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Looking Good

by Editorial Staff--South Jersey Magazine
Planning a makeover? Turn to this group of specialists to help you look your best.

Aesthetic Dermatology
Dr. Sandra D. Elder
Q: What is a new alternative to liposuction?
A: The newest alternative to liposuction is CoolSculpting, the FDA-cleared procedure that is an alternative to liposuction for people who have a small amount of diet- and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting is a totally non-invasive, in-office procedure that uses Cryolipolysis to target, freeze and eliminate fat cells. CoolSculpting is not a replacement for liposuction or other surgical fat-reducing procedures. Studies indicate that the typical amount of fat lost through CoolSculpting in a given area is about 20-25 percent per area treated. CoolSculpting is best for those who are already close to their ideal body weight but have small isolated areas of fat such as “love handles” or a “muffin top” that they cannot lose through diet and exercise. Results with CoolSculpting take about two to four months to be fully realized. Now is the time to get ready for the summer. Call for a free consultation and evaluation.
(856) 596-3393 |?

Appearance Dermatology
Dr. Birgit Toome
Q: What can I do for saggy jowls and lines around my eyes if I cannot afford a facelift, and I also can’t take the time off from work?
A: A combination of Sculptra, Radiesse and Juvéderm can give excellent results for sagging jowls. These fillers can be layered or injected on their own to provide significant improvement. Botox can be injected around the frown lines, around the eyes and forehead, and can even be used in the upper lip area to soften “smokers” lines. The best part is that you can go back to work the next day, using makeup to cover any bruising which may occur. The results from these “combo” treatments are literally called “liquid lifts” because results can be dramatic, but natural.
(856) 809-0909 |?

Connolly Skin Care
Dr. Coyle S. Connolly
Q: What can I do to look as young as I feel?
A: Fortunately, there are safe, affordable, non-surgical options for achieving youthful looking skin. The key is matching an individual’s needs to the ideal treatment, resulting in a natural, refreshed appearance. Juvéderm XC is a beautifully effective anti-wrinkle injectable. This product contains a numbing ingredient which greatly reduces patient discomfort. Juvéderm XC replicates a natural substance (hyaluronic acid) already found in healthy skin and is particularly suited for deep and fine facial creases. Patients also benefit when wrinkles around the mouth, due to age and or smoking, are erased. Fuller, youthful lips can also be achieved through the use of this product. The positive effects of Juvéderm XC will last a year or more.

LAVIV is an exciting new wrinkle fighter. With LAVIV, a small piece of skin is simply removed from behind the ear, and these collagen-producing cells are cultured in the lab. Millions of one’s own fresh cells are then ready to be injected into unwanted wrinkles. The great aspect of LAVIV is its long-lasting effect (months to years), since your own cells work continually to replace lost collagen. Even old acne, burns and traumatic scars can be improved with this safe, innovative therapy.

Finally, Botox Cosmetic is perfectly designed to eliminate frown lines and crows feet around the eyes. A few precisely placed injections create a more youthful, relaxed appearance while avoiding a frozen plastic look. The results of Botox Cosmetic will last from three to six months.
(609) 926-8899 |?

Cosmetic Surgery Center of Cherry Hill
Dr. Lyle Back
Q: What are some of the newest fillers, injectables and non-surgical facelift alternatives for 2012?
A: There are many alternatives to a facelift, including Artefill, that can smooth and fill out facial folds and wrinkles for years. We also use injectables such as Botox, Restylane and the newest addition, Xeomin, that can reduce lines and wrinkles, making you look fresher and more youthful.

Q: What are the alternatives to a traditional tummy tuck or liposuction?
A: Smartlipo is a revolutionary technique for body contouring that works by “melting the fat.” Using a tiny laser, it’s an easier and gentler process to remove and sculpt away fatty deposits. This often allows for a simple office procedure instead of traditional liposuction in the operating room. Special tiny instruments and the Smartlipo laser can be used to reshape the neck/jowl area, the abdomen, the hips, the inner thighs, the arms. Anywhere where you might have a stubborn zone of fat, it can be dissolved and suctioned away.

Q: How can I look and feel my best this summer in a bathing suit?
A: Many women seek out breast augmentation because they see a disproportion between their chest/breast size and frame. Others have a shape that is not as sensual as they desire. Dr. Back can create a better, natural-looking shape. Enhanced confidence, self-esteem and feeling great are the added benefits.
(800) MAKEOVER |

Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Dr. Steven L. Davis
Q: Can I still look good in time for summer?
A: Absolutely. With the latest technologies in body contouring such as radiofrequency liposuction and tummy tucks, and new techniques for breast implant placement, you can be beach ready almost immediately. Rapid recovery face and neck lift procedures are used all year long. Make sure sun protection is used when enjoying fun in the sun. A visit to the Laser Skin Spa will help you craft the perfect products.
(856) 424-1700 |?

The Institute for Laser & Aesthetic Medicine
Dr. Glenn DeBias
Q: How can I get a refreshed look as summer approaches?
A: To get your most refreshed look, safe and natural, Active FX is our most popular procedure. We perform 20 to 30 per week and have performed more than 11,000 to date. I developed Active FX in 2005, which will improve the texture, tone and tightness of the facial and neck skin, and I am internationally recognized for its success. Another popular procedure is Pellevé, which also does tissue tightening of the face and neck, with no downtime. We have performed more than 1,300 of these treatments to date, and in this area, I am the key opinion leader for Ellman, which is the manufacturer of Pellevé.

Q: What do I ask a physician when considering one of these procedures?
A: You should ask several questions: Does the physician perform the initial consultation? How long has the physician been doing the procedure, and how many have they done? Does the physician perform the procedure or have they trained the staff to perform it? The doctors who consistently obtain the best results are most likely the ones who have the most experience and the best technology. There is also a level of skill and art to round out the equation for optimal results.
(215) 230-1804 |?(610) 535-6868 |?

South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center
Dr. Robin M. Levin
Q: What are some of the different benefits that a dermatologist can provide?
A: Taking the best possible care of your skin is an essential aspect of not only how you look, but how you feel about yourself, which is why it’s never too late to give yourself an added advantage with the help of an experienced dermatologist. At South Jersey Skin Care, we understand that your skin isn’t only a reflection of who you are, but how you feel. Many skin conditions are indicative of underlying problems with health, diet or stress, and learning how to manage these aspects of your life is essential to improving your lifestyle. For common problems that are purely aesthetic, we provide a variety of options to help improve and repair damaged areas, from surgical procedures designed to lift, renew and rejuvenate, to chemical peels, microdermabrasion and anti-wrinkle fillers, all designed to keep you looking younger, healthier, and beautiful.
(856) 810-9888 |

South Shore Plastic Surgery
Dr. Bhupesh Vasisht
Q: What is the difference between a breast lift and breast augmentation?
A: After pregnancy or weight loss, women’s breasts lose both volume and projection (droopiness). A breast implant can replace both volume and projection, but if the breast has “drooped” beyond a certain point, we often combine the two procedures to basically lift the breasts. This procedure does wonders for restoring the confidence the woman once felt. During my consults, I explain this using imagery.
(856) 784-2639 |?

Vein & Vascular Institute
Dr. Charles Dietzek
Q: How can I get my legs ready for a bathing suit?
A: With advances in the treatment of spider veins, we can have your legs looking great. Utilizing a high-power fiber optic light, we can visualize the veins that “feed” the spider veins. Using needles as fine as your hair, these veins can be injected with solutions, causing no pain, and have fewer side effects than saline injections, thereby resulting in improved cosmetic appearance and more durable results.
(856) 309-8346 |?

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 12 (March, 2012).
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