Thank you for joining us to celebrate you!

Wow! What an event! We can’t thank all of you enough for dropping in to celebrate you, our patients! This was our second annual Patient Appreciation Event and we plan to continue the tradition of thanking you for allowing us to provide the treatments you desire. Our reward is seeing the joy in your faces and skip in your step when you see the results after a treatment. We would also like to thank Chris Clouse whose musical talent did not go unnoticed. We heard you loud and clear about how much you enjoyed his music, and depending on his schedule, we will hopefully be able to get him back next year! 🤞 His music is available on Spotify and you can learn more about him at http://www.chrisclouse.com/ We met Josh Isaacs of Josh Isaacs Photography nearly 3 years ago at a business networking group and have grown to be […]

Looking & Feeling Your Best

The Body We Once Had Doesn’t it feel like every summer people are talking about the old dad bod, the new dad bod, the body we once had or the one we want now? Here’s the thing about our bodies, they are absolutely, uniquely ours and we have so many options to feel and look our best, which as we know makes us happier and more confident. Options To Help Us Feel Good At Allure, we take a very gentle approach to our body sculpting treatments and counsel every patient on the treatments to see if they are a good candidate. That’s the beauty of life, we have options on so many things that make us feel good, including exercising, eating healthy, getting good sleep, getting our hair done, nails done, buying a new outfit or a new pair of shoes. CoolSculpting Body sculpting treatments aren’t for everyone, but they […]

Mother and Daughter

The Non-Invasive Mommy Makeover

You’re a mom, you’re busy, you can’t even shower without your kids coming into the bathroom. You work hard, long hours- this is no 9-5 job, kids are always on!! You’re working out, you’re eating (mostly) healthy, but you’re missing that pregnancy glow, or you need a little pick me up in the aesthetic department, but you aren’t willing to go under the knife. What to do? Have you heard about a non-invasive mommy makeover? Well, let me tell you all about it. It’s not your traditional go under the knife, have anesthesia, get a breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, liposuction and a Brazilian butt lift. It’s modern age medicine, it’s noninvasive or more honestly, much less invasive than having surgery.  What does it include? Whatever you want or need. Each patient is different. Our bodies age differently and alter differently from the physical changes our bodies go through during […]

Skinceuticals and SkinMedica

Skincare: Top 3 options that everyone should be on & why

Skincare options seem endless these days so here are our Top 3 picks that everyone should be on and why. Morning Antioxidant Serums: Skinceuticals CE Ferulic/Phloretin CF – This antiaging and collagen boosting serum is a potent antioxidant which protects skin against free radical damage caused by UVA and UVB rays.  Free radical damage leads to visible signs of aging skin.  CE ferulic is best for normal to dry skin types, while Phloretin CF is for normal to oily skin types.  We call this liquid gold because the first time you use it, you will notice your skin glow with brightness, and it protects against photodamage. Hyaluronic acid: HA 5 by SkinMedica or HA Intensifier by Skinceuticals – Both of these are great for any skin type and promote smoothness, plumpness and firmness of the skin and is an excellent skin hydrator.  HA5 is showing promising results in helping Botox/Dysport […]

“Erase your skin’s past” with Medical Microneedling

Are you wondering what all the hype is about with Microneedling?  Well, the medical grade version of microneedling is a safe, effective and a consistent treatment where tiny needles puncture the skin.  This treatment stimulates inflammation and a healing response which in turn promotes skin renewal, repair, and rejuvenation.  Natural growth factors are released to stimulate reformation and fresh collagen. Collagen reduction for all skin types Did you know that our collagen decreases by an average of 1.7% every year beginning in our mid 20’s? It’s hard to believe but the proof is in the research.  Microneedling is safe for all skin types, which is not true for chemical peels and laser treatments, which is why we love this treatment so much. Medical grade microneedling versus non-medical grade Microneedling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, Percutaneous Collagen Induction, and Scar Rejuvenation Therapy.  If you want the most bang for […]

CoolSculpting Video – One Man’s Journey

In this 3 part series, the patient is a middle-aged male with a fatty midsection, love handles, and breasts, despite 4 months of intensive training for an Olympic distance triathlon. CoolSculpting is used to treat the areas of stubborn fat. Sheri Golden at Allure walks you through the process.

“CoolSculpting, is it too good to be true?”

Have you heard the buzz around CoolSculpting? Does it sound too good to be true? It most definitely is not. The results are real, permanent and it is the fastest growing treatment that we offer. So, what exactly is CoolSculpting? It is the #1 non-invasive permanent fat reduction procedure worldwide. It is FDA cleared. With over 5 million CoolSculpting treatments performed and 5,500 studies, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction. Treated patients are highly satisfied with the results…   How does it work? The device precisely targets the treatment area by suctioning the fat under the skin and lowering the temperature to -11C or 12.2F. The applicator remains on the area for 35 to 45 minutes, which causes the fat cells to freeze. Although some patients see results within the first month, maximum results are noticed at 3 months. On average 20% […]

1-Week ‘Till Race Day – A CoolSculpting Journey

One Week Until Race Day One week out until race day and starting to feel the pre-race jitters. Have I trained enough? Did I rest enough? Have I pushed my body enough? Will find out on Sunday, September 24th! Over the past four months, there were 80 planned training sessions with the expectation to complete at least 80% of them (64 sessions) because as was mentioned in the previous post, life and work get in the way. I am proud to say that I will have completed 65 sessions by race day, give or take one. Persistent Fat Along with the intense training and clean eating with an occasional cheat pizza and cocktail, I’ve lost 15 to 20 pounds, which I’m thrilled about. Nevertheless, I still have a persistent layer of fat around my mid-section and this is where CoolSculpting® will come in after the race. Fitness To avoid ups […]

CoolSculpting®, One Man’s Journey of Getting Rid of Stubborn Fat*

Where this CoolSculpting story begins Two years ago, I ran my first Olympic Triathlon. Despite 6 to 8 hours of training per week for 4 months, I still could not get rid of a layer of belly fat around my waist. So, this year, I am running another race, going through the same workout routine, but following the race, at the peak of my fitness, any lingering fat will be treated with CoolSculpting® and it will be documented here on this blog. Alex’s Profile: Male 48 years old 6’ tall 210 lbs. Healthy but normal lifestyle Let me be clear, I am not a professional athlete, nor do I aspire to be one, I’m way past that stage in my life. However, I do look for ways of staying in relatively decent shape primarily to remain healthy. I try to eat as healthy as possible, eating primarily a Mediterranean style […]

When should I start using Botox?

This is a question I get asked very often.   The answer is not black and white, it is a gray area with many different opinions.  Men and women are looking to Botox for different reasons, some want to defy the aging process, some want to grow older gracefully, some want to use Botox preventatively and some want to diminish their expressions because of the profession they are in; think Psychiatrists and Lawyers.  There is no definitive age of when Botox should be started even as preventative.  It definitely is more difficult to obtain a “perfect” result when a  75 year old patient comes in and has neglected their skin and never had Botox. These lines have been formed for many years and one treatment of Botox will not completely erase lines, it will soften them.  If a 25 year old patient comes in and has lines at rest, they […]