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This non-invasive laser system can tone and reshape your midsection.
You workout regularly and you eat healthy but it’s just not enough. You feel fooled by all those fitness articles and magazines telling you that all you have to do is eat healthy and workout and you’ll get the toned stomach you’ve been dreaming of. Many people get frustrated and give up on their goals when they find that nothing seems to work, but before you give up it might be time you talked to our Chevy Chase and Bethesda, MD dermatologists, Dr. Samantha Toerge and Dr. Alicia Braun, about SculpSure.
What is SculpSure?
SculpSure is a laser system that is designed to help with body contouring for those who can’t get rid of stubborn belly fat. In just 25 minutes this system is able to target and kill fat cells. At the start of your procedure you will feel a cooling sensation. This helps to keep the skin from getting too warm throughout the treatment.
As the laser is directed at the stomach the laser energy is designed to heat up the fat cells without affecting the health of the skin. By increasing the temperature of fat cells we can effectively destroy them. During your treatment you may experience a slight warming or tingling feeling, but this is completely painless and non-invasive. Furthermore, there is no recovery period necessary when you get SculpSure.
Over the course of three months after your treatment, your body will naturally remove the destroyed fat cells from your system. Once this has happened the fat cells are permanently removed from your body and will not come back. Some patients see results in as little as six weeks, but most people will achieve their ideal results by around 12 weeks.
Who is a good candidate for SculpSure?
There are many people who have genetics, hormones or aging to blame for stubborn pockets of fat around the stomach and sides. If you are someone who has a healthy lifestyle but still can’t burn that fat then it might be time to consider getting SculpSure in Chevy Chase and Bethesda.
This is actually a great treatment option for men and women who have skin sagging due to extreme weight loss or childbirth, especially compared to other non-invasive treatments designed to destroy fat pockets. Since SculpSure uses a warming laser, we will also achieve some skin-tightening effects from this procedure.
If you are looking to finally lose inches off your stomach and sides and get closer to that hourglass figure, then it’s time you called Chevy Chase Dermatology Center in Chevy Chase and Bethesda, MD to find out if SculpSure is right for you.
Find out if you should be visiting us regularly for a professional skin exam.
While it seems like common knowledge to visit your dentist every six months for cleanings and your regular doctor every year for a checkup, it might not seem quite as clear-cut whether you should be visiting our Chevy Chase, MD dermatologists, Dr. Samantha Toerge and Dr. Alicia Braun, regularly. Find out how often you might want to visit us to keep your skin feeling and looking its best.
Did you know that skin cancer affects about one out of five Americans at some point during their lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology? While you may think it could never happen to you, it’s important that you continue to seek out your skin doctor for an annual visit. While you may already get a skin exam during your typical physical each year, it’s important that you have a skin care specialist to thoroughly examine your skin.
Plus, if your doctor does end up finding a suspicious growth or problem area they will most likely just refer you to a dermatologist anyway, so cut out the middleman and make sure you are coming in once a year to see us.
How to prepare for an exam before coming going to your Chevy Chase, MD dermatologists?
If you have any specific concerns about the health of your skin (or even your hair or nails) write it all down. For instance, some specific concerns could be trying to control your acne breakouts. You can even talk about hair loss or problems with thin, crumbling nails.
How can I detect skin problems myself?
Besides coming in for an annual exam, you should also be doing self-exams. The better you know your body the easier it will be to detect the slightest changes that could be the difference between getting an early diagnosis or treating cancer once it’s already spread. You should perform a thorough self-exam every month and write down any changes. If there is something that concerns you, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Chevy Chase Dermatology Center in Chevy Chase, MD is dedicated to providing you with the very best in skin care treatments. Call us today to schedule your next visit.
Botox is a fast and easy way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and take years off your face.
Let’s face it— getting older can come with some perks but wrinkles certainly aren’t one of them. While some people may hear the words cosmetic dermatology and immediately picture drastic and invasive procedures, our Bethesda dermatologist Dr. Samantha Toerge is here to tell you that you can improve the look of your skin without invasive procedures or surgeries.
What is Botox?
When you read about Botox you may, at first, be slightly taken aback by the fact that botulinum toxin is being injected into the surface of the skin, but in this purified form it can safely be administered into specific muscles of the face to prevent them from contracting, which will smooth away certain lines and wrinkles.
What wrinkles can Botox handle?
If you are looking to temporarily say goodbye to frown lines, lines around the eyes (also known as “crow’s feet”), as well as forehead and neck wrinkles, Botox may be right for you. Our Bethesda skin doctor may recommend Botox if the wrinkles you are looking to reduce are ones that appear when contracting muscles in your face.
How long does Botox last?
After we administer a series of thin needles the results won’t be instant but you will notice a visible change within a few days (with the full results showing up in about a week). While results won’t last forever (results last anywhere from three to six months) you can get repeat Botox treatments every six months or so to maintain your results for even longer. Plus, the wrinkles won’t reappear as severe the next time after your first treatment.
If you want to find out if Botox treatment is right for you, call Chevy Chase Dermatology Center serving Bethesda, MD to schedule your cosmetic consultation. You won’t be sorry!