January Beauty News: Achieve Your #BodyGoals With Body Contouring Treatments
Rock Your Body!
Let 2017 be the year you finally achieve your body goals. With an array of both no knife and surgical body contouring treatments at your disposal, we can help you find the treatment that works best for you.
There’s a reason gym memberships skyrocket in January. The new year presents us all with the chance to hit the reset button on our bodies and finally achieve the shape we want. But the truth is, there’s only so much a Class Pass membership can do. Sure diet and exercise play a huge part in the way you look, but no amount of burpees is going to completely resolve your most stubborn areas (bra bulge, we’re talking to you!). With so many no-knife options at your disposal, you’d be remiss to miss out on the chance to achieve your aesthetic ideal in 2017. Here, the top skin tightening and lifting and fat reducing treatments you’ll find in our offices.
Turn your double chin back into a single
A double chin is a known aesthetic nemesis.The frustrating thing about a double chin is that it can strike anyone—regardless of how skinny you are or how many hours you log at the gym. Thanks to genetics and good old father time, double chins can appear out of nowhere. But thanks to Kybella injections, the double chin area (medically referred to as submental fat), can now be treated non-surgically. Kybella uses a non-animal/non-human substance called deoxycholic acid, which is naturally found in our bodies. When injected into the subcutaneous fat under our chins, deoxycholic acid destroys the fat cells forever. Once your double chin has disappeared after Kybella injections, it won’t return.
Muffin top, bra bulge and bat wings, oh my!
Getting rid of specific trouble spots on the body is a main driver of exercise, however studies have shown that hours spent on the treadmill or lifting weights will never guarantee the result you want. Schweiger Dermatology Group’s Todd Newman, PA-C says: “Exercise can be effective in reducing fat mass overall, but no studies have ever shown that spot reduction can be achieved with diet or exercise.” CoolSculpting uses a technology called cryolipolysis to gently and safely kill fat cells in the subcutaneous layer of skin by freezing them. The dead fat cells are then naturally eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system, liver, and kidneys over the following two to four months. Typical results are a 20% – 25% reduction of fat in the treated areas. There is no down time with the procedure and you can return to your normal routine when you leave the office. Results can be seen within the first few weeks but typically the greatest results are seen 12-16 weeks after treatment. The CoolSculpting motto? If you can squeeze it, we can freeze it!
Turn back the clock on your decolletage
The decolletage, the fancy French name given to the area AKA the neck and chest, is one of the first to show signs of aging. We often forget to apply sunscreen here, resulting in early photo damage. Fine lines, creases and bands on the neck are neither attractive or youthful. Wearing a deep plunging neckline or a statement necklace typically loses its luster once your neck and chin start to turn on you. Enter Ultherapy, the promising non-surgical treatment that uses the tried and true method of ultrasound to see and treat the skin’s foundational layers, which is the area addressed in plastic surgery. Ultherapy is FDA-cleared to lift the skin and in doing so, restores that a smooth, line-free look to the chest. For an extra beauty boost to the chest, team up your Ultherapy treatment with a Fraxel Thulium laser session, which will remove sun damage, brown spots and pigmentation issues in just one session. The Fraxel Thulium laser uses a 1927nm wavelength to is specifically treat pigmentation issues on the skin. You’ll be reunited with the chest you had 20 years ago.
Your skin is a couple sizes too big
Maybe extra poundage isn’t your issue, but every time you look at yourself in a bathing suit there’s all of this extra skin hanging out. To tackle loose skin on the tummy, knees or thighs, the celebrity-loved non-surgical treatment Thermage will be your best friend. Thermage uses radio frequency to effectively target and re-invigorate your body’s renewal process. As we get older, our body produces less and less collagen and elastin, the building blocks of young, healthy-looking skin. Thermage doesn’t do anything scary or unnatural to the body, it simply gives it the jumpstart that it needs to produce more collagen and elastin and hence tighten the skin.“Our most popular “tag team therapy” uses Cool Sculpting followed by Thermage,” says physician assistants Laura and Diana Palmisano from SDG’s Penthouse location in Midtown Manhattan. “The combo will not only reduce stubborn areas of unwanted fat, but also tighten and smooth any uneven texture.We most commonly used this technique on the abdomen, inner and outer thighs.”
The mommy makeover
After having kids, many moms feel like they’ve lost their sex appeal and along with it, their pre-babies body. Enter the “mommy makeover,” which consists of a combo of cosmetic surgeries to help moms get their mojo back. Pregnancy takes a toll on the body! It stretches out the tummy, leaves behind stretch marks and breastfeeding can deflate breasts. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Zuckerman of Schweiger Dermatology Group combines breast surgery with a tummy tuck and liposuction to fully restore a woman’s pre-baby body for a true mommy makeover.