Friday, May 30, 2008

Sculptra: Now FDA Approved for Facial Cosmetic Use, Christine Hamori, MD, Adds Sculptra® Aesthetic to Injectible Offerings

Sculptra: Now FDA Approved for Facial Cosmetic Use, Christine Hamori, MD, Adds Sculptra® Aesthetic to Injectible Offerings

Sculptra Aesthetic restores lost volume in aging faces -- injectable actually helps rebuild collagen, benefits can last for years. Latest FDA-approved facial restoration treatment offered by Massachusetts plastic surgeon Christine Hamori, MD.

Duxbury, MA (PRWEB) September 15, 2009

Dr. Christine A. Hamori (http://www. christinehamori. com/drhamori/index. html), board-certified plastic surgeon, is pleased to announce the availability of Sculptra (http://www. christinehamori. com/injectables/sculptra. html)® Aesthetic, an FDA-approved injectable product that restores and corrects the signs of facial fat loss by replacing lost volume. Also known as "poly-L-lactic acid," it is synthetic, and biocompatible (does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body).

Sculptra Aesthetic is targeted for use in:

  •   Deep folds between the nose and the mouth, or, smile lines
  • Lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
  • Chin wrinkles.

According to Dr. Hamori, who treats patients in her Duxbury, Massachusetts, surgical practice on Boston's South Shore, "Sculptra may take several treatments, and results happen slowly over several months. But unlike some injectables that are temporary facial fillers, Sculptra actually helps restore lost collagen -- restoring the structure under the skin -- for smoother skin and fuller volume that can last for two or more years."

Poly-L-lactic acid has been widely used for many years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants. And it has been used in Europe for facial cosmetic benefits for years. The FDA cleared Sculptra for cosmetic use on July 28, 2009. Side effects are minor. Sculptra Aesthetic should not be used in patients who: are allergic to any components of Sculptra Aesthetic, have a known history of or are susceptible to scarring, have a skin infection or inflammation in the treatment area. Sculptra Aesthetic should not be injected into the red area of the lip or in the skin near the eyes.

As with any facial fillers or cosmetic injectables (http://www. christinehamori. com/injectables/index. html), Sculptra should only be injected by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist with specific training in administering Sculptra. Dr. Hamori will evaluate each patient as to whether they are a candidate for the treatment. Dr. Hamori has been chosen by Sculptra's U. S. distributor Sanofi-aventis U. S. to be a Sculptra physician trainer and will be attending an expert course in Los Angeles, CA, on September 25-26, 2009.

Dr. Hamori, is not only trained in using Sculptra to treat patients, she is also a recipient of the treatment. She had Sculptra injections two years ago, and her Sculptra before-and-after photos can be seen on her web site. Also see her blog: What's New in Plastic Surgery (http://plasticsurgeon. blogspot. com/)? for updates and news on Sculptra.

Christine A. Hamori, MD, is a board-certified, plastic surgeon who is recognized for her delicate skills in cosmetic enhancements that yield natural-looking results for a healthy, happy lifestyle. Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket, MA, she specializes in breast augmentation/implants (http://www. christinehamori. com/plastic-surgery/breast-augmentation. html), contouring/liposuction, face and neck contouring, facial fillers and Botox® and Dysport® (injectables).

Dr. Hamori's offerings also include the latest in non-surgical technologies such as Thermage™, GentleWaves®, VelaShape™ and more. A full list of available treatments is available on her plastic surgery web site.

Her office is located south of Boston, in Duxbury, Massachusetts a convenient location for persons living or traveling this fall to Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.

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Spa Central Terminal: The Spa Experience Brings Free Facials, Massage, and Other Pleasures to Grand Central

Spa Central Terminal: The Spa Experience Brings Free Facials, Massage, and Other Pleasures to Grand Central

Event will also feature travel sweepstakes to Body Holiday St. Lucia and VermontÂ’s Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, including airfare from JetBlue. www. spafinder. com/thespaexperience

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 16, 2007

What:  The Spa Experience (www. spafinder. com/thespaexperience (http://www. spafinder. com/thespaexperience))

When:  Wednesday, October 31 – Saturday, November 3, 2007

Time:  11am – 7pm (10.31 and 11.2); 11am – 5pm (11.1 and 11.3)

Where:  Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal (42nd Street at Park Avenue)

Admission: Free, open to public

Website:  www. spafinder. com/thespaexperience. com (http://www. spafinder. com/thespaexperience. com )
Phone:  1-866-377-8621

Free hot stone massages, seaweed facials, and even a pumpkin hand treatment just in time for Halloween are just a few of the signature spa treatments that spa enthusiasts will enjoy at The Spa Experience at Grand Central Terminal, organizers announced today.

The four-day event from October 31 to November 3 will transform Grand Central TerminalÂ’s Vanderbilt Hall into a free hands-on spa exhibition showcasing 50 of the worldÂ’s premier spa travel destinations and spa beauty companies.

Presented by SpaFinder, the worldÂ’s largest spa media and marketing company, The Spa Experience will give the 750,000 commuters and shoppers who pass through the terminal each day the opportunity to immerse themselves in the spa lifestyle and book a spa vacation.

Spa treatments and product samples to be offered at The Spa Experience include:

• Pumpkin facial and pumpkin cream pie hand treatment from Oasis Day Spa

• Count Chocula hand and arm mask, a nourishing, hydrating, antioxidant wrap and massage featuring Mountain Body Chocolate Skin Food, from Red Mountain Spa

• Proper foundation shade selection and makeup application, from Jane Iredale – The Skin Care Makeup®

• Newly radiant skin thanks to an Alpha-Beta Professional Peel, valued at $225, from MD Skincare® by Dr. Dennis Gross

• A 20-minute skin treatment -- Ultimate Body Lift, Moisture Maximizer, or Intensive Body Firmer -- from Clarins Skin Spa

• Individual spa treatments, plus a consultation (Oct. 31 only) with the Spa Elder, an expert who creates customized treatments based on time-honored Jamaican traditions that incorporate indigenous herbs, plants, and sea botanicals -- from Fern Tree, the spa at Half Moon

• IMT (Carotid Ultrasound Intimal-Medial Thickness) testing from Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa

• Hot-stone hand massage and mini neck-and-shoulder massages from Red Door Lifestyle Spa at the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure

• BlackBerry hand massage from Hyatt Pure Spas

• Pulsar (light and sound experience), scalp and hand massage from Tourism Quebec

• Thai Ritual Foot Cleansing and Massage from Body Holiday St. Lucia

• On-the-go version of Repechage Seaweed Oxygen Facial from CuisinArt Resort & Spa

• Rejuvenating treatment and deep massage for the hands, featuring Arevita products, from Darphin Paris

• Upper-body massage, intensive eye lift, and microdermabrasion hand treatment using the age-fighting power of caviar, from La Prairie at the Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

• Product samples from Avon Wellness and Radisson Resorts, Aruba & St. Martin

• Learn the art and science of myofascial release, using tennis balls, from Rancho La Puerta

• 3D topographical map displays of The Cliffs, the spa-lifestyle residential communities

• Chakra alignment using healing-crystal "singing bowls," from The Lodge at Woodloch

• Aveda hand therapy treatments from Ste. Anne's Spa

• Detoxifying pressotherapy mini-facials, organic hand and foot treatments, and yoga demonstrations from Moss Spa & Yoga

• A custom-blended hydrosol (floral water) spritzer from Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

• Reiki healing massage from Élan Resorts and Spa

• Indian hand massage and back/neck/shoulder massage from Emerson Resort & Spa

• 25-minute traditional Rainforest Massage, using solar-infused herbal oils of organic marjoram, lime, lavender, sage and patchouli from Gran Melia Puerto Rico

• Hand and foot reflexology based on local Junkanoo traditions from Islands of the Bahamas

• Hand exfoliation and massage treatments from the Israel Ministry of Tourism

• The Graceful Face, a sequence of rejuvenating masques and free-radical-fighting thermal waters, from Saybrook Point Inn and Spa

• Deluxe Energy Balancing Hand Massage, an invigorating sugar scrub followed by slow, sensuous warm compresses, concluded with a meridian point energy massage from Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa

• Rejuvenating hand treatment from Skana, the Spa at Turning Stone

• A mini-Sphatika Experience: Hand and foot massage using SphatikaÂ’s quartz crystal skincare line, while listening to the Sphatika healing CD on a Bose noise-cancelling headset, from Sphatika Holistic Treatment Center

Spa enthusiasts will also be able to vie for valuable sweepstakes prizes, including a five-night trip for two to Body Holiday St. Lucia in the West Indies, $525 jar of Darphin Paris's Stimulskin Plus Cream, and five nights at SAMAS Deluxe Destination Spa at the five star Park Hotel Kenmare in South West Ireland.

Even those who can't attend the event can win: Vermont's Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa and supporting sponsor JetBlue Airways are offering the chance to win a luxury three-night package that includes airfare, accommodations, and Stoweflake's spa treatments. Enter to win at http://www. spafinder. com/thespaexperience (http://www. spafinder. com/thespaexperience).

Completing Grand Central TerminalÂ’s spa transformation, restaurants and shops throughout the terminal will feature spa-related discounts and specials, from free stress-relief treatments at Aveda to a $5 discount on special spa meals at Wild Edibles. Other participating retailers include Ciao Bella Gelato, Francesco's Salon, Origins, and Zaro's Bread Basket.

“Our goal is for everyone to leave Grand Central not only refreshed and ready to take on the city – but also inspired to book a trip to one of the world-class spas participating in The Spa Experience,” said Sallie Fraenkel, chief operating officer of SpaFinder, Inc.

The Cliffs Communities is presenting sponsor and Avon Wellness and JetBlue are supporting sponsors of The Spa Experience. Media sponsors include: Moffly Publications, publisher of Greenwich Magazine, Westport Magazine, and New Canaan-Darien Magazine; New York Moves magazine; Wainscot Media, publisher of New York Spaces and Bergen Health & Life; and Westchester Magazine.

For more information about The Spa Experience, please visit www. spafinder. com/thespaexperience (http://www. spafinder. com/thespaexperience).

About SpaFinder, Inc.:

The world's largest spa marketing and media company, SpaFinder reaches millions of wellness-focused consumers via its global media network, including the award-winning SpaFinder. com, Luxury SpaFinder magazine and the annual Worldwide Guide to Spas. SpaFinder Europe and SpaFinder Japan offer regional spa marketing programs, including localized, native-language websites showcasing day spas, salon spas, and onsens.

Redeemable at 4,000+ spas worldwide and available at thousands of retail outlets across North America and the United Kingdom, SpaFinder Gift Certificates and Gift Cards represent the world's largest spa gifting program. Through its partnership with SpaBoom, the company also provides an array of technology and online marketing services for spas. Founded in 1986, the privately held company is headquartered in Manhattan.

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