Is that bargain-priced cosmetic procedure really a bargain?

With the proliferation these days of spas, salons and walk-in clinics offering cosmetic treatments at what seems like bargain-basement prices, it’s important to remember these treatments are medical procedures. Serious side effects – including burns, scars and pigmentation disorders – can occur when consumers visit non-physicians or physicians who do not specialize in dermatology for [...]

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Don’t let your hands give your age away

You want to look as young as you feel, so you’ve made sure to keep your face refreshed with wrinkle-relaxing injections, soft-tissue fillers, chemical peels or dermabrasions from your dermatologic surgeon. Your skin is glowing and youthful, and you haven’t had anyone guess your real age for years. But did you know that even if [...]

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The Botox behind the smile

Did you know that Botox can improve your smile – inside and out? It’s no secret that wrinkle-relaxer Botox has become the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure today. But did you know that there is scientific evidence suggesting that a Botox injection not only smooths those worry lines and wrinkles but actually can help you [...]

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Need a quick ‘face lift’ for that important social event? Pelleve may be your answer

Early signs of aging are first noticeable in the 30s as the upper eyelids become slightly hooded. In the late 40s to early 50s, the mid-cheek falls – creating more of a smile fold and the jowls start to form. Aging facial features result from surface changes of coloration and texture and from infrastructural volume [...]

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Understanding the difference between “off-label” and “contra-indicated”

Terms used frequently in medical conversation can easily be misunderstood by the average person. Two of these commonly confused terms are “off-label” and “contra-indicated.” Let’s start with “off-label.” What does it mean? Does it mean something is illegal? Used in the wrong way? Something that has gone bad like outdated food or medicines? “Off-label is [...]

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