Author archives: Rachel Sims

No Sun Necessary!

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There is nothing better than having the perfect tan. Let’s be honest, having a tan somehow makes everything seem sunnier – my mood is better, my clothes look cuter and I feel skinnier! I say it all the time and it really is true… Tan fat always looks better than pale fat. But a tan is only worth it if you get it the safe way. Sun damage, whether it is don[...]

New Year, New You

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I don’t know about you, but every year my New Year’s resolution is to be healthier and lose the 10 pounds that I gained during the holidays! I usually vow not to eat pizza or cheese dip or processed foods for the entire month of January. Usually by January 8 I have blown it and given into my pizza and cheese dip craving. This year I have a new resolution…[...]

Winter is Coming: Freshen Your Skin

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Although it was recently 80 degrees here in Arkansas, winter really is coming! What better time to freshen your skin than winter? Winter is an excellent time for laser treatments to improve fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots and sun spots, as well as to even out skin tone and texture, and get rid of unwanted hair. You want to do laser resurfacing during th[...]

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[...]