Healthy & Happy
December, 2015 - Issue #134
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Cataract Surgery isn't what it Used to Be
Cataracts gradually rob you of the most important sense of sight. Sometimes they seem to occur suddenly and other times they progress so gradually that one doesn't realize what they're missing.

A cataract is a cloudiness of the crystalline lens inside of the eye. When the lens becomes cloudy it is an increasing source of frustration as symptoms progress. At first, a patient may experience difficulty with reading fine print or difficulty driving at night because of glare. As the cataract progresses it interferes, causes halos around lights and even problems with daytime driving and reading. The whole world becomes discolored as one views everything through cataracts.

Cataract surgery is now at the point where one can correct near-sightness, far-sightedness and astigmatism. You now can both read and drive without glasses. We are in a time where cataract surgery can give you a lifetime of visual freedom. The results of cataract surgery in experienced hands are so good that there is little reason to procrastinate having cataract surgery. Surgery is performed in an outpatient setting and painlessly takes less than 15 minutes to undergo. There is usually no pain whatsoever during or after the surgery.

It is important that your surgeon discuss the full range of options available to you. If you're considering cataract surgery, you can reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses. Imagine being able to wear non-prescription sunglasses or being able to hike, cycle, drive and read without glasses!
Helm Vision Group 259-3937

New Non-surgical Thermal Treatment for Women
Dramatically Improves Tone, Moisture, Performance & Appearance
of Intimate Parts as Well as Bladder Leakage

Hormonal changes in women's bodies in the peri-menopausal and post-menopausal states commonly cause undesired symptoms of dryness, bleeding and loss of interest in intimacy. Additionally, with childbirth women can experience loss of bladder control (And "oops" when they cough, sneeze, laugh or jump!), changes in their ability to experience physiological release during intimacy and laxity in and around their most intimate areas. These changes can reduce satisfaction and change the relationship between partners. Finally, there is help.

The revolutionary procedure ThermiVa treats these conditions without the use of risky hormones, creams, gels or surgery. These treatments use radiofrequency energy to gently heat intimate tissue to reclaim, restore and revive feminine wellness - without discomfort or downtime. ThermiVa uses a specially designed handpiece which may be applied externally to labia and vulvar tissues to restore normal tissue tone and function.The device can also be used internally to deliver radiofrequency energy inside the canal to revive atrophic tissue and nerve endings. If you feel more "loose" than you'd like, or feel dry during intimacy, this treatment can help. Patients also report increased improvement in bladder control, with less "leaks" when they sneeze, cough or exercise. "Many women sadly report that their intimate relationships change after menopause or childbirth, resulting in a loss of self confidence and desire," says Dr. Courtenay Poucher of Aesthetic Center of Santa Clarita.

"Too often, women feel like they cannot talk about these concerns, let alone do something about it. We have the 'uncomfortable' conversations in my friendly, relaxed women-centered office. You might walk in feeling a little embarrassed, but we promise you'll walk out smiling, happy and confident!"Now available Dr. Poucher's practice, ThermiVa's comfortable, no-anesthesia treatment can change lives in only three 30-minute sessions scheduled one month apart. Patients note a noticeable change after the first or second session and are able to resume intimate relations the same day of treatment. Seeing is believing. Incredible before and after photos are available at
Aesthetic Center of Santa Clarita 312-0497
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