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Michael Sinclair, MD



Q. Is there any proof that restricting calories prolongs life?

There is scientific proof that restricting calories while still maintaining optimum nutrition prolongs life in some animals. There are no human studies that have been published. If there were going to be human studies to test calorie restriction as a way of prolonging life, the study might take 120 years to complete!

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Q. What is the difference between IPL treatment and Laser Hair Removal?

Years ago, when light based hair reduction treatments began, the only way to get enough light to do the job was by using a laser. Other sources of light were either not bright enough or very expensive to maintain. The bulbs that were used to produce the light kept burning out. Over the last few years, a new technology called Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) has been developed to produce incredibly bright light from a bulb without the bulb burning out. The equipment we have is the most powerful IPL hair reduction equipment in the world. Not only is our equipment extremely powerful, but it also has a patented contact cooling system to make your treatment comfortable and safe. The skin does not "know" if the light is coming from a bulb or a laser. The goal is to deliver enough light to damage the hair follicle while keeping the skin cool enough to prevent pain and skin damage. Before you begin any kind of treatment, ask the person who will be treating you why they use the equipment they plan to use on you. If the answer does not make sense to you, keep shopping!

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Q. What makes spider veins get worse?

Spider veins get worse with anything that increases the volume of fluid within the blood vessels. This includes pregnancy, weight gain and prolonged standing.

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Q. Can Radieese be used in place of Botox?

Radiesse® is intened to be used in the lower face and to enhance cheekbones. Botox is intended to be used in the upper face. Although there are exceptions, it is usually not a good idea to try to use Radiesse® in the upper face, especially in the area between the eyebrows.

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Q. What is Radiesse®?

Radiesse® is a cosmetic dermal filler made of calcium based microspheres suspended in a natural gel. Radiesse® is completely biocompatible humans which means that Radiesse® injections are very safe. No pretesting for allergies is required with Radiesse®.

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