconstruction. Breast cancer does not discriminate – it affects so many people young and old. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast canc[...]

Get Rewards for Looking Your Best!

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Who doesn’t love saving money? I’ll be the first to tell you, I love a coupon! I love leaving Kroger and looking at my receipt to see how much money I saved with my Kroger Plus card. I know I’ve blogged about being able to afford cosmetic procedures on a budget. Three of my favorite ways to help patients to save are through the Little Rock Plastic Surgery[...]

Restylane’s New Kids on the Block

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Do you ever watch the Real Housewives and think “Oh my gosh what do they have in their face?” Some of those women even scare me. Most of us don’t like the overdone plastic look. We want our lines to be softened, but the effect to look natural. Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne are two new fillers that have quickly become some of my favorites. They use[...]

Nurse Rachel's Daily Skin Care Routine

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I’ll be honest, before I started working at Little Rock Plastic Surgery, I really didn’t have a skin care routine. I was lucky if I slapped on some moisturizer in the morning and got my makeup off at night before jumping into bed. Once I put myself on a skin care regimen, I could see a BIG change in my skin. Everyone’s skin is different and everyone has diff[...]

Why Don’t I Love My Botox/Dysport Results?

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Just a warning, I’m about to be on my soapbox! I hate when patients come in and tell me their Botox or Dysport “didn’t work.” I hate it even more when they tell me they spent way more than they should have on the procedure. Many of these patients were receiving twice the number of units that I would have injected, but not getting the results that they should[...]

Common Botox Mistakes

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Botox has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. Although it is a quick, easy procedure, you can get bad results when Botox is not injected properly. What does bad Botox look like? Can it be fixed? What can be done to avoid it? Frozen Face Attention Hollywood… there is a thing called too much Botox! Some people over-inject their patients, whic[...]

Aging Gracefully

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Patient: “You are so lucky you are young and don’t have to worry about any of this stuff!” Me: “Oh, girl, if you only knew! I do Botox every three months, fillers at least once a year, a chemical peel here and there, and maintain a religious skin care routine.” I have conversations like this every day with my patients. They’re shocked that I’m 32 and a[...]

Ditch the Razor, Choose Laser

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I am constantly running late.  I am that person who thinks she has way more time than she actually has and tries to do way more in that time than she possibly can. I am also obsessive about shaving every day… which always put me behind even more! When Dr. Michael Spann said he was interested in buying a laser hair removal machine, I was more than happy to he[...]

Skin Care and Pregnancy

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I’ve had a couple of my friends ask not just “What skin care can I use while pregnant?” but "What skin care should I use during my pregnancy?”  You already have so much to think about when you’re pregnant, you shouldn’t have to stress about good skin care! Here are a few products that are important to use and why: 1. Sunscreen with zinc oxide:  Pregnan[...]