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What to Expect from Your Ultherapy Treatment: Before, During and After

Gravity is one of those things we don’t think about much in our daily lives. We’re just used to it. That all changes when you start seeing the effect it has on your skin, though.

As you age, your skin gets thinner and less able to withstand the effects of gravity. Some people think all they can do is watch their skin droop further and further each year.

Thanks to the modern technology of Ultherapy, there is something you can do and you don’t need surgery. If you’re thinking about getting an Ultherapy treatment for non-invasive skin tightening, here’s what you can …Read More

7 Amazing Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

If you are considering getting rid of any unwanted body hair, you should also learn the benefits of laser hair removal. In comparison to shaving, tweezing, or waxing, laser hair removal is the better option. It’s one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world and comes with its own set of pros and cons. 

How laser hair removal works are by beaming concentrated light at the base of the hair follicles. Those follicle pigments will absorb the light, thus, removing the hair. Lasers can remove any unwanted hair from any part of the body: your legs, face, arms, underarm, …Read More

How Does CoolSculpting Work: Everything You Should Know

Are you unhappy with the way you look like 83 percent of women and 74 percent of men?  Have you tried it all to lose that stubborn belly or thigh fat—various diets, exercise programs, and calorie counters? There are other options, including a non-invasive and non-surgical method called CoolSculpting.

Since the FDA approved CoolSculpting treatments in 2010, treatments have increased by 823 percent. Are you wondering how does CoolSculpting work? Let’s take a look at this procedure and tell you what you should know.

How Does Coolsculpting Work?

CoolSculpting uses a fat reduction process called cryolipolysis. This process uses freezing temperatures to break down …Read More

5 Facts and Myths on Cellulite

Cellulite is a term that is commonly thrown out in the cosmetic industry, but what actually is cellulite? Cellulite is the cobblestone and pavement look that occurs on your skin. It is due to excess fat, toxins, and genetic factors. However, there are many myths out there on cellulite and why we have it. This guide will take you through all that you need to know about the truths and myths of cellulite.

Myth 1 – Only overweight or obese people have cellulite

Fact: This is not true; cellulite affects everyone. Cellulite may be fat, but it is not excess fat. Cellulite …Read More

Venus Legacy Explained

Venus Legacy is the ideal nonsurgical procedure to reshape, contour and tighten your body. This treatment is great for those that are looking to tighten their skin and rejuvenate the collagen in their bodies. Venus Legacy is great for a slim, toned look to your stomach and to regain the face and skin of your youth. Throughout this guide, we will explore all the great things our Venus Legacy treatment can do for you.

Where does Venus Legacy fit into SkinMD?

As we age, we lose the ever-important collagen from our bodies. This loss leads to unsightly wrinkles and sagging skin, …Read More

The Difference between Botox and Fillers

When it comes to injections, there are two main types, Botox and fillers. But what are the differences? They both sound the same and serve the same primary purpose. This is a common question to have when you are thinking about getting injectables. We are here to explain the difference between these two popular injectables and help you determine which is best for you.

Botox:

Botox or botulinum toxin is a natural protein that is primarily used to relax facial muscles. It also has use cases for stroke victims and many other medical conditions. Botox is the leading and most commonly used …Read More

What is Emsculpt?

EMSCULPT is an entirely non-invasive procedure that utilizes HIFEM, high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology, which causes specific muscle reactions called supramaximal contractions. The muscles respond with a profound remodeling of their inner structure, i.e., the growth of myofibrils (muscle hypertrophy) and the creation of new protein strands and muscle fibers (muscle hyperplasia). The process results in increased muscle density and volume. EMSCULPT simultaneously builds muscle and burns fat and is a revolutionary solution for a non-invasive butt lift.

A new system…

EMSCULPT uses the HIFEM magnet, which helps translate the magnetic fields produced into currents. If a current isn’t created, then the possibility …Read More

Are Photofacials or Laser Skin Resurfacing The Best Choice For You?

Being comfortable in your own skin means being able to show the world the real you. But what happens when acne scars from your teenage years, too much time in the sun, or just routine signs of aging make you more self-conscious than you would like to be? There are many different treatments today that can deliver a boost to your ego and appearance. Never before have we had ways to perfect what nature or habit has delivered us. In fact, it’s difficult to know which ones are right for you. Today, we have broken down the most popular laser …Read More

Beauty Treatments to do Before Your Wedding

It’s true that nothing can make a woman look more beautiful than the glow of love on her wedding day. But the vision in white you always pictured as a little girl may still need a bit of real-time airbrushing. Wedding prep treatments have advanced from the days of whitening strips and mud masks. We know you have enough to arrange before you take on your new title, so we’ve made you a little go-to guide for all the most popular beauty treatments to do before your wedding. We can’t help you with where to seat your feuding relatives, but …Read More

Brazilian Butt Lifts vs. The Emsculpt Alternative

Maybe it all began with Marilyn and her unforgettable curves. Though, perhaps it was J-Lo and the media’s obsession with her backside. Whatever it was, pop culture has dictated, and the public has responded. A curvy, perky butt seems to have become synonymous with feminine beauty in recent years. Eager women of all ages are buying in. And, they’re trying anything in their quest to get the shape they crave, but at what cost? Let’s find out what Emsculpt is and how it is a nonsurgical alternative to a Brazilian butt lift.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian Butt Lift, …Read More

Lick It Up! All You Need To Know About Lip Injections

Ahh, you’ve got to love those Kardashians! No siblings in the history of womanhood have done more for the cause of the perpetual pout than these lovely ladies. How to achieve a natural version of fuller lips that are right for you may take a little longer than an episode of “Keeping Up…” but the results are astounding. Is there a way to get plumper, younger lips right in your ‘hood? Worry not, Boston babes! We’ve got the scoop on what to expect and how to prepare for a dermal filler lip injections treatment that can hand you a better …Read More

Keeping Your Cool: What Should You Take, Do, and Wear After CoolSculpting?

You finally booked it; good for you! You got a jumpstart on the number one New Year’s resolution to get lean and scheduled your first CoolSculpting appointment. Statistics stand behind your new game plan to get svelte in 2019 and stay that way. While typical resolution-makers tend to give up before three months into the new year, those who use a kickstarter will stay on course, and what’s a better kickstarter than CoolSculpting? You already know what it is and what it does. Now, we’ll break down the aftercare steps so that you can get the most out of this …Read More

Airbrush Your Skin Mistakes Away with Photofacials

Ahh, the wastefulness of youth! And the sheer stupidity of our younger selves! If we would only have known then, that those earlier, party-filled years were one day going to make us want to forget New Years altogether, we may have been a drop more cautious. Broken skin vessels from too much imbibing, brown spots from inadequate sun protection, and a host of other flaws, can make your face the map of regret. But it doesn’t have to stay that way forever. You’ve done your time!

What are Photofacials and How do they Work?

The best way to prevent sun damage and …Read More

Skin MD’s Guide To: The Trending and Best Services In Boston

Hi there and thanks for joining us here on ”The Skinny.” If you’ve been here before, you know this is where we discuss anything and everything related to our customers’ needs and experiences. If you are just peeking in for the first time, this is the perfect place to start, because today we will list and spill the beans about the best services in Boston.
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Did you know that Boston is ”The Fitness Capital?” All over the country, the focus on body image has taken on new heights. With the evolution of social media making selfies and Instastories the …Read More

Can We All Get More of What We Had Before with BioTE?

Most of us have heard the words “hormone replacement therapy,” and most of us have a general idea of who may need it and why a patient is considered a proper candidate. However, did you know that there is a teeny little time capsule that can replace the vitality of youth in your life? Does that differ from the HRT picture you’d had in your head as soon as you’d read the word “hormone”? Thought so! Read on to learn more!

What is BioTE Therapy?

In precise, dictionary terms, biotechnology is the use of biological processes, organisms, or systems to manufacture products …Read More

Emsculpt: Are you lunging for a better shape?

It will always be true that exercise increases endorphin levels, wards off depression and ups our overall well-being. Even with all the benefits of exercise, the years of squats and weight training can still have your rear view, well, falling flat. There is an exciting new technology that can give you the lift you’re working for. It is called Emsculpt, and today, we will answer why it’s the new treatment everyone is whispering about.

What is Emsculpt, and how is it different from other fat loss treatments?

Emsculpt is a new FDA-approved treatment that uses HIFEM (high-intensity focused electromagnetic) technology. What it …Read More

The Shape of Things to Come with CoolSculpting

DIET. EXERCISE. REPEAT. Been there, done that? Yet, you STILL have the figure flaws you discovered around the time you found out ice cream CAN bring about a fix on the most broken of things (broken hearts, broken dreams, broken bikes)? From keto to cardio, you may have tried everything, and there’s still an inch to pinch on the most awful trouble spots. So in the name of fellow wiggle warriors, (and all those who may harbor a wish to see exes eat their hearts out), we’ve taken the initiative and asked the experts at Skin MD all about CoolSculpting! …Read More

Skin MD—Giving Your Skin Rejuvenation Ambition a Reality through ‘Profound Treatment’

Skin rejuvenation is now a reality with the ‘Profound Treatment.’ It is helpful for those who have sagging skin!

Humans naturally want to try out different herbal, laser and cosmetic treatments to look young and beautiful. This is more common among women, but men today are not that far behind. The extensive research and development in modern medicine has made available a wide variety of skin-rehab treatments. Ranging from injectable potions, to laser therapies and to cosmetic surgeries that help people get rid of their skin imperfections. These all lead to a boost in morale and self-confidence. Also, it results in …Read More

Fat Reduction with No Surgery? CUT IT OUT!

If you can’t nod your head or associate with ANY of the following issues, you’re possibly part of the one percent of the population that belongs walking on the Victoria’s Secret runway, is dating someone who does, or a world-class athlete. Either way, don’t let the door hit ya on the way out. Continue on if you…

  • possess love handles that NO ONE can truly love; (who coined that phrase anyhow)?
  • have arms that continue waddling in applause long after the audience quiets down.
  • can lift your head up, but your chin stays put. Like right on your chest.
  • have cottage cheese …Read More

Hair is the Thing

Skin MD Hair Restoration and Laser Hair Removal

It’s growing annoyingly quickly in some (embarrassing!) places and playing some not fun game of hide-and-seek in others. It’s your hair. And it’s not a billion-dollar industry for no reason!

Think you’re the only one who’s asking some version of, “where has that luxurious mane of lustrous, face-framing waves gone?” Thinning hair and hair loss is just one of those issues the older generation accepts. The comb-over-Trump-style, strategic hat placements, and just plain shaving it clean off are methods of your mom and dad’s days- not yours!

Of course, as Murphy’s Law would have it, …Read More

Magical Potions for Your Skin

Humans have since long yearned for eternal youth because hey, who doesn’t want to look young and beautiful?! From the mythological pool of eternal youth to the fictional fountain of youth, modern literature is teeming with a human yearning to remain young forever. Thanks to the miracle of modern medicine, the dream to look young is now a reality. There are a number of injectable potions available which enable you to get rid of wrinkles, improve your skin and look younger than ever!

Here’s a list of different type injectable and what wonders they can do to your body!

Kybella

One of the …Read More

Get Ready for Your Close-Up

The hottest haute couture gown. The 5 hour researched and then applied YouTube contouring video, and washed off, then reapplied. And those Louboutins, damn! Don’t forget those! After all that, somehow it still doesn’t work. But why? Because underneath it all is the skin you’re in.

If you’ve ever suffered from acne, sun damage, or just regular stress-encouraged gravity (going down, anyone?) no matter what you do you can’t look hot if your skin is just, well—NOT! Don’t live with it. FIX IT! Through the discovery of laser technology and years of trials and perfected procedures, total skin renewal is actually …Read More

Transform Yourself with Isagenix

What is Isagenix?

Isagenix is your one-stop solution for healthcare and wellness essentials. Isagenix understands and empathizes with all those individual needs to stay healthy and fit, to be able to support their loved ones through the thick and thin of life. A healthy body and mind can achieve more in a day than a body that dwindles half-way through the day and a mind that frequently requires resting. Isagenix is a multi-marketing organization that caters to your fitness requirements via its commendable range of dietary supplements and personal care products. Driven by its 12 core values, Isagenix is leading the …Read More

Reclaim Your “O”s with CO2RE Rejuvenation

What is going on…down there?

“I had heard that your libido can plummet after having kids. People say it should come back after breastfeeding, but it never came back like before I had my daughter,” Megan, age 35, shares. She recently decided to have CO2RE Intima laser treatments, or “Intima” for short.

“I could tell a difference after the first treatment. Really! I could just feel the blood flowing down there more.”

Yes, babies, age, hormones, perimenopause, post-menopause … they can all play a number on a woman’s sexual health.

“…After just two of her three scheduled Intima treatments…she said it’s already improved her …Read More

Skin Rejuvenation: What To Know About CO2RE Treatment

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so you look healthier when your skin is vital and glowing. When you are unhappy with the look of your skin, your confidence may suffer. Fortunately, there are cosmetic procedures available to help you look and feel your best. Clinics around the U.S. performed about 17.1 million cosmetic procedures in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.Among these treatments, CO2RE resurfacing has grown in popularity.

If you are considering this laser treatment, this guide will answer some of your basic questions. CO2RE resurfacing Boston MA trusts, we are happy to expand on …Read More

What Is Coolsculpting? Your Most Pressing Questions Answered

Whether flipping through a magazine or watching TV, you are likely bombarded with seemingly endless fat loss solutions. With so many options out there, it can be hard to know what is actually safe and effective. Fortunately, with the right clinical information, you can sift through and find the best solution for you. And coolsculpting might just be one of these solutions. This guide will teach you more about this rising fat removal treatment.

What is coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a noninvasive treatment that uses cryolipolysis to kill fat cells. Cryolipolysis exposes the fat cells to near-freezing temperatures. After a professional applies …Read More

Healthy Aging for Men & Women: How You Can Look And Feel Amazing

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When it comes to conserving your youthful vitality as you age, it’s all about what you put into it. There have been seemingly endless studies on how to age gracefully, maximize longevity, and soak up every moment of your golden years. But looking and feeling incredible might be simpler than you think.

Forget the miracle pill and invasive plastic surgery. With some basic knowledge and effort, you can look and feel energized despite time’s natural effects. Basic healthy habits and self care procedures might be the aging secret you’ve been looking for.

“Of course, aging is somewhat unfair, because a few lucky …Read More

The Dos And Don’ts Of Botox Aftercare

Treating yourself to a Botox procedure is a great way to feel fresh and rejuvenated. It’s also highly effective in improving the cosmetic appearance of your face, as an estimated 82% of patients report seeing improvement within a week of treatment.

But much of this effectiveness relies on the right care. Once you leave the med spa following treatment, there are specific steps you can take to ensure that your procedure is as successful as possible. While you should first follow your clinician’s instructions, also consider the following aftercare dos and don’ts as well.

DO sleep on your back.
Your clinician will …Read More

SkinMD Fire and Ice Fat-Reduction and Body Contouring

How SkinMD Combines *CoolSculpting & Venus Legacy Skin Tightening to Give Patients Optimal and Enhanced Fat-Reduction and Body Contouring Results They Desire.

History has shown that every now and then when things appear to be total opposites, they can be combined to create a truly extraordinary result. There is lots of evidence all around us that, with the proper vision and knowledge, odd-sounding combinations can be wildly synergistic.

For the very latest in unique and unusual couplings, we want to introduce you to a new, “stackable” approach to fat reduction and body contouring. It’s an amazing treatment package offered exclusively by physician-owned and …Read More

Wrinkles: The Two Main Types

Wrinkles, lines, and folds can form anywhere on the skin. The face is particularly susceptible to these issues. There are two categories of wrinkles: dynamic and static.

Dynamic wrinkles only occur in the moments when your facial muscles are being used, like when you are smiling, frowning, or sneezing. When the facial muscles contract, they disturb the surface of your skin and cause wrinkles to temporarily form.

Static wrinkles are noticeable even when your facial muscles are not being used. These wrinkles are a result of the muscles becoming stiff and sore, causing them to remain in a contorted position that produces …Read More

Radiant and Glowing Skin with the SkinMedica Illuminating Peel

SkinMedica offers some of the most effective chemical peels available. They offer deep peels that can treat significant facial flaws and deep wrinkles, along with milder peel options that can refresh your appearance and restore the glow to your skin.

The SkinMedica Illuminating Peel is a great option for mild skin care and aesthetic enhancement. This option is perfect for first-time patients who are interested in the benefits that chemical peels can provide and those in need of quick facial rejuvenation for a special event. This peel is incredibly effective on all skin types and colors.

Contact SkinMD Laser & Cosmetic Center …Read More

Venus Legacy Skin-Tightening Treatment

At Skin MD Laser and Cosmetic Group, we believe that you can look beautiful at any age. We strive to help improve the health and appearance of all our clients every day through our versatile assortment of highly effective treatments and products.

The Venus Legacy skin-tightening system is one of the safest, most comfortable, and most effective treatments available for improving the health and appearance of your skin. The Venus Legacy system uses radio frequency energy and pulsed magnetic field energy to treat the skin with a soothing and relaxing heat-based therapy. The treatment increases blood flow, makes your skin look …Read More

How Many Photofacial Treatments Will I Need?

At Skin MD Laser & Cosmetic Group, our photo facial treatment uses the most advanced and effective technology available. Just one photo facial treatment using our IPL device can rejuvenate your skin. And give it a healthier appearance, a more even tone, and a smoother and softer texture. For the best results, we recommend between three and five photo facial treatments. This can vary from person to person, depending on the quality of their skin and the extent of their skin issues.

Contact our office to schedule a consultation for your photofacial. Skin care specialist Dr. Paul Flashner will …Read More

Polishing Your Skin to Perfection

Sometimes the only thing that is holding back your natural beauty is the condition of your skin. The tiny imperfections and damage that build up over time can significantly diminish the vitality of your skin.

When your skin needs a thorough polish and cleansing, the Silk Peel Body System is one of the best options. The system is incredibly versatile and can be used to target many areas of the body, like the back and arms. It works well on many different skin types, such as the tougher skin on the elbows.

Contact us to schedule a consultation for your Silk Peel …Read More

The Versatility of Our Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Unwanted hair has a habit of popping up in the oddest places on our bodies. These spots can be hard for you to reach, hard for you to see, or may have a rapid hair-regrowth rate that has you frequently snipping and shaving. Interested in a better option? Try laser hair removal!
 
Modern laser hair removal treatments are effective on all skin types and on different areas of the body. Large areas like your back, thighs, chest, neck, and arms can be treated to give your skin a smooth and attractive appearance. Smaller areas, or areas that require more …Read More

Improve the Contours of Your Chin with Kybella

Even the smallest alteration to the shape and contours of your chin can be easily noticeable, especially in profile. Excess fat that builds up under the chin can give it a bulbous and unappealing appearance, diminishing the appeal of your face.

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable drug that is designed to improve the appearance of the chin by reducing the amount of fat located in the area. Kybella permanently destroys the fat in your chin to provide you with noticeably improved contours and a smoother and more appealing shape.

Skin MD Laser & Cosmetic Group is committed to providing our patients with …Read More

Botox – When Will I See My Results?

The ease and simplicity of a Botox procedure is one of its most appealing qualities. Another huge advantage to Botox is the short amount of time it takes for you to see your results.

Once your injections are finished, you will begin to see the effects of the treatment over the course of the next few days. After roughly two weeks, you should see the full effects of your treatment. Best of all, because Botox injections are such a mild procedure, there is no recovery period, only a waiting period.

Dr. Paul Flashner specializes in non-surgical facial-aesthetic rejuvenation, and Botox has consistently …Read More

Save $200 on Your Radiesse Treatment!

Moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds can make you appear older than you actually are. Radiesse is a dermal filler designed to fill in your lines and wrinkles and restore your youthful appearance. Skin MD Laser & Cosmetic Group is offering a $200-dollar savings when you purchase two syringes of Radiesse!

Once you contact us to purchase your two syringes and schedule your appointment for your injections, you will be confirmed to receive two $100-rebate Visa gift cards. Your gift cards will arrive about five to seven days after your purchase. Now you can refresh your look without cutting into …Read More

The Whole-Body Approach to a Healthier Life

At SkinMD, we strive to provide our clients with excellent skin care treatments that leave them feeling revitalized and healthier. We want to help improve every aspect of our clients’ lives through our whole-body approach to a healthier life.

Our Isagenix Nutritional System offers long-term health and fitness solutions that can provide you with a healthier and happier life. Our nutritional program can help you lose weight and maintain that weight loss while also improving your body’s overall performance and recovery.

Dr. Paul Flashner has specialized in non-invasive aesthetic rejuvenation for years and knows that the key to a healthy and …Read More

Treat Yourself This Holiday Season with Our Fire & Ice Body Sculpting Special

The holiday season is finally here. Give your body a gift after all the wear and tear it’s been through this year and take advantage of our Fire & Ice Body Sculpting Special.

If you purchase a CoolSculpting package of four cycles or more, you’ll receive a 20% discount. On top of that, with your discounted purchase, you will receive a matching number of Venus treatments at no cost.

CoolSculpting is perfect for eliminating unwanted fat in precise areas to restore the natural contours of your body. A Venus Legacy treatment will help to tighten your skin to accentuate your contours …Read More

Save $1,000 on Your Ultherapy This Fall

Skin MD Laser & Cosmetic Group is offering an incredible fall promotion on Ultherapy that is guaranteed to leave your skin – and your wallet – happy. Save $1,000 on Ultherapy this fall and leave with tighter, younger-looking skin.

Ultherapy sends micro-focused ultrasound waves deep into the skin to heat the tissues. This stimulates the production of collagen, an essential component for healthy skin. After the procedure, your once-sagging skin should be tighter and feel smooth. Ultherapy can be used on the chin, brow, and neck areas.

Take advantage of this amazing fall promotion and rejuvenate your skin with Ultherapy at a …Read More

A New You with Juvederm

Juvederm is one of the most popular fillers used in cosmetic procedures. Composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin, Juvederm fills moderate to harsh lines and wrinkles in order to restore smoothness to the skin.

With Juvederm, a number of lines can be erased, including parentheses lines, the nasolabial folds, smoker’s lines, and marionette lines. Juvederm can also be injected into the lips to produce a plumper look.

The procedure is quick and relatively painless. Juvederm can last up to two years and can be extended with additional injections.

Dr. Paul Flashner specializes in facial aesthetic rejuvenation …Read More

Botox or Dysport?

Most people have heard of Botox. It is the most recognizable injectable and has been used by countless people to remove unwanted wrinkles. Though Dysport is less of a household name, the results it offers are comparable to Botox. There are a few small differences between the two injectables.

Botox can take between four to seven days to take effect, while Dysport averages around two to five days. Dysport spreads over a wider area, which can benefit some areas and be disadvantageous in others. Due to Dysport’s smaller molecule size, it has a different unit measurement.

The differences between the two are …Read More

CoolSculpting – Simple, Non-Invasive, Effective

CoolSculpting is an effective method for removing unwanted and stubborn fat without surgery. This simple treatment can be used on multiple areas simultaneously to achieve the body you desire.

CoolSculpting uses a process called cryolipolysis through the use of cooling energy that freezes and crystallizes the lipids within targeted fat cells. This causes natural cell death. Lipids freeze at a higher temperature than water, ensuring there will be no nerve, blood vessel, or muscle damage.

If you want to target specific trouble areas of your body with precision, contact us to schedule a consultation. Dr. Paul Flashner has over 10 years of …Read More

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