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It’s almost Thanksgiving, and turkeys are everywhere: on TV, in parades, and on your dinner table. Things can get a little awkward with all these turkeys around, though, if you suffer from “turkey neck” (sagging skin below the chin or jaw). Luckily, New Image Medical Spa’s Orlando offers neck lifts to correct this issue!

With aging, you can lose the definition in your jaw line that you have always had. An aging neck may appear loose or saggy, and some people may notice the weakening of the platysma muscle. A neck lift is a procedure that offers dramatic results for removing and tightening the loose skin on your neck. The procedure’s objective is to improve the look of your neck by removing excess fat and skin, removing any signs of a turkey neck!

Don’t get confused with the turkey this Thanksgiving. Call New Image Medical Spa Orlando today to schedule your consultation: 407-830-8746.

You may have seen or even experienced what happens with sudden weight loss. The skin can’t cope with the drastic change in size and doesn’t bounce back. Instead you get sagging, wrinkling skin that no one would want to show off! Which, is the opposite of what we want when we lose weight, duh… So Ben Greene of the Huffington Post shared some tips and information about what to do to tighten skin during and after a weight loss.

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Why Skin Gets Loose

Our skin is elastic, it grows and shrinks, bounces, and moves with us. Your skin is the body’s largest organ and its composed of cells, tissue, fiber, blood vessels, and all sorts of other pieces that stretch and contract depending on how you treat them. When you lose weight too quickly, you shock the skin and it doesn’t have time to adapt to the new shape. The older you are, the poorer your nutrition, if you don’t stay hydrated, have excessive sun damage, or you smoke the harder it is for your skin to respond to the change in size and shape. As an effect of this, the skin just stays the same size and shape it once was. So you get those unwanted sags and                                                                                 wrinkles.

Tightening Loose Skin

Sagging skin is inevitable while loosing weight, but don’t fret, as long as you take care of your body and lose weight properly and healthily, your skin will follow suit soon after your weight is gone. It takes time, but the elasticity of the skin is a magical thing. As you shrink, it will follow you, just follow these 4 tips. Depending on how much weight you lose, it can take up to two years for your skin to bounce back.

  1. DON’T LOSE WEIGHT TOO QUICKLY.Extreme crash dieting and spending hours upon hours at the gym doing cardio, you can lose massive amounts of fat AND muscle. The floor is basically ripped out right from under your skin and it can’t react. This will earn you mounds of skin folds on your stomach, arms, legs, and possibly your neck. Try to aim for no more than 1-2 pounds of fat loss a week and add in some weight train to build muscle and stretch the skin.
  2. STAY HYDRATED.Water is pivotal if you want to maintain skin elasticity. Your total water intake a day is generically recommended to be about 2 liters a day. Stick somewhere around that and make sure you pay attention to signs of dehydration to make sure your skin bounces back from anything you do to it.
  3. WATCH THE INGREDIENTS OF WHAT YOU EAT.Collagen and elastin are what you need to eat to keep springy skin. The protein that helps the body produces these two wonders is found in cottage cheese, milk, legumes, tofu, beans, seeds, nuts, and fish. The oils in some of these foods can also help your skin as well.
  4. CARE FOR YOUR SKIN.Avoid harsh ingredients such as the sulfates that can appear in soaps and shampoos, limit your sun exposure and make sure you use sun protection. The chlorine in water, hot water, and tanning booths can also damage the elasticity in the skin, so be careful and limit your time spent around these.

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Do You Need Surgery?

The skin can, in the end, only handle so much before it can’t be contracted anymore. A 9 month pregnancy won’t permanently damage the skin, however, 20 years of 100 pounds extra, can possibly damage it beyond return. In this case, there are simple procedures that can tighten the skin surgically.

While permanent damage is possible, you should be able to prevent a large amount of the sagging as long as you take it slow and follow these tips. It isn’t a short road, but it will be better in the long term when you have minimized the sagging of your skin to potentially nothing.

We are finally moving into the cooler months of the year when it is not hitting 97° every day! Once the winter months come around and we start wearing warm layers we tend to let ourselves go. We indulge in second servings and holiday treats, skip a couple days at the gym…we’re all guilty of it! New Image Medical Spa Orlando can help you combat that winter weight with the latest in liposuction technology: Liquid Lipo.

Liquid Lipo is the latest and greatest liposuction method available. Our wand, the cannula, which is used to remove unwanted fat from the body, is half the size of a pencil, leaving a nearly invisible scar. The cannula is only one part of the procedure, though. The secret ingredient in Liquid Lipo is the fat-dissolving saline solution. The cannula and fat-dissolving solution work together to allow for smoother movement and greater quantities of fat removal.

Because Liquid Lipo is such a gentle process, patients are able to return to their daily activities within a day or two, earning Liquid Lipo the nickname of “Weekend Lipo.” Look even better in your winter wear and call New Image Medical Spa Orlando today to make your appointment: 407-830-8746.

We are always looking for new secrets for better health and longer life. Sometimes, these secrets can be as simple as drinking herbal tea or adding a specific spice to your diet. It may seem trivial now, but we are starting to find, through years of research, that these little habits can make a huge difference to your health. Here, we have compiled 6 great tips from other cultures around the world. These cultures, Panama, Japan, Russia, the Netherlands, India, and Greece, have been known for generations for the health and beauty of their people. You’re about to find out how they do it.

Panama

CocoaFor years, we have been studying the Kuna, an indigenous tribe on the San Blas islands. Each day they drink about 5 cups of fresh cocoa. Harvard professor Norman Hollenberg, MD, PhD, discovered that the islanders’ risks for cancer, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease were reduced to less than 10%. This phenomenon is likely credited to the flavonoids in cocoa, which are powerful antioxidants with a bunch of cardiovascular benefits. This is also why dark chocolate can be good for you. Its when chocolate is processed, sweetened, and watered down with milk and sugar that it becomes unhealthy.

 

If you want to follow the Kuna, try using PURE cocoa powder. Stir it into milk and add a touch of honey to the to take out the bitterness.

Japan

“Hara hachi bu”, basically meaning, “eating until you’re 80% full”. This is a cultural used throughout Japan. Originating in Okinawa, it is how Japan has one of the lowest obesity rates in the world. The reason this works so well lies in the brain. When you eat, it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to send signal that it is full to the brain. So, eating slow gives your body time to catch up with you. Once you feel about 80% full, stop eating, and within a few minutes, you should continue feeling fuller.

 

To slow your eating, try chewing your food 20 times. Slowing yourself will help you recognized how full you are more easily.

Russia

golden-rootThe Russians have a traditional herb used as remedies to treat ailments ranging from infection to vertigo, and depression to digestive issues. It is called Golden root, or Arctic root. The beauty of this resilient herb is that it is an adaptogen, meaning it will help your body adapt to stressors scientific studies have proven it can boost endurance and mood and reduce stress and fatigue.

 

You should be able to pick up some Golden root at a natural food store. Brew it just like you would any tea, and enjoy the stress relief.

Netherlands

Bicycles are absolutely everywhere in the Netherlands. The Dutch use them as everyday transportation the way we use cars or trains. As a whole, each person rides about 1.5 miles a day. In a 2010 study, it was found that you can add 2 years to your life span by cycling just short distances each day.

 

To get in this habit, try biking to work if you don’t have a long commute, run errands, or just ride around your neighborhood. It is well known that 30 minutes of the moderate exercise cycling provides can tremendously slash your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers.

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Hello curry… Curry powder is common in Indian cuisine, it contains tumeric which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Studies are starting to show that tumeric can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease because of the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It boosts your immune-system which may help block and remove plaque from the brain.

 

Adding tumeric into your diet is easy since it’s a spice. Either add it to food, or use curry powder to season food. Try making curry veggies or chicken curry once a week. Go as heavy on the tumeric as you want. It has some great health benefits.

Greece

In 2007, a study was conducted to find out how Greeks can keep their legendary vigor. Surprising enough, napping (the siesta) is the secret for more than 23,000 Greek adults. Compared to those who don’t nap during the day, adults that napped 30 minutes 3 times a week or more had a 37% lower risk of heart disease. Getting your beauty sleep is that important!

In case your job doesn’t allow you to find space for an afternoon siesta, make sure you get a couple naps on the weekends. Remember, every little bit counts.

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Guys, stop reading here, because this post is for the ladies! Big or small, saggy or perky, full or flat, women everywhere find fault with their breasts. Genetics, child birth, weight loss, and age all affect the appearance of breasts, sometimes in a negative way, and this can lead to a lack of confidence on the woman’s part. New Image Medical Spa’s Orlando wants to ensure every woman feels confident and beautiful, so we offer breast lifts to those who want to make a change.

Breast lifts are safe, effective surgical procedures designed to improve the contour of a woman’s body by lifting the breasts and creating a fuller shape. Breast lifts are different from breast augmentations as the former is concerned primarily with changing the shape of the breasts rather than enlargement; however, breast lifts can be performed in conjunction with breast implants if desired.

Ladies, if you’re feeling less confident about your breasts lately, a breast lift could be just the thing you need to boost your confidence, make you feel more physically attractive, and change your life for the better. Call New Image Medical Spa Orlando today for a consultation: 407-830-8746.

The eyes are said to be the windows to the soul. Nearly every emotion is conveyed through the eyes, making the eyes the hub of human expression–but wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, and dark circles can hinder this form of expression. With New Image Medical Spas eye lid surgery, you can begin expressing yourself again!

Blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery) works to correct problems areas around the eyes caused by genetics and sun exposure. Wrinkles, sagging, and dark circles around the eyes are eliminated by removing any excess skin and fat on the upper and lower eyelids. Although often done in conjunction with other lifting procedures, eye lid surgery itself leads to a more awake, youthful appearance!

New Image Medical Spa’s eye lid surgery will restore your full range of expression. With these great results, we guarantee you’ll be expressing happiness! Call today to make an appointment: 407-830-8746

 

Beauty sleep is not just a metaphor we use, it is a very real way to help your skin stay young and healthy. It is a safe, free, and you can start as soon as you go to bed tonight. A lack of sleep causes the blood vessels to grow and look darker through the skin, hence the dark puffy circles that appear under your eyes when you cut your sleep short.

The lack of sleep also “makes you look angry, tired, sad, and certainly older,” says New York City dermatologist Doris Day, MD. This is an unattractive look for anyone. Add alcohol and smoking into this mix and you are on a road to disaster. Smoking and an angry look on your face will lead to premature wrinkles, while the alcohol will affect the quality of your sleep.

Why Beauty Sleep is so Important

While you sleep, your body goes into a repair mode that heals everything, especially the skin. The skin rejuvenates itself by producing new skin cells to replace the old damaged cells. During sleep, the body goes through metabolic and hormonal changes that can be disrupted and damage your body if you were to interfere with your sleep schedule. Some negative effects you might cause include high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and depression.

Getting just one good night of sleep results in noticeable changes in your skin and health. Just think about how much better you feel and look after you get a good night sleep. Imagine the results of getting on a regular schedule would feel. The only catch, getting way too much sleep will have the same effect as too little sleep. So, be careful and figure out the best amount of sleep for your body. See what makes you feel the best.

WebMD’s 5 Steps to Better Beauty Sleep

  1. Start a positive bedtime ritual. “Visualize beautiful, healthy skin as you fall asleep and your body will go in that direction,” Day says.
  2. Get into a sleep habit. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. “That rhythm is good for your skin,” Day says.
  3. Become a back sleeper. Stomach sleeping presses your face into the pillow, creating a meshwork of fine lines and creases when you wake up.
  4. Put a soft cover on your pillow. A pillowcase with a high thread count is kinder to your skin.
  5. Go white for your sheets. Dyes on your sheets and pillowcase can irritate sensitive skin.

Before going to bed, it is also a good idea to do your nightly beauty regimen, wash your face or take a shower. Just to refresh yourself, studies show this can give you a better night sleep as well.

For more information on beauty sleep and the original article visit WebMD.

Did you know that skin is the body’s largest organ? Most of us take our largest organ for granted and don’t take as good care of it as we should. Picking at acne, forgetting to put on sunscreen, and tanning wreak havoc on our skin–not just on our faces, but on our entire bodies. Lotions and creams are great for preventative measures, but what if the damage is already done? New Image Medical Spa’s Orlando’s intense pulsed light (IPL) laser treatment can help!

IPL is a new technology created to clear skin of common imperfections such as sun spots, vascular lesions, rosacea, and acne scars. It uses light energy to stimulate the production of collagen, the protein that gives skin its elasticity. IPL can be used on several parts of the body, including face, arms, chest, hands, and feet. Unlike painful skin rejuvenation procedures of the past, IPL lasers are the most skin-safe, comfortable, and effective photo rejuvenation treatment available.

Treatments are fast and easy (only 30 minutes per session!) with no downtime and no discomfort. Make your skin look younger and more refreshed, call New Image Medical Spa’s Orlando to make an appointment today: 407-830-8746

Gravity is necessary for life on Earth, but when it comes to physical appearance, it seems to be more of a necessary evil. As we age, gravity takes its toll, pulling our skin down until it begins to sag and wrinkle. New Image Medical Spa’s Orlando can help you defy gravity, though, with our facelift procedure!

In reality, gravity has very little to do with signs of aging. Genetics, sun exposure, individual lifestyle factors, and (of course) age contribute to sagging and wrinkled skin. Facelifts were developed to correct signs of aging on the face. This procedure involves the tightening of facial, neck skin and muscles, and the removal of excess skin to give people the youthful appearance they desire.

Don’t let aging get you down! New Image Medical Spa’s Orlando is here to help you reverse signs of aging with our facelift surgery. With us, you will be defying gravity in no time! Call today to schedule a consultation: 407-830-8746.