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Every medical procedure comes with risks, even the safest and most straightforward. If you have decided CoolSculpting is right for you, then you are about to be one of the hundreds of people to shed unwanted, stubborn fat through this FDA-approved procedure. Chances are you already know the possible side effects are minimal, but are there any CoolSculpting risks that should worry you? We’re here to tell you that there is one major risk you need to be acutely aware of – the practice you choose.

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CoolSculpting Side Effects

CoolSculpting is a cutting-edge fat reduction treatment with numerous benefits. It’s non-invasive and non-surgical. Most patients receive treatment with limited downtime and impact on their daily routines. If you’re thinking about getting CoolSculpting, side effects may be a topic that concerns you. The good news is most “side effects” are superficial and minimal. Let’s take a look at the three most common that affect some patients.

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Uneven Skin Tones

Summer is always a highlight. It’s when the kids are on break and families plan fun vacations and trips. But the summer sun can take a toll on your skin. Sun can damage your skin and cause uneven skin tones and discoloration that become more visible as you age. The colder winter months can rapidly become an additional yearly highlight because they are the perfect time to treat uneven skin tones and correct unwanted discoloration.

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Dermacare of Hampton Roads is more than a MedSpa. It’s a place where passion and positive outcomes flourish but don’t take our word for it. Meet Trisha O’Meara, Family Nurse Practitioner.

Trisha came to Dermacare nearly two years ago. She has about nine years of experience in the aesthetics field. She is passionate about injectables and lasers. Her expertise is in Botox Cosmetic, the full range of dermal fillers, and laser and radio frequency treatments.

“Dermacare is the BEST place to enable me to practice my passion,” says Trisha. “I like to educate above all and always do my best to deliver ideal outcomes. I strive to build a long-lasting professional relationship with each patient based on trust.”

Getting to Know Trisha

Trisha is a people person. She loves to cook (but not clean) and entertain. Her hobbies include exercise and dance.

“I love my man, Todd,” says Trisha, “and my long-haired German Shepard, Tyrus. He may be the most spoiled dog EVER! Although, I know there are a lot of dog lovers out there who would disagree with me!”

What does the future hold for Trisha? “I would like to travel more,” she says. But for now, you can bet on finding her at Dermacare of Hampton Roads because it’s where her passion and expertise in all facets of aesthetic medicine continue to grow.

Trisha’s Favorite Treatments

What is Trisha’s favorite treatment to perform for patients? “Injections because it truly is medical artistry,” she answers. “Everyone is different, and I love when I can enhance natural beauty and enable people to feel better about themselves.”

When it comes to receiving treatment, Trisha likes much of Dermacare’s lineup, but she does have a favorite. “I’d have to say I still love facials with dermaplaning because it makes my skin feel smooth, youthful, lighter and brighter.”

Trisha loves to help people, and she takes great pride in always recommending what is best for the patient. She doesn’t push a particular brand, sale, price point, or overstocked inventory. She suggests what has the highest potential of giving the patient the outcome they desire. She’s a big supporter of a good sunscreen because it’s an essential basic to healthier and younger looking skin.

“What’s ‘good’ and what ‘kind’? Come and see me,” says Trisha. “I will pair you with what’s best for you.”

So swing by. Trisha and our staff can’t wait to help you look and feel your very best.

Is CoolSculpting permanent?

Did you know that losing weight, healthier eating, and life- or self-improvements topped the 2017 New Year’s resolution list? According to, these goals were among the top 10 with 21.4% of 2017 New Year’s resolutions being to lose weight and/or eat healthier. 12.3% were to make life- or self-improvements. If you’re one of the millions of people who set any of these goals and have struggled with stubborn, clingy fat deposits, you are not alone. There is a solution. CoolSculpting can help decrease unwanted fat and sculpt your body. In this blog, we’ll address one of the most commonly asked treatment questions: Is CoolSculpting permanent?

How It Works

CoolSculpting treatments target hard to shed fat deposits in some of the most troublesome places. It’s a proven treatment for reducing fat that is exercise resistant, which is commonly found in the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Chin
  • Inner and outer thighs

When you receive a CoolSculpting treatment, a percentage of your fat cells are crystallized and damaged, effectively destroying them. Your body then flushes these dead cells out through your lymphatic system in the weeks that follow. CoolSculpting permanently removes fat cells and, except in cases of extreme obesity, the body does not make any new fat cells after adolescence.

CoolSculpting is a permanent fat loss solution. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical alternative to liposuction. It might be the right treatment for you if you struggle with exercise-resistant fat.

A Compliment to a Healthy Lifestyle

CoolSculpting treats up to 24% of the subcutaneous fat cells that are pulled into the applicator during each treatment. The fat cells that remain will act like normal fat cells. When you gain weight, these cells swell. When you lose weight, they shrink. While the fat cells destroyed during a CoolSculpting treatment are permanently gone, if you gain weight in the months and years that follow, the remaining fat cells can swell. As a result, the body contouring you achieved can be temporarily lost.

It is important to note that CoolSculpting is not meant to be a substitute for a sensible, balanced diet and exercise. It is meant to compliment a healthy lifestyle by helping you target pockets of fat that are a little more resistant to exercise.

CoolSculpting is backed by science and proven results. At Dermacare of Hampton Roads, we provide CoolSculpting + Radial Shock Therapy to help our patients achieve even better results. In addition to treating up to 24% of the subcutaneous fat cells, the addition of radial shock therapy helps treat an additional 10% of fat cells. Most of our patients see immediate body sculpting results with full effects manifesting about three months after treatment.

If you struggle with stubborn fat or have a goal to better sculpt specific areas of your body, CoolSculpting + Radial Shock Wave Therapy may be an excellent solution for you. Our experienced staff of medical experts can help you explore all available options based on your desired outcome. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Does CoolSculpting Hurt

Weight loss, muscle gain, and body sculpting have long been associated with “feeling the burn” at the gym. But sometimes stubborn fat deposits in tough to target areas refuse to shrink no matter how much you exercise or how healthy you eat. For many, the best solution is CoolSculpting – a safe, non-invasive, and non-surgical treatment that destroys fat cells in targeted areas and assists with fat reduction and body contouring. Does CoolSculpting hurt? The answer might surprise you.

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Dermacare Membership

A New You With a Dermacare Membership

New Year, new you. Are you ready to make your New Year awesome? There’s no better time than the present to plan for greatness. At Dermacare of Hampton Roads, we have some membership plans that can help you find new confidence and support your best skin care routine.

Why Invest in a Membership?

Skin care isn’t a one-and-done task. Healthy skin needs regular maintenance along with home care products, which is why investing in a Dermacare Difference membership is so essential.

Monthly skin treatments are important because, as you age, your skin cell turnover rate naturally slows, leaving you with dull and blah-looking skin. The process of shedding the skin is called desquamation. Monthly treatments force skin cell turnover through exfoliation, which is especially important to skin prone to acne.

Dermacare Difference Membership

Are you new to skin care and esthetics? Maybe you’re looking to improve your skin on a conservative budget or want to see what a laser and skin care clinic can do for you. Our Dermacare Difference Membership is great for people just like you.

The Dermacare Difference Membership is affordable and full of value. It provides a monthly aesthetic service, which is your choice of a light chemical peel, dermaplanning exfoliation treatment, microdermabrasion, or a deep cleansing facial. These services standardly range in price from $125 to $140, but the membership costs you just $99!

In addition to the discounted monthly service, as a Dermacare Difference member, you will receive discounts on our medical-grade skin care products, laser treatments, dermal fillers, and Botox. Your skin care routine is a major factor in your skin’s appearance, and these additional discounts will help you create the best routine to achieve your best results.

Dermacare Difference Forever Young Membership

If have regularly been a skin care and esthetics patient, you may already know the value of clinical treatments. Even if you are new to aesthetics, you may be ready to take a more aggressive approach to maintaining youthful skin. Maybe you’re ready to incorporate monthly laser treatments or take the next step in your best skin care routine. You need the Dermacare Difference Forever Young membership.

The Forever Young membership provides affordable access to several different types of laser treatments. In addition to the monthly aesthetic service and larger discounts on skin care products and Botox/fillers, it incorporates four Forever Young BBL treatments and eight other laser and light treatments for 30 minutes each. These are valued at over $400 each. Not only is this membership a huge savings, but it’s also customizable, making it easy to work with your provider to create an individual treatment plan designed to achieve your skin goals.

Dermacare Difference Acne Membership

Do you have acne? Maybe you’ve tried topical and oral antibiotics and seen little to no improvement. You’ve probably used over-the-counter acne products and seen inconsistent or limited results. You might have struggled with products that initially worked but were too harsh and damaged your skin. A MedSpa acne treatmentat Dermacare takes a completely different approach — one that can make a huge difference. If you struggle with acne, the Dermacare Difference Acne Programmay be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Our acne program is a step above the rest because of our multi-pronged treatment approach. We know your skin is unique. During your consultation and initial assessment, Carrie Labert, our physician assistant who has a background in dermatology, will take an in-depth approach to pinpointing the contributing factors to your acne breakouts. A customized treatment program designed to give you the best skin care routine will be made just for you.

As a laser and skin care clinic, we are on the cutting edge of today’s medical technology. Since opening our doors in May of 2006, we have and continue to make a difference in the lives of people throughout our community and beyond. We can help you improve your health and appearance – two things that dramatically boost wellbeing.

Our Dermacare Difference memberships help keep your best skin care routine affordable and customizable, so your unique needs are best met. It’s a New Year. It’s time for a new you. Let us help revitalize, rejuvenate, and refresh your skin.

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