Glossary

Endermologie

Endermologie was the first treatment approved by the FDA to allow the claim of “temporary reduction of cellulite.” It is a massage machine with two rollers and a gentle suction action that when rolled over the top layer of fat makes a fold. This folding action stretches the connective tissue and results in the reduction of cellulite and body measurements. FDA approved claims that involved Endermologie treatments that included temporary reduction of cellulite, reduced body measurements, increased circulation, relief of muscular pain and reduction of muscle spasms.

Endoscopic Browlift

A minimally invasive surgical procedure during which a plastic surgeon will make a very small incision at the temple, hairline or upper eyelid crease, and, with the assistance of a camera and screen, will lift the skin to eliminate droopy brows with hooding. The brows are placed in a more elevated and natural-looking position, just above the arch.

Endoscopic Tummy Tuck

An endoscopic abdominoplasty, like other endoscopic procedures, is performed using a small camera, called an endoscope, which is attached to small surgical instruments. The surgery can be performed using very small incisions that are easily concealed. The incisions are usually placed above the pubis or inside of the navel. The muscles are tightened and sutured through the incision. Liposuction performed during the endoscopic abdominoplasty removes fat, a drain is placed to prevent fluid buildup, and the incision is closed.

Evolence

A collagen-based structural dermal filler for the correction of moderate to deep facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. It uses naturally sourced collagen to replace the body's lost collagen, adding volume and structural support in depleted areas, for a more naturally youthful appearance. Evolence delivers longer-lasting durability than previous collagen dermal fillers. Results are visible and immediate at the time of treatment, with minimal to no bruising or swelling, allowing physician and patient to gauge the amount of wrinkle correction with more precision. 

Exfoliation

This involves removing the outer layer to reveal the newer skin beneath. This shedding of the outer layer unclogs pores, keeps skin clean and helps reduce acne breakouts. Exfoliation is involved in the process of all facials, during microdermabrasion or chemical peels at medical spas. Exfoliation can be achieved through mechanical or chemical means.

Extended Tummy Tuck

An expanded abdominoplasty procedure, in which the surgeon also removes excess skin from the patient’s sides and improves muscle laxity at the flank (or "love handles") and hip region.