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Can wrinkles go away?

Have you been using anti-aging creams and serums for your wrinkles but they aren’t going away? If you have, you may be wondering if there are any treatments out there that can get rid of those unwanted wrinkles and fine lines.

Why you get wrinkles

It’s normal to get wrinkles as you age, because the skin becomes thinner and less elastic over time. Factors such as excess sun exposure, smoking, and pollutants can also contribute to the formation of wrinkles.

Can wrinkles go away?

Yes, there are several methods that can be used to smooth wrinkles and make them less visible.

Popular treatments for wrinkles:

  • Botox is typically used to treat dynamic wrinkles, specifically forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet. These wrinkles form due to repeated movement of the muscles linked to facial expressions such as frowning, laughing, or squinting. When injected, botox blocks the signal normally sent from the nerves to the muscle, and this prevents the muscle from contracting. As a result, the wrinkles in the overlying skin soften over time (learn more).
  • Dermal fillers reduce the appearance of wrinkles by adding volume to the skin. Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are the most common fillers used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. When HA fillers are injected into the skin the HA molecules attract water, and this plumps the skin and fills in lines and wrinkles.
  • Chemical peels can also reduce unwanted wrinkles, because they resurface the skin. A chemical peel exfoliates the outer layer of dead skin cells, and when these peel away the new skin that emerges is smoother, clearer, and more youthful.

Are you interested in a chemical peel? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Dallas, Heath, Garland, Greenville, or Royse City, TX areas, Juvanew Medspa in Rockwall, TX is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.juvanew.com, or by calling (972) 449-9932.

Why is it important for a healthcare facility to move toward a paperless environment?

Healthcare in the US is going paperless, as electronic health records (EHRs) are now widely used. Paperless healthcare is not without challenges, as it requires significant investment in time and technology. But why is it important for a healthcare facility to move toward a paperless environment.

Here are some important reasons why healthcare facilities are going paperless.

  1. Increases the security of patient information.When it comes to health records, there is greater risk associated with traditional paper records. Digital records that are properly secured and monitored based on HIPAA security rules, are less likely to face a security breach.
  2. Financial incentives. Healthcare facilities can gain financial benefits by going paperless. By making the move to electronic files, eligible hospitals can access federal money under the EHR Incentive Program, once they can substantiate ‘meaningful use’ of electronic health records.
  3. Improves Efficiency: Digital records are available whenever and wherever they are needed. This makes sharing data between medical providers or with patients, much easier.  The timely retrieval of data also saves time and money.
  4. Enhances quality of care. EHRs provide access to complete patient information at a glance, enabling physicians to improve patient care. Clinicians have ready access to lab results, clinical notes, prescription information, and more.
  5. Reduces errors. Digital records offer better documentation, without the annoying problems associated with paper files such as illegible handwriting or missing notes.

Successful EHR implementation depends on choosing the right hardware and software systems.  Onyx Healthcare USA, Inc, located in Orange, CA, provides medical computer solutions that can make the transition to digital health records a smooth, cost-effective process.

Call us today at714-792-0774to schedule a consultation.

What is the recovery time for a liposuction procedure?

If you are in reasonably good shape, but have areas of fat that persist despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, liposuction can help contour your body. But let’s find out what is the recovery time for a liposuction procedure.

Liposuction
Liposuction is a medical procedure that is done to remove unwanted fat from your body. It is commonly used to trim fat from such areas as the abdomen, flanks, buttocks, and thighs.

How liposuction works
The fat is removed using a cannula, which is a small hollow tube. During the procedure the surgeon will make incisions and then insert the cannula under the skin. The cannula breaks up the fat, and then a high pressure suction is used to remove it.

What is the recovery time for liposuction?
Recovery time varies among patients, depending on the amount of work done. After surgery an elastic compression garment is applied to the treated area to minimize swelling, and help with skin contraction. This is usually worn for 4-6 weeks.

Most patients are able to return to work within 2 weeks.Those with sedentary jobs can normally do so after 5-7 days. Much of the swelling and bruising would have resolved by this time. However it may take much longer, up to 3 months in some cases, for patients to feel ‘normal’ again.

Activities such as walking can be restarted within 3-5 days, and exercise in the form of low-impact cardio, can be resumed after about 1 month.

However, since the rate of recovery is variable, patients should adhere to the instructions of their surgeon, regarding when to resume daily activities.

Liposuction fat reduction treatment is available in Schaumburg, IL at the offices of Dr. Paul C. Dillon. Call us today at 800-518-9307 for a consultation.

How Many Botox Units are best for Horizontal Forehead Lines?

Horizontal forehead creases can make you look old, but botox can soften those lines, so that you look more relaxed and youthful. However, for optimal results, the right amount of botox must be injected. But just how many botox units are best for softening horizontal forehead lines?

Horizontal forehead lines are dynamic wrinkles that form because of the repeated movement of the muscles. Botox is a safe and effect solution for forehead wrinkles, as it relaxes the muscles, and reduces the lines over time. When injected properly, botox produces beautiful, natural results.

How many units do you need?
There aren’t a set number of units recommended for treating forehead wrinkles, as this decision is influenced by various factors such as the size of the forehead, and the depth of the lines.

However, there are minimum standards that need to be adhered to in order to prevent that ‘overdone’ look, or droopy eyebrows. It typically takes about 7-10 units of botox to treat the horizontal forehead lines. Doctors agree that its best to choose a conservative amount, and then once the results set in, more botox can be added if necessary.

In order to get natural results and avoid the ‘frozen’ expressionless look sometimes seen on celebrities, it’s important to select a physician injector with the required training and experience.

Botox – Brooklyn, NY
Clients in Brooklyn, NY can contact Dr. Tatiana Khrom of Khrom Dermatology for expert botox injections. Dr. Khrom is a board certified dermatologist with a lot of experience using botox and other cosmetic injectables. She uses smaller amounts of botox to soften wrinkles, and this works much better, because after treatment nobody will know that you had any work done at all.

Call 855-454-7666 today and book your appointment.

What specific problem areas can Endymed Intensif correct?

In recent years, microneedling has gained popularity as an effective skin care option for creating better skin. There are several microneedling devices available, including Intensif by EndyMed. Intensif uses advanced radiofrequency (RF) technology to improve the complexion. But you may be wondering what problem areas can Endymed Intensif correct. We look at some of them here.

Skin concerns Intensif can correct

The Intensif handpiece is a fractional RF microneedle applicator that is designed to treat several major skin concerns. The RF technology remodels the skin, and makes it tighter and firmer. Intensif corrects problems such as acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and also dull skin.

The RF energy is delivered via 25 sterilized gold plated needles that create micro-injury points in the skin, and penetrate down to the deep layers.  This action improves the skin’s appearance, and also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which makes the skin tighter as time passes.

Intensif utilizes innovative micro needle RF technology, and is propelled by an electronically controlled motor that creates a smooth motion. This feature, along with the adjustable parameters, ensures that there is only minor discomfort during the procedure. Intensif is minimally invasive and has negligible downtime.

Depending on the specific skin problem being treated, it can take anywhere from 1 to 6 treatments before seeing clear improvement in skin quality. Skin will be brighter and smoother after treatment with the Intensif applicator, and the results obtained are long lasting.

You can learn more about the problem areas that Endymed Intensif can correct, by contacting the Fountain of Youth Med Spa. They are located in Victoria, TX. Why not give them a call today at (361) 576-9100, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Nhi Le.

Can physicians waive out-of-network patient co-pays?

Health care providers ought not to waive or discount a patient’s copayment, as it has serious legal and business implications. However, some providers do waive the extra charges for patients, if they think they are hard-pressed financially. This is a practice insurers view as fraudulent. They consider it a ploy by non-contracted providers to retain out-of-network patients. So in light of the foregoing, can physicians waive out-of-network patient co-pays.

As a general rule, patients treated by out-of-network providers, are charged extra for going outside the network.  They often go this route, when they are aware that some of their out-of-pocket expenses will not be billed. For their part, some doctors are willing to forgo the extra expenses, because the fees they collect being outside the network are higher than in-network fees.

This was brought into focus in November 2014, by the ruling of the Ninth Circuit’s Court of Appeals in the Spinedex Physical Therapy v. United Healthcare of Arizona, Inc. matter. Spinedex brought the suit against United Healthcare for non-payment of health claims submitted. United was the claims administrator for several health plans to which patients treated by Spinedex were enrolled. Spinedex was an out-of-network provider, and United argued that they failed to collect its charges from the patients.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Spinedex. This has been seen as a victory by out-of-network providers, in their ongoing dispute with health plans about waiving co-pays.

However, attorneys caution that the judgment by the Court of Appeals does not signify an endorsement of the practice. A lot depends on the terms included in the respective health plans. It is therefore best to seek legal advice before deciding to waive out-of-network patient co-pays. For more information contact Nelson Hardiman, LLP at 310-203-2800 or email [email protected]