RHA stands for “Resilient Hyaluronic Acid”. It is the latest injectable facial filler in the USA, and is now available in our office! It comes in three different forms, each having a different function in the face, depending on where it is used. It is great for the areas where expression lines form, like around the mouth, naso-labial lines and marionette lines. This is due to its more “stretchy” nature, which comes about by how it is produced. This can help lead to a more natural look. So far, we are loving the results!
A new study has been done and recently published (Feb 2021) in the AESTHETIC SURGERY JOURNAL, showing that four sessions of medical microneedling can increase dermal and epidermal density, dermal muscle, and facial skin elasticity. The study used high-resolution ultrasound, optical coherence tomography, transepidermal water loss, and micro-biopsies in order to assess the efficacy of the treatments. At three months, after four microneedling sessions, they were able to show 102% increased density of the dermis, 19% increase in epidermal density, and 28% increase in facial elasticity. THIS IS HUGE NEWS! On top of the great results that we see clinically, it is great to see that the science shows it as well.
Our patients are appreciating the benefits of increased muscle and decreased fat of the abdomen, up to 30% reduction of fat plus 16% increase in muscle mass of the treated area. Great also for lifting the buttocks and improvement of arms, calves, and thighs.
And now, there is even more reason to consider EMSCULPT treatment of the abdomen – especially for men. Many men have an excess of VISCERAL fat, which is really not able to be reached by nonsurgical treatments, or even by surgical liposuction. A study was just published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology in March of 2021 which showed by CT scan that visceral fat was also reduced by EMSCULPT treatment, an average of 14%. This is really phenomenal news! (And of course, it can also benefit women!)
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Dr. Sykes appears on a segment of the TV show “The Balancing Act” to discuss surgical versus non-surgical treatment of face and body. Hope you enjoy!
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It’s not too early to think about the beach. Do you have a stubborn spot you just can’t get rid of no matter how hard you diet and exercise? Ask us about Liposonix. Lose one inch in one hour with one treatment! Call our office to schedule your consultation.
Mary, our wonderful aesthetician, has begun doing dermaplaning. This is generally performed on a monthly basis, as a complement to facials or as a stand-alone treatment. It involves the use of a surgical scalpel, and the fine “vellus” hairs of the face and neck are gently removed. This also thoroughly exfoliates the face, yielding a healthy glow. In so doing, it also removes dead skin cells, which can act as a barrier to rejuvenative products, such as ZO or Skin Better Science. You will love the results!
In response to an increasing number of inquiries over the past few years, I have begun to perform labiaplasty, or feminine genital surgery. This procedure is generally requested for people who feel they have an excess of tissue in the genital area, which may cause problems with clothing, hygiene, sexual function, or just simply discomfort with appearance.