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When Can I Tan After My Facelift?

We all love the sun. However, dermatologists today are pretty vocal about the sun’s harmful effects on human skin: at the very least, the sun’s rays speed up the skin’s aging process, and at worst, the sun’s UV radiation can lead to skin cancer. In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Clinical, Cosmetic And Investigational Dermatology, researchers determined that the sun is responsible for 80.3 per cent of skin ageing. Overexposure to sun is often one of the reasons why many people seek face lift surgery. And although today’s face lift techniques are more advanced than ever and will make you look years younger, a face lift is a surgery, and it does entail a post-surgery healing process that usually takes about 6 months. Still, doctors also agree that there are benefits to sun exposure. The sun increases our levels of serotonin (the happy hormone responsible for better sleep, energy and attitude), and provides us with plenty of natural vitamin D. Sometimes called the miracle vitamin, D strengthens the immune system, and has anti-inflammatory and – ironically – anti-cancer effects. So if you do want to get a vitamin D boost after your surgery, keep the following in mind: For at least 3 weeks after surgery, avoid the…


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The Do’s And Dont’s Following A Thigh Lift

Sometimes no matter how much you exercise and how strictly you follow a healthy diet, that extra tissue and hanging skin in the thighs area will just not go away. A surgical thigh lift can certainly help you address this issue by reshaping and recontouring of the thighs. A common surgical technique involves placing incisions in the groin that go downward and wrap around the back of the thigh. The tissue in that area is then tightened, and the skin reduced and reshaped. A thigh lift surgery itself does not last long – generally 3-4 hours, and although performed under general anesthesia, the procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis, which means you can go home the same day. You will see the results almost immediately, but it will take a few months for the final contoured, smooth look to develop. You must follow your doctor’s specific instructions for your after-care, but here are some general do’s and don’ts for the recovery period. Don’ts Don’t eat any solids for a few hours after your surgery (anesthesia can cause nausea). Stick to a liquid diet for the first few hours. Don’t shower for a couple of days. After two days, carefully remove your bandages and compression garments, and gently wash…


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What Is Triniti?

Triniti is an exciting new 3-step skin rejuvenation program offered by Dr Sliwin. It’s a quick, easy, and cost-effective way of gaining a more youthful appearance. How does it work? Triniti uses three different non-surgical technologies to improve the skin and make it healthier. First, Fotofacial RF Color Correction is used, which improves skin texture, removes spider veins, and helps with collagen formation. Next comes Refirme Skin Tightening, which instantly makes the skin firmer and reduces signs of aging. Last is Matrix IR Fractional for Wrinkles, which makes the skin smoother and (as the name suggests) reduces wrinkles. Who can use it? Both men and women, of any age and with almost any skin type and colour, can use it. However, it is highly recommended for those with aging, sagging or sun-damaged skin who are keen to be introduced to an easy, quick, no-downtime way of reducing or removing those flaws. What body parts are targeted? Triniti is used mostly on the face and neck, the areas that most frequently give away a person’s true age. How is it planned? Before any procedures take place, Dr Sliwin will sit down with you and develop a treatment plan. Based on your desires, your skin condition and your skin type, he will…


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5 Advantages Of Laser Hair Removal

If you’re thinking of getting some unwanted hair removed, laser hair removal might be just what you’re looking for. It works by targeting the hair with intense heat and light, damaging the hair follicle and preventing it from regrowing. Electrolysis works in a similar way, but laser hair removal is considered to be the safer and easier of the two processes. It’s a proper medical procedure and shouldn’t be taken lightly – patients should avoid plucking their hairs or waxing their skin for at least six weeks before treatment. They should also avoid too much sun exposure, as this can lead to complications later on. Laser hair removal is so popular, though, because it has so many advantages over other hair removal methods. Here are just five reasons to consider it. Laser hair removal is fast The laser destroys hairs in a large surface area, meaning that it can take as little as fifteen minutes to remove unwanted hair. Areas like the upper lip – a popular area for hair removal – can be finished in less than a minute. There’s also no downtime after the procedure, meaning patients can simply head straight back to work once the hair is gone! Laser hair removal is safe Lasers will remove the…


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