Most people are concerned with how they look to some degree. We are constantly trying to find ways to improve our appearance such as wearing makeup, exercising and dieting to lose weight, and following a healthy skin care regimen. However, even with rigorous efforts, some of us may still find it hard to achieve our face and body goals.
Cosmetic procedures have gained their popularity due to expectations for us to look youthful and refreshed all the time. Many men and women have embarrassing beauty problems they want to correct but do not want to talk about. Thankfully, they can undergo cosmetic procedures to address the following issues without anyone finding out.
Excess Stubborn Fat
Men and women both struggle with excess fat that won’t go away with traditional weight loss methods. Many people consider plastic surgery for targeting stubborn fat and improving the overall appearance of their body. Thanks to the latest innovations in plastic surgery providing more options for fat removal, patients can eliminate excess fatty tissue without going near an operating table. One of the most requested non-surgical treatments is SculpSure®, a non-invasive light-based device used to destroy up to 24 percent of fat cells permanently. It is a short treatment that can be performed in an office within 25 minutes. The body naturally absorbs the destroyed fat cells over a period of several months.
Excessive Sweating and Odor in the Armpits
One of the most embarrassing beauty problems that seems to have no means to an end is excessive sweating in the underarms. Some people struggle with constant sweating in the armpits that is unresponsive to even the strongest of antiperspirants. They have to constantly hide wet underarms and staining on their clothing and have to apply sprays and colognes to mask the smell. miraDRY® is the latest addition to our practice and is an energy-based treatment for excessive armpit sweating. The armpits are numbed with local anesthesia, and we offer our patients oral sedation and pain pills to make the injections less uncomfortable. With miraDRY®, about 80 percent of armpit sweat and odor glands are destroyed, allowing patients to no longer worry about embarrassing excessive sweating. Only about 10 percent of patients request an additional treatment (which is done at a reduced cost about three months after the original treatment). No downtime is needed after treatment, but there will be some temporary swelling and numbness.
Unwanted Body Hair
Some people struggle with unwanted body hair; the constant maintenance of shaving and waxing can be frustrating. Patients who undergo miraDRY® treatment for underarm sweat reduction can also enjoy the secondary benefit of about 62 percent hair reduction in the treated area. The focused energy of miraDRY® can eliminate hairs of any color in the underarm with immediate results and minimal downtime. Patients no longer have to spend the money or hassle on expensive salon treatments and razors.
Facial Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Aging is inevitable. Even someone who follows the healthiest of diets and skin care regimens still may struggle with signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. Many people consider plastic surgery for targeting aging indicators, but surgery can be daunting. It entails long recoveries, surgical knives, and anesthesia. There are many less invasive options, such as injectables and fillers, that are available to those who want to achieve a younger look without surgery. Dr. Jervis offers many non-surgical injectable treatments, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, that can be performed alone or combined for optimal results.
If you have an embarrassing beauty problem that you would like to target, Dr. Jervis can help you decide on the best cosmetic option for you! Schedule your consultation today by calling (925) 937-7100 or by filling out our online contact form.