Posts By Sydney Whalen

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I am a former teacher, current resident of Colorado, and new mom. When I’m not writing and chilling with my son, I’m gaming, watching movies, doing yoga, eating out, taking pictures, and harassing my cats. I love words.

LED Treatment

Photofacials use light-based technologies to treat skin blemishes and pigmentation issues. As a safer alternative to older treatments with the added bonus of little to no downtime, photofacials have become quite popular. Photofacials can treat any part of the body other than the eyelids and the area directly above the eyes. What is a Photofacial? Photofacials are treatments that use…

Eyelash perm

Women have long sought longer lashes. Fuller darker lashes make our eyes look wider, healthier, and shapelier. Although they are frequently associated with femininity, not every woman is blessed with naturally luscious lashes. Most women seek to create or enhance this effect through the use of eyelash curlers or extensions. However, these are temporary and labor-intensive solutions that could damage…

VI Peel

The VI (Vitality Institute) Peel, from VI Aesthetics, is reported to be less painful than traditional chemical peels. Unlike other well-known chemical peels that contain glycolic acid, it's made of a combination of other alpha and beta hydroxy acids. Although VI Peels are recommended for a wide range of skin types and aesthetic concerns, they aren’t right for everyone. VI…

Scalp scabs

Scalp scabs are often a side effect of more serious medical conditions, or the direct result of itching irritated skin. Some causes of scalp scabs are highly contagious, making prompt diagnosis essential. While home treatments can help soothe the scalp, prescription antivirals or antifungals may be required. What are scalp scabs? Scalp scabs are flaky, itchy, and sensitive patches of…

Botox Brow Lift Vs. Brow Lift

Botox can accomplish many things, but it’s not a perfect substitute to surgery. Although Botox may lift the brow, it will not tighten the skin. Recovery time may be longer, but a surgical brow lift produces more dramatic results. Introducing the brow lift Even if you generally shy away from surgery, you should still give some consideration to this option.…

Dimethylaminoethanol

DMAE has typically been used to promote focus and memory. More recently it’s been claimed that DMAE is effective in treating wrinkles, sagging skin, and inflammation. Regardless of whether or not these claims are true, DMAE may also be damaging your skin. What is DMAE? Dimethylaminoethanol -- the molecule also known as DMAE -- is commonly used to treat a…

matt lucas

Alopecia universalis is a rare condition that results in the complete loss of hair on the scalp, face, and body. It is believed to be an autoimmune disorder, and is common among people who have other autoimmune disorders. If you have alopecia areata, which causes partial hair loss, you stand a greater risk of developing alopecia universalis. Alopecia universalis will…

Skin Grafting

Some skin grafts come from other species, namely pigs, but these are typically temporary. When skin grafts heal, new blood vessel connections form to make the skin part of your body. The healing process is lengthy and it’s important to adhere to proper wound care. What is a skin graft? Skin grafts and skin transplants are medical procedures that involve…

Treacher Collins syndrome

Treacher Collins Syndrome is not necessarily a hereditary condition. Complications include hearing and vision loss. Researchers are working on a way to prevent the condition. What is Treacher Collins Syndrome? Treacher Collins Syndrome is a medical disorder caused by a genetic mutation, but it’s not necessarily hereditary.  It will affect approximately 1 in every 50,000 babies. There is usually no…

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