New Fat-Dissolving Laser Introduced by Assuage Luxury Spa

A new laser treatment that promises to dissolve fat in the abdomen, flanks and other body parts has been introduced in Southwest Florida by Assuage Luxury Spa in Naples, the first medical spa in the region to receive the new technology.

SculpSure™ is approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and is the world’s first non-invasive fat-melting device to treat stubborn fat in just 25 minutes. The versatile, hands-free device features a flexible applicator system using a 1060 nm laser to treat multiple areas of the body without downtime or surgery.

“SculpSure represents an entirely new approach to non-invasive fat removal, one that is safe and highly effective, and does so in significantly less time than other current treatments,” said Dr. Stephen Prendiville, facial plastic surgeon and medical director of Assuage Medical Spa. “SculpSure has the added bonus of being less expensive than other current treatments that use cool technology.”

Clinical data from 100 patients treated with SculpSure in studies at two U.S. sites showed significant reduction in fat layer thickness six and 12 weeks after treatment, according to abstracts presented at the 2015 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Conference. SculpSure is intended for individuals with a body mass index of 30 or less.

Assuage Medical Spa is one of only 10 sites in Florida and the only one in Southwest Florida to offer SculpSure. The new medical spa opened its second location in November at 1201 Piper Boulevard, Unit 1, at the corner of Immokalee and Airport Pulling Roads, where SculpSure treatments will be offered.

“Assuage,” which means to soothe or satisfy, was created by Tehjan Prendiville, a registered nurse and the wife of Dr. Prendiville. Tehjan Prendiville opened the first Assuage Spa in Fort Myers in 2013 and said she decided to expand to Naples because so many of her Naples clients requested it.

Tehjan Prendiville has worked in the field of mental health for 26 years and has traveled the world with a special interest in cultural healing. Assuage Spa was created to incorporate these age-old holistic approaches acquired on her travels.
“Our mission is to enhance and enrich overall health by taking a holistic approach to the entire individual, including mind, body and spirit,” she said. “Assuage brings a global fusion of hand-selected treatments from around the world to Southwest Florida.”

Ancient practices and exotic techniques are complimented by contemporary equipment and state-of-the-art technology, such as SculpSure.

The new 2,800 square foot spa includes five treatment rooms, two shower rooms (one each for men and women) and a co-ed sauna. Assuage offers all the treatments typically expected from a luxury spa and much more. For example, Assuage offers special medical treatments for pre and post surgery such as lymphatic drainage and post-mastectomy massage. Expectant mothers can receive a pre-natal massage with approval from their obstetrician.

For the skin, special facials and peels are offered, along with cellulite reduction wraps and detoxifying body treatments. A full line of injectables, such as Botox®, Sculptra®, Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Restylane Silk® and Voluma® are available and administered by Dr. Prendiville. Assuage also offers an extensive line of exclusive spa accessories and make-up.

All services are accompanied by complimentary use of the spa’s steam showers and sauna.

Assuage offers a membership plan at discounted rates for multiple services as well as single treatments. The membership plan is transferrable to friends and family and may be used at either spa.

“I have designed the Naples spa to set the stage for pleasure with a distinct Moroccan flair, similar to my Fort Myers spa. Guests will feel the difference the moment they enter Assuage,” said Tehjan Prendiville. “The interior design is truly a different and totally relaxing spa experience.”

For more information about SculpSure, call 239-333-1450 or visit .

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