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Month: December 2016

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Do SculpSure treatments hurt?

If you feel self-conscious about  lingering fat on your abdomen and flanks, you may be a suitable candidate for SculpSure. SculpSure is a non-invasive treatment that  contours the body in just 25 minutes, and it can melt away up to 24% of the treated fat. But do SculpSure treatments hurt?

SculpSure
SculpSure is indicated for treating fat on the abdomen and flanks. It uses a diode 1064nm laser to heat and then destroy the fat cells. The laser energy bypasses the outer epidermal layer of the skin, and penetrates down to the fat below the surface.

The laser precisely heats the fat cells, so there is no damage to the skin or other tissues. The fat cells start to break down as soon as the temperature gets to 45 degrees Celsius. The cells that are destroyed are eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system, and are gone for good.

There is no downtime with SculpSure, so patients can return to their normal activities after treatment.

Do SculpSure treatments hurt
The laser used for SculpSure treatment produces a sensation of heat, and some patients also experience intermittent tingling.  These side-effects are generally not a problem, as most patients tolerate the treatment very well. However, treatment may be uncomfortable for patients that are more sensitive to heat.

SculpSure also has a contact cooling system that prevents the laser from over-heating the skin, and this helps to enhance patient comfort.

If you are ready to say goodbye to stubborn fat, but don’t want to face possible complications from a surgical procedure, SculpSure may be the right choice for you.

Contact Song Plastic Surgery located in Irvine, CA, to find out more.

Call 949-701-4454 today to set up a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Song.

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Is there a laser that can treat early signs of aging?

Wrinkles and loose skin often come with aging, and starts far earlier than any of us like. But is there a laser that can treat these early signs of aging, and restore the youthful vibrancy to your skin? Yes there is; it’s the Clear and Brilliant laser, and we offer this cutting-edge treatment here at Skin Cancer Specialists P.C.& Aesthetic Center.

Clear + Brilliant Laser
Clear + Brilliant is a fractional skin resurfacing laser that can counteract signs of age such as sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. It is a gentle treatment that requires 4-5 sessions to give your skin a youthful glow. Clear + Brilliant is safe for all skin types.

The Science behind Clear + Brilliant
The heat from the laser penetrates the skin and makes microscopic holes across the surface of the skin. This is done by way of the patented Intelligent Optical Tracking System that is built into the handpiece. The fractional treatment causes to skin to regenerate and produce new collagen, and this helps firm the skin and make it plumper.

The results
There will be a noticeable improvement in the tone and texture of your skin after Clear + Brilliant treatment. The laser also reduces the appearance of skin irregularities such as age spots and fine lines. The results are subtle, and look natural.

Patients may feel some discomfort during the procedure, but the numbing gel applied at the start minimizes this.

If you are contemplating a skin rejuvenation procedure, it’s always best to seek out the services of a well-trained physician. The experienced clinicians at Skin Cancer Specialists are here to offer you excellent service, so that you can get the best results possible.

Call us today to book an appointment, or do so online at www.skincancerspecialists.com/locations-appointment/.

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How is the latest technology in medical computers aiding practitioners?

Technological innovations have been the driving force behind the transformations taking place in healthcare in recent years. Medical computers are now incorporated into almost every aspect of patient care. But just how is the latest technology in medical computers aiding practitioners.

How medical computers help medical practitioners
The latest medical computers have far reaching capabilities, and help medical practitioners to interpretdata and medical images. Computers also assist with patient diagnosis, as there are advanced computer programs that can help clinicians identify sicknesses that they might otherwise have missed.

Below are some other ways in which medical computers are aiding practitioners.

  • Providing better data collection and real-time access to patient information. Many physicians and nurses use hand-held computers, on which they record up-to-date patient information.
  • Improving efficiency. In just a few short minutes, clinicians can get information about a patient’s current health status, drug information, and medical history. This data can be obtained when they need it, and wherever they need it.
  • Improving patient care. Medical computers also facilitate the sharing of patient information among medical practitioners, to enhance patient care.  Computers make it possible to have critical patient data such as lab results and drug information, in a central location. Being able to access this data has improved the level of patient care.
  • Better patient monitoring. Medical computers make it a lot easier to look up patient information and set up alert notifications. Computer alert notifications help physicians to act quickly when treating patients.

Onyx Healthcare USA, Inc, Orange, CA is a leading manufacturer of computing technology for health care companies, and medical device companies.

Give us a call at714-792-0774 to schedule a consultation, and find out more about our products.

I’m 35: am I too young to undergo an Ultherapy procedure?

Non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments are now extremely popular among adults in their 20’s and 30’s as they try to correct early signs of aging. They undergo treatments such as Ultherapy in an effort to reduce emerging signs of aging. But is it possible to have Ultherapy too early. Patients in their 30’s often ask their physician – I’m 35: am I too young to undergo an Ultherapy procedure.

Ultherapy
Ultherapy is a facial rejuvenation treatment. It is a safe procedure that uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten loose skin on the face and neck. It also uses ultrasound imaging to enhance the precision and effectiveness of treatment.

Is 35 too young for Ultherapy?
Dermatologists agree that doing a treatment like Ultherapy sooner rather than later, is an excellent way to delay the changes that come with aging. Ultherapy is especially beneficial for younger people with mild skin laxity, so younger patients actually get a better response with the procedure. So it’s not uncommon for people in their 30’s to have Ultherapy treatment.

Undergoing Ultherapy at 35, or even younger, is therefore a great way to slow down the intrinsic aging of the skin, as the procedure helps the body build back collagen. Collagen is an important protein that the skin produces naturally and is used to maintain firmness and elasticity.

Unfortunately,collagen levels start to decline by the age of 25, causing the skin to lose structural integrity. As a result, the skin become weak and less elastic, hence it starts to sag, and wrinkles set in.

Ultherapy facial rejuvenation is available in Palo Alto, CA, at Illuminate Plastic Surgery. Call 650-433-8621 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. David Boudreault.

Can Ultherapy be used anywhere else?

Ultherapy is a revolutionary facial rejuvenation technology that both lifts and tightens the skin. It is a unique approach that uses safe and gentle ultrasound waves to revitalize the face without surgery or downtime, but can Ultherapy be used anywhere else.

Ultherapy
Ultherapy is a completely non-invasive facial treatment that tightens loose, sagging skin through the power of ultrasound. The procedure requires no anesthetic, and there is minimal pain, and no recovery time.

The device emits powerful micro-focused ultrasound waves that lift the skin and the deep structural support layers below it, which are normally addressed by a surgical facelift. Treating the muscle layer of the skin contributes to the growth of fresh, new collagen over time. This tones the skin from within, making it firmer and more elastic.

Treating the entire face can take about 60 minutes, and most patients only need one treatment to see the desired results.

Can Ultherapy be used anywhere else?
Ultherapy is currently cleared by the FDA for the treatment of lax skin on the face and neck. It is particularly effective on the brows, because it lifts the brows and opens up the eyes.

Ultherapy has also been used successfully to treat loose skin on other parts of the body, such as the stomach and arms. However, this is regarded as ‘off-label’ use of the treatment, because it has not received FDA clearance for use in these areas.

If you are considering Ultherapy, be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon, or dermatologist.

Ultherapy treatment is available in Orange County at Song Plastic Surgery located in Irvine, CA.

Why not call us today at (949) 701-4454 to learn more about Ultherapy facial rejuvenation, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kyle Song.

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Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

If you would like a flatter stomach and a sculpted midsection, a tummy tuck can deliver the results you desire.  The tummy is one of those trouble spots that it’s often impossible to tone, so you may need some help to contour and shape the area. If you’re wondering – Am I a good candidate for  a tummy tuck – read on to find out more.

Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that tones the tummy by getting rid of excess skin and fat, and tightening the abdominal walls. It is an outpatient procedure that may be done under general anesthesia, or with local anesthesia and a sedative.

The incisions for tummy tuck surgery are typically made across the lower abdomen, just above the pubic region. During the operation the surgeon will separate the skin from the abdominal wall, in order to reposition and tighten the muscles. The excess skin is also trimmed away.

Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck
If you have extra abdominal skin, or weak tummy muscles, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. Ideal candidates should also be near their ideal weight and in good physical shape. You should also be a non-smoker.

Women that have had several pregnancies are generally very good candidates for a tummy tuck, because they often have lax abdominal muscles, as well as extra fat and skin. That’s the reason the procedure is often included in a mommy makeover. A tummy tuck is not recommended for women that are not yet done having children.

Men and women that have undergone significant weight loss, and are left with excess amounts of skin, are also good candidates for abdominoplasty.

Tummy tuck surgery is available in Schaumburg, IL, at the offices of Dr. Paul C. Dillon, board certified plastic surgeon. Call 800-518-9307 today, to schedule a free consultation.

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