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April 27, 2016

Cherry Hill woman enjoys the results of skin care routine.It's time to strip away those winter blues—summer is approaching quickly! And what better way to show off that new sundress or pair of board shorts than to get your skin back to its healthy post-winter glow? It's the perfect accessory! But, sometimes that may be easier said than done. To make it easier for you, and to help you get ready for a beautiful, rejuvenated look, we've compiled a list of some of the best tips (for men and women) to prep your skin for the summer sunshine!

Exfoliate

Regular exfoliation is not only part of a healthy skin routine, but one of the best ways to reveal your skin's natural glow. To exfoliate properly, you can use tools like:

  • Brushes
  • Cloths
  • Scrubs
  • Microdermabrasion kits

The idea is to get rid of the outermost layer of skin cells that are ready to naturally slough off, revealing younger and more radiant layers of skin underneath. This doesn't take a lot of work, so be sure to be gentle on your skin.

Moisturize

Keeping your skin properly moisturized is the next step after exfoliation. With newer layers exposed to the elements, you want to keep them moisturized and protected. By using creams or lotions, you can do just that all while keeping a radiant glow! Be sure to check with our staff to ensure that you're using the right products for your skin type.

Hide Cellulite

After exfoliating and moisturizing, you may find that you still have those pesky cellulite marks that just never seem to go away. Other than diet and exercise, there are some tricks you can do and products you can use to reduce the appearance of cellulite on a short-term basis including the following:

  • Use products that contain caffeine and theophylline
  • Massage affected areas
  • Apply a fake tan

Fight UV Rays

We can't say this enough...sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! Nothing works better than protection. Using a sunscreen with an SPF that corresponds to the fairness of your skin is key. As a general rule of thumb, you should always use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher and apply plenty 15 to 20 minutes before you head out the door.

Fun tip: you can also fight UV rays from the inside out! By eating cooked tomatoes every day, your body gets a healthy dose of lycopene, which is an antioxidant that helps fight the effects of UV rays. However, never consider this a substitute for sunscreen.

Why Choose LipoLaser of South Jersey?

At LipoLaser of South Jersey, we want you to look and feel your best. We take pride in our highly effective and non-invasive procedures that deliver results. From natural face lifts to non-invasive body sculpting, our experienced staff provides personalized service to ensure your goals are met with the right treatment package.

Are you ready to achieve the body of your dreams? Give us a call at (856) 334-1764 to schedule your consultation. We welcome patients from Cherry Hill, Marlton, Mt. Laurel and the South Jersey area. 

April 21, 2016

Beauty Tricks for SummerThe weather is warming, and we all know what that means. Soon we will be enjoying long summer days, late evening cocktails with our friends, and sundresses that bare more skin than we’ve let out of our sweaters all winter long. With summer just around the corner, learn these beauty tips to keep yourselves looking young and refreshed.

  • Skin care is more than just face care. Remember that your jawline and neck, even your elbows and knees, show your age just as much as your face. Keep your skin hydrated and moisturized for a youthful glow.
  • Sleep is your biggest beauty tool. Not only does it keep those dark circles from forming under your eyes, it can also dehydrate your skin and leave you looking tired. Try to get seven to nine hours every night to keep yourself looking fresh faced and ready for the world.
  • Sunscreen is the best anti-aging cream. Protection goes a long way toward keeping your skin looking beautiful. While you are out and about this summer, keep your skin protected by applying sunscreen before you leave the house.

At LipoLaser of South Jersey we can help you look your best. Call us today at (856) 334-1764. Our experienced staff members will help you select the perfect skin care procedures to keep your skin looking youthful and healthy. We serve patients in Mt. Laurel, Cherry Hill, Marlton, and throughout South Jersey.

April 12, 2016

makeup contour tricksThe contouring craze is a modern phenomenon. Of course with any popular beauty trend, comes the supposed life hacks to make it easier. Recently the editors at Glamour tried the latest makeup contouring techniques to see which ones leave you looking glamorous and which ones you can leave on YouTube.

Tracing the contours of a spoon gives you the perfect angle for your makeup contours and is really easy to do.

A knife however just seems like a dangerous idea. Stick to tracing the spoon handle.

The same is true of using a toothbrush in a pinch instead of a makeup brush. Spend the extra cash to always have a soft-bristled brush on hand. A toothbrush may only aggravate your skin.

And speaking of aggravating your skin: Taping to get straight lines only results in using tons of tape and may not be the best way to treat your skin.

At LipoLaser of South Jersey we are dedicated to helping you achieve your best look! Call LipoLaser of South Jersey today at (856) 334-1764. Our experienced staff members will help you select the perfect skin care procedures to keep your skin glowing and beautiful every day. We serve patients in Mt. Laurel, Cherry Hill, Marlton, and throughout South Jersey.

March 31, 2016

Don't call for "bad" for weight lossThere are myriad weight-loss programs, from counting calories to only eating certain types of foods to even eating only on certain days. But weight loss is all about calories in and calories out: if you eat fewer calories than you expend, you'll lose weight. When trying to watch the calories you eat, however, there are always those trying-to-be-helpful individuals or groups telling you that what you're about to eat is bad for you, or that there are so many calories in what you're going to eat, or you really want to think again about having that dessert. Does this constant policing of your dietary habits, whether done by you or someone else, have a positive impact on your weight loss?

Not according to some recent studies done by Arizona State University. The researchers in one study found that dieters who had been given negative messages about an unhealthy food choice had more positive reactions to it than those who had been given positive messages. In another study, dieters were confronted with negative messages about sugary foods in general and had a higher chance of going ahead and eating that dessert than dieters who had been given positive images or messages of the same food. In another study, dieters who were given both positive and negative messages ate fewer unhealthy snacks.

Non-dieters didn't care, apparently, as they ate whatever they were going to eat regardless of the message they were given.

The takeaway? Eat less, eat better, exercise more, and don't listen to those who would nag you about your choices.

If you'd like to speak to one of our experienced staff members about weight loss options available, such as our non-invasive fat reduction procedure, call LipoLaser of South Jersey today at (856) 334-1764. We serve patients in Cherry Hill, Marlton, Mt. Laurel, and throughout South Jersey.

March 25, 2016

don't use this sunscreen hackThe internet offers up new life hacks daily. While some tips are a great way to save time and get organized, others are far less useful. One recent skin care hack has lots of appeal for residents of Mt. Laurel, but it ultimately falls short of having any scientific basis. The idea is that moisturizing antioxidant face oils are nutrient-dense enough to protect your skin from sun damage.

The popularity of the idea stems from being able to skip a step in your daily routine. It has gained steam and even aestheticians seem to be spreading the idea. The truth supports conventional wisdom—use a sunscreen daily. While antioxidants can prevent and repair some
UV damage, they are no substitute for the level of protection found in broad spectrum sunscreens.

Sunscreens work in two ways. Chemical sunscreens filter and absorb UV radiation before it can cause skin damage, while physical sunscreens prevent the sunlight from reaching your skin to begin with. The physical sunscreens offer the best UV protection, but if you want total transparency, chemical sunscreens can deliver. Topical creams offer the easiest method to preventing sun damage as one step in your skin treatment plan.

To find out more about sun damage and how you can treat and prevent it, call LipoLaser of South Jersey today at (856) 334-1764 to speak with one of our experienced staff members about all of our facial rejuvenation options. We serve patients in Cherry Hill, Marlton, Mt. Laurel, and throughout South Jersey

March 18, 2016

Home Weight Loss tips based on scienceRecently, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the findings of a new study that offers some promising results for weight loss. The study compared reduced calorie high-protein and lower-protein diets combined with resistance and high-intensity interval training.

The Study

During the study, 40 men were selected to undergo workouts six days a week while consuming 40 percent less calories than the recommended daily intake for their height and weight. The study compared a high-protein diet for one half with lower-protein diets for the other half of the group.

The Findings

There were some differences between the high-protein group and the low-protein group. Both groups gained strength, lost weight, and improved overall. While the amount of weight lost was only slightly better among the high-protein group, the muscle gain was substantially better than for the low-protein group.

Combining high-intensity interval training with strength training and s controlled calorie diet is a great path to weight loss, but it the study’s authors realize this is not a long-term plan. For optimal results, you can target problem areas with body sculpting procedures like Vela Shape III and Lapex 2000 at LipoLaser of South Jersey.

To speak with one of our experienced staff members about fat reduction, call LipoLaser of South Jersey today at (856) 334-1764. We offer personalized to the residents of Cherry Hill, Marlton, Mt. Laurel and throughout South Jersey. 

March 11, 2016

Venus VivaAt LipoLaser of South Jersey, we now offer our patients the revolutionary beauty treatment Venus Viva™ to help you restore youthful beauty to your face and overall skin appearance.

Venus Viva combines both NanoFractional Radio Frequency™ and SmartScan™ technology for a radical new facial treatment.

With Venus Viva treatment you can:

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Shrink visible pores
  • Smooth over acne scarring
  • Reduce pigmentation and rosacea
  • Increase the smoothness of skin texture and improve laxity
  • Firm and tighten the skin around the neck, jowls and décolleté

Each treatment can be customized for your skin type and preferences. Treatments only take about 15 minutes, and you can begin to see results immediately. Most patients want to book 3 or 4 more sessions for a complete rejuvenation.

With minimal downtime and almost instant results, why would you wait to give the latest in skin rejuvenation technology a try?

Come experience the new gold standard in medical aesthetics!

Call LipoLaser of South Jersey today at (856) 334-1764. Our experienced staff will help you build the individualized treatment package that will restore your youthful appearance and help you maintain that natural, healthy glow.

We welcome patients from Cherry Hill, Marlton, Mt. Laurel and throughout South Jersey. 

February 19, 2016

Shed inches fastAcross Mt. Laurel gyms are filled with people trying to keep those New Year's resolutions. Unfortunately most people who sign up for a membership over the holidays will quit well before they can reap the rewards. With memberships rising to over $100 at some clubs, a contract can set you back considerably. While there is definitely no replacement for exercise, there are other ways to achieve the fat loss you want.

Body Sculpting Treatments

New technology is available to offer non-invasive fat loss treatments that can provide results without the long recovery times and risk of complications associated with traditional liposuction treatments. At LipoLaser of South Jersey, we offer a wide range of state-of-the-art body sculpting technology and techniques including:

Rather than spending hundreds on a gym membership that you aren’t really going to use, consider LipoLaser treatments with a custom program designed to meet your particular goals. Our experienced staff will work with you during your consultation to discover the right combination of procedures for you.

Start your year off on the right track by calling LipoLaser of South Jersey today at (856) 334-1764. Our experienced staff members will help you select the perfect procedure. We serve patients in  Mt. Laurel, Cherry Hill, Marlton, and throughout South Jersey.

February 12, 2016

Restrict Tanning Bed UsageTanning beds are used by 1.6 million minors every year in the U.S., even though they're known to contribute to melanoma and other skin cancers. Recently, in a step to protect people from the dangers of tanning beds, the FDA proposed two rules to prevent Americans, especially teens, from cancer caused by indoor tanning.

The first rule would prevent anyone under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning. The second would require that those over 18 sign an acknowledgement of risk before their first use of a tanning bed. That waiver would have to be renewed every six months. Through these rules, the FDA hopes to raise the awareness of the risks associated with tanning beds.

“These proposed rules are meant to help adults make their decisions based on truthful information and to ensure manufacturers and tanning facilities take additional steps to improve the safety of these devices,” said FDA Commissioner Stephen Ostroff, M.D.

By having people start using tanning beds later in life, the FDA hopes to limit the damage done over time. Also, hopefully adults are able to make an informed decision.

The proposal also suggests that tanning beds be required to have a “panic” shutdown button, to limit the amount of light that passes through safety eye wear, and making safety warnings on tanning beds easier to read.

In lieu of tanning beds, hopefully people will begin to seek to rejuvenate their skin with radiation-free skin treatments to give their skin a youthful glow.

If you're in the Mt. Laurel area and are interested in having bright, healthy skin, please contact LipoLaser of South Jersey at (856) 560-3000 today for your consultation with one of our experienced staff members.

February 05, 2016

Winter Skin Care RecoveryThe holidays have past and you’re left with great memories, but now your skin is suffering the consequences of all the fun. The loss of sleep, the sugar cookies, and the wine has left you with dehydrated skin and more pronounced wrinkles and lines. It’s time to treat yourself, and your skin, to some overdue care in the New Year.

Your skin is paying for all of those extra cookies and alcoholic drinks. Alcohol causes dehydration, which forces your body to send nutrients and oxygen away from the skin to cope with the lack of water. This causes your skin to become easily irritated and red. To counteract the damage of alcohol and sugar, try a moisturizer or cream with ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, and Chamomile. Products high in Vitamin C and K, and Retinol, give your skin the jump-start it needs to bring back your healthy looking complexion.

Most likely you’ve lost some sleep over the holiday months to stay out with friends and family. Lack of sleep, combined with alcohol intake, can bring out your wrinkles and lines along with those dark circles under your eyes. Your skin loves sleep. Those extra hours give your body the time to regenerate and give you glowing skin in the morning. If you can’t find time for more sleep, try a morning exfoliation to give your skin more radiance.

There’s only so much an external moisturizer or lotion can do. The best thing to do for your skin is to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Some H2O will help rid your body of the sugar that has been binding to your blood vessels and collagen for the past few weeks or months. Try a water challenge for the next 30 days to see just how much of a difference a few extra glasses (of water, not wine) will do for your health and your skin.

For more information on skin care and rejuvenation in the New Year, contact LipoLaser of South Jersey today at (856) 334-1764 to speak with one of our experienced staff members. We serve patients in Cherry Hill, Marlton, Mt. Laurel, and throughout South Jersey. 

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