Submitted by DrShahAdmin on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:10
Despite our best wishes, we are all going to get older. However, that does not mean we have to just sit idely by and let our bodies deteriorate. While taking growth or bioidentical hormones as a means of creating youth has gained a buzz recently, the technology is not quite there as of yet. However, your body has the ability to create these hormones within itself with a few good habits. While the topic of growth hormone physiology and release could occupy a text book, there are some natural ways to promote it. First of all, what is growth hormone? It is a hormone which is important in the growth of humans, helping to maintain muscle, bone, reducing cholesterol and collagen in skin. This is why growth hormone is being touted as the fountain of youth. Taking growth hormone by pill format is a clear ethical controversy due to many risks and uncertainties surrounding its use. However, naturally producing this hormone in your body is a safe way of promoting a healthy lifestyle and youth preservation.
Submitted by DrShahAdmin on Fri, 07/08/2011 - 16:36
Radiesse is an injectable facial filler used to rejuvenate the face and make it look younger. It is made up of a similar substance to our bone, called calcium hydroxlapatite (see video, below). Radiesse, when injected, instantly smooths wrinkles and later is replaced in the body by collagen. Collagen is the substance of use and provides elasticity to skin. Because of this duel affect, Radiesse can last between 8 months to over a year in some patients. It is thus important to work only with expert injectors who not only can diminish wrinkles, but can work to create balance and harmony to the face with a more global approach.
Submitted by DrShahAdmin on Thu, 07/07/2011 - 15:10
A common question for patients seeking rhinoplasty is to make their nose smaller. So how small can you make the nose?
The rate limiting step on how small you can make the nose is the soft tissue envelope, which is essentially the skin of the nose. A rhinoplasty is designed to reshape the underlying structure of the nose which is bone and cartilage, but it does not remove skin. So, if the surgeon removes too much cartilage and bone, the skin will not have enough support and structure and look shapeless, not to mention the loss of functionality of the nose.
An analogy that can be used here is to think of the nose as a dress and the underlying structure (bone and cartilage) as the body. If person with a larger frame loses a significant amount of weight, there must be enough elasticity in the skin to accomodate for this. Similarly with a rhinoplasty, in order for a llarge reduction in cartilage or bone to work, the skin must be able to adapt to the new shape of the nose. Thicker skin, typically can withstand less significant changes to the nose than thinner skin. Just as you would not want to wear a thick, baggy dress that is 4 sizes too big, nor would you wanr the skin of the nose to not fit its frame. It is more important for the shape of the nose to be proper, rather than focus on the size.
Submitted by DrShahAdmin on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:25
Facial redness can be a constant problem for some patients. It can be embarrassing, hard to cover up, and challenging to treat. Some forms of redness can be early signs of rosacea. Rosacea is a wide spectrum of facial conditions which can range from facial flushing and redness to vascular lesions and raised lesions across the skin. The redness can be triggered by spicy foods, alcohol, cleansers, birth control pills or stress. When possible, the elimination of an offending trigger may improve redness. Rosacea is typically treated with oral medications such as tetracycline, minocycline, or doxycycline or prescription topicals such as metronidazole.
One new breakthrough in redness relief is SkinMedica Calmplex. Calmplex treats the underlying cause of redness and also improves the skin's natural barrier. It does so by using 4-Ethoxybenzaldeheyde which inhibits the release of the natural vasodilator, prostaglandin E2. Patients have found their redness to be greatly improved in a little as two weeks. Calmplex can also be used to expedite the dissipation of redness after a Cross TCA or other acne scar treatment.
Overall, redness relief can be a difficult problem and involves identifing and eliminating triggers when possible and in some cases the use of select topicals to help decrease redness.
Triggers to Redness:
Food- alcohol, spicy foods, hot drinks, alcohol
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