Very few people have seen before and after photos of cellulite treatment results and not felt amazed or impressed. However, there may be more—or make that less—than meets the eye. Behind the most impressive images of “successful” cellulite treatment may lay an age-old secret weapon: lighting. So can before and after images be trusted? Continue reading
One of the greatest temptations any girl has to face is the beauty aisle at any department store. Instead of buying all kinds of good stuff just because it looks promising, take a look at what sits at home instead. Even if you’re just using food, what matters is that it delivers results. You may miss out on having tons of cute products in your purse but you will look great. Continue reading
People are willing to use a great amount of cosmetics and skin care products to solve their skin problems. As one ages, the skin becomes damaged and begins to show the visual signs of aging such as wrinkles, age spots, dry skin and cellulite. Many over the counter products have the ability to remedy these issues. Continue reading
Nothing is quite as frightening as that dimpled orange peel skin at the back of one’s thighs. Unfortunately, 90 percent of all women suffer cellulite, and it almost always boils down to genetics. While it is fairly comforting to note that no woman is alone in the never-ending battle against cellulite, the truth is that almost every single lady out there feels some form of embarrassment over her dappled skin. Whether it is on the thighs, bottom, stomach or upper arm, cellulite is something every woman wants desperately to get rid of. A large portion of the cosmetics and plastic surgery industry is dedicated to battling the problem. The question remains: Which is the best treatment and does it eliminate cellulite completely? Continue reading
Adhering to a balanced diet and getting regular exercise can have many positive effects on health and wellness, but getting rid of cellulite may require a different approach. Many people experiment with lotions and creams, but these non-invasive treatments rarely make a difference. The cosmetics industry may tout the latest topical application as a definitive cellulite cure, but surface treatments have left many people with unsuccessful results and a lifelong battle to find an effective solution. Cellulaze is a newer plastic surgery procedure that aims at getting rid of unsightly fat deposits at the source, and addressing cellulite on a structural level may produce effective results. Continue reading
Cellulite is an unsightly thing that affects a majority of today’s women. It is caused by a number of different factors like lack of exercise, poor diet, and simply old age. Toxins and fatty deposits often get trapped in fat cells, pulling on the surface of the skin, creating cellulite. There are many things that women can do in order to combat cellulite. Here are just a few: Continue reading
The need for cellulite treatment in Beverly Hills has become quite essential, especially with over 90% of women being susceptible to having these fatty deposits under their skin in comparison with men. Despite the general misconception which links cellulite with obesity, many leaner women have had these fatty folds around their thighs and buttocks. Continue reading
Cellulite, a huge problem faced by a huge number of people of all ages. For so long, many claimed that there was no cure for cellulite, and then liposuction came as a big hype for poor cellulite victims. A lot of people went under the knife to get the ugly, lumpy fat out of their life forever. Too bad the results were not found to be permanent as the fat again reoccurred, and at times, in even more quantity than before. After that, mesotherapy, another much hailed treatment for cellulite, was introduced. This method’s popularity was mainly because of its non-surgical nature. Yet, although its results were better than liposuction, this method, too, seemed to lack what it promised. Continue reading
At Epione, the aesthetic surgery center in Beverly Hills, LA, plastic surgery your concerns are a priority and we are happy to help all our visitors and patients by providing them as much information as possible.
Many people visit Epione with a desire to make changes concerning their physical appearance. Some are just seeking a professional’s advice and others are curious about the latest aesthetic techniques and procedures that could help them maintain a healthy body and achieve youthful appearance. When it comes to serving our clients, we give all our patients our maximum effort so as to achieve the best results and develop a trustworthy relationship. Continue reading
Cellulite is the name usually given to describe superficial deposits of fat under the skin, which may cause dimpling or “cottage cheese” skin. Almost all women past puberty will experience some amount of cellulite, and some men, though the condition is rarer for them. Cellulite is not necessarily related to obesity or poor health as even women with a healthy amount of body fat may still experience cellulite deposits. As a result it is not uncommon for women of a broad range of ages and body types to seek cellulite removal.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, November 9, 2010 — Nine out of ten women suffer from cellulite, and labor in the seemingly-difficult chore of its removal. However, the removal of cellulite is no longer such a mystery, thanks to a groundbreaking new cellulite treatment regimen developed by Dr. Simon Ourian, medical director of Epione Medical in Beverly Hills.
The treatment combines Trans-dermal Acoustic Therapy (TAT) with Dr. Ourian’s distinct OptiLipo system. The result is a non-invasive cellulite treatment regimen which has helped many patients to begin changing the tide in what is for most women a lifelong battle against cellulite. OptiLipo, combined with TAT treatments, results in a visible firming and smoothing of the skin and improved skin texture and elasticity. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — For many years, liposuction has been a popular choice for women who want to target problem areas and achieve a slimmer, smoother and firmer appearance. However, the procedure is not without its drawbacks, posing health dangers to some and short-lived results for others. To combat many of the ‘cons’ of liposuction, Epione Medical Corporation, a state-of-the-art aesthetic surgery center, now offers OptiLipo, a revolutionary alternative to liposuction. The procedure may successfully flush fat, block the ability to store fat and achieve long-lasting results, among other benefits.
“At Epione, we offer the latest and most progressive technology and aesthetic procedures in order to help out clients achieve the results they want, and look and feel better than ever before, ” said Dr. Simon Ourian, medical director. “OptiLipo has quickly become the premier choice for women wanting to get rid of excess fat and cellulite without undergoing anesthesia or having to worry about future weight gain.”
Revolutionary OptiLipo Treatment Flushes Fat, Fights Cellulite and Post-Treatment Weight Gain and Achieves a Smoother, Firmer Skin Surface
During the OptiLipo procedure, problem areas are injected with microscopic quantities of natural plant extracts, homeopathic, pharmaceutical agents and vitamins. The procedure targets fat reduction in desired areas, flushes the fat out and over the course of several sessions, blocks the body’s ability to store fat in those areas, while simultaneously stimulating the body’s ability to burn fat.
OptiLipo offers a number of benefits that liposuction does not:
- OptiLipo is non-surgical procedure that does not require anesthesia, posing far less health dangers than liposuction.
- OptiLipo achieves a smoother skin surface, and does not enhance preexisting cellulite, which often occurs with liposuction.
- No extensive medical evaluations or elaborate laboratory data is required prior to undergoing the OptiLipo procedure.
On average, based on the patient’s condition, results can be seen in two to three sessions. Some patients will see immediate results. Treatments are minimally invasive and recovery is immediate.
In addition to electing for OptiLipo as an alternative to liposuction, the treatment may also effective for aging skin, redundant or sagging skin, hand rejuvenation and neck rejuvenation.
“OptiLipo is one of the most popular procedures for women who want to reverse the signs of aging, regain a more youthful appearance and look fantastic in their clothes and swimwear, ” said Dr. Ourian. “Schedule a consultation and let’s discuss how OptiLipo can help you get amazing results.”
For more information about OptiLipo, or other non-surgical aesthetic treatments offered by Epione Medical Corporation, please call 310.598.2345.
March 17, 2009, Beverly Hills, California — No area of the body gives away a person’s age more easily than the hands. As one age’s, so does the appearance of one’s hands. Epione Beverly Hills is now employing the latest innovation in cosmetic dermatology to address this issue. The combination of Coolaser and the dermal filler Radiesse offers patients the prospect of younger looking hands.
February 24, 2010 — Epione Medical Corporation, under the guidance of Medical Director Simon Ourian, M.D., has been using a novel approach to make hands look younger and softer. The treatment method involves Radiesse injections, the dermal filler used to treat facial wrinkles and folds.
Do celebrities suffer from stretch marks? “You better believe it!” says Beverly Hills cosmetic Dermatologist Doctor Simon Ourian. He considers that CoolBeam, the treatment he developed, is the most effective way to deal with stretch marks.
May 04, 2009 — Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, located in the exclusive shopping, restaurant and hotel enclave in Los Angeles, California treats celebrities all the time. “Quite a few actresses and models come to my clinic and stretch mark removal is at the top of their list of concerns, ” says Doctor Ourian.
“Before they step in front of the camera, ” continues Doctor Ourian, “they have a team of makeup artists whose sole responsibility is to camouflage their flaws. Lighting people, cinematographers and directors shoot them from the best angles. And anything that winds up in a magazine or on a magazine cover is re-touched with Photoshop.”
“The problem is that celebrities can no longer control every photo that’s taken of them. In fact, there are websites devoted exclusively to catching celebrities in their most unflattering light. We’ve all seen the photos of cellulite and stretch marks.”
Doctor Ourian continues, “Stretch marks don’t discriminate. If you lose a lot of weight or get pregnant you’re likely to get stretch marks even if you’re famous. Kate Beckinsale, one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood, was quoted as saying: ‘I don’t know how people think you can go from eight-and-a-half stone (119 pounds) to over 12 stone (168 pounds) when you’re pregnant and not get them. I’ve got stretch marks everywhere.’
Beckinsale was actually accused of getting stretch marks as the result of breast enlargement surgery (which she denies). “I see augmentation related stretch marks all the time in my practice, ” says Doctor Ourian, “anytime you stress the skin, as you must with a breast augmentation procedure, you run the risk of getting stretch marks. It’s the same for men who get heavily bulked up in the gym.”
If you put the body under too much stress too quickly it may cause a gap to appear in the dermis as the result of a tearing or stretching of the elastin and collagen fibers that form lattice responsible for firmness and tone. Rapid weight gain can stretch these fibers to the bursting point. Extreme and rapid weight loss can deprive the body of the nutrients it needs to rejuvenate itself.
“I just typed “celebrity stretch marks” into Google, ” Doctor Ourian continues, “and there are uncomplimentary photos of Halle Berry (post-partum), Scarlett Johansson, Cindy Crawford and Sienna Miller. And that’s just the first page of results!”
Two types of rapid weight loss account for a lot of the celebrity stretch marks Doctor Ourian sees: lap band or bariatric surgery for celebrities who are obese and more commonly with Doctor Ourian’s celebrity clientele, crash dieting for those actresses and models trying to achieve what they consider the ideal body and weight.
“If a celebrity or any patient asks, ” states Doctor Ourian, “I would never recommend any type of crash diet. I will tell a patient that the key to maintaining weight loss and preventing weight gain is a healthy low fat diet. Regular exercise will help you burn fat. I’m very happy to help anyone I can to lose fat and get a jump start on their new body. But celebrities face enormous pressure to look a certain way and they’ll do whatever it takes to achieve that.”
Doctor Ourian goes on to explain what he believes to be the most effective way to treat stretch marks. “I developed the Coolbeam treatment specifically to treat stretch marks, both white and red and I believe it achieves results superior to other modalities and lasers. In conjunction with Coolbeam treatments I have my patients use the prescription strength Firm & Fade cream that is available only at my clinic.”
“There are a lot of creams and potions out there, ” continues Doctor Ourian, “most of them don’t accomplish much at all. In fact some of them are pure junk. I’ve worked very hard over the years with a pharmacist to perfect our Firm & Fade prescription cream and it’s available exclusively to my patients.”
As far as the treatment itself, according to Doctor Ourian “For most of my patients the consensus is that there’s very little pain associated with a CoolBeam session. If necessary we can use a topical anesthetic cream to alleviate any discomfort for patients that are very sensitive to pain.”
Cellulite is the appearance of small pockets of fat on the thighs, abdomen, and buttocks of 90 percent of post-adolescent women. This uneven dimpling makes is a cause of distress for many and can occur in women of all sizes and shapes.
The Hormonal Connection
Cellulite tends to develop mainly in women undergoing a hormonal change. Puberty, pregnancy, and menopause are all examples of this. Hormones control lymphatic tissue, blood flow, fat storage and connective tissue buildup, all of which are factors of cellulite. Many different changes may happen to the fat layer over time, which can result in cellulite. And, as time passes, its appearance may worsen. A healthy lifestyle may help ease this problem and other treatments are available as well.
Treatments for cellulite focus on its appearance, not its elimination. Also, cellulite can continue to develop throughout out lifetimes, so no treatment can truly get rid of it. However, the appearance of cellulite can be improved by promoting drainage of the lymph nodes, tightening the skin, and enhancing skin tone. A holistic approach is the best way to treat this unsightly problem.
Popular Cellulite Treatments
Endermologie is a treatment that is FDA approved for cellulite reduction. Endermologie uses a set of rollers and regulated suction to massage away the cellulite. The massage stimulates blood flow and connective tissue growth, thus eliminating the cellulite. This procedure is non-invasive and non-surgical. It can also be used for skin toning.
OptiLipo is another treatment that involves small injections directly into the cellulite in order to dissolve it. The body then eliminates the fat with other waste. OptiLipo can be used on any section of the body that contains cellulite or smaller fat deposits, such as double chins or love handles.
Ultralipo is another advanced treatment for cellulite. It combines Transdermal Acoustic Therapy (TAT) and mesotherapy. The TAT treatment uses sonic waves to break up the collagen and releases the skin, smoothing out the texture. The mesotherapy then breaks down the fat tissue so that the body can rid itself of it. Patients may begin to see results soon after their last treatment, which can vary depending on the patient.
Massage in and of itself is excellent for increasing circulation and draining the lymph nodes. It can also relieve muscles spasms and gets rid of tissue buildup. Body wraps can cause temporary fluid loss due to compression and massage. They may use materials such as aloe, seaweed or mud. Unfortunately, massages alone will not decrease cellulite.
Electric muscle stimulators such as TENS units have occasionally been used to treat cellulite. The stimulators use a direct current to break up scar tissue below the skin, as well as fat cells and fluid pockets. Patients should be aware, however, that the FDA does not consider this type of treatment effective for cellulite.
Liposuction has been used to treat fat deposits and cellulite, but the focus is on fat areas, not the cellulite itself. Often, this distinction can be lost. In fact, when a great deal of fat is removed from an area that also contains cellulite it can make the cellulite look worse than it did prior to surgery.
Alpha-hydroxy acids and other creams and gels can help hasten the exfoliation process, which can help with new, tight skin growth. These are also not FDA approved for cellulite removal.
Losing weight can help shrink the size of fat cells, which will get rid of dimples. While diet and exercise can help reduce cellulite’s appearance, they can never eliminate it completely. It can, however, make other treatments more effective.
Women who want to get rid of the common condition known as cellulite can do so with cosmetic procedures.
Life isn’t fair, especially when it comes to the condition known as cellulite. Although it is rare to find cellulite on men, up to 90 percent of women suffer from cellulite.
Cellulite, which resembles the unevenness of cottage cheese, are ripples in the skin found mainly on the thighs and the buttocks. The condition is due to a variety of causes including hormones, genetics, aging and more. Cellulite forms when collagen and elastin break down and fat becomes trapped in the lower dermis area of the skin.
Women who have always been thin may be surprised that they now have cellulite. It is a myth that only overweight women suffer from cellulite. You don’t have to be overweight to have the condition. Many females, who did not have cellulite before, are seeing it now, especially as they enter middle age.
Many people consider cellulite unsightly. Indeed, celebrity women never want to be shown exhibiting cellulite. In fact, it is common for celebrity photos to be retouched in order to hide cellulite. Clothing that is revealing such as bathing suits, short skirts and short dresses are a problem for those women who do not want to reveal their cellulite to the world.
In addition to a good diet and plenty of exercise, which are always recommended to reduce cellulite, today the embarrassment of cellulite can be reduced with the help of advanced cosmetic procedures.
What procedure will be best for you? You should consult with a doctor to determine the best cosmetic procedure to remove your cellulite. A top, qualified facility led by an experienced doctor will offer you a private consultation to review your condition and come up with the best therapy, without a cookie cutter approach. For example, Trans Dermal Acoustic Therapy, offered at Epione Beverly Hills, may provide results after three weeks without downtime. Patients may see a significant reduction in the appearance of cellulite will occur, ending the embarrassment of a “cottage cheese” appearance.
Rebuild the architecture of your body through diet, exercise, and a few secret weapons
Whether it is shorts, skirts, or bathing suits, everyone wants to look their best during the summer. Epione Medical Spa offers a new arsenal of weapons in the battle against sunspots, stretch marks, spider veins, and cellulite. Continue reading