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Beware! Health warnings from Dr. C!!

Did I get your attention?  I want to send us into the long weekend with a smile…  And some real words of encouragement that two of the best things to do for our health, longevity and beauty (i.e. vitality) is to spend time with people we love and to laugh with them.  When was the…

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Sometimes, we JUST want to be heard!

How many times, when we come home tired and feeling frustrated, do we tell our partner about the problem, only to be infuriated by their immediate offerings of suggestions of things we can do to make a situation better?   Aaaargh!  I do not want you to FIX it;  I just want to vent!  Let me…

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Something we all need to be aware of…

At the risk of being labeled something that is not politically correct, I am going to share one of my absolutely favorite pieces of psychological wisdom:  the feminine and masculine are intrinsically different from one another and that manifests in many different ways.  We all have a mixture of the two with different ratios showing…

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What’s Up About Pore Size?

We all have that friend that obsesses over their face in a 10X magnification mirror, grumbling about their pores and applying nose strips. Some of us are that friend. It’s no surprise, either; we hear a lot about our pores. Creams, moisturizers and toners claim to reduce pore size, primers and concealers help to blur…

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Lipo Blog Part 2 of 3: Initial Results!

It has now been three months and although “final results” are really seen at six months, I think I know what I am getting.  Basically, I LOVE it. I can honestly say that for the first time in fifty years, I am comfortable in my own body and like myself as I am.  Crazy.  Not…

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Liposuction: Part 1 of 3

Preamble I have hated my belly since I was 20.  Maybe it started before then, but I am certain of that insecure mid-college time period.  Granted I was a bit heavier then (~145 lbs) and have since slimmed down to a consistent 135-138 lbs, but I just want to have on the record that I…

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Time To Consider Filler for our Hands!

We are all so good at taking care of our faces, but our necks and hands give away our histories of sun exposure and birthdays.  For a couple of years now, we have been addressing necks with Sculptra, with fantastic results and occasionally using Radiesse in hands; but it is only recently that the FDA has given official…

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Skin Cancer Happens!

The other day, a client came in for a quick appointment that was about something totally different and just happened to mention that her hairdresser had noticed that there was a strange spot behind her ear. Both the client and the hairstylist were certain that it had not been there at her hair appointment just six weeks before……

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Dysport vs Botox: Units and Pricing

What’s the deal with Dysport pricing and units?  It’s so confusing!?!? I recently received an email from a client who expressed her confusion and frustration about how she was charged for her Dysport treatment as there seemed to be a major discrepancy between our advertised price of $5/unitand her receipt.  The trouble is that the manufacturers of Dysport have created a…

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In flight medical emergency

After 24 years, it has finally happened…While flying home from Mexico today they paged overhead for a physician to help with a sick passenger. I was able to help, and it felt so great.When I was 26, I was working as a consultant and liked my work well enough. I was good at it but…

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