Posted by Anne Hermann on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 @ 03:38 PM
Vitamins for Skin, Hair and Nail Health: Vitamins C, E, Niacin, Zinc, Selenium, CoEnzyme Q10 and Biotin are powerful anti-oxidants that prevent collagen breakdown. Vitamin K reduces bruising under the eyes. Retinols, derived from Vitamin A, exfoliate the skin and prevent skin cancer in addition to fighting fine lines and discoloration. Alpha lipoic acid and Omega 3 are natural skin plumping agents. Studies show that these vitamins are the most effective when they are all used together, rather than one at a time. Omega 3, Selenium and Biotin are best taken in oral preparations, while Vitamins C, E, Niacin, zinc, Alpha-lipoic acid, Coenzyme Q10 are very effective when used topically.
You are what you Eat: Detoxification: Detoxification diets can clear up acne and rosacea, jump start weight loss, reduce inflammation and energize the body. We accumulate toxins in our body through air, food, smoke, pesticides, and medications. Just like your car needs an oil change once in a while, you need to clean out your system. The best way to do this is a detox diet, which is an organic diet devoid of toxic substances. Typically, you should follow the diet for one to four weeks depending on your goals. After a detox program, most people have less inflammation which means they feel less aches and pains. Often people lose 10 to 20 pounds and radiate with vitality.
Natural Skin Tightening: Radiofrequency is technology similar to laser treatments that is FDA approved for removing fine lines, wrinkles, cellulite and skin laxity. The beauty ofradiofrequency is that it is comfortable, noninvasive and leaves no scars or down-time. The procedure uses heat to break up collagen. As the collagen remodels, skin becomes firmer and tighter. Radiofrequency technology can be used anywhere on the body or the face to turn back the clock naturally.
Hormone Balance: Hormone fluctuations are a big part of aging. Thyroid, cortisol, and reproductive hormone imbalances will affect energy level, weight, hair growth, sex drive, skin health, and even mood. A holistic medical doctor can correct imbalances through nutrition, supplements and bio-identical hormone replacement when indicated.
Acupuncture Facelift: Our St. Petersburg Acupuncturists trained in this technique, insert tiny needles to increase circulation and open blockages of the channels of the face. The treatments decrease wrinkles and sagging naturally without negative side effects. There are many other benefits of acupuncture, including improvement in sleep and energy.
The integrative medical offices of Dr. Anne Hermann, MD, are conveniently located in St. Petersburg and Tampa, FL. To schedule your appointment, call (813) 902-9559.