Everyone hates cellulite. No matter how trim you are or how good of shape you’re in, you probably have some cellulite on your buttocks or thighs. Now there is Cellfina to smooth the appearance of cellulite for at least two years. Cellfina is a onetime, outpatient procedure offered only through qualified physician offices. In the clinical study, patients reported high rates of satisfaction with their treatment results. Two years post-treatment, 96 percent of patients were satisfied, surpassing the satisfaction rates of other cellulite treatments.
The Cellfina system treats the structural cause of cellulite – the connective bands woven throughout the fat in the buttocks and thighs. These tight bands pull down on the skin, creating the puckering or dimpling effect you see on the surface of the skin. Cellfina releases the tension on these bands so the skin can bounce back and smooth itself out. Most patients see results within three days of treatment and results continue to improve over time. In the study, the results lasted at least two years. This is the longest duration for any FDA-cleared cellulite treatment.
Because Cellfina is minimally invasive, there is no general anesthesia. The treatment is performed in our office. Using a local anesthetic, a small needle-sized device is inserted under the skin to release the fibrous bands. The treatment takes about 45 minutes. There may be minimal soreness, tenderness, swelling and bruising for a couple of weeks following treatment. Most patients resume normal activities the next day.
Ideal candidates for Cellfina should be at or near a healthy body weight. If you have cellulite and would like to see if Cellfina is right for you, call today to schedule a consultation.
Nearly twenty years ago, Dr. Turkle established an aesthetics department within our surgical practice because she realized there are some problems that are better handled with less invasive treatment. In addition, it is her belief that there are many products and treatments that really work and that can delay the need for surgery or prolong one’s investment in surgery.
Your skin can’t glow if it is unhealthy, sun-damaged or aging. Professional skin care treatments and products can clean dead skin cells and debris from your skin, reduce pore size, reduce redness and hyperpigmentation, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, tighten lax skin and more. More complex problems such as rosacea and extremely sensitive skin can be treated as well.
Just as important is that skin care products that really work contain more active ingredients and penetrate more deeply into the skin than those you buy over-the-counter.
The licensed medical aestheticians at Phases Skin Care and Laser Center are the best trained and best qualified professionals in the state. They are specifically trained to function in a medical setting, under the supervision of board-certified plastic surgeons, to offer advanced therapies and the latest in aesthetic treatments and products. They receive regular continuing education to keep them up-to-date on the latest developments in their field.
We take pride in developing a personalized skin care treatment and product regimen for you. Whether you are interested in skin rejuvenation and resurfacing, skin tightening, body sculpting, facials, peels, laser hair removal or other services, your first step is to schedule an aesthetics consultation to discuss your needs, your goals and your timeline. Whether your skin has special needs or not, you will benefit from the expertise and experience of our medical aestheticians.
Do you struggle with stubborn fat deposits? Whether it’s a muffin top, saddlebags or stubborn fat under your chin- the experts at Phases can help!
At Turkle & Associates, we pride ourselves on cutting-edge technology. While liposuction is an amazing way to treat stubborn fat deposits, not everyone is interested in going under the knife. Coolsculpting and truSculpt are both amazing alternatives to liposuction.
No surgery. No downtime. Unmistakable results.
Turkle & Associates was one of the first offices locally to offer Coolsculpting – an FDA-approved non-invasive treatment that freezes fat (known as cryolipolysis). Coolsculpting has gained national attention and has quickly become the go-to alternative to liposuction. With customized applicators for different body areas, the Phases staff can truly “sculpt” the fat away.
Based on the current Coolsculpting applicators, we can effectively treat the abdomen, love handles, inner and outer thighs, bra fat and back fat. Clinical studies of Coolsculpting show a reduction of 20-30% per treatment.
Coolsculpting sounds great- but what about truSculpt?
truSculpt is also FDA-approved for fat reduction, but adds skin tightening and textural improvements to its repertoire. While Coolsculpting uses cold to get rid of fat, truSculpt utilizes radiofrequency. The great thing about radiofrequency wavelengths is that they also help with skin laxity and texture.
Also, because the Phases staff utilize a handpiece to offer truSculpt, the area to be treated does not have to be “pinchable.” Common treatment sites for truSculpt include: abdomen, love handles, inner thighs, knee fat, arms, bra fat and submental (double chins).
How do I decide between Coolsculpting and truSculpt?
They both work – now what? The great news is, the Phases staff will customize a treatment plan to YOU. After an in-depth assesment, we will create a plan that will address all of your body concerns.
Coolsculpting is ideal for areas that are “pinchable.” Based on Coolsculpting’s technology, the more adipose tissue (fat) we can recruit into the applicator, the better. If your skin still has a lot of elasticity (otherwise known as snap-back) then Coolsculpting by itself may address your concerns.
If your skin stretched quite a bit with your pregnancy or weight fluctuations and you are not interested in a tummy tuck, a combination of Coolsculpting and truSculpt may make the most sense. Because truSculpt uses Radio-frequency technology, it improves skin’s texture – allowing it to address the wavy texture many women have after childbirth.
Seeing less of yourself? That’s just the beginning!
As if our before and after pictures and knowledgeable staff weren’t enough – Phases patients that have received Coolsculpting and truSculpt almost always return to treat other areas. Often, patients will address their abdominal area initially. and then return to treat bra fat, underarm fat or inner thigh texture.
To learn more about any of the services offered by Phases, please contact Phases in Indianapolis by email or call us at 317-848-8101 today.
Who wouldn’t want longer, fuller eyelashes? Mascara is listed on most women’s products they couldn’t go without for that very reason. Up until a decade ago, layering coats and coats of mascara OR sitting for 3 hours to have a full set of lash extensions were the only ways to achieve *wow* lashes. Thank goodness Latisse and Blinc mascara is accessible now!
Latisse is an eyelash solution that promises longer, fuller lashes. Owned by the makers of Botox, Latisse went through many FDA trials to make sure it is safe for daily use. When utilized correctly, Latisse will lengthen and thicken your natural eyelashes in about 8 weeks. Latisse is FDA approved for eyelashes, but is currently being tested for scalp hair growth as well.
Our patients love Latisse because of the results, but they also love that they can combine it with Blinc mascara for a *wow* effect. Blinc is different than typical mascara because it actually creates “tubes” around your lashes, causing it not to smear like other mascaras. This is a staff and patient favorite because it will last all day.
To learn more about Latisse, Blinc or any of the services offered by Phases, please contact Phases in Indianapolis by email or call us at 317-848-8101 today.
Microneedling. It sounds scary. Almost like acupuncture for your face, right? We have had many patients that are interested in the benefits of microneedling – collagen stimulation, an improvement in acne scars, fine lines and texture, etc., but who are scared that it may hurt or have quite a bit of downtime.
While watching the MDPen microneedling procedure at Phases, I was intrigued. Initially, Ashli, one of the medical aestheticians, applied numbing cream to her patient. She then very meticulously covered her patient’s cheeks with the microneedling device, moved to her chin, to her other cheek and then up to her forehead. The patient was chatty at first and then ended up falling asleep.
Upon following up with Ashli’s patient, I learned that she had some pinkness for the day of and after she had her MDPen procedure, got a little dry a few days after that, and then started getting multiple compliments on her “glow” at about the 5 day mark. Sign me up!
Being in the industry for almost 12 years, I knew that microneedling was a tried and true procedure. It gained a lot of popularity prior to fractionated lasers, and now has resurged as an alternative to laser treatments for those who needed maintenance or cannot afford a full laser package.
To learn more about microneedling or any of the services offered by Phases, please contact Phases in Indianapolis by email or call us at 317-848-8101 today.
It’s the time of year when spring can’t come fast enough. Just when you think winter is finally finished, you wake to frost on the ground. And like us, you’re probably ready for an end to winter skin – being dry, flaky, red and itchy is as fun as trekking through freezing rain.
Though we can’t make warm days arrive sooner, there are easy steps to soothe skin and get it ready for spring.
1) Upgrade your moisturizer. Opt for an antioxidant-packed, emollient hydrator. For dry, aging skin we recommend SkinMedica’s Dermal Repair Cream or TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream if you’re dry and redness-prone. Patients with oily skin – or those who simply prefer a lighter moisturizer – will love Skinprint’s B5 Bloom. This silky gel uses a high amount of sodium hyaluronate (similar to hyaluronic acid) to plump and hydrate skin without occlusion.
2) Turn down the thermostat. We know it’s tempting to turn the dial way up when it’s bone-chilling. But dry heat sucks moisture from skin and hair – which is no good when you’re already dehydrated. Bonus: You’ll save money on energy bills!
3) Cleanse your face the right way – ditch the bar soap. Soap can be drying, and in areas with hard water, like Indianapolis, soap mixes with mineral deposits to form scum. A fine layer of it can stay on skin, causing irritation and clogged pores. Opt for a gentle, water soluble cleanser like SkinMedica’s Facial Cleanser or Skinprint’s Sensitive Skin Cleanser.
4) Schedule a facial plus dermaplaning with one of our estheticians at Phases skincare center. Exfoliation is especially important this time of year as skin cells turnover slower during colder months. With dermaplaning, a small razor is brushed gently across the face to remove vellus hair (aka peach fuzz) and dead skin cells. This quick process leaves skin so soft and smooth. You may find that your anti-aging serum absorbs better. To really glow, follow dermaplaning with a gentle chemical peel!
Welcome back! I hope you’ve had a good summer. I can’t believe it’s coming to a close. Just a few more weeks of BBQs, weekends at the lake and splashing around the pool. I’ve touched on acne over the last few months, so let’s talk about something new.
Let’s go back to the basics of skincare for ALL skin types and conditions and why it is so important. First, it helps with its function. Our skin is the largest living organ of the body, so it has a very big job of keeping what’s inside protected. Therefore, it deserves care to keep it healthy and working properly. By cleansing, you’re removing the buildup of cells which can dull the complexion. Think of a brand new car, shiny and sparkling. Cleanse your skin and it will stay glowing, just like your new car’s paint!
Now we need to hydrate the skin so it can breathe (remember, it’s living). You can use a cream or a lotion to add moisture to the skin and keep it plumped up and healthy. Let’s think of those tires on the car. Maybe the rubber is a little dull and dried out. Putting a little oil on them makes them supple, just like you’d want your skin to be!
For the final step, let’s protect the skin with an SPF. Back to the car and it’s windows, they do have a little UV protection (especially if they’re tinted). Applying a broad-spectrum SPF can protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, just like the window tint. There are powder and cream sunscreen options available. Some of my favorites are the Intellishade SPF 45 from Revision Skincare ($52) and theSunforgettable SPF 50 from Colorescience ($62). Look out for next month’s blog as I talk about some exciting new treatment options coming at Phases!
The light energy generated by BBL heats the upper layers of your skin and stimulates your skin cells to regenerate new collagen. Any area of the body can be treated. The most popular areas are the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders. The treatment is gentle, non-invasive and FDA-cleared.
A Stanford University study showed that regular BBL treatments can restore gene expression patterns of aged human skin to resemble young skin, which
improved fine wrinkles and pigmentation.
Another study showed BBL halts the visible signs of aging. In this study, BBL patients appeared nine years younger than their actual age when evaluated by a panel of physicians. The conclusion of this study was that a regular regimen of BBL treatments annually can reduce and delay the long term signs of skin aging.
The photos above are of a study patient. The first was taken 12 years ago. The second, or after photo, was taken during the study after a series of regular BBL treatments each year. After 12 years of BBL treatment the patient’s skin looks younger than it did 12 years earlier!
If you’d like to know more about BBL and how you can look younger, call Phases at 327-848-8101 to schedule an appointment.
We hope your summer has been fun and you’re gearing up for Fourth of July celebrations at home or at the lake house. It’s hard to believe school will be starting soon and summer will be a distant memory.
There are some things that we would LOVE to have as distant memories (old boyfriends, gum on our shoe and bad hair days come to mind), but acne and acne scars are probably at the top of most peoples lists. There are so many options available for treating and, eventually, eliminating those pesky pimples and we want to help! Phases™ aestheticians are the most knowledgeable and truly caring about helping you, your teen and your friends with the right information to create a plan to tackle it for good!
Skincare products are the foundation of a good plan. Couple it with a chemical peel and/or BLU-U light and you will be on your way to clearer skin before the first leaves fall of the trees. For some more options, one of our many lasers can work to smooth out what the acne left behind.
Look for our specials this month and come in to let us help start your journey to clear skin!
Do you have “tattoo regret”? Recent studies estimate that 20 percent of Americans with at least one tattoo regret their decision. Maybe it was just on a whim with a friend on vacation or an expression of love for someone that is no longer in your life, but you don’t have to be stuck with the memory in ink. Just start fresh with PicoSure, the world’s only picosecond aesthetic laser for tattoo removal, which effectively erases tattoos with fewer treatments and better results. Even tattoos that have been treated previously but failed to clear can be removed with PicoSure’s patented PressureWave™ technology.
An unparalleled breakthrough in tattoo removal technology, PicoSure gently delivers ultra-short pulses of energy to the tattoo ink in trillionths of a second without injury to the surrounding skin. This shatters the ink into tiny particles that are easily eliminated by the body. Based on physician studies, PicoSure has proven effective on difficult ink colors, as well as previously-treated tattoos, for better removal with fewer treatments.
Our aestheticians at Phases Skin Care and Laser Center are experienced in treating you with the utmost care and will give you an honest expectation of how many treatments it will take to be free and clear of the reminder! Best of all, our medical staff can give you an anesthetic block so the treatment is virtually pain free! If you’d like to know more, watch or record Indy Style on WISH-TV8 on Tuesday, June 10th at 9:00 a.m. when Dr. Turkle demonstrates tattoo removal with PicoSure. Please call us today to schedule a consultation and take advantage of our June tattoo removal discount.