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Chin-Sculpting with CoolMini technology

Dr. Patrick Flaharty, M.D., Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa

Dr. Patrick Flaharty, M.D., Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa

The newest non-surgical fat reduction technique, Coolsculpting, now has a “mini-me”.  Although Coolsculpting has been around for a few years, and you may have seen impressive before and after photos of abdomen, love handles and thighs, the CoolMini technology is now available to get rid of double chins!

The accumulation of fat under the chin can be a result of lifestyle, age or genetic factors and — unlike love handles — it cannot be easily hidden with clothing. Until recently, the only approach to treat what is medically known as submental fat, or more commonly, the double chin, was surgical with liposuction and or a neck/facelift.  Enter the CoolMini— a device which was approved by the FDA in September 2015 and whose size, shape and curvature of the applicator are specially designed to comfortably fit under the chin.

The fat freezing technology behind Coolscupting is revolutionary. It literally freezes and eliminates fat cells, without damaging the skin or any other tissues in the area.  After the fat cells have been chilled to a sub-freezing temperature, they are programmed to die, and in the weeks and months following the treatment, the lymphatic system eliminates the dead fat cells from the body.  The best part is, once these fat cells are eliminated from the body, they are gone for good!  Once you reach puberty, fat cells stop reproducing and instead of multiplying, they just increase in size.  Coolscuplting takes advantage of this aspect of biology by not just shrinking the fat cells, but getting rid of them entirely to provide a lasting result. 

CoolMini Sculpting Before and After

CoolMini Sculpting Before and After

When you’re losing weight by dieting or by working out, your body reduces the size of the fat cells, but you can never gets rid of these fat cells.  This is why most people who diet to lose weight, end up gaining at least part of the weight back again.  All the fat cells still exist, and they can easily grow back to the size they were before.  Coolsculpting provides a more permanent loss, because those fat cells, once frozen, are gone forever. 

The FDA approval is based on data from clinical trial involving 60 male and female patients.  Patients received 1-2 CoolMini treatments in the area under the chin, each six weeks apart, which resulted in an average of 20% fat reduction.  This reduction is consistent with results achieved CoolSculpting for other parts of the body.  Additionally, patients experienced little to no discomfort or downtime and no new adverse events were observed.

The CoolMini device is both safe and effective.  One treatment is comprised of the device applied under the neck for one hour.  One to three treatments give dramatic improvement of the appearance of double chin and neck fullness, with few if any side effects.  With CoolMini, there are no needles or anesthesia needed, and the treatment is not uncomfortable.  There is no swelling, no bruising, just redness lasting a few minutes and tenderness afterwards.  You can also have occasional numbness. All these side effects are mild and don’t last very long.  CoolMini treatments are effective in men and women of all skin colors and types, and a variety of ages.

As the newest non-invasive method of fat-freezing technology on the market, CoolMini is revolutionizing the industry.  It not only uses an innovative method of freezing fat cells; it is followed by a natural and permanent removal of the cells from the body and results in approximately 20% of fat cells removed with each treatment.  It also works with no needles and no down time.  So, fear no mirror with a treatment for something that has remained elusive to millions for decades…what’s not to love about that!

– Dr. Patrick Flaharty of Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa is a specialist in facial cosmetic surgery and recently published a 21st century guide, Look Younger Now: Fillers, Face Lifts and Everything in Between.  Azul Medical Spa includes two Southwest Florida office locations: 13470 Parker Commons Boulevard, Suite 101 in Fort Myers and 23451 Walden Center Drive, Suite 400 in Bonita Springs.  For more information on the Laser Hair Removal or to make an appointment, please call (239) 415-7576 or visit www.AzulBeauty.com.

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Velvet 59
Vintage inspired glamour

Matte To The Max Lipstick

Matte To The Max Lipstick


No stranger to the cosmetics industry, 22-year-old Paris Manning, raised by makeup industry veterans, has branched out on her own with the launch of Velvet 59—her visionary approach to marrying modern ideals with vintage glamour.

Originally from Brighton, England, Paris tirelessly researched and refined a revolutionary approach to maximizing long-wear and pigment while minimizing her footprint on the planet.  Inspired by both her upbringing and her love for animals, Paris is committed to making all products from Velvet 59 Vegan, Paraben- Free, Cruelty-Free and Gluten Free. 

Contour Is A Girl’s Best Friend ($45): Whether it’s a square, round or heart-shaped face, contouring is a time-honored Hollywood tradition from Marilyn to Kim. This very special cream-to-powder kit makes it a cinch to blend, and then sets as a matte powder so that your contour stays on all day long. 

Matte To The Max ($20): This liquid lipstick is formulated with Amazonian powerhouse Sacha Inchi oil, one of nature’s most perfect skin foods: a 100% extra virgin seed oil which is native to the Amazon Rainforest and has been a part of Amazonian life for many generations, translating to ongoing support for rural Amazonian communities. Both a powerful skin-treatment and a potent anti- aging ingredient, this product goes on liquid opaque and softens to a rich matte long-wear lipstick, without ever drying out the lips.

The Exotic Lotus Palette ($39): A gorgeous array of eight intensely pigmented eye shadows recalling the pinks and mauves from shimmering lushness of Asia. As with all products from Velvet 59, this palette is formulated with both glitter and mica that are certified to not have originated from child labor mines.

– Thrill the crowds with Velvet 59 products found on www.velvet59.com.