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retin-a facial cream

Of the many retinoids on the market, both natural and synthetic, Retin-A is the most commonly recommended by dermatologists for the treatment of acne, wrinkles, and skin damage Retin-A works by stimulating the production of collagen, increasing cell turnover and regulating the cell cycle. Tretinoin can play a role in enhancing the results and efficiency of non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedures What…

hair loss

Telogen effluvium (TE) is one of the leading causes of hair loss. It can affect people at any age and for a wide variety of reasons TE is often short-lived and largely reversible with proper treatment What is Telogen Effluvium? Telogen effluvium is a form of temporary hair loss characterized by diffuse thinning of the hair (or diffuse alopecia). In…

Does Detox water work

Detox water is the latest health and wellness fad, with celebrities and online influencers extolling its many virtues. Although it probably won’t help you lose weight, detox water does offer the indirect benefit of keeping you hydrated. Other alleged health benefits of detox water include boosting the digestive system and fighting free radicals. What is detox water? Detox water is water…

Migraine Surgery Explained

Migraine surgery is generally classified as nerve decompression surgery, a procedure developed by Dr. Bahman Guyuron about two decades ago. The procedure requires a plastic surgeon to make a small incision on the face, neck or forehead in order to physically adjust migraine trigger points. Ideal candidates are migraine sufferers who respond favorably to Botox, but experience little or no…

Lip Plumpers

Generally speaking, there are three different types of lip plumping tools: suction, irritant, or rejuvenating and moisturizing. Most at-home products are safe but only produce temporary effects. Long-term options are available for those who want permanently fuller lips. What are lip plumpers? Lip plumpers generally fall into three separate categories. First, there are suction tools, which pull blood to the…

Aspire rewards

Galderma is the company that manufactures Restylane, Dysport and Sculptra. Aspire Rewards is Galderma’s points-based loyalty reward program. The program offers special bonuses and discounts on products you may be already using. Galderma is a pharmaceutical subsidiary owned by Nestlé Skin Health. The subsidiary provides “a comprehensive portfolio of aesthetic treatments for subtle, natural-looking results.” Nonsurgical treatments offered help soften the aging…

Volbella

Quick Facts  Volbella is an ideal filler for injection into the lips for subtle augmentation and correction of perioral lines (vertical lip lines) It was FDA approved in May 2016, making it one of the newest fillers on the market. Volbella costs $400-600 per syringe. Results are immediate with the most common side effect being mild bruising and swelling. What…

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…

Does waist training work

Waist training is the controversial practice of wearing a cincher to “train” your waist into looking slimmer. Wearing a waist trainer for a prolonged period of time may cause harmful side effects such as core weakening and poor posture. Although waist trainers may be useful in some cases, experts say they are not a substitute for exercise and diet control.…

Fibroadenoma

The vast majority of the lumps women find in their bosoms are not malignant tumors. They are much more likely to be relatively harmless cysts, or a fibroadenoma. Here we answer some of the most frequently asked questions on fibroadenoma symptoms, causes and treatments. What is a fibroadenoma? A fibroadenoma is a benign breast tumor that’s typically found in younger…

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