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parabens

Parabens are synthetic compounds that are used as preservatives. They can be found in a wide range of foods and cosmetic products. Research shows a possible link between parabens and certain health issues. Parabens are a class of artificial preservatives that are present in a range of cosmetic products. They are inexpensive to produce and provide effective protection against microorganisms,…

Opioid Addiction

Many recovering addicts fear that surgery and the ensuing exposure to opioids may trigger relapses. Opioid-free local anesthesia, sedatives, or general anesthesia can be safely administered during surgery. Post-surgical pain management is also possible through the use of various non-opioid drugs. Opioid addiction is now referred to as an epidemic in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control…

gold tooth

Gold teeth implants offer a trendy, durable, and biocompatible alternative to standard porcelain. Unlike grills or crowns that are worn over the teeth, gold implants are meant to permanently replace teeth that are missing. Costs vary depending on the type of implant, the amount of gold used, and the dentist's treatment fees. Gold has a solid track record in the fields…

breast implants

Instead of silicone or saline implants, breast augmentation patients can now choose to have their own fat transferred to their breasts. While some surgeons claim that fat grafting provides more natural results, there are also major drawbacks and limitations to this technique. Not all experts agree that teardrop-shaped implants provide more natural looking -- or feeling -- results than traditional round…

exfoliation treatment

Daily full-body scrub downs? A Hollywood dermatologist is popularizing this new trend among his celebrity clientele, claiming you can exfoliate your way to younger-looking skin. Pay attention, because your shower routine is about to get longer. Your anti-aging regimen shouldn’t stop at your neck, or even your décolletage. Arms, feet, knees, thighs, and even your backside are all equal opportunity candidates for…

breast lift scars - removing bra

With age, breasts once perky and full begin to deflate and droop. Creams do very little to help, and exercise can make the problem even worse. Breast lift surgery is the only truly effective solution -- if you can deal with the scars. Mastopexy, also known as breast lift surgery, is a surgical procedure that gives breasts a more youthful appearance by…

Gummy bear implants promise to give breast augmentation patients a more natural look with fewer complications. Form-stable implants, also known as gummy bear or teardrop-shaped implants, are a compelling option for women seeking a low-risk breast augmentation technique, with a wide range of natural-looking shapes and sizes to choose from. Here are the pros and cons of this increasingly popular approach to…

older man losing hair

DHT blockers counteract the effects of testosterone, a hormone associated with hair loss. It’s important to start using a DHT blocker at the first sign that your hair is thinning. Prescription drugs are said to be most effective, although they may cause serious side effects. Hair loss is linked to genetics, medical conditions, medications and stress. It affects as many…

c-section scar healing

The darker your skin, the thicker your c-section scar might be. Most doctors agree that surgery shouldn’t be your first option when treating C-section scars. If you plan on having more children, it is best to not have the scar addressed surgically and you should stick to non-invasive treatments. Some surgeons consider laser treatments to be the most effective of…

wet wrap therapy

Wet wrap therapy can help moisturizers and topical steroids penetrate into skin that’s very dry or inflamed. There are a several ways to apply wet wrapping and ready-made garments that help simplify this process. Wet wrapping has been proven effective in treating dermatitis, eczema, and even psoriasis. Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a long-lasting condition with symptoms that vary from person…

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