April is the time of year when Spring is in full swing, bringing renewal all around us. With the MetroDerm Center for Plastic Surgery’s specials this month, your body and skin can also take advantage of the season. Spring into shape with our specials on CoolTone®, CoolScupting®, and Sculptra®. Prepare your Summer body with these transformative body treatments. For your face, DAXXIFY® will give your skin that youthful Spring look with longer-lasting results. Finally, it’s Vitamin C Month! Stock up on effective products that will keep that healthy glow going.

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What is CoolTone®?

CoolTone is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment designed to sculpt the body using magnetic muscle stimulation. This innovative procedure simultaneously tones, firms, and strengthens muscles while eliminating fat, all within a convenient 30-minute session.

Utilizing magnetic muscle stimulation technology, CoolTone induces powerful muscle contractions beyond the surface layers of skin and tissue. By specifically targeting muscles, it triggers a response that strengthens muscle fibers, leading to enhanced muscle conditioning that surpasses what can be achieved through exercise alone. CoolTone is FDA-approved for use on the abdomen, glutes, and thighs.

What to Expect During a CoolTone Treatment

During your session, specialized applicators will be placed on the targeted area, initiating involuntary muscle contractions. These contractions, ranging in intensity from 1% to 100%, are tailored to your comfort level. Throughout the treatment, you’ll experience a series of deep muscle contractions followed by brief rest periods, with the entire session lasting approximately 30 minutes. While muscle soreness may occur post-treatment, you can maintain your regular diet and exercise routine.

Results and Maintenance

Most patients undergo six treatments over three weeks to achieve their desired body contouring results. Following each treatment, you’ll notice improved muscle tone and strength over the subsequent weeks. We recommend quarterly maintenance treatments to maintain these results, as muscles can gradually lose tone without regular upkeep.

Can CoolTone be Combined with CoolSculpting?

For comprehensive body contouring addressing both muscle definition and fat reduction, combining CoolTone with CoolSculpting is highly effective. CoolSculpting reduces targeted fat, enhancing the visibility of increased muscle mass from CoolTone.

Is CoolTone Suitable for You?

If you’re seeking to enhance muscle definition and achieve a firmer appearance in the abdomen, glutes, or thighs, CoolTone may be a suitable option if you’re at a healthy weight. However, individuals who are pregnant, nursing, have epilepsy or possess implanted medical devices like pacemakers are not eligible for CoolTone.

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How Does CoolSculpting® Work?

CoolSculpting is the only FDA-cleared procedure that uses non-invasive technology to destroy stubborn fat cells by freezing them. This process, known as cryolipolysis, involves applying cool temperatures externally to areas of unwanted fat and freezing the fat cells without damaging the skin. Each treatment takes approximately 35-75 minutes, depending on the targeted area.

The CoolSculpting procedure involves securing the skin with a removable gel pad and using a handheld device that begins to cool the fat cells through a vacuum-like suction pull. The freezing temperature cools the fat cells, which causes them to shrink and die. Over the months following the treatment, your body will naturally dispose of the destroyed fat cells, leaving you with a slimmer figure.

Who Should Get CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is generally ideal for healthy individuals within 20-30 pounds of their goal weight and want to treat areas of resistant fat. This area of fat is just beneath the skin, very soft to touch, pinch, or squeeze, and usually unresponsive to diet and exercise.

What Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat?

CoolSculpting has been designed to treat nearly every part of the body, including the following areas:

  • Abdomen(“pooch”)
  • Side(“flanks”or“love handles”)
  • Thighs (Inner and Outer)
  • Knees
  • Under the chin
  • Back
  • Bra area
  • Under buttocks(“banana rolls”)

What Results Can I Expect After CoolSculpting?

Most patients notice results within three weeks of CoolSculpting® treatment, but maximum results can be seen at three months. The process is not instantaneous since it takes time for your body to dispose of the dead fat cells. However, once destroyed, the fat cells treated through CoolSculpting® are gone for good, which is why the results are long-term. Diet and exercise also contribute to the long-term results.

Each CoolSculpting treatment typically removes 22-25% of the fat it targets. Multiple treatments in the area can remove an even larger percentage of the targeted fat to achieve the patient’s desired results.

Patients are generally happy with their results after two or more CoolSculpting® applications in each targeted area. The number of treatments will vary depending on your desired results, and the area being treated. Often, areas such as under the chin or neck can show results in as few as one or two treatments because the area is so small.

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Sculptra® is explicitly designed to restore the collagen in your skin. Unlike traditional dermal fillers, Sculptra utilizes poly-L-lactic acid instead of hyaluronic acid. This substance is injected into the dermal layers to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production mechanism. Collagen, the protein responsible for skin structure and shape, is gradually built up, filling out the area under the buttocks with a curved shape that complements your body type. Unlike immediate volume addition, the process takes several weeks to months as collagen production progresses, necessitating multiple injections for noticeable volume and shape improvement.

Recovery and Results

Recovery from a Sculptra butt lift typically requires minimal downtime. Patients receive post-procedural instructions from their Dermatology Provider, often including recommendations to avoid alcohol consumption and strenuous exercise for a day or two following the injection. While results are not immediate, you will see full results 4 to 6 months after treatment. The injection gradually boosts collagen production, yielding a natural-looking enhancement.

It’s crucial to understand that the results of a Sculptra butt lift are not permanent. Over time, the injected poly-L-lactic acid dissolves and is absorbed by the body, typically within two years after the procedure. Despite the temporary nature of the enhancement, the safety and effectiveness of the Sculptra butt lift make it an appealing option for those seeking subtle yet noticeable improvements.

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What Are Neurotoxin Injectables and How Do They Work?

Neurotoxin injectables, specifically wrinkle-reducing botulinum toxin type A, rank as the predominant non-invasive cosmetic procedure in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. While most people are familiar with BOTOX® Cosmetic, there are actually five FDA-approved neurotoxins: BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®, and DAXXIFY®. The latest addition to this category, DAXXIFY, gained FDA approval in September 2022.

These injectables temporarily block nerve receptors within the muscle, effectively preventing the formation of lines and wrinkles. They also alleviate muscle stiffness, spasms, excessive sweating, and hyperactive bladders.

What Type of Results do Neurotoxins Offer?

Typically, BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin exhibit effects lasting three to four months, whereas Jeuveau may maintain results for five to six months. Individual responses may vary, resulting in shorter or longer durations.

DAXXIFY, the most recent addition to the neurotoxin lineup, stands out for its extended efficacy, with some patients experiencing results lasting up to nine months.

Unveiling the Advantages of DAXXIFY

DAXXIFY is a great neuromodulator for smoothing crow’s feet, frown lines, and horizontal forehead lines. A key advantage of DAXXIFY is its ability to minimize the need for frequent touch-up appointments. Unlike other injectables that often require visits every three to four months to sustain results, DAXXIFY may necessitate only one or two annual visits.

While BOTOX Cosmetic and other neurotoxins are derived from human serum albumin, DAXXIFY contains no human or animal products. Instead, it is composed of peptides and short chains of amino acids. This unique formulation positions DAXXIFY as the sole neuromodulator free from human serum albumin or animal-based ingredients.

The utilization of peptides in DAXXIFY may contribute to its prolonged efficacy, although further research is required to comprehend this mechanism fully. While DAXXIFY offers promising results, consulting with a qualified Dermatology Provider is essential to determine the right option for you.

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About MetroDerm

Our team at MetroDerm provides the Greater Atlanta area with Medical Dermatology, MohsSkin Cancer Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Cosmetic Treatments. You’ll find friendly, helpful, talented Board-Certified Dermatologists, Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Certified Physician Assistants, and Licensed Master Aestheticians at our many locations in Alpharetta, Atlanta-Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Hiram, and Lilburn.