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Knowing What Personal Care Items To Use and Not To Use, Just Might Save Your Life

Every time I hear about another young woman who has succumbed to breast cancer, I am deeply saddened and wonder “what if”. What if she didn’t use commercial skin care, cleaning fluids, perfumes and dry cleaning, would she still have died of breast cancer? When new patients make appointments to see me in my Chicago…

Is Erectile Dysfunction The First Sign of Vascular Disease

Erectile dysfunction from non-pyschological issues is one of the first signs of a decrease in endogenous nitrous oxide production. Insufficient nitrous oxide (NO) production sets the stage for the progression of heart and vascular disease in general. The implications of decreased NO spread father than vascular disease. Decreased vascular flow in the brain leads to…

Why Raw Food

Here is a link to one of my recent lectures on cooking, food preparation and avoiding toxic compounds formed from high heat cooking. This lecture delves in toxic compounds that are created by cooking at high heat and explains where AGE s come from and how they affect blood vessels and organs. The lecture also…

The Beauty of Radiesse

In my medical office in the Chicago area, I use many forms of facial filler as well as heat treatments such as Fotofacial and Refirme. For younger women with just the beginning signs of aging, filler is ample for the nasolabial folds. But for older women with deeper creases and cheek fat that has fallen,…

Non Surgical Face Lifts

As we age, we lose volume in key areas. For the purpose of this blog article, I will be writing only about facial aging and changes. Many patients show up to my Chicago area office complaining about smile lines (wrinkles from their nose to their mouth) and about their marionette lines. Women tend to suffer…

Skin As The Litmus For Health

In my Chicago area clinic, I see many people with dull or sagging, lifeless looking skin. There are many reasons for this; enlarged pore size, poor nutrition, disease, inflammatory processes, sun damage and hormonal changes. Whether we like it or not, first impressions are often the main reason we get chosen for a job, a…

Why Lipodissolve Over Liposuction

Why chose a non-surgical procedure involving many injections that might involve a few visits over a single surgical procedure? The answer is the risk/benefit ratio. Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or suction-assisted lipectomy, is cosmetic surgery performed to remove unwanted deposits of fat from under the skin. The doctor sculpts and recontours the patient’s body…

Non-Surgical Neck and Face Lifts

Many people walk into my Chicago are office inquiring whether there is anything they can do about their double chins or saggy jowls, short of having surgery. Surgery to correct double chins or fat necks, involve wearing a drain for a few days, often in the intensive care unit. Lipodissolve enables us to remove the…

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