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.

The Golden Ratio

From seashells to hurricanes, the golden ratio is said to exist within all nature’s designs. Researchers debate over the significance of the golden ratio within the human body. Some cosmetic surgeons turn to this formula to inform their perception of ideal beauty. Scientists and mathematicians have long sought to crack the code behind nature’s aesthetics. By analyzing proportions and patterns…

Recent advances build on past studies into the regenerative potential of stem cells. Clinical human trials have shown stem cell infusions to be both safe and effective. Several clinics now offer experimental and non-approved stem cell rejuvenation treatments. Science has long looked to stem cell therapy as the proverbial “fountain of youth.” It’s clear that many researchers believe stem cells…

Weight Loss Surgery

Although many weight loss procedures are permanent, some can be easily reversed. More intense weight loss surgeries, although more effective, also come with more potential complications. When deciding on the right surgery, it’s important to ask yourself the right questions. Weight loss surgery is a legitimate option for many people who are obese, especially those who suffer from weight-related medical…

Scalp Exfoliation

A poorly exfoliated scalp can lead to limp and oily hair. Scalp exfoliation prevents a variety of scalp conditions, such as acne and dandruff.  Scrubs can be purchased at most beauty retailers or made from scratch at home. You shampoo and condition your hair. You avoid hairsprays and other heavy products. You even try to eat hair-healthy foods like spinach…

gum contouring

Gingivoplasty treats a wide variety of medical and cosmetic concerns, including congenital issues and those caused by disease. The procedure can be done using surgical blades, electrosurgery, and even lasers. Gingivoplasty may be covered by insurance, depending on why you’re getting it. Gingivoplasty, also known as gingival sculpting or gum contouring, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the gums around…

grin-lift

The grin lift is one of several surgeries that target the lips and mouth. Known in South Korea as the Smile Lipt, the procedure recently gained internet notoriety due to exaggerated claims of “Joker-like” results. The grin lift can be combined with other procedures to address drooping mouth corners. A smile lights up a face, signaling warmth, trust, and inviting…

Botox and Pregnant

There is very little research on the effects of Botox on babies. During pregnancy, the skin may not respond well to certain rejuvenation treatments. There are procedures you can safely do at home to promote healthy skin. Pregnancy comes with a natural glow, but for some, that’s not enough. Even while expecting, many women fret over fine lines and wrinkles,…

Red Skin Syndrome

You don’t have to be using topical steroids to develop topical steroid withdrawal. Symptoms of red skin syndrome can extend to more than just your skin. There is no cure for red skin syndrome, but there are ways to manage symptoms. It can take years for red skin syndrome to clear up. Red skin syndrome (RSS) is a bright red…

Meth Mouth

Meth is a dangerous and addictive drug that leads to self-neglect in long-term use. Meth use results in discolored, rotten, and disintegrating teeth, as well as gum disease. Treatment involves dental procedures and drug discontinuation. It is not recommended to treat meth mouth while still using the drug. Meth mouth is a term used to describe a collection of dental…

Sweat and Skin

Sweating too much or too little could be indicative of more serious medical conditions. Sweating won't help you lose weight or eliminate toxins. Certain skin conditions may be exacerbated by sweating and improper hygiene. Sweating is part of a complex cooling system in our bodies -- much like a thermostat. As the body’s core temperature rises (e.g. during exercise), the…

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