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Beauty & Fitness Tips, News & Trends

In this Issue . . .
  • The Care & Feeding of You
  • Women More Prone to Facial Wrinkles
  • Winter Diet & Fitness Tips
  • Just to say “Thanks!”
  • Free Seminar Series – Facial Rejuvenation
  • Long Luscious Lashes with Latisse
  • Women More Prone to Facial Wrinkles
    Relaxed Expressions

    A study by a team of plastic surgeons from the Netherlands, published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal, suggests that differences in the skin around the mouth (perioral area) account for more, and deeper skin wrinkling in women than in men.

    The study’s goal was to 1) determine whether or not women wrinkle earlier and more severely than men, and 2) to develop better strategies for the treatment of facial wrinkles.

    The study found several contributing factors for more perioral wrinkles in women:

    • Women have fewer sweat glands and sebaceous glands than men, which influences the natural filling of potential wrinkles.
    • The skin around a woman’s mouth contains fewer blood vessels than men, which may speed wrinkle development.
    • Women have tighter muscle to skin attachment around the mouth then men. This may cause more of an inward pull to create deeper wrinkles.

    Current treatments for perioral wrinkles include the use of ActiveFX and DeepFX lasers, Botox, and injectable wrinkle fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and other methods such as Dermabrasion, and chemical peels.

    Winter Diet & Fitness Tips

    Keeping up the fitness and diet regimen during winter can be a challenge for some. Here are a few simple tips that can help get you through in style:

    • Lift your Spirits – Physical activity can lift your spirits during limited sunlight and it can insure you’re in good shape for spring or for a getaway south.
    • Dress properly – Make sure the layer closest to your body is made of a breathable, moisture wicking material. Insulate extremities, and be sure to wear a hat.
    • Take time to warm up and cool down – Cold weather constricts muscles so you have to allow enough time to get the muscles warm and functioning.
    • Turn adversity into opportunity – Don’t let the winter blues extend to your feelings about exercise. Be creative. Cross country skiing, or snowshoeing are great aerobic activities. Take a class like yoga, or pilates that you’ve been meaning to try.
    • Maintain good eating habits – It’s easy to fall into the routine of unconscious eating during football games and evening television. Keep up good eating habits. Now that peaches, watermelon, strawberries and other summer fruits are out of season, turn to apples, pears, pomegranates, cranberries, kiwi, grapefruit, and oranges to satisfy that sweet tooth.
    • Find tasty veggies – A great winter produce choice is squash. There are a variety of winter squash available – acorn, spaghetti, butternut, pumpkin are just a few.

    Lastly, spend ridiculous amounts of money buying GoreTex winter cycling shoes… special wheels, layered gloves, barrier jackets and pants, helmet covers . . . just kidding.

    Just to say “Thanks!”

    Happy Birthday to you! Is it your birthday? If so, we’re giving you 50% off your next facial, microdermabrasion, or peel (excluding Obagi) as our birthday present to you. Remember, this can’t be combined with other specials.

    Treat A Friend – Our new referral program allows you to treat a friend, while treating yourself. Refer a friend, and both you and your friend receive $50 off your treatments once your referral has their procedure.

    We’re working on more ways to say, “Thanks!” So, stay tuned.

    Free Seminar Series – Facial Rejuvenation

    Join us in February for the 2nd seminar in our free series.

    Topics will including FaceliftsEyelid RejuvenationRhinoplastyFacial Implants,Dermal FillersTotalFXLaser Resurfacing, and combination treatments.

    • Wednesday, Feb. 10th in Boston
    • Saturday, Feb 13th in Peabody

    Seminar attendees receive special fees and financing options for each procedure discussed at the seminar.

    Peabody seminars will include a special tour of our AAAASF accredited surgicenter.

    Light refreshments will be provided.

    There are still seats available. Call today to reserve yours!

    Remember, this is just the start! Our goal for 2010 is to have one seminar each month.

    Our Free Seminar on Body Contouring has been moved to March.

    This seminar covers the latest surgical and non-surgical advance in Body Contouring, and includes ZeronaSmooth ShapesLiposuction,AbdominoplastyMommy Makeovers, and theBody Lift.

    Keep an eye out for dates in our next newsletter, or check our website for the latest seminar updates and information.

    Long Luscious Lashes with Latisse

    By now you’ve probably seen the television ads for Latisse featuring the stunning Brooke Shields. The Adams Center has been carrying Latisse for several months now, and we’ve been prescribing it with great results.

    Latisse is the only prescription treatment approved by the FDA for inadequate or not having enough eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker. Patients in a clinical trial noticed results in as few as 8 weeks, and full results within 12 to 16 weeks.

    Latisse is a once-a-day treatment you apply to your upper eyelashes. It works gradually from the inside out by increasing the amount of hairs in growth phase, and the duration of the growth phase. Patients in a clinical trial saw results in as few as 8 weeks with full results after 12 to 16 weeks.

    Once you begin treatment, you must continue applying the topical solution each night and follow the directions for best results.