Posted on April 28th, 2020
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SO, what started as the “Derby preparedness” list we recently featured in TOPS Louisville has now become a list of our favorite procedures…and it’s coming at a time when you’ll have even more reasons to want to take advantage of it to get you ready for your next big event. Or maybe you just needed a sign that now is the time to take care of that Thing you wish you could change or improve about yourself! With all the extra time my staff and I have had during this very serious and unfortunate pandemic, we have been working on each other…just yesterday in fact, Mindy did a combination Sciton BBL (for brown spots on the face, neck chest and hands) and a light to medium CO2RE laser for skin smoothing, tightening and enhanced collagen production of the face, followed by PRP to enhance healing and to add growth factors and cytokines. **Look for this procedure in a future video from us**!
And for a limited time through the end of May (or until the office reopens), we are offering the list below at 20% off any procedure of $500 or less and 30% off procedures (including surgeries) over $501!
- Office Liposuction with Renuvion
- Profound with CO2RE
- EMSELLS/O-Shot/Vaginal Treatments
- Vaser Shape and Exilis
- UltraShape Power with Vaser Shape
RENUVION/BODYTITE and FACETITE
All of these technologies utilize heat delivered as radiofrequency below the skin. Renuvion and BodyTite are used for larger body areas, and FaceTite and Renuvion for the lower face and neck. The magical effect of the heat delivered below the skin is to produce skin tightening. This allows a method of tightening skin when it is used in conjunction with liposuction, which normally doesn’t directly tighten loose skin, or these technologies can be used alone without liposuction at all if there is no unwanted fat. We select whether we want to use Renuvion, BodyTite or FaceTite for each patient based upon the size of the area we are treating. These are minimally invasive surgical procedures performed in our in-office operating room under either local anesthesia with ProNox or under IV sedation as an outpatient. Here are some typical before and after photos of Renuvion with liposuction of the lower face and neck (with Profound of the face in the female patient to add a nice combination facial treatment) (also see Profound):
Microneedling has become very popular in many salons and spas as a way to build collagen and smooth skin, however the kind of microneedling done by aestheticians in a spa setting is very different than what we do as physicians and nurses in our practice. When microneedling with radiofrequency is used, the heat of the RF is delivered under the skin by the needles and creates 5 times the amount of collagen deposition and 3 times the amount of hyaluronic acid and elastin production in the skin. These are permanent changes in the skin. We can also use the heat of Profound to not only tighten and plump skin through the above effects, but also to melt unwanted facial and neck fat as is often seen in the jowls and the neck. Profound uses “long pulsed” microneedling, so is more aggressive and therapeutic than Fractora and Morpheus which utilize “short pulsed” microneedling. Fractora and Morpheus can smooth skin but are less effective in skin tightening or the contouring of unwanted fat. A very popular combination in our practice is Profound or Fractora for the face and Renuvion or FaceTite (with or without liposuction) for the neck. Profound and Fractora are done under local anesthesia and light medications in our office, with or without ProNox. Many patients enjoy a combination of Profound microneedling with laser resurfacing (CO2RE or Sciton). Profound can also be used on body areas for crepy skin and cellulite, or for those dreaded “banana rolls” of the posterior thighs.
EMSELLA / O-SHOT / VAGINAL REJUVENATION
Our office has taken the lead in expanding the holistic and surgical treatments which comprise Women’s Intimate Wellness. What started as an offering of cosmetic surgical labiaplasty has been expanded to now offering nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments, noninvasive treatments for all types of urinary incontinence and the O-Shot for enhancement of sexual function.
EMSELLA uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy to strengthen and retrain the pelvic floor muscles. This technology treats all kinds of urinary incontinence including overactive bladder, stress incontinence, urge and frequency incontinence, neurogenic bladder, post-prostatectomy leakage and mixed incontinence. These treatments can be life-changing for men and women at any age but are very commonly sought by post-partum and post-menopausal women. We recommend a series of 6, 30 minute treatments with the patient seated fully clothed and comfortable on the chair. There is no pain and no down time.
Vaginal rejuvenation treatments with one of our 3 vaginal devices are also used alone or in combination with EMSELLA, since many women after pregnancy or menopause experience vaginal changes a s well as urinary leakage. The treatments can even be done on the same day. We offer CO2RE Intima laser, Votive Forma V radiofrequency and Exilis Ultra Femme 360 radiofrequency treatments depending on the symptoms of each individual patient. Dr. Samuels did the first clinical trial of CO2RE Intima in the U.S on post-menopausal patients as well as the first clinical trial of EMSELLA for both urinary incontinence and sexual function.
The O-Shot uses a patient’s own platelet rich plasma injected in a painless intra-vaginal procedure to enhance sexual function or to improve the results achieved with our intra-vaginal devices or EMSELLA treatments.
High-intensity electromagnetic field energy (HIFEM) can be used to tighten the abdominal and buttock muscles similar to its use to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles as with EMSELLA chair treatments. BodySculpt is a revolutionary new tool that incorporates 4 non-invasive simple treatments, each 28 minutes long, and is used to tone the muscles, reduce fat in the area and simultaneously tighten skin. The paddles of the device can be attached to the abdomen to tighten and contour the “core”, or to the buttocks to lift the bottom, or to the outer thighs to assist with cellulite. Our office was one of the first group of 10 physicians in the U.S. to perform a clinical trial for the company, the results of which are phenomenally better than a similar device currently on the market. This device can be used alone or as an adjunct to our surgical body contouring procedures of liposuction or tummy tuck which do not specifically target muscle. BodySculpt is the original technology and is far superior to competitors such as CoolTone or CoolSculpting.
VASER SHAPE and EXILIS
Vaser Shape uses lightly focused external ultrasound while Exilis uses external radiofrequency to non-surgically tighten skin and reduce fat on body areas (Vaser Shape and Exilis) and the face and neck (Exilis). There is no downtime or discomfort with these heat-driven energy procedures, results are seen immediately, and a series of 4 treatments delivers measurable results. They are very popular primary procedures and are frequently used post-operatively after liposuction to hasten recovery and improve the skin tightening results of surgical body contouring procedures. Many patients use these treatments for loose skin of the thighs, tummy, arms and neck/face, and they are also great for cellulite. Both of these treatments can also be combined with UltraShape Power for non-invasive body contouring (fat reduction) and skin tightening.
ULTRASHAPE POWER with VASER SHAPE
We most commonly use this fantastic combination for non-invasive body contouring to achieve fat reduction along with skin tightening. UltraShape Power reduces the most fat per body area and far faster results are seen than compared to other technology such as CoolSculpting, Sculpsure, Venus and many others. There is no downtime, treatments are painless, more fat is reduced per treatment, and with results being seen in as short a time as two weeks after the first of 3 treatments. Our office was involved in this clinical trial as well and were the first to introduce the technology in the U.S.
Our office is one of the few offices in our area to offer such a broad array of laser resurfacing options. We offer:
– Sciton BBL treatments…no downtime correction of brown and red pigmentation problems
-Sciton Forever Young BBL…no downtime toning and smoothing of face, neck and decollatage
-Sciton microlaser peel and laser resurfacing…skin smoothing, fine line and wrinkle, acne scar reduction
-Sciton Skin Tyte…no downtime skin tightening of face and neck
-Sciton ProFractional…limited downtime skin tightening of face and neck
-Sciton facial and leg vein treatments
-Sciton hair removal
-CO2RE laser resurfacing…limited downtime is possible to longer downtime options for skin tightening and smoothing, toning and re-texturizing facial and body skin, reduction of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scarring, also reduces brown pigmentation
…and lastly, we have a tremendous VIP and rewards program for our loyal injectable and skin care patients called JBSMD VIP! Become one of our best and most frequent patients, and we will invite you to become enrolled as a JBSMD VIP patient. This program requires no fee for enrollment, you simply enroll as a neurotoxin patient, and we will automatically open up a world of additional discounted pricing to you that you can enjoy all year round. By enrolling in this aesthetic subscription service, you may pay as you go, or spread out some of your payments on those injections you do all year, except you will also be guaranteed our very best pricing and rewards points accumulation to use on the services we know you love from us. You won’t need to wait for a special or a sale!
Call us if you desire more information on any of the services mentioned here or anything else that may be on your list! We will be happy to see you in our beautiful new office in Norton Commons in a personal visit, or alternatively, we will be continuing our Virtual Consults even after we are able to see one another again if that is more convenient for you! We’ve gotten really good at those now and can even price things via the telehealth consult with photos you send us ahead of time!
Stay safe and stay healthy!
Posted on April 27th, 2020
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Posted by Julene B. Samuels, MD Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at 11:31 AM No comments:
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Back to School…and Martha’s Vineyard…
Back to School….And Martha’s Vineyard
A short entry this week to let you in on a secret or two…and I won’t make you wait until I get
back from Martha’s Vineyard to learn of it…(haha)…no, I’m not going to Martha’s Vineyard
either…the only vineyard I’ll be frequenting this month is one that grows in a tall, skinny glass
bottle with a cork stuck in it…
This will be an interactive blog, so read on for contest rules!!!
Secret #1: There is a great SCULPTRA special going on in my office right now. Each vial of
Sculptra is on sale for a limited time only for $775. each (regularly $900.). See my website or
previous blogs regarding Sculptra and why it is clearly my favorite “liquid facelift” option. There
is a lot of info on my website and a great link to the Sculptra Aesthetic website for viewing
before and after photo’s of results. Our office has the most experience in the region using this
facial rejuvenative option, so you should call us and inquire. Limited time only on the special
Secret #2: VASER Shape results are continuing to amaze us and our patients! I just reviewed
photo’s of our last 20 patients and am truly amazed by these results! Guess I’ll be Vasing my
thighs again this weekend…there are also some new, very enticing pricing options for patients
interested in trying VASER Shape. Call Cynthia, Mindy or Terry in my office for more
information, as we are always trying to help patients afford to try this new, non-invasive method
of body contouring. It really does a much better job than any other method I’ve investigated and
well worth the money. We are looking forward to some one-on-one time with the chief
technological engineer for Sound Surgical Technologies who is coming for a short visit to the
Bluegrass state, all the way from Denver, to spend some time with us and a few of our patients,
and to discuss with us a new tool that may help to optimize treatment settings for faster results.
Secret #3: There is a factoid embedded in our new breast augmentation microsite (accessed by
going to breastaugmentationky.com) that could win you and your BFF a free VASER Shape
treatment. This is a contest, and the first person to email the correct response to Part 1 of the
question to me will win a free VASER Shape treatment for themselves. If they also get Part 2 of
the question correct, they’ll aslo win a free VASER Shape treatment for their BFF! You need to
email me with the correct responses before my next blog in order to win!!! So…are you quite
ready??? Here’s the two part question…
1) What are the manufacturer incentives for patients interested in silicone breast augmentation
right now? (BTW, this is the absolute BEST time to have that breast augmentation at Eastpoint
Surgery Center…go find the clues…)
2) Which are the most interesting pages on this site: racingpaparazzi.smugmug.com? HINT #1:
my girls and I competed in the family division of the Long Run Hounds Club Hunter Pace last
weekend, and are very proud of our first place blue ribbon on August 13th! HINT #2: There are 2
pages to peruse the most carefully…
Thanks for being a follower, and have a great Back to School season!