The world is full of superstitions and jewellery has more than its fair share of ancient beliefs that are associated with items we wear on our body. Like all superstitions, the ones connected with jewellery are mainly old wives’ tales and need to be debunked, so here are just some of the mistaken beliefs that have arisen in the world of jewellery, in no particular order. Continue reading
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4% of persons in the world currently vape, a majority of that number being teenagers and young adults. Vaping is one of those activities that became particularly trendy in the recent past. With the increasing popularity of vaping, one may still be curious about how cool it is, especially for girls. Visit websites online to get more information. We wouldn’t exactly state that vaping is cool or not cool. However, we will be sharing facts about vaping that could make it cool or uncool for girls. Continue reading
Online purchases can be convenient, profitable and safe, as long as you take certain precautions before making your purchase especially sharing your credit card information with an e-commerce site. Below are tips for secure online shopping.
With some crazy stories already doing the rounds in relation to the mega savings to be enjoyed around this time of the year, I’m quite happy to report that I prepared for this year’s Black Friday and subsequent mega-deals days of the festive season last year already! We’re definitely a few hours into the first of these days, Black Friday, and this time around I made it my personal mission to really get some lasting and tangible value out of the Black Friday deals I chase. Continue reading
When you choose to have any type of invasive surgery, the presence of post-surgical scars is inevitable.
As a patient, you can do a lot to ensure a positive outcome by selecting a skilled plastic surgeon who can hide or at least minimize visibility of post-operative scars.
You will also play an important role in caring for your post-operative scars to facilitate a fast and full recovery. In this article, learn the best way to deal with scars after your procedure.
Follow Your Surgeon’s Instructions to the Letter
Whether this is your first-ever surgery or you are used to the surgical process, you can be sure your surgeon is more experienced than you are in how to heal and fade scars!
This is why it is so vital to follow your surgeon’s recovery instructions to the letter. From taking your prescribed medications as directed to applying the recommended bandages, tape or treatment to minimize scar appearance, you and your surgeon are a team in making sure the appearance of post-surgical scars is minimal.
Understand Complicating Factors & Do Your Part to Minimize Them
Certain factors can make one patient more prone to visible scarring than another. Three of the primary contributing factors include your age, your genetics and your habits.
While this probably won’t seem intuitive, the truth is that as you age, your skin becomes less likely to create a visible, raised scar. So waiting to have surgery until you are older can be a good strategy if you have a history of visible scarring.
Your genetics also have their own role to play in whether or how much post-op scars may show up. For example, some people readily develop keloid scars (raised, thick, pink scars) while others do not.
Your personal habits can also complicate or aid scar healing. If you use tobacco, ceasing for a period of time can help your body heal faster. If you are very active, taking the prescribed rest period will ensure your scars do not become infected or stretched.
Scar Placement Is Very Important to Post-Operative Visibility
Choosing a board certified, licensed and experienced plastic surgeon brings with it the benefit of their many years of expertise in creating the most natural results.
The best plastic surgeons continually research and study the latest scar placement techniques to hid scars in natural skin folds or less-visible areas of the body or face. Be sure to view your surgeon’s “before and after” client portfolio and read patient testimonials to feel confident in your choice.
Know Post-Op Scar Minimization Options Also Exist
Sometimes despite your best efforts, you wind up with a visible scar. But here, all is not lost! There are many approach that can effectively minimize the appearance of a scar post-operatively.
Some are quite simple, such as using scar tape or massage to protect the area and bring healing blood flow. Other options include lasers, revision surgery and steroid treatments at the scar site.
Garages often become the forgotten room in a house. Across the whole of the UK, only 10% of garages are actually used for housing cars. The majority are responsible for storing the piles of junk that are amassed by families over the decades.
Are you jetting off somewhere warm and sunny for your summer holidays this year? This can be a stressful time trying to remember all the things that you need to do from packing to printing off boarding passes. For many of us, the beauty regime on the lead up to going on holiday can be quite intense, but there is no need to worry as we have listed below for you all the beauty prep tips that you may want to do before you go. Continue reading