Important Facts About Firming Creams And Serums
Not many people know why cellulite occurs. What we do know is how unattractive it can be. There are many firming creams and serums on the market that claim to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite, but do they really work or are you better off turning to professionals for body contouring in West Palm Beach, FL?
At Beaute Therapies Medical Spa, our team specializes in pain-free non-surgical anti-aging procedures. Over the years, we have learned a lot about body creams and serums and what they can and cannot do for individuals. Here is what we know, so you can decide whether it’s right for you.
What Are Firming Creams And Serums?
The claim behind these products is to tighten and tone skin, ultimately diminishing the appearance of cellulite which is fat deposits beneath the skin. As we age, our bodies lose collagen, which results in looser skin. Body creams are designed to correct this problem by enhancing the production of collagen and elastin that we naturally produce.
By the time people turn 25, their bodies produce 1 percent less collagen every year. At age 50, the body no longer makes collagen and what remains of this naturally occurring protein breaks down and becomes weaker. It is no wonder men and women take measures to improve the appearance of their skin, but do creams really work? Is there one product on the market that can be considered a miracle in a bottle? The answer is no. Here are important facts about these products:
- Creams can’t be used as a form of weight loss, nor should they replace exercise
- Despite their claims, they can’t tighten the skin in the same way as professional non-surgical treatments
- Even the most expensive serum can’t compete with non-surgical procedures by professionals from a med spa, like our medical spa in West Palm Beach, FL
- Creams do not remove stretch marks or cellulite
So, what can these creams do? There are some benefits, which include:
- Moisturizes and plumps the top layer of the skin
- Can work in tandem with medical procedures to enhance results
In general, these products do not show significant changes even with consistency. The changes that do occur are usually minimal and not worth the money. Products on the market that show minimal results are by no means a permanent solution to firming skin and reducing cellulite.
Body Contouring Treatments
The most effective way to solve this problem is by going to a medical spa for a toning treatment. You can work with a medical professional to choose which treatment can effectively target your specific condition. Professional treatments provide faster, longer-lasting results to reduce stubborn fat and cellulite, and tone skin. Creams may be more affordable, but they cannot compete with surgical and non-surgical treatments. If you would like to improve the appearance of your skin, consider body contouring.
Body contouring is a medical procedure that utilizes laser technology to remove fat, and excess skin. It is an effective solution for people who can’t lose weight in certain areas, like the abdomen and thighs. Body contouring consists of a series of treatments to improve the contour of your skin, as well as the texture and shape. This results in a reduction of cellulite. The procedure can target many trouble areas. At Beaute Therapies, we use Venus Legacy, a six-to-eight-week treatment that targets the:
- Love handles
Our specialists also use Venus Legacy Eye Bright to reduce fine lines, dark circles, and bags under the eye with Venus Legacy technology. You can learn more about this incredible technology by speaking to a consultant at our medical spa in West Palm Beach, FL.
It is understandable why individuals turn to creams and serums vs professional treatment. They are more convenient, more affordable, and less painful. However, they are incapable of reducing the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite to a significant extent. Essentially, what you are buying is a high-quality moisturizer. Even though some of these products contain popular and beneficial ingredients, such as retinol, do not expect a miracle in a bottle.
Visit Beaute Therapies Medical Spa
Established in 1998 by Susan MacPherson, a medical professional with over 25 years of industry experience, our facility offers medical aesthetic, wellness, and spa services. To learn more about body contouring in West Palm Beach, FL, we offer complimentary consultations to discuss your personalized health and beauty goals and treatments. Call (561)653.3399 to get started.