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Posts for: November, 2017

By The Fountain Clinic
November 16, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Exilis  

Finally fight stubborn areas of fat with this skin tightening treatment.weight loss

Maintaining a balanced diet and exercising regularly are two things that most doctors will tell you to do if you want to lose weight and stay healthy. Of course, we understand that while these measures are certainly important for maintaining a healthy weight, it isn’t always that easy for everyone. If you are dealing with unwanted fat or sagging skin, our Rocky River, OH, anti-aging specialist Dr. Curt Birchall is here to tell you about an FDA-approved, non-surgical way to fight excess body fat.

What is Exilis?

This non-invasive procedure allows patients to get rid of fat and tighten loose areas of skin through radiofrequency waves rather than invasive surgical techniques. Target and eliminate stubborn pockets of fat while also improving the contour and shape of your face or body. Exilis can target everything from love handles and stomach fat to loose neck skin or sagging skin around the eyes.

How does Exilis get rid of unwanted fat and improve your appearance?

The special radiofrequency waves are directed over the area or areas you wish to treat, where they safely penetrate through the outer surface of the skin to heat up the deeper layers of fats underneath. These special waves heat up and destroy fat cells and also help restructure collagen to improve skin’s elasticity and firmness.

Is there a recovery period?

There is no downtime associated with this treatment. Since it is completely non-surgical you won’t have to deal with stitches or incisions that require ample healing time. Our Rocky River, OH, doctor will provide treatment right here in his office and you are free to leave and go back to your daily routine immediately after. We know this can be a major benefit for those who can’t take time off from work but still want to improve their appearance.

How many treatment sessions are necessary?

The number of sessions you require is based on your goals and how much fat you are looking to remove. Most patients will start to notice an improvement within the second or third treatment sessions. The average patient will undergo anywhere from four to six treatment sessions to get the results that they want.

Dr. Curt Birchall at Rocky River Med Spa - The Fountain Clinic in Rocky River, OH is here to provide you with the anti-aging services you need to both look and feel better. From laser hair removal to Botox, enjoy all of the cosmetic services that we have to offer. Schedule an Exilis consultation with us today.

By The Fountain Clinic
November 13, 2017
Category: Procedures
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Laser Hair RemovalExcess facial or body hair can be troublesome for both men and women. Although common, removal methods such as shaving and waxing are temporary, time consuming, painful and often yield poor results. It’s no wonder more and more people are opting for long-lasting, convenient hair reduction via laser hair removal.

With the use of advanced laser technology, your dermatologist can treat most areas of unwanted hair successfully, conveniently and with fewer complications than other methods. Professional laser treatment is a non-invasive approach to permanent reduction of hair, which can easily treat large areas of hair growth in a short period of time.

In-Office Laser Hair Removal

Performed by an expert dermatologist, laser hair removal works by penetrating the skin with controlled pulses of light that are absorbed by the hair follicles.  Without damaging the skin and with minimal patient discomfort, the laser energy destroys the hair follicles and significantly impedes their ability to re-grow. Following treatment, patients enjoy smooth, soft skin and a long-lasting reduction in unwanted hair.

Since hair grows in cycles, the total number of required treatment sessions varies by patient skin type, hair color and hair coarseness. Common areas treated with laser hair removal include the legs, arms, back, shoulders, underarms, upper lip and the bikini area. Darker-colored hair is typically more responsive to laser treatment than light colored hair.

It’s important that you always choose an experienced dermatologist for hair removal to ensure the highest level of safety and efficiency. Your dermatologist will discuss the best laser hair removal options for your specific skin type, needs and expectations.   

Visit our practice for a successful diagnosis and treatment for excess hair and experience the long-lasting results available with laser hair removal.

By The Fountain Clinic
November 01, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Skin Protection   Sunburn  

SunburnAlthough it may only seem like a temporary irritation, a sunburn can cause long-lasting damage to the skin. Skin that is sunburned is red, tender and warm to the touch. Severely sunburned skin may even result in the formation of painful blisters.

Too much sun is especially dangerous for children. One severe sunburn during childhood may double a child’s lifetime risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.  

It may take up to 24 hours after sun exposure to recognize the severity of your burn. For mild burns, follow these tips to relieve discomfort:

  • Avoid the sun. Spending additional time in the sun after you already have a sunburn will only worsen the negative effects and delay the healing process.
  • Take a cool shower or bath to relieve any pain or discomfort. Apply a cool compress, like a damp cloth, to the skin to help reduce discomfort.
  • Apply moisturizer or cream to soothe the skin. Aloe gel is a common household remedy for sunburns as it helps ease pain and inflammation.
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. A sunburn draws fluid to the skin surface and away from the rest of the body.
  • Take ant-inflammatory medications. Do this as directed by your doctor to help decrease the inflammation and reduce redness and pain.
  • Do not pop any blisters. This will slow the healing process and increase the risk for infection.

In most cases a sunburn does not require medical attention. Call a doctor immediately if there are signs of heat exhaustion, dehydration, fever, severe blistering or other serious reactions.

Fortunately, sunburns are completely preventable. Remember to always wear sunscreen and limit overexposure to the sun by seeking shade and wearing appropriate clothes and accessories that cover the skin, such as hats and sunglasses.

Remember, prevention is better than cure, so remember to take extra precaution to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays!