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COOLSCULPTING VS. THE COPYCATS

With so many non-surgical, fat reducing procedures on the market, we want to break it down for you and explain why we believe CoolSculpting is still the #1 treatment for reducing fat bulges. In our latest blog we’re comparing CoolSculpting to a few other procedures that label themselves “fat blasters.” Here’s the skinny:

First, let’s talk CoolSculpting. A non-negotiable in our practice for patients looking to reduce exercise resistant fat in areas of the body. CoolSculpting is a revolutionary, non-surgical contouring treatment that freezes stubborn fat and naturally eliminates it from your body. It is the leading competitor for traditional liposuction, but contains none of the downsides of the invasive procedure. No needles, no special diets, no supplements, no surgery. And, most importantly, no downtime. It’s safe, FDA-cleared, and very effective. Through the strategic integration of cryolipolysis and advanced sound waves which target excess tissue, CoolSculpting can effectively reduce mass and contour the body more dramatically and thoroughly than its competitors

CoolSculpting vs. SculpSure – One of the biggest advantages CoolSculpting has over SculpSure is the time on the market. CoolSculpting has been around longer, and has had more time to advance their technology. FDA cleared for non-invasive fat reduction in 2010, CoolSculpting has been performed more than 4 million times in over 80 countries. CoolSculpting is also 25% less expensive than SculpSure on average. Sculpsure works by using laser energy to heat fat cells under the skin, the heat raises the temperature of fat cells damaging their structural integrity which compromises the fat and causes a reduction. Patients have expressed mixed feelings about how hot SculpSure can feel to the skin during treatment.

CoolSculpting vs. Vanquish –  Radio Frequency is a well-known treatment for fat reduction and body contouring. Vanquish uses Radio Frequency to heat up and kill fat cells, and it does it without even touching your skin. Basically, this machine burns your fat cells and then, over the course of a few days, your lymphatic system gets rid of the cells. While CoolSculpting works to target specific areas for a more customized shape and outcome, Vanquish treatments require the patient to lay under the device while the sensors read your body fat to determine the energy level needed. Since Vanquish uses radio frequency heat to destroy fat, patients with any type of metal in their bodies are not candidates for Vanquish. 

CoolSculpting vs. Laser Lipo- CoolSculpting is a completely non-invasive permanent treatment that targets unwanted fat. Many patients that have researched liposuction typically elect to have a CoolSculpting treatment because there is no anesthesia and no downtime. Laser Lipo works by introducing energy from a laser that travels through the skin to the fatty tissue. It melts the fat which is then removed through a suction device attached to a surgical tool called a cannula. Because the laser cauterizes the blood vessels as it works, there is less bleeding and bruising than with traditional liposuction. Laser liposuction is minimally invasive so you will need local anesthesia. Remember the term #netflixandchill… well, that’s all you need to be prepared for during your CoolSculpting treatment. 

We hope this helps you in your search for the BodySculpting treatment that makes the most sense for you. We are always here to help. If you are interested in joining us for a free consultation to learn more about CoolSculpting, please contact Honolulu MedSpa today! 808.528.0888

 

NEW BODY CONTOURING TREATMENT!

EmSculpt is our new non-surgical procedure that helps to tighten abs while losing the flab. It uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy to trigger what’s called supramaximal contractions. It helps to tone, strengthen the ab muscles, firm abdominal muscles and also helps the toning and firming of the buttocks.

EmSculpt essentially causes 20,000 muscle contractions in just 30 minutes. Not only does it help slim stubborn fat areas; it also helps to treat mild diastasis recti, a condition where your abdominal muscles separate (usually during pregnancy) which will leave you with a pooch that exercise just can’t budge. Women are not the only patients who suffer from this, we see it in males too.  

What happens during EmSculpt?  

Your medical provider will lie you comfortably on the table depending on what area you are treating and will apply an applicator to the treatment side. For the first treatment, you will start out on the lowest setting as it begins sending high-intensity electromagnetic energy to the target muscles. As the treatment progresses, so do the settings, but within minutes patients are comfortable and able to tolerate the more intense contractions. During the 30 minutes, you will feel the contractions will follow an algorithm.

Overtime, you will be able to begin your treatments at higher settings, with no recovery or downtime needed.

When will I see the results of Emsculpt?

With a recommendation of four sessions- twice weekly treatments for two weeks, you will start to feel more toned and see results.

How long will EmSculpt results last?

A maintenance treatment is recommended every three to six months, but your muscle tone is dependant on your lifestyle and exercise routine after treatment.

Are there any side effects of EmSculpt?

No known side effects from EmSculpt have been reported. If you have a pacemaker or any metal in your body, you should not use EmSculpt.

Is EmSculpt right for me?

If you’re close to your ideal weight, but want more defined abs or a higher, rounder butt, EmSculpt is a good choice for you.

How much does EmSculpt cost?

Each treatment is customized and patients will receive pricing at their complimentary consultation. Packages of the treatment are recommended for best results, and we do offer maintenance treatments for those who have completed a series.  

Contact Honolulu Medspa at 808.528.0888 for a consultation as it’s tailored to meet your exact needs.

SHOULD YOU TRY COOLSCULPTING TO LOSE WEIGHT?

SHOULD YOU TRY COOLSCULPTING TO LOSE WEIGHT?

Coolsculpting

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body contouring procedure that is a non-surgical method to lose unwanted fat. By freezing the unwanted fat cells, it is safer than liposuction and promotes minimal downtime, which allows you to get right back to your daily activities following treatment.  

Coolsculpting is not a quick fix or permanent solution to achieve weight loss. However, it does help with those stubborn areas on the body where the fat just doesn’t seem to budge no matter how hard you workout or diet.

Coolsculpting destroys up to 20% of fat which is targeted with each treatment, and is well tolerated by patients. There is such a thing as an ideal patient for CoolSculpting; someone who is at a stable weight, or has recently lost the extra weight putting them within their target “zone” and someone who lives a healthy lifestyle. CoolSculpting is a treatment for those who are stuck with stubborn fat bulges that may be deemed “exercise resistant fat.”  If you are looking for general weight loss, start with a healthy eating and exercise plan that you can adopt as a lifestyle choice.

Losing or gaining weight does not destroy fat cells, but instead, changes the size of the fat cells. When you diet, you shrink your fat cells and when you gain weight, your expand your fat cells. Coolsculpting helps by targeting problematic areas with a method known as Cryolypolisis, this destroys up to 20% of fat cells permanently. This is the only known treatment of it’s kind and has been FDA approved for the permanent removal of unwanted fat.

If you have stubborn fat to lose, CoolSculpting is the right choice for you. This treatment is not a quick fix for weight loss and should not be used to drop extra lbs. If you are looking for a sleeker, slimmer profile and have a few problem areas to discuss, give us a call at 808-528-0888 to book a complimentary consultation.

CoolSculpting treatments will be 10% off through the month of August when booked at your consultation appointment. We hope to see you soon!

 

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!

New Year, New You!

With the New Year in full swing, many of us are guilty of wanting to make transformations to look and feel our best, and we typically want those results immediately. We’re here to help you find the “best you” every step of the way. Below are some of our more popular treatments that can make feel your most confident for 2018 and beyond!

COOLSCULPTING

Are you a bride-to-be for your upcoming summer wedding or just tired of the stubborn areas you just can’t seem to get rid of? This treatment is perfect for you. CoolSculpting is the fat freezing procedure that permanently eliminates fat cells in problem areas. With no surgery and no downtime, CoolSculpting allows you to look and feel your best without altering your routine.

What areas can you treat? Abdomen, love handles, flanks, inner and outer thighs, arms and even your double chin!  

How does it feel like? CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure so there are no needles and no downtime.  The area of fat being treated will feel a cooling sensation that freezes and destroys the fat cells so the body can eliminate them naturally.

Are the results permanent? In the weeks and months following a CoolSculpting procedure, the body naturally processes the treated fat cells, gradually eliminating the dead cells and revealing the new you. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they are gone for good. As long as a healthy lifestyle is maintained, your results will stay.

How much is this treatment? Pricing starts at $700

PAINLESS LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Are you embarrassed to take off your shirt in public or to wear a bikini on the beach because of the amount of hair you have or even the darkness it casts on your body? Allow the painless laser hair removal to win back the confidence in you! With the Soprano ICE, which represents the best technology on the market, let the days of unwanted face and body hair remain in 2017!

What areas can you treat? Some common areas are: upper lip, chin, underarms, shoulders, chest and abs, back, bikini line and legs. As long as there is pigment to the hair, we can really treat it all!

How does it feel? It’s virtually painless. You will feel gradual heat and then a cooling mechanism to ensure you’re comfortable the entire treatment.

Are the results permanent? Although it gets rid of unwanted hair, you will need some “touch-ups” throughout time. It does however grow lighter, finer and fewer in numbers.

How much is this treatment? Depends on the area treated. Request a free consultation.

BOTOX

Are you bothered by lines, wrinkles, and ageing skin? Why not refresh and rejuvenate your skin with a less-invasive alternative to full cosmetic surgery to start off 2018 right. This quick treatment will smooth moderate to severe frown lines and leaving you with a softer looking appearance.  

What areas can you treat? Forehead, between the brows and crows feet are the most common lines treated. Off label treatments such as injections in the chin, “bunny lines” around the nose and injections for sweating are also performed.

How does it feel? We numb the area prior to the injection with a topical anesthetic cream or a cold pack. The needles are very small for botox, so you should feel little to no pain at all.

How long does the results last? It can last up to 3 months.

How much is the treatment? $13 per unit.

Honolulu MedSpa is a full service Medical Spa. Call for a complimentary consultation to discuss any of our skin or body rejuvenation services. 808-528-0888

 

THE MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COOLSCULPTING, ANSWERED.

About Honolulu MedSpa

While there is no magic way to get rid of stubborn fat, people are flocking to this game-changing procedure, CoolSculpting as the next best thing. Known for its whittling ways, both men and women have become a fan of this fat blasting treatment.

With our patients’ needs in mind, we have answered five of the most commonly asked questions of CoolSculpting…

WHAT IS COOLSCULPTING?

It is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical, fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. Basically, it freezes your fat for good to contour your body without surgery or downtime.

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR COOLSCULPTING?

Your provider at Honolulu MedSpa will do a thorough complimentary consultation and will customize a treatment plan for your body. Every body is different, but if you have noticeable bulges and pockets of unwanted fat which are resistant to diet and exercise, then CoolSculpting is right for you.

DOES IT HURT?

Most patients would say no. The first 5-10 minutes you will feel an intense cold sensation on the area treated, but that will soon subside. At Honolulu MedSpa, we make it as comfortable as we can for you, providing entertainment such as Netflix so you can catch up on your latest show or movie. If you need to have a snack or a drink of water while sculpting this is all OK and will not interfere with the treatment or results.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

During the procedure, you may feel some discomfort such as tugging, pulling, or intense cold sensations. This will subdue once the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity. If you are treating the submental region (double chin) sensation of fullness in the back of the throat is common. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks. Though rare, some additional side effects may occur. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

WHEN WILL I SEE THE RESULTS?

You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after the procedure, and will experience the more dramatic results after two months. Your body will continue to flush fat cells for 4 to 6 months after treatment.

If you feel CoolSculpting isn’t for you, we have other options available. Check out our Venus Freeze Cellulite Treatment and for more information about Venus Freeze Cellulite Reduction, you can also check out our recent blog post about it as well. Mahalo

As Hawaii’s leader in medical and lifestyle aesthetic care, we are the first of our kind to offer the powerful and highly effective combination of Z-Wave and CoolSculpting® Plus+ technologies. Call us today for your FREE consultation at 808. 528.0888.

Testimonials

“CoolSculpting® changed my life! Over the last four months, I’ve seen the changes and what’s even more amazing is the way my clothes fit. Now, I’m trying to ‘SCULPT’ my way to a sleeker, healthier, more balanced body shape.”
–Lisa Asato*

“I am absolutely thrilled with the results of both my CoolSculpting® and Venus Freeze® procedures. The staff was very friendly and made me feel comfortable with each visit.”
–Nichole Hansen*

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“My consultation appointment for the CoolSculpting® procedure was excellent. The explanation of the pros and cons of the procedure was ‘real.’ I really appreciated the honesty and the ‘personalized’ attention I received. Prior to the consultation, I wasn’t sure if I would consider the treatment. After the consultation, I made my appointment. Thanks for the wonderful customer service by the entire staff!”
–Anonymous*

“First time using the CoolSculpting® treatment—very excited at the results. My aesthetician was great—she did a thorough consultation and answered all my inquiries and checked up on me during my treatment.”
–Romei Rawlings*

“I came in for CoolSculpting® and was treated with great respect. They listened to my concerns and made a positive recommendation.”
–Anonymous*

“I went to Honolulu MedSpa for a consultation for CoolSculpting®. Nicole was knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable in my decision to proceed with this new technology. In fact, the entire staff was friendly and welcoming.”

“It was my first time to get CoolSculpting®, and I was a little nervous on how my body would react. Martha walked me through each step and answered all my questions and really was there to help me get the best results to meet my body-sculpting goals.”
–Anonymous*

*Treatment results may vary. All opinions expressed are personal and subjective to each patient.

Plus+ Pricing

Pricing starts at 700. Don’t forget to ask about our 10% discount for military and first responders, and check out our monthly specials for additional savings.

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BEST BUSTERS TO GET RID OF CELLULITE

Venus freeze cellulite reduction

Cellulite has been one beauty-related issue that millions of women suffer from that bothers us the most. Just because you have cellulite, it doesn’t mean that you are overweight. It’s the result of irregular pockets sitting in the subcutaneous fats that connect your muscle and bone rather than fat itself. Cellulite can be found not only on the thighs, but your butt, stomach and arms.

There’s no quick fix for cellulite, but here are some top tips that can lessen the appearance before you hit the beach and that is the Venus Freeze Cellulite Reduction

BOOK A VENUS FREEZE TREATMENT

This non-invasive treatment helps to contour and reduce cellulite in as little as three treatments. Venus Freeze uses multipolar radio frequency and magnetic pulsed energy to produce a dense and uniformed heat matrix to the skin. With no downtime and no pain, this can be used on many body areas to reduce cellulite, contour the silhouette, and increase circulation. Call Honolulu MedSpa for a free consultation today or fill out our appointment request form below.

USE A BODY TIGHTENING CONCENTRATE

Skinceuticals Body Tightening Concentrate helps to tighten, firm and lift the appearance of sagging skin. With 2% of hydrolyzed rice protein, it helps to firm the skin on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, knees and upper arms. You simply apply this concentrate to dry skin twice a day and will notice the skin appears more firm and smooth after only a few days. You can find this concentrate serum at Honolulu MedSpa.

DRY BRUSHING

This is one of the most effective ways to get blood circulating, encourage lymph drainage and smooth the surface of your skin all in one. Dry brushing is a combination of exfoliation and massage that involves taking a dry brush and moving over your body in slow, circular motions.

TONE LEGS WITH SQUATS AND LUNGES

Workouts with high repetitions and lower weight paired with aerobics will help give you leaner, more toned look. Toning builds muscle and strength. Adding Venus Freeze Cellulite Reduction Treatment plus good diet and exercise will make your efforts much more visible.

TAN IT

Tanned skin always makes the skin appear tighter and more toned, so if you need an immediate solution for hiding cellulite quickly, use a self-tanner. Make sure to always exfoliate a few days prior to tanning so that your tan will not only last longer, but will fade evenly.

For questions, please call Honolulu MedSpa at 808-528-0888

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