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PAGE 2 Weight Loss for Teens
Thigh Fat: Meet Your Match
FDA Clears CoolSculpting for Thigh Fat Removal
The FDA has officially recognized CoolSculpting as an effective, safe method for removing fat from the thigh area.
CoolSculpting has been cleared to treat thighs with the entire suite of Zeltiq Aesthetics applicators by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This clearance means the FDA recognizes CoolSculpting as effective for treating the entire thigh area, in addition to the previous clearance of CoolSculpting for the abdomen and flanks. Medical providers have been able to treat the thighs with CoolSculpting, but the FDA now recognizes its efficacy, and CoolSculpting maker Zeltiq can now market CoolSculpting specifically for treatment of the thighs. CoolSculpting is particularly popular for treating stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise on the stomach, flanks, and thighs. CoolSculpting uses cold to destroy fat cells while leaving surrounding tissue
untouched, and over a period of weeks the body naturally disposes of the unwanted fat cells. This type of body contouring creates long-lasting results, as the fat cells are targeted and completely removed from the
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Amerejuve North Values Hospitality, Trust Amerejuve North 1960 manager Elizabeth Ducrè says hospitality and trust are vital to creating a great medspa experience. With her team Maya Malik and Miriam Garcia, her focus is to meet clients’ deepest needs and concerns to help them feel wonderful. Elizabeth “It’s an honor for people Ducrè, to come and meet you Manager and open up to you about their actual con-
cerns, their needs, and trusting you to be able to give them the antidote, the suggestions, the remedies,” she said. “I feel great when I do my consultations. There’s something I’m saying that is actually benefitting the person.” Ducrè is a naturally helpful and empathetic person, with years of experience in hospitality and support as an artist, teacher, and manager. Her spa experience has taught her to understand clinic Maya Malik, Elizabeth Ducrè, and Mirmanagement from the bottom up, and iam Garcia offer hospitality and excelNORTH 1960, Page 4 lent service at Amerejuve North.
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Amerejuve Rewards Adds New Perks Amerejuve MedSpa and Cosmetic Surgery has expanded its Amerejuve Rewards program to include more rewards, offering a wider array of perks for Amerejuve clients. The new rewards include popular body contouring procedures VASER Shape and CoolSculpting, a facial treatment of eMatrix skin rejuvenation, and free units of Botox Cosmetic, the popular anti-wrinkle injection. “Clients have participated so enthusiastically in the rewards program since we launched in November, we’re happy to add more rewards,” said Kelsie Cleboski,
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25,000 points 50 Free Units of Botox Director of Amerejuve Rewards. “This also makes it easy for them to try out new treatments or add more sessions of the ones they already love.” The previous rewards, $10 and $25 gift certificates and a 60-minute facial, will
also remain on the rewards list. The Amerejuve Rewards program is available at http://rewards.amerejuve. com. The program, powered by Perkville,
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Amerefit Offers Teen-Tailored Weight Loss and Education
If you’re looking to get your teen off the couch and into a healthier lifestyle this summer, Amerefit can help. Amerefit tailors personalized, medical weight loss plans for teenagers too, not just adults. Teens often find the program challenging, fun, and rewarding, said Amerefit Coach and Nutritionist Saba Umar. Teenagers not only shed excess weight more easily than adults, the habits and knowledge they gain from the program will have long-term health benefits. “Teens generally have a higher metabolism and do not suffer from other health issues like high blood sugar to complicate the weight loss process. As long as they follow the meal plan and exercise plan given to them, they just shed off the pounds easily!” said Umar. “Most teenagers and parents are thankful that their teen has Teens usually lose weight more easily than adults, but they need guidance learned so much and has the knowledge which and education to get fit in an effective, healthy way. will be helpful for them for a lifetime.” on a daily basis. Umar said many teens also respond to the Bodymedia One 14-year-old Amerefit client said he now understands the Tracker that’s part of every Amerefit plan, a medical device importance of healthy eating and keeping a healthy lifestyle that tracks calorie consumption, calorie burn, sleep, and other since starting the program. Over two months, he lost 15 important information. With their tech savvy skills, teens pounds. quickly get the hang of the device and are curious about their TEEN WEIGHT LOSS, Page 9 numbers, which in turn helps Umar guide their weight loss
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New Injectable Targets Midface Aging
Amerejuve Galleria is proud to now provide Juvederm Voluma XC, an injectable from the makers of Juvederm XC for replacing lost volume in the cheek and creating a subtle lift to the face. Facial aging isn’t just caused by wrinkles and lines, but also by volume loss. Youthful faces have firm lifted pockets of fat in the face. With age, loss of volume in the face contributes to lines and wrinkles and makes a face appear older. Fillers Amber Black help to address this Nurse Injector volume loss, and Voluma focuses on the cheek area. Injector Amber Black is excited for the new possibilities for treatment that Voluma provides. “This injectable gel is indicated for deep injections for augmenting the cheek,” she
Juvederm is known for its quality fillers that temporarily erase age lines, and its new product offers the only FDA-cleared option for the mid-face.
said, noting that clients aged 35-65 are the most likely to benefit from its rejuvenating effects. Black said the treatment is effective for men and women, and she estimates that it will make most patients look three to five years younger. Results from Voluma last for up to two years. Voluma is a gel made of Hyaluronic Acid, a substance that occurs naturally
in the skin and helps provide youthful structure. Voluma is FDA-approved for restoring volume in the cheek area. While many injectable beauty enhancements may seem interchangeable, most of them target a specific area of the face. Botox is most frequently used for lines in the forehead, between the brows, or at the corners of the eyes. Juvederm and
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NORTH 1960, from Page 1 she is pleased to offer her help and expertise to the North 1960 area. Ducrè treasures the opportunities she has to help others through Amerejuve. “It’s nice to be able to reach out to people,” she said. “I have always been that person, ‘the healer,’ the one that everyone can talk to. I think that’s why I like being in this position.” The full North 1960 team offers diverse knowledge and experience, creating a great environment for clients to get exactly the service and advice they need. In her spare time, Ducrè loves to travel and is an artist in a number of fields, including photography, portraiture, and music. “I have done so many different types of art,” she said. “I decided this year I’m going to be putting my efforts in my music.” To schedule a free consultation, call (713) 960-6262. ■
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Breast Reconstruction Involves Key Variables
Breast reconstruction is usually performed after a woman has lost one or both breasts to cancer. Surgeons have a number of options in reconstruction to best consider each patient’s specific medical history, goals, and current situation. For example, the way the mastectomy, or breast removal surgery, was performed impacts the type of reconstruction that will work best. In some mastectomies, the breast skin is retained, and an implant can be placed immediately following the mastectomy. In other procedures, the skin may be left tight and flat, requiring a later procedure. Some reconstructions use tissue from elsewhere on the body to re- As part of a breast reconstruction, a tissue expander may be used to create room for an implant. Saline is gradually added to the expander over time to stretch the skin. build the breast, while others focus on using implants to replace the it may not be possible to exactly recreate breast reconstruction can help restore her lost tissue and volume. The best choice the look of the woman’s natural breasts original look and may make some cancer depends on the individual patient, and from before the mastectomy. Also, while survivors feel more comfortable with this discussion is an important part of the look and feel will be as natural as their bodies. consulting with a plastic surgeon. possible, the patient should not expect to Learn more at learn.amerejuve.com, or It’s important to note that reconstruchave the same level of sensation in the schedule a free consultation with one of tion, because of it’s individuality, can vary reconstructed breast as in the original. our plastic surgeons by calling (713) 960in terms of the final effect. The goal is Losing one or both breasts to cancer 6262. ■ to create natural shape and volume, but can be a difficult process for women, but
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Amerejuve 101 Video Series Sheds Light on MedSpa, Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Curious about Amerejuve procedures? Amerejuve’s educational web site, http://learn.amerejuve. com, offers clear, informative videos on a number of Amerejuve procedures, including all cosmetic surgeries and a number of medspa treatments such as laser hair removal and chemical peels. Amerejuve has made these videos available not only to Amerejuve staff as a continuing education tool, but also to clients. Each video gives an overview of what the procedure does, how it works, what to expect, and what any recovery time will be like. Of course, these videos can provide only general information on these procedures. For any medical treatment, even one as simple as a chemical peel, it’s important to have a face-to-face consultation to ensure the procedure is the best option for your skin, body, healthy, and goals. This is particularly the case with plastic surgery, which is why Amerejuve offers free consultations with our surgeons to ensure each client receives clear, personalized information to make the best decision for themselves. To schedule a consultation for any of our medspa or cosmetic surgery services, call (713) 960-6262. ■
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Refreshes skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, tailored to your skin.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift) Focuses on the eyes to create an alert, more youthful appearance for the entire face.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Tightens loose skin in the abdominal area to create a flatter, firmer appearance.
Laser Hair Removal Permanently reduces hair growth in treated areas.
Botulinim Toxin (Botox)
Reduces frown lines, worry wrinkles, and crow’s feet for a relaxed, natural appearance.
Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) Reshapes the nose by combining the science and art of plastic surgery.
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body. Healthy diet and exercise help make the results last even longer. In a release, Zeltiq reported 86 percent of patients reported a visible reduction of outer thigh fat after 16 weeks and said they were satisfied with their results. Amerejuve MedSpa and Cosmetic Surgery offers CoolSculpting as well as other body contouring services, including VelaShape, VASER Shape, and Zerona. To schedule a free consultation to discuss goals and options, call (713) 960-6262. ■
similar fillers focus on filling out deep folds and lines, such as the lines that run from the nose to the corner of the mouth. Amerejuve offers a broad menu of injectables to provide rejuvenation, including Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, and Restylane. To schedule a free consultation to discuss injectables and other age-defying procedures, call (713) 960-6262. ■
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Amerejuve Around Town
“[Teens] need expert guidance from reliable sources instead of confusing advice on the internet, especially when it comes to their health.” Saba Umar
TEEN WEIGHT LOSS, from Page 2 “You helped me lose so much fat that I now am much more energetic,” he said in a note to Umar, adding “You made me try different food that I like now.” Umar said many teens who want to lose weight struggle to do so on their own. “Teens either have an overeating issue (like junk food), or if they are trying to lose on their own, they eat too little,” she said. “We at Amerefit base all the meal plans on the teen’s individual metabolism, so I make sure every teen is getting the right number of calories and the right nutrition from those calories.” Another issue for teens can be finding good information about weight loss. “Teenagers are still learning about their bodies and their food and nutrition. They need expert guidance from reliable sources instead of confusing advice on the internet, especially when it comes to their health,” she said. Umar said parents should pay attention to not only their teen’s weight, but also to their confidence and energy level when deciding to start Amerefit’s weight and wellness program. “Sometimes overweight teens are just too embarrassed or shy to approach their parent to get help, and if it’s affecting their child’s social life and general happiness, parents need to act on it on their own sooner than later, because weight is something that only gets tougher to lose with age,” Umar said. To schedule a free Amerefit consultation, call (713) 781-7332. ■
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Watch Out for Summer Sun Powerful SPF Protects from Sun Exposure and Future Aging
Summer is here, and the sun has come right along with it. The more we learn about skin and how it changes with time, the more we see sun exposure as a key factor in causing wrinkles, lines, discoloration, and even cancer. It’s more important than ever to protect your skin from the sun, and that’s why we carry Glo’s water-resistant SPF 45. This sunscreen will stay on damp or wet skin for 2-3 hours, though it’s important to reapply after swimming, toweling dry, or vigorous activity. It’s a broad spectrum SPF that protects against both UVA and UVB radiation. Since it’s oil-free, it’s recommended for all skin types. Always remember to apply sunscreen 20-30 minutes before heading out into the sun for maximum effectiveness. To schedule a free skin consultation, call (713) 960-6262. ■
Questions about our products? Ask Christina Presnall, our Product Sales Manager, for recommendations for all your skin concerns. E-mail christina.presnall@amerejuve. com
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