They say “Life Begins at 40.” Unfortunately, so do wrinkles, sagging and sun damage. But the good news is, there are ways to lighten, tighten and brighten your skin with the help of laser treatments. Two local businesses can help you put your best face (and body) forward this summer.
Saltz Spa Vitória, in Prospector Square, has been offering laser services since 2002. According to plastic surgeon and spa owner Dr. Renato Saltz, some laser treatments are better than a time machine. “Lasers can really turn back the clock,” he said. “They can help even out skin tone, improve skin texture, lighten pigmentation, reduce wrinkles and really help give you a more youthful and fresh look.”
While Dr. Saltz offers a number of different lasers, all for various desired outcomes, his favorite is the Cutera XEO™, which offers everything in one toolbox. From unwanted hair to worrisome veins and wrinkles, Dr. Saltz says this laser also offers the most dramatic and long-lasting results. Even better, the downtime pretty much ends when your appointment does!
He’s also a big fan of the Cool Sculpting™ procedure, a new FDA-cleared nonsurgical fat reduction treatment. “Cool Sculpting is great because there’s no surgery or downtime. It contours the body by safely and effectively freezing away unwanted fat for good,” he added.
Most of the lasers at Saltz Spa Vitória are available as a ‘lunch-time lift .’ Dr. Saltz says, “You can come in for a treatment over your lunch break and return to work immediately aft er. All of the licensed master estheticians at Saltz Spa Vitória work closely with each patient to understand their lifestyle, desired results and commitment level and will recommend the right laser treatments just for you.”
A board-certified and long-practicing OBGYN, Dr. Singer has expanded her medical practice to include aesthetic services to help you look — and feel
— your best.
In addition to her cosmetic surgery accreditation, Dr. Singer is a Certified Cenegenics Age Management Physician; as such, she provides personalized PROACTIVE Elite Health Programs for her patients’ maximum health, wellness and vitality. Included in her wheelhouse is Ultherapy, the only FDA-approved non-invasive, non-surgical procedure to lift skin at the brow, neck and under the chin. Th is therapy uses ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin, without disturbing the skin’s surface.
A unique feature of Ultherapy is that improvements to the skin are gradual. While there may be an immediately-noticeable effect, its real work is on-going; the natural process of creating new, more elastic collagen builds over time. Typically, optimum results will unfold over a couple of months, although patients have reported continuing improvement for up to six months. As Dr. Singer explains, the benefit of Ultherapy is “a healthy revving-up on the inside for a natural noticeable eff ect on the outside.” Ultherapy is an in-office procedure that takes about an hour; results can last up to two years.
MedEsthetix also offers skin-enhancing injections, including Botox®, to decrease facial lines. Volume restorers, such as Restylane®, are used to fill-in wrinkled areas and restore the appearance of fullness; all injections are personally-administered by Dr. Singer. She and her staff also treat skin conditions, with an emphasis on those caused by sun damage.
With new products and services always on the horizon, cutting-edge providers like Dr. Saltz and Dr. Singer ensure that your age is your secret!