In case you missed it…

Last week we welcomed our friends from EMSCULPT Neo to our office to celebrate the arrival of the revolutionary body contouring and skin tightening treatment at Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England. If you missed the launch event, don’t worry, we’re bringing you up to speed with some of the highlights right here!

Emsculpt Event Highlights at Cosmetic Enhancement Center

EMSCULPT Neo uses HIFEM+ and radiofrequency to help men and women effectively tighten skin, strengthen muscle and build tone in the buttocks, arms, abs and calves.

EMSCULPT Neo helps complement patients’ fitness and wellness routines, targeting areas of the body that many people have trouble toning in the gym or with traditional workouts. The scientifically-proven technology contracts muscles more intensely than patients can achieve on their own, leading to superior muscle tone—and superior confidence in your body!

This body contouring technology is a great addition to fat burning treatments like CoolSculpt for patients working toward optimizing their physique.

Emsculpt Neo Before and After Results

Clinical studies showed 25% increase in muscle volume, on average, following the series of four treatments.

Proper hydration will support optimal results. EMSCULPT Neo experts shared the importance of proper hydration before and after treatment. That’s because hydration is vital for our muscles’ ability to contract. So be sure to drink plenty of fluids before your treatment!

Our partner company, Age Management Center is also offering 20% off the first Myers Cocktail hydration IV for EMSCULPT Neo patients looking for extra support in getting hydrated and replenishing their bodies before or after treatment.

Now through August 31 save 20% on ALL EMSCULPT Neo treatments!

Ready to learn more about the EMSCULPT Neo? Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Help dad feel look and feel great this Father’s Day

Father's Day Gift Cards at Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England

Father's Day Gift Cards at Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England

Every dad deserves a day that’s all about him, so this Father’s Day, why not help make it happen?

The Cosmetic Enhancement Center’s diverse array of services address many of the troublesome areas men come face to face with as they get older—from wrinkles, to unwanted hair to weight gain and beyond.

While some men are eager to schedule appointments, treating themselves to the self-care they warrant, others start out a bit more timid. But one thing’s for sure, once they come in, the results speak for themselves, and most of our male patients are ready to sign up for more before they ever walk out the door.

What could appeal to that special man in your life? Here’s a guide to help you see some of our most popular treatments for men.
Medical Grade Skincare—Skin care products are the cornerstone of any good skin care routine. But not all products are created equal. If you want to help him ensure that his skin will remain healthy and youthful for as long as possible, finding the right products is an unbeatable first step, and a great way to ease more “skeptical” men into self-care services. We offer a range of skin care products so that every patient can find the perfect product for their skin type, including cleansers, moisturizers, lotions, sunscreens and more.

Injectables—Whether he’s just starting to show fine lines or years of fun, laughter and (oftentimes) squinting, have left him with wrinkles that impact his confidence, our range of fillers and Botox® treatments can help. Botox has become the treatment of choice for countless men around the world, and we are proud to be the #1 provider of Botox® in Maine, with the most experienced team of providers in the state. Dermal fillers are also a unique treatment to enhance or restore volume in the face. These treatments are a great option for men who may be experiencing sagging skin or wrinkles, they can also be a good option for patients who simply want to enhance the contours of the face and achieve a more youthful appearance.

Laser Hair Removal—Many of the men we see for laser hair removal have tried a variety of approaches to getting rid of unwanted hair and are left frustrated. They just want a treatment that works. Laser hair removal is a long-lasting hair reduction solution that uses laser energy to target and destroy hair follicles while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. As a result, the hair follicle is no longer able to produce hair. Laser hair removal is safe and effective for all skin types and has been a highly popular service for men looking to reduce hair on the chest and back, among other locations. We now have a pain free option to laser hair removal called the Motus AX. Ask us for details!

Diamond Glow—Diamond Glow is a skin-resurfacing treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction and specialized skin care serums to remove imperfections while simultaneously nourishing the skin. This is a popular treatment for men who are looking to address acne, fine lines, age spots, sun damage, dry skin, and more.

Body Contouring and Fat Reduction—We offer two incredible services for men looking to get rid of hard-to-loose fat and build up hard-to-train muscle groups.
CoolSculpting Elite: CoolSculpting is the leading non-surgical fat reduction treatment available today…and the Elite machine in our Portland office is CoolSculpting’s most advanced technology yet. This treatment comfortably and effectively removes stubborn body fat without surgery or downtime. Look at the progress of one of our actual patients after just two CoolSculpting treatments.

Male Coolsculpting Transformation at CECofNE

EMSCULPT Neo: This brand-new addition to the Cosmetic Enhancement Center is a gold-standard technology that helps patients achieve sought-after muscle tone in some of the more challenging parts of the body, like arms, calves and buttocks. This scientifically proven treatment is the only non-invasive body shaping technology that uses radiofrequency and high intensity electromagnetic field (HIFEM+) to help patients build muscle, enhance tone, optimize their physique, and boost their confidence in turn.

All of our services begin with a completely complementary consultation to address patients’ personal goals, medical history as well as any questions they may have. If you’re ready to give the gift of confidence and self-care this Father’s Day, head here to claim your e-gift card and we’ll take care of the rest!

Time to tone with the new EMSCULPT NEO

Emsculpt Neo Thigh Treatment in Portland, Maine

Emsculpt Neo Thigh Treatment in Portland, Maine

A revolution in body sculpting has arrived! The Cosmetic Enhancement Center is thrilled to introduce patients to the new EMSCULPT NEO—a pioneering technology designed to help male and female patients achieve desirable muscle tone and enhanced physique.

“This incredible new offering can simultaneously tighten skin, strengthen muscles and burn fat, bringing patients a new way to achieve muscle tone and definition in even some of the hardest to manage areas of the body including the buttocks, arms, abs and calves.”

EMSCULPT NEO is the only non-invasive body shaping technology that uses radiofrequency plus high intensity electromagnetic field (HIFEM+) to eliminate fat and build muscle. HIFEM+ is the leading muscle-sculpting technology on the market, and these combined techniques result in more muscle growth than any other body sculpting device.

 Why are patients so excited?

With the EMSCULPT NEO, patients achieve noticeable muscle definition on top of advanced fat reduction. The safe, scientifically proven procedure offers the boost of support many patients are looking for as they work toward achieving their optimal physique.

 

How does it work?

The treatment begins with initial fat breakdown. The radiofrequency increases temperatures in the targeted fat cells, reaching ideal levels within a matter of minutes. The heat targets the fat, and after the treatment, the body flushes out the treated fat cells through its natural metabolic processes.

During the treatment, the HIFEM+ energy also warms the targeted muscle(s)—similar to what is achieved during the warm-up phase of a workout. The contractions are much more intense than what patients can achieve during routine exercise, and following the treatment, the strained muscle fibers begin a new growth process. This leaves the patient with new muscle growth and enhanced tone. In fact, clinical studies showed on average a 25% increase in muscle volume.

How is Emsculpt Neo different than the traditional Emsculpt device?

The traditional Emsculpt device solely relies on HIFEM (high intensity electromagnetic field) to tone muscles only.

Emsculpt NEO is a next level body sculpting treatment that combines HIFEM technology along with radiofrequency. The addition of radiofrequency gives patients the added benefit of skin tightening and fat reduction, along with an increase in muscle toning.

What does it feel like and how long does it take?

The procedure is simple and easy, and there is no pre-preparation required. The concurrent fat elimination and muscle building procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. Furthermore, there’s no downtime with this procedure so patients can get back to their daily routine right after the treatment!

During the sessions, patients will feel intense muscle contractions as well as a heating sensation in the treated area which has been compared to the feeling of a hot stone massage.

For men and women interested in seeing whether the EMSCULPT NEO can help you achieve that toned, sculpted body you desire, contact us a call to schedule your free consultation.

 

 

Introducing CoolSculpting Elite!

Coolsculpting Elite in Portland, ME

As part of our mission to always provide patients the most advanced, effective cosmetic enhancement services in the region, we are excited to announce the arrival of the CoolSculpting Elite in our Portland office. The Elite is the most advanced CoolSculpting technology yet, and ours are the first machines of their kind in Maine.

Today, with the CoolSculpting Elite we are taking patient care to the next level, offering patients access to cutting-edge technology with the leading non-surgical fat reduction treatment.

What does it do?
Patients can still address all the same troublesome areas as with the previous CoolSculpting machine—from arms to chins to abdomens, sides, backs, thighs, buttocks and bra fat. But, with the redesigned treatment applicators in the CoolSculpting Elite, the machine can make 30% more contact with tissue. This enables our CoolSculpting Masters to target an increased number of fat cells in the treatment time and results in up to 18% more fat reduction in the treated area than with the previous CoolSculpting technology.

Our Medical Director Maria Atkins is thrilled to introduce clients to the new machine. “We are always keeping on top of innovations in the industry and this particular machine is very exciting. We’ve been offering CoolSculpting treatments since 2010 and the new CoolSculpting Elite will allow us to bring patients a service they love but with even greater results.”

What does it cost?
In addition to the enhanced results, patients will also enjoy more cost-effective pricing, with one set price for small cycles and one for large cycles, across the board.

If you’re interested in seeing whether CoolSculpting might be right for you, give us a call or click here to schedule your free consultation . If you’ve tried CoolSculpting in the past and are ready to treat more stubborn fat, we’re now taking appointments with the new CoolSculpting Elite in Portland, call us today to book!

Vaginal rejuvenation may not be what you think

Vaginal Rejuvenation Portland, ME

Vaginal Rejuvenation Portland, ME

Ladies, let’s get over our fear of discussing the vagina

Being a woman is beautiful.

Being a woman is powerful.

But being a woman is also difficult.

As many readers would probably agree, the female body is not an easy thing to maintain. Despite how hard we try to stay fit and cling on to our bodies the way they were in our late teens and 20s, sometimes nature just has other plans for us. When it comes to the vagina, this is certainly the case.

Whether you’ve had a child and never felt quite the same after, or as you’ve gotten older you’ve experienced loosening and have begun to lose confidence in your vagina, you’re not alone. Vaginal laxity is nothing to be ashamed of. Rather, it’s something we should be talking about more, because not only is it perfectly natural it is also incredibly common. And the more women are open to talking about this important topic, the closer they get to regaining confidence, comfort and control.

Vaginal laxity can be the cause of many undesirable side effects. It can lead to urinary incontinence—you know those moments when you’re out exercising or sitting laughing with a friend and all of a sudden you don’t have complete control over your bladder. It can also lead to decreased sexual satisfaction. This includes not only the impact vaginal laxity can have on self-esteem and desire, but also on sensation, lubrication and orgasms.

At the Cosmetic Enhancement Center we are proud to give women the opportunity to explore safe, clinically proven, non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation therapy. The Viveve® treatment safely delivers radiofrequency energy to the vaginal tissue to stimulate growth and healing, boosting the production of elastin and collagen in the vagina. Decreased collagen production is often seen as women age and their hormones get out of balance. With the vagina, this presents a whole separate host of issues.

Vaginal treatment might seem intimidating, but in reality, this safe, fast and pain-free procedure has helped thousands of women around the world rejuvenate their vaginas. During the Viveve treatment, the radiofrequency energy is combined with a controlled cooling system so absolutely no anesthetic is necessary. Some patients report a warm or tingling sensation during the process, but the treatment is virtually painless. There is also no recovery period or downtime after treatment. Women can resume normal activities immediately after their appointment—though patients are advised to wait a short 48 hours before resuming sexual intercourse.

The bottom line: No woman should feel uncomfortable in her body. If vaginal laxity is on your mind, give us a call to discuss whether Viveve might be right for you. Our consultations are always free and our goal is to help you feel as great as you are.

 

What are the flanks, and why is it so hard to get rid of fat there?

CoolSculpting® in Portland, ME

CoolSculpting® in Portland, ME

Also known as the love handles, the flanks are the area under the bra strap resulting in a smooth appearance and a more defined waist. The flanks are a common trouble area for both men and women, but why is that? We broke down the top reasons why fat loss in this area is so difficult.

Lack of Use

When in the gym, common exercises target the abs or the glutes…but not many people are focused on their rear deltoids. When muscles go unused, they lose strength, which leads to a loss in tone and definition.

Bad Posture

Oftentimes, the way we hold ourselves makes our fat present different. Head to a mirror. Look at yourself standing upright, shoulder back, chest out. Now, slouch a little bit. Makes a big difference, huh? Poor posture can emphasize the fat you have. Standing tall will help pull the love handles flat, making you look leaner.

Excessive Fat

To boil it down, extra pounds can be carried in different places for different people. Some body types are prone to carry weight in their thighs, others in their abdomen. Those last few pounds can be near impossible to get rid of with diet and exercise. Not to mention, hormones come into play as people age, which can make weight loss event harder.

So, what are the options?

At CEC, we are experts in CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that uses a process known as cryolipolysis to freeze and eliminate fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. It works by bringing fat cells to a temperature at which they freeze and metabolize through the body’s natural processes.

Are the results permanent?

Once the cells are gone, they are gone. However, it is possible to gain weight, so we recommend that our patients maintain their results with a healthy, active lifestyle.

Are you curious to see what a flanks treatment looks like? Check out our recent Facebook LIVE of an actual treatment!

Get Glowing Skin This Holiday Season!

Micropeels in Portland, ME

Micropeels in Portland, ME

Tis’ the season for holiday parties, get-togethers and gatherings with family and friends. Whether you’re traveling this holiday season or keeping it low-key at home, there is one thing you’ll need: glowing, radiant skin.

At Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England, we have several treatments to help you achieve just that. Below are our “glow-to” skin care treatments:

Micropeel – This “peel-less peel” is a perfect option for those who want glowing skin with no downtime. It involves dermaplaning to exfoliate the surface and remove peace fuzz and a light micropeel solution from ZO Skin Health. It also helps makeup apply flawlessly!

Ultrasonic Facial – Our most popular facial that is great for all ages and skin types. Learn more about the three-step process here!

AQUAGOLD Fine Touch – A microneedle treatment that drives custom solutions such as Botox, filler, hyaluronic acid and skin boosting serums into the skin using micro channels. This treatment is ideal for those who want to diminish pore size, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and want an overall brighter appearance, especially before an event.

Microdermabrasion – This treatment uses microcrystals to remove the upper layer of dead and damaged skin cells. This treatment helps reduce skin impurities, clean the pores and improves skin tone and texture.

Medical Grade Skincare – Our boutique has several brands of medical grade skincare from ZO Skin Health, Obagi, SkinMedica and more! We also offer complimentary consultations and our team of aestheticians can create a customized skincare regimen just for you.

Best part of all – the treatments are 15% off this month and all in-stock, travel sized products are 20% off! Contact us to schedule your treatment or stop in to our boutique to purchase your skincare and take advantage of these deals.

*above special valid until December 31, 2018.

Not Just for Vampires: Celebrities Who Love PRP Treatments

PRP in Portland, ME

PRP in Portland, ME

At Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England, we offer a number of different treatments that involve Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP. The most famous being the Vampire Facial – which has coined its nickname because it involves applying a patients’ own PRP topically onto the face following a Microneedling treatment. As scary is it may sound and look, this treatment has taken off in popularity in part to celebrities sharing their glowing results online. Here are a few popular celebs who have raved about the Vampire Facial:

Kim Kardashian: Kim really put Vampire Facials into the limelight after showing her treatment on the show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Kim then took to Twitter to talk about her results, and the rest is history!

PRP in Portland, ME

Bar Refaeli: Bar is a supermodel, television host and actress. Back in 2013, she got a Vampire Facial and took to Instagram to share with her followers.

PRP in Portland, ME

Ferne McCann: Ferne is an English Model and Presenter and also indulged in the treatment. Ferne was quoted as saying “because of the anesthetic, you feel hardly anything. It’s a really good feeling. It feels like it’s going to make you look amazing and do wonders to the skin.”

PRP in Portland, ME

Vampire Facials and PRP treatments are here to stay. Why? Because they improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars and stretchmarks, tighten the skin, and promote quick healing. If you’re curious about how PRP can pair with filler treatments, we also offer the Vampire Facelift, which is done in tandem with a filler treatment to volumize the face. Find out more about the Vampire Facelift, here. Don’t forget, our consultations are always free! Give us a call today at 207-747-3560 to learn more.

Welcome Our Newest Team Member, Vanessa!

Licensed Aesthetician in Portland, ME

Licensed Aesthetician in Portland, ME

With growth comes new friendly faces! We have officially moved into our new home (yay!) and are excited to expand our services and offerings to the Portland community and beyond. To help us accomplish just that, we are pleased to announce that Vanessa Cavallaro, L.E., has joined our team! Vanessa brings years of experience in the aesthetics industry and is a great addition to our staff. Check out our recent Q&A to learn more about Vanessa!

Q: Tell us a little about yourself and your past experience.

A: I’ve been a licensed aesthetician for six years and I’m currently going to school to be a medical assistant. I’ve worked in this industry for 19 years as a nail tech and makeup artist as well!

Q: What made you want to join the Cosmetic Enhancement Center team?

A: I’ve always heard great things about CEC and I really wanted to explore and learn more about the medical aesthetics industry. My good friend, Ashley Wedgewood, started at CEC last year and since then has told me about what a wonderful place it was to work and how great Dr. Atkins is. I’m also looking forward to work at place that offers the latest and greatest treatments to patients – it’s exciting!

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?

A: I love being outdoors, going to the beach, cooking and spending time with my two boys, Santino and Vinny.

Q: What are you most excited for at Cosmetic Enhancement Center?

I’m looking forward to taking new patients for Coolsculpting and various aesthetic services. I will be offering Coolsculpting, facials, waxing, skin care consults (which is my passion!), chemical and micropeels, dermaplaning and more!

Vanessa is now accepting new patients! If you’re interested in a complimentary consultation or booking an appointment with Vanessa, please call our office (207) 747-3560.

Licensed Aesthetician in Portland, ME

Brrreaking Down the Science Behind CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting® in Portland, ME

CoolSculpting® in Portland, ME

CoolSculpting is one of our most popular and sought-after treatments at CEC. Our practice was the first to offer the treatment in Maine, and now is proud to have four machines…the most in any single practice in the state!

The appeal of CoolSculpting is simple – freeze away your fat cells with zero needles or downtime. It’s an innovative way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat, and with more than 6 million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it’s catching on like wildfire (or shall we say wild snow)! But just how does it work? Science is a dish best served cold, so today we are walking through the “how” of CoolSculpting!

Icy Beginnings

CoolSculpting began in 2005, originally founded by a company called Zeltiq, and was developed based on the findings of two doctors in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Dieter Manstein and Dr. R. Rox Anderson of Harvard Medical School and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital were inspired by “popsicle panniculitis,” a phenomenon of fat loss in children’s cheeks due to frequent ice and popsicle eating. They then used this information to create a controlled cooling technology that could be applied to specific areas on the body, which led to the CoolSculpting treatment we know and love today!

CoolSculpting Today

Since the treatments’ launch, the technology has become even more innovative, convenient and successful. New handpieces have allowed for even more areas of the body to be treated with controlled cooling, such as the inner and outer thighs, abdomen, back, bra fat area, arms and even chin! Now, there are opportunities for DualSculpting, which allow for patients to be treated with multiple handpieces in one sitting (dependent on if the provider has the appropriate equipment – we do!). Finally, the latest advancements have made the treatment even more comfortable for patients. During treatment, patients can watch Netflix, check email, or even take a nap!

CoolSculpting at the Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England

At CEC, we have a team of amazing providers who have all attended CoolSculpting University, and have rich experience in the treatment. Learn more about our team here! We have been performing the treatment since 2010, and were the first practice to introduce CoolSculpting to Maine. Interested in learning more about freezing your fat with no downtime? Give us a call! This August we are offering a CoolSculpting special of buy three treatments, get one free.

 

P.S. putting popsicles all over your body won’t work…trust us!