Gentle Revive Medical Spa Located in Lindon, Utah https://www.gentlerevive.com Probably the most well equipped spa in Utah Tue, 17 Jan 2023 19:27:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.4.4 https://www.gentlerevive.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-gentle_revive_feather-32x32.png Gentle Revive Medical Spa Located in Lindon, Utah https://www.gentlerevive.com 32 32 What does Morpheus8 treatment do? https://www.gentlerevive.com/what-does-morpheus8-treatment-do/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-does-morpheus8-treatment-do Tue, 17 Jan 2023 19:25:14 +0000 https://www.gentlerevive.com/?p=2143 Morpheus8 is a skin-resurfacing procedure that remodels the deep layers of your skin using microneedling and radiofrequency therapy. The treatment is commonly used to treat wrinkles and scarring, but it can also be used on other parts of the body such as arms and legs. Resurfacing The Skin Morpheus8 is a skin-resurfacing procedure that remodels […]

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Morpheus8 is a skin-resurfacing procedure that remodels the deep layers of your skin using microneedling and radiofrequency therapy. The treatment is commonly used to treat wrinkles and scarring, but it can also be used on other parts of the body such as arms and legs.

Resurfacing The Skin

Morpheus8 is a skin-resurfacing procedure that remodels the deep layers of the skin. It’s delivered through microneedling and radiofrequency therapy, which is commonly used to treat wrinkles and scarring.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is also used in this treatment, as it contains growth factors that help heal damaged tissue.

Firmer and Smoother

The Morpheus8 treatment uses a small needle to create tiny punctures in your skin. These wounds will naturally heal themselves by growing new collagen and elastin fibers that help to make your skin look firmer and smoother. The heat of the radiofrequency also works to stimulate cell regeneration.

Many Layers of Skin at Once

Because Morpheus8 targets many layers of your skin at once, it can effectively treat more severe wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars and other types of skin imperfections than typical microneedling or chemical peeling treatments. It also yields better results than laser resurfacing treatments because it’s less invasive and doesn’t damage your outermost skin layers.

When you have Morpheus8 done by a qualified medical professional (such as those listed on the [link to website] page), the treatment creates microscopic channels in the skin that stimulate new collagen production in the dermis—the layer just below your surface epidermis—to fill in lines and creases from aging or sun damage. The treatment also stimulates production of elastin fibers to firm up sagging tissue.

Painless Procedure

RF energy is used to stimulate cell regeneration, a process that’s not painful. The built-in cooling mechanism minimizes pain during the treatment and improves the healing process after it’s done.

Morpheus8 uses RF energy to target many layers of your skin at once. It also provides long-term results; after just one session, you’ll see an improvement in your skin’s appearance that lasts up to six months!

The procedure itself doesn’t hurt—you may experience some slight discomfort while it’s happening, but nothing too bad. If you’re interested in having Morpheus8 done on yourself or someone close to you, visit our website for more information about this amazing new treatment!

Morpheus8 is commonly used on the face, but can also be used on scarring and uneven texture on other parts of the body such as arms and legs.

Conclusion

Overall, Morpheus8 is a great procedure for anyone who wants smoother skin and clearer pores. It’s a safe and effective way to get rid of wrinkles, acne scars and other types of imperfections. The best part about this treatment is that you don’t have to worry about any side effects because it’s not invasive or painful like traditional laser resurfacing treatments. Plus, the results are permanent! If you want more information on how Morpheus8 can help improve your appearance then visit our website today

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What is the downtime for Laser Hair Removal? https://www.gentlerevive.com/what-is-the-downtime-for-laser-hair-removal/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-is-the-downtime-for-laser-hair-removal Sun, 15 Jan 2023 19:11:27 +0000 https://www.gentlerevive.com/?p=2139 If you’re thinking about getting laser hair removal, you might be wondering what the downtime is like. The good news is that it’s pretty easy and can be done in just one visit! The treatment lasts for about 20 minutes to 45 minutes. The duration of a laser hair removal session varies depending on the […]

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If you’re thinking about getting laser hair removal, you might be wondering what the downtime is like. The good news is that it’s pretty easy and can be done in just one visit!

The treatment lasts for about 20 minutes to 45 minutes.

The duration of a laser hair removal session varies depending on the size of the area. The larger or more intricate areas, such as your back, will take longer to treat than smaller ones like your arms. Your technician will also ask you to lie down so that they can cover all areas evenly and thoroughly.

The first treatment takes longer than subsequent treatments because it is an initial consultation with your technician and they need time to assess which laser settings would be suitable for you. They also want ensure that they are treating each area correctly so that no harm comes to your skin if there are any side effects from the procedure (which is rare).

Lastly, we advise continuing with at least four sessions before seeing noticeable results; however, this does vary between individuals based on their hair growth rate and skin type!

Self tanning products, tanning beds and sun exposure should all be avoided before the treatment

Because laser hair removal is a treatment that uses light to target and destroy hair follicles, avoiding direct sunlight for at least one week before your session is recommended. The reason for this is because the melanin in your skin can cause complications during laser treatment if it is exposed to intense heat from the laser.

It’s important not to use self-tanning products on your skin prior to your appointment because these products can create buildup of melanin on cells, which could increase risk of burns or scarring during treatment. If you have been using self tanner in the past year or plan on using one before your next session, let us know so we can make sure we don’t perform a procedure that could result in scarring!

You will need to avoid sun exposure after the treatment

You will need to avoid sun exposure after the treatment.

Sun exposure can cause the skin to burn and may lead to irritation, redness and blistering of your skin. You will need to avoid tanning beds, and sun exposure for a week after your treatment. Heat can also cause irritation and burns after the treatment. Vigorous exercise, hot water, steam etc should all be avoided for at least 48 hours after the treatment

The treatment lasts for about 20 minutes to 45 minutes.

The duration of the treatment varies depending on the size of the area being treated. Smaller areas generally take less time to treat than larger ones, but this can also depend on how many sessions you have scheduled. For example, during a first session, the operator may wish to spend more time ensuring that your skin does not react negatively to the laser. Subsequent sessions will likely be shorter since there won’t be any new growth for them to target and therefore no need for new treatments or fine-tuning.

There could be occasional redness and swelling.

You can expect some redness and swelling after your treatment. You should take ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Tylenol) to reduce any inflammation that occurs. Sun exposure is also a no-no for at least two weeks after your treatment, because it can cause more damage to the skin.

You will be able to resume your regular routine within 48 hours of the procedure and should see an improvement in hair growth in about 3-4 treatments.

Any medication that you are taking for acne needs to be stopped few days before the procedure.

You can resume taking medications for acne after the procedure. However, you must stop taking any medication that you are currently using for acne for at least 7 days before your treatment. This includes topical creams, oral medications and topical gels. It is important to speak with your doctor about this because some medications may increase the risk of complications during laser hair removal. If you are taking Accutane (isotretinoin), it should be stopped at least 1 year before undergoing laser hair removal treatment because it increases the risk of scarring or inflammation if applied to recently treated skin.

You will have to shave the area that is going to be targeted before the procedure.

Shave the area that is going to be targeted with a razor in the direction of hair growth. You should shave your skin within 24 hours of your procedure and never before your treatment.

You should avoid waxing or plucking a few weeks before the treatment.

You should avoid waxing or plucking a few weeks before the treatment. If you go to get your brows done and the technician notices that your skin is very red, she may recommend that you do not get laser hair removal until a certain period of time has passed. This is because it’s not safe to have any new growth on top of old, thickened hair and skin.

There are different kinds of lasers for laser hair removal; some are more effective than others depending on what kind of pigment your hair has. Your doctor will choose which type will work best for you based on whether or not it would be able to remove all the hairs without damaging surrounding tissue in an area where they don’t want any damage at all (like around eyebrows).

Results are not immediate.

The results of laser hair removal are not immediate. After each session, you can expect to see small decreases in the amount of hair at your chosen treatment area. However, it may take several sessions over the course of several weeks or months for you to see noticeable progress.

Treatments should be spaced out about 4-8 weeks apart so that your skin has time to heal in between treatments. This is especially important if you have darker skin tones because they tend to be more susceptible to pigment changes (darkening) or scarring than people with lighter complexions are; therefore it’s better not to apply heat sources too frequently on these areas as this could cause damage and discoloration over time.

Laser hair removal is an easy and safe procedure with little downtime.

  • Laser hair removal is a safe and effective procedure with little downtime.
  • You’ll need to shave the area before your appointment, but it’s not necessary to remove all of the hair. The laser will only target dark hairs, so if you don’t want to shave an entire area, just trim down any light colored or blonde hairs so they’re short enough for the laser to reach them.
  • It’s also important that you stay out of direct sunlight for two weeks after your treatment (you should wear sunscreen). This step is especially important when receiving treatments on both legs at once because exposure to sunlight could cause sunburns on multiple areas simultaneously—and no one wants that!

Conclusion

We hope this article has given you a better understanding of the downtime for laser hair removal and how to prepare for it. If you have any further questions, please contact us and we will be happy to help!

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Orbera and Insulin https://www.gentlerevive.com/orbera-and-insulin/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=orbera-and-insulin Fri, 13 Jan 2023 18:37:05 +0000 https://www.gentlerevive.com/?p=2115 You know what’s hard? Losing weight. You know what’s even harder? Keeping it off. If you’ve tried diet and exercise, but haven’t been able to stick to it long-term, Orbera® Intragastric Balloon may be the solution for you. The most effective, long-lasting weight loss is being proven to be done by lowering insulin levels. This […]

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You know what’s hard? Losing weight.

You know what’s even harder? Keeping it off.

If you’ve tried diet and exercise, but haven’t been able to stick to it long-term, Orbera® Intragastric Balloon may be the solution for you.

The most effective, long-lasting weight loss is being proven to be done by lowering insulin levels.

This is because insulin has been shown to cause many health problems, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.

It also keeps your body from burning fat for energy, so it causes you to store excess calories in your body as fat.

When you have low insulin levels, your body can burn fat more easily. This means faster weight loss and a lower chance of gaining back any weight that you do lose. Low-carb diets are the best ways to lower your insulin levels. The reason for this is because carbohydrates cause your body to release insulin, which then stores fat in your cells. This is why people who eat a lot of carbohydrates tend to have more fat on their bodies than those who don’t eat many carbs at all.

While carbs are one thing that makes insulin get released into the blood stream and causes the weight gain, we need to consider all of the ways that we can lower insulin, which will in-turn make us lose weight.

For the most part, anytime we eat we are causing insulin to be produced. So naturally, if we don’t eat then insulin levels will decrease, and we will lose weight. But wait, that is not all, low insulin levels cause the body to produce at least one hormone that causes the body to mobilize our already stored fat and then we actually lose weight.

When you’re fasting, your body is going to start breaking down your fat stores for energy. The hormone glucagon is what tells the body to do this. Glucagon is released when blood sugar levels are low and it works with insulin and other hormones to turn stored food into energy.

Fasting has long thought to be dangerous and something that causes the body to begin to consume its proteins or muscle and use this for energy. This is just not the case. The body is much smarter that this and actually will utilize the stored fat for energy during periods of time that it’s not receiving energy from the food we eat.

So, we see that whatever we can do to alter the amount of insulin that the body produces the more we will prevent the storage of fat (getting fatter) and the more we will burn the fat that we already have stored (getting skinnier).

At least one other way that we have learned that we can keep insulin levels lower in the body is to use supplements that have been found to naturally lower insulin levels. Some vitamins and supplements that are known to lower insulin levels are: chromium picolinate, vitamin C, magnesium, even apple cider vinegar can lower insulin levels.

Doctors and researchers alike have found that if the food that we eat leaves the stomach more slowly, then the insulin response created by that food is less. Subsequently, this lower insulin levels cause the body to not store as much fat from the food that we inevitably must eat. We cannot fast all of the time.

At Gentle Revive in Lindon Utah, we believe strongly in the detrimental effect of insulin on weight-loss and how lower insulin levels in the bloodstream is the key to losing weight.

At the first of the article, I mentioned another way to keep insulin levels low. That is with the use of a balloon that is inserted into the stomach. The balloon sits in your stomach, filling up space and helping you eat less. Combined with a special eating plan, Orbera® helps lower insulin levels and cause weight loss—people that have Orbera® lose 3.1 times more weight than diet and exercise alone! One of the ways that it does this is by forcing the food we eat to leave the stomach more slowly, thus decreasing the bodies insulin response to that food.

It is because of lower insulin levels that at Gentle Revive we offer the Orbera® weight loss balloon to assist people in their log sought after ability to lose weight and keep it off. In addition to just placing the weight loss balloon Orbera®, from Gentle Revive you will also receive support from our staff throughout the entire process which actually is a total of 12 months of support. You’ll be able to eat all of your favorite foods while losing weight! And did we mention that Orbera® is FDA-approved and proven safe and effective? The balloon is inserted into your stomach by a board-certified, experienced physician in an outpatient procedure without incisions that takes about 20 minutes. It stays there for 6 months and then it can be removed at any time.

If this method of weight-loss is something that interests you, please call or text us and schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with one of our providers to see if this method of achieving your log sought after goals of getting to the weight that you desire is appropriate and safe for you.

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The benefits and methods of vaginal rejuvenation https://www.gentlerevive.com/the-benefits-and-methods-of-vaginal-rejuvenation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-benefits-and-methods-of-vaginal-rejuvenation Mon, 24 May 2021 18:04:29 +0000 https://www.gentlerevive.com/?p=1524 The significant benefits A vaginal rejuvenation has many positive qualities that go far beyond improved sexual satisfaction, although that is an incredible benefit too. It treats a wide range of issues and medical conditions caused by weakened vaginal tissues. It restores tightness and functionality of the vaginal area and patients can resume regular activities extremely […]

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The significant benefits

A vaginal rejuvenation has many positive qualities that go far beyond improved sexual satisfaction, although that is an incredible benefit too. It treats a wide range of issues and medical conditions caused by weakened vaginal tissues.

It restores tightness and functionality of the vaginal area and patients can resume regular activities extremely quickly.

The particular treatment method chosen can be customized to the individual patient and their needs, increasing its effectiveness.

And probably worth mentioning- It increases your partner’s sexual experience as well as your own, improving your self esteem and quality of (sex)life significantly.

How the treatment works

Typically, MonaLisa vaginal rejuvenation treatments consist of 3 total procedures over the course of 18 weeks. All of these treatments are conducted within the doctor’s office in a matter of 5-10 minutes, and do not even require an anesthetic as they are virtually painless.

So, if you’ve experienced changes in your vaginal health since menopause or loss of vaginal muscle tone, it’s OK to talk about it – because now there is a new therapy that really works.

Essentially, MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Rejuvenation can relieve painful intercourse, reduce urinary urgency, restore your satisfaction, and revive your relationship.

Given the immense benefits and stress-free treatment, there’s no reason not to book a consultation. you can reach us here.

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Menopause: what’s changing down under? https://www.gentlerevive.com/menopause-whats-changing-down-under/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=menopause-whats-changing-down-under Mon, 03 May 2021 18:08:00 +0000 https://www.gentlerevive.com/?p=1528 As you age and as your estrogen levels go down after menopause, your vaginal tissue can atrophy. Great, right? After a lifetime of monthly cycles, hormones raging, and for many, childbirth(s), now this? Luckily, menopause and post-menopausal effects need not be as dreadful, thanks to some nifty solutions like vaginal rejuvination. But first, let’s take […]

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As you age and as your estrogen levels go down after menopause, your vaginal tissue can atrophy. Great, right? After a lifetime of monthly cycles, hormones raging, and for many, childbirth(s), now this?

Luckily, menopause and post-menopausal effects need not be as dreadful, thanks to some nifty solutions like vaginal rejuvination.

But first, let’s take a look at what actually happens down there…

So, my vaginal tissue might atrophy. What does that mean?

It means your vaginal tissue becomes drier and thinner than it was when you were younger. It may also become inflamed, causing burning, itching, discomfort, and even bleeding. 

It can be good to know that because of vaginal atrophy, and as a result of aging you may experience frequent urinary tract infections, stress urinary incontinence, vaginal discomfort or bleeding, chronic urinary tract infections and painful penetration and intercourse. 

Goodness, after all that we think it’s time to move on over to that nifty solution, don’t you?

Enter the MonaLisa Touch vaginal rejuvenation treatment. It can help reverse conditions related to menopause-related vaginal atrophy. And for younger women, it can help tighten up stretched vaginal tissue (known as vaginal laxity) that can result after childbirth.  

MonaLisa Touch is an innovative, nonsurgical treatment that regenerates vaginal tissues and helps relieve a variety of vaginal health issues.

It is defined as a medical procedure that delivers a type of therapy known as fractional CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser energy to soft tissues, such as the tissue in your vagina.

This gentle laser treatment regenerates vaginal tissue safely and effectively, providing you with a hormone-free, medication-free solution to a range of pelvic health conditions. 

Your treatment with MonaLisa Touch occurs comfortably in our offices and requiring no anesthesia. During your treatment, a small probe is inserted into your vagina delivering gentle laser energy to your vaginal tissues. The treatment lasts only about five minutes, and the laser energy delivered by MonaLisa Touch stimulates your vagina to form new blood vessels and increase the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that contribute strength and elasticity to your vaginal tissues.

Best of all, most candidates can return to their normal routine soon after having MonaLisa Touch treatment, although it may be recommended that you refrain from sexual intercourse for two or three days.

At Gentle Revive we have a team of compassionate, experienced women’s care experts that can help you decide whether treatment with MonaLisa Touch is right for you.  So if there are any questions regarding the treatment, and the intricacies thereof, please approach the authorities and Revive Gently. 

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Vaginal Rejuvenation? Consider the Mona Lisa touch https://www.gentlerevive.com/vaginal-rejuvenation-consider-the-mona-lisa-touch/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=vaginal-rejuvenation-consider-the-mona-lisa-touch Tue, 20 Apr 2021 20:16:00 +0000 https://www.gentlerevive.com/?p=1521 There are symptoms of menopause that we don’t talk about that often. Painful intercourse, urinary incontinence, extreme vaginal dryness or laxity… But what we should be talking about is the solution for relief, the MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Rejuvenation. MonaLisa Touch is essentially a laser therapy used as a treatment for changes in vaginal health typically brought on […]

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There are symptoms of menopause that we don’t talk about that often. Painful intercourse, urinary incontinence, extreme vaginal dryness or laxity…

But what we should be talking about is the solution for relief, the MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Rejuvenation.

MonaLisa Touch is essentially a laser therapy used as a treatment for changes in vaginal health typically brought on by menopause. It works by using a gentle laser to stimulate collagen production of the tissues within the vaginal wall.

The treatment involves using a fractional CO2 laser, designed specifically to administer stimulation to vaginal tissue.  This naturally brings about moisture and vaginal rejuvenation.

The fractional CO2 laser used inside the vagina does not cause any pain. The only discomfort experienced by patients may be during the initial treatment, when the laser hand piece is initially inserted into the vagina.  This discomfort stems from the vaginal dryness symptoms, but the majority of patients say the actual laser firing feels like only a slight vibration.


MonaLisa Touch is administered without using hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which makes it ideal for women who choose not to, or are unable to use HRT to treat vaginal dryness.  For example, a number of cancer survivors cannot get hormone therapy because of their medical history. Therefore, this treatment is currently their only real option.

To discuss this treatment with us and your treatment plan, get in touch with us here.


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Don’t let an unwanted tattoo scar the rest of your life https://www.gentlerevive.com/dont-let-an-unwanted-tattoo-scar-the-rest-of-your-life/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dont-let-an-unwanted-tattoo-scar-the-rest-of-your-life Mon, 22 Mar 2021 17:23:00 +0000 https://www.gentlerevive.com/?p=1432 Tattoos, a permanent feature, but their beauty may be fleeting. Once the flame is gone, you might not always enjoy what you see, or what it represents to you ‘in the now’ as opposed to when it was created. This is when you start thinking of tattoo removal. This unpleasant feeling lasts, a mark against us […]

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Tattoos, a permanent feature, but their beauty may be fleeting. Once the flame is gone, you might not always enjoy what you see, or what it represents to you ‘in the now’ as opposed to when it was created. This is when you start thinking of tattoo removal.

This unpleasant feeling lasts, a mark against us which cannot easily be removed. Or even if it is removed, the risk that the mark left over will be worse than the tattoo itself.

Millions of individuals with tattoos face the same conundrum every day.  Removing it represents a decision just as big, a leap of faith just as far.

Because each tattoo is unique, removal techniques are tailored to suit each individual case.

In the past, tattoos could be removed by a wide variety of methods. But, in many cases the scars were more unsightly than the tattoo itself.

But there may very well be a solution which you’ve never even knew about, much less considered,  laser tattoo removal.

Why are lasers ideal to remove unwanted tattoos?

Lasers are able to remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors of the tattoo with a high-intensity light beam. This may sound simple enough, but as with all treatments, there is an innate risk, like a lack of complete pigment removal, or a slight chance that the treatment can leave you with a permanent scar.

To have a tattoo removed, you need to ensure you find a reputable dermatologist, cosmetic center, or medical spa to ensure proper treatment and care. Treatment with laser depending on the age, size and type of tattoo (amateur or professional). The color of the patient’s skin, as well as the depth to which the tattoo pigment extends, will also affect the removal technique.

How about a cover-up?

Sometimes there are tattoos that you just want to do a cover-up on.

Laser tattoo removal is a much better option instead of trying to recreate a new tattoo with a cover-up. Our staff is able to remove parts of tattoos to pave the way for the new and improved tattoo. More than likely your tattoo artist will thank you for the blank canvas to lay some new ink on.

In short, don’t let an unwanted tattoo color the rest of your life. Have it removed by the experts. Our doctors and aesthetic specialists at Gentle Revive in Lindon, Utah, provide patients with a better way to remove your unwanted tattoos.

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The real dangers of sun damage and why you need to take it seriously https://www.gentlerevive.com/the-real-dangers-of-sun-damage-and-why-you-need-to-take-it-seriously/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-real-dangers-of-sun-damage-and-why-you-need-to-take-it-seriously Sat, 06 Mar 2021 13:56:00 +0000 https://www.gentlerevive.com/?p=1468 ‘Sun damage’ is a catchall phrase that refers to any harm done to your skin by the sun and for many reasons prevention is better than cure. Daily protection is critical for avoiding sun damage from both UVA and UVB rays. This is because much of the sun damage that accumulates in our skin is […]

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‘Sun damage’ is a catchall phrase that refers to any harm done to your skin by the sun and for many reasons prevention is better than cure.

Daily protection is critical for avoiding sun damage from both UVA and UVB rays. This is because much of the sun damage that accumulates in our skin is the result of daily incidental sun exposure.

Various studies have shown that regardless of the weather or daily activities, the skin of the people who used sunscreen everyday aged significantly better.

Start taking care of your skin now

Don’t wait until you see signs of sun damage to start taking care of your skin. Daily SPF is essential, wear sunscreen on any skin exposed to direct sunlight, and not just when you go to the beach.

Wear hats and sunglasses to protect your eyes and face and seek shade as soon as you feel the sun is too harsh.

Try avoiding direct sunlight at peak hours which varies depending on where you live, but usually occurs in the afternoon.

Wear light, breathable, long-sleeved shirts and pants when possible, especially if you’re particularly susceptible to sunburns. These may seem obvious, but current data suggest they are not always observed, to the detriment of our skin.

DNA damage to your skin

You can treat the aesthetic effects of sun damage. But you unfortunately can’t reduce or reverse DNA damage caused by the sun. Once DNA mutation has occurred due to UV irradiation, there is no way to undo that.

What sun damage actually looks like

Sun damaged skin can show up as actinic keratosis, wrinkles, spots, spider veins, a blotchy or ruddy complexion, and can even progress to skin cancer. It often looks different across skin tones.

In lighter skin types, thinning of the skin, fine lines and discolorations will be apparent. In darker skin types, discolorations may be the most prominent feature of sun damage.

UVA rays are generally linked to the aging of skin cells and tend to be the cause of wrinkles, sunspots and other signs of sun damage.

UVB rays, on the other hand, are the principal cause of sunburns, directly damage DNA in skin cells and are linked to most skin cancers.

How some damage can be reversed

While the negatives seem overwhelming, it is possible to reverse (sun damage) to some extent. This can be done by utilizing lasers, chemical peels and certain topical medications to destroy dark spots and vessels. You can encourage collagen deposition and remove the damaged layers of skin if you have discoloration, wrinkles, or fine lines.

At Gentle Revive we understand you dermatological and personal requirements better than anybody else. If you’ve been burned one too many times and regret the outcome, let us discuss what options you might have.

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  3. https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/
  4. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/

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Best Weight Loss Procedure? https://www.gentlerevive.com/best-weight-loss-procedure/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=best-weight-loss-procedure Tue, 02 Mar 2021 21:02:51 +0000 https://www.gentlerevive.com/?p=1409 The best weight loss procedure is only as good as your determination to lose weight. A procedure will never replace the need for creating new habits and goals. With that being said, obviously there are better weight loss procedures than others. Almost all the procedures out there involve the stomach. This makes sense because it […]

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The best weight loss procedure is only as good as your determination to lose weight. A procedure will never replace the need for creating new habits and goals. With that being said, obviously there are better weight loss procedures than others.

Almost all the procedures out there involve the stomach. This makes sense because it contains the receptors that say when you’re full and after chewing, is where your food begins to breakdown. So we’re going to focus directly on the weight loss procedures out there that deal with the stomach. Let’s start with the gastric balloon.

Weight Loss Balloon Procedure

Weight loss balloons are relatively new to weight loss procedure options. This option is actually non-surgical, which makes it stand out from other weight loss procedures. To briefly explain how the weight loss balloon works, a physician uses an endoscope down the throat to place a deflated balloon down into the stomach. Once the balloon is down in the stomach, the doctor then inflates the balloon usually with a sterile saline solution.

Once the balloon is in place, it will stay there for a period of a few months. During this time, the balloon takes up space inside the stomach to prevent overeating. This helps the person learn new eating habits and lose weight at the same time. By the time the balloon is removed, the person has learned new eating habits and continue to maintain the weight lost and even continue to lose.

This is the option we offer at Gentle Revive. We use a gastric balloon called Orbera. We’ve found that this is the best weight loss balloon on the market and also the best weight loss procedure because of the fact that it’s non-surgical. This means little to no downtime unlike surgical weight loss procedures. Also, it means that there are no anatomic changes to the stomach. You can always see if Orbera is a good option for you by scheduling a free consultation with us. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

Read our article about how much you can lose with Orbera.

Orbera patient, Lindsey, explains how Orbera helped her listen to her body.

The other weight loss procedure options we’ll talk about are all surgical. While we don’t recommend these options because they alter the stomach permanently, they are a good option for some people.

Gastric Band Procedure

The gastric band, or lap-band, is one of the more popular weight loss procedures out there. One of the reasons for this is because the procedure is done laparoscopically, meaning that only little incisions are needed to place the band around the top portion of the stomach.

Essentially the band creates a small pouch in the upper part of the stomach. Once that stomach pouch is full, the brain senses fullness and prevents you from continuing to eat.

Although this procedure is not as invasive as other surgeries, it still usually requires general anesthesia and a hospital stay. This procedure is mostly reversible once the treatment with the band is completed. However, there still will be some tissue scarring after the band is removed.

Surgical procedures may not be the best weight loss procedures.

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most invasive forms of weight loss procedures. Although it may be beneficial for some people the risks are much greater than the other options we’ve talked about so far.

Bypass surgery involves literally bypassing the majority of the stomach. A surgeon will make an incision at the top of the stomach to create a small stomach pouch. This is similar to the lap band, but the pouch is permanent. After the pouch is created, the small intestine is then routed to connect directly to the pouch. This makes it so the lower portion of the stomach is bypassed completely. The cons to this procedure are that it involves a major surgery, a longer hospital stay, and the changes to your stomach are permanent.

In conclusion, there are a lot of options out there for weight loss procedures. We recommend taking the approach of researching the least invasive first. Since we offer one of these least invasive options, give us a call and schedule a free consultation to see if Orbera is right for you.

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Why do I get sunburn, but not a tan? https://www.gentlerevive.com/why-do-i-get-sunburn-but-not-a-tan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=why-do-i-get-sunburn-but-not-a-tan Sat, 06 Feb 2021 13:42:00 +0000 https://www.gentlerevive.com/?p=1464 Have you ever wondered why you only need five minutes in direct sunlight to turn a bright shade of pink, while your friend Anna can spend hours outside and end up at worst with a revitalizing glow? Note, however, that both are signs of cellular damage to the skin. However, we can answer this by […]

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Have you ever wondered why you only need five minutes in direct sunlight to turn a bright shade of pink, while your friend Anna can spend hours outside and end up at worst with a revitalizing glow?

Note, however, that both are signs of cellular damage to the skin.

However, we can answer this by looking at what sunburn is.

Sunburn is an inflammatory reaction to ultraviolet (UV) radiation damage to the skin’s outermost layers. At the heart of it all is melanin, a pigment that gives your skin its color and defends it against the sun’s rays.

How does melanin work?

Melanin works by darkening your unprotected sun-exposed skin. The amount of melanin you produce is determined by genetics, which is why some people get sunburned while others tan. Both are signs of cellular damage to the skin, and for people with less melanin, prolonged unprotected sun exposure can cause skin cells to become red, swollen and painful, also known as sunburn. Sunburns can range from mild to blistering.

Some people are more prone to sunburn

Skin type determines your susceptibility; people with fair skin run the greatest risk. But anyone can get burned. Even without a burn, sun exposure raises skin cancer risk. Even if you are tan or your skin type is dark and your skin does not redden, the sun can cause cellular damage that can lead to cancer.

How sunburn damages your skin

Sunburn hurts you in more ways than one. The danger goes far beyond any short-term pain, redness and discomfort, because after the sunburn fades, lasting damage remains. Sunburn accelerates skin aging and is a leading cause in the majority of cases of basal cell carcinomasquamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

As you get older and have accumulated a lot of time in the sun, those freckles are only some of the damage you are able to see. Sun damaged skin can show up as actinic keratosis, wrinkles, spots, spider veins, a blotchy or ruddy complexion, and can even progress to skin cancer.

The UV index factor

The UV index is a factor: The sun varies in intensity by season, time of day and geographic location. A high UV index means that unprotected skin will burn faster or more severely. Be careful, especially when the sun is strongest. But even when the index is low, the risk remains.

Repeat sunburns put you at a substantial risk for skin cancer and premature skin aging, so you need to protect yourself every day of the year. Everybody must ‘learn from their burn’, your skin will heal, but the real damage has been done.

At Gentle Revive we understand you dermatological and personal requirements better than anybody else, if you’ve been burned one too many time and regret the outcome, let us discuss what options you might have, and which solution is best for you.

Sources:

  1. https://www.healthline.com/
  2. https://www.popsci.com/
  3. https://www.mayoclinic.org/
  4. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/

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