The Hurwitz Rejuvenation Center is a State-of-the-Art
For a unique, comprehensive approach to postoperative care and cosmetic enhancement, the Hurwitz Rejuvenation Center offers state of the art procedures and services to help our plastic surgery patients achieve their most rapid recovery, and well being along with further aesthetic improvement without surgery. In addition, we offer a menu of acclaimed non-invasive techniques for clients who are not yet ready for surgery. The premier Rejuvenation Center is in the newly-modeled Pittsburgh Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery with similar capabilities planned for our other locations.
Dr. Dennis Hurwitz is the medical director. He performs and supervises all the procedures and treatments. Molly O’tell, certified medical aesthetician, has been providing medical skin and body contouring care for Hurwitz Center patients since 1993. She is a nationally recognized leader in this rapidly changing field. In 2009, she was joined by Jodi Wray, an experienced Macy Department aesthetician. Under Molly’s fine tutelage and with her comforting personality, Jodi has acquired all the skills necessary to care for our patients.
Hurwitz Rejuvenation Centers focus on Face, body, and Mind and Spirit, with many of our clients taking advantage of all areas. The care is provided directly by physicians and surgeons and through the assistance of experienced aestheticians and physician assistants.
- Full Range of Medical and Cosmetic Skin and Hair Care
- Triniti™ Facial Treatments
- FotoFacial RF® Color Correction
- Matrix IR™ Wrinkle Reduction
- ReFirme™ Skin Tightening
- Lumenis Fotofacial®
- Permanent Makeup
- Injection of Fillers
- Cyber-relax Multi-sensory Mechanical and Air Solution Massage
- MedX Superluminous Diode (SLD) and Low Level Laser (LLLT) Treatments
- Hivamat Vibratory therapy and Lymphatic Massage
- VelaShape™ Body Contouring-
- VelaShape™ Cellulite Reduction
- Elōs™ Hair Removal
- Leg Vein and Vascular Treatment
Mind and Spirit
- Stress Management
- Psychological Testing and Counseling
- LifeStyle Fitness and Age Management
- HCG hormone with Restrictive Diet Program
Our Health & Fitness Partners
Cosmetic and Medical Grade Skin Care
While we offer a variety of skin conditioning and care products, we feature the ProCyte line of glycolic acids and moisturizers, which are used in combination with Retin-A. Facials, waxing, post-operative camouflage and glamour makeup are expertly done.
Sometimes, a fresh, youthful-looking complexion is hidden only by a layer of dead, dry skin cells. Microdermabrasion is performed to exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells, revealing the healthy skin underneath. This facial treatment also stimulates the production of collagen so that new layers of skin can become even more beautiful and smooth. One of the most sought after procedures, microdermabrasion is relatively easy and typically painless, it can be compared to the sensation of a cat licking the face while others describe it as a refreshing tingling feeling.Treatments can be performed on all parts of your body including the face, neck, hands, and chest.*
Triniti™ Facial Treatments
Triniti™ Facial Treatments representing a new standard in medical skin care, the Triniti™ Skin Series combines three state-of-the-art treatments for complete facial rejuvenation. The Triniti™ facial treatments are safe, FDA-approved, non-invasive, and virtually painless. They include:
FotoFacial RF® Color Correction
A combination treatment that can remove of brown spots and red veins and create a clearer complexion or more even tone of the skin. It is used with the Elos techinoag IPL infra red and Radio Frequency.*
Matrix IR™ Wrinkle Reduction
A loss of collagen and elastin in the dermis creates lines and wrinkles and sagging skin. Elos technology uses a combination of laser and radio frequency energies to improve the skin on the face and neck.*
ReFirme™ Skin Tightening
ReFirme™ Skin Tightening skin Tightening-procedures uses a combination of infrared light and radio frequency energies to provide bulk deep dermal heating up to 4mm in depth. Remodeling the collagen which can gradually lead to improvement in sagging skin in the jowls neck and cheeks.
To complete the Triniti™ Skin Series, all three procedures are performed during the same office visit, and only three office visits are needed for total facial renewal. The Triniti™ skin care program is designed to smooth skin texture, improve skin tone, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles for beautiful, rejuvenated, and youthful-looking skin. Results are typically long lasting and can be noticed after only one session.
Although each procedure can be performed by itself, optimal results are achieved when the three procedures are performed as a trinity. Three procedures…three sessions…the Triniti™ skin care program.*
FotoFacial RF® Color Correction
The FotoFacial RF® Color Correction treatment can improve skin tone and reduce the appearance of age spots and spider veins. This facial rejuvenation procedure also helps improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin. Learn more about how you can achieve a smooth, even, and youthful-looking skin tone with FotoFacial RF® Color Correction by contacting a Hurwitz Rejuvenation Spa near you.*
Matrix IR™ Wrinkle Reduction
In Matrix IR™ Wrinkle Reduction, elōs™ fractional technology is used to target wrinkled, drooping skin. Radio and laser heat energies stimulate the production of collagen, the protein that is responsible for giving skin its structure and firmness. Collagen supplies decrease as a normal part of the aging process, causing skin to wrinkle and sag. By encouraging the increased production of this vital protein, Matrix IR™ Wrinkle Reduction can reduce the signs of aging.*
ReFirme™ Skin Tightening
ReFirme™ Skin Tightening offers a non-surgical solution to some of the most troublesome signs of aging, including loose skin on the neck and jowls, drooping brow lines, under-eye bags, and nasolabial folds. Using the same revolutionary elōs™ technology that powers the Matrix IR™ Wrinkle Reduction treatment, ReFirme™ Skin Tightening can enhance skin tone and texture with minimal downtime and discomfort.*
Lumenis Fotofacial provides the benefits of intense pulsed light Fotofacial to improve sun spots, age spots, dull complexions, uneven pigment, large pores, sun damage skin, and early signs of aging. It can improve red flushing skin, Rosacea, and broken capillaries. Patients can enjoy smoother skin with a more even tone. There is typically only minimal discomfort during treatment and patients can often immediately resume regular activities.*
For the eyes and Face - As you age, collagen in your skin breaks down, resulting in wrinkles, and even sagging skin. Thermage® can tighten and renew your skin’s collagen deep down, through all three skin layers: the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous (fat) layer.*
Medically tattooed makeup can enhance your beauty and simplify your life. Used to accentuate and improve the definition of eyes, eyebrows and lips, permanent makeup is a method of implanting color pigments into the skin to create lasting cosmetic effects and aesthetics. Permanent makeup can be soft or as dramatic as you want. We offer application of color for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. Permanent eyeliner, eyebrows, lip enhancement, and nipple color are artfully applied by our medical aestheticians.*
Injection of Fillers
Restylane® is a cosmetic dermal filler that can restore volume to the face and reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds. Unlike other dermal fillers, Restylane® is derived from a substance that is naturally found in the human body and contains no animal proteins, thus reducing the risk of complications. The results of Restylane® generally last for six months.*
Perlane® is a dermal filler can restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). The difference between Perlane and Restylane is the gel particle size. Perlane® gel particles are larger and designed for deeper injections. Perlane® typically lasts at least 6 months, in the majority of patients.*
Juvéderm™ is an injectable smooth gel filler which can instantly smooth out wrinkles and folds by adding structure and volume underneath and bringing sunken skin back up to the surface. Juvéderm™ is produced through hylacross technology creating a high degree of cross-linking and promoting duration for up to 6 months or longer.*
Radiesse is a dermal filler that can restore a natural, long lasting, youthful look by restoring facial volume and correcting smile lines, NLF, and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Radiesse® is made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin. Radiesse® may last a year or more in many patients.*
Sculptra® is a synthetic filler that can smooth away deep wrinkles and facial folds, leaving the patient with a fresh, rejuvenated face. Sculptra® is also the only FDA-approved treatment for facial fat loss (lipoatrophy), a condition that can result in prominent facial folds, sunken eyes, and hollow cheeks. Sculptra® is comprised of a biocompatible substance known as poly-L-latic acid, a synthetic version of the substance naturally produced by the body’s muscles during exercise.*
ArteFill® is the first and only FDA-approved non-resorbable wrinkle filler for the correction of smile lines. ArteFill® is dual acting containing PMMA microspheres and purified bovine collagen gel. These unique micorspheres are not absorbed by the body and provide the permanent support your skin needs for long last wrinkle correction. Before initial treatment, a skin test must be administered 4 weeks prior to screen for an allergy to bovine collagen.
Injection of BOTOX®
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular wrinkle treatments in the country. Prominent wrinkles and folds are caused by the contractions of underlying facial muscles. BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles so they can no longer contract. The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic last up to four months.
Cyber-relax Multi-sensory Mechanical and Air Solution Massage
A massage experience that offers relaxing therapy with the use of a unique Optical-Point-Navigation system to scan the curvature of your back to provide a customized full-body Shiatsu massage.
MedX Superluminous Diode (SLD) and Low Level Laser (LLLT) Treatments
Our patients are pleased with the therapeutic warmth and swelling reduction that is typically immediately experienced with each of these specialized light treatments, which may be continued for up to three months following surgery.*
Hivamat Vibratory therapy and Lymphatic Massage
The deep oscillation and massage can reduce post surgical and inflammatory swelling for the more rapid recovery.*
The combined roller suction system of Endermologie® has proven to be a great aid in the post-operative management for many liposuction and body contouring patients. FDA approved for the temporary correction of cellulite, Endermologie® can help shape the thighs while reducing cellulite.*
VelaShape™ Body Contouring
If you are unhappy with the shape of your figure but are not ready for surgical procedures such as liposuction or tummy tuck, VelaShape™ body contouring treatments can reduce fat in areas such as the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. The VelaShape™ procedure is FDA-approved and can offer significant aesthetic improvement without the recovery period that is typically associated with traditional body contouring. Each treatment can be performed in less than forty minutes, while a series of four treatments is usually required for optimal results. Vela technology, a combination of infrared light and radio frequency, plus vacuum and mechanical manipulation. The application of light and radio frequency energies sends heat to the tissue that contributes to cellulite. Heating the dermis activates the production of new collagen leading to skin tightening. Heating in the hypodermis increases the metabolic rate of fat cells which become smaller leading to cellulite reduction. Both vacuum and mechanical manipulation open up the blood vessels, improving circulation.
VelaShape™ can help slim the body by using combined heat energies to target and remove fatty tissues. The procedure can help patients lose an average of one inch from their circumference, in addition to smoothing and tightening the skin over the treatment area. the body reshaping treatment feature.
To learn more about VelaShape™ body contouring, schedule an appointment at the Hurwitz Rejuvenation Center.*
VelaShape™ Cellulite Reduction
We are pleased to offer cellulite reduction with VelaShape™, the first FDA-approved and non-surgical treatment used to improve dimply skin on the thighs, upper arms, stomach, hips, and other areas. This effective treatment combines radio frequency, infrared light energy, massage, and suction to effectively target and remove cellulite.*
Elōs™ Hair Removal
Elōs hair removal is a safe, non-invasive, quick, and gentle procedure that is typically effective for all skin tones and many hair colors. By combining both radiofrequency and light energy to disable the growth of hair follicles, the treatment can remove unwanted hair on almost any area of the face or body. The number of treatments for effective removal will vary.*
Leg Vein and Vascular Treatment
Our advanced technology makes vein removal safe, easy, and effective. One to three treatments are usually all that are required to achieve clear, smoother legs.
Mind and Spirit
Our primary commitment to Hurwitz Center patients is combining the latest quality aesthetic procedures with thorough postoperative management to achieve anticipated results. To optimize the experience and psychological gain, we have initiated a Mind and Spirit section which prepares our patients for surgery while promoting overall health and well-being. These programs include stress management, psychological testing and counseling, and the hCG hormone with restrictive diet in preparation for body contouring surgery.
Under the direction of Bruce Rabin, M.D., PhD., the Hurwitz Rejuvenation Center has established a stress coping program for plastic surgery patients. The stress coping program is based on medical research demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of strategies that eliminate behaviors detrimental to health and enhance behaviors that aid in coping with psychological stressors prevalent in our environment.
The program is going to take you on a journey that will help you to learn about and use behaviors and techniques that reduce the effect of stress on your health and your treatment/surgery outcome. This journey is not only for your benefit, but also for other people in your life that are important to you. We ask that you share what you learn on this journey with them so that you will all benefit.
It is important that you understand the purpose of this journey. It is not to eliminate the stress in your life. What we will do is help you learn how to reduce the influence of stress on both your mental and physical health in preparation for your procedure and during your recovery. Coping with stress, eating well, exercising, believing you are capable of maintaining good health, and being spiritual, will help you to remain healthy as you go through the healing and aging process. It is important that you actively engage in behaviors that will reduce your risk of illness as you go through this process.
What you learn by participating in these sessions can contribute to your quality of life and ease your recovery from surgical procedures:
1) You will learn WHAT happens to your body when your mind perceives that it is experiencing stress
2) You will learn WHY there are changes to your body and mind when your brain perceives that it is experiencing stress
3) You will learn about behaviors that function as countermeasures to stress and positively contribute to health
4) You will learn techniques that function as countermeasures to ACUTE stress and help to calm you when you experience ACUTE stress
5) You will learn techniques that function as countermeasures to CHRONIC stress and help to reduce your response to stress throughout the day
We offer four weekly sessions to provide support for pre-operative patients, post-operative patients, and those receiving treatment.
Session 1- Introduction and learning the importance of behaviors that reduce the effect of stress on health and behaviors to enhance surgery outcomes. Includes pre-operative and post-operative support. How to use Deep Breathing for coping with acute stress. Forms to evaluate psychosocial parameters will be completed.
Session 2- Learn how to use humor/smile exercise and chanting for coping with acute stress, and expressive writing and guided imagery for coping with chronic stress.
Session 3- Learn how to use body scan and progressive muscle relaxation (PMR).
Session 4- Learn how to focus to enhance calmness and the benefits of meditation. Review of techniques. Forms for post-session psychosocial parameters will be completed.
**Individual sessions are available upon request.
To maximize the benefits you receive from our care, the Hurwitz Rejuvenation Center offers psychological testing and support. We administer well-recognized assessments and conduct individual counseling sessions to evaluate patients' mindsets and to determine and adapt treatment plans that suit their needs. The purpose of these services is to go beyond traditional cosmetic surgery and provide comprehensive, uplifting support to patients as they undergo treatment.
LifeStyle Fitness and Age Management
A complete evaluation of your nutritional, psychological, hormonal and cardiovascular status and reserve will be evaluated. A customized program of life style changes, diet and medications will be designed for your preparation for surgery. We strongly advocate this plan for those planning on Total Body Lift Surgery.
For patients interested in losing weight, the hCG plan combines a calorie-restricted diet with injected hCG treatments. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is a protein released during pregnancy that helps control metabolism. The hCG treatments stimulate the body to burn calories from the deep layers of fat that are stored around the hips, thighs, abdomen, and upper arms. As a result, patients are often able to lose weight where they desire it the most while still burning enough calories to avoid feeling hungry. The plan has been used safely in Europe and Morocco for over 20 years and is now administered at the Pittsburgh Hurwitz Rejuvenation Center to help patients lose weight before their body contouring procedure so that optimal results may be achieved. As the FDA has not approved this medication for weight loss, hCG is being administered off-label.*
Contact the Hurwitz Rejuvenation Center in Pittsburgh
For more information about our procedures and services, we invite you to contact the Hurwitz Rejuvenation Center location in Pittsburgh. We look forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals with advanced technology and an all-encompassing treatment approach for the mind and body.*
Our Health & Fitness Partners
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“I honestly never thought of myself as a serious candidate for elective surgery ... but I’m already feeling and looking so much better.*” Jill's Story