When it comes to treating the appearance of cellulite, Endermologie® has earned its reputation and popularity with women worldwide … and the enthusiasm is obvious on Realself.com, a website dedicated to cosmetic surgery. The treatment section, which includes a wide range of procedures, was recently dominated by a high percentage (85%) of positive Endermologie reviews from women rating their treatment experiences and results.
RealSelf, created in 2006 by former Expedia exec Tom Seery, does for cosmetic surgery what Angie’s List does for homeowners – although in a far more community-minded way. The site provides social information, support and data for interested consumers, while honoring their desire for privacy.
ENDERMOLOGIE MAKES THE GRADE
Since first cleared for use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the original Cellu M6 has spawned eight succeeding generations of treatment machines. The latest Endermologie technology now includes the ninth generation Cellu M6 Integral and Endermolab models.
Originally created in France to ease discomfort in the scars and rigid skin of burn victims, it visibly reduced the appearance of cellulite in those burn patients. In time, the visibly reduced appearance of cellulite was discovered in patients who had received the treatment.
The international Endermologie clients at Realself may not know its history, but they were quite vocal about their enthusiasm for the results. The reviews are entirely voluntary, covering the last two years:
The overall tone of the reviewers was not only upbeat, but very supportive. The reviews came in from all over the country and the world.
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The appearance of puckered, dimply skin caused by cellulite is a major aesthetic concern to those affected by this physically harmless, but unsightly condition. Cellulite’s bumpy appearance, especially in the buttocks, leg, and thighs, occurs in about 85 to 90% of all women at some point in their lifetime, no matter their shape, size or age.
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The connective tissue below the skin works to contain fat cells, but a combination of age, environmental factors, genetics, poor circulation and lifestyle choices can all have a damaging effect on that tissue. When the body’s blood supply, which carries oxygen and nutrients, is not able to reach the upper skin layers, that connective tissue becomes rigid. While diet and exercise affect deep fat deposits, they fail to act on cellulite in the hypodermis layer of the skin. As a result, even women who exercise regularly and follow a healthy diet may still have cellulite.
Treating cellulite successfully requires a combination of dedication, education and understanding of cellulite and Body Endermologie® treatments and the determination to make long-term lifestyle changes – especially with regard to exercise. The development of Endermologie treatment machines – the first non-invasive devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) specifically for reducing the appearance of cellulite on the body – brought innovation to the cellulite treatment industry, but the addition of a regular program of exercise can improve or extend positive treatment results.
When tackling the problem of cellulite, a good approach is to fight it as one would fight overall body fat. Regular, vigorous exercise will not only boost a sluggish metabolism, it will increase muscle tone, stimulate the lymphatic system and increase blood circulation. Fat cells are particularly vulnerable to the accumulation of fluids and toxins usually flushed out by the lymphatic system. Little to no exercise can cause that system to slow, swelling fat cells with trapped toxins and producing cellulite.
While most types of exercise will help build muscle and reduce fat, targeting specific body areas with cellulite deposits usually involves a form of resistance training combined with calorie-burning cardio and general fitness exercises.
Regular exercise and Body Endermologie treatments, which also relieve muscle aches, pains and spasms while temporarily improving blood circulation in the areas treated, can create a formidable assault on the appearance of cellulite. While there are no quick and easy fixes for reducing the appearance of cellulite, adding a regular program of exercise to Body Endermologie treatment and optimizing a healthy diet is more than half the battle.
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No matter what you call it, cellulite – also known as adiposis edematosa or dermopanniculosis deformans in the medical field and as orange peel syndrome or cottage cheese skin in laymen’s terms – is unsightly, affecting up to 90% of women and 10% of men at some point in their lives. While cellulite is not contagious or harmful to a person’s health, most consider it unflattering, especially as it often develops on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and upper arms.
While research proves that genetics do play a role in the development of cellulite, both in how likely a woman’s body is to store fat and how much the bands of connective tissue pull down on the fat, there are many other factors responsible for the severity of the condition.
CAUSES OF CELLULITE
After decades of research, clinical experts agree that several biological, lifestyle and environmental factors combine to form cellulite:
Hormones such as estrogen, noradrenaline, insulin, prolactin and thyroid hormones play a part in the cellulite production process, which is why far more women develop cellulite at some point in their lives.
Certain genes passed down through generations may also predispose an individual to cellulite production. While factors such as gender, race, metabolism, circulatory efficiency and the distribution of fat are widely believed to play a role in the development of cellulite, the genetic background of this condition remains unclear.
However, a 2010 study published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology claims that two specific polymorphisms (genetic variations) were present in test subjects who had cellulite. Since then, research has progressed to the point that a genetic test is available that identifies a gene variant responsible for moderate to severe cellulite development. The test, which is prohibitively expensive, accomplishes what most women already know … if their mothers and grandmothers had cellulite, good chances are they will too.
A diet heavy in fat, sugar, carbohydrates and salt and too little fresh fruits, vegetables and natural fiber contributes greatly to the severity of cellulite.
Those who smoke, lead a sedentary lifestyle or must sit or stand in one position for long periods may be more predisposed to cellulite development.
Tight clothing, especially garments with tight elastic across or around the buttocks, thighs or upper arms, limits healthy blood flow, which may contribute to the severity of cellulite.
While genetics plays an important role in whether or not cellulite will make an appearance, several of the contributing factors – and the right program of treatment – will help keep it under control.
While wrinkle treatments are as old as time – and include everything from creams to invasive face peels and surgeries, the best treatment to keep skin youthful is by developing good skin habits. Daily habits have a lot to do with the development of wrinkles. They’re sneaky and subtle, and much of the time people fail to realize what they’re doing to their skin until it’s already too late.
Using the methods below along with a non-invasive treatment can go long way to prevent wrinkles and keep skin youthful for years to come.
1. NECK AND HANDS
While most women are in the habit of beautifying their faces on a daily basis, adding their neck and hands to the cleansing/moisturizing process will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
2. EAT FRESH
Stay away from vegetable oils, margarine, red meats, white bread or sugary, processed foods not only affects weight, it contributes to aging skin. Instead eat fresh produce and organic if possible.
Women who continually scrub their faces are drying out their skin cells, leaving them with dull complexions that highlight damaged areas. The worst time of day for face-washing is in the morning; it strips away all the work a body did to restore the skin during the night. When the face and hands are washed, never skip the moisturizer.
4. LIMIT DRINKING
All alcohol dehydrates the skin, most evident the morning after. Over time, the skin loses elasticity and forms wrinkles due to a lack of hydration. Steady alcohol drinking also severely reduces vitamin A levels, important in the production of collagen.
5. SUNSCREEN IS MANDATORYThere’s no avoiding the sun, but applying a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater every day can help avoid sun damage.
6. GET ENOUGH REST
It’s called beauty sleep for a reason, because the skin renews itself during the night. The less sleep we get, the less time your skin will have to rejuvenate. It’s called beauty sleep for a reason, because the skin renews itself during the night. The less sleep we get, the less time your skin will have to rejuvenate.
7. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
As women age, their skin naturally gets thinner and drier, making it more necessary than ever to drink enough water to keep it hydrated. Try an average of six to eight glasses of water daily
8. AVOID EXCESSIVE GUM CHEWING AND SMOKING
Fresh breath worries or not, constantly chewing gum forces the mouth to continually form different shapes, forcing down the corners of the mouth and contributing to the development of wrinkles. The same is true for smokers! Smoking depletes the skin, and creates unappealing wrinkles on the face.
9.NON-INVASIVE TREATMENTS Endermologie® technologies can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and aging skin. They include the Cellu M6 Endermologie machine, which treats the face and body and the portable Mobi M6 for treatments on the face, neck and hands.
Women in their 40s are not only beautiful and successful – they also have perspective from years of experience that makes them more confident in their own skins. They’re not only experts at balancing the demands of work and personal life, most make an effort to take care of their bodies through exercise and good nutrition.
This is not to say that such women don’t have some age-specific concerns when it comes to beauty. In a number of national polls and studies, one of the biggest beauty concerns faced by older women is the effect the aging process has on the skin.
THE EFFECTS OF AGING
By the time women reach their 40’s, skin starts to lose some of the natural elasticity that created the shine and glow from years past. This is the result of the lymphatic system beginning to slow. Lymphatic drainage rids the body of toxins, but aging naturally shows that process, resulting in a breakdown of the elastic fibers in the lymph glands.
Cellulite and stretch marks can also become more apparent around the hips and thighs, which can be the result of hormonal changes and fluctuations. Estrogen is a hormone that affects most of the organs in your body – including the skin. In addition to “dulling” the skin, the slowdown in estrogen production can also lead to adult acne breakouts and thinning hair.
At this point in life, the face and neck begin losing subcutaneous fat that used to keep those areas firm and free of wrinkles. Although there are variations due to genetics, most women tend to lose fat around the mouth, eyes, chin and along the jawline, which causes the appearance of wrinkles, jowls and droopy skin. The skin itself loses the ability to “bounce back,” causing it to sag.
Common sense indicates that beginning or maintaining a healthy diet and a rigorous program of exercise are excellent ways to firm up both the body and spirits, no matter what your age.
REFRESH THE SKIN
One of the best methods of returning a healthy glow to skin is by creating a program of Endermologie® treatments and advanced skin care. In addition to being invigorating and non-invasive, full body or targeted Endermologie treatments can reduce the appearance of cellulite while encouraging lymphatic draining. Treatments like HydraFacial, or Microneedling can also help stop the process of aging.
The patented roll and flap machines provide a deep, yet relaxing massage to those subcutaneous fat deposits and connective tissue beneath the skin. Endermologie treatments are also available for improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the hands, neck, face and around the eyes. It’s an effective, non-invasive alternative to fillers, lasers and Botox.
Whether these physical changes are subtle or not, they are inevitable. However, taking the steps to slow this process before it becomes a real problem is well within reach. Women in their 40′ can still feel and look incredible.
Turning 30 is one of many age-related milestone in a woman’s life, but this one is most often the source of significant anxiety. The transition from the still-youthful 20s to the “adult” 30s often sparks an emotional crisis in even the most poised and self-assured women.
Realistically, most women in their 30s don’t feel or look much different than they did several years earlier, but physical changes are in motion. While these mostly hormonal-based changes are a normal part of the aging process, every woman is unique and so are her beauty concerns.
This is the best time to make positive lifestyle changes that may slow the more visible signs of aging. With that goal in mind, here’s a look at some of the beauty concerns facing women in their 30s.
Cellulite develops in nearly every woman’s life – regardless of physical condition, weight or age. It affects so many women of all ages that it’s usually at the top of the list when it comes to beauty concerns. Exercise, a healthy diet and good daily hydration should be part of any woman’s daily beauty regimen, but these healthy habits, alone of combined, do little to affect the appearance of cellulite.
There are countless cellulite treatment products and procedures, including creams, salves, exercise machines and invasive surgical procedures, all claiming to be able to “cure” cellulite. While there is no cure for this benign, yet unattractive condition, thanks to major technological and protocols innovations, the latest generation of Endermologie® treatments effectively reduces the appearance of cellulite.
Women in their 30s tend to experience a slight dullness in skin color and a more sallow complexion. Expression lines, those fine lines around the eyes called crow’s feet and laugh lines around the mouth, start to develop. In smokers, all of these lines are deeper and more exaggerated.
Hyperpigmentation, such as melasma, often develops on the forehead, chin and cheeks. These brown patches are usually caused by sun exposure, but women who are on birth control or pregnant can also develop melisma due to hormonal changes. Using a good exfoliating cleanser and overnight restorative product can help with such pigmentation problems.
Signs of volume loss become evident, especially around the chin and middle area of the face due to the natural slowdown of hyaluronic acid and collagen production. As a result, facial skin may start to sag slightly, making one look aged or tired. Setting up a Face Endermologie treatment program, which employs safe, non-aggressive Mécano-stimulation to areas of concern, can considerably improve the appearance of skin textur
It can be horrifying to see clumps of hair swirling around the shower drain or stuck in a hairbrush. While genetics can be blamed for some hair loss, stress, vitamin deficiencies, a poor diet and lifestyle can also contribute to dull, thinning hair. Eating a well-balanced diet rich in vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids and protein can often help bring some life back to lifeless hair.
Many women believe that if life was fair, their appetites would shrink along with their dress size does while dieting. But human bodies, which evolved to survive in lean times, were designed to keep weight on, not off. Age, genetics, hormones and lifestyles all affect both weight gain and weight loss.
Healthy dieting and exercise will help reduce weight and tone muscles, but neither can solve the problems of cellulite and skin appearance. One of the many questions put to endermologie® therapists are asked is whether or not the treatments will help in their efforts to reduce weight. The final answer is no. A series of endermologie® treatments will not reduce weight but they can definitely complement a weight loss program as the treatment targets specific areas resistant to diet and exercise.
Dieting alone has several drawbacks:
All of the equipment and treatment protocols used in endermologie® have been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which categorizes, clears, approves or denies the use of all health-based equipment and treatments. So go ahead, hit that diet and the exercise machines – and don’t forget the relaxing endermologie® treatments.
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4 Steps for Peace and Happiness
Your 4 Step Guide To Peace and Happiness
If you want to be more peaceful and happy, there are things you can do to achieve that. No matter your situation in life you can have the feeling and attitude you desire. Here are four steps that you can take in order to find your peace and happiness.
1. Adopt an optimistic attitude
If you're constantly focusing on the negative that's happening in your life, the lives around you, or in the world, it will be difficult for you to be happy. Taking on an optimistic attitude doesn't mean you ignore bad things that happen. It means you don't let them control you or become the focus of your life. If you are able to see the bad in every situation, you have the same ability to see the good. You just have to train yourself to look for positives in every situation. You will be a happier person when you focus on the good side of situations you are faced with. Even the most difficult ordeal has something good to offer.
2. Learn to manage your stress
Life can be stressful, so it's important that you learn how to relax. Taking time for yourself to decompress is a good way to manage your stress. You can meditate, take a bath, or read a book. Exercise is also a good way to de-stress. You don't need to hit the gym in order to exercise. You can exercise at home, go for a walk each evening, or run a few times a week. By managing your stress you will be more at peace no matter what is happening around you.
3. Surround yourself with happy people
If the people you hang around with are negative and spend the majority of their time complaining, you will find that your energy and happiness will be drained. You may be used to the people and the attitudes they have, but that doesn't mean it's good for you. If you want to be a happier, more peaceful person, you need to surround yourself with people who are the same. Once you ditch the whiners and complainers, you will feel a sense of relief almost immediately. Toxic people should be removed from your life in order to help you find happiness.
4. Devote time to things you love
Life can become busy, but you should always make time to do things you enjoy. If you are passionate about writing, make time to write. If you love to read, spend more time reading. You may need to re-prioritize the way you spend your time to fit these things in. If you spend three hours watching TV every evening, replace that activity with something you love. No matter how busy your life is there is always an opportunity to spend time with something want to do. Instead of sitting in the doctor's office and texting your friend about what you ate for lunch, pull out your notebook and write or read a few pages of the novel you've been trying to finish.
Being more at peace and happier is possible by changing the way you life your life. The choices you make every day are what will determine if you're happy or not.
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