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Saturday, December 28. 2013

Category : General Advice

Saturday, December 28. 2013

Experience Counts; allow us to make you look and feel GREAT

Over the past few months I have had patients who visited us from Canada, Belgium, Germany, and all over the united States (San Francisco, Las Vegas, North Carolina and more) to have their procedures performed. Experience counts. I have personally performed over 100000 laser and Cosmetic procedures since 1994. There is an Art to choosing the right procedure for the right patient. But implementing the treatment regimen is just as important

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Aristotle

Quadrafecta refers to a technique of choosing 4 different procedures or devices to achieve the desired result. The emphasis is on “minimally invasive” and “natural appearance”.

 During the consultation process we chose from the following procedures and devices the 4 that will suite you best. Occasionally a fifth procedure is needed to address all the aspects of the aging face.

 Ultherapy (Ulthera)- Ultrasound deep Face, eye and neck lift

Pelleve- superficial Radiofrequency face and neck lift

Mixto Laser _ Co2 fractional laser for fine and deep lines

Fat Transfer- with Plasma Rich Protein and Stem cells

Fillers- Sculptra, Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane

Chemical Peels- TCA and Jessner Peels

Smartlipo Triplex- fat removal and skin tightening with Smartlipo Laser

IPL Photofacial- Light source to remove brown spots and Blood Vessels

Diolite Laser- Laser to remove larger blood vessels

COOltouch Laser- Non ablative laser to tighten pores

Clear and Brilliant Laser- to remove fine line and brown spots

Thermage CPT- Body lifting with Radiofrequency

Relume- Removal of light scars with focused UVB light

YAG 5 laser- Removal of discoloration and irregular pigmentation

Surgical face and neck lift (Tuliplift)- www.tuliplift.com

Allow me and my team to make you look and feel 10-15 years younger.

Thursday, November 14. 2013

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Thursday, November 14. 2013

Pelleve Skin tightening can improve Acne Scarring

The key to the best possible results when it comes to Acne scarring treatments: use multiple modalities. By using a variety of procedures such as needling, Fat Transfer, TCA Cross, Diolite laser, Cooltouch Lasr, Mixto Laser, Dermabrasion and more, we can achieve a significant and permanent reduction of Acne Scarring.

Our newest tool is the Pelleve Radiofrequency system. Pelleve penetrates 1-2mm into the skin and cause Collagen Remodelling. I have seen a reduction of active acne and tightening of the pores in addition to improvement of superficial acne scars. Deeper scars still benefit from Subcision, Mixto fractional CO2 laser and PRP fat transfer.

Schedule a complementary visit to see Dr. David Rahimi.

Visit our FB site for more information, photos, and videos..

https://www.facebook.com/pages/How-To-Treat-Acne-Scarring/187751721248937?ref=hl

Thursday, November 7. 2013

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Thursday, November 7. 2013

Coming soon to Forever Young, Inc. : Voluma from Allergan

We were chosen to be an early Voluma center for Allergen

One of the products in the range of 5 dermal fillers, called Juvéderm® VOLUMA® with Lidocaine, replenishes lost skin volume to regain a youthful curve to the cheeks and can be used to enhance the overall shape of your face. Juvéderm® VOLUMA® with Lidocaine is an injectable hyaluronic acid volumiser that adds fullness to areas that need a little more support or enhancement. Shortly after treatment with Juvéderm® VOLUMA® with Lidocaine, you should notice that your facial contours appear fuller and rounder, giving your face a softer, more youthful appearance.

Thursday, October 31. 2013

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Thursday, October 31. 2013

Pelleve Radiofrequency Treatment can improve Acne Scarring

Deep acne scars can improve with the Pelleve Radiofrequency treatment. Now available at Forever Young, Inc and performed personally by the doctor.

http://www.pelleve.com/ex1/patients-homepage.html

Dr. A. David Rahimi

Category : General Advice

Thursday, October 31. 2013

Smoking Ages the Skin

Please read this morning' CNN article on Twins and Smoking.

I personally see this all the time in my own patients. Smoking ages your skin 10-15 years- period.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/31/health/smoking-aging-identical-twins/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

(CNN) -- Here's something to think about the next time you put a cigarette to your lips: The skin around those lips is going to look older, faster.

You're also more likely to get bags under your eyes sooner. And jowls. And more wrinkles around those lips.

Researchers in Ohio studied the physical differences between the faces of nonsmokers and their twins who smoked and found confirmation of a long-held belief: Smoking does indeed age you

Wednesday, October 23. 2013

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Wednesday, October 23. 2013

Pelleve Skin tightening now available at Forever Young, Inc. Los Angeles CA

In addition to Ultherapy and the newest Thermage (Thermacool ) CPT we now also offer the Pelleve system to tighten the skin of the face, neck, arms, knees and more. Please read more about this fascinating treatment on our website:

http://www.foreveryoung.net/pelleve-radiofrequency-lift.html

Pleasant, comfortable treatment. Immediate and lasting improvement.

If you’re wondering how you can refresh your appearance without surgery, the Pellevé Wrinkle Reduction System may be right for you. The Pellevé System safely and effectively treats facial wrinkles with virtually no pain and no downtime. In fact, patients who have had a Pellevé treatment say it feels like a warm facial massage.

The Pellevé treatment can:

  • Be performed in your doctor’s office in less than an hour
  • Create visible results that start to be noticeable right away
  • Provide results that last

The Pellevé System offers a different type of experience; a more pleasant and more natural one, with results you can feel good about.

Science

Pellevé precisely delivers energy to the dermal tissue using advanced radiofrequency technology to induce collagen contraction without damaging the epidermis. The result is skin tightening and contouring with a noticeable improvement in skin quality and texture. Pellevé's unique radiofrequency technology emits energy in the form of electromagnetic waves, which create a heated treatment zone. Increased resistance causes heat buildup at the subdermal junction. Heat induces collagen denaturation and collagen contraction. Protein stimulation causes new collagen formation and production in the dermis which also results in epidermal tightening. Existing bands of collagen tighten in subcutaneous fat, creating a superficial tightening of the epidermis.

and for more information you can watch several videos on Pelleve' YouTube channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/Pellevevideos

Dr. A. David Rahimi

Category : General Advice

Wednesday, October 23. 2013

Probiotics and Skin Health

I found this fascinating article by Dr. Rosenberg on Probiotics and skin health. I believe that he has many valid points in the article.

By Dr. Rosenberg

How Probiotics Help Create Healthy Skin

If you came into my office and asked me how you could create healthier, younger-looking skin, one of the things I would ask you about is your intestinal health.  You may wonder what the connection is and this is what I’d tell you.

Beautiful Skin Reflects A Healthy Gut – Probiotics Can Help 

Your skin needs a lot of things to stay healthy and look its best.  It needs adequate water to stay hydrated and prevent sagging, careful cleansing and moisturizing, some sun protection, a nutrient-rich diet, and adequate sleep.  Dull, unhealthy looking skin makes you look much older. 

What you may not know is that healthy, youthful-looking skin starts deep in your gut where vitamins are absorbed. Your skin needs vitamin A, the B vitamins, vitamins C and D as well as the minerals copper and zinc to be healthy and look great.  If your gut’s ability to absorb these nutrients is impaired these critical skin vitamins cannot be absorbed properly.  The strength of this nutrient absorption process depends on the amount of beneficial intestinal flora  - or good bacteria – your gut has.

Intestinal conditions like constipation, diarrhea, leaky gut syndrome, and overgrowth of Candida bacteria weakens the strength of your intestinal flora.  Restoring the proper intestinal flora through probiotics can rescue your gut health and, in turn, your skin health.  Let me explain.

Your intestines are the center of your immune system.  They house millions of beneficial bacteria that help your intestines function properly.  When you indulge in too much junk food, particularly too much sugar or alcohol, are under a lot of stress, or took antibiotics for an infection, Candida bacteria can overgrow in the gut.  This suppresses the good, Lactobacillus and bifido types of bacterial flora that supports good health.  Also, just getting older can result in a decrease of these beneficial intestinal bacteria.

In addition, if you’re not consuming enough water or fiber, proper elimination function can decrease.  Instead of all those toxins exiting your body through waste and urine, some get released into your blood stream.

Your skin, the largest organ of your body, also acts as a filter to help your liver and kidneys remove unwanted toxins.  Conditions like psoriasis, eczema, acne, sagging, dryness, premature lines, inflammation, rashes, poor color and tone can all become aggravated as your skin tries to release unnecessary toxins.

How To Use Probiotics For Good Skin Health

You may now understand how the health of your skin reflects your intestinal wellbeing.  To that end, I frequently counsel my patients on the right foods and supplements that will help their skin stay healthy.  There are several delicious foods that contain probiotics, as well as individual supplements, to help ensure that your intestinal flora stays working correctly.

  • Yogurt, Kefir, Buttermilk.  These are dairy products that contain beneficial lactobacillus and/or bifido bacteria. Look for brands that say, “Contains active cultures.”  Even most lactose intolerant people can eat yogurt, kefir and buttermilk as the cultures have digested the lactose in these foods.  Try with small amounts to see how you’ll react.  
  • Fermented foods. Kimchi, sauerkraut, miso, natto, sourdough bread, tempeh, all help build intestinal flora.    
  • Probiotic supplements. There are many brands of probiotic supplements on the market.  Look for a good pharmaceutical grade probiotic that contains about 1.50 billion live CFU’s – colony forming units.   I know that amount may sound excessive, but your body naturally, in a healthy state, contains at least this many, and more.  

The adage, “you are what you eat” couldn’t be more true when it comes to the health of your skin.  Remember to feed your body with the best, nutrient rich diet and/or supplements, limit sugar and alcohol, to ensure maintaining the best intestinal health. The pay off will come in a beautiful, healthy, youthful-looking skin that you can be proud of for many years.

About Dr. Rosenberg

Dr. Mark A. Rosenberg, MD Dr. Mark Rosenberg received his doctorate from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1988 and has been involved with drug research since 1991. With numerous certifications in several different fields of medicine, psychology, healthy aging and fitness, Dr. Rosenberg has a wide breadth of experience in both the public and private sector with particular expertise in both the mechanism of cancer treatment failure and in treating obesity. He currently is researching new compounds to treat cancer and obesity, including receiving approval status for an investigational new drug that works with chemotherapy and a patent pending for an oral appetite suppressant. He is currently President of the Institute for Healthy Aging, Program Director of the Integrative Cancer Fellowship, and Chief Medical Officer of Rose Pharmaceuticals. His work has been published in various trade and academic journals. In addition to his many medical certifications, he also personally committed to physical fitness and is a certified physical fitness trainer.

Wednesday, October 2. 2013

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Wednesday, October 2. 2013

Stem Cell Fat Grafting

Stem-cell fat grafts effective for cosmetic surgery
Medical News Today
Interesting news out of Denmark: Researchers at the Copenhagen University Hospital say that an initial round of randomized human trials using stem-cell enriched fat grafts for reconstructive surgery suggests that the procedure is safe and effective. This particular procedure involves harvesting a patient's fat and shifting it to increase the volume of fat in another area of their body.

Traditionally, this procedure has a resorption rate of up to 80 percent — the percentage of the transferred fat that does not survive. However, recent animal studies have demonstrated that fat grafts that have been enriched with culture-expanded adipose (fat)-derived stem cells (ASCs) have been shown to significantly improve graft survival.

"For their study, published in The Lancet, the researchers carried out the stem-cell fat graft procedure and compared this with the standard autologous procedure in 10 healthy volunteers."

Tuesday, October 1. 2013

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Tuesday, October 1. 2013

Smartlipo Triplex- 3 Wavelenghts are Better than One

Considering Liposuction? Laser Liposuction with the Smartlipo Triplex achieves significantly more tightening than regular tumescent liposuction.

Please view our before and after photographs on Realself.com. We have 26 five star ratings and lots of before and after photographs for you to view.

http://www.realself.com/find/California/Los-Angeles/Dermatologist/A-David-Rahimi

As the industry's leading laser-assisted lipolysis system designed to disrupt fat cells and tighten tissue*, Smartlipo is an ideal adjunct to liposuction for treating localized fat deposits on the face and body. In addition, Smartlipo is a minimally invasive technique that safely coagulates blood vesels resulting in less bleeding and bruising than liposuction alone.

Smartlipo is the #1 requested cosmetic procedure** making Smartlipo the undisputed leader in laser-assisted lipolysis.

Category : New Treatments

Tuesday, October 1. 2013

PRP (Plasma Rich Protein)

I have been treating deep Acne scarring with PRP and Dermarollers of various sizes with great results. Please visit our Facebook site for more information:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/How-To-Treat-Acne-Scarring/187751721248937?ref=hl

A. David Rahimi,MD,FAAD,FAACS.

Tuesday, June 4. 2013

Tuesday, May 14. 2013

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Tuesday, May 14. 2013

Salt is Bad; No It is Good!

02:28 PM ET

Report questions benefits of salt reduction

Reducing salt consumption below the currently recommended 2,300 milligrams – about 1 1/2 teaspoons– per day maybe unnecessary, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

The news follows a decades-long push to get Americans to reduce the amount of salt in their diet because of strong links between high sodium consumption and hypertension, a known risk factor for heart disease.

The IOM, at the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reviewed recent studies published through 2012 that explored ties between salt consumption and direct health outcomes like cardiovascular disease and death. The organization describes itself as "an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public."

Researchers determined there wasn't enough evidence to say whether lowering salt consumption to levels between 1,500 and 2,300 mg per day could increase or decrease your risk of heart disease and mortality. But lowering sodium intake might adversely affect your health, the panel found.

"These new studies support previous findings that reducing sodium from very high intake levels to moderate levels improves health," said committee chair Brian Strom, the George S. Pepper professor of public health and preventive medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. "But they also suggest that lowering sodium intake too much may actually increase a person's risk of some health problems."

Those problems, he said, could include heart attack or death.

The current Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that a sub-group of people - anyone older than  51, African Americans, and people with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease - limit their salt intake to 1,500 mg a day.

The IOM committee found no benefit, but possibly a risk of poor health outcomes with lower salt intake in people with these pre-existing conditions, but said that evidence is inconsistent and limited.

"While the current literature provides some evidence for adverse health effects of low sodium intake among individuals with diabetes, CKD (kidney disease), or pre-existing CVD (cardiovascular disease), the evidence on both the benefit and harm is not strong enough to indicate that these subgroups should be treated differently from the general U.S. population," the report said.

"Thus, the committee concluded that the evidence on direct health outcomes does not support recommendations to lower sodium intake within these subgroups to, or even below, 1,500 mg per day."

American adults eat on average 3,400 mg of salt a day, according to the IOM. Groups like the American Heart Association (AHA) support reducing that number. In 2011, the AHA called for a reduction in daily consumption, recommending all Americans eat no more than 1,500 mg a day.

The IOM report, the AHA said Tuesday, does not accurately assess salt impact on health. "While the American Heart Association commends the IOM for taking on the challenging topic of sodium consumption, we disagree with key conclusions," said the association's CEO, Nancy Brown. "The report is missing a critical component – a comprehensive review of well-established evidence which links too much sodium to high blood pressure and heart disease."

The Salt Institute says it welcomes the IOM study, calling it a major breakthrough in the salt debate.

"This whole thing has been blood pressure-driven and this study finally looks at overall health outcomes," said Morton Satin, vice president of science and research for the institute.

"The study makes it very, very clear that the level of 1,500 mg that has been recommended in the dietary guidelines is not warranted, despite this full-throated cry for these levels by some organizations ... We hope this is the opening of the much broader review of the available evidence and a devotion to ensuring that our guidelines reflect the science."

The IOM panel was not asked to make recommendations on what a healthy range should be. It says more research is needed to help shed light on how lower sodium levels affect health in all Americans.

On Monday, the Center For Science In The Public Interest published results of a new investigation on what they call the food industry's failed efforts to reduce sodium levels in pre-packaged and restaurant foods.  It called for phased-in limits in an effort to prevent heart disease.  The group tracked nearly 500 food products between 2005 and 2011.

"The strategy of relying on the food industry to voluntarily reduce sodium has proven to be a public health disaster," said  CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson.  "Inaction on the part of industry and the federal government is condemning too many Americans to entirely preventable heart attacks, strokes, and deaths each year."

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Tuesday, May 14. 2013

Salt is Bad; No It is Good!

02:28 PM ET

Report questions benefits of salt reduction

Reducing salt consumption below the currently recommended 2,300 milligrams – about 1 1/2 teaspoons– per day maybe unnecessary, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

The news follows a decades-long push to get Americans to reduce the amount of salt in their diet because of strong links between high sodium consumption and hypertension, a known risk factor for heart disease.

The IOM, at the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reviewed recent studies published through 2012 that explored ties between salt consumption and direct health outcomes like cardiovascular disease and death. The organization describes itself as "an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public."

Researchers determined there wasn't enough evidence to say whether lowering salt consumption to levels between 1,500 and 2,300 mg per day could increase or decrease your risk of heart disease and mortality. But lowering sodium intake might adversely affect your health, the panel found.

"These new studies support previous findings that reducing sodium from very high intake levels to moderate levels improves health," said committee chair Brian Strom, the George S. Pepper professor of public health and preventive medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. "But they also suggest that lowering sodium intake too much may actually increase a person's risk of some health problems."

Those problems, he said, could include heart attack or death.

The current Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that a sub-group of people - anyone older than  51, African Americans, and people with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease - limit their salt intake to 1,500 mg a day.

The IOM committee found no benefit, but possibly a risk of poor health outcomes with lower salt intake in people with these pre-existing conditions, but said that evidence is inconsistent and limited.

"While the current literature provides some evidence for adverse health effects of low sodium intake among individuals with diabetes, CKD (kidney disease), or pre-existing CVD (cardiovascular disease), the evidence on both the benefit and harm is not strong enough to indicate that these subgroups should be treated differently from the general U.S. population," the report said.

"Thus, the committee concluded that the evidence on direct health outcomes does not support recommendations to lower sodium intake within these subgroups to, or even below, 1,500 mg per day."

American adults eat on average 3,400 mg of salt a day, according to the IOM. Groups like the American Heart Association (AHA) support reducing that number. In 2011, the AHA called for a reduction in daily consumption, recommending all Americans eat no more than 1,500 mg a day.

The IOM report, the AHA said Tuesday, does not accurately assess salt impact on health. "While the American Heart Association commends the IOM for taking on the challenging topic of sodium consumption, we disagree with key conclusions," said the association's CEO, Nancy Brown. "The report is missing a critical component – a comprehensive review of well-established evidence which links too much sodium to high blood pressure and heart disease."

The Salt Institute says it welcomes the IOM study, calling it a major breakthrough in the salt debate.

"This whole thing has been blood pressure-driven and this study finally looks at overall health outcomes," said Morton Satin, vice president of science and research for the institute.

"The study makes it very, very clear that the level of 1,500 mg that has been recommended in the dietary guidelines is not warranted, despite this full-throated cry for these levels by some organizations ... We hope this is the opening of the much broader review of the available evidence and a devotion to ensuring that our guidelines reflect the science."

The IOM panel was not asked to make recommendations on what a healthy range should be. It says more research is needed to help shed light on how lower sodium levels affect health in all Americans.

On Monday, the Center For Science In The Public Interest published results of a new investigation on what they call the food industry's failed efforts to reduce sodium levels in pre-packaged and restaurant foods.  It called for phased-in limits in an effort to prevent heart disease.  The group tracked nearly 500 food products between 2005 and 2011.

"The strategy of relying on the food industry to voluntarily reduce sodium has proven to be a public health disaster," said  CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson.  "Inaction on the part of industry and the federal government is condemning too many Americans to entirely preventable heart attacks, strokes, and deaths each year."

Wednesday, March 6. 2013

Category : Darker Skin

Wednesday, March 6. 2013

Acne Scarring: We offer 3 Lasers; 3 Wavelenghts.

In addition to Mixto fractional co2 laser wi have 2 other wavelengh lasers for the treatment of active acne and acne scarring.

Comparison of a 1450-nm diode laser and a 1320-nm Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of atrophic facial scars: a prospective clinical and histologic study.

Source

Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, Washington, DC, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Atrophic scar revision techniques, although numerous, have been hampered by inadequate clinical responses and prolonged postoperative recovery periods. Nonablative laser treatment has been shown to effect significant dermal collagen remodeling with minimal posttreatment sequelae. Although many studies have been published regarding the effectiveness of these nonablative lasers on rhytides, there are limited data demonstrating their specific effects on atrophic scars.

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of long-pulsed 1320-nm Nd:YAG and 1450-nm diode lasers in the treatment of atrophic facial scarring.

METHODS:

A series of 20 patients (skin phototypes I-V) with mild to moderate atrophic facial acne scars randomly received three successive monthly treatments with a long-pulsed 1320-nm Nd:YAG laser on one facial half and a long-pulsed 1450-nm diode laser on the contralateral facial half. Patients were evaluated using digital photography and three-dimensional in vivo microtopography measurements at each treatment visit and at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively. Histologic evaluations of cutaneous biopsies obtained before treatment, immediately after the first treatment, and at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after the third treatment were performed. Clinical assessment scores were determined at each treatment session and follow-up visit. Patient satisfaction surveys were obtained at the end of the study.

RESULTS:

Mild to moderate clinical improvement was observed after the series of three treatments in the majority of patients studied. Patient satisfaction scores and in vivo microtopography measurements paralleled the photographic and histopathologic changes seen. Side effects of treatment were limited to mild transient erythema, edema, and hyperpigmentation. No scarring or adverse textural changes resulted from the use of either laser system.

CONCLUSIONS:

Nonablative long-pulsed 1320-nm Nd:YAG and 1450-nm diode lasers each offer clinical improvement for patients with atrophic scarring without significant side effects or complications. The 1450-nm diode laser showed greater clinical scar response at the parameters studied. The use of nonablative laser systems is a good treatment alternative for patients with atrophic scarring who are unable or unwilling to endure the prolonged postoperative recovery process associated with ablative laser skin resurfacing procedures.

PMID:
14756642
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Category : Lipolysis / Liposuction

Wednesday, March 6. 2013

Smart Lipo at Forever Young, Inc.

We are now offering Smart Lipo laser treatments for as low as $2500!

Upper and lower abdomen and flanks are usually $7000. For a limited time we can offer Smartlipo of the abdomen and flanks for $5000. This includes blood work, Garment and light oral sedation. Please contact us for a free consultaion.

http://www.smartlipocynosure.com/

Why Smartlipo Triplex™?

Tighter Skin

Smartlipo Triplex™ allows more complete melting of the fat using advanced MultiPlex (MPX) laser techniques, in which two wavelengths of laser energy are used for not only superior sculpting of the fat, but also, the biggest advancement in liposuction surgery-skin tightening. The MPX Smartlipo Triplex™ is unique in that it gives Dr. Petti the opportunity to focus on skin tightening following fat reduction, and this produces smoother, more natural and superior aesthetic results.

Minimal Recovery Time

Smartlipo Triplex™ can be done under local anesthesia, and therefore patients are ambulatory following the procedure, with no downtime. In fact, it would be more accurate to describe Smartlipo Triplex™ under local anesthesia, as being associated with "up" time! This has been very rewarding for the patients, Dr. Petti and her staff.

Minimally Invasive

The Smartlipo Triplex™ is a minimally-invasive laser surgical technique, performed by using a smaller-than-a-fine-point-pen fiber optic laser. Therefore, the entry points in the skin are very small and leave an inconspicuous scar. The laser wavelengths close down the blood vessels, so the result is associated with not only minimal surgical trauma, but also minimal bruising, swelling and resultant quick recovery. There is minimal discomfort, and Dr. Petti's patients often tell her that they did not need to take any pain medications the evening of surgery. The Smartlipo Triplex™ patients that have local anesthesia can drive the next day if they are off of pain medications, and can return to their normal daily activities in one to two days after surgery, depending on each individual patient.

Dr. Petti and her patients live by her motto, "What a difference a day of Smartlipo Triplex™ can make!", since many of them are at or near their ideal body weight and have spent a lifetime dreaming of making the change that her Smartlipo Triplex™ procedure creates-in hours.

Targets Unwanted Pockets of Fat

Smartlipo Triplex™ can also be used to treat larger areas of fat accumulation, or multiple areas of fatty deposits. However, in these cases the patient may need to have general anesthesia. It is normal in these patients for the recovery to be longer. Some patients may prefer to have several areas treated at one surgical setting. These patients are done in her private, ambulatory plastic surgery center under the guidance and supervision of board-certified and experienced anesthesiologists.

A Journey Through Smartlipo Triplex™ MPX™