MedSpa Quiz: Laser vs. Injectibles. Which treatment is right for you? (Visit)
Author: Laser Skin & Wellness
If you’ve lost a lot of weight, it’s common to have excess skin and stubborn fat that won’t go away with even the strictest diet and exercise. If this is disheartening, it’s important to know that you have options. One of the best ways to reshape your body after losing weight is through body contouring, so here are some things to know about it and how it can help you hit your goals.
What is Body Contouring?
Body contouring is a type of cosmetic procedure that has the goal of slimming and refining your figure after you lose weight. Body contouring can be surgical (body lift or tummy tuck), minimally-invasive (liposuction), or non-surgical (EMSCULPT® or truSculpt™ iD). Body contouring usually addresses two different areas: loose skin left behind after you lose weight, and stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise.
Who’s an Ideal Candidate?
The most important factors to keep in mind when considering body contouring is your lifestyle and healthy habits. If you’ve recently lost weight, it’s important to make sure your weight has stabilized for at least six months before opting for body contouring. If you gain weight again or keep losing weight, it can negatively affect your results and require another procedure. You should have healthy habits established (to help you maintain your results!) and be non-smoking. During your consultation, you’ll discuss your health history to determine whether body contouring is right for you.
What is Recovery Like?
Depending on whether you opt for non-surgical or minimally-invasive options, you can expect some recovery after body contouring. Some options, like EMSCULPT®, don’t require any downtime and you can return to your regular schedule immediately after. During your consultation with our team, you’ll receive detailed instructions on what to expect after your unique procedure.
What Results Can I Expect?
With non-invasive body contouring options, it can take time for your final results to emerge. This might also mean that you’ll require a package of treatments for best results. Effective body contouring means a reduction in loose skin and fat, meaning you’ll achieve more defined contours and a slimmer figure. If your weight loss is too extensive, you may need to opt for surgical body contouring, so our team can give you the best idea of what to expect.
Schedule a Consultation
At Laser Skin & Wellness, we offer a selection of some of the best non-surgical body contouring options available. To meet with our team and learn more, we invite you to contact us by calling or filling out our online form.
While IV treatments have long been in use in emergency rooms, hospitals, and urgent care facilities, IV therapy is becoming increasingly popular as an elective treatment which suits a variety of uses. At Laser Skin & Wellness we do not offer IV therapy to treat any chronic or serious condition. We use IV therapy as a highly effective way to deliver vitamins, nutrients, and other supplements to the body helping to boost the patients’ own immune system.
What Makes IV Therapy Different?
IV Therapy is a method of delivering various supplements, such as key vitamins and medications, to the body. Introducing these supplements directly to the bloodstream means that they are 100% absorbed and immediately available to the body, maximizing their benefits.
Many patients who try IV therapy are also happy to find that it is much more comfortable than an IV administered in a traditional hospital setting. IV therapy treatment uses a smaller butterfly needle, which causes much less discomfort than a traditional IV needle.
Vitamin C IV Therapy
Vitamin C is extremely beneficial for the body and found in many foods such as citrus fruits like oranges or lemons. However, only about 18% of the vitamin C you take in through food or oral supplements in absorbed. While for most people this may be sufficient, it’s not uncommon for people to face health concerns that can improve by increasing vitamin C.
Vitamin C IV therapy is most commonly administered to alleviate side effects of chemotherapy, but the benefits of this treatment extend beyond these patients. Increasing your intake of vitamin C can help to boost your immune system, fight fatigue, improve your skin’s health and appearance, and more. This makes it a great option for anyone facing stress or who is looking to increase their immune response.
Glutathione IV Therapy
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant which consists of three amino acids: glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid. It works to protect your body from disease and injury by removing free radicals. Glutathione is ineffective when ingested orally because the stomach’s enzymes break apart the bonds between its three amino acids, which is why glutathione IV therapy is the best way to introduce this antioxidant.
Glutathione IV therapy is beneficial for patients with more severe health concerns including heart disease, cancer, dementia, epilepsy, and more. However, it is also beneficial for those who aren’t necessarily facing a significant health concern but still wish to improve their health, as glutathione is beneficial for immune health, energy levels, and improving the health and appearance of your hair, skin, and nails. It can also improve signs of aging, which are often caused by cell damage from a higher concentration of free radicals.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re interested in improving your health and wellness through IV therapy, schedule an appointment with Laser Skin & Wellness. Our experts will be happy to match your concerns with an effective treatment plan. Call or text (561) 641-9490 or request your appointment online.
Cosmetic surgery is a continually changing field with new procedures and treatments being available each year. One of the most popular methods of cosmetic treatment is with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are minimally invasive cosmetic treatments that rejuvenate the skin by treating aging signs such as wrinkles and lost volume. Sculptra® is an injectable volumizing product that is very different from dermal fillers and was approved for cosmetic use by the FDA. For the past 10 years, our team at Laser Skin & Wellness has been offering Sculptra® to our patients who wish to revamp their skin without the need for surgery.
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is an injectable product that helps to stimulate collagen for long-lasting results. The main ingredient in Sculptra® is poly-L-lactic acid which is classified as a collagen stimulator. This helps the skin look tighter, smoother, and firmer. You can enjoy the results from Sculptra® for up to two years or longer. Sculptra® is injected into the skin to diminish wrinkles, fine lines, and to restore fullness to aged skin. Some immediate results will be noticeable, but it can take a few months to see the most dramatic results as collagen production is rebuilding.
Targeted Areas for Sculptra®
Sculptra® is used for facial wrinkles and folds but it can also assist with hollow areas such as the temples. The Laser Skin & Wellness team will map out points of injection on your face to suit your concerns and improve your skin’s appearance. The total treatment time for Sculptra® is between 40 and 60 minutes to complete.
How Much Sculptra® will I need?
For the best results, most patients receive 2 to 3 treatments spaced over 4-6 month period. One vial per decade of life is typically the recommended protocol. For instance, a 40 year old patient would need a total of 4 vials, split into two treatments of 2 vials each, with 2 months in-between treatments. Then we recommend the Beauty Club for monthly treatments to maintain results and re-evaluation yearly.
Why Sculptra® over Dermal Fillers?
Patients love this treatment because of the beautiful, natural, long-lasting results and there is no downtime associated with the treatment. You can get right back to your day as soon as you leave the office except for heavy gym workouts for a few days. Some redness and swelling might be present for a few hours after Sculptra® injections. The big difference between Sculptra® and dermal fillers is that Sculptra® stimulates your own collagen and dermal fillers “fill” an area instantly and last for 9-12 months.
Learn More About Sculptra
If you are interested in learning more about Sculptra® and its effectiveness for turning back time, call us for a complimentary consultation. Call 561-641-9490 to schedule an appointment.
Microneedling is a versatile skin care treatment, making it a very popular choice for many of our patients. The treatment works by stimulating collagen production through a series of micro-injuries. At-home dermal rollers and other microneedling systems are available, however, these treatments are not as effective or safe as professional microneedling treatments.
At Laser Skin & Wellness, we have different options of RF Microneedling: the Vivace RF and the Morpheus8, which combines radio-frequency energy and microneedles to further stimulate collagen production and kill acne-causing bacteria. This system offers a variety of benefits to our clients.
Vivace RF and Morpheus8 Microneedling devices, are incredibly versatile treatments, useful for a wide range of skin concerns. They can be used to improve:
This wide range of uses means that Vivace RF and Morpheus8 Microneedling is suitable for many clients, regardless of their age, skin issues, skin types, or the area of the face or body they wish to treat.
While some more severe issues, such as significant excess skin or jowls, require surgery, microneedling is a good solution for those who want to improve their appearance and fight signs of aging without surgery.
Easily Customizable Treatments
Unlike other microneedling methods or systems, Vivace RF and Morpheus8 Microneedling is a highly customizable procedure. After examining your skin, a trained specialist will utilize specific settings for the system, such as the needle depth. This makes it a suitable and effective treatment for a wide range of patients.
Short Treatments and Minimal Recovery
Vivace RF and Morpheus8 Microneedling treatment is usually completed through a series of sessions to reach the clients goal result. Each of these sessions typically takes just over an hour, with 45 minutes of actual treatment time.
After treatment, recovery is very minimal. It’s normal to have some redness and tenderness in the treatment area, which most patients describe as similar to a sunburn. There isn’t any downtime associated with recovery, and you can return to normal activities if you choose.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about Vivace RF and Morpheus8 Microneedling, schedule a consultation with Laser Skin & Wellness. Call (561) 641-9490 or request your appointment online.
Patients who have undergone significant weight loss whether it be from diet, exercise, bariatric surgery, or post-pregnancy changes, often have some loose skin behind that is impossible to tighten up. This can leave them feeling defeated. At Laser Skin & Wellness, we offer a range of body contouring procedures that tightens loose skin and shapes it to fit the new body contour.
What is Body Contouring?
Body contouring refers to procedures and treatments that improve the appearance of skin and tissue by tightening and reshaping it. By undergoing body contouring treatments, we can help patients to shape their body and achieve their ideal look.
Types of Body Contouring?
At Laser Skin & Wellness, our team of experts offers body contouring treatments to help you feel confident. Body contouring works by tightening up the tissue and contouring it to the body’s form. Our body contouring methods are:
TruSculpt iD is a non-invasive liposuction option. It uses advanced technology to remove inches in the waist, bra fat, hips, and thighs without any surgery. It uses radiofrequency energy to heat the deep layers of fat. This triggers a cell response that eliminates a large portion of fat cells. Many patients see an average of 24% fat reduction within 12 weeks of treatment.
Ideal Contour is a noninvasive radio-frequency device that reduces the circumference of areas like the abdomen, arms, thighs, back, and bra fat. This treatment can also help to reduce cellulite, tighten, and firm skin. The device is gentle and comfortable. Most patients will feel the sensation of a warm, deep massage as the radio-frequency energy is delivered to the treatment area.
Emsculpt is a noninvasive treatment aimed at strengthening and firming muscles in the body. This is a great option that can define the abs and lift the buttocks. It uses HIFRM (high intensity focused electromagnetic) technology to create strong contractions in the treated area. By doing so, the muscle fibers become stronger which leads to the loss of excess fat and builds muscles.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have excess, loose skin and some stubborn fat deposits then look into a body contouring procedure. Along with these great treatments, we also offer weight management services and wellness services to help you stay healthy and fit. To get started, contact our office for a consultation appointment.
While there are many surgical and minimally invasive procedures that can help remove fat cells or contour the body, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a healthy weight. Many of our patients are interested in reaching a healthy weight by adopting a suitable diet or through some type of supplements, but are unsure of where to start or what solution may be most effective for them. Because everyone has a unique lifestyle and body type to consider, our expert technicians offer three types of weight loss plans to help our clients reach a healthy weight.
Customized Diet Programs
Most people at some point in their lives have tried a fad diet, and these typically lead to little success. That’s because these one-size-fits-all diets don’t address your individual needs. Laser Skin & Wellness offers customized diet plans that meet your needs, using scientifically-proven diet plans that will be effective for you. Our Nutrition Educators will supervise the entire process, checking in with you throughout your weight loss journey and creating custom menus that work for your body type, lifestyle, and eating habits.
Customized diet programs can include both specific menus and weight-loss methods such as the ketogenic diet, in which the body begins burning fat rather than carbohydrates, intermittent fasting, which relies on eating only during certain hours of the day, and a gut cleanse diet, which helps your digestive system heal and checks for any food allergies or sensitivities you may not be aware of.
It’s not uncommon for people to find that traditional dieting and exercise are not enough to meet their weight loss goals. In some cases, it can be beneficial to turn to supplementing with various injectable treatments to assist in fat breakdown and more. Our technicians can guide you to find out what the root cause of your fat retention may be, and suggest various injections to help address the issue. You may have a build up of fat in the arteries, which can be addressed through Methionine injections, for example. Or, you may also be dealing with an inefficient conversion of carbohydrates to energy, in which case Thiamine (or vitamin B1) may be a solution. Our technicians will work to understand the best plan to help you reach your healthiest self.
The HCG Diet is a plan that was first developed in the 1950s, and combines a strict eating routine and diet plan with injections of HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin. The plan consists of three stages:
Loading, a two-day period of eating high-fat, high-calorie foods
Weight loss, during which you restrict calories to 500 a day for 3-6 weeks
Maintenance, a three-week period of gradually increasing food intake.
This plan can be altered depending on the amount of weight you wish to lose.
Schedule a consultation
To determine the best weight-loss plan for you, schedule an appointment with one of our Health and Nutrition experts. Call (561) 641-9490 to learn more.
The HCG diet is a popular weight-loss regimen that pairs altered eating habits with HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin hormone injections. The diet allows for rapid weight loss of up to a pound a day without feeling exceptionally hungry throughout the plan. HCG dieting is completed in three phases:
Begin taking HCG and eat high-fat, high-calorie food for two days
Continue taking HCG and limit food to 500-600 calories a day for 3-6 weeks
Stop taking HCG and gradually increase food intake, avoiding sugar and starches for three weeks.
If you have a lot of weight to lose, you may be advised to follow the diet for longer periods of time and to repeat the three-phase cycle multiple times until you have reached your weight loss goal.
What is HCG?
HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone that is produced naturally by the body to help heal and maintain tissues. This hormone is protein-based and is typically associated with pregnancy, but has multiple restorative functions in the body.
What should I eat on the HCG Diet?
During the second phase of the HCG diet, it’s recommended that you eat 3 meals that each contains 4 ounces of lean protein, such as chicken or fish, and a serving of non-starchy vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli or cucumber. Also, you are allowed 2 small snacks mid-morning and mid-afternoon consisting of a breadstick or Melba toast or a serving of fruit, such as berries or an apple. Throughout the diet, you may also drink as much water, tea, or coffee as you wish.
To learn more about the HCG diet, schedule a complimentary consultation with Laser Skin & Wellness. Call (561) 641-9490 or contact us online.
Votiva is one of the latest innovations specifically for women’s health. It is a machine by InMode that provides many solutions to an array of concerns women have for vaginal health. This technology is safe, effective, and minimally invasive. At Laser Skin & Wellness, we are offering this new instrument to help women feel great once again.
What is Votiva?
Votiva is a workstation with a variety of machines included, all of which assist in providing a feminine makeover by addressing a range of concerns. Votiva uses radiofrequency energy to heat and stimulate the cells of the vagina and vulva. It increases collagen and elastin fiber production. The Votiva workstation includes three different technologies: the FormaV, Morpheus8, and Aviva. The FormaV helps to improve blood circulation to help with muscle relief pain and relaxation. This therapeutic device addresses sexual dysfunction. The Morpheus8 focuses on subdermal tissue remodeling, dermal treatment, and epidermal resurfacing. Aviva is a minimally invasive procedure that is an alternative to a traditional labiaplasty. Together, the Votiva machine can:
Enhance the vaginal tone, strength, and control
Tighten the vaginal canal
Increase sensation during intercourse
Reduce vaginal dryness
Reduce stress urinary incontinence
Improve the appearance of the labia
Who is a Candidate for Votiva?
Women of every age can benefit from Votiva. Many women experience changes in their feminine health due to childbirth and menopause. Loss of vaginal tone, vaginal dryness, and painful intercourse are all common concerns that women face. Votiva is an extremely versatile treatment that can help women feel normal once again.
How Long Does The Votiva Treatment Take?
Depending on your individual needs and concerns, the sessions last anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes. There is very little downtime associated with this treatment. Women will need to abstain from intercourse for at least 3 days following their Votiva sessions. Also, it is important to avoid hot tubs, pools, and baths for those 3 days as well. Your specialist at Laser Skin & Wellness will go over any and all questions you may have regarding this treatment during your consultation.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about Votiva and our feminine rejuvenation treatments, schedule a consultation with Laser Skin & Wellness. You can do so by calling or texting our Lake Worth, Florida office at (561) 427-0900 or request an appointment through our online form.
Increasingly, patients are choosing non-invasive cosmetic treatments over surgery. Dermal fillers are growing in popularity, as they can treat signs of aging such as wrinkles and lost volume without the long recovery periods associated with plastic surgery. In addition, dermal fillers can be used to augment the lips, nose, or earlobes.
At Laser Skin & Wellness, we offer a variety of dermal fillers including Restylane®, Versa, and Radiesse®. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about dermal fillers.
How Do Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers are typically made using hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that naturally occurs in the body and gives skin a plump appearance. Fillers are injected into the skin to increase fullness and regain a plump appearance. They can be used to build volume or to “fill in” wrinkles.
How Long Do Fillers Last?
The ingredients in dermal fillers are eventually broken down by the body, then safely and naturally flushed away. The results of filler injections are not permanent, but the duration varies between individual products. Some dermal fillers break down within six months, while others last up to two years.
Do Dermal Filler Injections Hurt?
Dermal fillers can be slightly uncomfortable, but topical anesthetic is typically applied to the treatment area to relieve pain from injections. Some brands of dermal filler products have anesthetic included in their formulas as well.
What’s the Difference Between BOTOX®/Dysport® and Dermal Filler?
BOTOX® or Dysport® and dermal fillers can be used to minimize wrinkles, but they work in different ways. BOTOX® or Dysport® temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles, so wrinkles can’t form or worsen as the patient makes facial expressions. Dermal fillers, however, plump the area they are injected into, effectively “filling in” the wrinkle. The Laser Skin & Wellness team will determine which injectable is best for you during a consultation.
Schedule a Consultation
To get started with dermal fillers, and to find out which product is right for your goals, schedule a consultation with Laser Skin & Wellness. Call our Lake Worth, Florida office at (561) 641-9490 or fill out our online form to request an appointment.
Laser skin resurfacing is one way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and tighten the skin in a minimally invasive treatment. The procedure is most commonly performed on the face. The Laser Skin & Wellness Center uses Fractional 1540 Laser technology to achieve skin resurfacing. Here, we’ll answer a few of the most common questions about this treatment.
How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?
Laser skin resurfacing treatment uses light energy to create hundreds of micro-columns of damage in the tissue. This stimulates natural collagen production in the treatment area, which strengthens the skin and helps to even out texture such as wrinkles, scarring, or enlarged pores. The treatment can be completed in as little as thirty minutes.
What is the Healing Process Like?
Healing from laser skin resurfacing treatment takes about one to two weeks to be fully complete. Immediately after treatment, the skin will look and feel similar to a sunburn. For that reason, it’s important that patients limit sun exposure and wear protective clothing and sunscreen until redness and puffiness subsides, usually after 48 hours.
Do Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments Require Multiple Sessions?
The number of sessions required to reach final desired results varies based on the severity of the patient’s wrinkles or scarring. Some patients only require a single treatment. Regardless, laser skin resurfacing is most effective if sessions are done four to six weeks apart.
Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Painful?
Each patients experience varies, based on pain tolerance. However, this treatment is generally well tolerated.
Can Laser Skin Resurfacing be Combined with Other Treatments?
Laser skin resurfacing is often combined with complimentary treatments such as Genesis, Titan, or injectables to achieve the best results. The Laser Skin & Wellness team will develop a custom treatment plan that’s right for you.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about laser skin resurfacing, and to see if it’s a suitable treatment for you, schedule a consultation with Laser Skin & Wellness. Call or text our Lake Worth, Florida office at (561) 641-9490 or request your appointment through our online form.