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Combining Fraxel Laser and ThermaCool

May 17, 2005,

LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2005 – Two of the most exciting and groundbreaking procedures to hit the Anti-Aging scene are now being administered in combination at Marina Plastic Surgery, a Southern California medical center focusing on rejuvenation and cosmetic enhancement. Fraxel® Laser, a nonablative laser treatment that improves skin texture, tone and coloration and ThermaCool™, a “face-lift” treatment that uses radio frequencies instead of incisions to tighten skin and revitalize faces, are now being offered together to achieve synergistic benefits.

On their own, these treatments harness the latest advancements in light — and radio-energy aided facial rejuvenation. Not only do the procedures provide excellent results, neither requires traditional surgery. There are no incisions, no sutures, and no long recovery periods. Both treatments target mid-level and deep skin layers to stimulate collagen regeneration, tightening slack skin, smoothing wrinkles, improving skin tone and minimizing or erasing skin discoloration.

“Combining Fraxel® Laser with ThermaCool™ offers our patients a more complete option for facial rejuvenation,” said Dr. Grant Stevens. “Together they lift years off the face and all without surgery or painful recovery times.” Combined, these two treatments offer patients excellent rejuvenation treatment previously available only by surgery or deep skin peels.

Fraxel® Laser, FDA-approved in July 2004, is a new development in laser skin programs. It produces similar results as deep chemical or laser peels without the trauma of removing layers of skin. Fraxel® Laser treats the mid-layers of skin instead of the skin surface, stimulating collagen reproduction, minimizing wrinkles and treating skin discoloration. Working similarly to a computer program, Fraxel® Laser treats skin “pixel by pixel” instead of as a total surface treatment. By only treating “pixels” of skin, Fraxel® Laser allows surrounding cells to remain untreated and able to help treated cells heal faster. Fraxel® Laser is the only laser treatment that is approved for all skin surfaces. In the past, laser skin treatments were limited to the face. Fraxel® Laser can be used on the face, neck, chest, back of hands and any other skin surface in need of repair.

ThermaCool™ operates similarly, as a noninvasive “face-lift” treatment. Instead of working “pixel by pixel,” ThermaCool™ treats the deep layers of skin via radio frequencies. By targeting deep layers of the skin, new collagen fibers are generated, creating a firmer and tighter structure under sagging or wrinkled skin. Skin becomes tauter and smoother. Loose skin is pulled back into place, making it an ideal treatment along jaw lines, on the forehead and around the eyes.

“I have had both treatments and couldn’t be happier,” said Charlie Sheridan, Director of Marina Plastic Surgery. “I went through a series of treatments and the results were excellent. My skin was smooth and even, and any tell-tale lines were removed. I have had people compliment me on my beautiful skin without them knowing that I had anything done.”

Both Fraxel™ and ThermaCool™ require a series of treatments. Each treatment is separated by a couple of weeks, allowing the skin to begin the healing process. By combining the treatments, patients are able to harness the strength of each, and build off of their respective strengths. Healing time periods are much shorter than traditional face lifts and skin peels, allowing patients to return to their normal lives and activities as soon as possible — looking great.

Dr. Grant Stevens is a California board-certified plastic surgeon and the Medical Director of Plastic Surgery Associates in Marina Del Rey. He specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery and has been named one of America’s Best Physicians in The Guide to Top Doctors. Dr. Stevens was nominated by his colleagues which makes this recognition especially prestigious and rewarding. He is an active member at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital where he is the past Chairman of the Department of Surgery, the past Chairman of the Liposuction Committee, and the past co-director of the Breast Center. He is also on staff at St. John’s Medical Center and the Marina Outpatient Surgery Center.

Marina Plastic Surgery Medical Corporation and The Institute are dedicated to offering the latest advancements in cosmetic plastic surgery and skin care. Marina Plastic Surgery is committed to providing patients with the highest quality of personalized attention.

More about ThermaCool™ and Fraxel® Laser Treatments:
All you want to know is online at www.thestevensinstitute.com

For more information:
www.MarinaPlasticSurgery.com

Phone: (877) 298-9915

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