Benefits and Uses dermal fillers

When choosing an anti-aging treatment that will effectively and quickly get rid of fine lines and wrinkles on your body, using dermal fillers will be among your many options for you. Dermal fillers are injected directly into the affected area and it instantly plump and fill the skin in that area making it wrinkle free and smooth. Though the results are temporary but dermal fillers is the best treatment to cure this particular problem leaving you satisfied with your new look.

Although injectable dermal fillers are associated with many risks, it also has remarkable benefits. It is therefore recommended that you take your time to do research on the available types of dermal fillers and select the one that will work best for you. Also, choose a well-qualified specialist and be willing to spend quite a large amount of money on your treatment. You should be patient with the treatment giving yourself enough time to heal so as enjoy even more the benefits of dermal fillers. Uses of dermal fillers in Calgary are:

Dermal fillers restore smooth out lines and lost volume. It is a way of rejuvenating the hands and face. A gel-like substance is injected into the affected areas to wrinkles, deeper folds and smooth lines. Dermal fillers are also used in areas where the tissue is degenerated because of age or due to fat loss the cheeks have collapsed.

Dermal filler injections are also used to fill acne scars, pockmarks, add volume to cheeks and lips, reshape the nose and reshape facial features. Some of the benefits of dermal fillers in Calgary:

There is no other product in the market that can be compared with injectable dermal fillers. The injections work very quickly and when administered by a specialist, consumers are able to achieve the required smooth skin free from wrinkles. In addition, all this is without surgery.

Secondly, there is no downtime. Usually only small swellings are notable that last up to twenty-four hours. Therefore, a consumer can visit a doctor, receive their shots and go back to their normal life in a couple of hours. Most surgeries leave people down for many weeks; we don not want to wait for the results of an ordinary wrinkle treatment for this long making an injection a perfect alternative.

Dermal fillers injections are temporary. Over time, the medicine absorbs into the body. Therefore, to maintain the results, you need to visit your specialist regularly. So if for a reason you are not satisfied with the results and you would like to stop, you just have to stop the injection and just like that, you are back to normal. This gives you the flexibility that is not available with surgical procedures.

Dermal fillers injections are less painful. Most specialist will mix lidocaine (anaesthetic) to ensure the treatment is pain free. In addition, other treatments such as botulinum toxin (botox) and Dracula therapy can be mixed with dermal fillers and then administered together. However, you should discuss this in detail with your consultant.

The benefits of injectable dermal fillers certainly outweighs any risk involved provided we exercise a lot of diligence. Dermal fillers is definitely the fastest and most significant treatment for wrinkles.

Bigger Breasts – The Pros and Cons

To get a boob job or to not get a boob job? That is the question.

Our eyes may glaze at the thought of getting that fantastic cleavage without the help of some industrial grade push up bras. Imagining ourselves showing our brand ta-tas off in hot bikinis during the summer would be enough to get us into a tizzy, as would the thought of bouncing around in the clubs in our slinky skimpy tops. Yes, yes, we want!

But it’s not all roses. There’s the question of living the day to day with our breast augmentation. Will we have to get totally new wardrobes? That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it’ll cost us that much in addition to the cost of surgery. And it might screw up our sense of balance and turn us into klutzes. That would be horrible for those of us who dance for a living. We will have to think of how it’ll affect our careers and Broadway dreams.

Plus, there are those horror stories about botched up boob jobs, leaky implants and all sorts of nightmares – remember Sharon Osbourne? Those fears may not ever be put to rest, even if we stick to reputable clinics and doctors and stay away from the dark and shady. Should we or shouldn’t we risk it? Would it be really worth it?

Should we decide that we do want that breast augmentation, we don’t even have to go out of Voorhees, New Jersey with Dr. Vashisht.

5 Reminders For Open Mic Nights

Charlotte nightlife is hopping with clubs. There are lots of open mics out there, and for a budding musician, it’s a great opportunity to put yourself out there and get some exposure and experience. Every minute spent performing on stage is a learning experience, and you need to learn all you can.

So if you’re ready to hit an open mic and launch yourself into the North Carolina spotlight, here are some tips that you can use that could help make your performance as good as it can be.

1. Arrive early. This allows you to sign up and maybe even pick your slot. Having some lull time before your performance gives you the space to psych yourself into the performance and reduce those jitters. Take some time too to do some networking – you never know if some stranger may eventually be a collaborator or a partner in the future.

2. Be prepared. Know your material by heart. Do as much as you can before you hit the stage, so that you only have to do the least possible things. Stage time is precious and you don’t want to keep your audience waiting.

3. Introduce yourself – tell the audience a little bit about yourself and the song you are about to perform. A couple of sentences will suffice. This also allows you to check your microphone levels and acclimatize yourself to the stage and your audience.

4. Have fun. Let loose. Open up. This allows your audience to see you in your element, and experience how passionate you are about your music.

5. This is open mic, not a set in your gig. Even when your audience demands an encore, don’t stay too long that you get varicose veins in your legs. Give others a chance to perform.

Massage As Healing

What can be more relaxing, more decadent, more therapeutic than 60 minutes of total bliss under the ministrations of a masseur who knows what he is doing? The idea of bad mojo residing in your body and wreaking havoc in your system seems like old wives’ mumbo-jumbo bullshit at first, but phrase it as psychosomatic aches and pains and you’d be willing to swallow that hook, line, and sinker.

You know it’s true. Stress at work, troubled relationships, anger and resentment – you know from experience that these seem to get stored up inside you, building up and accumulating, and eventually manifesting in various physical ailments ( How many times have you had migraines during times when things at work get toxic? Don’t you often feel listless and enervated after an intense argument with your significant other? Was there a time wherein you got indigestion or hyperacidity whenever unpleasant memories of betrayal and loss assail you?

Your thoughts and feelings affect your bodily health. But the thing is, when a massage therapist lays his hands on you, thoughts disappear. Your breathing immediately gets easier, and there is an overwhelming sense of relief all over your body. The bitter past, and the uncertain future fade away, and you become so firmly entrenched in the present. Massage is great physical therapy, as good as any you’d find in Irvine. And it is also amazing psychotherapy.

When knots in the muscles are smoothed and soothed, knots in the mind also seem to be soothed. Relief from the aches in the body also spells relief from aches in the heart. Pleasant sensations in the body brings pleasure to the mind and soul as well. And that’s why massage could be one method of healing that is underused and underappreciated.

You can not help but intuit that the human body is engineered to respond to another’s touch, and it is a wellspring of yet undiscovered capacity to heal another. It makes you think all the more about how human beings are meant for contact with other human beings. We are social beings in the most elemental and physical way.

Celebrity Boobs

A lot of people who go for plastic surgery often come with a certain peg for whatever body part they are seeking to improve. For rhinoplasty, a lot of women like to use Olivia Newton John’s as a basis, as hers was considered the most perfect nose back in the 70’s and 80’s. Michael Jackson was said to have used Diana Ross’s face as a basis for an early plastic surgery of his. Angelina Jolie may have been the inspiration for a lot of lip injections, but her nose is quite perfect too.

But what about boobs? Are there any celebrities whose breasts woman want for themselves? Of course there are. And the breast-obsessed will be able to identify the celebrity just by their breasts.

Those longing for melons on their chest can look no further than Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks. Her portrayal of Joan the sixties siren is so luscious and smart, and the costumes set off her enormous jugs so fabulously well, but she (with the help of her very supportive bra) carries them both with such dignity and aplomb. Mad props to her!

Those who want to be voluptuous can find benchmarks in Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and Sofia Vergara for some in your face boob action. Whereas Scarlet Johansson and Salma Hayek have a very old Hollywood way of showcasing the girls, reminiscent of how Marilyn Monroe and Mae West would have bandied their breasts.

Boobs don’t have to be overly large in order to be desirable. There are some women who just want some Austin girl-next-door perkiness in their bust. Blake Lively, has some regular sized but very beautifully shaped breasts that look amazing in the ultra chic getups she gets to wear in Gossip Girl. And we’ve seen Olivia Munn’s breasts in Magic Mike and they’re perfectly wonderful C-cups (or are they just B’s). Jessica Simpson’s and Halle Berry’s are just the right size to capture and hold anybody’s attention – remember Jessica as Daisy Duke and Halle as a Bond girl, rising from the surf in that bikini? Super hot.

How about you? Whose breasts would you like to have filling out your bra? (check this site)

The Perks Of Being Lazy

Yeah, yeah. Sloth is one of the seven cardinal sins. Laziness is the main failing of slackers, losers, potheads (because pot is basically a downer). They’re pathetic. But don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. It’s not so bad at all. Participating in the rat race is just as pointless, as one tends to expend a huge amount of effort without moving forward much, so that one can be likened to that hamster running himself ragged at that infernal wheel and never moved from where he started. Now that’s pathetic.

Lazy people tend to be more healthy. Really. They end up skipping the more uncomfortable diseases. They seldom suffer from stomach ulcers or hyperacidity. They probably have very laid back pulse rates, and there’s less risk of acquiring stress related afflictions such as heart disease ( And there are other congenital or acquired diseases that get aggravated by stress, such as asthma, psoriasis, and diabetes. The truly lazy people prioritize sleep and immobility above all, and food a far second. They tend to avoid living in stressful cities like New York and live in smaller towns, such as Lathrup Village. You’d think the risk of obesity would run high, but no more than a workaholic. No stress equals no stress eating, no more using food as a source of comfort. Migraines also are more of a Type A person’s problem. And varicose veins are very rare in lazy people, as they are normally in a relaxed and reclined position which is really great for preventing any venous abnormalities. That should save them some vein clinic bills.

The slothful tend to be creative and resourceful, as lazy people tend to want to make work as quick and as painless as possible. Bill Gates has been known to say, “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” You tend to have more fun. Fun always trumps productivity. And if work turns out to be fun, then all the better, because enjoy one’s job means that one will never have to work a day in his life.


Sometimes you find yourself talking to a person, and you find that you are not making yourself understood. You may as well be talking to yourself. This might be due to your being an ineffective communicator, or it could be that the person you are trying to communicate with is simply not receptive to what you have to say. It can be the most frustrating, the most annoying thing ever, enough to drive anyone batty. It goes against the very human need to connect with another being.

Sometimes it makes you wish for something like an intravenous line or a PASV valve  that would facilitate a more efficient one-way flow to just push your words in and prevent any backflow or regurgitation. But inasmuch as that might be incredibly satisfying on your part, having somebody taking in whatever it was that you have to give, it doesn’t exactly make for good communication, or a good and healthy relationship either. Click Here to know more about PASV valve technology.

The best type of communication is dialogical, and not one-sided. The sender who sends his or her message must be ready and open to feedback and receive communication in return. Moreover, there is a certain freedom in the communication process that one simply can’t force – that is, you can’t force people to understand you. It’s either they get you or they don’t. Forcibly shoving ideas down people’s throats is tantamount to oppression, or that brainwashing we saw in A Clockwork Orange, or any of those dysfunctional relationships we see in movies and TV.

So, what to do when one is in the throes of a communication breakdown? Reverse the flow back to you. Try a little empathy and compassion. Put the other person first. Put yourself in the other person’s situation and try to see the issue from his or her point of view. This could help you understand better the other person is saying. As for your own agenda… take the high road and put your needs on the back burner for now. Probably when you prove yourself to be sincere in your desire for communication and understanding, you’ll be able to get your point across with more ease.

Dream Body

Have you ever stood in front of a mirror and sucked in your gut, wishing that paunch and those bulges to go away? Have you ever mentally pictured yourself with your unflattering bits and bulges sliced and shaved and imagined yourself slimmer and shapelier?

Will this leaner and slimmer self remain a figment of your fantasies, to revisit when you’re feeling dreamy and whimsical? Or will this version of yourself be a goal that you can work towards? You’re never going to look like the self that exists in your flights of fancy if you don’t make the changes happen yourself. Your metabolism will not magically get any faster. Your fridge and cupboards will not suddenly get filled with veggies and low fat foods. Those flabs and bulges will not simply pack their bags and disappear from your life. That gut will not flatten by itself and allow that six-pack to show through.

So you have 3 options.

Option 1: Diet. Donuts for breakfast are probably not a good idea. Pick your poison, there’s the South Beach, Atkins, the Zone, or whatever is popular these days. Pick the one that you think you can somewhat enjoy (because nobody really enjoys dieting) and pick the one that you think you can sustain. The goal is to lower your caloric intake, control your blood sugar levels, or increase metabolism.

Option 2: Work out. Sign up for a dance class. Hire a trainer. Take up running. Pump iron. You’ve got to burn those calories that you’ve ingested, and build muscles so that they burn ever more calories. This option is best done in conjunction with Option 1.

Option 3. Go medical. See a plastic surgeon and schedule a lipo, or if you’re squeamish about surgery, try CoolSculpting, one of those groundbreaking new procedures that are non invasive and require no downtime. It shapes your body by targeting fat layers and freezes them, thereby killing off the fat cells so that they are absorbed and flushed out from your system. For more on this, check out Dr. Vick.

Note that if you go for option 3 you would still have to probably do option 1 and 2 in order to keep whatever you achieve here.

That dream bod of yours can be achieved, with a little effort (or a lot of it), and it’s your choice on what weight loss program to make your own.

Appreciating The Airline Crew

I remember wanting to be a flight attendant when I was a little girl, back when they were called “flight stewardesses”. They were so pretty, so poised, so well put together, and so darned nice to me that I couldn’t help but want to be one of them. Hardly ever was there a hair out of place.

Even now they hold a certain mystique for me. I still can’t for the life of me figure out why scarves seem to be a fixture in most flight attendants’ uniforms. I think it’s magical how they can walk straight even when the plane’s going through all sorts of air pockets, and stay on their feet without getting their legs riddled with varicose veins. It’s still a mystery how they can repeatedly ask “Coffee or tea?” and still come out sounding charming and sincere, or be so patient and sweet even towards the rudest and most obnoxious passengers.

They’re not all female these days, but the female ones still evoke a certain capable femininity that I in my prideful feminist posturing could never achieve. Although great skin, radiant smiles, a certain height and svelte figures seem to be requirements, unlike some of those Manhattan daddy’s girls, flight attendants are not just pretty faces. It’s not all glamor and jet set lifestyle. There’s a part of the job that is so akin to a glorified sky wait staff – requiring a service-oriented attitude and possibly regular vein therapy. There’s another aspect that’s so like that of a diplomat – an ability to stay calm in volatile situations, a skill for negotiations, and a knack for making people feel good and bringing out the best in them. They also have to have the guts and the strength to undergo the rigorous physical and psychological training. They are prepared to deal with all sorts of situations, from phobic fliers to water landings, to criminal attacks. It all makes me respect them all the more, and resent the stereotyping and the objectification that often comes with their profession, and feel sad that their bravery and valuable service are often taken for granted.

So, dear readers, the next time you fly to Miami, L.A. or wherever, give your cabin crew some props.


How Does One Age Gracefully?

It does not mean letting go of all that’s fun and youthful?

Yes, your body may be declining. You can no longer party till dawn, and your eyesight may not be perfect anymore. But why would you want to party all night? And there’s always glasses, and contacts, and LASIK. You may not be as used to but you can still be healthy. Eat your veggies, take your vitamins and maintenance medications, and hormone replacement pills, or get into a program at Dallas Healthy Aging Institute. Drink lots of water and get enough sleep.

Don’t dwell on what you can’t do anymore. You’ll make yourself depressed if you do. Accept the changes. Most of the time they do not even qualify as crises. In the news recently, a 4-year old woman just swam from Cuba to Florida. Seventy-three-year-old Dick Hoyt still enters triathlons. There are a lot of things you can still do. Go find them and enjoy them.

Your looks will go, but one of the things that’s great about being older and wiser is that you learn that looks aren’t everything. You do what you can — Botox, Restylane, the works — and then forget about it and think about something else.

You don’t have to fit into a picture of old age that you’ve painted in your mind when you were young. You shouldn’t. You don’t have to “do as Romans do” just because you’re in the Rome of old age. There’s no such thing as an “old” mold. Just be yourself — forge your own path into what can be a happy and enjoyable phase in your life.

Do stuff. Fun stuff, meaningful stuff, silly stuff. It’s never too late to pick up a new hobby or have a new passion. There must be something or a lot of things that you wanted to do when you were younger, but you were just too busy — with your studies, with work, or with raising a family. You can do them now. Now’s also the time to sit and ponder the meaning of life, of your life, of what you’ve gone through and accomplished, of what you’ve learned. You could even write a book if you want.

Old age is not the end. You can still begin if you want to.

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