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UltraShape Power for Ultimate Body Contouring

ultrashape-power-blogDo you have this dilemma? You feel strong and fit in your body. You work out regularly with cardio and strength exercises, make healthy food choices, moderate your caffeine and alcohol intake, maybe even meditate or enjoy yoga. You’ve never really paid much attention to your actual weight, because you believed that your healthy lifestyle would result in the body you wanted, and usually your reflection in the mirror supported that.

Then one day, a slinky dress that hasn’t seen the outside of your closet for many months feels a little snug before a special event. You could blame it on hormones, too much salt, intestinal bloat, even on your washing machine. Maybe you had gotten used to wearing loose tunic tops and swingy dresses, or won’t leave the house without your compression shapewear. You didn’t realize that your fitted clothes weren’t fitting right, you simply were relying on other alternatives to accommodate your changing body. What you might not have considered is that all that healthy living may still not result in where and how any excess fat may decide to locate. For some, fat distribution is not equal, especially as we age and our hormones change. Your response – more exercise, eliminating certain food groups, abstaining from that glass of wine with dinner, drinking copious amounts of water. And as you might notice a difference in your arms, legs, chest and maybe derriere, weeks later that tummy pouch, bra back bulge or donut around your middle is still there. Those are the subcutaneous fat pockets that exercise and diet alone can’t tackle.

And that’s where UltraShape Power shines. UltraShape Power enables fully customizable treatments to meet the unique needs of all of our patients and delivers up to 32% permanent fat reduction. The new UltraShape Power reduces the fat layer thickness targeting the stubborn fat that even diet & exercise fail to eliminate. It uses pulsed and targeted ultrasound technology to target and instantly destroy fat cells safely and comfortably, leaving surrounding nerves, blood vessels and tissue protected. Three half hour treatments, spaced two weeks apart, deliver significant results. No incisions required, and the procedure does not require any type of anesthesia. Because the typical side effects associated with other body contouring methods, notably bruising and soreness, are not experienced, you can return to normal activities right away. The basic requirements after treatment are to drink lots of water, eat healthy, and continue to exercise.

Common Treatment Areas

Problem areas can occur on many different areas of the body, but most people suffer from stubborn fat in the most common areas of fat retention. UltraShape Power excels when treating the following areas:

  • Stomach
  • Hips/love handles
  • inner and outer thighs
  • Bra line
  • Knee fat pads

After the prescribed number of treatments, often within 2 weeks of the initial treatment, results become evident. Many patients report a loss of two to three inches in the treated area, which can result in the patient dropping one to two sizes. Following the destruction of localized fat cells, fat pockets in the treated areas should be greatly reduced. And because the fat is destroyed in a controlled, subtle manner, the skin naturally retracts rather than becoming saggy.

Are Results Permanent?

UltraShape Power is a permanent fat reduction method given that impacted fat cells do not grow back. However, that does not mean you can give up the healthy lifestyle, as the remaining non-ruptured cells can still expand, causing weight gain. And, we stress that it is not realistic for our patients to expect miracles. UltraShape Power is most effective when used as a spot treatment for hard to lose areas, not as a substitute for overall weight loss. Commitment to maintenance of your sleeker profile is key to success. It might just be time to give those compression undergarments a vacation!

LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic is located in Johns Creek and serves the Atlanta area including Alpharetta, Milton, Duluth, Norcross, Roswell, Cumming, and beyond. Call or email to schedule an appointment or ask any questions you may have about the new UltraShape Power. Or attend our monthly Open House for a discussion with Dr. Chapman about how this procedure can benefit you.

Fall is a Great Time for Fractional Laser Resurfacing

What is Fractional Laser Resurfacing?

photo of an attractive senior woman | Laser Med Skin and Vein Clinic At first glance, Fractional Laser Resurfacing sounds like something out of science fiction: using lasers to encourage skin healing to erase lesions, discolorations, and wrinkles. But the technique is actually well studied and has been in use for several years. Essentially the therapy consists of a laser firing in short bursts at the problem areas of the skin: wrinkles, age lines, and other unwanted features. After the treatment finishes, the skin itself then works its magic, healing the areas that the laser resurfaced, culminating in much smoother and cleaner skin.

The DOT therapy, as performed by Dr. Jean Chapman, MD, adds additional advantages over a traditional laser resurfacing that are numerous. While in traditional therapies it can take several weeks for the skin to heal after the procedure, and can result in discomfort and even mild bleeding in the affected areas, DOT therapy is a far more accurate and narrowly tailored procedure. Rather than covering the whole affected area with laser energy, the DOT therapy instead fires in a very limited pattern, focused on the problem areas themselves, resulting in a quicker recovery time of mere days, minimal discomfort, and best of all, very accurate results. But why try it out this autumn?

Why Fall?

Now is a perfect time to consider a Fractional Laser Resurfacing procedure at LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic. Many of the skin blemishes and wrinkles in our faces occur due to the intense heat and UV damage caused by the bright summer sun. The increased hours of daylight, coupled with the beautiful weather that makes outdoor activities far more likely, means that your skin has had to deal with a lot for the past three or four months. As temperatures cool off and we begin to prepare for the winter ahead, it is the perfect time to try out this exciting laser therapy procedure, helping the skin to repair itself and erase many of the signs of the damage that occurred this year.

Contact Us Today

As autumn begins, now is a perfect time to consider fractional laser resurfacing. Dr. Jean Chapman, MD would be happy to discuss the procedure with you, or to discuss any number of other skin rejuvenation options. LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic is located in Johns Creek and serves the Atlanta area including Alpharetta, Milton, Duluth, Norcross, Roswell, Cumming, and beyond; call or email to schedule an appointment or ask any questions you may have about Fractional Laser Resurfacing today!

This article discusses health-related matters; any statements made are not intended as and should not be construed as medical advice. Any medical questions should be directed to an appropriately licensed physician or other health care worker.

What is Ultherapy?

Portrait of mature smiling blond woman | LaserMedAging skin is inevitable, both gravity and time plays its toll. However, many specialists declare that you can correct aging skin to a more youthful appearance with Ultherapy. In fact, this procedure is said to lift the skin for renewed appearance without undergoing surgery.

What is Ultherapy?

According to Derma Network, Ultherapy is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure developed to reduce various signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines. The procedure involves working below the surface of the skin. And unlike other procedures, it does not damage the outer layer. Instead, the skin is tightened, much firmer and lifted with the use of ultrasound technology.

The utilization of ultrasound also allows a physician to see the layers of skin. This confirms that the vitality is distributed to where it will have the largest impact.

How it Works

Ultherapy works by making use of ultrasound. It generates images of the inner layers of the skin plus it shoots “life giving” heat into those layers. As it happens, it is the heat that actually creates new collagen within the layers. And it is the collagen that firms and tightens the skin.

Areas of the Body That Can be Treated

For the most part, the procedure is used to treat facial and upper neck aging. As well, it can be used for specific areas such as the jaw line, lower or upper face, neck or forehead. As well, treatment can be safely used on the whole area.

Advantages

Compared to other nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, Ultherapy is safer and is more precise leading to much better results. This is because it utilizes ultrasound technology to make images and treat the skin. What is more, when compared to having traditional facelift surgery, Ultherapy has far less down time.

Who Should Consider the Procedure?

Good candidates for the procedure are people who have skin that is less firm or sagging. However, it is best to consult a doctor to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

One of the most renowned clinics in the Atlanta area is LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic. The leading physician, Dr. Jean Chapman, specializes in aesthetic medicine and has extensive experience in sclerotherapy, medical laser systems, in-office vascular surgery, effective topical agents and chemical peels. Dr. Chapman is highly proficient at treating patients in the area of facial rejuvenation, rosacea, spider and varicose veins, wrinkles, tattoo removal and hair removal, scar remodeling, melasma and sun damage.

What is more, Dr. Jean Chapman (at the LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic) has been practicing for numerous years. What is more, her recognition is immense, such as on the Speaker’s Bureau for Medicis Dysport and Fillers, on faculty for Medicis for Hands-On instructor programs and much more.

Recovery

After Ultherapy treatment, patients are generally able to continue normal daily activities. In fact, there are no specific instructions that need to be used during recovery. However, some people experience a slight bit of redness. But the mild redness generally disappears within a few hours. As well, a little tenderness under the area is normal.

Medical Advice

Please note that this article is not intended to replace any sort of medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns about Ultherapy procedures or recovery, consult Dr. Chapman or other specialist immediately.

Beauty is a Giving Heart

 

 

She came to me many years ago to discuss treatments for her leg veins and some facial procedures. I believe it was about 10 years ago. She is a fair-skinned, true blond hair, blue eyed beauty and received sclerotherapy on several visits at LaserMed. Then I found out she was a nurse. A registered nurse.

At the time I didn’t have a registered nurse at the clinic. I had a LPN, medical esthetician and a medical assistant. I thought it would be a great idea to add her as the LPN didn’t work out for us. She was a hard-working, smart nurse from day 1. Well-rounded and got along with coworkers well, but was exceptionally kind and accommodating to patients and they loved her. When it was time to be tough and strong, she was not a layer short of a true New Yorker which she was.

Her tricks from under her sleeves didn’t stop there. She is an amazing baker who brought cookies to work regularly and baked anywhere from beautiful to obscene cakes for staff birthdays. My husband offended his own mom by saying this nurse’s chocolate chip cookies were better than hers! She’s been baking for me loaves of Hungarian salt bread and egg bread along with her famous cookies every Christmas. A couple of times she even sewed warm blankets for my boys.

This woman is an amazing mom to 3 sons and grandma of 5 grandchildren today. She is still working at my clinic 10 years later! Lucky me!!

For those 10 years, she has been treated regularly with Botox, fillers, Sculptra, lasers, Ultherapy, sclerotherapy and RF needling. She has always protected her skin with zinc oxide containing broad spectrum physical sunscreen and has used awesome effective age-defying products such as SkinCeuticals vitamin C phloretin, and bioserum. No doubt, without going under the knife, she looks amazing!! Her skin is clear and radiant; she has no wrinkles, but exhibits natural facial expressions. She doesn’t have to worry about visible laxity either. What a joy it has been to work with her over a decade and watch her be so ahead of the game in this aging process!

What is the cherry on top though?

It is her inside beauty of a giving heart shining through on the outside that makes this natural beauty glow even more. A beautiful heart that gives never burns down. It keeps going strong, brilliant and radiant.

Dr. Chapman

Facelift & Necklift with No Surgery – Ultherapy

photo of an older woman smiling | Dr. Jean Chapman As you age, gravity, time and exposure to the sun tend to take over your youthful appearance. Certain areas of your skin naturally begin to sag, showing your age in your facial structure and on your neck. The jawline loses its tightness and the neck area develops lines and loses tone. In the past, the answer to recovering a more youthful look was to undergo a surgical facelift or necklift procedure.

The Ultherapy Lift has changed the way you can now lift your skin for a revitalized appearance without surgery. Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that is FDA-cleared to lift the neck’s skin and facial skin for the smoothing of lines and wrinkles. Ultherapy can also be used to lift skin beneath sagging eyebrows, under the chin, and on the décolletage area of the breasts.

With Ultherapy treatment, ultrasound energy is used to tighten and uplift the skin in a more natural way, without the downtime necessary for an invasive procedure. In fact, Ultherapy is the sole non-invasive, FDA-cleared procedure to lift neck, chin and eyebrow skin. Ultrasound has been used for more than 50 years, safely, in the field of medicine. Over 500,000 clinical study treatments have proven this ultrasound therapy to be safe and effective the world over.

This therapy will lift the skin in a gradual and natural way so as not to appear too suddenly and drastically transformed. The results are long-lasting and over time, improved lifting and firmness are achieved. It works by stimulating the skin’s collagen production via ultrasound energy delivered to deep dermal layers, with no incisions or disturbance of the skin’s outer surface. There are no needles involved and no toxic substances. The energy of the ultrasound triggers the skin to respond by producing fresh collagen, a natural substance needed for skin plumping and wrinkle smoothing.

Right after your first Ultherapy treatment, you will see positive effects, but the treatment continues to work over time. Within two or three months, new collagen keeps working to lift and firm skin on the face and neck.

Laser Med Skin & Vein Clinic is the premiere provider of this therapy in the Atlanta area. This advanced medical and skin care clinic is located in Johns Creek and serves the Atlanta area, including Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell and Cumming.

Laser Med Skin & Vein Clinic provides Ultherapy services for face, neck, décolletage and eyebrows. They also offer a wide range of medical and cosmetic procedures, such as liposuction, injectables, laser procedures and much more. Please contact a staff member at Laser Med Skin & Vein Clinic with any questions you may have concerning Ultherapy or other skin and vein treatments. The information in this article is not meant to replace an individual consultation with a medical professional.

A Message About Faithfulness

I have been lucky enough to have most of my staff to work with me at LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic for ten to twelve years, which is a very long time! Wow, how do I deserve to have these wonderful ladies stay with me so long? One sweet, kind lady who has been my go-to staffer for twelve years may as well change her middle name to “faithful”. I am utterly blessed to have three ladies that have worked with me for over a decade and three more newer staff members with whom I wish would stay with me for that long as well.Beautiful orchid flower banner

Is faithful a word used to describe you?

I am married to one whom I would use “faithful” as one of the top three words to describe him. He is also loving, kind, reliable, and helpful. I am so thankful and blessed that we’ve been married for 18 years! I also have friends who are faithful and enduring and I can go visit them nearby as well as all over the world and still pick up right where we left off. They are my friends who will be my friends forever. What would you say if I tell you I am also blessed with having faithful patients? Too good to be true, isn’t it?

One of my patients who is still a regular was one of my first patients from 2002 from when I first started seeing patients out of a friend’s office before mine was open. She is an amazing communicator and a well-spoken career woman who also devotes her time to helping those in need in her community. I would dare to say she looks about the same as she did fourteen years ago! She is living proof that keeping the ideal body weight consistently throughout life is one of the major secrets to looking tight and young even in the face! I appreciate all the ladies and gentlemen who have allowed me to serve them all these years as well as those who have returned to continue our journey together again.

In any situation, faithfulness is an essential ingredient for all types of successful and happy relationships. I value patients who allow me to tweak and modify my esthetic treatment plans for them as we age together. As their inevitable aging factors come to the table, I know what I need to do so much better because I have seen them regularly over the years. I remember and I also have the pictures of what they used to look like and know what I need to do to keep them looking as naturally improved as possible and still look like themselves.

Faithfulness pays off after all. Would you like to become one of my cherished patients? Contact us at our beautiful office in Johns Creek, serving patients from the communities of Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Cumming, Suwanee, Roswell and Johns Creek, as well as patients from all over the Atlanta Metro area and beyond.

Dr. Chapman

Tired of Hiding Ugly Spider Veins?

Summer is when we see “short” everywhere – short dresses, short skirts, short shorts and way up to there swim suits. Short is in the stores, on websites, on advertisements, in magazines, on TV and on people everywhere! And what if you are so self-conscious of the veins on your legs that you feel you just can’t participate in the “short” trend? Dr. Jean Chapman, Owner/Founder of LaserMed Skin & Vein Clinic puts the spotlight on a very popular and successful treatment in her practice known as sclerotherapy.

What is Sclerotherapy?

Treat Unsightly Varicose Veins During the Winter for Beautiful Legs Come Spring

Treat Unsightly Varicose Veins for Beautiful Legs

Sclerotherapy is an FDA approved popular hardening solution that is injected directly into the purple spider or feeder blue veins to close them. In a couple of weeks or less, those veins are disposed and gone. Different types of solutions may still be used at other practices, but they cause more discomfort and less success. Superficial lasers are helpful at times, typically on smaller facial veins, but overall sclerotherapy is the most effective and least painful treatment with the least amount of side effects. There are so many places that advertise that they treat spider veins. Be sure you have selected the best vein doctor to take care of your vein removal.

Tips for Selecting a Vein Doctor

The American College of Phlebology or ACP is the official governing organization that oversees the vein specialty. Board certified phlebologists are recognized vein specialists who are sub-specialized in the treatment of any veins, both superficial and deep, in the body. With this specific training and certification, Dr. Chapman understands and diagnoses superficial cosmetic issues as well as deep medical vein issues and is able to treat all by using lasers, injections, minor surgeries and other modalities. That’s why you should select Dr. Chapman as your vein specialist over the other specialists that only treat superficial veins with either lasers or simple injections.

How Do I Know if Sclerotherapy is Right for Me?

Dr. Chapman, a board certified vein specialist, will examine and diagnose your vein condition with duplex ultrasound to decide if simple sclerotherapy is what you need. In many cases only a single sclerotherapy treatment may be sufficient, although typically a series of treatments are recommended for ultimate results. However, if reflux in present in the veins causing venus insufficiency then endovenous laser ablation treatment (EVLT) or a phlebectomy may be indicated.

Do you have questions about your spider veins? Call LaserMed Skin & Vein Clinic to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jean Chapman 678-990-4900.

The Benefits of Bundling Cosmetic Procedures

At LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic, many of our cosmetic procedures benefit from layering two or more types of treatments and products to enhance each other and extend the desired outcome. Dr. Chapman recommends taking advantage of this synergy in order to make the most of your “beauty bucks” in the long run, especially when we run monthly specials on bundled treatments.

Body Contouring

In overall body shaping, the state-of-the-art method for non-invasive localized fat reduction and skin tightening is combining treatment technologies. Most people have both localized fat compounded by skin laxity and/or cellulite (often both) in their “problem areas”. We offer two treatments – BodyFX and Velashape – which are non-invasive, effective solutions to reduce the appearance of cellulite leading to improvements in your body contour and fat reduction. The BodyFX and the Velashape III can be individual treatments or paired for improved results.

The Body FX is an advanced, focused radio frequency device using a triple-action treatment that delivers optimal energy to help reduce cellulite, tighten skin, and reduce fatty tissue. This process causes some fat cell death, and forces the cells to re-arrange to improve the undesired bumpy look of cellulite.

Complimenting Body FX is Velashape III treatment which targets skin laxity and reduction in the appearance of cellulite with no downtime. The bi-polar radio frequency heating is combined with Endermologie™ type suction rollers as well as therapeutic deep infra-red energy to tighten and smooth.
When used in tandem, effective body contouring is achieved from the combination of different clinically proven modalities including radio frequency energy, deep tissue heating, infrared, and vacuum. The radio-frequency energy distributes heat to the skin and underlying fat, causing the tissues to heat and contract. The vacuum and controlled energy pulses then work synergistically to provide beautiful body contouring results. Together they result in a decrease in fat pockets, a decrease of circumference, firmer, tighter skin, and reduction in appearance of cellulite.

Facial Rejuvenation

This month we’re offering Ultherapy and RF Needling packages; PRP Injections to boost the rejuvenation effects of RF Needling and CO2 Fractionated Laser; and Revisions Nectifirm and Hydrating Serum to maintain Ultherapy and RF Needling treatments targeting the neck.

RF Needling: combines fractional radiofrequency technology with microneedling to greatly improve wrinkling, scars, and skin laxity The deep targeted electrical energy heats the collagen, which in turn encourages collagen growth, tissue tightening and remodeling. The face is the most common area of treatment, in order to correct wrinkles, scars, or textural changes. Neck aging and skin crepiness also respond well. So does the décolletage area.

RF Needling is often used as a complement to other laser devices or injectable procedures. To address skin laxity, Ultherapy may be performed first to lift deep tissue layers, followed by RF Needling to tighten the dermis of the skin. This is particularly helpful in rejuvenation around the eyes, jawline, jowls, and neck. In facial treatments for wrinkling and rejuvenation, RF Needling can be combined with fillers, Fractional CO2 Laser, or wrinkle inhibitors. When either RF Needling and/or Fractional CO2 Laser are combined with PRP Injections or Growth Factor Serum, results are even more admirable.

Ultherapy: a nonsurgical, no downtime, in-office procedure for lifting and toning sagging skin of the lower face, jawline, and brows. Ultrasound technology is focused below the skin surface to firm and lift droopy tissues. But the skin tightening and “re-draping” performed by Ulthera is just one foundation of facial rejuvenation. Combining other procedures to relax overactive facial muscles, revolumize sunken cheeks, temples, and around the mouth, and resurfacing sun-damaged skin create a more dramatic but natural looking ultimate result. Further tightening of skin can be accomplished by CO2 Fractionated Laser resurfacing, or RF Needling previously discussed, particularly when boosted by Growth Factor Serum or PRP Injections.

Products to Boost and Maintain Treatment Results

Growth Factor Serum Infusion: Penetrates into skin for a boost of good healing proteins promoting cell regeneration when integrated with CO2 Fractional, Medical Micro-Needling and RF Needling treatments.

Revision Nectifirm and Hydrating Serum: After your turkey neck has become the arch of a swan, keep it smooth, hydrated and taut with Revision’s Nectifirm and Hydrating Serum products. Use the two products in tandem for the best performance.

PRP Infusion: A perfect complement to CO2 Fractionated Laser or RF Needling. PRP is a natural preparation using your own cells which the body readily accepts. When injected just under the skin, it activates new skin cell growth and over time leads to a stronger collagen support structure.

Resolution Cellulite® System Kit: A 3 piece kit including creams and cleanser to maintain the Velashape III and/or Body FX skin tightening effects and minimize the bumpy appearance of cellulite.

At LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic, we recognize that the process of aging is hard to accept sometimes. We stay north as our face and body slides south, pockets of fat appear out of nowhere despite our healthy habits lifestyle, skin tones and texture change, and we only want to try to stop the process. Dr. Chapman develops customized body contouring and facial rejuvenation packages combining the best treatment options available. Contact us for a consultation at our convenient Johns Creek location drawing patients from the communities of Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Cumming, Suwanee, Roswell and Johns Creek, as well as patients from all over the Atlanta Metro area and beyond.

Body FX to Slenderize Now

bodyFX4Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get fit and healthy? And you’ve kept your objective and diligently work out, consumed a recommended diet, kept hydrated and applied sunscreen? By now you probably have seen results, but no matter what you do, there’s that stubborn area that just won’t tighten, that bulge that just will not go away. And then there’s the time factor – what can you do?

Meet BodyFX

LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic is delighted to share the next generation of non–invasive body contouring treatments. If you’re someone who lives a healthy lifestyle, BodyFX may be the right option for you. Body FX is a non-surgical fat removal body contouring solution that provides precise, targeted heating at a temperature that is perfect for destroying fat cells, reduces the unsightly appearance of cellulite, and tightens skin. BodyFX is used to treat: arms; abdomen; hips; waist; front, back, inner and outer thighs; bra bulge; muffin top; and love handles. Because it’s a treatment with no need for needles, sutures, or scalpels there’s no downtime, minimal to no discomfort, and it can fit into most busy schedules.

How Does BodyFX Work?

BodyFX combines a targeted deep tissue heating radio frequency energy, working synergistically with vacuum negative pressure vacuum suction to permanently remove unwanted fat cells. The BodyFx hand piece delivers precise, targeted radio-frequency energy which distributes heat to the skin and underlying fat, causing the tissues to heat and contract. The result? Permanent destruction of fat and tightening of the skin. Built-in skin temperature feedback and shut-off controls ensure maximum safety. During treatment you can expect a warming of your skin and gentle pulling sensation, not dissimilar to a deep tissue massage. Typically the only side effect may be a little temporary redness at the area treated.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

BodyFX is performed in a 30-60 minute session in the comfort of Lasermed’s office, serving the communities of Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Cumming, Suwanee, Roswell and Johns Creek, as well as patients from all over the Atlanta Metro area and beyond. A series of 8 consecutive treatments one week apart are recommended for maximum results. Patients can immediately return to their daily activities after the treatment. Skin will feel softer and smoother right away although gradual improvement as the sessions progress is typical. Full results are evident after the series of treatments is completed.

Are You a Good Candidate for BodyFX?

What is the first step? First Dr. Chapman will determine if you are a good candidate for this particular procedure based on your area(s) of concern and desired outcome. If you are generally within range of your ideal weight, lead a healthy lifestyle, work out regularly, and eat a healthy diet, but still struggle with a persistent problem area(s) and have realistic expectations of results, BodyFX treatment should be a good match for you!

Dr. Chapman will work closely with you to recommend multiple body contouring options for you to consider which may combine Body FX with UltraShape to reduce and re-shape the contours of desired areas and to make the skin firmer and tighter. Through the end of August, we are offering the first treatment FREE. Call us at 678-990-4900 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chapman.

There’s No Time Like Summer for RF Needling Lift

RF Needling Lift Before and After

Dr. Chapman is committed to providing her patients with cutting edge technology in the realm of less invasive non-surgical approaches to facial rejuvenation, skin tightening and smoothing of wrinkles and creases. Nonsurgical treatments offer less downtime, less risk, and are more cost friendly than surgery, and these treatments have shown excellent results for people exhibiting signs of aging who want to look refreshed and more youthful in a subtle yet apparent way. Now Dr. Chapman is introducing a new technology, RF Needling, which combines the benefits of micro-needling with the tightening and uplifting impact of radio-frequency energy.

RF Needling Technology Overview

RF Needling delivers targeted bipolar RF energy to various selectable depths in the skin using different micro-needling head configurations. These precisely arranged micro needles emit RF energy in finite areas. This RF energy that is delivered through the needles is tightly focused at the tip of the needle which reduces trauma to the surrounding skin tissue. The RF heat energy de-naturalizes the tissue surrounding the micro-needles. The resulting wound healing process increases fibroblast activity, fibers are rearranged, and a significant increase of collagen occurs. The tissue is regenerated at the treatment area.

Benefits of RF Needling

The beauty of RF Needling is that it is a versatile procedure – it can improve conditions ranging from superficial skin tone problems, photo damage and large pore size to deep textural concerns, acne scarring, skin laxity and deep wrinkles. It is particularly effective in softening vertical lip lines. The best part is that there are no associated activity or sun exposure restrictions, which is a key concern during the summer when considering a chemical or laser peel treatment . What are its benefits?

  • Non-surgical face lifting lasting 8 months or  more with 3 recommended treatments.
  • It is a good alternative to traditional fractional CO2 laser because it reduces the associated downtime (about 36 hours), prolonged redness, and swelling side-effects, yet offers comparable results to the best fractional CO2 laser on moderate and deep wrinkles, acne scarring, and skin clarity.
  • Stimulates regeneration of collagen and elastin formation
  • Safe to treat neck and other areas exhibiting skin laxity and wrinkles
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars and brightens other pigmented scars.
  • Appropriate for ethnic skin without the reaction of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation which is common with laser ablation and chemical peel techniques.

Excitement About RF Needling Treatment

The RF Needling apparatus can be adjusted to reach individual areas of the face at different depths, which is important because the thicknesses of the dermis between the forehead, eyes, cheeks, lips, jawline, neck, and chin area vary. With the adjustable depth capability, the deep dermis is reached, but the underlying tissue and fat is not disrupted. And except for along the jawline and under the neck, preserving some fat is desirable in particular areas of the face to maintain volume. Dr. Chapman recommends the RF Needling treatment as a perfect complement to the lifting and tightening effects of Ultherapy.  We call this pairing the Youthful Lift.

Interested in reaping multiple benefits of skin tightening, diminished pore size, lifting of droopy skin, rejuvenation of youthful contours, and reduction in the look of acne or other scarring, during the summer with no activity or sun exposure restrictions? Be sure to watch Dr. Chapman as she discusses this versatile treatment on atl&co on Tuesday, July 28th at 11:00am and join us at our Open House on Wednesday, July 29th at 1:00 pm. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chapman at or beautiful office in Johns Creek, serving the communities of Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Cumming, Suwanee, Roswell and Johns Creek, as well as patients from all over the Atlanta Metro area and beyond.

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