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Introducing Coolsculpting-Freeze Away Unwanted Fat
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 12:54pm

Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics is proud to offer Coolsculpting, an innovative non-surgical clinically proven procedure to selectively reduce fat layers in problem areas using patented cooling technology.  It is a safe procedure cleared by the FDA that gently cools unwanted fat cells in the body to induce a natural, controlled elimination of fat cells.  This reduces bulges in treated areas of the body without harming surrounding tissue.

Key Benefits of Coolsculpting:

 * It involves no needles, surgery or downtime.  Since CoolSculpting is non-invasive, patients can resume daily activities including work and exercise immediately following treatment.

 * It's safe. Patients can generally sit or lie comfortably and read, work on their laptop or even nap during the procedure.  The procedure is performed in a medical office by a licensed medical professional.

 * It's convenient.  Procedures last about one to two hours, so treatment can be performed during a lunch hour without a major disruption to the day.

 * The results are dramatic.  On average, each CoolSculpting procedure results in a 20% reduction of fat in the treated areas, and patients can start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months in most patients.

How Coolsculpting works:

During the CoolSculpting procedure, a non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to the treatment area to specifically target underlying fat, leaving surface tissue unaffected.  When fat cells are exposed to extreme cold, a process of natural removal is triggered, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer.  The result is a visible reduction in fat bulges.

Efficacy

On average, CoolSculpting results in a 20% reduction of fat in the treated areas, and patients can start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months in most patients.

Safety

Coolsculpting is safe because the delivery of precise cooling affects only targeted fat cells, leaving adjacent tissue unharmed and intact.

Target Patient-

CoolSculpting is not intended as a weight-reduction program for overweight individuals.  The best candidates for the procedure are people who are near their ideal body weight who eat well and exercise regularly and have pockets of fat that have not responded to a healthy lifestyle.

For more information or to schedule a consultation to see if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting call 831-975-4175.

 

 

More women (and men) turning to botulinum toxins for a natural youthful appearance
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 4:01pm

One of the more exciting nonsurgical developments in the past several years has been the popularization of botulinum toxins for cosmetic uses. Frown lines, forehead lines, and the wrinkles on the sides of your eyes are all very effectively treated with botulinum toxin. Currently there are three types of botulinum toxin type A which are approved in the United States for the treatment of wrinkles. These go by the names of Botox Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin.

They all work in the same way, relaxing the muscles that cause the wrinkles in the frown lines, forehead, and around the eyes. Both men and women are becoming more aware of the benefits of botulinum toxin type A treatments to help them look less tired, stressed, or angry. The treatment takes only a few minutes and the patient can return to work immediately with no telltale signs. It can take 3 to 5 days to notice the effects of the treatment. The muscles will relax over a few days and the wrinkles gradually disappear. The results last about 3 to 4 months, after which the muscles begin to resume movement. Botulinum toxin treatments have proven to be one of the most safe, effective ways to refresh your look without looking fake.

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What people are saying

5 stars - Teresa is an amazing professional that puts you right at ease, The results I get from her are unparalleled. I've been to several other clinics in Ca and I will never go anywhere else. The drive from Folsom to Salinas is worth it!!

- Heather