A History of Excellent Service

At Southgate Medical Group, our collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to care is not only better for easing patient access, it helps us to achieve the high standard of care to which we hold ourselves. While we emphasize convenience, we understand that nothing is more important than a trifecta of quality, trust and professionalism. That’s why our excellent team of compassionate medical professionals makes it possible to provide a comprehensive continuum of care in one central location.

Coolsculpting

The Skin Center at Southgate Medical Group offers the newest CoolSculpting technology, along with two machines allowing us to treat multiple body parts faster with increased patient comfort and better results. In March 2019, our Skin Center nurses Kelley and Amanda earned the elite title of Coolsculpting Master Clinician from Coolsculpting University.

The CoolSculpting procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle.

Freeze away fat? It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.

All of this means that it’s possible for you to reshape your body. We will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your problem areas. Additional sessions may further enhance your results. Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals and your budget.

CoolSculpting makes it easy to sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn fat. After we select the areas to be treated, the device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. During your procedure, you may choose to read, watch TV, use your phone or computer or even take a nap.

The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately.

Are you ready to love every view of you? The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you’ll see long-term results in areas that have resisted all slimming efforts through diet and exercise. Contact us today to find out if the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is right for you.

Results and patient experience may vary.

Before & After Photos

What do CoolSculpting® results look like? See Before & After photos – for both women and men – on the abdomen, love handles, double-chin, upper-arm, thighs, bra fat, back fat, and underneat the buttocks.

Abdomen

Thigh

Flank/Side

Chin

Upper Arms

Bra Fat

CoolSculpting® Videos

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In the Media

Before & After Results

How it Works

Testimonials

Common Questions

 

Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION: Am I a good candidate?
ANSWER: Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

QUESTION: How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?
ANSWER: The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

QUESTION: How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
ANSWER: We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.

QUESTION: Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
ANSWER: Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

QUESTION: What does it feel like?
ANSWER: As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.

QUESTION: Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
ANSWER: The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, thighs, upper arms and neck. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.

QUESTION: Are there any side effects?
ANSWER: During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

QUESTION: Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
ANSWER: Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.

QUESTION: When will I see results?
ANSWER: You may start to see changes as quickly as four weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after three months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.

QUESTION: Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
ANSWER: No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment.

QUESTION: What happens if I gain weight down the road?
ANSWER: Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.

Laser Tattoo Removal

Do you have a tattoo that looked attractive in your twenties but has lost its appeal today? Or is your tattoo a permanent reminder of what turned out to be a temporary feeling? If so, you are not alone! That change of heart or feeling of regret is the number one reason why people seek tattoo removal. Fortunately, de-inking has progressed from a so-so, time-consuming process to a much faster, safe and effective method. Finally, you can forget that unforgettable tattoo with the most advanced laser tattoo removal technology available—enlighten™.

enlighten™ is the most advanced laser system for the effective and safe removal of tattoos. It features extremely short and high-power picosecond laser pulses which efficiently and quickly break down the ink particles in tattoos.  A ‘picosecond’ is one-trillionth of a second and is 1,000 times shorter than the ‘nanosecond’ pulses used in existing lasers for tattoo removal. Picosecond laser pulses have been shown to remove tattoos more completely and in fewer treatment sessions than traditional laser used historically in the past.

The total number of treatments vary depending on the composition, location on the body, depth and the color of the ink. You should be prepared for multiple treatment sessions, and your provider can give you a better idea of the total number of treatments needed during your consultation and once your treatments begin.

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Laser Hair Removal

We use the latest laser technology for permanent hair removal, which is safe, fast, and effective. Unlike other treatments, the GentleLASE Pro process is easy, requiring no creams or gels, no pretreatment waxing and no needles. Treatments are comfortable, treating hair follicles in a fraction of the time of other methods using only the gentle power of laser light.

GentleLase Pro™ is the next step in laser-based hair removal. GentleLase Pro penetrates the hair follicle, destroying it at its root while preserving the surrounding skin. The laser system uses a patented Dynamic Cooling Device™, which prepares the skin for treatment by spraying the upper layers with a cooling burst of cryogen. Your skin may be pink immediately following the procedure. Typically, this lasts from a few minutes to several hours after the procedure. Treatment times vary depending on your specific needs, but treatments can usually be performed in under an hour.

For best results, individuals should refrain from tanning for two weeks, and avoid plucking, waxing, bleaching and tweezing for a minimum of four to six weeks prior to treatment. The area should be shaved 24-48 hours prior to treatment.

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Laser Vein Removal

We use the Candela GentleYAG laser to quickly and effectively treat spider veins. No other laser can match the performance capabilities of the GentleYAG. The laser targets hemoglobin (the pigment in blood) to essentially close down the surface blood vessel and divert blood to deeper, non-visible veins. Spider veins may require multiple treatments, although you can expect some improvement with each treatment. There is no downtime after treatment, however we recommend avoiding certain activities for three to five days post-treatment. We cannot treat varicose or bulging veins.

Facial veins and broken capillaries often associated with rosacea can also be effectively treated with the GentleYAG.

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Injectables

You have better things to do than worry about the appearance of forehead lines, crow’s feet and frown lines. Our range of injectable service offerings easily address these concerns with little to no downtime following treatments.

Botox® Cosmetic

Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.

It targets the repeated muscle contractions used for making certain facial expressions over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with Botox® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your forehead lines, crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.

The actual injection process takes less than 10 minutes and feels like a pinch. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to four months

You’ll look like yourself with less noticeable forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet. Botox® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; it’s often called a lunchtime procedure. You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office.

 

Dysport® 

Wrinkles aren’t your style and the “frozen look” isn’t either. For adults who want a natural look, there’s Dysport®, a prescription injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. Untreated muscles still work normally, so you can continue to express feelings naturally. Because Dysport® delivers the natural-looking results people want, 97% of users say they’d do it again.

Dysport® treats moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions, which means they can even develop in younger adults. One injection into each of five points between and above the eyebrows temporarily prevents muscle contractions that cause frown lines, leaving the rest of your face to move naturally. In other words, no frozen look, just natural-looking results.

In just one 5- to 10-minute treatment, Dysport® may help improve the look of your frown lines between the eyebrows for up to four months. The majority of patients see improvement in just two to three days after treatment. Results of repeat treatments may be comparable to your first use. Another plus? There is minimal downtime after your treatment, which means you can get back to your day faster.

Restylane®

Restylane® is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to visibly correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines that run from your nose toward the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines that run from the corners of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines). Additionally, Restylane® is FDA-approved for lip enhancement in patients over the age of 21, and is uniquely formulated to give your lips fullness and definition.

Depending on your volume needs, most Restylane® treatment appointments last less than an hour and begin to work almost immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles.

 

Restylane® Lyft

 Over time, the natural fat that surrounds the cheeks begins to deteriorate, resulting in sagging skin, more prominent wrinkles and a reduction of volume. Restylane® Lyft is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel used to correct volume loss and treat wrinkles in the face. Through nonsurgical injections, Restylane Lyft is specifically designed to add fullness to the cheeks and midface area, which can result in a more natural-looking, youthful appearance.

Restylane® Lyft is the first and only FDA-approved filler indicated to provide lift to cheeks and add volume to correct and smooth smile lines (nasolabial folds).

 

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Latisse® Lash Lengthening

Latisse® an FDA-approved treatment to grow eyelashes longer, fuller and darker.

Great eyelashes don’t just happen overnight. That’s why it’s important to note that the Latisse® solution works gradually and remarkably—with full results at week 16. Once you begin, you must continue applying the topical solution each night and follow the directions for best results. If you stop using Latisse® at any time, your eyelashes will return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.

As the treatment progresses, you’ll first begin to see changes in length. Then, gradually, you’ll notice more thickness and darkness in your lashes. If you’re satisfied with your results by week eight, don’t stop there. Stick with the treatment. After week 16, you’ll see the full effect of Latisse® solution—and so will others. After that, you can talk to your doctor about ongoing use.

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Chemical Peels

Chemical peels exfoliate damaged, dead skin cells while rebuilding collagen and stimulating the growth of healthier skin. Chemical peels involve the application of an acid that penetrates the epidermal layer of the skin to promote radiance and vitality. The peels we provide affect the superficial layers of the skin resulting in little to no downtime. We offer GlycolicSalicylicPyruvicJessner’s, and Mandelic acid peels.

Glycolic acid is used to treat aging and photodamaged skin. You can expect improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone and texture.

Pyruvic acid decreases fine lines, wrinkles, and signs of premature aging. It will also help to reduce the severity of acne blemishes, reduce pore size, even out skin tone and generally smooth the skin.

Salicylic acid is used to treat oily, acne prone skin. You can expect improvement in clogged pores, surface oil and breakouts.

Mandelic acid is used to reduce the appearance of occasional to permanent skin redness and improve skin color, texture, pore size.

Jessner’s peels can be used to decrease mild to moderate hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, delivering an over-all lightening and brightening appearance.

The eye and mouth peels contain lactic acid and TCA which help to increase skin firmness, decrease fine lines and wrinkles and decrease dark circles around eyes.

 

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Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a method of polishing and removing the uppermost layer of the skin to promote a healthier, firmer, more vibrant complexion. Topical exfoliation as well as indirect stimulation to the basal layer of the skin have a direct influence on increased fibroblast, collagen and elastin production, improving the texture and appearance of the skin.

Several treatments are necessary to achieve desired results. For optimal results, other regimes may be recommended, including skin care products to assist in the blending of pigmentation, reducing sun damage, etc. The FDA has given clearance for physician grade microdermabrasion to:

  • Exfoliate dead skin cells
  • Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Remove thickened areas of the skin caused by dehydration or environmental factors
  • Reduce existing blackheads or white heads
  • Prevent breakouts
  • Lighten dark spots
  • Reduce scar tissue
  • Improve post-inflammatory pigmentation scarring from acne.

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Acne/Acne Scars

If you’ve ever struggled with acne at any stage of your life, you understand how frustrating it is to deal with stubborn breakouts and scarring. We offer a range of services that help you take control of your acne and acne scarring and banish it to your past with treatments that address pigmentation issues and rejuvenate your complexion. In addition to our chemical peels and microdermabrasion services, we also offer PICO Genesis™ and Sublative Rejuvenation™ as solutions to your acne-scarring related concerns.

 

PICO Genesis™

PICO Genesis™ laser procedure takes an entirely new approach to the treatment of pigmentation issues and skin revitalization. This method combines the benefits of two highly effective wavelengths in ultra-short pulses to cause an intense, non-thermal, photo mechanical disruption and remodeling of the upper dermis.

What does this mean for you? A brighter, more uniform complexion in less treatment sessions than traditional methods and virtually no downtime following treatments.

Originally developed for tattoo removal, picosecond lasers are now being used for a variety of conditions, including skin toning, reducing hyperpigmentation, and building collagen. We can treat acne and scarring in several different ways depending on your particular type and severity.

Sublative Rejuvenation

Sublative Rejuvenation™ offers patients of all skin types a safe and effective solution in reversing multiple signs of aging. Unlike other treatments that work from the outside-in, eMatrixTM radio frequency works from the inside-out—targeting collagen production required for acne scars and textural irregularities caused by excessive sun exposure and aging.

During treatment, many patients feel a warm, prickly sensation as the radio frequency energy enters their skin. After treatment a pink or red “sunburn” appearance and feeling is also common. Topical anesthetic ointments can be used to reduce unpleasant discomfort during treatment.

 

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels exfoliate damaged, dead skin cells while rebuilding collagen and stimulating the growth of healthier skin. Chemical peels involve the application of an acid that penetrates the epidermal layer of the skin to promote radiance and vitality. The peels we provide affect the superficial layers of the skin resulting in little to no downtime. We offer GlycolicSalicylicPyruvicJessner’s, and Mandelic acid peels.

Glycolic acid is used to treat aging and photodamaged skin. You can expect improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone and texture.

Pyruvic acid decreases fine lines, wrinkles, and signs of premature aging. It will also help to reduce the severity of acne blemishes, reduce pore size, even out skin tone and generally smooth the skin.

Salicylic acid is used to treat oily, acne prone skin. You can expect improvement in clogged pores, surface oil and breakouts.

Mandelic acid is used to reduce the appearance of occasional to permanent skin redness and improve skin color, texture, pore size.

Jessner’s peels can be used to decrease mild to moderate hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, delivering an over-all lightening and brightening appearance.

The eye and mouth peels contain lactic acid and TCA which help to increase skin firmness, decrease fine lines and wrinkles and decrease dark circles around eyes.

 

 

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a method of polishing and removing the uppermost layer of the skin to promote a healthier, firmer, more vibrant complexion. Topical exfoliation as well as indirect stimulation to the basal layer of the skin have a direct influence on increased fibroblast, collagen and elastin production, improving the texture and appearance of the skin.

Several treatments are necessary to achieve desired results. For optimal results, other regimes may be recommended, including skin care products to assist in the blending of pigmentation, reducing sun damage, etc. The FDA has given clearance for physician grade microdermabrasion to:

  • Exfoliate dead skin cells
  • Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Remove thickened areas of the skin caused by dehydration or environmental factors
  • Reduce existing blackheads or white heads
  • Prevent breakouts
  • Lighten dark spots
  • Reduce scar tissue
  • Improve post-inflammatory pigmentation scarring from acne.

 

 

Anti-Aging

As we age, our skin loses elasticity and becomes less resilient to the many environmental factors we face on a daily basis. It’s natural to want to restore smoothness and tightness to your complexion. In addition to our chemical peel, laser vein removal, laser skin tightening and microdermabrasion services, we offer groundbreaking treatments to address concerns around wrinkles, fine lines, scars or dark spots.

 

PICO Genesis™

PICO Genesis™ laser procedure takes an entirely new approach to the treatment of pigmentation issues and skin revitalization. This method combines the benefits of two highly effective wavelengths in ultra-short pulses to cause an intense, non-thermal, photo mechanical disruption and remodeling of the upper dermis.

What does this mean for you? A brighter, more uniform complexion in less treatment sessions than traditional methods and virtually no downtime following treatments.

Originally developed for tattoo removal, picosecond lasers are now being used for a variety of conditions, including skin toning, reducing hyperpigmentation, and building collagen.

 

Sublative Rejuvenation

Sublative Rejuvenation™ offers patients of all skin types a safe and effective solution in reversing multiple signs of aging. Unlike other treatments that work from the outside-in, eMatrixTM radio frequency works from the inside-out—targeting collagen production required for treating fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and textural irregularities caused by excessive sun exposure and aging.

During treatment, many patients feel a warm, prickly sensation as the radio frequency energy enters their skin. After treatment a pink or red “sunburn” appearance and feeling is also common. Topical anesthetic ointments can be used to reduce unpleasant discomfort during treatment.

Laser Skin Tightening

For tighter skin, we use the GentleYAG laser by Candela which applies intense heat and light to stimulate collagen in the upper dermis. You can expect mild to moderate improvement in facial lines and wrinkles and laxity in the skin. Collagen re-modeling will start about two to three months after starting treatments and will continue to make improvements for three to six months after the last treatment. There is no downtime or healing time after treatment, but most people will experience a mild sun burn sensation and some redness immediately following treatment. This procedure requires multiple treatments for best results.

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