News12

PRP for Hair Loss – What is it and does it work?

Growing up, I often heard, ” They can put a man on the moon but they can’t_____” you fill in the blank. For me, it was a wish that they would come up with a pill that would enable me to eat anything and not gain weight and for many men and women it has been a cure...
Read More

Is CoolSculpting for Everyone?

It seems too good to be true right? Sit comfortably, reading a book or checking your emails and killing fat cells at the same time, no way! This isn’t some crazy contraption you find in the back of a gossip magazine, it is the result of years of scientific research that began when scientists at Harvard University discovered...
Read More

Sculptra Butt Lift

Were you blessed with many wonderful attributes except for a bodacious booty?  Or maybe the years and gravity have robbed you of that pert tushy you used to love in your favourite pair of jeans. Have you scoured the net for info on butt enhancement options but the whole idea of surgery just seems overwhelming? Surgical butt implants...
Read More

Testosterone Deficiency in Aging Men

Testosterone is an essential, steroid hormone naturally produced by testicles, ovaries and indirectly by adrenal glands. All people need testosterone for sexual, mental and physical functioning. Low testosterone (Low-T syndrome) AKA hypogonadism is a recognised syndrome in aging men. Low libido, reduced erectile function, depression, fatigue, weakness and loss of work and sports performance are hallmarks of this...
Read More

Solutions for Smoothing Smoker’s Lines

Barcode line, smokers lines, vertical lip lines, perioral lines, call them what you want, they have to go! These lines are a result of tissue and bone loss from aging combined with excessive muscle movement around the mouth. The puckering motion that comes with smoking can worsen them but most people, particularly women; will eventually have these lines...
Read More

Getting my Jawline Back

The last time I was in Las Vegas, I went to one of those booths that put my head on someone else’s body and OMG I looked fabulous! Not because I opted for a hot-biker-chick body, (although it helped) but because they cropped my face from my neck and gave me a more defined jawline when they photoshopped...
Read More

Dermabrasion or Microdermabrasion – Which one do you need?

Dermabrasion or Microdermabrasion, these two skin procedures are often confused but are very different. Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure usually performed by a plastic surgeon or cosmetic aesthetic doctor. It requires a local anaesthetic and sometimes full sedation. It uses a wire brush or a diamond wheel with rough edges which take off and level the top layers of...
Read More

Non-Surgical Face Lifting – Dr. Gidon Frame

“My face is falling, I look like I’m melting” is a common concern as we age. Our driver’s license photo shows our changing shape and contour. It seems as if the cheeks migrate down to the jowls. Heart shape becomes pear shape. How do our faces age and can we improve this without surgery? Absolutely, with non-surgical face...
Read More

Double Chin Be Gone – Belkyra and CoolSculpting

People of all weights and ages can have a double chin. It can even be passed down genetically, if your parent had one, you might as well. In the past, getting rid of a double chin has required either surgery or for some, significant weight loss. Now, there are two, non-surgical options to reduce this unwanted fullness, Belkyra...
Read More

Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Treatments – Where to Start

Regardless of your age and degree of sun damage, it is recommended that you begin your cosmetic journey into non-surgical anti-aging treatments by improving the quality of your skin. Healthy skin is smooth, thick, even-toned and hydrated. Any injectable enhancements you decide on, to re-build lost volume and soften wrinkles, will produce far better results when done in...
Read More

Patient Privacy Policy

When you come to Anti-Aging Medical & Laser Clinic for a consultation or treatment, you can be assured that everything you do or say is completely confidential. Our patient privacy policy protects you. Every member of our staff has signed a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement and has been trained to safeguard the privacy of all patients. Neither our...
Read More

CoolSculpting Blog – Where Does the Fat Go?

Where does the fat go after a CoolSculpting treatment? This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get from our clients about CoolSculpting Fat Freezing. The concept of freezing fat to destroy it has been floating around for many years after doctors noticed that children were losing fat inside their cheeks from sucking on Popsicles.  They...
Read More

Causes of Weight Gain – It’s not just over-eating

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Although I stopped actually writing them down many years ago, I do admit to quietly hoping for a few personal changes that I might be able to make by this time next year. As long as I can remember this list has started with either dieting to deal with my weight gain or...
Read More

Cosmetic Issues – Resemble Star Trek Characters

We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek today but desperately want to avoid the alien looks popularized by the franchise. For fun, we thought we’d show you why we use Star Trek terms to describe cosmetic issues. Everyone has heard of a Spock Face? Too much Botox brow lift can raise the eyebrows into a pointy,...
Read More

Why Extreme Exercise Can Age You

Health is wealth and keeping fit is your best chance at having a long life of mobility and independence. However, for those who fall into the more extreme-exercise category, a significant loss of facial volume creating the-sunken-cheek-syndrome can be an unwanted result of being fit.  We see this particularly in men and women bodybuilders and marathon runners, making them...
Read More

Weight Loss & Exercise: Flipping the Switch?

Are you struggling to get back on track with healthy eating, weight loss & exercise? Are you remembering a time when you felt you were successful at either or both and think that if you could just flip that switch again, you could do it? Flipping that switch…that was that feeling like you were unstoppable like nothing could...
Read More

How to Choose a Cosmetic Clinic and Injector

With the non-surgical beauty industry growing rapidly, it’s hard to know which cosmetic clinic or doctor to choose. Do you need to seek out an injector with many years of experience or is it safe enough to get a little Botox in your frown while you are getting your root canal done? Most people make choices based on someone...
Read More

Dermal fillers are worth it. So are you!

We never leave our face at home in the closet like that new pair of shoes that we paid a fortune for, so why don’t we readily spend money on its upkeep?  Why is it so easy to buy things we wear, drive or sit on rather than taking care of ourselves and how we look when it...
Read More

What is Hyaluronic Acid and Why Do We Need It?

Promoted as the “fountain of youth”,  hyaluronic acid (also referred to as hyaluronan and hyaluronate) is found in every cell of the body and in the highest concentrations in the fluid in the eyes and joints. Some people take hyaluronic acid orally to help with joint disorders or have it injected directly into the joints as its main...
Read More

Pregnancy and Botox – What you need to know

If you are a regular Botox ® (or other neuromodulators) user and are trying to get pregnant you will need to stop Botox treatments. Not because Botox is bad for the fetus but because pregnancy and Botox use has not been studied in depth. There is a small study which indicated that there was no harm to the...
Read More

Dr. Gidon Frame: Weight Gain in Menopause

Dr. Gidon Frame outlines why we have weight gain in menopause and what can be done about it. Does it seem that a healthy weight is much harder to lose or maintain now that you are in, or have gone through menopause?  You are not alone. About 30% of women ages 50 to 59 are struggling and are finding...
Read More

How to Budget for Cosmetic Injectable Necessities

neuromodulators such as Dysport or Xeomin and dermal fillers and loves the way you look and feel, keeping these treatments up can cost a pretty penny. And YES they can become a necessity! So, how much should you budget for if you plan to take that 5 years off your age and keep them off? Of course, everyone...
Read More

Skin Supplements and Foods for Your Skin

The skin reflects what’s going on inside our bodies; if we are dehydrated, it’s dry and flakey, when we stay up too late, our eyes get puffy and dark circles can appear. People who suffer with Rosacea, a condition of chronic redness, may notice their symptoms worsening when they eat spicy food or drink alcohol. Although most of...
Read More

Non-Surgical Skin Treatments: Why do we want them?

(Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed) What is the real reason someone finally decides to call a cosmetic clinic and set up an appointment for a non-surgical skin treatment? For some, there is the issue of acne scarring and what it does to their self-esteem. No matter how much some acne sufferers achieve in life, their self-image is...
Read More

An Alternative to Philtrum Surgery

Most people have never heard the word philtrum, much less realize that they have one on their face. So, what is philtrum enhancement and is there an alternative to philtrum surgery? What is a philtrum? Philtrum refers to the vertical groove that runs from your nose to your upper lip, bordered by ridges. This is the place where...
Read More

How to Achieve the ‘Natural Look’ with Cosmetic Injectables

(Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed) What’s trending now? The “natural look”  in cosmetic enhancements. The fashion in cosmetic skin treatments changes almost as often as it does for clothing. Over-filled lips and cheeks that once graced every magazine cover have now given way to a softer, more natural look. The goal is to look refreshed and rejuvenated...
Read More

Skin Aging in Menopause

As we women reach menopause,  it’s not enough that we have to deal with random bouts of sweating, the popping up of tree-trunk-sized facial hair and difficulty sleeping, we also have to withstand the effect it has on our skin. It’s true I’m sorry to say, that skin aging in menopause is a fact we’ll all have to either...
Read More

What Are Bioidentical Hormones?

If you are considering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in Vancouver, but are still in the research stages, this article will provide you the education you need to make an informed decision about the treatment. Touted as the natural way to replace depleting hormones, bioidentical hormones (also called human identical hormones) have the same molecular structure as your...
Read More

Which Dermal Filler is Best?

Though many  of our Vancouver filler treatment patients ask “Which dermal filler is best?”, there really is no one-type-fits-all filler. The best dermal filler is determined by many factors, including: the area of the face being treated, state of your skin, desired result, and how long you are willing to wait for that result. Because each part of...
Read More

When should you do your cosmetic treatments?

Big event coming up? When should you do your cosmetic treatments? Do you have a high school reunion or a family wedding in your near future? You want to look your best and you know that no amount of skin treatments will make any significant difference. So you decide to take the plunge and go for a consultation...
Read More

What’s The Difference Between Selphyl And Sculptra?

When considering the many cosmetic skin treatments used to stimulate your own collagen growth, it’s easy to get confused. Let’s explore the difference between Selphyl and Sculptra—two very popular dermal fillers—and compare them to other injectable fillers on the market. Any filler you inject will produce some collagen production, either from the body’s reaction to the material or...
Read More

Can You Fight Your Aging Genetics?

You take a look at your parents or your older siblings. They are beautiful in your eyes and you also see how they have aged. Are you looking at your own future? As you come from the same ‘stock’ you would assume that you have no choice but to age exactly the same way they have. Think again....
Read More

Quality Skin Cleansers: Are They Necessary?

Is any skin cleanser really good enough or is it worth it to splurge for the best? Ask your hairdresser if cheap shampoo is okay because you use a good conditioner and you will be met with raised eyebrows and a horrified expression! Why would you strip your hair or your skin of what it needs to be...
Read More

Marionette Lines: What are they and what can we do about them?

Most people giggle when they first hear the cosmetic term, marionette lines. It brings to mind the separate mouth section on a marionette puppet’s face that allows them to open and close their mouth and appear as if they are speaking. These are two very distinct lines running from the corners of the mouth to either side of...
Read More

How to Choose a Chemical Peel

Wikipedia says: “A chemical peel is a body treatment technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off. The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Thus the term chemical peel is derived.” There are about as many chemical peels as there...
Read More

Why Do We Get Age Spots And Pigmentation?

Although some people call those flat brown spots on your skin age spots or liver spots, they are mostly caused by the sun. You see them more as you get older because as you age, sun damage that you acquired throughout your life continues to come to the surface of the skin where it is more visible.  If...
Read More

Cosmetic Surgery vs Injectable Fillers

“I’d like to have something done but please don’t give me those ridiculous ‘chipmunk cheeks’ or overblown lips!” Every cosmetic injector has heard this time and time again. Part of the reason is that most people judge all cosmetic enhancements by the extreme celebrity makeovers which are more often surgical and not injectable fillers. Sure you can put...
Read More

Benefits of Skin Treatment Before and After Photos

(Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed) One of the things that clients dislike most is taking their photos before a cosmetic treatment. They are there because they want to change something about themselves that they are not happy with and then we go ahead and put it under bright lights and take a picture of it! They often...
Read More

Hair Removal Methods Compared

When I first realized that I would need to deal with this excess hair I was growing on my top lip, I chose to bleach it. What I didn’t know back then was putting inflammatory products like hair bleach onto my skin and then getting any sun exposure, would create patches of pigment on my skin that lasted...
Read More

Popular Cosmetic Treatments For Asian Faces

A long time, growing trend has been for people of Asian descent to seek out procedures that will make their features more angular, more westernized. These popular cosmetic treatments for Asian faces are sometimes referred as ‘ethnic softening’—softening features Asians regard as overly ethnic while still preserving some ethnic facial traits. When looking at the beauty of the...
Read More

Injecting Nasolabial Folds

(Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed) When we look at our faces in the mirror to assess what changes might bring us a more youthful look, we see lines. Often the vertical lines are the most aging, particularly the lines from the nostrils down to the corner of the mouth. These are called, nasolabial folds. They make us...
Read More

How Old is Too Old for Botox?

There is a point in time when some people become “Beyond Botox.” However, it’s not about reaching a specific age. So…how old is too old for Botox? It’s about the time when the skin and muscle tone have lost their laxity to a point where Botox or any other neuromodulator such as Dysport or Xeomin will not make...
Read More

Why Buy Skin Care Products at a Doctor’s Office?

Is there a difference in skin care products that you purchase from a department store or a pharmacy and what you will find in a doctor’s office? On the market now, you will find skin care which is referred to as medical grade or cosmeceuticals. What are cosmeceuticals? Cosmeceuticals are products which are a blend of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals...
Read More

Are men doing cosmetic treatments too?

One of my female clients was surprised the other day when she was sitting next to a man in our Vancouver waiting room and then saw another come out after having a cosmetic treatment. She looked surprised and asked, “Are men doing cosmetic treatments, too?!” I’d never really thought about it, but a good 25% of our Vancouver...
Read More

How is Sleep Connected to Health, Skin and Aging?

Many of us struggle with not getting enough sleep. Stress, chronic pain, alcohol, anxiety, hormone imbalances for men and women can all affect the hours of solid shut-eye. Apparently before the invention of the light bulb, people slept an average of 10 hours per night. The average a Canadian now sleeps per night is 8 hours and 18...
Read More

What’s the Difference Between Peptides and Ferulic Acid?

 Peptides Although peptides and Ferulic Acid are helpful ingredients in skin care to correct damaged skin or maintain healthy, youthful skin, they have very different jobs. Peptides are like mini proteins and proteins are made of long chains of amino acids. Peptides are ‘tricksters’ for the skin. When your collagen breaks down due to aging, sun damage, and...
Read More

Celebrities Who Use Botox. Few Will Admit It

While searching online to see which celebrities are actually honest about delving into the world of Botox and other cosmetic injections, I was surprised by the amount of half-admissions. The list of celebrities who use Botox is much smaller than I thought it would be.  In other words, celebs will admit to trying it once or to only...
Read More

What is Anti-Aging Medicine?

Many of us are so used to going to our GP with our tiny piece of paper listing all of our health concerns,  hoping we can get everything discussed that we are worried about, only to be rushed through the standard 10 or 15 minute appointment and left feeling…”was that it?” Too few doctors, spread too thinly. So,...
Read More

What is Male Menopause?

Is it possible that men go through their own form of menopause? Well it certainly can’t compare to the hormones-plummeting-in-a -short period-of -time that women face, but there are some challenging changes men deal with. Male menopause has to do with the gradual loss of testosterone, otherwise known as andropause or hypogonadism. Levels of testosterone vary but in...
Read More

What is skin resurfacing and is it all the same?

Skin resurfacing is controlled injury to the skin in order to create smoothing and the evening of skin tone through the natural healing process. Any time the skin is wounded it goes through a multi-stage process of regeneration. One of the proteins that your skin produces in this process is collagen. We lose collagen as we age which...
Read More

How Effective is Botox For Migraines?

We’ve all heard of Botox treatments for wrinkles, but what most people don’t know is that Botox is very effective for migraines, although the results seem to be limited to migraines rather than tension headaches, episodic migraines, and cluster headaches. Just how effective is Botox for migraines? *A study was done with 1384 patients that were getting on...
Read More

The Facts About Thermage CPT

The first thing most of our clients ask about Thermage CPT is, “does it really work?” Here are some facts about Thermage. Yes, Thermage CPT for skin tightening does exactly what it claims to do. It sends radio frequency energy into the deep layers of the skin, this energy turns into heat which causes your collagen chains to shorten...
Read More

Hair Loss in Men and Women

  Hair loss in men and women can be devastating. Many men expect it, but not many women realize it’s a strong possibility for them as well. Men can see the possible future of their hairline by looking at their mother’s father. The suspect gene is the X chromosome which is related to the male sex hormone and...
Read More

What is Glycolic Acid?

By definition: Glycolic acid is a colourless, translucent, crystalline compound, that is found in cane sugar, unripe grapes, and sugar beets. You may have also seen it listed as an , AHA or Alpha Hydroxy Acid. : Other AHA’s include, lactic (milk), citric (oranges and lemons), malic (apples and pears) and tartaric acids (grapes). However, glycolic is the...
Read More

Permanent Facial Fillers – are they right for you?

Our skin treatment clinic patients often ask which injectable fillers last the longest for facial augmentation and are there some permanent choices for them. There are a few longer lasting fillers and yes, even some permanent facial fillers but there are some points we like our patients to consider. Temporary fillers vary and last from 6 months to...
Read More

Vancouver Men Risk Sun Damaged Skin

We can caution our male Vancouver skin treatment clients about the risks the sun poses to their skin until Joan Rivers stops having facelifts (and that could be awhile), but so many of you still aren’t wearing sunblock every day. Apparently, men are particularly negligent in the area of skin protection and run a great risk of having...
Read More

New Study says, “Dark Chocolate is Good for Your Heart!”

“The dark side of chocolate is a healthy one!” says a new study from the Netherlands. Dark chocolate, now we’re not talking those milky, high fructose laden Easter eggs, this is 70 grams of 65% – 99% real dark chocolate, when eaten daily, will help restore flexibility to your arteries and prevent white blood cells from sticking to...
Read More

How to Get an Eyebrow Lift without Surgery

(Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed) When you look in the mirror, does it feel like your eyes are heavier and your eyebrows are lower than they used to be?  With age, the eyebrow starts to drop and become less prominent due to atrophy of the surrounding supporting tendons and deflation of the tissue through loss of fat...
Read More

Getting Rid of Sun Damage is Easy with the Fraxel Dual Laser

  (Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed) Often a lovely client will come in for a consultation and ask us what they can do for their lines or sagging jowls. What is amazing is that same client can have a face covered in sun damage ranging from brown spots to broken capillaries and not say a word about...
Read More

6 Popular Cosmetic Treatments for Men

C’mon guys it’s ‘old school’ to think that only women should get cosmetic anti-aging treatments! Men are coming for Botox, fillers, lasers, skin tightening and yes, even fat reduction with the CoolSculpting!  Check out these cosmetic treatments for men that you don’t even know they are doing. Sure it’s always been easy for men to justify lasering their back hair...
Read More

Stimulate Your Collagen with an Affordable IPL

(Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed) Most people come to our clinic for IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) to help get rid of brown spots and rosacea or tiny broken blood vessels in on the face. Inevitably, they return 2 weeks later remarking about how great their skin texture looks. Collagen stimulation…an unexpected bonus! How does it work? IPL uses high...
Read More

The Truth About Acne Scars

(Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed) Many people suffer the effects of scars created from teenage acne. These effects can range from small, red or brown discolouration’s, to actual divots left in the skin. These are sometimes referred to as ice pick scars. Once these scars appear there is nothing that will make them completely disappear and restore...
Read More

4 Best Non-Surgical Under Eye Solutions

It’s been a long time coming, but we are finally at a point in the cosmetic industry of being able to offer our clients several non-surgical solutions for improving the skin around the eyes. The main thing to remember here is that there is no ‘non-surgical treatment’ that is going to offer you surgical results. However, there are...
Read More

The Nefertiti Lift: How to Contour Your Jawline and Soften Jowls

One of the most underrated non-invasive, cosmetic treatments, in my opinion, is the Nefertiti lift. It was named after Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, known for her beauty, long neck and contoured jawline. As we age, the platysmal bands in our necks shorten and pull on the jawline. This causes the young angle of our neck to be compromised and...
Read More

Best Tips for Saving Money and Saving Face with Injectable Treatments

It is so much easier to maintain a cosmetic result than to re-create it all over again. I can’t stress enough the importance of being re-treated with your Botox or  fillers  before your results totally wear out. Once those beautiful cheeks deflate and your lip border completely disappears, you are looking at much more cost and hassle to...
Read More

Combination Cosmetic Treatments: Fraxel Laser & SELPHYL

We’ve looked at the effective pairing of neuro-modulators like Botox  or Dysport with fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm, now let’s check out another great combination of Fraxel Laser and SELPHYL. You may have heard about Fraxel or Fractionated Laser and its ability to reduce pigment and melasma and soften acne scars and wrinkles. However, when injecting and...
Read More

Combining Cosmetic Therapies: Botox plus Fillers

There is no one cosmetic treatment that will meet all of your needs. Sorry, but it’s true. Botox or other neuro-modulators like Xeomin or Dysport will definitely relax some of your muscles that are creating wrinkles and deep lines, but adding filler to many of the deeper wrinkles as well can truly enhance your results. When you add...
Read More

Cosmetic Treatments: If you could change just one thing…

Have you lived for years with ruddy skin, acne scars, a weak chin, thin lips, a wrinkled “11” between your brows that makes you look angry all of the time, or perhaps a bump on your nose that would require scary surgery to conceal? Is there anything else that makes you lack confidence in how you are presenting...
Read More

Insomnia: Toss the Sleeping Pills and Go Natural

Most of us have had more than a few nights of flipping side to side, reading, counting sheep, trying to clear our minds of daily stresses, only to finally resort to that old prescription for sleeping pills. It seems harmless enough, I mean it’s not like we take them every night. Although some do, it seems that even...
Read More

Is Permanent Hair Removal Really Permanent?

This is one of the biggest questions we get about permanent laser hair removal. Whether you are having hair removal with an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) or one of the many popular lasers on the market, it is important to know that you will probably never lose every hair. If you have any hormone changes, which I can...
Read More

Skin Rejuvenation – How much do YOU need?

Facial rejuvenation treatments and products make many promises but what really does it really mean to rejuvenate your skin? For some, a simple chemical peel or exfoliating microdermabrasion gives them enough of a glow and refreshed look to be happy. Others, with pigmentation issues or darker skin types that may not be as suitable for skin laser treatments,...
Read More

Best Lip Fillers

Have you ever imagined what it might be like to have more ‘plump’ in your lips? Maybe a more defined border or just a bit more all around lusciousness? Remember, you are not stuck with the lips you were born with or the lips that may be slowly deflating and wrinkling with age.  You’ve probably heard terms like...
Read More

No Surgery Required – The Beauty of Botox and Fillers

If you take a good look at your face, what do you really want to change? You’ve lived with it for awhile now and hopefully have learned to love it. As we age, almost everything about our face changes. Our skin becomes thin and tends to wrinkle, our cheeks droop, our jowls become more prominent, even the tip...
Read More

Tip for the day: Just keep moving!

You may have heard the phrase, “sitting is the new smoking” and with more of us spending extraordinary hours on the computer during the day and then watching TV at night, we’re all at even more risk of the kind of inactivity that can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, poor sleep and even premature death....
Read More

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Affecting Your Intelligence?

You may or may not be aware of an inexpensive and highly used sweetener that is six times sweeter than cane sugar and commonly added to most processed foods, from ketchup and cereals to crackers and salad dressings. It also sweetens just about all (regular) soda drinks. If you are checking the ingredients in your groceries while you...
Read More

Make Your Health a Priority for 2013

So you’ve decided that THIS is the year you are going to get healthy. Your first thought is “I’ll start a new diet and exercise program and that will do it.” There are so many parameters involved in getting your body to function in it’s optimum state and reduce risk factors, that although your first thought was a...
Read More

Botox Virgins

(Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed) As technicians in the cosmetic anti-aging industry, it’s easy to forget that  not everyone has experienced the benefits of Botox. Almost everyday we have clients that for one reason or another, have been hesitant to try the purified protein that miraculously reduces lines and wrinkles within a few days and lasts about...
Read More

The Pros and Cons of Daily Dose Aspirin

As I was about to relay more great findings of what daily dose aspirin can do for your health, I wanted to also outline the possible risks so you can make an educated decision. Let’s start with the ‘Pros.’ Studies show that aspirin can reduce inflammation in the body which causes a multitude of conditions and illness such...
Read More

Lifting Weights Lowers Health Risks – Metabolic Syndrome

We know that lifting weights can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis but new information says that those who regularly pump iron could also be lowering their risk of ‘Metabolic Syndrome.’ What is that? It’s 5 risk factors that when you answer ‘yes’ to having at least three, you are considered to have Metabolic Syndrome, which makes you a...
Read More

Best Skin Care Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Why is it that so many men look better as they age? It’s as though their skin wrinkles much slower than ours and yet most do so little to take care of it! That is because men’s skin is up to 22% thicker than that of a woman’s and it actually has a higher collagen content so their...
Read More

Seven A’s of Dementia

  Recently we held an event where Dr. Frame spoke about Brain Aging. One of the subjects he discussed was dementia. For those you who weren’t able to attend, here are the Seven A’s of dementia. About Dementia Dementia is a word that describes a variety of brain disorders. Symptoms of these disorders include memory loss, confusion, difficulty speaking and...
Read More

Sleep Apnea – Do you have it?

If you have ever experienced that highly attractive gasping snort emanating from your mouth which wakes you up briefly in your sleep, then it’s possible that you might suffer from sleep apnea. It’s a fairly common disorder where you have pauses in your breathing that can last from a few seconds to a few minutes and may even...
Read More

How much exercise do you really need?

I don’t know about you, but worrying about getting enough exercise plagues me daily. I’m not a gym-goer, although I have made many large donations to several fitness centers with all good intentions that panned out as two trips around the circuit in order to justify the chocolate banana smoothie I sculled afterward. Obviously the more exercise you...
Read More

Hormone Replacement Therapy – 15 thumbs up!

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and The Endocrine Society, concludes that hormone therapy is still an acceptable treatment for menopausal symptoms.

Botox- Are you still afraid of it?

Botox is not a poison, it is a purified protein and it is injected directly into specific muscles of the face to relax them and stop those muscles from crinkling your skin for up to 3 months at a time. It is not randomly stuck in your head roaming around trying to create havoc. Think of the way penicillin is made from mold. Makes sense?

Green Tea – Think about it!

Green tea has been shown to cross the blood brain barrier, reduce inflammation, provide antioxidant activity, and reduce neural cell death.

Stressed Out??!! Manage it.

We have all felt stressed out at times and we all need to learn to manage it. Small amounts of stress can be stimulating and keep us on our toes but stress overload can make us sick. Stress affects your body by releasing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol that can cause your heart rate and blood pressure to...
Read More

Need an Uplift?

It was like he was hiking up the whole area and tacking it in place with bits of hyaluronic acid. It seemed a bit odd.

ThermaFrax- 2 powerful treatments in one!

(Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed) You’ve heard of the newest generation of Thermage for skin tightening AND you know about the amazing results that the Fraxel Dual can give. Well now we can combine the two, on the same day, for maximum impact! Thermage CPT tightens and Fraxel Dual smooths. The Thermafax is here! What is involved? We start...
Read More

Glycation = Aging

Have you heard about Glycation? Simply put, Glycation is a damaging reaction that happens in our bodies when our blood sugar levels rise. It creates inflammation, free radicals, it can make your internal organs stiff, promotes issues in your lungs, eyes, brain, increases chances of heart disease and diabetes but here’s the real clincher…it causes deep wrinkles! I’ll...
Read More

Genetic Testing-What to consider

Did you ever think you’d see the day when you could take a test that would tell you your chances of developing diseases like Diabetes, Alzheimer’s or Cancer? With genetic testing, you can check out specific concerns or you can choose an all-inclusive genetic scan that looks for risk — and possible prevention — of more than 1000...
Read More

Why choose Radiesse?

We speak often about “fillers” which do exactly what you think they would do…they fill areas below the skin to replace lost volume. Why do we lose volume if our weight stays the same? Over time our collagen breaks down in the skin and between that and the ever so unforgiving gravity, we are left with unwelcome sagging,...
Read More

Summer ~ The damage is done but we can help!

Take a good look in your magnified mirror, you know the one that shows you every enlarged pore and chin hair that only your friends under forty can spot. Now take a scan of your skin, ‘post’ summer holidays. Have you noticed a few extra brownish spots that weren’t there in May? Perhaps there are some new tiny...
Read More

Aging Gracefully (Part Three) – Microdermabrasion

Our first two, “Aging Gracefully” blogs, gave you the bare minimum you can do for yourself and your skin to keep you looking your best while time, the environment and lifestyle takes it’s toll. Aging Gracefully Part Three will take you one step further. Many people confuse Microdermabrasion, this effective but relatively mild exfoliation treatment with a much...
Read More

Aging Gracefully (Part Two) – Skin Treatments

So we’ve established in the last blog that aging gracefully did not mean stand by and let nature take it’s course. You learned that you are now going to do your best to wear your sunblock and pick up a few key products that will actually do something to help your skin. Keeping in mind that these treatments...
Read More

Aging Gracefully (Part One)

Aging Gracefully. What does that really mean? Some people think it means doing nothing at all to one’s self and just letting nature take its course. Others feel it’s just about doing the minimum to ease the process of aging. Today we received a call from a woman saying she wanted to “age gracefully and we needed to...
Read More