CELLFINA

Meaning :

It is a minimally invasive cellulite reduction treatment that uses needling to break up fibrous fat bands in the thighs, buttocks, and other areas.

Side Effects :

The common side effects reported were minor pain, soreness, tenderness, bruising and fluid accumulation.

Cost :

Generally, it cost $3,500 to $6000, depending on the complexity of the area being treated.

Results :

Patients can see results in as few as three days. Patients showed significant improvement shortly after the treatment, with results lasting at least three years.

Time duration :

It takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes to perform the procedure, depending on the individual patient and the number of areas being treated.

Does Cellfina leave marks?

No need to worry about incision marks with Cellfina. “There are no visible incisions, only small needle-sized holes that heal within a couple of days.

Reviews :

Recently reviewed by a patient, “DOES NOT WORK!! Waste of $3,000 and basically makes your cellulite worse. The procedure was only done where I had cellulite and not on skin laxity. I had two large dimples and some smaller ones. 22 days post and not a bit of improvement and look worse. Very upset with this company for making people think it works. Because it doesn’t and it’s a painful procedure the actual cutting of the bands didn’t hurt because I was numb by then. My butt looked smoother before I had the procedure! I have a wavy dent now and it looks like I have rocks in my butt cheeks. Horrible!”
For many people, Cellfina was a blessing on their cellulite but for many, it didn’t work well.

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PHOTO FACIAL

Meaning :

Photofacial is a skin treatment that uses a light-based technology to boost collagen, lighten brown spots, treat aging skin, sun damaged skin, freckles, small facial veins, acne and diminish broken capillaries.

Precautions for the first 48 hours  :

Moisturize the skin heavily and refrain from sun exposure, exercise and bathing for 48 hours. Showering is fine during that period as long as no hot water touches the treatment area.

Benefits :

  • It helps in repair small blood vessels that have become visible, eradicate sunspots
  • It combats acne problems and eliminates large pores.
  • Therapy is also excellent at treating rosacea and other types of diffuse redness in the skin

Side Effects :

  • Facial redness or flushing
  • Bruising, swelling
  • Blistering and bleeding

Durability :

The spots that are treated will lighten or disappear; however, new spots may appear, these too can be removed but you have to protect it from sun damage.

Cost :

Treatment usually ranges between $300 and $600.

Reviews :

Overall ratings are quite high for photo facial. 

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FRACTIONAL LASER

Meaning :

It is a non-invasive treatment that target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin to improve skin texture and remove pigmentation.

How many fractional laser treatments are needed?

It typically has three to five sessions of non-ablative fractional treatments.

Suitable body parts :

Fractional laser can treat women and men of all ages and skin colors. It also works on delicate skin areas like the neck, chest, and hands.

Side Effects :

    • Redness, swelling & itching
    • Acne
    • Infection
    • Changes in skin color
    • Scarring

Expected results :

  •  Smoother, fresher, younger looking skin
  • Improved tone and texture
  • Erasing of unwanted brown spots
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes

Durability :

Results can last for several years depending on your age and skin condition.

Cost :

    • Full face ranges from $900 -$1400
    • Full face with neck and chest will be $1500 – $1900

Frequency & Recovery Time :

Depending on the skin condition being treated, most patients will require 3-5 treatments and it takes around 1 month to recover.

Can I get a Fraxel treatment instead of a facelift?

Fraxel treatments can resurface damaged skin but will not offer the dramatic results of a facelift.

Reviews :

A patient reviewed,The results are a smoother complexion and the skin is clear healthy and  hyperpigmentation scars disappeared truly one of the best treatments for removing unwanted dark spots
Had done laser procedures for acne scars which made the scarring look better but my face remained swollen. once the swelling went down you could see the scars again  I didn’t see any real improvement for months.”

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RHINOPLASTY

Meaning :

Rhino means nose and plasty mean to shape, mold, can be used to make the nose smaller, reduce the bridge of the nose, narrow the nose and shape specific portions such as the tip of the nose or nostrils.
Rhinoplasty may be cosmetic or reconstructive but most procedures have elements of both. Almost all rhinoplasty procedures are performed under general anesthesia or heavy sedation, according to the needs.

Types of rhinoplasty:

Closed rhinoplasty typically describes a procedure in which all incisions are carefully hidden on the inside of the nose. Open rhinoplasty involves a small incision across the columella.

Risk :

    • Infection
    • Excessive bleeding
    • Bruising

Recovery time :

It takes around 3 – 4 weeks to recover.

Suitable Candidates :

  • A person with over large nostrils
  • At least 14-16 years of age

Benefits :

    • Facial Symmetry
    • Improve Breathing

Cost :

  • Average cost ranges from $2,879 – $10,200.

Reviews :

Popular celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz and Ashlee did a rhinoplasty reviewed that nose look natural and refined.
A patient reviewed, “Every time I look at myself in the mirror I smile and thank you a million times. The results look so natural and I’ve received so many compliments that it has made me very confident and comfortable in my own skin”.

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THERMI TIGHT

Meaning :

ThermiTight is a skin tightening treatment that administers controlled thermal energy under the skin in order to tighten the skin and diminish lumpy pockets of fat.

Benefit :

This procedure produces tighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin
for all skin types. Thermitight is safe for both light and dark complexions. Also, it only requires one treatment.

Side Effects :

    • Swelling
    • Bruising
    • Numbness

Recovery Time :

    • Requires minimal to no downtime
    • Delivers gradual and lasting improvements
    • Delivers predictable outcomes

Consequence :

The skin gets swollen and this varies on the area being treated and how loose the skin. Generally, swelling lasts from 3 to 7 days after the procedure.

Cost :

  •  The average cost is around $2000-$4000

Suitable Candidate :

People in the age group of 40 and above with loose skin are suitable for this treatment.

Is ThermiTight safe?

Yes! ThermiTight uses thermal energy, which has been clinically tested and proven safe and effective.

Are there any incisions?

No. ThermiTight is performed through small needle punctures and inserted through these areas and threaded underneath the skin.

Reviews :

Gives a less painful approach to skin tightening on different body areas.

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HOLLYWOOD LASER PEEL

Laser Peel

Hollywood Laser Peel : What You need to know

The Hollywood Laser Peel got its name because of the enormous number of requests for the treatment from celebrities and other understood stars before their big red carpet events.
Presently the Hollywood Laser Peel has turned into an unquestionable requirement have, notwithstanding for normal people, before weddings, proms, and other special events. As an ever-increasing number of individuals acknowledge they scarcely need makeup following the treatment, many are making it a part of their monthly skincare routine. It is mildly exfoliating and resurfacing procedure that improves the appearance of fine wrinkles, pigment, pores, and acne.

How a Hollywood Laser Peel Work ?

The laser vitality works in two different ways:

  1. Focuses on the melanin (pigmentation) in the cells, separating it to be removed normally
  2. Heat deep into the dermis, making the skin contract and animate collagen.

The treatment is sufficiently delicate to be performed every month. With every treatment, you will see your skin improving and on account of the collagen stimulation, you keep up your young look.

Benefits :

There are many benefits of Hollywood laser Peel treatment :

  • Glowing, youthful looking skin
    • Smoother, softer feel
    • Reduction of fine lines
    • No downtime
    • Safe for most skin tones
    • Stimulates collagen

Side Effects :

  • This is a minimal invasive treatment and have side effects :
    • Redness, swelling, and itching
    • Acne
    • Infection
    • Changes in skin color
    • Scarring
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VELASHAPE

Meaning :

It is a non-invasive body contouring treatment for circumferential and cellulite reduction.
VelaShape enables you to safely achieve a toned, contoured and well-shaped body.

Suitable areas of the body :

Treatment areas could be the neck, arms, thighs, buttocks, flank, and abdomen.

Duration:

  • It takes 3-6 treatments to achieve the best results.

Cost :

  • Costs $200 to $600 per treatment per body area

Is VelaShape treatment helps in losing weight also?

It is not a weight loss treatment. VelaShape uses a combination to contour your body, reducing the trouble spots.

How is VelaShape different from other body contouring procedures?

VelaShape uses a fat reducing and smoothing technology that utilizes a combination of radiofrequency and light energy with vacuum to provide an even and reduced circumference.

Result and durability :

Noticeable results will take place 6 to 8 weeks. Results are progressive and for most patients last between 6 to 12 months.

Ideal Candidates :

VelaShape is ideal for normal to overweight patients who suffer from unsightly cellulite in the pelvic region, around the hips, abdomen, or lower limbs.

Reviews :

Wonderful experience and great results! 

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Sclerotherapy

Meaning :

Sclerotherapy is a form of treatment where a doctor injects medicine into blood vessels or lymph vessels that causes them to shrink.
In one session, a specialist is usually able to get rid of between 50 and 80 percent of unwanted vessels. More than 90 percent of sclerotherapy patients respond to the treatment. However, since no procedure prevents to eliminate a spider vein problem new vessels from forming, some individuals return from time to time additional sessions.

Effective treatment :

It is an effective technique to obliterate or collapse veins.

What type of results can I expect?

It does not yield perfect results, but most veins will lighten or disappear. Most patients report a 70%-75% improvement in appearance.

How long does it take to see results?

Sclerotherapy is a chemical reaction, results take at least six to eight weeks and can take up to six months.

Are results usually permanent?

Improvement usually lasts long-term in the majority of cases however new areas of veins can develop over time.

Good candidates :

    • Not obese are the ideal candidates
    • Candidate should be between 30 and 60 years old
    • Should able to follow the detailed instructions before and after sclerotherapy
    • Acknowledge that the treatment will not stop the formation of future veins

Will I be happy with sclerotherapy?

It is reasonable to expect improvement after sclerotherapy, but not absolute perfection. Most patients feel they look 70%-75% better.

Recovery Time :

  • No Downtime

Benefits :

Treatment can be beneficial by improving venous blood flow and limiting chronic swelling.

Risks, side effects, complications:

    • Hyperpigmentation
    • Temporary swelling
    • Capillary dilation
    • A migraine
    • Nerve Damage

Is sclerotherapy safe?

All medical procedures have risks that are frequently used to treat cosmetic problems, untoward and dangerous side effects.

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INVISALIGN

Meaning:

Invisalign is a clear-aligner treatment that is a transparent, plastic form of dental braces used to adjust teeth.

Cost:

The average cost is between $3,500 and $8,000.

Duration:

i) Invisalign takes 12 months to straighten teeth although actual time will vary from person to person

ii) Invisalign would take around 12 weeks or 3 months to fill up the gap.

Common Invisalign Tips :

i) Wear them for a minimum of 22 hours per day

ii) Remove them while eating as hard food may damage the trays

iii) Wash them properly before wearing them back

iv) Change trays every 6 weeks

v)  Floss every day

vi) Maintain oral hygiene

Can you eat with Invisalign?

You’ll be ready for anything to wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20-22 hours a day for best results.

Can Invisalign fix spacing?

Yes, Invisalign can certainly close gaps in your teeth. Invisalign is kind of a miracle worker when it comes to fixing your smile in a short amount of time.

How long you need to wear them?

The time frame of wearing Invisalign varies from three months to two years.

Reviews:

Khloe Kardashian is popular for her character did Invisalign and now I have impressive pearly white teeth.

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ULTHERAPY

Meaning:

It is a non-invasive treatment used to lift and tighten loose skin on areas such as eyebrows, jawline, and jowls as well as improve wrinkles on the chest.

How does it work?

Ultherapy is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that triggers the body’s own regenerative response to tighten the brows, neck, and lower face.

Cost:

Its range starts at $3500.

Effects:

It delivers the energy you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated.

Results:

This will take place over 2-3 months.

Consequences:

  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Bruising

Suitable Candidate:

A good candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to feel and look less firm.

Recovery Time:

No Downtime.

Can Ultherapy replace a facelift?

It treats the deep foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery, but won’t duplicate the results of a facelift.

Reviews:

Jennifer Aniston, “It is extremely helpful Pleasant, proficient, relaxed, unhurried, agreeable. It certainly had a revived look.

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