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    Here’s What’s New at MCS This Spring

    If you’re anything like us, spring has you feeling energized and ready to plan your summer beach getaway. At Maningas Cosmetic Surgery, we have a whole new lineup of minimally invasive procedures designed to help you look and feel great, just in time for warmer weather. So before you put on that new bikini or crop-top, book a consultation with us and vacation with confidence!

    Diolaze laser hair removal

    What do razor burn, smelly lotions, and painful waxing all have in common? They’re inefficient and time consuming ways of getting rid of unwanted hair! If you’re looking forward to showing off smooth, hairless skin without bumps this summer, it’s time to try Diolaze™ laser hair removal.

    How does Diolaze work?

    Diolaze from inMode uses a high-energy diode laser to damage active hair follicles at the root and prevent hair from growing back. Diolaze has a few key advantages over other laser hair removal devices currently on the market:

    1. Diolaze has one of the largest treatment spot sizes, meaning treatments are quicker and more efficient
    2. Diolaze has an extra-large built-in skin cooling device for more comfortable treatments

    What areas of the body can Diolaze treat?

    Diolaze is effective at treating any area of the body that has hair. Some of our favorite places to use Diolaze include:

    • Bikini area
    • Legs
    • Arms
    • Chest
    • Back & shoulders
    • Stomach
    • Neck & chin
    • Sideburns

    How many Diolaze treatments will I need?

    We recommend 6-8 Diolaze treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart, depending on your hair color & type, body area, and skin tone. While most of our patients begin to notice significantly less hair growth and smoother skin after just a few Diolaze sessions, we suggest you undergo a full series of treatments to achieve more complete hair reduction.

    IPL photofacial

    Ready to say “bye” to sun damaged skin and “hello” to fresh, healthy skin? An IPL photofacial can rejuvenate your complexion and even out your skin tone & texture. Since your new skin will be sensitive at first, make sure you wait at least 2 weeks after your IPL treatment before you head out into the sun—and, as always, be sure to cover up with a quality sunscreen and protective clothing.

    What is an IPL photofacial?

    IPL treatment is similar to laser skin resurfacing but the light is spread out into multiple wavelengths, making it gentler on your skin for a quicker, more comfortable procedure and recovery. At Maningas Cosmetic Surgery, we use the Lumecca laser from InMode because it’s the most powerful IPL device on the market, meaning you’ll need fewer treatments to look great.

    What can IPL treat?

    An IPL photofacial can refresh your skin by treating the following conditions:

    • Age spots
    • Discoloration caused by acne
    • Vascular lesions, including spider veins and broken blood vessels
    • Birthmarks
    • Rosacea
    • Freckles
    • Sun damage
    • Unwanted facial and/or body hair

    What areas of my body can IPL photofacial treat?

    IPL treatments are typically applied to the face but are also effective on any areas of the body regularly exposed to the sun, including the:

    • Neck
    • Décolletage
    • Legs
    • Hands
    • Arms

    How many IPL treatments will I need?

    While you’ll likely see skin improvements after just one IPL treatment, we recommend 3-6 treatments spaced one month apart for best results.

    Want to learn how IPL photofacial compares to laser skin resurfacing? Read our IPL vs. Laser Treatment blog post.

    Forma face tightening

    Looking for the benefits of a facelift without the incisions or downtime? Forma non-surgical facelift is a non-invasive, no-downtime treatment that lifts, tones, and smooths the delicate skin of the face and neck. Put your best face forward this spring with a Forma facelift!

    How does Forma tighten skin?

    Forma tightens and smooths facial skin by increasing collagen deep below the epidermis using radiofrequency (RF) energy. Collagen is the protein that makes your skin firm and youthful, so this increase leads to lasting youthful toning, as well as diminished wrinkles. This collagen production happens gradually, with your full results developing over the course of 3 months.

    What areas of the body can Forma treat?

    Forma is highly effective at tightening skin in the following areas:

    • Forehead
    • Between the eyebrows
    • Crow’s feet
    • Upper and lower eyelids
    • Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
    • Jowls (lower face)
    • Chin
    • Neck

    How many Forma treatments will I need?

    To maintain optimal results, we recommend a series of initial treatments, followed by easy annual maintenance treatments. Our expert staff can help you determine when you should return for a follow-up treatment during a personal consultation.

    Evoke face & neck tightening

    We’re super excited about Evoke from InMode! Like other RF skin tightening devices, Evoke uses RF technology to stimulate collagen and lift & tighten skin on the cheeks, jawline, and neck. However, Evoke is unique in that it uses hands-free applicators to contour the face and/or neck to provide a youthful, rejuvenated look, all without surgery, incisions, or downtime. Evoke also has 2 treatment applicators to choose from: one for the cheeks and jowls and another for the neck and double-chin (submental) area. Or, these applicators can be combined for full facial and neck rejuvenation.

    Evoke treatment is comfortable and pain-free; you’ll feel a slight warming sensation in your face, which most patients find completely tolerable. You can watch TV, read, or take a nap while you receive your Evoke treatment.

    What areas of the body can I treat with Evoke?

    • Cheeks & jowls
    • Jawline
    • Neck
    • Under the chin (submental area)

    What are the benefits of Evoke treatment?

    Evoke has numerous benefits, including:

    • No surgery, incisions, or injections required
    • Hands-free technology makes treatment easy, comfortable, and safe
    • Choose between (or combine) 2 treatment areas: neck & under the chin, or face & jawline
    • Treats fine lines, wrinkles, crepey skin, and saggy skin
    • Safely delivers thermal energy to the face and neck without damaging surrounding tissues
    • No downtime. You can immediately go back to work and resume your daily activities

    How many Evoke treatments will I need?

    Treatments last between 20-45 minutes. We recommend 3-6 treatments spaced 1 week apart for optimal skin tightening results. Full results are typically noticeable after 8 weeks and can last for up to a year.

    Evolve Tite, Trim, & Tone

    At Maningas Cosmetic Surgery, we understand that because the body ages in a multitude of ways, our patients often have multiple skin and body concerns they want to address. We love Evolve because it allows us to non-surgically tighten skin, trim fat, and/or tone muscle depending on your unique needs.

    Evolve by InMode uses RF energy and electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) to target your treatment area with either skin tightening (Tite), fat melting (Trim), or muscle-defining (Tone) wavelengths.

    What are the benefits of Evolve?

    Evolve’s 3 handpieces each offer their own unique benefits, including:

    • Evolve Tite reduces your waistline and tightens skin while maintaining a controlled skin-contraction temperature. With Evolve Tite, patients typically see a reduction in their wrinkles and folds, as well as improved appearance of their cellulite
    • Evolve Trim remodels skin and fat by applying deep, targeted RF energy customized to meet your unique anatomy
    • Evolve Tone stimulates involuntary muscle contractions to tone and strengthen targeted muscle groups

    MyEllevate™

    Most of us are well aware that stress can take a toll on our complexion—but did you know stress can also affect your skin’s texture? The pandemic has many of us looking in the mirror wondering how our skin suddenly started losing its elasticity, especially in the lower face and neck. Thankfully, MyEllevate™ is designed to lift the neck and restore a strong jawline with minimal recovery time.

    MyEllevate tightens skin using a suture matrix that’s inserted through a series of very small incisions in the lower face and neck. The sutures are placed deep in the dermis, just above the muscle layer, and are anchored behind the ears. MyEllevate lifts and supports sagging tissues that cause the appearance of a “double chin” and “turkey neck.”

    What are the benefits of MyEllevate?

    MyEllevate non-surgical neck lift offers many benefits, including:

    • Can be performed under local anesthesia
    • No surgical incisions or skin removal
    • No visible scarring
    • Procedure takes less than an hour
    • Recovery period is less than 5 days
    • Results usually last 5-7+ years

    Who is a good candidate for MyEllevate?

    MyEllevate is most effective for patients in earlier stages of facial aging who have mild skin laxity.

    FormaV feminine rejuvenation

    Ladies, our newest procedure, FormaV vaginal rejuvenation, may be just what you need to improve your sex life and stop bladder leakage.

    FormaV by InMode uses RF energy to improve the appearance of the vagina, tighten the vaginal canal, and increase lubrication within the vagina. We are then able to perform Morpheus8 microneedling to further tighten outer vaginal skin, depending on your concerns.

    After FormaV treatment, most women experience increased sexual pleasure, improved bladder control, and confidence with the appearance of their vagina.

    How does FormaV work?

    The FormaV wand is inserted into the vaginal canal where it evenly applies RF energy to surrounding tissue, improving muscle tone and blood flow in the vagina and increasing lubrication over time. FormaV also stimulates collagen and elastin production in the vagina for more youthful, healthy skin. Most patients begin to notice FormaV results within just a few days, with full results becoming apparent after 2-3 weeks.

    What are the benefits of FormaV?

    With FormaV you can enjoy numerous benefits, including:

    • Increased sexual pleasure
    • Exercise without worrying about bladder leakage
    • Reduced wrinkling and sagging in the labia and vulva
    • Increased vaginal tightness

    What can FormaV treat?

    FormaV is effective at treating the following conditions:

    • Vaginal pain and discomfort
    • Sensitivity
    • Lack of sexual pleasure
    • Urinary incontinence
    • Vaginal laxity (sagging vagina)
    • Pelvic organ prolapse (bulging vagina)

    How many FormaV treatments will I need?

    While patients often notice an improvement in vaginal tightness and appearance after just one treatment, we recommend patients undergo 3 treatment sessions, followed by annual treatments, to receive and then maintain optimal results. You may choose to receive either FormaV or Morpheus8 microneedling treatment, or combine both treatments for full vaginal rejuvenation.

    Get ready for summer at Maningas Cosmetic Surgery

    At Maningas Cosmetic Surgery, our board certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Talon Maningas, and his nursing & aesthetician team are ready to help you refresh your look, just in time for summer! Contact us online or call (417) 437-0303 to find out how our new minimally invasive procedures can rejuvenate your face and body today.

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