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January 18, 2013

The best way to determine your candidacy for Cellulaze is with a one-on-one consultation with one of the New York City doctors at JUVA Skin & Laser Center. When you meet with one of our doctors, factors they will use to determine your candidacy for this procedure will include:

  • The amount of cellulite you have
  • Your general health
  • Your current weight and how close it is to your goal weight
  • Your expectations

Cellulaze is best for women in generally good health who have moderate amounts of cellulite. It is...

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January 16, 2013

The doctors at New York’s JUVA Skin & Laser Center want your Cellulaze results to be absolutely stunning. To help you achieve this, we will work closely with you to determine when it is safe to begin your normal exercise routine after Cellulaze treatment.

We have found that light exercise during your recovery period can actually help speed healing time and maximize results. During your recovery period, some swelling, bruising, and discomfort may be present. Gentle exercise can help reduce swelling without placing too much strain on the treatment...

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December 18, 2012

Highly Effective Non-Ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing Just Got "Patient-Friendly" with ClearLift™  ClearLift™ is a virtually painless, non-ablative approach to laser skin resurfacing. Using 1064nm Q-Switched laser technology, patients are enjoying fast, comfortable treatments with visible results and no downtime. Used as a new alternative to traditional laser skin resurfacing and laser skin surgery, ClearLift improves fine lines, wrinkles, the appearance of small veins and redness caused by vascularity. It is gentle enough to treat areas that are typically too sensitive to treat with traditional ablative lasers, such as the delicate...

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November 28, 2012

SmartLipo recovery is typically not very difficult. Because the cannula (suction tube) is very small (about 1mm or 1/25 of an inch in diameter), it’s pretty minimally-invasive. And because the laser energy allows for fat cells to be removed preferentially with minimal damage to blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue, SmartLipo patients typically experience less bleeding, less discomfort, and quicker healing than traditional liposuction patients.

However, that doesn’t mean you won’t have any downtime. Typically, SmartLipo patients can expect to take the day of surgery and the following day off from...

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November 21, 2012

There are two kinds of cellulite treatment: those that don’t require any downtime and those that work.

There are plenty of treatments out there that advertise that you can get cellulite treatment without any downtime. At their best, these are inexpensive creams, superficial massages, and body wraps. These don’t cost that much, and sometimes have other benefits. Massages are comfortable, wraps are luxuriant, and a lot of the creams smell really nice. They do. Try these out if you want, you might enjoy them and you won’t set yourself back too far.

At their worst, these other cellulite...

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November 07, 2012

Liposuction has been used in the US commercially for more than 30 years. It is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the US and the world. It gives very good results, generally, but it does have some limitations. In particular, surgical discomfort, recovery time, and the problem of loose skin some patients experience after fat is removed are significant areas of concern. These concerns drive constant innovation in liposuction techniques, with two of the more recent innovations being SmartLipo and Vaser lipo.

Vaser lipo is a variation on ultrasonic liposuction. In...

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October 25, 2012

Cellulite is commonly thought of as problem of fat, and people think that being overweight  is what causes cellulite, but the story is more complicated than that. Although cellulite involves fat, it’s truer to describe cellulite as a condition of the skin.

Cellulite is caused by the subcutaneous (under-the-skin) layer of fat, a relatively unique feature of human anatomy. Fat is not especially tough, so to give this fat layer structure and to keep our skin connected to underlying tissues, the subcutaneous fat has numerous strands of fibrous connective tissue.

The areas where the connective...

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October 23, 2012

Cellulaze and Velashape are both body contouring procedures that claim to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Velashape uses a proprietary elōs technology that combines radiofrequency radiation and infrared light, which are applied to the surface of the skin, along with mechanical massage.

Cellulaze uses laser energy that is applied directly to the cellulite-causing structures via a thin probe that is inserted into the skin and moved to mobilize fat, loosen connective tissue, and stimulate skin growth.

The advantages of Velashape are that it is completely noninvasive and...

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October 18, 2012

Belotero is the most recently FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler available in the US. Approved in November 2011 for the treatment of nasolabial folds (parenthesis lines around the nose and mouth), Belotero is a flexible dermal filler with several important advantages.

Hyaluronic acid is a popular ingredient for dermal fillers because it is a naturally-occurring compound found in our eyes, joints, and skin, although it diminishes as we age.

The most important difference about Belotero is its smooth texture. Juvéderm has long promoted itself based...

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September 20, 2012

SmartLipo has many benefits over traditional liposuction. One of the biggest benefits of SmartLipo is that it results in a shorter recovery period and less postoperative discomfort, which means that you can get back to exercising sooner.

SmartLipo allows for a shorter recovery period because of the action of the laser. Heat from the laser mobilizes the fat more easily so it can be removed with less damage to other tissues, such as nerves and connective tissues. The laser also cauterizes small blood vessels, reducing the amount of bleeding you experience.

Because of this...

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