Having completed Ultherapy on six patients this past week alone, I am pleased to say how comfortable patients undergoing skin tightening treatment with myself (Dr. Melanie Palm). Using local nerve blocks on the neck, lower face, and around the brow area, Ulthera can be completed in about an hour in complete comfort. Skin tightening occurs gradually over a several month period following treatment. The treatment itself feels like tingling and slight warmth. The patient experience during Ultherapy is entirely dependent on how the physician prepares he/she for treatment and we at Art of Skin MD are proud to say that treatment is completed with Dr. Palm WITHOUT SEDATES and using only LOCAL NUMBING. Check out Ultherapy and a brief explanation with Dr. Palm through our YouTube video: Questions about Ultherapy? See our Before and After Ultherapy gallery. Schedule a consultation by contacting Art of Skin MD online or call us at (858) 792-7546 (SKIN).
Harness the power of Ultrasound! The nonsurgical facelift, browlift, and necklift that takes approximately an hour to complete with NO DOWNTIME is here at Art of Skin MD. Check out the details below for the Art of Skin MD Ultherapy special event on Thursday, January 24th from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. Refreshments, and informative talk by Dr. Melanie Palm, grab bags, and even a live demonstration of Ulthera will take place. Dr. Melanie Palm is keen on making Ultherapy PAINLESS. Having treated 4 patients with this uplifting ultrasound technology in the last 24 hours, we can assure you that treatment of the neck, around the eyes, and lower face can be completed without discomfort. Several of these patients were concerned with discomfort having researched online and read about other accounts of Ultherapy being uncomfortable. Dr. Palm utilizes local blocks for the neck, face, and brows to ensure patients are always comfortable and at ease. Unlike many other practices, comfort measures taken by Dr. Palm at Art of Skin MD allow NO SEDATIVES to be required during treatment. Join us for the Ultherapy festivities on January 24th. It is sure to be a great time at Art of Skin MD. Spaces are limited, call Art of Skin MD at 858.792.SKIN (7546) to confirm your attendance!
The heralding of a new year brings about reflections of how we will make changes for the better, both inside and out. When exercise and proper diet are not enough to get you to your goal physical shape, it may be time to consider a body-shaping procedure such as liposculpture. So what exactly is liposculpture? It is liposuction performed exclusively under local anesthetic, or sometimes called "tumescent lipousction." The procedure was pioneered by French surgeons and brought over to the U.S. by several physicians including dermatologists in the early 1980s. A dermatologist determined that liposuction could be performed painlessly with very dilute numbing solution placed in the areas of treatment. This increased patient comfort and decreased downtime with the procedure. The advantages of liposculpture are many. Much smaller cannulas (the instruments used to remove fat) are used with tumescent liposuction that traditional surgical lipo. Additionally, tumescent liposuction performed by a trained cosmetic dermatologic surgeon reuqires no need for general anesthesia--and the inherent risks that come along with putting a patient to sleep. Because of the fine instruments, more precise removal of fat is achieved, lessening the chance of surface irregularities when removing fat, as well as the chance of surgical complications. Patients experience minimal discomfort following liposculpture. Typically, any soreness experienced is akin to muscle soreness after an intense workout--usually lasting several days. Most patients can return to daily activities within a few days and aerobic activity within a week to 10 days. Extra strength Tylenol is usually all that is required to help any soreness related to liposuction using the liposculpture technique. Many areas of the body are ideal for fat removal. Liposuction is used to achieve a better shape or to look better in your clothes--it is not a diet or weight solution and does not improve cellulite. Liposuction can have a dramatic result on patients with excess fat underneath the chin and neck area. The hip area including the inner and outer thighs are frequent complaints for female patients and can be improved with liposuction. Some areas of the body may benefit from the addition of a laser to liposculpture. Flabby upper arms and mild skin looseness of the lower abdomen often benefit from the gentle heating and subsequent collagen formation and skin tightening of laser-assisted liposuction. Dr. Palm utilizes the Accusculpt laser system to use laser liposuction ni the abdomen, arms and neck area. A benefit of liposculpture is that the fat obtained during the procedure may be used to augment lost volume in other areas of the body or face. Instead of using fillers, fat transfer may be used to recontour lost volume in the face--revolumizing deflated cheeks, nasolabial folds, even temples. Alternatively, harvested fat can be used to augment one's posterior, enhancing the contour of the buttocks. As a way to ring in 2013, Art of Skin MD is offering an exclusive special on laser liposuction. Patients undergoing liposculpture in San Diego with Dr. Melanie Palm can enjoy liposuction for only $2013 per area in commemoration of the New Year. Contact the staff at Art of Skin MD to schedule a consultation with Dr. Melanie Palm. Any questions? Call us at 858.792.SKIN (7546).