Increasingly, women and men around the world are turning to dermal facial fillers as a minimally invasive way to add volume to the face, dramatically reducing the signs of aging or addressing areas of concern. But in spite of the popularity and safety of these treatments, many still have a high fear factor when it comes to cosmetic injectables.
Likely due to myths and misinformation circulated on social media, photos of overdone...more
Good skincare is essential not only for achieving and maintaining a healthy, glowing complexion now but for ensuring you put your best fast forward as you age. But perfecting your personal beauty routine can seem overwhelming. There are so many products to choose from!
Proper skincare doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective. In fact, it comes down to three basic principles: cleansing, treating, and...more
Even skincare newbies tend to know the importance of using a good moisturizer because the difference in hydrated vs. tight, dry skin is so easy to see and feel. When your face is moisturized, the appearance and texture is not only softer and smoother, fine lines and wrinkles are plumped and less noticeable. Beauty bonus: makeup glides on much more easily to hydrated skin.
But a question we often get is whether or not it is necessary to...more
It goes without saying that your body experiences a lot of changes during pregnancy, but let’s say it anyway! Some things are stretched, others are swollen. Your center of gravity shifts, you’re carrying added weight, and your hormones go more than a little crazy. While all of this is totally normal, it can result in both mental and physical stress for expectant mothers.
Prenatal massage can relieve many of the aches and pains...more
Chemical peels can do amazing things for the appearance and texture of skin. A carefully combined formula of rejuvenating acids in combination with quality skincare products can dramatically soften fine lines and wrinkles, refine pores and texture, reduce hyperpigmentation, minimize acne and scarring, and enhance the overall radiance and brightness of your skin.
But one peel does not fit all. Chemical peels, like most medical cosmetic...more
Many people begin to consider Botox when the lines and wrinkles on their face begin to make them appear tired, angry, or older than they feel. Botox and other injectable neuromodulators are so effective at improving the appearance of facial lines that they are by far the most popular cosmetic treatment worldwide.
But what many do not realize is that the best time to start Botox is actually before the wrinkles set in. Once...more
Through thick and thin, eyebrows have been a feature of facial fashion for thousands of years. That’s because aside from their biological function to keep sweat and dust out of the eyes, they have an amazing ability to highlight your best features, enhance your expressions and make you look well-groomed and “put together” even when wearing little to no makeup.
But previous over-tweezing, aging, and even genetics can make consistently...more
Your evening cleansing ritual is an important part of your skincare routine. Washing your face before bed not only leads to fewer breakouts and less irritated skin, it can help reduce the signs of aging by keeping pore size small, reducing oxidative stress, and allowing for better absorption of your favorite serums and creams.
But if you’ve ever cleansed your face and followed with a toner on a cotton ball, you’ve probably noticed that...more
Although the term neuromodulator may sound obscure, it’s actually far more common than you would think. A neuromodulator is a drug that is used in the medical spa industry that helps relax tightened muscles across the body. Neuromodulators are administered into the body by the way of small amounts of a concentrated solution.
A few of the most popular cosmetic neuromodulator treatments that are frequently used are Botox, Xeomin, and...more
A neuromodulator is a drug used in the medical spa industry to help relax tightened muscles. This is done by injecting small amounts of the solution into specific muscles. Neuromodulators are used for a myriad of reasons, one of the most prevalent being that neuromodulators help to reduce the appearance of some wrinkles and can temporarily reverse fine lines.
A few of the most popular cosmetic neuromodulator treatments are Botox,...more
Chronic pain, that lasting 12 weeks or longer, is a prevalent and potentially debilitating medical issue with which many Americans live. Regardless of whether the pain is the byproduct of injury or long-term illness, the condition can feel arduous and defeating. If left untreated, chronic pain may eventually lead to increased stress levels, heightened anxiety, and depression, and as well as difficulty in accomplishing day-to-day...more
The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is a sliding joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. The TMJ is comprised of bones and muscles that make up the jaw along with connective tissues and muscles that surround and protect the jaw. When working well, the TMJ functions to connect the jaw to the skull and also open and close the mouth. However, this indispensable part of the facial anatomy can oftentimes become damaged and cause severe pain...more