Is Cosmetic Surgery A Solution?

Every one wants to be perfectly beautiful and to attain it people discover to change all those flaws. Cosmetic surgery is one sure way to have a perfect beauty but one must be open to the outcomes and dangers of the surgery. One has to find a good surgeon that would perform the operations to avoid complications. Hematoma is one, it occurs when blood collects under the skin, looking at first like a huge black and blue mark. Nerve injuries are rare but they can occur in the forehead or cheek, making the face flaccid and without expression on one side. The patient can vomit and risk congesting the lungs, or fluctuating blood pressure can result in sustained bleeding. Many people suffer from depression after surgery, partly because of the long-term after-effects of the anesthetics and painkillers they take.

Implanting a highly purified form of soluble collagen just beneath the skin promises to change all that known as collagen implants, the new system came originally from search done at Stanford University, where scientist developed a new way of processing bovine collagen into an odorless, whitish substance with the consistency of soft paste. Silicone is another substance, which can be injected into fine lines to smooth them out.

The modern high-technology version of skin peels involves the use of chemicals such as salicylic acid, resorcin and best-known- phenol and tricholoroacetic acid (TCA). They are designed to eliminate fine lines on the face and they work best on fair complexioned, thin- skinned people with fine wrinkles. TCA can be use to give only a light peel, taking off the outermost part of the epidermis. This is particularly helpful for removing uneven pigmentation when it is use in very light concentration, but it does little to alter the look of long-term wrinkles.

Similar to a peel, dermabrasion can go beyond it in that it affects not only fine wrinkles but also deeper acne scars and sunspots. It can be use to treat frown lines, smile lines, vertical wrinkles, naso-labial lines and fine lines around the mouth. Dermabrasion is often use after a chemical peel on areas of the face that need further treatment.

Port wine stains, strawberry birth marks and other disfiguring blemishes caused by abnormal concentrations of capillaries beneath the skin surface used to be a matter for concealment alone. The argon laser- a finely focused hot beam of light able to burn tissue at incredible speed and with exceptional precision can treat many of these disfiguration easily, painlessly and in the doctors office. The helium-neon laser is use cosmetically to improve the look of aging skin. It is not as dangerous as hot laser and tends to be use on specific points on the face many of which correspond to acupuncture points. This non-surgical lift consists of beaming these points with the laser light then directing it along facial lines on the forehead, around the eyes, facial lines and mouth.

Is Hair Sugaring An Effective Way To Remove Body Hair?

Hair sugaring is a process that can be used quite beneficially for hair removal. If you are someone that has used waxing in the past, consider sugaring. In the process, the wax is replaced with a sugar and honey mixture. It is sticky and works very much like that of waxing. And, it can produce the same results. But, it is organic in nature and it has the ability to give you an easier clean up too. Sugaring is a process of extracting hair from the follicle.

Although hair sugaring is a messy process the results of doing it can last upwards of two to six weeks. You can use it throughout the body since it is a natural product and see results. Many individuals find it most beneficial to the bikini line as well as to the upper lip. When the hair is removed, it will grow back. But, many people have found that it will grow back at a much lighter and finer way and it is like that it will not be nearly as thick either.

What To Use

You can actually use a homemade solution of hair sugaring and get great results. Heres what you should use:

– One Cup Sugar

– Juice from half of a lemon

– One fourth cup of honey

Mix these well and then microwave on high for about two to three minutes. You are looking for a smooth consistency. Leave the bowl standing for several minutes to cool to a safe temperature.

Now, you will need to get some white cotton cloth in strips (or use store bought waxing papers) as well as wooden tongue depressors to apply the mixture. Heres what to do:

– Clean skin and make sure that it is completely dry. No soap or body lotions should be used in the area.

– Apply cornstarch to the area. This will draw out the oils that are within your skin making the procedure work even better.

– Use the tongue depressor to apply a thin layer of the mixture over the area that you will want the hair removed from.

– Cover the area with a cloth strip. Rub the strip so that it is firmly in place. Do this with moderate pressure and in the opposite direction of the hairs growth.

– Grab the end of the strip and pull it back quickly in the opposite direction of the hairs growth.

– Wash the area with water to remove the sugary mixture.

Like waxing, the area may be sensitive and red for a few minutes but this is a temporary situation. You will find it to be one that you can deal with if you want great looking hair removal at a very low cost. Hair sugaring is a procedure that can be done within a few minutes and can be repeated as necessary.

Is Hoodia All Hooey?

If you are like me the BS detectors go off when you see the words diet and pill anywhere near each other. Weight loss is a straight mathematical proposition. If you consume more calories than you burn – you gain weight. If you consume fewer calories than you burn – you lose weight. Weight loss works as certain as the laws of gravity. No exceptions. The chance of waking up in the morning to discover that pounds of fat have flown off your body is as likely as finding that your car has flown onto the roof of the nearest building.

So forgive my skepticism when a friend emailed me a BBC article (BBC. Tom Mangold. May 30, 2003) about a “Kalahari cactus diet.” I read it. I did a little more research. I’m convinced!

Even starving people don’t eat themselves to death because within the hypothalamus there are nerve cells that sense glucose sugar. Food consumption puts sugar into the blood stream. The sugar converts to glucose. The hypothalamus senses the change in glucose and eventually tells your brain that immediate survival is assured and that it’s OK to stop eating.

Well, this Kalahari cactus, called hoodia, has a molecule which scientists have named p.57 that is about 10,000 times more active in the hypothalmus than glucose.

That means that hoodia fires those glucose sugar nerve cells which makes your brain think you are full. You may not have eaten anything at all. And now you don’t even want to.

Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes (CBS) traveled to the Kalahari to do a show about hoodia. Stahl tried it. Said it tasted like cucumber and, most importantly, did not have any desire to eat or drink for the rest of the day. She reported there were no after effects or side effects.

Big pharma has jumped on this and maybe some day they will be able to synthesize p.57. But for now Mother Nature has not given up her secrets and the only way to benefit from what the BBC call “an organic pill that kills the appetite and attacks obesity” is to get natural hoodia from the Kalahari. There are plans to farm the plant but nobody knows for sure if commercially grown hoodia will have the same properties as the wild plant.

Apparently not all hoodia is equal. Only Hoodia gordonii has p.57. Other Kalahari cactus plants are…cactus. The US government and the South African government regulate the importation and harvesting of Hoodia gordonii. Only companies licensed by the Western Cape Conservation Authority of South Africa, and who have the Certificates to prove it, are selling the genuine article. As you would expect with something this valuable there are lots of exploiters so that Certificate of authenticity is important.

For populations where obesity is a legitimate national health concern, a natural, safe and effective appetite suppressant can’t be anything other than a good thing. You have to wonder about the longevity of the supply however.

For individual use there are other considerations. Your body needs a daily supply of protein and other nutrients to function normally and to stay healthy. Is Hoodia gordonii so powerful that you won’t eat even the minimal amounts? Or drink a healthy volume of water?