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Getting Your Body Ready For A New York Summer
Striving to get that dream body, along with perfect skin, can be a struggle for both men and women; the challenge only gets tougher as the summer moves on. Even with diet and exercise, sometimes, you will need an extra boost to help eliminate stubborn fat. The good news is, there are plenty of body contouring procedures and other cosmetic treatments to help you look and feel your best in time for this quarantine summer.
World-leaders in lasers, plastic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and skin cancer, the board-certified dermatologists and plastic surgeon of Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York offer both surgical and non-surgical procedures to improve your body’s contour and definition, as well as improve the appearance of your skin. With our main office in Manhattan, New York, as well as our office in Southampton, we have over 100 lasers and energy devices, more than almost any other practice in the country, and with thousands of articles published and hundreds of years of combined experience, we can fully customize every treatment to your precise needs for results that are natural and beautiful.
Body Contouring Procedures
While diet and exercise can address your overall weight, body contouring can effectively target pockets of stubborn fat that have accumulated between your muscle and your skin’s surface. Body contouring procedures can help shape and tone specific body areas, giving you curves and that smooth, tight-looking skin you desire.
The board-certified physicians, plastic surgeon, and clinical team at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York can help enhance your body shape and improve your self-confidence with the best cosmetic care available. 100% of our treatments are performed by our physicians, and we also offer more advanced liposculpture from our plastic surgeon. We are also focused on working through clinical trials and the development of leading-edge technologies to provide you with the best non-invasive and surgical body contouring treatments available. Examples include:
CoolSculpting is based on a process known as cryolipolysis, or controlled cooling. This technique freezes and destroys the fat without affecting other cells in the targeted area. Damaged cells are slowly digested by the body over several months and removed through the liver. The result is a significant decrease in fat cells, effectively smoothing out bulges of fat and improving the contours of your body.
The areas that can be treated by Coolsculpting are:
- Chest and Arms
- Abdomen and Stomach Area
- Love Handles
Our center in Manhattan, New York is the largest physician-run CoolSculpting Center in the New York City Metropolitan area. We offer patients five devices with all of the latest available applicators which allow our doctors to utilize two or more applications simultaneously, cutting your CoolSculpting treatment time in half (or even more if we use all 5 at once!).
The only FDA-cleared minimally invasive procedure clinically proven to clear the underlying causes of cellulite, Cellfina is a revolutionary treatment that offers dramatic and long-lasting results. It is based on a procedure called subcision, which utilizes a device the size of a needle to release the connective bands just under the skin. In just one treatment, Cellfina can significantly improve the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs.
An injectable primarily used to help restore a youthful appearance in those experiencing a loss of facial fat and skin laxity can also be utilized for body shaping. With proper technique, Sculptra injections can shape the side of the hips and buttocks to create a curvier profile. Results from Sculptra are very natural, as the augmentation is caused by the stimulation of your own collagen and connective tissue.
All our physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York have extensive experience with fillers and other injectables. We are leaders in the field of cosmetic dermatology and the largest users of fillers and injectables in the world.
Skin Tightening Treatments
Skin laxity occurs when your levels of collagen, a protein in your body that supports the skin and keeps it smooth and plump, begins to decline. When skin loses its elasticity and firmness over time (caused by aging and environmental factors), sagging skin can become a common concern as it results in additional aging symptoms such as wrinkles and deep creases. This is where skin tightening treatments come in. Our physicians use a variety of technologies and devices to help restore collagen production to tighten and firm the skin. These non-surgical treatments work deep into the dermal layers of the skin to promote changes to the skin at a cellular level. The result is skin that is naturally firmer and more youthful. Examples of lasers and energy devices used for skin tightening treatments include Thermage, Ulthera, Thermi, and Infini Genius. These technologies can treat lax skin in areas such as:
- Face, Neck, and Jowls
- Chest and Arms
Laser Hair Removal
In addition to tightening the skin, a quick and easy way to achieve smoother-looking skin is through a laser hair removal procedure. The physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York are pioneers in the development and testing of lasers in the area of long-term hair removal. With lasers such as GentleMax, hair follicles are effectively targeted and damaged, making it difficult for future hair to grow. These treatments leave the surrounding skin and tissue intact.
With over 100 lasers offered at our office, we have access to multiple laser devices able to treat skin of all colors, including black and other ethnic tones. These skin tones have a higher chance of scarring and hypopigmentation, so it is important to go to an expert with the right device and experience to treat your skin and hair types.
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves the placement of silicone or saline implants (inserted under the crease of the breast, around the nipple, or through the armpit) to increase breast size, enhance breast shape, or improve natural breast size symmetry. Our in-house plastic surgeon can help your breasts appear fuller and shapelier in contour, achieving a better-proportioned look. The recovery for this procedure is around 10 days and any post-operative pain, swelling, and sensitivity will diminish over the first few weeks.
Liposuction is a procedure that permanently removes excess fat deposits from areas such as:
- Upper arms
Lidocaine and a tumescent solution are injected to decrease bruising and bleeding. Our in-house board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lloyd Hoffman, will either perform Suction-Assisted-Lipectomy (SAL) which removes fat via a gentle suction action or Ultrasonic-Assisted Lipectomy (UAL) which uses ultrasound energy to liquefy the fat cells for easier removal. Recovery for this treatment usually takes a few days, but strenuous activity should be avoided for a month.
Also known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen. Skin is draped back over the newly tightened muscles with repositioned contours to create a smoother, more toned appearance. If you are in generally good physical shape but concerned about abdominal fat deposits and loose skin that no longer respond to diet and exercise, this procedure can potentially reduce or even eliminate a protruding abdomen. Recovery time ranges from two weeks to a few months.
Our plastic surgeon works with our patients and our board-certified dermatologists to help patients achieve all their aesthetic goals. Every effort is made to ensure that our patients make well-informed choices and achieve the best results possible, all within a comfortable and confidential setting.
Laser Tattoo Removal
If you want to eliminate any unwanted tattoos, laser devices are an effective way to remove body ink without anesthesia and with minimal downtime afterward. Featuring short pulses with high power and superior absorption, our lasers can remove complex tattoos without damaging the surrounding skin. Our physicians are world leaders in the field of tattoo removal and have been involved in the clinical development of many of the technologies used for this purpose.
New York laser tattoo removal typically requires multiple treatment sessions. The results will vary, depending upon the colors of the tattoo, the age of the tattoo, and the pigmentation of the patient. Different lasers are necessary to treat the various colors within a tattoo. These include:
Your tattoo will fade after each treatment. Full results will not become apparent until all treatment sessions are completed. After each treatment, you may resume your normal activities. Your skin may be red and tender, and healing will take place within a week as the tattoo begins to lighten.
Scars from injuries, medical conditions, trauma, and surgery can be a source of embarrassment which can affect your self-esteem. Fortunately, there are ways to effectively treat scars that will not require any incisions, anesthesia, or downtime. With more than 100 lasers in use at our practice, we can target your scars with precision and produce the best possible results. We can treat acne scars, red scars, brown scars, white scars, surgical scars, raised scars, and depressed scars on patients of all ages, including children.
Our laser scar treatment uses a variety of different laser devices to target the scar tissue without damaging the surrounding skin. We perform laser scar removal using these laser devices:
- V-Beam Perfecta
- Excel V
- Fraxel Re:store Dual
- Fraxel Re:pair
- Active FX and Deep FX
You may already see improvement in the days following your laser procedure, but most patients will require more than one session to achieve an optimal outcome. Most laser treatments won’t require much, if any, downtime after a procedure, but you might experience some mild redness for a day or two. See this study to review more information about revision of scars.
Schedule Your Body Contouring Treatment Today
Achieve the summer body of your dreams. Let one of the most prestigious and well-known dermatology clinics in New York help you trim the fat, sculpt your problem areas, and shape your curves with our customized body contouring treatments. To learn more about our cosmetic treatments, contact our Manhattan or Southampton offices in New York to schedule an appointment.
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