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Month: November 2016

Brazilian butt lift

How do I know if I am a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift?

More women are seeking buttock enhancement because they are unhappy with the size of their butt. The Brazilian butt lift with fat transfer has become very popular for many, but it may not be the right procedure for everyone. If you are wondering – How do I know if I am a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift?This article tells you how.

What is the Brazilian butt lift?
The Brazilian butt lift is a butt enhancement procedure that uses fat from another part of your body to augment the buttocks.  The procedure is done to shape and contour the buttocks, and give it a more youthful profile. Brazilian butt lift uses your own fat to produce natural looking results.

The fat used for the procedure is extracted via liposuction from areas such as the abdomen, lower back, hips, and flanks. The fat is then processed and purified, before being injected into different areas of the buttocks.

Are you a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift?
To be a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift, you must have enough fat in the typical donor areas already mentioned. This is the main factor that will determine your suitability, because sufficient fat must be available for transfer to the buttocks. If you have very little fat in these areas, you would not be a good candidate.

Candidates for the Brazilian butt lift must also be in good health and have realistic expectations about surgery.

If you are thinking about undergoing a Brazilian butt lift, be sure to visit a qualified board certified plastic surgeon for an evaluation.

Clients in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, M.D. areas can contact Dr. Nia Banks of the Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, Lanham, MD for a consultation. Call 301-880-7022 today, to schedule an appointment.

acne scars

Can acne scars be treated on my body?

If you have ever suffered from the effects of post-acne scars, you’re probably aware of some of the insecurities that go along with having those marks on your body. While acne scars sometimes go away on their own after a few weeks, there are occasions when they don’t, and this dilemma often has people looking for answers and asking the question – Can acne scars be treated on my body.

Treating acne scars
There are now several different treatments being used to successfully remove acne scars. These include laser therapy, and collagen induction therapy (CIT). The treatment choice depends on the type of scarring.

CIT with the Eclipse MicroPen
At Nowak Aesthetics we treat acne scars with CIT using the advanced Eclipse MicroPen. The Eclipse MicroPen works by improving collagen synthesis in the skin.
Unlike other treatments that are only effective on specific skin types, Eclipse MicroPen is safe for use on all skin types.

The MicroPen is a small automated micro-needling device that uses a sterile single-use disposable cartridge containing 12 micro-tips. Its high speed motor makes it a fast and efficient alternative that produces consistent results.

How it works
The skin is first cleaned using a topical gel, and then a lubricating substance is applied to help the MicroPen move easily across the skin. The device creates tiny micro-injuries in the skin and this stimulates collagen and accelerates skin turnover. This results in a clearer, brighter complexion within 30 days.

Downtime is minimal and there are few side-effects. Some temporary redness can be observed after treatment, but this normally settles down within 24 hours.

If you are in the greater San Diego metro area, contact Nowak Aesthetics, Chula Vista, CA to find out more about treatment for acne scars. Call us today at (619) 651-9651 to set up a consultation.


What is UltraShape? How does it work?

Have you been trying to find an effective fat-reducer for those stubborn areas of fat? UltraShape may be the answer you’re looking for, because it’s a great way to contour those fat pockets that won’t go away despite your commitment to eating right and exercising regularly. But what is UltraShape, and how does it work to reduce fat deposits.

What is UltraShape?
UltraShape is a non-invasive treatment for the reduction of abdominal fat. It uses focused ultrasound energy to selectively destroy fat cells, targeting those deposits of fat that are hard to lose. The device can reduce the thickness of the abdominal fat layer by up to 32%.It is an effective solution for individuals that are already near their ideal weight, but have small areas of pinchable fat they would like to get rid of. The fat cells that are treated with UltraShape are permanently eliminated.

UltraShape is a virtually painless procedure that can be used to treat areas of varying sizes. There is no downtime after the procedure, so patients can go right back to their regular activities after treatment.

How does it work?
The ultrasound energy is applied to the skin, and selectively targets the fat cells.  This is done with minimal increase in tissue pressure, causing the fat cells to break apart, without damaging the surrounding nerves or blood vessels.

A full abdominal treatment takes about 30 minutes to perform, and results can be seen about 2 weeks after treatment. However, it typically requires 3 sessions spaced at 2 week intervals, to achieve optimal outcomes.

Clients in Long Beach, California, can contact Laser Skin Care Center Dermatology Associates for more information on UltraShape. Call (562) 997-1144 today to schedule a consultation with one of our clinicians. You can also request a consultation online at www.lasercarespecialists.com/body-treatments/ultrashape/.

What is SculpSure and how does it work?

If you are looking for a fast and effective treatment to eliminate body fat, SculpSure may be the right treatment for you. SculpSure has been receiving rave reviews by patients and physicians, because it is so effective in the battle against the bulge. But what is SculpSure, and how does it work.

What is SculpSure?
SculpSure is a body contouring laser treatment that is FDA approved for fat reduction in the abdomen and flanks. It is a minimally invasive procedure that uses heat to destroy the fat cells. SculpSure takes only 25 minutes to perform, and has no downtime. The device has 4 applicator heads, which facilitates the treatment of multiple areas at the same time.

How does it work?
SculpSure targets and heats the fat cells to between 42 to 46 degrees Celsius, without impacting the skin or tissues.  The device also has cooling pads that help to keep the skin at a safe and comfortable temperature. Once the desired temperature is reached, the fat cells break down. They are naturally passed out by the body over time, and are permanently eliminated. Most patients only need one treatment to get the desired outcome.

What to expect?
Results begin to be evident within 6 weeks, but final results can take up to 12 weeks. Participants in the clinical trials experienced a 24% fat reduction after a single treatment.

SculpSure body contouring is available in Boston, MA, at the offices of Dr. Sean Doherty. Dr. Doherty also has an office in Concord, MA. Dr. Doherty is very experienced with the technology as he was a principal investigator in the initial studies done for SculpSure.

Call (617)450-0070 to schedule an appointment for the office in Boston, or (978)369-4499 for Concord.

facelift procedure

Will I need a facelift revision later on? If so, how soon?

It’s no secret that facelifts cannot be guaranteed to last forever, but they can give you a fresh start. But people are often concerned about how long the results will last, so one of the questions a plastic surgeon often gets asked about facelift surgery is – Will I need a revision later on? If so, how soon?

Facelift Surgery
Facelift surgery is a procedure that is designed to rejuvenate the lower half of the face. It focuses on correcting sagging cheeks and jowls, tightening loose neck skin, and removing fatty tissue below the chin.

Will you need facelift revision later on?
The results of a facelift typically last 5-10 years.However, in order to maintain your good looks, it’s important to adopt a healthy lifestyle and take care of your skin. Although you will continue to age after your facelift, you will certainly look better and younger than if you had not had one.

The health of your skin is one of the elements that determine whether or not you need a revision. If your skin has been damaged due to the effects of factors such as excess sun exposure or smoking, your results will not be as long lasting.  Facelift revision may therefore be necessary later on.

How soon should you have facelift revision?
As a general rule facelift revision is usually only required if you have significant skin laxity. Patients are generally advised to wait at least 12 months after the initial procedure.

Contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rudy Coscia in northern California, if you’re interested in learning more about facelift surgery. Dr. Coscia can be contacted at his offices in Sacramento, CA (916-929-1833) and Roseville, CA, (916-773-5559).  Call today for a consultation.

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