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Marcia Layton Turner is a contributing health and business writer for Zwivel. She has won awards for her work in Entrepreneur, Businessweek, Woman’s Day, Health, and many others. She resides in Rochester, NY.

plastic surgery insurance

Are you considering a plastic surgery procedure and hoping that your insurance company will cover it? If so, there’s good news and bad news. “It’s impossible to get a purely cosmetic procedure covered by insurance,” says Dr. Joseph Michaels, plastic surgeon with Michaels Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in Bethesda, MD. That’s the bad news. The good news is that procedures…

cellulite on the legs

Cellulite is to blame for that cobblestone or dimpled appearance you often see on legs, thighs, and buttocks. Cellulite is one of the most common aesthetic concerns among women of all ages, and while many products and procedures advertise their remarkable results in combating the condition, few live up to their promises. We asked five board-certified skin care specialists which…

tattoo removal machine

With more people getting tattoos every year, it's not surprising that the demand for tattoo removal treatments has increased exponentially. According to recent data compiled by the Pew Research Center, some 45 million Americans now sport at least one tattoo on their bodies. No longer the sole domain of bikers, sailors, and unsavory characters, people from across the social spectrum are…

microneedling scar therapy

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, a full 85% of Americans between the ages of 12 and 24 experience at least some form of acne. Later in life, the scars often remain as reminders of the emotional distress caused by the condition. These are some of the most effective and advanced treatments currently performed in dermatology and plastic surgery practices to minimize the…

As the temperatures rise and layers of clothing are shed, many men and women are taking a hard look at themselves in the mirror and deciding that they’re due for a little tune-up. Summer is also the best time of the year to get work done if you don’t want to be conspicuously absent from the office while recovering from…

You can tell prospective clients all about your years of plastic surgery experience, your high standards, your superior medical training, your state-of-the-art equipment, and your 100% satisfaction rating, but none of those statements will be nearly as effective as showing them excellent before-and-after photos of your patients. Clients visit plastic surgeons’ websites to see evidence of their work, and “the…

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