Archive for August, 2010
Bacne is the slang term for back acne, this condition can be painful and cause scaring. Both men and women get back acne, however it is most severe in teenage boys and athletes. Back acne is sometimes referred to as athletic acne. Tight fitting cloths and athletic gear trap perspiration, allowing P. acne bacteria to proliferate. Steroids can also contribute to acne. Bacne can range from very mild to severe and treatment protocols are designed appropriately. I strongly recommend professional treatment for back acne, as there are acne products that should not be used together or contraindicated for some people.
Chemical peels can be customized to treat acne and PIH ( post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) I find that customized peels are a very effective treatment for back acne.
Back facials can include extractions, acne treatment masks, and topical medications.
Microdermabrasion is appropriate for mild to moderate acne, however treating over pustules, cysts and inflamed skin is contraindicated.
Cryotherapy, also called Co2 slush or acne slush, has been used in dermatology for over a quarter of a century. Co2 slush is created at the time of treatment, liquid Co2 is made into a “snow” ball and wrapped in gauze or cheese cloth and then dipped into acetone. The “slush” is the lightly swiped over the treated areas.
Blue Light RF Acne Treatment
The combined energies of elōs™— natural photodynamic therapy (blue spectrum) with radio frequency (RF) — enable highly selective targeting of the sebaceous glands and acne bacteria. Pulsed Light together with RF energies reduce sebaceous gland activity while blue light simultaneously destroys active acne. Blue light treatment isn’t painful and has no down time.
Clarisonic developed the sonic technology proven to gently yet effectively loosen dirt and oil to clear your pores. The Sonic Skin Cleansing System uses a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to clean, soften and smooth your skin. In just 60 seconds a day, the micro-massage action cleans more than twice as effectively as manual cleansing.
I usually recommend that you apply the Bioglycolic scrub, and leave it on for a few minutes before you wash it off. This will allow the glycolic acid time to penetrate.
Resurfacing Body Scrub combines glycolic acid and polished granules in order to provide an aggressive but safe approach for reaching a noticeably improved level of body skin rejuvenation. This formulation enables patients to immediately address roughened or calloused areas while enhancing overall smoothness and tone. Patients will experience unparalleled softness and results will only increase with continued use.
Obagi Clenziderm M.D. is a 3- step physician dispensed acne treatment. Step #1 is a Foaming cleanser with 2% salicylic acid, to remove excess sebum and cleans skin. Step #2 is Pore Therapy with 2% salicylic acid to help unclog pores, and menthol to remove surface bacteria. Step #3 Serum gel is a 5% solubilized benzoyl peroxide to reduce P. acne bacteria.
Kill acne-causing bacteria and bring back beautiful, healthy-looking skin with the easy-to-use ANSR: BEAM. Just two treatments a day can effectively treat and prevent acne blemishes without side effects. Only the ANSR: BEAM has two light treatments in one device:
BLUE light to kill acne-causing bacteria
RED light to smooth texture and tone, reduce redness and pore size
All of the products and services listed are available at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.
Call to schedule a treatment or free consultation. 480 421-1701
Paradise Valley Skin Klinic/ Shapiro Plastic Surgery
School is back in session but summer is definitely not over. Wearing sunblock every day is just as important in the winter and on cloudy days as it is in the summer and its not just for those planning to be in the sun all day. Those who simply drive to work and work indoors should still apply sunblock everyday. Driving to work is enough sun exposure to activate melanocytes and compromise skin pre and post procedures, such as Fotofacial, Chemical Peels, Laser Hair Removal, Fraxel, and Microlaser Peel. When UVA and UVB light rays enter the skin, they damage the skin cells, causing visible and invisible damage. The cell damage adds up year after year. Built up “invisible” sun damage can lead to skin cancer. The sun breaks down collagen resulting in premature aging, uneven skin tone, freckles, sun spots, and skin cancer. The best way to prevent those unwanted effects from the sun, is to stay out of it, especially between 10am and 4pm, when the suns rays are the strongest.
It is very important to limit sun exposure in childhood, as most of sun damage is done in the first 18 years of life. Start preventing sun damage in childhood now. Block the sun by applying a broad-spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen lotion with SPF 30 or higher and reapply at least every hour. I prefer chemical-free sunscreens that contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, they are more opaque and prevent light from entering the skin. I like the Coppertone Sensitive Skin SPF 50, it has 14% zinc oxide and no fragrance, for the body. I like the Obagi Healthy Skin SPF 35 and Skin Ceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 for the face. Make sure to apply sun block generously to the skin, and apply 30 minutes before going in the sun. In addition to sunblock, wear sunglasses, protective hats, and protective clothing and stay in the shade as much as possible.
You can get Obagi Healthy Skin, SPF 35 and Skin Ceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.
Paradise Valley Skin Klinic offers a wide variety of professional skin treatments and products.
Call to schedule a treatment or consultation. 480 421-1701
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Have you evolved?
Modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) have replaced primitive forms of hair removal with the more efficient laser hair removal.
Your not alone
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2009 alone, 159,000 men had laser hair removal treatments.
Laser hair removal requires a series of treatments, a minimum of 8 treatment is needed on non-facial areas such as the back. Treatments are generally done every 6-8 weeks. Most people will require periodic maintenance treatments, after the initial series of 8 treatments. You may be told that you will only need 5 treatments, this is almost never true. During a consultation you may be told that they use a laser that is “better” than others and they can remove your hair with fewer treatments. ( That is a BS) Laser hair removal is only effective on hair that is in the anogen stage of growth, regardless of the laser. You may only have only 10% of your hair that is in this cycle at any given time. Even if all of your hair falls out with a treatment, only the hair that was in the Anagen stage at the time of treatment will be permanently removed.
Laser hair removal feels similar to a hot rubber-band snap, so a topical numbing cream may be used to reduce discomfort.
Cost of treatment
A consultation is needed to determine the cost of treatment. Treatment cost is based on the size of the area to be treated, some men have only small patches of hair on their back and others are completely covered. Obviously a man that is 5’10″ and 150 lbs is going to have a smaller back than a man that is 6’3″ and 300 lbs.
It is important to go to a reputable laser technician, with plenty of experience with laser hair removal. It is tempting to go to discount laser chains, however a little on-line research will show that these places tend to have a lot of consumer complaints, including burns and disputes over money.
Locally owned and operated Fantasy Football Xtreme is the fastest growing Fantasy Football site.
FantasyFootballXtreme.com is a year-round fantasy football site with: updated fantasy football rankings, Draft Simulator and Player Trade Calculator, complete NFL Player Pages and a friendly, hard core, knowledgeable forum.
The first true year-round fantasy football information site with the most active forum community. FFX presents information how fantasy football owners want to read it, analyze it and provide tools to assist in the decision making process.
Customize any event !
Sport Lines offers a creative way to customize any event, it doesn’t
necessarily need to be sports related. It’s a great way to add a little something extra to a party or promotional event.
Sport Lines Has Been The Exclusive Athletic Field
Marking Company In The Valley Since 2004.
Family Owned And Operated With Customer Service,
Integrity and Low Pricing are Top Priorities!
Sport Lines Offers Professional Athletic Field and Court Marking
– New Field or Court Layout & Lining
– Relining Of Established Fields or Courts
– Private Party Custom Designs For Any Occasion
– Sponsor Logos – Company Logos
FOOTBALL – SOCCER – LACROSSE – BASEBALL – TRACK & FIELD
– BASKETBALL – TENNIS – CUSTOM EVENTS
Practice Fields – Stadium Fields – Homecoming – Play-Offs
– Championships – Tournaments – Clinics – Field Day Events
– Private Party – Backyard Events – Birthday Parties
CHECK OUT: “Custom Event” photographs from Super Bowl Sunday 2009.
A Scottsdale family really wanted an “at the game” atmosphere in their backyard!
Sport Lines can create special displays for birthdays, holidays or any special occasion.
I had Sport Lines design a custom “logo” ( okay, by logo I mean my son’s name), for my sons birthday party. We also had this red, white and blue ribbon painted in our front yard for Memorial Day.
From Basic Lining to Custom Fields, Including Logos,
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The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can’t see him laughing. ~Phyllis Diller
What do Profesional Golfers do when they are not on tour?
They give lessons.
Private Instruction with Ron Montoya.
Private lessons are available throughout the year, during the day and evening with Ron.
Helping you enjoy your game is Ron’s motto and his core philosophy is understanding your personal playing style. he recognizes that everyone’s body bends and flexes differently and he will customize your lessons to fit you!
60 minute lessons
Single Lesson $50
Series of 3 $140
Series of 5 $225
Series of 8 $350
9-Hole Playing $75 + Green/Cart fees for you and Ron
18-Hole Playing $100 + Green/Cart fees for you and Ron
*Custom lesson packages also available*
Private lessons are available for youth ages 17 & under throughout the year. We try to schedule youth lessons for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Other days may be available, so just ask!
Ron tailors each lesson to fit the needs of the student, whether they are just beginning and need slow introduction to golf (including fundamentals and course etiquette), or whether they have been playing for several years and need to refine the aspects of their game.
45 minute lessons
Single Lesson $40
Series of 3 $110
Series of 5 $175
Series of 8 $275
A fun way to spend a day together is by taking a golf lesson! Ron and his caddy will create a fun learning environment for you and your partmer.
1-hr lesson $75
Other Instruction Available
Putting, Chipping, Course Etiquette
Buddy lessons are designed to introduce young players to the game of golf in a very low pressure environment. It’s always fun to learn a sport with a friend and Buddy Golf is a great way to do that! This is also a nice option for siblings to take a lesson together.
45-minute lesson $60
Ron Montoya, Profesional Golfer www.ronmontoyagolf.webs.com
“After fighting, everything else in your life has the volume turned down. You could deal with anything.” Fight Club
Busted Knuckle Boxing is a new boxing gym in North Phoenix. They offer beginner boxing classes, striking for MMA, or you can become a member of the fight team.
Just want to look like a knock out
They also have a full weight room available and fitness classes.
Busted Knuckle Boxing Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00pm
2602 W. Lone Cactus Dr. Friday 10:00 am – 6:00pm
Phoenix, AZ Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Shadow Mountain has been an underdog in high school football for the past five years, with only 12 wins in five seasons. Shadow Mountain’s football program was in need of a complete change, so Mike Giovando was hired as the new head coach. Coach Giovando has 17 years of both High School and College coaching experience. He is currently a quarterback instructor both locally and nationally and trains close to 60 quarterbacks. As an offensive coordinator, he’s helped guide teams like Carl Hayden, Saguaro, and Desert Mountain to play offs. Giovando’s successes as an offensive coordinator is undisputed, and now is his opportunity to prove his ability as a head coach.
The offense is new, the defense is new, nothing is the same.
Giovando isn’t the only new coach at Shadow Mountain, in-fact the program has all new football coaches, and all have won at every program they have been at. This new coaching staff not only brings experience, they are building confidence in their players.
The players are physically stronger, and believe things will be different from a mental standpoint. The biggest change you will see with the Matadors, is a new attitude and thought process. These athletes are not involved in football, they are committed.
In the past Shadow Mountain had many athletes transfer to schools with a winning football program. Parents and players want to go where they can win and be successful. Giovando’s connection to youth football leagues and his reputation training quartebacks, will likely bring a lot of exposure to Shadow Mountain. The new football program has already attracted athletes to Shadow Mountain.
Shadow Mountain Matadors Football Website: www.matadorfootball.org
Brazilian Butt Lift and Beyond
Not everyone is blessed with the bootylicious figure of Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez. Luckily, those suffering from “booty” deficiency can enhance their bottom line with a fat transfer procedure known as the “Brazilian Butt Lift”. Fat is removed via Vaser Hi-Def Liposculpture from area’s such as the abdomen and thighs and then injected into the buttocks. This technique creates a beautiful arch in the lower back and a fuller bottom. It looks and feels completely natural, because it your own fat. Dr Shapiro is the only plastic surgeon in Arizona that performs this exclusive treatment.
Too much tush.
If you have a little too much “junk in the trunk”, you can have fat selectively removed from the buttocks as well as the hips and thighs.
Lumpy, Bumpy Lady Lump
When cellulite threatens your rear view, look to Velashape to save your a……… Well, I think you get my point. This treatment is available at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.
P.S. Bootylicious Babe Kim Kardashian has admitted to having Velashape on her blog.
Call to schedule a consultation for the Brazilian Butt Lift or Velashape treatment.
Kim Kardashion doesn’t understand the fascination with her booty. Kim posed for the October issue of Playboy in 2007.