Latest News about Spider Veins, Cellulite and Safe Pedicures
If you are like most women, you want to know about the latest news concerning beauty tips and advice. People are always researching these things, and new information is coming out all of the time. Recently, a dermatologist named Dr. Robert A. Weiss, MD spoke at the American Academy of Dermatologists about certain myths concerning spider and varicose veins, pedicures and cellulite. He also talked about the risks and hazards of getting pedicures at the local salon, and what you can do to minimize those risks.
One common myth about spider and varicose vein is that you get them from crossing your legs all the time. This cannot be true, because there are a lot of people who cross their legs who do not have spider veins. The condition can only come from heredity, or if you have a job that requires you to stand for long periods of time. Another myth about spider and varicose veins is that they are caused by weight gain. Actually, the reverse is true – when you lose weight, it can bring out what was hiding underneath the fat, and spider veins appear more visible. One more myth concerning spider veins that some people believe is that certain vitamin supplements can get rid of them. Unfortunately, this has been proven to be a myth over and over again.
The biggest myth believed about cellulite is that liposuction is able to remove it all forever. Liposuction can only remove fat that is near the bones – the type of fat that the body can burn off. Cellulite rests just underneath the skin’s layers, where it is impossible for the body to burn and also impossible to reach with liposuction. According to Dr. Weiss, liposuction can actually make the appearance of cellulite look even worse than it was before the liposuction! Some plastic surgeons will go ahead and do the procedure without telling you that it won’t work. Hopefully your surgeon has a conscience and won’t just take your money like that.
When you go to get a pedicure, most pedicurists will do the same routine, including pushing back the cuticles on the toes. This is actually a bad thing to do, and it is one of the myths about pedicures. Pushing the cuticles back can damage the nail and cause infection. One of the hazards that can come from getting a pedicure outside of your own home is the risk of fungus and other infections due to unsterilized pedicure tools. Every salon says that all of their tools are cleaned and sterilized, but you have to take their word for it. No one ever sees the cleaning process; they usually do it in a separate room anyways. The best way to get around this health risk is to invest in some pedicure instruments of your own. No pedicurist should be offended by someone requesting to have the pedicure done with their own tools, and it is the best and safest way to get a pedicure.
Cellulite refers to fat deposits under the surface of the skin giving it a dimpled, irregular appearance. The vast majority of women have cellulite, some estimates are as high as 90 percent. Cellulite is routinely found in the thighs, hips, buttocks, and stomach. Unfortunately, maintaining an optimal body weight, eating healthy, staying active, and even regular exercise may not be enough to combat cellulite.
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