Piazza Center for Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care
7900 Farm to Market Road 1826, Bldg 2, Suite 206
Austin, TX 78737
Phone: (512) 288-8200
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

The Piazza Center Blog

How does a chemical peel feel?

Samantha LeBlanc, our medical aesthetician at our Austin plastic surgery practice demonstrates a chemical peel on me!  So…how exactly does a chemical peel work and why would someone want to have this experience?  The chemical peel solution causes mild trauma, or injury, to the epidermis or outermost layer of the skin. Similar to exfoliating your …

What is Vitamin C Therapy?

At our skin care center in Austin I am frequently asked ‘how do I reverse the signs of sun damage?’  Today, I sit down with our Director of Patient Services, Samantha LeBlanc, who has over 20 years in the skin care industry.  This can be approached by several ways depending on the degree of existing …

Do you know how to apply sunscreen to your face?

Do you remember the bright pink “zink” sunscreen from the 1980’s?  This is actually a physical blocking sunscreen.  Why is this important?  Well, physical blocking sunscreens sit on the surface of the skin and reflect UV light away your skin cells in order to prevent Ultraviolet Light (UV) induced damage.  I often hear from patients …

Brown Spots: A Comprehensive Treatment Plan

At our skin care center in Austin I am frequently asked about melasma? Melasma is a light to dark skin discoloration that appears on sun-exposed areas of the face. Although it can affect anyone, Melasma is particularly common in women, especially pregnant woman and those who are taking oral or patch contraceptives. During pregnancy it …

Wardrobe Surgery

As spring and summer quickly approach, my most popular request from my male and female clients is to give them a completely new look for summer.   Many people have consumed too much junk food over the holidays, wore bulky winter clothes and were never that motivated to work out for a continuous amount of time.   …

A Comprehensive Approach to Style

So, how do style and plastic surgery in Austin go hand-in-hand?  Well, we know that there was the 6% overall increase in 2011 with regards to minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures—all of which are performed at our Austin plastic surgery practice.  So why not tie this in with a wardrobe change to create a comprehensive refreshed and …

Demand for Austin Plastic Surgery Procedures on the Rise

At the beginning of each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) releases statistics on both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures from the prior year.  The 2011 statistics were published in a press release on February 9, 2012, which demonstrated a 5% increase in procedures performed for the second consecutive year.  This is very exciting …

50th Anniversary of Silicone Breast Implants

The history of breast augmentation started decades before silicone gel breast implants were first used.  Silicone had been popular for quite some time—it was like a miracle substance and was thought that it wouldn’t break down.  In the post-war era, Japanese prostitutes were having industrial-grade silicone injected directly into the breasts.  Reports suggest that barrels …

Most Frequently Asked Questions About Botox® Cosmetic

If you're considering your very first BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment,  it's likely you have a question or 2 about the popular treatment. After years of working with Austin patients at The Piazza Center, I've heard them all (or at least a good chunk of them). Here is a list of the most frequently asked: How much BOTOX is needed to treat frown …

‘BOYTOX’- Men seeking more cosmetic procedures?

Among men getting Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport®, there has been nearly a 258% increase from 2000-2010 with approximately 336,834 men receiving Botox®/Dysport® treatments in 2010 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery.  This is not just a national trend—we have seen a similar increase at our Austin plastic surgery center.  Why the increase?  The …