Retinol, Botox, Profound, Fraxel, Belkyra, Coolsculpting, PRP, IPL, fillers, microneedling…. with so many buzz words in the medical aesthetics industry today, it is easy to become overwhelmed. If you are new to the world of cosmetic medicine, you may be thinking, “What treatment is best for me?” “Where do I start?” “Which treatment does what?” and, “How do I make the most out of the amount I have to spend on myself?”
In an era where many of us spend more times interacting with our screens than with each other, “Tech Neck” is as real of a thing as people going to rehab for smartphone addiction. Constant bending of our heads to look at our devices has caused not only an epidemic of neck and upper back pain observed widely in physician’s and chiropractors offices around the world, but also a phenomenon in aesthetic medicine where practitioners are seeing neck skin aging prematurely. It is not uncommon for women even as young as mid-twenties to seek out cosmetic procedures to remedy wrinkles, lines, and skin laxity of the neck, jaw, and under-chin areas.
How many times have you heard that red meat is bad for you? Has hearing this ever deterred you from eating it? The list of foods we are told to be wary of only grows longer and longer each year. But how much caution do we really need to take? With Father’s Day here and summer near, many of us are undoubtedly looking forward to patio grilling and backyard BBQing. Let’s assess some of the warnings regarding red meat and see if they are worthy of your worry.
There is more to longevity than genetics. It has been said that genetics loads the gun but lifestyle pulls the trigger. Our passion at LiveYoung is helping our patients live long, healthy, and full lives. This week’s blog is dedicated to proven healthy habits you can adopt, if you haven’t already, to prolong your life expectancy and to feel your very best.
May is melanoma awareness month. Surprisingly, few people we have talked to lately were aware of this, and about skin cancer detection and prevention in general. Because we want to build awareness around the topic, we are posting a two-part blog dedicated to the prevention and early detection of one of the most preventable cancers – skin cancer.
Skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers and also the most common cancer in Canadians, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. Last week, we touched on the ABCDEs and the “ugly duckling” sign of early melanoma detection in Part 1 of this blog. With May being Melanoma Awareness Month and the 14th of May being World Melanoma Awareness Day, we would like to continue to build awareness around the topic of skin cancer in this week’s blog. Part 2 is therefore dedicated to the prevention of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers.