Dr. Goco

“Trust your face to a facial plastic surgeon.”

Dr. GocoAre you looking for a physician directed medical spa that blends science with beauty? At the Goco Center for Aesthetics, it is our goal to enhance and rejuvenate the natural beauty of our clients. Led by Dr. Goco, facial plastic surgeon and medical director, our team of professionals specializes in offering the latest techniques for aesthetic facial rejuvenation. Specializing in Facial Plastic Surgery and double board certified in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, as well as otolaryngology head & neck surgery, Dr. Goco possesses a desire and commitment to his patient's satisfaction and well-being. Focusing on keeping Murfreesboro on the cutting edge, he stays up to date on the newest technologies and ways to incorporate them into his work. We offer a wide variety of services, Surgical Procedures, Non-Surgical Procedures and Skin Procedures. If you have any questions regarding our practice, or comments, we would love to hear from you! Please feel free to call us or contact us online. We’re happy to assist you in any way that we can.

realselftopdoctorDr. Goco has been named a "Top Doctor" by RealSelf.com due to a combination of his patient results, credentials and overall experience. In order to be a RealSelf "Top Doctor," a physician must be board-certified, highly rated by their patients, and an active participant in educating patients about aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery. Dr. Goco is among only 10% of RealSelf doctors to achieve this honor.  
 
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Preventing Skin Cancer!

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Skin cancer is the most common yet most preventable cancer. One in five Americans will develop it in their lifetime.  Melanoma rates are increasing faster than nearly all cancers.  Melanoma kills one person every hour and as many as 10,000 die annually from it. Tanning in a booth or even sun bathing is not safe! There’s no other way to say it—tanned skin is damaged skin. It is important to protect yourself from ultraviolet (UV) radiation year around, not just in the summer or at the beach! UV rays from the sun can still harm you on the cloudy days as well as the bright and sunny days. Did you know that five blistering sunburns in your lifetime can increase your Melanoma risk by 80%? Ways to prevent skin cancer: Avoid the sun during the middle of the day! The sun’s strongest rays are typically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wear sunscreen year around with SPF 15 or higher and both UVA and UVB rays. Unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun’s UV rays in as little as 15 minutes! Yet it can take up to 12 hours for skin to show the full effect of sun exposure…. Read more »

Rosacea?

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What causes Rosacea? What are the common triggers? Rosacea can occur at any age, but mainly between the twenties and sixties. Rosacea affects primarily lighter skin types and women.  However, rosacea can affect darker skin types and males as well.  The exact cause of rosacea is unknown and can vary from patient to patient.  Genetics can sometimes play a role.  Some common triggers are stress, hormonal fluctuations, extreme temperatures especially heat, sun exposure, certain medications, diet and exercise.  Alcohol, spicy foods, hot drinks, sugar, and dairy can also worsen the condition.   How do you know if you have Rosacea? What are the symptoms? The best way to know if you have this skin disorder is to have it properly diagnosed by your doctor. Some of the symptoms to look for are flushing, pimples, burning or stinging sensation, and visible blood vessels.  Did you know there is such thing as ocular rosacea?  This affects the eye area and is best treated by going to an ophthalmologist.     How do you treat and control Rosacea? While there is no cure for rosacea, there are ways to treat and reduce redness and irritation. It is important to stay persistent and patient. … Read more »

Why you should remove your makeup before bed!

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WHY YOU SHOULD REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP BEFORE BED   Have you ever gone to bed with your makeup on? Let’s be honest.  We have all done it at one time or another.  Sometimes we are so tired we cannot fathom another bedtime ritual like taking our makeup off.   Or maybe you have every intention of doing it, only to fall asleep before making it that far.  Sound familiar?  What harm could it do, right?  Well… let me be clear.  YOU SHOULD ALWAYS REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP BEFORE YOU GO TO BED! The skin is an organ. It is a living, breathing organ. It is also porous which means that it absorbs every single thing it comes into contact with, whether it’s a soothing blend of skin care products or the pollution that can surround you every time you go outside. Ideally, clean air and plain water are all your skin should come into contact with.  But is that realistic?  Unfortunately NO!  We can try to limit our exposure to pollution, the sun and harmful chemicals in cosmetics and other beauty products.  That’s one way to get around the problem. Avoiding toxins is hard enough, but the truth is, most of us… Read more »

Want Better Skin? Supplements Can Help!

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I know there is no shortage of pills out there claiming to work miracles! But the truth is, there really ARE some supplements on the market that have the power to give you younger-looking skin, and even healthier hair and nails in some cases! BIOTIN: is a B vitamin that can be found in foods such as peanut butter and bananas. It supports skin, nerves, digestion and metabolism.  It can also be used to reduce hair loss and encourage nail growth.  The recommended dose is 35 micrograms a day. FERN EXTRACT is exactly what is sounds like….and has been researched for almost 20 years for its Skin-saving abilities. In fact, a recent study found that it provides protection from UV rays!  Awesome, huh?  It can also be used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and vitiligo.  It works by having an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin tissue.  Ask your doctor about what amount to take, since it is based on a person’s weight, which correlates to the amount of skin they have. IRON is found in foods including spinach, oysters, and cashews. It makes your skin glow by activating B vitamins.  Iron can also keep your hair from… Read more »

The Sun is not the ONLY bad guy when it comes to spots!

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Have you ever noticed pigment or brown spots on your skin can appear and sometimes even get worse, even though you are avoiding sun and using a good sunscreen? Yes, it is true that sun exposure definitely can cause dark spots on the skin.  BUT….Did you know there are other triggers you may or may not be aware of??     ACNE…. Acne marks can cause spots of discoloration on your face. This is called PIH (Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation).  All skin types can get PIH, but it is more prevalent in darker skin.  You can avoid this by not squeezing or aggravating your acne.  Some gentle exfoliation after a breakout will help prevent PIH. HEAT FROM SAUNA AND COOKING…. The sun isn’t the only heat source that can give you pigmentation. Heat from fire, cooking and sauna are culprits too!  Actually, anything that stimulates pigment cells can cause pigment.  There have been studies that link skin browning to underlying blood vessels that dilate and get worse with heat.  Avoid exposing your face to anything with high heat for this reason.  Keep your distance as much as possible when cooking, which I know is easier said than done. PARABENS…. There are… Read more »


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