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By Spa Medicca
May 11, 2021
Tags: Coolsculpting  

This non-invasive cooling technology can blast away unwanted fat from the body.

Getting rid of a little unwanted body fat here and there can often be more challenging than simply eating right and exercising. While we wish that we could kickbox away fat around the abdomen or love handles, for some people these healthy habits simply aren’t enough. For those who have tried everything and still can’t get rid of stubborn, unwanted fat, our Dayton, OH, doctor Dr. Christopher Sesslar may recommend CoolSculpting.

What is CoolSculpting?

This non-invasive, nonsurgical system uses cooling technology (also known as Cryolipolysis®) that breaks down fat cells in certain areas of our body without affecting the healthy tissue around it. Over the course of a few months, you will notice a permanent fat reduction in commonly treated areas including:

  • Back
  • Flank (“love handles”)
  • Abdomen
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Bra line
  • Upper arms

Virtually, any part of the body can be treated with CoolSculpting.

What should I expect from my CoolSculpting treatment?

When you come into our Dayton, OH, med spa for your first CoolSculpting treatment, we will first place an applicator onto the area of the body that you wish to treat. This applicator is controlled by our CoolSculpting monitoring system, which will transmit energy waves to destroy fat cells permanently. The procedure is painless and can be performed in under 35 minutes.

Are there any side effects of treatment?

Since this is a non-invasive technique you will be allowed to return to your daily activities without restrictions. You may notice some redness in the treated areas, but this shouldn’t last more than a few hours. You may also experience bruising or swelling, which will subside after a few weeks.

What will my results look like? How long will my results last?

About two to four months after CoolSculpting, the patient will notice a considerable fat reduction in the targeted areas. After the first two to four months, those who are looking to gain even more fat reduction may opt for additional CoolSculpting treatments. Of course, it’s important to know that it can take up to six months to see the full results. Since fat cells are destroyed, results are considered permanent.

Who should consider getting CoolSculpting?

This procedure is recommended for those who are healthy and fit but still experience pockets of fat in areas that diet and exercise just don’t seem to change. This is not considered an alternative to weight loss nor will it be helpful for someone who is obese. This is also not an alternative to liposuction.

Spa Medicca is one of the Top 250 cosmetic practices in the US and we’re ranked in the top 1 percent of the US for cosmetic procedures such as CoolSculpting.

We have patients from around the world come to our Dayton, OH, practice for CoolSculpting and other cosmetic procedures. Dr. Sesslar and his team can help you get your ideal bikini body in time for summer. To schedule an evaluation, call (937) 312-9212.

By Spa Medicca
January 27, 2021
Tags: Broadband Light   BBL  

Not so long ago, surgery was the only way to improve your appearance. Today, laser and high-intensity light procedures provide a much simpler way to look younger or eliminate age spots, broken blood vessels, and other flaws. Broadband light (BBL) therapy, one of the laser treatments offered by Dr. Christopher Sesslar of Spa Medicca in Dayton, OH, is an excellent choice if you're concerned about a skin issue.

BBL therapy treats a range of skincare issues

BBL therapy might be a good option for you if you're concerned about:

  • Small veins in your face
  • Acne
  • Age or sun spots
  • Rosacea
  • Freckles
  • Unwanted hair
  • Sagging skin
  • Skin texture issues

BBL can be used on nearly any part of the body, including the face, chest, neck. arms, hands, and legs.

How BBL Treatment Works

During BBL therapy at the Dayton medspa, a high-intensity pulsed light is aimed at your skin. The energy from the light generates heat that stimulates collagen production. Collagen is a protein that keeps skin toned, elastic, and firm. Enhancing collagen production with BBL therapy reduces sagging and may improve skin tone and texture.

The light also breaks up the pigments in blood vessels, red patches, age spots, and freckles. Once the pigments are broken apart, they're naturally removed by your body.

BBL treatment offers an excellent alternative to shaving, plucking, and waxing unwanted hair. Light pulses heat and damage the hair follicles, which causes hair growth to stop or slow.

Most people don't consider BBL therapy painful. As the light pulses hit your skin, you may notice a slight stinging or mild warming sensation. After your treatment, your skin may look slightly red and a little swollen. It's important to wear sunscreen after your treatments, as you may be more likely to burn.

Depending on the reason for your treatment, you may need several sessions to achieve your desired results. Sessions are usually scheduled about three weeks apart and may range in length from 20 minutes to one hour. You can resume your normal activities or return to work immediately after your treatment.

Dayton, OH, laser treatments at Spa Medicca help you look your best. Call Dr. Christopher Sesslar at (937) 312-9212 to schedule your appointment.

Is your complexion dull and lifeless? It may be time to make an appointment for a skincare treatment at Spa Medicca in Dayton, OH. The Spa Medicca team, led by Dr. Christopher Sesslar, will evaluate your skin and make a few recommendations for treatments that will restore your radiant glow.

4 Skin Care Treatments That Improve a Dull Complexion

Depending on the team's analysis of your skin and your concerns, one or more of these treatments may be recommended during your visit to the Dayton medspa:

  1. Oxygen Infusion Therapy: During this therapy, hyaluronic acid, peptides, and oxygen are infused deep into your skin with an airbrush oxygen machine. In addition to providing a natural glow, oxygen infusion therapy plumps and firms the skin improves hydration, increases skin cell turnover, and removes pollutants and toxins. The therapy also improves the production of collagen and elastin, proteins that keeps skin firm and supple.
  2. Science of Youth Facial: The multi-step Science of Youth Facial starts with the application of peptides, amino acids that keep your skin toned and firm. After gentle microcurrent tones the muscles of your face, it's time to counter the effects of the sun and hydrate your skin with an age-reversal antioxidant mask. Anti-aging serums and sunscreen complete this invigorating facial.
  3. Enzyme Therapy: Enzyme therapy not only gives your skin a healthy glow but also stimulates collagen production, removes dead cells and toxins, and lifts and firms your skin. Live enzymes used in the treatment enhance the abilities of your natural enzymes and improve your skin's structure.
  4. Dermafiling: Citrus enzymes and a handheld dermafile device smooth and exfoliate the outer layers of your skin. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, leaving you with dewy, glowing skin. A blueberry and hyaluronic mask add hydration to the skin during the second step of the treatment. Dermafiling not only eliminates dullness but can also be helpful if you have sun damage, fine lines, clogged pores, dark spots, or acne scars.

Improve your skin tone and texture with a facial or another skincare treatment at Spa Medicca. Call Dr. Christopher Sesslar's Dayton, OH, office at (937) 312-9212 to schedule your appointment.

Juvederm is a non-invasive injectable cosmetic treatment for smoothing and softening lines and wrinkles on the face. Juvederm can give you younger-looking skin with results lasting as long as one year before additional treatments are needed. Several types of Juvederm are available at Spa Medicca in Dayton, OH, where our medspa team, lead by Dr. Christopher Sesslar, can recommend a specific Juvederm treatment to help you achieve your desired results.

Juvederm Injectable Fillers

Juvederm makes it possible to achieve skin that is smoother and more youthful-looking without surgical intervention. It is an injectable dermal filler that can minimize or eliminate lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose. Additionally, some Juvederm treatments are safely used to treat fine lines around the eyes. The experienced professionals at our medspa in Dayton, OH, can recommend a specific Juvederm treatment that is best suited for the area of skin you wish to target.

Types of Juvederm treatments include:

  • Juvederm Ultra XC
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
  • Juvederm Voluma XC
  • Juvederm Vollure XC
  • Juvederm Volbella XC

Juvederm products contain hyaluronic acid, which is a natural protein that is easily and gradually absorbed into the body. Young, healthy skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid, which delivers nutrients to the skin and helps hydrate it. Hyaluronic acid is one of the reasons youthful skin appears smooth and plump. Unfortunately, the skin’s ability to naturally produce enough hyaluronic acid diminishes with age, which is where Juvederm treatments can help. Juvederm delivers the hyaluronic acid your skin is missing.

Juvederm Treatments

The Juvederm filler is a gel-like substance that is administered via injection directly into the treatment area, performed right here at our Dayton medspa. For example, Juvederm is injected directly into the skin around the mouth to eliminate lines often referred to as “parentheses.” Treatment sessions typically last only about 15 minutes but could take longer if additional injections are needed or multiple areas are being treated at one time. Immediately after treatment, your skin will be visibly smoother and your results will continue to improve over the following weeks. There is no recovery period so you can continue with your regular activities right away.

Smoother and younger-looking skin is just a Juvederm treatment away. To find out which Juvederm treatment is right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Sesslar by calling our medspa, Spa Medicca in Dayton, OH, at (937) 312-9212.

By Spa Medicca
September 17, 2020

CoolSculpting is an innovative body contouring treatment for eliminating unwanted fat cells. This non-surgical procedure involves freezing away fat cells in targeted areas of the body. We offer CoolSculpting at Spa Medicca in Dayton, OH, where Dr. Christopher Sesslar can determine if you are a candidate for this exciting new body contouring treatment.

How CoolSculpting Works

CoolSculpting can be thought of as a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction for removing stubborn fat that has been difficult to shed through traditional diet and exercise methods. It is an excellent option for individuals who are uncomfortable undergoing a surgical body contouring procedure. CoolSculpting is an effective method for removing unwanted fat cells from various areas of the body, including the belly, buttocks, thighs, and arms. CoolSculpting patients in Dayton use it to treat love handles or a double chin.

The way CoolSculpting works is by freezing fat cells in the area being targeted. This method is so effective because fat tissue freezes at a higher temperature than other tissues in the body. What that means is that the fat cells crystallize more quickly, which allows the CoolSculpting equipment to readily target fat cells without affecting other tissues in the body. The body sees frozen fat cells as dead tissue. Its natural response is to eliminate these dead tissues by gradually flushing the fat cells out of the body over time.

Since it does take time for the body to remove the frozen fat cells, your body contouring results will not be immediately visible after your CoolSculpting treatment at our med spa in Dayton. Most patients can see significantly noticeable results within about two months following treatment. Although, some patients have been able to observe a more contoured body in as little as three weeks. Results can potentially continue improving for up to six months after undergoing CoolSculpting.

If you are interested in a nonsurgical body contouring option, CoolSculpting could be just what you are looking for. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Sesslar to learn more about CoolSculpting by calling Spa Medicca in Dayton, OH, at (937) 312-9212.

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