Monthly Archives: December 2014

ZZZ’s Please: Why Getting the Right Amount of Sleep Is Essential to Good Health

We all know the feeling of waking up after a night without much sleep. Yikes, the alarm is going off already! The grogginess associated with a sleepless night can be enough to make us want to head back to bed instead of motivating us to rise and meet the challenges of our day. What you might not realize however is that beyond helping you feel well rested in the morning, sleep is essential to good health and one of the most critical factors to our mental and physical wellness.

Why is sleep so important?

Deep rest during the night helps you fight stress, sleepmaintain a healthy weight, and keeps your energy levels high. Your body uses the time you are asleep to regenerate damaged tissue and streamline mental processes. Better cognitive reasoning, immunity to sickness, weight control, and memory are all linked to restful sleep.

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How Can Microdermabrasion Help Your Skin?

I can’t believe it’s already December and a new year is nearly upon us. This year has been significant for me and my practice, as I’ve been able to expand my ability to care for patients through new techniques. If you saw my newsletter last month, you may have noticed the announcement that I purchased a piece of equipment that will allow me to add Microdermabrasion services at the Phoenician salon. Used alone or in combination with the chemical peel, we get incredible results and can even improve most types of scars and dark spots. I am so grateful to be able to provide cutting edge aesthetic medicine treatment to my patients and see how happy it makes them.

What is Microdermabrasion?

microdermabrasionMicrodermabrasion is a pretty technical sounding word, but the technique is actually fairly straightforward and can offer huge benefits to the health and appearance of one’s skin. You have probably head of exfoliating products that serve to remove the top layer of dead skin cells on the body. These products are sold in creams and face washes all over the world.

 

Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that goes one step further. It is used to remove the top layer of skin and dead cells, which are damaged by exposure to the sun, the environment, and our natural aging process.

microdermabrasionOne major benefit is that with microdermabrasion, there is minimal down time, allowing you to easily fit treatment into your day-to-day schedule. Your skin is temporarily pink but fully recovers within 24 hours. It is not painful and doesn’t require surgery or anesthetics. That may help people who cannot take “down time” for healing. Along with the benefits of looking and feeling great, it is an excellent self-care treatment. Read more about the benefits of microdermabrasion.

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