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Treat Yourself Now: Schedule a Mommy Makeover

If it’s been about six months since you’ve had your baby, you may be feeling more like yourself. You may have lost most of your pregnancy weight and stopped nursing, you may be sleeping more, you may be back at work. But there may be a few cosmetic issues that have lingered, and really bother you. Most new moms aren’t prepared for some of the changes that their bodies will endure, but many of them are reversible.

 

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on the skin and body, specifically the face and stomach. It is not uncommon for you to experience an array of conditions, including acne, acne scarring, melasma (darkened facial skin), cellulite, unwanted fat, unwanted hair growth, prominent facial blood vessels, loose skin, brown spots and stretch marks.

 

You may be feeling that you don’t have the time or the energy to address these issues right now, but your self-esteem and general well-being are important. A few simple cosmetic treatments can boost your overall mood more than you may imagine. Now, with a few holiday weeks coming up, you may find that you have some extra time to invest in yourself.

 

Here’s how I can help:

• For acne: pulsed dye laser, DermaFrac, microdermabrasion
• For melasma: Fraxel DUAL laser
• For cellulite: Cellulaze, Exilis Ultra 360
• For unwanted fat: SmartLipo Triplex, Exilis Ultra 360
• For unwanted hair growth: Laser Hair Removal, IPL Hair Removal
• For facial blood vessels: Diolite (KTP532) laser, IPL (intense pulsed light)
• For loose skin: INFINI™, Thermage CPT, Exilis Ultra 360, Fraxel lasers, laser wrinkle reduction
• For brown spots: Fraxel DUAL laser, IPL (intense pulsed light), Diolite (KTP532) laser
• For stretch marks: Fraxel lasers, Infini
• For acne scarring: INFINI™, Fraxel lasers, pulsed dye laser, dermal fillers
• For vaginal laxity: Ultra Femme 360

 

Call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation. I’ll tailor a post-baby treatment plan just for you.

See you soon.

Lasers: A Crash Course

You’ve heard the word “laser” so often, but what does it truly mean and how does it work so well for so many conditions?

 

The word is actually an acronym, standing for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. This means that the device produces an intense beam of bright light that travels in one direction, toward the area that needs treatment. The laser beam can cut, seal or vaporize skin tissue and blood vessels, allowing us to perform all sorts of procedures on the face and body.

 

What is special about the laser is that it has the unique ability to produce one specific color, or wavelength, of light, which can be varied in its intensity and pulse duration. The wavelength and power output of a particular laser determines its medical application. Unlike light from the laser, light from non-laser sources is composed of many different colors and looks white.

 

Lasers have been used for the treatment of skin lesions since the 1960s. Since then, technological advances have improved the devices, making them a superior technique for treating skin blemishes, facial changes due to aging, discoloration and numerous other conditions.

 

We use a variety of lasers, including Fraxel Dual and Repair, Clear + Brilliant, Diolite, Gentlelase, Smartlipo Triplex and Cellulaze.

 

Call our office today and schedule a complimentary consultation. I’ll help you determine which laser is right for you.

 

See you soon.

 

What is Fat, Anyway?

It’s what men and women talk about, complain about and feel bad about. It is a feature that often embarrasses us, makes us feel insecure, and affects our behavior in negative ways. Being overweight is complicated for many people, and it causes powerful emotions. But what exactly is going on, physiologically, to have such impact on people, mentally? What is fat, anyway?

 

Another term for it is adipose tissue, which is made up of fat cells, a unique type of cell. Imagine a cell to be a tiny, microscopic plastic bag that is filled with an oily substance. Generally, fat is found underneath the skin. There’s also some on top of each kidney, some is stored in the liver, and an even smaller amount is in muscle. We are born with a certain number of these cells, and at birth, our bodies stop making them. If we gain weight, the cells become bigger; if we lose weight, they get smaller.

 

Your weight is determined by the rate at which you store energy from the food that you eat, and the rate at which you use that energy. When you use it, you are breaking down the fat, and the cells become smaller. Most experts agree that the way to maintain a healthy weight is to eat a balanced diet of appropriate amounts of carbohydrates, fat and protein; eat about 1,500-2000 calories a day; and exercise regularly.

 

When men gain weight, they tend to carry body fat in the chest, abdomen and buttocks, producing an “apple” shape. Women tend to carry fat in the breasts, hips, waist and buttocks, creating a “pear” shape.

 

But what do you do if diet and exercise don’t help you lose unwanted fat? We suggest that you consider laser-assisted liposuction, or SmartLipo Triplex, which is a way to remove fat cells, for good. Once they are removed, they are gone forever. Laser-assisted liposuction works on small, localized areas of fat on the face and body. Areas that can be treated with laser-assisted liposuction include the face, neck, jowls, abdomen, hips, waist, arms, back and male breasts. As the laser comes into contact with the fat cells, its heat causes the cell membranes to swell and burst into fatty oil, melting away the fat.

 

Also, the laser triggers the production of collagen, which gives skin its strength and firmness. After SmartLipo, you will have lost inches and your skin will be tightened.

 

Come talk with us to find out if SmartLipo is right for you. Schedule your complimentary consultation today.

 

And remember…save this coming Thursday…and make your reservation asap for our Fall Beauty Seminar. Come hear about what’s new in cosmetic treatments. All attendees will receive free gifts and special discounts and drawings will be held for free procedures.

 

Call (631) 878-9200 to register. Don’t wait, as seating is limited.

 

When: Thursday, October 18th at 6:00 pm

Where: Atlantis Banquets and Events Sea Star Ballroom, 431 East Main St., Riverhead

(next to the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center)

 

Wine and cheese will be served.

Look Better, Feel Great

You know how you feel when you put on a new dress or heels, walk out of the salon or even try the latest lip color. Clearly, taking steps to look your best makes you feel, emotionally, different. You like the change that you see in the mirror. And, who doesn’t mind when other people notice, too?

 

After having a cosmetic procedure, these positive feelings are stronger than they are when you put on that pair of shoes or swipe on the Ruby Red. Many people say that they have a renewed sense of confidence and control. They also are often more willing to try new experiences, take risks and feel empowered about their lives in new ways.

 

Before having a cosmetic procedure such as Cellulaze, SmartLipo or Exilis Ultra 360, people are typically self-conscious about a specific part of their body or a certain flaw. Usually, they try to hide this feature and in doing so, become less out-going, sometimes. Often, they focus only on what they don’t like, forgetting to feel good about what they do like. And sometimes, negative feelings about one aspect of their appearance can spread, creating generally depressed outlooks.

 

So, confidence is the key, and that is what we hope to provide with our nonsurgical cosmetic treatments. Self-assuredness makes you feel that you can go anywhere and do anything. It creates motivation for setting new goals and believing that you can actually achieve them. It fosters an adventurous and hopeful attitude, and most important, it simply makes you happy.

 

Come visit with me to talk about how we can help you look and feel your best, nonsurgically and naturally. Call my office today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

 

See you soon.

 

Cosmetic Procedures, More Popular than Ever

The market for cosmetic surgery, facial aesthetics and lasers is expected to practically double in size between 2016 and 2022, according to iData Research, a pharmaceutical market research firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Estimates suggest that people will spend nearly $3 billion during that time, testament to the safe and effective results that cosmetic treatments provide.

 

I am excited by all of the possibilities that exist now and by the technological advancements that will continue to emerge. Take, for instance, the range of fillers that we now have to keep you looking your natural best. There are products for fine lines, deep lines, wrinkles around your nose and your mouth, hollowed areas of your cheeks and eyes, and even different ones for your hands. Some fillers add volume; some create structure. We have the ability to address different planes of the skin with different treatments. The options are numerous, and the ultimate effects are more subtle than ever.

 

When it comes to unwanted fat, we now can remove it with SmartLipo Triplex and also tighten skin afterwards with assorted lasers. In addition to popular areas such as the abdomen, love handles and thighs, we can also treat smaller areas like the chin, inner knees and ankles.

 

Advancements abound, and we are proud to offer you the latest state-of-the-art treatments as they arrive.

 

Meantime, remember to save the date for our upcoming Fall Beauty Seminar, where you’ll hear about the newest procedures, and see some of them in action. You’ll learn about Infini, the revolutionary nonsurgical treatment that dramatically reduces sagging skin and wrinkles on the neck. You’ll get to see a live Liquid Facelift treatment and a KYBELLA procedure that melts fat and reduces the “double chin.” You will even be able to “glimpse the new you” on our computer imaging system and take a peek at how restored and fresh you’ll look after treatment.

 

So, save THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18th AT 6:00 PM, and come see us at the Atlantis Banquet & Events Seastar Ballroom, located next to the Long Island Aquarium at 431 East Main Street in Riverhead.  Free Valet Parking available. Register Online.

 

Portion of proceeds of the seminar to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® breast cancer organization.

 

See you soon.

Neck News: Toss Those Scarves and Turtlenecks

Just as the skin on your face ages and endures the elements, the delicate neck area is prone to changes in color and tautness that many of us don’t like.

 

You may notice brown spots and pigmentation, particularly on the decolletage. Or, this chest area may appear red, blotchy or wrinkly, most often due to excessive exposure to the sun. Some people develop little lines or bands that run horizontally around the neck, and others have vertical cords (platysmal bands) that become prominent. Also, when collagen and elastin decreases over time, the skin on the neck may sag and look crepey.

 

At home, remember to moisturize and use SPF and retinol products, as you would on your face. If you are still not happy, come see us. We have many ways to help your neck look beautiful and more youthful.

 

SmartLipo Triplex: permanently removes fat by destroying fat cells and tightens the delicate skin on the neck

 

Kybella: dissolves submental fat permanently with injections and causes some skin contraction, too

 

Infini: tightens the neck and jowls using microneedling and radio frequency and reduces the crepiness, too

 

Thermage CPT: tightens skin on the neck and jowls, non-invasively

 

Exilis Ultra 360: tightens skin on the neck and jowls and reduces fat, non-invasively

 

Fraxel Repair: resurfaces and tightens the skin on the neck and jowls and reduces crepiness and hyperpigmentation (red and brown spots)

 

Call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We’ll devise an individual treatment plan just for you.

 

See you soon.

 

What Do I Do With an Empty House? Come See Us

In the upcoming weeks, many of you will be sending your college kids back to campus, some of you for the first time. Whatever stage you find yourself in, the maiden launch or the latest of many, you’ll no doubt feel a mix of emotions. It is hard to see your children go, but that is, after all, what we want them to do.

 

Their independence gives you a bit more time to yourself, and why not direct your energies toward your own care and feeding. Moms are famous for living on the back burner. Now is a good time to ease yourself forward.

 

We offer many super-parent beauty treatments that are easy to accomplish, convenient and stress-free.

 

Here are a few conditions that you may be concerned about and treatments for helping you feel better about how you look:

• For unwanted fat: SmartLipo Triplex, Exilis Ultra 360
• For unwanted hair growth:Laser Hair Removal, IPL Hair Removal
• For loose skin: Infini, Thermage CPT, Exilis Ultra 360, Fraxel lasers, SmartLipo Triplex
• For brown spots: Fraxel DUAL laser, IPL (intense pulsed light), Diolite (KTP532) laser, chemical peels
• For cellulite: Cellulaze, Exilis Ultra 360
• For double chin: Kybella

 

Please call our office for a complimentary consultation. New seasons are a time for positive change, and we are ready to help you transform, physically and emotionally.

 

See you soon.

 

Beware the Dreaded Droop

It is not something that you write in your calendar: “Skin sagging, July 30.” It is something that creeps up over time, sneakily, until one day, you notice.

 

The skin that used to appear taut and firm has begun to droop. You know that your body’s production of collagen has slowed, but you didn’t realize what exactly this process would do. Collagen, the natural anchoring substance under the skin, gives you a youthful and lifted appearance. But as it depletes, whether by simple aging or hereditary and environmental factors, your skin may begin to sag. Combined with the gradual decrease in elastin, the material that provides suppleness and resilience, your skin loses its tension and spring.

 

No area of your body, it seems, is safe. You may experience sagging in the face, neck, eyelids, abdomen, arms, legs and buttocks. While no nonsurgical treatment can reverse the condition entirely, many can drastically improve your appearance. We offer safe and effective treatments that will help your skin look younger and tighter.

 

Here are a few:

 

Thermage CPT is a thermal lift that is particularly effective for reducing loose skin around the eyes.

 

Exilis Ultra 360 is a treatment that combines radiofrequency and ultrasound to offer maximum power and targeted control, so that we focus on only the areas that need help.

 

INFINI is a high-energy radiofrequency device that smooths wrinkles and plumps skin. It is also particularly helpful for minimizing acne scarring.

 

Fraxel Repair is a laser that works on reducing deep lines, hard-to-erase lip lines, pronounced photodamage, sagging face and neck skin, facial wrinkles and discolorations, age-related/sun-damaged rough skin texture, acne scars and surgical scars.

 

SmartLipo Triplex is a laser treatment that removes fat and tightens skin at the same time.

 

Kybella is a treatment that we use to minimize submental fat, more commonly known as the “double chin.”

 

If sagging skin is a concern for you, come in and talk with us about how we can help you feel better. Our consultations are complimentary, so call today to schedule an appointment.

 

See you soon.

 

 

Stop the Vanity: How to Improve Your Looks, Within Reason

All good things, taken too far, can become, well, not so good. Too much steak, too many luxuries, too much confidence. And in the case of cosmetic treatments, too much fiddling with your natural good looks.

 

The archetypical theme of “virtue turned to vice” can easily be applied to what we do. Moderation, as it is in so many other areas of our lives, is the key to success, and it is our personal mantra. Often, we find ourselves advising you to restrain from doing too much and instead, take the less-is-more approach.

 

So, how do you know when you have done just enough to enhance your appearance? Cosmetic treatments are a terrific way to refresh your look and can help you to feel younger, more vibrant and energized. They can be transforming, physically and emotionally. As you consider your options, it’s important to know why you are thinking about having a procedure done. If you are coming to see us because you have a specific concern about a specific area of your body, that is the optimal reason to have treatment. But, if you see this experience as a way to solve other issues in your life–ones that are not directly connected to physical appearance–then you might get those thoughts in order first.

 

We offer a unique, individualized and thorough consultation that will help us help you determine your reasons for coming to us. (Granted, we are happy to report, most of you seek us out for the very best reasons.) And, we will define for you the likely results so that your expectations are realistic.

 

So, whether you are a first-time client who is curious about Botox or dermal fillers, such as Restylane or Juvederm, or you are a returning client who wants to maintain a fresh and youthful glow, perhaps with a nonsurgical Facelift, or you are someone who is frustrated by extra pounds that diet and exercise can’t minimize and has decided to try SmartLipo Triplex, we can help you sort out your best options for improvement. Most important, we will trust our years of expertise and philosophy of natural good looks as we guide you along the way.

 

To find out more, call one of our offices for a complimentary consultation. Summer is a great time to devote to yourself.

 

 

Target the Trouble: SmartLipo is Spot On

When you diet, you lose weight across your entire body. There is no eating regimen that will shrink just the area under your bra strap or only that annoying spot above your knees. But SmartLipo Triplex has proven to do just that.

 

This laser procedure provides excellent results for removing fat from localized pockets that are resistant to ordinary dieting and exercise. Particularly now, as bathing suit weather arrives, SmartLipo can minimize the little spots that make you feel self-conscious on the beach and in summer clothing–the love handles, tummy, inner and outer thighs and male breasts. Also, as the laser works, it tightens and firms the skin on these areas, reducing the sagging that often occurs with traditional liposuction. Of course, SmartLipo tackles larger areas, too, with great results, including the upper and lower abdomen, hips, and arms.

 

You are an ideal candidate if you are in good health, with normal body weight, an active lifestyle and realistic goals and expectations. And don’t worry, the recovery time is quick. You can often return to most activities within 24 hours. Results are seen soon after your procedure, as the treated area will appear tighter, compact and smaller. Your skin and surrounding area will continue to remodel and adjust to the body contour as time progresses.

 

Call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We will tailor a specific treatment plan just for you.

 

See you soon.

 

 

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.

 

 

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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