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​ It's 2019 - we were supposed to be driving flying cars and living in space by now, right? While some of the technology we had hoped for hasn't come to fruition, there have been some significant advances in cosmetic procedures. These advances have not only changed how procedures are performed, but have also improved the quality of results and how ...
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Making a Good Thing Even Better!

Making a Good Thing Even Better!
Losing weight is a great thing! It can improve your health, allow you to be more active and help build your confidence. However, losing weight can bring some unintended consequences. One of these consequences is loose skin. Many individuals who lose a significant amount of weight or lose weight too quickly can end up with sagging, loose skin that makes them feel self-conscious about their new bodies. It can also make their clothes fit improperly, which can often compound feelings of embarrassment or insecurity. Innovations Medical Center can help reduce loose skin for some individuals.

What Causes Loose Skin to Develop?
When an individual gains weight, the skin stretches to accommodate increased layers of fat that lie below its surface. The increased fat keeps the skin tight and smooth.

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Talking About Turkey Neck

Talking About Turkey Neck
It is almost Thanksgiving. Let’s talk turkey - turkey neck, that is.

Turkey neck is the nickname for the loose, sagging or baggy skin that hangs off the neck. It is a consequence of losing skin elasticity because of aging, genetics and weight loss. Turkey neck can add years to your appearance and may even make you feel self-conscious about wearing anything but a turtleneck sweater.

Turkey neck can be hard to get rid of on your own - it does not respond to exercise or a healthy diet, and many over-the-counter skin-tightening creams make empty promises or yield only temporary results. Dr. Johnson can help treat your turkey neck and sagging skin this fall using the powerful skin-tightening therapy Thermage.
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Best Ways to Tighten Sagging Facial Skin

Best Ways to Tighten Sagging Facial Skin

There are many options available if you want to treat your sagging facial skin, including surgical face-lifts, noninvasive skin tightening, facial exercises, topical creams and even devices that promise to give you back the face of your youth. But, what actually works? We break down what works and what doesn't for sagging facial skin in this blog.

Topical Creams
There are many topical creams and lotions available that claim to firm and tighten the skin, but to see real results, you must use these products for extended periods. The majority of these products also only work for very mild cases of sagging skin, so if your situation is more serious, you may be out of luck and out of money spent on products not suited for you.

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Eat Right and Avoid Cellulite ... or at Least Lower the Risk of Developing It

Eat Right and Avoid Cellulite ... or at Least Lower the Risk of Developing It
Cellulite. The very word makes many of us want to run, hide or at least reach for long pants. Cellulite develops when deposits of fat poke through connective tissue, resulting in a dimpled or uneven appearance. Cellulite can happen to anyone - male, female, young, old, heavy or thin (yes, even thin people can have cellulite), and it is hard to get rid of once it develops. Learning about cellulite can equip you with strategies to get rid of it, or at least improve its appearance. One way you can help reduce your chance of developing cellulite is to eat a healthy diet.

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables. Eating more fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of developing cellulite because these foods contain high levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients that support healthy tissue and collagen production and protect cells from damage. Antioxidants can especially help because they protect against free radicals and other environmental pollutants that can damage cells and lead to cellulite formation.

Include Lean Proteins. Add lean meats to your diet, including chicken and fish, to reduce your risk of developing cellulite. Avoid meats with a lot of fat, as consuming fat and other forms of connective tissue can increase the risk of developing cellulite. Nuts and seeds are also a good source of healthy protein.
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Don't Let Excess Skin Get in the Way

Don't Let Excess Skin Get in the Way

Tired of loose skin? Thermage can help smooth your skin by delivering radiofrequency energy to targeted treatment areas to heat the layers below the surface, producing more collagen and pulling skin tighter.  The results? Smoother skin and a more shapely appearance. But does Thermage last?

How Long Does Thermage Last?
You can think of Thermage as "resetting the clock" on your skin. Your skin will age from a new starting point. How fast it ages depends on the factors below.

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The Many Myths About Cellulite

The Many Myths About Cellulite

Cellulite is very common, but it is also very misunderstood. Cellulite occurs when the fat below the skin gets trapped in connective tissue and pushes through, leaving a bumpy, lumpy and dimpled appearance that won’t go away despite diet, exercise or expensive creams that make promises to smooth out the skin. Dr. Johnson treats patients with cellulite using radiofrequency skin tightening such as Legend or Thermage, a revolutionary tool designed to melt fat and tighten skin for a smoother and firmer look.

Here are some common myths about cellulite:

Men Don’t Get Cellulite. While cellulite affects 90 percent of women, 10 percent of men also develop the condition. Men develop cellulite usually in the abdominal area.

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The Many Myths About Cellulite

The Many Myths About Cellulite

Cellulite is very common, but it is also very misunderstood. Cellulite occurs when the fat below the skin gets trapped in connective tissue and pushes through, leaving a bumpy, lumpy and dimpled appearance that won’t go away despite diet, exercise or expensive creams that make promises to smooth out the skin. Dr. Johnson treats patients with cellulite using radiofrequency skin tightening such as Legend or Thermage, a revolutionary tool designed to melt fat and tighten skin for a smoother and firmer look.

Here are some common myths about cellulite:

Men Don’t Get Cellulite. While cellulite affects 90 percent of women, 10 percent of men also develop the condition. Men develop cellulite usually in the abdominal area.

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Cellulite Solutions - The Procedures To Buy & The Ones That Waste Money


If you're tired of hiding your body behind long clothes, even on the beach, because of cellulite, Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical is here to help you. There are superb cellulite removing and smoothening procedures that work great and will help you look amazing in that swimsuit.

If you have small amounts of cellulite, radio frequency skin tightening is a perfect procedure for you! There are two great devices used – Legend and Thermage. Best thing about radio frequency is that it is not invasive at all and there is absolutely no downtime – you can do a procedure on your lunch break! 88% of patients respond very well with Legend and Thermage.

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Cellulite Reduction Treatments That Actually Work


Do you like how your legs look? Are you concerned with cellulite, skin tightening or saddle bags? Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical can help you get your legs in perfect shape for summer.

Cellulite is a big problem for a lot of women, but luckily, cellulite treatment has advanced in the last decade. You can get rid of milder cellulite with a single treatment using Thermage and get great results. Thermage works particularly well on the front of the legs and cellulite is removed with only one treatment. Another great treatment is tri-polar radio frequency and 80% of patients respond to it according to a recent study. It can be done in several treatments and it gives great results. The treatment is also very comfortable and relaxing.

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The Best & Fastest Cosmetic Procedures


Do you want to give yourself a great holiday gift and make most of your free time? Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medicals has some great ideas!

Holiday season is the best time for office based procedures because they are simple, done with local anesthesia and require very little downtime; one or two days off is enough! Another good reason to do these procedures during holiday season is that you see the final results after about six months, which is swimsuit season. That’s why now is the time to think about the summer.

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Turkey Neck Removal - Tightening Your Neck, Arms, & Stomach


Everybody wants to look younger and Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical is here to help. Statistics show that 91% of women are not happy with their body and while exercising can certainly help; there are some things that no gym can help.

A lot of body parts are affected by aging and arms are definitely one of them. Arms get loose and saggy, but you can change that with liposuction. Another problematic area for women are the thighs. Liposuction can solve this as well and give you the silhouette that you want. It also helps with inner thighs that can be uncomfortable and chafing.

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What Men Really Want For Christmas - Men's Gift Guide 2015


There's always that person on your shopping list that's difficult to shop for but, Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medicals has some interesting holiday gift ideas to help you out!

There is always that guy that has everything, even his own breasts, and with liposuction he can see a great improvement with something that has minimum downtime. If you’re a guy that wants to get rid of the beer belly, liposuction is a great option and it can get you a six pack for Christmas! If your new stylish clothes just don't look right because of your muffin top, you can get rid of it with just an hour in the office and a small recovery time. It’s a perfect holiday gift!

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Can You Stop Aging? Erase Age With These Procedures


All of us want to look young and Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical explains some of the office based procedures that can combat the effects of aging on our appearance.

One of the most popular methods right now is to use combined therapy because, each procedure deals with a particular problem area of the body. Injectables like Botox or Restylane are the easiest procedures you can have done. Botox does a great job on wrinkles on your forehead and between your eyes as well as the crowfeet.

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Shaping Up For Christmas


Do you want to look as young as you feel? Dr. Johnson of Innovations Medical explains some procedures that can take years off of your appearance with little or no downtime.

Several things are happening when women age that makes their bodies look older. One of them is loss of collagen and the supporting proteins that support your skin, that’s why you get wrinkles and sagging. Also, the placement of fat changes as you get older. A woman that weighs the same at 20 that she does at 50 can still see an increase in her waist size. That happens naturally and it’s just the way we age. Also, the fat itself looses a lot of supporting protein, that’s why as you get older your breasts, buttocks, arms and thighs can sag.

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Is Your Muffin Top Keeping You Out Of Your Favorite Jeans


Looking good in low cut jeans can be tough, especially if the fat on your sides and back bulges on your waistband. This is the dreaded muffin top that keeps us from looking sexy in our jeans. Dr. Johnson of Innovations Medical explains that liposuction is the best solution for this body issue. The procedure is very safe and can be done in the office. You can go home the same day and there is very little downtime as well.

For excess or sagging skin, thermage is the go-to procedure. It is a non-invasive procedure that will not only tighten your skin, it will renew the collagen in your body as well. This will result in further tightening months after the procedure has been performed.The technology uses radio frequency in order to safely heat your skin’s dermis and is very safe. As for saddlebags, the fat on the side of your hips and glutes, liposuction would also be the right solution according to Dr. Johnson. Once that fat is removed, you can easily slide in your jeans and look fitter than ever.

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Turning Back The Aging Clock


Do you sometimes wish you could rewind the clock and get that younger and tighter body all over again? You’ll be glad to know that you can stop the dreaming, because it is certainly possible to turn back the aging clock. In this video. Dr. Johnson of Innovations Medical will discuss the cosmetic procedures that will not only give you back your youth, but will make you look even better.

Dr. Johnson explains that as we age, we tend to put on weight on our stomach, thighs and love handles. Even if me maintain the same weight and exercise regularly, we can’t change the genetic programming of our body.

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How To Remove Fat Areas On Our Bodies That Wobble

It’s sure is nice to get some Jello on a hot summer day, right? It jiggles, it wiggles, it's fun to eat. But when it comes to our bodies, we definitely don't want our bodies to wobble like that tasty treat.

Fortunately, Innovations Medical has office-based procedures that can take care of those wobbly areas for you.

In this video, Dr. Johnson gives in-depth details and benefits about those procedures.

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How Popular Is Cosmetic Surgery In 2015


In the movie, First Wives Club, the character Elise was asked by her friend whether she had cosmetic surgery performed on her lips and cheeks. She was hesitant to tell the truth, because perhaps she considered it a taboo.

These days, it has become an open topic to talk about and even a popular. A recent Time magazine article suggested that cosmetic procedures are popular and more accepted than ever before, but they are almost expected in some circle. As a matter of fact, cosmetic medical procedures are up by 13% in 2011 and has doubled since year 2000.

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Cosmetic Surgery Is So In Right Now - Time Magazine


A recent Time magazine article suggested that cosmetic procedures are not only popular and accepted than ever before, but they are almost expected in some circles. How we look on the outside is a powerful motivator. If you like your reflection in the mirror, it makes you more confident about yourself. You’ll smile often and feel more positive about life.

In this video, Dr. Johnson explains how changing your appearance through cosmetic procedures can help correct significant issues and boost your self esteem. It is a fact that some people have issues with their appearance. Choosing what to wear everyday can even be a challenge due to their body shapes.

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