Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Filler injections are given to patients who wish to "fill in" lines and creases that appear on the face. This is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures. As we age, our collagen layer depletes and the overlying skin creases and folds. By replacing the collagen, especially in deeper lines and the nasal labial folds. Fillers correct frown lines, scars, crow's feet, forehead lines and smoker's lines around the mouth. Dermal Fillers are also used for enhancing lips.

How long does it last?
The effects last up to twelve months, and the treatment is easily repeated.

Who are candidates for treatment?
If you have lines or creases on your face or wish to have fuller lips, you are more than likely a candidate. You must have a skin test prior to treatment to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Vaser Lipo Testimonials

Patients with persistent areas of excess fat, unresponsive to diet and exercise will benefit most from LipoSelection and SmartLipoTM. Dr. Connelly utilizes the Vaser LipoSelection technique which is a safe, non-invasive use of high frequency, ultrasound energy producing smoother results and speedy recovery. SmartLipoTM is a similar procedure which uses laser energy to achieve removal of unwanted fat and lighter overlying skin.

Liposelection (by Vaser) and SmartLipoTM can be performed virtually any area of the body where stubborn fat deposits are located (abdomen, "love handles", thighs, back, upper arms, bra rolls, neck and face.

Check out these VASER Lipo treatments testimonials!

"My VASER Lipo treatment was so much better than I thought it could be! Following my 2:00 pm surgery on multiple sites, I was able to attend my chemistry class that evening, then went home and did the laundry! I kept waiting for the pain, but it didn't come — I didn't have to take any pain medication, and noticed very little bruising. I love it!"
– Khang (CA)

"My overall results are amazing! I love having a flat stomach, thinner thighs and a more sculpted chin and neck. If I had to do it all over again, I would without hesitation."
– Alicia (CO)

"I never liked my neck. It went from the tip of my chin straight down to my collar bone — like a turkey's neck. In every picture, I appeared to have a double or triple chin. I decided to have the procedure done to not only look better, but to feel better. I had little pain and minimal discomfort following the procedure, and I am thrilled with the results! I look and feel 10 years younger, and my friends and family agree. The change is dramatic, yet subtle. I feel wonderful!"
– Kimberly (CO)

If you feel Vaser Lipo might be for you, please call and schedule your appointment and we can help you create your own personal success story.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Hylaform PicJuvéderm® gel is a sterile, clear, colorless dermal (skin) filler gel implant made of chemically modified hyaluronic acid derived from avian (bird) source. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the fluids surrounding cells and tissues. It is chemically, physically and biologically similar in the tissues of all species. Juvéderm® gel is made from highly purified natural hyaluronic acid that is gradually absorbed by your body through natural mechanisms.

What is Juvéderm® gel used for?

The gel is injected into skin tissue for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds).

Where does Juvéderm® gel come from?

The gel is produced from materials of avian (bird) origin and contains extremely small amounts of avian protein. Because of this, you should speak to your physician and you should not use Juvéderm® gel if you have any known allergies to avian protein.

How does Juvéderm® gel work?

Juvéderm® gel is injected just beneath the skin surface temporarily adding volume to the layers of the skin that have deteriorated due to age and other factors. The gel, when injected, is used to raise depressions in the skin, providing temporary correction of wrinkles and folds.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Serdev Suture Suspension

What is the Serdev Suture Suspension Technique?
This technique is used to lift loose skin or flabby soft tissue for areas of the face, breasts, and buttocks. Traditional lifts require the surgeon to make large incisions, but with the Serdev Technique small incisions are made and using long internal sutures enables the surgeon to contour and shape the face and body without resorting to invasive and complex surgery.

The Serdev Technique lifts the deep moveable tissue beneath the skin by anchoring it to non-moveable fibrous tissue resulting in a more natural and youthful appearance. The Serdev Technique is ideal for lifting the face, chin, eyebrow, buttocks and breasts. The Serdev Technique is much better than typical forms of suture suspension, which are more superficial and do not last as long. The “Curl Lift", "Life Style Lift ", "Contour Thread Lift", and "Feather Lift" are names for these superficial forms of suture suspension. However, these procedures do not last as long as lifts done using The Serdev Technique.