January 18, 2019 Uncategorized Dr. Aldene McKenzie
I get asked daily, why did you choose Aesthetic Medicine?”
There are many reasons but I will list a few.
I love to see happy patients.
I love to see people fight and win against obesity.
I love to see people defeat these so called chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
I love to see smiling faces.
I love to motivate people.
I love my patients.
Everyone is beautiful in there own unique way.
I am honored to be a part of the journey to bring out the inner beauty in ALL my lovely patients.
Weighing in on Weight Loss
December 28, 2018 Weight Loss Dr. Aldene McKenzie
I get a lot of questions about the effectiveness of the hcG weight loss program on a daily basis. I may be biased but my patients are raving over this service. Our most recent additions to the family lost 20 pounds in 20 days and we are still counting!! Ive been told there is increased fullness of the hair, increase in energy, increase in overall mood and NO hunger. This is one of the reasons I wake up every morning. Come see us. Come join us. We love our patients.
January 19, 2019
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Stubborn love handles, inner thigh fat and double chin are the most common complaints among women. No matter how much we may diet or strain ourselves at the gym, these areas of stubborn fat do not seem to go away. Have you maintained a healthy lifestyle and just want a boost in your appearance without going under the knife? Invasive cosmetology procedures scare you? If you answered YES, then CoolSculpting may be for you.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive procedure that freezes and eliminates fat cells. This procedure does not use any needles, incisions or knives or have a painful recovery. CoolSculpting uses cold compression on the skin to kill off those pesky fat cells diet and exercise seem to miss . Unlike Liposuction, this procedure may take 2-3 months to see full results, however, the results are more permanent as the fat cells in that area are totally eliminated. Please note, CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure—it is used to target stubborn areas of fat only.
CoolSculpting vs. Lipsuction
What is the difference between CoolSculpting and Liposuction? CoolSculpting is designed to treat smaller areas, unlike liposuction which can be used to remove larger areas of fat. CoolSculpting may take up to an hour per procedure depending on the area treated and the end results are typically seen between 2-3 months. As stated before, there is no down time when doing CoolSculpting, you can even come during your lunch hour and return to work afterwards. You can continue your daily activities immediately after the procedure.
Side effects of CoolSculpting, which are minor and rare, may include:
Liposuction requires surgery and anesthesia and may take 2-4 weeks for the recovery process. Swelling, bruising and soreness may last for a few additional weeks on top of that. Liposuction is a procedure which will suck the fat out of your body rather than remove the source.
With Liposuction, the results are seen sooner but also have many side effects, including:
- Damage to nerves, Damage to blood vessels, Damage to muscles, Damage to Lungs and abdominal organs, Uneven fat removal
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
A trained clinician will place the device on the targeted area. The device then pulls the area between panels and cools the fat cells to just above freezing which causes the fat cells to crystalize. Since fat cells freeze at a much lower temperature than organs, it will not damage any surrounding areas. The fat cells collapse and are naturally flushed from your body through your liver and excreted as waste. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting eliminates the fat cells which prevents them from growing back in the treated area.
Areas that can be targeted with Coolsculpting Include:
- Abdomen, Flank, Thighs, Chin area, Below the butt area, Upper Arms, Lower Back, Upper Back, Banana Roll
CoolSculpting is not for everyone. Individuals who maintain a balanced diet, are within 30lbs of their ideal weight, and exercise regularly are good candidates. CoolSculpting is not meant to replace a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Most individuals will not notice a reduction in pounds, rather, they will notice a reduction in fat across a specific area. Those who have that final pesky fat that is lingering around will be more idealistic as CoolSculpting is not a weight loss program.
If you are looking to lose weight (more than 30 lbs) you should check out our Rapid Clean Start Weight Loss Program https://www.glamrusmedspa.com/weight-loss.html
You should think of CoolSculpting as an aid that will help you accomplish your goals and of reducing fat in the target area.
Call us today to schedule a consultation and see if CoolSculpting is right for you at
Rosacea, acne, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, dry or oily skin been a problem? Are you ready to get rid of those acne scars, sun spots or fine lines once and for all? Our facial characteristics are what will influence our attractiveness to the public. The first thing we see in the mirror and the last thing we would like to play surgery Russian Roulette with.
For a less, complex procedure that requires no downtime and provides immediate results, try one of our most popular facial options -The Aquafacial! With the Aquafacial, there is no rough tools or a list of do’s and don’ts. It is a multi-step process that will take approximately one hour from start to finish.
What is an Aquafacial? An Aqua facial is a non-invasive, moisturizing, soothing facial that exfoliates, extracts, hydrates and cleanses the skin. Aquafacials are perfect for those of us who prefer not to inject chemicals in our face but would like things such as fine lines, acne scars, sun spots, wrinkles or hyperpigmentation reduced, this economical routine can make just as much of a difference, without the dangers and harsh side effects. Unlike other cosmetic procedures, Aquafacials works on ANY skin type, even those that suffer from acne and rosacea!
What happens during an Aquafacial? First thing is our free consultation. Each facial is customized to your specific skincare needs.
There are 6 steps in total for this treatment:
Step 1: Cleaning and Exfoliation. Your technician will use a rough sponge like tool on your face to sweep up all of the dead skin cells and dirt on the epidermis, prepping for the Aquafacial.
Step 2: Microdermabrasion. This process is done to smooth out the skin and remove any bumps and imperfections along the surface.
Step 3: Aqua suction. A small-vacuum like object will then be used to get into your pores and pull up any dirt or debris that may be clogging them, while re-inserting water to help rehydrate the skin.
Step 4: Microcurrent & Radio Frequency. A combination of microcurrent and radio frequency is used to tighten and tone the skin, helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps reduce the appearance of under eye circles.
Step 5: Vitamin C. Vitamin C oil will be smoothed onto your skin to promote elasticity and hydration. This serum is known to lock in the magic and prevent any dirt and oils from entering your pores.
Step 6: Cryotherapy. A Cryotherapy tool is used to seal in the vitamin c and water into your skin.
Bonus: Sunscreen is applied generously and a hand and head massage is used to finish the experience.
Your skin did not get those acne scars or fine lines overnight—therefore, multiple Aquafacials are recommended to help treat the area. It is suggested to go once every two weeks for the first couple of sessions, or until you get the results you are looking to achieve. Once you are happy with your appearance, it will be best to follow up with a monthly treatment.
There are many facial and procedures out there that promise to reduce these issues we may face, but not many can promise to have minimal to almost no downtime or side effects. And not to mention, most of them are not suited for just any skin type. Aquafacials have no limitations to skin type or color and will have you looking your best as long as you have them done on a monthly scheduled basis.
Come visit us today, take a tour of our facility, and receive a free assessment to help you better achieve your dream look!
“Let Us Help You Bring OUT Your Inner Beauty” – glamrusmedspa.com