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Fat, Zapped (And is it All That?)

Clean eating and regular exercise absolutely work better than any other strategy for getting rid of extra fat in the body, whether you’re talking about major weight loss or a few extra pounds. But when those few extra pounds are lodged stubbornly in an especially unwanted spot and refuse to respond to diet or even a serious workout schedule, the world of dermatology has been hard at work at some pretty effective, non-invasive—if also not jaw-droppingly dramatic—solutions.

The new fat-melting devices have little to no downtime, but they also do less in the way of fat removal than traditional surgery or liposuction. Less, though, is what many people are looking for—a flatter stomach, a smoother thigh. “It’s not major surgery like a tummy tuck, or even liposuction, and that’s a serious advantage for a lot of people,” says New York dermatologist Robert Anolik of theLaser and Skin Surgery Center, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at NYU and frequent goop contributor. “They have an area on their body that bugs them, rather than needing a major overhaul.”

“I tell patients to think of it for problem areas that just won’t budge despite a healthy lifestyle,” says dermatologist Dendy Engelman ofManhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery and director of dermatologic surgery and laser medicine and Metropolitan Hospital.

Dermatologists disagree about which device works the best: Unlike drugs, devices don’t have to prove as much to the FDA in terms of effectiveness. “The FDA cares whether or not it’s safe, so these devices are all safe,” says Anolik. “How effective each one is depends on who you talk to.” The fact that there are now multiple options means different types of patients can be better accommodated, says dermatologist Bruce Katz, director of the Juva Skin and Laser Center in New York: “It’s a great time—there’s a lot we can do, and it’s important to remember that one device isn’t always the best solution for everyone.”

Some of the new treatments warm the fat beneath the skin with radiofrequency, lasers, or sonic energy; others use cold to accomplish a similar end; still others use enzymes. All bring about selective fat cell death (apoptosis), and all target small areas of fat—on the abdomen, above the knees, beneath the chin, just above the derriere, on the inner and outer thighs, even the upper arms—as opposed to liposuction, which is still the gold standard in more-significant-amounts-of-fat removal. While liposuction comes in various intensities, all of it is at least minimally invasive (meaning there’s downtime).

Freezing

The device that started it all, CoolSculpting, freezes areas of fat beneath the skin, inducing apoptosis (the skin itself remains unfrozen because of cryoprotective barriers placed on the skin, which are part of the treatment). Because it was first, it tends to be the standard that other technologies are compared against. “For a flat stomach, or for love handles, you can really get substantial changes with CoolSculpting,” says Anolik. The technology has recently improved, he says, decreasing treatment time from an hour to 35 minutes, and allowing for treatment of multiple sites at once. “Think of love handles, for instance,” he says. “You used to have to do two separate treatments, each an hour long, and now you can do them both in 35 minutes.”

Another new development is CoolSculpting: It now works for a double chin, says Anolik. “Almost ⅔ of the people I see are bothered by a double chin, and there was never any option for them—and now there are two good ones. The response rate for CoolSculpting is pretty great for the double chin so far. We also have Kybella, an injected enzyme that breaks apart fat cells—it’s not a frightening substance, it’s used in our digestive systems to digest fat, and because it’s a drug, it comes with drug studies, on thousands of people. We usually get a significant change with 2-4 treatments.” Both approaches involve at least a week of social downtime, as Anolik puts it, and some tenderness and soreness, though he notes that there’s less downtime and soreness with CoolScultping. On the body, CoolSculpting involves little to no downtime. “If you do a large area, you might experience some crampiness, a little pinkness, swelling, numbness, or tingling, but you can go to the gym that day,” he says. Katz sees potential in an ultrasound-generated cooling technology called UltraShape: “I like that it’s a probe, put wherever you need it, unlike CoolSculpting, which pulls the fat into an applicator, so you have less control over where you’re treating,” he says.

Heat

A number of therapies direct heat to the fat layer beneath the skin, aiming to induce apoptosis in just the way freezing does. SculpSure creates the heat with laser technology; BTL Vanquish ME uses a radio-frequency field that’s applied evenly over an area; both are next-generation for a number of reasons, Engelman says. “The biggest difference is how quickly you’re able to see results,” she says, “CoolSculpting takes a couple months following treatment, but results with Vanquish ME start to show after two to three treatments.” Engelman also says patients can find CoolSculpting uncomfortable, while she compares the Vanquish ME to lying under a warm heating blanket. (The device doesn’t actually touch your skin, but hovers over the entire abdomen area, treating it all at once.) “And Vanquish ME has the largest spot size in the industry—so it provides smooth and even treatment,” she says. “Other treatments use spot/smaller applicators that get connected together to treat a larger area, sometimes resulting in lines of demarcation.” The treatments take 45 minutes, and Engelman says she sees best results when she treats immediately afterward with a device called Cellutone that increases blood flow and provides an even quicker, more even result.

Katz, on the other hand, says he sees the best results with SculpSure. “It takes less time than CoolSculpting—25 minutes—and I find the results are better aesthetically,” says Katz. “You can put the applicator anywhere there’s a little bulge of fat, whereas with CoolSculpting you’re limited by the amount the applicator pulls into the device. It really works everywhere: a larger spot like the abdomen, smaller ones like the upper arms or knees—it’s great.”

Because it’s heat, Katz continues, there’s the possibility of tightening as well as fat removal.

All of these devices treat fat, but are not specifically designed to treat laxity, it’s important to note. “Tightening with heat could work—it definitely works for laxity in the face—but it’s not proven,” says Anolik. He says he’s exploring using Ulthera, an ultrasound heat-targeting device that’s become the gold standard in tightening the face and neck, on small areas of the body: “It’s important to remember that with an area like, say, your whole abdomen, that’s a lot of force pulling down with gravity.”

Katz says he’s seen good results in terms of tightening with a fractional resurfacing technology, EndyMed, used on the body. “It’s the new kid on the block,” he says. “They have a body handpiece that works well.” He also likes the slightly more invasive Therme-RF radiofrequency laser which emits its energy through a cannula inserted under the skin.

The fat-melting devices also don’t treat cellulite, which involves fat but also bands of connective tissue that hold the fat together; Anolik and Katz both like a technology called Cellfina for cellulite—but it’s a more invasive treatment involving a needle under the skin, and some soreness and bruising.

Most importantly, again, it’s small amounts of fat that are getting removed. “It’s not major surgery like a tummy tuck—where you’ve got scars and recovery times, or even liposuction,” says Anolik. “It’s not a ticket to binge,” says Engelman. “But it can give you that little boost needed to get rid of stubborn fat, or even jump-start a new fitness plan.”

No matter which device initially appeals, consult a doctor whose office works with multiple devices, says Anolik: “I’d caution the public to go to a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who has access to several of these technologies, so they can help you find what’s right for you, rather than just sell you on the device they happen to have.”

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5 Ways To Look Effortlessly Ageless (Without Any Plastic Surgery)

By Emily Blackwood

There’s a lot you can do to alter the way you look and cover up what you don’t like.

Makeup hides zits, spandex smoothens out belly bloat and you can even contour yourself some bigger boobs. But while our arsenal of beauty tools can fix most issues, the one enemy we never defeat is time. Unless you’re Marty McFly with a souped-up Delorean, there’s no time machine for your face.

Nothing can make you feel worse than when you look back on old pictures and compare your looks from then and now. You think you look the same as when you were 20 years old, until it’s three in the morning and you’re crying in front of a mirror wondering where the EFF these wrinkles came from.

Though aging can never really be slowed down, it can be a hell of a lot easier when you start taking care of yourself.

Self care and self love so are important, it’s stupid. If you stop focusing on yourself, you won’t have the energy or ability to live the life you want and be the kind of person you want to be.

While you make think those kind of speeches are better meant for those college grads who are just starting their lives, they’re just important to people who are farther down the road.

No matter how old you are, you deserve to look and feel your best. And you can only do that when you stop and take real care of yourself.

Start falling in love with your looks again with these five natural tools:

1. Put on some weight

​It’s been scientifically proven that being too thin over 40 can make your face appear older ,thanks to the loss of volume that creates jowls and develops wrinkles. SOOO, go eat a piece of chocolate cake and celebrate your newfound anti-aging routine.

Best news ever. I know. You can thank me later.

2. Paint your nails

​Another tell-tale sign of aging is your hands. One quick trick that can distract people into thinking you’re younger is wearing nail polish — especially jewel-toned hues.

And make sure you’re also taking care of the skin on your hands. Because dried-out, crepe skin is the literal worst when it comes to looking old.

3. Play up your eyes

Eyes are one of first areas that show your age the fastest, and wearing just lipstick isn’t helping. No need to get too crazy, just a touch of glowing shadow in the center of your lid and inner corner is all you need to brighten you up.

Find a video tutorial on how to apply eye shadow for beginners, if you feel like getting a bit more in-depth.

4. Stop moisturizing your skin and start hydrating

​As we already know, one of the worst signs of aging is crepe skin, where your skin dries out so much that it literally starts looking like crepe paper. Though your first instinct might be to dose yourself in the most intense moisturizer you can find, maybe try hydrating your skin instead with something like Beverly Hills MD’s Crepe Correcting Body Complex.

Its all-natural ingredients have been known to do wonders on skin, with zero surgery required. Don’t believe that a cream can do all that? Check out this video from the creators where they explain how something made out of freakin’ watermelon rind and red algae (seriously) can actually make your skin retain more moisture.

 

This simple switch can make a huge difference. The side that you part you hair on the most is the one that sees the sun the most (a.k.a the color fades and becomes dull, and may even show more grey hair!).

Cue the hair flip. Immediate reset and refresh.

Created in partnership with Beverly Hills MD.

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Dice Raw’s ‘The Last Jimmy’ Returns To Philly For Democratic Convention

Dice Raw's 'The Last Jimmy' Returns To Philly For Democratic Convention

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Dice Raw‘s provocative hip-hop musical The Last Jimmy will return to its birthplace of Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention.

In the musical, Dice Raw portrays Jimmy, the last black man to be incarcerated in America. The production is co-created and written by Phil Brown of Salt World Inc, and inspired by Dr. Michelle Alexander‘s renowned book The New Jim Crow.

The shows will be at the Proscenium Theatre at The Drake, 302 South Hicks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Showtimes are July 26 through July 29 at 7 p.m., and July 30 through July 31 at 2 p.m.

Each performance will be followed by a talk back, which is included in the ticket of admission. Confirmed panelists  Dr. James Braxton Peterson, director of Africana Studies at Lehigh University and founder of Hip Hop Scholars; Reverend Dr. Alyn E Waller, pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church; Marissa Bluestine, legal director of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project; and Vincent Moto, who was wrongly convicted and exonerated after nine years in prison.

Tickets are $30 for general admission, or $50 for VIP, which guarantees a seat in the first two rows.

To buy a ticket and stay updated on the roster of panelists for each show date, visit the musical’s Eventbrite page.

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DJ Khaled Shares “Holy Key” With Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, And Betty Wright

Earlier today we unveiled the official full track list of DJ Khaled’s upcoming album Major Key, which is only six days away from release. The list of collaborations on the album is nothing short of incredible, featuring JAY Z, Drake, Future, Nas, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Bryson Tiller, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz. His official track with Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean and Betty Wright, “Holy Key,” has been released today and you can now listen to it here below.

DJ Khaled’s new album Major Key is expected to release on July 29 via Epic Records and his own imprint We the Best Music Group.

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DJ Khaled Unveils ‘Major Key’ Tracklist

DJ Khaled continues the promotional tour for his ninth studio album, Major Key. Shortly after having unveiled the album cover on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show, the Miami native now went ahead and shared the tracklist of the much anticipated album. Next to the single with Drake “For Free” and the JAY Z and Future supported “I Got The Keys,” Kanye West, Nas, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Bryson Tiller, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and many other big names also appear on the album. Pretty much the entire who is who of the hip hop world appears on Major Key, with the album expected to release on July 29 via Epic Records and his own new imprint We the Best Music Group.

Check out the full track list now here below.

DJ Khaled – Major Key (Tracklist)

01 I Got the Keys [ft. Jay Z and Future]
02 For Free [ft. Drake]
03 Nas Album Done [ft. Nas]
04 Holy Key [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, and Betty Wright]
05 Jermaine’s Interlude [ft. J. Cole]
06 Ima Be Alright [ft. Bryson Tiller and Future]
07 Do You Mind [ft. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future, and Rick Ross]
08 Pick These Hoes Apart [ft. Kodak Black, Jeezy, and French Montana]
09 Fuck Up the Club [ft. Future, Rick Ross, YG, and Yo Gotti]
10 Work for It [ft. Big Sean, Gucci Mane, and 2 Chainz]
11 Don’t Ever Play Yourself [ft. Jadakiss, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, and Kent Jones]
12 Tourist [ft. Travis Scott and Lil Wayne]
13 Forgive Me Father [ft. Meghan Trainor, Wiz Khalifa, and Wale]
14 Progress

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DJ Khaled Unveils ‘Major Key’ Tracklist

DJ Khaled continues the promotional tour for his ninth studio album, Major Key. Shortly after having unveiled the album cover on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show, the Miami native now went ahead and shared the tracklist of the much anticipated album. Next to the single with Drake “For Free” and the JAY Z and Future supported “I Got The Keys,” Kanye West, Nas, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Bryson Tiller, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and many other big names also appear on the album. Pretty much the entire who is who of the hip hop world appears on Major Key, with the album expected to release on July 29 via Epic Records and his own new imprint We the Best Music Group.

Check out the full track list now here below.

DJ Khaled – Major Key (Tracklist)

01 I Got the Keys [ft. Jay Z and Future]
02 For Free [ft. Drake]
03 Nas Album Done [ft. Nas]
04 Holy Key [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, and Betty Wright]
05 Jermaine’s Interlude [ft. J. Cole]
06 Ima Be Alright [ft. Bryson Tiller and Future]
07 Do You Mind [ft. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future, and Rick Ross]
08 Pick These Hoes Apart [ft. Kodak Black, Jeezy, and French Montana]
09 Fuck Up the Club [ft. Future, Rick Ross, YG, and Yo Gotti]
10 Work for It [ft. Big Sean, Gucci Mane, and 2 Chainz]
11 Don’t Ever Play Yourself [ft. Jadakiss, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, and Kent Jones]
12 Tourist [ft. Travis Scott and Lil Wayne]
13 Forgive Me Father [ft. Meghan Trainor, Wiz Khalifa, and Wale]
14 Progress

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DJ Khaled Unveils ‘Major Key’ Tracklist

DJ Khaled continues the promotional tour for his ninth studio album, Major Key. Shortly after having unveiled the album cover on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show, the Miami native now went ahead and shared the tracklist of the much anticipated album. Next to the single with Drake “For Free” and the JAY Z and Future supported “I Got The Keys,” Kanye West, Nas, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Bryson Tiller, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and many other big names also appear on the album. Pretty much the entire who is who of the hip hop world appears on Major Key, with the album expected to release on July 29 via Epic Records and his own new imprint We the Best Music Group.

Check out the full track list now here below.

DJ Khaled – Major Key (Tracklist)

01 I Got the Keys [ft. Jay Z and Future]
02 For Free [ft. Drake]
03 Nas Album Done [ft. Nas]
04 Holy Key [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, and Betty Wright]
05 Jermaine’s Interlude [ft. J. Cole]
06 Ima Be Alright [ft. Bryson Tiller and Future]
07 Do You Mind [ft. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future, and Rick Ross]
08 Pick These Hoes Apart [ft. Kodak Black, Jeezy, and French Montana]
09 Fuck Up the Club [ft. Future, Rick Ross, YG, and Yo Gotti]
10 Work for It [ft. Big Sean, Gucci Mane, and 2 Chainz]
11 Don’t Ever Play Yourself [ft. Jadakiss, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, and Kent Jones]
12 Tourist [ft. Travis Scott and Lil Wayne]
13 Forgive Me Father [ft. Meghan Trainor, Wiz Khalifa, and Wale]
14 Progress

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DJ Khaled Shares “Holy Key” With Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, And Betty Wright

Earlier today we unveiled the official full track list of DJ Khaled’s upcoming album Major Key, which is only six days away from release. The list of collaborations on the album is nothing short of incredible, featuring JAY Z, Drake, Future, Nas, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Bryson Tiller, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz. His official track with Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean and Betty Wright, “Holy Key,” has been released today and you can now listen to it here below.

DJ Khaled’s new album Major Key is expected to release on July 29 via Epic Records and his own imprint We the Best Music Group.

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The Jordan 31 Experience Celebrates the Air Jordan XXXI in Las Vegas Brooklyn Bowl

The newest member of the Air Jordan line, the Air Jordan XXXI has been given a big celebratory welcome at the Las Vegas Brooklyn Bowl. Featuring a “Banned” theme, the space gives viewers a closer look at the full set of Air Jordans with the original black and red colorway taking centre stage followed by a line of all-red Air Jordans, and of course the all-new 31. The event space also includes AJ31 coloring stations, pin sets for the guests and an envious LED basketball court show off your skills. The event at Brooklyn Bowl is open to the public till July 22. If you can’t make it, take a look at the gallery above.

Brooklyn Bowl
3545 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
United States

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A.P.C. x Louis W. FW16 Inspired By French Riot

A.P.C. x Louis W. FW16

 

Under the creative direction of designer Louis Wong, the quintessential Parisian brand A.P.C. has unveiled a new FW16 capsule collection that draws inspiration from the May 1968 French riots, a demonstration against capitalism by students and workers across the country. The line, appropriately named Soixante Huit (or Sixty Eight), is dominated by a workwear aesthetic featuring shearlings and vintage jackets that capture the time period of youthful and rebellious protesters. An off-white jumpsuit acts as the blank canvas for many of the collection’s striking outerwear pieces, which include classic bombardiers, aviators, bombers and parkas in a retro color palette with knitwear also added into the mix. Check out the styles in the gallery above or go ahead and purchase them here.

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Jordan Brand Officially Unveils the Air Jordan 1 “Banned” Retro OG


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After getting an initial look just yesterday, courtesy of Russell Westbrook, Jordan Brand has since officially unveiled the forthcoming Air Jordan 1 “Banned” Retro. Much like the original release, this year’s delivery features the iconic “Bred” color combination, then boasting a leather upper and the brand-favorite Nike Air tagging on the tongue.

From being banned from the court, directly to your feet, you can look forward to the 2016 release of the “Banned” Air Jordan 1 Retro OG releasing on September 3.

Who’s looking to cop?

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Kanye West and Gucci Mane Unveil New Track “Pussy Print”


In preparation for his new studio album Everybody Looking, Gucci Mane releases another salvo of new music.

Following up on Gucci Mane’s appearance on the Kanye West-lead track “Champions,” Guwop this time enlists the help of West for the brand new “Pussy Print.” The new tune arrives on the heels of music videos for “No Sleep” and “Guwop Home.”

Watch for the album to release tomorrow, July 22.

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adidas NMD “Multicolor Splash” Customs Are DIY Favorites


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While much of the world has their eyes on Pharrell’s “Human Race” NMD dropping on Saturday — and rightfully so — Wujekrada Customs presents easily one of the sickest NMD deliveries to date.

The custom creation boasts a white upper with a matching BOOST sole unit, as the body has been livened up by a vibrant paint splatter effect. Aptly dubbed the “Multicolor Splash,” the NMDs then note black Three Stripes branding alongside, matching the sole plugs and laces accordingly. Finally, the accustomed adidas logo on the tongue has been replaced with additional paint splatter.

Again, these are a one-off custom from Wujekrada, but if adidas were to release something similar, would you cop?

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Michael Jordan Discusses the Air Jordan 1 “Banned”

Now that Russell Westbrook has stated his peace regarding the return of the Air Jordan 1 “Banned” edition, the shoes namesake figure emerged with a few words about the shoe – or rather the color combination – that the NBA simply wouldn’t stand for. “It’s like a young kid when your parents say you can’t […]

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Jordan Brand Teases the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Bred”


Today Jordan Brand confirmed the return of the heralded Air Jordan 1 “Bred.” JB broke the news via a new clip starring brand athlete, Russell Westbrook.

The short footage provides us with a glimpse at the new “Bred” 1s, as the OG is widely regarded as one of the best Jordan releases ever. You can look forward to the return of the Air Jordan 1 “Bred” taking place on September 3, the same day as the Air Jordan 31 “Bred.”

Stay tuned for more.

This weekend, Jordan Brand is releasing the “Metallic” Jordan 5 with “Nike Air” branding.

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