How Long Do Cosmetic Fillers Last?

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Cosmetic fillers are very effective non-surgical solutions for facial volume issues such as hollow under eyes, lip enhancement, cheek definition, the lack of chin projection, and other problems related to genetics or age-related volume loss. Cosmetic fillers can also treat other issues such as wrinkles, lines, and folds as well as acne scars, and even thinned earlobes. Although filler can …

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cosmetic Surgery

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Do your research Information overload can make research overwhelming. Marketing and turf battles between doctors makes it difficult to distinguish professionally credible information from financially motivated scare tactics. There are still a good number of actual caring and ethical doctors. Advancement in medical procedures and technologies combined with higher standards for results is an opportunity for patients to find the …

Do Under Eye Creams Work? Eye Bags Causes and Treatment

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The presence of eye bags is a common problem that affects people regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity. Eye bags are typically caused by genetics, as often seen in younger people, or age-related where fat around the eyes prolapses forward. The initial response of many people is to try under eye creams that claim to get rid of eye bags. …

How Does Minoxidil Help Hair Growth?

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Minoxidil appears to work by affecting the length of the hair growth cycle. The hair growth cycle is comprised of specific stages: the anagen, catagen and telogen phases. The anagen phase is the active growing phase; the catagen phase is the resting phase when the hair is present but is not actively growing; and the telogen phase is when the …

5 Things to Consider Before Having Cosmetic Surgery

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Can your cosmetic concern be addressed by a lifestyle change? During consultation, I often begin by asking about lifestyle with a focus on healthy habits. Some people find themselves focusing on aspects of their appearance without factoring in lifestyle related actions which can also help them look better. There are often certain cosmetic issues which can be improved with diet, …

Causes of Dark Under Eye Circles And How to Treat Them

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Under dark circles are a fairly common problem that can affect people of all ages. There are several causes of under eye dark circles which makes it important to have the right strategy for your situation. Dark circles around the eyes can make people look tired and weary, even if they actually feel great, and have a lot of energy. …

Skincare Myths Explained

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Myth: The tighter your skin feels after washing, the better. That taut feeling that skin gets after cleansing and washing is often mistaken for a good thing. However, this may only be a sign that the products you are using on your face are too harsh and are stripping your skin of the much needed natural oils that keep it …

What You Need to Know About Moisturizers

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Our skin is our body’s largest organ, and its primary function (along with regulation and sensation) is to act as a protective barrier against external elements such as the weather, temperature, bacteria, chemicals, and radiation. It is easy to see what a vastly important role skin has in shielding and protecting us on a daily basis; Since our skin is …

What’s the Sun Doing to Your Skin?

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With the summer season upon us, it’s easy to get caught up in getting that sun-kissed look. While many people know that prolonged exposure to the sun is ill-advised, it doesn’t stop many from lying in the sun for hours. Many perceive a golden tan as a look of vibrant health, and in some Western cultures is a status and …

The Benefits of Weight Training for Women

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Weight or resistance training has been somewhat overlooked by a large percentage of active women over the past several years. In the quest to lose weight and tone up, many women will favor workouts such as running, cycling, aerobics, yoga as opposed to muscle focused workouts like weightlifting for fear of looking too “bulky” or “manly”. The truth of the …