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Our Non-Surgical Secrets to a Sleeker Body Contour

Everyone has areas of their bodies they wish were slimmer, trimmer, and leaner. Traditionally, improving body contours included surgical procedures to remove excess skin and fat but this is no longer your only option. Advances in cosmetic medicine have made it easier to get the body shape and defined features you want, without invasive surgical procedures.

Below, we detail some of our favorite methods for flatter stomachs, sleek upper arms, and smooth skin – none of which require extensive treatment or downtime.

Non-Surgical Options Offered at Aria

From laser technology to tissue heating and freezing, Aria DermSpa offers some of the most advanced methods of shaping your physique. Recommended treatment is based on your goals and expectations, so we can help you love the way you look. While some of the treatments below have plenty of marketing buzz, others may be little-known brands and procedures that can help you achieve fantastic results.


Technology to target stubborn fat is one of the most popular kinds of treatments patients look for. Who doesn’t want a flatter stomach or smoother thighs? With CoolSculpting, gel pads are applied to the areas where fat accumulation has not diminished with exercise. Intense and targeted cooling causes fat to crystallize and die off, so it can be metabolized and removed by the body.  About 25% of the fat in the treatment area is eliminated in this process, making CoolSculpting perfect for patients who are close to their body goals but need a little bit of help to spot-treat specific areas.


When you have lax skin caused by the natural aging process, or even from weight loss, the shape of your body can appear soft and poorly defined. For patients with these issues, we provide ThermiTight – a skin tightening treatment that helps to firm tissue in the targeted areas. While many patients choose ThermiTight for the face, to provide youthful skin texture, this tool can be used on the body as well, such as the thighs and stomach. This procedure is considered non-surgical, but a very small probe is inserted at the treatment site to deliver radio energy that creates firmer skin effectively.

For additional skin firming in the face, Dr. Donofrio can recommend Kybella® – an injectable that eliminates the appearance of a double chin and provides you with a defined facial profile.

Futura Fit

Future Fit may be even better than a trip to the gym for patients interested in spot-treating areas of the body where they wish to have less fat and improved muscle tone. Ultrasound technology is applied via a topical applicator to break up fat cells in the problem areas. Similar to other non-surgical fat reduction processes, the body metabolizes these treated cells, so your body shape looks leaner. As an added benefit, the Futura Fit technology stimulates muscles, replicating what they would experience if you have completed resistance-training as a part of a workout.


If you struggle with dimpled skin due to cellulite, you know the frustration of putting on a pair of form-fitting jeans or shorts and not seeing the smooth skin you want. Cellulite can be a stumbling block for many in their pursuit of improved body shape, but ZWavePro helps to relieve the tension of the tight bands below the skin that create the appearance of cellulite. The radio energy created during treatment improves collagen production, which helps to plump and smooth skin.

Z Wave Pro is often used after Coolsculpting to help patients see improved results, both regarding fat loss and skin texture. Many doctors recommend the use of Z Wave Pro after fat freezing, in place of the manual massage. The technology of this machine helps to improve fat loss results, blood circulation, and skin texture.

Learn More about Non-Surgical Fat Loss and Skin Tightening

The key to improved skin tone and body shape doesn’t have to be a secret when you visit Aria DermSpa. We provide plenty of non-surgical ways to meet your body goals, whether you’re concerned about a double chin, sagging upper arms, or a less-than-lean stomach. For more information about what our cosmetic professionals can do to help reduce fat and improve tone in your most problematic areas, contact us today for a consultation!

Tighten and Tone with ThermiTight

As you get older, your body tends to change. You may start to notice wrinkles, skin laxity, a softened jawline, and a slack neck. Even if you work out regularly and make it a priority to take care of yourself, loose skin can be found on your body—thanks to gravity, genes, and the natural aging process. While these changes are almost always inevitable, we are here to help you look and feel your best at any age.

Today, many options are available to counteract the negative effects of getting older, gravity, and genes. Many of these options include surgical and invasive body contouring procedures. However, at Aria DermSpa, there is another choice for patients: ThermiTight.
Men are women have recently been turning to this minimally invasive skin-tightening treatment, which offers dramatic results with little downtime. Discover how ThermiTight can help you tighten and tone loose skin on the most common problem spots.

What Is ThermiTight?

ThermiTight is a minimally invasive procedure that is designed to tighten loose skin. This versatile treatment can be performed on many areas of the body, and it’s a great option for both men and women. If you want smoother and tighter skin, then ThermiTight could be for you.

Rather than topical treatments that only target the superficial layer of skin, ThermiTight addresses sagging skin right at the source using a small probe. The procedure begins with a shot of local anesthesia administered to the treated area. After the specialized probe is gently inserted under the skin, it heats the deeper tissues with radiofrequency energy. Meanwhile, your skin’s collagen shrinks, causing loose areas to tighten up. This process also jumpstarts the production of new collagen, which provides progressive rejuvenation for your skin and surrounding tissues. The local anesthesia ensures you won’t feel a thing during the entire treatment.

What Areas of the Body Can ThermiTight Treat?

ThermiTight directly targets loose skin in some of the most common problem spots, including the following areas:

• Face and neck
• Arms
• Midsection
• Legs

If you’ve been seeking a treatment for sagging skin but you don’t feel ready for invasive body contouring procedures, ThermiTight is an ideal alternative. In our experience, patients who achieve the maximum results are those who have moderate skin laxity, whether it’s on the face, jawline, belly, thighs, knees and/or arms.

While this procedure has excellent skin-tightening benefits, it does have some limitations. If you have severely sagging skin, you may benefit from a surgical procedure. ThermiTight cannot remove fat deposits either. For those looking to eliminate pesky bulges of fat, CoolSculpting offers a non-surgical solution. Liposuction is one of the most powerful body contouring techniques available, and it’s a great option for patients who are seeking a greater amount of fat removal than CoolSculpting can provide. At your consultation, the specialists at Aria DermSpa will help you choose the best procedure to meet your goals.

What to Expect During and After the Procedure

Depending on the specific patient and the areas of the body that are being treated, the ThermiTight procedure generally takes between one to two hours to perform. During your consultation, your doctor will ask you questions, ultimately gaining a better understanding of your wants, needs, and goals. You will then receive more information regarding your tailored treatment, such as how long it will take to complete.

One of the biggest incentives offered by ThermiTight is the fact that results are almost immediate. The most dramatic results will be seen after a few months. For these results to last you will need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Consistent diet and exercise will allow you to enjoy the results for years to come.

After the initial procedure, patients do tend to see drastic results. However, if your goals have not been met following your first ThermiTight treatment, then it is safe to schedule additional procedures.

Due to the minimally invasive nature of ThermiTight, patients can usually resume normal activities after just a day or two.

Get Ready for Summer Today

Is your body currently ready for summer? Whether it’s age, gravity, or genes, sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough to counteract the wear and tear that life can have on the body. If you need help tightening and smoothing out your skin, then you might be an excellent candidate for ThermiTight.

To schedule a ThermiTight consultation, contact Aria DermSpa in Madison, Connecticut today by calling 203-421-6674.

Take Pride in your Silhouette: Kybella® at Aria DermSpa in New Haven County


People can’t stop talking about Kybella®! And for good reason. It’s a safe and effective “double chin” fat reducer that can improve the appearance of your silhouette in only a few short sessions.

The fat build up beneath your chin is called submental fullness, but is more commonly referred to as “double chin.” Due to the location of the fat, it can feel as if diet and exercise are getting you nowhere, as results are slow to appear. While there’s no substitute for a healthy lifestyle, Kybella® can complement your regimen to help eliminate submental fat and improve the definition of your chin and jawline.

Kybella® injections in Madison are made up of deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally found in the body that aids in the breakdown of fat cells. The formula is designed to precisely target fat in smaller areas of the body, making the area beneath the chin the ideal area for treatment. Kybella® is non-surgical, and results appear over the course of one to two months for more natural-looking, gradual fat loss.

And if you decide Kybella® isn’t the right fit for you, Dr. Donofrio has myriad other options for reducing fat and enhancing your natural beauty.

Experience the groundbreaking treatment first hand! 203.421.6674 today to schedule your consultation!

Bold, Confident Lips: Restylane®-L at Aria DermSpa in Madison, CT

There’s no confidence quite like plump lips confidence!

The lips are one of the most prominent and noticeable facial features. When you speak, your audience’s eyes are drawn to the lips as they form your words. Which is why at Aria, we think your lips should be a source of power and confidence. So if fuller, bolder lips are what you’re looking for, Aria DermSpa has just the treatment for you.

Whether you were born with thin lips, or your lips have thinned with age, safe and effective Restylane®-L can help you give your lips the lift they’ve been looking for. Its innovative formula was designed to replace your body’s hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that contributes to youthful looking lips.

And Restylane®-L doesn’t stop at just the lips. It can also help smooth lines at the corners of the mouth, smile lines, vertical lips lines, and wrinkles at the corners of the mouth for a complete facial rejuvenation.

Just look at the results this patient saw after only one treatment:





Plumper, fuller lips are only a consultation away! Call 203.421.6674 to schedule your consultation today.

Wisdom and Beauty: Facial Fat Transfer in New Haven County, CT

They say with age comes wisdom—but why does wisdom always seem to come at the expense of beauty?

At Aria DermSpa, we say it doesn’t have to.

As you get older, it’s natural for your face to begin to look “hollow”, especially under the eyes and in the cheeks. Typically, this hollowness gives way to deep wrinkles and unwanted facial folds—symptoms of the aging process that can be frustrating to say the least.

To combat these effects of aging, Aria DermSpa performs facial fat transfer procedures from the comfort of our office in Madison, Connecticut. The process involves refreshing your facial contours by collecting a small amount of fat from one part of the body and injecting it into the desired facial location. It replenishes your “hollow” areas and dramatically reduces the appearance of wrinkles and folds using only your own natural body fat. There’s no need for outside chemicals or substances for you to achieve a taut and voluminous look!

Results from facial fat transfer procedures are known to last much longer than dermal filler treatments (although dermal fillers are another viable short-term option), and patients are usually completely healed after about a week. A series of treatments are recommended for best results.

Come see us today, we pride ourselves on helping women of the greater New Haven area rejuvenate their appearance and regain confidence in their everyday lives. Call us at 203.421.6674 to learn more about facial fat transfer, or to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists.

Be Proud of your Hair! PRP for Hair Loss in Madison, CT

Let’s get one thing straight, there’s nothing wrong with losing your hair. Absolutely nothing at all. However, for many, hair is a source of pride and confidence, so the process of balding can be stressful and frustrating. That’s where we come in. PRP Hair Restoration treatments in Madison can stop baldness in its tracks—and even regrow your hair.

We use a highly effective technique known as Platelet Rich Plasma (or PRP) therapy to regrow hair. PRP is a substance that occurs naturally in the blood. It contains a large concentration of platelets (hence its name), as well as other essential proteins and growth factors, which have a restorative effect on cells in your body. PRP therapy actually rejuvenates your hair follicles on a cellular level, restoring them to working order so hair can grow naturally, the way it was meant to. In fact, several studies have shown that PRP treatments can increase hair counts and hair thickness for a fuller and more luscious head of hair.

There’s no hair plugs, no surgery, and no downtime.

A number of factors that can lead to hair loss in both men and women, including heredity, medical conditions, and hormonal imbalances, but with the help of Aria DermSpa, none of them have to hold you back from being your most confident self.

Be proud of your hair, call 203.421.6674 to schedule a PRP hair restoration consultation in Madison today!

Silhouette InstaLift at Aria DermSpa Dermatology & Aesthetics Center in Madison, CT

Are you searching for a minimally invasive treatment that will help you achieve a more youthful, vibrant look? Look no further than Silhouette InstaLift in Madison, CT!

One of our personal favorite treatments, InstaLift can dramatically improve the appearance of sagging sin, sagging cheeks, and deep lines on the neck, jowls, and face. This safe and simple procedure involves the use of a unique dissolving thread, which is placed under the skin to fixate the tissue and stimulate collagen production for long-lasting, natural-looking results.

An InstaLift treatment is an excellent option for those looking for an alternative to a traditional facelift procedure. Unlike a facelift, InstaLift requires no surgery and minimal downtime, so you can spend less time stressing and more time enjoying your youthful new look!

Have questions? Aria DermSpa is here to help! During your consultation (which you can schedule online by clicking here, or by calling 203.421.6674), our friendly team of aesthetic professionals will walk you through the entire procedure and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Appointments are limited, schedule your consultation today!

2018 is the Year of You! CoolSculpting® at Aria DermSpa Dermatology & Aesthetics Center in Madison, CT

Congratulations, you did it! You’ve successfully made it through the holiday season. This is no small task. Between the shopping and the parties and the preparations you probably haven’t had a moment to yourself since November. But Aria DermSpa is ready to help you change that. Our collection of top-of-the-line beauty solutions, administered by our team of friendly aesthetic experts, are sure to make 2018 the year of you.

If slimming down before beach season is your New Year’s resolution, we’ve got the perfect treatment for you—CoolSculpting® non-invasive fat reduction. It is a proven technique that requires no needles, no anesthesia, and no downtime. In conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise CoolSculpting can help you shed fat in areas of the body that give a lot of people trouble, such as the belly, thighs, muffin top, love handles, and more.

This quick and easy procedure gently cools fat cells to a freeze. In doing so, the cells shrink so they can be naturally flushed from the body over the course of a few months—achieving a slimmer and trimmer figure just in time for summer.

Goodbye 2017, hello 2018, this is our year! Call 203.421.6674 to schedule your consultation in our Madison office, conveniently located on Wall St. in downtown Madison.

What’s Your New Years Resolution? BOTOX® at Aria DermSpa Dermatology and Aesthetic Center in Madison, CT

2018 is finally upon us, and that means its time to choose a New Years Resolution. Will this be the year you remodel the bathroom? The year you learn to play guitar or get that promotion? We can’t help you with any of that, but we can help you make 2018 a year of beauty and confidence.

With BOTOX® or Dysport® treatments at Aria DermSpa, we can dramatically reduce the appearance of signs of aging on your face, including crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and lines between the eyes.

You should keep in mind that injectable treatments require a level of finesse and attention to detail that should only be trusted to a highly trained physician with a proven track record. For this reason, it’s important to put a lot of thought and consideration into the doctor you choose. After all, why trust your face to just anyone?

Our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Lisa Donofrio, is a renowned expert in injectable treatments. In fact, New York Times Magazine has even recognized Dr. Donofrio as the “Best Physician for Injectables”. Our minimally invasive no “down time” technique allows for subtle improvements across the face, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes and forehead. During your consultation, we will be happy to walk you through the entire procedure from the comfort of our Madison office and detail exactly what kind of results you can expect from the treatment.

Meet Dr. Donofrio today! Call 203.421.6674 and schedule a consultation.

Recapture your Glow! Clear + Brilliant at Aria DermSpa Dermatology and Aesthetic Center in New Haven County, CT

Do you struggle with hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, or large pores on your face, neck or chest? Look no further than Clear + Brilliant™ laser treatments at Aria DermSpa in Madison, CT! This non-ablative fractional laser is considered one of the gentlest of its kind, but it is still powerful enough to treat symptoms of skin conditions for a smoother, more even skin tone.

Clear + Brilliant works by exfoliating away old or damaged skin, revealing the healthy, fresh skin that lies just beneath. The Clear + Brilliant applicator includes a textured roller attachment that helps the laser to make tiny holes in the skin. These “micro-injuries”—no larger than the head of a pin—jumpstart the body’s natural healing process, boosting collagen production and allowing new, vibrant skin cells to replace the damaged ones.

Unlike other laser treatments, Clear + Brilliant isn’t a one size fits all fix. Each treatment plan is custom designed to the patient in order to address their specific needs and goals, which will be discussed during their initial consultation. A series of treatments is recommended for patients to see optimal results, though improvements can be visible just days following your first session with our expert staff.

Balance your skin tone today! Call 203.421.6674 and schedule your consultation in Madison, CT.

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