Tuesday, February 13, 2018

BHRT 101: The Benefits and Risk of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy also known as BHRT, truly is a thing of the future. Sounds like it too. And though it may sound a bit scientific and complicated, it’s actually a simple concept.

As we age, certain components in our body slow down production. Collagen, for instance, which is in charge of the skin’s elasticity, is released less and less as the body focuses on the upkeep of other, more important components and parts. This consequently, result to the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of the skin.

The same goes with hormones. Remember puberty when the body struggled with raging hormones and hormonal imbalance? The same thing happens to a woman’s body again when they reach the age of menopause. This time though, the problem is hormones getting produced less, which leads to a myriad of health-related issues like fatigue, vaginal dryness, and even thinning bones.

So how does one conquer this inevitable aging process?

The answer is quite simple: get more hormones! In this way, hormones are increased and balanced, and the consequences are reversed. Symptoms like vaginal dryness, hot flushes, and difficulty in sleeping are reversed. You will feel youthful again!

The next predicament now would be where to get these needed hormones. That is where BHRT or Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy comes in. Since the natural production of hormones in the body is at a decline, the solution is to get “bioidentical” ones – hormones that are chemically identical to the ones produced in the body.

Here are the benefits.

Aside from those that have been mentioned already, here are other issues that women in the menopausal age might encounter:
  •       Loss of hair
  •       Lower sexual appetite
  •       Muscle weakness
  •       Mood instability

…And so much more! But thanks to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, all of these consequences brought about by aging could be turned around.

But what are the risks?

There are a lot of people who are wary with this new therapy though, and they are certainly not without merit. Any new technology, after all, has not been aptly tested and researched yet. With this, some experts are worried that there are side effects to this that we are still not aware of.

Regardless, a lot of women across the country are now catching up and are enjoying the benefits of this treatment.

Are there any other options to increase and balance hormones the natural way?

Of course there are! There are other ways to significantly improve the symptoms of menopause other than BHRT. Traditional Chinese medicine, for one, and Ayurvedic medicine, have herbal practices which have been used for hundreds of years which help the woman’s body adjust to changes brought about by hormonal decrease and imbalance. A healthy lifestyle change can also do the trick: exercising regularly, a good diet, and proper stress management can not only help ease the symptoms of menopause but also improve the quality of life.

Remember that aging is part of the natural process of the body. No one can stop it from happening. However, it is still entirely up to you which path to take on how to tackle the different changes brought about by it. Stay healthy!

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The Latest Lip Filler: The Botox Lip Flip!

We have those big-lipped actresses from Hollywood to thank for the lip filler hype these days. Everyone just needs to get those juicy plump lips, and we only have ourselves to thank for the surge of demand for lip fillers.

For those who want to catch up on the trend, here is a couple of basic info you need to know. The lip filler procedure also known as lip augmentation is commonly done using hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Minus the scientific jargon, here are a few of the household names when it comes to filler brands: Juvederm, Vollure, Restylane, honestly, there are already a lot of choices out there, I can write an entire article by just enumerating them. But we are not going to focus on the old brands. Today we are going to talk about something new. The latest in the lip-filling business. The Botox Lip Flip.

It has just been recently discovered that the wrinkle wonder, Botox injections can also be used to slightly contour or reshape the lips in order to come up with that perfect pouty look. It can be used either by itself or in combination with other fillers, according to the patient’s specific needs.

So how does Botox work for lip augmentation?
What Botox generally does is flip out the lip line, allowing the lip to plump outward and give that naturally poutier look. Just keep in mind that Botox and your regular fillers don’t really work the same way, hence, they provide two different results.

 The fillers add volume to the lips, which in turn, literally makes it bigger. Botox on the other hand, simply relaxes the muscles about the mouth (these muscles are called “orbicularis oris”), and this allows the lips to roll or flip outward hence the term, “lip flip”, making it look poutier without the literally added volume.

 The Side-Effect of Botox Lip Flipping That Everyone Should Know
The Botox Lip Flip might sound simple, but don’t be mistaken, the procedure itself is very complicated. The Botox only needs to be injected in the target layers of the muscle in the right dosage to get the pouty look without disabling the function of the muscle. Which means what, exactly?

Well, if the procedure is not done correctly, it might mean no more eating and drinking for you for the next few months. If the doctor gets the dosage low, the pouty effect would not last long enough. If the doctor gets the dosage too high, you get the idea. This is the reason why this procedure should only be administered by board-certified professionals.

When done right, the treatment, Botox Lip Flip, only requires around 10 units of Botox (sometimes, even less), and the effect lasts for up to four months. The pain is only minimal, and described as a small stinging sensation due to the injection. Finally, the cost varies from clinic to clinic.

So, having known what is possibly in store, would you want to give the Botox Lip Flip a try?

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

How Much Does Medical Botox Price Will Cost?

If you are planning to have a facial enhancement by Botox injections, you should take consider of the Botox price and how many sessions you need. Most health insurance plans do not cover other medical injections and therefore, here are the only medical Botox that might be included:
·         Eyelid muscle spasms

·         Crooked eyes

·         Chronic migraine

·         Excessive underarm sweating

·         Upper limb spasticity

·         Overactive bladder

Minimum Cosmetic Botox Price

Mostly the minimum cosmetic Botox price can cost you up to $370 for every session but Botox price can vary based on the Botox injection or surgery you need for your face and body.
Clients should not expect that the Botox Price to each and every skin care clinic that can be found in Los Angeles and Ventura County is just the same since there costs variations that have been implemented to each clinic such as:
·         Clinic’s location
·         The reputation of the skin care clinic as well as the state-of-the-art facilities they use
·         Number of vials used during session of Botox injections
·         Doctor and Surgeon’s fee

When Will I See The Results of Botox Injection or Treatment?
Most doctors advised their patients that they can see the improvements or effects of the treatment as fast as less than a week but then there are Botox injections that can take up to two to three months before you can finally see the improvements to your skin and body.
It is vital for the part of each and every patient to choose a reliable Botox provider in Los Angeles and Ventura County since the treatment would be based on the botulinum toxin and only the qualified and expert doctors and surgeons can perform the task.

Friday, October 13, 2017

4 Medical Reasons You Need Botox Injections

Residents in Los Angeles and Westlake Village often think that they don’t need to get Botoxinjections for body enhancements but, little did you know that Botox injections features many health benefits.

To give you some ideas why you need Botox injection, the three medical reasons you ought to know are as follows:

It prevents severe migraines to re-occurring
Migraines are commonly accompanied by vomiting, eyes’ sensitivity to light and noise that normally last up to five hours, affecting your productivity at work or even at your business that’s why Botox injection is a must for you. You will be injected either in your neck or unto the muscles of your head every 12 weeks to prevent migraines and lessen their side effects.

It stops overactive bladder
For the people who are suffering from the overactive bladder or these are the people that need to urinate from time to time, Doctors have found a solution for them. Botox injection is one of the ideal ways to normalize your urination and bladder contract to get back into shape.

Lessen your problem to excessive underarm sweating
Over the years, the neurologists and dermatologists have been performing botox injections to clients with Hyperhidrosis problem to prevent your underarm from pumping sweat to the surface of your skin.

Botox injections being label as not safe and dangerous is JUST A MYTH!
The first Botox was approved by Food and Drug Administration way back in 1989, while using Botox for cosmetic purposes was also approved in 2002 and ever since there are millions of people who successfully enjoy the operation.

Botox injection is always safe in the hands of a qualified doctor. 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Botox is now the Drug that can Treat Everything

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects the way you think, feel and act.  It is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness.

As of now, botox is used for treating migraines, overactive bladders, sweaty palms, depression, twitching eyes, excessive underarm perspiration, and certain type of neck pains.  Researcher Dr. Eric Finzi of Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center says that even though botox is commonly used for cosmetic purposes it has nothing to do with looks.  Negative emotions are all go through muscle and botox inhibits the muscle and help it to calm down by blocking the facial expressions that send signals to our brain and ease mental health conditions so it becomes more difficult for a person to feel negative emotions.

Army Veteran Vivian Cooke has a long struggled with debilitating depression.  Ms Cooke already tried numerous alternative therapies and medications to cope with her symptoms before trying botox a cosmetic treatment 3 years ago.

Ms Cooke said that her mood on a daily basis becomes better and she had less problems with depression.

She participated on a clinical trial assessing botox in depression and even though the study was finished, Ms Cooke said that she still wants to continue receiving botox injections.

Botox is a prescription drug that is injected into muscles to block their nerve signals.  It is used to lessen frown lines between the eyes and crow's feet around the sides of the eyes.

Researchers are also investigating the possibilities of botox in treating social anxiety and bipolar disorder.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

To Kegel or to Vaginal Rejuvenation

Vaginal Rejuvenation also known as vaginoplasty is the process of the tightening of the inner and outer muscles and structures of the vagina enhancing vaginal muscle control, strength and tone.

Kegel is a Pelvic floor exercise which consists of repeatedly relaxing and contracting the muscles that control the flow or urination keeping in mind the end goal to reinforce these muscles particularly to control or anticipate incontinence or to improve sexual responsiveness amid intercourse.

Kegel or Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Doing Kegel exercises will do nothing to tighten loose tissues or reshape the labia.  Kegel exercises can be a great way to strengthen your pelvic muscles but it is not an option or a substitute for vaginal rejuvenation.  But it still depends on how much tightening you are looking for and how lax your muscles currently are.

Why Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Most people think that by taking up Vaginal Rejuvenation means they want to have a better sex but that’s not true.  Most of the women who undergo Vaginal Rejuvenation have nothing to do with sex.  Some of them have a leaky bladder issue, tampons falling out, scar tissue around vagina and experiencing a weird sound while doing exercises.  Vaginal Rejuvenation can cure these issues but if you want to do kegel first, you should try some of kegel's exercises.