Healthy & Happy
June, 2023 - Issue #221
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Westside Tan Launches Arctic All Access Membership
The Arctic All Access Membership at Westside Tan includes tanning, automatic airbrush, red-light therapy and more, plus new state-of-the-art cryotherapy that helps you recover from injury, chronic pain and muscle soreness. You can have it all for only $199 a month!

Microcores make a Big Impact on Skin Tightness
Ellacor, FDA-cleared to treat moderate and severe wrinkles in the mid to lower face, is the most exciting new treatment medical-aesthetic professionals have seen in years. This nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatment uses micro-coring to smooth and tighten skin; hollow needles precisely remove tiny "microcores" of excess skin without surgery or thermal energy. These tiny cores extend through the full thickness of the skin, but they're so minuscule, they don't leave a scar. As much as 8 percent of the skin's volume can be removed in a single treatment session, making it smoother and tighter once it heals. Learn more at their event on May 24 at 5pm. Call for details.
Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care 254-3686

Wellness Mobile IV Drip Delivers Health at Home
Wellness Mobile IV Drip, headquartered in Santa Clarita, is a mobile IV vitamin therapy company that offers white-glove customized IV drips and nutrition IM shots in the comfort of your own home. Choose from the most popular IV therapies, including NAD+ Boost drips, Myer's Cocktail, Immune Boost and "Slim Boost" IV drip therapy. Wellness Mobile IV Drip also offers Beautify drips, Menopause relief, hangover remedies and more.

Mind Body Infusion Introduces Keralase for Hair Loss
Keralase is a revolutionary new treatment for hair loss that uses Lutronic Ultra laser and KeraFactor, a serum that has proprietary biometric synthetic versions of growth factors and proteins that promote hair growth. KeraFactor has highly-concentrated levels of growth hormones and proteins that specifically boost hair growth and affects all four stages of the hair life cycle.
Lutronic Ultra laser creates tiny "microchannels" in the scalp that help to increase the absorption of KeraFactor. KeraFactor is then applied and massaged into the scalp. There is minimal pain, no bleeding and no downtime. No needles or shots are required.
Mind Body Infusion 544-4036

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Retire? You must be Kidding
According to Harvard Medical School, a whole lot of retirees find that living the "ideal" lifestyle, minus work, is significantly less than fabulous. In fact, it can be downright stressful. It has to do with the things we give up when we no longer have that day job: social interactions, sense of purpose, identity.
So, what's the fix? According to the MIT AgeLab, it all comes down to individualized "Longevity Planning." When retirement was shorter, it was all about leisure, but now that we're living longer, the key is how we see ourselves and what we want to do with our lives once we stop working. Instead of a short period earmarked purely for leisure and travel, retirement in the future will be an increasingly dynamic one, in which people might have different part-time gigs and find other ways to stay happy and engaged. If retirement does sound attractive, then take time to plan before you leave your workplace behind. The MIT AgeLab is a good place to start.
Home Instead Senior Care for Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys 254-8701

Spider Veins & How to Treat Them
Spider veins are fine, unsightly, red or purple veins found on the surface of the skin. They are different from varicose veins that can occur on the face and trunk but are most commonly found on the legs. They are sometimes caused by venous reflux. This is a condition in the superficial leg veins where the vein valves weaken and allow blood to pool in the legs. Heredity, hormonal influences, standing occupation, pregnancy, age and weight gain can all play a factor and increase the risk of developing spider veins. While more common in women, men are also at risk. You can get spider veins at any age, but the risk of it goes up as you get older. The best treatment for spider veins is sclerotherapy. This is a series of injections that seals and dissolves the vein. The chemical injected injures the lining of the vein and seals it shut. The body then gradually absorbs the vein. Laser therapy can also be used to treat spider veins. This uses heat injury to seal the vein which then gets gradually absorbed by the body. Graduated compression stockings improve the venous circulation of the legs and minimize the progression of new spider vein formation. Once properly diagnosed, you can choose the best treatment option to get rid of spider veins safely and effectively.
For consultations, schedule your appointment with Dr. Larisse Lee of LA Vein Center in Sherman Oaks. 818-325-0400

Henry Mayo's Cardiac Rehab Program Earns Patient Recommendation
In August 2022, Santa Clarita resident Stanton Rutledge underwent valve replacement surgery at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. "I'd been dealing with A-fib - atrial fibrillation - for about 10 years. My cardiologist recommended valve replacement surgery last summer," Stanton said. While hospitalized at Henry Mayo, Stanton was told about Henry Mayo's Cardiac Rehabilitation program. "I wasn't sure I wanted to do it," Stanton said. But he started the program in November.
"After about the 10th session, I started feeling really good and by Christmas I felt so much better," he said. "It's made a total change in my life. I haven't felt this good in years." Stanton says there's more to cardiac rehabilitation than the exercise routine. "They also provide you with a lot of good information about heart health," he said. "The staff there is awesome. They treat every patient like they are the most important person there."
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