Frequently Asked Questions
Most Common Questions
Cellulite affects about 90% of women as well as some men. Some people think that cellulite is a disease; however, that is not true. The latest research shows that cellulite forms when toxins enter the fat deposits under the skin causing the fat cells to harden. These hardened fat cells pinch off the small blood capillaries blocking vital oxygen to the skin’s connective tissue.
Without oxygen these connective tissues form scar tissue and eventual shrink inward, pulling the dimples into the skin which results in an ‘orange-peel’ appearance. Cellulite usually forms on the buttocks, thighs and abdomen.
Yes. Pelle Dolce™ helps reduce the appearance of cellulite and leaves the skin feeling firmer and smoother. Our firming lotion has a proprietary blend of moisturizers, emollients, that can help hydrate and nourish the skin, as well as antioxidants and collagen repair ingredients that can make it feel firm and smooth, as well as help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Yes, Pelle Dolce has been clinically tested and proven to be the most natural, safe, best cellulite treatment formula currently on the market. The majority of women began to see results in as little as 2 weeks and had great results after 4 months. All of the women tested who followed the protocol of 1-2 applications per day showed dramatic improvement.
Almost all cellulite creams only offer temporary results and work on only one phase of the problem. Pelle Dolce™, on the other hand, has been clinically proven to produce more long-lasting results during all phases of the rehab process. So we feel it is the best cellulite solution on the market today.
Results have been seen in as little as 2 weeks, but we suggest using the product for at least 12-16 weeks to achieve optimal results. Once the desired results are achieved, continue to use Pelle Dolce™ cellulite cream for at least 6 months. Afterwards we recommend using the cream at least 1-2 times per week to maintain your results.
It is recommended to apply Pelle Dolce™ cellulite treatment cream twice daily (morning and night). Daily application will help inhibit fat storage, encourage water drainage and help promote elasticity in the skin. By using Pelle Dolce™ regularly, your skin can feel more toned and appear to be visibly firmer. Regular use on the buttocks, thighs and stomach, will help visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite – even without having to massage the skin. However, massaging the skin affected by cellulite, especially with the cellulite scrubber will help speed up the process.
No it does not. Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor and has astringent properties. Vasoconstrictors and Astringents will temporarily eliminate water retained under the surface of the skin. Water drainage can help make the skin feel a little smoother and can also help to reduce the appearance of cellulite by temporary dehydrating the skin. Temporary results are what most cream manufacturers are after so they can sell you more and more product, but you wont get the long term results you really want.
Yes. Pelle Dolce™ is formulated to be safe and can be used on all skin types. However, do not use Pelle Dolce™ on irritated or broken skin. If you have a known skin sensitivity to Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), please test on a small patch of skin near the inner part of the wrist for a few days to ensure that you do not have a negative reaction to the product.
We know it’s frustrating: You look in the mirror and see the first signs of fine lines and wrinkles. They’re around your eyes, your mouth, even your forehead—and they’re starting to set in. Depending on how much sun exposure you’ve had and how diligently you’ve protected your skin from sun damage, wrinkles can start showing up as early as your mid-twenties. Regardless of age, the concern and anxiety you have about your wrinkles can result in lots of money wasted as you try to stop them from getting worse.
How your skin ages and wrinkles is a very complex series of events, but the primary factors are:
Repeated exposure to the deadly, carcinogenic rays of the sun or tanning beds destroys collagen, elastin, and produces abnormal skin cells that cannot behave like young skin. It is the major cause of wrinkling.
Your skin color effects how your skin handles sun damage. If you have inherited a darker skin tone, then you will be less vulnerable to the sun’s impact on your skin.
Every year we get a little older and those added years negatively influence our skin, just as they do for the rest of our body.
Menopause changes the texture and elasticity of skin. The most common sign? Skin becomes crepey, thinner, and doesn’t bounce back when pinched.
Fat and Bone Depletion
Your skin is supported by both fat and bone. As you age, some of that support is lost, which causes skin to sag.
The parts of your face you use the most wrinkle the fastest and deepest. Plus, facial muscles lax over time, causing further sagging.
Disruption of Skin’s Protective Barrier
Unprotected sun exposure decreases vital substances in skin (such as ceramides and lecithin), leaving your skin more vulnerable to damage by the sun, smoke, air (oxygen), and pollution.
So, you’re at the cosmetics counter and the anti-wrinkle product you’re thinking of buying claims it can build collagen, resulting in firmer, less-wrinkled skin. That sounds great, but is it really possible?
No! Putting collagen in a skin-care product may sound like it can rebuild the collagen in your skin, but it absolutely cannot! Collagen as an added ingredient in a moisturizer can’t make more collagen or bond to the collagen already in your skin. It just isn’t possible, no matter what the claims on the label say.
However, your skin does need collagen because it gives your skin its strength, resilience, and structure. The truth is your skin actually loves making collagen already! It’s when the collagen becomes damaged by the seven reasons above that wrinkles begin to appear. Topically-applied collagen won’t fix the problem, but there’s a lot you can do to help repair the damage and bring your skin to a healthier, younger-looking state.
Any anti-wrinkle product worth your time and money is one that can help your skin function as younger skin. Keep in mind that to accomplish that, it takes an entire skin-care routine, not just one product. Carefully choose skin-care products that include lots of antioxidants, ingredients that can put back into skin what it has lost, ingredients that help generate normal cells again, and, of course, SUNSCREEN!
- Fact:There isn’t a miracle vitamin, plant extract, or any other ingredient anywhere in the world that can change one wrinkle on your face. Stop looking for one ingredient that does it all, because that just leads to disappointment. Just like your diet requires a variety of foods for you to be healthy, your skin needs a variety of ingredients to repair damage, strengthen its barrier, and make healthy collagen.
Everyone knows that our bodies need an array of nutritionally-balanced foods to keep us healthy. Yet the cosmetics industry wants you to believe in the benefit of their ever-changing roster of single magical, miracle ingredients! The more exotic-sounding the ingredient the better to convince consumers that it might finally be the answer for their skin. But haven’t you noticed that even with all the new miracle ingredients introduced almost every month, none of them ever work as promised or have the research supporting the (often) absurd claims?
The fact is a state-of-the-art moisturizer cannot rely on one ingredient to enhance skin’s function any more than your diet can rely on only one nutrient to fuel your body. Skin needs a balanced mixture of powerful ingredients to improve the appearance of wrinkles. Think about it this way: if you only consumed one food or one vitamin you would soon be unhealthy and malnourished. The same goes for skin! It’s the body’s largest organ and requires a complex range of ingredients to look beautiful and ward off telltale signs of aging.
In order to provide any benefit to skin—regardless of whether these products are in cream, lotion, serum, or even a liquid formula, and regardless of the claim or product name—all moisturizers should work to supply the skin with proven ingredients that can help skin fight signs of aging. Don’t depend on cute product names and fantastical claims to determine a purchase; that will waste your money and hurt your skin in the long run. Your skin needs ingredients that support and maintain its structure, reduce free-radical damage, and help damaged cells function more normally.
Pelle Dolce scar and acne scar crema have been clinically proven to appearance of scars and acne scars. The fresher the scars the faster the cream helps. for older scars you need to use the cream for a longer period of time to see results. Check out our Results page and see for yourself.
Scar tissue is made of cross hatched collagen that is scars look different on the skin. See Collagen cells live for 4 months, that is their life span. You get new ones everyday but it takes at least 4 months to see good improvement when you are trying to remodel skin collagen cells.
We encourage you to take before pictures and additional pictures every month.. the results are gradual so be patient.
Yes. Most acne is caused by an over production of sebum (natural Oils) do doctors think you should dry out your skin… but that actually makes you skin cells produce even more oils. This can make your acne even worse. Our acne scar cream is filled with 9 organic carrier oils that moisturize the skin. by properly moisturizing you skin with good oils, your skin slows down the production of sebum and effectively reducing your acne.
We stand behind our products 100%. Pelle Dolce is only made from the finest ingredients and so far has worked for all of our current customers. But because not everyone has the same skin type and therefore may react differently to the ingredients used in our formula, sometime things just done work. So if you used the products as directed and did not get any results, we will be happy to refund your money (-minus) our shipping and handling charges. Please see our Shipping & Returns page for more information concerning our Guarantee policy.
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Results have been seen in as little as 2-3 weeks, but we suggest using the product for at least 12-16 weeks for better results. Collagen and elastin cells in the skin have a 4 month lifespan. So it takes at least 4 months to regenerate all the the skin cells of a stretch mark just once. So women who have used the product for 8 months or longer are still seeing improvement. Once the desired results are achieved, continue to use Pelle Dolce™ stretch mark cream if needed.
Yes, But we recommend not using the product until you are done breast feeding. We would like to sell women our prenatal formula to help reduce the chances of getting stretch marks, but our lawyers say it is not worth the risk. Sorry ladies. But read our skin care blog for tips.
It is recommended to apply Pelle Dolce™ stretch mark cream twice daily (morning and night). Daily application will help reduce inflammation (redness), and promote elasticity in the skin. By using Pelle Dolce™ regularly, your skin can feel more toned and appear to be visibly firmer. Regular use on the buttocks, thighs and stomach, will help visibly reduce the appearance of Stretch Marks – even without having to massage the skin. However, massaging the skin affected by stretch marks, will help speed up the process.
Yes. Pelle Dolce™ is safe and can be used on all skin types. However, do not use Pelle Dolce™ on irritated or broken skin. If you have a known skin sensitivity to Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), please test on a small patch of skin near the inner part of the wrist for a few days to ensure that you do not have a negative reaction to the product.
Yes, Pelle Dolce™ has been independently and clinically tested and proven to help get rid of stretch marks.
Most creams like Mederma are mostly formulated with anti-inflammatories that will reduce the redness of stretch marks only. Bio oil for stretch marks is mostly moisturizers and mineral oil. So most stretch mark creams like these will only offer temporary results at best. Pelle Dolce™, on the other hand, can produce longer-lasting results because it is formulated to help work for all 3 phases of the stretch mark regeneration process. So we feel it is the best stretch mark cream on the market today.
There are lots of home stretch mark remedies for stretch marks that have surfaced over the past few decades. Most involve pregnancy stretch mark prevention and a lot of cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is an excellent skin moisturizer but it has never been proven to reduce pregnancy stretch marks.
One of the predominant theories is that someone with eczema has a short-circuited immune response where skin reacts abnormally when a substance comes in contact with it. In severe cases of eczema, the substance can be as benign as water. For others the trigger can be anything from clothing, detergents, soaps, grass, food products, allergens (including dust mites) to a lack of humidity, or a combination of elements. Even more frustrating is that the reaction can be intermittent with no real rhyme or reason for why or when.
There also appears to be a hereditary component to eczema. For example, children whose parents suffer from eczema run an 80% chance of developing it themselves. Further, in both children and adults, stressful situations tend to trigger, prolong, or worsen eczema flare-ups.
Regardless of the source, eczematous skin reacts to a substance or substances or environmental conditions by spinning out of control and generating mild to severe inflammation, which produces itching and scratching.
Atopic eczema (also referred to as atopic dermatitis):
Perhaps the most pernicious and painful types of eczema, it’s characterized by its severity and intolerable sensation of itching and irritation leaving skin raw, fissured, and vulnerable to infection.
Allergic or irritant contact dermatitis:
This specific form of eczema occurs when a particular substance comes in contact with the skin causing the immune system to overreact, becoming inflamed and sensitized. Most typically this can be caused by fragrance, nickel, detergents, wool, grass, citruses, household cleaning products, and vinegar. Once you’ve identified the specific substance, avoiding it often solves the problem. A subset of this condition is eyelid dermatitis. Typically mild to moderate redness is present, as well as scaling, flaking, swollen skin. This is extremely common and almost exclusively affects women in relation to their use of hair styling products, makeup, and nail polish when it comes in contact with the eye area with the most common culprits being nail polish, perfume, and preservatives. The best way to solve the problem is to stop use of the offending product and find options that don’t trigger a reaction.
Infantile seborrhoeic eczema:
Better known as cradle cap, this form of eczema generally only affects babies during the first year of their life. The crusty, thick, sometimes reddened lesions may look problematic, but this disorder is rarely itchy or even felt by the child.
Adult seborrhoeic eczema:
Shows up for most people past the age of 20 and 40. It is usually seen on the scalp as mild dandruff, but can spread to the face, ears and chest. The skin becomes red, inflamed and starts to flake. The condition is believed to be caused by a yeast growth. If the condition becomes infected, treatment with an anti-fungal cream may be necessary.
Typically localized on the legs, nummular eczema is characterized by coin-shaped patches of pink to red skin that may take on an orange cast if crusting or scaling is present. If treatment is not used, the dry, scaly spots typically darken and thicken. This type of eczema is most common in adolescent girls and women between the ages of 50–60 and the condition tends to occur in winter.
Pelle Dolce eczema cream has clinically proven to help improve the symptoms of eczema… the Cream helps the pain, itching and dry flakiness that is associated with eczema and psoriasis.
The Dermaroller is a cylindrical shaped drum studded with very fine needles. It is a medical device used in micro needling to break down old scar tissue & to stimulate skin cells to proliferate. This cell multiplication results in the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers as well as in new capillaries for an improved blood supply. The procedures are called Scar Reduction Therapy (SRT) & Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT).
The Dermaroller improves the thickness of the dermis as well as the epidermis. This in return improves skin texture and reduces wrinkles. It also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation. Reduces disfiguring scars & acne scars, stimulates new collagen fibers, improves blood supply and harmonizes pigmentation.
Since Dermaroller does not use thermal heat (unlike IPL & Lasers) it is safe to use on all skin types and all skin colours. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
For Collagen Induction Therapy (2.0 -3.0 mm) we recommend to start with 5 -10treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 2 to 4 weeks between treatments. For Scar Reduction Therapy we recommend an average of 8 to 15 treatments. For cream and serum treatments we recommend using the dermaroller 3 times per week but can be used daily. Unlike ablative procedures for facial skin, the Dermaroller can be used on all skin parts of the body (neck, décolleté, arms, legs, etc).
The skin is cleaned and afterwards numbed with an appropriate numbing cream so it should not hurt at all. Skin is thoroughly needled in such a way, that each skin part is needled about 15 to 20 times. An even flushing is the best indication for a perfect medical performance.