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Giving Hope to Your Patients Who Live Life on an Angle
It's something that most people take for granted, being able to walk down the street, head held high and straight. However, the reality is much different for your Cervical Dystonia patients. To those who have Cervical Dystonia, also known as CD or Spasmodic Torticollis, it is difficult to keep their head held upright. Painful muscle spasms often cause their head to tilt to one side as well as giving them jerky movements. Besides giving Cervical Dystonia patients a different view of the world, it can also be embarrassing as others walk by and wonder what is wrong with them. If you have patients that are suffering from the neurological disorder Cervical Dystonia, there are a few ways you can help them. Oral medications, such as dopamine blocking agents or anticholinergic agents, are an option. However, often side effects become a problem for the Cervical Dystonia patients and some just like to avoid any unnecessary medication. Sometimes physiotherapy can help, with stretching e [Read more]
Making Treatments More Comfortable for Yourself
When Carpal Tunnel Syndrome hit the news in the eighties, there was growing concern about how typing on a keyboard all day could cause discomfort and injury over time. However, the same is true of any work that keeps your hands in an unnatural position constantly or repetitively. This can even be a problem for doctors like yourself as well as your staff as you constantly use syringes throughout the day. Some days are more relaxed, but other days you may feel like you are being run off your feet. You may have dermal filler treatments booked one after the other, and after a while, your hands may start to stiffen and cramp from constantly gripping a syringe. If your hands are not feeling their best, it is hard for you to give your best quality treatments. But what can you do about this problem? The most obvious solution may be hard for you to implement: take a rest. Although you want to make sure you get to all your patients and want to let them leave your clinic at a reasona [Read more]
What to Do When BOTOX® Stops Working
When BOTOX® was first introduced, it almost seemed like a miracle cure for wrinkles as patients could erase their facial wrinkles without resorting to plastic surgery. BOTOX® is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, and some women are BOTOX® obsessed, getting their treatments every few months since they were in their twenties. As great as BOTOX® is, some patients do run into a problem after a while when their BOTOX® treatments just do not seem to work as well anymore. BOTOX® works by paralyzing facial muscles so that the patient can no longer crinkle their face to form laugh lines and other facial wrinkles and creases, but some patients will eventually build up a resistance to BOTOX®. BOTOX® resistance is relatively common, with an estimated one in two hundred patients experiencing this problem. When some patients get too many BOTOX® treatments, their body starts to produce antibodies to fight the proteins in BOTOX®, blocking its ability to do its job. When t [Read more]
How to Attract a Younger Client Base
Often aesthetic clinics cater to middle-aged and older clients, helping mothers and grandmothers smooth out the wrinkles on their aging faces. Some women in their twenties will come in for anti-aging treatments, but more often your clients have waited until they are plagued with visible wrinkles on their faces before they come in to see you. That is great, you do love helping your older clients, but as a business you also need to keep expanding your client base for your business to grow. Over time, even your most loyal customers might reach an age where they no longer want to fight their wrinkles, they may run short on funds, or they may move to a different town, so if you do not attract more clients, your business will start to shrink. One way to expand your client base is to expand the ages of clients you attract to your aesthetic clinic. The effect of attracting younger clients is two-fold. Firstly, of course, you get a higher number of clients. Secondly, though, you bring [Read more]
Using Cross-Promotion to Market Your Clinic
If you want more customers for your clinic, you have to do some marketing. You can do some advertising online or in the local newspaper, or you can mail or hand out flyers, and all of these techniques can be effective. However, sometimes it can be difficult to target the exact audience you want without spending a fortune. Luckily there is a way to target just the right type of customers who are looking for a business like yours without spending a ton of money: cross-promotion. So what is cross-promotion? Cross-promotion is when you partner with another business who is not in direct competition with you, but who has clients in a similar demographic as yours, to market to each others' customers. For example, if your clinic offers dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® ULTRA 2, you would not want to do a cross-promotion with local businesses offering the same JUVÉDERM® injections. However, you could partner with businesses with similar clientele that are generally women who are in [Read more]
Scientists Grow Artificial Skin
Scientists have developed what can best be described as a breakthrough technique for growing artificial skin. It involves the use of stem cells that are taken from the umbilical cord. The discovery, if it proves to be successful after sufficient testing, will almost certainly help major burn victims heal more quickly as a result of faster skin grafting. What is particularly exciting about this latest development is that artificial skin can be stored for long periods of time and then can be used when needed. The information about this latest and very exciting development was released by the World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations. That agency also said that as recently as 2008 there were about four hundred ten thousand burn injuries in the United States, forty thousand of which required hospitalization and major surgery. The current process for treating human burn victims involves the use of healthy skin which is taken from the patient's body and used for skin grafting [Read more]
This Cosmetic Enhancement Will Hit Them Right in the KISSer
Everyone knows wrinkles are an inevitable consequence of aging. No matter how well you care for your skin, eventually wrinkles will catch up to you. However, there are some things about aging that nobody ever told your clients. One day your clients will look in the mirror and realize with horror that their once plump limps are getting flatter and thinner. The lip thinning process may shock your clients, but it really should not be a surprise. As your clients age, the same processes are at work throughout all their skin. Their facial skin loses its hyaluronic acid and collagen, and along with it, its moisture and structure. This causes their face to wrinkle and sag. At the same time, their lips are losing the collagen and hydration that gave them structure. As the structure is lost, the lips get thinner and flatter, and they also get drier and more wrinkled. Your clients' once plump lips are now looking fairly lackluster, and well, just plain old. Your clients may come in [Read more]
Helping Patients Overcome Needle Phobia
In all your years of practicing medicine, you have probably never met anyone that actually enjoys getting needles. Most people look at needles as a necessary evil. However, for about ten percent of the population, the dislike of needles goes even further, becoming a phobia. Patients who are actually afraid of needles to this extreme may avoid even necessary medical procedures, vaccinations and blood tests just because they cannot handle having a needle inserted into their skin. As you can imagine, these patients are much less likely to volunteer for cosmetic procedures like BOTOX® and dermal filler injections. Think about it: that's about ten percent more business you could have in your clinic if you could just help these patients overcome their fears. For most people, the thought of getting a needle in their face is even worse than the thought of getting a needle in the arm. Even patients who can grin and bear it as they get arm injections will balk at the thought of gettin [Read more]
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