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Winter Dry Skin Solutions

allure logoOriginal Article by Irma Elezovic. What is dull, dry, and flaky? Every inch of my body, thanks to the frigid weather. Thankfully, we know just what you need to combat all your winter-skin problems. Follow these tips for soft, dewy skin—and you don’t have to wait for a snowy day. [Source: Allure.com]

Lips: For extremely chapped lips, try rubbing on a 1 percent hydrocortisone cream. This locks in the moisture, leaving your lips plump and hydrated. To treat lips that are already cracked, slather on a coat of lip balm over an antibiotic ointment, such as Polysporin.

Hands: To seal cracks on fingers or heels, try a dab of Krazy Glue. For real. It’s similar to the material used in hospital operating rooms for sutureless skin closure. Apply just a drop, scrape away the excess immediately with the end of the tube, and voilà.

Elbows: Soften rough elbows while you sleep by cutting the toes off a pair of socks. Then slather vegetable shortening on the elbows. (FYI: This is such an effective moisturizer, some doctors even use it to treat eczema and psoriasis.) Slide the socks up over your arms—they’ll keep the shortening from moisturizing your bedsheets, too—and when you wake up, your skin will be as good as new.

Feet: Prevent feet from getting rough by using a loofah or a grainy body scrub every time you shower. As soon as you get out, apply two layers of a thick cream, and slip on a pair of socks or terry-cloth flip-flops to absorb the excess.

Male patient receiving an Emsculpt NEO treatment to the abdominal area.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can EMSCULPT NEO do for me?

EMSCULPT NEO is an amazing noninvasive body sculpting treatment. It’s perfect for patients who are looking to get summer body ready! With this state-of-the-art, two-in-one technology, you build muscle and burn fat at the same time! This treatment provides a 30% reduction in subcutaneous fat and 25% growth in muscle on the treated area after a recommended number of treatments.

How does EMSCULPT NEO work?

While you lie down and relax, EMSCULPT NEO sends high-intensity energies deep below your skin, making your muscles contract in a big way that is like doing thousands of crunches or squats in a few minutes. While your muscles are contracting, the energy from the applicator simultaneously sends warmth to your fat cells, heating them up to the point of destruction. So you build real muscle from the contractions while destroying fat cells that are later naturally eliminated by your body.

How many EMCULPT NEO treatments will I need?

The recommended treatment plan is 4-6 treatments, one week apart. Depending on the patient, you may see improvement in your muscle tone, core strength and posture within a few weeks. And you’ll see fat reduction continue for about 12 weeks after your last treatment.

Are there any patients for whom you do not recommend EMSCULPT NEO?

EMSCULPT NEO is great because it has been shown to be safe and approved for all body and skin types. Contraindications include hernia, recent surgery, and pregnancy, so if a patient has any of these conditions, they should wait until they don’t to get EMSCULPT NEO.

What is the difference between CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT NEO?

CoolSculpting is a well-known treatment that is excellent for reducing unwanted fat in targeted areas. EMSCULPT NEO also reduces fat, but it has the benefit of building muscle, which is what its predecessor EMSCULPT was made to do.

Which treatment you choose depends on what your body needs and your personal goals. If you have great muscle tone and only need to get rid of some extra fat in a specific area like your abdomen or below your chin, CoolSculpting is an excellent option. But if you have loss of muscle tone and need more of a lift or tightening to a certain area like your abs or butt, EMSCULPT NEO is your two-in-one solution.

What is your favorite thing about EMSCULPT NEO?

Not only is this treatment super convenient with one treatment lasting only 30 minutes, but there is also no downtime! Patients can go about their day as they normally would immediately after their visit.

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