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Spot reducing fat with diet and exercise alone is not possible. It is a hard fact to accept, and one that has led many to pursue liposuction. The surgical procedure does successfully remove fat but as it is an invasive procedure, there are risks, complications and at times, undesirable results in the form of lumps, bumps, waves and dimpling. Leading innovators in the cosmedical field understand the appeal of non-invasive procedures that offer phenomenal results. Out of these pursuits came CoolSculpting, a revolutionary new treatment that freezes unwanted fat cells without damaging healthy skin or tissue. There is no anesthesia, no incision, and no recovery time. The procedure delivers cooling technology that causes cell death in fatty adipose tissue. Over the next few weeks, the perished fat cells are disposed of by the body’s own immune system. Now that sucks the appeal of liposuction right out! (more…)
The aging process affects many aspects of our face, but one of the most noticeable changes is the loss of volume. Several injectable fillers, including others from Juvederm®, have been developed to replace lost volume in the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but no filler has before now been FDA-approved for use in the cheek area. Juvéderm Voluma™ XC is the first and only FDA-approved filler to treat volume loss in the cheek area (apex, apple, and hallow). It is different from Juvederm XC as Juvederm XC is for use in a different area of the face; it is only used to smooth wrinkles away from the nose and mouth area. Instead of using the filler as merely a way to fill wrinkles, Voluma™ XC will gently lift the face and replace lost volume using hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring, hydrating compound in the skin. As the skin ages, it loses HA molecules, causing the skin to lose structure and volume. By injecting Voluma™ XC, a skilled doctor can help restore the lost volume in the cheeks, lifting the face and giving patients a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. (more…)
Acne, especially on the face, can be one of the most anxiety-causing skin conditions. It is a common skin problem that affects both teenagers and adults. Specially designed to treat individuals of all ages, the Blu-U Blue Light is a state-of-the-art acne treatment that can dramatically improve the skin’s appearance and diminish acne breakouts. Used alone or in combination with Levulan, the Blu-U Blue Light is an FDA approved acne treatment procedure that produces significant results in only a few short sessions. The Blu-U Blue Light is an FDA-approved acne treatment that uses a special blue violet light to target acne. The light specifically destroys the bacteria that cause acne, P. acnes. (more…)
After acne has healed, it can leave a red or brown mark on the skin. This is actually not a scar. The redness or brown spots are seen as the skin is healing, which can takes as long as 6 months. If acne is controlled in that area, the skin can heal normally. Any color change or skin defect still present after 1 year is considered to be a permanent scar. The best way to prevent acne scars is to prevent acne from forming in the first place. It is important to keep skin and acne scars out of the sun and wearing sunscreen each day. Using a Retin-A product help to clear existing acne and prevent new acne from occurring. You should avoid “picking” the skin. Picking at scabs interferes with the skin’s healing process increasing your changes of scarring your skin permanently.