Whether it is to improve self esteem, make you look more attractive to others or simply to keep up with the Jones's, teeth whitening is certainly all the craze today. Movie stars have sparkling white teeth; many reality stars have them and so do virtually all television personalities (news, sportscaster's, talk show hosts and so on). Like those waif-looking beauties strutting down the modeling runways, these enamel glistening posers must all be seeing the dentist to the stars, or are they? I mean who has such perfect teeth? Hollywood stars are known for their cigarette smoking, coffee drinking and of course, frequent visits to rehab. Don't all of these things stain their teeth? Sure they do, but they also sought professional dental help to restore their pearly whites to their natural shine. These celebrities do not rely on the over-the-counter remedies we all see on TV and in the grocery store. They get theirs done right by a professional.We too all want glistening white teeth but many of us don't feel like bothering with the process, are deterred by the cost or simply don't know how to go about realizing the best results. But one thing is for sure...beautifully white teeth will make us feel better and look better. There is no doubt about it.Graying or yellowing teeth are the result of damage to the pigmentation of your teeth. With the proper treatment, you can restore your teeth to their natural shine but you must first choose the process that is best for you. The two most effective approaches to "teeth whitening" are in-office laser treatment and at-home teeth whitening with custom-fit trays designed by your dentist. Most over the counter remedies will work to some degree but will not guarantee the same level of results these professional treatments will. Over-the-counter approaches will likely lighten your teeth by three to five shades while professional treatments will improve pigmentation by 10 shades or more.A good ballpark price range for the in-office laser treatment is somewhere between $400-$900 for both the top and bottom teeth. However, in many cases, more than one treatment will be necessary for the best results and your dentist may recommend you follow up this treatment with a custom-tray at-home remedy prescribed by them. This will obviously add more cost to your bottom line. Putting the premium pricing aside, the biggest advantage to professional treatments is the immediacy and duration of the effect. With the laser treatment, you will see full results as soon as the procedure is finished, and with at-home custom-fit trays, your dentist has given you professional-grade bleaching gel to keep your teeth white for a long time to come. Tre White by Opalescence, is a professional whitening kit that has pre filled disposable trays worn for 30-60 minutes once a day. You'll see results in 5 to 10 days. It's available at www.cleure.com .While teeth whitening may or may not be something you are considering right now, some things are for sure when you do decide to take the plunge: You will feel more confidentYou will look more attractivePeople won't be turned off by your graying/yellowing smile any longerThe approach is much cheaper and less intrusive than other cosmetic surgeries like liposuction, face lifts and tummy tucksThere is no pain involvedIt is completely safeThe best thing for you to do if you are considering brightening your teeth is to speak with your dentist who will discuss the best treatments for you.If you do make the choice to whiten your teeth with Tre White, we would love it if you would send us some before and after pictures so we can showcase them on our site.
While it is true that a nose job is one of the most common forms of plastic surgery, there is more than just one procedure. This brings us to the subject of closed "nose job" .Closed Nose Job ProcedureWhen choosing "plastic surgery" , it is important to have all of the information and options for your type of procedure presented to you beforehand. This is especially important with a nose job. A nose job is a procedure where the surgeon forms or shapes the nose to a desired position. In performing a nose job procedure, surgeons have two choices on how to proceed: open nose job or closed nose job.An open nose job is by far the most common technique used to cosmetically (and medically) correct issues with the nose. In an open nose job, a small incision is made in the columella, which is the small column of skin that separates the nostrils. When this incision is made, the surgeon is able to lift the skin off of the nose exposing all of the tissue underneath including the cartilage. Surgeons find this easier to work with than a closed nose surgery, as they are more easily able to see all of the nasal structures. They can also work on the nasal tip cartilage in its natural position, making it easier to see how the final result of the surgery will come out. The biggest disadvantage to this surgery is the little scar left on the outside of the nose in the columella, though it does heal to an unnoticeable size in most people.A closed "nose surgery" , on the other hand, leaves no external scarring. All of the incisions made with a closed nose surgery take place internally through other openings in the nose, and some feel that it heals more quickly. A closed nose surgery is better for nasal surgery that requires less extensive shaping and work than someone who would need open nose surgery. It is not recommended for extensive reconstruction or surgeries that require a lot of work done on the cartilage at the tip of the nose. The two biggest advantages to closed nose surgerys are the lack of any scars, and usually, a shorter surgery time.Only your board certified plastic surgeon will know for sure whether an open nose surgery or closed nose surgery is the right surgery for your nasal needs. Be sure to consult with your doctor and weigh the options carefully before choosing a type of nose surgery. If you have your heart set on a closed plastic surgery and your surgeon feels it is not right for you, a second opinion is always a good option. Just be sure to feel completely comfortable with your choice before proceeding.
Cosmetic surgery on the nose is a commonly performed procedure. If you decide to have it, you need to know what to expect after a nose job. What to Expect After A Nose JobAfter a lot of research, you have finally decided to get "nose job" . Of course, you've heard about the surgery itself, the costs involved, and the expectations you can have as results from this type of plastic surgery. The next thing you should consider is what to expect after nose job.Your image immediately following surgery will be startling. You will be bruised and swollen after it has been completed. You probably won't like what you see in the mirror. Your nose might be packed with gauze. You will have a cast on your nose to support the healing nasal structure. Your doctor will tell you whether or not to keep ice or cold compresses on your nose, some people feel that bags of frozen peas make a good ice pack, as they mold to your face. Your nose will be stuffed up, and you'll have to breathe through your mouth. You'll also feel some pain from the procedure, and you may become nauseous or throw up. This can happen either from swallowing blood during the surgery, or from the after-effects of anesthesia. In five to seven days, your surgeon will remove the cast from your nose and you'll be able to see your new nasal area. It will still be bruised and swollen, and you'll want to take care to not jostle or hit your healing nose, as it will hurt. In about ten days (longer if you're a smoker), your bruises will fade and you should feel ready to face the public if you haven't done so already. You might want to cover any remaining bruises with color-corrective cosmetics. Your surgeon will often make recommendations regarding which cosmetics are right for your skin type and bruising pattern.It can take two to four months for all swelling to go down from the surgery. In some cases, it can take up to a year before you'll know exactly what your nose is going to look like. Some people become upset with the look of their post-operative nose in these first months, as crookedness and bumps may show up during the healing process. Most surgeons recommend against going through any other procedures, such as revisions, for at least nine months after having nose job. The healing process can simply take this long, so you will need to have some patience. Nose job is the type of "plastic surgery" that has a very high success rate. In this case, success is defined as meeting the reasonable results the surgeon predicted prior to the surgery. That being said, you have to understand what to expect after nose job and have some patience.
White Gold began gaining popularity in the early 1900s as an alternative to platinum. Platinum was steadily becoming more fashionable, but because of its rarity many could not afford it. Then, during World War II the government put a ban on the use of Platinum for any non-military functions and the demand for White Gold skyrocketed.The most common alloys added to gold to produce white gold are nickel, palladium and silver. Most "white gold" jewelry is also given an electroplated rhodium coating to intensify brightness. Throughout this process, white gold retains many of the benefits of gold. It wont tarnish and due to the metals added, it is stronger than its yellow counterpart.Recently, palladium has replaced nickel as the common alloy in white gold. It seems that a small percent of the population-approximately 12-15%-has an allergic reaction to nickel causing skin irritation and rashes. It is now required by law that jewelry pieces containing nickel be labeled nickel-containing.Sources:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_goldhttp://www.gold.org/jewellery/technology/colours/white.htmlhttp://www.govmint.com/knowledgebase/PreciousMetals.aspx
Why do people use a skin lotion? What are they trying to fix?For some its just for the comfort level. They have dry skin or mild sunburn. The problem may be as simple as revitalizing the skin after washing the dishes. Others may have a more serious condition such as cracks in the skin of the feet or hands, acne, psoriasis or eczema.The causes of the various skin problems can obviously be different in each case. Causes range from skin being dried out by sun, wind or water to poor diet or allergies. In more serious cases the best a skin lotion can do is help alleviate the symptoms. There are an endless number of skin creams and lotions available to you depending on what the problem is that you are trying to solve.We all know the benefits of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E but how often do you hear of honey being used to rejuvenate or repair skin.Honey by itself is an amazing gift of nature. It is wonderfully therapeutic when taken internally. A large portion of honey is made up of protein, with other nutrients, including carbohydrates, minerals, B complex vitamins (including bioflavonoids), and vitamins C, D and E. It has been used for centuries to promote internal and external healing. Used as a food it can give you energy.Externally, it can be particularly useful. For starters it is a natural antiseptic. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. Another characteristic of honey is that it will attract and (retain) moisture. It also acts as an anti-oxidant.Now odds are that most people are not going to walk around with raw honey coated on their face or hands. - But would be happy with a non-greasy lotion or skin cream.For dry skin or sunburn a lotion with honey would act as a natural moisturizer. For mild blemishes such as acne or small sores the anti-bacterial characteristics would again promote healing. With something like cracked skin in the hands or feet these areas can have very minor bacterial infections keeping them from healing a honey lotion can help kill off infection and again promote healing.As a little aside it wouldnt be harmful at all to put raw honey on an open wound probably better that hydrogen peroxide. Honey has hydrogen peroxide in it along with the other goodies. It will not only kill germs but promote healing.So, including honey in a skin lotion will help moisturize, inhibit bacterial growth, help fight viral infection and can be helpful as an anti-inflammatory. With its many nutrients the addition of honey will help clear up minor blemishes such as acne or cracked dry skin like some people get on the heels of their feet or their hands and fingers.