Vancouver Laser Spring/Summer Newsletter 2012

Spring is finally here!

Spring is a time when new life is celebrated and people tend to spend more time with nature. If you are like most, you have probably emerged from your winter hibernation and are contemplating your spring projects. You might be excited to dig in your garden, or just ready to do a good spring-cleaning. Perhaps you can't wait to get outside and play games with a team or your children. Whatever your plans may be this spring, have loads of fun and stay safe!




Zo Skin Health

Dr. Braun is always on the look out for innovative & effective treatments to address his patients' concerns. As most of you know, he evaluates and tries everything first before offering it to our patients. The latest addition to Van Laser is Ulthera®. Not an injection, not a laser, the FDA-cleared Ulthera® System utilizes ultrasound technology to first visualize then treat the skin's deep support structures. This gradually strengthens the skin from within to create just the natural lift and toning you'd like! While wrinkles can say "experience," sagging skin can say "tired." With Ultherapy®, there is now an opportunity to face up to gravity without surgery!

As seen on The Doctors, Barbara Walters 20/20 Special, The View, and Dr. Oz – Check it out!


CoolSculpt PackageAvailable exclusively at Vancouver Laser, our convenient payment plan allows you to shrink that stubborn fat without putting the squeeze on your bank account. Cool Pack pricing is spaced over 6 monthly installments but you can start now to a sleeker new you!

How do I know if I'm a good candidate for CoolSculpting by Zeltiq?

The best way to determine if you're a candidate for the procedure is to come in for a consultation. Since CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution, patients should be relatively fit, with a healthy diet and lifestyle in place. If you are within 10-15 lbs of your ideal body weight but have modest-size fat bulges that are resistant to diet and exercise, chances are very high that you'll be an excellent candidate. It is important for patients to have realistic expectations about the results of this procedure, as CoolSculpting is not designed to remove large volumes of fat like conventional liposuction procedures.

Mother's Day Special


Rejuvenate your skin with Laser360™. It's an exciting new aesthetic laser treatment that combines three revolutionary technologies to deliver softer, younger-looking skin in just 60 days! The Laser360 skin resurfacing and rejuvenation treatment reveals brighter, younger and healthier-looking skin, from the inside out. It treats fine lines, wrinkles and discolorations from deep within the skin to give you a lasting new, revitalized look. Call us today and find out how you can be more radiant in just 60 days!


This past winter, Dr.'s Martin and Susan Braun had the incredible opportunity to spend some time exploring Israel with friends old and new. These are just a few highlights from Jerusalem, Petra, Jordan…enjoy!

Dr Martin & Susan Braun


We're often asked by patients for tips and tricks, things we're all too happy to share! Below you'll get an inside peek and hopefully some useful information…

Q: I didn't realize it's possible to get a bruise when having an injectable procedure. Is there anything I can do to minimize this chance?

A: Absolutely! Avoid the usual suspects like Aspirin & Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) for 7 days before an appointment and of course if you're on blood thinners please notify the doctor. Certain herbal medications like ginko biloba and vitamin E thin the blood and can result in more bruising so they too should be avoided for a week prior. You can also try eating fresh kiwi fruit and pineapple for a few days prior. These fruits are good sources of bromelain which helps reduce bruising. For new patients coming in, we've got a handy take home sheet with all these tips listed. Lastly, avoid scheduling your injectables too close to social engagements, allow yourself time to heal just in case!

Q: If BOTOX® works to smoothen out wrinkles, can it be used to treat my smile lines?

A: BOTOX® Cosmetic can work wonders on some wrinkles, specifically expression lines caused by dynamic movement and muscle contractions. In this case, JUVÉDERM® would be considered to help soften the smile lines without affecting your ability to smile. JUVÉDERM® will add subtle volume to the folds of the skin so the lines are not as deep and less visible. Your doctor will be able to determine exactly what is right for you.

Q: I hate my cellulite – are there any exercises I can do improve those dreaded dimples?

A: While it's near impossible to escape cellulite, there are some exercises that may help. The largest muscles burn the most fat – the leg muscles.

Squats increase strength in the quadriceps, gluteals, and hamstrings. Don't be afraid to use heavy weights, these muscles can take it without developing or becoming overly bulky.

Lunges target the hip flexors, gluteals, and front of the thighs.

Abductor exercises – we often forget that there is a side to our legs until we put on that bathing suit. Exercises that move the leg away from the body work the outer thigh. Performing these exercises in the pool will increase your balance and the amount of resistance, making them highly effective.


Been awhile since you've checked out our Facebook page? We've just made the switch to the new timeline layout, take a look! Like our page to stay in touch with us and get helpful tips and tricks from our staff and Dr.'s Martin and Susan Braun!


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