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Ed Hassan is a newly minted doctor and a contributing health writer for Zwivel.

ultrasonic facials

Studies show that ultrasonic facials are effective, but results are not as dramatic as surgical facelifts. Ultherapy is the only FDA approved ultrasonic device for tightening facial and neck skin. At-home skin rejuvenation devices are significantly less powerful than their professional counterparts. Collagen and elastin are components of our skin's connective tissue that maintain its firmness, elasticity, and structural integrity.…

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…

Latisse

Latisse is an FDA-approved medication that can make eyelashes longer, thicker, and darker. It takes 16 weeks of regular use to achieve the full results. Latisse is generally safe to use, but may cause some non-serious side effects. Latisse is only available with a doctor’s prescription. If you are unsatisfied with the way your eyelashes look, you are not alone.…

Belotero

Quick Facts About Belotero is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. Injection sites Belotero is FDA approved for correction of facial wrinkles and folds. It can also be used on lips and in the area under the eyes. Results Results appear immediately and last six to nine months. Cost One syringe of Belotero costs $500-$600. A typical treatment session costs $700-$1,200.…

Radiesse

Quick Facts About Radiesse is a dermal filler that also stimulates natural collagen production in the skin. Injection sites Radiesse is FDA-approved for smile lines, temples, cheeks, chin, and hand injections. Side effects Side effects include pain, redness, and swelling. Most side effects resolve on their own. Results Effects can last up to 30 months; typically closer to 12-18 months…

Malar Festoon

Festoons are areas of swollen skin in the cheek region that are typically associated with aging, sun exposure, and genetics. Eyelid bags and festoons are both age-related and often exist together, which can make it difficult to distinguish them. Laser skin resurfacing, radiofrequency, and some creams may improve the appearance of festoons, although surgery has a higher success rate. According to the…

Sculptra

About Sculptra is a dermal filler and its active ingredient is Poly-L-Lactic acid. It works by stimulating the body to produce new collagen. Injection Sites Sculptra is FDA-approved for treatment of smile lines and other facial wrinkles. Off-label applications include butt lifts and correction of cellulite and elbow & knee wrinkles. Safety & side effects Redness and swelling are common…

Thread lift

The thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses threads to lift the face. Modern threads are absorbable by the body and they promote collagen formation. Results are not as dramatic as what can be achieved with a surgical facelift. What is the thread lift? A thread lift is a minimally invasive office procedure in which suture threads like…

Does waist training work

Waist training is the controversial practice of wearing a cincher to “train” your waist into looking slimmer. Wearing a waist trainer for a prolonged period of time may cause harmful side effects such as core weakening and poor posture. Although waist trainers may be useful in some cases, experts say they are not a substitute for exercise and diet control.…

Though no surgical procedure is without potential complications, breast lift surgery complications are relatively uncommon. A board-certified plastic surgeon can assess your individual risk factors and help to minimize potential complications during and after surgery. For most people, cosmetic breast surgery is synonymous with breast implants. In fact, the breast lift is actually gaining popularity at a much quicker rate…

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