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Laser Lipo Vs. Traditional Liposuction Oct 12th, 2020

In 2019, traditional liposuction was one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. However, another form of fat reduction is on the rise. Laser liposuction, or laser lipo for short, is a noninvasive form of lipolysis (fat breakdown) that can help you obtain the physique of your...

The Link Between Genetics and Addiction Sep 17th, 2020

Addiction: Some people think it’s a disease; some people think it’s a mental health disorder; still others think it’s a choice. Regardless of your stance on addiction, you can’t argue the science.  Research shows that addiction acts on centers in the brain that are heavily influenced by genetics (and environment,...

Help! I Regret My Tattoo Aug 14th, 2020

Our teenage years are full of curiosity, courage, and chances — and oftentimes, regret, too.  Tattoos seem to be one of those ubiquitous things that people regret when they’re older (although not everyone regrets their tattoos!). If you got a tattoo that you loved when you were younger — or...

Health Problems Linked to Being Overweight Jul 21st, 2020

Generally, when you have a healthy body weight, your body functions better than it can when you have extra body fat. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who have obesity are at a high risk for many health problems, including chronic diseases.  Dr. Lori...

How To Know If My Loved One is Addicted to an Opioid Jun 23rd, 2020

Addiction to any substance is troubling and scary, both for the person who has addiction and their friends and family members. Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell if someone you love is addicted to drugs or is beginning to abuse drugs — whatever the signs, you might not want...

Addiction Medicine and COVID-19: What You Should Know May 22nd, 2020

As the COVID-19 situation persists all over the world, people facing addiction — to alcohol, drugs, or anything else — have been faced with sheer uncertainty. The novel coronavirus presents danger for everyone, but some populations, including those with addiction, are particularly vulnerable to the chaos.   This virus posits more...

What to Expect for Laser Tattoo Removal Apr 9th, 2020

Ah, the good old days: You were young, wild, and free, and you got a tattoo that 20-year-old you was stoked about. Maybe it’s a song lyric you no longer resonate with. Maybe it’s an ex’s name. Maybe it’s simply a tattoo that was not very well done.    Whatever...

The Effects of Addiction on the Human Brain Mar 18th, 2020

If you or someone you know has struggled with addiction to anything — be it drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, or even sugar — you know how scary addiction can be. Addiction can hijack your entire life, make you lose control of your thoughts and actions, and direct your focus and energy...

Need a Little Help With Your Weight-Loss Resolution? Feb 10th, 2020

“New year, new me.” We’ve all heard it and, heck, we’ve all probably said it our fair share of times. Post-holiday season, we all feel sluggish, bloated, and ready for a change. We’re ready. We’re committed. We’re really gonna do the thing. We’re finally going to shed that extra weight. ...

Regretting That Tattoo? PicoSure® Laser Removal Has You Covered Jan 1st, 2020

It’s difficult to get through life without regrets, but when one of those regrets is a tattoo, you may not be able to simply chalk it up to experience and a distant memory. You’ve got a visible reminder each time you look in the mirror. Tastes change, too, so even...

Facts and Myths About Suboxone Treatment for Opioid Addiction Dec 1st, 2019

Whether you call it a crisis, an epidemic, or a public health emergency, there is no understating the extent of the nation’s opioid addiction. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services notes that more than 10.3 million people misused prescription opioids in 2018. Of that total, 2 million were...

How to Approach a Loved One About Alcohol Addiction Counseling Nov 1st, 2019

If you’re worried about the amount of alcohol a loved one is consuming, and how it’s affecting them, you may be trying to figure out how best to reach out. It can be extremely difficult to talk to someone about their use of alcohol when you don't know how they...

Turn Back the Clock on Aging Skin with a Chemical Peel Oct 1st, 2019

There are a variety of facial rejuvenation procedures available to help turn back the clock on aging skin, but have you ever considered a chemical peel? You might be surprised to learn that this can be one of the most effective options for dealing with certain types of wrinkles as...

Finish Off Your Weight Loss Journey With Lipo Laser Treatment Sep 1st, 2019

Do you eat right and exercise but still have stubborn body fat that won’t go away? Then it’s time to finish your weight loss journey with lipo laser treatment. Traditional liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure that literally sucks the fat out of your body, but that’s it. Laser liposuction...

3 Reasons PicoSure Laser is the Best Treatment for Melasma Aug 6th, 2019

If you’ve ever noticed brown or gray-brown patches on your skin, then you may have melasma. Melasma is a skin condition that may be caused by hormonal changes, often during pregnancy, as well as sun damage.  Melasma can be covered with makeup, but eventually you reach a point where instead...

Did You Know? Being Overweight Can Lead to These Illnesses Jul 17th, 2019

Many people focus on the aesthetic effects associated with being overweight, putting themselves or others down because they don’t “look like they should.” Today, people are beginning to understand the damaging nature of body shaming and other actions meant to make people feel bad about being overweight. However, a number...

How Does Tattoo Removal Actually Work? Jun 13th, 2019

The concept of laser tattoo removal can be an exciting option for the 25% of people with tattoos who say they regret getting them. However, not knowing the process of having a tattoo removed can make it harder to feel confident in the treatment, let alone get the results you’re...

Take Control of Your Weight This Year With a Customized Weight Loss Plan May 16th, 2019

No two bodies are the same, yet companies and products always push diet trends as the thing that will finally make a difference in weight loss. Before you start a weight loss program, potentially based on someone with a different body type, it’s important to consider what works best for...

Why Suboxone Remains the Most Effective Treatment for Opioid Addiction Apr 15th, 2019

Over 2 million people in the United States have abused opioids, which include prescription painkillers, heroin, and fentanyl. In spite of opioids being declared a public health crisis in 2017, the year that more than 47,000 people died of opioid abuse, about 130 people a day still die from an...

Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles With Tempsure Envi Mar 14th, 2019

Do you look in the mirror and not recognize the person looking back at you? If you could tighten your skin, erase lines and wrinkles, and look like your 25-year-old self again without side effects or even the need to take time off of work, would you do it? And...

Here Are the Top Warning Signs of Alcohol Addiction You Shouldn’t Ignore Feb 20th, 2019

Drinking alcohol is associated with festive occasions, food, and relaxation. But for the 18 million Americans who can’t control their alcohol consumption, there is nothing festive about drinking. Alcohol addiction, also called alcoholism and alcohol dependence, is when someone can’t control their drinking. Many people can enjoy a drink with...