Fat Loss

Acne, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. It commonly occurs during puberty when the sebaceous (oil) glands come to life - the glands are stimulated by male hormones produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females. Acne is not dangerous, but can leave skin scars. Human skin has pores (tiny holes) which connect to oil glands located under the skin. Acne may be treated with a combination of remedies including over-the-counter skin care, acne medications, and chemical or laser procedures.

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Skin Tight

As we age we lose volume in our face, primarily fat. As a result skin can hang down as gravity acts on it creating droopiness, wrinkles and bands. This can be thought of as excess skin and is similar in concept to a dress that becomes too large as its owner loses weight. In cases where you have a significant amount of this loose skin, you may find no other solution than plastic surgery (e.g. facelift, body lift, arm lift, etc.) because the underlying muscles need to be addressed and repositioned.

Over the last several years, one focus of aesthetic medical technology has been on a means for improving fine wrinkles and lines on the face without prolonged 'downtime'. This is often referred to as non-invasive collagen remodeling.

This has traditionally been accomplished with laser peels (carbon dioxide, erbium) or deep chemical peels (phenol, high-concentration TCA), which resurface the skin by creating a second-degree burn. The epidermis is essentially burned through and the dermis is injured, stimulating new collagen production. The problems with these aggressive peels are the following:

  • an open, weeping facial wound (like a burn which has blistered) for several days, followed by crusting/scabbing
  • a great deal of discomfort and itching
  • a prolonged period (frequently several months) of erythema (facial redness) which must be concealed with make-up
  • the possibility of hypo- or hyperpigmentation due to melanocyte injury or overstimulation
  • a line of 'demarcation' between peeled and non-peeled skin
  • the risk of scarring if the level of the peel is too deep
  • the possibility of a 'waxy' or 'shiny' skin appearance with deep or repeated peels

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Cellulite Removal

Is there any way to eliminate the “cottage cheese” on your thighs and rear end? No, not really. But there are steps you can take to get rid of cellulite..

What Causes It?

It's just normal fat beneath your skin. It looks lumpy because it pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin above it to pucker. That's why you can have it whether you're heavy or thin. Women are more likely to get it than men. Other things that can bring it on:

  • Poor diet
  • Fad dieting
  • Slow metabolism
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Hormone changes
  • Dehydration
  • Total body fat
  • Thickness and color of your skin

It shows up less on darker skin. So if you have light skin, a self-tanner may make the bumps and dimples harder to spot. There are other ways to get rid of cellulite. Some work better than others.

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