You may not think it’s an absolute necessity, but your oral health is just as significant as your overall wellness. Fact is, this is one reason dentists never run out of business. The answer is pretty obvious – their services are not an option for people to ignore or else sooner than later you will be forced to pay the dentist a visit, either from incessant toothache, decay or social embarrassment from mouth odor. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), about 50% of Americans visit their dentists each year and most of them have excellent overall health status.
Testosterone is a hormone that is responsible for stimulating sperm production, building muscle and bone mass, and sex drive. It is produced in the testicles and influences fat distribution, hair growth, bone density and red blood cell production for men.
By the year 2015, 45% of the U.S. population will be 50 or older. However, staying healthy has become a prevalent trend for this age group. 82% of adults 50 and older use the Internet to research health and wellness. Since 1987, the amount of Americans heading to the gym age 55 and up has increased 266% (making it the fastest growing age group among gym members). Over the next decade, U.S. baby boomers will spend $1 trillion dollars on wellness-based services, a significant increase from the previous amount of $200 million.
We all know how important it is to maintain a healthy diet. But cutting down on the junk food and increasing your intake of vitamins and minerals affects more than just your waistline; it can renew and replenish your skin. While no one food can completely change your complexion by itself, eating right improves your skin just as it improves the rest of your body. So next time you're nourishing your body, don’t forget about your largest organ. Your skin spends all day protecting you, isn’t it time you indulged it?
When those deep creases around the mouth and fine lines around the eyes are giving away your real age, a facelift isn’t your only option. Wrinkle treatments such as Botox, Restylane and Juvederm continue to be popular anti aging treatments for those that do not want to undergo surgery, and some researchers suggest that the injections are actually good for your skin.
Fractional resurfacing procedures offer an alternative to facelift surgery, a minimally-invasive treatment option that helps eradicate fine lines and wrinkles, reduces skin pigmentation and helps improve the texture and tone of the skin. These skin rejuvenation procedures are suitable for individuals that are noticing the signs of premature aging, and for those with loose and sagging skin. Since these facial cosmetic procedures use laser and light energy to affect the skin, the integrity of the top layer of skin is maintained.
Tummy tucks, breast implants and liposuction are a few permanent solutions for improving your silhouette and enhancing your figure, procedures that can completely transform your body. Still, going under the knife isn’t your only option for cosmetic enhancement; with today’s innovative lasers and technologies, it’s now possible to firm and tone the skin, reduce cellulite and remove scars without a single incision.
Many significant innovations for rejuvenating skin has been the outcome of more and more people seeking out non-invasive procedures. One of the latest techniques involves PRP or platelet-rich-plasma as soft tissue filler. The science behind this started from wound repair studies indicating PRP is rich in growth factors that activate and rejuvenates cells in the body. As these PRP growth factors are released, they induce the production of collagen, generate new capillary blood supply and increase retention of moisture, all adding to skin rejuvenation by helping skin to regenerate itself.
The ReFirme skin tissue tightening treatment is one of the most innovative anti-aging and skin rejuvenation procedures available in the United States. If your skin is becoming loose and is sagging, or you’re noticing wrinkles and lines appearing, you could be a good candidate for the ReFirme skin tightening procedure. ReFirme is designed with the patented elos™ technology to deliver light energy deep into the dermis. It’s a completely painless treatment and there is no downtime involved – many patients book their appointment over a lunch hour or weekend, and can get back to their regular activities immediately afterwards.
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