Younger You Blog

20
Jan

Original Article by Nazanin Saedi, MD

Cellulite doesn't discriminate: Nearly 98% of women in the United States have it, regardless of height or weight. Cellulite is caused by a variety of factors including female hormones (men are less prone to cellulite because their connective tissue makeup is different), poor circulation, a sedentary lifestyle, and thick bands within fat tissue.

For those with cellulite, topical treatments typically containing caffeine and amino acids can improve local circulation and diminish the appearance of dimples, but most superficial treatments have only temporary benefits. Meanwhile, non-invasive in-office body-contouring treatments, including radio frequency devices such as Accent or Velasmooth, can tighten and temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite, but the long-term benefits are unclear. Even invasive treatments, such as liposuction or laser, don't necessarily offer a lasting solution: Liposuction will remove the herniating fat but does not tackle the root of the problem, while lasers do not always uniformly treat the bands. 


10
Jan

Original Article by Andrea Williams

We’ve all heard the saying “New Year, New You” more times than we can count. But the truth is that many Americans do look forward to the start of a brand new year to make the improvements to their health and fitness that they never got around to during the previous 12 months. The problem is that, with so many wellness companies and experts pushing their products, services and beliefs, it can be hard to sort the truth from the hype.

With that in mind, we scoured the wellness landscape to determine the top health trends of 2017 that are worthy of your attention. Follow these, and you’ll be well on your way to a healthier new you.