Friday, May 24, 2013

Perfect Body Laser & Aesthetics featured in Image Magazine, June/July 2013

Thermage CPT Laser System Technology Now Perfected! CPT (Comfort Pulse Technology) Adds Comfort and Great Results For Treating Sagging Skin.

- People are becoming more educated about the proven, non-surgical, non-invasive laser technologies available today.

- Thermage CPT is excellent for areas such as the tummy, thighs, buttocks, face, neck and jowls.

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Usually, people will focus on what they don’t like or the parts that they would change. It is not very often that people feel a hundred percent secure with their individual aging process. They commonly mention that their face looks droopy, tired or saggy. They often talk about their desire to help areas such as the smile lines, jaw-line, nasolabial folds and crow’s feet (around the eyes).

Since the beginning of time, people have been obsessed with their looks. Vanity is not the only culprit, though. We live in a society which demands a competitive edge in the business world and in the constant pursuit of social acceptability. For years people have used fillers such as Hylaform, Sculptra and Radiesse to invasively fill in the wrinkles and Botox to paralyze the muscles that cause the skin to crease and create wrinkles.

People are becoming more educated about the proven, non-surgical, non-invasive laser technologies available today. One of the top ones, Thermage CPT is becoming extremely popular and in some cases, is beginning to eclipse the need or desire for injectables. In my experience, I have witnessed a surge in the demand for treatments like Thermage CPT. It is safe, effective, non-invasive and rivals other skin tightening procedures on the market. It’s been clinically proven to help smooth and improve skin for an overall younger-looking appearance. As a result of client demand for Thermage, Perfect Body Laser and Aesthetics in Bay Shore NY has become one of the top five providers in the country.

Laser treatments have not always been this popular. The general public is now recognizing that gone are the days of “needing” surgery to look better! The trend is towards the preferred use of non-invasive solutions to looking better, getting real results, without the surgery.

At its core, CPT (Comfort Pulse Technology) builds on the proven efficacy of the Thermage platform - the only device to use mono-polar, capacitively coupled radio-frequency energy for the treatment of wrinkles. CPT goes a step further to create a positive experience with integrated user and patient comfort features. Thermage CPT uses radio-frequency technology to heat the deep, collagen rich layers of your skin. The heat helps remodel existing collagen and produce new collagen, which improves the smoothness and texture of the skin’s surface. Treatments average about 45 minutes for the face and up to 90 minutes for other parts of the body, depending on the size, location and condition of the area to be treated. It is a short procedure and a single treatment.

The new Thermage CPT System represents a decade of innovation and over 35 technology patents that go into every system. Superior results and greater client comfort are at the core of the new system, which leverages their proprietary Comfort Pulse Technology™ and a vibrating hand piece for more comfortable treatments.

Thermage is excellent for areas such as the tummy, thighs, buttocks, face, neck and jowls. It is the only FDA-approved treatment for tightening the upper eye lids. It has multiple disposable treatment tips which vary based on a client’s specific needs. Different tips are meant to tighten skin while others do volume reduction and there are some that do both.

While laser treatments and other radio-frequency procedures also smooth the skin, no other treatment heats as deeply as Thermage. By heating the innermost layers of skin, Thermage CPT is the most effective at renewing collagen and producing new collagen, which results in smoother, tighter, sleek looking skin and an overall younger looking appearance.

Thermage has come a long way from where it was over ten years ago with its original design. The initial few generations were serial treatments, requiring multiple, uncomfortable treatments about one month apart. The thermal component (heat) from the radio frequency was simply unbearable for most clients. It wasn’t until The New CPT (Comfort Pulse Technology) was released that these treatments became comfortable and extremely efficient at addressing sagging, wrinkling skin.

It’s like anything else. The best technology is useless in the wrong hands. Choosing a provider with the most experience in a specific treatment is critical to achieving a successful result, without undergoing surgery.

Article written by Dr. Stephen Probst, board-certified physician and private consultant with Perfect Body Laser and Aesthetics in Bay Shore, Long Island, NY.

For more information, please visit us online at or call (631) 328-1100.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Best Option for Tattoo Removal on Long Island is Laser Treatment

Perfect Body Laser and Aesthetics explains why the best option for tattoo removal is laser treatment.

When Long Islanders decide they want to remove a tattoo, they face an important decision. Many of them may regret the decision to get a tattoo in the first place, or perhaps their choice of a particular tattoo. Some may be very happy with some of their tattoos, but dislike the design, durability, or location of others on their body.

When thinking about tattoo removal, you would do well to consider laser tattoo removal. Magical creams are heavily advertised online and on the radio, but they are little more than gimmicks that will leave you with sore skin, an empty wallet, and your original tattoo six months down the road. Laser tattoo removal is an elective cosmetic procedure that will gently remove your tattoo with an FDA-approved professional grade laser. Tattoo removal lasers work by breaking up the ink in a tattoo, enabling the body to flush the ink away in the days and weeks after the treatment.

1) Tattoo removal lasers are very effective at breaking down the ink in an unwanted tattoo. Generally, two wavelengths of light are used to break down a wide spectrum of tattoo ink. The 1064nm wavelength is used for darker colors – black, dark blue, brown, purple, and similar colors. The 532nm wavelength is used for red, orange, green, yellow, and other lighter colors. The most difficult colors to remove are light green and blue-green/teal/turquoise. Perfect Body Laser in Bay Shore, Long Island, NY utilizes the new Cynosure RevLite-SI tattoo removal platform, which is the best laser for removing unwanted tattoos.

2) Top tattoo removal Clinics will be able to remove a tattoo with minor or no side effects. The most common side effects, when a modern tattoo removal laser is used (such as Cynosure Rev-Lite SI) include redness and swelling. These side effects are part of the normal healing process, and often mimic the same characteristics of getting the actual tattoo. After the Laser treatment, the body is responding to the laser treatment by activating tools that will flush away the ink that has been broken down. There is almost no risk of scarring when the clinic uses a late-model laser – be aware of old equipment that looks like it came from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s or even 2000s. Technology advances very quickly and Perfect Body Laser feels that using the latest technology (less than 2 years old) is critical to great tattoo removal results. You want a Laser facility with at least 5 years’ experience in the laser tattoo removal business.

3) Alternative medical or surgical treatments involve long-term side effects that are unnecessary. Prior methods of removing tattoo, including dermabrasion, cryosurgery, and excision used to be the only method of removing a tattoo. Cryosurgery involved freezing the skin then peeling away layers to eliminate the tattoo. Excision was another surgical procedure that cut out the skin containing the tattoo and either sewing the skin together or grafting skin to cover the area. Dermabrasion is still used to remove a tattoo, but the effects on the skin (significant abrasion of the skin, scarring) in addition to the ineffectiveness, and excruciating pain in removing tattoos completely make it an undesirable choice.

4) Non-medical “creams” don’t work. Unsavory marketers push mysterious “tattoo removal creams” that claim to make your tattoo vanish. How this actually works is unclear and an examination of the components of these products leads to a lot of questions on how they could possibly remove tattoo pigment. Many have tried these creams, and after wasting several hundred dollars, have come to Perfect Body Laser for a treatment that’s been proven and has real science behind it.

5) The price of laser tattoo removal is now quite reasonable.  Perfect Body Laser and Aesthetics offers reasonable rates for their laser tattoo removal services that are affordable on almost any budget. The cost of each session depends on the size of the tattoo, but the average session typically only takes about 15 minutes.

Perfect Body Laser and Aesthetics offers Laser Tattoo Removal to the following Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens residents:

Islip, Bayport, Bay Shore, Bohemia, Brentwood, Brightwaters, Central Islip, East Islip, Great River, Hauppauge, Holbrook, Holtsville, Islandia, Islip, Islip Terrace, Oakdale, Ocean Beach, Ronkonkoma, Sayville, West Islip, West Sayville, Smithtown, Commack, Hauppauge, Kings Park, Nesconset, Saint James, Smithtown, Amityville, Babylon, Copiague, Deer Park, Lindenhurst, North Amityville, North Babylon, West Babylon, West Islip, Wyandanch,, Bellport, Blue Point, Brookhaven, Calverton, Centereach, Center Moriches, Coram, East Moriches, East Patchogue, Eastport, East Setauket, Farmingville, Holbrook, Holtsville, Lake Grove, Manorville, Mastic, Mastic Beach, Medford, Middle Island, Miller Place, Moriches, Mount Sinai, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Port Jefferson Station, Ridge, Rocky Point, Ronkonkoma, Selden, Shirley, Shoreham, Sound Beach, Stony Brook, Upton, Wading River, Yaphank, Cutchogue, East Marion, Fishers Island, Greenport, Laurel, Mattituck, New Suffolk, Orient, Peconic, Southold, Huntington,  Centerport, Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, East Northport, Greenlawn, Huntington, Lloyd Harbor, Melville, Northport, Shelter Island, East Hampton, Amagansett, East Hampton, Montauk, Sag Harbor, Wainscott, Bridgehampton, Eastport, East Quogue, Hampton Bays, Quogue, Remsenburg, Sagaponack, Sag Harbor, Southampton, Speonk, Water Mill, Westhampton, Westhampton Beach, Aquebogue, Calverton, Jamesport, Laurel, Manorville, Riverhead, South Jamesport, Wading River, Oyster Bay, Bayville, Bethpage, East Norwich, Farmingdale, Glen Head, Glenwood, Landing, Greenvale, Hicksville, Jericho, Locust Valley, Massapequa, Massapequa Park, Mill Neck, Old Bethpage, Old Westbury, Oyster Bay, Plainview, Sea Cliff, Syosset, Woodbury, Hempstead, Atlantic Beach, Baldwin, Bellerose Terrace, Bellmore, Bethpage, Cedarhurst, East Meadow, East Rockaway, Elmont, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Freeport, Garden City, Hempstead, Hewlett, Inwood, Island Park, Lawrence, Levittown, Lynbrook, Malverne, Merrick, Mineola, New Hyde Park, North Lynbrook, North Valley Stream, North Woodmere, Oceanside, Point Lookout, Rockville Centre, Roosevelt, Seaford, South Hempstead, Uniondale, Valley Stream, Wantagh, West Hempstead, Woodmere, North Hempstead, Albertson, Carle Place, Floral Park, Glenwood Landing, Great Neck, Greenvale, Kings Point, Manhasset, Mineola, New Hyde Park, North New Hyde Park, Old Westbury, Port Washington, Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, Westbury, Williston Park, Glen Cove, Long Beach

For more information about Professional Laser Tattoo Removal on Long Island, please call Perfect Body Laser and Aesthetics in Bay Shore, NY at (631) 328-1100, or visit us online at

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Laser Hair Removal Questions Answered and Facts Revealed

Perfect Body Laser and Aesthetics, located in Bay Shore, Long Island, NY, is an expert at Laser Hair Removal, and shares some of their knowledge.

If you're considering laser hair removal, consider this: It's not always a sure thing. "Hair removal lasers aren't like point-and-shoot cameras," says Roy Geronemus, MD, clinical professor of dermatology at New York University Medical Center. The results can be great, but if you're treated with the wrong laser or if it's on the wrong setting, you won't get the maximum hair reduction. And you might end up with burns, hyperpigmentation, even increased hair growth (this phenomenon may be seen in darker-skinned women who are being treated on the face, but the risk can be reduced by using a longer-wavelength laser).

Perfect Body Laser and Aesthetics’ Laser Hair Removal experts have been honing their laser hair removal skills to perfection for over 6 years. When shopping for laser hair removal specialists on Long Island, make sure you know how long they have been in business! You do not want to be a guinea pig for a new facility. Make sure you fact-check their knowledge and the history behind the facility. There are way too many “laser-hair-mills” opening with little to no experience. But wherever you go -- a derm, a medispa, a gynecologist -- be sure to ask the following questions:

1. How many lasers are on the premises, and are they rented or owned? The more lasers a provider has access to, the greater the likelihood you'll be treated with the safest, most effective one for your skin color and hair type. Be wary if machines are rented or leased: Chances are the facility is only doing a few procedures a month.

2. What lasers do you use for hair removal, which one is best for my skin, and why? The Consultant should be able to articulate why a particular laser is the best match for you (taking into account your skin tone, hair texture, and color) and any potential complications. Perfect Body Laser and Aesthetics owns more than 26 lasers, uses the alexandrite laser for hair removal most often; while the diode and nd:Yag lasers are particularly effective as well. Intense pulsed light machines can also remove hair, but only on light skin, and the quality of those machines can vary. Perfect Body also harnesses Cynosures Multi-Plex Technology, using the most sought after Elite MPX Laser Hair Removal Laser in Bay Shore, NY.

3. How many laser hair removal treatments have you performed? There's no standard "laser hair removal certification," so this is the best way to gauge a person's experience level. The answer should be at least a few hundred. Perfect Body has done tens of thousands of Laser Hair Removal Sessions, successfully.

4. How many sessions will I need? The average number of visits necessary to see permanent hair reduction is four to six -- but with the Elite MPX, most people respond well in two sessions. That is why a "package deal" offered for laser hair removal is often more advantageous for the Client getting Laser Hair Removal at Perfect Body Laser and Aesthetics.

5. Can you treat me if I have a tan? If the answer is yes, then your reply should be no. "The only way to treat tanned skin without causing burns is to use such low settings that treatment wouldn't be effective," says Alaina Valdina, a Licensed Practical Nurse at Perfect Body Laser and Aesthetics. At Perfect Body, we tend to air on the side of caution and we have multiple fail-safe protocols in place to monitor our Clients tanning and Laser Hair Removal Success’s at Perfect Body Laser and Aesthetics.

For more information on Laser Hair Removal, please visit us online at or call (631) 328-1100.