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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Being Smart About SmartLipo

If you’re considering the SmartLipo high-definition laser treatment for body shaping and contouring, no doubt you’ve tried other routes for losing weight. You’re not alone. Many people find that efforts to diet and exercise simply don’t do enough, and that feelings of insecurity and low self-esteem persist.


With age, metabolisms typically slow down or hormones decline. If you are encountering this sort of frustration, a body sculpting treatment might be an effective option. Women, who store more fat than men do, find it particularly hard to lose weight as they age, though men are great candidates for the procedure, too.


Before you decide, it’s important to assess your individual situation. Everyone has a different body and different psyche. This is a personal decision that you, and only you, should make. Here’s a way to begin thinking about body contouring…ask yourself the following questions and see how many you can answer with a “yes.”


  1. Do you watch your portion size, eating small amounts more frequently?
  2. Do you eat breakfast?
  3. Do you graze instead of eating three large meals a day?
  4. Do you avoid eating late at night?
  5. Do you avoid refined grains such as white bread and crackers?
  6. Do you avoid hidden sugars and fats?
  7. Do you avoid processed foods that contain MSG, sodium nitrate and other food additives?
  8. Do you incorporate weight training into your cardio workouts?
  9. Do you do resistance exercises to build muscle?
  10. Do you mix up the types of workouts that you do?
  11. Are you sleeping from 6 to 8 hours a day?          


If you’ve answered “yes” to all or most of these questions, you are doing everything right. So that is great news. But if you are still having trouble losing weight, and you do not have an underlying medical condition that is causing it, you might want to consider SmartLipo as a solution.


It’s a minimally invasive method for removing unwanted fat and sculpting targeted areas of the body. The laser treats localized pockets of fat, melting fat cells and suctioning them away. The result: optimal fat removal, tighter skin and a new shape. SmartLipo can be used on many areas of the body, including the waist, upper and lower abdominal areas, legs, back and even neck.  


If you’d like to hear more about the treatment or still need some questions answered, call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation. We’ll devise a plan just for you.


See you soon.


Less Lip, Please

Like fashion, there are trends in our practice, too. For a time years ago, people wanted the puffiest lip possible, and many of them got what they wanted, even if the results were unnatural and overdone. These days, subtlety is everything, and the lips are a case in point.


Many of you, when you come to my office, are concerned that your treatments will be obvious. One of the biggest giveaways is the lip that is too full for the face.


My guiding principle has always been “less is more.” Much more. When it comes to restoring lips to their youthful state, this approach is essential. My method has three parts: Define, shape and add volume.


Lips tend to thin out and lose fat as we get older. To give them the appearance that they once had, or to plump lips that are naturally thin, I use dermal fillers in small specific ways to create subtle changes that provide maximum visual impact. The secret is balance. If any part of the lips is too fat or too thin, your entire face will look strange.


First, I define the edge between the top lip and the skin above it, beneath your nose. Then, to reshape and plump the upper lip, I make tiny injections in key spots. The upper lip should have variation across the lower border and a bow across the top.


For the lower lip, which typically has a uniform shape all the way across and a little extra volume in the middle, I look at all the angles. From the side, the lip shouldn’t extend out too far or appear puffy. From the front, there should be a touch of extra height.


A variety of lip injection options are available to you, and the results should last from several months to a year, depending on the type of filler that we use. We like to use the hyaluronic acid fillers Restylane, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Silk, Belotero Balance,Volbella and Juvederm.


The injections take only a few minutes, and you should be able to go back to your normal activities right after the procedure. 


If you’d like to talk with us about your lips, or any other concerns, call our office today for a complimentary consultation.


See you soon.



Introducing Exilis Ultra 360 Body Shaping

Exilis has refined its ability to provide dramatic fat reduction and skin tightening. Now, with Exilis Ultra 360, radiofrequency and ultrasound techniques are combined, for the first time, to make use of controlled heating and cooling. The result: incision-free body shaping of the highest order.


Exilis Ultra 360 is the latest advancement in nonsurgical body shaping and one of the most powerful fat reduction and skin tightening devices available. It safely and precisely delivers the optimal amount of energy to various tissue depths, without pain. Loose and sagging skin is tightened and firmed, and stubborn fatty deposits are melted and smoothed away, eradicating signs of cellulite and re-contouring your body and face. Popular areas treated with Exilis Ultra 360 include the face, jowls, neck, chest, back, “love handles,” “bra fat,” abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks and knees.


Your results will get better with time, and they are lasting and measurable. And, the treatment requires no anesthesia or downtime.


If you’d like to hear more about this new procedure or any other of our beauty treatments, call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.


See you soon.

Ultra Femme…Ultra Terrific

If you’ve had children, you may have noticed a change in your vaginal area. Now, we can provide complete rejuvenation of the feminine anatomy with a single device.


Dr. Covey is proud to be one of the first physicians in Long Island and Manhattan to offer the Ultra Femme 360, a revolutionary nonsurgical treatment that improves a woman’s intimate life. 


Here’s how it works: Focused thermal energy stimulates collagen production and restores the vaginal and vulvar (external genitalia) areas to a more youthful state. Tissue inside and outside the vagina is tightened, and problems such as stress incontinence, lubrication, painful intercourse and sensation are all improved.


Typically, you’ll need three once-a-week treatments, which are pain-free and take just a few minutes.


So, if you’ve experienced some of the conditions described above, please call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation. We’ll evaluate your concerns and devise an Ultra Femme treatment plan just for you.


See you soon.

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