Sunscreen. It may seem like we talk about it a lot, but there's a good reason: Prolonged exposure increases your risk of developing skin cancer, and the sun's rays can damage your skin and cause premature aging. However, sunscreen is not always enough. Dr. Johnson offers five reasons you need to take the extra step beyond just sunscreen to protect your skin by wearing a hat and covering up when you can.
You Forget to Put It On. Forgetting to apply sunscreen happens to everyone, mainly because we are often rushing around getting everyone else ready and putting sunscreen on the kids and we end up forgetting to put sunscreen on ourselves.
You Skipped Reading the Directions. How long before you go out in the sun are you supposed to apply your sunscreen? How long until you need to reapply? If you don't know the answers to these questions, you probably have skipped reading the fine print on your sunscreen bottle. Or, you just forgot to reapply because time flies when you're having fun at the pool or the beach!
Injectables such as endotoxins and dermal fillers are an excellent option to reduce the signs of aging fast. The procedures themselves take just a few minutes in the office, and the recovery time required after injection is practically zero. While these two factors make injectables very popular, some individuals do experience a few minor side effects after treatment. One of the most common side effects after injections is bruising. Innovations Medical offers some tips to help minimize this common issue.
Tips to Minimize the Risk of Bruising After Injectables
First, see an experienced provider. Dr. Johnson and the staff of Innovations Medical are very experienced in administering dermal fillers and endotoxin injectables. This experience and skill help to reduce the chance of bruising and other effects associated with injections.
Are you thinking about Fraxel laser skin treatment but are a little worried about the recovery and aftercare process? Fraxel laser is a non-ablative laser treatment, which means it does not completely remove the topmost layers of skin as ablative lasers do. However, Fraxel laser does cause very tiny injuries just below the surface of the skin. Don't worry; these micro-injuries are part of the rejuvenation process and the journey to great-looking skin. The Innovations Medical Center offers patients these tips to help mitigate the side effects of Fraxel laser treatment.
What to Expect After Fraxel Laser
Most patients experience some irritation, redness and swelling right after their Fraxel laser treatment. The skin can also feel dry and tight. These effects occur because Fraxel exfoliates away the top layer of skin to allow new skin cells to form. You may also experience some flakiness and crusting, too. Don't be alarmed; these side effects are a sign that the treatment is working.
If you're thinking of undergoing a cosmetic procedure, you have probably already thought about what procedure you want, who is going to do it and how you hope to look afterward. But, there are several other considerations you must make so you can be sure you are both physically and mentally healthy for your procedure. Find out how to get ready with these tips from Innovations Medical.
Be Honest About Allergies. There is no benefit in holding back information about your health history, and this includes being upfront about your allergies. Let your physician know if you have had an adverse reaction to acrylates, silicones, rubber and latex. These ingredients may be found in dressings, adhesives and other components used in your procedure.
Keep Your BMI in Check. Some cosmetic procedures require you to be a healthy weight and BMI (body mass index). A good target BMI is 30 or less. Why is a lower BMI and healthy weight important? Being overweight can interfere with anesthesia and may cause complications for recovery. Note: Do not start a crash diet to get to your ideal weight before a cosmetic procedure. Instead, work to lose weight at a healthy pace and stabilize your weight loss at least six months before your procedure.
When you think about women and how they feel about aging, you probably think that most women are ready to run, not walk, to their cosmetic surgeon at the first sign of wrinkles, right? But, is it true?
A new study by Allure and the AARP says not exactly. The study focused on how women feel about aging, beauty and how the media portrays women and the aging process.
Some common stereotypes about women and aging are that many women choose to deny their age and others do anything they can to avoid aging entirely. To find out if these conventions had merit, the two collaborating groups behind the study asked 2,000 women between the ages of 21 and 72 what they really thought about their age.