Everything You Need to Know About treating Cellulite with Cellfina™

The Cellfina™ Cellulite System is the only FDA-cleared procedure that is both minimally invasive and clinically proven to eliminate the appearance of dimpled cellulite for at least three years, representing the longest duration of any FDA-approved cellulite treatment. The Cellfina™ System is only available through a licensed physician and is typically performed in the comfort of the doctor’s office. The treatment yields smoother, healthy skin on the thighs and buttocks in adult women.  The Cellfina™ System is now available at Allure Plastic Surgery Center in Red Bank, NJ, led by board-certified plastic surgeon John M. Taylor, M.D.,

How effective is the Cellfina™ System?

Clinical studies with Cellfina™ showed significant reduction in the appearance of dimpled cellulite within three days following treatment. After three months, 85% of Cellfina™ patients noted dramatic improvement and reported satisfaction with the treatment. This percentage rose to 94% after one year, and after three years’ time, 96% of patients reported feeling fully satisfied with the visible improvement in their condition, surpassing patient satisfaction rates of other leading cellulite treatments.


How does the Cellfina™ System work?

The Cellfina™ System targets the primary structural cause of dimpled cellulite: connective bands that are interwoven throughout fatty tissue in the thighs and buttocks. These tight bands act like “rubber bands”, tugging at the skin, producing the dimpled texture that is characteristic of cellulite.  Cellfina™ releases the “rubber bands” allowing the treated skin to smooth itself out in as little as three days.blog, cellfina, cellulite treatment, allure plastic surgery center, red bank NJ

The Cellfina™ treatment typically takes less than an hour to perform and combines a time-tested approach with advanced innovative technology to address the primary structural cause of cellulite. The specific cellulite dimples are marked and local numbing agent is delivered to the sites before applying the Cellfina™ treatment. Following treatment, patients are asked to wear a compression garment, and are free to resume normal activities but may choose to take it easy for up to 24 hours. Results become visible in as little as three days and last up to three years following treatment.

The Cellfina™ System is designed to provide long-term reduction in the appearance of dimpled cellulite in the area of the thighs and buttocks in adult females. Safety and effectiveness have not been established for use in other areas of the body. Some patients report minor side effects such as soreness, tenderness, and bruising as a result of the treatment. However, these symptoms typically resolve themselves quickly.

What should I do next?

If you’re interested in learning more about the Cellfina™ System for elimination of dimpled cellulite, contact the friendly staff at Allure Plastic Surgery Center for a consultation.

Preparing Your Skin For Summer

1461724Spring is here, and summer is right around the corner. You’ll want to look your best, but the hot, humid, sunny days of summer require special attention if you want your skin to glow with life both today and for years to come.

If you want to enjoy great skin care in New Jersey, start with these basic tips.

Going into the warmer weather, exfoliate and moisturize. The winter leaves your skin dry and flaky, so be prepared to ease your skin into the warmer months. By the time summer gets here, your skin will be ready.

When going to the beach, don’t be afraid to use sunscreen with a high SPF of 30 or more, and be sure to use water resistant sunscreen. You’ll be able to stay longer while minimizing burn risk.

Consider semi-regular skin peels! These can rejuvenate your skin, keeping you looking healthy and fresh.

Find oil-free sunscreen whenever possible to maintain healthy pores and to prevent breakouts.

You can actually “pre-load” sunscreen prior to a beach vacation. Apply sunscreen each night for two weeks prior to your vacation. It will build in your stratum corneum, making you less likely to burn.

Consider facial mists, which replenish minerals vital to healthy looking skin.

Exfoliate more often. Your pores are larger, more open, and thus more noticeable during hot, humid weather. An extra exfoliation session each week will help counteract this.

With these simple tips, you’ll be looking great this summer! And if you’d like a little extra help, possibly cosmetic surgery in New Jersey, just find us on Facebook. We even have a full skin care center at the Jersey Shore!

A New You With CoolSculpting

ThinkstockPhotos-536458631 Resized 200x257We all want to look better. Right now, with a summer full of beaches and swimsuits ahead, many of us are especially conscious of how we look. We see some room for improvement, but all our dieting and exercise don’t seem to be making a dent in those last bits of stubborn fat.

That’s where CoolSculpting comes in.

CoolSculpting is a procedure that can eliminate those pesky muffin tops and love handles without surgery. That’s right, no surgery. And Dr. Taylor and the staff of Allure Plastic Surgery Center are pleased to offer it.

CoolSculpting targets fat cells and fat cells only, working in a way that leaves surrounding cells untouched – something laser treatments and surgery can’t boast. CoolSculpting literally cools and freezes fat cells underneath the skin, leaving your other cells intact. We use no knives or needles, and the procedure leaves no scars. It’s completely non –invasive. Your fat cells are killed and then are naturally eliminated from your body.

It’s that easy.

Even better? CoolSculpting treatments are typically less than an hour and generally require no down time, meaning you can get back to living your life right away, even on the very same day as treatment.

CoolSculpting is FDA-approved, and the procedure is so easy many people read a book or take a nap during it. And as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise, the results are permanent! The fat cells we eliminate will truly be eliminated.

If you think you might be a candidate for CoolSculpting, contact Dr. Taylor today for a consultation. You can also stay up to date on the latest CoolSculpting news by following us on Facebook.

Isn’t it time you met the new you?

The Beauty Secrets of Models Revealed!

ThinkstockPhotos-478604391 Resized 291x400Being even more beautiful than you already are will be a breeze with these easy makeup and beauty secrets!

Concealer – From combating dark circles to helping keep eyeshadow in place as a base to easing shadows, concealer is an essential weapon in your arsenal.

Bronzer – Use a light touch with this. Many women layer it on. Avoid that, instead using it to highly cheekbones, the nose, and just a touch of the forehead.

Eyeshadow – Two colors are better than one. Use a lighter colored base, then a darker version of that color blended into the crease of your eyelid to embolden your eyes.

Mascara – You get what you pay for. Don’t buy the cheap stuff.

Eyeliner – Use it. It is perhaps the most potent tool in your makeup toolbox.

Blush – Browns, blacks, and deep reds during the winter, Spanish red or chocolate brown if you have pale skin. Soft blues, pinks and greens during spring and summer.

Lipstick – Go bold! If you have pale skin, big, vibrant reds will create a head-turning look. Those with darker skin should try deep browns and dark reds.

Nail Polish – Know your skin color! Women with fair skin should stick with pink nudes and blue-based colors. White and beige nudes are ideal for women with olive skin, or colors with an orange base, such as chocolate brown, when you want to go bolder. Medium-skinned women can go deep and dark, or even to bright pinks and purples. And for women with dark skin, rich and dark reds, browns, and burgundies look great.


Exfoliate – Especially during the summer. Your pores are larger, more open, and thus more noticeable during hot, humid weather. An extra exfoliation session each week will help counteract this.

How A Peel Can Rejuvenate Your Appearance

6936791whiteYou see them on TV and in the movies and they look so relaxing, but a facial peel is about more than mere relaxation. They can also contribute to a rejuvenated, youthful appearance, especially during the winter months when your skin looks tired.

This knowledge is not new, either. Because how we feel about ourselves can contribute to how we feel overall, peels have long been desired by those who need a boost. Chemical peels are among the oldest cosmetic procedures known to mankind, dating back to the ancient Greeks and Egyptians.

The benefits of skin peels are many. They include:

Smoother Skin. By cleansing the face of dead skin cells, your skin can look fresher, smoother, and more vibrant.

Reduce Wrinkles. Peels can penetrate to deep skin layers and promote cell turnover, which in turn can impact the look of minor wrinkles, giving them a more youthful appearance.

Improve Acne & Scars. Acting in much the same way as they do on wrinkles, deep peels can help improve acne scarring and reduce acne, clearing away dead skin cells and reducing blemishes.

Reverse Sun Damage. Targeted peels can help reduce damage from the sun, reducing fine lines and increasing your skin’s natural luminosity.

Nourish Facial Skin. Certain peels can invigorate your skin to restore vitality, decrease oil production, and provide a more supple skin texture.

If you think you might be a candidate for a facial peel, contact the staff of Allure Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment today.

Cosmetic Surgery Can Boost Your Confidence

There is a simple fact that many have understood to be true for some time, but only now do we have hard data to back it up: Cosmetic surgery in New Jersey boosts the self-confidence of those who get it, and that self-confidence boost results in more happiness and an improved life.

That isn’t just idle talk. It is based on hard data.

A European study released earlier this year shows that among nearly 1,800 people – some who chose cosmetic surgery, some who considered it but backed out, and some who did not consider it at all – those who opted for cosmetic surgery experienced a boost in their self-confidence. These elevated levels of self-confidence resulted in more happiness in life.

The results were not temporary, either. According to the study, a year after either choosing to go through with surgery or choosing not to, those who chose surgery “felt healthier, were less anxious, had developed more self-esteem and found the operated body feature in particular, but also their body as a whole, more attractive.”

We’re seeing more and more of this each year. In fact, the Dermatology Online Journal also recently cited several studies that show a boost in confidence and quality of life levels following cosmetic surgery.

The University of Surrey’s Susan Thorpe, who has been involved in cosmetic surgery research, noted that “most people are motivated to undergo cosmetic surgery because of body-image dissatisfaction.” Correct that dissatisfaction and the result is a happier person.

According to The Aesthetic Surgery Journal, a whopping 87% of those who elected to have cosmetic surgery felt happier and more confident. The result? A better life.

The numbers are clear. For those who desire cosmetic surgery, the results prove to be life-altering for the better.

For information on cosmetic surgery in New Jersey, be sure to follow Allure Plastic Surgery Center on Facebook.