Month: July 2016

What is Botox?

By: | July 26, 2016

Botox, with its name plastered all over magazines, is not a new concept to people. Its fame is mostly driven by celebrities, with people understanding it only through what they see on these individuals.

The procedure has become a synonym for caricatured, frozen faces, almost frightening in their stillness. But what’s the real deal? Why do people still go for the injections if the result is an expressionless face? Read More

What are Wisdom Teeth?

By: | July 21, 2016

Adults usually have 32 teeth. Wisdom teeth are the last molar on both sides of the upper and lower jaws. They are the last type of teeth to appear, usually in your late teens or early twenties. However, usually our jaws are not able to fit all 32 teeth; at most 28. If there is enough room, the wisdom tooth will grow normally in place.

If there is a lack of space to accommodate the wisdom teeth when the finally appear, it will get stuck with the tooth in front of it. This causes the wisdom teeth to grow at an angle, which is also known as “impacted”. Read More

What are Kidney Stones?

By: | July 16, 2016

Nephrolithiasis, or more commonly known as kidney stones, are hard crystalline minerals formed in the kidney or urinary tract. At some point in their life, one in 20 people develop kidney stones at one point their lifetime.

There are four types of kidney stones. They come in different sizes and forms, from as small as a grain of sand to even the size of a golf ball. The stones grow larger in size when there is a build up of chemicals inside the body. Read More

How Long Till The Hair Grows Back After Laser Hair Removal Treatments?

By: | July 12, 2016

Some laser hair removal treatments are touted to be permanent, but it is truly just a misnomer. After laser hair removal treatment, it is common for hair to regrow.

Why do hairs continue to grow after the the treatment?

This is mainly due to the hair’s growth cycle. Hairs in the anagen, or active phase will be affected by the laser. The hairs in the catagen, or dormant stage will be unaffected during the treatment and grows when it goes to the anlagen phase. Undergoing laser also only forces the hair follicles to go dormant; it does not destroy the hair follicle. Read More

How Do We Get Cellulite?

By: | July 4, 2016

Uh oh. You grazed your hand under your thigh and felt a strange, foreign bump, hoping for the worst. It is the dreaded cellulite. Thoughts started running through your mind. Do I have toxins trapped in body? Or is it a lack of blood circulation in my thigh? Relax, it is just good old-fashioned fat.

Cellulite is a condition where the fat beneath the skin pushes against the connective tissues, causing the skin to form the lumpy appearance. Most noticeable around the buttocks and thighs, cellulite usually occurs after puberty. It is generally harmless, but it does make you a little bit more self-conscious. Read More

Insight Into the Color of Our Urine

By: | July 1, 2016

Let’s be real. When we are in the toilet doing a number one, it is more often than not a routine motion of pee, flush and out the door you go. However, our urine may actually hold more tell tale signs of what’s going on inside our body and the state of our health than you think. Read More