Archive for June, 2016

Botox Benefits: Weight Loss?

Young female with clean fresh skinCosmetic processes have many benefits, but one new benefit could not only change med spas, but weight loss programs, too.

Botox might actually be helping people consistently lose weight.

According to Live Science, doctors believe that Botox injections can actually block a nerve in the stomach that controls the feeling of hunger.

An experiment was done in Norway to test the new weight loss discovery. The test subjects were 20 obese individuals who had a body mass index (BMI) ranging from 35 to 44. All 20 participants received Botox injections into their stomachs and then used an endoscope camera to view inside the stomach of each person. All 20 patients received one Botox treatment at the beginning of the experiment, and then one again every six months.

After the first two treatments, 70% of the participants had lost, on average, 17% of their excess body fat. After the third injection, 75% of the patients lost 28% of their excess body fat.

This study is a relatively small sample size, but if more and more studies come out that show the same results, Botox treatments could become “another new way to treat obesity,” Duan Chen, a professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and co-author of the study, said.

“It really was a new technique,” Chen added, “using Botox to block the feedback between the stomach and the brain.”

Experienced med spas that perform Botox treatment and other cosmetic procedures are great for people who are looking for the treatment’s original purpose and not just to potentially fight weight gain.

Botox Facts

  • The average patient who receives Botox treatment is between 40 and 60 years old
  • Botox treatments typically last about four months. The amount of treatments given to patients during the Norway experiment was a little excessive, but those procedures were not designed for normal Botox treatment.
  • Of all Botox recipients, 82% of patients admit to seeing improvements within one week of their original treatment.

Receiving skin care and other medical spa services might not guarantee weight loss (yet) but as long as you are careful about what treatment you want, consult with cosmetic professionals who you trust, and don’t rush into anything, you will enjoy whatever decision you make.

Contact experienced med spas and learn about these treatments today!

The Science Behind Antioxidants and Free Radicals and Your Skin

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Everyone wants to look younger than they are. More and more people are turning to anti-aging products to reverse the effects time has had on their skin. In 2011 the industry was worth somewhere around $80 billion. By 2015, the anti-aging industry had grown to be about $114 billion. Many people want to improve the look of the skin around their eyes, the best things to accomplish this are antioxidants, retinol and peptides in eye creams. Small proteins that can help thicken the skin and stimulate the production of collagen. The antioxidants, retinol, and peptides can improve and prevent sagging skin. Everyone is always looking for the best skin care line to bring back the vi

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What’s the Difference Between Urgent Care and Primary Care?

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As humans, we’re subject to all kinds of ailments, injuries, and illnesses throughout or lives. Fortunately, the United States is home to over 7,000 urgent care locations where over 20,000 physicians practice. While it’s important to have a primary care physician, it’s sometimes easier and more cost effective to visit an urgent care location, especially if the problem is minor and/or needs immediate attention. Of course, life-threatening problems need to be left to the Emergency Room, but urgent care is good for treating a whole lot of other things.

Sprains, Migraines, and Chronic Pains!

Believe it or not, each day approximately 25,000 Americans suffer from an ankle sprain. Also, there are over 3

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Why It’s Important to Have a Personal Doctor

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The medical industry is a tricky one. Billions of dollars are poured into hospitals and clinics every year and yet they still can’t solve everyone’s problems. That’s why it’s so important to take medical conditions into your own hands.

Well not literally your own hands — please, don’t do that. But it is your responsibility to get the medical attention you need, and not just say, “Oh, well,” because you can’t get into a hospital.

Having local doctors near you that you trust makes all the difference in the world for your medical health. Rather than going to the hospital for every medical situation you have, going to the doctor is im

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for RSD Patients

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Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world deal with chronic pain. Chronic pain is the symptoms of pain over a long period of time. The causes of these chronic pain sufferers vary, from autoimmune diseases to chronic pain disorders. There are as many suggested treatments for chronic pain sufferers as there are reasons for chronic pain to be present. People are also suggesting treatment for RSD, but many of the treatments do not fully alleviate the pain, or only alleviate the pain for a short amount of time. Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment, or HBOT is a treatment for RSD that has shown promise and has provided pain relieving results for many RSD sufferers.

Hyperbaric medicine, also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the medical use of ox

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