Month: November 2021

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Is Unwanted Fat Problematic? You’ve Got Options!

If you’re like the vast majority of adults, you’ve got an area of your body that you’d like to improve upon. For many people, it’s unwanted fat that’s the problem. We tend to learn pretty quickly that stubborn fat is referred to as such for a reason. Diet and exercise do not always get us the results we want. When they don’t we may feel uncertain about where to turn. If you’re in this situation, we’ve got options. Here, we compare two common fat-reducing treatments, ALLURA laser sculpting and CoolSculpting.

ALLURA is a laser system with the ability to quickly liquefy fat cells while also penetrating fibrous tissue to promote spontaneous skin contraction. It is considered a laser-assisted liposuction procedure, but one that requires only a small incision and local anesthetic to perform. Clinical studies on the ALLURA™ device have indicated that patients achieve significant cosmetic results within 2 weeks after treatment, and the improvements continue for several weeks. 

CoolSculpting is a well-known non invasive fat-reducing treatment. This process works by targeting a specific area with freezing temperatures. During the procedure, the target area is held by suction in between two panels. These are cooled to a precise temperature and remain in place for 30 to 60 minutes. After treatment, fat cells in the area form crystals that destroy their outer membrane. These cells are eliminated through the lymphatic system. Studies indicate that patients may begin to notice subtle contouring improvements in 2 weeks. It takes approximately 12 weeks for the entire fat-flushing process to complete. Most patients need a series of 3 to 4 treatments to achieve optimal fat reduction. 

Both ALLURA and CoolSculpting are conservative procedures that can be performed on various areas of the body. These include:

  • Neck and jawline
  • Backs of the arms
  • Stomach
  • Thighs
  • Back/bra area

We’re Here to Help You Decide!

Sometimes, the more options that you have for cosmetic treatments, the more difficult it feels to choose. That’s why its beneficial to consult with an experienced provider. We help our patients determine their best treatment option by listening to their desired improvements and providing information about various appropriate therapies. When it comes to fat reduction, CoolSculpting and ALLURA both offer proven results. Where they differ is in invasiveness, timing of results, and also action on the skin. Because ALLURA is a laser treatment, it has a mild to moderate tightening effect on the skin, where CoolSculpting does not. 

You can have better facial or body contours by the New Year. Contact our Denver office at (303) 839-1616 to schedule your appointment.

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What Nonsurgical Treatment is Right for Your Aging Face?

If you’re like the vast majority of adults, you may feel frustrated about the signs of aging that seem to worsen day by day. We all realize that our face will change over time, but that doesn’t mean we are ready to accept these changes when they occur. Fortunately, a number of advances have occurred in anti-aging technology. These advances have made it possible to achieve significant cosmetic improvements without surgery. Knowing that many of our patients are interested in exploring nonsurgical options for facial rejuvenation, we have developed a comprehensive menu from which to choose. We’ll discuss a few of our most popular treatments here. 

Injectables

Most people’s first step into professional anti-aging treatments is to get injectable treatment. Because products like BOTOX and dermal fillers are so popular, we assume most people are aware of how they work. Still, if you’re new to treatment, you may have questions. In general, BOTOX and dermal fillers work synergistically. Many people combine them to achieve the best results. BOTOX is a neuromodulator that smooths lines and can lift the brow by relaxing contracted muscles. For the record, we not only offer BOTOX but also other neuromodulators that have been developed in recent years. Dermal fillers work differently than neuromodulators. These products are intended for volume increase. This makes fillers great not only for lines and creases but also for lip and cheek enhancement. There is no downtime and results last from a few months to 2 years. 

AccuTite

This minimally-invasive treatment has been achieving impressive results for years. The basis of AccuTite treatment is radiofrequency energy. Unlike older RF treatments, AccuTite works by delivering the thermal energy internally as well as externally. Only a small nick in the skin is needed, so patients are comfortable with the use of a local anesthetic and light sedation. Due to the mechanism of delivery, the results of AccuTite are profound. Due to the small size of the treatment applicator, this procedure is ideal for eyelid rejuvenation, brow lifting, jawline contouring, and even areas of the body like the backs of the arms. There is minimal downtime, and results continue to improve for several months. 

SkinTyte

For those interested in a completely noninvasive treatment, SkinTyte delivers. This procedure uses advanced infrared light to deeply heat the skin while cooling and protecting the entire treated area. The energy of the pulses of infrared light are absorbed into deeper layers of the skin, where collagen proliferation is stimulated. There is no downtime after SkinTyte skin tightening treatment. Multiple sessions may be scheduled to achieve the best results. 

As the holidays approach, more of us are considering how we can boost our appearance to match our internal liveliness. We’re happy to help you! Contact our Denver office at (303) 839-1616 to schedule your consultation.

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