An aging face is characterized by both wrinkling and sagging. Many of the patients go to the doctor believing that their forehead lines are caused by excessive worrying or frowning. It is quickly explained to them that facial expressions do not cause wrinkles — on their forehead or anywhere else. Those vertical “frown” lines between your eyebrows (known as glabellar lines) and the vertical ones across your forehead would not be there at all if your skin hadn’t become damaged by the sun. They are the result of facial muscles interacting with sun-damaged skin. Continue reading
For centuries, dentists and oral surgeons, plastic surgeons, obstetricians, urologists and even veterinarians have used stitches to close up gashes, cuts and surgical incisions. Now, many physicians are using some form of dissolvable stitches (also called absorbable sutures). The great thing about dissolvable stitches is that they can be used on internal or external wounds. Continue reading
Even with the most careful and conscientious treatment, acne scars may still occur. But not all scars are created equal. Generally, acne scars fall under two categories: those caused by a loss of tissue (atrophic), and those caused by an excess of tissue (hypertrophic). Within these categories, acne scars fall into one of four types: ice pick, boxcar, rolling and keloid scars. Continue reading
Our skin has its natural way of healing its own wounds by undergoing a few processes such as coagulation, inflammation, fibroplasia and wound remodeling. What people hate most are scar formations after skin trauma. Never have we seen a model, showcasing a keloid on the ramp. For many people, scars greatly affect the way that they dress due to self-perception and self-esteem. Nobody wants to have scars and a keloid is a nightmare. Continue reading
Physical appearance is very important. The way you project and carry yourself in a crowd immediately tells people of your health status. The way you look also shows people how well you take care of yourself. These are the reasons why you should always make it a point to practice proper hygiene and also, to pamper yourself every once-in-a while. Stress tends to manifest in the condition of your hair and skin.