Monthly Archives: June 2022
I hear from a lot of you who are considering body sculpting treatments that losing weight is difficult, no matter what strategies you try. Often, you’ll tell me that you exercise routinely and watch your calories but still can’t drop even five extra pounds. For those of you are experiencing a metabolism that is slowing down with age or decline in hormones, losing pounds is especially hard, most notably for women, who store more fat than men do.
If you’re thinking about body contouring, here are a few good questions to ask yourself as you decide. Count how many you can answer with a “yes.”
- Do you watch your portion size, eating small amounts more frequently?
- Do you make sure to eat breakfast?
- Do you graze instead of eating three large meals a day?
- Do you avoid eating late at night?
- Do you avoid refined grains such as white bread and crackers?
- Do you avoid hidden sugars and fats?
- Do you avoid processed foods that contain MSG, sodium nitrate and other risky food additives?
- Do you include weight training with your cardio workouts?
- Do you do resistance exercises to build muscle?
- Do you mix up the types of workouts that you do?
- 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. But if you still are having trouble losing weight, and you do not have an underlying medical condition that is causing the weight retention, you could be a good candidate for SmartLipo, a body sculpting procedure.
Call our office to set up a complimentary consultation. We’ll talk with you about your personal experience and offer ways in which we can help. Meantime, keep up the good work, and we’ll see you soon.
With school doors about to shut for the summer, you may be feeling the squeeze on your typical routine. Many parents experience an extra juggle when kids are home, trying to balance so many responsibilities while adapting to the summer schedule. But there’s no reason that your personal beauty regimen has to hit the back burner in the process.
This time of year is particularly opportune for our quick treatments that provide instant results. One that hits the mark is The Liquid Facelift.
We all love our collagen and elastin. But as we age, these structural proteins start to dwindle, and as they do, our faces lose their volume and bounce. Worse, wrinkles, lines and folds form, too, since the support behind the skin is no longer there to keep it stretched and firm.
We can lift and contour your facial features and restore your natural fullness in the places where you need it. Using advanced dermal fillers such as Voluma, Restylane Lyft and Radiesse, we provide a pain-free nonsurgical “liquid facelift” that can reduce wrinkles, lines and folds, create a more rested and fresh look, and return your face to its curved former self. And we can do it quickly and safely. The fillers that we use are made from substances that your body produces naturally.
You may want to “lift” the entire face, or you may want to target specific spots, such as bags under the eyes, marionette lines, sagging eye lids, jowls and flattened cheeks. We can even disguise bumps on the nose, a method that will keep you out of the operating room and free of anesthesia, recuperation and downtime.
For more information about this quick treatment and its immediate results, call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.
See you soon.
The muscles of your face are some of the most complex in the body. Knowing exactly how they function beneath the surface of your skin is crucial for making subtle changes in your appearance.
Some facial muscles work against each other—certain ones lift a given feature while other ones push it downward. The outer part of the eyebrow, for instance, is lifted up by forehead muscles and pulled down by squinting muscles. This creates a push-pull scenario, and it also creates an opportunity, since we have the ability to relax chosen muscles with Botox.
So, if we want the muscle that does the lifting to do its job, but not the muscle that does the pulling, we can relax the pulling muscle with Botox. The result is what is known as a nonsurgical brow lift. With just a few simple injections that raise and shape the brow area, your face will appear brighter, younger and more refreshed. In the process, forehead lines, crow’s feet and frown lines are also corrected.
Often, the lift of the brow measures only about 2 millimeters, but the difference is striking. You will look rejuvenated immediately, without undergoing traditional brow or forehead surgery.
Call our office for a complimentary consultation tailored just for you.
See you soon.
No one really wants to reveal his or her age. But there are places on our bodies that can give secrets away, namely, the eyes.
The skin surrounding your eyes is extremely delicate, making it susceptible to cosmetic problems that make you look older than you are. Also, because it moves so much during facial expression, lines and wrinkles form over time. Crow’s feet emerge on the outside of the eye and creases appear underneath the lash line, for instance. Add dark circles, hollowing, drooping lids and puffiness, and you will appear tired and worn. Perhaps you’ve tried creams that claim to tighten skin or cold tea bags and cucumbers that temporarily reduce fluid retention, but you are still not happy when you look into the mirror.
We offer a range of nonsurgical treatments that will help return a well-rested look to your eyes and ultimately, 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.
Here are a few of our most popular eye treatments:
- Thermage CPT
- Dermal fillers (Belotero, Juvederm, Restylane, Restylane Lyft)
- Fraxel Repair Laser
- Fraxel DUAL Laser
- Laser Wrinkle Reduction
- Clear & Brilliant
- GentleWaves Photomodulation
Come talk with us about how we can help. Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation. And meantime, keep applying that sunscreen.
See you soon.