It seems like there is always some "new" thing hitting the market of cosmetic treatments - a new injectable here, a new surgery there and an endless supply of new lotions or potions making promises to erase the signs of aging overnight. While some of these procedures, treatments and products do what they claim, some leave patients with other, unintended effects, too.
One of those procedures is "fat freezing," also known as cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis is a noninvasive cosmetic treatment that causes fat cells to die by freezing them through your skin. Sounds great, right? Well, before you schedule that appointment, we just want to mention a few things. First, although the fat cells are destroyed, the fat itself moves to a different part of your body. Also, recent studies suggest that there could be a risk associated with the treatment - a complication known as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) in which areas of hardened localized fat develop. Although the condition is treatable, it can be frustrating and leave individuals with unsightly or uneven final results.
What Is the Alternative?
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables. Eating more fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of developing cellulite because these foods contain high levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients that support healthy tissue and collagen production and protect cells from damage. Antioxidants can especially help because they protect against free radicals and other environmental pollutants that can damage cells and lead to cellulite formation.
Include Lean Proteins. Add lean meats to your diet, including chicken and fish, to reduce your risk of developing cellulite. Avoid meats with a lot of fat, as consuming fat and other forms of connective tissue can increase the risk of developing cellulite. Nuts and seeds are also a good source of healthy protein.
Summer is definitely one of the warmest seasons of the year. As the weather heats up, so will the wardrobe, right? From shorts and sleeveless shirts, down to swimsuits, you can expect a lot of skin baring outfits to hit the shelves.
As much as some of us would like to follow this trend, wrinkling and sagging skin steals our confidence. As we age and gain weight, this condition is unexpected and unwanted. However, a new technology known as “collagen remodeling” makes this problem a thing of the past. Dr. Johnson talks about this exciting treatment in this video.
It’s the Christmas season once again and it’s time for gift giving. This year, instead of the usual present delivered in a package, why not give your man something different? Consider cosmetic surgery and he’ll thank you for making his fine lines and droopy eyes go away.
In this video, Dr. Johnson discusses some great procedures that guys love. For men who are a bit shy about having a procedure done, thermage would be an option. It’s a procedure that uses radio frequency to tighten loose skin without the need for surgery.
Summer means sunbathing in the sun with your bikinis on, but for those with shape and texture issues on their thighs, wearing a bikini or shorts can be a bit of a challenge. With new treatments that promise faster recoveries and safer procedures, these issues are slowly becoming a thing of the past.
In this video, Dr. Johnson explains the options available for you to show off those legs with confidence.
Gone are the days when you have to experience complicated hospital admissions for liposuction. Liposuction can now be done in the office under local anesthesia. It’s a stress-free method and you’ll only get to see a few friendly faces, which means you have privacy as well.
In this video, Dr. Bill Johnson demonstrate tumescent liposuction using a CPR dummy, and a cannula to make tiny incisions into the skin. Numbing fluid is pumped in to numb the area where the fat is being removed. A vibration-assisted tool called Tickle Lipo is then attached to a cannula and inserted into the skin to remove the fat. There is less bruising because the vibration allows the fat to be evacuated quickly.