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Freeze your fat away by Coolsculpting

Developed by renowned scientists of Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital, the FDA-cleared procedure known as CoolSculpting uses patented cooling technology to eliminate fat cells, without surgery, and little to no downtime. The reduction in fat cells in the treated area provides noticeable, and lasting results to help you look and feel your very best.

Sometimes, no matter how intense your workout or strict your diet, you can’t seem to ditch stubborn fat. We all have certain trouble areas where flab builds up and doesn’t shed, despite our best efforts. Wouldn’t it be great if you could reduce those problem areas without the traditional methods like diet and exercise?

  • Anesthesia: No anesthesia required
  • Length of procedure: 60 minutes per treatment area
  • Estimated recovery time: Most patients can exercise, return to work, or resume their regular daily routine immediately following their CoolSculpting procedure.
  • Side effects: CoolSculpting can cause tingling, sensitivity, redness, and numbness to the treated area, but none of these require time off or anesthesia. Symptoms resolve within days or weeks.

How Is The Procedure Performed?
During your consultation, the patient’s specific problem areas and candidacy for CoolSculpting are determined. Your overall body constitution, the location and amount of fat excess, patient expectations and your desires are determined. A treatment plan is developed specifically for your situation. CoolSculpting is performed without medications or anesthesia. The body area to be treated is mapped and your nurse will apply a specific gel sheet in order to protect your skin. A vacuum applicator is chosen for your particular sculpture which allows the fat pocket to be drawn away from your trunk for the treatment. Cooling panels positioned within this applicator initiate the temperature reduction of the fatty tissue. Safety is provided through sensors within the applicator that deliver feedback for proper cooling. The treatment continues for exactly one hour; mild massage of the treated fat tissue marks the end of the therapy. No other local care is necessary after the treatment.

What Does CoolSculpting Feel Like?
Majority patients experienced the CoolSculpting procedure with ease; partly because cold  is an effective anesthetic. During the treatment, patients read, listen to music or simply rest; even napping has occurred. For many, the application of the gel pad gives them a little shiver although these pads are stored at room temperature. The moment when the treatment area is sucked into the applicator is described by most as “interesting” or “strange”. Other patients find this uncomfortable. The cooling down phase feels similar to the use of an ice pack to this part of your body. Once the pain reducing anesthetic qualities of cold come slowly into effect, patients relax for the remainder of the 60 minutes; the CoolSculpting machine gently humming in the background.

What Can You Expect After The CoolSculpting Procedure?
After removal of the cooling applicator, the treated area is still cold (although numb) and will appear prominent. As the tissue regains its normal temperature, the normal shape will return leaving just some skin pinkness behind. By the next day, many patients do not see or feel much in the treated area; others have described a slight sense of tenderness. Because of the negative suction pressure, the treated area can appear like a “hickey” with some broken capillaries or mild bruising. Total resolution of these signs usually takes a few days, but can take up to a couple of weeks.

When Will You See Results After CoolSculpting?
Because of the natural removal of fat cells, patients have to allow their body to do the work. It takes easily 3 weeks for most patients to observe a slight improvement. Complete treatment results can take 3 or 4 months during which time the body had a chance to completely remove the apoptotic fat cells necessary for the cosmetic improvement. Studies proved a 22 to 25% reduction of fat in the treated areas, enough for good candidates to see a significant improvement.

Can I Have Additional CoolSculpting Treatments?
CoolSculpting is designed to deliver results after one treatment session; it is not a mandatory treatment series. This does not prevent further treatments, even in previously treated areas, if a patient seeks additional benefits. We recommend waiting 3 months before undergoing the second CoolSculpting session of the same regions; other regions can be treated at any time.

What Are Possible Side Effects After CoolSculpting?
Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting was found to be a very safe and effective non-invasive and no-downtime procedure. You can resume your normal activities after the treatment. The most common side effects are related to the cold temperature and suction application to the skin including pinkness, pins-and-needles sensation, skin numbness, broken capillaries or bruising, tenderness and pain which may take up to a couple of weeks to resolve. The most significant side effect that has been described  is more significant pain in the treatment area that may last a couple of weeks to resolve. This pain always resolved and it remains unclear why so very few people develop it in the first place. No long-lasting side effects have been encountered.

How Long Will The CoolSculpting Results Last?
The procedure is based on cryolipolysis, a permanent reduction in the number of fat cells within the treated areas. The number of fat cells will not increase after they have been removed through CoolSculpting. Of course, weight gain is undesirable after CoolSculpting. In cases of weight changes, the volume of remaining fat will be effected but an advantage will continue.

Does CoolSculpting Replace Weight Loss Through Exercise Or Diet?
No, it does not. In fact, CoolSculpting will be most effective for patients within 10 to 15 pounds of their ideal body weight. If you plan on losing weight in conjunction with CoolSculpting, you certainly want to do so before your Zeltiq procedure. Most people are still left with bothersome fat compartments after successful weight loss which will be amenable for CoolSculpting.

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Skinartesse Cinderella Peel Review from Duogigs

Another wonderful review from Evangelineyan (www.duogigs.com) about her Skinartesse Cinderella Peel treatment with Skin Art Clinic.

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Duogig’s with Skinartesse Power Lift Treatment

Wonderful post from Cherrie from Duogigs about her Power Lift Treatment with Skin Art Clinic, to find out more about her review, click the link below:

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Blogger Ashohtonic Review about Skinartesse 3D Nose

Blogger Ashohtonic is happy with her more defined nose at Skin Art Clinic. Let’s check out her blog by clicking here.

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Blogger Tammy’s HCG Weight Loss Journey with Skin Art Clinic

Congrat Tammy!!! We are so proud of you! She has lost 10kgs in 20 days!!! Keep in up babe!!!! To find out more about her weight loss journey and how she did it, click the link here.

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Blogger Karen Kho Review about Skinartesse Double Eyelid Stitching

Blogger Karen Kho ( http://www.karen-kho.com ) shared about her double eyelid experience with Skin Art Clinic. Click the link to find out more:

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Blogger Nanabwincess Review – Skinartesse Cinderella Peel

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Blogger Nana from http://www.bwincessnana.com shared about her beauty care at Skin Art Clinic. To find out more about her review, click the link below:

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Sunscreen SPF? Which on is the BEST?

We all know the importance of wearing sunscreen, but which SPF is best? A walk through the sunscreen aisle reveals dozens of options, with varying SPFs. The highest SPF protect is 100, but does that make it the best? It’s just one of the many questions consumers have when it comes to the dizzying array of sunscreens. Check out these frequently asked questions to learn more.

WHAT DOES SPF MEASURE?

SPF, or sun protection factor, measures the product’s ability to block the sun’s UVB rays. Those rays can turn your skin into a fiery-red hide. It does not take into account UVA rays, which can damage skin and lead to certain kinds of cancer.

DOES SPF 100 OFFER THE BEST PROTECTION?

People assume the higher the SPF, the better the protection. Sunscreen with SPF 50 offers twice the protection of SPF 25, right? Wrong. Sunscreen with SPF 15 blocks 94 percent of the sun’s UVB rays. SPF 30 blocks 97 percent, SPF 50 blocks 98 percent and SPF 100 blocks 99 percent. Yes, SPF 100 offers the highest protection, but it’s not significantly more than its double-digit competitors. Plus, doctors fear consumers who buy products with SPF 100 apply it less, making it less effective than other options. No matter what the SPF, you should apply sunscreen every two hours.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR?

Rather than focusing on the SPF, look for a broad spectrum sunscreen. These will protect against both UVA and UVB rays, offering full protection.

Whether it is a day at the pool, or an afternoon walk in the park, make sure that you are arming yourself with sun protection so that you can enjoy many sunny days ahead.

HELIOCARE SPF – ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY PROTECTION FOR YOUR SKIN

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Nothing beats a sunny day on the beach, swimming and relaxing, but getting ready for that night out you feel like the sun was sitting on your shoulders the whole day. The first thing going through your mind is “but I did put sunscreen on” or “I was only in the sun for a few minutes”. In South Africa we all know that our sun is very damaging and extremely dangerous, but with our busy lifestyle do we really have the time to apply sunscreen over our make-up at work or the beach every 2-3 hours.

Now what is a sunscreen, what is an SPF and who should use a sunscreen? It is very easy and simple: Sunscreen is a product containing ingredients most of the time, Zinc oxide and Titanium oxide, to protect our skin from ultraviolet radiation (UV), there are 2 types of UV rays that we want to protect our skin against namely: UVA and UVB. A Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is a measure of a sunscreen’s ability to prevent UVB from damaging the skin and no sunscreen can block all UVA rays. Especially in South Africa we need extra protection as soon as possible and that’s why we need application of sunscreen as young as over 6 months old, children under 6 years old should be kept out of the sun in any case with protective clothing as well. Coming to a conclusion, EVERYONE should be using a sunscreen.

Heliocare made it super easy and convenient for any age or lifestyle.  It is very important to all to understand why we have to wear sunscreen, how often and what is the best suitable SPF to use every day and at the beach.

The sun gives off 3 ultraviolet rays namely UVA, UVB, UVC towards the earth, only UVA and UVB reach the earth as the UVC ray is too short to reach the earth. UVA radiation causes damage indirectly via the formation of aggressive free radicals and oxygen species, the “Reactive Oxygen Species”. These highly reactive species damage cell membrane, change the DNA of our skin cells and are linked to the development of skin cancer.

UVB rays are mainly responsible for burning of the skin, these 2 rays together can have a very dangerous impact on the skin. Most people only react after they got sunburned and then want to try and reverse the effects, it is already too late then, but UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin and have more long term effects than UVB rays. These UVA rays cause photo-ageing, pre-mature ageing, loses flexibility of skin, loss in moisture of the skin, sagging, spots and wrinkles.

Looking at our daily lifestyle, UVB radiation is fairly low in our daily lifestyle, but increase when we spend more time in the sun like being on holiday. UVA radiation is fairly consistent throughout the year, so making it our first priority to protect our skin against UVA and then UVB radiation.

Everyone on earth spends way too much time being exposed to UVA and UVB rays EVERYDAY. Now most people’s excuses for not applying a sunscreen are: “I work in an office the whole day” or “I wear a sunscreen when I go on holiday”.

  • Unfortunately – UVA and UVB radiation’s existence is not only from the sun, but from the computer/laptop screens as well, UVA also travels through glass and car/ office windows as well as fluorescent lights that is in most office blocks and offices.

How do we protect ourselves from UVA and UVB rays?

Heliocare uses an ingredient called Fernblock in all the products in the Heliocare range, Fernblock is a miracle ingredient a natural extract from Polypodium leucotomos( tropical fern from Central America) and that was developed by the IFC Group and experts in Dermatology and Photobiology from Harvard Medical School. The powerful combinations of natural anti-oxidants, ferulic,caffeic and chlorogenic acid, help combat free radicals secreted by the sun causing ageing, hyperpigmentation and DNA Damage. It has been so successful by the effectiveness of it, that it has numerous laboratory and clinical trials featured in leading international scientific and medical journals. The hype about it, is the fact that it is one of the only anti-oxidants that can combat “Reactive Oxygen Species” (ROS), causing the most damage to our health.

Heliocare invented different formulations to fit everyone’s needs in any weather conditions, as wearing sunscreen in cloudy and raining conditions is very important, as UVA rays are still present in those conditions.

The lovely products from Heliocare are:

For everyday protection

  • Heliocare SPF 30 silk gel – light, soft and silky texture for daily use and daily cosmetic and make-up application.
  • Heliocare Cream SPG 50- For dry/normal skin and daily cosmetic and make-up application.
  • Heliocare Gel SPF 50- For oily/combination skin and daily cosmetic and make-up application.

For maximum skin protection

Sun protection only works being re-applied every 2-3 hours and be worn every day.

Heliocare is the range not only to fit your budget, but will give you extra comforting protection other sun care factors won’t.

Why Diet Plan Always Goes Wrong?

What you heard from others:

The Truth behind

Why diet doesn’t work?

1) Skipping Breakfast

Myth:- Not having breakfast encourages your body to burn fat
Fact:- Thin people eat breakfast; fat people don’t

Missing breakfast is a “massive diet mistake” – it leads to overeating later in the day as blood sugar drops mid-morning, making you more compulsive around food and less likely to resist that double mocha and danish.

Plus, you are more likely to binge at night as your body plays catch-up on missed calories, making you more likely to store the calories as fat.

Researchers at Imperial College London recently used MRI brain scans to study the effects of skipping breakfast. They found the reward centres in the brains of breakfast-skippers lit up when they saw higher-calorie foods such as pizza, cake and chocolate, making them less likely to resist junk food than those who opted for an early morning meal.

What you should do?

  • Research at Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in the US found that those who started their day with two boiled eggs felt less hungry and ate less come lunchtime.
  • Any form of protein in the morning – plain yoghurt and berries, mackerel or smoked salmon, an omelette or raw muesli with nuts – makes for a breakfast of (thin) kings.
  • If you can’t face breakfast, eating a handful of walnuts or almonds an hour after waking will be enough to stop you binging later.

2) Weekend Blowout

Myth:- If you eat healthily all week, it’s fine to treat yourself at weekends
Fact:- Even after five days of restraint, two days of freestyle carbicide will make you gain weight.

Say you sensibly manage your carbohydrate intake during the week and then binge on burgers, ice cream and cakes at the weekend – over time, you can technically gain up to five kilos.

When All You Want Is To Be Slim. As carbohydrates are first stored as glucose and water, this won’t be fat – yet – but will turn into fat if it isn’t worked off, so you’ll need to do extra exercise during the week.

Insidiously, weekend blow-outs keep you feeling deprived psychologically. People liken the fun and relaxation of weekends to unhealthy eating.

They equate their working week with dieting and deprivation, which locks them in the mindset of “good” or “bad” eating. If you feel compelled to overeat every weekend, it suggests the way you’re eating most of the time isn’t satisfying you.

You’re waiting for the weekend when you can enjoy your diet. But the healthy eating should be making you feel better, not be your penance.

What you should do?

To avoid the temptation to binge, pepper your working week with small amounts of what you fancy, such as a small glass of wine, some cheese or a few squares of good quality chocolate.

At the weekend, with children around and more social events, it can be harder to stick to a diet. If you have a croissant with jam and a fry-up on a Saturday morning, go back to your regular eating habits for the next meal.

The damage will only be done when you start mind games such as, “Oh, I have been bad now, so I might as well continue all weekend,”’ he says. ‘That’s how fat people think.’

3) Diet Drinks

Myth Diet drinks have no calories so they won’t impact on weight
Fact People who drink diet drinks are fatter than those who don’t

A study from the University of Texas Health Science Centre found that people who drank 21 diet drinks a week were twice as likely to be overweight.

Another study that followed diet drinkers over a ten-year period found their waists grew a staggering 70 per cent more than non-diet drinkers’ waistlines.

Diet drinks feed a sweet tooth as, gram for gram, artificial sweeteners can be 13,000 times sweeter than sugar. When the body receives a sweet taste without the calories it expects, it triggers sweet cravings that make you eat more.

Sweeteners have also been shown to have a similar effect to real sugar on blood glucose and insulin levels. These blood sugar fluctuations drive cravings for sweet substances when blood sugar is low.

One study also found that a high intake of diet drinks could increase the risk of developing type-2 diabetes by 67 per cent.

What you should do?

Drink sparkling or still water with fresh lime or lemon juice. If you want something sweet, coconut water with nothing added is a natural, healthy choice.

4) But – it’s Healthy

Myth:- I can eat as much healthy food as I like
Fact:- Healthy food can be moreish, leading to overeating

Hummus, pistachios and peanuts contain healthy fats but come with masses of calories and often epically fail the ‘eat just one’ test. Such foods can act as triggers for those with a tendency to overeat.

It’s possible to overeat a healthy diet and as a result not lose weight – or even gain it.

Being “healthy” doesn’t give people carte blanche to completely ignore calories.

Look out for cereals, snack bars and drinks that present themselves as healthy options that are anything. Most people know to look at the label and put the food back if the first few ingredients are sugar. The sugar content of a food might be high, but listed in various different ways on a label; a crafty trick used by manufacturers to hide the total amount of sugar contained in a so-called health food from consumers.

What you should do?

No matter how healthy they are, don’t keep foods around you that you find moreish.

Raw almonds and brazil nuts are pretty hard to binge on, so they’re a better choice than, say, a bag of wasabi nuts. Likewise, if you find you can’t have only one teaspoon of hummus with your raw veggies as a snack, choose something else.

When trying to spot faux-healthy foods, know sugar’s noms de plume: corn syrup, maltose, dextrose, sucrose, fructose or anything else ending in ‘ose’.

Some foods produced by weight-loss programmes can be high in sugar, artificial sweeteners and refined carbohydrates, which increase appetite.

5) Fat Phobia

Myth:- Avoid fat if you want to lose weight
Fact:- Successful dieters get 30 per cent of their daily calories from fat

Studies show that the tiny ten per cent of people who lose weight and keep it off eat moderate amounts of fat.

When dieters avoid fat, they are hungry all the time. Fat is highly satiating. People who avoid it are invariably never satisfied by meals.

Dieters’ obsession with low-fat products merely fuels a craving for fatty foods, and that’s why they end up binging on cakes, biscuits and ice cream – all sources of the fat their bodies need.

Low-fat food is pointless for people wanting to lose weight because when real fat is removed, something needs to be added to retain taste and texture – ‘usually sugar and flour, which provide calories but are nutritionally poor.

Fat also provides essential fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, and the government’s National Food Survey shows that we are now deficient in many of these thanks to the low-fat message – especially vitamin D, the lack of which is one of the reasons behind the re-emergence of rickets.

What you should do?

Choose full-fat yoghurt (especially greek, which is higher in protein so keeps you satisfied for longer) and add a pat of butter to steamed vegetables.

Make sure you eat plenty of good fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids (there is some evidence that these help the body burn fat) found in oily fish, coconut oil, walnuts and flax seeds – try them crushed on your morning porridge.

6) Diets Full Stop

Myth:- Diets work for long-term weight loss

Fact:- Ninety per cent of yo-yo dieters don’t keep the weight off

People go on a rigid diet and manage to lose weight. But most people can’t tolerate rigid dieting for long so once it’s inevitably stopped, weight goes on a little more than before. ‘Then you go on another diet, lose again, stop and go a little higher still. That is how crash dieters gain more and more weight over time.

The body thinks it’s starving so, to compensate, will switch on all the mechanisms it has to store food.

One of these is hormones. Last October, a University of Melbourne study of 50 overweight women and men showed that after dieting, our hormone levels start to work overtime and react as though our bodies are starving. The study found that participants’ levels of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite, was 20 per cent higher than before they went on the diet, and their levels of leptin, a hormone that suppresses appetite and registers satisfaction after eating, were lower.

The bottom line: dieting was making them hungrier.

What you should do?

The only diets that have been proven effective for long-term weight loss in randomised controlled studies are those that focus on higher amounts of protein and vegetables, and limit carbohydrates to those with a low glycaemic index [GI].

GI is a number rating out of 100 that refers to how quickly a particular food causes spikes in blood sugar. Low GI is considered 55 or under.

Here’s some motivation: