Love your Lips

Mwah!? Kiss those annoying lip lines goodbye. The FDA has approved Allergan’s Volbella as the first dermal filler specifically used to treat lips and perioral lines and wrinkles, using the same hyaluronic found in the time tested Juvederm family of products. Volbella is engineered to address the fine lines and loss of volume caused by…

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‘ART’ A Reflection of Life

‘ART’ A REFLECTION OF LIFE By: Zara Cerni We have entered an era of unprecedented breakthroughs in nutrition, physical fitness and genetics of aging. There are cultures that believe our face is a blueprint of traveled time and accompanies the wisdom of our years. Some may take pause when trying to appreciate the aging process…

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WRINKLES DON”T MAKE YOU LOOK OLD

Wrinkles Don’t Make You Look Old   I just read an article published by ‘You Beauty’ claiming wrinkles don’t make you look old and felt compelled to write about wrinkles. The article went on to state that shadows make us look old.  That is a topic for next week! Wrinkles form over time as the…

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DETOX or NOT?

Sweating “it” out is not the cure. According to Dee Anna Glaser, a sweat specialist ( yes that’s right. who knew there was a medical professional who studies sweat) and professor of dermatology at St Louis University School of Medicine claims your sweat is 99% water 1% electrolytes and 0 % pollutants, alcohol or preservatives.…

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Antioxidants primary role is that of a defender

Research has found applying a combination vitamins C and E  protects our skin against  free radicals and skin cancer and  may  reverse some of the discoloration and lines associated with aging. These antioxidants work by speeding up the skin’s natural repair systems and by directly inhibiting further damage. What are free radicals?  And why do they destroy the human…

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Kybella

The FDA approved a new treatment in April 2015 that digests and dissolves fat that accumulates below the chin and is the first non-surgical option for eliminating submental fat. Kybella is identical to something your body makes called deoxycholic acid, which helps absorb fat. The treatment varies from patient to patient depending on the correction…

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KEY TO A GREAT BACKHAND

The FDA clears Dermal Filler Radiesse for Hand Augmentation Even with the most youthful appearance of your face, your age can easily be given away by your hands. Unfortunately, our hands age too, not only with the emergence of wrinkles but also those nasty little age spots! Through the years hands lose muscle, subcutaneous fat…

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Tip of the Week

Do something today your future self will thank you for. Let this be the day to begin the process to combat age related volume loss of your face.   As you may know studies have shown by age 40 our faces begin to lose on average a teaspoon of volume per year. Voluma XC by Allergan is…

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Tip of the Week

Carbohydrates are a Drug The body needs a certain amount of carbohydrates during each meal for optimal physical activity and mental acuity.  But, excessive consumption of any drug, including carbohydrates results in overproduction production of insulin which is toxic.  Over time high levels of insulin will cause havoc on your health.  As I stated in…

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Tip of the week

WHY WE LOOK OLDER. Recent studies have shown by age 40 our faces begin to lose on average a teaspoon of volume per year.  That can add up!  Sagging and hollow skin is one of the tell-tale signs of the aging face.  Fortunately now there are amazing ways to combat this volume loss, using fillers,…

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There are 3 Kinds of People

There are three kinds of people in this world: people who make it happen, people who watch what happens, and people who wonder what happened.    ~~Tommy Lasorda   That is true whether you are referring to life,sports, business or fitness.  Which one are you? The most important part of your journey is to find…

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Tip of the Week

CARDIO BEFORE OR AFTER WEIGHT TRAINING? The answer: Do cardio after weight training. 1.  We need our strength to be optimal for weight training sessions. Weight training after cardio will seem harder, since we used energy for cardio and we don’t have the maximum amount of strength for weight training 2. Cardio releases cortisol –…

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Tip of the Week

Burn fat not muscle Did you know that your basal metabolic rate approximately accounts for 70% of the calories you burn everyday ? SO… What determines your basal metabolic rate? 1. Individuals who have more muscle mass burn more calories~ even at rest. 2. Men usually have less body fat and more muscle than women…

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Super Screen: Sunscreen Evolved

Among the causes of aging and damaged skin, the sun is the number one culprit.  According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, UVB rays cause the skin to burn, while UVA rays penetrate into the deeper layers of skin wreaking havoc on the collagen and connective tissues, causing wrinkles, leathering, and sagging, all visible effects of…

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BODY MASS INDEX

With all the noise coming our way daily on what to do to stay healthy, there are a few simple things that can assist you in the over all plan for healthy living. Knowing and maintaining a healthy BMI is one of them.  For adults 20 years and older BMI is interpreted using standard weight…

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LET THY FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND THE MEDICINE BE THY FOOD

LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND MEDICINE THY FOOD ~~~ HIPPOCRATES (460-370BC)   Hippocrates, widely regarded as the father of medicine, made his observations over 2,000 years ago, before having the benefit of pharmaceutical companies and diagnostic laboratories. His words are as true today as they were then. What we eat affects every cell in…

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