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Hema Sundaram, MA, MD, FAAD
Look Your Best On Any Budget
Sundaram Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Center
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Look Your Best On Any Budget

If you ever look in the mirror and feel that what you see doesn't reflect the real you, you may wish to check out some new lasers that balance how you look with how you feel and empower you to look your best at any age.

The secrets are two new technologies radiofrequency and ultrasound. You may be familiar with older radiofrequency treatments such as Thermage. Now, the next generation of Syneron, Alma, Vanquish and Ulthera lasers features an innovative combination of laser energies to tighten your skin; smooth wrinkles; fade sun spots, scars and spider veins; remove unwanted hair and even remove unwanted fat, re-contour your chin and body, and treat cellulite. The results are stunning, better than with older lasers, scar-free, often take only minutes, and require little or no down time.

The science behind this breakthrough technology is fascinating. The Syneron Triniti system rejuvenates all three layers of your skin on your face, neck, chest, arms and other areas during the same session by targeting wrinkles, loose skin, skin discolorations and broken blood vessels. The advantage of combining light beams with radiofrequency is that treatment is faster and much more precise than with older lasers and it is more comfortable, often not even requiring numbing cream.

All skin types, from lighter to darker skin, can be treated without risk of burning or scarring and you can usually return to regular activities immediately. Patients are often amazed at how young they look after a Syneron Triniti treatment their skin is smoother and tighter and has a beautiful glow. The eMatrix, the world's first radiofrequency fractional laser, is used to treat deeper wrinkles and scars. It is precisely individualized to address your own unique pattern of aging more efficiently and at a lower cost than with older fractional lasers.

The Alma Accent and Pixel RF are getting rave reviews for tightening skin on the face and body and restoring healthy skin radiance.

Vanquish is a revolutionary new laser that melts away fat from your abdomen, waistline, back and bra regions, buttocks and other areas with no surgery and absolutely no recovery time.

Laser-assisted fat liposuction can also remove stubborn fat deposits to re-contour your chin, stomach, thighs, arms and other areas with no down time. No anesthesia is needed other than local numbing.

The combination of Vanquish or liposuction with VelaShape or Accent lasers for cellulite reduction and circumferential reduction of areas such as your abdomen and thighs, can be used to achieve advanced body sculpting. Ulthera is another revolutionary laser, which harnesses the power of ultrasound for nonsurgical lifting of your face, chin, chest, buttocks, arms and other regions.

These treatments can be effective, long lasting and cost-effective. A cosmetic surgeon understands how to use the most modern technologies to lift your face and may combine your face or body treatments with Botox and natural fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse and Sculptra. These treatments are designed to look completely natural, prevent deepening of wrinkles and stimulate long-term collagen production.

For the best results, select a physician who has the appropriate training and with whom you feel comfortable. Ideally, your doctor should be board certified in one of the “core four” cosmetic surgery specialties recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties dermatology, facial plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery and plastic surgery.

Some doctors evolve to the point of serving as national and international trainers and teachers for the technologies they offer. There are also doctors who serve as principal investigators for FDA studies of new technologies, and help to steer medical education programs.

The aim is to find an office with just the right “feel”, so you are comfortable with your doctor and his/her credentials. With all the new technologies and advanced level techniques that are now available, there is no better time to look your best.

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