Month: July 2016

Tired of the Endless Deprivation Diet? Let’s Talk Exilis!

Exilis for Skin TighteningAsk just about any woman you meet and she could name off at least a handful of diet and exercise fads she may have tried throughout her lifetime. The fact is, losing weight and keeping it off seems to get much more challenging the older we get. To make matters worse, most of us are relatively sedentary. We hop in our car and drive to work where we sit at a desk for several hours. Once we drive home, we may find ourselves taxiing kids from one activity to another before making dinner. By the time these tasks have been handled, we just want to sit down and relax! It’s a recipe for disaster.

If you have been struggling to get to your “sweet spot” in terms of weight, and are oh so close but have some lingering areas in which the fat just seems to hang on for dear life, we can help you. Many of our patients have discovered that they can finally feel great about their body thanks to Exilis radiofrequency fat-reduction.

Exilis is a device that is based on powerful radiofrequency energy. Its delivery method is comfortable and non-invasive, but its results are pretty impressive. When radiofrequency is absorbed into target cells, they become superheated and empty their contents. More importantly, they are perceived as damaged by the body’s immune system, and so they are also eliminated. Bye, Bye, fat cells! But there’s more . . .

One of the reasons that we selected to offer Exilis versus other fat-reducing treatments is because of the positive effects of warming radiofrequency over cooling techniques. Because the cells beneath the device transfer thermal energy to heat, there is also a restructuring of collagen that takes place. This means tighter, younger-looking skin.

Exilis can tighten and tone and reduce fat in areas across the face and body, including the cheeks, jowls, stomach, arms, thighs, and more. Treatment time depends on the body part we are treating, and the results from treatment appear gradually as the body naturally does away with unwanted fat.

Learn more about body contouring treatments in our Las Vegas aesthetic center. Call (702) 823-5010.


Your Lips Deserve a Standing Ovation!

JuvedermOver the past several years, we have witnessed immense change in the area of aesthetic medicine. One of those has been a hot new trend, largely promoted by popular reality TV personality Kylie Jenner. It was just last year that this young lady came clean about her visits with her California cosmetic surgeon to augment her lips with temporary soft tissue fillers.  Since that time, searches for the term “lip fillers” have gone through the roof, understandably so. We do not involve ourselves in the conversation regarding the appropriateness of a 17-year-old undergoing such a procedure. What we do, however, is help our patients gain the appearance they desire by consulting with them about their concerns related to thin or deflated lips.

Should you get lip fillers?

Like many other cosmetic treatments, lip fillers can be incredibly valuable in certain situations. That does not mean that every woman should enlarge the size of her lips. Also, it does not mean that bigger is better (look how that idea turned out with breast implants!). When we look at women like Jenner or like Angelina Jolie, we see how the lips take center stage to enhance overall beauty. Conversely, there are examples of overfilling, and the downside to this dramatic augmentation. Some examples of what not to do include actress Lisa Rinna or model Janice Dickinson.

Lip fillers are often used to:

  • Make a thin upper lip appear more prominent.
  • Make the lips appear more symmetrical, or balanced in their contours.
  • Add volume to upper or lower lips that have deflated over the years. This also can restore better definition around the borders of the mouth.
  • Minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that have developed along lip borders.

At Sahara medical Institute, you can find the care you need from a friendly inexperienced staff. The product often used to fill out the lips is Juvederm, a trusted filler with a proven history of success. To learn more about lip fillers and how your lips can get a standing ovation, call 702-823-5010.