Saturday, August 23, 2008

What is Cellulite?

There are several people, especially women, who get embarrassed due to the effects of cellulite on their body. With the number of treatments out there promising effective results against cellulites, many people wonder what are those treatments that actually work.

Some might say that cellulite creams are effective. However, these creams only hide the effects of cellulite for a short period of time and do not actually eliminate the cellulites.

Because of this, several people have come into terms with their excess baggage on their thighs and arms and just learned to live with it. What they do not know is that there are still available treatments for cellulite that provide considerable results.


Cellulite is a condition that usually occurs on men and more commonly on women. The condition is characterized by the dimpling of the skin located on the lower limbs, pelvic region, and abdomen after puberty.

There are several factors accounting to the occurrence of the condition and one of them is hormones. Many believe that hormones play a central role in the formation of cellulite. Estrogen, which is also the most significant hormone, has the tendency to start and worsen cellulite. There are also other hormones though to be involves, such as: insulin, thyroid hormones, catecholamines adrenaline, noradrenaline and prolactin.

On the other hand, there are also predisposing factors that might have caused the formation of cellulites. Such factors include the biotype, which is a determining hormone receptor allele for the number and sensitivity of fat distribution in the body, gender and race.

Treatments for Cellulite

There are several known treatments for cellulite. Two of them are Mesotherapy and Endermologie. The latter is a patented procedure developed in France during the 1980s. It reached the United States in 1996. This less invasive procedure uses an Endermologie machine, which utilizes rollers and gentle vacuuming to give a deep massage to the affected areas.

Endermologie works by lifting the skin through the vacuum, which in turn mobilizes the deep tissue. The rollers, on the other hand, provide a deep and subdermal massage to the fibrous connective tissue. These simultaneous actions will loosen the compressed and trapped fat, thus easing the circulation of the blood.

Mesotherapy, on the other hand, works by injecting small amounts of medications, vitamins and amino acids to the mesoderm layer of the skin. This is done in order to break down the cellulite and enhance circulation.

Why Cellulite Treatment Does Not Work

Probably one of the most popular and most advertised kinds of cellulite treatment is the cream. However, there is no miracle cream that can command your thighs to eat away the cellulite. Nevertheless, the creams work by smoothing and lifting the surface of your skin in order to reduce the appearance of the horrible skin puckering.

The most important ingredients of these creams are caffeine and retinol. These two aid the outer layer of our skin to firm and relieve the bumps. There are also other ingredients in the cream that help make your skin look smoother, decrease stretch marks and provide an overall illusion of a baby’s butt.

Although these creams are very expensive, many women are taking refuge in these products in the hope of eliminating cellulite. What they do not know is that cellulite is still there. The cream only works by masking the effect of cellulite on the outside. Doctors are yet to find a verifiable and working solution for cellulite.

Alternatives in Battling Cellulites

Recently, another player comes into the battlefield and it is known by the name of Cellulite laser treatment. This treatment is still in its experimental stage and is still being improved. More so, the treatment is a process that involves physical massage and exterior influence of a properly calibrated laser. The laser then penetrates the skin and softens the subcutaneous fat allowing them to be reshaped and change in appearance.

Generally, cellulite laser treatment might feel like a deep tissue massage. After the treatment, patients would report slight reddening and some bruising on the treated areas; these are nothing to worry about because they can disappear in a matter of days. The treatment offers a possible solution to the skin problem though it is recommended for the patients to change their diet and maintain their health after the procedure.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Madonna sick?

What is the matter with Madonna?

Ist she sick?

Just stress?

The latest photos do show her in a "bad" condition:

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Kids Eyeglasses

Price: Most are $39.00; those with bendable titanium Frames are $79.00.

Consumer: Kids who wear corrective lenses

The purpose of the Kids Eyeglasses is to provide eyeglasses for children at a reasonable cost.

Pros: Kids are not just short adults. Kids are, well, kids. They don’t see or react to the world in the same way that adults do. Most kids are in perpetual motion. If they are sitting still, they’re probably sick. We wouldn’t dream of buying clothing or shoes for our kids that couldn’t take whatever the kids can dish out. So why would we buy eyewear that wasn’t just as tough as the clothing and shoes that we buy?

There are a lot of choices (about 10) for frames for the Kids Eyeglasses at 39 Dollar Glasses. The prices just can’t be beat. Kids grow, but kids also lose glasses and break glasses. It’s best not to have too many dollars invested. All of the Kids Eyeglasses at 39 Dollar Glasses are light and thin prescription lenses with UV and scratch coatings, and they have polished edges. It’s a great deal!

Cons: Guarantees of satisfaction are important to me particularly when I am making an online purchase based on a picture of an item. 39 Dollar Glasses does not offer any such guarantee of satisfaction and, in my opinion, that is a con.

Guarantee: 39 Dollar Glasses guarantees that prescriptions will be filled accurately, but there is no guarantee of satisfaction offered other than that on the website.

Value for money: The Kids Eyeglasses are all good products at a reasonable cost. That makes them a good value.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Landmark Diagnostics Full Lipid Panel Cholesterol Test

The purpose of The Landmark Diagnostics Full Lipid Panel Cholesterol Test is to test for high cholesterol at home.

Pros: Most of us know that cholesterol comes in two varieties, HDL (the good) and LDL (the bad). Most of us also know that triglyceride levels are also an important factor in determining the seriousness of a high cholesterol reading. There ARE cheaper cholesterol tests. Home Health Testing even sells a cheaper cholesterol test kit, but The Landmark Diagnostics Full Lipid Panel Cholesterol Test provides you with a full lipid profile…a total blood cholesterol, HDL levels, LDL levels, and triglyceride levels.

The Landmark Diagnostics Full Lipid Panel Cholesterol Test allows you to take your own sample and send it to a certified laboratory. The sample will be tested by qualified laboratory technicians. The test includes simple and easy-to-follow directions, and all you have to do is prick your finger.

The Landmark Diagnostics Full Lipid Panel Cholesterol Test is approved by the FDA (Federal Drug Administration). It’s easy, it’s safe, and it’s convenient.

Cons: Self testing can be a little risky. Directions must be followed to the letter. Carelessness can result in incorrect readings. However, The Landmark Diagnostics Full Lipid Panel Cholesterol Test appears to be exactly as described on the website, and you shouldn’t have any problem with it.

Guarantee: If you do have a problem concerning one of the tests and you are not happy with the response you received from the manufacturer, you can return it to Home Health Testing within 30 days of purchase along with your sales receipt, and they will refund your purchase price less shipping charges.

Value for money: The The Landmark Diagnostics Full Lipid Panel Cholesterol Test is an extremely easy-to-use and accurate test, and it is a good value.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Sulfur Soap

Company: Cleopatra’s Choice

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Price: Regular price is $12.00; on sale for $6.99

Consumer: Those who suffer from acne

The purpose of the Sulfur Soap is to treat acne as well as psoriasis and eczema.

Pros: Blemished skin is the bane of many teenagers, young adults and even older people. Blemishes can be caused by many things and there are different names for different types of skin blemishes. Skin blemishes can be called eczema or psoriasis. In teenagers and young adults, however, skin blemishes are called acne. The point is that nobody wants skin blemishes by any name.

The Sulfur Soap that is sold by Cleopatra’s Choice helps a great deal in fighting acne. When you wash your face with Sulfur Soap, your skin's natural moisture levels are balanced and optimized with Olive Oil, Dead Sea minerals and Aloe Vera extract. Sulfur Soap thoroughly cleans your face and body and leaves your skin clean and smooth.

The ingredients in Sulfur Soap are: Palm/palm kernel oil, Dead Sea Salts magnesium, sodium, potassium, deionized water (aqua), sulfur, olive oil, aloe vera, sodium chloride, and Dead Sea black mud (slit).

Cons: Cleopatra’s Choice is so confident in the quality and the effectiveness of the products it sells they offer the best guarantee in the acne product market. I can find no cons associated with Cleopatra’s Choice or with the Sulfur Soap.

Guarantee: There is an extremely generous 100% guarantee of satisfaction for one full year. You may return any remaining product for a full refund if you are not satisfied. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Value for money: The Sulfur Soap would be a good value at the regular price. At the sale price it is an excellent value.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ester-C 500 mg. with Citrus Bioflavonoids

Those shopping for vitamins and health supplements

The purpose of the Ester-C 500 mg. with Citrus Bioflavonoids is to help build the body’s immune system and prevent disease.

Pros: The best way to prevent getting the common cold, so we are told, is to keep regular hours, get our rest, eat right, drink plenty of liquids and stay out of crowds. Those are really good ideas, and we all would do that everyday if we could. Unfortunately, life interrupts. We all skip meals and have sleep and routine interruptions. How can anybody avoid a crowd? The answer is to give our immune systems a boost with Vitamin C, and Ester-C 500 mg. with Citrus Bioflavonoids is the best way to do it.

Ester-C is the most advanced form of Vitamin C available today. It has been especially designed to absorb more quickly so you can get the maximum benefits of vitamin C very quickly. Ester C with calcium and bioflavanoids vitamin C is absorbed 400 times faster than regular Vitamin C.

Cons: The products on the Vitamin World website have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and they are provided to you as a resource only. This is true of all vitamin and supplement merchants. The Ester-C 500 mg. with Citrus Bioflavonoids product seems to be a very good product, and one that will deliver what it promises.

Guarantee: There is a guarantee of satisfaction offered. You may return the unused portion of a product for a refund for the unused portion.

Value for money: At the regular price, the Ester-C 500 mg. with Citrus Bioflavonoids would be a good value. At the sale price, this becomes an excellent value.