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.

Bentonite Clay

Calcium bentonite healing clay, referred to by some manufacturers as “Indian” or “Aztec” healing clay, is often billed as the world’s most powerful facial. The clay has a negative charge which is said to draw positively-charged toxins from the skin. The clay does help control the production of certain oils on the skin, making it useful for those who are…

Jaw Widener

Palate expanders are most successful in children. Adults might be able to get their palates expanded, but the process is difficult and unreliable. Expanding your palate could change your smile in a favorable way. There are a wide variety of palate expanders, some of which can be removed for certain activities such as eating and swimming. For adults, the roof…

armpit fat

Armpit fat and bra bulge may in fact be accessory breast tissue, loose skin, or both. Surgical treatments to reduce bra bulge include liposuction and skin excision. Non-invasive procedures may be effective, but generally provide less dramatic results. Unsightly bra bulge is difficult to target through diet and exercise, and easy to spot when you’re wearing tank tops or sleeveless…

liposuction surgery

Liposuction may sound scary, but is that fear really justified? As with all procedures, knowing what you are getting yourself into can make all the difference. Here, we answer some of the most common questions patients have for their surgeons both before and after the procedure. Is liposuction painful? Liposuction is an invasive procedure so it follows there could be…

Stress Rash

Stress can trigger skin conditions and make others worse. The best treatment for a stress rash is to manage your stress. Poor sleeping habits can amplify stress levels, making stress rashes worse. Stress keeps you awake at night. It causes you to eat poorly, forgo exercise, and ignore basic routines like washing your face before you turn in for the…

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.…

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