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10/23/2017
Cosmetic Treatmetns

Tips for Boosting Collagen Production: What Works and What Doesn’t

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It seems like every time you turn on the television or open a magazine, you are bombarded by products claiming to boost collagen production. You’ve seen supplements, lotions, powders, serums and even beer and gummy bears. Many people are actually seeking the best ways to boost collagen production to minimize lines and wrinkles and achieve youthful looking skin. Here’s a look at some of the most effective ways to boost collagen production, as well as save you from spending money on products that may not work. What is Collagen? To

10/18/2017
Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery Can Aid in Smoking Cessation

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A very interesting study was recently released that may give smokers who are trying to quit a boost. The study, conducted by Dr. Aaron Van Slyke and published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal, discovered that when patients are asked to stop smoking prior to a cosmetic surgery procedure, this cessation can influence the patient’s long-term smoking status. Patients who are going to undergo cosmetic surgery are almost always required to quit smoking at least two weeks before the date of the procedure, as quitting smoking will help boost

10/2/2017
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5 Reasons to Pick a Specialist for Your Liposuction Procedure

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If you are considering liposuction to get rid of those pesky bulges and fat deposits that just aren’t responding to all that diet and exercise, it is very important that you choose a physician who is actually a specialist in the area of liposuction. You may be asking yourself why a specialist is so important. Take a look at the top five reasons you need a specialist. Liposuction is a Specialty While liposuction has become quite common, it is still considered a specialty area, and as such, must be performed

09/19/2017
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Pubic Hair Grooming Can Result in Injuries

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When you think of things and activities that could cause injuries, shaving and waxing probably doesn’t come to mind. Oh sure, you may get a couple of nicks here and there if you’re not careful during your shaving routine. However, an interesting study from JAMA Dermatology suggests that many people are getting injured when grooming their pubic hair. According to the study, approximately 26% of both men and women who have undertaken grooming their pubic region have been injured. And on top of that, at least 32% have said that

09/5/2017
Cosmetic Derm

How Effective is PRP Therapy?

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You may have heard the term PRP therapy bandied about recently, and perhaps you are wondering about this procedure and its effectiveness. Let’s take a look at PRP therapy and how it can help you! What is PRP Therapy? Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP therapy, has just recently come to the forefront as an effective facial rejuvenation treatment. It has long been used in other medical areas, including orthopedic and reconstructive medicine, along with dentistry. It is popular among athletes as a treatment for joint, tendon, tissue and other similar

08/18/2017
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Facial Procedures: What’s Best for Me?

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If you are considering a facial procedure to fend off those early signs of aging, or you just want to improve the look of your face, you know there are many different procedures and treatments available. You are probably bombarded daily by the media with advertising about all the procedures that can help you achieve your goals. So how do you know what’s actually relevant to you? Determining What Your Needs Are You first need to look at what your face is doing as you see the signs of aging.

07/26/2017
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Top 5 Procedures & Tips to Get That Summer Body

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Here we are in the warm summer months and so many of us want that perfect summer body—whether we visit the beach, the pool, or just want to wear those easy, breezy summer clothes. And of course, this means we want to have the very best body that we can show off! Here’s some great procedures and tips that can help. Eat Well and Diet to Keep Fit Diet and exercise are the first steps in getting that summer body. With diet and exercise, you’ll shed those extra pounds that

07/25/2017
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Safety of PRP Therapy

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If you are considering PRP therapy, one of your main questions is probably whether this procedure is safe. Generally speaking, PRP is an extremely safe procedure. Let’s look at the overall therapy so you can understand why it is so safe. What is PRP Therapy? PRP or platelet rich plasma therapy uses your own blood platelets to increase the healing and/or rejuvenation process. The therapy is used for several different medical situations or conditions, including: • Sports injuries • ACL injuries • Plantar fasciitis • Rotator cuff tears • Arthritis/osteoarthritis

07/6/2017
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Top Differences of Lipedema and Lymphedema

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You may have heard the terms lipedema and lymphedema, and as the names sound so similar, it’s possible that you may think they are essentially the same thing. However, that is not the case. In fact, there are many differences and it is important to know the differences between lipedema and lymphedema, especially if you may be suffering from one or the other. The Basic Differences Between Lipedema and Lymphedema First, of all the pronunciation, and spelling of each of these conditions is different. Lipedema is pronounced “lip-eh-deem-ah,” while Lymphedema

06/20/2017
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Dr. Wright Delivers Important Presentation on the Lipedema Disease

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Recently, Dr. Thomas Wright, medical director of Laser Lipo and Vein Center, was a featured speaker at the Fat Disorders Research Society Conference. This important conference was held in Salt Lake City April 28th – 29th. During his presentation, he spoke about lipedema disease and why this condition often goes untreated, as well as his leading treatment and the symptoms of lipedema that patients need to be aware of. About the Fat Disorders Research Society The Fat Disorders Research Society is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the improvement

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