A new week brings new opportunities and achievements 💪
Start your week by making a list of the things that you want to achieve. These should be tasks that are realistic and can be done with a little motivation. At the end of the week reflect back on your list and congratulate yourself with all the achievements you have had.
Getting a simple check of your blood pressure and heart can help to diagnose and treat heart disease, which is one of Australia’s largest health problems.
To reduce your risk of heart disease be sure to live an active and healthy lifestyle, including physical exercise, on the recommendation of your doctor, having a balanced and healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight.
For your own assessment please pop by and see me in clinic.
Each day 50 Australians needlessly die of smoking related diseases.
Quitting before the age of 30 reduces your risk of lung cancer by 90% compared to someone who continues to smoke throughout their life.
After 15 years of not smoking, your stroke risk has reduced to close to that of a person who has never smoked and within 2-5 years of quitting, your risk of getting a heart attack and stroke also drops significantly.
Help is available from your local GP, your pharmacist and the Quitline.
Don’t be part of the statistic, make a change today. 🚭
In today’s episode I take you through what marionette lines are, how they appear and what can be done to treat them.
The name originates from marionette string puppets who have dark lines from the corners of the mouth to the jaw allowing them to move their mouth.
As we age, we loose volume in this area and hence lines appear more prominent.
HOW TO TREAT
There are several options that may be explored.
Non-permanent dermal fillers can be strategically used in this area to reduce the volume deficit.
Another option is to consider anti-wrinkle treatment to the muscles of the lower face - DAO. These muscles pull the corner of the mouth down and out. By temporarily inactivating this muscle, the corners of the mouth settle in an upwards position. It’s important to understand that if the crease lines of the marionettes are very deep, anti-wrinkle to this area is unlikely to change this appearance. Very often dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle treatment to the corners of the mouth are done in conjunction with one another.
A final method to consider is a mini face lift or a permanent surgical procedure to lift and pull back the lower face.
During my working week I spend a lot of time dealing with mental health concerns. From anxiety, to depression to eating disorders amongst many others. Mental health is a serious and real issue. One in five Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. Often people may be too shy or worried about judgment to come forward and seek help, however, there is ample support if you need it. Your general practitioner can facilitate psychological therapy sessions, medication or even just regular support, because a problem shared is a problem halved.
If you or someone you know is struggling please pop by and see me in clinic for further help.