What is Micro-Needling with RF?

Published on: December 10, 2018

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Anti-aging and skin rejuvenation treatments are among the most popular in the aesthetic world today. With so many options available, it’s hard to know what really lends the best results and is worth your time/money. Ask yourself, have I heard of the following:

  • Micro-Needling
  • Micropen
  • Dermapen
  • Derma Rolling
  • Microdermabrasion sometimes commonly called “Dermabrasions”
  • Chemical Peels
  • Facials
  • Hydrafacial
  • PRP
  • Photofacial

Our revolutionary Secret™ RF Micro-Needling technology breaks the mold on traditional approaches. With the Secret™ RF, skin remodeling is possible from the inside out. Unlike other devices which only deposit energy in the surface of the skin, Secret™ RF delivers energy below the surface where it’s needed most to help revitalize and regenerate the tissue. 

Secret™ RF micro-needling is an innovative new treatment that improves signs of aging skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. Treatments are suitable for patients seeking skin revitalization and are customized to address individual skin concerns and needs. Secret™ RF micro-needling is safe and effective, and suitable for all skin types.

How Does it Work?

Secret™ RF uses microneedles to deliver fractional Radio Frequency (RF) energy into varying levels of the skin including the deeper layers where treatment is most beneficial. Unlike other devices which only deposit energy in the surface of the skin, Secret™ RF delivers energy below the surface where it’s needed most to help revitalize and regenerate the tissue. This unique delivery of energy allows us to achieve optimal results with little to no downtime on all skin types.

What is the Secret™ RF Procedure Like?

Secret™ RF is an easy, safe and effective procedure. During the treatment, you will feel some heat and pressure on the treatment area. The treatment is tolerable for most patients, with use of topical numbing cream prior to treatment, patient comfort is our number one priority.

How Many Secret™ RF Treatments Will I Need?

Patients typically need anywhere from 1-4 treatments spaced 3-6 weeks apart to achieve optimal results. Most patients report seeing improvement after the initial treatment but optimal results appear into 3 months after the last treatment session. During a complimentary consultation, our providers will perform an assessment and outlined a treatment plan specific to your skin needs.

Am I A Candidate for Secret™ RF?

If you have fine lines or wrinkles, scarring, large pores, texture problems, aging skin, acne/acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, age spots or sun damage, you may benefit from treatment.

Secret™ RF Micro-Needling  improves:

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Acne/Acne Scarring
  • Skin Tone and Texture
  • Large Pores
  • Age Spots
  • Sun Damage
  • Stretch Marks
  • Scarring

Real Results:

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Your Friends Will Want To Know – “How’d you get that glow?”

Published on: November 20, 2018

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Don’t let the glow from blue light prevent the glow of radiant skin

Your skin has to put up with a lot these days. No matter where you live or what you do, your skin is constantly under attack from modern day threats.

How often are you in front of these screens?

  • Tablets
  • Phones
  • Computers
  • TV Screens
  • Fluorescent & LED Lights

Who knew – on average, we spend up to 10 hrs/day on screens. We practically BASK in the blue light! Blue light has become the modern day tanning bed with it’s negative effects we don’t even think twice about.

Blue light is responsible for accelerating skin aging and damages the skin – think dark spots, wrinkles and saggy or loose skin.

Our skin is also exposed to pollution, regardless of where you reside, which can cause the skin to look tired and stressed. Not to mention, pollution in the air causes congested pores which stretches them out lending to the look of oversized pores. On average, 92% of the population lives where outdoor air pollution exceeds World Health Organization (WHO) ambient air quality guidelines.

We have a solution!

Introducing Lumivive™ – an all day long skin care system with full atmospheric protection against blue light and pollution and overnight power to help skin recovery.

This two product system consist of Lumivive™ DAY Damage Defense serum & Lumivive™ NIGHT Revitalize Repair Complex. The Lumivive™ difference is night and day with essential 360° continuum of skin care.

Two Easy Steps:

Lumivive™ Day Damage Defense

  • Engage the dermal bio-barrier during the day
  • Fights the impact of blue light and pollution
  • Fights signs of aging for optimal skin health and vitality

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Lumivive™ Night Revitalize Repair Complex

  • Rapid skin recovery is the name of the game at night
  • Enhances skin’s ability to repair itself overnight
  • Restore a glowing, youthful appearance

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Nighttime sleep plays a key role in skin recovery and health

  • Your body uses the sleep cycle to repair and reverse daily skin damage
  • As you age, the skin has a tougher time repairing itself
  • Stress can also decrease skin’s ability to recover

With this two step system, your skin has the power to resist the environment’s attack during the day and recover itself overnight.

Ready for some compliments?

Your friends will notice before you do

Physicians are noticing visible results in as few as 14 days!

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CoolSculpting University Masters Course

Published on: November 12, 2018

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Our CoolSculpting® providers recently advanced their training from CoolSculpting® University and attended the CoolSculpting® Masters Clinical Course. This is an elite training program designed to further enhance their CoolSculpting® skills with advanced training.

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If you’ve been pondering the idea of having a CoolSculpting® treatment – trust our expert providers with over 1,000 treatments performed. The CoolSculpting® technology is proven safe and effective, however, special technique only qualified and experienced technicians can provide truly makes a difference. We know price and expertise drives your decision to have treatment. With our Allergan (company behind CoolSculpting®) account level, we are pleased to offer the most competitive pricing while providing the most advanced technique!

Here are some frequently asked questions on the treatment:

What is CoolSculpting®?

The concept for CoolSculpting® started with a frozen treat. In the 1970s, renowned Harvard University scientists Dr. Dieter Manstein and Dr. R. Rox Anderson saw that some children got dimples in their cheeks due to eating popsicles. This was the first observation of the relationship between cold and fat.

The CoolSculpting® treatment was born from the insight that cold can selectively affect and eliminate fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue.

How does the treatment work?

This is one of the key questions everybody typically asks. When we apply CoolSculpting® to the targeted unwanted fat cells, the cold targets the fat and kills them. Once those fat cells are killed, they are naturally eliminated from the body. And then, after 1 to 3 months, the treated fat cells are gone, never to return.

How long does it last?

CoolSculpting® visibly reduces fat layer thickness after a single treatment, and it has long-lasting results—up to 9 years post-treatment. The CoolSculpting® procedure has a high patient satisfaction rate. The best results are seen at 2 to 3 months after treatment, but some patients have noticed their results sooner.

One of the most important questions we hear is  “How long does it last?” When you reach adolescence, you’ve reached the maximum number of fat cells you’ll have for the rest of your life. Think of it this way, when you gain and lose weight, those fat cells don’t multiply; they just get bigger and smaller. So, as long as you maintain your weight with your normal diet and exercise, your results should last. We always tell our patients, protect your investment! If you do your part and we do our part – you should see results.

What areas can be treated?

CoolSculpting® is FDA cleared for 8 areas of the body and has been shown to safely and effectively reduce subcutaneous fat in the flank, abdomen, thigh, submental area, back, bra area, underneath the buttocks (banana roll), and upper arm.

What does the treatment feel like – will it hurt?

On your treatment day, a vacuum applicator is applied to the area, which basically feels like a strong suction. You may feel pulling, tugging, or mild pinching. The cold sensation will typically subside within 10 minutes, as the area becomes numb from the controlled cooling.

Many people ask if this hurts. Our staff has all had treatment and the best way to describe it is strange, but definitely not painful. At Hotchandani Laser, Vein & Cosmetic Surgery our number one goal is patient comfort. During your treatment, you will be in our Dual Sculpting designated procedure room. Many patients sit back and work with our free wi-fi, read emails, or relax with a book or watch Netflix or Hulu.

How much does it cost?

We understand how important cost is in making a decision to have treatment. During a complimentary assessment, our providers will determine the best treatment plan for you and your body. At that time, exact pricing will be provided to you as it depends on the number of applicators needed. We use only the most updated applicators, providing you with the best techniques. With our Allergan (company behind CoolSculpting®)account level, we are able to offer very competitive pricing. 

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References:

  1. Bernstein EF. Long-term efficacy follow-up on two cryolipolysis case studies: 6 and 9 years post-treatment. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2016;15(4):561-564.
  2. Zelickson B, Egbert BM, Preciado J, et al. Cryolipolysis for noninvasive fat cell destruction: initial results from a pig model. Dermatol Surg. 2009;35(10):1462-1470.

 

What Is Ultherapy?

Published on: November 8, 2018

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Ultherapy® harnesses the technology of ultrasound to stimulate your own collagen production 

Results are natural, gradual and noticeable. In one study, researches found that Ultherapy treatment increased the rate of collagen production in skin samples by an average of 50%.

Achieve nonsurgical, natural results that improve over time

Ultherapy is the only non-invasive FDA-cleared procedure that lifts and tightens your neck, chin, and brow, and improves fine lines and wrinkles on the chest. It’s a different kind of lift that gives you more control over the way you age.

  • Non-invasive
  • No Downtime
  • Increases Collagen Production
  • Natural Results
  • In-office Treatment
  • Ultrasound Technology

The Ultherapy Difference

The power of ultrasound goes to work deep below the skin’s surface, reviving and creating new collagen. No surgery is required and no downtime is necessary.

Initial results are visible immediately after treatment, but the real results appear over 2-3 months as new collagen builds, gradually lifting, tightening and improving treated areas.

A More Customized Lift

Ultrasound technology lets our providers see where they treat, ensuring energy is delivered safely to the right areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a safe, non-surgical ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. Ultherapy uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift skin on the eyebrow, under chin and on the neck, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the decolletage.

What is unique about Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift skin. Ultherapy is also the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows our providers to see the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment to ensure the energy is deposited to where it will be most beneficial.

With the addition of the new Ultherapy Decolletage Treatment, Ultherapy is also now the only non-invasive procedure specifically indicated by the FDA to improve lines and wrinkles on the chest.

Can Ultherapy replace a facelift?

Ultherapy treats the deep foundational layer addressed in a cosmetic surgery, but won’t duplicate the results of a facelift. Ultherapy is a great alternative, however, especially for those not ready for surgery or for patients looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.

How does Ultherapy differ from laser treatments?

Ultherapy uses sound energy – tried-and-true ultrasound – which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. Ultherapy ultrasound stimulates collagen production in the skin’s foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over 2-3 months.

Lasers rely on light energy, which cannot reach deeper skin layers at an optimal temperature, so laser treatments typically only treat superficial skin and are not FDA-cleared to lift skin. Since the two technologies often treat different types of skin issues, they’re actually very compatible.

How does Ultherapy stimulate the creation of collagen?

Ultherapy deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment jumpstarts a natural process, known as neocollagenesis, to produce fresh, new collagen. Ultherapy doesn’t involve any creams, fillers or toxins; it just relies on your body’s own collagen-building process for natural, noticeable results.

How long does an Ultherapy treatment take?

The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.

Sun Exposure – The Hidden Negative Effects

Published on: October 17, 2018

 

General Skin Treatment/Skin Protection Information

To help prevent skin damage and maintain skin health, a daily skin care regimen that includes a sun protectant, cleanser, moisturizer or hydrator, and eye cream is a must. It’s also important to incorporate additional specialty products that defend against the signs of aging.

There are two kinds of aging:

  • Chronological aging – what happens naturally due to time and the genes we inherit
  • Environmental aging – due to external factors like sun, pollutants, ozone, smoke, diet, and alcohol
    • The sun is to blame for a significant amount of environmental aging

Incorporating daily protection is an absolute necessity; however, it’s important that women opt for more comprehensive coverage that goes beyond broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) protection to shield against Infrared radiation as well.

There are three kinds of rays from the sun:

  • Ultraviolet
  • Visible Light
  • Infrared

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Infrared rays make up 54% of the solar spectrum. Infrared-A rays penetrate deeper into the skin than UVA and UVB rays. IR-A rays can cause signs of aging. They contribute to:

  • Collagen breakdown
  • Skin wrinkling
  • Redness
  • Extracellular matrix changes
  • Loss of skin elasticity and firmness 

Infrared radiation has implications in accelerating the signs of skin aging and has a synergistic negative effect with ultraviolet rays.

How sun exposure affects skin over time:

  • 20’s | Many of the skin changes we see over time – changes in pigmentation, sallowness and deep wrinkling are the results of sun exposure.
  • 30’s | The signs of sun damage may typically begin to emerge on exposed areas of the skin, such as the face, neck, upper chest, hands, and forearms.
  • 40’s | Skin discoloration can also affect people in this age group – a clear sign of “photoaging,” a term that describes the effects of chronic ultraviolet light exposure on the skin.

Exposure to free radicals in the environment, primarily from UV and Infrared rays, can play a pivotal role in the biological events that can lead to clinical manifestations of changes to the skin in this decade, like cell damage.

SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Skin Protection

SkinMedica® is introducing a new era of skin protection with the launch of Total Defense + Repair – the first and only rejuvenating superscreen that prevents the appearance of premature aging through comprehensive skin protection while supporting skin’s ability to restore itself for total skin health.

  • This revolutionary, multi-tasking formula goes beyond UVA and UVB rays to defend against chronic exposure to damaging infrared rays (IR) and rejuvenate photodamaged skin.
  • Features breakthrough SOL-IR™ Advanced Antioxidant Complex, which blends next-generation antioxidants including Dunaliella Salina (microalgae), Polygonum Aviculae (knotgrass) and Physalis Angulata extracts with a secondary group of proven antioxidants and specialty ingredients, such as green tea leaf extract, two forms of vitamin E, niacinamide and ubiquinone along with both physical and chemical sunscreen active ingredients.
  • The potent antioxidant blend also defends against environmental stressors and nourishes skin for moisture retention and rejuvenation, delivering skin’s ultimate defense against sun rays and signs of photodamage.
  • Total Defense + Repair is clinically shown to protect against redness caused by UV better than competitors and improves the appearance of photodamaged skin; in just 4 weeks, it:
    • Reduces the appearance of skin roughness and lines and wrinkles
    • Improves skin tone, texture, and smoothness

Available in both tinted and un-tinted formulas.

Before & After from use of Total Defense + Repair below:

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SkinMedica® has been at the forefront of the age defense category since the launch of its groundbreaking TNS® formula over 15 years ago, developing innovative skin care treatments with specialty ingredients to advance the science of skin rejuvenation.

True to the legacy of it’s founder, Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick, the brand continues to advance the treatment of skin through its ongoing and cutting-edge research, as well as the development of breakthrough products including TNS Essential Serum®, Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex, Retinol Complex and the newest launch, Total Defense + Repair. These four products have come to represent the pillars of the brand and support the SkinMedica Difference through efficacious formulations and dramatic results, making them the cornerstone of skin rejuvenating routines for professional and patients alike.

What Are Growth Factors?

Published on: August 27, 2018

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Growth factors play a pivotal role in maintaining firmness and elasticity in your skin. Daily use of skin care products containing growth factors is known to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and improve skin tone and texture. But, not all products containing growth factors have the same benefits. Dr. Rahul Mehta, Head of Research and Development at SkinMedica® (a pioneer in using growth factors in cosmetic treatments), explains why growth factors are imperative for skin rejuvenation.

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What Are Growth Factors and Why Do We Need Them in Skin Care Products?

Growth factors are natural substances made by skin cells to maintain healthy skin. They are responsible for supporting the repair of damaged skin, making components that provide firmness and elasticity to the skin while helping to maintain skin’s protective functions. They are NOT Growth Hormones! Aging and sun-damaged skin require growth factors to maintain itself. However, cells in aging skin make fewer growth factors than cells in youthful skin. One approach to support the levels of skin rejuvenation is to regularly use skin care products with a high concentration of stable growth factors.

 

Where Do Growth Factors in Skin Care Products Come From?

Advances in biotechnology over the past decade have created multiple sources of growth factors. They can be derived from several different human cells grown in a laboratory (skin cells, bone marrow stem cells, fat stem cells), extracted from one’s own blood (PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma) or from non-human sources such as snails and some plants. While all cells can produce growth factors, the composition of the growth factor blend they produce is likely to be ideal for the health of cells that produce them.

For example, fat stem cells are likely to produce growth factors that help the functioning of fat cells and bone marrow stem cells are likely to produce growth factors that help with the functioning of bone marrow. Similar logic can be applied to growth factors or growth factor-like substances derived from non-human sources. Therefore, to maintain optimal skin health, ideal growth factors would be produced by skin cells, called fibroblasts, whose main function is to produce the components necessary to support the skin.

 

Do Growth Factors Really Work?

Several clinical studies, over the past 15 years, have highlighted the benefits of topically applied growth factor products showing improvements in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, texture, and discoloration. The studies show that, depending on the quality of skin, good results take 6-12 weeks of twice a day use. The diligence is definitely worth it as the improvement in skin appearance is very impressive! Most studies show visible reduction in crow’s feet lines, under-eye skin texture, and overall radiance. Combinations of growth factors with strong antioxidants tend to show results sooner, typically within 4-8 weeks. TNS Essential Serum® provides a combination of stable growth factors (TNS Recovery Complex®) with strong antioxidants (APS Corrective ComplexTM) designed to provide this rapid effect. Over 11 clinical studies have been conducted looking at cosmetic efficacy with TNS Essential Serum® with results showcasing its ability to improve the overall appearance of skin. These are more studies than any other topical cosmetic growth factor product in the market today.

 

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How Does TNS Essential Serum® Stand Out from Other Growth Factor Products on the Market?

TNS Recovery Complex® is the first topical cosmetic made almost entirely of stabilized human growth factor (93.6%). The growth factors are harvested using a patented process that ensures their stability and activity. Furthermore, TNS Recovery Complex® formulation and manufacturing process maintains the stability of active growth factors. Multiple published studies in scientific journals and conferences have verified the presence of active growth factors in TNS Recovery Complex®. Carefully selected antioxidants and peptides present in TNS Essential Serum® complement the benefits of growth factors.

 

What Other Products Should I Use with Growth Factors?

A good skin care regiment requires use of an SPF 30 or higher broad-spectrum sunscreen. Protecting newly rejuvenation skin is essential in maintaining results. Free radicals produced by sun exposure, smoking, and pollution can damage skin rapidly, negating any benefits of growth factors. Antioxidants, such as Vitamin C, neutralize free radicals and provide and an extra layer of protection beyond sunscreen alone. SkinMedica® Total Defense + Repair provides protection from sun exposure and free radicals. For more serious skin concerns, Vitamin A (retinol) may be added to the regimen with growth factor products. Retinol works slightly differently than growth factors so the combination would provide a better outcome than either one alone. Our knowledgeable staff would love to sit and down and advise you on a complete regimen that is right for you.

Who Should Use Growth Factor Products?

Clinical results show that growth factor products benefit anyone with visible signs of facial aging. While women with early signs of aging may benefit by using growth factors, most significant visible improvements in the skin are seen in women and greater photo-damage and mature skin. Twice a day use with diligence is the key to maximizing benefits from growth factors products. Your skin care professional can advise whether or not products containing growth factors are right for you.

Our office is proud to carry the SkinMedica® line in office and online, anytime through our online store. The TNS Essential Serum® & TNS Recovery Complex® is available and includes the growth factors discussed in depth above. 

 

The Results Speak For Themselves:

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Authored by

Rahul C. Mehta, PhD, VP Research & Development, SkinMedica®, An Allergan Company

Rahul C. Mehta, PhD is Vice President of Research & Development for SkinMedica®. He is a pharmacist by training with over 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical research and development. He has authored or co-authored over 50 research publications and book chapters, over 150 poster presentations and multiple patents in pharmaceuticals sciences. Dr. Mehta is strongly committed to bringing pharmaceutical level evidence-based skin care with strong biology and clinical science for the creation of multi-modality holistic skin care products.

SkinMedica Best Sellers

Published on: August 8, 2018

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SkinMedica Best Sellers

The SkinMedica® Best Sellers portfolio includes a range of products that deliver the remarkable results you can only expect from a trusted professional and a scientifically proven skin care line.

Complex Science. Simply Remarkable Results.

Founder Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick was a true pioneer in dermatology and skin rejuvenation who championed the SkinMedica® product philosophy. SkinMedica® products are born from years of rigorous scientific and clinical study. SkinMedica® products are born from years of rigorous scientific and clinical study. SkinMedica® offers award-winning skin care products that harness the skin’s own ability to restore itself, boost rejuvenation, and deliver remarkable results.

SkinMedica® Best Sellers Include:

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TNS Essential Serum® – All-In-One Skin Rejuvenating Treatment

TNS Essential Serum® combines the benefits of 2 formulas – TNS Recovery Complex® in one chamber and APS Corrective Complex in the other – in one serum.

Chamber 1: TNS Recovery Complex®

Contains TNS® – Tissue Nutrient Solution® – a unique, balanced mixture of over 380 cytokines and growth factors plus antioxidants, peptides, and proteins that help rejuvenate the skin.

Chamber 2: APS Corrective Complex

Contains peptides to support the skin and antioxidants that help prevent damage from free radicals. Used together, the two complexes reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots while improving skin tone, texture, and elasticity. 

 

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TNS Recovery Complex – Patented Rejuvenation Treatment 

TNS Recovery Complex® contains a unique blend of over 380 cytokines and growth factors plus antioxidants, peptides, and proteins that help rejuvenate skin.

A highly potent skin serum, TNS Recover Complex® is clinically shown to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and the overall tone and texture of the skin.

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HA5 Rejuvenation Hydrator – A New Chapter In Skin Hydration

HA5 Rejuvenation Hydrator works by providing continuous skin hydration. Unlike other hyaluronic acids (HA) serums that only temporarily moisturize the surface, HA5 has 5 different forms of HA that work synergistically to provide instant smoothing results and continuous hydration throughout the day.

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Total Defense + Repair – The First & Only Rejuvenating Superscreen

Powered by SOL-IR™ Advanced Antioxidant Complex, Total Defense + Repair is a revolutionary Superscreen that not only protects the skin from the damaging effects of Infrared-A, UVA, and UVB rays, it also helps to correct the signs of aging.

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Retinol Complex – Skin Renewal In Three Strengths

This exclusive retinol formula is encapsulated with PhytoShield™ Complex – a proprietary, advanced antioxidant complex that maximizes retinol delivery and minimized irritation typically associated with retinoids.

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Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum – An Evolution In Pigment Correction

Created from a proprietary blend of powerful ingredients, Lytera® 2.0 has been clinically shown to improve the appearance of skin discoloration across diverse ethnicities and skin types.

Dramatic Results Within Months:

  • 100% of patients said: “Made my skin tone look more even”
  • 91% of patients said at 4 weeks: “Diminished the appearance of dark spots”

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What Is a Fractora Treatment?

Published on: May 1, 2018

Fractora by Inmode is fracturing the existing world of facial rejuvenation technology and providing exciting, dependable results. If your face is heavily lined, wrinkled, or scarred from acne, has pigment irregularities, or just looks a bit loose, this can lower your confidence and cause you to spend a great deal of money on creams, lotions, and procedures that don’t provide desired lasting effects. Dealing with facial flaws can be frustrating when you don’t see results that truly change the appearance of your face.

Hotchandani Laser wants to introduce you to the Fractora treatment by Inmode, a procedure that’s changing the face of cosmetic technology—and that will change yours, too.

How does it work?

Fractora is an FDA-approved facial rejuvenation treatment that reduces or eliminates the appearance of aesthetic flaws on the face, such as deep wrinkles, acne scarring, discolorations in the skin, unsightly veins, and even odd textures. It uses fractional radio-frequency treatment to ablate and resurface the skin on your face by enhancing and restructuring collagen, which greatly improves a variety of aesthetic aspects of your face.

The Fractora method of anti-aging treatment uses both heat and dermabrasion to enhance the beauty of your face while reducing the appearance of flaws, a double whammy that creates unparalleled results. The device is handheld, and the head of it is equipped with minuscule pins called micro-points. These tiny pins gently create micro-lesion dots in your skin, and they deliver precise pulses of fractional radiofrequency waves to the deep tissues of your face, which stimulates collagen growth and causes deep tissues to contract, improving skin tone. As collagen is the agent responsible for youthful skin’s firmness, texture, and radiance, this actively reduces the lines, wrinkles, and scars on your face.

Fractional radiofrequency waves don’t do all the work, though, as the micro-points on the device prick your skin to give the treatment the benefits of dermabrasion. The micro-points can vary in length to customize the treatment to your individual needs, and they are strategically spaced on the device to promote the highest level of healing and rejuvenation, which, in combination with the radiofrequency waves, provides you with smoother, tighter, more radiant, and more youthful skin.

What’s the procedure and recovery like?

When you arrive at your physician’s office, they’ll begin your facial rejuvenation Fractora experience by applying topical cream to help numb the area. Some physicians will also recommend the use of an aesthetic injection, such as lidocaine, as well as ask that you take a pain-relieving medication before your appointment to help minimize discomfort.

After you’re adequately numbed, your physician will mark the area(s) to be treated with Fractora, whether it’s your cheeks, eyelids, forehead, neck, or elsewhere, and then begin the procedure. The Fractora handheld device is applied to the treatment areas, and all you’ll feel is a localized heat. A current of chilled air is passed over the skin at the same time as the Fractora device to make you more comfortable and prevent unnecessary skin irritation. Once all the treatment areas have been gone over with the device, the procedure is completed. On average, a round of treatment takes anywhere from one to two hours to complete.

Since this treatment is minimally invasive and doesn’t do damage to your skin, the recovery period is generally short and easy. Immediately after treatment, it’s recommended to keep the skin moist with a light moisturizer, and after three days you can begin wearing makeup again. It’s typical of the recovery process to experience some redness, minor swelling, temporary pigment and texture changes, and sometimes a reaction similar to acne, all of which will go away within a week in most cases. More serious side effects haven’t been reported, so if you experience great discomfort or an unusual reaction, be sure to contact your physician.

What are the results?

While more than one round of Fractora treatment is recommended for facial rejuvenation, the results are definitely worth it. The typical course of treatment involves three or more rounds of Fractora spaced four weeks apart. Some patients report seeing a noticeable difference soon after the first treatment, but the best results are seen around two weeks after getting Fractora for facial rejuvenation. Your skin will be smoother, firmer, and more radiant, without pigment irregularities, wrinkles, or lines. If you had acne scars, you could get a significant reduction with multiple treatments, and if you had unsightly veins, the treatment should significantly help reduce those, as well.

Fractora treatments provide benefits that are noticeable for a year or more, saving you the money and hassle of constantly using creams, lotions, and masks. Results vary by patient, as with most cosmetic procedures, but the reviews and patient reactions have been overwhelmingly positive.

Is it right for me?

Fractora treatments provide the best and safest facial rejuvenation results for patients who want a drastic change without invasive surgery. If you struggle daily with the aged appearance of your face and it’s making you miserable, schedule a free consult at Hotchandani Laser to see if Fractora is right for you. There are little to no risks involved with the procedure, and it’s been shown to be effective and safe for patients of all walks of life.

Let Fractora free the beauty of your face. Call today.

Cellfina for Cellulite Treatment

Published on: March 30, 2018

When it comes to our physiology, we know that men have it a little bit easier than women, right? No birthing babies, no menopause, no monthly interruptions to work around. Cellulite is another thing women have to struggle with but most men don’t, and getting rid of it or improving the appearance of cellulite can be an uphill battle with little progress to show for it.

That’s all about to change.

Cellulite affects more than 80% of women over the age of 20, but it’s rare in men. It creates dimples and craters in the skin, most often in the thighs or buttocks, resulting in a bumpy appearance that most women find unsightly. If you’re one of the many, many women frustrated by cellulite, Hotchandani Laser wants you to know there’s an FDA-cleared cellulite treatment that’s here to help: Cellfina.

How it works

Cellfina was cleared by the FDA for treatment of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs in 2014, and the results have been amazing. As a minimally invasive procedure, Cellfina reduces the appearance of cellulite in an innovative way that gets to the source of the problem. Cellulite is caused by bands of tissue, called fibrous bands or septae, that connect your skin to tissues underneath. Sometimes, though, these septae can pull skin down in certain areas and make the fat in the surrounding areas appear more prominently, resulting in the dimpled appearance that many of us know all too well.

Before Cellfina, the only other FDA-cleared treatments for cellulite involved lasers and energy-wave therapies, but these treatments tend to be more expensive and less lasting and have more risks and side effects than Cellfina. Cellfina lasts longer because it actually gets to the root cause of cellulite: the fibrous bands of tissue pulling the skin down unevenly. To get rid of the appearance of cellulite, Cellfina targets these bands and uses subcision to sever the bands’ hold on your skin, allowing it to bounce back into place and regain its smooth, elastic appearance.

The treatment process

The time it takes to get the Cellfina treatment for cellulite is usually one to two hours, depending on the physician and the size of the area being treated, and it’s a fairly straightforward process.

To start the cellulite treatment, the physician will have you stand up so they can mark the cellulite dimples and know precisely where the treatment needs to be performed. Once the area has been marked, you’ll be numbed with local anesthetic, usually something along the lines of a lidocaine injection. After the numbing agent has taken effect, your physician will then begin the procedure by using the Cellfina device to apply soft suction to your skin, as this helps stabilize it for better precision. Your physician will then insert a tiny microblade just under your skin and, using a sort of fanning motion, carefully sever the connective, fibrous bands of tissue causing your cellulite. This is done for each dimple that is treated and, on average, 20 to 30 dimples can be treated in an hour-long session.

Side effects and risks

Since Cellfina is minimally invasive and not a complicated procedure, there are minimal side effects and few risks. Most patients report experiencing tenderness, swelling, and bruising after the cellulite treatment, but this is manageable and resolves within a few days. Your physician should recommend wearing compression garments for a week or two after the procedure to help minimize swelling.

Compared to other forms of FDA-approved cellulite treatment, Cellfina has fewer side effects and reduced risks. With laser treatments especially, there’s a higher chance of more intense pain and swelling afterward, and the laser can lead to burns and other serious risks. On top of that, the results from laser and energy-wave cellulite treatments don’t last as long as Cellfina, usually only around a year, because they focus on thickening the skin or breaking down the cellulite instead of actually treating the cause of it.

Results

The results from Cellfina cellulite treatment have been impressive and reliable. While the experience does vary by patient, the majority of women who have been treated with Cellfina report a dramatic reduction in the appearance of cellulite that lasts for two years or more. Results can be seen within three months of the cellulite treatment, and some even report seeing improved appearance in as little as a few days. Since the microblade is so tiny, there’s no scarring from Cellfina, so the only evidence that you’ve had it done will be the incredible smoothness of your skin.

A smoother you

Cellulite is a frustrating battle for most women today, and some of the most commonly used creams, lotions, massages, energy treatments, and laser treatments provide results that aren’t satisfactory or come with too many risks. Cellfina is changing the face of the cellulite treatment world and is one of the most promising treatments for cellulite today, changing lives and bodies from bumpy and frustrating to smooth and satisfying. Hotchandani Laser will give you a free consultation on Cellfina to see if it’s the right choice to treat your cellulite, and if not, we’ll help you find the option that is.

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MiraDry: How It Can Help You with Underarm Sweating

Published on: March 8, 2018

MiraDry

For thousands of Americans, underarm sweating is a serious issue that leads to frustration, ruined clothing, and embarrassment. Hyperhidrosis is the condition that causes the body to produce an abundant amount of sweat, and underarm sweating in particular (axillary hyperhidrosis) can be upsetting due to its visibility. Hyperhidrosis can seriously affect those that suffer from it, causing them to plan and live their lives around the condition.
If you’re one of the thousands who suffer from hyperhidrosis, especially under your arms, Hotchandani Laser wants you to know that there’s a treatment option for your underarm sweating that can get rid of it almost entirely, with permanent results.

How it works

MiraDry is a treatment for excess underarm sweating and underarm sweat odor (axillary osmidrosis). The treatment uses precisely guided microwave energy to induce thermolysis in the sweat and odor glands in the underarm area, meaning that they essentially decompose from exposure to heat. While this can sound scary, miraDry is the only treatment device for axillary hyperhidrosis and osmidrosis that has been cleared by the FDA. It’s been proven safe and effective, with 55,000 treatments completed worldwide to date. The process is actually quite simple, and with the use of local anesthetics such as lidocaine injections, the procedure itself causes little to no discomfort—so you can just kick back and relax.

MiraDry works by eliminating the sweat and odor glands in your underarms through electromagnetic energy, and it claims to provide permanent results because the glands shouldn’t regrow once they’ve been destroyed. This promise of permanent reduction in the amount of underarm sweating you experience on a day-to-day basis can have a significant impact on your life.

The 3-step process

The miraDry treatment for underarm sweating begins by numbing the area that will undergo treatment. Typically, physicians administer lidocaine injections, and this is often the only discomfort you might experience during the procedure. (If you’re squeamish about needles, ask your physician if there are other options for numbing the site, and they’ll try to find the best one for you.)
Once the anesthetic has had time to kick in, the actual treatment will begin. The handheld device, once activated, will apply gentle suction to your skin, drawing the sweat and odor glands closer to the surface to allow for more effective treatment. Then, finally, miraWave technology sends electromagnetic energy beneath the skin to target and destroy the glands. To protect the top layer of skin, cooling treatment is applied to soothe it and minimize discomfort during the healing process.
Overall, the treatment will take one to two hours in your doctor’s office, including the time it takes for the anesthetic to take effect. While results vary, most patients experience a drastic reduction in underarm sweating and odor after just one treatment, some require a second treatment. Again, not everybody will react the same, but your physician can monitor your progress and decide on the best plan of treatment for you.

Are there risks?

As with any medical procedure, there is always the chance for something errant, such as a bad reaction. Overall, though, the FDA approved miraDry as a treatment for underarm sweating because it’s been proven to be both safe and effective, with minimal risks involved. The procedure is noninvasive and nonsurgical, so there’s little that can go wrong with it. While you might be concerned about the effects on your body (don’t I need to sweat?!), only 2% of your sweat glands are located under your arms, meaning your body has plenty of other sweat glands to use to cool itself off. In fact, it has such a minimal impact on your body’s system that compensatory sweating—the over-production of sweat in other areas of the body to compensate for the now inactive and deceased sweat glands—hasn’t been listed as a concern.

Recovery

Another benefit of miraDry treatment for underarm sweating and odor is that there is little recovery time. After the procedure, you’ll likely experience swelling, redness, and discomfort for a couple of days, but with some over-the-counter pain medicine and the use of ice packs, this can be minimal enough that you can still carry out basic tasks (though you might want to schedule the procedure for a weekend, as your coworkers might look at you askew if your underarms are packed with ice). Tingling and numbness in the area can last a bit longer, sometimes up to a few weeks, but this shouldn’t prevent you from doing normal activities. Physicians will generally caution against exercise and heavy physical exertion for the first few days, though, to lessen the time it takes to heal and avoid further irritation of the area.

Your life will change

For someone who has been deeply affected by hyperhidrosis, osmidrosis, or general excessive sweating in the underarm area, treatment with miraDry can make a world of difference. No more stepping out of the office to make sure your antiperspirant is still working or sneaking into the restroom to apply more. No more throwing out or desperately scrubbing clothes stained with sweat. No more hiding from friends and social events for fear of embarrassment due to excessive sweating and odor.

Get your confidence and your life back. Schedule a free consultation with Hotchandani Laser to see if miraDry is the answer to your underarm sweating problems.

Change your life by consulting Hotchandani Laser about miraDry today.