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By The Fountain Clinic
April 24, 2018
Category: Dermatology

Exilis treatment is a nonsurgical method for reducing fat, as well as tightening loose skin. When combined with both exercise and a healthyweight loss diet, Exilis delivers improved results than is often achieved through diet and exercise alone. With Exilis, greater fat loss is possible, while also tightening skin in problem areas. For instance, loose skin in the belly, thighs, and love handle areas becomes firmer and tighter with Exilis. At Rocky River Med Spa-The Fountain Clinic, Dr. Curt Birchall is your doctor for Exilis fat reduction treatments in Rocky River, OH.

What is Exilis?

Exilis is a body contouring and sculpting treatment that melts away body fat in targeted areas. Exilis treatments utilize radio frequency energy to heat the various layers of the skin. Heating the skin causes several things to happen. Fat cells shrink, skin tissue contracts, and new collagen is produced. The shrinking of fat cells results in fat reduction, while skin is tightened as it contracts. The production of new collagen helps give the skin a healthier and more youthful appearance.

Optimal fat reduction and skin tightening results are generally achieved after between four to six Exilis treatments. Treatment sessions last between 30 to 45 minutes. There is no recovery period following treatment so you can continue with normal activities immediately after treatment sessions. Further, Exilis treatment is non-invasive and safe. Exilis treatment can accelerate and enhance the results of a healthy diet and regular exercise. Exilis is a preferred fat reduction treatment in Rocky River.

You can lose fat quickly with the Exilis treatment. With Exilis, it is possible to target stubborn areas, such as the belly, buttocks, hips, and thighs and achieve quicker results than with diet and exercise alone. Plus, the sagging skin that sometimes comes with weight loss can be tightened with Exilis treatments. To learn more about Exilis treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. Birchall in Rocky River, OH, by calling Rocky River Med Spa-The Fountain Clinic at (216) 503-8517.

By The Fountain Clinic
January 30, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: weight loss   Exilis  

Learn about your weight loss options from your Rocky River and Independence doctor.

Losing weight can improve your overall health. You don’t have to drop a large amount of weight to see changes in your overall health. weightlossDr. Curt Birchall at Rocky River Med Spa - The Fountain Clinic in Rocky River, OH and serving Cleveland, OH offers Fat Reduction with Exilis Therapy. Here are six surprising health benefits of weight loss.

1. Lower Cholesterol Level

Being overweight raises your LDL level. As LDL ("bad") cholesterol flows through   the blood, it can deposit plaque in the arteries– which can lead to stroke or heart attack. Ten pounds of weight loss can lower your cholesterol by more than 10 percent.

2. Reduced Risk for Heart Attacks

Losing weight is one of the key health factors and behaviors that keep your heart healthy. If you're overweight or obese, you don't have to get thin to reduce your risk for a heart attack. Losing just 10 pounds reduces your heart-attack risk by 50 percent.

3. Minimize Allergy Symptoms

Being overweight can worsen allergy symptoms. Added weight can strain your respiratory system and aggravate your allergy symptoms further. Lose the weight and you might actually be able to breathe easier when allergy season hits.

4. Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can cause damage to veins and arteries, which can reduce blood flow throughout the body. This may lead to heart disease, stroke and heart failure. Other parts of the body, including the limbs, kidneys and eyes may also suffer damage. Losing 10 pounds will help to lower your blood pressure.

5. Reduced Risk for Dementia

Nearly half of American adults have too much visceral fat, the belly fat that surrounds the internal organs, visible in their bulging stomachs. The fat around the internal organs contains cells that release inflammation-causing chemicals in your body, which can increase your chances of developing dementia.

6. Reduced Risk for Cancer

Obesity increases cancer risk. The reasons for this are not clear – but fat cells are highly active, releasing large amounts of hormones that can fuel many cancers. Losing weight will lower your risk of nine types of cancers.

Ready to make a change? Call Rocky River Med Spa - The Fountain Clinic in Rocky River, OH and serving Cleveland, OH at (216) 503-8517 to schedule an appointment for an Exilis treatment. Exilis uses radio frequency technology to provide deep thermal heating which will disrupt the fat and melt it. Don't take risks with your health. Being overweight increases your risk of major health problems.

By The Fountain Clinic
July 13, 2016
Category: Procedures
Tags: weight loss  

Losing weight is a process that takes dedication, patience, and plenty of will-power. However, weight loss does not have to be a solo endeavor. With help from The Fountain Clinic in the Cleveland, OH area, you can find a method of weight loss that fits you and your lifestyle. Learn more about how you can lose weight with help from Dr. Curt Birchall.Weight Loss

The Diet Science Program in Cleveland 
The Diet Science Program is a diet customized for each individual patient based on how much weight they wish to lose. Developed by Dr. Birchall, the Diet Science Program can help patients lose weight regardless of if they have 10 or 100 pounds to lose. The program is supervised by Dr. Birchall, a weight counselor, a personal trainer and a dietician to provide lasting results and keep you healthy during the weight loss process.

The process begins with testing to determine if you are a good candidate for the Program. Various testing tells the Fountain staff if you are in good general health and fit to undergo the Diet Science Program safely. If so, the initial physical examination and weigh-in take place. From there, you will receive your customized diet plan. You may receive prescription medications or supplements to work alongside the diet itself. Dr. Birchall can help you determine what treatment plan is best for you.

Other Weight Loss Procedures at The Fountain Clinic
In addition to the Diet Science Program, The Fountain offers other cosmetic weight loss procedures to remove fat and tighten the skin as you go through your weight loss journey. The Exillis procedure melts body fat and tightens the skin in problem areas such as the arms, love handles, neck and thighs. Treatments last around 45 minutes with no downtime afterward. Most patients require four to six treatments. The Fountain also offers Skintyte laser skin tightening procedures to firm the skin on the neck and face.

For more information on weight loss in the Cleveland, OH area, please contact Dr. Birchall at The Fountain Clinic. Call (216) 503-8517 to schedule your appointment today!



Young looking skin = moist looking skin!  And, you can have it at any age. Have you found yourself wandering your way through aisles in drug stores and specialty beauty shops, or Googling online, searching for one of the best creams for wrinkles, or most effective hydrating product?  Worse yet, you are focusing on a new diet plan and fitness program that has your face looking drawn and seriously older.  Often overlooked, the most natural remedy of all, is the #1 potent crystal clear solution for skin-water!   If you diet without enough water, your skin will look wrinkly, saggy, and baggy.  The crepey- skinned look that many dieters experience is caused from dehydration.  Some people suffer a crepey- skinned look that is caused from dehydration.   No matter how much weight you have lost, if you are not drinking enough water, you’ll look older than you should because the skin will have nothing soft and springy to rest on.   Mineral water will play a significant role to fill up your cells and curb your appetite, as it unclogs your arteries and detoxifies your system.   True, water is not just “water”.  You should be drinking hard, mineral- rich water, loaded with magnesium, calcium, and other important elements.  A diet that includes mineral water will help to keep you feeling and looking young, giving your face a fresh, moist, smooth look.  You might want to try Perrier, Evian, Fiuggi, or San Pellegrino to name a few.  “Drinking water is like washing out your insides.  The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues” – Kevin K Stagge.   Regardless how thin and sleek you have made your body, if you are not drinking enough water, your face will look drawn, and you will look older than you should, not younger.  Water Is the ultimate skin booster, and you can take years off your face today while dieting with this natural remedy. 

How can water help to nourish and balance your skin externally?  Here’s a great tip to ad into your skincare regimen today:  Wet your skin with water before applying moisturizer.  If you don’t, you’ve got no water to lock in; therefore, completely missing the barrier benefit of moisturizing.  Give it a minute or two to settle,   before continuing with your routine.

 Kristy’s Stay Young Workshop: Did you know in Scandinavia, cold-water therapy is a highly respected part of anti-aging programs because it promotes greater oxygen and helps increase circulation.  Here’s a facial water treatment from Sweden to try called The Sweedish Freeze:

Mix ½ mineral water, ½ toner (Fountain Clinic Toner is a good one to try), and two pinches of alum.  Fill an ice cube tray, then angle a pop sickle stick or tongue depressor into each cube.  Freeze.  Pop out and wake up your face.  Rub the cube over your entire face, and press into lines.  This will help soften the appearance of wrinkles by tightening the skin, and help to give you a firmer complexion.