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Ezine 186 July 2018

Skin Care Tip:

Rosacea Prone Skin Can Be Controlled!

Rosacea is a skin disease that effects the face causing it to turn red, Areas such as the nose and the cheeks and where you normally blush, the tiny blood vessels in these areas enlarge (dilate) and become more visible through the skin. Think of jolly old St Nick. His rosacea is pretty bad! The cause of rosacea is unknown. Rosacea tends to affect the blush areas of the face. Mostly emotional factors (stress, fear, anxiety, and embarrassment) may trigger and aggravate the skin. Flare ups can also be caused by the change of weather. Rosacea cannot be cured but it can usually be controlled with the proper regimen and the right treatment. Usual treatments involve oral and topocal medicine, oral antibiotics such as tetracycline. A topical skin antibiotic cream such as metrnidazole is used to reduce the inflammation and redness. Short term topical cortisione (steroid) is used to reduce the local inflammation.

Nowadays, Skin Rejuvenation Laser therapy is the most effective way to treat rosacea, reduces redness, flushing and acne breakouts associated with no downtime. This will actually help shrink the blood vessels which become so prominent with rosacea flare-ups. What kind of Skin Care should rosacea-prone skin patients use? Facial products such as soap, moisturizers and sunscreen should be alcohol free and watch for other irritating products. When going outdoors a higher sunscreen should be applied. Most rosacea patients also suffer from sensitive skin, so try to use all-natural products

Anti-Aging Tip:

Stand Tall!

Common knowledge says that poor posture sabotages your figure and your health. It can make you look older, unhappy and tired. It is the first step toward dowager’s hump, double chin, pot belly and sway back. And that’s just on the outside! Inside the body, poor posture can exacerbate varicose veins, pinched nerves and heart strain. Put your body back in alignment and things will begin to fall into place - a flatter stomach, straighter back, buttocks tucked in more and a longer neck. You will feel and look healthier. You will also move more gracefully, just like in Dancing with the Stars!

Plastic Surgery Tip:

The Many Faces of Chicago Botox Injections!

Botox has been FDA approved for a while now but they keep finding many other uses for Botox besides fighting wrinkles! Botox injections have been used to treat frustrating disorders such as Hyperhydorsis (excessive sweating). For excessive sweating under the arms, a series of Botox injections are placed in the axilla right underneath the skin. The Botox will reduce the sweat production and this may last in between 6-9 months. Botox injections have been used to treat migraines. Here,, a series of injections are placed on the face and scalp right over several migraine trigger points. This will help minimize the frequency and duration of migraine headaches

Botox is also being used to treat back pain. With selected patients the muscles spasms can be controlled with the botox injections. In cases of low back pain, Botox is usually injected into the muscles on either side of the spine in the area of pain. The results could last three or more months but the pain relief is based on each individual patient. If it breaks the pain cycle the pain can go away for many months or completely. Botox has many faces.

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Make sure you chose a board certified plastic surgeon. A call to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or ASPS at 1-888-4-PLASTIC (ie. 1-888-475-2784) can tell you which doctors are legitimate plastic surgeons with outstanding qualifications. You can also visit the ASPS web site at The ASPS is the only one of the 24 boards approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties that certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the face and all areas of the body. When considering a cosmetic surgeon, you should also make sure your surgeon is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). A call to ASAPS (1-888-272-7711) or visiting the ASAPS website ( can help you verify your plastic surgeons membership.

To help you in making your decision, please click here to check out the 7 critical questions to ask any plastic surgeon before letting them touch you!

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