ThermiRF™: Tighten Your Skin Without Surgery

153813791Having cosmetic procedures performed without the need for surgery is growing in popularity because of advances in technology that allow for minimally invasive body contouring and facial rejuvenation. Dr. Glat has been very impressed with ThermiRF™, which he offers at his plastic surgery practice in the Philadelphia area.

ThermiRF™ is a safe, effective, and versatile skin tightening method that is effective in body areas ranging from the neck to the knees. Patients who have concerns about the appearance of their necks have been particularly happy with their results. ThermiRF™ is the first FDA-approved aesthetic device for radiofrequency wrinkle reduction and skin tightening. This solution is ideal for both men and women who are troubled by small trouble areas, who do not require or aren’t prepared for plastic surgery.

ThermiRF™ represents a non-surgical technique for skin tightening. Since this technique is new, patients who are unfamiliar with it are encouraged to learn more about it from the information contained in this blog.

How does ThermiRF™ work?

ThermiRF™ utilizes radiofrequency energy to send heat below the surface of the skin, resulting in the production of collagen and elastin. The treatment does not damage the skin because it is controlled precisely by Thermal Image Monitoring, which is safe and effective for use on the skin.

Good Candidates for ThermiRF™

ThermiRF™ is effective in treating wrinkles, loose skin, cellulite, and many conditions affecting the skin. Many people turn to ThermiRF™ when they are not good candidates for, or are unprepared for, plastic surgery.

Doctors use the treatment to tighten and lift the skin. They also use it to melt fat on the face and neck, minimize cellulite in the thighs and abdomen, and reduce wrinkles and fine lines appearing around the eyelids and forehead. ThermiRF™ is effective on almost all body parts.

ThermiRF™ Benefits

  • Little to no downtime
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Surgery is not needed
  • Safe for all skin types and pigments

What is ThermiRF™ treatment like?

The first step is the administration of a local anesthetic to make the patient comfortable during their treatment in the office. When the areas to be treated are numbed, patients have virtually no discomfort. The most that can be expected is some pressure or a warm sensation at the treatment site.

A thin probe and very fine needle are injected below the skin of the treatment area to transmit the radiofrequency energy into the skin. The treatment normally lasts about one hour, depending on the number of areas to be treated. Some bruising and swelling after treatment is normal.

What results can ThermiRF™ patients expect?

ThermiRF™ is a highly effective treatment for the reducing of jowls and double chins, as well as tightening the skin of the thighs and upper arms, tummy, and love handles. The technique is incredibly versatile and, since it involves only small incisions, very little post-treatment downtime is to be expected. Most patients are able to resume their daily routines one day after their treatment.

Written by Paul M. Glat, M.D. August 4, 2015


miraDry® – Don’t Sweat The Summer!

miraDry Philadelphia, PAJuly in Philadelphia consists of barbecues, pool parties and, unfortunately, heat and humidity. Even the most breathable clothing such as tank tops and shorts are not enough to stop the body from its natural response to extreme heat – sweating. For some people, perspiration is problematic because the body releases sweat in excess, regardless of the season. Fortunately, there is a procedure available for those who want to stay dry and comfortable for the long term.

What Is Excessive Sweating?

Excessive sweating is also known as hyperhidrosis. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis perspire more than what is necessary in relation to the room temperature or level of activity. It affects one in five adults. Excessive sweating can occur over the entire body or just in certain parts of the body, such as the underarms or palms of the hands. It is not unusual to sweat while fighting a fever, during routine exercise, or due to heat and humidity. A person with hyperhidrosis may perspire over significantly large portions of the body, for no apparent purpose.

For those individuals, there is an FDA-approved treatment available that is capable of decreasing underarm sweat permanently. It’s called miraDry®. By employing microwave technology, this non-invasive procedure can cut down on sweating in the underarms by 90 percent.

About miraDry®

Using the same type of energy discharged from the microwaves found in kitchens across the country, miraDry® guides that energy to sweat glands in the underarm, damaging these glands. Doing so renders the glands unable to produce perspiration.

Benefits of miraDry®

Results differ depending on the patient, however, typical outcomes after a complete miraDry® treatment procedure include:
• Elimination of sweat and odor glands in the underarm area
• Results that may be noticeable after one treatment
• Little or no recovery time or change in regular routine
• Discomfort during treatment is minor or non-existent
• The ability to head directly to work from the gym without the need to bathe or change clothing
• Living free of toxins
• The end of seeing white, chalky stains from deodorant on clothing
• Remaining clean, dry and confident, for good
Treatment

The miraDry® treatment can be administered by Dr. Glat during an office visit, and he will usually suggest undergoing two hour-long sessions, scheduled about 90 days apart. A third session may be necessary to achieve optimal results.

How Long Does miraDry® Last?

Patients can look forward to long-term results because sweat glands do not regenerate. The results from miraDry® are permanent, unlike what is the case with neurotoxin or antiperspirant.

Written by Paul M. Glat, M.D. July 16, 2015


Combat the Harsh Sun with Summer Skin Treatments

Summer Skin Treatments, Philadelphia, PAAs warmer weather approaches, the soothing rays of sunshine can be hard to resist. Natural sunlight is wonderful for providing us with much-needed vitamin D, but it can also cause significant skin damage—either all at once or over the course of several years. Fortunately, you can take steps to protect your skin and reduce or even reverse existing sun damage.

If you’re outside often, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends wearing protective clothing and a water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30. This means that the Sun Protection Factor should be at least 30, and it should guard against both UVA and UVB rays, two types of harmful ultraviolet light.

If you’d like to start fresh this spring by eliminating sun spots or other skin damage from previous years, our skin rejuvenation procedures can help. These minimally invasive techniques can correct sun damage, plus reduce the visible signs of aging, create a more even skin tone, and remove scars and blemishes. Dr. Glat and our staff will help you select the best methods for your treatment goals and desires.

Chemical Peels – This quick, non-surgical treatment can improve your overall complexion while reducing the visibility of age spots and freckles. In this procedure, a chemical or acidic solution is applied to the skin to remove the topmost layer, revealing the fresher, healthier skin underneath.

CO2 Laser Resurfacing – This fractional CO2 system can treat any or all layers of the skin, ranging from superficial blemishes to deeper dermal excisions and ablation. After this procedure, our patients enjoy a smoother skin texture, more even skin tone, less visible sun damage and age spots, and reduced fine lines.

Fraxel® Laser Resurfacing – This innovative procedure can reduce wrinkles, fine lines, acne scarring, and sun damage, taking years off your appearance. Thousands of microscopic laser columns stimulate the production of fresh, healthier, smoother skin in a precise treatment area.

Pigment Correction – The VBeam® laser can remove redness associated with scars, rosacea, pigmented lesions, and sun damage, giving your face a more evenly toned appearance. By using a precise combination of cold and heat, this technique comfortably treats the target areas without affecting the surrounding tissues.

For more information on any of these procedures, call our office today at 610-624-3342!

Written by Paul M. Glat, M.D. April 27, 2015


Body Contouring 101

Sometimes, despite our best efforts with diet, exercise, and nutrition, we just can’t get rid of stubborn fat deposits, cellulite, or loose skin. In these cases, many people turn to body contouring.

Body contouring refers to a number of various procedures that range from non-invasive to surgical treatments. These techniques can be customized for various parts of the body to help you achieve a slimmer appearance that makes you proud. Here’s a brief rundown of the most common body contouring procedures:

  • Liposuction – This method involves suctioning out excess fat through small incisions. It works particularly well for body fat that refuses to go away despite diet and exercise.
  • Non-Invasive Liposuction – Favored for its effectiveness in reducing embarrassing cellulite, this innovative technique uses the latest technologies for outstanding results with virtually no downtime.
  • Cellulaze – This approach, recently approved by the FDA, can eliminate cellulite for good in just one treatment with laser technology.
  • SmartLipo® – This laser-assisted liposuction procedure can reduce fat and tighten skin by melting away unwanted fat deposits. Compared to traditional liposuction, SmartLipo® works more efficiently and with less downtime.
  • Exilis® – This revolutionary medical aesthetic device uses radiofrequency technology to produce controlled heat that can reshape the body, treat laxity, and reduce wrinkles.
  • Mommy Makeover – Recapture your pre-pregnancy profile with this combination of techniques to eliminate stretch marks, perk up the breasts, and get rid of excess fat. Instead of dealing with multiple procedures and recovery times, just one visit (and one recovery) can address all of your concerns.
  • Tummy Tuck – This procedure can remove unwanted excess tissue and skin from the abdomen while tightening the abdominal muscles. This results in a flatter, smoother stomach, and a more flattering profile.
  • Post-Bariatric Body Contouring – After undergoing bariatric surgery and losing significant weight, some individuals find themselves bearing folds of excess skin and tissue. Post-bariatric body contouring can remove that unnecessary tissue to create a more defined and attractive body shape.
  • Thigh Lift – This method works well for individuals who have both excess fat and loose, sagging skin in the thigh areas. These unwanted tissues often result after weight loss. A thigh lift can restore a shapelier, more attractive appearance in the legs.
  • Arm Lift – Instead of relying on long-sleeve shirts to hide loose skin on the arms, consider an arm lift. This procedure can restore the natural, svelte contours of the upper arms with minimal scarring.

To learn more about body contouring and how it can help you regain your self-image and self-confidence, call our office today at 610-624-3342.

Written by Paul M. Glat, M.D. April 7, 2015


New! Get Younger-looking, Firmer, Healthier Skin with Rejuvapen™

Imagine a non-invasive, non-laser treatment that stimulates your body’s natural healing process to grow fresh, healthy skin—with virtually no downtime or side effects. Sound like a dream?

Not anymore! An innovative method called medical micro-needling has been fine-tuned into Rejuvapen™, a medical device that can freshen skin, repair scars, or anything in between. It can be used anywhere on the body, because the skin can be persuaded to release growth factors and form new tissue.

Rejuvapen™ works by using nine micro-needles to form microscopic channels in the top layer of skin. The body naturally responds by activating the repair and healing processes. This enhances cell regeneration and promotes the production of new collagen, which lead to fresher, more toned skin with a healthier glow and reduced wrinkles, sun spots, burns, and acne scars. Hyperpigmentation becomes less noticeable, and the pores become finer. Overall, the skin’s health and circulation are improved, providing long-lasting results.

Many patients see a difference in their skin after the initial treatment, and they enjoy the healthy, pink glow and diminished fine lines. After four weeks, the new collagen becomes more pronounced, and optimal results can be seen after about four months, when the skin has become fully refreshed.

To learn more about Rejuvapen™ and whether it might be right for you, call our office today at 610-624-3342.

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Written by Paul M. Glat, M.D. March 18, 2015


The O-Shot and P-Shot: Continuing to Impress

Innovative advancements in the medical field have discovered the power using one’s own blood to fight both sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence in women and men.

Continuing to gain increased recognition in the media, the O-shot and P-shot sexual enhancement shots have been around for a little over a year and are making waves in the medical community. Many men and women are no longer afraid to talk about the taboo subject of sex with their doctors; especially since there are solutions – for men and women – that address sexual dysfunction for all ages and a wide variety of conditions.

Although Viagra pills have been around for a while, they are for men only, and many women and men are looking for a more natural way to promote sexual healing.

According to Dr. Robert Newberry, Medical Director of the Anti-Aging Institute where the P-Shot was conceptualized, “Recipients of the shot were understandably a bit skeptical at first, given the flood of products on the market that don’t really work. But this is different. The science is there. And the increase we’re seeing in penis length and girth is immediate and dramatic.”

Both procedures take less than 15 minutes and – the best part of all – require no downtime. You can return to normal activities immediately following the procedure. Results are typically seen within a week, and many patients experience improvements in increased sensitivity, heightened arousal, and improved function within three weeks.  And because both shots use your own enriched blood enriched plasma, they are non-allergenic and free of harmful side effects – lasting about 18 months.

If you are experiencing sexual dysfunction or urinary incontinence, contact Dr. Glat to learn how you can promote healing naturally. Dr. Glat is now certified in these procedures and provides both the O shot and P shot at his office. Call him today to learn more.

Written by Paul M. Glat, M.D. February 4, 2015


A Natural Way to Heal

Your food, cosmetics, and drinks can be natural — but can your treatments? With PRP therapy, yes, they can be! Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a safe and non-invasive method for expediting healing and relieving pain in damaged or chronically painful sites in the body, restoring hair, reducing wrinkles and stimulating sexual function. Because PRP uses your own blood to stimulate growth and healing properties, there are many benefits, including no side effects or down time, less risk, less expensive than surgery, and a quick and painless procedure.

PRP therapy can be used to treat a variety of acute and chronic injuries, including:

  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Elbows
  • Knees
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Neck pain
  • Tendon problems
  • Injuries to ligaments and muscles

In addition to injuries, PRP therapies promote healthy and natural growth and rejuvenation — of hair, wrinkles, and sexual organs. Dr. Glat offers several PRP procedures for Philadelphia and South Jersey patients in his Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania office:

  • PRP Hair Restoration – PRP therapy is a type of proactive, non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who are experiencing hair loss. Suitable for male and female patients, PRP stimulates hair growth and rejuvenates the hair follicles, resulting in natural and luscious growth. The end result is a fuller, healthier looking head of hair.
  • PRP Vampire Facelift – A Vampire Facelift is a non-surgical procedure that can reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate the face without the use of unnatural chemicals.
  • O-Shot – An O-Shot is an injection administered into the vaginal wall to rejuvenate and stimulate growth. Age, multiple pregnancies or certain medical conditions can cause women to experience incontinence or sexual dysfunction, and the O-Shot is an effective treatment.
  • P-Shot – A P-Shot is an injection given in the penis to promote healing and rejuvenation. Men may sometimes suffer from incontinence or a lack of sexual function after experiencing prostate cancer, being diagnosed with diabetes, or taking certain medications. The P-Shot can greatly reduce these symptoms.

If you are looking for a safe, non-invasive, and natural way to treat an injury or promote rejuvenation, contact Dr. Glat to schedule a consultation to discuss PRP therapies today.

 

 

Written by Paul M. Glat, M.D. January 6, 2015


Make the Holidays Sizzle

Is your sex life, for lack of a better term, limp? There is a new way to bring the zest back into the bedroom — shots. And we don’t mean of alcohol. The newest sex trend, the O Shot for women and the P Shot for men, improve both sex and urinary incontinence in women and men.

Up to 25% of women have an orgasmic dysfunction, which is defined as the persistent or recurrent delay or absence of orgasm following a normal sexual excitement phase. The O-Shot procedure begins with a quick blood draw. Then, Dr. Glat injects your own blood platelets into your vaginal tissue to “generate healthier and more functional tissue in the areas of sexual response in the vagina.”

In addition to improving your sex life, the O Shot also cures urinary incontinence. Many women who have difficulty achieving orgasm also have problems with involuntary loss of urine, since weak pelvic floor muscles can be responsible for both problems. Patients report no side effects and the shot usually lasts about 18 months, sometimes longer.

Men, there’s something for you too. One in two adult males between the ages of 40 and 70 will have sexual problems. The Priapus Shot® (also known as the P Shot) delivers lasting improvements in sexual performance in men, especially those who have lost function due to an enlarged prostate, prostate cancer, the after-effects of surgery, drug side effects and other conditions such as diabetes.

Male patients report great benefits:
• Increases firmness of erection
• Increases penile length up to one inch or more
• Increases penile girth up to one inch or more
• Helps urinary incontinence
• Improved sexual capabilities
• Increase sexual stamina
• Increases sensation and pleasure
• Enhanced appearance

Each procedure takes about 10 minutes. A topical cream is applied, which makes the procedure virtually painless. Because the treatments use the patient’s own enriched blood enriched plasma, they are non-allergenic and free of harmful side effects. Both the O and P Shot last about 18 months, depending on the patient.

Difficulty reaching orgasm or sexual performance issues doesn’t have to impact your sex life. If you are experiencing sexual dysfunction or urinary incontinence, contact Dr. Glat to get your sex life back on track. Dr. Glat is now certified in these procedures and provides both the O shot and P shot at his office. Call him today to learn more.

Written by Paul M. Glat, M.D. December 8, 2014


Movember and Hair Restoration

Happy Movember!

No, that’s not a typo. Movember is an annual event during the month of November involving the growing of mustaches to raise awareness for men’s health issues. One health issue men don’t talk a lot about (but is especially important in a month dedicated to growing mustaches) is hair loss. There are several options for men experiencing hair loss.

• Hair restoration procedures are actually hair redistribution. Hair is taken from the back and sides of the scalp and transferred to the areas where hair has thinned. Natural looking results are obtained by transferring the hairs as very small “micro” or “mini” grafts. Men with hair loss see noticeable improvements in the thickness, distribution, and growth of their hair.

• Another option is a NeoGraft®. NeoGraft® is a minimally invasive hair restoration system that uses an automated process to harvest and place hair follicles, making the process less painful and reducing recovery time.

• Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions. PRP is injected into the scalp causing hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more robust hair growth.

If you are suffering from hair loss, let Movember motivate you to learn more about hair restoration. Dr. Glat has decades of experience helping men deal with hair loss. He is also sponsoring the Movember event for Radio 104.5.

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Now through the end of December, for every Hair Restoration procedure booked, Dr. Glat will donate $250 to Movember and Men’s Health Issues.

Written by Paul M. Glat, M.D. November 20, 2014