All About the Updated, Non-Surgical Nose Job

If you’re unhappy with your nose, but you’ve begrudgingly assumed that you can’t change it, you are not alone! So many men and women wish that they had a simple way to adjust the appearance of their nose without resorting to a full surgical rhinoplasty. Thanks to dermal fillers, this is actually now a very real possibility! Dermal fillers like Juvederm and Radiesse make it surprisingly easy to resolve many common cosmetic nose problems without any invasive surgery.

What Should You Know About the “Dermal Filler Nose Job”?

Dermal fillers have become a very common cosmetic enhancement tool because they use hyaluronic acid and other ingredients to restore lost volume under the skin. When used around the face, fillers can plump the cheeks and lips, make wrinkles and folds disappear, and provide an overall boost of youthfulness to your appearance. The filler continues working for as long as two years before being safely absorbed into the body. Dermal fillers can now be used in the same way to alter, enhance, and augment the shape of the nose. Continue reading “All About the Updated, Non-Surgical Nose Job” »

How to Achieve a Facelift without the Surgery

Not long ago, an invasive facelift was the only way to lift sagging skin and wipe away unwanted signs of aging. The procedure came with many risks and a painful recovery period. Fortunately, science and technology have evolved significantly within the last decade, and it is now possible to achieve the results of a facelift without any surgery at all! Which of the following options might be the best choice for you?

The “Liquid Lift”: Fillers and Botox

Dermal fillers like Radiesse and neuromodulators like Botox have become some of the most popular cosmetic procedures requested by patients who want to look younger in a subtle, natural, and effortless way. When the two treatments are combined, the result is a “liquid facelift” that turns back time without any nipping or tucking. Continue reading “How to Achieve a Facelift without the Surgery” »

What Should You Know about Optifast?

If you’ve been struggling for years to lose weight, or feel frustrated by all of the “fad” diets that don’t deliver sustainable results, Optifast could be the weight loss solution that you need. Optifast is far more than a diet. It’s a comprehensive weight management program that includes meal replacement shakes, lifestyle education, counseling, and personalized support. There are two forms of the Optifast program, called Optifast Full Meal Replacement and Optifast Supplements Plus One Meal Per Day. By working with a weight loss expert like Dr. Hermann at Hermann Wellness in Tampa, Florida, you can determine which Optifast program is best suited to meet your needs and help you lose weight. Continue reading “What Should You Know about Optifast?” »

The Use of Human Stem Cell Growth Factors is a Must in Skin Rejuvenation

The use of human stem cell growth factors in skin care and esthetic medicine has generated a lot of buzz over the last couple years. Your skin cells are constantly turning over and undergoing repair. This remodeling, correcting and regenerating requires multiple cellular processes to work.

Factorfive scientists carefully culture human stem cells and capture their potent factors in effort to help your skin replace and boost the factors that decrease with age and also help with preventing and fighting the visible signs of aging. As we age, there is a natural decrease in the levels of growth factors and cytokines that maintain the youthful appearance of our skin. Growth factors are a must in achieving younger and more vibrant skin. Many of these growth factors are abundantly produced by our stem cells which decrease in number as we age. Continue reading “The Use of Human Stem Cell Growth Factors is a Must in Skin Rejuvenation” »

The Beauty of a PRP Facial

Never before have three letters meant so much. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a ground- breaking cosmetic treatment that can help you achieve smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin in a way that no other procedure ever has. It is a completely safe and natural way to rejuvenate your appearance, so why wait to give it a try?

What Should You Know About PRP?

Your blood is essential to your body’s ability to function, but it also offers a surprising number of benefits for your complexion as well! The platelets found in your blood plasma actually contains proteins and growth factors that are vital for stimulating the production of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid in your skin. The quality of your skin tends to diminish with time, due to a significant decrease in the body’s production of those three substances, but PRP has the power to reverse that unwanted effect of aging!     Continue reading “The Beauty of a PRP Facial” »

Why Does Collagen Matter to Skincare?

Just like flowers can’t blossom without water and sunlight, the skin cannot remain vibrant, strong, and taut without a steady supply of collagen. Unfortunately, the body’s production of collagen diminishes steadily with age, which leaves the skin vulnerable to wrinkles, sagging, and other unwanted changes. By understanding exactly how collagen functions in the skin and then utilizing the best cosmetic treatments to boost collagen growth naturally, you can combat aging and maintain youthful, glowing skin. Continue reading “Why Does Collagen Matter to Skincare?” »

Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin: Which Should I Choose to Erase My Lines?

Many factors contribute to facial lines and wrinkles such as aging, bone loss, sun exposure, smoking and even years of muscle movement. The good news is those lines caused by muscle movement can be improved with neurotoxins such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. These products relax the muscles that lead to lines and wrinkles. Over time, if not corrected, scars will form, therefore, it is beneficial to start using neurotoxins before wrinkles become permanent at rest.  Some clients are afraid of using a product that has toxin in its name. This is a common comment. Neurotoxins do not contain the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism. Neurotoxins are injected very superficially into the skin, therefore, do not penetrate the bloodstream sufficiently to cause the symptoms associated with botulism. The amount required to cause symptoms of botulism exceeds approximately 100 times the amount injected into the skin during cosmetic treatments. There are many reasons why people should not be afraid of this wonderful low risk treatment. Continue reading “Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin: Which Should I Choose to Erase My Lines?” »

Three Exciting Uses of NovaThreads on the Skin

The future of cosmetics has arrived in the form of bioabsorbable threads that lift, tighten, and add volume to the skin without any surgery. Better known as NovaThreads, this treatment delivers dramatic and long-lasting results without any need to go under the knife or endure a long recovery period. Whether you want to enhance the contour of your jawline, minimize wrinkles, or anything in between, chances are that NovaThreads can help you reach your cosmetic goals!

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If You’re So Over Shaving, Laser Hair Reduction is For You

Nobody enjoys shaving, but it is commonly seen as a necessary evil in order to eliminate unwanted body hair and achieve smooth skin. The truth is that shaving is an incredibly inefficient, time consuming, and exasperating task, and technology now makes it possible to achieve silky skin without ever picking up another razor.

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Weight Loss: It’s More than Counting Calories

Weight loss is not known for its ease, but rather for its importance to overall health. If you need to lose a significant amount of weight in order to minimize your risk of chronic disease and regain your quality of life, you may be wondering where to begin or how to overcome a challenge that you have hit in the past. Fortunately, there is a viable solution that can help you reach your goals in a sustainable way: medically supervised weight loss. Continue reading “Weight Loss: It’s More than Counting Calories” »