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11/21/2017
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Cosmetic Surgery vs Plastic Surgery: What is Right for You?

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You have probably heard the terms “cosmetic surgery” and “plastic surgery” used interchangeably. However, they are not the same thing. Here’s a quick look at the differences of cosmetic surgery vs. plastic surgery so you can choose the procedures that are best for you. What is the Difference? Cosmetic surgery is a medical discipline focused on enhancing a person’s appearance through surgical and medical techniques and procedures. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the body, including the head and neck. Cosmetic surgery treats areas that function properly, so

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

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 platelet rich plasma 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

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. Learn how fat removal could be the solution to your problems. Eat Well and Diet to Keep Fit Diet and exercise are the first steps in getting that summer

06/13/2017
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Alternatives to Surgical Brow Lifts

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As we begin to age, we start seeing signs of aging, such as drooping brows. Because our eyes are the windows to our souls, as it is often said, we want to make sure we don’t look tired or even sad. In some cases, drooping brows may even be genetic. No matter the case, you may be looking for ways to make your eyebrows look more lifted. While surgical remedies for brow lifts are the most effective, several other remedies have come to light. Some work, some not so much.

05/15/2017
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The Association of Facial Rejuvenation and Ratings of Attractiveness and Success

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It has been shown through several different studies and research that attractive people are often hired sooner, receive promotions more quickly, and are usually paid more. According to Daniel Hamermesh, of the University of Texas, attractive people earn an average of 3 or 4 percent more.(1) In an article published in Psychology Today, professor Dario Maestripieri of comparative human development, evolutionary biology, and neurobiology at the University of Chicago states that “Good-looking people are more appealing as potential sex partners, and [so] other people choose to interact with them, to

04/28/2017
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Study: Facial Fat Transfer Produces High Satisfaction Rates

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A recent study published in the professional publication Plastic Reconstructive Surgery showed that a fat grafting (fat transfer) technique known as compartmentally-based fat grafting restored facial volume and also had a high level of patient satisfaction. Study researchers developed a grafting procedure that used the physiologic distribution of the facial fat. Additionally, it changed the volume in certain facial compartments. The study entailed studying a total of 78 women who were treated for cheek atrophy using the procedure. During the study, clinicians separated the different areas of the cheek fat

04/14/2017
Cosmetic Treatmetns

Popularity Rising for Pre-Wedding Cosmetic Procedures

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Because of the popularity of instant social media, there has been a rising pressure on both men and women to have the perfect appearance. Add that to the pressure of a wedding, and you can start to feel overwhelmed. Of course, every bride wants to look her very best, and in nearly all cases, hairstylists and makeup artists are employed. However, we are seeing a rise in the number of women who are seeking and undergoing cosmetic procedures before their nuptials. Why Chose Cosmetic Surgery Before a Wedding? Cosmetic surgeons

03/31/2017
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All About Dr. Wright: Your New Liposuction and Vein Treatment Physician

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When you are searching for a vein treatment physician or you have decided to undergo a liposuction procedure, it is important that your choice be as qualified and experienced as possible. Dr. Thomas Wright, medical director at the Laser Lipo and Vein Center of St. Louis, is a preeminent physician in his specialties. He has been practicing cosmetic surgery and phlebology for more than 15 years. Education and Affiliations Dr. Wright brings a high level of education and training: Undergraduate Bachelor of Science: Duke University Medical degree: University of Missouri-Columbia Medical

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