Latest dermatological techniques for hair removal, weight reduction, vein cleanup, even tattoo removal
You eat right and exercise. You care for your skin and wear sunscreen. But sometimes to really look and feel your best, you need a little help from a pro. Here are the latest dermatological techniques for hair removal, weight reduction, vein cleanup, even tattoo removal. We talked with Dr. Elizabeth Galan of Litchfield Laser Skin Care.
SculpSure is a non-invasive body contouring system that uses a laser to reduce stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen. “This new and highly recommended technology is perfect for individuals who have a normal body weight, but simply can’t shed the pounds in certain problem areas,” says Dr. Galan.
One 25-minute procedure destroys about 24 percent of the fat, and results are seen in a couple months. “Exercising will help the body to get rid of the destroyed fat cells quicker. The treated fat cells are permanently destroyed and will not return.”
Laser hair removal takes about six treatments. Once treatments are finished, the hair follicles are permanently destroyed. “This procedure works for all skin types,” she says.
“Our EnLighten Tattoo Removal will rid patients of what they’d like to forget,” says Dr. Galan. This procedure takes six visits to complete a removal. “Patients should not expect a full removal, but it is highly likely that most of the tattoo will no longer be seen.”
There is also a procedure for treating varicose veins. The results lasts a long time, but this is not a cure; it’s a treatment.