Cosmetic Dermatology

Body Sculpting

What is Body Sculpting

Brandon Dermatology offers several types of Body Sculpting. Learn below about them and find out which one is right for you.

Micro-Needling meets Radio Frequency

Morpheus is the newest and latest technology for skin tightening and fat remodeling. It is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micro pins to renew the deeper layers of the skin with almost no patient downtime. Combining Micro-Needling with Radio Frequency technology delivers RF energy deep within the skin. This stimulates collagen, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin tone and texture, and tightening the skin from within. This cutting-edge treatment is now the gold standard for skin tightening for the face and body.

The main advantage of Morpheus is minimal downtime with magnificent results. Recovery is about two days with minimal swelling and small red dots. After two days, normal activities can resume normal activities and wear your normal makeup. Morpheus8 tightens skin on all parts of the face forehead, eyelids, cheeks, lower face, jawline, cheeks, and neck. Visible results can be seen within a few days, but after three weeks, the most noticeable results appear. Improvements will continue up to three months after treatment.

MORPHEUS8 for the face delivers RF at depths between 1-4mm, whereas MORPHEUS8 for the body can go as deep as 7mm.  Morpheus8 can be used on any areas that can benefit from resurfacing and subdermal renewal. The most treated areas include the face, periorbital area, abdomen, thighs, legs, and buttocks. There is no other non-surgical treatment on the market today that is more powerful and more effective at tightening and transforming the skin than MORPHEUS8.

Exclusive New Treatment TruSculpt® 3d Now Available at Brandon Dermatology

You eat well and you exercise, but you’re still frustrated by problem areas on your body that you just can’t seem to get rid of. With truSculpt 3D, you can decrease circumference and diminish unwanted pockets of fat – and reveal the new figure you’ve been seeking. It’s a safe, effective procedure – with no surgery and no downtime.

  • Decrease circumference. Diminish fat.
  • Discover an incredible new figure.
  • Up to 24% fat thickness reduction in a single Treatment
  • No Downtime and 2-3 Times Faster Treatment
  • No post-treatment discomfort or downtime
  • Treat up to 4 problem areas in one 1-hour session
  • Helps Contour Skin in Treated Areas

Even for people who exercise regularly, eat right, and have a normal healthy lifestyle, pockets of stubborn fat can still exist around their abdominal, back, and love handle areas. Previously, only expensive and invasive surgeries like liposuction and laser treatments were viable means of removing that stubborn, hard-to-lose fat. These procedures were painful, requiring anesthetics, and usually harmed non-fat tissue and cells, which required extended recovery times. There is now a new and remarkably superior treatment available through board-certified dermatologist Andres Tobon, D.O. of Brandon Dermatology called CoolSculpting®!

What is CoolSculpting®? How does it work?

CoolSculpting® is a patented FDA-cleared procedure developed by Harvard researchers. They discovered that fat cells will crystalize at higher temperatures than other cells. A crystalized cell dies, and is then absorbed by the body naturally. CoolSculpting® is a simple 1 to 2 hour procedure that will crystalize the fat cells in a given area. In less than 90 days from the treatment date, the body will absorb the fat cells. That stubborn muffin top or set of love handles will vanish. No pills, no pain, no hassle. The CoolSculpting® procedure has no recovery time, and no additional drugs or prolonged post-treatment therapies are required. It is a simple in-and-out process that can easily be fit into an otherwise busy schedule with minimal to no disruption to daily life.

Is CoolSculpting® right for everyone?

CoolSculpting® is an excellent treatment for minor fat conditions like unwanted bulges around the waist and abdomen. It is not a treatment for large amounts of unwanted fat or conditions of obesity. More intensive procedures like liposuction are required for the treatment of those conditions. CoolSculpting® candidates should already be at a regular healthy weight and have good diet and exercise habits.

Will CoolSculpting® help me lose weight?

CoolSculpting® patients on average will see a 20% reduction of fat in targeted areas, however, it is not designed as a weight management tool or treatment for overweight conditions. It is primarily an aesthetic treatment for individuals who no matter how hard they try other methods, like healthy eating and exercise, just can’t eliminate those hard-to-lose fat areas.

Are the CoolSculpting® results permanent? Will I need multiple treatments?

Most patients can get the maximum benefit of CoolSculpting® with just 1 procedure. The fat cells responsible for the condition of bulging will not exist in your body once the procedure is complete. Since the appearance of fat is mostly the result of existing fat cells increase in size, this treatment is designed to be permanent. Our CoolSculpting® professionals will advise you if additional procedures will have any benefit. CoolSculpting® is designed as a long-term treatment option. No additional treatments should be necessary. It is, however, important to always maintain a healthy diet and exercise program after treatment. Your body can always replace the removed fat cells if it must.

How long is the treatment?

The actual treatment should last only a few hours. The full benefit will happen over time up to 90 days after the initial procedure.

Get Rid of your Double Chin with CoolSculpting Mini®

We are very excited to announce the CoolSculpting Mini with simple, easy treatments, affordable treatments your double chin can literally be frozen away, leaving you with a sleek, contoured, and simply beautiful neck, jawline, and chin.
The CoolMini™ applicator harnesses the same fat-freezing technology as CoolSculpting®, but is specifically designed to target small volumes of fatty build-up that can be difficult to eliminate with traditional invasive and non-invasive technologies.

Advantages of CoolScultping Mini® Treatment

  • Non-Invasive
  • Done in the comfort of our office
  • Easy in-office treatment
  • Fast with minimal downtime
  • Safe
  • Nearly painless and sometimes completely painless treatment
  • No Scars

Why Freezing is the Best Treatment for Reduction of Fat

The concept for CoolSculpting came from the simple observation of watching children eat popsicles. Renowned Harvard University scientists, Dieter Manstein, MD, and R. Rox Anderson, MD, observed that some children got dimples due to eating popsicles. Skin is very tolerant to colder temperatures and can be exposed to cold temperatures safely, while fat cells are intolerant to cold. From that, he devised a way to use cold selectively to affect and eliminate fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue. This is the insight and scientific insight behind Cryolipolysis®, (selective cold application) the proven science on which the CoolSculpting procedure is based.

Previously, treatment choices for a double chin or small pockets of fat in the facial and neck area involved invasive procedures such as surgery or micro liposuction. Advancements led to “non-invasive” technologies using laser, light, or other forms of energy such as radio-frequency and ultrasound to heat the fat under the skin. This heat essentially cooked the fat, and as a result of the treatment process caused pain. These treatments involve pain, many damaging the skin and resulting in scarring.

How the CoolSculpting Procedure Freezes Fat Cells

  1. Many of us have stubborn fat despite diet and exercise.
  2. CoolSculpting technology uses controlled cooling (Cryolipolysis) to target and kill only these fat cells.
  3. In the weeks to follow, these fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body.
  4. Treated fat cells, once eliminated from the body, are gone for good.


The Difference Between CoolSculpting Fat Reduction and Weight Loss

CoolSculpting is very effective at fat reduction, eliminating pockets of fat but is not an Alternative to weightless treatments. A common misconception that weight loss and fat reduction are the same things. When we lose weight, our fat cells become smaller, but the number of fat cells remains the same. When we gain weight, those fat cells become larger again.

CoolSculpting treatment actually reduces the number of fat cells in the treated areas. Obviously, fat cells that no longer exist can’t get bigger. After the CoolSculpting procedure, the treated areas actually have fewer fat cells. And unlike what happens with other procedures, there’s no change in fat cell distribution in untreated areas.

With the CoolSculpting procedure, once treated fat cells are eliminated, they are gone for good. Whether or not you weigh less, you’ll be thinner and your clothes will fit better, feel better, and look better.

You can remove unwanted hair forever through the use of specialized lasers in the hands of an experienced, skilled, Board Certified dermatologist at Brandon Dermatology. Unwanted hair can be removed from any part of the body using specific lasers that are matched to the color of the hair being treated and the underlying skin. This procedure produces excellent results.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

When hair is removed by a laser, the energized light of the laser heats is absorbed by the color in the hair, thereby causing a heat reaction in the follicle.

What Should I Expect During the Laser Hair Removal Process?

During the procedure, a laser is selected that is carefully matched to the color of the hair being removed as well as that of the underlying skin. This laser is used to heat the hair and deaden the follicle, which causes a sensation similar in intensity to hair waxing. The first session is usually the most intense because it removes the darkest and thickest hairs, but the discomfort varies widely based on the individual. Numbing creams can be administered by the doctor before the procedure is performed, but the patient should not apply generous amounts of any numbing cream prior to the procedure.

How Many Treatments Will be Necessary to Completely Remove Unwanted Hair Forever?

The entire procedure normally takes place over a series of three to five-six visits spaced one to two months apart, and when the series of treatments is over, maintenance treatments are often needed. The frequency of these depends on the individual but can be annual or longer.

What Should I Expect After The First Treatment?

After the first treatment, some of the treated hair will be gone immediately. Some of that hair may grow back and other hair, which was not growing at the time, might appear. This is why a series of treatments are needed, although their number depends on the patient’s unique characteristics.

Can Everyone Benefit From Laser Hair Removal?

Those with darker skin, or persons of color, require expert treatment such as we provide at Brandon Dermatology because the laser cannot as easily distinguish between the dark hair and the color of the skin. Since the laser’s intensity will be absorbed by dark colors, careful attention to the type of laser used and its intensity requires special handling. While we have the skill and experience necessary, not everyone who offers laser hair removal does.

Why Should I Have My Laser Hair Removal Done at Brandon Dermatology?

All treatments will be performed by a Board Certified Dermatologist who is trained to recognize the risks associated with laser hair removal. This allows for more successful results with fewer risks.

Votiva leverages three proprietary non-surgical, state-of-the-art technologies to provide customized solutions to address a wide variety of women’s health and wellness concerns. Votiva increases vaginal tightness as well as restores the external vaginal tissues.  In the past, there was only one option for vaginal issues, and that was vaginal surgery. Today with Votiva, women can experience this rejuvenation through a treatment that only lasts several minutes.

Women of every age can benefit from the power of Votiva from after childbirth to Menopause changes. Votiva effectively treats issues such as stress incontinence, decreased sensation during intercourse, changes to the shape and size of the labia, and vaginal dryness. Every Votiva treatment regimen is personally tailored to your specific concerns and goals, but most women benefit from three sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Results can be seen between 2-3 Weeks after treatment.

There are two primary forms of Votiva treatment: FormaV and FractoraV.

FormaV is a treatment designed to provide rejuvenation to the inside of the vaginal area. FormaV is a treatment primarily designed to tighten from the inside, this Votiva feminine rejuvenation procedure can treat external stretching and enlargement of the labia. FractoraV uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat the vaginal area’s external tissues, including the labia majora. Radiofrequency (RF) fuels the remodeling and building of new healthy tissue. Fibroblasts are fundamental to skin regeneration and are directly stimulated by RF, fibroblasts produce collagen which we known improves the appearance and texture of the skin. The heat from treatment stimulates new collagen growth, helping to tighten the external vaginal area.

What should I expect? What do I need to do to prepare for the treatment?

  • You can expect to feel a warming sensation during each Votiva session.
  • Preparation involves avoiding intercourse for 24 hours prior to treatment and stopping the use of NSAIDs like ibuprofen or Advil 3 days prior to treatment.
  • Women should not be on their menstrual cycle and hair will need to be removed from the treatment area.

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Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30 pm
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