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12/14/2018
BodyFX

Body FX vs Coolscuplting in St Louis

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When it comes to cosmetic procedures that can help you remove unwanted fat tissue in hard to treat areas, you have quite a few options out there. Two of the most popular cosmetic procedures that do just that are known as Body FX and Coolsculpting in St Louis. Both procedures can help you get rid of pesky fat that dieting and exercise have been unable to get rid of. Here is how Body FX and Coolsculpting stack up: The Procedures Unsurprisingly, Coolsculpting uses a noninvasive procedure that “freezes” fat tissue

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12/9/2018
Vein Treatment

Stages of Vein Disease

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Most medical conditions are identified through various increasing stages of symptoms. The type of treatment can be different in each stage of the disease. Vein disease is no different with three different stages that are identified by medical professionals. Here is what you need to know about the various stages of vein disease: Stage 1 – Spider Veins The first stage of vein disease is often associated with symptoms that are not life threatening or painful. The first and most noticeable symptom of vein disease is spider veins developing across

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11/28/2018
Vein Treatment

Endovenous Laser Treatment vs Vein Stripping

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When it comes to venous insufficiency treatments, two very different treatment options are endovenous laser treatment and vein stripping. Endovenous laser treatment is a recently developed procedure that uses laser technology to close off veins. Vein stripping, on the other hand, is an older treatment that has been used for decades that physically removes veins from the body. Here are the how two treatment options stack up against each other: Understanding Vein Stripping As mentioned, vein stripping has been used for decades and is surgical in nature. This invasive treatment

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11/26/2018
Breast Implants

Natural Breast Enhancement vs Implants

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Breast enhancement procedures continue to be one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available. Most individuals know about the popular breast implants that can provide a dramatic increase in size but pose serious health risks. For those looking to avoid implant risks, a new procedure called natural breast enhancement is available and uses natural occurring fat from your body. Here is how these two enhancement procedures stack up against one another: The Procedures Breast implants are typically achieved by surgically adding silicone or another type of implant into the breast.

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10/29/2018
Uncategorized

SmartLipo vs Coolsculpting

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If you have been doing your research on what kind of procedures are best to get rid of fat tissue that regular exercise and dieting cannot target, you have probably heard of SmartLipo and Coolsculpting. Both of these treatments are extremely popular and produce the results patients want. Both SmartLipo and Coolsculpting are designed to help you get rid or stubborn fat tissue for those that are in generally good shape. Similarities and Differences of Smartlipo and Coolsculpting While both procedures help get rid of unwanted fat tissue, they are

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10/29/2018
Kybella

What is the Kybella Treatment and How Does It Work?

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In the past, the first answer to treating double chins was liposuction. With the improvements made to technology used in cosmetic treatments over the years, a new alternative has found its place. Kybella is an FDA approved injection treatment which uses a natural chemical found in our bodies, deoxycholic acid, to help your body break down and absorb the fat found in your chin. Here is how the Kybella treatment works: The Kybella Treatment Destroys Fat Without Surgery Kybella works by destroying the fat cells found in your chin and

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10/12/2018
Liposuction

What to Expect Pre- and Post-Liposuction

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Liposuction is an incredible cosmetic procedure that will help you contour your body and lose inches when traditional dieting and exercise has been unsuccessful. Like any other cosmetic procedure, there are certain conditions and details to understand your pre and post liposuction treatment. Pre-Treatment Expectations The first and arguably most important thing to know before liposuction is if you are an ideal candidate for the treatment. As mentioned, liposuction is perfect for those who have been unable to lose fat through traditional exercise and dieting. That means ideal candidates are

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10/12/2018
Skin Treatment

Psoriasis vs Rosacea – What’s the Difference

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Two of the most common chronic skin conditions that impact millions of people each year are psoriasis and rosacea. From skin redness to scaly patches, these skin conditions can make life difficult. Here is  our breakdown on psoriasis vs rosacea, how they impact millions of people each year, and how they can be treated: What is Psoriasis and Rosacea? Psoriasis differentiates itself from rosacea by appearing as red and scaly plaques all across the body. Rosacea on the other hand only afflicts the face, more commonly across the cheeks. Mild rosacea cases

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10/10/2018
Lipedema

Living With Lymphedema

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Worldwide Lymphedema is most commonly caused by infections. In the United States lymphedema is most commonly caused by cancer, surgery, infection, obesity and hereditary diseases in that order. You might have heard of lipedema, and it can also cause a secondary lymphedema can be that can be debilitating. Lymphedema is a chronic condition that is seen as swelling in the arms or legs and is caused by damage to lymphatic ducts or lymph nodes.  Once the injury occurs to the lymphatic system the resulting scarring creates a blockage that prevents

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10/10/2018
Lipedema

Lipedema Prevention and Treatment Tips

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Rising concerns of lipedema have been reported across the nation, with recent research studies indicating that this condition impacts around 11% of all women worldwide. For the unaware, lipedema is a chronic condition where fat cells are abnormally built up in the thighs and legs; it primarily impacts women. The causes of lipedema are still unknown, with research suggesting that the onset occurs during or after puberty or other hormonal changes in the body. Most patients diagnosed with lipedema experience disproportionate fat accumulation in the lower body. Those diagnosed with

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