So often when a patient goes to a plastic surgeon, he or she envisions a “new beauty” that is merely skin deep: a few less wrinkles, a more aesthetically pleasing nose, a tighter tummy.

With the advances made in the art and science of plastic and reconstructive surgery over just the past few years, achieving these changes are certainly more possible than ever before to the skilled, experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

What I have always strived to give to my patients, however, is what we in Louisiana call “Lagniappe”, that something extra.

That something extra to me always means using my god-given talents and experiences to reconstruct not merely the flesh, but a rejuvenated inner spirit that comes with a more pleasing outer beauty.

That goal is always appropriate, but perhaps never more so than at this time of year as we approach and make ready for the holiday season.

It matters not whether one is Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish … we are all bound by the same spirit that leads us to seek peace, inner joy, accomplishment, generosity and concern for our brothers and sisters of many colors and many backgrounds, whether they live next door or on some faraway continent; in a mansion or a mud hut.

Our kindnesses move outward like ripples on a pond to reach others as we attempt to build that theoretical matrix of one strong hand holding on to a weak hand, thus lifting up rather than tearing down. A more beautiful outer person is the first step toward a more beautiful inner person. When a person feels more confident about him or herself because of that outer beauty, it is then that they ripple out over the pond of the world to reach out to share that new found beauty and confidence with others. Bringing that to fruition has been the driving force in my life throughout my career.

And so, as each of us runs about during these hectic days, preparing for the holiday season, the visits from family and friends, the joyous celebration, I would like to thank each of you, my patients and friends, for influencing my life by your faith in me.

I wish each of you a joyous holiday season.

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ClearLightTM means clear skin

The Massiha Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center is proud to introduce to Louisiana the ClearLightTM Acne Photo Clearing System, a revolutionary method of treating acne at its source – the natural way.

“The ClearLightTM method of treating acne has shown great results.” says Dr. Massiha, “because it defeats acne where it can only be defeated – right at the source. In the past, the most common methods of fighting acne have been through the use of over-the-counter and prescription ointments, oral antibiotics and the use of AccutaneTM which is the treatment of last resort.

“The results of these treatments have ranged from minimal to fair over both the short and long terms,” Dr. Massiha says. “And, there are some side effects with these long-used treatments, not the least of which is the scarring that takes place because while these methods are used over the long term with gradual improvements. Permanent scarring may occur before the condition is appropriately managed. Also, there is a growing reluctance in the medical community to use antibiotics except where they are absolutely necessary.”

How does ClearLightTM work?

The ClearLightTM method is powered by light-based Acne Photo Clearing (APCM) technology, that penetrates the skin and destroys surface and ductal acne bacteria. Studies have shown no irritation, side effects or photo sensitivity and the results have been unmatched by other treatments.

“Another advantage is that the procedure is painless, non-invasive and relatively quick,” Dr. Massiha says. “A full-face treatment takes only about I5 minutes with the patient lying on a comfortable bed and maybe even listening to music during the treatment. Once the treatment session is over, patients can immediately return to their daily routine. This is important to busy men and women and to active teens:’

For a free consultation or more information about the ClearLightTM treatment call the Massiha Skin Care Center 455-9441.