November 28, 2018
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.
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 new way we communicate, it seems like everyone is obsessed with posting the perfect silhouette. Visual evidence shows Boston is a fit city – new yoga studios and gyms opening every week. According to research from Infogroup, Boston has the highest concentration of fitness-oriented businesses in the country when compared with other major metropolitan areas. In short, it’s safe to call Boston the fittest city in America.
Skin MD’s Boston locations fill with requests for consultations on different body sculpting techniques. When diets and workouts don’t produce the perfect results, a boost from some fantastic new advances really make a big difference.
COOLSCULPTING and COOL MINI:
You do squats. Downward dog. The daily run. And still, stubborn areas won’t smooth out under that little black dress or skinny jeans. We hear you! Enter CoolSculpting and Cool Mini. Both are pain-free solutions for men and women to target fat cells underneath the skin. CoolSculpting Boston technology uses controlled cooling to target and kill only fat cells gently and effectively without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue. After the treatment, the body’s lymphatic system naturally flushes out the dead fat cells. The results get better as the fat cells wave goodbye! As CoolSculpting is practically a magic wand, Cool Mini is similar to its older cousin but combats fat cells in smaller areas like double chins and jiggle arms.
The Venus Legacy System is a powerful advancement in body-contouring and body-sculpting technology. It combines VariPulse™ technology with proven 3D™ MP2 energy. This causes it to travel deeper into the skin, erasing cellulite and generally tightening the targeted area. Increased blood circulation, immediate plumping, and glowing skin emerge. In as little as one treatment, results can be seen, with no pain, discomfort, or downtime!
Emsculpt is a completely non-invasive procedure that uses HIFEM, High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic technology, which causes specific muscle contractions. The muscles respond with a deep remodeling of their inner structure. Simply put, you get an ultrasound type procedure, and it does months of workouts in minutes! The process results in increased muscle density and volume. Emsculpt builds muscle and burns fat at the same time and is a revolutionary solution for a non-invasive butt lift, tummy tuck or any other area you’ve tried to smooth out!
Do You Love The Skin You’re In?
That mirror though. Smiling back at it lately? Wish you’d appreciated your unlined skin years ago, before you knew you were supposed to? Getting older has its challenges, but let’s try and remember—so does teenage angst! And there ARE ways to “wind it back” and not give in quite so completely.
What is the best method to build elastin and collagen?
Heat technology makes Profound a clinically-proven treatment that can actually build elastin and collagen. By carefully heating the skin to an exact temperature for a precise amount of time, Profound leads to the creation of new cells that repair aging skin. The results are in the incredible 95% range for wrinkle-smoothing miracles!
CO2 LASER RESURFACING:
CO2RE treatments could be right for you if you are seeking younger looking skin without the long downtime associated with conventional resurfacing procedures. Such is particularly true if you have skin damaged by exposure to the sun, age spots, fine lines, discoloration, rough textures, and other skin imperfections.
With CO2RE technology, we are now able to precisely treat every patient’s unique concerns. For example, you may need a light mode or fractional rejuvenation if you want to lighten pigmentation issues, fine lines, wrinkles, or overall skin tone and complexion issues. Or, if you are like most of our clients, you may need a moderate to deep level of treatment, or fractional resurfacing, to address scars and more serious skin-damage issues and imperfections.
SILK PEEL AND PHOTOFACIALS:
SilkPeel Dermalinfusion treats acne, fine lines and wrinkles due to aging, hyper-pigmentation, sun damage, acne scars, and most other common skin imperfections. The Dermalinfusion process delivers specially formulated solutions deep into the skin without damaging its natural structure. Silk Peels are customizable, effective and offers immediate results with no downtime.
An exclusive and customized Photofacial is the newest weapon against time. Using the most advanced, efficient, and effective IPL device available today, it reverses brown spots caused by sun damage and unwanted spider veins while stimulating healthy new collagen. It affects the skin through pulses of concentrated light that target blood vessels and treat pigmented lesions on the face, neck, hands, and chest.
The result is smooth and rejuvenated skin, restored to an even complexion and free of injury to the skin surface. Noting that sunspots and blood vessels typically fade from view within two weeks. In most instances, three to five treatmentsare recommended for optimal results. Skin MD uses combination therapy for the treatment of hyperpigmentation. This is crucial in helping our patients achieve maximum results. By combining SilkPeel Dermalinfusion with Lumixyl (a brightening agent 17 times more potent than hydroquinone), every Photofacial will have the best results.
Ultherapy uses the only FDA-approved ultrasound technology that was created specifically for facial improvements. This energy delivers low levels of focused heat just below the skin, which encourages the body’s natural healing response, stimulates the growth of fresh, new collagen, and strengthens weak collagen. Patients experience a gradual tightening of skin, with optimal visible results occurring two to three months after treatment when the new collagen is built up. However, some patients see an initial lifting, tightening, and smoothing effect immediately after their treatment.
Hair—Wish You Had a Little More in Some Places, a Little Less in Others?
Due to a breakthrough, new-to-the-market, and exclusive Skin MD hair restoration and regeneration procedure, you do not have to live with, resent, or even deny your hair loss anymore!
Dr. Paul Flashner, lead physician of Skin MD, has introduced a combined procedure that is the only one of its kind in Boston. This non-surgical hair restoration and regeneration process combines an injection of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells with laser hair regeneration and scalp rejuvenation to:
STOP any further hair loss and STIMULATE, STRENGTHEN, and GROW weaker (or miniaturized) hair. Each layer of this treatment has a very specific role in the hair restoration process.
PRP stimulates the hair when it is miniaturized and thinning. However, when using PRP on its own, any progress in hair growth would not last long. In just a few months, another injection would be needed to sustain the growth. Low-level laser therapy via a take-home LaserCap, in addition to the injections, is the key to stopping further hair loss and supporting the strengthening and regrowth of weaker hair follicles.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL:
Amazing laser technology completely eliminates unwanted hair from any bodily area, destroying the root at the follicle. As a result, say goodbye to razors and inconvenient salon appointments!
Injectables: Can the New Point and Shoot Live Up to the Hype?
Kybella Boston was designed specifically to destroy fat cells under your chin to improve your profile. At Skin MD, we have found this FDA-approved injectable treatment to be highly effective in contouring, reducing, and improving the appearance of a mild to moderate double chin.
The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under your chin. As cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat. Therefore, further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
Customizing each Kybella treatment allows our medically trained staff to meet your needs your specific aesthetic goals. Best of all, this in-office procedure is simple, takes only about 30 minutes, and in just a few weeks after the first injection, gets noticeable results.
Overall, Botox and Dysport are very similar. Both are FDA-approved injectable neurotoxins relaxing the muscles in the areas surrounding your eyes, forehead, and mouth smoothing frown, smile, and worry lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles.
While both have been in use for years, have high effectiveness and safety levels, they can be used on various parts of the face and body. There are some differences that may make one injectable more appropriate for a particular patient than the other. A consultation determines the right option, but the results are always beautiful!
Healthy Lifestyle: Are You Struggling to Keep Up?
BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY:
BioTE® is a bio-identical hormone replacement pellet therapy that helps to balance hormones in both women and men. BioTE® Identical hormones are non-synthetic, plant-based hormones, biologically identical to human hormones. It balances your hormone levels and releases all natural bio-identical estrogen and/or testosterone as needed. BioTE® is safe and effective with no harmful side effects. Skin MD is passionate about teaching how hormone balance can be a stimulant for good health.
If you have any of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for BioTE® hormone therapy:
• Irritability, mood swings
• Extreme fatigue
• Difficulty sleeping
• Low sex drive
• Memory loss, mental fog, confusion
• Joint aches and pain
• Night sweats, hot flashes
A BioTE® therapy plan can genuinely make a difference in a patient’s overall health and quality of life.
That problem no one likes to talk about can actually be fixed with a laser! The Intima laser is currently the gold standard for tissue rejuvenation, which is exactly why Dr. Flashner chose to bring this technology to Skin MD’s patients. The CO2RE Intima delivers controlled energy to the vaginal or vulva tissue, which stimulates cellular production of collagen, new blood vessels, and fibroblasts that are a natural part of the connective tissue. This process nourishes the vaginal tissue, leads to strengthening and better elasticity, increased moisture, improved skin tone, texture, and appearance. Best of all, by using laser energy, there is no incision necessary and a natural healing response in the vaginal canal occurs.
The CO2RE is a truly exceptional treatment that takes rejuvenation to a whole new high!
Thank you for joining us today as we pinpoint the latest and the newest in enhanced beauty and good health!