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.  
 
From Our Blog

Over the Counter vs. Medical Grade Products

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  As an Aesthetician, I am frequently asked if there really is a difference between over the counter skincare as compared to medical grade skincare.   The USFDA divides skincare products into two distinct categories: cosmetic and pharmaceutical.  Cosmetic(over the counter) skincare is defined as ingredients “applied” to the human body for cleansing and beautifying purposes.  Pharmaceutical(medical) skincare is defined as affecting the structure and function of skin.   Over the Counter products: Over-the-counter products usually sound too good to be true, smell yummy and have catchy packaging. Thousands of dollars are spent on marketing the products and not researching them.  Retail products typically contain fillers and perfume which can irritate the skin and aggravate allergies, this causes people to think they have sensitive skin. Medical grade products: Medical grade products contain prescription ingredients to treat different skin indications such as sun damage, pigment, fine lines and wrinkles. The great thing about going this route is seeing an Aesthetician at a medical spa for an evaluation and consult. Your Aesthetician will create a customized skin care plan tailored to your goals and concerns. They determine existing damage and what combination of products will work to treat specific skin issues. Your Aesthetician… 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 »

Microneedling Therapy

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Do you need improvement with rough texture, skin imperfections, pore size, pigmentation, scarring, stretch marks, or fine lines?   Look no more!  We have the solution with our medical grade CosmoPen.  Microneedling is the latest and most innovative in skin rejuvenation and the secret to amazing skin.  Microneedling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT).  The CosmoPen is working underneath the skin’s surface to produce new tissue layers of collagen and elastin fibers which plump and thicken the skin. Does the thought of needles penetrating your skin intimidate you?   Of course! I was very skeptical of the idea of 12 needles puncturing my skin until I tried it and saw the amazing results.  A topical prescription numbing cream was applied to my skin for 30 minutes prior to the treatment.  I was concerned with pigmentation and pore size reduction.  I talked to my practitioner and told her my concerns and she recommended the appropriate settings and serum for my skin. Depending on your concerns (brightening, tightening, maintaining your results, etc.) the practitioner will select an optimal serum to apply to your skin post microneedling.  I am very excited to complete my series and see the final outcome!  I am… Read more »

For the Love of Make-Up

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  I love make-up! It can be used as a form of expression, but also a confidence booster! You probably don’t think about make-up going bad like milk. I know I didn’t. Make-up does have an expiration date though. Using old make-up won’t make you sick like bad milk would, but it can cause infection and irritation. When good make-up goes bad it can make your face red or break out, which none of us want. Make-up should NEVER be shared, especially eye and lip products. Pink Eye is highly contagious and can be passed by sharing mascara or eyeliners. The herpes infection is also contagious and can be spread even if there isn’t an active outbreak. Tips for keeping your make-up fresh: Make sure that products are closed tight and stored out of the sunlight, as this can destroy the preservatives. Any changes in color or texture, dispose of immediately. Smell your products – unusual odor could mean bacteria is present. Never add any liquid to products unless directed. Even though these products do expire cosmetics are not required to have an expiration date on the packaging. My recommendation would be to keep track of your product expirations, write… 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 »

Eat your way to FLAWLESS skin!

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Everyone has a favorite cream or treatment, but beautiful, healthy skin starts from within! If you feel like your skin is missing that special glow, try adding in these 10 skin healthy foods.   Eggs for breakfast make a great start to the day since they contain Vitamin A which promotes healthy skin cell growth and helps fight against sun-related skin damage. They are also high in copper which helps with skin elasticity and selenium which protects against skin infections.  In addition eggs keep you fuller than cereal in the morning. Avocados although the color and texture can be off-putting to some are high in two minerals copper and iron which help defend against free radicals-those mean, unstable molecules that damage cells and cause aging! Avacados are also high in Vitamin A, D, & E. Berries are great in smoothies and are high in anthocyanins, and quercetin which reduce inflammation.  Blueberries are the highest in antioxidants which protects against premature aging. Oranges and Grapefruits are high in Vitamin C and help with wrinkle prevention, texture and color of the skin. Sweet Potatoes contain beta-carotene which is an antioxidant that fights against aging.  Try them with some baked with some butter… Read more »


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