Knee Liposuction: The Liposuction You Never Considered

Knee Liposuction: The Liposuction You Never Considered

The knees are not commonly associated with liposuction, but they are a treatable area. In many cases, knee liposuction is performed in conjunction with thigh liposuction to give the upper legs a more even, streamlined appearance, but the knees can be treated on their own.

The knees are an extremely difficult area to tone through diet and exercise alone; we often see patients who have achieved weight loss success but are left with bulging pockets of fat around their knees. There’s just no effective way to slim and tone the knees, which is what makes knee liposuction such an attractive option to many.

The best candidates for knee liposuction are healthy and within 20 pounds of their ideal weight. They may have achieved success losing weight or shaping their calves and thighs but are left with unsightly bulge around the knee.

What To Expect From Knee Liposuction

Knee liposuction is an outpatient procedure, done under local anesthesia. Similar to liposuction performed on other areas of the body, knee liposuction removes unwanted or excess fat from areas around the knee via small incisions. In the case of the knee, these incisions are made in the creases behind the knee where they are well-hidden.

The biggest difference between knee liposuction and other types of liposuction is how refined and detailed the liposuction work is. We use a very thin liposuction tube to remove the fat. This tube is so thin and small that liposuction of the knee is better referred to as liposculpting since we are able to target very specific areas of fat and create a completely natural looking contoured knee. This detailed work is critical to the end result since knees don’t usually have large pockets of fat like the thighs or stomach may. A steady hand, skilled technician, and attention to detail are necessary to obtain the best results.

Healing can take several weeks since the knees are constantly in use and bearing our weight, but once the swelling goes down you’ll wonder why you waited so long to get rid of the fat around your knees! Be sure to follow all post-care treatment instructions to ensure a speedy and safe recovery.

Learn More About Knee Liposuction By Contacting EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa In Orlando

Knee liposuction can make all the difference in the appearance of your legs. If you’re bothered by how your knees look, contact EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa in Orlando to learn more about our liposuction services.

Call 407-857-5476 or make an appointment online to schedule a consultation.

Thin Thighs Can Be Yours Again With Liposuction

Thin Thighs Can Be Yours Again With Liposuction

After the stomach, the thighs are the most common candidates for liposuction. Since they are naturally prone to accumulating fat, it can be very difficult to lose fat from the thighs through diet and exercise alone. If you’ve got a “pear-shaped” body, you know exactly what we mean! Even when exercise does make a difference in the thighs, individuals can be left with bulging areas or pockets of fat that just won’t respond.

Not only does this excess on the thighs affect our appearance, it can affect our comfort and self-esteem. “Saddlebags” on the outside of the thighs may cause your clothing to fit improperly or even cut into you, while excess fat on the inside of the thighs can cause the thighs to rub together or against clothing, causing discomfort, rashes, and other skin irritations.

Thigh liposuction can help you get around all of these problems by removing fat from the thighs. Thigh liposuction is versatile; it can be used to remove large sections of fat or very small, targeted pockets – it all depends on your desired outcome.

What To Expect From Thigh Liposuction

Liposuction of the thighs is no longer the major surgery it used to be. Today, it’s an outpatient procedure that can be used to both remove fat and contour or shape the thighs. Contouring is a major part of the thigh liposuction procedures that we perform at EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa. Without contouring, thighs may be slimmer but they would not look as attractive or be as shapely.

Candidates who experience the best results are healthy, within 20 pounds of their ideal weight, have good skin elasticity, and distinct pockets of fat on the thighs. We generally recommend that our clients come to us AFTER they’ve achieved their weight loss goals as opposed to before so that we can better see where the problem areas remain and help them fine-tune their appearance. Thigh liposuction is often combined with knee liposuction to give the legs a more shapely appearance.

Although it is an outpatient procedure, thigh liposuction will result in soreness and swelling. You may need to wear compression garments for a few days to help reduce swelling, but once the swelling goes down, your skin will shrink and smooth on its own. In general, gentle movement is perfectly acceptable; it actually helps improve circulation and blood flow, which promotes healing. However, we always send patients home with detailed post-care treatment instructions specific to their treatment and recovery needs.

You can still gain weight in the thighs after liposuction, so a good diet and exercise are important for your long-term satisfaction. In many cases, thigh liposuction is just the motivation a person needs reach their exercise or weight loss goals!

Contact EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa To Discuss Thigh Liposuction

Liposuction is a very effective way to get rid of bothersome fat in the thigh area. To learn more about thigh liposuction or liposuction in general, contact EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa in Orlando. We can help you love your thighs again!

Call 407-857-5476 or make an appointment online to schedule your consultation today!

"Just How Permanent Is Permanent Makeup?"

“Just How Permanent Is Permanent Makeup?”

If the thought of jumping out of bed in the morning and skipping the makeup portion of your a.m. routine has you sighing in dreamy relief, then permanent makeup may be right for you. Permanent makeup is a type of cosmetic tattooing that injects pigment into areas where makeup is usually applied: the lips, eyelids, brows, and cheeks. When properly applied, the results are attractive, realistic – and incredibly time-saving.

One of the most common questions we hear at EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa is, “Just how permanent is permanent makeup?” That’s understandable. After all, the look you’re going for today may not be the look you want for the rest of your life.

The good news is that while permanent makeup does deliver long-lasting results they aren’t going to be visible for the rest of your life.

The Permanency of Permanent Makeup

In most cases, permanent makeup will last between 3 and 5 years, depending on the colors applied and how the patient’s skin responds to the pigmentation. The makeup will appear darker than you expected immediately after application but will fade as your skin heals. Gradually, over the course of months and years, the pigment will fade even further. Eventually, the pigment may fade so much that a fresh application of makeup is required. You can choose to touch up your existing permanent makeup or explore a new look. How long permanent makeup lasts varies from person to person as body chemistry plays an important role in how well the pigments are retained in the skin.

Caring For Permanent Makeup

Proper care of permanent makeup can affect how long it lasts and its appearance. Similar to anything else that contains pigment or color, exposure to sunlight, water, and the elements will hasten fading. Lighter colors tend to fade quicker than darker colors.

The best way to prolong your permanent makeup is to:

  • Wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 45.
  • Do not use exfoliants on the area and avoid chemical peels or facials.
  • Use mild cleansers and products on your face.
  • Protect the area with Vaseline before swimming.
  • Get regular touch-ups. Lighter colors may need a touchup 10-12 months after application. Darker colors may not need a touchup for a year or so.
  • Discuss your medications with your esthetician; some can increase the fade rate of permanent makeup.

Learn More About Permanent Makeup At Enlighten Skin & Body Medspa

To learn more about permanent makeup or to find out if it is right for you, schedule a consultation with EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa. Call 407-857-5476 or make an appointment online to arrange your consultation today!

Say Goodbye To Sparse Eyebrows With Microblading

Say Goodbye To Sparse Eyebrows With Microblading

Whether you give them a second thought or not, eyebrows are a defining feature of our face. They highlight the eyes, provide visual balance to the face, and can actually impact how we are perceived by others. Poorly shaped, thin, or faint eyebrows can sap your self-confidence and cause you to spend precious time every day trying to fill them in to get that perfect look.

There’s an easier way.

Microblading is a cosmetic service offered by EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa where pigment is manually tapped into the dermis layer of the skin in the form of individual hair strokes. These strokes fill in, reshape, or darken existing eyebrows. Unlike the traditional eyebrow tattoos, the effects are semi-permanent, lasting several months to one year before needing a touch-up and fading entirely after about 3 years. Microblading is discreet and provides realistic results that will give you the brows you’ve always wanted while still allowing you to change the look of your eyebrows at a later date.

Is Microblading Right For You?

Microblading is an extremely safe process, generally less irritating to the skin than getting a tattoo. Having the procedure done at a licensed medspa like EnLighten Skin & Body reduces the biggest risks – infection or skin irritation – but even so, certain skin conditions or treatments can affect results.

The best candidates for microblading:

  • Do not have chronic skin conditions like eczema, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, or keratosis pilaris or currently damaged skin due to sunburn, rash, acne, etc.
  • Have generally calm, non-reactive skin.
  • Want to fill in sparse, overplucked, or missing eyebrows.
  • Are not diabetic or undergoing chemotherapy.

Your skin and aftercare procedure can also affect results. The effects of the procedure depend on skin type. Oily, large pored or thick skin does not retain pigment as long as thinner, drier skin. That doesn’t mean that oily-skinned candidate can’t have the procedure done. It only means the results may not last as long as you’d expect. The estheticians at EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa will carefully evaluate your skin for suitability and discuss any concerns they may have with you before you decide whether or not to have the procedure done.

Aftercare is simple requiring not much more than staying out of the sun for a few days, not scratching or picking at the eyebrows, and not applying makeup until they are fully healed.

To learn more about our Microblading service, please call 407-857-5476 or make an appointment online to schedule a consultation.

Lose The Love Handles With Liposuction

Lose The Love Handles With Liposuction

The flank is notorious for accumulating fat. We have nicknamed these areas of excess fat “love handles” and they’re very common on both men and women. Love handles are a perfect example of fat that you just have no control over. Most people who develop love handles are simply pre-disposed to them. Others may find love handles develop over time as they get older or with pregnancy.

Fortunately, liposuction is a very effective treatment for love handles!

What To Expect From Liposuction For Love Handles

Liposuction removes fat from targeted areas via a hollow tube called a cannula. This tube is used to essentially loosen up and suck the fat out of the body. You can say goodbye to your love handles for good!

The ideal candidate for love handle liposuction is healthy with good skin elasticity and distinct areas of excess fat, also called fat pockets. It’s important to be at a healthy weight, such as no more than 20 pounds overweight, and be able to maintain that weight after the procedure. If you plan to lose or gain a large amount of weight at a future date, it would be better to wait until you have met that goal before having liposuction performed.

Liposuction on your love handles will slim your figure but it won’t change your body shape. You may also notice excess skin after the procedure, but over time it will shrink and smooth. After the procedure you may notice some soreness, swelling, and bruising, but this is normal and will fade with time. Even though you may feel sore, gentle movement is good and will be recommended as it promotes circulation. Following post-care treatment and instructions greatly helps with recovery after liposuction.

Liposuction won’t prevent you from gaining weight in the future, so don’t treat it as a cure-all for fat and expect that the weight won’t come back if you don’t take care of yourself. Following good nutrition and exercise habits will have you loving the results of your liposuction for many years to come!

Contact EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa To Find Out If Liposuction Is Right For You

Liposuction is an excellent treatment for managing excess body fat in the flank area. If you feel no love for your love handles, schedule a consultation with EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa to discuss liposuction treatment in Orlando. We can help you feel better about your body and more comfortable in your own skin.

Call 407-857-5476 or make an appointment online to arrange a consultation and find out if love handle liposuction is right for you!

Liposuction Of The Abdomen And Stomach

Liposuction Of The Abdomen And Stomach

The abdomen and stomach are the most common areas treated with liposuction. This area of the body tends to store superficial (subcutaneous) fat, which is located just below the skin, but above the abdominal muscles. Liposuction of the stomach and abdomen usually produces impressive results making the stomach and abs noticeably thinner and flatter.

Keep in mind that liposuction is not the same thing as a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a multi-step surgical procedure that removes both fat and skin to tighten abdominal muscles. In many cases, liposuction can produce equally as effective cosmetic results as a tummy tuck in a less invasive manner.

Candidates For Abdominal Liposuction

Liposuction works best on people who have localized fat deposits in their stomach and abdomen. These areas of fat are typically resistant to diet and exercise and are often the result of genetics. The best candidates are:

  • Physically fit
  • Within 20 pounds of their ideal weight
  • Have firm, elastic skin, and
  • Maintain weight stability.

Here’s why we look for these characteristics in liposuction candidates. First of all, the skin must shrink to adjust to the slimmer you. That’s why we look at skin elasticity prior to the procedure. Secondly, liposuction results are permanent, but only if your weight remains stable. Losing or gaining a significant amount of weight will affect results.

What To Expect From Liposuction

Liposuction is a great way to achieve a slimmer look, but it won’t change the shape of your body. It’s not a substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise, but it can help you feel better about your body and get rid of a stubborn muffin top or spare tire.

During the procedure, your physician will use a local anesthetic to make small incisions near the areas to be targeted. Then a thin, hollow tube called a cannula is used to loosen and remove fat deposits. After the procedure, you may feel minor soreness and discomfort for up to 72 hours. This pain is similar to the pain of sore muscles after a workout and can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. There is typically no restriction on your activities after the first 24 hours.

We always develop a post-care treatment plan for every liposuction patient. The post-care plan will help ensure proper healing and ease recovery.

Schedule a Liposuction Consultation At EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa

If you are bothered by areas of stubborn fat, schedule a consultation at EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa. It’s possible that liposuction can help you achieve the results you want.

Call 407-857-5476 or make an appointment online right now to get started.

Pamper Mom This Mother's Day With A Mommy Makeover At EnLighten MedSpa

Pamper Mom This Mother’s Day With A Mommy Makeover At EnLighten MedSpa

Do you know a mom who deserves a little pampering this Mother’s Day? Send her to EnLighten Skin & Body MedSpa in Orlando! We are running several specials this month that will have Mom feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.

Mommy Makeover Packages

Our Mommy Makeover Packages are intensive treatments and procedures that will have mom feeling confident and happy with her body. This package targets the biggest trouble spots for moms by combining breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposculpting, and fat transfer into one treatment package. This is a great way for moms to enjoy a little breast touch-up or to tighten skin that hasn’t bounced back after baby.

Cellulite Packages

During the month of May, we are offering $1,000 off Cellfina cellulite treatments. This package includes a minimum of 30 dimples. Cellfina is a highly-effective, one-time cellulite treatment that targets the underlying tissues that cause cellulite dimpling. This deep-source targeting is why Cellfina treatments are so effective.

Surgical Packages

We are also running a few specials on surgical procedures throughout the month of May. All-inclusive packages include: Coke Bottle, Peach Bottom, Apple Bottom, and 3D Ab Body Sculpting. Our ala carte surgical specials include buy one, get one special pricing on liposuction.

Injectables Specials

We truly have a spa service for everyone! If Mom isn’t up for a surgical procedure, consider one of our injectable services. This month we are running specials on lip, cheek, and fold fillers, Botox and Xeomin, and skin tightening treatments. The purchase of any regular-priced filler during May comes with a free facial or photofacial!

A Free Gift Just For Moms!

As a special bonus, all moms receive a free gift with any purchase of $150 or more during the month of May. Purchases include spa services, products, or a combination of both!

Not sure which package is right for your mom? Buy a gift certificate and let Mom choose her own services!

Take Advantage Of Our May Specials

Motherhood takes a lot out of a woman! The physical and emotional changes and demands on our bodies and minds can have many women yearning for a break. Give her the break she deserves with a gift certificate to EnLighten Skin & Body MedSpa! Call 407-857-5476 or stop in to purchase a gift certificate or make an appointment.

Affordable Spa Specials Make May A Month To Try Something New

Affordable Spa Specials Make May A Month To Try Something New

If you have ever wanted to try a medspa service but weren’t sure where to start, May is the month for you! All this month, we are running reduced-price specials on some of our most popular spa services!

Relax with the Sweet Escape & Refresh Duo

The Sweet Escape & Refresh Duo is just the thing for relaxing rejuvenation. This two-fer deal is available for just $135. The price includes two services from the following list:

  • Basic Hydrafacial MD with Mother of Pearl Scrub
  • Basic Hydrafacial MD for hands or chest
  • PERK eye or lip treatment
  • Hylunia Facial
  • Dermaplaning of a partial area
  • Vitamin C Glow
  • Level 1 Chemical Peel
  • 30-minute Massage
  • RF Skin Tightening of a partial area
  • Microcurrent Lift Nuface Treatment
  • Hylunia Skincare Travel Set

Skin Treatment Specials

Skincare specials this month will help freshen your look just in time for summer! We are currently offering:

  • $99 Skin Tightening Treatment
  • $175 RF Pixel or Microneeding Treatment for the removal of scar, wrinkles, or stretch marks
  • $199 Vampire Facial with a Collage Peptide Mask
  • $49 small hair removal treatment
  • $69 medium hair removal treatment

Visit EnLighten Skin & Body MedSpa For More Special Offers

Don’t see quite what you’re looking for on the lists above? Visit EnLighten Skin & Body MedSpa at www.enlightenmedspa.com to learn more about our services and procedures. We offer different specials every month. In addition to the spa specials mentioned above, we are also offering reduced pricing on cellulite treatments, injectables, and some surgical procedures throughout the month of May. 

Treat Yourself, Make It A Ladies Day Out, Or Give A Gift

EnLighten Skin & Body MedSpa services are the perfect treat – for you or a friend! You will find something for everyone at our Orlando medspa from simple Botox procedures and relaxing facials to cellulite treatments and breast augmentation. They all have the same goal of helping you look and feel great!

Plan a day out to treat yourself with one of our services, book an appointment with a friend and make it a Ladies Day Out, or give an EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa gift certificate to someone you know who would love a day of pampering! Gift certificates make great Mother’s Day, Birthday, Anniversary, or Teacher Thank-You gifts. Our services are also very popular with people who have a special event coming up like a vacation, a class reunion, or a milestone event – with our special pricing there’s no reason not to invest in yourself with a visit to EnLighten Skin & Body MedSpa in Orlando!

Call 407-857-5476 or visit us in person at 4248 Towncenter Blvd. Suite #4 in Orlando to purchase a gift certificate or make an appointment online right now!

April Spring Cleaning Event a Huge Success

April Spring Cleaning Event a Huge Success

On April 24, we tried something new at EnLighten Skin & Body MedSpa. We held an open house format spring cleaning event! No, we didn’t ask our clients to come in and clean the medspa! This one-day event focused on face and body treatments and “cleaning out” old skincare products. Refreshments were served, there were gifts and giveaways, and the entire day had a fresh and energetic vibe.

Cleaning House

We spend so much time getting our home in order and ready for summer every spring that we thought, “What about taking care of ourselves? What can we do to get ourselves ready for summer?” Our first thought was to get rid of old, outdated, or ineffective skincare products. That achieves the dual goal of cleaning up the house and improving our skincare routine!

We offered participants 50% off our skincare product lines when they traded in an old skincare product. To make sure they found a great new product, we included free product consultations.

Specials Galore

Spring is a great time to try something new and it’s an even better time to rid your skin of winter’s evidence, like dry skin. Building on our theme of spring cleaning, we ran several treatment specials:

  • $150 Ultimate Treatment Package
  • $150 Hydrafacial with LED light. Add additional areas for $50 each. Choose from hands, chest, back, eyes , or lips
  • $150 Refresh Glow and Plump Dermablading & Coollifting combo
  • $150 Cellulite or Fat Reduction combo ultrasound treatment
  • $150 Body Skin Tightening

Patients who took advantage of these specials walked out feeling refreshed, renewed, and ready for summer!

Don’t Miss Future MedSpa Events

We are so happy with the success of this event that we’re already planning more events for the future! Any time we can help our clients take better care of and feel better in their skin, we’ll do it!

“Like” our Facebook page to stay current with our specials and events or call 1-407-857-5476 to RSVP.

5 Of Our Most Popular Medspa Services

5 Of Our Most Popular Medspa Services

If you’ve ever thought about visiting EnLighten Skin & Body MedSpa but have been held back by indecision about what treatment to receive, this is the post for you! We’ll take a look at 5 of our most popular medspa services to give you an idea of what kinds of treatments are available and what kinds of conditions they can address.

5 Popular Medspa Services

  1. Chemical Peels. Our medical grade chemical peels rejuvenate the skin, removing signs of sun and environmental damage, smoothing rough or wrinkled skin, and improving the appearance of acne scars. Peels can be applied to the hands or face to remove dead skin cells and reveal fresh skin.
  2. HydraFacial®. The HydraFacial® is an all-in-one skin resurfacing procedure. Similar to a chemical peel, but more suitable for sensitive skin, this treatment combines cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration into one gentle process. The end result is smoother skin without any redness or discomfort.
  3. Wrinkle treatments. Wrinkle treatments include fillers like Botox® and others as well as microneedling to combat these early signs of aging. Wrinkle treatments are often used on conjunction with other medspa services like microdermabrasion or peels to create a more youthful look.
  4. LED skin treatments. Using special LED lights, we are able to deliver highly targeted treatment of problem areas to stimulate collagen production. LED light therapies can combat wrinkles and other signs of aging, fade dark spots, reduce the appearance of scars, treat inflammation and redness, and promote gentle healing.
  5. Cellulite treatments. Cellulite is one of those conditions that affects women of all ages and all sizes. We offer a few different ways to manage cellulite including radio frequency treatments, ultrasound, and Cellfina. All treatments target underlying structural issues that cause cellulite. By loosening tight bands, we can release taut skin and smooth the dimpling we know as cellulite.

There you have it! Five of our most popular skin and body care services. If you’re still unsure about what kind of treatment is best for your skincare needs, arrange a consultation at EnLighten Skin & Body MedSpa. We would be happy to discuss your skin care concerns and recommend a course of action that will help you achieve your goals. Call 407-857-5476 or schedule a consultation online right now!