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Facial Aging

Everyone ages differently but certain patterns do emerge by decade. Visible signs of aging generally begin to manifest in your thirties. Minimally invasive treatments can make it possible to put off surgery for many years. Understanding exactly how the face changes with age can help you determine what issues need to be addressed and which treatments will be most effective.…

Smoking and surgery

Regular smoking combined with anesthesia can be life-threatening. Smoking after surgery may negatively impact healing and leave you with scars. Your health begins to improve just hours after you’ve smoked your last cigarette. It’s no secret that smoking is bad for you, but smoking prior to surgery can be deadly. In fact, many surgeons refuse to operate on smokers or…

Tooth Gem

Tooth gems are safe fashion accessories for anyone looking to upgrade their smile. They last for years yet can also be removed if you want to restore your original look. Costs vary in function of the gem and design chosen.  Interested in taking your already winning smile to the next level? If so, a recent celebrity trend that actually dates…

Heat Rash

Heat rash is common in infants, but adults can get it as well. Most cases of heat rash resolve on their own. To heal more quickly, it’s important to allow yourself time to cool down and stop sweating. In some cases, heat rash may require medical attention. Heat rash, also known as miliaria, is a relatively common skin condition in…

female plastic surgery

Traditional feminist theory suggests that women who subject themselves to elective cosmetic surgery do so in an effort to make themselves more attractive to men, and that the ordeal, not to mention the expense, of going under the knife for aesthetic reasons is motivated by a desperate attempt to realize unrealistic societal standards of what constitutes feminine beauty. By extension,…

Jersey Shore Plastic Surgery Rumors

The Jersey Shore's cast members are back together, nearly nine years after the show began. Several have had cosmetic surgery, although they aren't necessarily talking about it. We asked two expert surgeons to tell us what work may have been done. The Jersey Shore crew have come together for a special reunion, and fans are noticing that many of the…

Piezosurgery

Piezosurgery, a new bone cutting technique that involves the use of ultrasonic waves, is becoming increasingly common in dental clinics. The handheld device generates micro-vibrations to safely and precisely cut through bone while leaving soft tissues untouched. It can be used in a wide range of dental applications, including oral surgery, implantology, and periodontics. Dental technology has progressed in leaps…

Durable Dental Fillings

The cost of dental fillings varies widely, depending on the material used. Each option has advantages and disadvantages as either durability, price or aesthetics may need to be compromised. The degree of tooth decay will also determine what kind of filling options are viable for you. When teeth are decayed or cracked, a dentist removes the affected area and covers…

Mandelic Acid Peels

Mandelic acid is used as a gentle chemical peel on sensitive skin and darker skin tones. Professional and at-home product options come in different strengths. Caution is advised when using chemical peels with higher acid concentrations. When it comes to facial care, supporting and nourishing the skin’s natural chemical balance is key to staving off the signs of aging. Mandelic acid, a…

Oral Thrush

The most common source of yeast infections of the face is Candida albicans, a species of fungus that normally resides in the mouth, skin, and gut. Candidiasis infection occurs when the Candida fungus is allowed to overgrow -- in the face, this may cause oral thrush or perleche. Candidiasis is generally treated with antifungal medications, although a number of over-the-counter…

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