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Monthly Archives: May 2022

We Can’t Remind You Enough: Avoid The Sun

Tanned skin is damaged skin…and who wants that? Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause early wrinkling and brown spots, and it puts you at risk for skin cancer, too. While most of us enjoy being outside in the summer, not many of us really want to suffer the effects of sun damage. Staying safe while spending time outside is possible, though. The strategies just need to become a part of your daily routine.


Here are some simple ways to protect your skin:


  • Stay indoors between 10am and 3pm, when the sun is most powerful. There are two types of rays: UVA rays cause aging and wrinkles and contribute to skin cancer. UVB rays cause sunburn and skin cancer.
  • Go nowhere without sunscreen:
    • More is better, so don’t scrimp. Make sure that it has a SPF of 30 or higher and it says “broad spectrum” on the label, which means that it will handle both UVA and UVB rays. Also, make sure it’s water-resistant and that you apply it all over your body 15 to 30 minutes before leaving the house.
    • Use sunscreen even when it is cloudy outside, when you are driving in a car and inside a window. UVA rays penetrate clouds, glass and water.
    • If you wear foundation, apply the sunscreen first and let it absorb before continuing with your makeup.
    • Don’t forget the lip balm, SPF 15 or higher.
    • Remember the tops of your ears, hairline, the “V” of your chest, nose, hands and tops of your feet. Eighty percent of skin cancer occurs on the head, neck and hands.
  • Wear protective clothing: hats, sleeves and sunglasses. Dark, tightly woven fabrics provide more protection than lightly colored ones. Find hats that have protection built into them.
  • Be aware that umbrellas and shade trees give only moderate protection from ultraviolet light. They don’t protect you from light that is reflected off of sand, snow, concrete and other surfaces.
  • Avoid tanning oils. These essentially cook your skin.
  • Be conscious of your medications. Certain medicines can make your skin extra sensitive to sun exposure, including tetracycline, diuretics and even herbal formulations such as St. John’s Wort.


Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Easy Spring Refreshers

When the weather changes here in New York, you can see a visible change in people. They don’t hunch from the cold, they look up instead of down, they smile. Something about warmer temperatures makes us relax a little and feel better. Usually, we feel energized and recharged this time of year, when it’s not too cold and not too hot, either.


Why not celebrate spring with a few quick invigorators that will help you look rested and revitalized after a long winter. These treatments may be the perfect way to transition from spring to summer. Here are a few to consider…


MicrodermabrasionA convenient nonsurgical treatment, microdermabrasion rejuvenates and revitalizes your skin. It’s painless and effective, helping to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, acne, clogged pores, blemishes, dry skin, oily skin and other conditions on your face, neck, chest, arms, elbows, knees and even hands. Microdermabrasion may be used on light or dark skin, with outstanding results. It not only exfoliates the skin’s surface, but also promotes new cell growth in the basal, or deepest layer of the skin. It also stimulates collagen production, improving the skin’s texture.


Clear + Brilliant: This treatment uses the same noninvasive fractional laser technology developed by the makers of Fraxel. It helps erase early signs of photo-damage, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, rough skin texture and large pores. Also, it’s gentler on your skin than most other lasers and may be used on many areas of your body, including your hands, legs, face, neck, back, chest and arms.


Laser Hair RemovalLaser hair removal is a safe, convenient and long-lasting treatment that gets rid of the hassles of traditional techniques such as shaving, plucking and waxing.


BotoxEvery day, as you use your face to show expression, “dynamic” wrinkles form. Worry lines, frown lines, laugh or smile lines, crow’s feet–these are all caused by common movements. Botox injections can safely and effectively soften the lines and reduce wrinkles.


Call us today to schedule your summer pick-me-up. See you soon.


For The Dramatic Change You Really Want…SmartLipo Triplex

We know it’s spring when so many of you come to our office for body contouring. This past week, we were happy to see you taking the most popular permanent cosmetic step for sculpting the areas of your body that you want to change — SmartLipo Triplex.

A minimally invasive method for removing unwanted fat and shaping targeted areas, SmartLipo Triplex is a laser treatment that virtually melts fat cells and suctions them away. The Triplex technology is more advanced than the original SmartLipo system, using three wavelengths of laser light and yielding better fat removal and tighter skin. It gives us the ability to sculpt your body with high-definition and precision.

Many of you come to us complaining that no matter how much you work out or diet, certain specific parts of your body don’t seem to respond to your hard work. Sometimes, you simply need a little help. SmartLipo Triplex is tailor-made to pinpoint these localized spots–the waistline, abdomen, love handles, bra fat (overhang), inner arms, inner/outer thighs, inner knees, hips, buttocks, jawline, chin, pubic mound and male breasts.

After just one treatment, you will be able to see results. You will look thinner, tighter and more defined. You will probably wonder why, after all of your effort with diet and exercise, you didn’t choose SmartLipo Triplex sooner. With little to no recovery time, you’ll be in a bathing suit and out on the beach in a few short weeks, enjoying the confidence that you haven’t had in a long time. It will be a new and terrific feeling.

Check our remarkable before and after photos, and call one of our state-of-the-art offices to schedule a consultation. We will devise an individual treatment plan just for you.


See you soon.


Reshape and Minimize with Exilis Ultra 360

In New York, the winter climate protects us from showing off skin and shape that we may not love. Layers of clothing help to hide what we perceive as imperfections, and we become experts at the illusion. When it is cold and snowy, we know how to trick the eye.

Then comes spring. And summer.

Forget the tricking. It’s time to do something real. If diet and exercise have not helped these past few months, you might consider Exilis Ultra 360, one of our most popular non-invasive body contouring and skin tightening laser treatments. Without any anesthesia or downtime, we can improve the appearance of your skin and reduce your size–anywhere on your body–in just a few short visits. Many people choose Exilis for minimizing stubborn fatty deposits on the face, jowls, neck, chest, back, “love handles,” “bra fat,” abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks and knees. The results get better with each treatment, and they are lasting. You will love the way you look, particularly on the beach.

With the official start of summer a few weeks away, you might want to consider Exilis Ultra 360. There is still time before that bikini goes on for the first time. Call our office for a consultation, and I’ll be happy to devise a treatment plan that is right for you.

See you soon.

Body Sculpting: Your Best Shape is Easy to Have

Body shaping changes the size, profile and parameters of your anatomy, refining and sculpting areas that fail to respond to diet and exercise. My philosophy is to look at your body as a whole, not as a sum of parts, to create a natural and balanced silhouette that suits your frame. In our fully accredited facility, I utilize many state-of-the-art methods for doing this, including Smartlipo TriPlex, Exilis, Thermage CPT and Cellulaze.


What Will Body Sculpting Do For You?

  • tighten loose skin after dramatic weight loss
  • restore a pre-pregnancy body after childbirth
  • tighten up loose saggy skin and remove excess fat pockets
  • eliminate cellulite and the “dimples” it causes
  • give you a trim, firm and contoured body
  • boost self-confidence and esteem


When Is the Best Time for Body Sculpting?

Before you have any body shaping procedure, it’s important that you are in good general health and are at a stable weight for at least three months. You may choose to have treatments on multiple body areas, and these may be done at the same time or at different times, depending upon your individual plan.


Here are some of the procedures that we perform in our fully accredited facility:


Smartlipo TriPlex is less invasive and more precise than traditional liposuction. It removes unwanted fat from specific body areas that have resisted even the strictest diets and toughest exercise regimens. The process actually melts fat, stimulates skin tightening and encourages collagen renewal, using three wavelengths of light and a tiny cannula the size of a small ballpoint pen tip. Smartlipo is particularly effective on the abdomen, neck, jawline, inner arms, male breasts, love handles, bra fat (overhang), inner/outer thighs, inner knees, chin, hips, buttocks, pubic mound and back of neck.


Exilis Ultra 360 offers the newest advances in nonsurgical skin tightening to reduce unwanted inches and to lift and contour sagging skin anywhere on your body.


Thermage CPT is a nonsurgical facelift that will transform skin all over your body. The thermal lift will tighten loose skin on the eyelids, under-eye areas, abdomen, arms, legs and buttocks. Thermage CPT, the most effective lift treatment for a multitude of concerns, yields dramatic results without incisions and recuperation.


Cellulaze melts excess fat under the skin and removes the fibrous bands that pull skin into a dimple. It is a minimally invasive way of decreasing the appearance of cellulite in the areas where it typically crops up–the buttocks, hips, thighs, arms and abdomen. Cellulaze also stimulates collagen production, which thickens your skin.


As the summer approaches, I look forward to helping you devise a personalized treatment plan for reshaping and contouring your skin. I know that you will love feeling younger, healthier and more vibrant.

See you soon.


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