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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…

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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…

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…

Telomere FAQ

Telomeres are repeating sequences of DNA at the end of chromosomes that helps conserve their integrity. Telomeres get shorter each time a cell divides, acting as a stopwatch that countdowns to aging. In the fight against aging, stopping or reversing telomere shortening is a topic that continues to be studied. Telomeres play a role preserving the integrity of your chromosomes.…

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy can supposedly burn up to 800 calories in a few minutes. Medical studies linking cryotherapy to weight loss remain inconclusive. The FDA has not approved cryotherapy as a medical treatment. Side effects can be serious if the treatment isn’t administered properly. What if you could lose weight by standing in a deep-freeze tank (up to 250 degrees below Fahrenheit)…

It Works Body Wrap

It Works body wraps can’t induce weight loss (this is true of any topical, body constricting product). There are non-invasive treatments that do reduce fat, like CoolSculpting, but they are relatively expensive compared to wraps. Wraps can improve skin appearance by hydrating and plumping the skin. You may have seen a Facebook post from a former high school classmate or…

Allergan Brilliant Distinctions

Brilliant Distinctions is the loyalty rewards program for Allergan, the company that manufactures BOTOX Cosmetic. The rewards program includes other popular products from Allergan. More than three million consumers are enrolled in Brilliant Distinctions, and it’s also popular with physicians, who say it provides good benefits to patients. Brilliant Distinctions is a customer loyalty program that helps you to save…

Aestheticians

Medical aestheticians are similar to spa aestheticians, but instead of working in a salon or spa, they typically work in a medical environment. They’re able to perform a wide range of jobs, from helping patients reduce swelling after surgery to providing treatments for acne and wrinkles. Medical aestheticians have the potential to earn as much as $75,000, depending on where…

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