Category Archives: Health

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Flexible Spending Accounts-End of the Year Approaching

If you have a Flexible Spending Account and you have a balance to use by the end of the year, Massage is now a covered expense. Other covered services and products include Acne Laser Therapy, cold sore and acne medications. Refer to the plans guidelines, as you may need a prescription (even for over the counter products) for them to be covered, however using your FSA can save individuals money. Call and schedule your appointment today.

Anti-Aging Gene Discovered

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Humans have been on the hunt for the answers to aging, as evidenced by the popularity of Botox. Science has yet to discover the modern day fountain of youth, however a recent discovery of two anti-aging genes have been discovered. The protein(s) are known as SIRT6 and SIRT3. SIRT6 protein not only suppresses tumors (helps suppress cancer), it may also offer a protection against the development of obesity and help control our cellular metabolism. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Michigan Health System conducted the study and also noted that without this protein tumors may increase in size, numbers and aggression. Cancers that may be most affected by the loss […]

What Supplements Should I Take Prior To A Cosmetic Procedure?

Th most common question we hear from patient’s is, “What supplements could I take prior to my cosmetic procedure?” For specific information regarding which medications and supplements should be discontinued our office will review that with you in depth. However, here is an informative video describing the benefits of VitaMedica supplements prior to Cosmetic procedures: VitaMedica video Between now and the year-end, many of you are scheduled for a surgical procedure. Recover faster by preparing for your upcoming procedure. VitaMedica’s Recovery Products are available at . One of our professionals would be happy to discuss which products may be appropriate to help you get back on your feet faster.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Rosacea

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If you are one of the many people who suffer from Rosacea, you may have a great deal of sympathy for that holiday favorite, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Maybe that poor critter was actually dealing with Rosacea also. Rosacea is marked by redness in the face to the point that many may think that you are blushing all of the time, not to mention a nose that turns crimson and swells as well. If you had a harness you could hook yourself up and could guide Santa’s sleigh. As if redness isn’t enough, some sufferers also tend to get bumps on their face that look like a bad case […]

Are Your Hands Giving Away Your Age?

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It is said that “eyes are the window to our soul”, but are hands the clue to our actual age? The availibility of cosmetic enhancement procedures like Fraxel Restore or Mixto laser resurfacing, Botox and dermal fillers, it can be near impossible to guess someone’s age these days. However in many cases the hands say it all. So the next time you find yourself a little curious about someone’s age, look down and see what the hands have to say. If you really want to guess someone’s age, keep an eye out for the following signs of hand-related aging: Age (liver) spots – When most people think about sun damage, […]

Hydrate with Hydradermabrasion

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You’ve heard of Microdermabrasion, now there is “Hydro-dermabrasion Announcing the addition of Hydro-dermabrasion at . Hydro-dermabrasion can be a stand-alone treatment or combined with medical microdermabrasion for smoother silky skin. The Hydro-dermabrasion uses specialized wands that attach to our Medical Diamondtome™ Microdermabrasion. It is very similar to the Hydrafacial® with the advantage of having a powerful Medical micrdermabasion if needed. “With the Hydrowand® we can now infuse serums deeper in the skin where they are more effective.” We customize the use of powerful serums that can treat hyperpigmentation, acne, dryness as well as Rosacea. “The addition of the Hydro-wand allows us to treat people who haven’t been able to have […]

Defining Sun Damage

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There’s nothing like spending the day outside on a gorgeous, sunny day. Unfortunately that feeling often comes with a price – sun damage. Unprotected skin is vulnerable to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can cause long-term changes to your skin. Sun damage comes in many forms, but some of the most common types include: Dry skin – When exposed to excessive amounts of sun, your skin can slowly lose natural moisture and essential oils. This can cause your skin to appear dry or flaky – resulting in an aged appearance. Sunburn – Sunburn is a skin injury that occurs after the skin is exposed to UV radiation. Mild to […]

Is Botox Worth It?

The September 2012 issue of Redbook asks, “Is Botox really worth it?” A savvy editor interviewed top board-certified doctors and scores of women who had undergone injectable procedures. She also looked at studies that have been done on injectable satisfaction rates. Though Botox costs far less than cosmetic surgery, it is still an investment for the average working mom, so it is wise to gather information before undergoing an injectable procedure. When and if you start Botox depends on your wrinkles. If you have lines that make you look sad, tired or annoyed, you may want to start sooner rather than later. For example, lines between your brows may make […]

GET HYDRATED WITH A HYDRAFACIAL

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You’ve heard of Microdermabrasion, now there is “Hydro-dermabrasion Announcing the addition of Hydro-dermabrasion at . Hydro-dermabrasion can be a standalone treatment or combined with medical microdermabrasion for smoother silky skin. The Hydro-dermabrasion uses specialized wands that attach to our Medical Diamondtome™ Microdermabrasion. It is very similar to the Hydrafacial® with the advantage of having a powerful Medical microdermabrasion if needed. “With the Hydrowand® we can now infuse serums deeper in the skin where they are more effective.” We customize the use of powerful serums that can treat hyperpigmentation, acne, dryness as well as Rosacea. “The addition of the Hydro-wand allows us to treat people who haven’t been able to have […]