Modify Grooming and Beauty Tips for Winter

Winter may be a time for cozy sweaters and tall boots, but it also can be a season for static-charged hair and dry skin. Upon the arrival of cold weather, women and men may have to make some changes to their beauty or grooming routines to survive the chilly temperatures. Handling the extremes of wind, snow, and dry indoor air takes care and attention. Modify your moisturizer. Moisturizer that work... »

Building an Empire of Health and Beauty

By Annette Pinder When I met Sherry Hale a couple of years ago, she was wearing a white esthetics jacket. The epitome of professionalism, she told me that she was building a medical spa, unlike any other. Hale’s determination was obvious, and somehow I kept running into her at various events. Each time she had taken her dream a bit farther, in working toward her goal. I also knew about Hale’s dedi... »

Freeze Your Fat Away!

Coolscuplting® is getting local and national attention By Annette Pinder Face it – everyone wants to look great – especially with upcoming vacations and warmer weather on the horizon. But for many, unwanted fat can be persistent, despite our best efforts to reduce it and attempt to improve our appearance through diet and exercise. “For many women, common problem areas are typically the abdomen and... »

Get Rid of Your Double Chin!

Kybella™ may just be the new botox! The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first drug that melts fat with a simple injection, and the results are pretty amazing. Todd Koch, M.D., of Williamsville, says, “In the past, people had to undergo the knife to eliminate unwanted chin fat, but Kybella™ has changed that. Now we have a simple injection that melts away fat in much the sam... »

Acne Scars? Stretch Marks? Wrinkles?

Dermapen® Just Might Be the Answer to Help You Regain Your Confidence this Spring by Annette Pinder Betsey R. of Grand Island was embarrassed. She had suffered throughout her adolescence and young adulthood with acne and the scars it left behind. Then after gaining 100 pounds with her first pregnancy, and left with unsightly stretch marks after dieting, she was seeking answers. Only in her 20s, Be... »

Missing Teeth?

They Are Only Cute When You’re Young by Dr. Todd Ellis Shatkin We chuckle when we see young children with missing teeth, and think it’s cute. But tooth loss may occur past childhood for many reasons. Gum disease, periodontal problems, untreated cavities and tooth decay, auto accidents and falls are a few reasons. While protecting teeth from cavities and gum disease is fairly straightforward with p... »

Sink Your Teeth Into This

Replace Your Missing Teeth or Stabilize Your Dentures in One Visit With Mini Dental Implants by Annette Pinder Have a fear of smiling? Do you hide your smile because of missing teeth? Unable to eat what you want? Gums sometimes sore? Trouble speaking clearly? Do you want to restore your smile and confidence instantly? Mini dental implants may be the answer for you. What are mini dental implants? M... »

Melanoma/Skin Cancer

By Peggy Davis, RN, Director, Health Promotion, Independent Health Cancer of the skin, including melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, is the most common of all cancers. More than 1 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States every year. Caucasians and men older than 50 years of age are at a higher risk of developing melanoma than the general population. Some of the risk facto... »

Here Comes the Sun: What You Need to Know

It is crucial to recognize that the problems that may be caused by the sun. by Dave Harney (TAH) – Science has long recognized the role of ultraviolet (UV) rays in causing serious skin diseases. UV rays can suppress the skin’s immune function and damage DNA, which may cause your skin to burn and age prematurely, and could also lead to skin cancer. Even worse, too much sun over time can dimin... »

Ten Questions About Medical Spas

Gather important information before your procedure. Consumers who are looking to get lasered, botoxed, injected, or otherwise resurfaced should keep in mind that there can be potential hazards involved, of both the physical and fiscal variety. This is why many states have laws to beef up medical spa oversight. Usage of medical spas is growing and it is important that consumers be aware of the expe... »

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