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Monthly Archives: May 2018

It’s Showtime for Skin

Though it has taken some time this year, the weather is finally warming and spring wardrobes are about to make their debuts. Less clothing, we all know, means more skin. The parts of your body that have been hibernating all fall and winter are ready to emerge, and now is the time to help them look their best.

 

Here’s a quick look at what you’ll soon be wearing…and what we can do now to get those hidden spots in shape:

 

Short sleeves: This means arms and elbows. To reduce fat, tighten and contour these areas, SmartLipo Triplex, Exilis Ultra 360 and Thermage CPT are effective treatments that can be done now, in the spring. Whether it’s your tricep that appears to be drooping, the spot above your elbow that looks floppy, or the skin in the crease that looks crepey, these treatments help minimize unwanted fat and folds.

 

Shorts: In the light of day, you knees, ankles and legs may not look the way you want them to. SmartLipo is the quickest way to dramatically reduce fat in these areas, specifically, above and around the knee and in the inner and outer thighs. Also, Exilis Ultra 360 gives us maximum power with total control. We can safely and effectively deliver the optimal amount of energy in order to tighten, firm and tone loose and sagging skin and reshape and melt stubborn fatty deposits.

 

Skimpy tops: No more hiding under loose-fitting sweaters. The season’s tiny tops will do nothing to camouflage bra and abdomen fat. Consider treatments with Exilis Ultra 360 or Thermage CPT to help reduce and tighten these trouble spots. Also, Fraxel Dual is highly effective for helping to minimize wrinkles and hyperpigmentation and improve skin tone and texture.

 

As always, remember to use plenty of sunscreen on your face and body, now that the summer rays are on their way.

 

Call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation, and we can talk about ways to take you from spring to summer, beautifully.

 

See you soon.

 

 

Finding the Filler That Fits Your Face

Though we’ve been using dermal fillers for some time now, how we used them is always changing. For me, nothing is routine, because you are not routine. Each of you comes in to see me with not only a unique face, but also your own personal needs, desires and goals.

 

With all of these factors as a guide, I select the proper fillers to use in the proper places. In the end, your results will be optimal for you, not for the patient who walked in before you. This is why your treatments will help you to look naturally refreshed, youthful and more like you. A better version of yourself, we like to say.

 

To address your specific concerns, we use injectable fillers at different levels of the skin. Some fillers target fine lines. Some provide volume, and others add structure. Here is a basic guide to the best fillers currently available and some of the ways that we use them.

 

Belotero Balance addresses both deep wrinkles and superficial lines. Made from all-natural hyaluronic acid (HA), Belotero Balance can plump up your lips and discreetly smooth out laugh lines, upper lip lines, crow’s feet and marionette lines.

 

Juvederm is a gel filler that helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the nasolabial folds, the deep grooves or lines that extend from the corners of the nose down along the mouth. It is available in two forms – Ultra and Ultra Plus. Juvederm is the most advanced HA formula available today.

 

Juvederm Volbella is specifically developed to boost lip volume and soften the appearance of lines around the mouth, commonly referred to as “lipstick lines” or “smokers’ lines”. Volbella can even be used to replace lost contours in the lip area, giving your face a more youthful appearance overall.

 

Juvederm Voluma XC is the first and only FDA-approved filler that instantly adds natural-looking volume to the cheeks. Derived from a naturally occurring complex sugar, It also works well to minimize crow’s feet, frown lines, worry lines, deep furrows and folds that appear around the eyes, nose, upper lip and mouth. Studies have shown that results may last as long as two years after treatment. Voluma XC has been available in Europe since 2005 and is used in 72 countries nationwide.

 

Radiesse is a safe, effective long-lasting treatment for unwanted defects in the face and hands.  On the face, Radiesse helps to minimize smile lines, augment cheeks and restore lost volume. In the hands, it can diminish the appearance of veins and tendons and also plump up sagging skin.

 

Restylane is successful in minimizing severe wrinkles and folds, including nasolabial and lip wrinkles. It is available in many additional formulations: Restylane Defyne is made with a special technology that offers maximum flexibility and support to the treated area and helps soften more severe lines and folds on the face. Restylane Refyne is specifically formulated to minimize the lines in the lower half of the face while maintaining natural movement and facial expressions. Restylane Lyft is a nonsurgical age eraser for deep lines, wrinkles and folds, and restores volume to deflated areas of the face. Restylane Silk consists of extra small and smooth particles that help restore contour, fullness and smoothness to your lip and mouth area, giving your face a younger and fresher appearance.

 

So, whatever your goal is, we can tailor a treatment plan just for you. Please call our office and schedule a complimentary consultation today.

 

See you soon.

 

By Popular Demand….Infini

One of the most popular treatments among our patients is Infini, a unique FDA-approved treatment for reducing wrinkles on the face, eyes and neck and tightening skin on many other areas of the body. In addition, Infini offers substantial improvement in acne scarring.

 

A high intensity focused radiofrequency (RF) device, Infini is an alternative to other fractional (or highly targeted) anti-aging treatments. It requires little recuperation time while providing the results of a nonsurgical facelift. A great benefit–it may be used on all types and colors of skin, even that which is dark or tanned.

 

Here’s how it works: Using a patented 3-dimensional wrinkle reduction technology system, Infini delivers focused heat energy beneath the skin (epidermis), where wrinkles originate. Heat causes the production of new collagen, which is the support tissue that keeps skin full and young-looking. It’s also the support tissue that disappears as we age, leaving the skin to cave in and wrinkle. The deeper into the skin the heat energy goes, the more collagen is produced. Infini is able to bypass the outer layers of skin, keeping them cool while targeting the deeper layers, which can withstand the heat.

 

All of this is accomplished through tiny microneedles that penetrate the skin’s surface. The process adds volume to tissue, which improves skin firmness and texture. Sags are tightened and wrinkles and folds are minimized. This fractional technique—one that treats only a fraction of the tissue—provides quick healing, safety and comfort.

 

Call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation about Infini or any of our other cosmetic treatments. We will tailor a plan just for you.

 

See you soon.

We’ve Got Your Back

When we think about how we look, we usually focus on the attributes that are in plain view…the ones that we see in the mirror, the ones that other people see when they first meet us. So, we think about our faces, necks, stomachs and hips, the features that are seen from the front. In the way that we focus on the front view of a new haircut and not as much on the back, we tend to forget about the view from behind since it is not what we commonly see.

 

One over-looked part of the anatomy is the back. For many women, the area above and below the bra line is prone to rolls of extra skin and fat, at any age. Because the skin of the back and shoulder must accommodate a wide range of arm motion up and over the head, it can easily become stretched. With gravity and added weight, the fold becomes pronounced, and it droops.

 

In some cases where there isn’t much fat, the issue is excess skin. In other instances, people who have greater body mass may have a large amount of fat deposited in this region. Finally, for patients who have lost large amounts of weight, there is a great deal of deflated skin, which hangs over the bra. Each of these types of patients requires a different treatment.

 

For some of you, wearing a form-fitting top makes you feel uncomfortable. Now, with bathing suit season fast approaching, the thought of even a one-piece, let alone a bikini, could be anxiety-provoking.

 

We have treatment options available to you that will dramatically reduce the presence of these bra fat lines and folds. Exilis Ultra 360 is the latest advancement in nonsurgical, pain-free aesthetic procedures for reshaping your body and tightening your skin. The first and only treatment to combine radiofrequency and ultrasound, Exilis Ultra 360 is an FDA-approved treatment that offers patients real results without surgery (or anesthesia and incisions) and without downtime. It gives us maximum power with total control. Now, we can safely and effectively deliver the optimal amount of 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.

 

Also, SmartLipo Triplex is a minimally invasive laser treatment for removing unwanted fat and sculpting areas of the body that you’d like to change. It offers precise contouring capabilities that are effective for treating targeted spots in the back area. You’ll see results after only one treatment in our state-of-the-art office, and your new shape will continue to improve in the months following. (There is plenty of time before the height of beach season.)

 

Call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation. We’ll design a treatment plan suited just for you.

 

See you soon.

 

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