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And Now, Your Neck: Option 3 – Thermage CPT

Last week, you heard about Kybella, one of the latest nonsurgical options for an aging neck. This week, I’ll tell you about another successful option, Thermage CPT.

 

Many of you worry about wrinkling on your neck as the years tick by and don’t like the crepey appearance that occurs on this delicate skin. You may have friends who have had traditional plastic surgery to tighten sags and folds, but procedures as invasive as this are not always necessary. An aging neck presents numerous nonsurgical treatment options, all of which yield effective and safe results.

 

Definitive improvement is possible, with minimally invasive FDA-approved procedures that we perform routinely in our offices. One of the most popular is Thermage CPT, a thermal lift that yields dramatic results without recuperation and downtime. (You can return to your normal routine right away.) Using controlled radio frequency energy to tighten tissue and collagen, we can reduce skin laxity and wrinkles after just one treatment. Initial results are visible within a few weeks as tightening, smoothing and improved tone and texture are seen in the treated areas. The long-term results occur over time as the healthier collagen tightens and wrinkles lessen. Studies show that the results can last from several months to several years, depending upon the individual aging process. 

 

As with all of our treatments, a specific plan will be developed just for you, depending on your individual needs and concerns. Call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

 

Next week, we’ll talk about another safe and effective procedure for your neck…Exilis Ultra 360.

 

See you soon.

And Now, Your Neck: Option 2 – Kybella

Last week, you heard about the radiofrequency microneedling treatment, Infini. This week, we’ll talk about Kybella, one of the latest nonsurgical options for an aging neck. Clearly, one of the most pressing cosmetic concerns for women and men, a wrinkling neck presents numerous treatment options, all of which yield effective and safe results.

 

Despite what you may have read about drinking extra water, doing neck exercises and rubbing retinoids into your skin, superficial efforts such as these really can’t reverse the signs of aging. Definitive improvement is possible, though, with minimally invasive FDA-approved procedures that we perform routinely in our offices.

 

In fact, I’m proud to be one of the first physicians in the area to offer Kybella, a nonsurgical treatment that slims and contours the area below and around your chin and neck. It’s the first and only FDA-approved treatment to reduce submental fullness, more commonly known as “double chin.” Submental fullness affects both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain. A double chin is often resistant to diet and exercise and can detract from a balanced facial appearance, resulting in an older and heavier look.

 

After a series of injections, the fat cells under your chin will be permanently destroyed. Once this happens, they can’t accumulate or store more fat, so your new thin contour is expected to remain over time. In the end, your double chin will be minimized, and lines and wrinkles will have been decreased.

 

As with all of our treatments, a specific plan will be developed just for you, depending on your individual needs and concerns. Call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

 

Next week, we’ll talk about another safe and effective procedure for your neck…Thermage CPT.

 

See you soon.

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.

Your Pre-Holiday Beauty Boost

When the calendar flips to November, the holidays aren’t far behind. It’s the season for looking your best, and dramatic results are possible, even in just a few weeks.

 

There is still time for many quick in-and-out treatments that will make all the difference in your appearance. Instantly, you’ll look fresh and rested, and you’ll feel invigorated, too…just the right recipe for the holiday season.

 

Here are a few suggestions for the upcoming weeks…

 

Try a nonsurgical mini facelift that will tighten skin and boost collagen production. With Thermage CPTwe can treat the skin on the eyelids, under-eye areas, abdomen, arms, legs and sagging buttocks. It’s the most effective lift treatment for a multitude of concerns, and the results are dramatic. Or, you can try an Exilis Ultra 360 treatment, which tightens, firms and tones loose and sagging skin and reshapes and melts stubborn fatty deposits anywhere on your face and body. Popular areas treated with Exilis include the face, jowls, neck, “love handles,” “bra fat,” abdomen, thighs, hips and buttocks.

 

Minimize lines and boost volume in your lips with Volbella, the latest filler for adding shape and definition to your mouth area.

 

Reduce wrinkles and tighten skin with Infini, a high intensity focused radiofrequency treatment that’s also terrific for minimizing acne scarring.

 

Restore facial volume with dermal fillers such as Voluma, Radiesse and Restylane Lyft. These will reduce hollowness and diminish lines that have formed with age.

 

Smooth out forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet with Botox or Dysport.

 

Fill in smile lines, marionette lines or nasolabial folds (lines that stretch from the outer edge of the nostrils to the outer tip of the lips) with Juvederm, Restylane or Radiesse.

 

All of these quick treatments are nonsurgical, requiring no anesthesia or downtime. You can be back in full swing immediately, looking younger and feeling that way, too.

 

Call our offices this week to schedule a pre-holiday appointment.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

How Looking Pretty May Actually Be Good For Your Health. Truly.

While hard data may be elusive, certain studies have shown that physical appearance plays a large role in the development of personality. The thinking goes like this: people form opinions about other people based on what they see. Then, the people being seen tend to fulfill the expectations that they think other people have for them. So, if they are viewed as pleasant looking or beautiful, they begin to think of themselves that way. If they believe that others think they are unattractive, they are conditioned to believe that, too.

 

This theory, then, links physical attractiveness with self-image. The more beautiful one is perceived to be, the higher the level of confidence and esteem.

 

If you take this notion one step further, you might make the case that confidence and self-esteem lead to happiness, or a certain amount of happiness. Look good/feel good, we’ve all experienced that. Interestingly, happiness has been correlated with better health, both in individuals and communities. Some studies have even suggested that states of happiness, positive mood, optimism and humor may be associated with lower stress-related hormones and better immune function, that general well-being can protect and predict health. Happy people may live longer, some might argue.

 

So, what does this all mean and how do we come in? If one way to boost self-image (and perhaps, health) is to look good, we can help you with that.

 

Last week, I talked about the subtle first-time treatments that can improve your appearance quickly and easily. Today, I’d like to remind you about certain other procedures that offer dramatic results: Fraxel Repair Laser Treatment, Kybella, SmartLipo Triplex and Thermage CPT.

 

Fraxel Repair: This is the procedure of choice for 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. Fraxel Repair allows for deep dermal laser penetration in targeted areas, with greater response than other treatments.

 

Kybella: Finally, you can slim and contour the area below and around your chin and neck – without surgery. I’m proud to be one of the first physicians to offer the revolutionary Kybella procedure: the first and only FDA – approved, nonsurgical treatment to reduce submental fullness, more commonly known as “double chin.” Submental fullness affects both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain. Submental fullness is often resistant to diet and exercise and can detract from a balanced facial appearance, resulting in an older and heavier look.

 

SmartLipo: Many times, no matter what we do, our bodies fail to look exactly the way we’d like them to. Body contouring, currently the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, provides a sure way to achieve your ideal body shape. 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, SmartLipo is one of the surest ways to boost self-image.

 

Thermage CPT: This nonsurgical facelift 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, the most effective lift treatment 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. This new treatment is a safe, effective and unique option for “eyelid rejuvenation.”

 

Call our office to find out how you can enjoy these dramatic results…and dramatic happiness and good health, too, we hope.

 

See you soon.

Does This Make Me Look Fat

Six little words that sail from dressing rooms the world over, this question is practically a mantra for the body conscious. Regardless of your shape, fitness level or weight, you may have worried that you don’t look as thin or as attractive as you possibly could. And if the worry makes you feel bad, you want to do something about it.

 

This is where we come in. Changing the way you look at your body–which could mean embracing what you don’t like, tweaking what you don’t like or changing dramatically what you don’t like–is what we help you to do.

 

So, if your fall and winter diet and exercise regimen hasn’t produced the results that you want on the beach in a couple of months, we offer a few ways to help you like what you see in the mirror. Our battery of body contouring treatments include SmartLipo Triplex, Exilis Ultra 360 and Thermage CPT.

 

SmartLipo Triplex is a minimally invasive method for removing unwanted fat and sculpting targeted areas of the body. It’s a laser treatment that virtually melts fat cells and suctions them away. Exilis Ultra 360 firms and tones loose and sagging skin and reshapes and melts stubborn fatty deposits anywhere on your face and body. Popular areas treated with Exilis include the face, jowls, neck, chest, back, “love handles,” “bra fat,” abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks and knees. Finally, Thermage CPT is a thermal lift that tightens loose skin on the eyelids, under-eye areas, abdomen, arms, legs and even your sagging buttocks. It is the most effective lift treatment for a multitude of concerns, yielding dramatic results without incisions and recuperation.

 

So, instead of saying “Does this make me look fat?” why not enter the world of “Doesn’t this make me look beautiful?”

 

See you soon.

Do It Now: Ideal Winter Treatment #3

Touted as the first nonsurgical facelift and one of the most popular anti-aging treatments in use today, the Thermage CPT thermal lift will actually transform skin all over your body. It will tighten loose skin on the eyelids, under-eye areas, abdomen, arms, legs and even your sagging buttocks. One of the most effective lift treatments for a multitude of concerns, it yields long-lasting dramatic results without incisions and recuperation.

 

Known as the go-to treatment for eyelid rejuvenation, Thermage CPT reduces “hooding,” improves texture, and tones and softens fine lines and crow’s feet. This treatment is a safe, effective and unique option for the delicate eye area, and is also used to redefine facial contour and reduce excess wrinkling and sagging of skin on the hands. 

 

While you’ll see initial results within a few weeks, long-term tightening, smoothing and improved tone and texture occur over time. Studies show that the results can last from several months to several years, depending upon the individual aging process.

 

So, there is no time like the present, particularly when it comes to Thermage CPT. Call my office today to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn more about how to stay ahead and stay beautiful.

 

See you soon.

 

Love Yourself First

This Valentine’s Day, you may be thinking about the people in your life whom you love. But don’t forget about you.

 

Being happy with ourselves is a struggle for many of us. For all sorts of reasons, we often have a hard time embracing our strengths, accepting our imperfections and knowing what to do to feel and be our best selves.

 

I often wonder how we fit into this landscape. We improve physical imperfections. Some might say that people should be content with what they look like, without the extra help that we offer. Over the years, we’ve found that this extra help, when you request it on your own, goes a long way to help you feel better about yourselves. And we are happy about making you happy.

 

So, this Valentine’s Day, take some time for yourself. If we can help you do that, let us know.

 

This month is an optimal time to consider our favorite mid-winter treatments, including SmartLipo Triplex, Fraxel Dual and Repair, Kybella, Thermage CPT and Laser Hair Removal.

 

If you’d like to talk with us about how we can help you feel and look your most happy, call our office for a complimentary consultation. We’ll help you determine what is best for you.

 

Meantime, Happy Valentine’s Day, and see you soon.

 

 

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