Dr. Marco Gonzalez
Dr. Marco Gonzalez
Milan Medical Aesthetics at Western Vascular Institute


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How to Improve the Health of Your Skin

As the largest and the most exposed organ in your body, your skin is one of the most vital organs. It protects everything inside your body from anything in the outside. And especially for the parts of your skin that are not regularly being covered by clothing, a direct prolonged sun exposure can make your skin peel off, or worst, burn your skin. Not paying more attention for your skin’s health today, would be resulting to more serious skin problems in the long run. Not only to avoid in having a leathery, dry skin that can make you look older than you actually are, suffering from a number of nasty skin conditions could also be prevented, including skin cancer. If you are living a very active life, with daily hectic activities, and there are less and less time to spend on maintaining your skin’s health, visiting spas would be a wise decision as a precaution as well as keeping your skin smooth and vibrant. Today’s modern spas are not only providing simple relaxation ways but are also offering professional assistance in enhancing your beauty by improving your skin’s health. A variety of skin health treatments are provided such as the commonly known skin therapy, cellulite reduction treatment, body scrubs and many others. Visiting a dermatologist would also be a good choice for you to have an overall, depth and detailed diagnosis on your skin, as well as seekinga valuable professional advices on preventing unnecessary damage to your skin. If you do have a bit more time to spend on yourself, using acne skin care as well as anti-aging products at an early age such as moisturizer, daily sunscreen, antioxidant serum and many others that are suitable to your skin character could be another smart option to keep your skin healthy.

If you happened to be in New York and trying to find the right spa to have a daily skin treatment, the Fifth Avenue Thai Spa would be good choice of place to go. Besides offering a complete range of face treatments, ranging from simple ones such as express facial to a more complex such as multivitamin peel facial, the place also provides a full body treatment to improve the beauty of your skin. Various deep cleansing body scrub treatments are designed to hydrate and soften your skin. The use of natural ingredients is intended to remove dry skin, exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin.

Being one of the well-known place for its Spa Sanctuary in the West Palm Beach area in Florida, the Anushka Spa, Salon, & Cosmedical Centre, besides offering a wide range of face and body treatments, is also popular with its Cellulite Clinic, providing a number of cellulite treatments and products utilizing the latest methods and ingredients along together with time-tested natural remedies.Being called by one of the well-known fashion magazine as the “Cellulite Exorcist”, Anushka and her Cellulite Clinic would be the best place to get a professional advice for your cellulite problems.

When it’s time to visit a skin specialist, or commonly known as a dermatologist, to seek an expert advice for your skin problems, paying a visit to Dr. Senait Dyson of the Dyson Dermatology, PLLC in Tucson, Arizona would be the right decision. Besides providing medical dermatology treatments for patients suffering skin problems such as acne, dry skin, eczema or others, she also performs the Mohs surgery, also known as the Mohs micrographic surgery on an outpatient basis in her practice place. This is a highly effective procedure of microscopically controlled surgery for the most common skin cancer types.

Still in the state of Arizona, US, if you are looking to a more complementary and alternative medicine such as acupuncture, which is a stimulation of specific acupoints along the skin of the body usingvarious methods such as pressure, the application of heat, or laser or penetration of thin needles, the Acupuncture in Arizona result site of the Internet Chamber of Commerce would be a quite informative source for finding available practices throughout the state. There is the Acupuncture Medical Center in Bullhead City or the Az Nice Acupuncture located in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Other available practices can be found by sorting them out based on their location.

When to Visit a Specialist

Plastic surgery is defined as a medical procedure which focuses on repairing as well as reconstructing abnormal body structures due to some reasons such as birth defects, trauma, and infection, including developmental abnormalities, tumors or other diseases. While cosmetic surgery, unlike plastic surgery, is a voluntary medical procedure to enhance a person’s appearance toward some aesthetic idea as well as to create a constructive change, including the effort of removing signs of aging to enhanced one’s mood, self-esteem and social confidence. Some of the procedures that are widely known and being commonly done by today’s professional medical practitioners are including the abdominoplasty, or commonly known as “tummy tuck”. This is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen, which is the belly or stomach area, more firm. This type of surgical procedure, which deals with the removal of both excess skin and fat from the pre-designated abdomen areas, is usually sought by people with loose or sagging tissues after pregnancy or significant weight loss. Whereas liposuction, or known as lipoplasty, is a similar cosmetic surgery operation that removes excess fat from more sites on the human body including thighs and buttocks, neck, backs of the arms and other areas. Another widely known procedure is the rhinoplasty, or usually being called as a nose job. A type of plastic surgery procedure for correcting and restoring the functions, as well as reconstructing the form, and aesthetically enhancing the nose. A facelift, medically known as a rhytidectomy, is a procedure of cosmetic surgery with the main intention to give a more youthful facial appearance. Multiple surgical techniques are involved in the procedure, such as removal of excessive facial skin, with or without the option of tightening the underlying tissues, including face and neck skin area. This procedure is being done more effectively when it is being combined with an eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty in medical term, along with other facial procedures which are usually performed under deep twilight sleep or usually called as general anesthesia.

Along with the development of medical science,either in the surgical practices or in medicine in general, a diagnose to a human’s body in order to detect early signs of problem can be performed in a more time-saving and simplified way with the existence of an imaging technique called the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). MRI is defined as a medical imaging technique used in radiology medical specialty to specifically investigate the anatomy and function of the body, both in health and disease. The MRI uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves scanners to form various images of the body. This technique is now being widely used in hospitals for medical diagnosis, staging of a disease as well as for follow-ups without exposing patients to any ionizing radiation. MRI has been the diagnosing tool of choice for many health problems and diseases such as cardiovascular problems, neurological cancers, and others as this technique provides better visualization and more sensitive compared to the Computed Tomographic scan or commonly known as CT scan.

In spite of them all, a conventional crutch, which is a walking or mobility aid for people who are not able to use their legs to support their weight, due to the result of short-term injuries or life-long disabilities, is still commonly used. While it’s important to start walking as soon as you can, crutches may be a good choice if you need a little help with balance and stability, and can help you recover from leg injuries, such as sprain or strain, a fracture, or leg surgeries. A professional advice is needed to choose the appropriate crutch to ensure it is fitted and used correctly. There are several types of crutches available, such as the Lofstrand crutch, also commonly known as the forearm crutch, the underarm or axilla crutch, and others.

Dr. Jhonny Salomon, one of the best plastic surgeons and also known as a leader in cosmetic surgery in Miami, are providing a variety of cosmetic procedures including chin implant, ear reconstruction and breast augmentation among other commonly known cosmetic procedures. Besides performing surgical procedures, Dr. Salomon, through his Med Spa, is providing non-surgical skin enhancements and anti-aging procedures such as laser treatments, Botox and filling and other skin care treatments.

If you happened to be either in New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania, and you are suffering from hail loss, a condition of loss of hair from the head or body, sometimes to the extent of baldness, visiting the Capri Clinic would be the right decision if you are planning to have a hair transplant surgery. Being the chief surgeon at the clinic, Dr. Oleg Antonov, with more than 14 years of experience, is providing a wide variety of medical and surgical solutions to the hair loss problem.

On another part of the world, from the headquarter of the Stem Cell Treatment Center at the Clínica San Nicolás in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Roberto Fernandez Viña is providing one of the latest medical breakthrough, the stem cell therapy. He is specialized and widely known as the pioneer in this particular therapy. A stem cell therapy itself is defined as a therapy using stem cells to treat or prevent various diseases or conditions including cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, and neurologicaldiseases, such as stroke, Parkinson´s, Alzheimer and many others.

Due to the increasingly demand of having quality medical treatments at much lower costs, people tend to seek alternative solutionsby travelling to another location in the world. To facilitate such needs, today, people are introduced to a new breed of medical solution known as the medical tourism. The Mediconnect India, an online medical tourism website was established for assisting patients from all over the world with in seeking for the right medical procedures in India, a country that is being recognized as one of the countries that provides quality services in medical treatments. A wide range of medical procedures such as cardiology, cosmetic surgery, multi organ transplant, oncology and infertility treatment as well as dentistry are available for patients who are planning to travel to India looking for the best available treatments.

Back in the United States, serving the Michigan residents in the Howell area for over than 30 years, Dr. Gary R. DiStefano is an expert of a dental disorder called TMJ, which stands for Temporomandibular Jaw Disorder. Practicing at the Howell Family Dentist Office, besides offering services based on his expertise, Dr. Gary R. DiStefano together with Dr. Kaitlin Monash and a complete team line-up, also provide a complete range of dental services such as periodontics, teeth whitening, crowns and bridges implants and others.

For patients who are seeking a comprehensive information on brain and spin neurosurgery, the Michigan Brain & Spine Surgery Center would be the right place to visit. By establishing her own neurosurgical private practice in 2005, Dr. Lucia Zamorano, a well-known clinical professor of neurological surgery, together with her team, is treating and performing surgeries on a wide range of medical conditions based on her clinical expertise such as brain and spine tumors, endoscopic spine surgery, robotic surgery and many others. And due to the effort of providing a complete all-in-one solution for the patients, the new Michigan Brain & Spine Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation services has been introduced for patients with a number of brain, spine and muscleskeletal problems, specializing in neck, back and spine physical therapy along with other orthopedic problems such as shoulder, knee and ankle rehabilitation.

The Oakland MRI Center in Troy, Michigan, on the other hand, is offering an exceptional level of image quality in diagnosing the most challenging diseases in a time-saving and confident way. Serving the Oakland County and greater Detroit region of Michigan, the center offer a vast utilization of the MRI scanners for providing complete services such as the MRI imaging itself, arthrography, myelography, discography, breast MRI and other related services.

Last but not least, for people who are not able to use their legs to support their weight, due to the result of short-term injuries such as sprain or strain, a fracture, leg surgeries, or life-long disabilities, the use of smartCRUTCH® walking crutch products is a wise and good decision. Though still, a professional advice is needed to choose the appropriate crutch to ensure it is fitted and used correctly, this products comes with an ergonomic grip design. It has a fully adaptable and modular, allowing length and angle adjustment customized for the users.