Spring is in the air…almost. It has been a long, cold winter and even your dermatologist is looking forward to the sensation of the warm sun on his face….with sunscreen, of course. With the pleasant weather on its way, we will all want our skin to look and feel its very best. Fortunately, I have just the tricks! Below are a few of the latest and greatest seasonally appropriate, quick fixes to have you looking your best. As usual, I will keep you up to date with beauty’s myths and magic. I hope to see you soon and wish you all a bright and happy spring. Thank you for allowing me to take part in your skin’s care.
New Advances in Laser Hair Removal!
Getting rid of excessive and unwanted body hair with exciting speed and amazing comfort is now a reality! Treatment times can now be reduced up to 75% with little or no discomfort. Legs and Backs performed painlessly in as little as 15 minutes. Find out more about High Speed LightSheer® Duet™ for permanent hair reduction – so you can save valuable time and eliminate fear of procedure pain. Great for razor bumps!
Bathing Suit Time is Upon Us!
Don’t let those hard to lose bulges get you down. Dr. Frank remains one of the most experienced surgeons in the country for performing Tumescent Liposuction under local anesthesia. Using SmartLipo™ laser and Vaser® ultrasound technology in our accredited surgical suite, Dr. Frank will have you back to work in 2 days.
Show off your legs, not your veins!
Sclerotherapy remains the standard of care in ridding yourself of spider veins on the legs. Now with the newly FDA approved Asclera, removing spider veins is painless and easier than ever. Performed at two week intervals, leg veins can be erased in as little as 1-4 simple treatment sessions.
Erase Stretch Marks!
For decades, we have struggled to find technologies that will improve one of the most common cosmetic complaints. Dr. Frank has developed a treatment protocol using Fraxel Restore Dual®technology and the Vbeam pulsed dye laser to permanently and dramatically reduce their appearance in just 3-5 treatment sessions.
Don’t let the sweat ruin your clothes this summer!
Excess sweating causes both physical and social discomfort. This difficult problem under the arms and on the hands can be safely and effectively treated with Botox® and Dysport®. Lasting up to six months, the treatment is free of side effects and has no effect on the body’s ability to regulate temperature or on other sweat glands elsewhere on the body. Also great for individuals sensitive to deodorants and antiperspirants.
In the Media
Zeltiq™- an interesting technology meant to rid of fat by freezing the subcutaneous tissue that holds unwanted inches. Although scientifically sound, the realistic application of the technology, to date, is minimal. Being appropriate only for the tiniest areas of fat and often requiring multiple treatments and months to see a difference limits this technology. For now, the standard of care still remains micro-liposuction under local anesthesia….stay tuned.
Ultherapy- a coined name for the skin tightening treatment using Ulthera technology, this device uses ultrasonic energy to deliver heat deep into the facial tissue in order to cause tissue contraction and collagen stimulation. Despite the overwhelmingly media hype as the end to the face-lift, this device is no more effective or novel than existing technologies such as Thermage™. In fact, Ulthera lacks the years of clinical data of current technologies. Dr. Frank is not recommending its use at this time due to lack of efficacy. But things do change, we will be watching this technology!