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Slim These 6 Unexpected Areas With Fat Reduction Treatments

CoolSculpting Treatment Areas

Despite diets and strict exercise regimens, many of us have stubborn fat that we can’t seem to get rid of. CoolSculpting technology uses this controlled cooling to target and kills these fat cells, naturally eliminating them from the body in the weeks that follow.

This unique technology cools and freezes the unwanted fat cells without surgery or downtime that results in a visible reduction of fat. The treated problem cells are gone for good, creating an ideal non-invasive long-term treatment.

Slim these six unexpected areas with the world’s #1 non-invasive fat-reduction treatment.

Thighs

One of the most commonly treated areas for CoolSculpting is stubborn fat on the inner and outer thighs. CoolSculpting comes with multiple applicator sizes in order to fit specific areas that you’re looking to tone and tighten. CoolSculpting is specifically designed for unwanted fat the resists diet and exercise and as such is more of a non-surgical alternative to liposuction than it is a weight loss solution.

Upper Arms

Many of us did not think about how age would impact our arms until, of course, we started noticing the skin getting looser and floppier. With CoolSculpting, the unique CoolSculpting Advantage Petite applicator was explicitly designed for this problem area. Loose arm skin and fat can be naturally frozen away, restoring your arms back to the contour you remember and love.

Bra and Back Fat

Did fat pockets under your bra just start popping out, making you self conscious in certain outfits? The good news is CoolSculpting can not only get rid of it, but the specifically designed Cool Advantage and Cool Advantage Plus Applicators can do it in a safe, non-invasive manner. This treatment safely and naturally kills the fat cells immediately below the surface of your skin. The dead fat cells are processed through your lymph system, leaving your back and bra area without the bulge.

 Stomach

No one loves stubborn love handles and extra abdominal fat. Regardless of diet and exercise, unwanted stomach fat loves to stick around. CoolSculpting can naturally eliminate unwanted belly fat while flattening and accentuating your abs. As a result, you can achieve that highly-desired hourglass shape without a single situp.

Under the Butt

If you look in the mirror and see an extra layer of skin underneath where your bum would typically end, you have the dreaded banana roll. Thankfully, CoolSculpting can not only make this extra and undesirable bulge go away, but there’s a specific tool to help. The Cool Advantage Plus Applicator was specifically designed for this part of the body.

Knees

At some point, the skin above the knee inexplicably starts to sag, but it doesn’t have to stay this way. With CoolSculpting’s Cool Advantage Petite Applicator, you can freeze the sag and fat away. This application leaves you with the sculpted and contoured legs you want – and deserve. The knee treatment area includes the fat area above the knee or distal thigh.

Double Chin

Say goodbye to your double chin with the most popular non-invasive double chin removing procedure. Extra skin on the chin and neck is eliminated with the Cool Advantage Petite. This tool was specially designed to treat this problem area.

Love Your Body Again With CoolSculpting

One of the best features of CoolSculpting is that it can treat many areas of the body to give you the shape of your dreams. Are you ready to start seeing your problem areas disappear? If so, it’s ready to contact Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule your consultation appointment for CoolSculpting.

The Best Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment For Sun Damaged Skin

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Did your skin have a little too much fun in the sun this year? As summer comes to an end, you may be looking into the mirror and seeing a sun-damaged complexion staring back at you. While other lasers promise to treat hyper-pigmentation and blemishes, only PicoSure uses pressure to deliver impressive results without pain, discomfort, or downtime.

Achieve a youthful and refreshed appearance for fall with PicoSure Laser Skin Resurfacing.

PicoSure Laser For Skin Rejuvenation

FDA approved for skin rejuvenation, PicoSure Laser Skin Resurfacing offers the most advanced laser skin treatment in Hinsdale for the removal of skin imperfections. PicoSure gently delivers ultra-short pulses that penetrate and break down damaged skin cell layers until a smoother and healthier skin is achieved. The treatment promotes collagen and elastin production while stimulating a non-traumatic tissue healing response.

PicoSure is a quick and easy non-surgical and non-invasive laser skin treatment that focuses on problem areas in fewer treatments. Unlike lasers that rely on intense heat energy that leads to pain and significant redness, this gentle treatment provides impressive results without discomfort.

Laser skin rejuvenation has anti-aging benefits as aging skin layers peel away. Skin resurfacing can be applied to the face, neck, chest, legs, arms, and hands.

Causes of Skin Discoloration

Melanin is what gives our skin its color. Pigmented lesions, including sunspots, age spots, and brown patches, are dark in color because the melanin is concentrated in one specific area of the skin. While post pigmented lesions come from sun exposure, others can be something a patient has from birth. Hormonal changes, age, and sun exposure are all common factors and can induce pigment changes in the skin.

Treating Skin Imperfections

Lasers can remove a variety of unwanted skin pigmentation. During your consultation appointment, our practitioner will put together a treatment regime that specifically targets your pigmentation issues to help you achieve the skin you desire.

PicoSure Laser Skin Resurfacing is a safe non-surgical procedure that diminishes the appearance of skin imperfections, including:

  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Brown spots
  • Brown patches
  • Fine lines
  • Freckles
  • Melasma
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Stretch marks
  • Wrinkles

What To Expect During Treatment

Lasers remove a variety of unwanted pigment. Age spots, freckles, and brown patches can all be removed with PicoSure. During your consultation, our practitioner will put together a treatment regime to help you achieve the pigment-free skin you desire. Most patients find the treatment tolerable and do not require any numbing cream or anesthesia. PicoSure delivers energy in ultra-short bursts, and patients often compare the laser pulse to a snap of a thin rubber band. The procedure can be performed in as little as 15 minutes or less, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Key benefits include:
  • Safe and highly effective
  • Minimal discomfort or pain
  • Little or no side effects
  • Requires fewer treatments
  • Removes skin imperfections
  • No injury to surrounding skin

Treatment Sessions May Vary

Improve the look of your skin and achieve a more youthful appearance by removing pigmented lesions in only a few treatments. Darker, deeper, and broader pigmented lesions may require additional treatments to achieve your desired results. Treatment intervals are 2-4 weeks but can be up to 8 weeks for darker skin types. Each patient is unique and will be evaluated by Laser Aesthetic Center before beginning any treatment.

Revitalization Results You Can Count On

If you’re ready to achieve revitalization results that you didn’t think were possible, call Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule a consultation appointment. With PicoSure Laser Skin Resurfacing, younger, healthier-looking skin is only a treatment away.

How Many Ultherapy Treatments Will I Need?

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Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that improves, tightens, and lifts loose skin in the face and other parts of the body. This popular alternative to treatments including Botox stimulates your natural collagen production, and benefits patients of any age – even if you are in your 30’s!

Still need convincing? The optimal number of Ultherapy treatments required to maintain your results may surprise you.

 

Ultherapy: The Natural Way to Lift and Firm

Our skin is made of many layers bound together with compounds that work together to create a firm and youthful complexion. Collagen, a protein that helps our skin hold its structure, is one of the main compounds that create tight and firm skin. As we age, our natural supply of collagen begins to decrease, and our skin becomes lax and sagging. Following Ultherapy, our patients look years younger without ever enduring the pain and time commitment required when recovering from a facelift. 

 

Ultherapy is an excellent option for regaining lost collagen by:

  • Replacing collagen lost through the natural process of aging
  • Reversing the signs of aging including sagging, drooping, and loose skin
  • Stimulating your body’s natural collagen production levels

 

The Optimal Number of Treatments

Most patients will only require one Ultherapy session; however, some will benefit from additional treatments. The optimal number of treatments your skin needs will depend on how much laxity you have and how your body responds to the ultrasound and the collagen-building process. The number of treatment lines depends on the surface area of the lower face and mid-face, neck, and jowls. This number is typically around 400 to 750 lines of treatment, which will complete the neck and the whole face. In addition, age plays a factor.

 

It is recommended that patients return for additional Ultherapy treatment at the onset of skin laxity. Maintaining your results with additional treatments will help you achieve a natural appearance and avoid undergoing additional procedures to tighten your skin. After your first treatment, we will be able to establish how well your body responds to treatments. Follow-up appointments will then be scheduled based on your goals for the procedure and how long your results last. 

 

Seeing Results Can Take Time 

Ultherapy’s unique procedure works by triggering your body’s natural production of collagen. Over time, new collagen will gradually firm and lift your skin. The process of stimulating collagen production can take between three to six months. Following your initial treatment, you may see a minor difference in the firmness of your skin; however, significant changes in the firmness of your skin will appear in the months following your procedure.

 

How Long To Expect Results

Ultherapy can treat the deep foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery; however, it will not duplicate the same results of a facelift. Ultherapy is, however, an excellent alternative for patients who are not ready to commit to surgery or patients who are looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery. Since Ultherapy stimulates your collagen production, how long the results last ultimately depends on you. New collagen production will be stimulated on the inside, but your body’s natural aging process will ultimately dictate how long your results will be visible on the exterior. 

 

Making Your Results Last 

With a proper skincare routine, your Ultherapy results can last for up to one year following treatment. It is advised to maintain a healthy skin care regimen, including the application sunscreen and general care of your skin. It’s also important to keep in mind that results will vary with each person, so future touch-ups can help to slow down the aging process if needed. 

 

Is Ultherapy The Right Treatment For You?

Before beginning Ultherapy, Laser Aesthetic Center recommends that Hinsdale patients first be seen for a consultation appointment. During this appointment, you will be asked simple questions regarding your medical history, and an examination will be performed to determine if Ultherapy is the right treatment for you. 

While the effects of Ultherapy will not equal that of a facelift, many of our patients are so pleased with their results that they ultimately decide not to have a facelift. Ultherapy treatments can be continued for years as an excellent alternative to a surgical facelift. Is Ultherapy the right treatment for you? Call Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule your consultation appointment!

CoolSculpting: The Ultimate Beach Accessory

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Did you make a promise to yourself back in January that this would be the summer you finally feel comfortable in a bathing suit? If so, you’re likely wondering where the time went. It’s not too late to indulge in a little body contouring before summer officially comes to a close. CoolSculpting offers the ability to slim and smooth the body without any required surgery or downtime.

Make the most of those final warm-weather days and achieve the ultimate beach body with CoolSculpting.

Freeze Away Unwanted Fat

CoolSculpting works differently than any other type of body contouring procedures in today’s market. Rather than using suction or heat to eliminate fat cells, CoolSculpting uses a revolutionary process known as cryolipolysis. This Targeted cooling treatment uses cryolipolysis to destroy fat cells so that the body can naturally eliminate them. The procedure requires no use of heat or surgery to sculpt the body leading to a lesser risk of damage to the surrounding skin and tissue.

Dramatic and Long-Lasting Results

CoolSculpting treatments can entirely destroy targeted fat cells. This creates a permanent method of body contouring, allowing for your CoolSculpting results to last indefinitely. Once CoolSculpting kills off fat cells, they do not regenerate and return. However, if you gain weight after your treatment, you may regain fat in the treated areas or other areas on the body. Destroying existing fat cells will not prevent new fat cells from appearing. A healthy lifestyle is vital to preserving the results achieved from CoolSculpting. A person who does not exercise or maintains an unhealthy diet may soon see the fat return to treatment areas.

If new deposits of fat do form in the future, additional treatments can be performed to preserve your positive results.

No Vacation Time Required

Traditional fat removal procedures, such as liposuction, have changed a lot over the years. While they are less invasive than they used to be, they still require incisions and some type of surgery. This means that, even though you’ll be getting the results you want, your vacation time will be used for resting, recovering, and healing to be able to show off your new summer body.

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that requires little or no discomfort during and after the procedure. No general anesthesia is required, which means your risk of side effects and post-procedural symptoms are incredibly minimal. Patients can typically return to their regular activities immediately following treatment without any telling signs that they just had a body contouring procedure. Save your precious vacation time for fun in the sun with a body sculpting treatment that can be easily fit into your daily routine.

There’s Still Time

You may not see immediate dramatic results from your CoolSculpting procedure before the end of summer. However, the benefits of CoolSculpting aren’t just summer accessories. The holiday season is well on its way, meaning months of gatherings with family and friends. Now is the ideal time to begin looking and feeling your best. Some patients start to see results as soon as three weeks, with the most dramatic results within two to three months. You can help to maintain, or even further your results by adopting a regular exercise routine and altering your diet to include healthier food choices.

You’ll Thank Yourself Next Summer

If you’ve put off focusing on your summer body, and have unwanted problem areas of fat on your body, CoolSculpting is just the treatment you need. The results achieved from CoolSculpting are considered permanent, meaning your results will last for all of your summers to come. Laser Aesthetic Center can help you to achieve your summer body in just a few short weeks, so what are you waiting for? Call today to learn more about why CoolSculpting is the ultimate beach accessory.

Is It Too Late For Preventative Botox?

Man Having Botox Treatment At Beauty Clinic

When it comes to warding off wrinkles, prevention is key. Using Botox treatments to inhibit the development of fine lines and wrinkles, in addition to training facial muscles to behave differently, is incredibly efficient.

Unwanted frown lines, crow’s feet, and expression wrinkles are all due to the repetitive folding of the skin. By injecting earlier, you can keep unflattering wrinkles from forming in the first place, rather than attempting to fix them after they’ve already developed.

How Preventative Botox Works

Your muscles move when the nerves receive a transmission to the brain. As a result, the brain sends back a response telling the nerves how the muscles should move and react. Botox works by effectively blocking the muscle-nerve transmissions to the brain. As a result, the brain is unable to respond, leaving the injected muscles paralyzed in the process. The injected muscles don’t contract, and this allows the wrinkles to relax and soften.

Preventative Botox is ideal for wrinkles that come from the constant contraction of muscles. These muscles are most commonly referred to as “the 11’s” between the brows, horizontal lines across the forehead and crow’s feet. Botox can be a useful tool for preventing these wrinkles from forming in the future because wrinkles result from the repetitive movement of the skin. Botox injections at an early age can keep wrinkles from happening in the first place, rather than attempting to erase already present wrinkle formations.

The Right Time To Start Injections Is Different For Everyone

While there isn’t a blanket-statement age for which patients may want to begin Botox injections, most experts can agree that the ideal age varies from person to person. Every patient uses their facial expressions differently. While some may use their forehead regularly with etched-in lines beginning to form in their 20’s, others rarely use their forehead at all. Genetics and the overall health of your skin are factors to take into consideration. The best time to start treatment is before lines begin to appear.

Treatments That Extend Botox Results

Botox and dermal fillers complement many other excellent skin rejuvenation treatments because they work in different ways.

Botox can be combined with other treatments at Laser Aesthetic Center, including:

HydraFacials – Great for all skin types, the HydraFacial treatment is not only highly effective at improving the overall health of the skin, but it is also excellent for remedying fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, and texture. The HydraFacial is a non-invasive, multi-step treatment that combines the benefits of next-level hydradermabrasion, a chemical peel, painless extractions and unique delivery of Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, and Peptides. Restore your skin to its healthiest state by removing impurities and replenishing your skin with essential nutrients.

Chemical Peels – Chemical peels are another excellent option that focuses on improving skin tone and texture alongside the wrinkle-fighting powers of Botox. Chemical peels are ideal for treating superficial wrinkles as the exfoliants in the peel remove the damaged outer layers of the skin.

Laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Treatments – Botox injections focus on reducing the appearance of deep-set wrinkles on the upper face. Laser treatments focus on the overall quality of your skin, stimulating the skin to begin producing collagen as a way of healing itself. IPL treatments can be a great compliment to Botox by helping to treat the finer wrinkles that appear or other texture abnormalities of the skin.

Dermal Fillers – Both Botox and dermal fillers reduce the appearance of age-related lines and wrinkles; however, they work in different ways. Where Botox targets muscles, dermal fillers do just as their name implies. Dermal fillers are injected into or under the skin to fill lines and wrinkles while restoring facial structure and volume loss due to aging.

Botox Alone Won’t Prevent Aging Skin

Once unwanted lines and creases have become permanent, they become more challenging to minimize. Prevention is key to your combat against wrinkles, but Botox alone won’t prevent your skin from aging. It’s vital to protect your skin from the sun by applying sunscreen, wearing a hat when outside, and to maintain a balanced skincare routine.

Caring for your skin has more significant benefits than just slowing down the aging process. When used in combination with Botox, healthy skin will allow for Botox results to look better and last longer. Is it too late for preventative Botox? Call Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule your complimentary Botox consultation.

The Secret To Timing Botox Treatments

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Whether you’re looking into Botox or Dysport injections for the first time, or if you have already had experience with the process, understanding the secret to timing your treatments is vital in maintaining wrinkle-free skin. It’s always essential to have a firm understanding of how these treatments work and what you can expect from long-term sessions.

Too much Botox in a short period can cause facial paralysis, muscle drooping, or worse, lead to botulism. Read on to learn how to space out your treatments properly to prevent your unwanted wrinkles from returning while avoiding complications.

How Botox Works

Muscle movements occur when muscle nerves send a transmission to the brain. The brain then sends back a response telling the nerves how their muscles should react. Repetitive moment leads to the formation of wrinkles in the skin that covers the muscles.

Botox works by blocking muscle nerve transmissions to the brain. As a result, the brain is unable to respond, leaving the injected muscles paralyzed, leading to the illusion of unaged skin. Botox is most commonly injected around or on the forehead, around the eyes, and at the corners of the lips where the face is most prone to wrinkles.

Maintaining Wrinkle-Free Skin

How often your skin requires Botox treatments and how long your results will last differs from person to person. In general, Botox and Dysport effects wear off after four to six months. While the answer to how long your skin will stay wrinkle-free will be unique, certain factors can make a difference in how well your face receives Botox and how long your results will last.

Factors To Take Into Consideration

Skin Type – The type of skin you have may change how frequently you can have Botox or how often you will need injections. Your skin’s texture, color, and tone are all taken into consideration during the evaluation process.

Age – Your age plays a key role in the recommended frequency with which you’ll need Botox or Dysport treatments. As you age, your skin loses elasticity, so more frequent treatments will be required to maintain the appearance of your results.

Skin Condition – Skin that is in relatively good shape with minor fine lines and wrinkles won’t require Botox treatments as frequently as skin with severe lines and deep wrinkles.

Lifestyle – Lifestyle choices, including smoking, affects the success rate of Botox treatments. Continuing smoking throughout Botox treatments will have a negative impact on the longevity of your results. Additionally, alcohol consumption may also impact how long your results last.

Type of Injection – The type of injection you receive will affect the frequency of treatments, too. It’s always recommended to have an initial exam performed by an M.D., PA, or NP before any injections to ensure you are receiving the correct type of injection for your specific treatment area.

Establishing Realistic Expectations

Before receiving any cosmetic injection, it’s essential to understand that Botox and other injections are not a permanent solution for eliminating lines and wrinkles. Cosmetic injections temporarily block the signals from nerves to the muscles, and these treatments only offer temporary results. A lower dose is recommended for an initial treatment to determine how your body responds to Botox. Several sessions are required to establish an ideal treatment schedule.

Think Long-Term

Over time with regular Botox injections, the muscles in your face or other parts of your body often begin to train themselves based on the therapy. This allows for the amount of time between injections to be extended for long-term treatment plans.

Always choose a doctor who has experience and is knowledgeable about Botox before having any injections administered. If you are considering Botox or other injections to treat your fine lines and wrinkles, we invite you to schedule a consultation appointment with Laser Aesthetic Center to discuss your expectations.

5 Non-Invasive Treatments You Had No Idea Men Were Getting

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Non-invasive cosmetic treatments are continuing to grow in popularity, and not just amongst women. The modern man is also interested in addressing the signs of aging while maintaining a masculine appearance. Men tend to have their own specific set of aesthetic concerns, including stubborn fat pockets and fine lines and wrinkles.

Here are the top 5 non-invasive cosmetic treatments you had no idea that men everywhere are getting.

 

Laser Hair Removal For Excessive Hair Growth

Laser hair removal is an excellent non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can make a man look younger and more attractive by removing excess body hair. The treatment works by damaging the hair follicles with intense pulsed light. The procedure can typically be performed in less than an hour, depending on the treatment area. Men who utilize laser hair removal often use the procedure to remove, or even simply thin out, hair from their shoulders, back, chest, stomach, and face. Several sessions are required to achieve optimal and lasting results.

 

Body Contouring to Slim Love Handles

When eating a healthy diet and working out isn’t enough to a man that trimmed, sculpted look, one non-surgical and clinically proven treatment will. Remove unwanted fat from specific areas while toning and tightening the skin with CoolSculpting. Focusing on a particular problem area of the body, such as love handles or the stomach, CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis technology to freeze subcutaneous fat cells without harming the surrounding skin and tissue. Subcutaneous fat is the pinchable fat that sits just underneath the skin. After the CoolSculpting treatment has destroyed the targeted fatty tissue, the body then eliminates the fat cells through the lymphatic system.

 

Botox to Decrease Wrinkles and Sweat Stains

Easily the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure that you had no idea men were getting is Botox. Primarily used to reduce the signs of aging, Botox works by relaxing the tensed facial muscles that cause wrinkles, fine lines, and crows feet. Botox can also be utilized to reduce excessive armpit sweating, making it the perfect injection for every man. This 10-minute procedure allows patients to return to normal activities immediately, and the effects of Botox last between 4-6 months on average.

 

Chemical Peels For Smoother Skin

The modern man knows that men’s skincare products and procedures allow for achieving a younger, healthier, and more attractive appearance. Chemical peels for smoother skin are one of the most popular methods of achieving a man’s ideal skin. Chemical peels work by removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells, unveiling the fresh skin cells that lie beneath. The chemical solutions used are FDA cleared and gentle in removing the top layer of skin cells.

 

HydraFacials to Rejuvenate

The HydraFacial is a non-invasive treatment designed to resurface the skin, while gently washing the pores and hydrating the skin. By using a unique spiral design, a combination of nutrients and hydrating serums are applied, along with a deep cleaning process. The skin is cleansed and exfoliated by infusing highly beneficial products to cure most facial issues.

Male clients generally report noticeable skin changes after the first treatment, and the results will last for five to seven days. Men love seeing substantial results from the HydraFacial, including eliminating fine lines, lightening dark spots, and reducing acne breakouts.

 

Treatments For Men In Hinsdale

With treatment options like these, it’s easy to see why so many men in Hinsdale are opting to address their insecurities and areas of concern. Non-invasive treatments can offer exceptional results, with little-to-no downtime, and an affordable price tag. Contact Laser Aesthetic Center today to discover what treatment is right for you.

How Much Weight Loss To Expect With CoolSculpting

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Unwanted fat that doesn’t seem to waver regardless of diet and exercise plagues almost everyone. Even healthy, active adults who maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly aren’t immune to problem areas. When you’re in search of a way to eliminate unwanted fat, CoolSculpting is the fat-freezing solution. However, fat reduction is not the same thing as weight loss, and here’s why.

 

Fat Reduction Vs. Weight Loss

Many patients interested in CoolSculpting are surprised to learn that weight loss and fat reduction are not the same thing. The number of fat cells in our bodies becomes a set number at some point during our teenage years. Losing or gaining weight does not increase the number of fat cells; however, it changes the size of those fat cells. As you gain weight after your teenage years, you are increasing the size of your existing fat cells rather than gaining new ones.

Losing weight through dieting and exercise makes the existing fat cells within your body smaller. Regardless of the amount of weight you lose, you will never make the fat cells disappear entirely.

The Facts of Fat

The best way to understand why some bulges don’t seem to budge regardless of diet or exercise is to understand the basics of fat cell physiology. Gender, hormones, and genetics all determine how many fat cells you have and where on the body those fat cells distribute. For women, the body typically distributes more fat cells to the thighs, buttocks, and hips. This fat distribution allows for an energy to be created and preserved in preparation for pregnancy. For men, the body tends to distribute more fat cells to the stomach, flanks (love handles), chin, and chest.

These pre-dispositioned fat cells may also hold on to fat more effectively in some regions of the body. Problem areas typically have a greater distribution of fat cells, and stubborn fat deposits may seem impossible to eliminate.

 

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive and clinically proven procedure that selectively reduces fat layers in problem areas using patented cooling technology. The procedure is entirely safe and has been FDA approved to remove unwanted fat cells in the body. This unique treatment option reduces bulges without causing any harm to the surrounding tissue. The procedure involves no needles, surgery, or downtime, and is non-invasive, leaving you to return to your daily activities immediately following treatment.

 

Fat Cells After CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a fat reduction treatment that actually reduces the number of fat cells from the body, rather than just changing their size. Through CoolSculpting fat-freezing, you will see a reduction of fat cells in the specific treatment areas by 20-25%. The fat cells that are frozen are naturally processed and eliminated, and they won’t migrate to other areas within your body.

Unlike other fat-removal procedures, CoolSculpting will not change the fat cells in untreated areas. The CoolSculpting procedure is able to reduce the number of fat cells in the treated areas. Fat cells that no longer exist will not grow or shrink with weight loss or weight gain.

 

Find Out If Fat-Freezing Is Right For You

CoolSculpting is an effective and safe way of removing unwanted fat when done correctly. However, the treatment is not for everyone, nor is it a quick-fix for weight loss. The ideal patient is someone who is at a stable weight and has some persistent, stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to regular diet and exercise.

To find out if fat-freezing with CoolSculpting is right for you, contact Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule a complimentary consultation appointment!

Lose the Beer Belly With CoolSculpting For Men

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Women aren’t the only ones reaping the benefits of CoolSculpting this summer. More men are fighting back against the dreaded dad-bod with the help of non-invasive treatments. Procedures like laser hair removal, Botox, and body contouring are becoming increasingly popular with the male demographic, and it’s simple to see why.

Say goodbye to problem areas and lose up to 25% of fat from the area of the body treated with CoolSculpting after just one treatment.

 

Why CoolSculpting Is Perfect For Men

When it comes to love handles, a beer belly, and stubborn fat, men feel just as self-conscious as women do about their problem areas. CoolSculpting can help to eliminate fat cells that commonly collect around the hips, buttocks, thighs, and stomach. Men can also utilize CoolSculpting for other problem areas, including the breast area to eliminate the unwanted “man boob” effect.  Eradicate stubborn areas of fat that you have been unable to lose from diet and exercise alone. CoolSculpting for men provides lasting results that are noticeable and proven to help you look and feel your best.

 

What Is Men’s CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure. An applicator is applied to the surface of the skin to deliver precise control of cooling, which then crystallizes and permanently removes the fat cells in specific areas of the body. The fat cells in the treated area are gradually eliminated through the body’s natural metabolic process. The result is a reduction in fat bulges that is visible in most patients as early as three weeks after treatment.

 

Treatment Areas For Men

Men’s CoolSculpting offers a revolutionary way to refine your abs, eliminate your love handles, or treat any other areas with excess fat. Your genetic makeup allows for some parts of the body to deposit more fat than others regardless of being active and eating well. In male patients, it’s most common to treat areas of the body, including:

  • Flanks, or “Love handles”
  • Upper stomach
  • Lower stomach, or “beer belly”
  • Under the chin, or “double chin”
  • Back areas
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Under buttocks
  • Upper arms
  • Knees

These common problem areas are where most men’s bodies retain fat regardless of a healthy lifestyle. The patented fat-freezing procedure allows for men to lose up to 25-40% of fat within just two sessions with results you will want to see for yourself.

 

A Safe Way To Freeze Fat

Men’s CoolSculpting is the only FDA cleared non-surgical fat reduction treatment. Over four million treatments have been performed worldwide, proving its safety and efficacy. CoolSculpting systems are the only devices that are specifically designed with safety measures already built in during men’s fat freezing procedures. If the skin sensors detect that you are getting too cold, the system automatically shuts down on its own, ensuring your comfort and safety.

 

Benefits Men Love

In addition to the great results you will see, another terrific benefit of CoolSculpting is that there is no downtime. You can head back to work, go golfing, or hit the gym as soon as your appointment is over. The procedure is not painful, unlike other cosmetic procedures involving surgery, like a tummy tuck or liposuction. The CoolSculpting treatment only takes around 30 to 45 minutes, enabling you to get you back to your busy life right away.

 

You Have Nothing To Lose But Fat

Most healthy men are great candidates for CoolSculpting. The best way to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you (or for the man in your life) is to schedule a Consultation appointment with Laser Aesthetic Center. During your consultation, our highly trained CoolSculpting experts can answer any questions you may have.

 

Does Your Melasma Make You Avoid the Sun? We Can Help!

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Melasma affects more than five million Americans annually, and the American Academy of Dermatology reports that women account for roughly 90% of those affected. It is a hormonal skin condition, but the exact cause is still being studied. Melasma does not fade naturally over time. In fact, it can actually worsen with sun exposure, but fortunately, there are several safe and effective treatment options to help in addressing the condition.

What Is Melasma?

Melasma is a dark skin discoloration that is caused by excessive melanin in the body. Found predominantly in women on sun-exposed areas of the face, the areas of the body that are most affected include the cheeks, forehead, chin, upper lip, and on the bridge of the nose. This very common skin disorder can be effectively treated with non-invasive skin treatments.

 

Who Is Most Often Affected?

Women with medium to darker skin tones are most affected by this skin disorder. Women experiencing hormonal fluctuations in pregnancy, or while taking contraceptive pills or hormone replacement therapy have a higher risk of developing this condition. The risk of developing melasma becomes even more significant for those over-exposed to sunlight, or whose skin has suffered chronic irritation from external sources such as chemicals, abrasion, or waxing.

 

What Does Melasma Look Like?

Melasma typically first appears as dark spots on the face that resemble sunspots or sun damaged skin. Later, it then develops into a more extensive mask-like coverage of the skin. The uneven brown-toned discoloration is found mostly on the cheeks, nose, lips, and forehead.

 

Is Pregnancy-Related Melasma Different?

Any changes in your hormones, whether from taking birth control or from being pregnant, can trigger melasma. Melasma during pregnancy is more commonly referred to as chloasma. While it will likely show in sun-exposed areas like on your face, occasionally, chloasma may show on the chest, arms, or hands. Studies show that 50-70% of pregnant women will experience some form of chloasma.

 

Is Melasma a Sign of Other Serious Skin Conditions?

Melasma is a cosmetic condition that is not linked to any other type of severe skin condition. As with any skin condition, you should be examined and diagnosed by your doctor to rule out any other possibilities.

Melasma will not:

  • Cause you pain or discomfort
  • Turn into skin cancer
  • Become contagious
  • Become infected
  • Be triggered by contact with other allergens

 

Non-Invasive Treatment Options

While no single treatment has proved to be effective for all patients attempting to treat melasma, a combination is often tried to achieve optimum results. Laser Aesthetic Center will evaluate your melasma with a digital skin analysis to design a custom course of treatment for you.

PicoSure Focus

The latest treatment for skin pigmentation uses the PicoSure Focus laser to target brown spots through a “photoacoustic” process similar to tattoo removal. Other benefits of the PicoSure Focus includes overall skin rejuvenation, improved texture, reduced pores, and reduced fine lines and wrinkles. A series of treatments every two to four weeks is recommended until your melasma begins to improve.

Chemical Peels

Exfoliating the skin through chemical induced peeling can deliver certain skin benefits, including reversing melasma and breakouts. Chemical peels are a well-known modality of treatment for melasma by controlling the exfoliation and removal of superficial lesions, followed by the regeneration of new epidermal and dermal tissues.

 

Don’t Let Your Melasma Keep You From Enjoying Your Life

Treating melasma involves a combination of a home care regime and professional treatments. It’s essential to have patience when treating melasma, as it is not something that can be cured, and only treated. With a combination of daily use of broad-spectrum sunscreen, reducing your sun exposure, and Laser Aesthetic Center, together we can help control your melasma.

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