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Yearly Archives: 2014

Which Diet Will Help My Belly Fat?

male and female on white backgroundNothing like the holidays to make us aware of excess belly fat. We’ve eaten too much turkey and gravy, nibbled on the non-ending stream of holiday cookies that show up at work, and find ourselves too busy to go to the gym. December is a great time to take a serious look at the popular diets that promise a flat stomach, along with improved general health and a new lease on life! (For a complete review of America’s top 32 diets, check out “Find the Best Diet” at U.S. News & World Report.) Read more

Posted in: Diet

Optimum Skin Care in Winter Weather

Beautiful woman wearing winter clothesThe winter cold, less exposure to natural light, and dry, overheated rooms all bring special challenges to your skin care regimen. The ESANA Essential Signature Line offers all the products you need to retain a healthy radiance throughout the winter months. Read more

Posted in: Skin Care, Skin Products

Four Ways to Recapture the Lost Art of Enjoying the Holiday Season

fresh-holidayAs we put our feet up after a grueling trip to the mall or make yet another complicated recipe for a holiday event, it’s time to take a deep breath and find ways to nurture ourselves rather than giving in to holiday stress. Read more


Between Caveman and Metrosexual: A Middle Ground for Every Man Medspa Facial and Body Services for Men

As men understand that a healthy, more visually appealing look can help them to advance in business and in their personal lives, a growing number are seeking body and facial medspa services–especially young men between 18 and 34. Of this group, 20% report getting facials when they get a hair cut and more than 25% have had manicures and pedicures. Read more

Posted in: Procedures For Men

Let the Festivities Begin! 10 Procedures to Brighten Your Holiday Season

4 - Dermaplaning_HeaderAs holiday decorations transition from Halloween to Christmas and Hanukah, we realize that the holiday season is just around the corner. If you want to look your best for work and social events or special photographs, here is a list of procedures that can bring out your holiday glow. Read more

Is Your Neck Aging You?

ultherapy decolletageNo matter how youthful your face may be, a wrinkled and sun-damaged neck and décolletage area is aging and detracts from a healthy, young appearance. As we age, our skin’s main support structure, collagen, starts to break down, and the fat under the skin deteriorates. Consequently, our skin becomes drier, thinner, with less volume. Read more

Posted in: Skin Care, Ultherapy

Retinoids: The Superstars of Skin Care Products

2 - Injectables_Dermal_Fillers_HeaderWhat single product can have a major impact on the look of your skin within weeks? The humble vitamin A derivatives called retinoids. Many forms of retinoids exist from the oral isotretinoin (Accutane) to tretinoin (Retin-A) to the weakest, retinol. These last two compounds are easily absorbed into the skin and have the ability to communicate effectively with skin cells to improve their function. Their antioxidant properties can interrupt the free-radical damage process that causes skin to look and act older. Read more

Posted in: Skin Products

8 Easy Steps to Avoid Common Chemicals Associated with Breast Cancer Risk

Composition with empty polycarbonate plastic bottles of mineralWe all know women who have fought breast cancer—it may be a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, daughter, or neighbor. Since one in eight woman will develop the disease over a lifetime, and nearly 40,000 women die from it yearly, it’s time to look closer at possible causes, while we continue to go for regular check ups and do self exams. Read more

Posted in: Health, Skin Products

Breast Reconstruction: Overcoming the Trauma of a Mastectomy

Breast_Surgery_HeaderFor many women breast reconstruction is the first step to overcoming the trauma of a mastectomy. The surgery can restore a breast to near natural shape, appearance, and size. Breast reconstruction is also helpful after a lumpectomy, since the “preserved” breast may be deformed by the surgery, especially after a large tumor has been removed. Read more

Posted in: Breast Surgery

Unexpected Death at a Surgical Center: Was Joan Rivers at Risk?

surgicalcenterIt’s still shocking for her many fans and even her detractors that Joan River’s acerbic wit will not be heard live again. The famous comedienne died unexpectedly from complications during a simple endoscopy procedure to evaluate her vocal cords because of a raspy voice. Her procedure was done at Yorkville Endoscopy, an accredited New York City surgical center that is now under investigation by the New York State Health Department. Read more

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