Thermage CPT Treatment
Donna, 49, is frustrated by the crow's feet on her face. Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon performs Thermage CPT, which utilizes radio-frequency heat energy that penetrates the dermis and stimulates new collagen production.
The procedure is a relatively pain-free alternative to a face lift or other surgical procedures and requires minimal downtime for recovery.
"No anesthesia, incision-less," Dr. Ordon explains. "[Resulting in] a gentle, natural lifting of her face. You'll see the difference in the nasal-labial lines, neck and cheeks."
The cost of Thermage varies depending on location, and the best results can be achieved if performed by a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Dermatologist Dr. Glynis Ablon from the Ablon Skin Institute debuts topical Restylane, a cross-linked hyaluronic acid.
Restylane, a dermatological filler, is currently only effective if injected into the skin because the molecules are too large to penetrate the surface of the skin. The Dermal FX cream is considered a cosmetic breakthrough because of the delivery mechanism it uses to shuttle the Restalyne into the skin.
"It's an ionic nanotechnology called an InParT delivery system," Dr. Ablon explains.
The needle-free means to tighten skin and stimulate collagen offers results in 90 days or less. The cross-linked hyaluronic acid will be available within six months, and a non-cross-linked version is available now.
Like 90 percent of women, Jeana Keough, co-star of The Real Housewives of Orange County, has tried in vain to combat cellulite on her thighs.
Registered nurse and aesthetic specialist Bridget Goddard demonstrates the SmoothShapes cellulite treatment, which combines light and laser to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
For best results, patients should undergo eight treatments and repeat the process once a year.
Jeana shows off her smooth thighs and credits her doctor in Florida, dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Beer, for her results.