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Wrinkles are a natural skin change that occurs during aging.  These skin changes mainly occur on the body parts that come into contact with direct sunlight, such as the face, hands, and neck. Some wrinkles can even form deep crevices that are very noticeable on the face. Wrinkles do not form uniformly in every person, and the appearance of wrinkles varies among different people in Woodbury. Some people in Woodbury only form mild wrinkles that you can’t see, while others form huge wrinkles.

Wrinkles can affect the confidence that people have in their physical appearance. If you have concerns about the wrinkles forming on your face and other body parts, you can seek help from a skincare specialist. There are many treatment modalities for wrinkles, including chemical peels, Woodbury hydrafacial, and fillers. The specialist will assess your skin and come up with a suitable treatment plan for you. This article highlights some of the causes of wrinkles.

1.    Age

Wrinkles are almost an inevitable sign of aging. During aging, your skin loses elasticity and therefore becomes more fragile. The natural oil that your skin produces to keep it moist and youthful is known as sebum. As you age, the production of sebum reduces, which makes your skin dry, which predisposes you to the formation of more wrinkles. Another skin change that occurs in old age is the loss of fat in the deep skin layers. Loss of this fat makes the skin sag and causes wrinkles to become more noticeable.

2.    Exposure to UV (ultraviolet) Light

Exposure to UV light makes your skin age faster than usual, which predisposes you to early skin wrinkling. The deep layers of your skin have connective tissue such as collagen and elastin, which provide structural support to your skin. When UV light is in contact with your skin, it breaks down this connective tissue. This disruption makes your skin weak and less flexible, and therefore it begins to sag and wrinkle prematurely.

3.    Smoking

Another cause of wrinkles is an unhealthy lifestyle. For instance, smoking can accelerate the speed at which your skin ages, and therefore it can make you develop wrinkles when you are still young. Smoking causes wrinkles by affecting the integrity of the collagen in your skin and making your skin sag.

4.    Genetics

The skin changes that occur depend on your genetic composition. Genetics determine the type of skin that you have, including its texture and structure. Therefore some people may develop wrinkles earlier than others. However, the probability of getting wrinkles even when you are genetically predisposed to getting them depends on other factors like exposure to UV light, environmental pollutants, and smoking.

5.    Constant Facial Expressions

As you make facial expressions like squinting and smiling, you develop lines and creases in these areas. Grooves form under your skin as you move your muscles when making facial expressions. When you are young, your skin is flexible, and therefore, it goes back to normal after making these expressions. However, … Read More...

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David W. Foulk, MD, takes satisfaction in establishing the most cutting-edge, all-encompassing women’s healthcare therapy in the Marion, Ohio, region. Around three decades ago, he started Marion Ob/Gyn Inc to offer revolutionary and less invasive treatments while building a clinic based on compassion and trust. To find out more about David Foulk MD, set up a consultation by calling the office or use the online booking service.

Meet Dr. Foulk

Dr. Foulk was born and raised in Bucyrus, Ohio. He graduated with honors from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, with a BA in Pre-Med, Chemistry, and Zoology. He was elected to the Zoology Board and was inducted to The National Chemistry Honor Society and Phi Lambda Upsilon.

Dr. Foulk received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He was among six med students selected for the exclusive Sports Medicine Rotation, where he worked as a team doctor for OSU Football and the entire athletic department.

Dr. Foulk discovered his passion for the OB/GYN specialty during his time at OSU. He finished his residency and internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where he was Chief Resident.

After completing his residency, Dr. Foulk moved to Marion with his spouse and kids. He and his family rapidly integrated themselves into the community, and he and his family have developed multiple, treasured, long-term, meaningful relationships.

Dr. Foulk is a Board-Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, as well as a Fellow Member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). He is also an active member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the Marion Academy of Physicians, the American Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the Ohio State Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. He also functioned as Leader of the OB/GYN Division at Marion General Hospital for more than two decades.

Dr. Foulk was the inaugural receiver of Marion General Hospital’s Physician of the Year Award. He also received the Customer Service Physician Champion Award for Marion General and Ohio Health in 2012.

What Services Does Dr. Foulk Provide?

Dr. Foulk and his staff provide a full scope of services, ranging from OB/GYN to aesthetic care. Women can benefit from a host of services, all tailored to their unique needs and wants, such as:

  • Birth control
  • Pregnancy care
  • Hysterectomy
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics care
  • IUD
  • CoolSculpting
  • SCITON Laser
  • TempSure
  • TempSure Vitalia
  • Laser skin renewal
  • Cosmetic fillers
  • Emsculpt

Once you set foot at Marion Ob/Gyn Inc, you will be welcomed by a team of caring and loving providers. They strive to create a patient-friendly environment for you, all through care and beyond.

Do not allow OB/GYN or aesthetic concerns to take control of your health and wellness, while Dr. Foulk and his staff can provide you with the care you need. Contact Marion Ob/Gyn Inc to set up an initial consultation today.… Read More...

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Getting a more defined appearance may not be easy to achieve, even with extra workouts and diet measures. That is why you need advanced treatments such as CoolTone offered at Kentucky Skin Cancer Center. The treatment has proven effective in delivering firm, toned, and strengthened abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and can give you the perfect physique you desire.  The treatment helps in reducing fat, tightening skin, toning muscles, and comes with awesome benefits. Here are some grounds why it is better than other contouring treatments.

Fast and Easy

A 30-minute session of CoolTone treatment equals around twenty-five thousand squats. You can imagine how long and tiresome it will be to complete all those squats, but the treatment only takes half an hour to deliver similar muscle contractions. This means that you can get the results you would have waited for months in just a few weeks following treatment for a few minutes only. The treatment utilizes a muscle stimulation technology that penetrates directly to the muscles to cause effect. You will get back to your normal routine immediately as there is no downtime. More amazingly, your entire treatment can take less than two months, and you will only need a session once every 3-6 months to maintain your results.

Enhances Your Performance

If you are an athlete or you are regular at the gym, CoolTone will not only give you a perfect physique but will also enhance your performance. After your two-month treatment program, your muscles and abdomen are strengthened. This will increase your repetition and experience the difference during your workout due to a strengthened core. Also, you might not get all the muscles during workouts, but CoolTone targets all muscles, even those left out during regular practices.

Non-Invasive and Nonsurgical

CoolTone targets specific muscles and will not have other organs or tissues. This explains the zero to little downtime, and you can take a session over your lunch break and get back to your regular activities immediately. Although you might feel a little sore in the treatment area, it is ignorable in most cases.

While some other contouring treatments, such as bariatric surgery, are effective and extremely safe, they are mainly recommended to those who are extremely obese and might have a longer downtime and recovery period, unlike CoolTone.

Shrinks Fat Cells

This is one of the reasons why CoolTone is unique. The extreme contractions involved in the treatment cause the fat cells to shrink, meaning you get transformational results besides toning the muscles. This means that you are receiving two treatments at a go which is not common with other treatment options. Fat-freezing eliminates fat bulks and curves while your muscles are conditioned, which doubles the treatment’s impact.

Natural Looking Results With No Side Effects

Some aesthetic treatments do not look natural, which can affect one’s confidence and self-esteem. But with CoolTone, the results look almost 100% natural, and you might not notice any difference whatsoever. The only different thing is that the muscle contractions are involuntary. … Read More...

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Regardless of the efforts, you take to protect your skin, sun exposure, aging, and other unavoidable factors can cause it to dry and wrinkle. Thanks to laser skin resurfacing treatments, you now have a long-lasting solution to your minor facial flaws and a great way to restore your healthy, youthful skin. Here, we will explore the top 6 benefits of having your laser resurfacing in Arlington.

How Does Laser Resurfacing Work?

Laser resurfacing treatments involve the use of focused light beams, which are applied to the outermost skin layers. Moreover, laser resurfacing is one of the best ways of eliminating damaged skin while stimulating and preserving the healthy, radiant skin underneath.

Why Should You Get the Treatment?

Laser skin resurfacing treatments have proven to be incredibly effective when treating minor skin imperfections that damage the quality of your complexion. In addition to removing your scars, wrinkles, and spots, laser resurfacing treatments also help in removing:

1.      Spots, Discoloration, and Redness

Aging, extended periods of sun exposure, or skin pigmentation problems can cause you to develop spots and discoloration. With laser resurfacing treatments, you will be able to eliminate these brown spots and remove your unwanted freckles, leaving you with a more balanced and even skin tone.

2.      Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Naturally, you tend to develop fine lines and wrinkle with age. But with laser skin resurfacing, you will be able to get rid of these lines around your face completely, leaving you with much healthier, smooth, and radiant skin.

3.      Acne Scars

Unfortunately, when we get into accidents, we often develop scars that can negatively affect our self-confidence and appearance. However, laser skin resurfacing treatments are the best way to minimize these scars and lower their visibility.

4.      Loose Skin

Your skin can gradually lose its elasticity with age. Laser skin surfacing can correct this by improving your body’s collagen production around the treated regions. Within short periods of time, you will notice more youthful and satisfactory skin tone results.

5.      Spider Veins

Spider veins, also referred to as broken capillaries, are unwanted flaws typically triggered by skin irritations, sun exposure, alcoholism, or other factors like hormones. Laser resurfacing can help eliminate spider veins.

6.      Enlarged Pores

Laser skin resurfacing treatments can minimize the appearance of your enlarged skin pores, making you feel more confident about the appearance of your skin.

Other Benefits of Laser Resurfacing Procedures

At the Advanced Plastic Surgery Center in Arlington, our laser resurfacing procedures are accompanied by numerous benefits that include:

·         Minimal Downtime

After our laser resurfacing procedures, most of our patients usually experience little or no discomfort and can even resume their daily routines in no time. Some may experience swelling, redness, and discomfort after the procedure, but these symptoms can be easily dealt with through our medically approved wound care.

·         Non-Invasive Treatment

One notable advantage of laser resurfacing procedures over traditional treatments for treating skin flaws is that this is a non-invasive treatment procedure.

Conclusion

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Most Americans suffer from urticaria, also known as hives. Hives are an outbreak of pale red bumps and welts on the skin, which appear suddenly and cause a swelling known as angioedema. It is caused by allergic reactions, chemicals in some foods, and some medications. Get to know the triggers, prevention, and best treatment for hives in Gilbert from a specialized team of experts.

Hive triggers

The following are some of the causes of urticaria.

Medications such as antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Food such as shellfish, nuts, food additives, and wheat products

Viral infections such as influenza, hepatitis B, glandular fever

Bacterial infections such as urinary tract infection, strep throat, and intestinal parasites

Extreme changes in temperature

Pet dander from cats, dogs, horses, and dust mites

Latex, pollen, plant poison, and insect bites and stings

Scratching, exercises, water on the skin, sun exposure, and chronic illness such as lupus

Chemicals and blood transfusion

Types of urticaria

Acute urticaria

Acute hives last for an hour or six weeks. They are caused by diseases, insect bites, food such as milk and eggs, medication such as aspirin, and infections.

Chronic hives

This urticaria lasts more than six weeks. They affect muscles, the gastrointestinal tract, and lungs and are triggered by thyroid disease, infection, and cancer.

Physical urticaria

They are caused by skin stimulants such as heat, cold, exercise, sweating, vibration, sun exposure, and pressure. It occurs where the skin has been stimulated and appears within an hour.

Dermatographism

It occurs when the skin is firmly stroked and scratched.

Infection induced hives

They are triggered by viral and bacterial infections such as UTI, strep throat, hepatitis, colds, and mononucleosis.

Symptoms

The following signs accompany the various types of hives:

Dizziness

Throat and face swellings

Difficulties in breathing

Chest tightness

Wheezing

Management of hives

Hives often disappear after some time, therefore a team of experts at Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, LTD recommend the following prevention methods to avoid future reoccurrence.

Apply cool press to the affected area

Work and sleep in a cool room

Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothes

Avoiding the diagnosed known triggers

Take a bath with an anti-itch solution

Avoid skin-irritating products such as some lotions, moisturizers, and soaps.

Avoid scratching, alcohol consumption, stress, and some medications

Diagnosis

Your allergist asks you about your medical and family history, substances exposed at home and workplace, food diary, exposure to pets, animals, and some medications.

Your allergist then conducts a blood test, urine test, and skin test to identify hive triggers.

Treatment

Hives are treated as follows.

An antihistamine such as cetirizine reduces rashes, scratching, and blocks histamine effects.

Antibiotics like dapsone to reduce inflammation

Epinephrine auto-injector for emergency purposes

A biological drug such as Xolair for treating chronic hives

Corticosteroids such as prednisone to alleviate hive symptoms

Consult your urticaria specialist today

Hives can cause irritations on the body. Although they are not contagious, it can be difficult for you to enjoy outdoor events such as public swimming and some sporting activities. Book … Read More...

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