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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 laserDermaFracmicrodermabrasion
• For melasma: Fraxel DUAL laser
• For cellulite: CellulazeExilis 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 RepairClear + BrilliantDiolite, 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.

 

September, Seriously

Fall is the time for getting back to work and hitting the books. With vacation time behind us, we tend to become more serious in general about our day to day lives and responsibilities. An important part of every day is how we feel, with happiness being the overwhelming goal for many people. When we are happy, we typically do better–at work, at home, at school, and everywhere else.

 

How we feel about ourselves determines, in no small part, how happy we are. The more assured in our abilities, the more secure in our emotions, the more enthusiastic about the experiences we have, the happier we seem to be. How content we are with our appearance also plays a role in our overall well-being. It is an old adage–”Look good, feel good”–but I think that it is true.

 

We can help bring it to life for you, and now is a good time to start, or to begin again. Fall is self-improvement time, the perfect season for getting serious about making subtle changes that will enhance your natural good looks and your confidence.

 

Here is what we recommend for this month:

 

Lift Your Spirits, and Your Skin: Using advanced dermal fillers such as JuvedermRadiesseRestylaneRestylane DefyneRestylane Refyne, Restylane Kysse and Restylane Lyft, we can lift and contour facial features, restoring your natural fullness exactly where you need us to. Nonsurgical and virtually pain-free, this “liquid facelift” can reduce wrinkles, lines and folds, create a more rested and fresh look, and return your face to its curved former self.

 

Sometimes, we “lift” the entire face; sometimes, we 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.

 

No More Turtlenecks: Particularly effective for this area, Infini microneedling is a treatment for boosting your skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin, which are two of the most important substances for keeping your skin plump and youthful. Tiny needles, ones that are much smaller than the needles we use with dermal fillers, penetrate the top layer of your skin, triggering your body to create the new collagen and elastin. Results may include improved texture and firmness, and I’ve seen terrific success in the reduction of acne scarring, pore size and stretch marks.

 

Say Eye: Touted as the first nonsurgical facelift, Thermage CPT will actually transform skin all over your body. The Thermage CPT thermal lift will tighten loose skin on the eyelids, under-eye areas, abdomen, arms, legs and even your sagging buttocks. Thermage CPT, one of the most effective lift treatments for a multitude of concerns, yields dramatic results without incisions and recuperation.

 

In the eye area, for instance, Thermage CPT reduces “hooding,” improves texture, and tones and softens fine lines and crow’s feet. The treatment is a safe, effective and unique option for “eyelid rejuvenation.” The Body Shape procedure is ideal for men and women who are looking to help firm sagging skin and reduce unwanted bulges that dieting and exercise alone cannot seem to change.

 

Shape a Better You: SmartLipo Triplex is a minimally invasive method for removing unwanted fat and sculpting areas of the body that you’d like to change. A laser treatment that virtually melts fat cells and suctions them away, the Triplex technology is updated from the original SmartLipo system in that it uses three wavelengths of laser light and yields better fat removal, tighter skin and high-definition body sculpting capabilities.

 

Call our office for a complimentary consultation, and we’ll help devise a 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 TriplexExilis Ultra 360
• For unwanted hair growth:Laser Hair Removal, IPL Hair Removal
• For loose skin: InfiniThermage CPTExilis Ultra 360, Fraxel lasers, SmartLipo Triplex
• For brown spots: Fraxel DUAL laserIPL (intense pulsed light)Diolite (KTP532) laser, chemical peels
• For cellulite: CellulazeExilis 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.

 

The Pre-Lipo Quiz

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.”

 

  1. Do you watch your portion size, eating small amounts more frequently?
  2. Do you make sure to eat breakfast?
  3. Do you graze instead of eating three large meals a day?
  4. Do you avoid eating late at night?
  5. Do you avoid refined grains such as white bread and crackers?
  6. Do you avoid hidden sugars and fats?
  7. Do you avoid processed foods that contain MSG, sodium nitrate and other risky food additives?
  8. Do you include weight training with your cardio workouts?
  9. Do you do resistance exercises to build muscle?
  10. Do you mix up the types of workouts that you do?
  11. 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.

 

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.

 

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. Exilis 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 right amount of thermal 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.

 

Please, Do Not Feel Bad About Your Neck

So many breakthrough treatments are on the horizon, and as always, my goal is to provide you with the most effective state-of-the-art cosmetic care in the area.

 

I know, from treating you, that fullness from fat, crepey skin and visible band lines cause plenty of frustration. We have five ways to minimize the appearance of these conditions, so you have choices. There is no need to feel bad about your neck any longer.

 

First, the latest FDA-approved treatment is Kybella, a series of injections that eradicates fat cells permanently from the chin and neck area. We have seen great success with this procedure. Then, there is Exilis Ultra 360, which tightens, firms and tones loose and sagging skin and reshapes and melts stubborn fatty deposits. It is perfect for the chin and neck, as well as many other parts of your face and body. Thermage CPT, known as a nonsurgical facelift, is the most effective lift treatment for a multitude of concerns, yielding dramatic results without incisions and recuperation. Next, you can choose Fraxel Repair, a laser skin rejuvenation treatment that targets and improves sagging neck skin. Finally, we offer SmartLipo Triplex for the area under the chin. With this laser procedure, your fat cells will be melted and sucked away, leaving a newly shaped silhouette.

 

Call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation, and I’ll talk with you about the range of possibilities.

 

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.

 

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