Sometimes even a small change can make a big difference in how you look and feel. Black Hills Plastic Surgery in Rapid City, South Dakota offers you the safest, most advanced treatments to enhance your appearance and boost your self-esteem. Many of our non-surgical procedures are performed at Black Hills Medical Spa, located in the same building as Black Hills Plastic Surgery.
These minimally invasive procedures are designed to fit into your busy schedule while producing maximum results. You’ll enjoy smoother skin and a more youthful expression without the lengthy downtime associated with traditional plastic surgery.
Non-Surgical Cosmetic Services
CoolSculpting® / Fat Freezing
This revolutionary non-surgical contouring treatment freezes stubborn fat, which then is naturally eliminated from your body. No needles, no special diets, no supplements, no surgery. And most importantly, no downtime.
As the only injection approved by the FDA to treat submental fullness (fat under the chin), Kybella destroys the fat cells to permanently get rid of your double chin.
Smooth facial lines and wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement with these quick, effective injections.
Facial Fillers & Lip Plumper Cosmetic Procedures
We offer many non-surgical treatments for smoothing wrinkles and plumping lips, including Juvéderm® and Voluma.
Laser Treatments / Tattoo Removal & Laser Hair Removal Rapid City, SD
We can treat spider veins and brown spots and perform hair removal procedures with the latest non-surgical laser technologies. We also do tattoo removal.
We’d be glad to speak with you in detail about CoolSculpting, BOTOX parties, and other non-surgical cosmetic services. Call Black Hills Plastic Surgery or
Say goodbye to stubborn fat! CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment that uses freezing technology to destroy fat cells in all the right places. No more muffin tops. No more love handles. The results can be seen within three weeks of treatments, and the treatment continues to work from up to 6 months. Best of all, it’s FDA-approved.
You may want to consider CoolScultping if you have recently lost a lot of weight and still have some areas of stubborn fat. CoolScultping can be done on many parts of the body – hips, waist, even your chin!
A gel pad and applicator are used to freeze the fat you want to get rid of. The device uses a vacuum to grab the bulge and deliver controlled cooling to the fat, which can be a little uncomfortable at first. Within 5 to 10 minutes, the area will become numb and you can relax for the rest of the time. For most people, the entire treatment takes about an hour. You can bring a book to read.
You may notice some redness, soreness, or minor bruising on your body after treatment. It is not unusual to have tingling or numbness in the treated area as well. Rest assured, these signs will go away completely on their own within a few hours. Your body will continue flushing fat cells for 4 to 6 months, so your results will become gradually noticeable starting a few weeks after treatment.
Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for getting rid of a double chin. If you have excess fat below the chin (submental fullness), this injection destroys the fat cells in just a few sessions. This could dramatically improve your facial profile, making you look years younger and slimmer.
The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring molecule that breaks down fat in the body. Fat cells are destroyed by Kybella, and the cells are no longer able to store or accumulate fat.
Reasons to consider Kybella:
- You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are.
- You don’t want to have surgery.
- You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away.
A series of injections are given directly under the chin. You will receive from 3 to 6 treatments, spaced at least a month apart. Each treatment session will include multiple injections to destroy the fat. Each session takes less than 30 minutes. The number of sessions you need will depend on the amount of fat that needs to be treated.
It is common to have some redness or even soreness in your chin after the procedure as a result of the injections. You may notice swelling, bruising, or even numbness. This is normal. If you have difficulty swallowing or facial muscle soreness, you should contact the doctor.
- Excessive facial wrinkles
- Large wrinkles or furrows on the forehead
- Small wrinkles or crow's feet around the eyes
- Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows
General ProcedureInjections of BOTOX Cosmeticwork by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that cause the wrinkles. Typically, only a small amount (1-2 cc's) of product is injected into the area of the wrinkle. The treatment effectively blocks the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, thereby relaxing them. After the underlying facial muscles relax, skin begins to smooth out. Most patients see improvementfor approximately 3 to 6 months, after which you may choose to repeat the procedure.
RecoveryPatients generally return to their normal activities immediately after the BOTOX Cosmetic procedure; however, following the post-procedure guidelines will dramatically reduce the length and intensity of the recovery period. You should avoid engaging in heavy physical exercise, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for a minimum of 4 hours after the injections. It is also advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 24 hours.
- Filling in facial wrinkles and folds
- Achieving fuller, more sculpted lips
- Restoring a youthful look to the face without plastic surgery
Soft Tissue FillersSoft tissue fillers are injectable products used to restore lost volume in the face. These products can be placed in the layers of the skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or deeper in the fatty tissues to fill out facial folds and plump up the lips. Commonly treated areas of the face include crow's feet and laugh lines. "Out of the box" fillers available at Black Hills Plastic Surgery include Juvéderm® and Voluma.
Structural Fat TransferFilling of facial folds and plumping of the lips can also be accomplished by transplanting the body's own fat tissue into the face. This surgical procedure can take place under local anesthesia in our plastic surgery office and involves the removal of a small amount of fatty tissue from the abdomen or thigh by liposuction. The fat is then purified and concentrated and placed into the smile lines and/or lips through tiny incisions near the corner of the mouth. The results of this procedure typically last up to 1 year and can be permanent in some cases.
- Remove unwanted hair
- Reduce the appearance of spider veins
- Treat brown spots and other skin discolorations
General ProcedureA medical laser is a device that delivers a small but precise amount of light energy. Light is delivered in a series of brief pulses where only targeted areas will absorb this energy, leaving the non-targeted areas untouched. Therefore, the surrounding skin remains unaffected. The procedure promotes the growth of new, healthy-looking skin. Depending on the procedure and your skin's requirements, you may need more than one laser treatment.
RecoveryMost cosmetic laser treatments do not require aftercare. Certain types of laser procedures to remove lines and wrinkles may require 1 to 2 weeks to heal. They are a safe and effective alternative to surgery and traditional cosmetic treatment methods.
Tattoo removal is done with laser therapy. The results vary, but tattoo removal can lighten or completely remove unwanted tattoos. The energy from the laser beam is absorbed by the tattoo, causing the color to fade.
Black tattoos are the easiest to remove, but color tattoos are more challenging. Tattoo removal typically requires 4 to 6 treatment sessions. There can be mild discomfort during treatment, as the laser light pulsates against your skin.