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Monthly Archives: March 2018

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.

 

Body Contouring, The Smart Way

Do you have a stomach that just won’t disappear, no matter what you do? Or saddle bags that keep you from wearing jeans? And, are you tired of wrapping yourself up on the beach and dressing to hide the parts of your body that you don’t like?

 

It could be time for SmartLipo Triplex. A minimally invasive method for contouring your body and removing unwanted fat, this laser treatment virtually melts fat cells and suctions them away, for good. Body contouring is currently the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, and it provides a sure way to achieve your ideal body shape.

 

SmartLipo Triplex has fewer side effects than traditional liposuction and offers precise high-definition body sculpting that is perfect for waistlines and abdominal areas. With just one treatment, we can target localized pockets of fat, with immediate results.

 

For men and women, the laser procedure has been designed to treat specific areas of fat in the midsection as well as the back, chin, inner and outer thighs, hips, buttocks, upper arms, face, back of neck, male breasts and pubic mound.

 

Smart Lipo Triplex can transform the way you see yourself. Call to schedule a complimentary consultation, and I’ll devise an individual plan just for you.

 

See you soon.

 

Exilis Ultra 360, an Excellent Choice

Have you been wearing out the treadmill? Eating only cantaloupe for months? And still, not looking the way that you want to?

 

Sometimes, no matter what we do, our bodies don’t budge. We feel bad and embarrassed and spend too much time trying to camouflage our trouble spots. But body contouring can help, drastically. It is currently among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, and it can give you the silhouette that diet and exercise have failed to provide.

 

We offer several options, the first of which is Exilis Ultra 360, the latest nonsurgical advancement in body shaping and among the most powerful fat reduction and skin tightening devices. The only treatment that combines radiofrequency and ultrasound, Exilis Ultra 360 is an FDA-approved procedure that offers real results without surgery (or anesthesia and incisions) and without downtime. We have used Exilis Ultra 360 to tighten skin and decrease inches in many problem areas, including the neck/jowls, arms, bra strap area, abdomen, “love handles,” male chest, thighs, hips, buttocks and knees.

 

Exilis Ultra 360 gives us maximum power with total control. Now we can safely, quickly and effectively deliver the right amount of targeted energy in order to tighten, firm and tone loose and sagging skin and reshape and melt stubborn fatty deposits anywhere on your face and body. You’ll notice a smaller size and a decrease in cellulite, and the results get better with time.

 

So, keep exercising and eating healthfully, but don’t despair. Come talk with us about Exilis Ultra 360 and hear how we can help you look and feel your best.

 

See you soon.

Keeping Dry Skin at Bay

When winter temperatures hit, we put on coats, scarves, hats and boots to keep our bodies warm. But it is just as, if not more important, to protect the delicate skin on your face.

 

Biting cold and wind can assault exposed skin, causing dryness, chafing and other more serious skin disorders, including frostbite. And, it happens quickly. So, before you venture out, even for a few minutes, moisturize with a broad-spectrum sunblock and apply a petroleum-based product to your lips. If your moisturizer is oil-based, choose an oil that is “non-clogging,” such as avocado, mineral, primrose or almond. Then, cover your face as best as you can with a scarf or hood. Also, don’t forget the sunglasses, which will protect your eyes from glare, freezing temperatures and wind.

 

To avoid the inflamed and itchy skin that happens all over your body during the winter months, you can take several preventative steps all season long, around the clock. Remember, the condition happens because of a lack of water, not oil, so the following tactics aim to prevent dehydration.

 

  • If your facial skin is uncomfortably dry, avoid using harsh peels, masks, and alcohol-based toners or astringents, all of which can strip vital oil from your skin. Instead, find a cleansing milk or mild foaming cleanser, an alcohol-free toner and masks that are “deeply hydrating” rather than clay-based, which tend to draw moisture out of the face.
  • Trap water from a shower or bath quickly by applying a water-in-oil cream moisturizer. If you have sensitive skin to begin with, use a cream moisturizer that does not contain lanolin or perfume, and don’t scrimp. More is better in this case, particularly on your hands, elbows and feet (these can contain petroleum or glycerin).
  • Choose a shower instead of a bath; sitting in hot water will break down lipids and dry your skin.
  • Limit your use of hot water and soap. Take short lukewarm showers, using non-detergent soaps and cleansers, and only as much as you need since they remove natural moisturizers from the skin. If you must bathe, keep the water as cool as possible.
  • Keep your house temperature as low as you can (no higher than 78 degrees) and use a humidifier that returns moisture to the air.
  • Overnight, use a thicker night cream on your face, a product formulated for the delicate skin under and over the eyes, and a lip balm.

 

As always, call my office to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn how we can help you look and feel your best.

 

See you soon.

 

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