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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
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The term cellulite was penned in the 1960s, from the French word cellule or ‘small cell.’ Leave it to the French to put a name to what most women (or like 99%) experience at some point in their lives. The prevalence of these estrogen-related lumps and bumps makes them no less frustrating. There’s no shortage of purported solutions—ranging from creams and lotions to office-based treatments—but none have proven to be a “magic bullet” that improves the appearance of cellulite for the long-term.
Based on the proven effectiveness of its muscle-sculpting sibling, EmSculpt, the launch of BTL’s Emtone is poised to change the cellulite game. According to Miami dermatologist Dr. Mariano
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I’ve always had an issue with my stomach. Even at my thinnest in my 20s and “wedding weight” in my early 30s, I never (ever) felt confident baring my belly in a bikini. Fast forward to almost 20 years later at the age of 42, I do Pilates six days a week—and while I’m definitely in the best shape of my life, I still see room for abdominal improvement. When Emsculpt received FDA clearance last year I immediately became obsessed, and as it turns out I’m the ideal candidate.
After about 1,000 attempts, this is the most flattering “before” photo I took.
The first treatment of its kind, Emsculpt uses HIFEM
Professional, permanent hair removal seems like a dream come true, until you check out the price. Defuzzing your legs can run into thousands of dollars, requiring half a dozen visits to the doctor or esthetician to banish hair forever. Thankfully, at-home options exist at a much more reasonable price point.
Flash&Go ($299) is a permanent hair removal device from Silk’n that uses Home Pulse Light™ (HPL) to target body and facial hair. A type of light energy, HPL is absorbed by the color pigment in your hair and then converted into heat, ultimately disabling hair growth without affecting the surrounding skin. Like professional laser treatments, this process requires multiple applica