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What is a non-surgical eye bag treatment?

Lower eyelid bags can make you look older and more tired than you actually are.  These bags and shadows are usually caused by lower eyelid fat pouches that are bulging in combination with hollowing of the upper cheek in an area called the "tear trough". 

There is a surgical option to correct these bags that removes and/or shifts the fat pouch.  The surgery may also involve fat injections and laser resurfacing to smooth the surrounding areas.  Surgery gives the most long-lasting benefit, but it also involves some downtime, usually a week (or a few) of swelling, bruising, and redness.

The non-surgical correction for eye bags involves filler injections to plump the hollow, sunken areas that create shadows under the eyes.  The fillers can last a year or more and have little downtime.  Most people can return to work after the treatment that takes about 15 minutes. 

The patient above (who generously allowed us to use his photos) had Juvederm Ultra placed by Dr. Brett Kotlus in the tear trough and upper cheek.  He was totally thrilled with the result.  Dr. Kotlus is one of the most experienced under-eye filler injectors in the state of Michigan and uses special techniques including blunt microcannula delivery systems to prevent bruising and reconstituted hyaluronic acid to ensure a smoother, more natural contour. He performs these treatments in the Macomb county office at Allure Medical Spa. 


Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 11:29AM by Registered CommenterAllure in , , , , , , | Comments Off

2 options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation

In this video, Dr. Kotlus describes Thermage and Ulthera, two non-surgical facial procedures that firm the face.  Thermage is a radiofrequency device and Ulthera delivers focused ultrasound. Both of these procedures are available at Allure Medical Spa in Michigan.  

Is it possible to lose 7 inches in one week with diet changes and the Zerona┬« laser?

Zerona® is a cold laser (meaning it doesn’t emit heat) to cause little openings in fat cells.  Scientists have proven that when tissues are exposed to this laser for several minutes, fat cell walls actually become leaky.  

Without dieting, Zerona® can cause modest size reduction. When the laser is used 3 times a week for 2 weeks, without diet or exercise change; the average person can lose an inch off the waist, an inch of the hips and nearly an inch off each thigh (so an accumulative 3.5” total). 1,2,3

This treatment can be more effective if you go into a negative calorie balance, (eating fewer calories and healthier food choices).  

Here is what we did at Allure:  One male and one female were placed on a diet consisting of low fats and no refined or simple sugars, while eating lean protein, vegetables and fiber filled foods which actually burn up to 30% of the energy they contain to digest.  They did not reduce portion size, count calories or change any exercise pattern. 

The man had his abdomen treated 6 times in two weeks.  His weight was down over 16 lbs., and he lost 5 inches around his upper abdomen and 4 inches around his lower abdomen. 

 The woman lost 8 lbs in two weeks. (women have a lower metabolism, and generally don’t have the same results) and lost 9 1/2” total between the waist, hips and thighs.


1:  Low-level laser assisted lipoplasty appearance of fat demonstrated on MRI on abdominal tissue. Am Journal of Cosmetic Surgery.  Vol 18, No3.   2001.  pp131-140

2:  Low-level laser assisted.. Am Journal of Cosmetic Surgery.  Vol 21, No 4. 2004.  pp191-199

3:  Low-level laser therapy as an Non Invasive approach for body contouring.  A randomized, controlled study.  Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.  41:799-809 (2009).

Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 09:34AM by Registered CommenterAllure in , , , , , , , | Comments Off

More CoolSculpting in Michigan freezes away fat by popular demand

Allure Medical Spa is now the largest CoolSculpting center in the world, offering this groundbreaking procedure that is proven to reduce fat without surgery. Allure was the first center in Michigan to perform cryolipolysis (freezing fat to reshape the body) and now 3 more machines have been added because of the overwhelming demand.  The procedure was recently featured on Dr. Oz and The Doctors.  

The results after just one CoolSculpting procedure can be dramatic. See for yourself in the CoolSculpting by Zeltiq gallery on the Allure Medical Spa website by clicking here

Posted on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 08:23PM by Registered CommenterAllure in , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off