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Liposuction May Reduce Triglycerides

Did you see this latest news from The Los Angeles Times posted today? The “Booster Shots” blog reports that liposuction “may…reduce harmful fat circulating in the blood,” according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Investigators measured “triglyceride levels in” nearly 230 individuals undergoing the procedure. The researchers found that “in people with normal triglyceride levels, cosmetic surgery made no difference.” However, “among people who started out with high triglycerides, blood tests taken three months after surgery showed a 43% reduction in triglycerides.”

There’s another post from HealthDay as well that reports, “Levels of white blood cells also dipped after liposuction and in patients who had both procedures.” However, “levels of cholesterol and blood sugar didn’t change significantly.”

Triglycerides are a type of lipid found in your blood. When you eat, your body converts any calories it doesn’t need to use right away into triglycerides. The triglycerides are stored in your fat cells. Later, hormones release triglycerides for energy between meals. If you regularly eat more calories than you burn, particularly “easy” calories like carbohydrates and fats, you may have high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia). Having a high level of triglycerides, a type of fat (lipid) in your blood, can increase your risk of heart disease.

I’ve you have questions about how Liposuction and Liposculpture can help you, please call us at the Scripps Ranch Dermatology and Cosmetic Center or the Dr. Tess Dermatology and Cosmetic Center in La Jolla.

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Skin Care Questions and Answers

mixto fractional co2Are you connected to @drtessmauricio and @skinexpertsays in Twitter? If not, we’ve compiled a list of questions we’ve received recently and the answers to what may also address some of your skin care questions.

Q: What do you think about the co2 fractional treatment?
A: We offer the Mixto Fractional CO2. Definitely one of the best “bang for your buck” type treatments. If you can afford 1-2 weeks of downtime, you can look 10 years younger with this 1 treatment.

Q: How can I fade scarring on a budget? I get brown spots.
A: Microdermabrasion and light peels are great for people on a budget! We offer a great crystal peel with our esthetician.

Q: Regarding peels, how often would I need them? And should I use a hydroquinone cream in conjunction?
A: Treatment can be performed once every 4 weeks, or up to once every week depending on the type of peel. A hydroquinone cream can be used as well but a physician needs to give specific instructions on how to use the cream.

We posted: When washing, massage your face with circular motions. Don’t scrub. Over washing and scrubbing can cause skin to become irritated.
Q: What do you mean by scrubbing? I use apricot scrub would you recommend daily use of it? The brand I use is St.Ives.
A: Using a wash that’s designated as a scrub is different. But the point is don’t over scrub. There are better scrubs than others. St. Ives has large beads, the best scrubs have smaller rounded and smooth beads to not damage the skin.

Q: What do you think is the best single ingredient for anti-aging? Retinol?
A: Hard to choose just one because every ingredient has a specific purpose. Retinol is definitely a great long term anti-aging product.

Q: What’s the best cleanser for oily skin?
A: Any wash with glycolic acid and/or salicylic acid work great for oily skin. If you have moderate to severe acne it is important to be seen by a dermatologist because RX strength products are more effective than OTC products.

Q: Is a mole on your palm normal?
A: Well only a dermatologist can determine if the mole is normal. I suggest you see your dermatologist to check it out. Remember a skin exam is recommended every year!

Q: Laser hair removal is good, is there any side effect with that?
A: Laser Hair Removal can be life changing! With an experienced technician and good technology there is very little risk.

If your questions were not answered here, please call Dr. Tess Mauricio, at one of her three San Diego Dermatology Clinics and talk to her specifically about your needs.

Mens Liposculpture: Fathers Day Makeover

Dr. Tess was on the San Diego Channel 6 weekend news and the video is now available! (see below)

The topic was “Father’s Day Makeover” and Dr. Tess was joined by her liposculpture patient Robert. Tickle Lipo was performed on the abdomen and “love handles.”

This is just one of the many treatments we offer for men at Scripps Ranch Dermatology and Cosmetic Center.

Tickle Lipo Liposculpture

What do you think of the difference?
We welcome your comments below.

New Treatment, Video, and Specials

Introducing Renuvia Fat Transfer

Have you ever wished you could take fat from where you don’t want it and put it where you need it?Renuvia

We can now take fat from your abdomen, arms, knees or thighs and transfer it to your face, hands, buttocks and even breasts! Results are natural looking and lasting!  Renuvia Fat Transfer:  Ageless at Any Age!

Call today and ask about how we can finally make your dream come true!

Dr. Tess on National TV

Dr. Tess was on the nationally syndicated TV show The Doctors last week to talk about a painful and embarrassing condition known as hidradenitis supurativa.

Watch the segment with Dr. Tess Mauricio helping her patient:

New Specials

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! It’s not too late to give mom the perfect gift!

Don’t know which one to choose? As always, Gift Certificates are available!

Tickle Lipo

We are running our super popular BOGO special on Tickle Lipo!  

For a limited time, Buy One Area, Get One FREE and get the body you’ve always wanted!

*expires 5/31

Microdermabrasion

For the month of May, get a $45 Microdermabrasion with our esthetician, beauty icon Genesis Walcher (aka Patricia Javier).

That’s a 55% discount!

*limit 1 per person

Genesis Walcher is a beauty queen, star of over 16 feature films, EMI recording artist, cover model, skin care expert and esthetician.

Join Us For Our “Mom’s Night Out” Open House This Thursday!

This is an exclusive event with free giveaways, raffles, mini-facials, makeup application, and live treatment demos. There will also be appetizers and refreshments.

Mom's Night Out

So leave the kids and husband at home and join us for an evening of fun!

Please call or email us at info@scrippsderm.com to RSVP. Mom’s Night Out this Thursday (May 5th) at 7:30pm in our La Jolla office. 7630 Fay Ave, 2nd Floor La Jolla, CA

Dr. Tess on TV and Specials

Dr. Tess on TV:

San Diego Living Earlier today there was a live demo of our most popular treatment, Venus Freeze, on the body.

Also, check out this video of Dr. Tess talking about how to get your Best Body for Summer:

The Doctors:  Thursday, Dr. Tess will be on the nationally syndicated TV show The Doctors discussing and demonstrating treatments for a painful and challenging condition called “Hidraentitis Suppurativa.”  Tune into KGTV in San Diego at 4pm this Thursday, April 28.

Final Week of Botox BOGO!

Mother’s Day (May 8) is coming up fast! Whether it’s Botox, Venus Freeze, Restylane, or a microdermabrasion, we have a fantastic special going on that would make her day!

Hurry, because this is the FINAL WEEK for most of these exclusive deals!

Don’t know which one to choose? As always, Gift Certificates are available!

Botox BOGO Week EXTENDED by popular demand ONE MORE WEEK!

Everyone knows Botox. Through the end of this week, enjoy the awesomeness of our Buy-One-Get-One-Free deal on this cornerstone of wrinkle-busting and anti-aging. Final Week

Call our office for more information on our other specials!

Mother’s Day Specials and More!

Mother’s Day (May 8) is coming up fast! Whether it’s Botox, Venus Freeze, Restylane, or a microdermabrasion, we have a fantastic special going on that would make her day!

Don’t know which one to choose? As always, Gift Certificates are available!

Botox BOGO Week EXTENDED by popular demand through 4/22!

Everyone knows Botox. Now through April 22, enjoy the awesomeness of our Buy-One-Get-One-Free deal on this cornerstone of wrinkle-busting and anti-aging.

Dysport Logo

Dysport works a lot like botox, so you won’t want to miss our Dysport BOGO Week April 18-22!

In addition to the amazing Buy-One-Get-One-Free special, you can also enjoy food and drinks on us during Dysport BOGO Week!

Restylane logo

Restylane – Win a FREE syringe!

Just purchase 2 or more syringes of Restylane in one day from now until the end of April and you will be entered into a drawing for one FREE syringe. There will be 4 winners! The drawing will be held on April 29. Winners will be contacted.

Latisse logo

Latisse is the FIRST and ONLY FDA-approved treatment that grows lashes longer, fuller and darker. Championed by celebrities such as Brooke Shields, the manufacturer is offering a fantastic BOGO promotion that’s only lasting until the end of April!

Microdermabrasion

For the month of May, get a $45 Microdermabrasion with our esthetician, beauty icon Genesis Walcher (aka Patricia Javier)!

genesis walcher

Genesis Walcher is a beauty queen, star of over 16 feature films, EMI recording artist, cover model, skin care expert and esthetician.

New Specials

Venus Freeze –  Watch Dr. Tess talk about Venus Freeze on the news!

– For A Limited Time, Buy 5 Venus Freeze Treaments, Get 1 FREE!

– Until 4/30, get 50% OFF Venus Freeze treatments on the areas that you had Lipo!

Get tickled to the body you want! Now is also the time to get your procedure done in time for swimsuit season!

Botox BOGO Week April 11-14

Everyone knows Botox. From April 11 through April 15, enjoy the awesomeness of our Buy One Get One Free deal on this cornerstone of wrinkle-busting and anti-aging.

Dysport works a lot like botox, so you won’t want to miss our Dysport BOGO Week April 18-22!

In addition to the amazing Buy One Get One Free special, you can also enjoy food and drinks on us during Dysport BOGO Week!

Restylane – Win a FREE syringe!

Just purchase 2 or more syringes of Restylane in one day from now until the end of April and you will be entered into a drawing for one FREE syringe. There will be 4 winners! The drawing will be held on April 29. Winners will be contacted.

Dr. Tess on the Radio Every Day and a Great Event 4/15

Visit our booth and have your photo taken for FREE by San Diego Mobile Moments at Jeff & Jer’s The Wait Is Over party on Friday April 15 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina!

This event will feature dancing, music, gift bags, vendors, food, and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

Don’t forget to listen for Dr. Tess’s daily messages on KyXy 96.5 starting next Monday April 11!

To get tickets to the Wait is Over Party listen to Jeff & Jer for more info.

Jeff and Jer Showgram: now with Dr. Tess Mauricio starting Monday 4/11

Look as Good as 35 at 55!

All of us want to look our best and it’s not uncommon to be concerned about your looks as you get older.  The thing is, you don’t have to worry.  You can look younger easily.  Find out more by watch Dr. Tess Mauricio in this video from a recent TV appearance.