PROCERUS SKIN CARE FIRST IN MIDWEST TO OFFER BREAKTHROUGH FDA CLEARED NON INVASIVE, ULTRASHAPE™ SYSTEM FOR IMMEDIATE FAT CELL DESTRUCTION
Published: July 27, 2014
Ann Arbor and Troy based Pioneer Dr. Kathleen Gilmore offers Innovative Fat Reduction Technology for visible results within 2 weeks of treatment
Troy, MI – Dr. Kathleen Gilmore, MD, a Troy based physician and founder of Procerus Skin Care with locations in both Ann Arbor and Troy is the first physician in the Midwest to offer the UltraShape™, a breakthrough treatment recently FDA cleared for Fat Cell Destruction.
The UltraShape System developed by medical device leader Syneron Candela is the first and only non invasive fat reduction treatment that uses pulsed focused ultrasound to immediately and comfortably destroy fat cells, resulting in measurable outcomes in as little as two weeks.
The UltraShape device works by emitting emits waves of focused pulsed ultrasonic energy that converge at a closely confined area where patients want to target stubborn fat. Ultrasound is comfortably delivered to the treatment area, while keeping surrounding tissue, nerves and muscles intact and undamaged. Fat cells are destroyed and eliminated by the body’s natural processes as soon as two weeks after treatment resulting in very visible immediate reduction.
“We are very excited about offering UltraShape to our patients. UltraShape’s patented technology allows us to precisely delivery ultrasound energy with extraordinary precision so we can target and destroy fat cells immediately. Unlike traditional ultrasound technology, UltraShape’s delivers energy in pulses rather than in a single continuous delivery which is often painful. The result is a quick, safe and comfortable treatment experience without discomfort, lumps, bumps or soreness associated with many other non-invasive fat reduction treatments, says Dr. Gilmore, who has also been involved in research for bringing multiple body treatment devices for fat reduction and body contouring to market and for approval by the FDA. “Treatments with UltraShape take less than an hour and patients can go right back to their normal activities without any disruption. Nothing works faster than UltraShape” Gilmore adds.
In the randomized, controlled clinical study of UltraShape which was performed at three clinical sites in the US and one site outside of the US, a total of 150 subjects were treated and followed for up to four months. Ninety four percent of patients saw a measurable circumferential reduction with 90 percent of patients being satisfied with their treatment outcomes. This is one of the largest studies ever performed in the area of non-invasive aesthetics.
The UltraShape is a very versatile device that is effective for the reduction of fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. UltraShape is FDA cleared for fat cell destruction and is used to improve body shape and contour.
The UltraShape device has been used in over 300,000 procedures worldwide, with an excellent safety and efficacy profile.
To learn more about UltraShape, contact Procerus Skin Care to request a consultation, by calling 734-794-3786 or visit us at procerusskincare.com.
About Procerus Skin Care and Dr Kathleen Gilmore
Procerus Skin Care was formed by Kathleen Gilmore, MD, MBA. In 2011 Dr. Gilmore prepared the launching of the Procerus concept. Procerus represents precision and process – two words that Dr. Gilmore knows very well.
Dr. Gilmore has an extensive background in cosmetic laser devices and has developed protocols for laser hair removal, laser skin rejuvenation, and novel devices for cellulite treatment and body contouring. These have allowed for the safe and effective delivery of millions of treatments. Dr. Gilmore has also presented both nationally and internationally her findings from clinical trials.
For Dr. Gilmore, Procerus Skin Care is a return to the love of bringing safe and effective solutions to those seeking to combat the signs of aging and sun damage, and those looking to rid themselves of unsightly bulges.
Dr. Gilmore has persisted in her International Medical Missionary work, and this year will return to the Philippines. delivering much needed medications and her own tireless personalized brand of health care to those desperately in need.
Dr. Gilmore and her wonderful team of nurses, aestheticians, and office staff look forward to welcoming you when you come to visit us.
Syneron Medical Ltd. is a leading global aesthetic device company with a comprehensive product portfolio and a global distribution footprint. The Company’s technology enables physicians to provide advanced solutions for a broad range of medical-aesthetic applications including body contouring, hair removal, wrinkle reduction, improving the skin’s appearance through the treatment of superficial benign vascular and pigmented lesions, and the treatment of acne, leg veins and cellulite. The Company sells its products under two distinct brands, Syneron and Candela.
For additional information, please visit http://www.syneron-candela.com.
Kathleen Gilmore, MD, MBA, Inducted into Worldwide Who’s Who for Excellence in Skin Care
Published: July 12, 2013
Dr. Gilmore enjoys helping people who are in need of her services
ANN ARBOR, MI, July 12, 2013, Kathleen Gilmore, Founder and Executive Director of Procerus Skin Care, has been recognized by Worldwide Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in skin care.
Dr. Gilmore has an extensive background in cosmetic laser devices and has developed protocols for laser hair removal, laser skin rejuvenation, and novel devices for cellulite treatment and body contouring. These have allowed for the safe and effective delivery of millions of treatments. Dr. Gilmore has also presented nationally and internationally regarding her findings from clinical trials. For Dr. Gilmore, Procerus Skin Care is a return to the love of bringing safe and effective solutions to those seeking to combat the signs of aging and sun damage, and those looking to rid themselves of unsightly bulges. Dr. Gilmore has persisted in her International Medical Missionary work, and in 2013, she plans to return to the Philippines, delivering much needed medications and her own tireless personalized brand of health care to those desperately in need. Dr. Gilmore also works right here in Ann Arbor for St Joseph Mercy Health Systems and feels Ann Arbor to be an ideal community in which to start a new business.
Dr. Gilmore has 18 years of professional experience, having recently become the founder and executive director of Procerus Skin Care. She specializes in non-evasive laser products, and she is responsible for overseeing the management of the company. Dr. Gilmore attributes her success to her involvement in the industry while it was still young. She became involved in her profession because she was in the cosmetic laser industry for 10 years before establishing her company; she has a passion for it.
Dr. Gilmore received an MD from the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, an MBA from Ellis College, and a bachelor’s degree in political science, University of Michigan. In years to come, Dr. Gilmore plans to grow her brand and expand her business.
KATHLEEN GILMORE: Corporate Medical Director and Vice President, American Laser Centers, Farmington Hills. An M.D., she conducts research, writes articles for medical publications, and oversees training and protocol for all American Laser Centers clinics. Gilmore has extensive training in aesthetics and laser medicine, including sclerotherapy for the treatment of veins, Botox, facial rejuvenation, cellulite reduction therapy, and laser hair removal. She received her doctor of medicine degree from Wayne State University and her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan. Gilmore runs a consumer website at www.askdrkathleen.com and volunteers with several groups, including the Hope Medical Clinic in Ypsilanti, which provides health care for the uninsured, and with doctors in Cuba, where she collects and donates medical supplies and works with doctors there to share expertise.
WHERE BORN: “Detroit.”
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: “The founder of American Laser Centers, Rich Morgan, has been a visionary in this field and has really led the phenomenal growth to become an industry leader.”
LAST BOOK READ: “The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory.”
WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: “Passionate, supportive, encouraging, inquisitive.”
WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: “It is continuing to grow at a rate similar to what it’s doing now, which is very fast. There’s a big demand for noninvasive cosmetic services that people can easily obtain.”
FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: “Having GPS on my telephone. I just love that. I travel a lot on business, so it’s nice to have directions on my phone.”
FAVORITE PLACE: “Family room with my husband.”
FAVORITE HOBBIES: “Golf.”
FAVORITE FOOD: “Pasta with vodka sauce.”
MY HIDDEN TALENT: “I’m a much better golfer than most would expect.”
HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: “I certainly want to be remembered as someone who helped bring value into the people’s lives that I come across.”
ANN ARBOR: Procerus Skin Care’s Gilmore travels to Philippines on medical mission trip
Published: Monday, December 03, 2012
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore, a physician and owner of Procerus Skin Care in Ann Arbor, was one of several physicians who went on a humanitarian medical mission trip to the Philippines.
In coordination with Global Surge and the Northridge Church in Plymouth, the group of 11 medical professionals has recently returned from the island nation after a two-week mission to care for children, the elderly and families in serious need of medical attention.
Gilmore said the trip to the Pacific demonstrates her commitment to, once a year, take abroad her medical and diagnostic skills to those who have little access to or only poor healthcare available to them.
In recent years, she and her medical team of doctors, dentists and support personnel have also visited Gambia, Cuba, India and the Hope Clinic in Ypsilanti.
After a 14-hour flight to Nagoya, Japan from Detroit and another three-hour air excursion to Manila, the team arrived drained but driven to accomplish their mission, Gilmore said.
“I’ve never seen so many sick children before with hepatitis, fevers, leptospirosis and numerous other infestations, even in very young infants,” Gilmore said in a news release.
“My heart broke over and over again, even as I maintained my ‘game face’ and professional composure.”
Gilmore said that she’s been blessed with an education and career that allows her to give significantly back to those less fortunate.
She and her husband, Dr. Benn Gilmore, a retired ear, nose and throat doctor, are active in the Ann Arbor community and also contribute time and resources to the University of Michigan, where Kathleen Gilmore attended as an undergraduate student.
Dr. Gilmore said, “Not everyone can do everything, but everyone should do something. Even as we very much enjoy our lives, every day to us is Thanksgiving Day. We never forget where we’ve come from and what matters.”
Cellulite, that oh-so-familiar orange peel texture found on the thighs and butt, affects about 80 percent of women, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Though most of us can’t avoid it, there are ways to make it less noticeable. For solutions, we turned to Kathleen Gilmore, M.D., a dermatologist in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
The basic facts
The skin is connected to underlying muscle by bands of fibrous tissue. Cellulite appears when fat cells push up against the skin as the fibrous bands pull down (picture skin bulging through fishnet stockings). Our bodies’ lymphatic system also plays a role; normally it drains fluid from the tissues, but the trapped fat cells and fibrous tissue can block drainage, causing the area to swell, exacerbating the condition.
What to look for
- Family history If your mom has it, you probably will too.
- Age As you get older, muscles and fibrous tissue weaken and lose their ability to contain the fat cells.
- Body mass index (BMI) A higher BMI may mean you have excess fat, making your cellulite more apparent.
- Hormones Estrogen causes fat storage in the hips, thighs, so long, cellulite! What causes dimpling— plus, pro tips on diminishing its appearance. and butt in preparation for childbearing. It also makes fat cells stick together, contributing to the “cottage cheese” effect.
- Eat a balanced diet This will help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce the chance that cellulite will form.
- Exercise regularly Regular cardio and strength training will make your body and your skin look more taut.
- Slather on a cellulite cream Opt for those with caffeine, which tightens skin temporarily, making it look firmer. We like larins Body Shaping Supplement ($75; clarins.com). For best results, massage in your cream; the pressure can help lessen swelling and improve lymphatic drainage. > Go golden Apply self-tanner to camouflage the look of unsightly lumps. Try St. Tropez Everyday Airbrush ($36; sttropeztan.com).
For persistent cellulite, there are in-offi ce options, says Kathleen Gilmore, M.D. She recommends FDA approved VelaShape, which uses infrared heat, radio frequency energy, and deep massage to shrink fat cells and stimulate circulation. Visit americanlaser.com for more information. >The bottom line “The most effective way to control cellulite is to eat right and hit the gym,” she says. “Everything else just enhances the effect.”