The art of staying healthy
and feeling good everyday can be difficult to maintain without the
right "recipe". Achieving happiness and satisfaction with your health
is a life-long goal. The "recipe"
is the proper balance between physical, mental and psychological well
With proper medical preventative
care, which includes yearly screenings, physical examinations and compliance
with medical advice, you can begin to feel comfortable with your body
and assured that your physical health is optimized. Throw in a well-rounded
diet and enjoyable daily exercise, and you're on your way to achieving
the proper "recipe."
Healthy doses of vanity can
also be good. The best motivator for feeling good about yourself
can be accomplished by loving the skin you're in
– everyday! The way you look can positively affect the way you
feel. When you feel good about yourself, you tend to be more productive
and confident in your professional and personal relationships.
With today's lackluster economy, the demand for looking good is growing
If by chance you're currently thrust into the job market again, then
looking healthy and vibrant can be more important than ever.
So, what are your best options
to stave off some of the negative effects of aging?
in laser technology have enabled the medical community to provide optimal
levels of non-surgical treatments to help reverse the signs of aging
and maintain healthier looking skin. Laser surgery is now a much more
viable option than traditional invasive surgical procedures. It's
less invasive--minimizing the risk of infection and complications, and
requires little to no interference with daily routines—all while producing
incredible results for half the cost. Laser physics allow surgeons
to go deeper than they could with a knife, giving them the ability to
precisely target sick tissues or specific areas without damaging the
surrounding areas and triggering excessive bleeding. Hospital stays
are not necessary, general anesthesia is not required and discomfort
is generally minor.
While many med spas, laser
centers and physician's offices have started aesthetic laser practices,
it is important for patients to realize that lasers have specific applications.
A practicing physician experienced in laser physics is the best source
of information as to whether laser surgery is appropriate for specific
conditions, and which type of technology is best for you. The
type of laser used will have direct consequences on your results.
The old adage, "You get what you pay for," definitely applies in
the world of laser physics. Safety, efficacy and return on investment,
as measured by the number of treatments necessary to accomplish the
desired results, are all factors to consider before choosing to undergo
laser surgery. A laser's specifications can make all the difference
in your treatment, affecting your comfort and results beyond your expectations.
Shop around before deciding
upon laser treatment. Inquire about the type of laser equipment
that a facility owns. Research the laser manufacturers.
Know the difference between terms such as IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
and Laser (Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation).
Laser technology can
With the right recipe, you
will achieve the perfect balance. Balance gives you the ability to appreciate
and understand that your age should not define who you are.
Being ageless means looking
as good as you feel, regardless of your age. To be Ageless….
Helise Bichefsky, DO