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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Beware the Dreaded Droop

It is not something that you write in your calendar: “Skin sagging, July 30.” It is something that creeps up over time, sneakily, until one day, you notice.

 

The skin that used to appear taut and firm has begun to droop. You know that your body’s production of collagen has slowed, but you didn’t realize what exactly this process would do. Collagen, the natural anchoring substance under the skin, gives you a youthful and lifted appearance. But as it depletes, whether by simple aging or hereditary and environmental factors, your skin may begin to sag. Combined with the gradual decrease in elastin, the material that provides suppleness and resilience, your skin loses its tension and spring.

 

No area of your body, it seems, is safe. You may experience sagging in the face, neck, eyelids, abdomen, arms, legs and buttocks. While no nonsurgical treatment can reverse the condition entirely, many can drastically improve your appearance. We offer safe and effective treatments that will help your skin look younger and tighter.

 

Here are a few:

 

Thermage CPT is a thermal lift that is particularly effective for reducing loose skin around the eyes.

 

Exilis Elite is another thermal treatment that offers maximum power and targeted control, so that we focus on only the areas that need help.

 

INFINI is a high-energy radiofrequency device that smooths wrinkles and plumps skin. It is also particularly helpful for minimizing acne scarring.

 

Fraxel Repair is a laser that works on reducing 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.

 

SmartLipo TriPlex is a laser treatment that removes fat and tightens skin at the same time.

 

Kybella is a new treatment that we use to minimize submental fat, more commonly known as the “double chin.”

 

If sagging skin is a concern for you, come in and talk with us about how we can help you feel better. Our consultations are complimentary, so call today to schedule an appointment.

 

See you soon.

 

Cellulite? No Problem

Summer is the time when we notice the changes we’d like to make in our bodies. It’s only natural, when more of our skin is showing. We see it while relaxing on the beach, walking by a store window and getting dressed in front of our mirrors at home. But summer can also be the time for improving some of these features.

 

This time of year, many of you lament the dreaded cellulite. It’s one of the most prevalent concerns, with 85 percent of women aged 20 and older complaining about these dimples and bumps. Diet and exercise can help reduce your weight but neither can help you get rid of cellulite.

 

There is a solution, though. We offer laser treatments that can help smooth, lift and contour your body. The Cellulaze Laser can dramatically reduce the appearance of cellulite on your abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks and arms. It’s a minimally invasive approach to attacking this “cottage cheese” right where it begins, in the subdermal layers of the skin.

 

How does cellulite form, anyway?

These depressions in the skin are caused by several physiological changes as women age. First, the tissue underneath the skin hardens. Second, there is an increase in the quantity or size of fat cells pushing up through the tissue beneath the skin. Also, weight gain and aging causes stretching of the thin connective tissue under the skin.

 

How does the Cellulaze Laser treatment work?

Cellulaze uses a multi-dimensional approach to specifically target the dermal layers where cellulite is located. The treatment can be performed under local anesthesia in about one to two hours, depending on the size of the areas to be treated.  

 

What is the specific process?

  • The Cellulaze laser is inserted under the skin with a very small cannula (a narrow tube about the size of the tip of a pen).
  • The cannula directs a controlled laser thermal energy to the treatment zone using a proprietary ThermaGuide and SmartSense intelligent energy delivery system to ensure safe, effective and uniform laser controls.
  • The laser diminishes the lumpy pockets of fat, releases the areas of skin depression and increases the elasticity and thickness of the skin.

 

What results can you expect?

The Cellulaze Laser is the most advanced laser treatment available. This treatment flattens and smoothes the skin’s surface because it increases thickness and elasticity from below. It is backed by many years of clinical research to give proven results, lasting for a year or longer.

 

Call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We’ll tailor a specific cellulite treatment plan just for you.

 

See you soon.

Midsummer’s Day Dream

Close your eyes and think of one thing about your appearance that you’d like to change. I bet that there is something, since most everybody has a wish list of some kind. The exciting news is that your day dream can probably be a reality.

 

Whether it is the hollowing of your cheeks that has occurred in the last year or so, or the double chin that persists despite your highly toned body, or those pockets of fat that just won’t go away despite your dieting and exercise, we have solutions that will fulfill your wishes for how you want to look.

 

Not too long ago, you couldn’t fill lost volume with Restylane, Perlane or Voluma. Or minimize submental fat under your chin with Kybella or eradicate actual fat cells with SmartLipo Triplex. In recent years, cosmetic treatments have given you the opportunity to restore your youthful appearance, appear rested and refreshed and feel simply great about yourself.

 

So, as summer hits its stride, why not dream a little? It’s a great season to wish for what you want.

 

Call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We’ll talk about your specific wants and desires and help plan a course to satisfy them as best we can.

 

Meantime, remember the sunscreen.

 

See you soon.

Recharge Those Eyes

When you really want to know how someone feels, you look into his eyes. They can often hold the answers to many mysteries. Unfortunately, they can be a lot more obvious about your age.

 

The skin surrounding your eyes, because it is so delicate, is at risk for a multitude of cosmetic problems that make you look older than you are. And, because this area is involved in facial expression, the natural movement of the skin causes lines and wrinkles to form over time. Crow’s feet, additional lines and wrinkles underneath the lower lashes, dark circles, hollowing, drooping lids and puffiness all contribute to a tired appearance. Perhaps you’ve tried creams that claim to tighten skin or cold tea bags and cucumbers that temporarily reduce fluid retention, but the concerns remain.

 

We offer a range of nonsurgical treatments that will help return a well-rested look to your eyes and therefore, your face. Depending on your individual needs, we can craft a personal plan that will help you look refreshed and more youthful, with minimal downtime and recuperation.

 

Take a look at some of our most popular eye treatments:

 

 

Come talk with us about how we can help. Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

 

See you soon.

 

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