Ask the Doctor
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“Hardly a day goes by, here at Refine, when I am not asked, “What is the best way to maintain my skin?” The answer, while a little bit different for each individual, has always included these basics:
1. Use a quality skin care line that incorporates products that promote exfoliation (a process our skin goes through naturally but has more difficulty doing as we age), hardworking anti-oxidants to combat environmental toxins and a moisturizing sunscreen of at least SPF 30.
2. Help the exfoliation process with regular, monthly, professional treatments designed for your skin type. This would include microdermabrasion, chemical peels or a combination of the two.
3. And, as we discussed previously, watch your diet to control the damage from inside as best as possible.
This was the best we, as Aesthetic Physicians, had to offer in the “maintenance” department. The routine puts a lot of the responsibility on you, the patient. Scheduling a monthly visit is often harder than it sounds and while an individual treatment is not costly, over the course of the year, it adds up and becomes a luxury that one tends to skip.
Fortunately, the game has changed!
Before the New Year, I was lucky enough to visit the 22nd Annual Congress of the American Academy of Anti-aging and Aesthetic Medicine. A very fun experience with SO much to learn! I spent an entire day hearing the latest in Laser and Light therapies and that was where the game changer entered the scene. It seems that for years, Aesthetic Physicians have been quietly noticing something in their patients who were receiving regular IPL photo facials several times a year. Their skin was not appearing to age! This is not to say that there were no other signs of aging but their SKIN, over the course of 10 years or more, appeared unchanged or perhaps even younger. Why? Scientific studies began and the results were no less that amazing. First of all, the skin, histologically (under a microscope) had characteristics of younger skin, the age of the skin when treatments were started. Also, gene studies showed that the gene expression in these skin cells looked more like young skin than older. Aging was not gone but dramatically reduced. This was happening in all the patients studied who had been receiving IPL photo facials three-four times a year on a regular schedule.
Number 2, above is changed and rather than just doing what we can, we are doing the BEST we can. Your time commitment goes from more than 6 hours a year to less than 2. The cost of a year’s worth of maintenance treatments is almost cut in half! I’m certainly not saying that microdermabrasion and peels are off the table. They are great treatments and we will still use them when called for. There’s simply a better alternative for skin anti-aging maintenance.
I came home from the Congress and started my new regimen. Now you can too. It’s not uncomfortable, it’s fast, safe and, above all: effective!
There were SO many other things I learned about during this meeting. Many things I would love to consider introducing into Refine’s menu of services. Please look in your mail for a card from us asking for your input. What would you like to see in the coming year?”
BodyFX- Stubborn fat has met its match
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So, you have been good… really good, since January first when you resolved to lose weight and look awesome this summer. Now it’s just around the corner and despite all that work at the gym and all the eating right.. that annoying little pocket of fat is still there. Maybe it’s your upper/outer thighs, maybe it’s the muffin top or that little pooch on your belly that you just can’t get rid of. All of these bothersome spots are candidates for BodyFX. BodyFX is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction with minimal discomfort. Incredibly, it offers something liposuction can’t: it tightens and smooths the skin over the area where it destroys fat. The fat is permanently destroyed and overlying skin is NOT loose. Doesn’t get much better than that! Treatments are weekly for 8 weeks and are both comfortable and surprisingly affordable. Read More about how it works and schedule your free consultation today!
3rd Tuesday Happy Hour
Every 3rd Tuesday of every Month from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, join us for exclusive promotions and an open demonstration of products or procedures at Refine. The sales and promotions at the event will be well worth your time, but we will only reveal details in house at the event. If you are interested in gaining or maintaining healthy, youthful skin, join us for our 3rd Tuesday Happy Hour and find out which products, procedures or packages we are making available to you at bargain prices.
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Free Make-up Consultations from the Source…
Gale Johnson of Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics will spend the day here at Refine. She will be giving true foundation color-matching along with eye, cheek & lip tips to the community all day long at no cost. The schedule fills quickly, so stay tuned with specific dates.
New Location! Refine has moved to 8185 Highway 789 in Lander. This is a newly renovated space with more treatment rooms and private access. We are thrilled to be able to expand our services to the public.
Dr. Pamela Mondorf, local practicing board certified anesthesiologist, has enjoyed her new endeavor in the medical laser & aesthetic industry since opening the doors of Refine Medical Laser & Aesthetics to the people of Fremont County in 2013. “I‘ve always had an interest in this branch of medicine. The catalyst was receiving some of these treatments myself and then looking in the mirror at the skin I used to have,” said Dr. Mondorf when describing her inspiration for establishing Refine. “There was no question in my mind that this needed to be easy for people to access. Now I can offer Refine and that feeling to anyone that walks in our doors.”
Dr. Mondorf has been offering a full-service medical laser & aesthetics menu for both men and women with treatments ranging from fractional skin resurfacing to Botox® and laser hair removal. Since opening, Dr. Mondorf has expanded services to include BioTe, hormone replacement therapy using pellet implants.
Within the artfully designed and newly renovated medical office space, Refine also offers a robust line of physician approved skincare products and mineral makeup from the leader in professional mineral cosmetics, Jane Iredale.
Refine is proud to offer patients the convenience of online appointment scheduling, free treatment consultations, custom color-matching makeovers using Jane Iredale cosmetics, and new photo technology that allows patients to view their potential benefits before treatments have been administered.