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3 Unique Aspects of CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, revolutionary procedure designed to freeze away stubborn fat cells in order to give patients a leaner looking and feeling body. Designed for individuals who are both fit and healthy but are having a hard time losing fat in a trouble area like the upper thighs or abdomen, CoolSculpting can help bring you closer to that ideal body that you’ve always dreamt of. If you are considering getting CoolSculpting done but are still on the fence, read this article to learn more about 3 unique aspects of CoolSculpting.

  1. It’s Excreted, How?
    CoolSculptingUnlike liposuction surgery where tiny incisions are made all over your body and then a vacuum like device is used to suck up the fat, CoolSculpting doesn’t require any sort of incision at all. But then, where does the fat go? After about 2-4 months— depending on your body— the fat cells that were targeted will be metabolized by your body and you will excrete them through your urine. Sound painful? Don’t worry, it isn’t. In fact, you won’t notice a thing while urinating.
  2. You Can Use It In Conjunction With Other Procedures
    If you are considering getting a procedure like liposuction done but are still intrigued by CoolSculpting, you don’t have to choose between these two procedures. In fact, many patients prefer to get CoolSculpting done after liposuction. Why exactly? If you got liposuction done on your abdomen but are worried about a little bit of fat you have on your upper thighs as well, you may want something less invasive— that’s where CoolSculpting comes into play.
  3. It’s Pain Free
    You’ve heard it once and you’ll hear it again: CoolSculpting is a pain-free procedure. During the procedure itself you might feel a little bit uncomfortable as the machine works to freeze your cells but you likely won’t feel a thing. The benefit to having a pain free procedure, other than not experiencing any sort of pain, is that you’ll be able to go back to work or your daily activities directly after the procedure— a win, win for everyone.

To learn more about CoolSculpting and the many benefits involved, contact one of the experts at Fix Laser & Skin Center.

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CoolSculpting Vs. Liposuction

It can be hard to lose weight, especially that stubborn fat around your middle section or upper thighs. If it seems like no matter how many calories you are cutting and no matter how many days you workout a week, you still can’t get rid of that stubborn fat, it’s time to take matters into your own hands— or into the hands of Fix Laser & Skin Center— in order to get rid of that stubborn fat once and for all. As two common treatments available on the plastic surgery market, both CoolSculpting and liposuction have benefits. Read on to learn more.

CoolSculpting as a liposuction alternative!

CoolSculptingOne of the best parts about CoolSculpting is that it’s a non-invasive procedure that requires no downtime at all. Meaning that if you’re a busy mom or career lady who doesn’t have time to sit in bed and recover for a week or two, then this is the right procedure for you. By literally freezing your fat away, CoolSculpting works to target your fat cells and give you back the body you once had or have always desired. Once your fat cells are frozen, they will then slough off after a few months— exposing your slimmer self.

Liposuction

Although liposuction is an invasive procedure that does require an ample amount of recovery time, it also gives patients almost instantaneous results. By making small incisions throughout your body, the plastic surgeon will then go under your skin with a camera device in order to fully assess your fat cells and skin. During this time, the surgeon will then scrape away any excess fat that has built up and will suction it away with a vacuum like tool. Once you are stitched up and out of recovery, you will be safe to go home. However, you will want to rest in bed for at least a few days as your body recovers from surgery and reheals itself.

In addition to exercise and a healthy diet, both liposuction and CoolSculpting are great procedures to help rid patients of stubborn fat. If you are interested in learning more about these procedures or if you’d like to schedule an appointment, contact Fix Laser & Skin Center today!

 

 

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The Art of Laser Skin Tightening

One of the greatest downfalls to aging is losing your once youthful glow and tight skin. Although you may have traded your youthful appearance for years of experience and maybe some added wisdom along the way, don’t let your loose skin get you down. With laser skin tightening treatments, you can get your tighter and more youthful looking appearance back in no time. Read on to learn more.

What is laser skin tightening and how does it work?

skin tighteningLaser skin tightening uses a high intensity laser beam that is designed to target certain areas of your skin in order to heat the cells up. As the cells heat up, the production of collagen is increased which in turn gives you a tighter, more youthful looking complexion. During the procedure itself, patients will be stripped of any makeup, moisturizers, or lotions in order for the doctor to have direct access to the skin. A topical numbing cream may be applied in order to help ease some of the discomfort involved during the procedure. Related to the flicking of rubber bands, laser skin tightening is a bit uncomfortable but completely manageable.

What is recovery from laser skin tightening like?
One of the best parts about laser skin tightening is that recovery is minimal and you can actually go back to your daily routine that very same day. However, because your skin will be a little more sensitive than normal, it is recommended that patients avoid sun exposure or exposure to tanning beds for at least two weeks after the procedure— this will prevent any further skin damage or adverse side effects like blistering or extreme skin sensitivity.

How long are results?
Depending on factors such as your age, the areas of your skin being targeted, and your exposure to the sun, laser skin tightening can last for years.

How many treatments will I need?
Just as with most cosmetic procedures, in order for you to get the best results possible, the experts at Fix Laser & Skin Center recommend that the average patient receive around six treatments total.

To learn more about laser skin tightening or to schedule an appointment with our one of our skin tightening professionals, contact our office today!

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Acne Got You Down? 3 Tips to Clear Up Your Skin

In a perfect world, acne would start in your preteens and end the day you graduate from middle school. However, acne can affect people all the way into their thirties and forties— leaving you feeling more like your brace face preteen self than you would like to admit. If you have acne and would like to get it under control, follow these three simple tips to help clear up your skin.

Avoid Touching Your Face
acne treatmentPay close attention to how much you touch your face per day. Do you work at a computer all day and rest your face in your hands? Do you take care of kids who like to constantly touch your skin with their cute, but sticky little fingers? By constantly touching your face, you are encouraging acne causing oil to build up on your skin which can leave you with more redness and acne than you’d like to admit. Try to get into the habit of not touching your face during the day for at least a couple of weeks— you will notice the difference.

Use Acne Skin Care Products
If you’ve been using the same skincare products for years and they don’t contain any acne fighting ingredients, then you’re not helping with your problem. Look for a face wash, astringent, and face lotion that carry ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide— these ingredients will help to dry up oily skin and clear up your acne in no time.

Try Isolaz
This acne light treatment is an in-office treatment that helps to fight your acne from the inside out. Combined with both vacuum and a broadband light, Isolaz is designed to target acne and then suck out any dirt or oil in your pores. Quick, easy, and virtually pain free, Isolaz can be done on your lunch break!

Being an adult who suffers from acne is less than appealing. However, by following the above three tips, you can help to clear up your skin and start to gain back your confidence once again. To learn more about acne skin care treatment like Isolaz, contact our office today!

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Eliminate Stubborn Fat

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Getting Selfie Ready: Laser Hair Removal for Men

Ten or so years ago it seemed like the only people who were getting laser hair removal were women and young girls who wanted to target areas like their bikini line and underarms. However, nowadays it can seem like that no matter where you turn, people everywhere are expressing their love and appreciation for living a hair free lifestyle— men included. Whether you’re a male who suffers from excessive back hair, chest hair, or simply would like to look a little smoother, than laser hair removal is something you should look into.

Back Hair
Excessive back hair is enough to make anybody want to run and hide for cover. If you suffer from excessive back hair and things like a trip to the beach with friends and family is enough to make you want to hide under a rock, then laser hair removal is the perfect procedure for you. In just a handful of treatments, you will start to notice that your back is not only hair free but that it’s smoother as well— leaving you with the confidence you need to hit the beach.

Laser Hair RemovalChest Hair
Many men who have excessive chest hair end up shaving it in order to give themselves a smoother looking complexion. However, chest hair can quickly grow back and shaving it can turn into yet another task to do every morning in the shower before work. Get your chest selfie ready and get laser hair removal done. By targeting each and every hair follicle, you won’t have to worry about shaving your entire chest ever again! Just make sure that in between treatments you aren’t tweezing any excess hair, because this can make it harder for the laser to target the next time around.

Smoother Body Overall
Some men just hate having hair on any part of their body— if you’re one of those men, you’re in luck because laser hair removal can target legs, arms, chest, underarms, back, and even your neck. Simply schedule a full body consultation with a medical professional or aesthetician in order to decide which parts of your body you want to target.

To learn more about laser hair removal or to schedule an appointment with one of our medical professionals, contact our office today!

Staying Hydrated

The Perks of Staying Hydrated

Healthy habits will last you a lifetime. From eating food enriched in nutrients to working out multiple times a week, creating healthy habits is something you won’t ever regret. As an often overlooked healthy habit, staying hydrated by drinking water throughout the day has many added health benefits that can help transform how you both look and feel. Read on to learn more about some of the health benefits of staying hydrated.

Staying HydratedSlimmer Stomach
Drinking water is a great way to curb hunger and speed up your metabolism— both of which help contribute to a slimmer looking you. Drinking a consistent amount of water each and every day can also cut down on stomach bloating which can give you the appearance of having gained an extra few pounds.

Healthier Skin
If you are eating foods that are high in saturated fats and are then washing them down with soda or coffee, you are doing your skin a big disservice. The things we put into our bodies will exhibit themselves on the outside of our bodies as well. By drinking water, you can help to keep your skin feeling tight, hydrated, and healthy looking.

More Energy
We’ve all seen movies where a character is dehydrated, wandering around the dessert or a deserted island seeking water. Not only is the person left feeling weak but they can barely even walk by themselves. Staying hydrated will give you the energy you need to get through everyday activities like work, exercise, and play.

How Much Water Should You Drink?
As a basic rule of thumb, every adult individual should be drinking at least eight 8 ounce glasses of water each and every day. However, because people’s weight and height vary, so can the recommended water consumption. If you’re worried about whether or not you’re getting enough water for your weight and height, contact your doctor.

There are numerous benefits that accompany drinking water and staying hydrated each and every day. To learn more about how you can live a healthier lifestyle, contact our office today!

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Dry Skin? 3 Ways to Treat Dry Skin This Winter

Depending on the part of the country you live in— hello 70 degree weather in New York— you might be getting pounded with serious amounts of snowfall. And although snow can be beautiful and enchanting during this time of the year in particular, it can also wreak havoc on your skin— causing it become dry and itchy. If you have dry, itchy skin, try these three tips in order to treat it this winter.

1. Moisturize Like There’s No Tomorrow
When it comes down to it, the best thing you can do to combat dry, itchy skin is to moisturize both morning and night. Look for a thick moisturizing cream that is good for all skin types— that way you don’t have to worry about it breaking you out. After you wash your face, gently pat it dry with a soft towel, and then add a thick layer of moisturizer over the top. Allow the moisturizer to sit on top of your skin for a minute or two and then rub it in. This will really encourage your skin to soak up all of the moisture.

2. Drink Lots of Water
Water is basically a cure all for a large assortment of things: fevers, a cold, a headache, and yes, even dry skin. By staying hydrated al lday long, your body will better be able to heal itself from skin ailments and will also be able to stay more moisturized. As a rule, and depending on your height and weight, it’s recommended that you drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water a day. Haven’t had your daily dose? Run to the drinking fountain right now!

3. Sunscreen
Even if it looks like a really overcast and gray day outside, the sun’s rays can still sneak from behind the clouds and damage your skin. Because the sun acts as a natural skin drying agent, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun by wearing a sunscreen every day. Whether you’re headed outside to shovel the sidewalks or you’re simply running errands in your car, don’t forget to put on your sunscreen!

To learn more about skincare tips or to schedule an appointment with an expert, contact our office today!

Men Skin Care

The Best Skin Care Routine for Men

Men Skin CareWhen we typically think of skin care, we typically think of women buying overpriced creams that claim to work wonders that will likely never happen. And the last thing we think of is a big burly man shopping for face wash and creams. However, as one of the most important ways to take care of your body and your skin, having a strict skin care routine will not only help your skin stay smooth but it will help it stay younger looking as well. Here are three things that every man should incorporate into their skin care routine.

Shave Cream

Leave that gross bar of soap behind and opt to shave with a rich, lathering shave cream. Shave cream is designed to moisturize, hydrate, and protect the skin during the shaving process— helping to eliminate things like razor burn and bumps. If you have sensitive skin, look for a shave cream that has ingredients like shea butter or aloe in it, these will help to calm your skin.

Face Wash

That same bar of soap that you used to use to shave your face with and the one you currently use to wash your body with, should not be used on your face. Bar soaps tend to strip your skin of natural oils that are designed to keep your skin hydrated and breakout free. When caring for your face, make sure you pick up a designated face wash to help you rid your skin of impurities that built up either throughout the day or during the night.

Face Lotion

Face lotion doesn’t have to smell like roses or come in a jar that looks like it came out of a Victorian home, in face face lotion can be purchased at a drugstore for a fairly decent price. After you shave and wash your face, simply apply a small amount of face lotion across your face in order to lock in moisture and prevent your skin from cracking or drying out.

To learn more about the best skin care routines for men, contact our office today!

Body Sculpting

The Art of CoolSculpting

Body SculptingYou can sculpt clay, you can sculpt pottery, and you can even sculpt your body. However, many individuals suffer with weight loss issues because no matter how hard they try, they just can’t seem to get rid of areas on their body that hold onto stubborn fat. If you are one of those individuals who is consistently hitting the gym and watching what you eat, but you still have areas on your body that you can’t seem to shed extra fat, then it’s time for you to consider the art of CoolSculpting.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an FDA approved procedure that uses a special device to go in and freeze the fat cells in the targeted area in your body. After a month or two, these fat cells slough off and you will notice a more recognizably slimmer and more toned you.

Is It Painful?

Due to its non-invasive nature, CoolSculpting isn’t a painful procedure and doesn’t require any sort of recovery time. With sessions that typically last an hour, you can expect to feel maybe a bit uncomfortable during the procedure but it should not be painful at all.

How Does It Compare to Liposuction?

Over twenty years ago, it seemed like the only form of weightloss surgery that was available to patients was liposuction. And although liposuction is still a great surgery for the correct individuals, procedures like CoolSculpting are giving liposuction a run for its money. As mentioned above, one of the biggest perks of CoolSculpting is that it is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that doesn’t require any recovery time. However, the results do take a little longer to see. Whereas, liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure, that will leave you out of commission for a few weeks, but you will notice results a lot faster.

If you or a loved one are interested in learning more about the art and benefits of CoolSculpting, contact our office today! One of our experts will gladly schedule a consultation with you in order to determine if CoolSculpting is the right procedure for you and your body.