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Cellulite, Bikini Season, and BodyRX by Dr. Tess – on CBS 8 News!

Dr. Tess was recently on CBS 8 News to talk cellulite, getting bikini ready for summer, and BodyRX by Dr. Tess.

Watch this video of the CBS 8 segment featuring a demonstration of the latest technology by LPG!

Let us help you take care of that cellulite and get Bikini Ready! Call us today!

Tickle Lipo Article and Special Offer

Patients and Physicians Enjoy the Ease of Tickle Lipo

One of the newest devices for body contouring isn’t a laser or ultrasound or radio frequency device. Rather it’s Tickle Lipo and many patients and physicians are very impressed by this device that uses movement rather than heat to make fat easier to remove.

“I’m just so excited about TickleLipo,” says Dr. Tess Mauricio who performs Tickle Lipo in San Diego. “I’m really pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to perform and how happy the patients are. Areas that were very difficult to treat with liposculpture such as the arms and the thighs are made so much better with the Tickle Lipo.” Dr. Mauricio describes that the device removes fat cells in a three dimensional way. With traditional liposuction, the cannula would move in a linear manner, making it difficult to remove a three dimensional amount of volume. That is much easier with the TickleLipo. “It’s a lot smoother and it’s a lot easier to shape so I’m a lot more confident when I talk to my patients. I can assure them that we’re going to get really smooth results. It’s the key to creating a great lipo result,” says Dr. Mauricio.

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We Can Help Tone and Tighten Sagging Skin

VelaShape - Before

VelaShape - Before

VelaShape - After

VelaShape - After








Tone and Tighten Sagging Skin
Do you want to tone and tighten your sagging skin? At Scripps Ranch Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, we can help. Using VelaShape, the FIRST and ONLY Non-Surgical FDA-cleared medical device for circumferential reduction and cellulite treatment, we can help gently shape your body and treat those problem areas: cellulite, dimpled and sagging skin.

You can rest assured knowing that we are the VelaShape Experts. VelaShape does its magic by using the revolutionary elos combination of Bi-Polar radiofrequency, Infrared Light Energy, Vacuum and Mechanical Massage. The net result increases the metabolism of stored energy, increases lymphatic drainage and actually reduces the size of fat cells and chambers.

Scripps Ranch Dermatology & Cosmetic Center is the FIRST clinic in San Diego to have this amazing technology, and one of only TWO study sites in North America proving the efficacy of this body contouring and cellulite reduction system! Not only will your skin texture improve (cellulite, dimpling, sagging), but the buttock and thigh area will be slimmer, more toned, tightened and lifted.

Just Had A Baby?
Recent studies at OB/GYN practices and our own experience has shown that VelaShape is very effective on post-pregnancy patients! We can firm up that sagging skin and improve your appearance today.

Post Pregnancy Treament - Before

Post Pregnancy Treament - Before

Post Pregnancy Treament - After

Post Pregnancy Treament - After

Testimonial from One Appreciative Client

“Since I am an RN I am very scrutinizing when it comes to receiving any type of treatment. I saw an ad for Dr. Mauricio and was very impressed with her credentials. I made an appointment for a consultation and I verified that she is indeed highly qualified. When I met Dr. Mauricio and her staff I knew at once that I had made the right decision. Dr. Mauricio and her staff are warm and friendly.

Dr. Mauricio met with me and listened to my concerns, giving me a well informed education on her products and services, and together we formulated a plan for helping me achieve the look I desired. After 22 years of working on my feet as an RN in a hospital my legs had suffered and I had many spider veins. I had sclerotherapy with Dr. Mauricio and I now am not embarrassed to show my legs. I can wear the strapped sandals and skirts that I love.

My face had begun to show signs of aging with crow’s feet, sun spots, and deepening lines around my mouth. I had a fotofacial series and botox. I can’t believe the difference in the appearance of my skin. The lines around my eyes are greatly diminished and my whole face feels smoother and toned. I also had sun spots on my chest, arms, hands, and loose skin on my neck. With the Aurora and Polaris treatment series, I immediately noticed increased tone in the skin on my neck. Now, my arms, chest, hands, and neck look great and feel healthier. Even though I have jogged for years and exercised, I still had areas of cellulite across my upper thighs and buttocks. After three pregnancies my abdominal skin was loose. After a VelaShape treatment series, my problems areas are smoothed and toned and I began to notice a difference right away.

I was so amazed that with each treatment I would see an improvement with less and less dimpling of my skin. Also, clothes feel looser after treatments. I feel so comfortable with Dr. Mauricio and her great staff that when I go into her office I feel as though I am visiting friends and at the same time I am completely confident that I am under the care of a highly skilled, well trained professional that I can trust. I am not trying to hide my age; I wouldn’t trade the wisdom of my years for anything. I just want to look the best that I can for my age.

But, I really don’t mind at all when people think that I’m 35! I love to see their reaction when I tell them that I’m 47 years old! I am thoroughly ecstatic with the results I’ve received from the treatments by Dr. Mauricio. I now look on the outside like I feel on the inside, younger, vibrant, and energetic. I am no longer asked if I’m tired or sick. I love that the changes are subtle enough that my friends look at me and say that I look refreshed and happy. I highly recommend Dr. Mauricio to everyone. Not only is Dr. Mauricio and her staff gracious and attentive but the comfort of knowing that she is an outstanding and highly skilled medical professional is priceless.”

One Appreciative Client of Scripps Ranch Dermatology & Cosmetic Center,
Jean, RN, BSN

Look Your Best After Baby’s Birth

Pregnancy can wreak havoc on our skin and body. This can leave us feeling less confident and sometimes downright feeling down in the dumps. An unfortunate fact about being pregnant is that there are limited cosmetic treatments that can be safely done during pregnancy.

In my case, a few years ago, the long 9 months seemed longer as I could not get my regular skin laser treatments and Botox. On top of that, I developed new problems like leg veins, skin tags, new freckles and pigmentation on some body parts, acne and an itchy skin rash all over. Yes, I was a “skin and beauty” mess… and could not wait to deliver my son… for many wonderful reasons of course, but one of them was so I can start my cosmetic overhaul.

The good news is that there are wonderful noninvasive treatments available to new moms (or “not so new” moms) which can really reverse the damage done by pregnancy and give us back our self esteem and confidence. I want to share with all of you my own treatment plan for my post-pregnancy problems.

  1. Uneveness in Skin Coloration – I had brown spots on my cheeks and redness, especially around my nose, and left over pigmentation from a pregnancy rash on my trunk. A series of Aurora Fotofacial/RF helped even out my skin discoloration.
  2. Eyebags – For fine lines underneath the eye areas, large pore size and overall tired look, Polaris radiofrequency treatments shrank my pore size, improved skin texture and help tighten the skin all over.
  3. Wrinkles – I had wrinkles on my forehead and between my brows. In addition, my migraine headaches came back! Botox was the answer to all those problems.
  4. AcneAurora acne laser treatments, acne skin care kit, chemical peel and microdermabrasion helped calm down my skin break-outs.
  5. Skin Tags – I developed pesky, red, growths, (angiomas). Thankfully those were easily removed with electrocautery.
  6. Spider Veins – My legs were happy to get some sclerotherapy so I felt comfortable in shorts again.
  7. CelluliteVelaShape treatments helped to recontour and smooth out the jiggly skin on my abdomen, thighs and buttocks.

I hope this offers a glimpse of hope for all mothers out there. A rejuvenated you is just a few easy, simple treatments away. Come visit us the dermatology clinic and let’s get started so you can achieve great results, just like I did!