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5 Stay Skinny Tips for Spring


With spring upon us, we encourage you to look and feel your best not just with the aid of cosmetic enhancement but also with natural and healthy changes you can do yourself.

1.     Drink lots of water. Even if you think you’re drinking plenty of water, chances are you can up your intake throughout the day. Drink a glass in the morning when you wake up, before each meal (in addition to during your meal) and before you have a snack as you may be confusing signs of thirst for signs of hunger.

2.     Avoid salt. Salt is hidden in even seemingly healthy foods like low-calorie soups. But salt can cause your body to retain water – resulting in a bloated look and feel. Just one teaspoon of table salt has an astounding 2,325 milligrams of sodium. Instead of flavoring your food with salt, try pepper, hot sauce or a squeeze of lemon.

3.     Get fresh. Springtime is the perfect time to stroll the farmers’ markets for local in-season produce. Get your hands on some fresh fruits and veggies and build a salad for a healthy lunch or dinner based on seasonal and delicious fresh foods.

4.     Avoid over-processed and packaged foods. Pre-packaged foods contain lots of unnecessary ingredients to help preserve their shelf life. Opt for natural choices. One trick – avoid the center aisles of your grocery store. The outer aisles contain the produce, meat/poultry/seafood and dairy while the internal aisles are stocked with bags of chips and boxes or crackers that can be diet saboteurs.

5.     Keep moving. Even if you can’t fit in a power session at the gym every day, take advantage of springs fabulous weather and get moving! Take a walk around the block, hike a nearby trail or ride your bike instead of getting in the car to tackle your errands. Get your whole family in on the activity by chasing them around the park, jumping rope together or playing a family game of soccer. Teaching your kids that being active is fun begins with you!
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Are You Ready For Bikini Weather?

-->You may still be covered up in your winter wardrobe, but spring will be here before you know it. Are you ready for bikini weather? You could be with CoolSculpting at The SHAW Center.

You don’t have to settle for accepting parts of your body that you simply don’t like. CoolSculpting is an ideal procedure for those who have tried and tried through diet and exercise to eliminate unsightly parts of their bodies like saddlebags, muffin tops, love handles and back fat.

CoolSculpting is not just the latest in fat-reducing technology – it is backed by science and FDA approved. The body-contouring procedure, also known as Zeltiq, uses a method called cryolipolysis, which actually cools the adipose tissue just above the freezing point to induce lipolysis to permanently damage fat cells without harming others tissues around those cells. The process tricks the body into thinking that the fat has been melted and thus is begins to eliminate it through the natural metabolic process.

CoolSculpting is a non-evasive procedure with no pain and little downtime involved. Over the weeks after the procedure is done, you will begin to see your body change as the fat literally gets melted away and the inflammatory mediators called cytokines are released and remaining fat cells condense down. Some results – up to one centimeter with a single treatment – can be seen immediately.

If you want to walk proudly on the beach this spring and summer, what are you waiting for? CoolScuplting is just the procedure to take your body to the next level so you can feel as confident and beautiful as you should.

Our team has the expertise and professionalism to help you determine the best procedure for you to obtain your ideal body shape. Make an appointment with us today for a consultation to discuss your desires and watch your dreams come true!

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The Holiday Fat Slimdown!

--> Ahhh the holidays are rapidly approaching. With them come endless holiday party invitations and reuniting with family and old friends (all for which you’ll want to look perfect in those little black dresses). If you’re having trouble shedding stubborn extra pounds before the holidays approach, consider CoolSculpting to zap that fat!

What is CoolSculpting?
Also known as Zeltiq, CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved non-invasive procedure used to reduce stubborn fat from areas it commonly accumulates such as the waist (good-bye love handles!), hips, upper and lower abdomen, bra line and mid-back.

How does it work?
This body-contouring technique uses a method called cryolipolysis, which cools the adipose tissue just above freezing to induce the process of lipolysis. Lipolysis permanently damages fat cells without causing harm to surrounding tissues.

The process allows the body to believe the fat has been melted, and it begins to naturally eliminate it over time via the metabolic process.

Once the fat cells have been targeted by the CoolSculpting process, they will begin apoptosis, meaning controlled cell death, leading to a release of inflammatory cells like cytokines.

These inflammatory cells digest the “dead” fat cells and the lipids from them as metabolized much like any food fat in the body. They move to the lymphatic system and are processed out of the body. As this process occurs, the surrounding area shrinks (yay!), leaving your body slimmer and more contoured.

The process is not entirely immediate. While some shrinkage can occur (up to one centimeter in a single treatment!) immediately, the body’s elimination process of the fat cells takes a few months. So don’t wait until the day before that all-important holiday party to have CoolSculpting done – now’s the time.

Who’s it for?
CoolSculpting is for men and women who want to rid their bodies of excess stubborn fat. The best part for busy clients is there is no downtime for recovery after the procedure. Patients can return to their normal activities right after the procedure. Oh, another bonus? It’s pain free.

If you have questions regarding the CoolSculpting procedure, make an appointment to discuss your options with our team today.
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BRISTOL PALIN VISITS THE SHAW CENTER


The SHAW Center for Aesthetic Enhancement in Scottsdale, Arizona, was pleased to be visited recently by Bristol Palin and her younger sister, Willow. The SHAW Center was included as part of a recent episode of Bristol’s television show, "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp." This lively, enthusiastic pair was referred by a friend of Bristol’s; each young woman had a session of CoolSculpting™. The entire episode can be seen here:

It was a memorable day. We found a way to squeeze a camera crew and equipment into our treatment rooms, and enjoyed gauging their different reactions to the procedure. This is a great way for the public to get an idea of what CoolSculpting™ involves. During the episode they raised the question, “What happens to the treated cells?”

The body starts to eliminate them over time by the natural metabolic process. When cooled just above the freezing point, fat turns from liquid to solid (much like butter) and over the next few weeks after the treatment, that cooled fat will start the apoptosis process (controlled cell elimination), which leads to a release of inflammatory mediators. Within the next months, these inflammatory cells gradually digest the fat cells. The lipids resulting from those cells are then metabolized like any other food fat – they are transported by the lymphatic system and then processed out of the body. As this happens, the circumference shrinks around the treated body areas (sometimes up to one centimeter with a single treatment). Of course, a more thorough explanation can be read on our website: http://www.coolsculptingscottsdale.com.

It takes several months to see the best results from the CoolSculpting™ process. We look forward to hearing from both Bristol and Willow about their results.


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Let's get naked.....with Coolsculpting


Say Hello to CoolSculpting®

SAY GOODBYE TO STUBBORN FAT.

It’s called stubborn fat for a reason: no matter how much you eat healthy and exercise, it’s virtually impossible to lose those annoying muffin tops, love handles, and belly pooch. You’re left with two options: live with them or think surgery. Neither is cool by us. That’s exactly why we developed CoolSculpting. Only CoolSculpting targets fat cells alone, eliminating them in an easy, non-intrusive fashion that exercise and diet can’t achieve as quickly or as effectively.

THE COOL SOLUTION IS THE MORE NATURAL SOLUTION.

Procedures that use laser, sonic waves and even surgery to remove fat can actually destroy other tissue in the process by burning, shattering or extracting non-fat cells. This requires downtime for your body to heal. Totally uncool. Fortunately, CoolSculpting doesn’t burn, shatter or extract any cells. Developed by Harvard scientists, our unique, FDA-cleared, patented procedure uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Only fat cells are frozen. Your healthy skin cells remain, well, healthy. No knives. No suction hoses. No needles. No scars. Once crystallized, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from your body. In a few months, boom: say hello to a new you.

MINIMAL DOWNTIME AND LASTING RESULTS

Unlike a lot of other procedures, CoolSculpting takes very little time and is pretty simple to fit into your daily life. After your CoolSculpting treatment you can typically get right back to your busy day. Each treatment lasts one hour – the same time you might spend at the gym. So you can easily fit your appointment into a lunch break.
After one visit, you’ll typically see a noticeable reduction of fat. It takes a few months to fully realize the effects, mainly because it takes that long for your body to naturally dispose of the fat cells. And yes, you can lose even more with additional appointments if you and your doctor deem it necessary.
So after a few months, your clothes will fit better and you will look better. What’s more, there are no pills or supplements. And as long as you maintain your normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable. Hello, you again. How cool is that?
Read more here: http://www.coolsculpting.com/how-it-works 
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