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Freeze Away Unwanted Stubborn Fat

Procedure Name: CoolSculpting®

The Patient: Men and women within 10 to 20 pounds of their goal weight who are looking for a safe, non-surgical way to remove stubborn fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise.

How it works: CoolSculpting® uses a precisely controlled cooling method called Cryolipolysis to safely target, cool, and permanently eliminate fat cells without damaging neighboring tissue. Fat cells are then naturally eliminated from the body. The procedure generally results in a permanent 20-25% reduction of fat in the treated area.

Risk Factors: The procedure is safe and FDA-cleared. 

Recovery: No recovery time needed. Patients return to work and normal activities immediately after the procedure. Minor bruising and/or numbness may temporarily occur in the treated area and generally subsides within a few days to two weeks.

Maintenance: CoolSculpting® has been proven to be effective independent of diet and exercise; however, for optimal health, we always recommend that patients maintain their normal daily diet and exercise routines. Results can be seen as soon as three weeks following treatment with the full results occurring over the next four months. Because CoolSculpting® removes only 20%-25% of the fat in the treatment area, patients who still have pinchable fat remaining after the treatment can lose even more fat with additional sessions.

Cost: Treatments starts at $800 per area; some patients need multiple areas treated and/or repeat treatment for best results.

The Expert: Honolulu MedSpa, 1650 Liliha Street, Suite 102, 528-0888, www.honmedspa.com.


Refresh and Revitalize Your Skin

Procedure Name: HydraJuve™ Laser Skin Therapy

The Patient: Men and women of any age, who want to take their facials to the next level by adding medical grade laser therapy to stimulate collagen production, slow the aging process, and jumpstart their skin maintenance program. HydraJuve™ Laser Skin Therapy is an excellent choice for patients who are interested in preventative anti-aging treatments and is safe and beneficial for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

How it works: This specialty 2-in-1 treatment, exclusively available at Honolulu MedSpa, combines gentle serum-based microdermabrasion with advanced non-invasive laser therapy to deep cleanse the pores, exfoliate and hydrate the skin, and stimulate collagen production, which tightens and firms the skin. The treatment also helps to reduce redness, even out skin tone and improve overall skin texture for a smoother, more radiant complexion.

Risk Factors: There are no risks; the treatment is soothing, refreshing, and non-irritating.

Recovery: There is no downtime required after the 90-minute treatment. Patients may put on makeup and return to their normal activities right afterwards.

Maintenance: Non-surgical facial treatments are cumulative and additive, meaning the more you do the better your results will be. Appropriate homecare with pharmaceutical-grade products and once a month treatments are the best way to maintain optimal results and healthy skin.

Costs: HydraJuve™ Laser Skin Therapy treatments start at $230, with an optional $100 30-minute add-on infusion of hyperbaric oxygen to offer even deeper hydration, extra softening of fine lines and wrinkles, or calming of inflammation.

The Expert: Honolulu MedSpa, 1650 Liliha Street, Suite 102, 528-0888, www.honmedspa.com.


Tone and Tighten Your Skin to Look Years Younger

Procedure Name: The Pellevé System®.

Patient: Healthy, middle-aged men and women wanting to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, or tighten drooping skin. This treatment is most appropriate for patients with mild to moderate wrinkling from sun damage and biological aging.

How it works: Pellevé® is a non-invasive skin treatment that visibly tightens skin lines and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. The treatment uses advanced radio-wave technology to heat the deeper collagen layer of skin, causing collagen contraction and creation. This newer collagen creates a smoother, tighter skin surface layer. Pellevé® can be used on the whole face, neck, hands, or anywhere the patient would want skin tightening. This non-surgical procedure takes between 45 minutes and an hour. FDA approved in 2010.

Risk Factors: No risks involved; this energy-based treatment is quick and painless, and does not cause any skin surface changes seen after chemical peels or laser resurfacing procedures.

Recovery: No downtime necessary; patients can proceed back to their daily life and activities right after the treatment.

Maintenance: Effects of treatment can be seen up to nine months. Several treatments spaced 6 weeks apart may be performed to treat deeper wrinkles. Annual maintenance is recommended thereafter.

Costs: Starting at $400.00 for one area.

The Experts: Dr. Wong, Sr. and Dr. Wong Jr., both at Hawaii Dermatology & Surgery, 99-128 Aiea Heights Drive, Suite 703, Aiea, 487-7938, www.williamkwongmd.com.


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