Beauty Bites
August, 2019 - Issue #179
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Keep your Smile Bright!
That espresso isn't doing your teeth any favors; get it iced and slurp it down with a straw to minimize staining.
Brushing after meals - especially ones heavy on acidic foods - is a must. Choose a quality whitening toothpaste for moderate improvement in whitening without a dental appointment.
If you simply must "wine," rinse with water after a glass of the good stuff or, better yet, chase your vino with a glass of H20. It'll prevent staining - and a hangover.
See a dentist for professional whitening. There's no reason to risk permanent damage to your teeth by DIYing it at home. Even mild abrasives have been shown to erode enamel over time, so skip the daily charcoal treatments from Pinterest and make an appointment instead.
Office of Dr. Marvin Tong, DDS 268-6284

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A New Technique for the Treatment of Hair Loss
Androgenic alopecia is the most common form of hair loss; it affects 50 percent of men and over 21 million women in the United States alone. Balding is known to influence social interactions and cause substantial emotional distress. Drugs such as Minoxidil and Propecia have had minimal success and incur a hefty cost - as well as potential side effects. Propecia is not indicated for use in women and neither drug offers permanent help. Hair transplantation offers a more permanent solution but at a substantial price and with some down time and possible complications.
Enter PRP - platelet rich plasma! The patient's blood is drawn, the red cells are separated from the serum and the platelets are then concentrated by centrifuge. In previous PRP methods, the PRP was then introduced into the scalp by a combination of microneedling and injection. The injections were done approximately every third of an inch - very superficially - where the scalp is most sensitive. This uncomfortable procedure required using topical anesthesia as well as nerve block injections. There was substantial bleeding and pain, leaving the patient with a very tender scalp.
Today's newest technique substantially reduces discomfort while increasing results! No topical or injection anesthetics are required. The PRP is now injected subdermally in a layer with far fewer nerves and spreads easily in this layer, meaning the doctor can use only 25 percent of the number of injections needed before. The results are far better, too. In a study of men and women 16 to 80 years old, the patients realized a 33.1 percent increase in hair count and a 29.1 percent increase in hair caliber.
DermaCure Medical Aesthetics 257-8400
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