During your pregnancy, around the 25-week mark, you may have noticed the appearance of stretch marks. You probably figured that they would go away after you gave birth. After you’ve given birth and your stretch marks are still very prominent, you have options. You can undergo stretch mark treatment. What are stretch marks? Stretch marks occur when your skin is suddenly stretched due to weight gain, usually during pregnancy. They appear as long narrow streaks, stripes or lines and are often red or purple at their onset before fading to a white or silvery hue. After pregnancy stretch marks are usually visible on the tummy, thighs, hips, lower back and breasts. The marks themselves are caused when the middle layer of skin tears to support the new weight. Stretch marks are harmless, but they can be unsightly and cause you…


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As we age, the skin in our faces loses its elasticity. Our skin can sag and the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines become more prominent. Many people turn to face lifts, which are surgical procedures done to help restore the youthful contours of their faces. If you’re looking for an alternative to a full facelift, skin tightening may be the right procedure for you. What is skin tightening? Skin tightening is a facial rejuvenation non-surgical procedure that uses an infrared light source (laser) to tighten your skin. The laser heats the collagen under the skin’s surface, which causes the skin to contract. When skin contracts it tightens, creating smoother skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving the skin’s laxity. For the most part, people require two to three treatments taking place three to six weeks apart to achieve…


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Acne is a common skin disorder that affects both men and women. It is often thought of as a teenager’s problem because it starts around the onset of puberty; however, adults can be plagued with acne too. If you’ve tried over-the-counter products but are still plagued by acne, you may be considering laser acne treatment. Before you decide if this is the right or wrong procedure for you, these six facts can help. Here’s what you need to know: There is no cure for acne but you can prevent it. As of yet, scientists have not found a cure for acne. They know it is caused by excess oil production, dead skin cells, clogged pores and bacteria, but they have not found a full solution to this epidermal problem. Still, acne is preventable, especially if you use laser treatments. The…


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Botox is used to correct wrinkles caused by repeated muscular contractions. These contractions happen when we frown or squint, which are things we do every day. These wrinkles are referred to as dynamic wrinkles and can also form due to the effects of aging. It is impossible to stop the signs of aging completely or spend our days trying not to squint or frown but Botox can give us a more youthful face with smoother lines. Botox is an injectable made from a purified protein designed to relax the muscles that create these dynamic wrinkles. Because it is an injectable, Botox is a quick and safe procedure offered at many plastic surgery clinics. Botox and facials If you’re thinking about getting Botox or have recently had it done you may be wondering how long afterwards you can get back to…


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