Aesthetics Specialist

Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center

Jack Hensel Jr., MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Mount Pleasant, SC

The quest for youthful appearance is a phenomenon that’s not yet 100 years old. The medical discipline of cosmetic plastic surgery and the concept of the aesthetic spa are both relatively new ideas as well. Lasers and other new technologies have proven a remarkable addition to the field, extending cosmetic procedures to those who aren’t yet ready for facelifts. However, Dr. Jack Hensel, Jr. and the team at Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina know that it’s not all about surgery and lasers. There are many effective cosmetic procedures that are effective while remaining low-tech. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more.

Aesthetics Q & A

What are some common non-surgical, non-laser aesthetic procedures?

Many people want to reduce the visible signs of aging, but haven’t yet arrived at the point where a surgical facelift is needed. They may have a few spots or minor discoloration on their skin, residual sun damage, or their surface skin texture could be smoother and more even. Wrinkles and expression lines may be starting, or affecting their appearance disproportionately to their age. Whatever the issue, there are many techniques that may be more affordable or less invasive than more high-powered aesthetic procedures.

Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center offers a variety of aesthetic treatments that go beyond the usual menu of plastic surgery or cosmetic laser techniques. Some services include:

  • Botox® Cosmetic injections
  • Dermal filler injections
  • Kybella® submental fat treatment
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Microblading
  • Lash lifts and Latisse® eyelash enhancement

What are chemical peels?

One of the best ways to improve and rejuvenate skin is through activating your body’s own repair mechanisms. When you have an injury, your body kicks into gear, stops bleeding, and creates new tissue to fix the wound.

Chemical peels are one way to harness this natural body reaction. Peels use chemical reactions to exfoliate your skin, sending signals to the body that new skin production is needed to replace the cells that the chemicals affect. Peels come in different levels, from mild products that require little recovery time, to strong, deep peels that create dramatic improvements, but require more time to recover.

How do cosmetic injectables work?

There are three general types of injectable, and each works in a different way. Botox Cosmetic injections are one of the most common non-surgical aesthetic procedures that work by creating temporary paralysis in the small muscles that form facial expressions. Those crow’s feet beside your eyes and on your lower forehead originate with your muscles, not your skin. Botox Cosmetic causes these muscles to relax, smoothing your appearance.

Dermal fillers address passive wrinkles and lines using natural substances, such as hyaluronic acid, as the basis for gels that smooth and fill out your skin’s appearance. Kybella is used under the chin to permanently remove fat cells that cause the dreaded double chin.

Talk to your skin care professional at Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center to get a complete picture of your non-surgical alternatives.


* Individual results may vary