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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Sunburn Solutions!

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  Of course you didn’t mean to get sunburned! Maybe you fell asleep or lost track of time, but it’s important to prevent it from happening again.  Your risk for melanoma doubles if you have had more than five sunburns.  Your skin will heal, but real damage has been done.     Did you know that certain medications can increase sun sensitivity? Some of the most common ones are Antibiotics (Tetracylines, Flouroquinolones, Sulfonamides), Diuretics (Furosemide, Hydrochlorothiazide), and oral and topical retinoids (Isotretinoin, Acitretin, Tazarotene, Tretinoin).  The above are just a few medications that can cause photosensitivity.  It is absolutely fine to take these medications, it’s just when taking these drugs you need to be extra diligent about sun protection.   Nursing your Sunburn The best way to treat a sunburn is to prevent one from happening in the first place, but in case it does happen here are several ways to heal your scorched skin! Take a cool bath-try adding one cup of organic apple cider vinegar to a bath to promote healing. Soak in an oatmeal bath-helpful for itchy skin. Lock in moisture while skin is damp such as applying skin moisturizer immediately after taking a shower. Aloe vera… Read more »

What does pregnancy mean for YOUR skin?

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You Are Expecting a Baby!!!  What Does This Mean for Your Skin?? Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman’s life.  Motherhood brings on a whole plethora of newness!  New beginnings.  New responsibilities.  New schedules.  New life!  Along with all these exciting yet scary new things, expecting a baby can also mean changes in your skin.  Although some are good, there can be some changes that aren’t so good. The Pregnancy Glow You may see what is referred to as the “pregnancy glow”.  This change can be a positive change.  I mean, who doesn’t want to glow?  We spent lots of money on products to give us that glow when we apply makeup, right?  This effect caused when your body produces 50% more blood, resulting in more blood circulation though your body.  This increase in blood flow can cause your face to appear brighter.  Yay!!  On the other hand, (there is always another hand, right?)  This pregnancy glow can also be caused by the production of hormones that cause your oil glands to work in over drive, causing your skin to be shiny. What can you do?  Well, really using an oil free cleanser to cleanse your face can be… Read more »

Tips for Summer Skin!

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Summer is here! Those long warm days we have been dreaming about are finally upon us! This also means the harsh sun is beaming down on your skin! Make sure to protect yourself at the pool, the beach, and even during your day-to-day activities. Here are a few suggestions that can help you keep your skin healthy and glowing throughout the summer months. Sunscreen, Sunscreen, and more Sunscreen! About a teaspoon is needed for the face and a shot glass for the body to give a good amount of coverage. This needs to be applied and reapplied every two hours. Most people think they only need to protect themselves if they are going to be out in the sun – WRONG – even running errands can lead to too much sun exposure! Oh, and don’t forget your lips! Look for lip care with an SPF of 20 or higher, not a gloss though. Glosses actually attract the sun, while balms tend to hydrate. Remember when in doubt, reapply!!! Keep your skin exfoliated and hydrated! Exfoliating removes the dead skin cells, cleans your pores, and helps your skin care products penetrate the skin deeper. Hydrating your skin to keep the skin… 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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