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We all know to fear wrinkles
and sunspots, but have you
ever thought of avoiding
the dreaded oil shine? Turns
out the sun does a great job
of bringing that on as well.
Enter Vichy’s Normaderm
Pro Mat. This oil-free
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only protects from harmful
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sunblock, it also regulates
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Conventional deodorant is bad for you. But you know
what else is bad for you? Not wearing any. Thankfully,
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with organic essential oils, ranging from Rosemary
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AvalonOrganics.com. Smooth It Out
For many years, a variety of lasers have been
used to try to improve the appearance of scars,
usually with little success. However, with the
new non-ablative fractionated resurfacing
lasers, we are finally able to offer a treatment
to improve both scars and stretch marks.
Among many other benefits, the laser will help
to improve the texture of hard or irregular
scars, and helps to blend in the color with the
surrounding normal skin. The laser can be used
as soon as 6 weeks after a surgery or injury, but
is also effective for older scars that you may
have acquired via a variety of different modes
throughout your lifetime. It has also shown great
success in improving the appearance of stretch
marks. The laser uses a 1540 nm wavelength.
In an average case, usually 3 to 4 monthly
treatments are needed to achieve the best results.
The in-office treatment is performed with topical
anesthesia, and there is little or no downtime
involved. This has made it an appealing option
for on-the-go professionals who have to balance
work and family on a daily basis. Patients and
physicians have been extremely pleased with
the results seen using this new technology for
these difficult problems, and I am excited to be
offering it to all of my patients.
› Dr. John J. Martin, MD, specializes
in eye, facial and neck rejuvenation,
as well as laser and other non-surgical
treatment for vascular and pigment
problems. He received his medical
degree at Harvard Medical School, and
is a member of the American Academy
of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive
Surgery. For a consultation, call
305.444.5950 or visit DrJohnMartin.com.
What a Mouth!
“Take care of your body…it’s
the only place you have to life.”
26 Look Out
In Your Blood
The average lifespan of a single
tastebud is less than 2 weeks. The
average cough expels at 65 mph.
Lips have been known to develop a
dependency on Chapstick, balm and
plumpers, although science has yet
to prove it.
The average human blinks their
eyes more than 6 million times!
That’s 3 million blinks per eye! The
average length of shed eyelashes in
a single lifetime can reach up to 100
feet if linked together.
About 10% of an average human’s
body weight is made up of blood,
yet less than 10% of Americans give
blood annually, 94% of those being
registered voters. However, only
38% of the population is eligible to