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November Newsletter

Remove Those Summer Sun Spots

Autumn is finally here as temperatures have started to drop and we are getting ready for the holidays. It’s a great time to consider having those procedures done that we don’t normally perform in the summer. This is especially true of CO2 laser skin resurfacing. The summer months are tough on our skin because we develop age spots as well as fine lines and wrinkles. As we age our skin does not hold moisture as it did when we were younger. This all leads to aging of the skin. CO2 laser resurfacing is great for removing that damaged layer of skin on top as well as stimulating collagen growth for healthier thicker skin. We have been having great success using the CO2 laser especially in combination with platelet rich plasma (PRP). PRP, which is using your own concentrated platelets to improve healing, not only shortens the healing time by 50%, but also stimulates faster collagen and blood vessel growth. PRP also stimulates hair growth in thinning hair, especially when used in combination with the micro needling technique. Contact our office to set up your appointment so you can look your best for the holiday season.

Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation

We are also pleased to introduce vaginal rejuvenation for our patients ,using the very best tool on the market. Femtouch CO2 laser vaginal rejuvenation not only thickens the vaginal wall and improves tightening, but also increases blood vessel growth to moisten the vaginal wall. For many of our patients who have stress urinary incontinence, the procedure is a great alternative to bladder suspension surgery in some cases. Many patients require a single five-minute painless treatment, although for those with stress urinary incontinence, up to three treatments spaced one month apart may be necessary. This procedure works great for our patients who can’t take hormone replacement therapy due to a history of breast cancer, but we’re finding that many of our patients who are on hormone replacement therapy like the benefits of vaginal rejuvenation.

Health Tip of the Month

The best foods for chronic pain…

In a recent edition of Bottom-line Personal, a physician in Las Vegas discussed dietary changes that can have an effect on patients with chronic pain. Cherries and other berries are rich in anthocyanin, the chemical that relieves pain better than aspirin. Giving up sugar helps lower the chemical AGE, which triggers massive amounts of inflammation. Switching to olive oil for cooking lowers prostaglandins, a pain causing neurotransmitter. Green tea is great beverage because it contains catechins which are antioxidants to reduce inflammation.

Written by Doctor PerlmanNovember 9, 2016

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