botox and fat injections

Botox or Fat Injections .. Which is Best?

Many Baby-Boomers are feverishly looking for ways to reduce wrinkles, acne scarring, and generally regain a more youthful appearance. Here we compare two popular treatments.

Fat Injections
Fat cells taken from one part of your own body are injected back into another area replenishing the skins collagen layer. This has the effect of smoothing lines and wrinkles and plumping out the treated area.

Botox
Botulinum toxin A is injected into affected areas and the botulinum toxins block the signals that would normally tell your muscles to contract. If an area of the body can’t move, it can’t wrinkle.

What areas

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diabetes

The New Diabetes Research That Could Change Everything

Diabetes is a disorder that occurs when your blood sugar (blood glucose) reaches unusually high levels. Prolonged high levels of glucose can cause all manner of problems.

You either have diabetes or you know someone who has it. Frankly, it’s a rampant disease in the United States, affecting great swaths of the population.

But despite the widespread nature of it, there is still a lot of ignorance surrounding that what, why, and how of the disease.

There’s good news when it comes to current diabetes research, but because we’re relatively ignorant of how the disease works, we’re not as excited …

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finding yourself

A Sensitive Person’s Guide to Finding Your Voice

I thought I wasn’t allowed to be the sensitive, sweet girl, so I built myself a shell. It was strong, tough, and made me untouchable. It seemed like the better way; like that was what people wanted me to be.

Have you ever wondered which parts of you, could change your life dramatically for the better if you just stopped shoving it away? What parts of you does God see that makes Him smile? What parts of yourself that if you gave it a voice, might be a key to your freedom? Are you willing to find them, peel off …

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sleep

Too Little Sleep Can Affect Your Health

Some experts say that sleep is a greater women’s health issue than men’s due to monthly hormonal changes, pregnancy, and menopause.

A decline in the production of human growth hormone may accelerate aging, and a lack of deep sleep significantly reduces this production, according to a recent study. Although men do have sleep problems, they’re far more prevalent in women. In fact, the average woman sleeps less than 6.5 hours per night during the entire work week.

The study, conducted by the University of Chicago on participants who do not have sleep problems, used audio stimulation to disturb the sleep …

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retirement activities

How to Really Enjoy Your Retirement and Live on Your Own Terms

When you finally reach retirement, you might find that reality doesn’t measure up to the dream. Having so many options can feel like a lot of pressure

“You’re never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick, to start from scratch once again.” – Bikram Choudhury

Picture this: The kids are out of the house; there’s no to-do list to check off; and the daily hustle is no longer part of your life. You take in a deep breath and realize, with excitement, “Retirement is finally here!” Then you think again, this time with some anxiety, “Huh, …

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injectable fillers

Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring and Enhancement – FDA Warning

Injectable silicone is permanent and stays in your body. It is is different from silicone oil used in small amounts in the eyes or the silicone used in FDA-approved breast implants.

By:  FDA Consumer Health Information

Are you considering a procedure to shape or increase the size of certain parts of your body? Beware of using injectable silicone for body contouring, or any other unapproved products to achieve your goals.

Injectable dermal fillers are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Although the FDA has approved certain injectable dermal fillers for use in the face (for example, …

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stem cell treatment

FDA Warns About Stem Cell Therapies

Stem cell therapies may offer the potential to treat diseases or conditions for which few treatments exist.

By: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Stem cells have been called everything from cure-alls to miracle treatments. But don’t believe the hype. Some unscrupulous providers offer stem cell products that are both unapproved and unproven. So beware of potentially dangerous procedures—and confirm what’s really being offered before you consider any treatment.

The facts: Stem cell therapies may offer the potential to treat diseases or conditions for which few treatments exist. Sometimes called the body’s “master cells,” stem cells are the cells that develop …

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meditating

Life Changes

No matter what change or transition is going on, no matter what decision you need to make, find some time to be alone and silent.

By: Ariane de Bonvoisin

When we make a change in our lives — going back to school, starting a business, pursuing a creative path — we also provoke an identity shift. And even though the changes are external, often it’s more of an internal journey that we are being asked to take. To ensure that we don’t get lost along the way, we need to connect with the core of our being, the essence of …

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healthful meals

Don’t Neglect Your Diet Even if You’re on a Tight Budget

When planning your meals, you need to do a little research in order to determine which fruits and veggies are currently in season.

By:  Vanessa Davis

Cleaning up your diet is hard in it itself, but when you look at the price tags of healthful foods, you turn your back and fill your shopping cart with the usual, high-calorie, unhealthful foods.

Let’s face it, nutritious food is way more accessible than healthy alternatives. But as it turns out, while healthful food might cost you more, it won’t actually cost a fortune.

As the Time reports, a recent study from Harvard …

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Applying makeup

Permanent Makeup – Important Facts

Permanent makeup, also known as cosmetic tattooing, is becoming quite popular for women who play sports or are allergic to cosmetic products.

By: Ines Chulina

When permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation, and cosmetic tattooing, is applied, the process injects dyes under the skin which give the illusion that a woman is wearing eyeliner, eyebrow pencils, lip liners, and even lipstick.

With people having so much to do during the day, we are always looking for ways to cut down our time. For women, one very time-consuming activity is applying makeup each morning, or even several times per day. One …

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tattoos

Think Before You Ink: Are Tattoos Safe?

Some color inks are harder to remove than others. Many repeat visits every several weeks may be required to remove a tattoo, and it may never be entirely gone.

As the popularity of tattoos continues to grow, so does the concern about potential risks. Some risks, such as the spread of infections through the use of unsterilized needles, have long been known. But what isn’t clear is the safety of tattoo inks.

Permanent tattoos are made by using needles to inject colored ink below the skin’s surface. Permanent make-up is considered a permanent tattoo that mimics the results of cosmetic …

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Do Grapefruit Have “fat-burning” Powers?

No, grapefruit won’t burn off the fat or melt the pounds report researchers who looked at the evidence for the effectiveness of consuming grapefruits on body weight.

Grapefruit is a relative newcomer to the fruit bowl. Our hunter-gather forebears would not have bumped into it in the forest. But they may have met its parents, the pummelo and the orange because it’s a shining example of citrus doing what comes naturally – cross pollinating. The deed was probably done in Barbados sometime in the eighteenth century (the parents were immigrants from Asia). Now fast forward a hundred years to 1823 …

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How to Bounce Back from Winter With a Healthier Lifestyle

Now that the long awaited spring has finally arrived, here are some tips that will help you bounce back from winter with a healthier lifestyle.

Winter can be a difficult time to get through for many people; between the dreary weather and the extreme cold in a lot of areas, it can be hard to find motivation to get up and work out, leaving us feeling tired, irritable, and unhealthy. When spring comes, many of us feel the need to get outside as much as possible to make up for all those months stuck indoors, and it’s a great time …

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Second-Hand Smoke

There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke, also called passive, involuntary or environmental tobacco smoke.

 

Facts:
* Nicotine, carcinogens and toxic chemicals found in tobacco smoke are inhaled when people breathe in second-hand smoke.

* Similar to smokers, non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke have an increased risk of lung cancer, coronary heart disease and respiratory illnesses.

* Infants whose mothers smoked during pregnancy and those exposed to second-hand smoke after birth have an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

*Infants and children exposed to second-hand smoke have a higher risk of developing severe acute …

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Women’s Health is Catching Up – Women and Men Have Different Symptoms and Treatments

Information about women’s health and aging is catching up, but there is still much more research to be done in that area.

With the busy lifestyles that many of us lead, it can be difficult to maintain healthy habits and active lives. In addition, it is important to stay informed about changing health needs throughout aging. This is especially important for women, whose bodies experience more physiological stresses and changes during their lifetime.

In general, women are vastly underrepresented in medical studies and clinical trials. The effects of menstrual cycles, pregnancy, and menopause are important to consider during medical evaluations …

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