Dr. Nicole Pinkerton, physician & surgical specialist for women's care recently embarked on a trip to provide surgical care in third world country, Guatemala. “Guatemala is hard to describe in a few words. There is poverty, crime and corruption. There is beauty, love and faith. The geography includes coastlines, jungles and volcanoes. The weather has a dry season and a wet season. The pace of life is slow but somehow I felt more rushed when I was there”Read More
Skin rejuvenation with microneedling is a great procedure. However the results can be greatly improved with Platelet Rich Plasma or Growth Factors. Microneedling alone increases the skin’s new collagen and remodel old deforming collagen which is found in scars and wrinkles. Old frayed deforming collagen is associated with wrinkles, acne scars, scars, large pores and stretch marks. Microneedling makes facial skin look youthfully thicker and reduces signs of aging, i.e. wrinkles, large pores, skin laxity and facial scarring from acne.Read More
In a perfectly ideal world, we could easily obtain all the nutrition we need by eating locally sourced organic food. Unfortunately, over years of industrial agriculture, our soils have been stripped of many nutrients vital to health. In addition, most of our produce is sprayed, picked when it is not ripe, and transported great distances to make it our plates. We can also eat anything we want in virtually any season!
Enzyme peels accelerate the process of skin cell replacement by accelerating the chemical reactions necessary to bring forth newer, plumper cells and to rid the skin of the older, dead cells. Enzyme peels can loosen and remove dead skin cells, promote younger cells, diminish scars, stretch marks, age spots, fine lines and discoloration. Enzymes can also penetrate the skin to help cleanse pores and improve skin tone and texture. Natural enzyme peels are gaining in popularity because they are safe for all skin types, do not wound the skin--as a harsher chemical peel would--they’re inexpensive, and they don’t cause profound redness, causing you to hide out at home for days.Read More
Are you looking for a hair loss solution? A therapy that promotes healing in injured joints may help restore your lost hair.
About 50 million American men and 30 million women have male- or female-pattern baldness. It can begin early in life, but is much more common after the age of 50, when more than 50 percent of men will experience some kind of hair loss.
However, an emerging treatment — platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy — appears to help regrow lost hair. And, there are virtually no side effects from PRP, except for a mild feeling of pressure at the injection site, says dermatologist Shilpi Khetarpal, MD.Read More
eMatrix is a form of acne scar revision does not use laser, but uses radiofrequency energy to remodel collagen and scars. The pulse of energy is delivered via a fractional technique into the deeper layers of skin. Energy and heat breaks down the scar tissue, with minimal damage to the upper layers of skin. This process is gentle, and has very little, if any downtime. eMatrix can be used as a stand-alone treatment for certain types or acne scars, or it can be combined with anti-acne treatments – this is known as the acne free RF program. This is how I incorporate eMatrix in my practice. For skin rejuvenation I do believe there are other device that give better results than eMatrix- even at high energy settings.Read More
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a must-have if you wish to stay young (who doesn’t) by harnessing the natural forces that are at play in your body. Already it’s taking the world of wound-healing by storm and I believe it’s a matter of time before PRP becomes the most requested beauty procedure.
The magic of PRP lies in the fact that it’s fast-acting and natural — a combination you don’t get to see often.Read More
We’ve all been there: You catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and see the eyes of a tired woman staring back at you. But a full night of shut-eye isn’t enough to erase those dark circles. It may help diminish their appearance a bit, but to get rid of circles for good, first consider their source.Read More
It's a brand new day. You open your eyes, delighted to greet whatever comes. You jump out of bed easily and without pain. You feel good, and are practically vibrating with energy. Life is joyful. That's not you? It can be. If you are truly living in a healthy vibrant world, you are taking the opportunity to live totally, and to the fullest.Read More
The benefits infrared can provide are vast and it is effective because it penetrates the body with the same type of far infrared heat the body itself produces. Ready to immerse yourself in infrared heat and experience firsthand how it works?Read More
Vitamin B12 is part of a larger vitamin B complex, but it is regularly singled out as an essential vitamin that is necessary for good health. For this reason, more and more people are choosing to supplement their diet with vitamin B12 shots. You may be wondering what do B12 shots do, so read on to discover more about this vitamin and the benefits of B12 injections.Read More