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February 28, 2013

The Madonna Lift is an exciting new way to remove wrinkles and treat sagging or loose skin around the eyes. With the use of a fractional CO2 laser, the New York City eye lift doctors at JUVA Skin & Laser Center can now give you a more alert and youthful appearance without the need for invasive surgical techniques.

The Madonna Lift works by creating columns in the skin with a specialized laser that leaves surrounding tissue unharmed. The laser removes damaged collagen and elastin fibers, encouraging the growth of new skin cells and greatly reducing the effects of aging on the skin.

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February 20, 2013

The TPR treatment offers a revolutionary advancement in facial fillers. The natural autologous preparation of TPR allows it to activate new skin cell growth, leading to a stronger collagen support structure. In addition, TPR injections discharge a protein that prompts new cells to spread and grow throughout the treatment area.

TPR treatments are minimally invasive, produce almost no discomfort, and cannot result in allergic reactions. Because TPR is derived from your own blood, it is biocompatible, making it better suited to meet the needs of many of our patients.

TPR can be...

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January 28, 2013

Both SmartLipo and Zerona utilize laser technology. That is where the similarities end. Zerona uses a laser to emulsify fat. Once emulsified, this fat moves into interstitial space where it can be processed by your body. Zerona requires no incisions, making it completely noninvasive. It is intended to remove a few inches from the body, although precision and results are difficult to guarantee.

SmartLipo is laser assisted liposuction. The New York City SmartLipo doctors at JUVA Skin & Laser Center can use this procedure to target specific areas of the body and produce...

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January 22, 2013

The results of your Cellulaze treatment will be unique and dependent upon factors including your genetics and lifestyle choices. However, over 90 percent of women who have had Cellulaze report they are satisfied with their results and many clinical trials have found that treatment can provide a reduction or elimination of cellulite for upwards of two years. Many of our patients report results that have exceeded two years.

Your Cellulaze expectations are an important part of your candidacy for this procedure. Cellulaze is a safe and...

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January 18, 2013

The best way to determine your candidacy for Cellulaze is with a one-on-one consultation with one of the New York City doctors at JUVA Skin & Laser Center. When you meet with one of our doctors, factors they will use to determine your candidacy for this procedure will include:

  • The amount of cellulite you have
  • Your general health
  • Your current weight and how close it is to your goal weight
  • Your expectations

Cellulaze is best for women in generally good health who have moderate amounts of cellulite. It is...

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January 16, 2013

The doctors at New York’s JUVA Skin & Laser Center want your Cellulaze results to be absolutely stunning. To help you achieve this, we will work closely with you to determine when it is safe to begin your normal exercise routine after Cellulaze treatment.

We have found that light exercise during your recovery period can actually help speed healing time and maximize results. During your recovery period, some swelling, bruising, and discomfort may be present. Gentle exercise can help reduce swelling without placing too much strain on the treatment...

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December 18, 2012

Highly Effective Non-Ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing Just Got "Patient-Friendly" with ClearLift™  ClearLift™ is a virtually painless, non-ablative approach to laser skin resurfacing. Using 1064nm Q-Switched laser technology, patients are enjoying fast, comfortable treatments with visible results and no downtime. Used as a new alternative to traditional laser skin resurfacing and laser skin surgery, ClearLift improves fine lines, wrinkles, the appearance of small veins and redness caused by vascularity. It is gentle enough to treat areas that are typically too sensitive to treat with traditional ablative lasers, such as the delicate...

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November 28, 2012

SmartLipo recovery is typically not very difficult. Because the cannula (suction tube) is very small (about 1mm or 1/25 of an inch in diameter), it’s pretty minimally-invasive. And because the laser energy allows for fat cells to be removed preferentially with minimal damage to blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue, SmartLipo patients typically experience less bleeding, less discomfort, and quicker healing than traditional liposuction patients.

However, that doesn’t mean you won’t have any downtime. Typically, SmartLipo patients can expect to take the day of surgery and the following day off from...

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November 21, 2012

There are two kinds of cellulite treatment: those that don’t require any downtime and those that work.

There are plenty of treatments out there that advertise that you can get cellulite treatment without any downtime. At their best, these are inexpensive creams, superficial massages, and body wraps. These don’t cost that much, and sometimes have other benefits. Massages are comfortable, wraps are luxuriant, and a lot of the creams smell really nice. They do. Try these out if you want, you might enjoy them and you won’t set yourself back too far.

At their worst, these other cellulite...

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November 07, 2012

Liposuction has been used in the US commercially for more than 30 years. It is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the US and the world. It gives very good results, generally, but it does have some limitations. In particular, surgical discomfort, recovery time, and the problem of loose skin some patients experience after fat is removed are significant areas of concern. These concerns drive constant innovation in liposuction techniques, with two of the more recent innovations being SmartLipo and Vaser lipo.

Vaser lipo is a variation on ultrasonic liposuction. In...

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