8 Weeks out and Still Bruised! But Cellulite Has Diminished 90% - North Carolina
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I'm linking my forum post/thread here: http://www...
- 1 Jun 2012
I'm linking my forum post/thread here: http://www.realself.com/forum/cellulaze-bruising-and-pain
Overall, I am very happy with the results. But I am concerned a little with the bruising. There is a dark undertone and widespread bruising. The cellulite has diminished 90% and I am very happy with that. The pain is very slight, upon standing. No pain unless I get up from the laying down or sitting position, then it goes away after a couple of minutes. Feels tight underneath like there is some blood flow/circulation issue. Very minimal though and I am hoping that will resolve in time.
- 8 Jun 2012
June 23, 2012 It's been 10 weeks. Still seeing...
- 23 Jun 2012
It's been 10 weeks. Still seeing bruising, however it is slowly going away. I still feel that nagging pull down when I stand up and start walking, but I've learned to ignore it. As you can see the cellulite is barely noticeable, which I LOVE. I go back to see my doctor on Monday, I will ask then when to expect the bruises to disappear, assuming that they WILL disappear and it is not hyperpigmentation, which would be BAD. I'm posting pictures, and have circled the obnoxious bruises. : ) Thanks everyone, for the support and well wishes.
Hi everyone! I'm posting a couple pictures - I'm...
- 16 Jul 2012
I had the Kinesio tape applied to the sides of my...
- 20 Jul 2012
It's subtle, but it MAKES A DIFFERENCE. The doctor said that I could wear it as long as I could keep it on. She recommended I put a small square of tape at the end of every "branch" of tape. (The tape is really long skinny strips of tape).
The tape is stretchy and sticky so when it's placed on the skin it contracts slightly and lifts the skin. It's very subtle but it has made a huge difference. I don't feel that lurch or tension anymore when I get up from a sitting or standing position. It feels like I have more circulation and I don't get the twinges of pain while I'm sitting. It feels slightly warmer too, it feels good... not sure how else to explain it.
I'm looking forward to posting pictures in a few days, I'm trying to keep the tape on as long as possible. It's very comfortable and there's no problem showering, it's sort of like a second skin. : )
I removed the tape a couple of days ago. I still...
- 25 Jul 2012
It's been almost 5 months and I can honestly say...
- 25 Aug 2012
I found out some additional information on the extended-life bruising that we've been experiencing. The "bruising" is actually called Hemosiderin Staining. From what I understand, Hemosiderin often forms after bleeding during surgery. When blood leaves a ruptured blood vessel, the red blood cell dies, and the hemoglobin of the cell is released into the extracellular space. White blood cells called macrophages engulf the hemoglobin to degrade it, producing hemosiderin. Hemosiderin staining, also called hemosiderosis, is a brown or rusty discoloration of the skin resulting from a buildup of hemosiderin in the fluid of the body.
I think since Cellulaze is so new, we are all finding out things about it as it happens to us. Thankfully, forums like this one exist so we can share information with each other and offer support. Had we known that all this bruising has a name, and that it can be a normal side effect of surgery sometimes, I would have been less anxious about my experience. I can say now, very definitely that I feel very positive about my experience and am happy the way things are turning out. I hope this is helpful...: ) I'll keep you posted.
P.S. Hemosiderin Staining is, more simply put, a...
- 25 Aug 2012