Ultrasonic Radio Frequency
Ultrasonic radio frequency treatment is a safe, non-invasive method that is effective in skin tightening. Loose skin around the forehead, eyes, cheeks, mouth, jaw line, jowls and certain other areas of the body are tightened. Ultrasonic radio frequency also reduces the appearance of cellulite. Skin tightening diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and improves the skin's tone and texture. The heat generated from radio frequency treatment causes tissue retraction by causing contraction of collagen fibers, which immediately tightens the skin. New collagen formation takes place over time (3-6 months). Visible improvement can be noticed within this time framework. Ultrasonic radio frequency treatment is also effective in improving blood and lymphatic flow and circulation.
Ultrasonic is a term that refers to sound frequency. The hand piece used during this treatment makes a subtle sound while it is vibrating. The ion vibration (positive and negative alternation of sound waves) produces a strong wave of pressure to fat cell membranes. A fat cell membrane usually cannot withstand this pressure causing the fat cell to explode into liquid content.
The liquid resulting from the fat cell destruction is eliminated from the body through the normal channels of the body's metabolism. Only fat tissues are affected by this configuration, leaving other tissues safe and normal. Generally, an ultrasonic cavitation treatment lasts 35 minutes when a single area of the body is treated. Most patients select treatment to be performed in the abdominal area, external and internal areas of the thighs, legs, back and buttocks. Typically, there should be 72 hours between treatments, as the body needs this time to eliminate the liquified fat. The recommended number of treatment sessions ranges between 6 and 10.
Laser hair removal
SHR or “super hair removal”, is the latest in laser hair removal equipment, technologically advanced for fast, effective and virtually painless hair removal. It is effective on virtually any area of the body. It is suitable for all skin types and is very popular due to its low-heat settings making it very safe and comfortable, unlike other hair removal techniques.
SHR is delivered via a hand held device operated by our trained technicians. It is always in motion and fires multiple shots (flashes of light) but at low Joules (energy). Research has shown that a slower, but longer heating process is considerably more effective for permanent hair reduction than high and short levels of energy. Using low energy but a high rate of repetition, the hair melanin, as well as the tissue of the stem cells, is heated with low energy at a slow pace and over a longer period of time to a comfortable temperature of 45 degrees Celsius.
Hair growth occurs in stages: 1) Early anagen, which is the onset of hair growth, followed by anagen, the active growth phase of hair follicles. During anagen, the root of the hair is dividing rapidly, adding to the hair shaft. During this phase the hair grows about 1 cm every 28 days. 2) catagen, which occurs after anagen, at the end of hair growth; and 3) telogen, when hair is resting and not growing. In order to insure that the hair follicle is being targeted at the various stages of hair growth, SHR hair reduction treatments are recommended in 4 week intervals. A gradual notice in the decline in hair population will be noticed, and before you know it you will be hair free! The average number of sessions needed can vary from 8-12. Rejuvenation clinic has recently acquired this technology, providing excellent results and extremely pleased patients
MOLE REMOVAL - SKIN TAG REMOVAL - MINOR CYST REMOVAL - IMPROVEMENT OF MINOR SCAR APPEARANCE
BRACHIOPLASTY (ARM LIFT)
Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper arms, resulting in a more toned and youthful appearance. This procedure is often sought after by individuals who have experienced significant weight loss, aging, or genetic factors leading to 'bat wings' or sagging upper arms.
During a brachioplasty, an incision is made either on the inside of the arm or on the back, depending on the surgeon's assessment and patient's preference. The length and pattern of the incision also depends on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed.
(FAT TRANSFER TO BUTTOCKS)
There are many patients who wish to have a fuller, rounder buttock area. This procedure is performed with local anesthesia. Fat tissue is removed from the patient using a liposuction procedure. Then, this fat tissue is inserted into the buttock areas in a predetermined fashion, as discussed by our surgeon and the patient to achieve the patient’s goals.
ABDOMINAL “6 PACK” LIPOSUCTION
Also known as abdominal etching or liposculpture, this is a very popular procedure that thins the layer of outer abdominal fat in key areas to create a more chiseled appearance. During the “Ab etching” surgical procedure, the surgeon suctions out the fat around your abdominal muscular structure and then sculpts the abdomen along the natural contours of the abdominal muscles.
ABDOMINOPLASTY (TUMMY TUCK)
In some cases where diet and exercise are just not enough to get rid of excess fat and skin from the midsection, tummy tuck surgery may be the answer for you. Abdominoplasty is a procedure where not only excess fat and skin are removed from the abdominal section but also abdominal muscles are tightened to give a flatter appearance. If you have recently had dramatic weight loss and are at your goal weight, or if you have given birth creating this situation and thereby creating your dissatisfaction, you might be a good candidate for this procedure. During the procedure, incisions are made horizontally across the lower abdomen. The scar incision is made as farther down as possible to hide the incision with underwear or swimsuit bottoms. Excess fat is removed and the surgeon tightens the abdominal muscles and secures them in their new position. Another incision is made to allow the belly button to me moved. Excess skin is removed and the incision is sutured closed. In some cases, if you have little skin to be removed, as in a “small pouch”, you might be a candidate for a partial abdominoplasty. In this case, the original position of your belly button will remain intact, as well as your abdominal muscles.The surgeon studies and determines the areas with excess skin that when removed, will provide the optimal results for the patient. Additional procedures, such as liposuction or breast surgery can be done at this time. Whatever the technique that is chosen for your particular case, you will be fitted in an elastic compression garment that must be worn for a few weeks and pain medication will be prescribed to aid in any discomfort. Post surgical consultations and regular follow up continues throughout your recuperation.
Liposuction is a way to enhance results of fitness regimens and diet, and should not be used as a weight loss method in and of itself. A good candidate for liposuction are those who are healthy and seeking to remove small amounts of fat from almost any part of the body, the most popular being abdomen, waist, arms, chin neck and thighs. Tumescent liposuction is a method where saline solution and anesthetic are delivered to the area targeted for liposuction via injection. This solution will aid doctors in the removal of fat cells with minimal bleeding and without damage to surrounding tissue. After the procedure, bandages are applied to incision sites and a compression garment must be worn for a few weeks. This garment helps the skin adhere to the treated area. Any discomfort can be treated with pain medication. Any bruising and swelling will diminish with time and will greatly depend on the specific area treated, the fat tissue removed and the patients individual healing process.
Poland Syndrome is a rare birth defect characterized by underdevelopment or absence of the chest muscle (pectoralis) on one side of the body, and usually also webbing of the fingers (cutaneous syndactyly) of the hand on the same side. The severity of the condition and the associated signs and symptoms can vary greatly from person to person.
In some cases, individuals with Poland Syndrome may also have abnormalities in other parts of the body. The exact cause of Poland Syndrome is unknown, but it's thought to result from a disruption of blood flow to the chest muscle and arm during embryonic development. Treatment is typically surgical and is tailored to the individual based on the severity and specific features of the condition.
BREAST AUGMENTATION PROCEDURES
The type of breast implant makes it possible to customize an implant to a woman’s breast shape and body type for a more natural and aesthetic look. Breast augmentation surgery can be done for a number of reasons, including correction of small breasts, to balance the size of an uneven breast or to regain fullness of the breast that might be lost due to pregnancy and aging. Whatever the reason being, there are numerous techniques that may be implemented, depending on the patient’s body type, along with our doctor’s recommendation. In some cases, breast augmentation is complemented with a breast lift to better achieve these aesthetic goals. Once the incision is made, the surgeon will carefully create a pocket beneath the breast tissue or in some cases the chest muscle and insert the breast implant. After the procedure, patient will be bandaged and dressed, and will need to use a special support bra that is worn for a few weeks, as this will aid in healing. Postoperative discomfort is managed with pain medication. Postoperative patients are monitored closely and given subsequent consultations after this procedure which includes removal of stitches.
Our surgeon prefers to use Mentor implants. Mentor is highly regarded, manufacturing some of the finest breast implants available in the medical profession.
There are many factors that can cause a woman’s breast to lose youthful volume. Whether it be weight loss, pregnancy, aging or simply the natural shape of your breast that can cause a patient’s dissatisfaction, a breast lift can restore a more youthful appearance and help restore a woman’s confidence. Women with moderate to severe sagging may need to undergo a breast lift. After initial consultation with the cosmetic surgeon, the surgeon will determine the optimal breast surgery technique for you based on your anatomical features. After the incisions are made, the surgeon will remove any excess skin and lift the breast tissue to a more aesthetic position, repositioning the nipple to its new location. As with breast enlargement, patients are bandaged and given a special support bra and recovery instructions are very similar. Discomfort and pain are managed with medication. If you would like to learn more about breast lift surgeries, make an appointment to see our cosmetic surgeon, or contact us for any further questions.