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These Tips will Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

weight-lossWith bathing suit season months away and delicious treats and savory meals at every turn, the holidays often feel like a maze of weight loss obstacles and traps. Perhaps you’re convinced that preventing holiday weight gain is about as realistic as Santa crawling down your chimney, but the truth is that there are legitimate methods to keep your weight from fluctuating this winter. Check out these tips for the help you need.

Eat Before the Party

If you’ve ever arrived starving and desperately hungry to a buffet-style party, you know the damage that can occur. Every single dish looks impossibly delicious and within 10 minutes you’ve scarfed down 1,000 calories. We’ve all done it, but by eating a healthy meal before every party and social gathering you can minimize the number of unhealthy and unnecessary calories you eat. Even a small salad, large glass of water, smoothie, or peanut butter toast can make all the difference in what you put on your plate at that party. Continue reading “These Tips will Prevent Holiday Weight Gain” »

Replacing Volume Loss with Sculptra

sculptraWhen you think about what a youthful face encompasses, volume should come to mind. Sculptra is a great volumizer which, in the world of dermal fillers, can be forgotten. Sculptra replaces the natural volume loss that occurs with age. The aging face is a result of the loss of bone and fat from the face. This is a very important concept to understand. One who understands this can then appreciate why a facelift may not be what is needed or may only address one aspect of what is needed to look younger. A young face has fullness and roundness in the cheeks, temples, under the eyes and in the lower face. Continue reading “Replacing Volume Loss with Sculptra” »

Small Changes that Shed Major Weight

weight-loss-3The weight loss process has an unfortunate way of feeling completely overwhelming and impossible, but it shouldn’t have to be that way. The truth is that there are plenty of small, simple steps you can take to reach your weight loss goal. And even though you won’t find “eat chocolate cake in bed” on that list, really are easy enough to work into your regular routine without upending your sense of balance and comfort.

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When It Comes to Menstrual Pain Relief, Acupuncture Wins

44769827 - young woman getting acupuncture treatment in therapy roomIf there’s one thing all women can relate to, it’s the miseries of menstrual pain. While it’s most common to take an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen to alleviate cramping, new research has proven that acupuncture is actually a more effective form of pain relief.

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that uses tiny needles to puncture precise points of the body. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body contains channels of energy, called meridians, that run in regular patterns like rivers to nourish the tissues of the body. When something obstructs the movement of the meridians, health problems ensue. The puncture points in acupuncture are said to unblock the obstructions and help reestablish normal energy flow. Continue reading “When It Comes to Menstrual Pain Relief, Acupuncture Wins” »

Skin Rejuvenation Basics, Part 3: Discoloration and Tone

skin4The last component of rejuvenation involves skin tone and color. Procedures to help with tone and color are chemical peels, cryotherapy, intense pulse light (IPL), laser resurfacing, and topical treatments.

Chemical peels remove the out layers of skin to reveal a more even and vibrant skin tone. Chemical peels help with acne scars, age/liver spots, sun damage, uneven skin tone and texture. Cryotherapy is another treatment that can be used for hyperpigmented areas better known as age or sun spots. Continue reading “Skin Rejuvenation Basics, Part 3: Discoloration and Tone” »

Belotero for Under the Eye

beloteroMany people find themselves fighting hollows below their lower eyelids and deepen tear troughs. This common hollowing effect or deep tear trough can create the illusion of dark circles under the eyes usually not or minimally corrected by creams or make-up. Belotero is the ideal procedure for the treatment of under eye hollows and tear troughs.

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Three Facials You Don’t Want to Live Without

facialThere’s nothing quite as relaxing as a pampering session, and it’s even better when that pampering session helps rejuvenate your skin so you emerge looking and feeling a few years younger. A facial is one such way to achieve this type of skin care. From exfoliation and steaming to pore cleansing and extractions, you’ll be blown away by how dramatically a tranquil facial can improve your skin’s health and radiance. The following three types of facials in particular are the ones you can’t miss.

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Skin Rejuvenation Basics, Part 2: Wrinkles and Texture

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Another component of rejuvenation that should be addressed is Texture. Sun exposure, acne, or aging can leave your skin texture uneven, wrinkled, or scarred. Which, can be improved by toxins, chemical peels, lasers, topicals, microdermabrasion and/or micro-needling. Botulinum toxins such as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin reduce fine lines on the face by weakening the muscles. Injections of botulinum toxin blocks muscular nerve signals, which then weakens the muscle so it can’t contract that causes fine lines. The end result is diminished unwanted facial wrinkles. Continue reading “Skin Rejuvenation Basics, Part 2: Wrinkles and Texture” »

Customized Drops for Your Worst Environmental Allergies

19238500 - a blonde model in a field of flowers with allergiesEnvironmental allergies can cause severe interruptions in your daily life. Going for a walk, riding with the windows down, and even leaving the house at all can lead to swollen and itchy eyes and a stuffy, runny nose. It’s a miserable feeling, especially when all you want to do is shut yourself inside a HEPA-filtered box. Aside from the basic discomfort, allergies can become so distracting that they impact your performance at work, your ability to enjoy social situations, and your energy to exercise and stay healthy. Continue reading “Customized Drops for Your Worst Environmental Allergies” »

Skin Rejuvenation Basics, Part 1: Aging and Volume Loss

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Rejuvenation can be achieved by addressing three components. The first is Volume which can be achieved with different types of fillers, fat transplant, and/or surgery. The second is Texture. Texture can be improved by toxins, chemical peels, lasers, topicals, microdermabrasion and/or micro-needling. Lastly is skin Tone. Procedures to help with tone and color are chemical peels, cryotherapy, lasers, topicals and intense pulse light (IPL).

Today we are going to review ways to decrease or increase Volume. Volume can be decreased beneath the chin with using Kybella. Kybella is a synthetic deoxycholic acid a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat under the chin it destroys fat cells decreasing the fullness under the chin. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired effect, which can take one to six treatments. Other ways to reduce volume throughout the body is diet, cool sculpting, liposuction, etc. As we age we naturally lose fat in some areas and gain in others. Continue reading “Skin Rejuvenation Basics, Part 1: Aging and Volume Loss” »