Dec 12 2014

What is a lipoma and should I be concerned?

Any time that an unexpected lump or bump shows up on your body it’s worthwhile to do a little research in regard to what might be the cause. One potential reason for a lump could be a lipoma. This is a benign (non-cancerous) fatty tissue growth. The capsule of fat cells that makes up a lipoma is typically found sandwiched between the skin and a layer of muscle below. A lipoma is the most common form of non-cancerous soft tissue growth in the body.

Nov 26 2014

How do I know if Botox is Right for Me?

It’s hard to watch a Housewives marathon without thinking about cosmetic surgery and Botox® Cosmetic, but those are obviously extreme examples. For most consumers, Botox® Cosmetic treatments can be a great way to subtly turn back the clock without undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure.   What is Botox® Cosmetic? Botox® Cosmetic helps accommodate for the natural loss of elasticity that occurs from frowning, smiling or furrowing the brow. The injectable has the ability to weaken or paralyze the muscles or block the surrounding nerves near the spot of the injection. As a result, nerves in the treated area cannot release acetylcholine, a chemical that enables muscles to contract.   The amount of toxin that’s used in Botox® Cosmetic is quite minute, and Botox® Cosmetic has been safely used by medical practitioners for twenty-five years. The Botox® Cosme

Nov 26 2014

What Causes Pilonidal Cysts?

Blog Title: What Causes Pilonidal Cysts     If you’re someone whose job or lifestyle includes long periods of sitting, you may find yourself dealing with the pain and discomfort of pilonidal cysts. These pimple-like elements occur when a hair works its way into the skin and becomes embedded. The result can become an inflamed area under and around the surface that has the potential to cause pain and to become infected. These abnormal pockets of skin are often located near the tailbone, directly above the cleft in the buttocks. They are created as a result of friction and pressure created by skin against skin. Other potential causes of this painful situation can include tight clothing, bicycling, and sitting in the same position for extended periods of time. What Causes It? Most medical practitioners believe that pilonidal cysts are caused by the embedment of coarse hair under the surface of the skin. Others hypothesize that the cysts could be

Oct 29 2014

Allergan Masterclass with Dr. Mauricio De Maio

Amy Herrmann, our Chief Aesthetic Nurse, attended an Allergan Masterclass on Monday evening to further her skills and knowledge on injecting techniques.

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