No Regrets: 2 Treatments to Have Now Before Summer 2016

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There’s nothing worse than regret. Every year I hear, “I wish I had known...” or “I wish I had planned...” from patients who want to look good NOW. Let this be the year of no excuses. If I were to recommend two treatments that you can do now to be ready for summer, this is what they’d be:

CoolSculpting
You’ve heard of it. You may still think that it’s too good to be true, but as a doctor — and a patient — trust me when I tell you, this really works to get rid of extra fat in almost all the trouble spots — love handles, back fat, that extra you can squeeze on the thighs that just won’t go away. So if you’re looking for a little help for those areas that make you feel self conscious when the bikini goes on (ladies) or the shirts come off (guys), CoolSculpting is the perfect summer solution. Non-surgical, no dow time, and results in as soon as two months. Just in time for summer 2016. Don’t wait.

Microneedling With PRP
Summer bodies are one thing, but you definitely don’t want to overlook the face. You wear less makeup in the summertime and, therefore, you want your skin to look smooth, youthful, and naturally beautiful on its own. Enter microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Microneedling is a non-surgical treatment that generates new collagen and elastin through a process that causes “controlled injury” to the skin. Basically, we use a device with tiny needles to puncture the outer layer of the skin without actually damaging it. PRP is something we extract from your own blood. (We only draw two teaspoons!) PRP is blood plasma enriched with platelets, which have the power to stimulate stem cells for a boost in the growth of new skin. We apply PRP topically and it enters your skin through the tiny microneedling channels. Together, microneedling and PRP not only trigger the body to generate collagen and elastin — the key structural building blocks of youthful skin — but healing is faster and the results are more dramatic. You can expect:
  • Renewed skin texture
  • Improved skin firmness
  • Reduced appearance of scars
  • Minimized appearance of pores
Results are natural and gradual. Just in time for summer.

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Shrewsbury Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon