“The appearance of scars can be disturbing. While scar formation is a natural part of the healing process, many factors affect the severity of a scar including age, genetics, gender and ethnicity,” says Z. Paul Lorenc, MD, FACS, Medical Director for CryoShape™. “With the CryoShape technology, I’ve been able to offer patients the dramatic, life-changing results they’re looking for,” he says, the most brag-worthy part of the treatment: Only one brief session (10 minutes to an hour!) is needed for the dramatic results. Plus, there is little recovery time and virtually no risks surrounding the procedure (only local anesthetic is required and surrounding, healthy tissue is not affected). In 97% of the cases, scars did not return.
Scars are notoriously hard to treat. No matter where they’re located, deep, raised and red scars—like keloid or hypertrophic scars—can have a serious effect on self-esteem and body confidence. Luckily, a powerful, cutting-edge technique using the power of cold knocks scars down to size: CryoShape™.
CryoShape™ is a patented device for treating Keloid and Hypertrophic Scars. Keloid scars are raised or thickened scars that grow rapidly above the surface of the skin at the site of an injury and can be caused by acne, burns, chickenpox, body piercings or even scratches. In contrast, a hypertrophic scar is a flat or level scar, but it doesn’t grow like a keloid.
With the hand-held CryoShape™ device, physicians can destroy deep tissue using an extremely cold probe that is injected directly into the scar. Treating scars with cold freezes them from the inside, blocking blood circulation to the unwanted tissue, which reduces deep scar material. The procedure also softens and normalizes collagen within and surrounding the scar.
For more information on this procedure, contact New York City-based plastic surgeon Z. Paul Lorenc, MD, FACS
GET THE SKINNY ON THE LATEST CELLULITE TREATMENTS
Shira Ein-Dor, owner of the American Cellulite Reduction Center, breaks down the latest technologies in cellulite treatment. The key to great results says Shira and her professional team, is customization. “Often a new client will walk in the door and say she’s heard the buzz about a specific machine, and while it may be a good option, we like to personalize each appointment with a combination of treatments to maximize results.”
Bella Contour is FDA cleared for temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite and temporary improvement of local blood circulation. Ongoing clinical studies have shown positive results for body contouring and circumference reduction. Bella Contour does not damage the fat cells, but simply helps empty them. This allows the body to easily burn fat as an available source of energy, much like it burns protein and carbohydrates.
Best for treating abdomen, flanks, knees, thighs, and buttocks. It is best for someone that has fat, or combination of fat and cellulite.
Each treatment take about an hour. $450 for a single treatment.(One leg is one treatment; stomach is treated as a front and flanks in one treatment). Packages start at $340
VelaShape™ is the first and only FDA-cleared, non-surgical, alternative for cellulite and circumference reduction. The secret behind VelaShape is elos™- a unique technique that employs four modes of treatment to reduce the volume and appearance of fat tissues. These include Infrared light which heats the tissue down to the dermis, Radio frequency which heats the tissue down to the subcutis layer and Vacuum +/- massage mechanisms. This enables determination of location of target versus energy, together with other impacts.
Best for treating legs, buttocks and stomach. Price: First time $150. Regular treatment: $250. Package: buy 5 get one free.
The Lipomassage™ Treatment uses the mechano-stimulation to promote natural lipolysis by triggering the elimination of deep-seated fat tissue resistant to diet and exercise. The treatment is used to reduce fat and the appearance of cellulite without invasive surgery or aggressive lasers. After the very first session, the body seems re-sculpted and immediately feels lighter.
Best for treating the figure and for firming and smoothing skin. It can now be used to target specific body types and have a custom built program, i.e. Android, Gynoid, Cellulite, or total care.
Price: $150 a session, in a package as low as $100
The Endermolift™ Treatment uses the Endermologie® technique to re-densify the skin and erase the signs of aging. The treatment tones and lifts fine tissue in the face, neck and décolleté without invasive surgery or aggressive lasers.
Best for treating anyone over 25 who wants aglowing complexion.
Price: $150 a session, in a package as low as $100.
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