By: Dr. Kate Holcomb and Dr. Mara Haseltine, Pure Dermatology
It’s an indisputable fact that a summer body is made in the winter. Good health and great skin require commitment, not a miracle. With 2023 here, we encourage you not to hibernate, but instead to take charge, make a plan and create the body you’d love to see this summer!
Getting that smooth skin and toned muscle you want is completely doable, but you need to start now! Like most things that take effort and hard work, when you break them down into segments, you can conquer whatever you put your mind to.. We’re the subject matter experts, and we’re here to help! Our team will guide and encourage you on this journey to a healthier, more beautiful you from head to toe, in 2023, and of course, achieve the summer body you desire!
Let’s jump right in…
We all have responsibilities and commitments. Sometimes we aren’t afforded the opportunity or ability to spend hours and hours in the gym. We are proud to offer TruSculpt® Flex, a personalized muscle sculpting and contouring treatment in New Orleans that adjusts to your fitness level, shape and goals to strengthen, firm and tone your muscles!
This comfortable, safe and effective technology is clinically proven to increase an average of 30% muscle mass, tailored directly to your individual needs!
How is TruSculpt® Flex different?
- Requires no down-time
- Increases Muscle Thickness
Each 15-minute TruSculpt Flex session can treat up to two major muscle groups. As the treatment begins, patients feel a contraction sensation, but even as the intensity slowly increases, the muscle contraction remains comfortable throughout the process. TruSculpt Flex is great for all fitness levels, can augment your fitness routine, and even helps with back pain because it can stabilize your core without compromising form.
We recommend a series of 6 treatments completed over 3 weeks. Patients will begin to see improvements after only 3 treatments! Improvements continue for 12 weeks after completion of 6 treatments. You will see good results in just 3 months!
Sculpt That Body (Fat)
Let’s be honest, if you’re going to work on building muscle mass it’s also important to work towards reducing body fat. We recommend TruSculpt® iD to targer stubborn, unwanted fat!
TruSculpt iD is a non-invasive, radio frequency (RF) procedure optimized to heat and dissolve fat with a 3D result and no visible downtime. It uses controlled RF technology to deliver targeted heating to large and small areas of the body. As underlying fat tissue is heated, the fat cells are destroyed and pass through the body naturally.
With TruSculpt iD, patients can expect to decrease circumference and diminish fat in areas that have been resistant to diet and exercise. Clinical studies showed an average of 24% fat reduction in just one treatment!
A small amount of fat may be reduced in one treatment; for larger amounts we recommend multiple treatments completed at least 6 weeks apart. Patients can expect to see final results in 3 months after the last treatment.
How is TruSculpt® iD different from other body sculpting procedures?
- Can treat patients who may not be a candidate for other contouring procedures due to location, skin type etc.
- Minimal discomfort compares to a very hot stone massage
- Typically no visible downtime after procedure and normal activity can resume immediately
If you are looking for a way to say goodbye to some of that disrespectful cellulite or just a small amount of unwanted fat, we have a Profound solution for you too!
Profound® is an FDA approved, non-surgical in-office treatment that treats the dermal and subcutaneous layers of the skin. It is the first device with temperature-controlled radiofrequency clinically and scientifically proven to treat cellulite. Clinical studies showed that 94% of patients treated with Profound Body had improvement in their cellulite.
Because cellulite is actually trapped fat and the fibrous septae do not change with diet or exercise, it is very difficult to correct the appearance of cellulite on your own. Anti-cellulite creams, like any body moisturizer, can improve the look of the skin by plumping it up temporarily, but no topical skincare can remove or prevent cellulite. It occurs too deeply below the skin’s surface.
Profound combines radiofrequency energy with a microneedling delivery system to the deeper layers of the skin in a very precise and targeted way. The Profound® delivers a 100% response rate in one minimally invasive treatment session! Full results are seen after 3 to 4 months.
Tune-up Your Skin
Now that you have a solid plan for the issues you’re facing below the surface, let’s talk about how to improve the look and feel of your amazing skin! It’s the first thing people see when they look at you, so it’s important to perform routine maintenance on your skin as well.
An estimated 50% to 90% of women have stretch marks on either their breasts, thighs, hips, or buttocks, and men can get them, too. It’s also common for some adolescents to get stretch marks during growth spurts.
A stretch mark is a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin, which support our skin, to rupture. As the skin heals, stretch marks may appear.
But we have a secret weapon…
At Pure Dermatology we are proud to offer Secret RF®, a new leading microneedling treatment that can be an effective option for reducing the appearance of stretch marks, scars and signs of aging skin like fine lines and wrinkles.
Secret RF uses microneedles to deliver fractional Radio Frequency energy into varying levels of the skin. This unique delivery of energy allows us to achieve optimal results on all skin types!
An easy, safe and effective procedure, Secret RF can be performed in a quick, 30-40 minute treatment session after numbing. We recommend 3-5 treatments completed 4-6 weeks apart. You will start to notice results after the second treatment and continued improvement for 6-12 weeks after the final treatment.
“Fill” Your Skin
Collagen is a fibrous protein in the deep dermis that gives skin structure and supports the functions of elastin and hyaluronic acid (HA), which helps maintain the skin’s shape, while keeping it smooth and hydrated. A healthy supply of collagen makes for a more youthful-looking complexion.
It’s estimated that we lose about 1% of collagen every single year. This loss of collagen can cause the skin to lose elasticity, reduction of the thickness of the epidermis, increase in the formation of wrinkles and sagging, and also make the skin vulnerable and easily damaged.
Sculptra Aesthetic is a unique filler composed of poly-L-lactic acid that works exclusively by stimulating new collagen growth, to combat the appearance of sagging skin. It is not an instant filler – the results are seen slowly and very naturally, after a series of treatments.
Sculptra is ideal for women and men seeking a gradual and long lasting treatment to restore facial volume. This collagen injection helps to repair the underlying structure of the skin. It can correct deeper folds, hollows of the cheeks and can also restructure jawlines! When injected off-label, Sculptra has also become a favorite filler for body volumization and contouring as the stimulatory effect has an impact on skin quality and tightening.
For best results, we recommend 1-3 Sculptra aesthetic treatments completed 6-8 weeks apart.
What are the top benefits of Pure Dermatology sculptra fillers?
- Rejuvenate facial contours by restoring volume to the cheeks
- Improve deep creases like nasolabial folds
- Reduces hollows of the temples and cheeks
- Perform a non-surgical liquid face lift
- Address chest laxity or crepiness
- Improve sagging upper arms, upper knees and thighs
- Reduce the appearance of cellulite
The Hairy Truth
If you’re looking to achieve the perfect summer body, you got to have smooth skin, without the hairs! The greatest benefit of laser hair removal over older methods like shaving, plucking and waxing is that it reduces bumps and irritation. Life is complicated enough without having to deal with that. Undergoing laser hair removal reduces the amount of time you need to spend on grooming.
We offer 2 devices, the Lumenis LightSheer, a powerful diode laser hair removal treatment with ChilTip contact cooling technology as well as a large handpiece for treating backs and legs. We also offer Cutera long-pulse 1064 nm which is safe and effective for laser hair removal in African-American skin and other dark skin types. We deliver safe and effective treatments to both men and women, to reduce unwanted hair, treat folliculitis and unsightly shaving bumps, leaving skin smooth and unblemished.
We can treat all skin colors and types at Pure Dermatology and all of our laser hair removal treatments are directed by our board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Kate Zibilich Holcomb and Dr. Mara Haseltine.
We recommended that you schedule at least 4 laser hair reduction treatments to prepare you for summer. Most patients opt for 6 treatments with maintenance 1-2 times per year. Treatments are completed 4-8 weeks apart so you should get started now to be smooth by swimsuit season!
Your Plan for 2023, Summer Body Included!
It’s never too early to start preparing for your perfect summer body. In fact, when it comes to fitness, the earlier the better. Healthy skin is built over time by regularly protecting, nourishing and repairing your skin with the appropriate products and treatments. Pure Dermatology is here to help you with safe, effective, and non-invasive treatments to achieve a flawless, bikini-ready body this summer.
Each patient is unique and deserves their own special attention. Our customized approach takes into account the patient’s own concerns while considering facial structure, body type, age and skin quality in order to maintain balance. Our team combines the right injectables, lasers, energy devices and medical grade skincare and treatments to give the most efficient and effective outcome.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and develop your personalized plan for healthier skin in 2023!