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- Genital warts
- Precancerous changes to the vagina, vulva, or cervix
- Vulvar, cervical, or vaginal cancer
Could this fat freezing technology give you the bikini body you want?
While working out and eating right should produce the results you’re looking for, fat is a little trickier and more complicated than that. Fat is pretty stubborn and while you will certainly see results from leading a healthier lifestyle, you may still find fat in areas such as the stomach, sides and thighs that don’t seem to be disappearing as quickly. While some people tend to turn to plastic surgery for results, our Atlanta, GA, gynecologist, Dr. Lillian Schapiro, offers a non-invasive, non-surgical way to destroy these pockets of unwanted fat.
What is Coolsculpting?
In essence, Coolsculpting works by freezing and destroying fat cells in certain areas of the body. During your session, a handheld device is placed over your area of concern. While attached, the device delivers cooling technology to cause damage the fat cells which are then cleared by your own lymph system. One session usually takes about 30 minutes.
What problems can Coolsculpting treat?
Just about any area of the body that has some unwanted fat can benefit from Coolsculpting. This includes:
- Upper arms and the bra line
- Double chin
- Sides or “love handles”
Try the “pinch” test: If you can pinch an inch layer, then more than likely, we can treat it with Coolsculpting.
When will I see results from Coolsculpting?
It will take time for the fat cells to break down and be reabsorbed by the body’s lymphatic system. You should start to see results about four weeks after treatment with the most visible results occurring within three months. The body will continue to reabsorb these fat cells for up to six months after Coolsculpting treatment. The good news is that once these fat cells are destroyed, they can’t return.
Call us to set up a free consultation.
You might be surprised to know that, in addition to performing checks on your reproductive health, Atlanta-based Ideal Gynecology also offers HydraFacials to make patients' skin look radiant. Led by Dr. Lillian Schapiro, read on to learn what this cosmetic treatment can do for you.
What is HydraFacial?
Over the past two years, HydraFacial has become one of the most popular facial skin treatments in the world. As well as hydrating your skin, it deep cleanses your pores and resurfaces your skin. HydraFacial treatment has four steps:
- Cleansing and exfoliation: The pores are deep cleaned to remove trapped dirt and oils. This process also removes dead skin cells and resurfaces your facial skin.
- Skin peel: A mild glycolic peel leaves your skin feeling rejuvenated and with a healthy glow.
- Extracting: A vortex extraction nozzle is used to remove all the unwanted particles from your skin.
- Hydrating: The pen-like device infuses the newly cleansed skin with antioxidant and collagen-rich hydrating serums.
When you undergo HydraFacial at Ideal Gynecology, you will enjoy a relaxing and invigorating experience. Dr. Shapiro will discuss any concerning areas of skin and explain how HydraFacial can help.
Benefits of HydraFacial
The benefits of HydraFacial treatment from our Atlanta office are numerous, and many can be seen after just one appointment. They include:
- Softer, smoother skin
- Skin hydration and plumping
- Gradual reduction of fine lines, and brown spots
- Improvement of oily skin
- Bright, clear complexion
- More even skin tone
- Firmer skin
- Reduction of enlarged pores
The effects of HydraFacial can last for up to seven days or longer. For the best, most consistent results, one treatment per month is recommended.
Give Us a Call
If you live in or around Atlanta, contact Dr. Schapiro at (470) 312-3696 to book an appointment for HydraFacial or to find out about other skin treatments.
Did you know that cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer for women worldwide? While this statistic can be startling the good news is that it is one of the most preventable cancers. A cervical cancer screening is one of the best and most reliable tools our OBGYN has to detect cancerous and precancerous cells within the cervix. This screening is most often referred to as a Pap test.
What is a Pap test?
Women as young as 21 years old should start getting routine cervical cancer screenings from their OBGYN. If results from the first Pap smear are normal then women between the ages of 21 to 29 will only need to get a Pap test every three years. Women with an abnormal Pap will require a repeat Pap test to look for the presence of precancerous cells.
Women between the ages of 30 to 65 should get a cervical cancer screening every 5 years. Once a woman reaches 65 years old, she usually won’t need to undergo cervical cancer screenings any longer. Women at high risk for cervical cancer may need to come in more often for screenings. This is something that you can discuss with your gynecologist during your first screening or next annual wellness exam.
Are there other ways to prevent cervical cancer?
Along with getting routine cervical cancer screenings your OBGYN can also provide a way to protect young women from contracting HPV, a common STI that is also the leading cause of cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine is often recommended for young women around the age of 11 or 12.
This vaccine can be administered to women between the ages of 13 and 26 who have not contracted HPV. The vaccine comes in three doses and it protects against the strains of HPV that are most likely to cause cervical cancer. Even if women have received the HPV vaccine they should still come in for routine screenings and checkups.
Whether you want to learn more about the HPV vaccine or you need to schedule your annual checkup and Pap smear, turn to your OBGYN today to take an active interest in your reproductive health.
At Ideal Gynecology in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Lillian Schapiro utilizes CoolSculpting as a safe and effective way to reduce your stubborn excess fat that doesn't disappear with a healthy lifestyle change. Her Cool & Fit program helps men and women of all ages target stubborn areas, such as the arms, thighs, stomach, flanks, and chin. This one-of-a-kind technology is a permanent solution to destroying fat cells. If you'd like to learn more about the details of CoolSculpting, read on, and schedule a consultation in our Atlanta, GA, office to determine if you are a candidate.
What Exactly Is CoolSculpting?
This fat-freezing method provides scientifically proven results to help men and women reduce fat in stubborn pockets in specific parts of the body. It's a non-invasive alternative to liposuction that delivers results in one to three months and is ideal for patients who can't get rid of problem areas with diet and exercise.
Benefits of CoolSculpting
Our Atlanta, GA, patients choose CoolSculpting because its fat-freezing technology offers a long track record of success and safety. It's also the only FDA-approved non-surgical fat reduction treatment that helps patients succeed in their body goals. If you're ready to take the next step, other advantages include:
- Clinically proven fat loss
- Fat reductions up to 40%
- Clears fat cells naturally
- Zero downtime, quick recovery
- Noticeable results in 8-12 weeks
What to Expect from the Procedure
When you visit Ideal Gynecology for this procedure, you'll be able to sit back and relax in your private treatment room. During a CoolSculpting session, the device rests on your skin and applies a gentle suction motion. Scientifically named cryolipolysis, it freezes fat cells at a specific temperature so they cannot return. Because they don't like the cold, they rupture, and your lymphatic system helps eliminate them from your body naturally. It takes about one hour to target and treat each body part, although larger areas may require more than one session.
Interested? Give Us a Call
For more information about CoolSculpting or any of the other services provided by Ideal Gynecology, visit our website. For appointment scheduling with Dr. Lillian Schapiro or Dr. Kathryn Garren, please call our Atlanta, GA, office at (470) 312-3696.