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Month: February 2016

love handles

What is the best treatment method to get rid of love handles?

Many people struggle to get rid of stubborn fat such as love handles, and are often so frustrated they simply try to hide them with clothes. But there’s a better way, because there are range of cosmetic procedures that can help eradicate that extra flab. So what is the best treatment method to get rid of love handles?

What are ‘love handles’ anyway?
Love handles are the stubborn flab that accumulates on the sides of your waist, and bulges over the hips. It’s often the hardest weight to lose, because it usually takes more than dieting and exercise to eliminate it.

Best treatment for love handles
Liposuction is undoubtedly the best treatment method for handles, because it removes fat, and also sculpts the body. There are various non-surgical liposuction options available that use radiofrequency, ultrasound, or laser energy to melt away those unwanted pockets of fat.

BodyFX and MiniFX in Minnesota
At Rocheford Plastic Surgery, Woodbury, MN, we use the BodyFX and MiniFX contouring treatments to get rid of love handles. BodyFX and MiniFX are laser lipo solutions that utilize radiofrequency (RF) energy.

BodyFX is a non-surgical procedure that is done on an outpatient basis, and requires no anesthesia. The RF energy heats the skin and damages the membranes of the fat cells, thereby liquefying the fat before suctioning. The controlled heating of the dermal layer of the skin, has the added benefit of producing new collagen, which promotes skin tightening.

If you are in the Minneapolis/St. Paul hub and would like to know more about the best treatment for love handles, contact Rocheford Plastic Surgery. Call (651) 739-1100 today, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Heather Rocheford.

Are injectables safe for a non-surgical facelift?

If you want to rejuvenate your aging face but don’t wish to have surgery, a non-surgical facelift can make you look younger as you age. The procedure usually involves the use of injectables to contour and tone the skin.  But are injectables really safe for a non-surgical facelift.

Crepey, loose skin and drooping facial features, are some of the inevitable consequences of aging. The changes often make the face look sad and tired, but a non-surgical facelift can help turn back the clock.

Non-surgical facelift
A non-surgical facelift is a minimally invasive procedure designed to rejuvenate the face, and improve skin texture. The procedure uses cosmetic injectables such as botox and dermal fillers to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, enhance facial contours, and gently lift the face.

Are injectables safe?
The injectables used for the non-surgical facelift, specifically botox and dermal fillers, are generally considered safe, and have been approved by the FDA. However, there are risks involved, as is the case with any other medical procedure.

Botox is derived from botulinum toxin A. It has been used by millions of people as an anti-aging agent, with very few cases of adverse reactions being reported.

Most of the dermal fillers used for the non-surgical facelift, such as Restylane, Juvederm Voluma, and Perlane, are derived from hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin.

Swelling, bruising, and redness, are common side-effects of these injectables, but they are usually not a major issue.

If you live in the Boston metro area and would like to learn more about the non-surgical facelift, contact Dr. Sean Doherty. Dr. Doherty has offices in Boston, MA and Concord, MA. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Doherty to  find out how you can recapture a more youthful appearance. Call (617)-450-0070 for the office in Boston, or (978)-369-4499 for Concord.

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