You know the feeling. Jiggly skin around the tummy, inner thighs, and upper arms, that doesn’t go away on its own, even with the help of a trainer, a slew of elliptical machines and crunches for firming and toning.
The NEW PelleFirm System from Ellman International may be just the ticket. It is CE Marked for body skin tightening and cellulite reduction and has received FDA clearance for tissue heating and the temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite. Building on the global popularity of Pelleve Wrinkle Reduction System, Ellman is now entering the body category.
The PelleFirm System provides a non-invasive, pain free RF treatment for the body, resulting in firmer skin and improvement in dimples and cellulite. Their expertise in radiofrequency energy is based on their success with skin tightening with Pellevé® that led to the development of PelleFirm. The system is comprised of 2 large diameter handpieces sized for the body that elevate tissue temperature up to 45 degrees Celsius, plus mechanical massage heads for treating dimples and cellulite. Like Pellevé, a PelleFirm RF Body Treatment system delivers visible results quickly, without the pain and recovery time of some body treatments. It is an ideal non-invasive treatment for the classic problem zones including the tummy, upper arms, buttocks, knees, and thighs. A series of 3 or more treatments is typically recommended, with maintenance as needed.
Ellman has been working with RF expert physicians in Europe and Latin America to develop PelleFirm as a non-invasive body solution. The PelleFirm handpieces are powered by the same Pellevé S5 RF Generator as the Pellevé Wrinkle Reduction handpieces for facial skin tightening. With two different size handpieces, PelleFirm was designed to address almost every area of the body.
Dermatologist Josephine Hernandez, MD, in Costa Rica has been working with Pellefirm in her clinic; “Many of my patients request treatment for sagging skin in their arms, hands, abdomen, thighs and gluteal area. The results with the PelleFirm system are outstanding and superior to any of the many body contouring or skin tightening devices we have used in our practice. I have seen PelleFirm results in as little as a few treatments.”
Expect to see Pellefirm roll out in the US over the the next few months. Visit pelleve.com for more info and to find a Pellefirm provider.
Note: The following indications are cleared by FDA: The PelleFirm RF device is intended to provide heating for the purpose of elevating tissue temperature for selected medical conditions such as temporary relief of pain, muscle spasms, and increase in local circulation. The PelleFirm massage device is intended to provide a temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite.
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Mitochondria, little bean-shaped structures that float in almost every cell in the human body, perform endlessly important functions like DNA production, cell growth, and cell communication. Many health conditions including physical aging and Alzheimer’s have been associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. Recent research shows that introduction of the antioxidant coenzyme CoQ can affect mitochondria and protect it from free radical and environmental damage.
Enter the MitoQ® molecule, a patented invention resulting from over ten years of research. This molecule has been show to deliver CoQ to the mitochondria, neutralizing free radicals where they are produced, slowing the cell aging process, and supporting the repair of prior damage. This development has been supported in more than 180 papers published in medical research journals around the world.
MitoQ® Limited, the company behind this amazing molecule, launched MitoQ® Moisturizing Anti-Aging Serum ($119) last summer with the promise of being 1000 times stronger than other C0Q antioxidant based anti-aging products. With this enhanced mitochondrial protection, the serum is said to heal and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, fade scars and skin discoloration, reduce blemishes, soften skin, fight off UV rays, and increase radiance and hydration.
The facial serum can be added to your current skincare regimen or be used alone. It is safe for all skin types, even hypersensitive complexions.
The MitoQ repertoire has recently been expanded with the launch of MitoQ® Targeted Antioxidant Dietary Supplement ($59.95). “We are thrilled to finally be sharing this groundbreaking supplement with the world after over a decade of development and testing,” stated Greg Macpherson, CEO of MitoQ Limited. “We started with the MitoQ Anti-Aging Serum so that people could physically see the power of this amazing molecule and the effects it can have on their skin, and now they will be able to benefit from it working within, promoting overall wellness.”
The dosage is simple, just two capsules every morning, but the promised benefits are huge. Published studies show that the supplement significantly reduces oxidative damage to cells and by association supports heart, liver, and brain health, while enhancing energy, libido, and healthy aging.
The MitoQ Serum and Dietary Supplement are available at mitoq.com. Visit the site for more information and purchases.
Many of us remember Suzanne “Suzy” Chaffee, the former Olympic alpine ski racer and actress who became the face of Chapstick in the late 1970s. And now for the first time in a decade, there’s a new spokesperson for the 125-year-old iconic brand. It’s Alex Morgan, the 24-year-old soccer sensation and US Women’s National Soccer Team Olympic Gold Medalist.
Morgan’s lips, energy, and enthusiasm are encouraging a whole new generation of women and men to protect their pout with Chapstick 2.0.
The new campaign—Put Your Lips First—is all about lip health. We worry so much about our skin’s health, but don’t really pay attention to our lip’s well being. We want our lips to be pouty and kissable, but our concerns tend to stop there.
The truth is our lips dry out faster than any other skin on our body—especially during a Polar Vortex. Lips are also ultravulnerable to the sun’s ultraviolet rays because they lack protective pigmentation and melanin, and you can get skin cancer on your lips.
Other factors that can erode our lips may also be surprising. Licking your lips? Not such a good idea because the enzymes in your saliva break down the skin’s protective barrier. Certain foods too can take their toll on your pucker. Advancing age also affects the look and feel of your lips.
Not Your Grandmother’s Chapstick, Anymore
Enter the new and improved Chapstick. The new formulation addresses all of these lip health concerns. It “locks in” moisture for 8 hours and is replete with the antioxidant powerhouse CoQ10 and hyaluronic spheres to support soft and plump puckers. The new formula also includes a host of moisturizers including aloe. Some offer various degrees of sun protection factor (SPF) from 15 all the way up the totem pole to SPF 50.
Today’s Chapstick is not as waxy and bland as you may remember.
Not by a long shot.
Gone is the stubby black and white tube, the new Chapstick goes on smoothly and looks a lot flashier than the Chapstick of yore. The flavors also rock including the Mixstix line with two flavors that can be used together or separately such as green apple and caramel (a crowd pleaser, for sure.) Others include Strawberry Banana Smoothie and Lemon Berry Sorbet. And of course, no image makeover is replete without a hashtag —#chapstickplease.