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Health & BeautyBreast Implants Then and Now

One of my favorite movies of all times is the 1997 HBO movie Breast Men with David Schwimmer and Chris Cooper. It was humorous and astonishingly accurate with regards to the evolution of the modern implant and the eventual controversy that enveloped it. There is something new with breast implant Read more…

Health & BeautyWant to Lose the Double Chin?

A double chin can make you look older and heavier, no matter what your age and weight.  Often, genetics play a big role, as the fat in this area (known as submental fat) may persist, despite efforts to diet and exercise. In the past, the only option to treat this Read more…

Health & BeautyNatural Remedies for Dry Skin

Skin is the largest organ in our bodies. It’s what holds our muscles, bones, and tissue intact and also provides a barrier, keeping the bad organisms out and absorbing the good. Skin helps regulate our body temperature by absorbing and releasing heat and helps flush out toxins. Amazingly, skin also Read more…

Health & BeautyBeautiful Skin with a Gluten-free Diet

Did you know your skin is a reflection of your gut health? If you’ve tried every lotion and potion to achieve perfect skin without success, maybe it is time to take a look at the end of your fork. The key to beautiful skin is focusing on digestive function and Read more…

Health & BeautySurgery vs. Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures

Twenty years ago, non-invasive options for cosmetic improvement were few and were crude compared with what is available today. Collagen and silicone injections were the only options for fillers, and chemical peels were the solitary choice for skin resurfacing. The collagen of yesterday was effective for a very short time Read more…

Natural OptionsTreating Shingles Naturally

Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by exposure to the herpes-zoster virus. It can also be a reactivation of childhood chickenpox caused by the same virus. Shingles can be a very painful condition and early treatment is essential to reduce long-term discomfort. Of course antiviral medication can be warranted; Read more…

Health & BeautyToday’s Liposuction

Liposuction has been around since the mid-seventies.  First used by an Italian gynecologist, the French surgeon Dr. Illouz was the first to apply the procedure to purely cosmetic cases.  The technology has come a long way since then, but traditional liposuction remains a mainstay in plastic surgery. The primary goal Read more…

Health & BeautyIndie Lee Shares Her Story at Saks

Indie Lee was like many of us, an executive woman who worked hard, enjoyed life and paid great attention to what she put in her body. A native New Yorker, she had a large greenhouse in her back yard filled with organic herbs and vegetables and led a health-conscious existence. Read more…

Health & BeautyThe Evolution of Microneedling Therapy

In today’s busy world, people are looking for aesthetic procedures that can make them look and feel rejuvenated with minimal downtime.  The number of cosmetic surgical procedures remains at a steady plateau, but the number of non-surgical cosmetic injectable procedures continues to rise every year.  These office procedures have become Read more…

Health & BeautyBeauty Inside & Out

Lasers have always seemed futuristic.   But they are a daily phenomenon at any plastic surgeon’s office or medical spa.  As with any technology, cosmetic laser technology advances quickly and can be challenging to keep up with. And with so many advertisements and promotional pitches, the promises of minimal downtime Read more…

Health & BeautyIncorporating Growth Factors Into Treatment Modalities

When considering factors that contribute to improving the properties of skin tightening, skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, acne and acne scar reduction, smaller pores and generally fighting the effects of aging and gravity, one of the newest, most innovative treatments is the introduction of growth factor technology. A growth factor is Read more…

Health & BeautyThat Sneaky Desert Sun

Okay, I will admit it; I am trying to scare you. The big, bad summer is here and with it comes the threat of too much heat, too much sun, and the danger and risk that accompanies both. You might say, “I know, I know. I wear sun block” or Read more…

Health & BeautyOptions to Living Life Scarred

Scarred. It can mean a lot of things, both physical and emotional. The physical scar can remind us of an event or process that we’d rather not have experienced. Surprisingly, improvement or elimination of the scar can bring about a kind of healing and recovery that no amount of acceptance Read more…

Health & BeautyLuminous Skin at Any Age

You’ve come a long way since you were a teenager. And so has your skin. So if you haven’t changed your skincare routine since you got your driver’s license, it’s time to shake things up. In our teenage years, we experience breakouts. As we age, we experience different types of Read more…

Health & BeautyNon-Drug Treatments for Rosacea

Rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”) is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin and often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. It typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may Read more…

Health & BeautyWhat is Medical Micro-Needling?

Medical micro-needling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy (CIT), is a relatively new concept aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen and elastin production to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin. The benefits of this treatment include the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, minimized pores, and the disappearance Read more…

Health & BeautyAchieving Beautiful Skin

There are several myths about skin care in today’s world which greatly inhibit the overall health and well-being of our skin, the body’s largest organ. Let’s take a look at some of these myths including the idea that washing one’s face several times daily will diminish acne; sunscreen is not Read more…

Health & BeautyWhat are Micro Peels?

One of the more popular facial rejuvenating treatments today is the micro peel. It is a superficial chemical peel which can smooth and soften your skin, brighten your complexion, minimize pore size, and reduce discoloration, all with no social down time.   This simple 30-minute procedure should not be confused Read more…

Integrated PracticesNatural Sunscreen, an Alternative for Preventative Skin Care

Summer is upon on us and with summer comes more time in the sun. Spending more time in the sun can be uplifting for many reasons: more Vitamin D production, enhanced mood, and more opportunities for outdoor activities and exercise. However, as we all know, spending too much time in Read more…

Health & BeautyVein Treatment: Not Only Skin Deep

From the pictures in most vein clinic ads, it may seem that vein removal is simply a cosmetic therapy to help attain smooth, sexy legs. While many treatments do deliver these desired results, vein removal can also be a necessary, life changing procedure. “60% of my patients come for medical Read more…