Why Now Is the Time for Men’s Non-surgical Aesthetic Procedures


Cosmetic procedures aren’t just for women, and men care just as much about having a confident, youthful appearance. At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center in Westlake, Dr. Diwan offers a number of nonsurgical procedures that enhance a man’s appearance.  If you are interested in improving your appearance, but aren’t ready to go under the knife, there are many options at The Laser and Skin Surgery Center – especially for men!

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What Is Dermaplaning?

Diwan_DermaplaningWhen you wake up and take a look in the mirror–fresh in the morning and sans makeup–is your skin as smooth as you would like it to be? If you are like most men and women, vellus hair (peach fuzz) and dull skin get in the way of achieving truly touchable and glowing skin. However, you don’t have to accept this as your permanent skin situation!

Many patients have come into Dr. Diwan’s Westlake office with one specific question: “how do I get rid of peach fuzz?” To these women, Dr. Diwan often recommends dermaplaning for a brighter, smoother complexion. Here are some important things to know when considering this popular skin treatment.

What Is Dermaplaning?

Even as women, we have our fair share of “facial hair”–or as what we like to call: peach fuzz. These small, barely visible hairs on your chin, cheeks, and forehead often get in the way of having silky smooth skin. Dermaplaning is a treatment that allows you to eliminate that top layer of dead skin cells (aka exfoliation) and peach fuzz, leaving you with smooth, soft and brighter skin. You may not even realize how much hair you really have until you are hair free!

At the Laser & Skin Surgery Center, our trained and certified staff use a sharp blade to precisely scrape off the top layer to reveal a fresher, more youthful appearance. Dermaplaning is a simple concept with unbelievably exciting results. It’s pain-free and quick, with no recovery time–what more could you ask from your skincare treatment?

Benefits of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning has numerous benefits that have made this simple procedure popular among Dr. Diwan’s patients. These benefits include:
• Removal of vellus hair (peach fuzz)
• Exfoliation for improved skin tone
• Improved skin texture
• Brag-worthy softness
• Improved penetration of skin care products
• Results that last for weeks (approximately 3 weeks depending on the patient)
Our patients love how dermaplaning allows for easier makeup application and skin so soft that it’s hard NOT to touch it.

Is Dermaplaning Right for Me?

Dermaplaning is for individuals who wish to improve the texture of their skin, remove unwanted vellus hair, or achieve radiant skin by the removal of dead skin cells. Due to the process of gently scraping the top layer of skin, dermaplaning may not be a good match for those with acne or overly sensitive skin.
If you have concerns regarding your skin’s reaction to dermaplaning, please discuss your concerns with Dr. Renuka Diwan during your initial consultation. At this time, she will share with you any recommendations for optimal skin results.

If you are interested in dermaplaning at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center, please don’t hesitate to schedule your initial consultation today.

What You Need to Know About Scar Revision


Over the course of time, a variety of conditions can leave scars on the skin. Scars may be a result of chickenpox, acne, injuries and accidents, surgeries such as mole removal or skin cancer removal, and other causes.  When scars are visible, especially on the face, understandably they can cause distress and self-consciousness.  Trying to figure out your options for scar treatment based on lay information can lead to confusion and frustration. Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Scar Revision” »

Am I A Good Candidate For Liposuction?


Liposuction is a very popular fat reduction and contouring procedure that helps many people every year achieve their body goals. It helps get rid of the stubborn fat that’s been haunting you around your double chin and neck, stomach, back, love handles, legs and arms.  However, liposuction isn’t the right procedure for everyone. Men and women come to consult with Dr. Diwan at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center curious if this life-changing procedure is the right procedure for them. If you are curious if liposuction is for you, check our list of criteria below, that makes one a good liposuction candidate.

Liposuction Candidates

A good candidate for liposuction at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center meets the following criteria:

  • Healthy individual above the age of 18 years
  • Stubborn areas of fat on the body that refuse to leave despite regular exercise and a healthy diet
  • At or close to ideal body weight.
  • Realistic expectations from liposuction
  • Committed to maintaining healthy weight through diet and exercise
  • Interested in a procedure that achieves results with a single treatment
  • Prioritizes a procedure performed with local anesthesia so you can be awake for the entire liposuction process
  • Requires a short recovery time (liposuction patients are back to work in just 3 days )

Liposuction In Cleveland

At the Laser & Skin Surgery Center, liposuction is performed with an emphasis on your safety, with local anesthesia (and oral medication to help you relax) to ensure a comfortable procedure. Dr. Diwan will make numb the skin to make an entry incision for a cannula to suction out the unwanted fat from the chin, chest, stomach, buttocks, hips, thighs, legs, and arms. Once the fat in the targeted area is removed, a couple of stiches close the incision and the liposuction procedure is complete. Removing the stubborn fat and improving your contour is as simple as that!

Liposuction can help boost your confidence in your appearance by streamlining your form, and improving the quality of your life with a simple, safe office procedure, that promotes a quick recovery.

It is equally important to understand what liposuction does not achieve. Dr. Diwan wants you to know that liposuction is:

  • Not going to make you skinny (it will help give you better proportions, but not make you thin)
  • Not for weight loss or a treatment of obesity (liposuction is best to get rid of pockets of fat on your body that cannot be reduced with diet and exercise)
  • Not for improvement of Diabetes control
  • Not for reduction of cardiac risk factors

Begin Your Liposuction Journey Today

We know how frustrating it can be when fat persists in problem areas despite your best efforts to lose it.  Strict diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle often aren’t enough to get rid of that double chin, muffin top, tummy fat or love handles. Now, you don’t need to live feeling discouraged any longer.  We have seen how liposuction can help men and women in the Cleveland area look great and feel confident.

If you believe you are a good candidate for liposuction and would like to begin your liposuction journey today, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Diwan today.

Skincare Tips for the Colder Weather

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Summer has come and gone.  In Ohio, it has left telltale signs of sun damage on the skin of many.  As the chill of fall arrives it presents a great opportunity to focus on repairing sun damage.  It’s also a great time to prepare for the colder weather ahead by adjusting your skin care regimen.  At the Laser & Skin Surgery Center, we offer a number of skin care treatments and skin care products (skincare lines and treatments) to restore the health of your skin and keep it looking its best. Continue reading “Skincare Tips for the Colder Weather” »

Imagine Your Legs Free Of Spider Veins—Now Make it a Reality!


If you struggle with the appearance of visible leg veins, it can be difficult to feel comfortable wearing certain styles that reveal your legs. You’re likely to be cautious of shorts or skirts and may even dread summer and sunny weather because it means less and lighter clothing. At the Laser & Skin Surgery Center in Ohio, Dr. Renuka Diwan wants all of her clients to feel youthful and confident in their bodies, which is why we are proud to offer sclerotherapy as well as laser treatments to address those pesky spider veins.

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Are You a Candidate for Sculptra®?

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With so many rejuvenation treatments to choose from, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Performed at Cleveland’s Laser & Skin Surgery Center, treatment with Sculptra, a unique product that works deep within the skin and actually stimulates the body’s own collagen production, is a very successful method of correcting a tired, aging appearance.

Here are some of the reasons Sculptra might be right for you.

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3 Tips to get a Safe and Healthy Summer Glow

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and The Laser & Skin Surgery Center strives to highlight effective skin care products that will not only protect your skin during the sunny months of summer, but have it looking youthful and ready to take on the beach. The Laser & Skin Surgery Center offers antioxidants to combat aging skin and to prevent sun damage, as well as Jane Iredale’s cosmetic line that is designed to nourish and enhance your skin during these sun-filled days.
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Three Ways Your Lips Change as You Age

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Men and women come to The Laser & Skin Surgery Center worried that their crow’s feet creases, forehead furrows, and under eye hollows are making them look older than they really are. What they fail to realize is that their lips can also give away their true age. It’s true—the lips can single-handedly make you look older. Here is how—and what you can do about it!
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