WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PROFESSIONAL SKIN CARE?

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, reduce hair 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.

To learn more about professional skin care or any of the services or products offered by Phases, please click here to contact Phases Skin Care & Laser Center in Indianapolis by using our quick contact form or call us at 317-848-8101 today.

Coolsculpting vs truSculpt

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.

CoolSculpting Before and After

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.

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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).

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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 non-surgical fat reduction or any of the services or products offered by Phases, please click here to contact Phases Skin Care & Laser Center in Indianapolis by using our quick contact form or call us at 317-848-8101 today.

Treating Late Winter Skin

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!

5) If your skin has really taken a beating from winter weather, a deeper treatment might work best for you. Schedule a consultation with an aesthetician at Phases Skin & Laser Center and we’ll work with you to find a treatment that will get your skin glowing for the Spring!

Forever Young BBL

Forever Young BBL

This study patient’s forehead looks considerably younger after regular BBL treatments than it did 12 years ago when he began treatment. What if there was a treatment that could turn back the hands of time and keep you forever young? Scientific studies have shown that regular maintenance treatments using Forever Young BBL rejuvenates the skin and delays skin aging. BBL (Broadband Light) is a light based treatment that provides targeted treatment for many skin conditions caused by aging and sun exposure, such as freckles, age and sun spots and skin redness, as well as small facial veins, acne, skin firmness and uneven skin texture.

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!

Attacking Acne

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.

We invite you to come in to let us help start your journey to clear skin!

To learn more about attacking acne or any of the services offered call us at 317-848-8101 today.

Tattoo Regret?

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.

To learn more about tattoo removal or any of the services offered by Phases, please click here to contact Phases Skin Care & Laser Center in Indianapolis by using our quick contact form or call us at 317-848-8101 today.

Teen Acne

May in Indy is full of flowers, the Indy 500, Memorial Day and the end of the school year.  It is the month when we celebrate Moms (shouldn’t we ALWAYS celebrate them?).

If you are a mom, an aunt, a sister or a friend, you have probably seen or heard a teen lament about it. They suffer from it and it can be hard for them to know how to take care of it and get rid of it. What is it? Acne. That four-letter word. That thing that you hope no one else sees, so you try to disguise it with bangs, concealers and hats. Look no further than Phases Skin Care and Laser Center and our aestheticians with an extensive knowledge of how to treat the teen acne patient. They have every tool you could imagine to create a plan to help you and your teen get it cleared up before heading back to school in the fall. Skincare? Yes. Chemical peels? You bet. Laser treatments? Of course.

To learn more about teen acne or any of the services offered by Phases, please click here to contact Phases Skin Care & Laser Center in Indianapolis by using our quick contact form or call us at 317-848-8101 today. Let us help you and your teen feel better with clear, acne-free skin.

Laser Hair Removal

Spring is here! I hope you are enjoying the buds on the trees and the flowers peeking up through the mulch. Spring is a time of renewal and it’s a great time to think about summer! Pools, boats, beaches and bathing suits. Sunglasses, sunhats, SPF and shaving. Wait, shaving? Well, toss your razors and depilatories because laser hair removal is your new best friend and we have the right ones to treat everyone – men, women, fair skin, dark skin and even tanned skin! This is the best time to get your treatments, as it takes around 5-8 sessions to see the best results. Our licensed aestheticians at Phases Skincare and Laser Center have extensive knowledge about how to best treat ALL skins, how to prep before treatments and what to expect afterwards. Facial areas such as upper lip, chin, beard and neck can be treated every 4 weeks. Body areas such as bikini line, underarms, legs and backs can be treated every 6 weeks.

In a hurry? No worry – we have a laser that can treat a men’s back in around 10 minutes! Don’t go another summer wishing you had started this year, feel confident all year long having treated yourself to the beauty of laser hair removal.

To learn more about laser hair removal or any of the services offered by Phases, please click here to contact Phases Skin Care & Laser Center in Indianapolis by using our quick contact form or call us at 317-848-8101 today.

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