Dermatology Associates of Atlanta offers a variety of options to meet Atlantan’s skin care needs. From fat reduction and wrinkle reduction to treating various skin conditions, no matter what’s on your wish list, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to join us for our Cosmetic Day Wednesday January 11th, 2012 for discounts on various products and services. For more infomation, please contact our office at 404-256-4457.
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta adds SlimLipo™ to the menu of non-invasive fat reduction procedures and hosts Coolsculpting® event to educate patients on fat reduction and skin tightening options.
Drs. Edmond Griffin and Scott Karempelis have performed Atlanta liposuction since 1986; over two decades of fat reduction surgery experience serving tens of thousands of patients allows these Atlanta dermatologists to stay ahead of the dermatology technology curve to provide the most effective body contouring procedures available including the newest, minimally invasive procedures SlimLipo™ and Coolsculpting®.
The first practice in Georgia to introduce the Coolsculpting® procedure last fall, Dermatology Associates’ cosmetic specialty center, Atlanta Cosmetic Surgery Center will host A Cool Night Out Wednesday, September 21st to educate current and potential patients on the cosmetic uses of Coolsculpting® fat reduction. The free event will feature a live Coolsculpting® demonstration, raffle for $750 worth of the highly publicized “freeze the fat” procedure (also known as Cryolipolysis™ by Zeltiq), and an expert panel to answer questions about this and other fat reduction procedures. Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to More
At some point or another, you’ve probably heard the phrase “stubborn fat,” or fat that doesn’t seem to budge no matter how much an individual diets or exercises. Since 1986, Dr. Edmond Griffin and Dr. Scott Karempelis have been taking care of their patients “stubborn fat” by providing safe and effective outpatient tumescent liposuction utilizing both traditional and cutting edge techniques to suit individual cosmetic needs. While liposuction results are greatly influenced by the surgeon’s skill, fat reduction is further facilitated by ever-advancing body contouring technology. In the 25 years our surgeons have performed liposuction procedures, we’ve watched and worked with advancing liposuction technology. For years we worked with ultrasonic techniques that claimed to have an edge on traditional liposuction, but now lasers can more precisely target the unwanted fat for easier, safer, and more effective surgical removal. With so many laser liposuction systems on the market, it’s difficult to know which laser assisted machine you should choose. That is why, after thorough research, Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is excited to offer SlimLipo™ to our Atlanta patients. Despite its novelty, this technology has already become the top choice of laser liposuction methods by many surgeons.
SlimLipo™ laser assisted liposuction does not deemphasize the importance of selecting a properly experienced surgeon, but acts more as the “icing on the cake”: resulting in faster healing, less drainage, and most importantly, skin tightening post- procedure. Our specialty center team at the Laser Institute of Georgia has long known the dramatic collagen production potential of laser skin resurfacing. Now, the combination skin tightening and fat reduction benefits of SlimLipo™ laser liposuction allows our board certified dermatological surgeons to use micro cannulas to remove fat with less bruising, smaller incisions, less blood loss, and the best part—less downtime and faster healing. More
As the weather warms and swimsuit season gets closer, fat reduction seems to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind (both men and women). If the dizzying array of swim suit styles has your head spinning, then you’re sure to be shocked by the staggering amount of weight loss, fat reduction, and skin tightening options available. This is why we’d like to take the opportunity to explain all of the body contouring procedures available at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s specialty centers:
A.) Liposuction procedures were developed for body contouring rather than a weight loss method. Good candidates for liposuction procedures are those who exercise regularly, but have stubborn areas of fat that will not respond to diet or exercise. The risks associated with this procedure increase as the amount of fluid and fat to be removed increases. Therefore, liposuction procedures are not recommended for people trying to lose weight.
Q.) Are there any side effects associated with liposuction?
A.) The most common side effects are bruising and swelling, but these side effects are limited with proper post-op care. Elastic compression garments should be worn for six weeks after surgery to minimize side effects.
Q.) What is laser liposuction, and how does it work?
A.) Laser liposuction is a fat reduction method that uses a laser to loosen the undesired fat cells in the treatment area for easier removal. It is occasionally used in conjunction with our tumescent liposuction procedures to provide patients with the best results possible.
Q.) Will multiple liposuction procedures be necessary to achieve desired results?
A.) Patients receiving surgical liposuction (including laser liposuction) should see a visible improvement in just one treatment and should not need additional treatments with proper post-op care.
Q.) Are multiple treatments with Zeltiq™ and Zerona® necessary to achieve desired liposuction results?
A.) While improvements are evident after one treatment with non-surgical liposuction, such as Zerona® and Zeltiq™, multiple treatments (6 for Zerona® and 2 for Zeltiq™) will be necessary for optimal results.
Q.) Will the fat removed during a liposuction procedure return?
A.) Fat cells develop during or shortly after puberty, so liposuction (both surgical and non-surgical) produces long lasting results. Liposuction patients can potentially increase the size of their remaining fat cells by gaining weight; therefore, healthy diet and exercise should not be neglected even after liposuction.