Combining Non-Surgical Procedures for the Best Results

The holiday season is upon us, which means gatherings and parties are approaching quickly! While everyone wants to look and feel their best when spending time with friends and family, not everyone wants to undergo procedures that require downtime and recovery. Med Spa procedures, however, are nonsurgical, and therefore require little to no downtime while still addressing your “problem” areas. Read on for popular combinations of non-surgical procedures that can help you shine this holiday season!

Neurotoxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin)

Lines and wrinkles often pop up as we age and our collagen production decreases. Botox can help to diminish the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that are caused by repeated facial movement over time, which are usually on and around the forehead. Dermal fillers can soften the look of line and wrinkles around the nose and mouth and restore lost volume in the mid-face. These two treatments are often combined to help rejuvenate your entire look.

Chemical Peels + PRP

Sun damage, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration can be treated with chemical peels. Peels come in three different strengths, superficial, medium, and deep, to address different levels of aging. PRP treatments, which uses your own platelet-rich plasma to help stimulate collagen production in the skin, can be done after chemical peel treatments to help further improve your skin strength and radiance for a beautiful complexion.

CoolSculpting + Skin Tightening

CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical procedure that uses controlled cooling technology to freeze and kill unwanted fat cells. While this procedure can eliminate stubborn fat pockets, it cannot address sagging skin. This is why laser skin tightening is a great treatment to add to CoolSculpting! Laser skin tightening heats deep tissues to stimulate collagen production to tighten sagging or loose skin. There is little to no downtime needed for both CoolSculpting and laser skin tightening treatments, making them great options for those with busy schedules.

If you are interested in learning more about our med spa treatments, contact our office in Latham, NY today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chao.

How to Contour Your Body Without Surgery

Has diet and exercise failed to give you the slim figure you’ve wanted for so long? Stubborn fat could be the issue! Pockets of stubborn fat can be nearly impossible to get rid of on your own, often requiring plastic surgery to treat. In the past, invasive procedures like a tummy tuck or liposuction were the only way to do this, but now you can benefit from these nonsurgical, noninvasive procedures to eliminate stubborn fat for good!

Freeze Fat Away

CoolSculpting uses the latest fat freezing technology to destroy stubborn fat cells for good. Stubborn fat on the abdomen, back, upper arms, thighs, under the chin, and more can be treated with CoolSculpting. Besides some intense cooling in the first few minutes, your treatment with CoolSculpting will be completely comfortable, allowing you to sit back and relax while the applicator targets your area of concern. After a few hours, your treatment will be complete, and you are free to return to your normal routine, unlike a surgical procedure that requires downtime and post-op care. Over the next several weeks, your body will naturally eliminate the destroyed fat cells, never to return.

Ultrasound Energy to Destroy Fat Cells

UltraShape uses gentle ultrasound energy to target fat cells, causing them to release fat. The fat is then processed and eliminated naturally through the body. The process is completely comfortable, with no anesthesia, incisions, or needles involved! After about an hour or less, your treatment session is complete, and you can return home with no required downtime. A few weeks from your first session, you can begin to notice your target area shrinking as destroyed fat cells are processed. Like CoolSculpting, once these fat cells are eliminated, they won’t be returning! We recommend two to three sessions for optimal results from treatment with UltraShape.

To start your body contour procedure process without surgery, contact our office today.

The Benefits of Facial Fat Grafting

Have you ever wished you could take fat from one area of your body, and place it somewhere else? Well, that’s essentially what happens with facial fat grafting. If you notice your face losing volume as you age, you might consider facial fat grafting and the many benefits it has to offer.

Reduce Fat in Other Areas

To begin the fat grafting process, liposuction techniques will be used to harvest fat from another part of the body. Liposuction is a commonly requested procedure that uses tiny incisions to remove stubborn fat from almost anywhere on the body. Most individuals have an abundance of excess fat in their abdomen, hips, and buttocks that can be used for fat grafting. When you choose to have a facial fat-graft, you also receive the slimming benefits of liposuction in one of these areas!

Restore Facial Volume

Once your fat has been harvested and purified, it can be injected into the target area. The fat can be used to reshape the chin, restore lost volume in the cheeks, enhance the lips, or fill hollow areas beneath the eyes. The results are natural looking facial definition with improved contours. Your face will be looking rejuvenated and youthful after receiving a fat graft.

A Natural Filler

Dermal fillers are used in many of the same ways as fat grafting, however, fat grafting offers a more natural solution by using your own body fat, rather than man-made gel. A fat graft also offers longer lasting results, while fillers are temporary and require follow-up sessions to maintain. After your fat-graft, your face will continue to naturally age with the rest of your body.

To learn more about facial fat grafting or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chao, contact our office today.