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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.…

weight loss

Once believed to only exist in infants, scientists have isolated trace amounts of brown fat in adult humans. Cold water therapy allegedly stimulates brown fat production, thus causing weight loss. According to some health and nutrition, brown fat could eventually render obesity a thing of the past. There's certainly been no shortage of hype lately around the issue of “brown fat”…

dr dave, tattoo removal

As the founder of Fresh Start, a not-for-profit organization that helps the previously incarcerated transition back into society, Dr. David Ores -- a.k.a Dr. Dave to his patients on the Lower East Side of Manhattan -- is set on offering free tattoo removal services to thousands of former inmates across the country. In the beginning... The origins of Fresh Start…

c-section scar healing

The darker your skin, the thicker your c-section scar might be. Most doctors agree that surgery shouldn’t be your first option when treating C-section scars. If you plan on having more children, it is best to not have the scar addressed surgically and you should stick to non-invasive treatments. Some surgeons consider laser treatments to be the most effective of…

woman in heels

Does the idea of using injectable fillers like Juvederm or Retsylane on your cheeks and lips make you feel squeamish? Well, if so, brace yourself, because there's a whole lot more that can be done. Experienced health care providers around the globe are not only treating those areas, but getting really creative with their use of injectable fillers in general, from the…

green tea for weight loss

Green tea contains several substances that may promote weight loss, like caffeine, catechin, and antioxidants. While many people have experienced positive results, no significant studies prove that it’s effective. Health and wellness experts say there’s no harm in consuming green in moderation. Dieticians and physicians agree: maintaining a healthy body weight can prolong your life significantly, helping to lower your…

Side effects of Herbal Supplements

Herbal supplements are a popular alternative to conventional prescription drugs. Although there are a number of risks associated with many herbal supplements, the natural medicine industry remains largely unregulated. It is important to be aware of these risks and talk to your doctor before incorporating dietary supplements into your treatment plan. Pharmaceutical drugs might play a dominant role in Western…

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