With beach season swiftly approaching, men and women are beginning to think about their bodies and their bathing suit images a little bit more.
Doctor Alex Covey, a cosmetic surgeon who is board certified in cosmetic laser surgery and medical director at East End Laser Care, has brought three new aesthetic treatments to the East End that are minimally invasive or pain-free and will give you that dream beach body.
Trying to banish cellulite has long been one of women’s Sisyphean struggles. Previous remedies like caffeinated creams or massage with laser therapy—sometimes costing thousands of dollars—could make bumpy skin look smooth. However, these fixes were always temporary because they did little to tackle the structure of the cellulite.
“Cellulaze is the Gold Standard,” tells Doctor Alex Covey. “What separates Cellulaze from its predecessors is that this procedure addresses the structure of the cellulite.”
Genetics, along with aging and other factors, can cause connective tissue bands under the skin to stiffen and the fat cells they surround to become larger and push up into the skin, causing that “cottage cheese” effect.
A common misconception surrounding cellulite is that being overweight makes you more prone to developing it as one ages.
“That is false,” corrects Dr. Covey. “Diet and exercise don’t have anything to do with cellulite.”
“Cellulaze is unique because it uses the first side-firing laser,” describes Dr. Covey.
This allows for the thermal energy to break up and stimulate skin cells and the hardened fat deposits, allowing the overlying skin to smooth out. Cellulaze also works by tightening up the skin.
“The Cellulaze treatment is minimally invasive, with a tiny incision strategically located only the size of a pen point—2mms—and is done in a single treatment,” adds Dr. Covey.
Many of us have heard of or know someone who has undergone liposuction. However, now there is a more advanced body sculpting laser liposuction technique available on the East End.
SmartLipo Triplex is a laser treatment that virtually melts fat cells, which are then suctioned away, with some of it removed by the body’s lymphatic system.
“SmartLipo is great because it only needs a tiny incision and is laser assisted, which allows for several key advantages over traditional liposuction,” tells Dr. Covey.
“One advantage with the SmartLipo is that the laser melts the fat, which allows the use of instruments thinner than a pen,” continues Dr. Covey. “There are no stitches with the SmartLipo and all incision marks are strategically located. For example, if it’s the abdominal area of a woman, we can hide the tiny incision mark in the bikini line.”
Another advantage of using SmartLipo is that the laser itself tightens the skin, leaving no loose skin.
“The laser energy interacts with the collagen in the skin which later causes the skin to tighten and shrink,” explains Dr. Covey.
Perhaps the last measure of persuasion that lures participants to the SmartLipo treatment is its swift recovery time, which is quicker than traditional liposuction. If you feel up to it, you can even go to work the following day, depending on your job’s daily tasks.
Another new cosmetic treatment is Exilis, which affects body shaping and tissue tightening. However, what separates Exilis from many other cosmetic treatments is that it is one of the most advanced nonsurgical solutions for transforming aesthetic appearance.
“Exilis works by using a monopolar radio frequency, which melts the fat through the skin and then tightens the skin,” explains Dr. Covey. “This treatment allows the collagen support tissues under the skin to remodel and tighten, resulting in firmer skin and a reduction in fatty deposits.
Since the fat is melted through the skin, Exilis is entirely nonsurgical and painless. There are no incisions and anesthesia is not necessary. Typically, there may be four additional treatments after the initial procedure, which can be complete as often as every week.
“One of the benefits of Exilis is its ability to target the proper amount of energy with the ideal combination of heating and cooling to achieve the best cosmetic outcome while keeping patients comfortable and pain-free,” says Dr. Covey.
Those interested in learning more about
these new cosmetic treatments can contact Dr. Covey or visit his Lunch and Learn seminar next month. Dr. Covey will be discussing these treatments in further detail in this new cosmetic procedures seminar on Saturday, May 4, at 11:30 a.m. at the Southampton Inn.
For more information on achieving a Hamptons beach bod, visit drcovey.com.