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E veryone knows that your smile can make or
break a first impression. Luckily, Dr. Maria
Yazji of Contemporary Orthodontics can help
thanks to her years of experience creating winning
smiles. Offerings include braces hidden behind
the teeth and the Invisalign System that allows
you to straighten your teeth without traditional
braces or wires. In fact, Dr. Yazji is in the top 1% of
Invisalign providers in the U.S.; 500 Brickell Ave.,
M-204; 786.220.7802; Secret-Braces.com.
We all know the rules for shedding those
extra pounds — a fresh, balanced diet
with moderate amounts of fat, carbs and
sugar. While that’s all well and good, for
the less culinary among us the challenge
isn’t knowing how to eat. It’s figuring
out what to eat. The Fresh Diet is happy
to take care of that for you. They’ll ship
properly portioned, balanced meals
straight to your door. The best thing?
They also taste great; TheFreshDiet.com.
One of the most difficult cosmetic issues to
treat is dark under-eye circles. The circles are
the result of a variety of causes. The skin in
this area is the thinnest on the body. This will
sometimes allow the underlying muscle and
blood vessels to be seen through the skin. The
skin itself can also have excessive pigment
which will give a darker appearance to this skin.
Changes in the location of the fat around the
eye can also be the reason for the dark circles.
In some patients the fat will move forward
causing “bags” under the eyes. These will cast
a shadow over the skin, and create a “trough”
under the fat pads which will look darker. In
other patients, there can be a deficit of fat,
either as an aging change, or from previous
eyelid surgery where fat was removed. This
will create a hollow look to the lower lid, and
make it appear darker. Make-up can be used to
improve the color in the lower lid, but at times
with limited success. One of the newer ways
to improve the shadowing is to inject a filler,
such as Restylane, into the lower lid depression.
This will smooth out the contour of the lid, and
make it appear less dark. It will also help with
any hollowing. Placing filler into the lower lids
is extremely difficult, and should only be done
by a physician who is skilled.
D r. Martin specializes in
eye, facial & neck rejuvenation,
as well as laser & non-surgical
treatments. A Harvard Medical
School grad, he’s a member of
the American Academy of Facial
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery;
We’ve all put ourselves
through some crazy things
in the name of health:
jogging, anyone? But
even the wildest medical
treatment you’ve ever had
can’t hold a candle to these
truly weird cures.
26 Sand Head
People of Egypt’s Siwa Oasis believe
that burying themselves in the sand
during the hottest time of day is a
sure-fire way to cure what ails them —
from rheumatism to impotency and
everything in between.
At the Beer Health Center, located in
the Czech Republic, you can indulge
in a beer-and-mineral-water hot bath
or shower, which is reputed to have
magical anti-aging properties. In this
case, you can drink the bath water!
Followers of the Bathini Gould brothers
in India swallow live fish in an attempt
to cure respiratory problems such as
asthma and chronic bronchitis. Now all
they’ll need to do is discover a cure for