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Rid Cellulite on Thighs Loose skin and extra fatty tissue can combine to give the thighs a misshapen, saggy appearance. Cellulite is the unsightly dimpling that affects mainly women of all ages.  It is due to small attachments between the skin and underlying connective tissue that traps fat in between.  Caused mostly by estrogen and genetics, cellulite is not curable but is treatable.  There are now several invasive and non-invasive ways to rid cellulite, and deal with it you’ll want to! Saggy skin and cellulite around the thighs can add the illusion of heft to the body and age the thighs significantly, causing loss of confidence and a self-consciousness about appearance. Cellulite Laser One option for an invasive procedure is the cellulite laserCellulaze for the thighs. Cellulaze, developed by the same company that released SmartLipo technology, called Cynosure, utilizes a laser to melt fat, promote skin tightening and break down tissue through very small incisions in the skin. There are a few small differences in SmartLipo and Cellulaze technology but both can be used on the thigh area. The primary goal of SmartLipo is to allow the physician to create an improved shape by strategically subtracting tissue from an area. Cellulaze is slightly different in the way that it specifically targets cellulite. Cellulite is generally identified by the dimpling of the skin in the area; the dimpling is caused by the tug of fibrous bands on the skin from the tissue underneath. To combat the tug of this skin and reduce the dimpling effect of cellulite, half of the laser beam used during a Cellulaze treatment is redirected at a 45 degree angle so that the fibers under the surface of the skin are broken down. Fat is still melted at the deeper level, but breakdown of those tugging tissue bands allows the dimpled skin to release and even at the surface.  The effects of Cellulaze can be similarly accomplished with Smartlipo Laser Liposuction. Venus Freeze A less invasive cellulite treatment option is Venus Freeze.  Venus Freeze uses radiofrequency energy to heat the underlying tissues and fat to a certain temperature.  This heat has been shown to reduce fat, tighten skin and reduce cellulite.  Venus Freeze is a very comfortable and repeatable procedure. Smartlipo If cellulite is not a problem in your thighs, SmartLipo of the thighs may be a better option for you. Using local anesthetic, Dr. Broder gives you a reduced, sleek thigh during a pain-free surgery and reduced recovery time. Both procedures are minimally invasive and have very little recovery time compared to traditional liposuction procedures. And, because there is no need for general anesthetic, the cost is also significantly less. If you’re considering cellulite treatment of thighs, visit Beleza Medspa for a free consultation to determine if the procedure is right for you!…

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It is believed that the tradition of making a resolution on the eve of a new year began in the Babylonian culture. The Babylonians resolved to return borrowed farm equipment and start the new year free of debt. The tradition of making a resolution to mark the new year gained popularity in the United States in recent decades and the most popular resolution among American adults is weight loss. Because only 8% of resolutions made each year are actually achieved, there are a lot of people out there who will still be unhappy with their weight when they chime in 2014. Weight loss resolutions often fail because when it comes to fat loss and development of healthy eating habits, many people find that they do not have the tools or the knowledge needed to create long-term lifestyle changes. Luckily, this year can be different. This year you can be one of the 8% of people who turn resolutions into habits – and you don’t have to do it alone. Lose the weight Maybe you walk down the aisles of the grocery store and the labels look like gibberish. Perhaps you hit the gym but don’t see results quickly enough to motivate you to keep it up. If these scenarios sound like your resolution experiences, the Medical Weight Loss Diet is an ideal choice for you. Under the supervision of a Beleza dietician, patients lose significant weight during one 40-day cycle of the diet. The diet works because it combines a very low calorie diet with the use of a hormone – hormones which allow the body to access fat storage and use it as energy. Because a patient is using fat stores for energy, a normal metabolic rate and energy level is maintained. And, with the help of a dietician and a very low calorie diet, patients learn new eating habits and are able to better understand food labels so when the diet is over, they can keep the weight off. Get the shape you want The downside to weight loss is that weight is often lost from an area where it is wanted and remains in a location where it is unwanted.  Luckily, patients no longer have to live with it. A combination of SmartLipo Liposuction and fat transfer allows Beleza’s physician, Dr. Lawerence Broder, to take fat from a less desirable area, like the belly or love handles, and deposit it in a more desirable area, like the breasts or buttocks. The best part? SmartLipo with fat transfer is an outpatient procedure that utilizes local anesthetic and small incisions and rarely requires stitches. Most patients are back on their feet in a few hours, back to the office after a few days and back to exercise after a week. Refine your body Whether it is after weight loss or for a patient who just needs to trim a small amount of fat or a few inches from the waist, arms or legs, there are options available that allow for shape refinement. A non-invasive but permanent method of fat reduction is Coolsculpting. Because fat freezes at a higher temperature than the tissue surrounding it, Coolsculpting technology freezes fat without damaging skin, and then the frozen fat cells are naturally disposed of by the body. It is a non-invasive alternative to SmartLipo for patients that have fat to lose from areas like the belly, love handles, bra rolls, thighs and arms. Each one hour session is pain-free with no stitches, no incisions, no knives and little to no downtime. Most patients require only one session to see the results they want, but an area can be targeted more than once to see additional improvement. Venus Freeze is a treatment designed to promote skin tightening and new collagen formation using radiofrequency combined with magnetic energy. Using a series of treatments, Venus Freeze can improve skin tightness immediately and over time as collagen develops. Why make it stick this year? Weight and fat loss don’t just influence what you see when you look in the mirror; the change can make you feel better and your body function better, too. When you find yourself slipping on that diet or skipping the gym by the end of January, bring your weight loss resolutions to Beleza and make sure you’re part of the 8% who make their resolutions stick this year.…

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Skin Tightening with Venus Freeze, Thermage and Smartlipo Laser Liposuction. Everyday there appears to be a new miracle skin tightening and fat reducing device on the market.  Most of them make incredible claims with little to no peer reviewed research to back them up.  It is confusing not only for the consumer but for the doctor too.  So how do you decide which treatment is most effective and affordable?  Almost all skin tightening technologies utilize heat to accomplish this task.  Collagen is a protein that is the building block of skin.  It is manufactured in the deeper layer of skin, the dermis.  It has been known for a long time, that heating this layer stimulates the skin cells to make more collagen. Furthermore, heating the collagen itself causes some shrinkage of the collagen bundles. So introducing heat into the dermis and deeper can cause immediate skin tightening as well as stimulate new production.  The key is to deliver the right amount of heat for the right amount of time to do this.  The catch is that the upper layer of skin, the one you see cannot tolerate this amount of heat without being injured: burned.  So different methods have been developed to deliver heat to the deep layers while protecting the surface skin.  Lasers have been used for years to do this.  Sometimes surface cooling is used and the lasers penetrate deep into the skin.  Radiofrequency technology uses radio waves to penetrate deep into the skin while sparing the surface.  Thermage is a type of radiofrequency known as monopolar.  It does deliver a lot of energy but can be uncomfortable, expensive and difficult to repeat.  As a result, its effects are subtle and take months to appear.  Beleza Medspa has introduced Venus Freeze technology which uses radiofrequency as well as magnetic energy to heat the dermis and below.  Its is multipolar, very comfortable, easy and repeatable.  As a results, many sessions can be performed keeping the tissues heated for 20 minutes at weekly periods.   Patients can see results within weeks that continue to improve for months.  Beleza Medspa also offers laser induced skin tightening with DOT therapy and Smartlipo Laser Liposuction.  DOT Therapy (Laser Facelift) allows us to resurface the epidermis and deliver a great deal of heat to the dermis.  You get a new outside skin as well as skin tightening in a one hour procedure!  Smartlipo Laser Liposuction allows us to heat the dermis from the inside, sparing the epidermis as well as the ability to melt fat!  So Beleza offers a full array of technologies that can tighten loose skin as well as resurface and remove fat.  Please call for your free consultation to help you decide 1-800-509-9785 BelezaMedicalSpa.com.…

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