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.

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…

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…

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…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

We now know there’s a genetic component to developing carpal tunnel syndrome. If your case is bad enough, surgery may be your only option. The most reliable treatment is known as carpal tunnel release. Recovery time from this procedure is long but worth it. What is the carpal tunnel? The carpal tunnel is a physical space in your wrist that…

Arthritis in hands

Surgery for hand arthritis is often a last resort when other treatment options have failed. Many surgical options eliminate arthritis pain at the expense of hand function. The type of surgery available to you depends on the type of arthritis you have. Approximately 54.4 million adults in the United States were diagnosed with some form of arthritis from 2013 to…

brachial plexus

Brachial plexus injuries can go away in a matter of days or can require major surgery. Don’t wait to see a doctor. Untreated severe brachial plexus injuries can lead to permanent disability. Full recovery from brachial plexus surgery takes several months to several years. What is the brachial plexus? Take your hand and press it to the side of your…

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