Archives for March 2011

Most Effective Treatments For Acne and Acne Scars

There are so many different types of acne that an effective treatment plan is as unique as the individual.  It is important to understand that there is no magic bullet to kill acne.  Instead, a consistent approach that focuses on prevention and the layering of various treatments most often yields the best results.  Here are some of the latest and greatest tools in the acne-fighting toolbox.

Isolaz Acne Therapy

If you combined a laser and a Dyson, you might have something like Isolaz.  Using consistent suction and the quick pulsing energy of a Read More About Acne Treatments

Understanding What Causes Acne

Very few of us went through our teenage years, our 20s and even our 30s without battling zits, pimples and acne in one form or another.  Well, there was always that one girl with perfect skin.  Didn’t we hate her?

Definition of Acne

It’s common knowledge that acne refers to the clogging of pores.  What most people don’t know is that pores are actually hair follicles that …Read More on What Causes Acne

Zoom and Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening can give you a brighter smile in just minutes. You can receive teeth whitening treatments at the dentist, or use do-it-yourself systems to brighten your teeth at home, overnight, or even on the go.

Over time, tooth enamel tends to lose its natural gleam and grow darker and more yellow. This discoloration can be caused by frequent consumption of dark food and drinks (such as coffee, red wine, or dark chocolate), lifestyle (such as smoking or taking certain medications), or age.

Teeth whitening can be accomplished through many different methods:

In-office dental teeth whitening takes just an hour or less, and can brighten teeth by several shades in one visit. The dentist applies a bleaching agent to the teeth, then activates it with light, heat, or a laser. This method produces quick, dramatic results, but it can be costly at $500 – $700 per visit.

Zoom! is a patented in-office tooth whitening system that More on Zoom and Teeth Whitening

Lumineers Veneers

Lumineers VeneersDental veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of chipped, gapped, or discolored teeth. Long-lasting porcelain veneers produce a more natural-looking smile than crowns or bonding, and they are stain-resistant.

Veneers, also called porcelain overlays, are fingernail-thin shells which are fitted to the front of the teeth. Despite their thinness, the veneers become exceptionally strong once they are bonded to the teeth. They are often used to mask discolored teeth or fillings, fix chips or slight misalignments, and close gaps between the teeth. …More on Lumineers and Veneers

Zeltiq Fat Reduction Without Liposuction

CoolSculpting by Zeltiq Offers Spot Fat Reduction Without Liposuction. Who amongst us doesn’t have that little problem area?  You know the one.  It can be that little “pouch” below the belly button or the dreaded “muffin top.”  It may be that annoying extra roll above the bra line that shows up in a tight fitting tee shirt.  It’s often the first thing you notice …More on Zeltiq Fat Reduction

Understanding Cellulite And Ways to Eliminate It

how to get rid of cellulite 
Cellulite is the dimpling of the skin due to underlying fat deposits that adhere to the underside of the skin, pulling it down in an uneven pattern. It is most often found on the backs of the thighs, buttocks and abdomen. Cellulite is more common in women than in men and it usually appears after puberty. …More on Ways To Eliminate Cellulite

Invisible and High Tech Dental Braces

Traditional Braces 
Braces are a series of wires and brackets attached to the teeth. Through gradually increasing pressure, braces force a person’s crooked teeth to align correctly. Patients wear braces for an average of two and a half years, and visit their orthodontist for routine tightening at 3 – 4 week intervals.

This technique loosens the teeth in their sockets, forcing new bone to grow around the tooth to support it in its new position. This is why realignment must be a gradual process; if it were done quickly, the patient would be at risk of tooth loss. …More on Invisible and High Tech Dental Braces

Removing Spider Veins With Laser and Schlerotherapy

removing spider veins 
If you have unsightly spider veins, you can probably thank your grandmother or mother for them.  Spider veins, which are most often found on the thighs, ankles, calves and face, are mostly hereditary.  However, other factors such as hormone and weight changes during pregnancy, extended periods of standing (common among waitresses/hairdressers) and weight gain can also contribute to the formation of spider veins.  Luckily, as you’ll see in this article, you can also thank modern medicine for giving you a way to get rid of them.

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are small blood vessels that appear near the surface of the skin and can be either red or blue in color.  They are sometimes a symptom of deeper vein reflux problems – when the blood in the legs is flowing down instead of …More on Removing Sider Veins with Laser and Schlerotherapy

Tattoo Removal – Laser Treatment Is Still The Best Option

tattoo removal 
We’ve all done things in our past that we may now regret.  The passage of time is all we usually need to forget and move on, but when it comes to tattoos that no longer represent who we are, the solution gets a little trickier – and more expensive.

Tattoo removal options have been around since permanent body inking first began. …More on Laser Tattoo Removal

Is Restylane Right For You?

Is Restylane Right for You? 
An argument could be made that the two biggest game changers in cosmetic medicine have been Botox and Restylane.  Before their introduction to the market, there were few medical interventions for facial wrinkles and sagging apart from a ..More on Is Restylane Right for You?