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Hair Today, Hair Tomorrow

Original Article By Greenwich Medspa Staff.

Have you been spending more and more time combing your hair in different ways to try to hide thinning or balding areas? For men and women, there are a variety of causes of hair loss. Whether you are experiencing male-pattern hair loss, alopecia, or a problem caused by medication or vitamin deficiency, non-surgical hair restoration is possible today thanks to a treatment that can slow and reverse hair loss. Injecting platelet rich plasma into the scalp has proven highly effective for slowing and reversing hair loss in men and women. When followed by a homecare regimen, this minimally invasive, minimal-downtime treatment, stimulates hair to grow thicker and denser during the next several months, whatever the cause of hair loss.

At Greenwich Medical Spa, we call this treatment the Activator because it literally reactivates hair follicles in your scalp to promote hair growth. Rather than applying platelet rich plasma (PRP) during treatment, we now use the Selphyl System, which isolates platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) from a small sample of your blood. PRFM contains a heightened level of healthy growth factors and proteins extracted by the special Selphyl machine. You can think of PRFM as the next generation of PRP. PRFM sustains growth factor release for seven days, whereas PRP only sustains growth factor release for up to four hours. That is a significant improvement! By injecting PRFM directly into the scalp, these powerful growth factors activate the stem cells that produce hair follicles. Once activated, your hair follicles once again begin to do what they were meant to do – grow more hair more often.  ..


Nonsurgical solution for Urinary Incontinence

Original Article By Greenwich Medspa Staff. Ladies, have you ever been to the gym and the instructor asks you to do jumping jack; and when you start, all of a sudden you feel a tad wet down there and you find yourself running to the bathroom and never doing jumping jacks again. Or do you find yourself crossing your legs when you sneeze or laugh? What you are experiencing is called urinary incontinence and more than 13 million people in the United States experience it as well. You are not alone, uncontrolled urine or bladder leakage is a common and stressful issue. Something as simple as coughing, sneezing, lifting, or even running may cause you to leak uncontrollably. We understand how this can impact an individuals’ quality of life in a severe way.

Even though it may occur more often as you age, or after child birth, urinary incontinence isn’t an inescapable consequence of aging. There are solutions to this life stressing issue! Many individuals experience minor leaks, however others may lose moderate amounts of urine more frequently.  ..


Three Ways to Look Younger in Three Weeks

Original Article By NewBeauty

Anyone over the page of 30 has probably noticed a line or wrinkle suddenly appearing on their face. The unfortunate reality is that no matter how well we’ve taken care of your skin, we can expect to naturally lose some volume as part of the aging process – which gives rise to fine lines and wrinkles.

One of the main reasons for this sad turn of events is the loss of collagen as we age.  ..


Restylane Lyft Is Now FDA-Approved For Use on Hands

Original Article By Macaela Mackenzie.Restylane, a hyaluronic acid filler, just received FDA approval for use on hands, making it the first injectable of its kind to receive FDA approval for use outside the face.

Following a study of 89 patients, Restylane Lyft got the stamp of approval to treat age-related volume loss in the back of the hands. "Fat volume loss and atrophy of the intrinsic muscles of the hand due to aging often leads to overly prominent metacarpal bones, tendons and veins," Joshua Zuckerman, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City, tells Allure. Translation: as you age, hands can start to look skeletal or boney.  ..


The Activator for thinning hair

Article by Greenwich Medspa Staff.
Ladies, are you suffering from thinning hair, do you see tons of hair strands on the floor or in the tub when you brush or wash your hair? We know, it is very depressing when your ponytail is not as thick anymore and you need to use hair extensions to make your hair look fuller.

At Greenwich Medical Spa, we understand your frustrations and have created a customized non-surgical thinning hair treatment plan to help you restore and stimulate new hair growth.  ..


The Top 4 Benefits of ThermiVa Treatment!

Article by Greenwich Medspa Staff. ThermiVa has created quite the buzz around the internet lately and we want to let you know why! There are various reasons as to why a woman would want to look into getting ThermiVa done. After childbirth, menopause or simply due to aging, your vaginal well-being can decrease immensely.

Did you know that as women get older, the vaginal tissue gradually looses its collagen? As we age, it can loose its strength and support ultimately needing vaginal tightening to reduce ones uncomfortable laxity.  ..


CoolSculpting for Your Arms Is Now a Thing, Too

Original Article By Sarah Kinonen. No matter how many bicep curls I manage to squeeze into my beloved Barry's Bootcamp class, the seemingly endless reps never to seem to be nearly enough to sculpt the chiseled arms of my dreams. Blame it on my incessant need for lean, long limbs—along with my admitted penchant for dessert—but regardless, regular old reps just aren't cutting it right now. Which is why news about CoolSculpting, an FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure that freezes off fat cells—up to 25 percent—causing them to die, piqued my interest. Because originally, it was developed and approved only for specific areas of the body such as the abdomen and flanks. Now, CoolSculpting for your arms is an option, too.

The CoolSculpting procedure was created by Zeltiq, a medical technology company, in 2010—and has only gained in popularity in the seven years since its inception. Now you can find the treatment offered not only at doctor's offices, but at medical spas as well—and sometimes, with a Groupon-esque code for it all. But again, it was initially only approved for use on certain body parts—arms not included. Until this week, that is, when the FDA approved its use for removal of upper arm fat. ..


Most Popular Facial Plastic Surgery Procedure in 2017

Original Article By Brittany Fallon

When it comes to your appearance, the tiniest thing can make a world of difference in your self-perception. For me, it's the line between my brows (one half of my 11's, as they're called) and my smaller-than-I'd-like lips, but for others, it may be the bump on their nose, the crow's-feet around their eyes or the loose skin around their jawline. We all have something.

And when it reaches the point that you can't stand to see that "thing" when you look in the mirror every morning, your best fix is probably an in-office treatment. Of course some concerns will require surgical intervention, but facial plastic surgeons are also equipped with a myriad of noninvasive treatments as well. Each year, The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) releases its annual survey, which breaks down the data on these top procedures and compares year-over-year results so we can see what's trending. Here are a few of the highlights from this year's report.  ..


The Latest Plastic Surgery Trend Is on a Body Part You'd Never Expect

Original Article By Brittany Fallon

When we think of plastic surgery, our minds often go to breast implants, tummy tucks and facelifts. But one part of the body we don't typically think of is the legs, probably because we associate them with exercise and muscle toning. However, according to Hollywood Reporter, doctors are now receiving more requests from patients for plastic surgery on their legs, with the hope of looking like some of the hottest supermodels, such as Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.

New York plastic surgeon Stafford Broumand, MD, says the "thighlighting" trend involves trying to accentuate the long look of the legs by giving the illusion of a thinner, longer, shapelier leg, like the kind you see on supermodels. To achieve this type of leg makeover, your doctor will most likely choose from one of the following procedures: liposuction, a thigh lift or calf implants.  ..


CoolSculpting Was Just FDA-Cleared for Use on Double Chins

Original Article By Macaela Mackenzie. CoolSculpting — the procedure that can freeze fat off the upper arms, abdomen, and thighs — has just been cleared by the FDA to tackle a whole new area of the body: the double chin.

The non-invasive procedure made a splash when it hit doctors’ offices as an alternative to liposuction back in 2010. Rather than suck out deposits of fat via surgery, CoolSculpting allowed docs and medical spas to freeze fat cells in treatment areas. When treated, fat cells die and are naturally eliminated by your body, with no downtime necessary.  ..