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Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy Treats Varicose Veins

August 24th, 2012 | Posted by

Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy Treats Varicose Veins

The new standard for treatment of varicose veins is endovenous laser ablation, EVLT. However, there are expenses related to utilizing this new technology. Insurance companies do not in general recognized ultrasound guided sclerotherapy as a treatment in the United States. … Continue reading


Laser Lipolysis Improves Male Gynecomastia 

August 14th, 2012 | Posted by


Today’s male population has a gynecomastia (male enlargement of the breast area) incidence of 36-40% therefore the need for treatment is high. Old direct methods of treatment produced less than cosmetically acceptable results due to be large scars they produced. … Continue reading


Lap Band Complications

August 06th, 2012 | Posted by

Lap Band Complications

All is not rosy in the land of weight loss.  Almost 50% of lap band patients treated for obesity needed to have the band removed. Lap Band erosion  can also occur. When considering weight loss think before you leap.www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2011-03-21/obesity-lap-band


Stem Cell Breast Augmentation

July 30th, 2012 | Posted by

Stem Cell Breast Augmentation

Fat transfer to the breast (breast augmentation) has had a resurgence in popularity since certain medical bodies have softened their stance on this cosmetic surgery.. In this procedure that is removed from one area the body and mixed with stem … Continue reading


Post Thrombotic Syndrome: Prevention better than cure 

July 24th, 2012 | Posted by

Post Thrombotic Syndrome: Prevention better than cure 

Post thrombotic syndrome can occur after a deep vein thrombosis.   Blood clots in a deep vein can lead to residual vein obstruction or valve reflux leading to increased venous pressure in the microcirculation. The healing process may lead to … Continue reading


Dietary Supplement Improves Botox Efficiency

July 17th, 2012 | Posted by

 Dietary Supplement Improves Botox Efficiency

A dietary supplement containing zinc and phytase is reported to improve the efficiency of the muscle relaxing properties of Botox. The supplement is called Zytase and is available by prescription. Since it appears to make the efficiency of Botox improve … Continue reading


Wrinkle treatment now approved for migraine headaches. 

July 10th, 2012 | Posted by

Wrinkle treatment now approved for migraine headaches. 

If you have severe migraine cephalgia greater than 15 days per month Botox injections may be covered by your insurance company. Without wrinkles you will at least look as though you do not have a headache The New York Times. … Continue reading


Skin Lightening Cream Contains Mercury.

July 03rd, 2012 | Posted by rwolf

Skin Lightening Cream Contains Mercury.

Mexico sourced skin lightening creams contain alarming amounts of mercury up to 6%. Daily application can lead to mercury toxicity and affect nerves and kidneys. Check your medicine closet,you should not be wearing a thermometer! Richmond Times Dispatch,Feb.2012.


Non-invasive Lipo-Bella Contour-Part 3 of 3

June 27th, 2012 | Posted by rwolf

Non-invasive Lipo-Bella Contour-Part 3 of 3

Bella Contour uses therapeutic ultrasound, electrical current fields and cellulite vacuum therapy. Treatments take one hour and eight are recommended.Cost $300.00-$500.00 per treatment. No data on mm of fat reduction are present in their data. Eight treatments are measured in … Continue reading


Non-Invasive Lipo-i-Lipo-Part 2 of 3.

June 20th, 2012 | Posted by rwolf

Non-Invasive Lipo-i-Lipo-Part 2 of 3.

i-Lipo combines vacuum massage and low level laser to treat cellulite,fat and loose skin. Eight treatments performed up to twice weekly are suggested,with only one target area treated at a time.After eight treatments and average of 5.1mm reduction in fat … Continue reading