In this episode we take a listen to the heart during the ‘extreme’ stress of cosmetic injections.
As we get ready for injecting, our model’s sympathetic nervous system starts to kick into play, otherwise known as his 'fight or flight’. This causes a number of changes to the body due to the release of chemicals from the brain such as adrenaline and cortisol. This impacts his heart making it beat stronger and faster and increases his respiratory rate just to name a few changes. This is paralleled with listening to his heart in real time whilst the injections get going.
Once the procedure is complete, our model’s parasympathetic nervous system takes over, otherwise known as 'rest and digest’. Here, different chemicals are released from the brain to the body, causing the heart to slow down and return his bodily functions back to normal. We can clearly hear this as he celebrates the end of his treatment. Truly fascinating.
As you can see treatment time is fairly quick with initial inflammation post procedure expected to resolve after 10-15 minutes. Changes are expected to be seen around 3-5 days with optimal results at 2 weeks lasting 3-5 months in duration.
Dermal filler placed strategically along the cheeks can help to give definition and contouring to the face. It also creates an up lifting effect to the lower facial features and can help reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the mouth). The procedure takes around 20 minutes and results are optimally seen at 2 weeks and can last up to 12-18 months.
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Take care and stay healthy 😘
Dr Nora 💉
Warning: any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Join me as I tour the Versace Dessert table explaining which are the healthy options and which are not and why.
Chocolate with a cocoa content of over 70% is generally regarded as being nutritious with claims of helping to lower cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and being packed with anti oxidants. Of course, these benefits are only seen when eaten in strict moderation as too much can have an adverse effect on the body, causing weight gain, lethargy and other medical illnesses.
So next time you’re at the dessert table looking at your options, think with your mind rather than your tummy so that both your body and heart will be happy.
Please remember to always eat treats sensibly as part of a full healthy balanced diet and an active lifestyle.
Thanks for watching and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment in the comments section below or pop by and see me in clinic.
With many options of hair removal available on the market which is the most effective and least painful? Join me as I talk you through my hair removal journey from shaving, to waxing to epilating and finally using IPL to get permanent smooth hair-free legs.
WHAT IS IPL?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can be used in a variety of cosmetic procedures, from hair removal to treating pigments on the skin to improving facial acne. It should not be confused with laser treatment. IPL for hair removal works best on dark hair and lighter skin allowing for better absorption of the light pulses. The pulses of light stimulate the hair follicle to go into a resting phase. As a consequence the hair sheds naturally and hair regrowth is prevented.
Hair grows in different cycles. IPL is only effective when the hair is in the growth cycle and not all hairs are in the growth cycle at the same time. It is for this reason that IPL needs to be used at different intervals.
WHO SHOULD NOT USE IPL?
There are many conditions that IPL should not be used in. For example, pregnancy, breast feeding, if you have a pacemaker in place or take certain medications, just to name a few. Please always consult with your medical physician before using an IPL machine.
- Effective at removing hair permanently
- Home device
- Easy to use
- Cordless and corded use
- Quick and east application
- Skin sensor
- Different attachments for different body areas
- Carry case included
- 2 year warranty
- Pressing on the trigger for a long time may be uncomfortable
- Takes time to achieve lasting results.
- Requires motivation to continue with treatment.
After using the Phillips IPL range for 3 years I have experienced great results with only around 15% hair regrowth on my legs. It is a simple and convenient method of hair removal with long lasting results. This particular IPL machine is a big upgrade from its predecessor and is a lot more safer to use and the ability of using both corded and cordless helps to achieve results more consistently.
Take Care Australia 🇦🇺 This beautiful country is home to many animals that I had never seen before until coming here almost 3 years ago.
It is so sad to see the Bushfires affecting so many people and animals.
Several areas of the country are affected by heavy smoke making air quality very poor. If you are affected be sure to spend more time indoors with the air conditioning on and avoid any vigorous outdoor activity. If you do need to go outside invest in a disposable P2 face mask. These are able to filter out very fine particles from the air when used correctly and can be brought from your local hardware store.
If you suffer from respiratory problems please see your local GP for medication and an action plan.
As many of my Australian patients say “Australia only does things in extremes” and I hope that this extreme is over soon. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.