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July 18, 2018

Many Ethnicities, A Hair Care Brand Developed and Founded By Dr. Ena Hennegan

Many Ethnicities was created in 2014 by Dr. Ena Hennegan, a mother, a board-certified, practicing family physician in suburban Chicago. You can read Dr. Hennegan’s story HERE.

 

Image from manyethnicities.com

Image from manyethnicities.com

 

The products are designed to be safe, healthy and easy to use. The products are manufactured in small batches with premium ingredients. There are products for adults and children. The Many Ethnicities Family 6-Pack includes product for both (pictured below). All individual products can be found manyethnicities.com

 

Many Ethnicities Family 6-Pack

Many Ethnicities Family 6-Pack

 

This Family 6-Pack contains the  Many Ethnicities Invigorating Shampoo,  Moisturizing Conditioner and a  jar of the Many Ethnicities Leave-In Conditioning Cream.

Also it contains a Kids Gentle Shampoo, a bottle of the Kids Light Conditioner and a jar of the  Kids Leave-In Conditioner.

This brand is still fairly new but has years worth of great reviews. We had our team member Elizabeth Colen give the grown – up products a try. Her review is at the end of this posting. She was pleased and really spent a lot of time trying and researching the products. When Elizabeth does that, she really feels that a product is worth the time and extra effort. And Elizabeth is a very busy lady! You’ll be amazed how busy!

Here is what Elizabeth has for us #hookmeup:

 

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July 17, 2018

Stained Teeth and Bad Breath? Here Is What To Do About It

image from eversmile.com

image from eversmilewhite.com

 

Stained teeth and bad breathe? Each day we eat and drink things without giving a second thought about the impact that they may have on our teeth or breath. Yet we will look into the mirror and wish our teeth were whiter, or find throughout the day that we suddenly have breath that makes us want to hide from talking with others. What we eat and drink can have a major impact on the color of our teeth, as well as the freshness of our breath. This makes it important that we know which products are the main culprits and what we can do about it in order to help protect our smile and reputation.

“We know well how important it is that people have beautiful teeth and fresh breath,” explains Dr. Michael Florman, a Los Angeles-based orthodontist and the chief executive officer of EverSmile, Inc. “That’s why we have created our line of EverSmile products. We want to help people be able to enjoy the foods and beverages they want, but still have the smile and breath they can be proud of.”

Here are foods that can stain teeth and what you can do about it:

  • Beverages. Coffee, tea, red wine and cola are favorite drinks of many people, but they can all stain your teeth. They contain pigments that attach to the teeth, causing discoloration. If you are going to drink these beverages, opt for a reusable straw for the cold ones, which will help minimize staining of the cold beverages. For all of them, rinse your mouth out with water when you are done drinking them. You can also use a quick tooth whitener, such as WhitenFresh, which will help you keep your teeth white and your breath fresh with just one quick spray from the airless spray bottle.
  • Citrus. Everyone loves to sip some lemonade, but they won’t love what consuming a lot of citrus can do to their teeth. Citrus erodes enamel on the teeth, which leads to discoloration and make it more prone to decay. Your best option is to minimize citrus and rinse your mouth with water after consuming it.

Here are foods that can cause bad breath and what you can do about it:

  • Garlic. Love it or hate it, garlic has a strong aroma that lingers due to its sulfuric compounds. When you eat it, especially if you eat a lot of it, you will be exhaling the strong scent of garlic for hours. If you don’t have breath freshener on you after you eat a dish with garlic, ask for some parsley to chew, which will help minimize the odor.
  • Onions. Just like garlic, onions are notorious for causing bad breath, which comes from the sulfur compounds in them. When they have been cut into, they release that mix with bacteria and create an unforgettable scent. You can help minimize the smell by carrying a breath freshener to use or chewing on some anise seeds.
  • Dairy. Many people love dairy products, but when the amino acids from them mix with the bacteria in your mouth it can cause a real stink. Bad breath often follows the consumption of dairy products, so be prepared with having some breath freshener on hand.

“Nobody wants to give up having these foods and beverages, but we also don’t want stained teeth and bad breath,” added Dr. Florman. “It’s all about knowing how to battle back. We help make it easy to do just that.”

EverSmile has created WhitenFresh, a product that comes in a small airless spray bottle that can be carried in your purse or pocket. It has been specially designed to whiten teeth, get rid of bad breath, and kill germs at the same time. Plus, it’s something that has been formulated so it won’t cause sensitivity. People can use it up to six times per day. EverSmile products use patent pending EverClean™ technology, which cleans and whitens using proprietary surfactants, solvents, and hydrogen peroxide. It breaks up organic stain particles that discolor the teeth and dental appliances.

EverSmile’s line also includes products that will help those with braces, aligners, and retainers keep their appliances clean. At the same time, they will be able to clean their aligners, whiten their teeth, and freshen their breath. The cleaning products are now available in 4,800 CVS stores around the nation. The entire line of products includes EverSmile WhiteFoam, which gently cleans aligners or trays, EverSmile OrthoFoam, which cleans under and over braces, and EverSmile WhitenFresh, which is a freshening and tooth whitening spray that kills bacteria that cause bad breath and tooth decay on the go.

Dr. Florman, who practices in Los Angeles, is considered to be one of the top Invisalign providers in the country and has over 25 years of consulting experience for oral care companies including for Colgate, Arm & Hammer, and others. Dr. Florman has invented multiple dental products and has brought several products from inception to commercial success. For more information about the company and products, visit their site at: www.eversmilewhite.com.

About EverSmile

Located in Los Angeles, EverSmile’s mission is to create new and advanced oral care products that will change patients’ lives. Currently in development are our new sensitivity-free whitening agents, dry mouth formulations, low-abrasion toothpastes, and a complete children’s dental line. For more information about the company and products, visit their site at: www.eversmilewhite.com.

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July 17, 2018

Try These 6 Eating Tips for Healthy Weight Loss

Weight loss has become one of the most popular topics among many people and discussions that many techniques have been put forward for it to be effective. There are plenty of ways ideas and even myths that have been suggested, but only a few of them have proven to really work maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Remember that not all diet tips are effective and healthy. One technique may work for someone, while another may not. Therefore, it’s good to choose techniques that are natural and proven to be effective. Here are 6 eating tips for a healthy weight loss.

  • Eat slowly

Take your time when eating. Chew your food well and swallow it properly. Chewing food well is essential to its full digestion and extraction of nutrients from the food you eat. On the other hand, not chewing well can result in indigestion and stomach ache.

Eat at the proper time of the day, too. Breakfast, lunch and supper times should be followed because these are specific times when your body need the most nutrients and energy that you get from your food.

  • Listen to your hunger

A diet technique of “not eating” is never an effective one. Depriving your body of food without proper medication can bring more problems in your health than solve them. Hunger is your body’s way of saying it needs more nutrients to see through the rest of the day, and if you do not feed your hunger, your organs may not function properly.

Online Phentermine information can be easily searched, and this drug can help with repressing appetite which is used on many weight loss programs.

  • Consume a low-calorie diet

Feeding your hunger does not mean you can eat anything you want. Of course, you need to be mindful of the food you choose to eat. Calories are the enemies when we talk about weight loss, instead of being an unhealthy choice, calories can add to your weight, instead of subtracting from it.

Choose food types that are low in calorie content. Check the nutritional contents of the food you buy from stores, or better yet, eat more fruits and vegetables instead of store-bought food.

  • Stay well hydrated

Hydration is a very important factor, not only for your general health but also for daily survival. Water is the only natural way to stay hydrated. Doctors recommend drinking eight glasses of water every day, the more the better.

Water does not only keep you hydrated, it is an effective and natural antioxidant that cleanses your body from toxic from the food that you ingest daily. The more water you drink, the cleaner your body inside and out will be.

  • Be mindful of trendy drinks

When we say trendy drinks, there are several types – coffee, unnatural tea, energy drinks and concentrated juices. These drinks, although you may argue that is needed by your body to give you the energy boost you need on a day to day basis, are actually toxic to the body.

Coffee and tea have been proven to have good effects, as they have antioxidant properties that help rid the body toxic. However, too much consumption may not be a healthy choice. Energy drinks and concentrated juices may be effective in containing your hunger and giving you the energy boost needed, but these types of drink are toxic to the body.

  • Ditch sugary drinks and sodas

Juices, sodas and energy drinks are only a few of the most common sugary drinks that may seem harmless. Some types of coffee, especially iced and frappuccino, contain more sugar than the regular freshly brewed coffee. Sugar, as studies will tell you, is the leading cause of heart problems.

Sugary drinks and sodas can result to higher blood sugar levels; too much sugar consumption is not an ideal way to lose weight, and too much sugar can eventually lead to heart and/or kidney problems. Better lower your sugar intake not only on drinks, but from all other food choices.

An effective weight loss technique is not when you are eating less. You may still eat more, as long as you eat properly and choose food that is healthy. Dieting, or eating less, may make you lose weight, but be sure to accompany it with supplements that can balance the nutrients needed by your body.

Losing weight is not something that can happen just overnight. It takes time, discipline and self-control, but the result is always better – a longer, healthier, happier life.

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July 16, 2018

LASERS TO BALLOONS, THE SKINNY ON SLIM-DOWN TREATMENTS

The skinny on slim down products

 

 

LASERS TO BALLOONS, THE SKINNY ON SLIM-DOWN TREATMENTS

New treatments and procedures claiming to blast fat and smooth skin enter the market regularly, offering the possibility of a contoured, toned body. Many people who exercise regularly, and watch what they eat find stubborn weight collecting anywhere from the back, arms, abdomen, hips, thighs and derrière. Frustrated, they seek solutions, but which ones deliver and how safe are they? To give us answers, we turned to Dr. Stanley Poulos, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in the San Francisco Bay area and co-founder of Plastic Surgery Specialists who has over 3 decades expertise in body aesthetics.

What is driving women’s decisions to try these treatments and how have attitudes changed from a decade ago?

Ten years ago, women would come to my office with photos of celebrities who were working with highly effective fitness trainers. Today both women and men come to my office, show me a random “hot body” in their Instagram feed, looking fabulous in a swimsuit, and want to look like that person. Social media bombards people with images, and they feel if these people aren’t well-known celebrities and look great, then they can too.

What are the most common frustrations when it comes to achieving their desired look?

Well, most people try their best to work out, watch what they eat and try to take care of themselves. They notice, though, that through pregnancies, hormonal and metabolism shifts that happen with age, gravity is winning. Men notice more fat around the waist and “breasts”, women notice cellulite dimples in their thighs and buttocks, bra rolls, extra fat at the waist despite maintaining their diet and exercise routines. A workout routine at 45 will not yield the same results as 35; it becomes frustrating. Collagen production typically falls off a cliff at a certain point in the early 50s; this means treatments need to treat both fat deposits and skin tightening.

What do you advise them to do? There are so many treatments to choose from. It can be overwhelming.

Absolutely, and it’s very important to approach any procedure with the facts and a realistic expectation of what’s achievable, and required.. Some women think they just come in for a few hours and they are magically transformed. In some cases, results are immediate, and in other cases healing can take up to 2 to 3 months.

Ok so let’s explore these treatments. What’s the best one out there to deal with cellulite? It seems like most women struggle with cellulite.

 Cellulaze

Yes, cellulite is a very common issue women want a solution for, and fast. Cellulaze is a treatment that safely and effectively treats cellulite under local anesthesia with initial results appearing in one to four weeks, with significant results due to thickening collagen by four months. The 2-hour treatment involves an injection of a local anesthetic and wetting solution onto the cellulite, which is then zapped with a laser. This unique side-cutting laser removes the contracted fibrous bands responsible for the cellulite. Finally, the subdermal region is treated for increased collagen production. The result is tight, smooth, supple skin where the cellulite once was. Many women opt to get Cellulaze along with liposuction to address several concerns at once.

Vaser Hi- Def liposculpture

Yes, let’s talk about liposuction. How has that treatment changed?

Well, I’ve seen significant improvements over the years. Now, we have a much more precise method called Vaser Hi-Def LipoSculpture. This method is liposuction, but with techniques and tools that precisely suction out localized fat deposits from various parts of the body. This technique is used effectively, for example, in “sculpting” the washboard abs so desired by many. The fat that is harvested can then be used to fill out other areas of the body. The differentiating factor between Vaser Lipo and traditional Liposuction is the preliminary step taken to break down the fat: ultrasound frequencies. The acronym Vaser stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance.

The vibrations emitted cause expansion and contraction of air bubbles located in tumescent fluid which is ejected from the Vaser Lipo instrument. The procedure is tissue-selective, targeting fat while protecting other tissues from damage. This means eight times less blood loss, easier fat removal, stimulated skin elasticity, less bruising and a tiny incision. Through this process, the fat that is collected is separated to use for fat injections in other areas. The surgeon has the ability to truly sculpt the body.

Balloon Weight Loss Method

What about people who have 20-50 pounds to lose, but not enough weight for gastric bypass surgery?

 These patients can be considered for the Balloon Weight Loss Method. An ideal candidate for this procedure has a body mass index of 30 to 40 and did not had previous weight loss surgery. Patients diagnosed with bulimia, binge eating, compulsive overeating, high liquid calorie intake habits or similar eating related psychological disorders are not good candidates.

This non-surgical outpatient procedure begins with a diagnostic endoscopy, to ensure that there are no contraindications and that it is safe to perform. Once the patient is mildly sedated and comfortable, the procedure can begin. The deflated gastric balloon is inserted through the esophagus and into the stomach. A syringe is then used to fill the balloon with a sterile saline solution. Once the weight loss balloon has been filled with saline, it expands to approximately the size of a grapefruit and remains there for 6 months. The entire procedure takes about 20 minutes. Patients can usually return home after the placement or removal procedures within 30 minutes. Over the last 20 years this procedure has helped over 277,000 people. The gastric balloon encourages portion control while patients make healthy changes to diet and lifestyle. After six months the balloon is then removed.

What’s key here is to find a doctor who provides the full support and team to address diet and exercise to achieve and maintain optimal results. Dr. Poulos has assembled a team that has achieved some of the best nonsurgical weight loss results in the country.

Regardless of what you choose it’s important to do your research by speaking to doctors and understanding the instruments used, the process and what’s needed for an optimal recovery and result.

 About Dr. Poulos:

Dr. Poulos is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Co-Founder with Yngvar Hvistendahl, M.D of Plastic Surgery Specialists recognized as one of the premier aesthetic surgery clinics in Northern California.

Dr. Poulos helped pioneer the quick lift facial rejuvenation surgery in California and has extensive experience in body contour procedures. With over 30-years’ experience in aesthetic procedures, Dr. Poulos has been on the forefront of innovative procedures such as the quick-lift facial rejuvenation, mommy makeover, and vaser lipo-contouring. Dr. Poulos combines his consistent knowledge of new treatment options with his mastery of facial and body symmetry.

His recent focus has been on the gastric balloon, a groundbreaking, non-surgical, medically assisted, outpatient procedure offering weight loss to those seeking to lose between 30 and 75 pounds who may be ineligible for the more invasive gastric bypass surgery. This exciting new procedure allows patients to achieve optimal health and, when combined with exercise and proper nutrition, the results have been exceptional.

A graduate of the University of Texas Medical School, Dr. Poulos completed his internship and residency at UC San Francisco. He completed surgery and plastic surgery training in San Francisco prior to entering private practice in Marin County where he co-founded PSS (www.psspecialists.com)

 

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July 16, 2018

High Fashion Shoes, 5 Trends in and How to Make them More Comfortable

Black Rivet Pump By exoticsbycedrick

Black Rivet Pump
By exoticsbycedrick

 

High Fashion Shoes, 5 Trends and How to Make them More Comfortable- It’s difficult to discuss high-fashion women’s shoes without discussing high heels. After all, heels or pumps tend to dominate the fashion world. Women love them, men love to look at them. They make women look more attractive and feel bolder, a combination that’s hard to beat. When it comes to the trends in high-fashion shoes there is also one thing to keep in mind . That is high fashion doesn’t need to mean uncomfortable. The two can absolutely go hand-in-hand, and should.

“You want to love the shoes you are wearing, but you also want them to feel great on your feet,” explains Cedrick McDonald, owner of Exotics by Cedrick. “As an artist, I want to give the world beautiful shoes. I love the way their confidence soars when they put them on. It leaves us both feeling great.”

Here are 5 trends in high-fashion shoes:

  1. Designer. Donning a pair of designer shoes makes a bold statement, and that’s the direction people are taking. Designer shoes show some personality, preferences, and are seen as a status symbol.
  2. Bold with bling. Who doesn’t love some bling as a finishing touch for their outfit? With shoes that have bling, you are always ready to go and dress things up. Exotics by Cedrick offers a patented bottom outsole that features snakeskin and Swarovski crystals. It doesn’t get any more bold with bling than that.
  3. Comfort. Nobody wants to wear shoes that hurt their feet. The new trend is in ensuring that shoes are comfortable. Comfortable shoes will help people be more confident and happier.
  4. Heels and more heels. Having different types of heels is always in style. Women love the look, the way they make them feel, and the multitude of designs that they come in. Find heels that match your personality and you are all set.
  5. Shoes with meaning. Being able to choose shoes that come from a company that gives back to special causes makes wearing them that much better. People today appreciate shoe brands that give back to charities. Exotics by Cedrick has a passion for helping the cause of fighting AIDS in the world, and donates proceeds from the sale of every pair of shoes to the AIDS Foundation.

“Whether you follow the trends or help set them, we all love to see what’s going on with them,” added McDonald. “We can all agree that we love fine shoes and the way they make us feel. I bring my artistic ability to every pair of shoes I create, helping to set the trends.”

When it comes to making heels more comfortable, there are some things you can do. They include wearing them around the house for a few hours to help stretch them out and get them more broken in, putting some padded inserts in them, investing in good quality heels to begin with, and taking good care of your heels to keep them in excellent working condition. Also, choose a high heel that has a great outsole, because that’s where the magic is in keeping it comfortable. A good outsole offers extra padding at the ball, which is where most of your weight is applied.

McDonald is a bit of a pioneer in the shoe industry, having created a style that is unique enough to earn a U.S. patent. His line of designer footwear features high-fashion pumps with 4-6” heels that have an eye-catching snakeskin out sole that is encrusted with Swarovski crystals on the bottom of every shoe.  They are shoes that help make a statement not only about the designer, but about the person wearing them.

Started in 2016, Exotics by Cedrick is high-fashion shoe line that has been turning heads from the Golden Globes to the MTV Movie and TV Awards. The company motto is Live Life Through Your Soles, and he’s created unique-looking soles that stand out and make a statement. McDonald is a serial entrepreneur who owns several businesses in addition to Exotics by Cedrick. From the Tampa area, he aims to help set the trends in the high fashion world. To create his shoes, he starts with a hand sketch, usually in the middle of the night, and then creates the rendered design on CAD.

About Exotics by Cedrick: Owned by Cedrick McDonald, Exotics by Cedrick, a celebrity fashion and footwear designer, is a Tampa-based high-fashion high heel shoe company. The company has a patent for its unique design, which features a snakeskin out sole that is encrusted with Swarovski crystals. Since the company was started in 2016, the trend-setting shoes have made their way into many celebrity hands. To learn more about Exotics by Cedrick, visit the site at www.exoticsbycedrick.com.

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July 13, 2018

How Do Cosmetic Lasers Work?

Laser, as an acronym, is an abbreviation for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” A laser is actually a single color of light (one wavelength), which is a high-energy light source that can be concisely directed to focus the light beam on a very small targeted area. In cosmetic laser procedures, two basic varieties of lasers are used—ablative and non-ablative.

The Two Basic Laser Types: Ablative, Non-Ablative and How They Work

In cosmetic laser procedures, the two basic varieties of lasers are used — ablative and non-ablative. While ablative lasers act to vaporize the upper layers of injured or deteriorated skin, non-ablative lasers penetrate deeper into the skin without displacing or causing damage to the upper skin layers. When patients undergo cosmetic laser procedures that use non-ablative laser techniques, there is no actual downtime for the patient due to this procedure.

Since lasers are monochromatic, any laser emits light of just one color, or wavelength. During cosmetic procedures, lasers operate through “selective photothermolysis.” In other words, the laser alters the light frequency (photo) to create heat (thermo) in the exact location of the area (skin or tissue) you plan to destroy (lysis). To accomplish this, the light beam wavelength must be synchronized with the target color, regardless of whether the target is brown spots on the skin or bright red broken capillaries.

The two main kinds of lasers can be subdivided into many other divisions of laser varieties, with hundreds of laser brands and types within these different divisions. Different laser wavelengths, or light colors, are used for treating different skin problems. If you are a patient who has several different skin issues to be treated, your surgeon will recommend different lasers to target the varied skin problems that you need treated.

Recommended Lasers for Various Cosmetic Applications

  • Wrinkles and Lines. – For treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, skin procedures to resurface and tighten the skin are used together, and both these treatments can be handled with use of the CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser or Erbium YAG, which are aggressive laser varieties. CO2 lasers are also frequently used to remove skin tags and warts a well as for making incisions in skin during surgeries that are laser-assisted. Pulsed dye lasers can also be helpful in some instances, as are non-laser treatment methods that are light-based, like IPL and LED photofacials. These non-laser treatments are less aggressive than procedures performed using CO2 lasers or Erbium YAG.
  • Skin Tightening. – The majority of cosmetic laser treatments include some degree of skin tightening, even if it is superficial, since they create some regulated injury to the skin, which promotes a rise in collagen production in the body. For greater tightening measures, CO2 lasers are most often used. Currently, more procedures of this type are being accomplished with light-based, non-laser treatments like Titan infrared instruments and systems that are based on Thermage radio frequencies.
  • Pigmented Lesions. – Examples of these lesions are age spots, sun spots, melasma and other types of hyperpigmentation. The lasers the most frequently used for procedures involving pigmented lesions are the pulsed dye, Nd:YAG and Fraxel (fractional lasers) as well as light-based, non-laser treatment methods such as use of IPL.
  • Precancerous Lesions. – Nearly all surgeons concur that cancerous lesions are best removed with a scalpel, in a regular medical surgical procedure. This will ensure clean borders and complete removal of precancerous tissues. This also provides a skin sample for pathologists to examine for further assurance of the nature of the lesion. However, lasers are now in frequent use for removing actinic keratoses, or precancerous growths, before they can become malignant, or squamous cell skin cancers. For this type of procedure, ablative lasers like the CO2 and Erbium:YAG are most often used.
  • Vascular Lesions. – These lesions include facial broken blood vessels, spider veins of the legs and ankles, hemangiomas and some birthmarks. IPL is most often used to treat these conditions since it is a minimally invasive treatment mode. In addition, the pulsed dye, Nd:YAG and diode lasers may be used.
  • Hair Removal. – The extent of the safety and success of hair removal by laser treatment depends on the pigment of the hair and skin of the patient. For individuals with darker skin tones, the Nd:YAG or diode lasers are usually the best option, while patients with lighter skin tones are best treated with use of IPL.
  • Acne Scars. – For deep scars caused by acne, the CO2 laser is the very best choice. Other good choices are the Erbium:YAG as well as the fractional laser and some non-ablative lasers, but these three laser types are usually only effective for treating less severe acne scars. LED treatments have also shown to be effective for treating scars resulting from acne.
  • Tattoo Removal. – Both the CO2 laser and the Nd:YAG are the most often used for removing tattoos. In some instances, tattoo removals can also be accomplished with IPL use.

Light-Based Treatment Technologies in Use Today

There are numerous varied types of light-based treatment technologies that are currently in use in the practice of modern cosmetic surgery. Although many of these different treatment modes are frequently referred to as “laser” procedural methods, these treatments are being performed with use of devices and instruments that are not true lasers. The treatment technologies used include LED treatments, IPL, Titan and other infrared methods that are energy-based as well as radio-frequency based modes like Thermage. Although these treatment technologies are very helpful and successful methods of approach for many different cosmetic surgeries, it should be stressed that they are not actually laser treatments.

Laser Surgery Procedures with Optimal Expertise

Dr. Joseph W. Rucker, Jr., completed his medical school training and degree at the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. After receiving his medical degree, he spent five additional years in general surgery followed by a three-year residency in plastic surgery as well as a fellowship in breast reconstruction.

Since 1984, Dr. Rucker has had a highly successful private practice in the Eau Claire region of west central Wisconsin. He has performed more than 10,000 cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Dr. Rucker is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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July 12, 2018

The Jewelry Junkie Designs Will Complement Your Poolside And Summertime Looks

Image from jewelryjunkie.com

Image from jewelryjunkie.com

The Jewelry Junkie – You’ve got the perfect swimsuit and the perfect shades. Don’t forget sunscreen and a fabulous floppy hat! Now, all you need is the perfect jewelry accessories! The Jewelry Junkie designs will complement your poolside look with their unique leather, boho-inspired designs.

From stylish turquoise & leopard print drop earrings, to beautiful gemstone beaded bracelets, The Jewelry Junkie pieces are a perfect splash of perfection for your summer style. This woman-owned & operated brand is also dedicated to giving back. The Jewelry Junkie donates more than 10% of all net proceeds of every sale to local and international charities.

 

Jewelry Junkie Designs

Jewelry Junkie Designs

The Jewelry Junkie collections are complete with earrings, necklaces, chokers, rings, bracelets and more! Each piece has a unique touch of leather, gemstones, and/or beads. No matter your personal style, The Jewelry Junkie’s versatile pieces can be worn with a casual look or even for a night out on the town.

The Jewelry Junkie pieces include features such as:

  • All products and materials manufactured in Dallas, TX.
  • Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, cuffs, rings, and chokers.
  • Items feature genuine leather, gemstones & pearls
  • Prices vary from $8 – $40
  • Available in Boot Barn, Country Outfitters, and online at JewelryJunkie.com.

From the website: “We are a female owned and operated Texas based company. We strive to provide fashion forward, handcrafted jewelry that offers high quality at affordable prices. Catering to both the retail jewelry customer and the wholesale jewelry customer, our focus is on Southern Inspired Jewelry Styles. The Jewelry Junkie offers handcrafted Boho Jewelry that incorporates many of these elements including leather fringe, handmade leather tassels, leather cuffs, hand stamped personalized jewelry, and long beaded necklaces.”

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The company does offer Vegan options.
(post by Rachel)

 

 

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July 12, 2018

Heidi Klum Wears Silk Laundry!

Heidi Klum was seen wearing Silk Laundry earlier today while out in NYC! The super model kept it casual chic in the 90s Silk Slip Dress in Dahlia ($161, www.silklaundry.com).
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July 11, 2018

Shanina Shaik Wears gorjana!

 
Shanina Shaik shared a photo on Instagram wearing gorjana! The model showed off a sultry look in a silk dress accented with gorjana’s Rumi Confetti Adjustable Necklace ($75 , www.gorjana.com).
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July 11, 2018

4 Popular Myths about Breast Augmentation and the Truth Behind Them

 

If you’re thinking of undergoing a breast augmentation procedure, there are so many things that you have to know about the process that will help you make an informed decision.

There are tons of myths and misconceptions about this surgical procedure. Some might be the very ones that are preventing you from taking the leap. The good news is that scientists have already debunked many of them. So if you choose a reputable surgeon, you can certainly feel more confident about the outcome.

What are the myths that you should know about, though? Here are four that can help you weigh your options better:

Myth #1: Saline Implants are Safer than Silicone Implants

Two of the most popular types of breast implants are made of saline and silicone. They’re filled with exactly what they’re named after, allowing them to offer different results.

Because they’re filled with a sterile saltwater solution, a lot of people believe that saline implants are way safer than silicone implants which are filled with silicone gel. As both can rupture and its content can leak inside the body, a lot of people are scared that a silicone implant’s content can be more detrimental to health.

The FDA, however, has cleared the safety of silicone implants. The use of a good quality silicone implant and its proper maintenance can also make it safer to use.

Myth #2: Breast Implants are Dangerous for Breastfeeding

A lot of women who consider getting breast implants are also around the age of starting their families. This is why one of the most popular concerns among them is the safety of having implants while breastfeeding. Some are scared that the silicone material can leak and mix into the breast milk, which might harm the infant.

While the thought is quite scary, research shows that there’s no evidence this can happen. The silicone material won’t easily get into the mammary glands or any other areas wherein it can mix into the breast milk. Its positioning and molecular size make such impossible.

However, breast implants can affect a woman’s breasts’ capability to produce and release milk. The position of the implant can apply pressure on the alveolar cellular wall, which can diminish milk production.

Myth #3: You can Choose Your New Cup Size

Another popular misconception about breast augmentation procedures is that you can choose your new cup size. This isn’t true. The size of the implants that you’ll receive will still depend on what your body can handle. Going from small to big in just a couple of hours can cause a drastic change that can have serious effects on your body, so it’s not recommended by specialists.

You can still opt to go as big as possible, but there’s still a limit to this. Experts take into account the size of your frame, your weight, current bra cup size before recommending the size of implants for you. They’ll make sure that the procedure will bring the most natural-looking results that won’t affect your comfort and your body’s performance. Bigger is not always better when it comes to breast augmentation.

Myth #4: Breast Implants Require Replacements Every 10 Years

Because breast implants are medical devices, experts require them to be replaced every once in a while. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you should wait ten years to do this, however. To avoid complications, you should get regular checkups so the condition of your implants will be monitored. It can also help determine when you should have your implants replaced.

As these points can prove, a lot of the things that might be scaring you from getting a breast augmentation procedure are purely misconceptions. With the right specialists, breast augmentation will be a safe and simple procedure.

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