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Skin Care Tip:

Easily Control Eczema!

The term eczema is applied to a wide range of persistent skin conditions. These include skin rashes which can have many different symptoms such as: redness, skin edema, itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing or bleeding. Eczema is believed to be hereditary and is most commonly found in families whose members also have other auto immune diseases such as hay fever and asthma. Eczema sufferers know that a flare-up can range from itchy and mild to annoying and painful.

As there is presently no cure for eczema, there are several things one can do to prevent future flare-ups. Keeping your skin well moisturized is one of the best things you can do to help control the frequency, duration, and severity of the itchiness. Also, avoid extremes in temperature and humidity since these can worsen or trigger an eczema flare up. While it may be tricky, maintaining a moderate and stable temperature and humidity all year is most helpful. Last but not least, since stress can cause an eczema outbreak, research is now showing that keeping a calm head and good mental outlook may be one of the best ways to help keep eczema at bay..

Anti-Aging Tip:

How to Lose the Holiday Weight Naturally

With all the parties and family celebration, who can resist all the temptations surrounding us? If you are like most people swept up by the holiday season, you probably put on a few “holiday pounds”. There is nothing wrong with this and luckily there are some good tips to help you rid that holiday weight naturally. First there is nothing wrong with splurging occasionally, as long as you eat healthy foods the majority of the time. Feeling healthy and losing weight is a lifestyle change that consists of eating lots of fruits and vegetables and choosing more low-fat proteins and complex carbs. This is the way to lose the weight and actually keep it off. Also load up on H­2O, drinking eight glasses of water per day. This will aid in digestion, cleanse your body of toxins and make you less hungry.

Having realistic goals is also a key to dropping pounds in a healthy and natural way. Do not think you are going to drop 20 pounds in a month. This will lead to quickie diets that will not having lasting results. Since weight fluctuates daily, it is best to weigh yourself once a week. Avoid weighing yourself every day! Deciding on a specific day in particular can help you stay on track. The most important tip is to surround yourself with healthy snacks. So when that craving hits, you can grab some fruit instead of a candy bar. Learning to lose weight in a natural healthy way is a long term commitment. Do not get discouraged if you have a bad day. It happens. Just remember to get right back on track the next day and stay focused.

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Try Radiesse Soft Tissue Fillers!

Laser Tightening is a Skin Tightening and firming treatment. This is a offers a virtually painless and fast treatment for skin tightening. Conventional skin tightening treatments are time consuming and often too painful for many patients. With the newest lasers patients can have tight, firm skin without surgery or pain. ReFirme is ideal for targeting those telltale signs of aging, including, jowl and neck laxity, sagginess under the eyes, saggy brow lines and nasolabial folds. Most people see a gradual and continual improvement over the course of their treatments. The total number of required sessions varies depending on the condition of your skin. All treatments have no downtime!

The Matrix IR Wrinkle Reduction procedure, featuring the revolutionary Fractional technology, heats the connective tissue within the targeted treatment area. This stimulates collagen production and produces a firming effect in sagging skin. Mild to moderate wrinkles are resolved and skin texture becomes smoother and more elastic. Wrinkle Reduction is a safe and effective solution for all skin types without downtime. Most patients start to notice improvement of wrinkles between 2-3 treatment sessions. Some patients note improvement even after the first treatment. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on your skin's condition.

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During your consult with Dr. Speron, the patient will discuss their desired goals on an individual level. Then they will further discuss the course of treatment and potential complications at the appointment time. Please check out the wealth of information on our site by clicking here.

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!

By far, the most important factor in the success of your procedure is the surgeon you choose. So please choose wisely...

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