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Posts for: September, 2014

By Alan Rockoff MD LLC
September 15, 2014
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Dermal Fillers   Cosmetic  

Lift Your Skin and Your Spirits With These Wrinkle Treatments

While we might have loathed our baby-fat faces as kids, as we age and lose facial volume, we might long for the days of those round, cherub Dermal Fillers faces once more. While nature might not want to play nice, there are ways to combat good old Mother Nature when she doesn’t want to cooperate. If you want to spruce up your appearance and get back the fullness you once had, there are several skin tightening options for you to consider.

Nonsurgical Skin Tightening

For people who are either new to cosmetic surgery or don’t want to commit to more invasive treatments, nonsurgical skin tightening options are usually the best. Here are some of the nonsurgical ways to achieve the look you want.

1. Dermal fillers

You may have seen TV commercials for popular products like Restylane or Radiesse. These cosmetic fillers are injected into the skin to fight deep-rooted laugh lines, create plumper lips and soften other facial wrinkles. This treatment is particularly good for preventing facial jowls.

The process is simple and often takes no more than 10-15 minutes. Before we administer the facial injections, we may numb the site first to make the experience even more painless and easy. One plus to getting dermal fillers is that the treatment is so fast and there’s no downtime, so you could virtually have this done during your lunch break and return to work or your daily activities immediately after!

2. Laser skin tightening

Whether it’s the years of lounging out in the sun or just the normal tick of time passing by, it’s inevitable that skin will lose its elasticity. However, laser skin tightening treatments offer the growth of new blood vessels, as well as collagen and elastin production. Through the use of magnetic pulse and radio frequency, the self-repair response is triggered within the body to help improve your skin’s overall appearance.

Laser skin tightening promises that you will see an immediate difference even after only one treatment, with a noticeable difference after the third treatment. About 6-8 treatments are recommended depending on your skin’s condition. Plus, with no recovery time and a pain-free experience, this is often the popular choice for those looking for an aesthetic makeover.

Surgical Skin Tightening

If you’re looking for a more permanent and dramatic dermatological improvement, dermal fillers and laser skin tightening might not be enough. We offer an array of surgical options from eyelid/eyebrow lifts to facelifts. Surgical skin tightening is usually done under general anesthesia and takes a couple hours. Unlike with nonsurgical treatments, this isn’t a lunch break type of procedure, and with any surgery there will also be a recovery period following your treatment. You’ll also come back after a few days so we can make sure everything is healing properly. Facelifts have become a common procedure for getting the best skin tightening results.

If you’re looking for an anti-aging treatment that will perk up your skin and turn back the hands of time, then call us today for a consultation at (978) 475-9230. We’ll help you find a treatment that works with you, your lifestyle and your budget!


By Alan Rockoff MD LLC
September 15, 2014
Category: Uncategorized

The GentleMax System Removes Unwanted Hair  

With the warm weather comes the urge to pull out the bathing suits. Perhaps you’ve already done your bathing suit shopping and can’t wait to Laser hair removal head out for some warm sand, summer rays and the soothing sounds of the ocean; however, unwanted hair can quickly put a damper on your day in the sun.

While a little hair here and there isn’t much to worry about, for some, it’s enough to make a day at the beach seem like a nightmare. If you’re dealing with unwanted facial or body hair and you find yourself covering up during the beautiful summer months, it’s time to shed those clothes once and for all by saying “yes” to laser hair removal.

Our GentleMax system boasts one of the fastest hair removal options around. So what makes GentleMax so special? We’re here to give you the hairy details!

What is GentleMax?

This single system offers both hair removal, as well as the removal of pigmented and vascular lesions. This system combines two fast and powerful lasers to offer a quicker and better performance than other laser hair removal systems out there. These dual lasers promise speed, quality, safety and most importantly—customer satisfaction!

What should I expect during my laser treatment?

The GentleMax is a non-invasive way to remove unwanted hair. It’s also equipped with a cooling pulse that reduces any discomfort during treatment. The process lasts anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area. This powerful system can remove hair from just about anywhere including the lips, cheeks, underarms, back, legs and arms.

Does it hurt?

Most patients don’t experience anything other than a mild stinging. Luckily, the GentleMax cooling system helps eliminate a lot of the stinging and discomfort. One added benefit is that no anesthesia or pain medication is needed for this treatment, so you don’t have to worry about a recovery period or downtime. You can go right back to your daily activities without interruption.

How many treatments are necessary?

This is determined based on every patient’s individual hair removal needs; however, more than one treatment may be necessary depending on your hair’s thickness and location.

 What are some side effects?

The majority of laser hair removal side effects include redness and swelling around the hair follicle. This typically just means that the hair follicles are responding to treatment, which is great! As we mentioned earlier, there is really no recovery period needed after treatment, so you can return to your normal routine immediately after. Most redness and swelling will go down after a few hours.

If you’re ready to wear that bathing suit with confidence, find out if you’re an ideal candidate for laser hair removal. Call us at (617) 731-2390.

Did laser hair removal give you the confidence you needed? Did you enjoy summer more? Did you feel better in your wardrobe? We would love to hear how our GentleMax made life just a little easier for you.




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