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Stubborn belly fat, regrettable tattoos, graying hair — whatever the issue is, we’ve got you covered.


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Look Five to Ten Years Younger

Procedure Names: PrecisionTx LazerLift & PicoSure FOCUS Lens Array

The Patient: Men and women who want to melt the fat of the double chin and jowls, redefine the jawline and tighten the skin on the face and neck without the risk, recovery, or expense of liposuction and/or a traditional face and neck lift.  

How They Work: The PrecisionTx LazerLift works from the inside out by using a tiny micro-cannula to melt and remove the fat of the double chin and jowls. PicoSure FOCUS Lens Array then works from the outside in to lighten surface discoloration and to smooth the texture of the skin and diminish fine lines, wrinkles, pore size and acne scars.

Risk Factors: Temporary side effects from the PrecisionTx LazerLift include some numbness of the treated area, mild bruising, swelling, and the sensation of tightness.  Temporary side effects from the PicoSure FOCUS Lens Array include the look and sensation of sunburn, which generally subsides overnight.

Recovery: Patients can return to most normal activities and work in about two days to one week.

Maintenance: Results last five to ten years, but ongoing preventative skin tightening treatments are recommended on a quarterly basis.

Cost: Starts at $5,245.

The Experts: Honolulu MedSpa, 1650 Liliha St., Suite 102, 528-0888,

Visit to find out if your doctor is board certified in plastic surgery.


Smooth and Perfect Your Face Instantly

Procedure Name: Dual Exfoliation Treatment

The Patient: People interested in a natural, results-oriented facial that is gentler than microdermabrasion and chemical peels.

How It Works: A bamboo-powder product is used to buff the skin, removing dead layers. This is followed by light scrubbing with a salicylic acid pad to soften pores. Finally, an all-natural perfecting plant peel yields the same results as 30 percent glycolic acid.

Risk Factors: There are no risk factors involved, but clients with rosacea or sensitive skin should avoid this treatment.

Recovery: Skin glows immediately after treatment; there is no downtime.

Maintenance: A series of four treatments are recommended three or four times per year, with about two weeks between each treatment: dual exfoliation, botanical resurfacing, perfecting plant peel, followed by another dual exfoliation treatment.

Cost: $140 for 60 minutes.

The Expert: Cheryl Nichols, Aveda Skin and Spa Specialist, Hoala Salon & Spa, 947-6141,

5 questions to ask your doctor before you have cosmetic surgery:

1. What are your qualifications?

2. How often have you done this procedure?

3. What are the potential risks and complications?

4. Where will the surgery take place?

5. Do you have hospital privileges?


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