SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With technologies available for tightening skin, reducing fat, treating cellulite, and even toning vaginal tissues, patients who want to improve their bodies can often achieve their reshaping goals without ever setting foot in an operating room, says board certified physician assistant Lauren Amico-Reed, PA-C, MMS, who is the Director of the Laser & Skincare Clinic at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Center (LJCSC).
She and her colleagues at LJCSC say they have experienced a significant boost in demand for these treatments—from 2014 to 2016, the number of non-surgical treatments the San Diego practice performed each year more than doubled—and patients are increasingly choosing to undergo multiple treatments to achieve more comprehensive, lasting results. LJCSC has been offering non-surgical treatment options to patients for over two decades. The Laser & Skincare menu currently includes seven body contouring options, along with 20+ facial rejuvenation treatments.
Amico-Reed explains that for patients who are not ready for surgery, "non-surgical body contouring has an obvious appeal: a slimmer, more youthful body without anesthesia, scars or weeks of downtime." Many patients also appreciate that results for certain treatments such as CoolSculpting appear gradually over time, so acquaintances will not notice a sudden change and suspect a cosmetic procedure.
Despite these benefits, however, Amico-Reed says that even the most popular, proven non-surgical alternatives have limitations. "If there is any downside to non-surgical treatments, it's that they can be 'one trick ponies' that do a really good job of addressing one very specific concern." Thus the best results are typically seen with a multi-pronged treatment protocol that includes different technologies to address each of a patient's concerns effectively.
"For instance, CoolSculpting® is great for reducing fat pockets on the outer thighs, but it won't help with cellulite. If a patient wants to treat both, we'll combine CoolSculpting® with Cellfina® cellulite reduction to help her achieve her goals non-surgically," explains Amico-Reed.
Other popular treatment combinations at the LJCSC Laser & Skincare Clinic include:
- CoolSculpting®(cryolipolysis) fat reduction to reduce larger-area fat pockets + SculpSure®laser fat reduction to reduce smaller areas in detail. Amico-Reed says that this combination increases sculpting capability and offers her San Diego CoolSculpting patients more refined results without additional treatment time.
- ThermiSmooth® radiofrequency treatments to tighten lax skin + Cellfina® cellulite reduction to achieve smoother, firmer thighs and buttocks
- A non-surgical "mommy makeover" including CoolSculpting® to reduce fat pockets + ThermiSmooth® to tighten and smooth lax abdominal skin + ThermiVA® feminine rejuvenation to tone stretched vaginal tissues following pregnancy and childbirth.
While Amico-Reed admits that the cost of undergoing multiple non-surgical treatments can approach that of cosmetic surgery in many cases, she stresses that "patients love that they can receive great results without having to commit to more invasive procedures or taking a week or more off work to recover."
She offers this advice to patients considering their options for non-surgical body contouring: "make sure you choose an appropriately qualified provider who has experience incorporating multiple technologies into their patients' treatment plans. Providers with extensive experience with these technologies will be more able to safely achieve optimal results for you."
Amico-Reed invites anyone interested in learning more about non-surgical cosmetic treatments to contact LJCSC at 858-452-1981 or visit www.ljcsc.com.
About La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre: LJCSC is located in the Scripps/XIMED Medical Building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital Campus, at 9850 Genesee Avenue, Suite 130, in La Jolla, CA. The LJCSC Laser & Skincare Clinic is also located in the Scripps/XIMED Medical Building in Suite 380. Reach them by phone at 858-452-1981.
Media Contact: Marie Olesen, La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre.http://www.ljcsc.com/ or 858-452-1981.
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