Men can get rid of wrinkles too!

Men can get rid of wrinkles too!

 

The ever-popular Botox used to treat wrinkles, frown lines, and various medical conditions is now attracting more diverse groups of people.  Whereas its been known to target middle-aged and older women, it is now focusing more on men, and even those younger folks who have only just begun to develop wrinkles.  More and more men are turning to Botox to treat their visible signs of aging.  Why?

  1. Its easy
  2. No visible signs of treatment
  3. Works effectively
  4. Can be done quickly

Regardless of how busy you are with work, Botox treatment is something you can fit into your schedule.  And it works almost automatically!  The injection, which contains botulinum toxin A, a compound that paralyzes muscles that move, effectively preventing your face from showing wrinkles when you smile, frown, or show surprise.  Within 24-72 hours of treatment, you will notice a change in visible wrinkles, and the effect lasts for some time. Results may vary for each person, depending on the severity of wrinkles and the strength of muscles treated.

Botox injections for wrinkles have complete FDA approval since 2002, and have been used successfully on countless patients across the world.  Side effects depend on the individual, and may include headaches, swelling, and redness around the site of injection.  Choosing someone skilled in the process helps to ensure that the treatment is done correctly and with no problems.  Our aestheticians are properly trained in Botox injections, and can perform your treatment effectively and in a short amount of time.  If youre interested in learning more about Botox injections for yourself or male friends or relatives, talk to our consultants at Florida Aesthetics today!

Suffering From Joint or Back Pain? Consider Regular Exercise!

Suffering From Joint or Back Pain? Consider Regular Exercise!

 

Among the highly touted benefits of regular exercise are the aesthetic and mental ones that we all know.  Trainers and exercise experts encourage exercise for reasons such as losing weight, looking more fit, feeling happier, and enjoying more energy.  While these benefits are wonderful and absolutely worth pursuing, there is a more interesting and potentially more beneficial result to exercising regularly: Joint pain relief.

When it comes to joint pain and backaches, the common treatment used to be rest and perhaps medication.  According to WebMD, however, doctors have recently discovered that regular exercise helps people manage their pain better.   People who suffer from chronic pain live uncomfortable lives.  Introducing cardiovascular exercise and resistance training helps ease the discomfort, and allows individuals to tolerate pain better.

Exercising to manage pain is something that needs a doctors approval and supervision, so as to avoid potential injuries and worsening of painful conditions.  If and when your doctor approves, however, it will lead to great changes that will improve your life.  When trying to create a workout regiment that takes into consideration your health conditions, it helps to enlist the expertise of a personal trainer.  He/she can help to assess your physical fitness and posture, so as to determine the source of your pain and to work around it.

A healthy and balanced lifestyle is one that includes exercise.  If you are suffering from a pain condition, your discomfort is an added reason to include exercise in your daily routine.  If youd like to learn more about exercise for pain management talk to our weight loss consultant at Florida Aesthetics today!

Interesting Tip

Standing straight and tall, and sitting with relaxed hands and with body in an expansive stance help with pain management.  How?  According to Dr Oz, assuming a powerful pose releases testosterone and decreases levels of cortisol.  Testosterone acts to improve pain tolerance and lower levels of cortisol mean less stress.  So next time you’re feeling some pain, fix your posture!

How Zero-Calorie Foods Are Harming Your Diet

How Zero-Calorie Foods Are Harming Your Diet

Recently, researchers have discovered evidence that suggests that zero-calorie foods do not help with weight loss.  In fact, when we consume them they have considerable impact on our bodies that can actually lead to weight gain.  How?

  • Zero-calorie foods are so processed that our body doesn’t actually have to work to burn them.  Even though we aren’t technically consuming any calories, our bodies don’t have to do much to get rid of these foods.  When the body doesn’t have to do much to burn off food, its metabolism and fat-burning ability are slowed down.
  • Because they’re not natural, zero-calorie foods cause inflammation in the gut.  Inflammation can trigger fat genes and, as a result, lead to the development of belly fat.
  • They confuse the body!  When we eat or drink something thats zero calories, the chemicals in the food signal our brain that real food (ie with calories) is coming.  We feel hungry because of this, and are more likely to eat something to quell the hunger.

Zero-calorie foods/drinks that should be avoided include:

  • Diet coke
  • Butter sprays
  • Calorie-free dips spreads and sauces

If youre interested in learning more about zero-calorie foods and good substitutes for them, talk to your weight loss consultant today!

Laser Treatment of Veins & Brown Spots

Laser Treatment of Veins & Brown Spots

Veins and brown spots are both conditions that change the appearance of the skin and leave it in need of rejuvenation. Laser treatments can help these conditions. Spider veins and varicose veins are caused by enlarged blood vessels and have several causes, including:

  1. Obesity
  2. Hormones
  3. History of blood clots
  4. Birth control pills

Brown spots are the result of sun damage or genes, and are are essentially formations of excess amounts of melanin the pigmentation in our skin.  Both veins and brown spots can be treated via laser machines.


Cutera Excel is an FDA-approved laser that works to greatly reduce and eliminate veins.  Its light targets the veins so that blood coagulates and the vein is destroyed.  It is an extremely safe and effective procedure with only slight pain and minimal side effects.  The number of treatments required depends on the severity of the condition, though usually one or two treatments is enough. In each individual case, results may vary depending on a variety of factors such as severity of the condition, age, number of treatments, etc.

Laser Genesis can also be used to treat redness/veins that may appear in the face.  It uses the same technology as Cutera Excel.

With brown spots, Laser Limelight selectively treats the spots.  It works by applying heat to the spots, effectively allowing them to disappear.  Usually, one to three treatments are enough, though the number needed depends on your specific situation.  Results begin to show within one to three weeks after treatment.

With these laser treatments, both veins and brown spots can be treated, and you no longer have to worry about their appearance.  If youre interested in learning more about how these treatments can help your skin condition, talk to one of our consultants today!    

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