May 2012 | Newsletter archives
Get your summer skin ready for its close-up
As summer season fast approaches, I have many clients asking about diets, exercise and what they can do to get their bodies ready for shorts and bathing suits. If you’ve gained weight and lost muscle tone over the winter months, there’s no quick fix. However, a recent scientific study shows some promise in a technique used for non-invasive fat reduction. It’s something my team and I are very excited about and I want to share it with you.
French researchers have discovered that mechanical skin stimulation using advanced technology improves the body’s ability to break up and release stubborn fat pockets by as much as 70 percent. The study was conducted by Professor Max Lafontan of the Rangueil Molecular Medicine Institute in Tolouse, France. It demonstrated that mechanical skin stimulation could improve the body’s ability to naturally eradicate fat cells without lasers, heat or invasive surgery.
According to Lafontan: “There was a 70 percent increase in the tissue’s ability to respond to a lipolytic agent. From this result, we can easily extrapolate that tissues’ responses to natural lipolytics will also be enhanced.”
Professor Lafontan and his team treated 12 healthy Caucasian women as they underwent two 30-minute treatments for 6 weeks. The researchers monitored the breakup of fat cells via small probes and a DNA microchip implanted in the tissue.
This relates directly to cellulite.
Cellulite can be caused by hormones as well as by a build-up of fat in the adipose tissue or hypodermic fat cells. These cells are then subject to water retention, which ultimately creates the orange-peel effect of cellulite. Cellulite also affects more women than men because our bodies don’t react to fat increases in the same way. Because women’s hypodermis is vertical, the fat cells are pushed up and squeezed into small bulges. Men don’t have that issue. So while women may see overall weight loss, they may continue to see excessive volume and dimpled skin in common trouble spots like mid sections and thighs, where these cells are concentrated. The French study indicates, however, that when combined with mechanical skin stimulation, stubborn areas will respond more favorably to diet and exercise.
Our office offers the latest Cellu M6 technology to help break up the fat deposits that cause cellulite, and along with a monitored diet and proper exercise can get you and your body in shape. Call to make an appointment for your LPG service today.