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Why CoolSculpt at Surface Clinical?

May 16, 2017

A question we receive frequently is, “why is CoolSculpting at Surface Clinical different than other spas”? Well, our answer is two-fold. For one, Surface has the latest CoolSculpting equipment and applicators, and two, our overall medical approach ensures that the treatment you receive is safe, effective and in the best interest of your body and health. In order to provide our patients with the best services and treatment, it’s important that we always have the latest CoolSculpt applicators and equipment in house. Patients who choose to have their CoolSculpting at Surface Clinical are able to use the new CoolSculpt CoolAdvantage Applicator. With this new applicator, treatment times are cut in half (at just 35 minutes), its enhanced design makes treatments more comfortable than with the traditional….


Mother of the Bride Cosmetic Enhancement Timeline

February 10, 2017

­­Wedding season is just around the corner, and if you’re the mother of the bride or groom then you should start preparing for your own walk down the aisle. All eyes are undoubtedly on the bride, but as MOB/MOG you will also find yourself sharing some of the spotlight with the happy couple. To get yourself into tip top (cosmetic) shape for the wedding, Surface Clinical’s Liz Newman has put together a timeline of what treatments and procedures should be considered and when. 6 Months The wedding countdown is finally under 200 days. It’s time to schedule an appointment and formulate a treatment plan for your skin’s needs. The first component we look at when developing a skincare plan is what….


Non-invasive fat removal versus liposuction

January 27, 2017

With all the different types of surgical and non-surgical fat removal and fat reduction treatments available today, you may be wondering what’s the difference and which one is best for me? Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Fritz E. Barton, Jr., MD who oversees and manages Surface Clinical, breaks down the different options: Non-Invasive Fat Removal There are three basic mechanisms of non-invasive fat removal: heat, mechanical, and cold disruption. At Surface Clinical, we have evaluated all these technologies. Heat is usually delivered either by ultrasound (LiposonixTM), or radiofrequency (VanquishTM). These methods can be both painful and inconsistent. Laser heat disruption of fat, aka Smart LipoTM, is not truly non-invasive, which means some downtime post-procedure is required. Mechanical fat disruption can….


How does CoolSculpt work?

CoolSculptTM is the non-invasive, FDA-approved procedure that freezes, kills and eliminates fat cells from the body. CoolSculpt has received generous news and media attention since its inception because of the procedure’s effectiveness, minimal downtime and patient satisfaction. CoolSculpt works by attaching a cooling applicator to regional areas of the body and applying controlled freezing. More than one area is likely to need treating to achieve a balanced, circumferential result. But, the number of areas needed could also depend upon your fat distribution. The applicator contacts the skin and cools the fat beneath the surface. A treatment area usually takes 30-45 minutes and with Surface’s newest applicator discomfort is minimal to none. One treatment usually removes about 3.5 mm or 1/8….


Be Careful With Home Treatments

January 14, 2015

Monday, on my way to work, I got a text from a good friend needing help.  She had tried a “home made” face peel she had seen on Dr. Oz and her face was blistered! I like Dr. Oz just fine, but ….. not everything you see on TV or read in your fashion magazine is as good as it sounds.  Or maybe I should say “is good for you”.  She told me it was a few spices mixed in ???something, maybe olive oil and then applied on the face. She did not hear or maybe know to be gentle and not use any of her corrective products she usually applies.  She reacted to the spices themselves or to the combination….


Moistuizing Ingredients

Top 3 Ingredients for Most Effective Moisturizers It’s funny. I am not even a big fan of moisturizers, but i have a few more things I want to tell you about them. The most effective moisturizing agents are:  Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, and Ceramides. Glycerin is a humectant, which means it pulls water from the atmosphere into your skin. It’s fairly heavy so glycerin is more commonly found in body products. Hyaluronic Acid is an acid, but not an acid acid.  Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in your skin and it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water…like glycerin on speed.  The most effective moisturizers contain “pricey” dehydrated hyaluronic acid which swells up to retain more water.  Several of….


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