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5206 N Scottsdale Rd
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

(480) 948-5045

From Arizona to Brazil, a perfect body is a hot commodity

By Dr. Susan Van Dyke
July 15, 2013

I just got back from a most grueling assignment, sent to South America to help people perfect the Brazilian body. It’s a tough job, I know! Standing on the beach at Copacabana, one might think that Brazil possesses nothing but perfection, but even fabulous Brazilians need a little help to look their absolute best. Help came to the capital city of Sao Paulo in the form of Liposonix, a non-invasive fat reduction treatment from California-based Solta. This groundbreaking fat reduction technology has been available at Van Dyke Laser & Skin for over a year and a half. However, the first Liposonix machines were delivered to Brazilian Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons just last month… and I was the first to introduce and demonstrate the treatment to the country! What a privilege it was to perform live demonstrations for elite doctors that make the world’s most beautiful bodies even more beautiful.


Liposonix utilizes ultrasound to target fat just under the surface layer of the skin. We call this “high intensity focused ultrasound”; it harnesses the intense energy of ultrasound to generate pinpoint areas of heat, which literally melts the fat. The beauty of Liposonix is that we can precisely target the fat, treat the area and destroy the fat permanently. As for the results, Liposonix improves contours and spot fat reduction. With Liposonix, circumferential reduction is achieved without weight loss, exercise or diet. Of course, if you want to improve diet and exercise as well, you should! It’s great for your health and will only augment the results.

It takes about an hour to treat an abdomen using Lipsonix, another 30 minutes to treat a muffin top. During the treatment patients can expect a sensation of tingling and heat. After Liposonix has done its work, patients often feel sore for a few days and may have some bruising. That being said, patients never have to miss a day of work or play. After a few weeks, the reward of the treatment is clear and a slimmer body emerges. We find that improvement continues for two, three, even four months after treatment.

Liposonix wasn’t the only subject discussed and demonstrated in South America. The combination of Liposonix for fat reduction and Thermage Body for skin tightening (think the ultimate mommy make-over) was a very popular topic. I hosted a live question and answer session with physicians in Rio Preto, a city near Sao Paulo. The language presented no barrier. Every doctor has the same goal in mind; creating the best outcome for our patients. It seems that we all want a perfect, slim, tight body. Thanks to the modern advancements of technology, we can rely on Liposonix, Thermage and other technologies to fulfill our beauty goals and achieve the body of our dreams.

Starting now through the end of August, we have a special offer at the practice. Anyone that purchases Liposonix and Thermage together will receive a complimentary consultation and 50% off the Thermage treatment. Skinny is just an appointment away, call 480.948.5045 to schedule a consultation.

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