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When Will You See Results of Testosterone Hormone Therapy?

January 5, 2023

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man flexing his arms after getting testosterone hormone therapy

You don’t feel the way you used to. Now you have lower energy, sex drive, and muscle mass, and you want to get some of that back. Or perhaps you’re a transgender man, and you want your body to reflect who you really are.

No matter the reason, taking testosterone hormone therapy may provide the results you are looking for. But how long does the process take? How long will it be until you see the effects? In this post, you’ll learn more about when you can expect to have noticeable benefits of this treatment.


Using Cold Laser Therapy for Pain Management

December 22, 2022

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patient needing cold laser therapy on their wrist

Managing pain is a tricky task. While pain medication can work at first, the body can get used to a certain amount, causing you to have to take more. Whether you take opioids or other painkillers, they come with side effects and the potential for addiction. But what other options do you have for dealing with acute or chronic pain?

A solution you may not be aware of is called cold laser therapy. Keep reading to learn more about this treatment and how it can help you manage pain and recover from injuries.


Recover More Quickly from Knee Pain with Cold Laser Therapy

December 9, 2022

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a patient with knee pain who needs cold laser therapy

In science fiction or secret agent films, lasers are frequently used to cut through materials or destroy things. More practically, scientists and medical professionals today utilize lasers in surgical procedures when they need to sever tissue precisely, but cold lasers are different. This laser therapy can reduce your pain after a knee injury and actually help your body heal more efficiently. Learn how your pain management team can take advantage of cold laser therapy to address your knee pain.


BOTOX and Dermal Fillers: What’s the Difference?

November 25, 2022

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person getting treated who understands the difference between BOTOX and dermal fillers

When you look in the mirror, you don’t like the wrinkles you see and decide to seek professional anti-aging treatment. You’ve heard of injections that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but don’t know very much about your options. If BOTOX and dermal fillers seem like the exact same treatment, you should learn about what makes these treatments unique so that you can select the one that can help you overcome signs of aging.


Latest BOTOX and Dermal Filler Trends

October 27, 2022

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people watching the latest BOTOX and dermal filler trends

BOTOX and dermal fillers have been around for decades, so it may be surprising that these treatments have been trending for the last few years. However, thanks to advancements in materials and technology, these anti-aging treatments are being highlighted by social media influencers, appealing to both young and old alike.

In addition, the most recent trends entail getting BOTOX and dermal fillers in unique ways. If you are considering getting these treatments, you should know about at least some of these trends so you can decide if you want to jump on the bandwagon for yourself. Keep reading to learn about four trending ways to get BOTOX and dermal fillers!


4 Alternatives for Chronic Pain Management Without Prescription Painkillers

October 12, 2022

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bottle of prescription painkillers

Did you know that an estimated 10 million people in the US misused opioids in 2019 alone? The vast majority of these cases involved prescription painkillers, which can be addicting and even life threatening if not taken as directed. But if you deal with pain frequently, you may think your only option is opioids. It’s not! Keep reading to learn about chronic pain management alternatives that don’t put your health and safety at risk.


Preparing for Dermal Fillers: 4 Things You Should Do

September 26, 2022

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woman who has prepared for dermal fillers

When you have work done to improve your appearance, most of the time, you simply sit back and let the provider do everything for you. But sometimes, the procedure comes with a list of things you should and shouldn’t do in the days leading up to it. Getting dermal filler injections is no different. Here are four things you need to do to prepare for dermal fillers so that you don’t experience swelling and bruising, the two most common side effects of this treatment.


Vitamin B12 Shots: What Do They Do for Weight Loss?

September 13, 2022

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woman wanting weight loss measuring and learning about B12 shots

When it comes to losing weight, you don’t want to take ineffective shortcuts or fads, but you know that you may need some help. While eating healthy and exercising are critical to a sustainable lifestyle, you may not have control over your metabolism—that’s where Vitamin B12 injections come in! In this post, you’ll learn why you should consider B12 shots, what they do, and how often you may need them.


Do You Have Time for BOTOX?

August 26, 2022

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person getting BOTOX in time for an event

After looking closely at your face in the mirror, you notice that you skin is showing signs of aging on your forehead and around your eyes. You’re not ready to succumb to wrinkles, so you decide to get BOTOX injections to turn back the clock.

However, looking ahead at your schedule, you have several important events coming up (perhaps a class reunion, a big business meeting, or re-entering dating) for which you want to look your best as well. But will the timing of your BOTOX treatments work out to your advantage? Here we answer your questions about how long BOTOX lasts, how often you can get it and other essential information!


Steroid or Cortisone Injections: Is There a Difference?

August 12, 2022

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person getting a cortisone injection on their wrist

Your knee is killing you because your arthritis is acting up again. You’ve tried icing them and taking pain relievers, but the discomfort won’t go away, limiting your activity and mobility. You’ve heard of some people getting a cortisone shot to help hurting joints, but you may not know exactly what that is. Should you ask your medical team for a steroid shot instead? What’s the difference between that and a cortisone injection? Keep reading to learn more!

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