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Thanks for visiting. I know there are a lot of questions out there about ThermiRF,  the latest micro-invasive technology that uses Radio Frequency energy to treat skin laxity, tighten soft tissue, and melt fat in all areas of the body. It can also be used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and even hyperhidrosis! The results are especially dramatic in the neck and jawline. Please check out our recent video that explains this cutting-edge procedure, now being offered at Chelsea Cosmetic!

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ThermiTight is the first aesthetic procedure, which delivers controlled thermal energy under the skin to reverse the effects of aging. ThermiTight is FDA approved and is ideal for patients who want more results than non-invasive procedures can deliver and DO NOT want surgery. It’s great for problem areas of the face, neck, tummy and thighs. Patients should expect to come in for a treatment on Thursday and return to work on Monday. Results can be seen in as little as 1 month and should continue to improve for 6-8 months. Great for non-invasive neck and jawline lift!

ThermiSmooth is an FDA approved, non-invasive procedure for improving the appearance of aging skin through tightening and increasing collagen production over a period of time. It uses a unique hand piece to deliver targeted heating to the surface of the skin. There is little to no downtime. Patients can expect to see results in as little as 1 month and should continue to improve for 6-8 months. Most patients require 3-6 treatments to achieve significant reduction of lines and skin tightening. ThermiSmooth is most effective for treating the area around the eyes, crow’s feet, and crepey skin under the eyes. We also use it to tighten skin in the upper eyelid for patients who don’t need or want surgery. It also works well for fine lines around the mouth. Great for non-invasive upper-eyelid skin tightening!

ThermiRase is the newest FDA approved advancement in tissue tightening through nerve ablation. This device targets areas with precision and with safety with less adverse effects or complications than Botox or Dysport. Only local anesthesia is required for most people. This technique is used to treat glabellar frown lines and have lasting results of 18-24 months. Patients should expect to see immediate results. This is for patients who want some of the results of Botox without the toxin.

ThermiDry uses the same technology as ThermiRase to address hyperhidrosis. This procedure is perfect for those suffering from embarrassing excessive armpit sweating and want a toxin-free, minimally-invasive alternative to Botox or Dysport. Results are immediate and can last anywhere from 18-24 months. Patients have been thrilled with this treatment.

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Ten years ago, I was a principal investigator in FDA clinical trials for both Radiesse and Sculptra to treat patients with facial lipoatrophy, related to HIV and AIDS medications. Many of these patients were doing well, but they had wasted and sagging faces that made them look like they were on Death’s door. Treating these patients was the most gratifying part of my day. We were able to turn around their lives. Today, most of them are still in my care, now working, raising families, in love with others, with themselves, and with life itself.

This experience made me want to take this idea to the next level and create “Lives Fulfilled”: a program that will target a variety of patients with medical conditions that might benefit from improving the way they look. Most of these people cannot afford cosmetic treatment, so it’s a way for me to give back and help out in that way with something that I enjoy doing – rather than just writing a check.

Recently, we’ve partnered with Merz Aesthetics and Victim2Vixen to help cancer survivors get back on their feet, so that they can get back to work and socialize again. Our first patient was Victim2Vixen founder, Anne Dragovcic. Please take a minute to check out her transformational video.

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I’m seeing exciting changes in the world of facial rejuvenation. Surgery is just too simplified to address all of the issues that are involved in aging. Contrary to popular belief, skin isn’t the only thing that shows our age. In order to get a true fresh look, the soft tissue and bone structure also need to be addressed. Furthermore, we don’t have time or money to deal a week-long recovery period – and no one wants to look like they’ve had something “done”.

What I do now is largely non-surgical, thanks to advances in technology and the development of injectable fillers, muscle-relaxers, and devices. I pride myself in taking the time to customize treatments for each patient, using a mix of products to achieve the best results. This is an important shift in the way we view Aesthetic Medicine and Procedures.

Ultimately, there is no cookie-cutter usage for cosmetic products or procedures – though many doctors will do whatever their patients ask for (regardless of whether the results are lasting and natural-looking). There are lots of bargain treatments out there that may not be the safest. Unfortunately, these issues come up far too frequently. In this constantly evolving market, patients need a place to educate themselves.

This blog will introduce a few concepts, such as:

  • Why Many People Start Early to Look Better, Not Just Younger
  • How Our Youth and Beauty Oriented Culture Affects Aesthetic Medicine
  • Cost Benefits of Non-Invasive Treatments – and Why Some Cost More than Others
  • What Fillers, Muscle-Relaxers, Laser Treatments, and Devices Actually Do – and their Differences
  • Wading Through Product Advertisements to Find the Right Doctor and Treatment
  • How to Maintain Results to Keep You Looking Your Best

This site is a place where people can come to see other people dealing with similar things and relate. I plan to highlight different body areas and cosmetic concerns, giving examples of how we treat patients with various issues. Perhaps that will take some of the fear and mystery out of cosmetic procedures. But primarily, this blog is dedicated to providing real information so patients can ask the right questions and make better decisions.