Fat Reduction San Francisco CA

How to Curb your Holiday Food Cravings

Cravings, in general, are quite the monster to wrangle, but when the holidays roll around, they may feel completely uncontrollable. Luckily, you don’t have to be at the mercy of occasional or chronic cravings. Simple behavioral and mental tricks can help you navigate Thanksgiving and Christmas treats while still enjoying the holidays.

Identify healthy food substitutes

During your workday, fellow employees are sure to bring in holiday treats to share. Have your stash of snacks on hand like whole grain crackers and cheese, apples and peanut butter, or vegetables and hummus. You’ll notice you won’t experience the same sugar high and subsequent crash like your colleagues.

If you crave it, eat it less often.

This may seem like an obvious thing to do, but we may have difficulty doing it. When we give in to our cravings every time, we’re merely reinforcing the habit of eating badly. This doesn’t mean you need to stop eating your favorite sweets or treats completely, just do so less often.

Understand and use portion control

It is fine to allow yourself to have a favorite food you crave. But don’t eat the whole cake, just a proper portion. Also, don’t buy holiday treats to fill your cabinets at home. By doing this, you’re just asking for an afternoon binge on Christmas cookies or your favorite holiday fudge. As you resist foods you crave, you will help diminish the link between mindless eating and environmental cues.

Take up a new hobby

Take out those paintbrushes and canvas you’ve had stored since college and try your hand at creating a winter scene. The trick here is to distract your mind from food cravings with non-food activities. If painting isn’t your thing, do 100 jumping jacks, go for a walk, read a favorite book, or call a friend to say Happy Holidays.

Schedule an appointment

To find out how to feel and look your best this holiday season, call Aura Skin Spa today. Our services include everything from laser therapy, fat reduction, to specialized skin treatments. Call our team now with any questions you may have. You can reach our office at 415-788-3800. We’re excited to hear from you!

Fat Reduction San Francisco, CA

The Time for Cellulite Has Come to an End

Fat Reduction San Francisco, CAThere is no good time for cellulite. This is not a condition that “runs its course” and then ends. It is a sticky situation that can linger for many years. Because cellulite inhibits a woman’s confidence in what she wears, or how she looks when wearing shorts and skirts, it’s a topic we need to discuss.

We know that, by and large, women have long wished for a way to reduce the appearance of cellulite. They have been handed far too many remedies to list here. No need to, because many of them are based on misconceptions about what cellulite is and why it exists. We’ll share with you what we do know about cellulite, and what progress has been made in banishing the bulge.

  • We see the evidence of cellulite on the skin, but the problem lies beneath the surface. Skin dimpling occurs when fat tissue pushes against connective bands called septae.
  • Cellulite relates to fat tissue, but it isn’t a fat problem. Women of all shapes and sizes struggle with this issue. Losing weight might help. Conversely, losing weight might also make cellulite look more prominent. Frustrating, we know. This is not a reason to not eat well and exercise often. Over time, muscle-toning can have a positive effect on cellulite.
  • Liposuction will not help cellulite. Because fat isn’t the problem, there is very little value in turning to liposuction for smoother skin.
  • Cellulite is largely a woman’s problem to manage. Men have septae, too, but the pattern of tissue is denser in male anatomy; a crisscross. These bands travel in a vertical pattern through a woman’s body, providing more space through which fat tissue can push.

There is Hope in New Technologies

In the past decade, we have seen an enormous forward-movement in the area of aesthetic medicine. Topical solutions for cellulite have been formulated, though dramatic results have not been seen from such products. Additionally, radiofrequency and light-based technologies have been developed. In our San Francisco med spa, we harness these modalities, as well as the power of gentle vacuum action, in the VelaShape device.

Learn more about non-invasive, no-downtime fat and cellulite reduction treatment with VelaShape. Call (415) 788-3800 to schedule your consultation.

Get results that exercise and diet alone can’t deliver

Most of us had have had some experience with trying to lose weight. Depending on our goals, it can be a slow and difficult journey. When we do achieve a certain measure of success, it can make us feel quite proud of our efforts.

Weight loss may mean you look better in your clothes, and it can also be an accomplishment that will improve your health by lowering your risk factors for life threatening illnesses, such as heart disease and stoke.

But even while you’re looking forward to a healthier future, you might be disappointed because certain areas of your body haven’t responded to your hard work. You’re not the only one.

Some fat just won’t respond to any amount or type of healthy habits
Many people who’ve lost weight, even significant amounts, tell us about spots and areas on their bodies that don’t seem to respond to exercise and diet. Whether it’s pockets of fat on your hips (love handles) or a stomach that still pooches out — or any other area that you find unattractive and annoying, some pockets of subcutaneous fat simply won’t budge.

It’s time to discover VelaShape™
VelaShape™You actually can firm and smooth those trouble spots that diet and exercise can’t reach. VelaShape™ is the only FDA approved treatment that can contour, shape and slim your body by shrinking cellulite and reducing the circumference of the treated areas.

Dramatic results without the drama
VelaShape™ features the revolutionary elōs™ combination of bi-polar radio frequency (RF) and infrared light energy, along with a vacuum and specially designed massage rollers that smooth your skin to deliver safe and efficient heat energy. All you do is:
• Relax
• Drink plenty of water
• Exercise as usual
• Experience no downtime
• Experience no pain
• Experience no bruising
And you should see gradual and cumulative results throughout your treatments.

After all your work, are you still hiding your body?
It’s time to call us for a consultation. Make an appointment today: (415) 788-3800.

Diet and exercise habits do matter
While the fat loss is permanent, all fat reduction methods, including liposuction, require healthy habits for best long-term results.


Meet the fat destroyer

LipoSonixYou know the annoying, unattractive and unwanted inch you can pinch on your stomach – or those love handles that you hate? Maybe you’ve been battling those problem areas with diet and exercise for years. And it seems that no matter what you do, your muffin top just keeps popping up! It’s time to do something that can melt away your bulges – and your frustration. You can permanently destroy unwanted fat.

Until now, the only way to really remove fat from a specific area was with liposuction. Now there is LipoSonix, which can non-surgically remove fat from problem areas around the waistline – with little pain and virtually no down time. And the only side effect is some slight bruising that lasts for a few days. Then over eight to 12 weeks, you body naturally rids itself of the destroyed fat. The average man or woman can lose about one to one and a half inches – with some people reporting losing up to four inches.

Here are the Top 15 basic facts that make LipoSonix fat reduction such an exciting procedure for Aura Skin patients:

  1. It’s designed to reduce stubborn fat around the abdomen and waist
  2. It uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to destroy unwanted fat
  3. The treatments take only about one hour
  4. It’s non-surgical and non-invasive
  5. There is little to no downtime
  6. There are little to no side effects
  7. You can drop one dress or pant size in about two weeks
  8. The procedure is FDA-approved
  9. Unlike other weight-loss options, it is the only technology that can permanently destroy fat cells
  10. The procedure penetrates through your skin, but doesn’t damage your skin
  11. You see some results after only one procedure
  12. The procedure can give you a thinner waistline and a more contoured figure
  13. It can’t be used to fight obesity,
  14. It works best for unwanted fat around your waist that you’ve been unable to get rid of with diet and exercise
  15. You can call us today for your fat destroying LipoSonix treatment:
    (415) 788-3800