Monthly Archives: March 2016
Does This Make Me Look Fat
Six little words that sail from dressing rooms the world over, this question is practically a mantra for the body conscious. Regardless of your shape, fitness level or weight, you may have worried that you don’t look as thin or as attractive as you possibly could. And if the worry makes you feel bad, you want to do something about it.
This is where we come in. Changing the way you look at your body–which could mean embracing what you don’t like, tweaking what you don’t like or changing dramatically what you don’t like–is what we help you to do.
So, if your fall and winter diet and exercise regimen hasn’t produced the results that you want on the beach in a couple of months, we offer a few ways to help you like what you see in the mirror. Our battery of body contouring treatments include SmartLipo TriPlex, Exilis Elite and Thermage CPT.
SmartLipo TriPlex is a minimally invasive method for removing unwanted fat and sculpting targeted areas of the body. It’s a laser treatment that virtually melts fat cells and suctions them away. Exilis Elite firms and tones loose and sagging skin and reshapes and melts stubborn fatty deposits anywhere on your face and body. Popular areas treated with Exilis include the face, jowls, neck, chest, back, “love handles,” “bra fat,” abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks and knees. Finally, Thermage CPT is a thermal lift that tightens loose skin on the eyelids, under-eye areas, abdomen, arms, legs and even your sagging buttocks. It is the most effective lift treatment for a multitude of concerns, yielding dramatic results without incisions and recuperation.
So, instead of saying “Does this make me look fat?” why not enter the world of “Doesn’t this make me look beautiful?”
See you soon.
Are You Jealous?
Part of being a human being is looking at other human beings. Evolution has conditioned us to be social, to form relationships with others, and to view and assess other people relative to ourselves. So, in a word, we compare. When we compare, our thoughts may spin in a number of directions. We may be happy with our own appearance, we may disparage another person’s appearance, and if we think someone else looks better than we do, we may become envious, and we feel bad.
Women are tougher on themselves than men are, when it comes to body image. When a woman walks down the street, more women than men will look at her, comparing body part to body part to where they fall out. According to a 2015 Self Magazine study, 85 percent of women believe they should think more positively about their bodies than they do.
For most women, weight is the first thing they see. Self’s study reports that 80 percent of women are unhappy with the number on the scale. After that, they compare the usual culprits–how pretty, how young, how much cellulite, how busty, how tall.
I believe that if you can improve, even just a little bit, how your feel about your appearance, you improve–dramatically–the way that you feel about yourself in general. And this is my goal.
So, to that end, we offer subtle, natural treatments that will help you to be happier with yourself, with little effort. If you are concerned about extra pounds that just won’t come off, come talk with us about SmartLipo Triplex. If you have acne scarring that has hounded you since your teenage days, come talk with us about Fraxel laser procedures. If you have a bump in your nose that makes you dislike your profile, we may solve the problem with dermal fillers rather than surgery. There are answers for everything, and all ways to gain confidence and contentment, simply, quickly and beautifully.
Call our office today for a complimentary consultation.
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Changing the Clock–The Quest for Timeless Beauty
Whenever we spring ahead or fall back, I think about the passing of time. This past weekend, as the clock raced forward, I thought about how lucky we are to be able to enjoy our youth and vigor for more years than we used to believe was possible. People are living longer, maintaining active lifestyles longer and taking care of themselves in ways that help them look and feel their best.
Along with basic good habits for all aspects of wellness–diet, exercise, sun and smoking avoidance, regular checkups and screenings–we now have the ability to keep the aging process from limiting just how beautiful we can look.
I like to think of spring as self-improvement time. It’s a season for coming out from the cold and beginning anew. So, it is an opportune time to think about how you can enhance your appearance, naturally and easily.
Several of our cosmetic treatments are perfect for this time of year–they will provide drastic results with minimal effort, and you’ll have a little time before beach season to see maximum benefits. The Cellulaze Laser procedure, for instance, is a terrific choice for March and April. With just one treatment, the laser can dramatically reduce cellulite, giving you smoother skin on your abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks and arms. As the first minimally invasive method for attacking cellulite where it begins, under the skin, Cellulaze targets specific areas and provides proven long-lasting results.
Spring is also a fine time for having a Fraxel treatment, the gold standard for facial skin rejuvenation. Whether you choose Fraxel Dual or Fraxel Repair, deep lines, hard-to-erase lip lines, pronounced photodamage, sagging face and neck skin, facial wrinkles and discolorations, age-related/sun-damaged rough skin texture, acne scars and surgical scars will all be improved. I can help you decide which Fraxel treatment is best for you.
So, schedule a complimentary consultation and we can talk about how best to treat all of your beauty concerns.
See you soon.
Laser Away Those Little Red Lines
At some point, you may notice tiny red spider veins criss-crossing certain areas of your face. These small broken veins generally appear on your nose and cheeks, giving you a ruddy and haggard look. They are fairly common, and they often return.
We have two treatments that show terrific results in reducing the presence of these veins. Both Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and the Diolite laser enhance and rejuvenate skin, lessen the lines and redness and leave you looking more youthful, without any peeling or sloughing.
Here is how they can help you look your best:
IPL: If your facial skin has lost its youthful glow, Intense Pulsed Light rejuvenation can help to restore a healthy-looking and vibrant appearance. The procedure delivers broadband light through the skin, helping to decrease redness, pigmentation, lines and pore size, and improve the overall texture and tone of your skin. In addition to your face, IPL can be used on your neck, chest, hands and legs.
Also known as a “photofacial,” the noninvasive treatment will not damage the surface of your skin. The light is directed to the deeper parts of the skin (dermis), while the outside layer (epidermis) is left untouched.
IPL photorejuvenation works beautifully on facial spider veins and also improves imperfections including rosacea, fine wrinkles, sun and age spots.
Diolite: This gentle laser pinpoints the skin’s target area with extreme precision, helping to erase vascular and pigmented imperfections while leaving surrounding tissue untouched. Unlike older lasers that could cause pain, blistering, oozing and crusting, Diolite produces the same results without the uncomfortable side effects. Your skin will emerge healthy-looking and refreshed.
Diolite is an extremely effective treatment for eliminating superficial facial spider veins. It can also help to minimize cherry angiomas (raised red mole-like lesions) and small brown spots such as freckles, sun spots and pigmented keratoses found anywhere on the body.
Please call my office to schedule a complimentary consultation. I look forward to tailoring a treatment plan just for you.
See you soon.