Monthly Archives: July 2012

$500 Off One of My Favorite Procedures for Anti-Aging

Neck Lipo –  It’s a dramatic change in your life.

Have you lost that definition of your lower face and neck? Do you want to get rid of the double chin, get rid of that turkey neck? Neck Lipo is done in just 45-minute procedures under local anesthetic. Take a look:

Call us today for a free consultation, and take advantage of our $500 off special – good during the month of July, 2012!

Tickle Liposuction Best for Body Sculpting – An Interview

This is a recent interview that Dr. Tess did with

Tickle Lipo – It’s no secret you’ve been using Tickle Lipo on your patients for several years now. Why did you decide to go with this technology?

Dr. Tess  –  I began doing traditional liposuction ten years ago. When laser and later, Vaser liposuction, came along I tried both technologies. Once Tickle Lipo came along – I tried it – and I’m so happy that this technology exists. It makes my job easier and generates results that are difficult to achieve with other technologies.

TL – How Is It Different?

Dr. Tess – You are really doing contouring in a three-dimensional way under the skin. When it comes to fine detail, sculpting, which is what I do. I really sculpt the body and I find that Tickle Lipo makes the job much easier. I have a lot better control and a better way to blend in the areas that I’ve done to the areas that are not done. I’m able to do that at a fast pace and with less effort on my part. Patients get much better results and are very happy.

TL – Does It Help With Tummy Tucks?

Dr. Tess – I specialize in larger-volume liposuction. I’m comfortable with removing four liters of fat in one session – and Tickle Lipo is much more efficient for such procedures, meaning you’re not keeping your patient under anesthesia as long. Even with high volume liposuction the areas we treat don’t get the expected loose skin. I believe the Tickle Lipo technique adds to skin tightening or at least, it doesn’t create the loose skin that people worry about.

Some of my patients who have gone to plastic surgeons to investigate tummy tucks are coming in, and we’re removing the equivalent of eight pounds of fat just from their abdomen – without a tummy tuck or getting loose skin.

I tell most patients – in my view, a tummy tuck is really only reserved for patients who have lost maybe 100 pounds or have had significant stretch marks from previous pregnancies. If you don’t have that and have normal skin – and I’ve done Tickle Lipo on patients in their mid-sixties – I really do not see loose skin at all, even though I’m removing many liters of fat. There are a lot of surgeons who are not comfortable with working with larger patients – but that’s a specialty of mine.

TL – And you have your share of revision patients?

Dr. Tess – That’s correct. I think, unfortunately, there a lot of people out there that have had previous liposuction surgery that has left them disfigured and it has placed an emotional strain on them. Because I am able to do a lot of fine sculpting and finessing – and sculpt areas many surgeons don’t want to touch such as the arms, inner thighs, and around the knees – patients feel very comfortable and know they can leave much happier.

TL – You Mention Sculpting. How Important Is That?

Dr. Tess  – Because I’m a woman – I think there is something different in how a woman handles a body. My patients get a woman’s touch – an artist’s touch… an expert’s touch. It’s all about creating a physical shape that is ideal. I had one patient – sixty four years old – she went from a size twelve to a size four!

Learn more about Dr. Tess’s Tickle Lipo procedure.

La Jolla Location Closure

We regret to announce that due to unforeseen complications having to do with the foreclosure of the building at 7630 Fay Ave, we have decided to move out of our space in La Jolla.

The uncertainty and potential negative ramifications of this change on our practice and patients were the primary reasons for this decision.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and are currently only seeing patients at the Scripps Ranch office.

We are very proud that in the time we were in La Jolla, Dr. Tess became a gold medal winner and was voted “Best Dermatologist” in The La Jolla Village News Reader Choice Awards.

We are already looking for a replacement location and will keep you posted!

If you have any questions, please call the Scripps Ranch Dermatology and Cosmetic Center. Thank you for your understanding.

July Sizzling Summer Specials


$100 OFF this “Best Bang For Your Buck” treatment. Smooth wrinkles, plump lips, fill acne scars and lines with the FDA approved world’s best selling dermal filler.

*Ok to prepay for future treatments. Special applies only to RN or PA.

Try Something New

Our popular “Try Something New” special is back! Save 10% OFF any first time laser treatment or package.

*Special only applies to RN or PA.

Bye, Bye Turkey Neck

Say goodbye to that pesky turkey neck and those jowls in just 45 minutes! Schedule your Neck and Jowl Lipo procedure to be performed on Thursday, Aug 30, and get $500 OFF, PLUS 50% OFF Venus Freeze skin tightening treatments!

*Other surgery dates may be available. Please call to inquire.

  Unless otherwise specified, specials expire July 31, 2012

Mark Your Calendars! OPEN HOUSE July 11, 2012

Hang out with the experts, learn about the latest and greatest ways to look your best! Enjoy Demos, Discounts, Food, and More!

RSVP by JULY 5th

Call 858-689-4990

Special for Attendees: Book your treatment the night of the event and receive $250 off any service over $1000!!

All Attendees receive $50 credit just for showing up! (Cannot be combined with any other offers.)

Open House Event Topics: BodyRX by Dr Tess; Lipo; Facial Rejuvination

Demos Include: Endomolift, Lipomassage, Hydrafacial, Injectibles, Venus Freeze, and Mixto Fractional Resurfacing.

Join us at this great Open House Event

Wednesday, July 11 – 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Scripps Ranch Dermatology and Cosmetic Center