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07/20/2015
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Hyaluronic Acid Injections Can Help Ease Some Facial Paralysis

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According to research published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, one person’s youthful rejuvenation solution may help with another’s facial paralysis. In a joint collaboration by Johns Hopkins and Stanford University, authors tested a noninvasive cosmetic surgery procedure used to make lips appear fuller on 25 volunteers who suffered from different types of facial paralysis, including that caused by muscular dystrophy. The research found that across the board, some level of lip function was restored, which allowed patients to better articulate “b” and “p” sounds. Additionally, subjects were able to better

07/3/2015
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How a Combination Approach to Skin Rejuvenation Can Provide Better Results

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Are you aware that through the combination of dermal fillers, laser treatments, and a complete skincare regime, you can achieve a much better end result for facial rejuvenation? A recent presentation titled “Advanced Injection Techniques: Optimizing Outcomes”, discussed the combination of fillers and neuromodulators for contouring the face in addition to laser therapies and skincare (Vic A. Narurkar, 2015).  Dermal fillers such as Radiesse or Voluma are very effective for jawline contour issues. Treatment of marionette lines are treated with different hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm. However, other

06/26/2015
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Radiesse Approved for Hand Rejuvenation

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Recently the Food and Drug Administration approved a procedure for hand rejuvenation. This is exciting because it provides a new technique to help patients achieve more youthful looking hands. Many people have undergone procedures to help their faces look younger, and wish to have their hands look just as young. Radiesse recently received FDA approval for a process to treat aging hands. Radiesse is not new; in fact, it has been used for years as facial filler. The approval now gives patients and physicians a greater level of confidence in

06/19/2015
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Probiotics Can Help Achieve Healthier Skin

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Believe it or not, the skin and the stomach have a lot to do with each other. In other words, you need to look at the body as a whole. Consider this: If you are not feeding your stomach properly, then your body will not receive the correct nutrients for smooth, supple skin. Recent studies indicate that it is no longer just a matter of getting the proper levels of basic vitamins; you need to actually feed your body “good” bacteria.  And yes, we mean bacteria! Probiotics such as L.

06/15/2015
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Melanoma Rates Are On The Rise

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According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), melanoma rates have doubled between 1982 and 2011. Additionally, the agency also indicates that up to 20 percent of new cases between 2020 and 2030 can be prevented through skin cancer prevention procedures and programs. According to the CDC, report the annual cost of treating new skin cancer was $457 million in 2011. This cost is projected to rise to nearly $1.6 billion by 2030. The rise in melanoma cases started increasing in the 80s, after the introduction of the tanning bed.

06/5/2015
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Create A Cancer Fighting BBQ

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Now that summer has officially begun, family and friends will gather outside every weekend to enjoy various outdoor activities that include food and fun as we soak up the summer sunshine. When it’s your turn to host the BBQ, why not make your event a cancer fighting BBQ. A cancer fighting BBQ is not just about slathering on the sunscreen. Many of the foods we enjoy all summer at outdoor parties are not only delicious, but double as cancer fighting sources when consumed regularly, so don’t be afraid to load

05/22/2015
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How Reconstruction Can Help Patients Move On After Skin Cancer

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Surviving skin cancer, or any form of cancer for that matter, is heroic. Skin cancer affects millions each year, and there are many different forms of the disease. Early diagnosis is critical, especially in melanoma cases to ensure the cancer does not spread. This is why doctors recommend regular self-examination as well as annual check-ups with a doctor. Tips for Detecting Skin Cancer Arming yourself with the knowledge of what skin cancer looks like could save you! Some of the tell-tale signs of skin cancer include sudden growths of lesions,

04/1/2015
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Number of Women Considering Cosmetic Surgery on the Rise

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A recent 2015 survey conducted by RealSelf.com determined that one out of five women are either actively planning or seriously considering cosmetic surgery and 85% of women aged 55-64 years of age admitted to being unhappy with at least one part of their body with plans to improve the area. An overwhelming 90% of women polled who fall within the 18-24 age range admit to feeling dissatisfaction with at least one body area. Cosmetic treatments and surgical procedures continue to be on the rise, and it’s not just the young

09/12/2014
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Improved Skin Appearance With Fractora

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If your skin looks older than you are due to hyperpigmentation, scarring, sagging skin, wrinkles, sun damage or lack of collagen, you may be frustrated by what seems like a lack of legitimate options for truly repairing the damage that has been done and getting your skin’s health back. Aging often has drastic effects on the appearance of the skin, but aging isn’t the only culprit and even those who are relatively young may have skin issues that hurt their self-confidence and create a skin’s surface that is less than

05/14/2014
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Laser Hair Removal and Sensitive Skin

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If you have sensitive skin, chances are that most hair removal techniques are uncomfortable for you. Razors, waxes, and hair removal creams can all cause irritation, even for those with normal skin. If your skin is particularly sensitive, the irritation that follows at-home hair removal may cause you to avoid removing unwanted body hair all together. But, although it may seem contrary to common sense, laser hair removal can be the ideal alternative to shaving, waxing, and other at-home hair removal methods. In fact, when performed by a trained professional,

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