The top 4 nonsurgical procedures in the US for men and women are:
1. Botox (3,588,218 patients)
2. Facial filler (1,696,621 patients)
3. Hair removal (828,480 patients)
4. Chemical peel (484, 053 patients)
So why the upsurge in patients receiving non-surgical procedures. Nonsurgical procedures represent affordable non invasive technique which allow patients to look and feel their best. These procedures offer patients an opportunity to literally look better with just a few minutes of time in an aesthetic physician's practice.
AGEs are an acronym for Advanced Glycation End Products. These AGEs build up when we consume products with high glycemic index. These may include foods with white in it, such as potatoes, sugars, and white bread. Preventing the buildup of AGEs is thought to not only age our skin with structural damage to it, but also lead to earlier disease and death.
AGEs can impact nearly every cell in the human body. From a cardiovascular perspective (heart), AGES are thought to cause LDLs to get trapped within the walls of blood vessels creating atherosclerosis. Other diseases where AGEs may play a role include diabetes, cataracts, Alzheimer’s, stroke, and premature aging of skin.
The holiday season is fast approaching and what gifts are the best for you and your family.
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Acne is typically a localized skin infection of the face. The infection can lead to redness, inflammation and sometimes scarring.
Acne is thought to occur because the oil in the skin, called sebum, feeds the bacteria that cause acne. The most common type of acne is from the bacteria, Propionibacterium acnes. More severe variants of acne, particularly pustular acne, can be caused by other types of acne, including Staphylococcus Aureus.