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Cellulilte is one of those topics that most of us in the aesthetics space tend to be leery of. We’ve heard it all before; reduces dimples, pulverizes lumps and bumps, smooths skin, yada, yada, yada. These miracle cures often come with some discomfort, more downtime than expected, a longterm commitment to maintain the improvement, and a hefty price tag. Nonetheless, ‘cellulite’ continues to be a beauty buzzword that gets our attention because 80-90 percent of women, depending on who you ask, have it somewhere.
The long awaited first-ever cellulite injectable, called QWO from Endo Pharmaceuticals (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes) now has FDA approval, and the data is
Lasers and ultrasound-based skin rejuvenation devices are great and get the job done, but they come with a lot of downtime and some pain, says Marina I. Peredo, MD, a Manhattan-based dermatologist.Â â€œThey also do nothing for skin laxity,â€ she says.
Thatâ€™s why Dr. Peredo is so excited about Cuteraâ€™s Secret RF, a microneedling device powered by radiofrequency energy. â€œItâ€™s my new favorite toy.â€ Dr. Peredo made her comments at a media breakfast held at Skinfluence, her Park Avenue office.
Microneedling uses tiny needles to create tiny holes in skin,Â which stimulate your skinâ€™s natural healing process i.e. the production of collagen
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Have you ever stopped to think how many times a day the skin on your elbows and knees is subjected to stretching? These areas of thicker skin are affected by virtually every move you make (and bear the brunt of a lot of leaning), so itâ€™s no wonder we all experience dryness and some degree of wrinkling and crinkling by a certain age.
According to dermatologist Dr. Janet Allenby of Allenby Cosmetic Dermatology in Delray Beach, Florida and Boca Ratonâ€™s BodySquad, â€œThese areas get a lot of action and the skin is not rich in sebaceous glands, so it doesnâ€™t get natural lubrication from the body.â€ The main concerns Dr. Allenby hears from patients when it comes to