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Thinking of $$$ investment in myself - BLT Vanquish. Uses RF technology. Seems Safe and noninvasive. Thoughts /Feedback?
It's BTL: BLT is a Bacon Lettuce Tomato sandwich.... Kidding aside, we do not give such advice on Health Tap Prime however I would be very careful about weight control or fat removal systems! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Will thermage or skin tightening lasers tone saggy skin on thighs post weight loss.Age 23 female.will gaining weight help?
Be Careful!: Unfortunately for the “consumer”, there is minimal regulation involved when it comes to who can perform these procedures and the terminology employed etc. Patients need to do their own due diligence. My best advice would be to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons; ask to see lots of examples of their work and talk to previous patients as well. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does tumescent liposuction leave scars? How big are the incisions used for tumescent liposuction, and do they leave scars?
Anytime : Anytime an incision is made on the skin it can leave a visible scar. Although the incisions used in liposuction are placed in inconspicuous skin creases, certain skin types may hyperpigment or be darker, when a large volume of fat needs to be removed via the incision it could be more irritated or red post liposuction, and specific liposuction techniques like ultrasound assisted or power assisted may increase the risk of burning the skin edge and leaving a suboptimal scar. Adequate tumescent in the immediate incision location, care in withdrawal and insertion of the cannula, use of a lubricant (fat), and skin protectors (the vaser skin ports are great) when expected increased risk for scarring is present allow for the least visible scars. Don j peterson, md cosmeticsurgicalarts.Com facebook.Com/donpetersonmd. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Fat pads around neck, swollen face, depression, anxiety, mood swings,weight gain cant lose weight, hair loss on head,is it cushing's disease?
Should be fine....: Vanquish fat reduction should be safe 4-months post c-section. Ideally your treatments will yield most benefit when combined with eating healthily and exercising. Get a thorough consultation and examination of your areas of concern so you can fully understand treatment course and results to expect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Party game: Hey, introverts like parties too! they just don't participate in the same way as extraverts do. Perhaps what you're concerned about is anxiety. If so, here's a quick tip: you can't feel anxious unless you're thinking about yourself. So, think of your focus or attention as a hot potato. As long as you keep it on someone else you won't get burned. ...Read more
Okay: Tumescent literally means swollen or engorged. It describes a method of preparing for liposuction and by itself does not remove any fat. It's intended purpose is to add large volumes of fluid ( physicians use different formulas) to achieve some degree of anesthesia as well as to facilitate the extraction of fat by limiting blood loss or improving the conduction of energy such as ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Prevention: The best thing you can do at your home to protect your appearance and decrease the formation of wrinkles is to (1) protect your skin from the sun through the use of broad spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreens and (2) do not smoke. Cigarettes dramatically age the skin and produce wrinkles. Once you see signs of aging, consult with a plastic surgeon. Home remedies can erase more money than wrinkles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is possible: Hypnosis can be a very powerful tool to help overcome anxiety and fear. Make sure you meet with a therapist that is licensed and certified for hypnotherapy. Many of my clients have benefited by going to see someone trained in rapid resolution therapy using hypnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Caverject is injected into the shaft of the penis and is designed to maintain erections and it works very well. It is usually second line to medications like viagra (sildenafil) or cialis. The first dose is usually administered by a doctor in the office to see how you respond and to demonstrate how it is used. Most men can eventually work up the nerve to use it if nothing else has worked. ...Read more
Melatonin, herbals: There are many types and causes of insomnia. Assuming yours is the occasional, stress-related type (rather than one such as depression that requires more specific treatment), melatonin and/or various herbal mixtures (such as those sold at whole foods or earth fare) are relatively safe and sometimes quite helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Filler: Go to a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Maybe: Any external technique that can achieve an internal temperature of between 38-42 degrees celcius has the potential to work on melting fat. The term liposuction is incorrect because in these cases the fat is left behind for the body to absorb. Liposuction is a more invasive procedure requiring an incision to insert the suction cannula to extract the fat permanently. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers