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UltraShape Power™

The upgraded ultrasonic fat contouring device is a significantly improvement over the UltraShape V3.The newest version called the UltraShape Power™ is still painless , but a whole lot faster,which means that your treatment time is greatly reduced (30 to 40 minutes), and the amount of fat destruction increases by about 20 % more. If you have further questions regarding this new exciting device please contact us for a complimentary consultation until April 1,2016 .

Microcannulas Used for Fillers Reduces Bruising / Increase Safety

Up until about two years ago the gold standard for injecting facial fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Sculptra or fat was fine gauged needles. I employ meticulous techniques while performing these procedures however patients not uncommonly developed bruising. The bruise became a greater source of anxiety than the procedure itself. In order to reduce the incidence of bruising I have switched to microcannulas (blunt tipped needles) as a safer and better way to infiltrate dermal fillers. The incidence of bruising has dropped significantly and patients can resume their social and professional activities immediately. In addition, as you know,your safety and comfort are my priority therefore using microcannulas compared to sharp needles because is a safer option because blunt tipped cannulas are less likely to penetrate blood vessels and potentially embolize injectable substances.These non-invasive procedures are now safer and more predictable.To find out all of my latest techniques call us today!

UPPER EYELID COMPLICATIONS - AVOIDANCE AND "CURE"

Upper eyelid cosmetic surgery sometimes technically called an upper eyelid blepharoplasty usually involves the removal of loose upper eyelid skin,bulging fat, and lax muscle. I have examined many patients who have had upper eyelid surgery, performed by other surgeons,where too much fat and skin has been removed or where the skin incision is made too high. Overly aggressive fat and skin removal or incisions that are placed too high can result in a hollow superior sulcus deformity and the platform above your eyelashes may appear too wide If the eyelid surgery is not well thought in advance at the time of the consultation the outcome of the surgery may result in an undesirable change in the shape of your eyelids and may unintentionally effeminize a man’s appearance.

Non-surgical modification of the undesirable superior eyelid depression can be filled with a small amount of injectable hyaluronic acid filler like Restylane,Juvederm or Belotero. I select the ideal filler for your problem and painlessly inject the gel through a tiny imperceptible “port” utilizing a blunt micro-cannula. I use a cannula because I believe that it is safer,more precise, and less likely to cause bruising compared with a sharp needle.

Result: After injection with a filler your eyelid will appear less hollow,your eyelid fold will appear lower and you will no longer have a surgical “done” look

WINTER SKIN CARE RECOMMENDATIONS

Throughout the year we all have to deal with our skin changing. Some months it’s Dry and dull, others it is nothing but Oily. Creating balance in skincare is the key to keeping your natural youthful glow. Your skin can actually tell you if all is right throughout your body. Keeping your skin properly moisturized in the winter and spring months can help prevent wrinkles. If wrinkles have already appeared or discoloration is a problem you may need deeper exfoliations such as laser treatments and injectables. Regular advanced exfoliations techniques such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and microneedling provided by Kristine Williams RN at our Skin Care Center will help maintain your youthful appearance we work so hard to achieve. Beware of products boasting a youthful appearance as they can increase dryness, schedule your skincare anaylsis today and begin on the path to a new glowing appearance.

Two Methods to Remove Fat Below My Chin-Which is Better Kybella or Liposuction?

Two Cosmetic Procedures that Effectively Improve a Double ChinKybella

Dr. Kopelman is frequently consulted about the most ideal way to get rid of the “lump” of fat beneath the chin that may give the appearance of a “double” chin. This is really an excellent question especially since Kybella™ ,a non-surgical treatment, made of deoxycholic acid was F.D.A. approved in April 2015. Patients now have a way to eliminate neck fat without undergoing surgery. Patients want to know,”Does this injectable medication make the surgical method of fat reduction, namely neck liposuction, obsolete?” The answer is no! Let us compare both methods.Each technique has its pros and cons.

1) Neck liposuction

Neck liposuction is a relatively safe, fast and simple surgical procedure.The goal of the procedure is to permanently remove excess neck fat that will create a more defined jawline and reduce a double chin in one treatment. After Dr. Kopelman makes a small incision at the base of the chin and behind your earlobes, he uses a small metal straw-like instrument to gently vacuum away neck fat.Once fat is removed, it does not grow back, it is eliminated provided you maintain a healthy diet. Neck liposuction is performed in our Ridgewood, New Jersey accredited operating room under twilight anesthesia or local anesthesia.Sutures are removed after one week and the recovery time for this procedure is approximately 7 to 10 days with slight swelling and minimal discomfort.

2) Kybella™ Injection

If you’re annoyed by a double chin and you are averse to surgery then Kybella™ can help eliminate that problem area by “melting” fat through an injectable treatment. Kybella™ cannot be used for removing fat along the jawline. Most patients require 1-3 treatment sessions spaced 6 weeks apart. Therefore it may take up to 18 weeks before all three treatments are complete.Some patients are satisfied after just one treatment.Swelling of the treated area is an expected outcome and it may take up to two weeks before the swelling resolves. You may also have numbness and tenderness for up to six weeks following each treatment session. Kybella™ is non -surgical and the injection is comfortably performed in our office with local anesthesia.

The Bottom Line

Both techniques are effective long term methods to eliminate “double chins” that don’t respond to exercise and dieting. If you are person who definitely does not want to have a surgery but does want to reduce your double chin then Kybella™ is an effective method and may be the ideal treatment option.However, you must be patient because there is some downtime and some short lived side effects. On the other hand,if you are a person who wants a one session treatment then neck liposuction may be a more ideal treatment option.

KYBELLA™ FOR MEN

First impressions are powerful immediate ways that people assess the competence, likeability, trustworthiness and maturity of an individual. In a 2008 study in Psychological Sciences the facial characteristics that were associated with the success of a male CEO were predicated on projecting masculine dominant features such as a strong jaw line. It is no wonder that in order to stay competitive in the socially conscious world men are seeking to refine their appearance. Because their work schedules gives them little time to recover, they choose treatments options that have little downtime, like Kybella™, UltraShape Power™, Botox™ and other non-invasive procedures.

Men who perceive their neck to be sagging , droopy or heavy find Kybella™ to be a simple targeted non-surgical FDA-approved option to reduce their double chin. Kybella™ is made of deoxycholic acid which can reduce the fat beneath your chin with a series of injections that will “dissolve” fat away. Once the fat cells are destroyed they are eliminated and expelled by the body.

The procedure can take as little as fifteen minutes but does require a series of injections spaced six weeks apart. Dr.Kopelman performs Kybella™ injections in the comfort of his Ridgewood,N.J.office. Following a treatment, patients may experience mild to moderate transient discomfort, temporary bruising, swelling, or numbness. These side effects are usually short-lived. Dr.Kopelman will take steps to minimize any untoward effects. ∗ Individual results will vary.

If you are interested in learning more, or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kopelman call (201)-444 4499

For more information about the risks and benefits of Kybella™ ,visit: https://mykybella.com/

Will Laser Skin Resurfacing Alone Restore the Appearance of My Lips?

Restoring youthful contours with either non- invasive techniques or surgery usually requires more than one technique. Laser resurfacing,with a Fraxel laser or erbium laser, can stimulate dermal regeneration by smoothing out vertical lines and wrinkles.Laser treatments primarily address the surface anatomy but do not provide volume augmentation. Therefore, laser resurfacing fails to correct the deflation of tissues that occurs with time. In order to restore the volume that we associate with youthful beautiful full lips Dr. Kopelman supplements the laser treatment that smooth out wrinkles with injections of your own fat or synthetic hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane Silk and Juvederm Volbella to restore the lost volume of your lips.Lasers smooth out the lines- lip fillers lift and improve the contour of your lips.

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First impressions are powerful immediate ways that people assess the competence, likeability, trustworthiness and maturity of an individual. In a 2008 study in Psychological Sciences the facial characteristics that were associated with the success of a male CEO were predicated on projecting masculine dominant features such as a strong jaw line. It is no wonder that in order to stay competitive in the socially conscious world men are seeking to refine their appearance. Because their work schedules gives them  little time to recover, they choose treatments options that have little downtime, like Kybella, UltraShapePower, Botox and other non-invasive procedures.
Men who perceive their neck to be sagging , droopy or heavy find Kybella to be a simple  targeted non-surgical  FDA-approved option to reduce their double chin. Kybella™ is made of deoxycholic acid which can reduce the fat beneath your chin with a series of injections that will “dissolve” fat away. Once the fat cells are destroyed they are eliminated and  expelled by the body.
The procedure can take as little as fifteen minutes but does require a series of injections spaced six weeks apart. Dr.Kopelman performs Kybella injections in the comfort of his Ridgewood,N.J.office. Following a treatment, patients may experience mild to moderate transient discomfort, temporary bruising, swelling, or numbness. These side effects are usually short-lived. Dr.Kopelman will take steps to minimize any untoward effects. ∗ Individual results will vary. 
If you are interested in learning more, or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kopelman call (201)-444 4499
For more information about the risks and benefits of Kybella™ ,visit: https://mykybella.com/
Two Methods to Remove Fat Below My Chin-Which is Better Kybella or Liposuction?                                         
Two Cosmetic Procedures that Effectively Improve a Double ChinKybella
Dr. Kopelman is frequently consulted about the most ideal way to get rid of  the “lump” of fat beneath the chin that may give the appearance of a “double” chin. This is really an excellent question especially since Kybella™ ,a non-surgical treatment, made of deoxycholic acid was F.D.A. approved in April 2015. Patients now have a way to eliminate neck fat without undergoing surgery. Patients want to know,”Does this injectable medication make the surgical method of fat reduction, namely neck liposuction,  obsolete?” The answer is no! Let us compare both methods.Each technique has its pros and cons.
1) Neck liposuction
Neck liposuction is a relatively safe, fast and simple surgical procedure.The goal of the procedure is to permanently remove excess neck fat that will create a more defined jawline and  reduce a double chin in one treatment. After Dr. Kopelman makes a small incision at the base of the chin and behind your earlobes, he uses a small metal straw-like instrument to gently vacuum away neck fat.Once fat is removed, it does not grow back, it is eliminated provided you maintain a healthy diet. Neck liposuction is performed in our Ridgewood, New Jersey accredited operating room under twilight anesthesia or local anesthesia.Sutures are removed after one week and the recovery time for this procedure is approximately 7 to 10 days with slight swelling and minimal discomfort.
2) Kybella Injection
If you’re annoyed by a double chin and you are averse to surgery then Kybella can help eliminate that problem area by “melting” fat through an injectable treatment. Kybella cannot be used for removing fat along the jawline. Most patients require 1-3 treatment sessions spaced 6 weeks apart. Therefore it may take up to 18 weeks before all three treatments are complete.Some patients are satisfied after just one treatment.Swelling of the treated area is an expected outcome and it may take up to two weeks before the swelling resolves. You may also have numbness and tenderness for up to six weeks following each treatment session. Kybella is non -surgical and the injection is comfortably performed in our office with local anesthesia.
The Bottom Line
Both techniques are effective long term methods to eliminate “double chins” that don’t respond to exercise and dieting. If you are person who definitely does not want to have a surgery but does want to reduce your double chin then Kybella is an effective method and may be the ideal treatment option.However, you must be patient because there is some downtime and some short lived side effects. On the other hand,if you are a person who wants a one session treatment then neck liposuction may be a more ideal treatment option.

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