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Liposuction Worries Put To Rest

Published on September 27, 2012 by

One of the biggest concerns people have when considering liposuction is whether or not the fat will come back and how it will look. Luckily, new studies have been conducted to get to the bottom of this issue. “For years, doctors have noticed that those liposuction patients who consume too many calories and don’t exercise enough usually don’t put on tummy weight after abdominal liposuction but, in a year’s time, store new fat in other bodily areas such as the arms, the back or the breasts. Dr. Eric Swanson, a plastic surgeon in Leawood, Kansas decided to put this theory to a test; his results were published in a well-respected […]

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VitaMedica Must Have’s!

Published on September 5, 2012 by

We mentioned in our newsletter this month how much we like VitaMedica products. We think they’re great for those who want to cut down their recovery time right after undergoing a procedure. So what exactly are these products? Below are the products we carry that we feel are perfect for the procedures we offer: Arnica Montana 30X Great for both surgical and non-surgical facial proceduresRapidly dissolving tabletsPackages come in different sizes depending on the amount that is right for you Arnica Anti-Bruise Kit Defense against both bruising and swellingThe kit includes Arnica Montana 30X and a recovery creamThis product is unique because it addresses bruising from the inside rather than […]

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Don’t Let Wrinkles Hide Your Emotions!

Published on August 28, 2012 by

One of the most common fears that women (and men) may have before opting for Botox is that their face may become stiff and not capable of showing their full emotions. While this is not an issue when you have board certified professionals administering the proper amount of Botox like we do at YOLO, this article should help comfort those who would like to receive Botox, but are concerned about their ability to express emotions. “Most people worry about developing wrinkles and want to delay the effects of aging as much as possible to ensure they look their best. However, a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Social […]

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Another Surprising Use For Botox!

Published on August 6, 2012 by

Seems like they are always figuring new uses for Botox. Here’s one of the surprising uses of the injectable! “Have you ever woken up after a long night’s sleep feeling like you had been chewing on gravel while you slept? A pair of new studies has found that Botox, the drug commonly used to help individuals improve their looks by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, can also help those who suffer from nighttime teeth grinding. MyHealthNewsDaily.com reports that researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston tested the efficacy of using Botox injections to treat nocturnal bruxism, or chronic nighttime teeth-grinding. […]

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Juvederm App For Your Phone–A Must Have!

Published on July 17, 2012 by

We came across a new app for the iPhone the other day and we are obsessed! It’s from Allergan which you may recognize as the makers of Juvederm. This app gives you the unique opportunity to picture how you would look if you decided to try Juvederm. This is a great way to help you make the decision on whether or not Juvederm is right for you. It’s definitely a must-have if you’re considering an injectable of any sort! There are so many fantastic features that can be used to help you get a better idea of how Juvederm works and what the results could look like. Theses features include: […]

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Let the Bridal Beauty Bootcamp Begin!

Published on May 19, 2012 by

Get an inside look at our Bridal Beauty Bootcamp winner, Linda Packard’s, YOLO experience! Read on to learn more about what services she is selecting… The plans are set…Nikki got back to me with the details of what she has planned for my beauty boot camp. Based on the results of my facial assessment (see scary pictures of my skin!) she plans to start with a Botox treatment to address the wrinkles on my forehead. I must admit I was a bit skeptical about Botox (all the horror stories we hear/see), but Nikki assured me I won’t be one of them. She wants to smooth out the skin before the […]

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Lasers and Fillers Can Restore Your Hands, Creams Will Nourish Them

Published on May 17, 2012 by

Rule #1: Protect your hands from the sun. Do you still recognize your hands? If the answer is “yes,” you probably have not hit your middle fifties. Hands that have done dishes, changed diapers, scrubbed bathtubs, gardened and gripped the steering wheel in the noonday sun are likely to be paper dry, wrinkly, veiny and spotty. For all that good work, you deserve a reward. Instead, you have hands that give away your age. No good deed goes unpunished. After constant hand washing while tending a sick husband, a 52-year-old reporter was horrified by the appearance of her hands. Over a six-month period she tried in-office and home treatments, targeting […]

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How New Light Based Technologies Can Minimize the Signs of Long-Term Sun Damage

Published on May 4, 2012 by

Not all lights are created equal. Some are visible to the human eye as colors. Others, though not perceivable, produce long-lasting biological effects. For example, ultra-violet (UV) light (10-400 nm), which comes to us in the flavors of UVA, UV B, and UVC (though little of the latter reaches the earth), is well known to alter our skin cells at the genetic level, causing DNA damage. The result: aged, weathered skin; precancerous skin lesions known as actinic keratoses (AKs), and in the worst-case scenario, skin cancer. Yet there are other types of light that can help fight these problems. An emerging field of light-based technologies, known by names such as […]

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Alternative Therapy After Radiation and Breast Reconstruction

Published on March 3, 2012 by

According to a new study published in the most recent issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, researchers have discovered a new technique that may offer breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy an effective breast reconstruction alternative. Typically, breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy are not ideal candidates for implant-based breast reconstruction. Radiation therapy significantly damages underlying tissues at a microscopic level. As a result, radiation therapy treatments can negatively affect the outcome of reconstruction and increase the risk of long-term complications following surgery. For years this has left radiation therapy recipients with very limited reconstruction options. The study, led by researcher Dr. Salgarello Marzja and colleagues of University Hospital in […]

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My First Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy Experience!

Published on December 30, 2011 by

When I scheduled for the Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy at in , Connecticut I admit, I was skeptical. The idea of having someone’s feet massaging me for an hour intimidated me. I did not know anything about the massage therapist so I didn’t want to offend anyone, it’s just that I had never had this service before and I had no idea what to expect! Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy is the American adaptation of a treatment originally from the Philippines and then from India. The American treatment was founded by Ruthie Piper Hardee who was born with both scoliosis and mild spondylitus. Combined with the constant leaning over to give […]

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