Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Revitalise your skin with Dermaroller

Revitalise your skin with Dermaroller 

Do you buy fancy expensive rejuvenating face creams ? Which at best have very little
true effect ?..............then welcome to DERMAROLLER-collagen induction therapy by
microneedling. Now is the time of year for skin rejuvenation when the weather is cooler
and sun-damage is minimal. From age about 35 onwards ( and in some people before) the quality of our skin starts to diminish due to the effects of the sun, lifestyle or flagging hormones. Dermaroller is with-out doubt very effective at countering this trend. Natural and safe, it is effective at stimulating your own skins` power of rejuvenation thus increasing production of:

  • New cells in general
  • Stem cells
  • Tiny blood vessels
  • Collagen

In what is effectively a global skin reconstruction/renewal process.
Dermaroller is also used for ....
  •  Acne scars
  •  Pigmentation
  • Scars 
  • Aged skin
  • Stretch Marks
  • Large pores
  • Fatty skin

During the treatment the skin is rolled excessively with microneedle roller, after applying a surface anaesthetic gel for 45mins. The fine Dermaroller needles are designed to give maximum stimulus at the optimum depth to promote such .Deeper Skin peels are now somewhat contraindicated as they attempt to destroy theouter most protective layer of your skin. In contrast the dermaroller stimulates a highly constructive influence from the deeper layer of skin which later shows on the skin surface. The first dermaroller treatment can achieve a 40% skin improvement and subsequent treatments 20%. A maintenance session can be done yearly.In addition it can be complement with mesotherapy for a greater effect – themesotherapy will add essentials factors and hyaluronic acid which supplies the skin with rejuvenating nutrients. It goes without saying that sun protection , a healthy diet/ lifestyle and safe natural hormone supplents where appropriate all have their own positive effects on the skin.

Be warned...

Cheap copies of dermaroller can be found but they can and may cause scaring due to poor/inadequate quality design and orientation of the needles.Dermaroller is a medical skin treatment and should be undertaken professionaly with a top quality dermaroller

Article supplied by Dr KAREN GARDNER, from Clinica Dental la Plaza, JAVEA
If you have any questions regarding this article please call 96 646 1120 for an
appointment or visit website www.clinicadentallaplaza.co

Monday, 15 October 2018

Skin Cancer and feet- What to look out for

I have talked befor about dermatology and feet but with the summer now passed I thought I would be a bit more specific and talk about skin cancer and feet. Here in Spain feet particually the tops of feet get a lot of exposure to the sun. But intrestingly with feet it is not always about sun exposure, skin cancers on the soles of feet are not uncommon. Skin cancers of the feet, however, are more often related to viruses, exposure tochemicals, chronic inflammation or irritation, or inherited traits. Unfortunately, the skin of the feet is often overlooked during routine medical examinations, and for this reason, it important that the feet are checked regularly for abnormalities that might indicate evolving skin cancer. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list but just some of the common ones. Squamous cell carcinoma, is the most common form of cancer on the skin of the feet. Most types of early squamous cell carcinoma are confined to the skin and do not spread. However, when advanced, they can become more aggressive and spread throughout the body. This form of cancer often begins as a small scaly bump which may appear inflamed. Sometimes there is a history of recurrent cracking or bleeding. Occasionally it begins as a hard projecting callus-like lesion. Though squamous cell cancer is painless, it may be itchy. Squamous cell cancer may resemble a plantar wart, a fungal infection, eczema, an ulcer, or other common skin conditions
of the foot.

Basal cell carcinoma frequently is seen on sun-exposed skin surfaces. This form of skin cancer is one of the least aggressive cancers in the body. It will cause local damage but rarely spreads beyond the skin. Basal cell cancers may appear as pearly white bumps or patches that may ooze or crust and look like an open sore. On the skin of the lower legs and feet, basal cell cancers often resemble non-cancerous skin tumors or benign ulcers.Malignant melanoma is one of the deadliest skin cancers. This type of skin cancer must be detected very early to ensure patient survival. Melanomas may occur on the skin of the feet and on occasion beneath a toenail where they are sometimes mistaken for ingrown toe nails.. They are found both on the soles and on the top of the feet. As a melanoma grows and extends deeper into the skin, it becomes more serious and may spread through the body through the lymphatics and blood vessels. A good guide to detecting Melonomas anywhere on the body is ABCD. If you notice a mole, bump, or patch on the skin that meets any of the following criteria you need to seek advice immidiatly.

● Asymmetry - If the lesion is divided in half, the sides don't match.
● Borders - Borders look scalloped, uneven, or ragged.
● Color - There may be more than one color. These colors may have an uneven
● Diameter – The lesion is wider than a pencil eraser (greater than 6 mm).

One of the many good reasons to visit a podiatrist.
Philip Mann Podiatrist/Chiropodist

Friday, 28 September 2018

Invisible orthodontic treatment

If your teeth are slightly crooked or have worsened over the years, then invisible orthodontics may be a perfect way to restore your beautiful smile and prevent your teeth from becoming more misaligned with time . After aligning the teeth using the invisible braces, a permanent fixed retainer can be applied to make sure that relapse does not occur with invisible orthodontics , achieving the smile you always dreamed of doesn’t have to be a big deal. In fact, it barely has to impact your day-to-day life at all . Alineadent straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move– little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position. Comfortable, clear and removable – Invisalign transforms your smile without disrupting your life.
After the treatment is completed the teeth can be whitened to further enhance your teeth and any minor chips or cracks can be corrected with composite resin to really perfect the teeth
Tel. 96 646 1120 for an appointment to see if you may be suitable

Monday, 17 September 2018

Mesotherapy Facial Rejuvenation- NOW HALF PRICE

What is mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is a technique that uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten skin, as well as remove excess fat.
Michel Pistor, a doctor in France, developed the technique in 1952. It was originally used to relieve pain. In the years since, it has gained popularity in the United States and other parts of the world.
Today, mesotherapy is used to:

  • remove fat in areas like the stomach, thighs, buttocks, hips, legs, arms, and face
  • reduce cellulite
  • fade wrinkles and lines
  • tighten loose skin
  • recontour the body
  • lighten pigmented skin
  • treat alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss

The technique uses very fine needles to deliver a series of injections into the middle layer (mesoderm) of skin. The idea behind mesotherapy is that it corrects underlying issues like poor circulation and inflammation that cause skin damage.

In addition to treating wrinkles and removing unwanted fat, mesotherapy is also used to treat hair loss from alopecia. The treatment injects natural plant extracts, vitamins, or medicines like finasteride and minoxidil into the head.
People who perform mesotherapy for hair loss claim it:

  • corrects hormone imbalances in and around the hair follicle
  • delivers nutrients to the hair
  • improves blood circulation
We are now offering Mesotherapy HALF PRICE! Was €120 now €60!

Try it out! Get in tou+34 96 646 1120

Monday, 3 September 2018

Veinwave- Wave goodbye to pesky and unsightly spider veins


The VeinWave Treatment

The VeinWave treatment is geared towards targeting spider veins in the legs. It uses an advanced, but new form of thermocoagulation to diminish their appearance. People of all ages have problems with varicose veins. They can be purple, or reddish in appearance and most people try to cover them up by wearing long pants most of the time. Going to the pool or the beach during the summer can also bring on a ton of anxiety, when varicose vein sufferers have to show off their legs. Thus, it can be a serious confidence boost to have them removed or treated in the right way with VeinWave.
You have to also look at the fact that sometimes spider veins can be painful. Long bouts of standing on your feet can cause stress on the blood vessels making them throb and inflamed. Taking care of the issue with the right vein treatment from a specialist is the right course of treatment. Surgery or invasive removal used to be the only option a person could look into. Now with the new non-surgical treatments such as the VeinWave treatment, this is a much gentler procedure with very little or no downtime. Here’s everything you need to know about VeinWave treatments, so you can decide if they might be right for you.

The Technology Behind VeinWave

As it’s described, thermocoagulation is a procedure that seals off the walls of the veins with a micro-current of heat. This heat destroys vein threads to make them disappear completely and for good. It’s a permanent therapy that helps to minimise the appearance of the veins. Spider veins or “telangiectasia” are the tiny veins are called can be very hard to treat with traditional sclerotherapy procedures. That’s why the technology behind VeinWave is superior in treating this very common problem.

Areas It Can Treat And How Fast VeinWave Works

Not only can spider veins be treated in the leg area, you can also undergo this type of procedure on the arms, ankles, knees, and facial features. A thin needle is inserted into the treatment site and the tiny blood vessels are destroyed very quickly. If you are worried about pain, or fear needles, it’s usually not a big problem. The needle is so tiny that most people don’t even feel it when it pierces the skin. It may feel like a small prick or pinch, but it’s very tolerable.
Most people have a series of one to three treatments depending on how many areas are being treated and how bad the vein problem is on your own body.


After The Procedure

There isn’t any downtime at all. No bandages, or compression garments need to be worn either, like in most other vein procedure done by a vascular surgeon. You can resume your normal activities, even exercise immediately. The results are immediate, and you’ll be able to see increased improvement over the next few days after it’s performed.
Some people have a bit of scarring, but it’s very minimal and most people don’t have any at all. It poses no serious risks health-wise with after effects with a very high degree of safety.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

A cure for dental anxiety and fear...

Does the thought of succumbing to the dentist's chair send a jolt of anxiety through your body? When it comes to triggering a fear response, few things can set people off like an upcoming trip to the dentist. Fear and anxiety toward the dentist and dental treatment are  significant factors  that contribute to avoidance of dental care.

That fear can set in early. Threatening comments from a parent, or more common, a painful experience at the dental clinic during childhood triggers anxiety that carries over into adulthood
"Modern dentistry is virtually painless." Easier said than believed…..
Techniques and equipment have come a long way over the past few decades. Needles are very thin compared with yesteryear  topical anesthetic gels  numb the surface  during injections . Modern drills are much quieter with little vibration.

However…Why suffer anxiety during dental treatment  when you can relax with Nitrous oxide ("laughing gas") which is relaxing and pleasurable . You can have all your dental treatment done in a relaxed and controlled manner . You inhale the gas through your nose during the entire procedure and are back to normal shortly afterward and able to drive yourself home. Chances are that once your teeth are done you will really have very little need of treatment in future apart from an occasional cleaning for maintenance.  This way you don`t need to worry about your fears as they float away with the gas.  

Nitrous oxide gas is also very useful for children . Some children can become anxious when they see the dentist – especially when they need treatment or have toothache. As a result, they may not be able to relax or sit still long enough to receive treatment. Using gas sedation can help to complete more treatment in one visit which is a great benefit to cut down on dental visits and get it over without a scene. Nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and delivered through a small mask over the nose As the gas begins to work, the child will  naturally remain calm and relaxed.
The effects of nitrous oxide are mild. It is safe and quickly eliminated from the body. The child remains awake and can  interact with the dentist. When the gas is turned off, the effects wear off very quickly.

  A good, trusted dentist who puts you at ease is extremely important. This goes without saying. But technology can also help you relax and relieve anxiety. For example listening to your own music on your phone is another useful way to help relax. Aromatherapy and visual distractions can also help you to relax as can reading our ceiling map.

Article supplied by Dr Karen Gardner,  dentist and orthodontist at Clinica dental La Plaza, Javea situated next to Club De Tenis
Tel. 96 646 1120 for an appointment

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Calcium-rich foods for vegans and people who do not consume dairy

Plenty of foods are rich in calcium, and many do not contain dairy. This may be good news, particularly for vegans and people who are lactose intolerant so cannot fully digest dairy products.
Calcium is essential for general health. Most adults aged 19–50 require 1,000 milligrams (mg) of calcium per day, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States. This amount of calcium is present in about three 8-ounce glasses of milk.Milk, cheese, and yogurt are the best sources of calcium, but many nondairy foods are also rich in the mineral. In this article, we describe 18 plant-based sources of calcium.

Calcium-rich foods for vegans and people who do not consume dairy

 The following foods are rich in calcium and contain no animal-based products.

1. Chia seeds

Chia seeds in yoghurt pot topped with blueberries.

Chia seeds and soy milk are plant-based sources of calcium.
A single ounce, or 2 tablespoons, of chia seeds provide 179 mg of calcium.
Chia also contains boron, which promotes the health of bones and muscles by helping the body to metabolize calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium.
Add chia seeds to smoothies or mix them into oatmeal or yogurt for a little added crunch.


2. Soy milk

One cup of fortified soy milk contains about the same amount of calcium as the equivalent of cow's milk. It is important to choose a product that is fortified with calcium carbonate.
Soy milk is also rich in vitamin D, and it contains less saturated fat than whole milk with lactose.


3. Almonds

Just 1 cup of whole almonds contains 385 mg of calcium, which is more than one-third of the recommended daily amount.
However, the same serving also contains 838 calories and almost 72 grams of fat.
While the fat is mostly healthful and monounsaturated, the calorie count is high, and a person should limit their intake to smaller portions of a quarter cup per serving, for example.


4. Dried figs

 About eight figs, or 1 cup, provides 241 mg of calcium.Figs make a great sweet treat and are rich in fiber and antioxidants. Try them as a midday snack or crush them into a creamy jam.


5. Tofu

Tofu tends to be an excellent source of calcium. However, the calcium content varies, depending on the firmness and the brand, and it can range from 275–861 mg per half cup.
To receive the benefits of the calcium, read labeling carefully and only select tofu that contains calcium salt, which manufacturers use as a coagulant.


6. White beans

One cup of white beans yields 161 mg of calcium.
White beans are a low-fat food and are also rich in iron. Add them to a favorite soup or salad, eat them in a side dish, or use them in hummus.


7. Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds in bowl next to tea.
Sunflower seeds have a high vitamin and mineral content.
A single cup of sunflower seed kernels contains 109 mg of calcium.
These seeds are also rich in magnesium, which balances the effects of calcium in the body and regulates nerve and muscle health.
In addition, sunflower seed kernels contain vitamin E and copper.
Together, these nutrients can promote bone strength and flexibility and prevent bone loss.
However, sunflower seeds can contain high amounts of added salt, which depletes the body's levels of calcium. For optimal health benefits, choose raw, unsalted seeds.
Also, consider a single serving to be about one handful of kernels, to avoid excessive calorie intake.


8. Broccoli rabe

Broccoli's bitter cousin, broccoli rabe, contains 100 mg of calcium per cup.
Many recipes aim to tone down and complement the intense flavor of this hearty vegetable.


9. Edamame

One cup of frozen, prepared edamame contains 98 mg of calcium.
Available fresh or frozen and shelled or in pods, edamame contain high-quality proteins and all nine essential amino acids.


10. Kale

Just 2 cups of raw chopped kale provide about 180 mg of calcium.
Kale belongs to the cruciferous family of vegetables, which also includes broccoli. The leafy green is loaded with antioxidants, which can prevent or delay cell damage. Kale is also low in calories, with every 100 grams containing only 35 calories.
Add chopped kale to a salad or sauté or steam the vegetable as a side dish.


11. Sesame seeds

Eating just 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds adds 88 mg of calcium to a person's diet. Try toasting them and sprinkling the seeds over a salad or baking them in bread for a nuttier flavor.
Sesame seeds also contain zinc and copper, and both are beneficial to bone health. Results of a study from 2013 suggest that supplementation with sesame seeds helped to relieve some symptoms of knee osteoarthritis.

12. Broccoli

One cup of frozen broccoli has 87 mg of calcium.
A diet rich in broccoli and other members of the cruciferous family may be linked with a reduced risk of cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute in the U.S.
Research in rodents suggests that compounds in broccoli can help to prevent bladder, breast, colon, liver, and stomach cancers. However, studies in humans have produced inconclusive results.

13. Sweet potatoes

Sweet potato wedges
Sweet potatoes are easy to include in a range of dishes.
One large sweet potato contains 68 mg of calcium. These vegetables are also rich in potassium and vitamins A and C.
Vitamin A is an important antioxidant that may promote good eyesight, resistance to the effects of aging, and cancer prevention.
Sweet potatoes are naturally low in fat and calories. They are popular as a side dish in some parts of the world.


14. Mustard and collard greens

Raw collard greens contain 84 mg of calcium per cup, and they are rich in other vitamins and minerals.
Raw mustard greens are also a significant source of nutrients, and they contain 64 mg of calcium per cup.


15. Okra

A single cup of raw okra contains 82 mg of calcium. Okra is also a significant source of protein, fiber, iron, and zinc.
Many people enjoy the vegetable boiled, fried, pickled, or roasted.