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BODY CONTOURING: Non-Invasive ways to reduce fat & tighten skin

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Body contouring refers to cosmetic procedures that employ surgical or non-invasive treatments to reshape or restore the body to improve your physical appearance. Both men and women opt for body contouring to reduce excess fat or tighten skin laxity

Surgical Body Contouring

The most popular form of surgical body contouring is liposuction and other treatments that lift sagging skin or remove excess skin such as a facelift or tummy tuck. While surgical body contouring is effective, many adults shy away from these procedures because of the invasive nature of cosmetic surgery, including general anesthesia, scalpels and stitches, scars, and lengthy recovery times.

Non-Invasive Body Contouring

Recently, advancements in non-invasive cosmetic procedures have revolutionized the body contouring industry. The most popular, non-invasive body contouring treatment, Cool Sculpting, provides healthy adults with a non-surgical alternative to liposuction for reducing stubborn bulges. Ultrasound treatments, such as Ultherapy provide non-surgical alternatives to skin tightening surgeries, such as a facelift.

Learn more about Cool Sculpting and Ultherapy to discover if non-invasive body contouring is right for you.

Cool Sculpting – Freeze away fat

There are many non-invasive fat reduction treatments hitting the market. Most of the treatments use thermal energy, from lasers or radiofrequency, to melt away fat. Cool Sculpting distinguishes itself as the only FDA cleared fat reduction treatment to use controlled cooling to freeze away fat. Also known as fat freezing, Cool Sculpting is the most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment in the world. It uses a clinically developed process known as cryolipolysis, which exposes subcutaneous fat cells to freezing temperatures without damaging the overlying skin. Scientific studies show that one Cool Sculpting treatment can reduce stubborn fat by 25%.¹

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While liposuction is a more appropriate option for obese patients, healthy men and women who struggle from stubborn bulges that resist diet and exercise prefer Cool Sculpting because of its quick, painless treatments that require no downtime.

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Cool Sculpting is ideal for treating notorious problem areas such as belly fat, love handles, thigh fat, bra bulge, upper arm fat, double chins and more. Results look natural and once fat cells are destroyed and excreted from the body following a cryolipolysis treatment, those fat cells cannot grow back, leading to long lasting, natural looking reductions in fat. ¹

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SKIN TIGHTENING WITH ULTHERAPY

Ultherapy is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that lifts, firms, and tightens skin on the face, brow, neck, chin and décolletage. This treatment is popular among women who have mild skin laxity but do not want to undergo the knife with a facelift.

Ultherapy utilizes advanced ultrasound energy to stimulate the skin tissue located in the dermis. This triggers a natural rejuvenation process that promotes the production of new collagen. Collagen is the structural protein found within the skin that provides an internal scaffolding to hold the skin up and keep it firm and taut. As we get older, existing collagen frameworks begin to break down and production of new collagen begins to slow down. Ultherapy reinvigorates collagen production, effectively lifting, toning, and firming skin.

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Body Contouring Near Me

Santé Medical Aesthetics is the premier provider of non-invasive body contouring in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Conveniently located in Southlake, TX, Santé offers both non-invasive fat reduction with Cool Sculpting and non-invasive skin tightening with Ultherapy. The best way to determine if body contouring is right for you is to schedule a complimentary consultation with Santé Medical Aesthetic by contacting Santé online or calling (817) 305-0050.

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¹ Cryolipolysis For Noninvasive Body Contouring

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Chemical Peels: Which type of peel is right for you

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Chemical Peels: Which type of peel is right for you

A Chemical peel is a popular facial and is in high demand among the Med Spa industry. These facials are usually applied to the hand, face, or neck and are often used to improve skin tone, texture, and overall appearance. During the facial, chemical solutions are placed on the area of treatment, triggering skin exfoliation and peeling. Once the outside skin layer is sloughed away, the layer of fresh skin that lies below is revealed. This new layer often reveals healthier, younger, more radiant skin.

Chemical peels are excellent at treating a wide spectrum of skin issues, such as

  • wrinkles and fine lines
  • sun damage
  • acne scars
  • hyperpigmentation
  • scars
  • melasma
  • uneven skin tone
  • brown spots or redness

What type of chemical peels can I get?

There are major types of chemical peels

  • Superficial peels, which consist of mild acids (such as alpha-Hydroxy acid) to gently exfoliate. This peel penetrates the outermost layer of skin but no deeper.
  • Medium peels, which rely on Trichloroacetic or glycolic acid, penetrate through the middle and outer skin layers. Medium peels are better for targeting problems that stem from damaged skin cells.
  • Deep peels, which aim to penetrate all of the middle layers of skin, use phenol or Trichloroacetic acid to remove damaged skin cells and the blemishes they create.

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How is a chemical peel done?

Chemical peels are often performed in a medical spa setting. Deep peels are usually performed by physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine. Before the procedure, the patient is asked to tie back any hair. The client’s face is then cleansed, and goggles, gauze, or another form of eye protection is usually applied.

For deeper peels and some medium peels, the doctor may apply a topical anesthetic to numb the site of treatment. Deep peels may also involve the use of a regional anesthetic that numbs larger areas than topical anesthetics, especially if the client is having both the face and the neck treated in the peel. Deeper peels may also involve the use of an IV and constant heart monitoring, again to ensure the client is safe throughout the procedure.

Light peel

In a light peel, the chemical solution is applied using a cotton ball, gauze, or brush. The skin gradually begins to whiten, and a slight tingling feeling might accompany that change. Once it has done its job, the chemical solution is either removed or made inert through the application of a neutralizing solution.

Medium peel

During medium chemical peels, the doctor applies the chemical solution with gauze, a special sponge, or a cotton-tipped applicator. A blue color is sometimes added to the acid solution, which is why this type of peel is sometimes called a blue peel. The skin gradually whitens, and the doctor applies a cool compress to soothe the skin. There might be a slight stinging sensation that lasts for up to 20 minutes. There’s no neutralizing solution needed in this peel, though doctors sometimes offer a hand-held fan to cool off. If the medium peel was a blue peel, a blue tint might linger on the skin for a few days post-procedure.

Deep peel

During deep chemical peels, the client is first sedated. The doctor applies phenol to the skin with a cotton-tipped applicator, which turns the skin white or gray. In order to limit skin exposure to the acid, the treatment is performed in 15-minute intervals.

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Chemical Peels in Southlake Texas

The best way to determine which type of chemical peel is right for you is to schedule a complimentary consultation with the skincare experts at Santé Medical Aesthetics. Specializing in non-invasive skin and facial treatments, Santé is the premier Chemical Peel Southlake provider and can help rejuvenate and renew your skin for a radiant, blemish free look. Contact Santé online or by calling (817) 305-0050 today.

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MICRODERMABRASION SOUTHLAKE | Renew and Rejuvenate

microdermabrasion Southlake

MICRODERMABRASION SOUTHLAKE | Renew and Rejuvenate

 Microdermabrasion is among the most in demand skin care treatments in the Southlake area. The process involves using tiny crystals to abrade the skin. The abrasion exfoliates the outer layer of dead cells that clog your pores and dull your complexion. Once exfoliated, a new layer of skin that is younger, healthier, and more vibrant is revealed.  In addition, this non-invasive facial is gentle, free of chemicals, and requires no recovery period, allowing you to go about your daily activities immediately following your treatment.

How Does Microdermabrasion in Southlake Work?

The microdermabrasion procedure consists of running pressurized crystals over to the skin’s surface to gently polish away blemishes Microdermabrasion is gentle but vigorous as it exfoliates the skin layers, eliminating impurities and dead skin. A built-in vacuum simultaneously sucks up the impurities and dead cells, leaving the surface clean and clear of debris.

This non-invasive treatment doesn’t require medication or numbing agents to be administered. The process is painless, and feels similar to a cat’s tongue lapping the skin. There are no chemicals inherent to the process, but some clients like using skincare products post-procedure.

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Skincare Uses For Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is most often used on the face, but it is just as effective on any body part. Microdermabrasion is frequently used to treat:

Fine Lines And Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles benefit from the increased levels of collagen production. Collagen stimulates the skin renewal process that can become less common with age. Giving it a boost minimizes the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, and helps prevent the creation of new wrinkles from sun damage and repetitive muscle movement.

Scars

Scars are often shaped irregularly and result in increased pigmentation in surrounding skin, which makes scars obvious to the naked eye. Microdermabrasion works around irregular scar edges and reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation. The improved circulation and increased collagen from microdermabrasion also promotes healing. Scars can be treated about eight weeks after the scarring incident, but the skin should also be allowed to recover in between skin treatments. Studies demonstrate that the healing of scars becomes noticeable about three months after treatment begins.

Acne Scars

When used in combination with other professional acne scar treatments, Microdermabrasion can be a huge help in clearing away the signs of scars sprouting from acne. Microdermabrasion is especially useful for superficial scars, since they receive enhanced healing from the improved circulation and cell renewal.

Acne/Blackheads

Microdermabrasion facials target acne by removing the particles that block pores and produce inflammation and spots. The process also improves circulation, increasing nutrients and oxygen in the skin and to stimulate faster turnover. Collagen production is likewise stimulated, leaving the skin looking softer and supple. Microdermabrasion is also successful for reducing blackheads. The top of blackheads are removed by exfoliation while the vacuum clears away the remaining hardened oil. This reduces pore size, since pores are no longer clogged with foreign matter or dead skin cells.

Uneven Pigmentation

Microdermabrasion lightens the appearance of hyper-pigmented skin by increasing cell turnover rates and bringing fresh, new skin to the area. Enhanced collagen production also helps to even out skin tone.

The #1 Microdermabrasion Southlake Provider

Now that you know the incredible effects of this exfoliating treatment, get started with renewed, rejuvenated skin by scheduling a complimentary consultation with the premier microdermabrasion Southlake provider, Santé Medical Aesthetics. Specializing in non-invasive skincare, Santé can help you determine if Microdermabrasion is right for you. If it is, you’ll receive an experience and results unparalleled from other microdermabrasion Southlake providers. Contact Santé today at (817) 305-0050.

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IPL Laser vs Laser Skin Resurfacing

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IPL Laser: The difference between an IPL Photofacial and Laser Skin Resurfacing

Many people who want to rejuvenate their skin research IPL laser treatments, not knowing they have conflated IPL Photofacials with Laser skin resurfacing, two popular cosmetic procedures. While both procedures are light-based treatments that stimulate similar biological reactions in the skin, they are two different things, and the IPL laser is actually not a laser at all. Learn the difference between an IPL Photofacial and Laser skin resurfacing to discover which treatment is best for you.

IPL Laser and Laser Skin Resurfacing

Light-based treatments are some of the most popular non-invasive alternatives to surgical procedures. IPL Photofacials and Laser Skin Resurfacing being two examples of common skin treatments for diminishing the signs of aging, ridding the complexion of blemishes and improving skin tone and texture. But what is the difference between a photo facial, using an IPL laser and laser skin resurfacing?

The Difference between IPL and Lasers

Most people are not aware that “laser” is actually an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Lasers focus a single wavelength or color of light to create a direct beam of light. This beam allows for the precise targeting of a specific pigment or skin tissue. Photofacials, which many mistakenly refer to as IPL lasers, are not actually lasers. Instead of emitting a beam of light, Photofacials emit a spectrum of colors in pulses, or flashes of high intensity broadband light (BBL.) Because a Photofacial emits a broad spectrum of light and not a single beam of light, it is incorrect to refer to a Photofacial as an IPL laser.

Light-Based Skin Treatments

Both Laser skin resurfacing and Photofacials deploy thermal energy to improve numerous skin conditions in two main ways.

They target the pigment found in melanin or blood vessels to diminish brown spots, hyper pigmentation and vascular lesions and redness. Penetrating the pigment with thermal energy either damages a blood vessel that cause redness or fractures an accumulation of melanin, which causes brown spots. The body can then metabolize the destroyed blood vessel or pulverized melanin, allowing the blemish to fade from view.

IPL and lasers improve the signs of aging and rejuvenate the skin by heating the tissue below the skin’s surface, stimulating the renewal of skin cells and stimulating the production of collagen. However, laser treatments are more effective than IPL Photofacials for creating collagen.

When is an IPL Photofacials best?

Photofacials are less invasive and are better suited for overall skin rejuvenation when the patient wishes to avoid pain or downtime. In addition, IPL treatments are especially well suited for targeting vascular and pigmented lesions. However, because IPL treatments emit a broad spectrum of light that is not focused to a specific wavelength, they may not be suitable for all skin types.

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IPL Photofacials are especially good at:

  • Targeting brown spots & freckles
  • Improving redness, especially in the face
  • Diminishing broken capillaries
  • Reducing enlarged pores.
  • Overall skin rejuvenation

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Because lasers offer more precision, they are better suited for targeting deeper wrinkles and fine lines, scarring, and other conditions that require heating of the deeper layers of the dermis to stimulate collagen production. By penetrating deeper, lasers typically require more downtime than IPL treatments.

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Lasers are especially suited for improving

Now that you know that the IPL laser is actually not a laser and the difference between a Photofacial and laser skin resurfacing, the best way to determine which skincare treatment is right for you is to schedule a complimentary consultation with the skincare specialists at Santé Medical Aesthetics. Contact Santé online or call them today at (817) 305-0050.