LIMITED TIME OFFER – MUST BE CLAIMED BEFORE APRIL 1, 2019*
Save $200 on 6 cycles of CoolSculpting PLUS Get 2 Free Sessions of EmSculpt [an additional $2000 value]
Save $300 on 8 cycles of CoolSculpting PLUS Get 4 Free Sessions of EmSculpt [an additional $4000 value]
Save $500 on 12 cycles of CoolSculpting PLUS Get 6 Free Sessions of EmSculpt [an additional $6000 value]
*The dollar savings on this package are provided through Brilliant Distinctions (BD), a manufacturer’s customer loyalty program. You must create or log in to your BD account before April 1 to claim the rebate and get the code that will allow us to apply a discount at checkout. You can complete your consult and purchase your package anytime before June to get the dollar discount (with your offer code) from this rebate.
For this reason, we do encourage you to claim your offer now. Please visit https://www.brilliantdistinctionsprogram.com/treattocomplete for full details and to claim your rebate. Rebates will be applied to the total due at checkout (i.e. you won’t have to wait for them to mail you a check or credit you, we’ll take care of that part, so you’ll just owe less at checkout).
The EmSculpt sessions are something our practice is offering in addition to this savings rebate. You won’t find that special anywhere else. We are doing this because we know (and we’re sure you know) how much of a difference it makes for your body contours when you build muscle and lose fat. CoolSculpting will reduce your fat and EmSculpt will boost your muscle mass, and together that will create a great transformation. This part of the offer expires at the end of April (i.e. you can still get the dollar discount beyond April with an offer code, but you won’t be eligible for the free EmSculpt sessions offer). We reserve the right to change or revoke this offer at any time.
“I definitely think I got the best result I could have, so I think I made a great decision (by choosing Dr. Karolak for my neck and face lift surgery).”
“I’m 54, I’m doing everything I possibly can to delay looking like that, and I started to see the first signs of (aging) under my chin with some sagging skin, and I really didn’t like what I saw.
I definitely think I got the best result I could have, so I think I made a great decision (by choosing Dr. Karolak for my neck and face lift surgery).”
Why did you choose Reflections and Dr. Karolak for your facelift surgery?
“The reason why I chose Reflections Center and Dr. Karolak is because one of my best friends and I, around the same time, had seen pictures of ourselves that were not exactly the best and were very surprising to each of us. My friend had actually been doing research for about a year and half and mentioned Dr. Karolak…
Besides my consultation, one of the things that made it so easy to come here (for my face lift and necklift surgery) was the way that everything was handled, from soup to nuts.”
Were you afraid about having your procedure under local anesthesia?
“I was actually quite relieved that it was going to be under local (anesthesia). Not that I have a huge issue with going under, but if you don’t have to, you definitely shouldn’t…. In terms of the actual surgery day, I don’t have much to add because I don’t even remember… I think I remember taking a couple of pills and that was it.”
Were you worried what people might think when they saw you had a facelift?
Were you worried people might notice you had a facelift?
“I did keep it from people… not because of embarassment, but because I really wanted to see what people’s reaction was.
There is not one person that I have seen who has said ‘did you have something done?’ Every single person has said ‘you look great!’ and they can’t put their finger on it, and so that has been exactly what I was looking for.”
One of our male patients didn’t even tell his family – see what they had to say when they found out by watching his neck lift story here!
Were you scared about having a facelift surgery?
“There was nothing I was afraid of…. I scheduled right after I met with him. I couldn’t have asked for more… always friendly faces when I come in. I couldn’t recommend them (Reflections Center) more.”
Ready to get started on your journey to a more youthful you?
Call our offices at 732-356-1666 to schedule your consultation today!
Dr. Derek Desilva, host of 12 to Your Health on NJ12 News, interviewed Dr. Mitchell Chasin about what the latest science says about losing weight in a healthy way.
They discussed what to eat, how the things you think of “healthy foods” may actually be sabotaging your fat loss goals, what exercise routines actually work best for weight-loss (and it’s not all about long bouts of cardio, either!), and why you sometimes hit plateaus in weight loss, despite living a very healthy lifestyle.
If you want a list of actionable insights, check out our blog highlighting the best of their advice for weight loss.
Want help losing fat and getting toned faster than you can do on your own at the gym (even if you hire a trainer)?
Schedule a free consultation with one of our cosmetic physicians so you can learn all about our non-surgical and non-invasive (no needles, no numbing, no downtime) affordable fat reduction treatments.
Trainer’s Perspective on EmSculpt’s Ability to Build Muscle and Get Ripped
“I had the EmSculpt done and it was so EASY! I am not the one to work out so this treatment was perfect for me. I am two weeks out since my last treatment and I am already noticing a difference in my abodmen.”
– jk0304 on RealSelf.com
“Comfortable, Painless. I just finished my 4th Emsculpt treatment and I am blown away with the results. My stomach was relatively flat but even after working out for the last 7 years consistently 4x a week I have never been able to get a 6 pack until now I have an 8 pack and it’s not just when I’m flexing in the right lighting like in the past. I definity would recommend this treatment to anyone looking for Body Sculpting.”
-Jimmy99115 on RealSelf.com
“Getting my first treatment for emsculpt was AWESOME! I was a little nervous about how it would feel but Lauren was very calming. She explained everything about what it feels like down to how it benefits you. I wanted to have a butt lift, so that’s where I chose to have my emsculpt done. It did not hurt at all and after a while you could almost fall asleep, who needs to workout when you can sleep and do emsculpt?”
– ILoveJames88 on RealSelf.com
“Emsculpt is the answer people!! If you want your abs to be toned and tighter and already work on them this is the last machine you will need. I exercise daily and emsculpt has given me that extra toned abdomen I have been looking for.”
– Jill1218 on RealSelf.com
“The Emsculpt procedure experience was painless, effortless and EASY!
The EASE and comfort of laying down while your body is “sculpted” is AMAZING!”
– klr1224 on RealSelf.com
“I tried the Emsculpt electromagnetic muscle stimulation/contraction machine. I was skeptical at first, but it really is pretty intense and worked my abs like never before. My abs felt great, nice and tight, for a few days afterwards. Not extremely sore, but felt like I had an excellent workout. I was actually pretty amazed at the whole procedure.”
-Madflipper on RealSelf.com
“Even though I am only half way through my treatments I am so happy with my results so far! I have had 3 children, with my youngest being 21 months and I finally feel like I’m am getting my body back!!”
– Pro3MOM on RealSelf.com
Fitness Influencer’s Take on Getting Lean with EmSculpt
“It’s not magic, but it did go a long way to helping me get look (and feel) better….It’s been two months since the procedures and I definitely look like I have a tighter butt and abdomen. I do see less fat and feel like I have more defined buns and stomach. I continue to exercise and to eat right. I do have my cheat days, but the best way to maintain the look of Emsculpt treatments is to keep working at it.”
– user1839871 on Zwivel.com
“I have done both Vanquish and CoolSculpting to get rid of the extra fat on my stomach and have been very happy with the results, however I have never experienced anything like Emsculpt. It was amazing to me how much more toned my abs got than I had been able to accomplish in the gym. I am 51 years old and its a lot harder to tone up than it use to be. I did 4 treatments, (2 treatments a week for 2 weeks in a row). The picture was taken a few days or maybe a week after my 4th treatment. I really want to do more of these and see how good my stomach can get.”
– batman77 on RealSelf.com
“After my 4 sessions I felt a little hooked and was somewhat sad that my time with the machine was over. However, the doctor told me that in 3-6 months I was welcome to come back for a refresher and to maintain the results that I could never seem to achieve at the gym. About 4 weeks after the last session my husband snuck a peak of me getting out of the shower and said, “hey, you lose weight?” I smiled, and said, “No, I did 80,000 sit-ups at the dermatologist’s office last month in 2 hours…try and beat that!” ”
-AvaMarie on Zwivel.com
“Ever since having my son who is now 7.. I have always struggled with my stomach. I am fit, work out religiously, and eat properly but my stomach always stuck out more which made me look pregnant… After a few sessions, I noticed my stomach didn’t stick out as much as it used to. The inches started to show in my clothes which helped me gain back my confidence. I am so happy because my pre-baby body is back!”
– NYCM on RealSelf.com
“The treatment was extremely positive. The procedure was painless and actually somewhat relaxing. The pulsating of the machine felt as if it were truly pulling on the muscles, without being painful. The results were noticeable quickly with tighter feeling and appearing buttocks. Definitely worth it!”
– Lincon71 on RealSelf.com
“I’ve been in the fitness & nutrition industry for 20 years now and I have tried everything to get my butt to have shape and size like I always have wanted. I have tried every exercise known to man & never have seen results like what I got from this procedure in my life. It was worth every penny I paid and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I have so much more confidence now and just feel good about myself.”
-danmpage79 on RealSelf.com
Want to learn more about EmSculpt? Visit our EmSculpt page or schedule a free one-on-one consultation with one of our cosmetic physicians now
EmSculpt is a hot new technology taking the world by storm – and it’s garnering a lot of media attention and TV appearances.
Reflections is proud to be one of the first offices to have EmSculpt, and as such, we’ve been featured on quite a few of these top TV networks talking about the muscle-building and fat-reducing properties of this new treatment.
EmSculpt on ABC News featuring Dr. Chasin of Reflections
EmSculpt on NJ12 News featuring Dr. Chasin of Reflections
EmSculpt on The View
EmSculpt on Fox News
EmSculpt on CBS New York
EmSculpt on ABC News in California
Visit our EmSculpt page to learn more about this amazing technology!
Dr. Chasin was interviewed by Dr. Derek Desilva, host of “12 to Your Health” on NJ12 News about a brand new technology, EmSculpt, which is the first technology of its kind. This electromagnetic energy device actually makes muscles stronger and bigger while simultaneously reducing fat (nearly as much as CoolSculpting), without surgery, needles, or downtime!
The video explains exactly how EmSculpt works to contract the muscles over 20,000 per treatment, at a much deeper level than you can through voluntary contractions (i.e. lifting weights or “squeezing” your muscles tight on your own).
Contact us to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Chasin today!
Dr. DeSilva of NJ12 News interviews Dr. Mitchell Chasin of Reflections Center in New Jersey about what we actually know (scientifically know) about losing weight.
What We Actually Know About Losing Weight (Fat), from Scientific Studies
We used to think a low-calorie diet (specifically a low-fat diet) and lots of cardio was the key to losing weight, but studies have shown that weight-lifting and a diet high in protein are actually much better at helping you lean out (preserve or build muscles while reducing fat, the key to looking fit).
If you’re just starting out:
- Keep it simple – don’t try to get overly complex right out of the gate.
- Focus on a variety of healthy foods and a variety of types of exercise.
- Listen to your body – overworking yourself, in the beginning, is just asking for an injury that will limit your success.
If you’ve plateaued in losing weight despite a healthy diet and regular exercise:
- The foods you think of as healthy may actually be full of simple carbs (sugar), which your body can readily make into fat. So try to limit these sugar-laden foods.
- Focus on eating complex carbs and enough protein to fuel your new muscle growth.
- Switch up your workouts – because your body becomes easily accustomed to workouts, and you won’t make progress unless you are challenging yourself.
- Make sure you are lifting heavy weights! We know that resistance training is one of the better ways to boost your metabolism throughout your entire day.
How to Get Lean Fast
Losing body fat isn’t a fast process, nor is it easy to maintain a very low body fat percentage. But science is making break-throughs in this area.
Dr. DeSilva of NJ12 News interviews Dr. Mitchell Chasin of Reflections Center in New Jersey about a new technology, called EmSculpt that can actually make your muscles bigger and more defined, using electromagnetic energy.
Dr. Chasin sat down with ABC News’ THE NOW to talk about an exciting new technology, EmSculpt, that can actually build bigger, more defined muscles.
The host starts out by asking, “You look at a video like this and you just have to ask, ‘is this thing for real?'” and the answer is YES!
EmSculpt is FDA-Approved for its safety and efficacy — and backed by 7 clinical studies (with more on the way)!
“There’s a brand new machine promising to give us the workout that none of us want to do,” the host continues, “and each session is the equivalent of doing 20,000 sit-ups or squats.”
Dr. Chasin explains, “Basically we’re using electromagnetic energy to turn the cells on in the muscle and create repeated contractions of the abdomen, buttock, and thigh – thus, building muscle.”
The patient says, “it feels as though my muscles are being contracted for me. It’s a different sensation that you kind of grow to get used to over the course of the treatment.”
This is not a replacement for exercise, and your BMI needs to be under 30 in order to qualify for treatment.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation!
In general, most of the stereotypes about plastic surgery are largely exaggerated and typically based on the outliers that were either performed poorly or a patient going overboard by having far too many procedures. However, the traditional facelift has been known to create an unnatural result due to the lifting of the entire face in one upward direction.
Dr. Karolak, a board certified facial plastic surgeon at Reflections Center has decided to take a new approach towards facelifts by carefully analyzing the hundreds of small changes that occur as the face changes, and then accurately working to correct these. Often this means a creative approach to an individual’s treatment which combines several different types of procedures to accurately restore their face and neck to its more youthful previous appearance.
Where traditional facelifts focused on lifting and pulling the face up and back, Dr. Karolak’s approach focuses on restoring the face to its original beauty (with perhaps a few small tweaks to increase its natural beauty).
We talked to Dr. Karolak to get some insight on why he has spent his career formulating an alternative to the traditional facelift.
What is it about “old school” facelifts that make patients look overdone?
The idea that a facelift should be the “big procedure” that will fix everything by pulling it as tight as possible is the reason for unnatural results and many of the complications facelifts have become known for.
Dr. Karolak says that older approaches to the facelift and rejuvenation are still being done today and very often lead to an unnatural, windswept, operated-on look. The older method of facial surgery often involved a very straightforward concept of just moving all of the tissues in an upward direction. Dr. Karolak explains that facial aging is more than pulling the skin and tightening the muscles. When the skin is pulled tightly, we start to see complications like poorly healed scars (often wide, rippled scars) and distortions of the surrounding tissues, such as pixie ears. Instead, Dr. Karolak focuses on creating a strong foundation of properly-tightened muscles, smooth fat pads in naturally youthful positions, and these well-placed underlying structures naturally shift the skin upward into a more youthful position, without the need to pull or stretch it.
Dr. Karolak promotes a different approach to facial anti-aging, which instead involves addressing each component of aging at the right time. “Tightening the muscles when they are loose is the key” states Dr. Karolak. “Any excess skin is removed but not pulled or stretched. Volume can be replaced with fillers or a patient’s own fat. Lasers can be used to further improve the collagen and texture of the skin.” By separately evaluating the skin, fat, muscle, and bone, and then selecting and combining procedures that address all of these facets of aging, Dr. Karolak creates such natural results that it is rare that even his patients’ family members can pinpoint that their relative has had plastic surgery at all.
“The idea of “lifting the whole face” is an antiquated concept,” says Dr. Karolak. He also adds “That thinking is what has led to people looking bizarre. A treatment plan should be based upon photos of patients over the years to recapture their natural look, not change it.”
What procedures do you most frequently combine for full-face rejuvenation instead of facelift surgery?
According to Dr. Karolak, he has a winning formula when it comes to complimentary procedures, “Very often I’ll combine eyelid lifts, brow lifts, skin resurfacing, and fat transfer for full face rejuvenation,” in addition to a lower face and/or necklift procedure. While these procedures are effective on their own, with their individual purposes we can see why they work so well together to collectively renew the quality of the skin and improve facial contours.
- Lower facelift – this addresses sagging and loose skin and muscles along the jawline, as well as descending fat pads from the cheek, which are often responsible for a cascade of facial aging concerns, including smile lines (nasolabial folds), dark under eye circles and deep grooves that cut through the cheek, as well as flattened out “cheekbones.”
- Neck lift and/or neck liposuction – addresses loose skin and muscles in the neck, as well as removing any fat that may have accumulated here over time.
- Eyelid lifts – An Upper Eyelid Lift is a procedure intended to lift drooping eyelids and create a more youthful eye contour. This is of course without changing the shape of the eye; therefore, creating a natural and almost undetectable result.
- Brow lifts – As we get older, our brows tend to lower in position due to loss of skin elasticity. This creates a tired and aged appearance, sometimes making one look older than they are. This surgical treatment returns the brow to a more lifted position.
- Skin resurfacing – Laser resurfacing are able to dramatically improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Typically, patients steer clear of the most aggressive lasers (those that can provide the most profound result in a single session), due to the downtime. But when you are already having a surgical procedure, it just makes sense to bring in the “big guns” for skin resurfacing, too, so that you can get a truly profound result without taking any longer for recovery than you already would for your other procedures. Dr. Karolak typically uses a very aggressive CO2 laser or RF Microneedling for this.
- Fat transfer – Fat transfer, is a procedure where fat is taken from your body where you have excess fat to spare and is transferred into your face where volume has been lost. Using your own fat for facial volume provides a beautiful and natural result that lasts longer than synthetic fillers. He also often combines in Nanofat, which harnesses the stem cells and growth factors in your fat to amplify your results while speeding your recovery.
Choose Reflections for Your Facial Rejuvenation
At Reflections, our approach towards anti-aging procedures is multi-faceted. It is with this approach that we are able to provide customized, natural looking results for our patients. Dr. Karolak creates a collaborative environment in his consultations, which aids in his process of creating a treatment plan for facial rejuvenation. Reflections offers many traditional and cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, making it the ideal choice when selecting a practice.
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Reflections center has always put the patient first, and now we’re making patient safety and comfort the focus of surgical procedures, by offering facial plastic surgery and body contouring surgeries under Comfort Calm™ Local Anesthesia, as an alternative to general anesthesia. This new offering of safer anesthesia has proven popular with our patients, allowing them to not only recover more quickly, but also to make the recovery process more comfortable, and to produce better results at a more affordable price. We spoke to Dr. Mark Karolak, a Facial Plastic Surgeon at Reflections, about this emerging change is how certain surgical procedures are performed.
What is the difference between general and local anesthesia?
According to Dr. Karolak, “When you have a procedure performed under general anesthesia, you are given medications to make you unconscious. The muscles are usually paralyzed, a tube is placed in the throat, and a ventilator is used to breathe for you.” General anesthesia often sounds like the most comfortable way to have surgery for patients, however, it certainly has its risks, and a large portion of the discomfort following procedures is often due to the body detoxifying itself from the strong medications used for general anesthesia. With local anesthesia, your body can focus on recovering from the procedure, which makes the recovery process easier and much faster. A safer option, local anesthesia can be used to only numb the treatment area. Dr. Karolak states “Under local anesthesia, we use medicine which is injected into the area of the procedure to numb it. Very often, patients are given a medication commonly used for anxiety to help them relax and feel comfortable.” Most patients sleep through their facial plastic surgery procedure with Dr. Karolak. This method is known to be safer and gentler on the body allowing for a quicker recovery.
Why is general anesthesia higher-risk?
Now that we understand the difference between the two, now its time to understand why general anesthesia is still used; “General anesthesia allows procedures to be performed that would otherwise be impossible. Many of those procedures are life-saving.” But, Dr. Karolak further explains that some patients have a higher possibility of complications due to the drugs used in general anesthesia. “Since patients are given multiple medications to make them unconscious, side effects are more common than with local anesthesia. Local anesthesia is considered the safest form of anesthesia because very few medications are needed to make the patient comfortable, numb, and relaxed.” So when a patient is having an elective cosmetic procedure, there often isn’t a need for general anesthesia and its associated risks.
What procedures used to be done with general anesthesia but are now done with Comfort Calm™ Local Anesthesia at Reflections?
Facelifts & Necklifts
After you have relaxed with Comfort Calm™ Local Anesthesia in our private surgical suite, Dr. Karolak will make minor incisions following the natural creases where the ear and cheek meet, following the curve of the ear. To start, muscles along the jawline are lifted into a higher position. Then, fat is recontoured across the lower cheeks for a naturally lifted look. Finally, he will remove any excess skin if needed, and then carefully suture the incisions. Most patients gently drift off to sleep during the procedure. Local anesthesia helps to make the recovery time from a facelift and/or necklift around 7-10 days, as opposed to several weeks for those performed under general anesthesia.
Liposuction & Fat Transfer
During your liposuction and/or fat transfer procedure, Drs. Chasin and Wix-Harris prefers to use Comfort Calm™ Local Anesthesia for best results. The Reflections private state-of-the-art surgical suite feels more like a retreat than an intimidating operating room. You’ll be able to listen to soothing music and communicate with your nurses and surgeon. And with this unique anesthesia option, you’ll be able to “preview” your results during the procedure.
Curious what it’s like to have surgery awake? Watch our patient video from a livestream with Harper’s Bazaar in our Martinsville office.
What recovery benefits do patients experience with local anesthesia?
Dr. Karolak uses Comfort Calm™ Local Anesthesia, allowing for your recovery to be gentle, relaxing, and shorter than instances when general anesthesia is used. The medicines used during general anesthesia can be quite strong, causing adverse effects for many patients. For many, general anesthesia causes intense brain fog and sluggishness that persists for many days following surgery. Often times, patients also find themselves feeling nauseous due to the drugs used. Thanks to Comfort Calm Local Anesthesia, your body can simply heal from the surgery, rather than cleansing the system of strong medications and recovering from the anesthesia’s side effects. It appears that the way surgery is performed today is evolving into a safer process that is more comfortable for the patient. The team of cosmetic surgeons at Reflections is devoted to providing our patients with the highest level of comfort and care, and for that reason, we offer Comfort Calm Local Anesthesia, the ideal substitute to general anesthesia.
Want to learn more about your anesthetic options for procedures here at Reflections? Contact one of our offices to schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic physicians at our Martinsville location (732) 356-1666 or Livingston location (973) 740-2444.
Reflections Center, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our Martinsville or Livingston office today, and let us help you achieve the youthful beauty and optimal wellness you deserve.