Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sexy lips

lip print

Augmentation of the lips should be subtle.  A small increase goes a long way and gives a natural, sexy fullness to the lips. Your lips should not arrive in a room before you.

You should discuss what you’d like your lips to look like. Do you want more body in your lips, more definition of the edges of the lips, or both? Your upper lip should be smaller than your lower lip (70% the size of the lower lip). The lower lip should not be filled all the way to the corner (oral commissure) to avoid a “sausage” appearance.

Juvederm® is an excellent material for lip augmentation. It is made out of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is found naturally in the intra- and extracellular matrices of our bodies. Juvederm® is derived through a synthetic process by Allergan, the maker of Botox®. Juvederm® provides and even volumetric enhancement (plumping) of the lips because it is hydrophilic (attracts water), which helps with the lines around the lips as well.


Is your clinic using the right laser for the expected results?

Some laser machines focus on other beauty concerns—think acne, broken capillaries and even hair removal—and are programmed to do just that, without their main benefit being tighter skin. Different machines rely upon different technologies, but each machine has a specific wavelength designed to tackle a designated problem—the wavelengths of some just aren’t high enough to penetrate into the deeper layers of skin. Don’t think that just because you’re having your sun spots treated or a tattoo removed that the skin-tightening benefit is going to be the same as if you had your skin treated with a laser made just for tightening.  That being said not all lasers are capable of permanent hair removal, some offices use ones meant for sun-damage or veins.   Therefore it just damages the hair follicle but will only lighten (or thin) the hair and perhaps make it impossible to attain permanent hair removal in the future even if you use the proper laser.

Shhhh! It’s a secret Find out how the A-list celebrities obtain and maintain optimal weight, increased energy and vitality! Beauty from inside out

There is more than a 95% chance that something you are eating every day is actually toxic to your system!
70% of chronic diseases are preventable. You could be eating a balanced diet and doing what you can to improve your condition, without suspecting that the very foods you’re eating are contributing to (or even causing) your problems.
Years ago scientists discovered your body has an internal chemical balance that is as unique to you as your fingerprint. Likewise, every food you eat has its own “chemical balance” – a unique set of natural or man-made chemicals.
As your body reacts differently to each and every food, the food you eat each day will enhance proper body chemistry, or disrupt the correct balance. In fact, 95% of the people we’ve tested show that one or more foods they regularly eat cause a toxic reaction in their body.
You might not even notice these toxic reactions. Most of them work at a cellular level, and may cause symptoms that you won’t notice right away. Or, you might not EVER make the connection that what you’re eating is actually damaging your body.
So, nutritious foods you eat (like corn, soy, egg whites, green pepper, whey, or chicken, for example) may actually act like a poison in your body. When you eat foods that form toxins in your system, those foods can cause harmful, chronic problems with your health.
This simple, affordable blood test can help identify food intolerances or hidden food allergies that may be the cause of chronic conditions such as arthritis, attention deficit (and hyperactivity) disorders, autism, chronic fatigue, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine headaches, otitis media and more.
The way we measure how your body reacts to the foods you eat is through the blood test, which pinpoints the foods that support healthy body chemistry and those that are toxic to you.
Let us help you make easy diet changes to boost your immune system.  Your package includes:
*Blood test
*Results Review
*4 day rotational diet/meal plan
*Nutritional consultation, 30 day, 60 day and 90 day follow up
*Allergen free cooking recipes to help you incorporate new foods and substitute for the foods that you will eliminate for 90 days
*Grocery store visit to help you choose food and read labels for hidden ingredients
*One hour with a Personal Trainer
*Personalized stretching instruction
*ART – Active Release Therapy
*4 sessions in Whole Body Cryo (see below)
*4 sessions in Infra-red Sauna
*Pilates class
*Personal shopper/stylist to assist you in dressing the new slimmer you.
*A Madonna Lift for your entire face to enhance your natural beauty
WHOLE BODY CRYO:  3 minute therapy treatment (compared to 45 minute ice baths) designed to enhance sports performance, aid muscle and tissue recovery and support better overall health.  Whole-body exposure to cold temperatures to decrease inflammation, pain and spasms, and promote healing.   A non-Invasive option for people seeking faster muscle and joint recovery from injury and fatigue. Widely used in training and wellness centers, and spa-like settings in Europe.  Procedures are noninvasive and best described as a “super-icing” option. Temperatures are more than four times lower than those of traditional icing, but the limited exposure time does not reduce the body’s core temperature. Treatment is invigorating and effective.  Beyond the clinical benefits of cold therapy, users generally report the experience as invigorating with improvement in a variety of conditions such as psychological stress, increased energy, improved sleep, and relief from muscle and joint pain. Athletes using the treatments report substantial decreased time for muscle stress recovery. The immediate effect lasts for minutes to hours, and the release of endorphins can have a lasting effect.
The “MADONNA LIFT” has generated plenty of chatter recently, with many wondering how the ageless pop star (yes, thatMadonna) managed to get such a wide-eyed look without undergoing a traditional blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery. The non-surgical laser procedure that Madonna did to turn back the clock on her eyes is one that anyone can indulge in – and many probably already have without even knowing it. We’ve got the secret here, so you can get a Hollywood look right at your own local clinic. This new laser procedure lifts the entire face, making you look younger and more radiant without surgery or needles.
A strong, well-functioning immune system is the cornerstone of good health, fighting off disease and infections and allowing you to recover more quickly if you do get sick. And despite the claims you see on some food and supplement labels, there is no specific food or nutrient that has been clinically proven to “boost” the immune system all on its own. Rather, you need a variety of foods that provide a natural abundance of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients (compounds found in plants that have disease-fighting properties) that are specific to your body.   All those nutrients work together to keep your immune functions running smoothly. And it’s not all about food, either: studies show that regular exercise, strength training, even something as simple as a daily 30-minute walk, can improve immune functioning. Maintaining good sleep habits can help too.