Dr. Susan G. Murrmann is a co-founder of the McDonald Murrmann Women’s Clinic, which for 20 years has provided superior obstetrical and gynecological care for the many stages of a woman’s life. After years of experience working in the field, Murrmann and her partner began to notice something.
“We realized that there was a huge connection between how women look and how they feel,” Murrmann says. Today, Murrmann also serves as medical director of the McDonald + Murrmann Center for Skin, Laser, and Healthy Aging. “Opening the aesthetics arm of our practice [in 2003] was more about helping women take better care of themselves and be more proactive toward their own health just by making little changes that can make a difference in what they see in the mirror.”
Those changes include the use of cutting-edge skincare technologies, like laser resurfacing, liposuction, skin tightening through radiofrequency (RF) treatments, and the use of dermal fillers and neurotoxins, like Dysport and Botox.
Why choose dermal fillers or neurotoxin injections?
These smooth the look of frown lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Studies have been done that have looked at the effect of neurotoxins on the brain. The results showed that there was more of a connection besides, “Oh, I don’t see that frown line anymore, so I feel better.” There was actually a physiological change that was taking place in the brain that made women feel differently.
Clients can get instant results and a non-surgical “face lift” with volumizing injections performed by our expert nurse injectors (Sara Carpenter, RN and Tara Polston, RN) in a relaxing and medically supervised environment.
Tell us about the ThermiRF treatments.
Many patients are looking for non-surgical alternatives to improving sagging skin and skin texture, and the ThermiRF system uses a combination of specially designed radiofrequency handpieces to accomplish just that.
ThermiTight is the first to deliver heat underneath the skin to lift, tighten, and rejuvenate the face and body, and even reduce the appearance of cellulite. ThermiSmooth addresses the appearance of skin texture and sagging skin on the surface of the skin. The combination of both radiofrequency handpieces is ideal for taking years off of your neck, face, abdomen, knees, and arms.
The beauty of the ThermiRF system is that there is no downtime, and it is completely painless. Three treatments are needed over a period of two to four weeks, and results are usually seen over a three-month period. ThermiRF is perfect when used in combination with other procedures such as Tickle Liposuction and facial fillers.
What is Tickle Liposuction?
Tickle Lipo is body sculpting with liposuction that is done in the office under local anesthesia. The technology behind Tickle is mechanical movement, which helps to dissolve fat and remove it quickly, with minimal discomfort — it feels like a tickle. Tickle Lipo is ideal for body sculpting because results are immediate, and it creates a smoother look in contrast to some current trends in fat “dissolving.” The fat removed is also perfect for transferring to other areas in the body — where it is wanted. I like to do a combination treatment that I call Lipo Tight that uses the Tickle Lipo with ThermiTight RF to help with cellulite and sagging skin.
What types of laser treatments do you offer?
Fraxel and Cutera are both non-invasive lasers used to resurface and treat various skin conditions related to sun exposure and aging. Fraxel is great for resurfacing skin and works well on all skin types for improving the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, skin discoloration, and even stretch marks. Fraxel has a small amount of downtime, with redness and peeling in a few days. The Cutera laser is beneficial for several conditions such as vascular lesions, large pores, redness, and hair reduction. It is the perfect laser for being proactive on younger skin.
What is EndyMed and how does it work to improve skin health?
EndyMed is a radiofrequency device ideal for improving skin texture and sagging areas on the face and the body. Our clinic is the first to also have EndyMed Intensif — a combination of CO2 laser and micro-needling that delivers radiofrequency energy deeper in the skin, stimulating collagen production. When you add injury to the skin at a certain level — in this case, with needles — your body takes over, and in response starts sending fibroblasts and forming collagen and trying to heal that area, which in turn, over time, regenerates the area. The procedure provides the perfect system to deliver anti-aging growth factors and vitamins to your skin at a deeper level.
What’s your mission?
McDonald + Murrmann Center for Skin, Laser, and Healthy Aging is located next to McDonald Murrmann Women’s Clinic because we believe that being healthy on the inside is intimately connected to how you feel about yourself when you look in the mirror. We offer wellness services and a combination of treatments to help you look and feel your best. Patients get the benefits of science, medicine, and aesthetics, so we can keep you feeling great inside and out.