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Myth Busters: Cellulite Edition

Cellulite Reduction AvonOriginal Article By Radiance Medspa Staff. There are two myths surrounding cellulite, that lumpy, bumpy fat that collects in places like the bottom and backs of thighs. The first is that finding the right cream or gel will reduce the appearance of cellulite. Topical methods can provide slight, temporary results at best. More often, they offer no improvement. The second myth is that because topical methods don’t work, cellulite is just something you have to live with unless you are willing to undergo invasive surgery. What most women do not realize is that cellulite is formed by connective bands woven throughout the skin of the thighs and buttocks that pull down the skin to create a dimpled appearance on the outside. The fat is just normal fat, and if the bands can be released, the skin will become smooth.

This is where the new, FDA-cleared cellulite treatment Cellfina comes in to bust both of the cellulite myths. Because the exterior appearance of cellulite is caused by what is going on below the skin, topical solutions will be ineffective because they cannot change the internal structure of the fat and release the connective bands. However, the simple, minimally invasive Cellfina treatment cuts those connective bands and releases the skin, which bounces back to its once smooth appearance. Cellfina consists of a small needle device that is inserted into the affected areas where it breaks the connection that is pulling down the skin. With little to no downtime other than a bit of post-treatment tenderness, Cellfina provides significant and long-lasting results.  ..


The Blunt Truth about Dermal Filler Injections

Original Article By Radiance Medspa Staff.
When it comes to dermal fillers, whether you’re getting a product from Juvéderm, Restylane, or Sculptra, injection is par for the course. To get the product in, the medical practitioner must pierce the skin. While sharp needles are excellent for puncturing, it turns out, they are not as good at distributing product. Usually, administering product through a sharp needle means that multiple injections are required to complete one treatment. Although most injectors continue to use sharp needles to provide dermal fillers, typically leading to some level of post-treatment bruising and swelling, there is a better way to administer injections, and it’s called a cannula.  ..


Hand Rejuvenation with Restylane Lyft


How SculpSure Really Works

Original Article By newbeauty.com. We all know that targeting and reducing or eliminating body fat is not easy, but with the proper diet, exercise and the more permanent route of SculpSure for those stubborn areas, a flat tummy is something you can achieve.

Here, the experts weigh in on the most effective ways to decrease your waistline for good, from what you eat to in-office body sculpting.  ..


Welcome to the CoolSculpting 5000 Club!

coolsculpting avon Original Article By Radiance Medspa Staff.
There are many places to get transformative non-invasive fat reduction with CoolSculpting, but few practices have earned membership in the CoolSculpting 5000 Club. Our admission to this exclusive club means that Radiance Medspa Avon has successfully performed more than 5,000 CoolSculpting treatments. Actually, we’ve provided upwards of 6,500 CoolSculpting treatments, and that makes us the #1 CoolSculpting provider in the state of Connecticut. And we’re also a Diamond Distributor of CoolSculpting.  ..


Why this Victoria’s Secret Angel Says Everyone Should Get Botox

Original Article By Tatiana Bido. Admitting that you don’t mind a little help in the lines and wrinkles department is getting more and more common for celebrities in the spotlight. Even Victoria’s Secret supermodels are not immune to the effects of aging, and 35-year-old Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana is not ashamed to say that a touch of Botox Cosmetic here and there can go a long way in ensuring career longevity on the catwalk.

But the former Victoria’s Secret Angel says Botox isn’t just good for her career, it’s good for everyone. “A little bit of Botox is not bad,” said Fontana to the Sunday Times. “Botox can change your face a lot, so it has to be very subtle, but if you don’t do it, age will mark your skin and I don’t like that at all.”  ..


Restylane Lyft Is Now FDA-Approved For Use on Hands, Making It the First Legit Body Filler

Original Article By Macaela Mackenzie. Restylane, a hyaluronic acid filler, just received FDA approval for use on hands, making it the first injectable of its kind to receive FDA approval for use outside the face.

Following a study of 89 patients, Restylane Lyft got the stamp of approval to treat age-related volume loss in the back of the hands. "Fat volume loss and atrophy of the intrinsic muscles of the hand due to aging often leads to overly prominent metacarpal bones, tendons and veins," Joshua Zuckerman, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City, tells Allure. Translation: as you age, hands can start to look skeletal or boney.  ..


This New Fire and Ice Combination Treatment Is the Closest Thing to Surgery Without Going Under the Knife

Original Article By Elise Minton Tabin. The great thing about noninvasive body contouring treatments is that they don’t require a recovery period, like surgery. But, oftentimes, multiple procedures need to be "stacked" (i.e. done in tandem when possible, or as consecutive treatment sessions) to tackle the problems at hand. The newest "layering" treatment that we are hearing about is The Fire and Ice combination, to get rid of unwanted fat and loose skin.

West Palm Beach, FL dermatologist Kenneth R. Beer, MD offers the $1,200-plus treatment (Dr. Beer says the treatment can fetch upwards of $3,600 depending on the area being treated), which makes use of CoolSculpting, as well as radio-frequency and ultrasound skin tightening. “We are combining the latest generation of CoolSculpting, which is more efficient and effective than prior generations, with skin tightening to give patients the best of both worlds,” he says. ..


The Surprising New Way to Use Botox Is for Stress Relief

Original Article By Jenna Rennert. Suffice it to say, 2017 has ranked high on the global stress barometer. And if nonstop White House turmoil, grim international headlines, or a spate of natural disasters didn’t spike your anxiety levels, the steady you’ve-got-mail ding of an iPhone could justifiably send anyone into a digital tailspin. All that tension is bound to take a toll on health and wellness habits, but for many, the signs manifest in one surprising place: your jaw. Yes, according to experts, jaw clenching is one of the most common secondary effects of stress, and while adopting a Gwyneth Paltrow–like mantra of conscious breathing and meditation may help, it’s neither a quick fix nor a foolproof solution.

I know firsthand. Having acquired a grinding habit over the years, fueled by a fast-paced New York City work schedule, Manolo-clad power walks, and an Orbit Gum–chewing addiction, dentists had warned me that I may suffer from future jaw issues. But in recent months, the chronic wear and tear took its toll and my jaw began to feel strained and tired at the end of a long day. Not to mention, a rock-hard ball of muscle had formed on either side of my face, the direct result of biting down unconsciously for hours at work. For help, I turned to Los Angeles–based aging expert Lisa Goodman, P.A., for advice. With one glance, Goodman, founder of the cult Brentwood skin clinic, GoodSkin and a former physician’s assistant in the office of West Coast power dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer, stated that I was suffering from an overworked masseter muscle and, if I continued on this road, it would lead to “premature neck wrinkles, disproportionate face shape, and possibly major pain later in life.”  ..


Botox Injections May Improve the Appearance of Facial Scars

Original Article By Macaela Mackenzie. Botox is to plastic surgery what coconut oil is to beauty. It seemingly does everything. Now, doctors say it might even help stop scars from forming after plastic surgery.

While technically only Food & Drug Administration-approved for a few uses on the face, botulinum toxin type A injections, like Botox, have a wide range of off-label uses — both medical (say, minimizing migraines) and aesthetic (like non-surgical face-lifts). According to a new study published this month in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the injectable even has the potential to totally change the way we treat scars.  ..