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Emma Stone, PhD, is a contributing health and wellbeing writer for Zwivel.

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…

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a type of bariatric surgery used to treat severe obesity. It is also the most common bariatric procedure performed in United States, and is considered by some surgeons to be the gold standard of weight-loss surgeries. How is Roux-en-Y surgery performed? There are several variations of gastric bypass procedures, which can be divided into three categories: Restrictive:…

Dental Debridement

Dental debridement is a procedure that is performed to remove dense deposits of plaque and calcified tartar from above and below the gum line. It may be carried out as a preliminary treatment, preparing the teeth for a more refined cleaning. Debridement may be necessary if you haven’t visited the dentist for a year or more. Debridement can be considered…

wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth often need to be removed as they can become impacted, cause infection or affect neighboring teeth. Surgery is quick and safe, with most patients requiring a week to ten days for recovery. Local or general anesthesia is used during surgery so no pain is felt. The removal…

Vanquish

Vanquish is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses radio frequency waves to kill fat cells. Clinical studies have proven the efficacy of Vanquish in reducing the number of fat cells in the treated area. Vanquish treatment requires no downtime and has very few side effects associated with it. No matter how many hot yoga classes you attend or how…

mini tummy-tuck

Of the impressive range of tummy toning and sculpting cosmetic procedures available, the reverse tummy tuck is probably the least known. What Is a Reverse Tummy Tuck? Also known as the reverse abdominoplasty or upper abdominal lift, the reverse tummy tuck is a surgical procedure designed to lift and firm protruding tissue from the upper stomach. It’s an important procedure…

Cosmetic Surgery

Some individuals are not suitable candidates for certain plastic surgery procedures. Both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments are governed by limitations; what is effective for one person may not achieve the same results for another. Awareness of why a certain procedure may not be appropriate for you is helpful in the long-term as it means you can seek another more…

mesotherapy microneedling

Microneedling is a cost-effective and non-invasive procedure that addresses an impressive range of skin concerns. Treatments can be performed either at home or by professionals, using various devices and techniques. This guide outlines everything you need to know about microneedling and its benefits. What Is Microneedling? Microneedling therapy, also known as skin needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT), or percutaneous collagen…

Male Hair Loss

An overwhelming 95% of all hair loss cases begin with hair miniaturization. This process, which causes individual strands and follicles to shrink, can eventually lead to baldness. Diagnosing these symptoms and understanding the hair's growth cycle can help prevent hair loss before it's too late. Hair miniaturization, also known as androgenic alopecia or pattern hair thinning, mainly affects men in their…

Acid throwing is a form of violence which can permanently disfigure victims. In recent years, incidences of acid attacks have been on the rise in the U.K. and in the United States. Acid attacks can cause severe burns which inflict deep trauma to the skin. Procedures such as skin excision, grafting and laser treatments can diminish the severity of scarring.…

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