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Cellulitis: A More Than Skin-Deep Problem

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Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the deep layers of your skin and the tissue beneath your skin. Although it’s common in adults and children,

Without treatment the infection can spread quickly and permanently damage your immune system.

How Can You Get Cellulitis?

A cellulitis infection can occur anywhere you have a break in your skin. It can develop after surgery; after getting a tattoo or piercing; after a cut, bite, or scrape; or following breakouts of conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or athlete’s foot.

Typically, strep or staph bacteria gets into your body through a break in your skin. It’s possible to get infected without even realizing you had a break in your skin.

What Does Cellulitis Look Like?

The infection causes your skin to turn red, swollen, tender, and warm. Your skin may look glossy or stretched.

Kids usually get cellulitis on their face, neck, or around the anus. Adults usually get it on a lower leg, face, or arm. But it can show up anywhere. One way to recognize cellulitis is that it typically shows up in only one spot. If you have a condition that appears in both of your lower legs, it’s probably not cellulitis.

If your infection becomes severe, you may develop blisters, pus-filled bumps, or open sores. Your lymph nodes may feel swollen. Severe cellulitis can quicken your heart rate, lower your blood pressure, and make it difficult for you to concentrate. And severe cellulitis can be very painful.

What Raises Your Risk Of Getting Cellulitis?

Anyone can get cellulitis. But your risk is higher if you:

  • Have diabetes, especially if it is poorly controlled
  • Are middle-aged or older
  • Are overweight or obese
  • Use intravenous drugs
  • Frequently injure your skin. Athletes, children, and anyone who frequently falls are more susceptible.
  • Have a condition that weakens your immune system

How Is Cellulitis Treated?

If caught early, cellulitis can be treated with an antibiotic taken by the mouth for one or two weeks. If you have a weakened immune system you may need to take it longer. To make sure all the bacteria is destroyed, it’s important that you take your medication until it is gone.

If your cellulitis is painful, you may also need pain medication. When caught and treated early, you should notice improvement within a day or two.

If not caught early, your infection can spread quickly. It can travel to your lymph nodes and into your blood stream. In this case you likely will be hospitalized in order to take antibiotic medication intravenously (IV) in your arm.

Bandages will be used to keep your wound clean and quicken the healing.

How Can You Prevent Getting Cellulitis Again?

If you’ve had cellulitis, you have a higher chance of getting it again. Most people get cellulitis in the same place every time. Follow these steps to decrease your chance of a recurrence:

  • Protect your skin by wearing gloves when gardening, keeping your nails trimmed, wearing sunscreen, and using moisturizer to keep your skin from cracking.
  • Treat skin wounds right away. Wash them with soap and water, apply antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandage.
  • Lymphedema increases your chances of cellulitis more than any other medical condition. Work with your doctor to manage your lymphedema and other conditions like diabetes, eczema, leg ulcers, and peripheral artery disease.

If you continue to get flare-ups of cellulitis, your doctor may prescribe a continuous low-dose antibiotic.

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Source: American Academy of Dermatology; American Academy of Family Physicians; Cellulitis, Healthwise, 4/1/2019

What to Do If Tattoo Gets Infected

I have about 10 tattoos, all done in my thirties, all on the larger side, and most done by the same incredibly talented tattoo artist. Although I’m by no means as inked as some others, I thought I was pretty seasoned when it came to the tattoo-getting experience.

And then the unthinkable happened. No, I didn’t get something spelled wrong. One of my tattoos got infected.

I’d had some gnarly heals with a couple other tattoos — mostly just some thick scabbing — but I’d never seen what was happening to my beautiful new arm art on any of my previous tattoos. First, it started out with a lot more post-appointment pain than in the past, and for a lot longer. I thought it was because of where the tattoo is located — the inner elbow “ditch” is notoriously brutal — so I tried to be patient as several days went by with me being unable to bend and straighten my arm without wanting to scream. Then I noticed that some of the non-inked skin in the area was red and warm to the touch. And finally, after almost a week, the prettiest development of all: goo.

In a panic, I looked up photos of infected tattoos on Instagram, and yikes. It was at this point that I consulted my dermatologist, who prescribed both topical and oral antibiotics. And within a few days the pain and redness — and goo — were gone.

I have no doubt the infection had nothing to do with my artist’s execution and almost entirely to do with the fact that the tattoo was located in one of the sweatiest parts of my body — not to mention that I would find pieces of my dog’s hair sticking it to it no matter how clean I tried to keep the area. But to solve the mystery of how tattoos get infected, we asked the experts — a tattoo artist and two dermatologists. Follow their advice below to lower your risk for infection and get the right treatment should one occur.

1. Carefully consider the body part you want inked.

“Any part of the body is at risk for infection,” says Ife Rodney, M.D., F.A.A.D., board-certified dermatologist and medical director at Eternal Dermatology in Fulton, Maryland. “But places that are prone to more moisture and bacteria — like under the arms, the lip and feet — get infected more easily. Plus, the lower extremities, in general, take a bit longer to heal, making them more prone to infections.” However, you really want to be careful with hands and fingers. “We touch so many different surfaces every day, that these tattoos have the greatest risk, especially since we will need to control ourselves from using our hands while the tattoo heals,” explains Dr. Rodney.

Plus, if there are any signs of skin inflammation (like a rash, redness, broken or irritated skin), Dr. Rodney recommends waiting until the site is completely healed and the skin is normal. “Also, if you are treating an unrelated skin condition using topical medications like a steroid cream, these medications could increase the risk of infection, even if the skin appears normal,” she adds.

2. Find a reputable tattoo parlor and artist.

“While most infections happen in aftercare, some start right at the tattoo parlor,” says Dr. Rodney. “Make sure the tattoo parlor is licensed because licensed parlors are regularly inspected by a health agency. Also, do a little research beforehand to check the safety/infection record of the artist and ask them about their equipment sterilization practices and protocols. They should have no problem with you seeing them in action.”

“Tattoo artists should follow Universal Precautions, the standard for anyone who could be in contact with blood or bodily fluids, and take blood borne pathogen training,” explains Joe Lathe-Vitale, a shop owner and tattoo artist for 20 years. “An artist who’s properly trained and using good safety measures will greatly minimize any chance of infection.” Lathe-Vitale says a properly trained tattoo artist will always use sterile, single-use needles, and properly sterilize and clean any materials that are reused; however, most artists now use entirely single-use disposable items. You’ll also want to make sure they use new gloves with each client and change gloves as needed during the procedure, Dr. Rodney points out.

Remember, your artist is also responsible for making sure the skin is properly prepped before starting. “You can develop an infection if the skin isn’t adequately cleaned before getting a tattoo,” says Joshua Zeichner, M.D., board-certified dermatologist and Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at the Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Dermatology.

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3. Stay diligent during the healing process.

Even if your artist does everything correctly, what happens after you leave the shop is the key to healthy healing. “A tattoo that is properly done by a reputable artist is pretty resilient. It will heal if just left alone and kept clean,” Lathe-Vitale says. “It’s outside bacteria that can cause problems.”

Although every artist has preferences for after-care, most emphasize how important it is to keep the tattooed skin moisturized and clean — which means avoiding some very normal behaviors that would otherwise be harmless. “In my opinion, the most important thing is for a client to never touch the tattoo without first washing their hands,” says Lathe-Vitale, even before applying any moisturizer or ointment. Additionally, he says it’s best not to soak your new tattoo in a tub, use body scrub on it or let your pet lick or scratch it.

4. Know the signs of infection.

If you’ve ever gotten a tattoo, you know it’s par for the course to have pain and swelling after a session — and both Dr. Rodney and Dr. Zeichner agree that’s normal. However, anything beyond that may be cause for concern, especially if symptoms last for three or more days. “If you are developing significant warmth, redness or tenderness, you may have developed an infection,” says Dr. Zeichner. “If you feel unwell or have a fever or any pus in the area of the tattoo, these can be other signs of an infection.” You’ll also want to be aware of leaking ink or excessive itching, notes Dr. Rodney.

5. Get a proper diagnosis.

Even if your previous tattoos have healed perfectly, it’s imperative to consult a board-certified dermatologist if you have signs of an infection. “Other conditions, like allergic reactions to tattoo ink, may present in a similar manner, with redness, itching and swelling,” says Dr. Rodney. “As treatment for both of these conditions is different, it is best to figure out the correct diagnosis ASAP.”

She says a dermatologist will usually perform a physical exam, looking and feeling for signs of an infection or allergic reaction. “If the infection appears serious or if it does not resolve with the initial treatment, we may take a culture of the skin,” explains Dr. Rodney. “This is a simple swab that is sent to the lab to figure out the exact type of bacteria that is causing the infection, and the best treatment for it. For the most resistant infections, a skin biopsy may be done, in which a small tissue sample of skin is sent to a lab for testing.”

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6. Don’t try to treat it yourself.

You cannot count on an infection to clear up without medication. “If not treated, infections typically do not resolve on their own,” says Dr. Zeichner. “They can grow in size and become quite large and tender. As with any skin infection, in severe cases bacteria can enter your bloodstream and actually become life-threatening.”

Keep in mind, tattoo infections are usually deeper in the skin as the needle pierces 1.5 to 2 mm into the skin, notes Dr. Rodney, so an OTC antibiotic ointment isn’t going to cut it. “Depending on the severity of the infection, your dermatologist may prescribe a prescription topical antibiotic,” Dr. Zeichner explains. “In some severe cases, you may receive an oral antibiotic instead.”

If you try to treat an infection on your own, you could delay the treatment and end up with scarring. “Not only is this risky, but it can also ruin the appearance of your new tattoo,” says Dr. Rodney. “The infected skin may not heal correctly, leaving an unsightly scar or an abscess that needs to be drained by a doctor.”

7. Be prepared to have your tattoo fixed.

“If an infection occurs, it’s not the end of the world,” says Lathe-Vitale. “Once it’s cleared up, the tattoo can always be touched up if necessary.” The important thing is to wait until the skin has fully recovered because an infection can hinder the healing of the original tattoo. “This may mean that tattoo pigment is not properly retained in the skin,” explains Dr. Zeichner. “It’s okay to get a touch up; however, I recommend waiting at least one to two months after the infection has resolved to make sure that the skin is fully healed. ” At that point, Lathe-Vitale advises letting your artist visually inspect the tattoo to determine if it’s ready.

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Tattoo-associated skin reactions | DermNet NZ

Author: Vanessa Ngan, Staff Writer, 2005. Updated by Dr Ebtisam Elghblawi, Dermatologist, Tripoli, Libya.  Updated November 2019. 


Decorative tattooing has been practised for thousands of years. In primitive times it was used for embellishment, whilst in some customs and cultures tattooing represented a sign of distinction or social rank. This remains the case today with some cultures; however, it has also become popular with everyday people of western countries in the last 10–20 years.

With the rise in the number of people with tattoos in today’s society, an increase in the number of tattoo-associated skin disorders can be expected. Reactions that may occur include acute inflammatory reactions, eczematous hypersensitivity reactions (allergic contact dermatitis), photo-aggravated reactions, granulomatous reactions, lichenoid reactions and pseudolymphomatous reactions.

Reaction to red tattoo ink

Acute inflammatory reactions

An acute inflammatory reaction is in direct response to the piercing of the skin with needles impregnated with pigment dyes prepared from metal salts. There may be transient redness and swelling of the area that disappears within 2–3 weeks. It is an expected side effect of the tattooing process.

Koebnerised skin reactions

The koebner phenomenon describes the appearance of new lesions of an existing skin disease within a cutaneous injury. A tattoo can result in psoriasis, lichen planus or vitiligo by this mechanism.

Skin infections

Infection is not common after tattooing. The following skin infections have been reported however, emphasising the need to undergo the procedure in a clean environment using sterile equipment. Microorganisms have also been found in contaminated tattoo ink.

Transmission of serious blood-borne infections may occur.

Eczematous hypersensitivity reactions

The two most common hypersensitivity reactions to tattoo pigments are allergic contact dermatitis and photoallergic dermatitis. The reaction usually appears as an inflamed red rash or may sometimes be scaly and flaky (exfoliative dermatitis). Red tattoo pigments cause the most reactions, particularly those made from mercury sulfide (cinnabar). Hypersensitivity reactions to pigments used to make black, blue, purple and green tattoos are much less common.

The components of tattoo ink are difficult to determine and undergo changes with time. There are no regulations for tattoo inks or colour additives, which contain inorganic pigments and carbon black, and/or organic pigments from various chemical classes. The table below lists some agents that have been used. There are many more.

Composition of Tattoo Pigment Colours
Colour Composition
  • Mercury sulfide (cinnabar)
  • Ferric hydrate (sienna)
  • Sandalwood
  • Brazilwood
  • Iron oxide
  • Carbon (India ink)
  • Iron oxide
  • Logwood
  • Colbalt aluminate
  • Azure blue
  • Cobalt blue
  • Chromic oxide
  • Lead chromate
  • Phthalocyanine dyes
  • Ferrocyanides and ferricyanides
  • Titanium oxide
  • Zinc oxide
  • Lead carbonate

Allergic contact dermatitis has also been reported in people with henna tattoos. Henna tattoos are non-permanent tattoos where henna dye is painted onto the skin with an artist’s brush resulting in a brownish stain. Henna itself should be safe, but the dye is often mixed with paraphenylenediamine (PPD), a chemical substance that is well known for causing allergic reactions in people sensitive to it. In this case, the dye is black in colour, so-called black henna.

Photo-aggravated reactions

Yellow tattoos created from cadmium sulfide are at most risk of causing hypersensitivity reactions when they are exposed to sunlight. Swelling and redness develop around the tattoo site. This phototoxic reaction caused by cadmium sulfide can also occur in red tattoos, as trace amounts of cadmium are added to brighten red tattoo pigment.

Granulomatous reactions

The term granuloma refers to the particular kind of cells that cause the reaction. A foreign body reaction to pigment may cause raised red bumps at the site of the tattoo that are made up of epithelioid cells, lymphocytes and a few giant cells. Most commonly red, but also, green, blue and purple pigment tattoos, and UV-visible tattoos have been associated with granulomatous reactions.


Psoriasis has been reported in tattoos, often as part of the Koebner phenomenon.

Lichenoid reactions

These types of reactions are much less common than eczematous hypersensitivity reactions. Their signs and symptoms are the same as those in lichen planus, although the reaction is usually confined to the red parts of the tattoo. Hence, red pigment is responsible for most lichenoid tattoo reactions.

Lichenoid reaction to red pigment of tattoo

Pseudolymphomatous reactions

These are usually the result of a delayed hypersensitivity reaction to tattoo pigment and in an attempt to degrade the foreign body material. Again, red pigment is the main cause but it has also been reported with green and blue pigments. Pseudolymphomas caused by tattoo pigment are characteristically plum to red coloured nodules and plaques. They need to be clinically distinguished from cutaneous lymphomas that may be the cause of serious malignant conditions.

The trauma induced by puncturing the skin has been linked to pseudolymphoma which may become generalised over time.  

Skin cancer

Squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma and leiomyosarcoma have been described in tattoos, particularly in areas of red ink. Keratoacanthoma-like reactions to tattoos have also been described. Although the cause is unknown, it is thought that the ink may include carcinogens. In some cases, the tumours may be due to ‘pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia’, a benign proliferative reaction that mimics skin cancer.

Burns during magnetic resonance imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scan) produces a magnetic field that has been reported to induce an electric current within tattoo ink containing iron oxide. Iron oxide is sometimes found in permanent cosmetic ink used to enhance lip lines and eyebrows. A MRI scan results in a minor burn at the tattooed site, ie, painful redness and swelling.  

Removal of tattoos

Tattoos are most often treated with Q-switched lasers. In most cases, 5 to 12 treatments are required, at 6 to 8-week intervals. Complete clearance is not always possible.

The laser may be selected according to the colour of the tattoo pigment.

  • Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm) for black and blue pigment
  • Alexandrite laser (755 nm) for black, blue and green pigment
  • Ruby laser (694 nm) for black, blue and green pigment
  • Frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser (532 nm) for red, orange and purple pigment
  • Flashlamp-pumped pulsed dye (510 nm) for red, purple, orange and yellow pigment

White and yellow pigment appears to be the most difficult to eradicate. Complications may include:

  • Scarring
  • Unwanted colour changes including darkening of tattoo e.g. brown to black (ferric oxide becomes ferrous oxide)
  • Spreading of allergic reaction as tattoo granules disperse

Alternatively, ablative fractional resurfacing can be used.

Fall 2018: Tattoo risks: What transplant recipients should know

Tattoos are a permanent form of self-expression and can have very personal meanings, but transplant recipients should consider taking a pass on this and other forms of body art, say experts. That’s because getting a tattoo can increase your odds of developing an infection or other problems — a risk that is even higher in people with compromised immune systems, including those who have undergone organ transplantation.

In fact, there have been case reports of a range of complications from tattoos. These include localized infections and inflammatory skin reactions, acute bacterial infections (such as impetigo, folliculitis and cellulitis), and more rarely, bacterial endocarditis (infection of the inner lining of the heart) and transmission of infectious viral diseases including hepatitis B and C, HIV and Molluscum contagiosum. These risks can also apply to other types of body modification that break the skin, such as piercings.

“We don’t generally recommend that transplant recipients get a new tattoo,” says Kate Miller, CPNP, an infectious disease nurse practitioner in the Pediatric Transplant Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. “If this is something that you are considering, please contact your transplant team to discuss the risks associated with tattoos, to be able to make the best decision for you.”

Tips for staying safe

Even with those caveats in mind, some transplant recipients may still choose to get a tattoo. If you do choose to go ahead with this decision, Miller recommends taking the following steps to make the process as safe as possible.

Do your research. Use only a licensed tattoo artist and establishment. You can get more information from your local public health department as well as the Alliance of Professional Tattoo Artists.


Ask questions. Pay them a visit first to ensure that the establishment is clean. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, including whether the artist adheres to universal precautions provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Watch closely. The tattoo artist should wash their hands, wear disposable gloves and use new, sterile equipment and single-use ink and razors.

Choose wisely. Never get a tattoo in non-professional settings, such as a home, from a friend, as part of a cultural ritual or in a prison.

Practice aftercare. Your tattoo artist should give you clear instructions for caring for your tattoo, including cleaning the area with antibacterial soap, applying topical antibiotic ointment and avoiding contact with water until it has healed.

Reach out. Don’t hesitate to contact your nurse or other clinician if you notice signs of infection, such as redness, tenderness or swelling at the tattoo site, a rash, fever or drainage of fluids.

A breast tattoo and breast health

Tattoos have been around for centuries. They’ve been used to reflect changes in life status, passage into adulthood, or induction into a group or society, like a gang or the military. Today, a tattoo is more like a fashion accessory or form of self-expression through art. For some women, a tattoo on their breast is an expression of femininity. For others, like those who have had an experience with breast cancer, tattoos are a way to cover scars or create a meaningful symbol of their experience.

A recent report by the Food and Drug Administration estimates that as many as 45 million Americans have tattoos. According to a Pew Research poll from 2010, 23 percent of Americans have a tattoo, and 32 percent of people ages 30 to 45 have at least one tattoo.

While tattoos may be more common than ever, there are risks to consider before getting “inked.” Among them are the permanence of the art and the potential risks.
For starters, it’s important to understand how a tattoo is made. A tattoo is a permanent mark or design that is made by inserting pigment through pricks into the top layer of the skin. One or more needles puncture the skin to insert the ink, which can result in a small amount of bleeding and mild to moderate pain.

Because the skin is breached, there are possible complications. 

  • Skin infection. Bacteria on the skin can enter at the site of the tattoo and cause cellulitis, or skin infection.
  • Allergic reaction from the dye. Red, yellow, green and blue dye can cause an itchy skin rash at the site of the tattoo.
  • Granuloma or keloid formation. Sometimes bumps called granulomas form around tattoo ink. Tattooing also can lead to keloids—raised areas caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue.
  • Bloodborne pathogens. If the equipment that is used to create the tattoo is contaminated with infected blood, you could contract blood borne diseases including tetanus and Hepatitis B or C.

When it comes to breast health specifically, women often ask if there are any special concerns with breast tattoos. In particular, they want to know if a breast tattoo affects the quality or interpretation of a mammogram. Typically, no.

Most tattoos on the breast will be undetected by a mammogram. But there are a few ways that breast tattoos can affect imaging: 

  • Tattoos can lead to skin granulomas or keloids. Calcifications may form within the skin. Additional mammograms or ultrasound imaging may be required to confirm the abnormality is not within the underlying breast.
  • Tattoo dye can be absorbed by the lymphatic system and accumulate in the lymph nodes of the axilla. This accumulation of dye can give the lymph node an abnormal appearance and lead to an unnecessary biopsy.
  • Tattoos might cause swelling or burning in the affected areas during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams.

Fortunately, these problems do not happen often. But if you have a breast tattoo and are concerned or have questions, talk to your doctor.


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Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment – Pediatric Associates

Bumps and bruises are part of childhood. It’s not uncommon for a parent to ask their child, “How did you get that scrape?” or, “Where did that bump come from?” especially during a clumsy toddler period or the months of summer. When your child has a minor bump or scrape, they may have redness, swelling or pain at the sight of the injury. These symptoms usually resolve in a few days to one week. If your child has a red, swollen or painful spot on their skin that lasts longer than one week, can’t be traced to a specific injury, or is spreading, they may have an infection called cellulitis.

What is a cellulitis infection?

Cellulitis is a rapidly spreading skin infection caused by bacteria that enter the skin through a cut or

open wound. Cellulitis can affect the upper layer of the skin, a deeper layer of the skin, or even the layer of fat under the skin. If left untreated, cellulitis can be serious.

What bacteria causes cellulitis?

Everyone has bacteria on the surface of their skin. These are the most common strains of bacteria that cause cellulitis:

  • Staphylococcus
  • Streptococcus
  • Haemophilus
  • Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Is cellulitis contagious?

Cellulitis is typically not spread from person to person.

What are the symptoms of cellulitis in kids?

If your child is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, they may have cellulitis:

  • Red streaks on an area of skin that is inflamed
  • An area of the skin that is swollen or painful
  • An area of skin that is warm or tender to touch
  • An area of skin that appears pitted (has small indentations in it)
  • Patches of skin that have blisters
  • Swollen glands or lymph nodes

Consult your child’s doctor immediately if they have any of the following symptoms, which could indicate an emergency case of cellulitis:

  • A considerably large area or red, inflamed skin
  • Numbness or tingling at the site of swelling and/or discoloration
  • A patch of skin that appears darkened

Cellulitis can occur anywhere on the skin but most commonly affects children’s legs, feet and eyes. Cellulitis around the eyes is called orbital cellulitis and can be very serious. Orbital cellulitis symptoms include redness, swelling, discoloration and warmth of the eyelid or skin bordering the eye. Fever and chills may be present. You should contact your child’s pediatrician immediately if they have redness, swelling, discoloration or warmth around their eye or eyelid.

What are the causes of cellulitis in children?

Any child can get cellulitis but there are factors that increase the risk of bacteria entering the skin:

  • Injuries that cause a break in the skin (scrapes, cuts, bites, ulcers, etc)
  • Piercings
  • Chickenpox or shingles
  • Injection medications or drugs
  • Playing sports or engaging in other physical activity that increases chances of injury

Other factors that increase risk of developing cellulitis include being overweight, retaining excess fluid in the limbs or being immunocompromised.

What are the causes of cellulitis in babies?

Your child does not need to be mobile or active to get cellulitis. Infants can scratch themselves with their fingernails, cause a break in their skin and develop cellulitis. Symptoms of cellulitis in babies are the same as symptoms of cellulitis in children: a red, swollen and painful area of the skin that spreads and can be accompanied by fever.

What are the causes of cellulitis in toddlers?

Toddlers crawl on the floor and fall frequently as they learn to walk, run and navigate the world around them. They touch everything, are unable to wash their hands independently, put things in their mouths and touch their faces and eyes. Being in constant contact with surfaces that have high concentrations of bacteria, and being injury prone makes toddlers especially susceptible to developing cellulitis.

What are the causes of cellulitis in kids and teens?

Older children and teens usually develop cellulitis after an injury they get from playing sports or engaging in other forms of physical activity, like playing on a playground. Teens may be more likely to develop cellulitis through skin that has been punctured when getting tattoos or piercings.

How is cellulitis diagnosed?

Your child’s pediatrician will take a medical history and complete a physical examination to diagnose cellulitis.

How can it be prevented?

Anyone can develop cellulitis but there are precautions you can take to minimize your child’s chances of contracting it.

  1. Be diligent about wound care. If your child has a cut, scrape or blister that has broken open, clean the injury with soap and water and cover with a clean, dry bandage until it heals. If your child has a puncture or other deep wound, take them to the doctor to be treated. If your child has an open wound, avoid swimming pools, natural bodies of water and hot tubs.
  2. Encourage frequent hand washing and bathing. Everyone has bacteria on their skin, but having your child frequently wash their hands with soap and water promotes overall cleanliness and can reduce their chances of developing cellulitis.
  3. Visit clean tattoo parlors and piercing sites.  If your teenager is getting a piercing or tattoo, confirm the location is clean and a licensed professional is performing the work. Make sure your child completes all after-care instructions and keeps the wound clean until it heals.

What’s the treatment of cellulitis in children?

Cellulitis requires antibiotic treatment. Your child’s doctor will prescribe antibiotics to be taken orally (in pill or liquid form) or administered through an IV if your child’s case of cellulitis is severe. Your child’s doctor may perform a blood draw to identify what kind of bacteria caused the cellulitis and know the best antibiotic to treat it.

When should you bring your child to a pediatrician?

If your child has a red, swollen or painful spot on their skin that is spreading, or one that has remained the same size but has lasted longer than one week, you should make an appointment with their pediatrician as soon as possible. Cellulitis can quickly turn into a life-threatening condition if left untreated.

 ‘Black Henna Tattoo’: art or allergen?


A 10-year-old boy, who was previously fit and healthy, presented with a 3-week history of an erythematous, pruritic, papulovesicular rash on his right upper arm. The rash had started 4 days after application of a temporary black henna tattoo while he was on a holiday in Spain. Owing to suspected cellulitis, the patient had been trialled with two oral macrolide antibiotics, but there had been little improvement. Examination revealed an erythematous papulovesicular, partially crusted skin lesion. The eruption was pruritic and followed the outline of the tattoo (figure 1). The surrounding skin showed diffuse erythematous swelling and was hot and painful to touch. The child had no prior history of atopy, eczema or any allergic reactions. The rest of his general and systemic examination was normal.

Figure 1

Outline of black henna tattoo with surrounding soft tissue inflammation.

A diagnosis of type IV delayed hypersensitivity to black henna with surrounding cellulitis was made. He was initially treated with intravenous clindamycin for 3 days followed by oral flucloxacillin for 4 days. Topical 2% fuscidic acid plus 1% hydrocortisone acetate cream and emollients were applied for 7 days. An improvement was noted after 48 h with rapid resolution of surrounding inflammation. Residual hypopigmentation of the tattoo area was apparent after a week.

Learning points

  • Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) is a textile dye that is commonly added to henna to blacken the pigment and speed up drying time. The combination together is called black henna.1 PPD is a known contact allergen, and can evoke a type IV delayed hypersensitivity reaction based on its concentration and the duration of exposure. Eruptions are typically seen 3–10 days after the application of black henna.2 The concentration of PPD in black henna tattoo inks can be as high as 30%.3

  • Depending on the intensity of the inflammatory reaction, there can be scarring, keloid formation or depigmentation over the tattoo.

  • Patients who develop an allergic reaction to PPD should be advised by clinicians to avoid any further exposure to PPD, which is contained in cosmetic products such as hair colouring and semipermanent eyebrow make-up.

  • Skin tattoos with black henna should be avoided, especially during foreign travel, as this can make the tracing of the vendor and any subsequent public health management challenging.

90,000 Tattoos and their harm – ME “Grodno University Clinic”

The striving for harmony in humans is at the genetic level. We want to see beauty in everything, from the environment to our body. At all times, people adorned themselves using various cosmetics, dyes, jewelry and original items.

Tattooing (indelible drawing of a wide variety of themes and shapes) and piercings (piercing various parts of the body in order to constantly wear precious metals, stones or other accessories) are just typical ways to draw attention to your own body.

Why tattoos are dangerous for health

People who decide on such a wearable decoration should be aware that the subcutaneous application of the pattern can be fraught with infection. The list of diseases obtained as a result of drawing with “dirty” or poorly sterilized needles is simply scary – syphilis, AIDS, hepatitis of various types, tuberculosis, etc. Therefore, first of all, it is necessary to ensure that the procedure is carried out by a professional, in a hygienic environment and using sterile instruments.

The ink used in tattooing sometimes contains toxic substances and carcinogens that are very harmful to the human body. For example, benzopyrene is present in the composition of many tattoo inks. Experiments on animals have shown that it causes skin cancer in experimental individuals.

A tattoo made with black ink is especially dangerous, because in addition to the usual henna, they contain paraphenylene diamine. This chemical compound, if the dosage is not followed, usually causes eczema, dermatitis, complex allergic reactions and other skin lesions.

But the composition of colored ink often contains heavy metals such as titanium, lead, cadmium, nickel. The penetration of these substances under the skin is extremely undesirable for the integrity of the whole organism, because hazardous chemical compounds often cause cancer and other serious diseases, and not only the skin.

If you are not a chemist, then it will be almost impossible for you to figure out the composition of the ink that will be applied to the drawing. Therefore, you can never be completely sure that decorating your body, you have not caused irreparable harm to health.

Why are tattoos dangerous in terms of appearance?

We have lived for more than one year, and not even 10. What amused at 20, at 30 no longer causes even a shadow of a smile, and at 40 may seem just disgusting. Tastes change, and so does fashion. Any drawing can simply become obsolete, not to mention the semantic load.

For example, the name of a loved one tattooed on the belly may change over time and due to normal objective reasons. Unfortunately, people don’t always stay together for years.Then the unpleasant question of removing the thoughtlessly applied drawing will arise.

Or another aspect. Unfortunately, the skin does not get younger over time. It sags somewhere, somewhere it loses its elasticity, and somewhere folds are formed, not to mention the fact that if a person gains or loses weight, then it simply either stretches or shrinks. A tattoo made at the age of 25 at the age of 40 can simply, to put it mildly, amaze with its unaesthetic appearance – the fuzziness of the lines and the fading of colors.

Why tattoos are dangerous for a career

Nobody knows how the future life will be. Perhaps a tattoo applied in youth will become a reason for refusal when entering a high-paying position. After all, most reputable companies watch their image and they do not need a director with samples of body painting that attract unnecessary attention.

Think about your future reputation as well. Do you need a neck tattoo if you go into politics? But removing any of the pictures is impossible without scars and pain.And never before have scars brought the owner either joy or happiness.

Memo for those who decided to get a tattoo:

  • until the end of your life you will have to protect the applied drawing from active sunlight, so as not to provoke the development of skin cancer;
  • tattoos made near the mucous membrane are hazardous to health;
  • Choose the place that is least prone to sprains – ankles, back;
  • so that the masterpiece of the master’s needle does not become boring over time and does not begin to seem simply ugly, make a tattoo on those parts of the body that you rarely see;
  • Be sure to thoroughly find out what the picture or hieroglyph you like means, so that later it will not be excruciatingly painful in the literal sense of the word.

Summing up, we can conclude that the tattoo poses a direct threat to your health, even if all the rules necessary for its application are followed. But each person has the right to choose what and how to do with his body. Just weigh the pros and cons carefully before making your final decision!

The material was prepared by E.V. Tishkovskaya

Cellulite treatment with myostimulation | Asmedia

There are many methods for the treatment of cellulite, and often only in combination they are able to relieve the hips and abdomen from the “orange peel” and flabbiness, to restore elasticity and firmness to the skin and muscles.

Anti-cellulite massage , which we wrote about earlier, allows you to improve blood flow, stretch muscles, break the “crust” and generally prepare the skin for further procedures. But to fight cellulite, it is necessary to work not only with the skin, but also with the muscles. And just losing weight and shedding extra pounds is not enough for this.

You can restore muscle tone and slightly remove extra centimeters on problem areas of the body using a special medical procedure – myostimulation .

What is myostimulation?

An advertisement for myostimulation can talk about “losing weight without a gym”, but this is fundamentally wrong: myostimulation is an excellent method of maintaining muscle elasticity, but by itself it will not drive fat from the sides and thighs, it will not pump up steep calves and butt-nut. However, this method will greatly simplify and speed up the process of fighting cellulite.

The essence of the myostimulation procedure is the effect of an electric current on the muscles, forcing them to contract and contract with a certain frequency – just like with constant physical exercise, with the difference that pain after the session is not felt, since lactic acid does not accumulate.

During a session of myostimulation, electrodes lubricated with a conductive gel are connected to the lying patient, fixed with special belts and send electrical impulses to certain muscle groups. No pain is felt, except that involuntary muscle contraction can cause strange sensations. There is no stress on the heart during the procedure, but muscles are stimulated, blood circulation is accelerated, the body becomes more elastic and taut.

Contraindications to myostimulation

It should be remembered: myostimulation is not a complete replacement for the gym, and it is not recommended to attend such a procedure all the time.The thing is that if in the first sessions you can get by with a weak current strength, then over time it will have to be gradually increased, and frequent effects of a strong current on the body are fraught.

The full course of myostimulation is 10-20 procedures – the exact number will be determined by the doctor at the appointment.

Myostimulation is contraindicated:

  • Pregnant women;

  • Women during menstruation;

  • Cancer patients;

  • Patients with an implanted pacemaker and diseases of the cardiovascular system and veins;

  • Patients in the period of acute infectious or chronic diseases, tuberculous and pulmonary patients;

  • People with kidney or gallstones.

Reviews of myostimulation confirm the effectiveness of this procedure in combination with regular exercise and anti-cellulite massage. The cost of myostimulation procedure in clinics “AsMedia” is indicated in the price list on our website.

You can get detailed advice about the procedure or make an appointment with a doctor online or by phone 597-05-05 .

Dysmorphophobia: my unloved body … – Natasha Evlyushina texts to order – LiveJournal

Article for the magazine “Kudesnitsa”
author Natasha Evlyushina
October 2018

If your every morning begins with a picky looking at yourself in the mirror and dissatisfaction with the figure, the nose, then the growth, be vigilant. Perhaps this is low self-esteem, or perhaps the onset of a serious mental disorder – body dysmorphophobia, that is, rejection of one’s appearance. “Get better!” – shouts the advertisement. And he is silent about the fact that sometimes on the way to perfection it is easy to fall into a hospital bed. Psychologist, mindfulness trainer and fitness trainer Veronika Lugovskaya talks about the danger of self-dislike.

Manifestations of dysmorphophobia

The first symptoms may appear in adolescence. The child grows up, hormones are raging, and he initially prejudices himself, because for him now everything is changing and he needs the approval of the social group in which he is. The girls start to paint, to choose their clothes carefully. The sexual aspect comes to the fore: Am I attractive? Being picky about yourself continues for a while, which is completely normal.But if a person at the age of 20-25-30 fixes his attention only on appearance, this is already a wake-up call.
What are the symptoms of dysmorphophobia?

Striving for the ideal
In the initial stages, people regularly and for a long time examine themselves in the mirror, examine their shortcomings or deliberately look for them. They do not want to be photographed because they are sure that the pictures are poor; they constantly go to cosmetologists and other specialists to correct themselves, bring them to perfection, but they are never satisfied with the result.Even a plastic surgeon is not able to make them happy: the result is an outwardly handsome person with a hellish sense of self-rejection.

One of the signs of dysmorphophobia can be an excessive passion for tattoos. Someone is trying to hide skin defects (scar, cellulite) under a tattoo, and someone thus “suppresses” the mental pain (similar to how others do it with the help of alcohol or nicotine).
A person gets a tattoo, takes care of it for a while, it becomes easier for him, and this is reinforced emotionally.The next time the emotional experiences begin, he will go and get another tattoo, because he does not know any other way to regulate his emotions. But the pain returns, it has not gone anywhere, and the person goes to the tattoo parlor again.

Attempts to “hide”
Another manifestation of self-rejection is attempts to hide their imperfections under clothes and cosmetics. Often people with this disorder wear baggy or multi-layered clothes, sunglasses that hide half of their faces, or apply such a layer of “plaster” to their skin that they become unrecognizable.
It is also worth mentioning that dysmorphophobia is a painful fixation on appearance, and not just mirror syndrome and hiding “flaws” under clothes. These are obsessive thoughts about their features of appearance or imaginary flaws and their correction.

Where do “legs grow” from?

The causes of dysmorphophobia can be different. Some of the most common are stereotypes imposed by society (“You must be athletic,” “Beauty is ideal parameters,” etc.), and outright persecution of a person for his shortcomings.Let’s consider them in more detail.

Bullying fat people
Our society is not yet ready to lend a helping hand to a person who painfully perceives his appearance, but will always happily reproach another for imperfection. So, on the Internet, fetshaming is now actively gaining popularity – bullying overweight people. Users write posts and comments with approximately the following message: “You are fat, let’s lift your butt and drag her audience.” It turns out that a person already feels uncomfortable, and he is still being told from the outside: be ashamed of your body.But we are all different, and that’s okay. There are roses, tulips, daisies, lilies – all flowers are beautiful in their own way. And it’s not okay when a chamomile wants to be a tulip or a rose wants to be a lily. The world of flora and fauna is diverse – and so is the world of humans. Many of us do tend to be overweight. And it’s not at all funny when they say “the bone is wide.” A person can really have such a body constitution, this is his nature. For example, a girl with high pelvic bones, in principle, cannot have a waist, even if she spends all her free time in the gym.

“Something is wrong with you!”
One of the forms of psychological abuse that leads to self-rejection is gaslighting. This is when a person is told that something is wrong with him and that he himself is somehow not like that. Some are pressured by people from their inner circle, others are attacked on social networks. Advertising and the media, in fact, are also engaged in psychological violence, promoting the idea of ​​ideal beauty, urging to be equal to actresses and models. And your hair is split, and your skin is oily, and your figure is “wrong” … But after all, much remains “behind the scenes”: the models also have imperfect skin and have cellulite, but this skillfully hides the retouching of photographs.
Everyone has flaws, and that’s okay. But a person with a rejection of his appearance does not think about it – he sees only that something is wrong with him, and begins to chase the ideal.

Consequences of self-dislike

Dysmorphophobia is not just low self-esteem, but a mental illness. If you do not seek the help of a specialist in time, you may develop eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.
A person comes to a psychotherapist or nutritionist with a request to lose weight and says: “Help me cope, I do not want to eat food, but I can not help but eat because I feel hungry and therefore I overeat.”A person does not realize that it is impossible to get rid of hunger forever, because this is our physiology, which is why eating disorders are difficult to treat. All this is accompanied by depression and addictions. Alcohol only drowns out emotions, but does not help to cope with them. The worst thing is that there are many suicides among dysmorphophobes.

How to accept your appearance
The most important thing here is awareness, that is, presence in your life, in your emotions, feelings, attention to them and observation of what is happening inside you.Our body is very much connected to our thoughts and emotions. And it is important for a person to feel their body. There is an effective exercise for this: deliberately eating the raisin. We take a zest and first feel it with our fingers, treat it with curiosity, then bring it to our nose and smell it, then squeeze it near the ear and listen – that is, we awaken our channels of perception. This way you can eat a zest for a long time, from 20 minutes to an hour. Through this exercise, a person calms down, which is very important for impulsive people with body dysmorphic disorder.
Remember, mindfulness is not a panacea, but a good prevention for these mental disorders.
Breathing helps a lot: inhale for five counts, exhale for seven counts. When we calm the body, both thoughts and emotions are calmed. And be sure to develop the self-loving skill! There is no need to compare yourself with someone and strive to be like someone else. You need to treat yourself as an important part of this world. Moreover – a unique and beautiful part!

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Cellulite treatment at the Beauty Practice Clinic near m.University

Anti-cellulite creams and lotions, which are offered by many cosmetic brands, cannot cope with the problem on their own – they act only as a supportive agent. Exercise in some cases only reduces the severity of the problem, but is not a solution. And liposuction makes the problem even more visible. The most effective way to solve the problem is cosmetology comprehensive approach .What is he like?

Complex cellulite treatment at the Beauty Practice Clinic

Clinic of aesthetic medicine Beauty Practice near the University has a full arsenals of means and body shaping techniques that will help you eliminate cellulite at any stage.

In order to understand why we use not one, but several procedures for treatment at once, it is important to understand the mechanism of the “orange peel” formation.

The main culprit for cellulite is adipocytes.They are the “keepers” of fat cells, and also accumulate toxins and toxins. Adipocytes are located in the hypodermis, subcutaneous fat, consisting of collagen and elastin fibers. When adipocytes increase in volume and become too large, they begin to “push” the surrounding collagen and elastin fibers, deforming the surface of the skin. This is how “dimples” and “bumps” appear, which we call cellulite. Due to the growth of adipocytes, nerve endings are also “clamped” – that is why we feel pain when pressing on the skin, lymph and blood flow is hampered, which aggravates the problem and leads to a loss of elasticity of collagen and elastin.

So, the treatment of cellulite should include procedures aimed at lymphatic drainage of tissues, lipolysis (splitting of fat capsules) and “loosening” of the hypodermis, as well as moisturizing and increasing the elasticity and firmness of the skin. For this, the following procedures are offered:

  • Consultation with a body shaping specialist, physiotherapist, cosmetologist – preparation for the treatment of cellulite. The specialist will determine your characteristics and choose the right method for you.
  • Body wraps (Styx, coffee, “Body sculptor”, “Drainage and thinning” from Thalion) – they improve microcirculation and lymphatic drainage, promote the removal of excess fluid along with toxins and toxins.
  • Anti-cellulite massage – improves blood circulation, eliminates edema and “breaks” fat capsules, increases skin elasticity.
  • Pressotherapy is a hardware technique that enhances lymphatic drainage and perfectly copes with edema.
  • Lymphatic drainage massage is a manual technique aimed at improving the functioning of the lymphatic system.
  • Body shaping on the Accent Prime device, which combines high-frequency RF-lifting and ultrasound.
  • Nanotherapy with Celltense Serum – the procedure combines innovations in the field of nanotechnology and hardware cosmetology techniques, awakening biological processes in tissues. It reduces the volume of hypertrophied subcutaneous fat, which is the cause of dimples and bumps in the skin, normalizes all metabolic processes in tissues and improves microcirculation, increases skin firmness and elasticity by stimulating the synthesis of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Thanks to the dual action of Celltense and the Accent Prime device, the effect of a global restructuring of the dermis is achieved – the results are visible already after the first procedure!
  • LPG body massage is a hardware technique based on mechanical kneading of connective and adipose tissue by self-propelled rollers enclosed in a maniple and vacuum aspiration. Strengthens microcirculation and lymph drainage in tissues, eliminates congestion, stimulates the process of natural lipolysis and the synthesis of new collagen and elastin.
  • Mineral therapy Thalion is a treatment that focuses on using a concentrate with a specific sea mineral and replenishing its deficiency in the body. It restores and cleanses the body, has a detoxifying and normalizing effect.
  • Cupping massage is an effective technique that will help you get rid of the “orange peel” for a long time and increase the overall vitality.


Clinic of aesthetic medicine Beauty Practice at m.The university has a full arsenals of tools and techniques that will help you eliminate cellulite at any stage.

Clinic of aesthetic medicine Beauty Practice near the University has a full arsenals of tools and techniques that will help you eliminate cellulite at any stage.

Cellulite Treatment / Z-Wave

Cellulite is a common problem in women.The acoustic wave therapy device (AWT-Acoustic Wave Therapy) differs in the principle of operation from other devices for the treatment of cellulite produced so far. Fast growing AWT device; Thanks to its effective results, it has taken a very important place in the treatment of cellulite with a fast growing trend.


  • Cellulite and skin tightening.
  • Treatment of stretch marks.
  • Regional thinning.
  • Reducing edema with lymphatic drainage.
  • It is used after application to tighten the skin, reduce swelling by increasing blood circulation and obtain healthier skin with collagen production.

Body tightening and shaping are becoming increasingly important in modern medical practice. Thanks to the radial shock wave technology, AWT increases the strength of the skin, causing an increase in the amount of collagen tissue, increasing the elasticity of the skin and the regeneration of collagen, resulting in healthier and younger skin.

  • Achieve maximum effect with continuous shock wave.
  • This is a painless treatment.
  • It is easy to apply and results can be seen in just a few sessions.


This is an internal contraction of the connective tissue adjacent to the skin, with an increase in subcutaneous adipose tissue, resulting in an uneven appearance of the skin. The resulting image is called a jagged orange peel (cellulite).Radial Shockwave Therapy works on the ridges formed by fibrous connective tissue and fat. The shock waves generated by AWT travel through the skin and oils and break down fibrous walls and fats with powerful vibration waves and release the skin. Thus, they create a smoother surface and eliminate the appearance of orange peel.

AWT also helps to thicken skin, reduce cracks caused by birth or obesity, and reduce body fat.

With AWT, the problem of regional excess fat and sagging skin, as well as cellulite, is solved. Studies have shown that the increase in skin elasticity from the 3rd month exceeds 70%.

AWT accelerates lymphatic flow by increasing vascular peristalsis (movement) using impulses that it creates in the lymphatic vessels. In addition, the problem of edema is solved by releasing special metabolites and increasing permeability.


AVT is based on vibration impulses. The most distinctive advantage of vibration pulses over ultrasonic waves is that they can directly disintegrate the target tissue, i.e. adipose tissue, without damaging the tissue. AWT is effective for cellulite, under the chin, under the arms, abdomen and sagging face. The procedure lasts 5-6 weeks, the result is achieved after 10-12 sessions. New collagen and elastin fibers are produced by the body as a result of a reaction caused by shock waves.These structures are tissues that provide elasticity and youthfulness to the skin. Depending on the amount formed, the skin is tightened and rejuvenated.


Cellulite, which is manifested by edema (water accumulation) and fat accumulation, is reduced and disappears due to the melting of fatty tissue under the influence of shock waves.

In lymphatic vessels, AWT accelerates lymphatic flow by increasing vascular peristalsis (movement) using impulses that it creates in the lymphatic vessels. In addition, it helps to reduce swelling by releasing special metabolites and increasing permeability.

AWT therapy is an extremely effective and comfortable treatment. The only condition here is to walk for at least an hour a day and drink 2.5-3 liters of water. Because it is necessary to ensure that the resulting fatty acids and glycerin are burned and destroyed with the need for energy.

Thinning of each area is noticed due to skin tightening and loss of adipose tissue. If there is weight loss with the right nutritional plan, the result will be much more desirable.

What is cellulite and how to deal with it?

What is cellulite and how to deal with it?


Every woman dreams of a perfect body. And it’s not only about the harmony or volume in the right places, the condition of the skin is also important – its smoothness, elasticity, even contours.

Unfortunately, even very thin ladies can not always proudly show their bodies. It seems that there is no excess weight, but you put on a swimsuit and you realize that the ideal is still very far away.


Uneven skin, bumps and pits are manifestations of cellulite – a nuisance that is not easy to cope with. Why?

Cellulite (or lipodystrophy) is a special condition of subcutaneous adipose tissue, leading to a whole range of cosmetic defects.

Cellulite is not just an overgrowth of fat cells, it is the appearance of structural disorders in the subcutaneous fat. In other words, the cells disrupt the function of normal metabolism: they cease to get rid of the products of their vital activity, accumulate fatty deposits and other harmful substances (toxins), and, accordingly, grow.This is manifested by the formation of bumps on the skin. It is interesting that cellulite can occur even in people with minimal body fat, although, of course, with obvious excess weight, cellulite is always present and very pronounced.

What is the reason for the appearance of cellulite?

It should be noted that this is a combination of external and internal factors.

External include:

  • hypodynamia or sedentary lifestyle – lack of physical activity slows down the outflow of lymph from tissues, which leads to a deterioration in metabolic processes and contributes to the appearance of cellulite.
  • unbalanced nutrition – lack of fiber and sufficient water leads to a slowdown in the excretory function of cells, they begin to accumulate fat and toxins.
  • smoking, stress.

Internal factors include hereditary predisposition, as well as endocrine changes (hormonal disruptions).

The negative influence of internal and external factors leads to an increase in fat cells (adipocytes) and an increase in fat mass.

It is believed that men practically do not have cellulite, and women almost always have it, i.e.That is, gender matters too!

Black women or Asian women practically do not have cellulite, but European women do, and its localization may be different.

But the most important thing is that cellulite is not a disease! Women have always had it. It can be seen on the canvases of the great artists of the Middle Ages, but at that time no one paid attention to this nuance.

Currently, it is customary to fight cellulite and do it in different ways.

Home procedures

Rubbing with a massage brush is a rather effective way to get rid of the “orange peel”, but here it is important to do it regularly and use various gels, scrubs, wraps to make the effect more noticeable.

Hand massage

Manual massage is one of the most effective ways to combat cellulite. The main thing is to choose a competent specialist who knows how to correctly perform massage, knows about contraindications and can supplement it with wraps to enhance the effect.

LPG massage

LPG massage is one of the most effective and most modern way to eliminate cellulite. This is a hardware technique. It was invented by Louis Paul Gitey, hence the name. Initially, this technique was developed for therapeutic purposes, therefore, in addition to the aesthetic effect (body modeling), it gives a general strengthening and health-improving effect.

The procedure is performed using a special handpiece. The manipula draws in a fold of the skin and massages it with special rollers in different directions, as a result, it affects the subcutaneous fat, improves blood supply and lymph flow, and starts natural lipolysis (fat breakdown).

LPG massage is usually done for the whole body; in 35-40 minutes the rollers have time to work with all problem areas of the body. The procedure relaxes, relieves pain.

Like manual massage, it is a course procedure, but the results are noticeable after the first session – patients feel lightness, swelling goes away, the skin becomes elastic and taut.

It is important to remember that an integrated approach in the fight against cellulite gives the maximum effect. It is even more important that the specialist who prescribes the procedures uses an individual approach to each patient, taking into account the state of his health.

At the Laser Profi cosmetology clinic you will find both an attentive specialist who will competently carry out the procedure, and a real French LPG Cellu M6 Keymodule 2 apparatus, and you will receive a suit and one procedure from the course as a gift when purchasing a subscription for 10 procedures!

Take care of yourself and you will always be irresistible!

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Art tattoo

Art tattoo in Voronezh

If you already have a tattoo, you peacefully coexist with it, you keep secrets about each other with dignity, she calmly carries out her mission, daily confirming her importance in your destiny, then you are a special person – you have everything right.

It all starts with an innocent intention, perhaps an infectious fashion trend – an irresistible desire to plant something beautiful or shocking on your skin, but 100% attention-grabbing. Tattooing is an informal magical art that, over 6,000 years, has spread and established itself in a wide variety of cultures and religions around the world. Having reached our days, the tattoo has defended the concept of “informal”, proved its fundamental difference from the “tattoo”, but, unfortunately, has lost the concept of “magic”.From the history of tattooing, the ancient rituals of certain peoples are known – their sacred relation to the symbol and process. When choosing a tattoo, they were guided by the deep personal nature of things, and after that the selected symbol served the owner correctly for its intended purpose (protected, attracted what he wanted, explained the most important thing about the owner, etc.).

Today we observe a very frivolous attitude when choosing a tattoo in Voronezh and other cities of Russia. People who want to have a tattoo do not know what they are doing. A tattoo can change fate, so the choice must be competent, balanced.Why harm yourself? It doesn’t matter whether your future tattoo is black or white, the main thing is that you coexist harmoniously. The drawing should not only be close to you in spirit, it will not be superfluous to know about all its meanings. A magical tattoo is an explosive mixture of the historical interpretation of the symbol, as if by a stencil, imposed on a personal motive with a special energy of the ritual of application. So, you have decided to get a tattoo, then before looking for a suitable tattoo parlor in Voronezh, you must decide on some key points.

Choosing a tattoo parlor in Voronezh: key points

Choosing a drawing and the desired tattoo salon in Voronezh, you must find out which master will do the job. The tattoo artist is your guide to the new world. A professional, as a rule, has a solid work experience, a thick portfolio and almost encyclopedic knowledge of styles, symbols, meanings, history. He is distinguished by his professional love for his craft. He is a good psychologist, and if he were not a tattoo artist, he would have made a medical worker (because real masters are very knowledgeable in medicine on duty).He will proudly show you his equipment (firm). Shows her sketches or draws to order.

A tattoo artist is a universal artist, although he can choose to serve one particular style for himself (this does not mean that he cannot do anything else!). He may look anything, but he himself has tattoos (a “clean” tattoo artist, at least arouses suspicion). The above person will help you decide on the choice of drawing or will tactfully keep silent if you bring your own version and want the meaning to remain secret.If you are in doubt about the values, the master will correct you.

Another important question: where to get a tattoo? In our technocratic life, a tattoo begins with a trip to a professional tattoo studio. We advise you to avoid beauty salons, as self-respecting professionals do not work in such establishments.

There are special tips for women: we do not recommend getting tattoos on the chest and abdomen, as after childbirth the drawings are deformed in 80% of cases. The area of ​​the buttocks is not immune to cellulite (imagine a dimple image).Think carefully before applying a tattoo on your fingers, hands, neck, face (we still live in civilization) – this can cause you a lot of trouble in the future. The larger the tattoo, the flatter it requires. From this point of view, the back is an ideal place for all kinds of masterpieces.

What to do if the tattoo is tired? In this case, we advise you to place the drawing so that you can only see it in the mirror (scapula, sacrum area). Also, do not forget: the tattoo should follow the natural lines of the body (for example, it would fit into the muscles).

The most unpleasant sensation is to get a tattoo on the ribs and spine, under the armpits, as well as in intimate places. If you can’t stand the pain, you will be given a local anesthetic.

Important conditions affecting the quality of tattoo in Voronezh

Before applying a tattoo, Voronezh should know: is there the necessary equipment in the salon, what is its quality, whether all hygiene standards are observed. Today, a huge tattoo industry is thriving in the world, which develops and produces everything that is needed for the tattooing process.The tattoo machine is an electric device that, when moving forward, operates at a speed of up to 1000 injections per minute. The tattoo machine is disassembled into parts that are sterilized. We use disposable needles made of specially hardened steel with a special sharpening. Tattoo inks are made up of plant and synthetic pigments and are considered hypoallergenic. The paint is poured into plastic disposable containers. The drawing is transferred to the skin using a special carbon copy.In the process of work, an antiseptic solution is used. At the end of the work, the “fresh” tattoo is treated with ointment and a protective film from infection is applied, which protects you before leaving according to the instructions. The master works in disposable rubber gloves.

Before the procedure, surfaces are sterilized, the floor is washed, the room is ventilated and treated with an ultraviolet lamp. You should not get tattoos on an empty stomach, with a hangover or in a drunken state, under any high, with exacerbation of chronic diseases, diabetics, asthmatics, people with fever – all this will adversely affect your health and the quality of the drawing.During the healing of the tattoo, you must not smoke, use drugs and alcohol, use foul language, have sex (just kidding). This was done in ancient times to enhance the influence of tattoos on the course of events in life. You can’t steam your tattoo (bath, sauna, hot bath). In summer, a river is a danger for a fresh tattoo. Chlorinated pool water is also harmful. You can’t expose your tattoo to the sun. Healing occurs within 7-10 days. Do not try to remove the formed crusts, use all kinds of combers and scrubs.

The tattoo will heal better on its own if it is kept clean and periodically moistened with an antiseptic ointment. Don’t experiment! Use only the ointment recommended by the master.

A tattoo can hide aesthetic imperfections: age spots, burns or scars.