Lately, the market for plastic surgery and skin rejuvenation is moving away from traditional procedures called “going under the knife” and moving towards less invasive, non-surgical methods that achieve the same results. While many of these new methods make great claims about being safer, quicker, and less down time compared to regular procedures, the truth is there has not been enough information out there to know for sure if these new techniques can deliver the goods.
While only some doubt the safeness of these procedures, there is no denying their growing popularity when it comes to skin rejuvenation and ant-aging. Consumers want what is now called the “lunch time procedure” where they can zip in and out of a clinic or spa without worrying about in-patient care and being out of work for an extended time.
The main problem with these new techniques is that they are new. While their proprietary ingredients have been approved to be used by the Food and Drug Administration, they have not been approved for their guarantee of results in off-line use.
This is a distinction that many people don’t grasp. Some pharmaceuticals are made for a specific purpose and are approve for that purpose by the FDA. This is called online use. But these companies find alternative uses for these pharmaceuticals that have not been approved yet and this is called off-line use.
More clinical trials need to be done on these new procedures to determine what the long term effects are from these techniques.
In this article, we are going to take a quick look at three methods that are now in use for non-invasive alternatives to liposuction for targeting cellulite.
The main thing that consumers need to understand is that cellulite and fat are not the same thing and liposuction does not get rid of cellulite.
Cellulite, by definition, is a series of connective tissue bands that trap fat under the skin.