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Hema Sundaram, MA, MD, FAAD
Look Your Best Without Breaking The Bank
Sundaram Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Center
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Look Your Best Without Breaking The Bank

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 secret is a technology known as radiofrequency. You may be familiar with older radiofrequency treatments such as Thermage. Now, the next generation of Syneron and Alma lasers features an innovative combination of light beams with radiofrequency to tighten your skin; smooth wrinkles; fade sun spots, scars and spider veins; remove unwanted hair and even re-contour your body and face 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, including 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.

LipoLite is laser-assisted fat removal that removes stubborn fat deposits to re-contour your chin, stomach, thighs, arms and other areas with no down time. In some cases, LipoLite may give better, faster results than traditional liposuction, and may even be used in conjunction with liposuction. No anesthesia is needed other than local numbing. The combination of LipoLite with VelaShape, the only FDA cleared device for cellulite reduction and circumferential reduction of areas such as your abdomen and thighs, can be used to do some advanced body sculpting.

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 Syneron Triniti, eMatrix and LipoLite 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 you feel comfortable with. There are big offices and smaller offices. There are physicians with different training and experience. Some serve at national training centers for these technologies. Most are board certified in one of the “core four” cosmetic surgery specialties recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, including dermatology, facial plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery and plastic surgery.

There are also doctors who serve as principal investigators for FDA studies of new technologies, helping to steer medical education programs. Some doctors even evolve to the point of becoming physician trainers for the procedures they perform.

There are also choices of laser centers. Each patient can find an office with just the right “feel” so you are comfortable with your doctor and their credentials.

With all the technology and great, highly-trained physicians available to serve you, there is no better time to look your best.

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