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For a long time, it was believed that cosmetic procedures were only sought after by women, but in the recent years there has been a change in this trend. In fact, more and more men are now seeking aesthetic procedures.
Deterioration of facial skin is one of the most visible signs of aging. New skin cells are continually created, but there are other substances within and underneath the skin that begin to decline as we age. Collagen is one important element that decreases. This decrease causes skin to begin to sag, and facial depressions and […]
For those with issues related to their facial skin such as mild sun damage, skin pigmentation issues, acne problems, or wrinkles, chemical peels can provide a more even, pleasant, and youthful complexion. The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin, and therefore it is the part that takes the most abuse from the elements. […]
If you’re looking for an effective solution to target problem wrinkles, then Botox may be the answer. There are many people out there who use Botox® to treat a variety of medical or cosmetic conditions. Conversely, there are those that have issues that could be improved by having Botox injections, but are still hesitant about […]
After a Microdermabrasion treatment, the result is a rejuvenated appearance, smoother skin, and a more even and brighter complexion. What is Microdermabrasion? Put simply, Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic treatment that is designed to exfoliate the top layers of the skin. This process uses fine crystals or a diamond tipped tool to remove dead skin cells […]
There has been much talk in the media and physician community regarding the Affordable Care Act, well known as ‘Obamacare’ or the ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’ (PPACA). Many IAPAM (The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine) members are concerned about how this new program will impact the health of their patients and […]
With the passing of time, the pursuit to appear as young as possible becomes more and more important to the majority of us. Technology has created many new and innovative procedures to accomplish this, and one of the more ingenious methods is laser skin resurfacing. This process is very effective at reducing fine lines and […]
While there are plenty of procedures being offered up these days, we at IAPAM believe that a few of them will stand out this year in 2014. Here is what we think are the ones to keep an eye out for.
From a patient’s perspective, more of them who have underlying illnesses or significant past medical histories will be offered insurance, enabling them to seek life-saving care in the event of an emergency. However, from a doctor’s perspective, things don’t really look that good. In particular, doctors believe that Obamacare will negatively impact their practice and reduce their earnings; a reason why some doctors have already resigned before the changes are due to take place on the 1st January 2014.
TMJ or the Temporomandibular Joint , acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. The joints are flexible, allowing the jaw to move smoothly up and down and side to side and enabling you to talk, chew, and yawn. And TMJ Syndrome is when this joint becomes inflamed. It can be very […]