A younger-looking face may be a matter of seeing the light. Whether you call it photo rejuvenation, a photo facial, photo biomodulation or low-level laser light therapy, delivering various wavelengths of light energy to the skin can result in a more even tone, reduced discoloration, less visible pores and a more youthful glow.
What could be more relaxing, indulgent and beneficial than a day at the spa? We talked with Kim Palmier of The Face Company about ways to detoxify, refresh and renew.
While approaches to reducing wrinkles on the hands and décolleté are limited, facial wrinkles can be erased by using a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical techniques. The choice of procedure depends on the nature of the wrinkle.
When a baby arrives in this world, the last thing a parent wants to hear is there may be a medical problem. In many cases, however, the earlier a problem is diagnosed, the better the treatment options and outcome.
SLU RESEARCHERS SCREEN NEWBORNS FOR RARE GENETIC DISEASES
Prostate disease is one of the most common health concerns for men age 50 and older. While cancer is most concerning, other types of prostate trouble often develop with age.
Beth Hudson and her sister, Sue, loved to do things together. But they never expected that they would sit side-by-side as chemotherapy dripped into their veins, both fighting ovarian cancer.
After having children, women often wish to bounce back to their pre-pregnancy bodies. St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery’s solution is the ‘mommy makeover.’
Summer vacation has ended, the kids are back in school and trips to the beach are over. However, those hours spent outdoors under the brutal sun have wreaked havoc on your face, and your upcoming schedule is booked full of events where you want to look your very best. With a variety of skin resurfacing techniques, Dr. Gregory Branham of Washington University Facial Plastic Surgery Center can help you achieve that glow. “We’re ending the season where we’ve done the most damage to our skin, so it’s an ideal time to repair and correct before winter,” Branham says.
When it comes to the aging face, wrinkles are among the first and most obvious features. And rather than embrace this badge of longevity, many women seek ways to erase these telltale signs.
What do all those technical terms mean when it comes to our bodies and the procedures that can transform them? Although by no means an exhaustive list, the following may help decipher some alien terminology—and help you become more aware of your options.
Love may be the figurative doorway to the heart, but valves are the literal doorways through which blood passes in its continual journey into and out of the heart’s four chambers.
Located at Mercy St. Louis in Creve Coeur, Oral Facial Surgery Institute & Implant Center is a private practice offering a full scope of treatments and services, ranging from simple ailments to more complicated cases, says Dr. Michael Noble. The facility is a Level 1 Trauma Center, providing all of the facial trauma services for Mercy St. Louis. “We handle patients with facial lacerations or any trauma, including broken facial bones,” says Noble, who is a founding member and serves as director of Oral Facial Surgery Institute, as well as director of its accredited maxillo facial fellowship program, which takes one person from the U.S. each year and provides them with additional training in the specialty.
Kids grow fast. In the case of scoliosis, a lateral (side-to-side) curvature of the spine, rapid growth may exacerbate the problem, although it can develop at any age.
You may not be ready or willing to go under the knife in order to look younger, yet you wouldn’t mind a fresher, more rested, youthful appearance. This year, you’ll have more options than ever when it comes to nonsurgical interventions with little or no downtime.
So many of our pets are living longer lives: 17 years old is the new 12. And living 20 years is not out of the question, especially for cats.
Sweating at the gym is good; sweating outside during a St. Louis summer is unavoidable. And hot flashes are in a class of their own. But sweating uncontrollably when there’s no obvious reason, such as physical exertion, temperature or stress, is a problem.
What’s the most common type of cancer in young men? Here’s a hint: Lance Armstrong.
Peruse the shelves of any drugstore and you’ll find a multitude of skin care products that offer ‘hope in a jar.’ Microdermabrasion, which uses minute crystals to exfoliate the skin, has been a popular treatment at spas and salons for many years, but it may not be the most effective choice for everyone.
Looking ‘done’ is out. The windswept appearance that used to be the telltale sign of a post-facelift patient is just too drastic for many women. Aging gracefully now means looking “rested, clean and refreshed,” according to plastic surgeon Dr. Michele Koo, with the Aesthetic Surgery Institute. And that look often can be achieved through procedures known as ‘tuck-ups’ or ‘mini-lifts.’
Here we are in a new year—and for some of us, we want a new look to go with it. We polled some of the top local medical spas to see what they’re excited about for 2011. “The industry is opening up to a larger variety of clients,” says Maria Vera, clinical director for Renew Cosmetic Spa. “We’re getting many more men in for services, such as laser hair removal, and Botox for crow’s feet and frown lines, which they tend to develop earlier than women.”
You had a face lift a few years ago, but inevitably age and gravity continue their work. Is it worth having another one? And how long will this one last?
This year, more than 400,000 knee replacements will be done in the U.S. That’s a lot of bionic parts. “A study in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery in 2004 predicted that number to be 3.4 million by 2030,” says Dr. Matthew Collard of Orthopedic Specialists. Among the suspected culprits responsible are the increases in obesity and in sedentary lifestyles. In addition, today’s emphasis on exercise means joints can be overused.
In the quest to appear as young as possible, women search out the latest in cosmetic procedures. But which ones deliver consistent results? For that, we asked three local cosmetic surgeons about the trends in their practices. Dr. Judith Gurley says in the surgical arena, breast augmentation (enlargement), breast lifts and breast reductions top her practice. For skin treatments, she finds Botox, cosmetic fillers, and laser treatments for firming and banishing sun spots also very popular. She has seen renewed interest in great skin care, topical growth factor and improved makeup formulations.