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11/16/2022
Botox

National Botox Day At Laser Lipo & Vein Center

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The natural aging process lends itself to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. As collagen production decreases, the skin begins to lose overall elasticity. While these changes may not be as noticeable in many areas of the body, men and women alike often turn to cosmetic assistance in the fight against wrinkles that develop on the face, particularly around the mouth and eyes.  Picking and choosing just the right type of facial neurotoxin or filler begins with a thorough consultation and exam with a cosmetic professional in order to

11/8/2022
Cosmetic Treatments

Fall In Love with QWO This Season

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This fall, why not treat yourself to a cutting-edge treatment option for stubborn cellulite, along with that pumpkin spice latte? Getting prepared for the summer season has never been this easy. Say hello to the first and only FDA-approved injectable for cellulite! QWO, sounds like “whoa!” but with “Q”, and rightfully so. QWO is a prescription medication that is quickly exciting patients and medical providers alike for disrupting the ability for us to treat moderate to severe cellulite, something up to 90% of women have. And it’s now officially available

10/12/2022
Blog

Laser Lipo and Vein Center Open House IN PERSON!

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It’s that time of year again!  Laser Lipo & Vein Center is excited to announce our annual Open House! And this year, we’re even more excited to be back in-person. Join us on Wednesday, November 2 from 6 PM-9 PM CST for our 2022 Open House Event & giveaway. As always, all of our guests have the chance to win big prizes, learn about specials, and be the first to know about VIP offers. Don’t miss out!! RSVP here today for a chance to win big and receive the best

10/4/2022
Cosmetic Surgery

Ditch Zoom Face Filters After MyEllevate Treatment

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Young patients with genetically poor jawline definition are not the only ones to benefit from MyEllevate. Many surgeons report that patients in their 40s and 50s are ideal MyEllevate candidates! Ditch Zoom Face Filters After MyEllevate Treatment Dr. Chernoff has expanded the MyEllevate option to surgical patients. Specifically, he recommends MyEllevate to patients with poor neck skin elasticity who plan to have a traditional surgical face or neck lift. “Without good skin elasticity, we might get poor recoil of the skin when we surgically lift it. We use MyEllevate in

09/7/2022
Skin Tightening

Renuvion Skin Tightening: FDA-Approved

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In an exciting development, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration received 510(k) clearance for the use of Apyx Medical’s Renuvion APR Handpiece for certain skin tightening procedures. This means Renuvion treatment has been recognized by the FDA as a successful treatment in improving the appearance of lax or loose skin in the neck and submental region (the area just below your neck). “Apyx Medical is proud to announce the receipt of this FDA 510(k) clearance, as now Renuvion skin tightening in St Louis is the only device that is FDA-cleared

08/4/2022
Breast Reduction

One Woman’s Journey: Liposuction for Breast Reduction

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Many women with large breasts experience a range of side effects that have a negative impact on their lives every day. These psychological and physiological effects create frustrating experiences. Women with large breasts typically experience physical constraints such as chronic shoulder, neck, and back pain that can reduce their everyday physical activity. Large breasts can also make it more difficult for some types of exercise and can lead to an unhealthy posture. Other side effects include psychological effects such as negative self-image, lower confidence, limiting clothing options, and the daily

06/30/2022
Liposuction

Lipo and Weight Loss: What’s the Skinny on Liposuction?

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People frequently ask questions about liposuction such as, “how much weight will I lose?” The key benefit of laser lipo is the ability to finely sculpt areas but not specifically result in weight loss. The amount of fat that we remove does not impact weight significantly. But since the areas that we treated were most affected by fat, they are slimmed down. Furthermore, we reduce fat so that it looks like you had significant weight loss all over the body. It would take a significant weight loss to bring about

06/3/2022
Cosmetic Surgery

Renuvion Revolutionizes Plastic Surgery

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As our bodies age, it’s only natural to lose skin tone and elasticity. This can result in a sagging appearance anywhere on the body, from the jowls to the arms to the neck to the buttocks. While a prescription of diet and exercise can work for many when it comes to weight loss, saggy or loose skin can feel like a helpful problem to conquer.  Unlike resurfacing treatments that can treat surface issues but don’t do much for sagging, Renuvion remodels the top layer of skin and tightens underlying layers,

05/4/2022
Liposuction

The Real Scoop on Popular Lipo Treatments

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The tumescent liposuction technique is one of the most popular liposuction treatments, gaining in popularity thanks to the many benefits it provides. Unlike traditional liposuction, the tumescent liposuction technique uses localized anesthetic rather than general anesthesia, so patients remain conscious throughout the entire procedure. Localized anesthetic is much safer to use for patients, and causes little to no complications when compared to general anesthesia. Cosmetic surgeons use a tumescent fluid to surround the fat being removed, use a cannula to dislodge fat from the connective tissue, and then suction it

04/4/2022
Liposuction

Tumescent vs. “Super Lipo” Techniques

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When liposuction first became popular in the 1980s, treatments resulted in a large amount of bleeding, bruising, swelling, and painful recovery. These side effects quickly led plastic surgeons to search for techniques that could minimize these problems for their patients. The first innovation was designed to make fat removal less traumatic and painful for the body. Providers discovered that injecting limited amounts of intravenous-like fluid to expand the “fat space” made it easier to remove stubborn fat deposits. Soon, small amounts of epinephrine (AKA adrenaline) were added to narrow blood