CoolSculpting Vs. Liposuction

It can be hard to lose weight, especially that stubborn fat around your middle section or upper thighs. If it seems like no matter how many calories you are cutting and no matter how many days you workout a week, you still can’t get rid of that stubborn fat, it’s time to take matters into your own hands— or into the hands of Fix Laser & Skin Center— in order to get rid of that stubborn fat once and for all. As two common treatments available on the plastic surgery market, both CoolSculpting and liposuction have benefits. Read on to learn more.

CoolSculpting as a liposuction alternative!

CoolSculptingOne of the best parts about CoolSculpting is that it’s a non-invasive procedure that requires no downtime at all. Meaning that if you’re a busy mom or career lady who doesn’t have time to sit in bed and recover for a week or two, then this is the right procedure for you. By literally freezing your fat away, CoolSculpting works to target your fat cells and give you back the body you once had or have always desired. Once your fat cells are frozen, they will then slough off after a few months— exposing your slimmer self.


Although liposuction is an invasive procedure that does require an ample amount of recovery time, it also gives patients almost instantaneous results. By making small incisions throughout your body, the plastic surgeon will then go under your skin with a camera device in order to fully assess your fat cells and skin. During this time, the surgeon will then scrape away any excess fat that has built up and will suction it away with a vacuum like tool. Once you are stitched up and out of recovery, you will be safe to go home. However, you will want to rest in bed for at least a few days as your body recovers from surgery and reheals itself.

In addition to exercise and a healthy diet, both liposuction and CoolSculpting are great procedures to help rid patients of stubborn fat. If you are interested in learning more about these procedures or if you’d like to schedule an appointment, contact Fix Laser & Skin Center today!



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Scared of Plastic Surgery? 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be

Man in Black ShirtThere’s a lot of stigma that accompanies getting any sort of plastic surgery done. Including that it’s only for women and that typically only the self-indulgent will opt to pay that kind of money to have their face or body reworked. However, those types of stigmas are far from the truth. And as the advancements in plastic surgeries have progressed over the past few years, more and more people who once vowed that they would never go under the knife are now signing up themselves. But why?

Life is Just Too Short

Simply put: life is too short not to enjoy every moment that you can. This approach is leading many individuals to go under the knife to fix things about their bodies that they have struggled with for years. From opting to get a rhinoplasty, to simply wanting to undergo a coolsculpting procedure, more and more individuals are embracing the mentality that if it makes you happy, why not do it?

It’s Not Always Permanent

Another reason why people are fleeing to things like facial fillers more and more is because they aren’t exactly permanent— meaning that in order for you to keep that taut forehead, you have to have injections done every 4-6 months. Or if you want that sexy new pout, you might have to get lip injections every 9 months or so. This whole notion of things not being permanent, is fairly freeing to a lot of individuals and leaves them feeling like they can have control over their appearance without too much of a commitment.

Men Can Hop On This Wagon Too

More and more, men are seeking plastic surgery to help accentuate and enhance their personal appearance. As an industry that used to predominantly consist of female patients, more men are realizing the added benefits of plastic surgery. For instance, more men are undergoing Coolsculpting in order to melt away the extra fat around their middle and sides, to give them a leaner and meaner looking physique.

The stigma that used to surround the world of plastic surgery just isn’t there any more. If you or a loved one is considering getting plastic surgery done, schedule an appointment with our office today!

Creating Healthy Habits in Teenage Girls

With obesity striking our nation in a big way over the past few decades, more and more parents are concerned with their child being overweight. However, what about children on the opposite side of the spectrum. Eating disorders and false body images plague thousands of teenage girls across the country. Here are three ways to help your teenage daughter create healthy habits and a positive body image.

Don’t Focus on Weight

If you yourself are always worried about your body weight and are into counting calories, those characteristics might unfortunately rub off onto your daughter. While being mindful of the food you put into your body is important, try to focus less on the weight aspect and more on the healthiness of it. For example, instead of counting calories in snacks, encourage your kids to eat fruits and vegetables as snacks because it will help give them the fuel they need.

If you notice your daughter starting to count calories, try to reign her back in and place the focus more on the nutritional value of food instead of the caloric intake. This will help her to make healthy decisions without obsessing over potential weight gain.

Working Out

Exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy body, and it has been proven that people who live a sedentary lifestyle have more health problems compared to those that are active. However, if you notice your daughter is working out to lose weight, try to change their mental focus onto working out to stay healthy. By emphasizing the fact of staying healthy versus weight loss or gain, you can help your daughter create a healthier outlook on exercise.

Indulge a Little

Your daughter will never have the great metabolism that they have in their teens again. Although it’s important to encourage healthy eating and exercise habits, it’s equally important to encourage your daughter to indulge a little. For example, if they want to have a slice of chocolate cake after dinner, let them enjoy every bite without feeling any guilt or shame. In fact, by eating healthy and exercising on a regular basis, it’s important for people to indulge every once in a while.

Raising a teenage daughter is a tough job, especially when it comes to instilling a healthy body image. However, by encouraging healthy habits, you can help your daughter to feel better about their body.

To learn more, contact our office today!


3 Ways to Stay Hydrated This Summer

relaxing-in-parkFrom spending weekends at the beach, to going for trail runs in the heat, the summer is full of fun outdoor activities that drain the moisture from your skin and body, leaving you with red, dry, and itchy skin. In order to stay extra hydrated this summer, try adding these things into your routine.


  1. Water

Yes, it may sound like a no-brainer, but consuming water is the best way to stave off dehydration. In order to get into a healthy habit of consuming enough water every day, try adding a large glass of water with your morning cup of coffee, and then carry a refillable water bottle with you throughout the day. That way you can encourage yourself to constantly be drinking water when you’re running errands, at work, or simply hanging out with your kids. Remember that the more water you drink, the healthier your body and skin will be.


  1. Serums

Adding a light facial serum to your morning and night facial routines is a great way to lock in moisture and hydrate your skin after a long day in the sun. As a light weight moisturizer, serums can help enhance the benefits of a face cream or lotion, when applied beforehand. Plus, serums natural cooling texture is the perfect additive to apply on top of sun burned or damaged skin— leaving you with a cool and comfortable complexion.


  1. Facial Mist

Sold in beauty stores all across the country, facial mists are a great way to keep your face cool and hydrated when outside. Facial mists are simply just vitamin-enriched canned water that you can carry around in your purse, briefcase, or backpack and use when you need a bit of a refresher.


Although summers are filled with outdoor activities that are beyond fun, they can also dry you out like an old prune. In order to stay hydrated this summer try these three techniques.


To learn more, schedule an appointment with us today!


Mid-Summer Workouts to Break the Heat

exercise-bike-SmallWith summer in full-swing, if you already have your bikini body ready to mingle at the pool, you still need to maintain it. Keep your body healthy and active this summer with these 3 mid-summer workouts to help you stay fit without dying in the heat.


  1. Plank Challenge

This summer, give yourself a plank challenge. Whether you work in an office or out of the home, give yourself a summer challenge that will tighten your abs and make you feel stronger than ever. Start by doing one one-minute plank every day and work all the way up to ten one-minute planks per day. Simply get into plank position, holding your abs in place, and focus on your core, working through the burn.


  1. Early Morning Run

Running is one of the easiest ways to burn calories while simultaneously toning up. However, with the summer heat, it can seem virtually impossible to gain the courage to run outside and the treadmills just won’t cut it. Get your run in by setting your clock for sunrise— this will not only help you get in some early morning cardio, but it will also help you stay energized and awake throughout the day without having to pour an additional cup of coffee.


  1. 7-Minute Workout

If you live in an air conditioned home and just can’t seem to get the courage to leave it to go workout in the scorching heat, try the 7-minute workout from the comfort of your own living room. This scientifically proven workout combines 12 workouts in just 7-minutes, leaving you with a healthier heart and toned muscles. All you need is yourself, a chair, and the wall.


Staying motivated in the scorching summer heat can sometimes feel overly complicated. However, by making the time and putting in a little effort, you can maintain your summer body without having to bare the intense heat. From participating in the plank challenge to starting the 7-minute workout, these three tips are sure to help you stay fit and cool.


To learn more about how to stay fit, contact us today.

Fat Reduction – CoolSculpting Procedure Glendale

Fat Reduction – CoolSculpting Procedure Glendale

Published on July 10, 2015 by Fix Laser & Skin Center

Did you know that there is a way to conveniently and easily get rid of fat from stubborn parts of the body without exercise or surgery? CoolSculpting is a revolutionary fat reduction technology that can sculpt away fat permanently.

CoolSculpting is a technique that achieves fat reduction without a single incision and can take as little as an hour. There are no needles, and the procedure can be performed as you are resting comfortably or even while you’re awake. CoolSculpting works by using FDA-approved technology that freezes fat at a temperature that destroys fat cells without harming surrounding tissue.

Speak with Dr. Alen Voskanian to learn more about fat reduction.

Contact us at our office in Glendale to schedule your consultation.

Acne Removal – Glendale Skin Care Treatment

Acne Removal – Glendale Skin Care Treatment

Published on June 19, 2015 by Fix Laser & Skin Center

Acne is a problem that affects many people of all ages and can be especially problematic during puberty. The causes of acne can range from genetics to diet to stress and can vary in severity depending on the patient. Fortunately, there are modern acne removal techniques like Isolaz that can give you smooth, clear skin.

Acne removal treatments like Isolaz are used to extract dirt, clear up oil and kill acne-causing bacteria. This is achieved by using a broadband light system. This treatment can be effective for even the most severe cases of acne. Severe cases of acne should be treated as soon as possible, because if left untreated, they can lead to permanent scarring.

Speak with Dr. Alen Voskanian to learn more about acne removal treatments like Isolaz.

Contact us at our office in Glendale to schedule a consultation.

Hair Removal – Laser Skin Treatments – Glendale

Hair Removal – Laser Skin Treatments – Glendale

Published on June 10, 2015 by Fix Laser & Skin Center

Summer is just around the corner, and bikini season is coming with it. For some people, wearing revealing clothing such as bathing suits can be a troubling idea because of unwanted hair. Fortunately, with laser hair removal, there is a long-term solution that can give you smooth, hair-free skin.

Laser hair removal is an advanced skin treatment that is great for getting rid of hair for much longer than other options. The procedure involves using a laser pulse that heats hair at the follicle level, which causes the hair to fall out. Laser hair removal is effective and accurate for even the most sensitive areas. The procedure is quick and convenient with no downtime.

Speak with Dr. Alen Voskanian to learn more about laser skin treatments.

Contact us at our office in Glendale to schedule a consultation.