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Ask Dr. Elijah | What is Radiofrequency (RF) for The Skin?

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Q – Dr. Elijah, I keep hearing the term “Radiofrequency” being used when it comes to skin treatments – what exactly does this mean and what can it do for my skin?

 

A – This is an excellent question — especially considering the increase in radiofrequency treatments.

 

In short, radiofrequency (RF) is a non-invasive treatment for skin tightening — RF aims to stimulate the formation of new collagen and improve the skin’s elasticity — without much downtime and can be done during your lunch break. – Rochelle Elijah, MD

Who Is Radiofrequency (RF) For?

 

This treatment can be used by both women and men (yes, men, we know you have skincare needs, too!).

 

Radiofrequency is fitting for most people due to the lack of downtime and minimal pain associated with it.

 

RF can be used on the face for collagen stimulation and skin elasticity improvement, in addition to neck and body contouring as well.

 

Many clients love the lack of downtime that RF can give for body contouring treatments compared to an invasive procedure like a tummy tuck or liposuction!

 

What Results Can I Expect from Radiofrequency (RF)?

 

Utilizing RF for your skincare treatment is like playing the long game; overnight results aren’t typical.

 

You can usually begin to see results after a couple treatments – 6-12 are recommended depending on skin type, etc.

 

Think of this non-invasive RF treatment as a workout for your skin – better skincare over time will help you feel like yourself, both inside and out!

 

 

Keep in Mind…

 

Not all medical aesthetics providers are the same, so do your research!

 

Make sure you’re comfortable with the person who will be taking care of your skin + self-care needs.

 

Don’t be afraid to ask questions (that’s why we recommend a consultation) because feeling at home with your local medical spa is key to a lasting relationship!



RENEW MEDICAL Aesthetics + Laser + Wellness Center

719.423.0083


Ask Charmayne | What Is A Renew | Signature Facelift®?

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Q: Ok, Charmayne, I keep hearing about this highly specialized facial that you offer at Renew – what exactly is it?

 

A: Yes, we do offer a specialized facial and the exact one you’re referring to is the Renew | Signature Facelift®.

 

And honestly, it’s one of my favorite facials — if not my favorite — because of the results it creates.

 

Simply, this facial is custom-built to exfoliate + hydrate + brighten + tighten your gorgeous face!

 

If you’re a skin geek like me here’s the breakdown of how this signature facial can help your skin feel fresh and renewed.

 

 

What Is A Renew | Signature Facelift®?

 

This facial helps to reverse the visible effects of skin damage in several ways —

  • First, it powers away dull, dead cells to illuminate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, clogged pores and blemishes.

  • Then, it supports collagen for firmer-looking skin over time. (Hello, gorgeous!)

  • Our signature, results-driven treatment combines Vitamin C, hydroxy acids and enzymes to speed up cellular renewal.

  • Stem cells are combined with brightening, protection, detox and energy complexes.

  • Vitamin C and fruit enzymes blended in an organic aloe vera base visibly reduce redness and brighten the skin.

  •  Hyaluronic acid provides superior hydration.

  •  And this peel is perfect for skin types that are: redness-prone, dry/dehydrated, smoker’s skin, tired/ dull, post-microdermabrasion, oily/acne.

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This combination of potent, yet gentle ingredients offers noticeable results in just one session.

Yes, that means you’ll walk out looking refreshed + renewed!

Book your R E F R E S H today…


Renew Medical Aesthetics + Laser + Wellness Center

719.423.0083


truSculpt iD® vs. CoolSculpting® – A Melt the Fat or Freeze the Fat Comparison

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When it comes to body contouring, we’re pretty sure you’ve heard the words truSculpt or CoolSculpting.

Followed by that is usually terms like “melt the fat” or “freeze the fat” when referencing these body sculpting technologies.


And often times this is where confusion sets in.

Because there’s much debate on which body contouring technology is better and more effective — to melt fat or to freeze fat.

Not only is this one of the big questions in medical aesthetics today, but it’s also on the minds of many potential clients looking to contour their body without surgery.

 

We know you want to target those areas on the body that can be stubborn and don’t want to let that fat go no matter how hard you exercise or eat right — like the abdomen, flanks, back, arms and even the chin area.

 

But how do all of these body contouring machines compare?

 

Let’s take a look, shall we…

 

A Melt The Fat or Freeze The Fat Comparison  

truSculpt iD® (Melt the Fat):

 

•  Technology Used?

Monopolar focused Radio Frequency.

 

•  Treatment Time?

15-minutes.

 

•  Comfort Level?

Usually well tolerated; little to no discomfort.

 

•  Effectiveness of truSculpt iD®?

Up to 24% permanent fat reduction. 

 

•  Any Adverse Effects? 

None reported.

 

•  Treatable Areas:

The flexibility of applicators allows for multiple areas to be treated including chin, arms, abdomen, flanks, thighs, knees and the back area.

 

•  Skin Tightening? 

Yes.

 

•  Treat BMI Over 30?

Yes.

 

 

CoolSculpting® (Freeze the Fat):

 

•  Technology Used?

Cryolipolysis (fat freezing).

 

•  Treatment Time?

105 minutes to treat same area.

 

•  Comfort Level?

Due to the suction-based applicator + post-treatment massage this can get uncomfortable.

 

•  Effectiveness of CoolSculpting®?

Up to 22% permanent fat reduction. 

 

•  Any Adverse Effects? 

Up to a few weeks of potential numbness, nerve pain and uneven results of the treatment area.

 

•  Treatable Areas:

Potential limited treatment areas based on the design of the applicator (which is suction-based).

 

•  Skin Tightening? 

No.

 

•  Treat BMI Over 30?

No.

 

  

To Sum it Up

 

Now you’ve seen the comparisons – to melt or to freeze – those stubborn areas on your body where no amount of jumping jacks, lunges, hot yoga sessions and green smoothie sipping can help.

  

Call us bias (we LOVE our truSculpt iD® technology), but it looks like if you want to maximize your time, increase your potential for permanent fat reduction, experience little to no discomfort during the body contouring treatment and tighten your skin while treating your problem areas – truSculpt iD® has you covered in all of those areas and then some.

 

If you asked us whether we’d melt our fat or freeze our fat – we’d simply say, “Pass me a frozen drink ‘cause it’s about to get warm up in here while I melt this fat away!”


Does body contouring without surgery have your interest?

Call RENEW | 719.423.0083 to schedule a consultation or REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT below to get started!



Best Non-Surgical Facelift Treatment

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Have you looked in the mirror lately, ran your hands over your neck area and muttered the words, “ugh, turkey neck”?

 

But thought to yourself, “No way am I going under the knife for a nip and tuck!”

 

What if we said there’s a non-surgical facelift treatment to help not only the dreaded turkey neck (sagging skin), but crow’s feet and deep wrinkles as well?

 

And this treatment can be done during your lunchtime…(what?!).

 

This skin tightening procedure is called Forma (by InMode) and not only gives you the option of a non-surgical facelift treatment, but also allows for an in-office procedure with little to no downtime.

  

Ok, let’s get into the details, shall we?

 

 

What is Forma for Skin Tightening?

 

“Forma is the first auto-adjusting non-invasive, thermal skin treatment for deep and uniform tissue stimulation. Forma uses radio-frequency power that flows uniformly between the electrodes to provide a comfortable thermal experience with immediate and subsequent contraction.”  - Forma by InMode

 

Ok, so what does all this radio-frequency and electrodes talk really mean?

 

It means that Forma is your non-surgical treatment superstar for face tightening, deep wrinkles, and collagen stimulation.

  

Now that you know you don’t have to go under the knife for that saggy skin, what can you expect from this Forma procedure?

 

 

Non-Surgical Facelift Treatment | What to Expect

 

Unlike going under the knife (and anesthesia for that matter), Forma only requires an in-office visit with your skincare professional and less than an hour of your time.

 

Hence why they call this the “lunch-time” procedure.

 

You may experience some warmth or slight tingling during the Forma treatment, but nothing that should be highly uncomfortable.  

 

Over time your skin can reveal a more youthful, glowing appearance that doesn’t involve bandages on your face from going under the knife.


in this video charmayne torres-trujillo talks about forma for skin tightening and the potential results for this “lunch-time” procedure.


To Sum it Up

 

If you’re looking for a solution to sagging skin, crow’s feet and/or deep wrinkles, but don’t want an invasive procedure – Forma by InMode is your “lunch-time”, non-surgical facelift treatment solution!

 

With little to no downtime and potential results that include a tighter and younger-looking appearance, Forma could be just the skincare treatment you’re looking for.

 

Say so long to the “gobble, gobble neck” and save your turkey for Thanksgiving.  


If you’re ready for skin tightening that doesn’t require going under the knife, request an appointment today to get started or call 719.423.0083 to schedule a FREE consultation.  



What is PRP and how does it rejuvenate skin?

What is PRP and how does it rejuvenate skin?

PRP is an advanced treatment technology that utilizes ingredients present in an individual’s blood in order to regenerate their skin and revitalize collagen, leading to healthy, young looking skin.

Scientific studies have proven that PRP generates new collagen when infused into the skin and the most recent studies reveal that PRP can ease sun damage as well as aging skin problems.

PRP is basically a natural product produced from your own body. Through a simple blood draw, a little amount of blood is drawn from an individual into a sterile tube. Using a unique centrifuge machine, the blood is spun down in order to take out and concentrate the stem cells, growth factors and platelets that are very important for tissue healing. This little amount of blood with a high concentration of platelets and growth factors is referred to as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).

PRP is best known for its wonderful act of skin rejuvenation. When PRP is injected into particular parts of the skin, its high platelet concentration functions as a matrix that stimulates the growth of new collagen, revitalizes skin tissue and hence leads to a naturally smooth and firm skin. As a result, PRP treatment gets rid of wrinkles and creates a smoother skin feel and tone.

To learn more about PRP and to see a special demonstration, attend the Open House | Fall Edition on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 6 - 8 PM at the Renew Medical Aesthetics & Laser Center. For more information and directions please see the Open House Invitation.

Rochelle Elijah, MD

Get Comfortable in Your Own SKIN

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Under the guidance of Dr. Zein Obagi, ZO Skin Health, Inc. has developed a wide spectrum of therapeutic treatment protocols and daily skincare solutions that create and maintain healthy skin. Based on the latest advances in skin therapy technologies -- unique delivery systems, bio-engineered complexes, and exclusive formulations -- these products and protocols help physicians provide continuous skin health for all skin types, genders, and ages.

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To learn more about how ZO can help you 'get comfortable in your own SKIN', contact Dr. Elijah and the RENEW Team today at TEL 719.423.0083 and schedule your personal evaluation. 

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DR ELIJAH TRAINS WITH ZO SKINCARE INNOVATOR DR ZEIN OBAGI AT THE OBAGI SKIN HEALTH INSTITUTE

The Founder of SKIN, Dr. Rochelle Elijah, along with her partnership with RENEW Medical Aesthetics + Laser + Wellness Center, has just returned from Southern California where she had the opportunity to experience two days of extensive training at the Obagi Skin Health Institute with the acclaimed dermatologist, researcher and innovator Dr. Zein Obagi. When Dr. Elijah opened SKIN, she partnered with  Dr. Obagi and his ZO Skin Health and Medical line of products to form the foundation of the clinic's mission to empower patients to 'Get Comfortable in Their Own SKIN'.  During her stay at the Institute, she consulted with Dr. Obagi and evaluated the recommendations on the ZO Skin Health by Zein Obagi, MD. In the field of skin care, Dr. Obagi is considered the doctor's Doctor.

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE

The Obagi Skin Health Institute is the creation of Dr. Zein Obagi. This comprehensive, family-run business first opened its doors in 1985 as Obagi Dermatology Medical Clinic in Beverly Hills, California. The Institute serves not only as a base of operations for Dr. Obagi's ongoing research and education, but as a center for cosmetic dermatology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, aesthetic services and advanced laser procedures.

In 2006, the new flagship, now known as the Obagi Skin Health Institute, opened in its current Beverly Hills location offering any and every kind of skincare treatment  – all in a calm, spa-like atmosphere. A third location was opened in Laguna Beach, California in 2013. It's an architectural and clinical masterpiece right next to the ocean and near the resort community of Laguna Beach.

At the Obagi Skin Health Institute individuals can enjoy life-changing treatments – topical skincare, indulgent facials and medical procedures. Their comprehensive treatments are specifically designed to restore and rejuvenate your skin.

Schedule your personal evaluation and consultation  with Dr. Elijah and the RENEW Team by calling Tel 719.553.2201 or by email at renewpuebloco@gmail.com.

Welcome to SKIN by Rochelle Elijah, MD

Welcome to SKIN by Rochelle Elijah, MD

Welcome to SKIN by Rochelle Elijah, MD. This news blog will highlight important information and news about skin care and general wellness. We hope that you will join us on this journey and discover your beauty.

 

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