Q&A

Body Treatments

Question

I am bothered by the loose skin on my abdomen post- pregnancy, what are my options?

Answer

You have two treatment choices: a surgical tummy-tuck or non-invasive skin tightening. If you have mild skin laxity, which is skin that appears wrinkled and improves by slightly distending your abdomen or gently pulling your skin taught, then choosing a non-invasive treatment is appropriate.
We use two devices to tighten skin: Exilis and Ultherapy. Exilis uses heat to stimulate collagen and treatments feel like a hot-stone massage and most patients achieve tighter skin after 2-4 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to deliver heat to the collagen producing cells and requires 1-2 sessions spaced 4 weeks apart. The treatments are simple with no down-time and can be performed throughout the summer.

Question

I am in great shape, but I have cellulite on my thighs. What can I do?

Answer

The most effective way to control cellulite is to eat healthy and to exercise. But cellulite is so stubborn that many women cannot improve its appearance with exercise and diet alone. Exilis has been recently approved as a non-invasive cellulite treatment to reduce the appearance of cellulite by treating the most superficial fat layer that causes dimpling and then tightens the overlying skin to reduce the appearance of cellulite. This treatment requires 3-4 sessions spaced 2 weeks apart and there is no down-time. You can exercise immediately after your treatments- and this is encouraged because it will enhance your results. The treatments will not permanently remove cellulite, and a maintenance treatment may need to be repeated after several months to keep your skin looking its best.

Question

I have heard several of the women in my gym talking about something called “cool sculpting.” I’d like to get in on that conversation– what is it?

Answer

CoolScultping is the hottest procedure in the aesthetic world right now! It’s “controlled cooling” to freeze and eliminate unwanted fat cells, all without surgery or downtime. It’s FDA-cleared, safe and effective, and the results are lasting and undeniable. During the comfortable procedure, I will carefully treat the desired area using a hand-held device. Stubborn fat cells underneath the skin – say in your belly, on your thighs, or on the backs of your arms – will be frozen. Those fat cells will then “die” and be naturally excreted from the body, never to return! Typically you will need more than one session, and you can go back to normal activity immediately after each. What won’t be “normal” though is that fat you haven’t been able to exercise or diet away will now be gone, and in the months following your treatment you will soon see developing a new, sculpted you. Now, that’s “cool.”