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Start with Face Primer. Apply Pressed Base followed by a spritz of Moist Hydration Mist to set minerals and leave skin looking flawless.

INGREDIENTS (all but chestnut light): Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Zinc Oxide, Nylon-12, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Caprylyl Glycol, Isopentyldiol, Aqua (Water/Eau), (+/-): Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Carmine (CI 75470)

For more information, please contact hello@cutislaserclinics.com or 63279700.

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
Tel: +65 6327 9700
Email: hello@cutislaserclinics.com
Address: 9 Scotts Road #03-06 Pacific Plaza Singapore 228210
(Moving to Scotts Medical Center, Pacific Plaza #08-07 on September 1st 2015)
www.cutislaserclinics.com
www.optimagenics.com - Age Management Program

Women’s Sexual Health. It Matters.

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In a recent study , laxity of the vaginal introitus (opening) was expressed as a concern by 48% of respondents and vaginal changes were equated with loss of sexuality, burdensome sexual performance, and a yearning for intimacy and sexual confidence experienced after having children.

Approximately 50% or more of women in the study felt that improving the tightness of their vaginal introitus would have a positive effect on the relationship with their partner, both their sexual confidence and overall confidence, the orgasmic experience of both them and their partner, and sexual satisfaction.

Right now, there are few options for the effective treatment of vaginal laxity. While Kegel exercises are frequently used by women, they actually target the muscles of the pelvic floor and, therefore, do not address vaginal laxity. There are also surgical options currently available to women which include significant recovery time and post-procedure pain.

While there are few treatment options available, vaginal laxity is extremely common in particular for woman who had vaginal delivery. Just like skin, vaginal tissue is made up of collagen fibers. During vaginal childbirth these tissues can overstretch, damaging the collagen and creating a feeling of looseness (laxity), especially around the vaginal opening. One study sponsored by Viveve found that 88% percent of physicians reported vaginal laxity was discussed by their patients who reported a physical change related to delivery . This was higher than weight gain, incontinence, stretch marks and other common side effects of childbirth. Women who experience this loss of tightness may also notice a decreased feeling of sensation and sexual satisfaction during intercourse. These changes can affect a woman’s overall sexual health and are a quality of life issue for millions of women every year.

“Our focus is to help women to feel sexy not only from the outside but also from the inside out”, says Dr. Sylvia, Medical and Scientific Director of Cutis Medical Laser Clinics.

“This is why we wanted to make the globally patented Viveve System, which provides an effective and painless treatment for vaginal laxity available to our patients”. “It also dovetails with our Age Management Program Optimagenics which which has shown to increase physical and sexual vitality”.

The Viveve Treatment offers a painless medical procedure for treating vaginal laxity which works by cooling and gently heating vaginal tissue. It requires no anaesthesia and can be completed in about 30 minutes. At the beginning of the procedure, a treatment tip, about the size of your thumb, is inserted just inside the vaginal opening. The tip is circumferentially moved around the opening, delivering pulses of radiofrequency energy to the collagen fibers that make up the underlying tissues, while also cooling the vaginal surface. Vaginal tissue reacts to the energy by stimulating the formation of new collagen fibers restoring the tissue. This collagen restoration process takes place over time, usually between 30-90 days after the treatment. The changes occur on the cellular level, so there are no outward signs of change to the vaginal tissue. There is no downtime and normal activities can be resumed following the procedure.

In two Viveve clinical studies – one in the US and the other in Japan – women who reported an increase in vaginal laxity following childbirth underwent the Viveve Treatment with the following results: 1) Improved and sustained vaginal tightness was shown by 88% of the women at 12 months after treatment 2) Women who were treated experienced a 68% mean increase in their vaginal laxity scores at 12 months 3) Improvement in sexual satisfaction was maintained through 12 months after treatment. No serious adverse events were reported in either study.

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For more information, please contact hello@cutislaserclinics.com.

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
Tel: +65 6327 9700
Email: hello@cutislaserclinics.com
Address: 9 Scotts Road #03-06 Pacific Plaza Singapore 228210
(Moving to Scotts Medical Center, Pacific Plaza #08-07 on September 1st 2015)

About Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
Cutis Medical Laser Clinics, headed by the Medical & Scientific Director, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, focuses on evidenced-based safe and effective medical aesthetic and age management treatments as well as patient education. www.cutislaserclinics.com

Radiesse Filler Sharing Session with Dr Tatjana and Dr Sylvia

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Dr Tatjana and Dr Sylvia

Dr. Tatjana Pavicic from Germany with Dr. Sylvia Ramirez from Cutis Medical Laser Clinics are sharing advanced filler techniques with each other. Dr Tatjana is a dermatologist from Munich, Germany who has been a user of Radiesse® and Belotero® fillers for many years and is an international speaker and trainer on advanced cosmetic dermatology and surgery.

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Radiesse, a calcium based collagen building dermal filler with a strong lifting capacity was used on the model. Vector lifting using serial fanning technique resulted in lifting of the “marionette” lines and jowls. To finish, a softer hyaluronic acid filler (Belotero®) was used to correct peri-orbital hollowing and improve the tear trough areas.

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Radiesse® – The Lifting Filler

Radiesse® is an injectable dermal filler that adds volume to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and gives an immediate lifting and firming effect on the skin. Once injected, Radiesse filler directly provides volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of ageing because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. Both the gel and the microspheres are completely broken down by the body over time.

In addition to an immediate filling effect, the high-quality ingredients of Radiesse filler stimulate the skin’s natural collagen synthesis. Thanks to the collagen-inducing effect of Radiesse®, the skin regains its youthful tightness and elasticity – your natural beauty blooms again.

Belotero® - The Hyaluronic Acid Filler

The Belotero® products are dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a natural component of your skin. The Belotero® filler instantly fills the skin and smoothes out wrinkles on your face. Due to its formulation, the Belotero® range easily integrates into your skin without disrupting your natural contours and without affecting your facial expressions.

Radiesse® and Belotero® are safe and effective non-invasive filler treatments from Merz Aesthetics - one of the world’s leading aesthetics companies. Merz has been a driver of innovation in the fast-evolving field of aesthetic medicine and their products are used by healthcare professionals in more than 90 countries.

For more information, please contact 6327 9700 or hello@cutislaserclinics.com.

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road #03-06 Pacific Plaza Singapore 228210
+ 65 6327 9700
hello@cutislaserclinics.com
www.cutislaserclinics.com
www.optimagenics.com

Bring Back That Loving Feeling: 7 Ways to Ease Into Sex After Childbirth

The arrival of a baby is no doubt cause for celebration. However, after the elation of being a new parent wears off, comes the reality of breastfeeding, diapering, sleeping in 90-minute blocks, and putting your sex life in the backseat as the care of the newborn takes the front row.

Most new mothers accept this new normal as something to be both endured and enjoyed while it lasts. But as the child grows and allows the new mother to return to some of her pre-childbirth activities, she will have to face some of the neglected aspects of her life that got pushed back because of new priorities. One of these is the touchy issue of sex, or lack of it, due to low libido and altered self-image.

If this is you, wishing to get intimate with your partner again but coping with the reality of the changes in your body and your sexual desire, then perhaps taking small steps to ease back into sex is a better place to start than to fret and be overwhelmed by the thought of doing it all at once.

To steer you in that sexy direction, try the following suggestions.

Get out of the ‘mommy’ mindset

You may have a hard time reconciling the image of yourself as a devoted mother and a woman with sexual desires, and that mindset is often the first obstacle to regaining your libido. Psychologists today say that a woman’s most powerful sexual organ is her brain, so shifting her mindset is a huge leap in reclaiming her sex drive. One of the easiest things you can do to get into the sexy mindset is to unwind in a space free from baby-related things and concerns. Perhaps it’s high time to move the baby into its own room so your bedroom becomes your place of retreat and self-rediscovery, and when the time is right, intimacy.

Communicate Expectations with your Partner

Naturally, your partner will understand that your nether regions are still going to be off-limits for quite some time, somewhere between six weeks after childbirth or even up to a year for some new moms. But after a reasonable amount of time has lapsed and your libido is still nowhere to be found, you may want to talk to your husband about your situation and discuss with him what you can do both to keep the romantic flame alive. That way, he won’t have his sexual bubble burst if you try it the first time after childbirth and neither of you ended up satisfied.

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Get intimate with your Partner

All talk and no play will leave your sex life all the more wanting. Do not rush into things, however. Slow and easy should be your byword during this time, and your attempts at intimacy doesn’t even have to end in penetrative sex. The important thing is to reconnect with your partner to remind him that he is not sidelined amidst all the child-rearing that takes up most of your time together. Besides, when he feels he is still within the loop, he’s likely going to be more than willing to pitch in with child care so you both end up having time with each other.

Reclaim your Date Night

Now with a little one to look after, your previously neat schedule of once-a-week dinners or weekend movie marathons has likely been ruined as you become more hands-on with your parenting. To carve out time for you as a couple, enlist the help of your in-laws or a hired help so you can go on a child-free date. Strengthening your bond as a couple will only make you better parents and partners, benefiting your child in the process.

Invest in Sexy Underwear

You won’t likely be very comfortable in lacy lingerie while you’re squirting milk, but do it anyway. Consider investing in sexy underwear a psychological transition into getting back your old sexy self again. It may not yet be time to throw away your mommy panties, but it pays to have a stash of tantalizing undergarments that you can wear regularly to remind yourself that while you may be someone’s mother now, you’re still someone’s wife too.

Strengthen your Pelvic Floor

Vaginal laxity is a serious concern among women who have had vaginal deliveries, but one that is not given sufficient attention because these women may be not comfortable in bringing up the issue with their physicians, or they may feel it is too trivial to worry about. But as Vaginal Laxity often leads to reduced pleasurable friction during intercourse and consequently diminished sexual satisfaction, it needs to be adequately addressed if a woman is to maintain a healthy level of sexual satisfaction. Some remedy the feeling of looseness with Kegel exercises, which involve squeezing and releasing the levator muscles of the pelvis, while those who want to see immediate results opt for non-surgical vaginal tighteningprocecertified medical clinic in Singapore dures such as Viveve Treatment. This procedure uses radiofrequency technology to trigger the body’s own natural regenerative process to strengthen the collagen around the vaginal opening.

Pile on Libido-boosting Food

Tricking your brain into thinking sexy thoughts can only do so much if the rest of your body is not up to it. So your body and brain team up together to bring back your sex drive, you also need to feed them with libido-boosting nutrients. Chocolates are rich in magnesium that makes you feel relaxed; dark chocolates especially have been found to release a compound similar to endorphins released during sex. Oatmeal is not only a testosterone booster but also contains L-arginine that helps increase blood flow to the clitoris. The same can be said for almonds; Vitamin E found in them boost blood flow to the sex organs. Avocado and eggs are both rich in vitamin B6 that helps increase sexual stamina. Zinc, which can be found in abundance in pumpkin seeds, oyster and red meat (ideally, of the grass-fed variety), is the ultimate sex mineral as its deficiency is closely related to decreased testosterone production, a hormone responsible for both male and female libidos.

Diminished libido is normal for women who have just given birth, sometimes lasting for as long as they breastfeed their infants. If you worry that yours has not yet returned despite due diligence, consult with your doctor from a  for options.

For inquiries, please contact 6327 9700 or hello@cutislaserclinics.com.

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road #03-06 Pacific Plaza Singapore 228210
+ 65 6327 9700
hello@cutislaserclinics.com
www.cutislaserclinics.com
www.optimagenics.com

4 Major Scar Types and Their Treatments

The skin is a seamless organ, and any injury or damage done to it is healed naturally by way of scars. Composed of fibrous tissues, scars may be formed due to various reasons, such as wounds, infections, surgery, injuries or inflammation of tissue. The scar’s composition may also vary depending on the kind of trauma done to the skin: hence, scars can become colored, sunken, flat, lumpy, sometimes requiring a trip to a medical clinic in Singapore or in countries with advanced skin care technology.

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It would be not so much of a problem if scars occur in places that are naturally concealed such as in skin folds, near the hairline, or in areas that are normally hidden under the clothes. Sometimes, however, scars appear in the most visible places that disfigure the appearance and make the person less confident of himself. It is this kind of scars that benefit from the expertise of a skin care specialist.

To better understand your treatment options, below are the different types of scars and their recommended intervention.

Contracture Scars

These scars are often the result of the skin getting burned. They are called contracture scars because the scars tighten the skin, impairing your ability to move within your normal range of motion. In third degree burns, contracture scars often go deeper, affecting muscles and nerves. Because of their nature, contractures can be remedied by skin graft or skin flap which is a surgical procedure removing skin from one area to be transferred to another after the scar tissue has been removed. A more advanced and non-surgical technique used by an aesthetic laser clinic is to penetrate difficult burn scar tissue dramatically using a safe micro-needling procedure to improve it’s appearance.

Keloid Scars

When healing becomes overly aggressive, the scars they leave become keloidal. Typically, a scar replaces lost or damaged tissue of the original injury; a keloid scar, however, extends beyond this injury. As surgical scars are caused by incision, excessive tissue repair may take place, transforming such a scar into a keloid. One of the most effective interventions performed in laser clinics in Singapore is the use of Dermapen, a medical device that creates numerous tiny needle wounds, helping break down old scar tissue and triggering new growth of elastin and collagen fibers.

Acne Scars

Acne occurs normally among adolescents or those with excessively oily skin. When a skin pore clogs, usually due to overproduction of sebum, the dead skin cells that normally rise to the surface so the body can shed it stick together and are trapped inside the pore. This situation is ripe for bacteria to grow, leading to inflammation of the pores. When the pores are inflamed, they could leave deep pits, or scars that are irregular, angular or wavelike in appearance.
Treatments of this type of scar vary and there are several treatment options available. One of which is a fractional laser treatment called the Pearl designed to stimulate collagen. The Pearl fractional laser treatment gradually replaces the entire top damaged layer of skin with new healthy skin as it stimulates collagen.

VI Peel is another acne treatment option available that uses unique blend of ingredients to promote deep scar healing and collagen growth. It is a chemical peel used to treat acne scars and other several skin concerns such as pigmentation, enlarged pores and many more.

On the other hand, mild to moderate acne scarring usually respond well to the use of Dermapen. Acne treatments in Singapore also involve the use of laser to resurface the damaged layer of the skin.

Hypertrophic Scars

Looking similar to keloid scars, hypertrophic scars however do not extend beyond the boundary of the original injury. They are simply raised, often red, due to excessive amounts of collagen replacement that result from pimples, cuts, burns and body piercings. Because hypertrophic scars are raised, one of the most effective remedies is resurfacing the damaged layer of the skin using laser. This procedure, popular in aesthetic clinics in Singapore, stimulates the formation of new and healthy skin, while the remaining heat of the laser penetrates into the dermis to generate collagen.

To know the pricing and other details please contact 6327 9700 or hello@cutislaserclinics.com.

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road #03-06 Pacific Plaza Singapore 228210
+ 65 6327 9700
hello@cutislaserclinics.com
www.cutislaserclinics.com
www.optimagenics.com

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics is moving to Scotts Medical Center

 

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Cutis Medical Laser Clinics is moving to a new location soon!

To serve you better with even more space, we are moving to a new clinic. Our new Cutis clinic location is in Scotts Medical Suites, which is still located at Pacific Plaza. Cutis Medical Laser Clinics, a medical aesthetic and age management in Singapore, is based on the fundamentals of evidence-based treatments.

We specialize in Botox, Facial Fillers, Laser and IPL Treatments, CoolSculpting Fat Freezing Procedure, Medical-Grade Facials and the Optimagenics Age Management Program.

The latest addition to our outstanding list of treatments are Silhouette Soft® Thread Lift and Viveve helping women to feel good and sexy about themselves not only from the outside but also from the inside out.

The Silhouette Soft® Thread Lift is a 30-minute thread lift treatment that results in a more defined face, with a gentle lift with a result lasting up to 18 month. Whereas the Viveve treatment offers a painless non-surgical medical procedure for treating vaginal laxity with no anesthesia and downtime and can be completed in about 30 minutes. 

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The Truth about Male Menopause

One of the fastest-growing areas in medicine today is the use of testosterone in men, particularly
during the middle years. Harvard associate clinical professor and the founder of Men’s Health Boston, Abraham Morgentaler, M.D., shares his expertise in male sexual and reproductive disorders as well as an excerpt from his book, The Truth about Men and Sex.

According to Dr. Morgentaler, most of his academic credentials within medicine come from his work with testosterone, as he was one of the first to recognize that healthy men can experience an age-related natural decline in hormones that affects their sexuality and vitality, and which can be treated successfully with testosterone therapy. Although testosterone has been used since the 1930s, it was a small backwater in medicine until the last 20 years or so.

Although Dr. Morgentaler published many articles on the benefits of testosterone, his greatest contribution has been to show that the long-held belief that testosterone is risky for prostate cancer is false.

Thanks to his contribution, the fear of testosterone is declining as physicians have become more comfortable with it.

BOOK EXCERPT: THE TRUTH ABOUT MEN AND SEX (source Life Extension June 2015 issue)


Men Are Also Hormonal
Over the last 10 years, the fastest pharmaceutical sector is testosterone, growing at more than 10% per year.

There are a huge number of men out there who have the symptoms of low levels of testosterone.

As this problem gained attention from physicians about 10 to 15 years ago, there was a push to talk about andropause, a male version of menopause. I started to use the term low T in the office and during lectures to describe the condition that has otherwise been called hypogonadism, or testosterone deficiency syndrome. My colleagues thought low T was too simplistic a term, but it worked for me and my patients, and I continue to use it. Nonetheless, I was surprised to hear one day that my verbal shorthand had been co-opted by the industry. Now, television and print ads ask, “Is it low T?”

The Big Fear
For the last 20 years, the greatest impediment to the use of testosterone therapy has been the fear that raising testosterone levels is dangerous for prostate cancer. It started with a publication in 1941 by Charles Huggins, MD, and his co-author, Clarence Hodges, MD, in which they demonstrated for the first time that cancers can be sensitive to hormonal manipulation. These two researchers from the University of Chicago castrated men with metastatic prostate cancer and showed that levels of a chemical called acid phosphatase were reduced, indicating improvement in the cancer. This was the first treatment for advanced prostate cancer that had shown any efficacy. Within a few years, castration had become a standard treatment around the world, and Huggins, as the lead investigator, became famous, ultimately being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1966.

Huggins and Hodges also reported that “in all cases”, the injection of testosterone to these same
men with metastatic prostate cancer caused acid phosphatase levels to rise. They concluded that testosterone causes “activation” of prostate cancer and an “enhanced rate of growth.” From that point forward, medical students around the world have been taught that high testosterone levels cause prostate cancer, low testosterone levels protect the prostate from cancer, and providing testosterone to a man with prostate cancer is like “pouring gasoline on a fire” or “feeding a hungry tumor.”

Once I started seeing the benefits of testosterone therapy in men, my greatest concern was that the treatment I was offering might be like a pact with the devil: If these men were restored to youthful vitality and sexuality, it was at the expense of developing prostate cancer. What followed for me was a 20-year exploration into the relationship of T and prostate cancer, eventually resulting in the widespread, albeit not yet universal, rejection of those long-standing concerns.

In the early 1990s, I began performing prostate biopsies in men with low T even though they had normal levels of PSA, the blood test used to diagnose prostate cancer, since I wanted to make sure these men didn’t harbor a hidden cancer in their prostates, which might grow out of control if I treated them with testosterone.

Although it was taught that men with low T are at extremely low risk for prostate cancer, I found an astonishingly high number of cancers in these men. In 1996, my colleagues and I published these results in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reporting that low T appeared to be as great a risk for prostate cancer as an elevated PSA. Low T was not protective at all.

Yet for a time I still clung to the belief that high levels of testosterone must be risky. In 2004, I published with my fellow, Ernani Rhoden, MD, from Brazil, an article for The New England Journal of Medicine on the risks of T therapy. After reviewing approximately 200 medical articles, we could not find a single one that showed a compelling, worrisome relationship between high levels of T and prostate cancer. This was beyond strange. It had been universally accepted for decades that high testosterone is dangerous for prostate cancer and low T is protective, yet there appeared to be no evidence to support either of these beliefs.

To discover the source for these universally held beliefs, I made my way to the basement of the Countway Library at Harvard Medical School, which contains centuries-old medical journals. The very oldest of these are kept locked or under glass, but in the archives in the basement are volumes from the 1800s, waiting to be read by medical “archaeologists.”

I found the volume holding the Huggins and Hodges article from the 1941 edition of Cancer Research, and as I pored over the text I had a “Eureka!” moment, like an electric buzz throughout my body.

Although Huggins and Hodges had claimed that every one of their patients with metastatic prostate cancer who received testosterone developed an ominous increase in acid phosphatase concentrations, my close reading revealed they had administered testosterone to only three men.

Of these, they only provided results for two. And one of these men had already been treated in another way, which made it impossible to determine the effect of testosterone alone.

For the last seven decades, the belief that testosterone makes prostate cancer grow like wildfire was based on the results of a blood test from a single patient!

It turns out that prostate cancer does need some testosterone to grow optimally, but it can only use a little bit. Once the need for testosterone has been satisfied by the tumor, any additional testosterone is simply excess. A good analogy is a houseplant and water. The houseplant (think prostate cancer) definitely needs water (think testosterone), but once it’s been adequately watered, no matter how much additional water one gives it will not cause it to grow as tall as a sequoia tree. So it is with prostate cancer and testosterone.

Based on these findings, and despite warnings from colleagues several years ago, I started offering testosterone therapy to men with known prostate cancer. Today, men with prostate cancer fly from around the country to see me, each hoping that I will find him to be a reasonable candidate for T therapy to treat his ED. Many of them are.

In May 2011, I published with my colleagues Larry Lipshultz, MD, and Mohit Khera, MD, from Baylor
Medical College, a report in the Journal of Urology on 13 men with untreated prostate cancer who received testosterone therapy for an average of two-and-a-half years. They had an average of two sets of follow-up prostate biopsies. None of the men showed any progression of their cancers, and in 54% of the biopsies, we couldn’t find any trace of the cancer that had been there earlier. It was a small study, so we must be careful not to overstate the conclusions; however, this was the very first time since Huggins in 1941 that anyone had bothered to look directly at what actually happens to an existing localized prostate cancer when a man receives testosterone treatment. The answer appears to be: “Not much.” I’ve since treated many more of these men, with similar, good results.

Testosterone affects not only men’s sexual desire and performance, but also their mood, thinking, muscle, fat, and sense of vitality and well-being.

When testosterone levels drop far enough, men get suddenly sweaty and can even experience hot flashes, just like menopausal women.

Testosterone production declines with age, but even young men can have low levels. I’ve treated teenagers and men in their early twenties for low T, but most men I see with low T are in their forties and above. It’s also extremely common, with some studies showing that as many as 40% of men over the age of 45 have low levels of testosterone.

Treatment is quite safe, so it’s very reasonable for a man with characteristic symptoms—low desire, weak erections, chronic tiredness—to ask his physician to have his blood checked for low T. Just be aware that many of the labs categorize a testosterone result as “low” only if it is very low, which means that if a man has symptoms and a T level that is at the low end of normal, it may still be worthwhile to consider a three month trial of treatment. As my colleagues and I have published, men with symptoms and these below-normal testosterone levels respond just as well to treatment as men with unquestionably low testosterone.

Since testosterone levels decline with age, some have argued this means the decline should be considered a normal part of aging and therefore should not be treated. It’s an argument that we hear elsewhere: Why do we have to medicalize normal aging? My response is simple.

Normal aging stinks. Aging is associated with bad eyesight, bad hearing, bad teeth, bad joints, bad blood vessels, bad hearts, and cancer. We treat all of these in order to improve our lives and, in some cases, our longevity.

Just because a condition becomes common as we age doesn’t mean we should resign ourselves to it if treatment is helpful and safe.

I had exceptionally good eyesight until my early forties, at which point I found I had to hold books farther and farther away from my face in order to read them due to the “normal” age-related decline in near vision called presbyopia. Now I wear an artificial contraption of metal and plastic on the front of my face in order to read. Am I somehow disobeying the laws of nature by wearing glasses? I think not. Similarly, if a man with low T wants testosterone therapy in order to feel better and more sexual, I see no reason to deprive him of a trial of treatment just because many men his age are experiencing the same problem.

Here is a medication that can make men feel more energetic, improve erections and sexual desire, increase muscle strength and mass, decrease fat, strengthen bones, improve mood, and make men feel that their minds are sharper. Can anything really be that good?

The answer is, simply, “Yes.” Of course, not everyone responds to T therapy, and of those who do, the response is not always so dramatic.

As I see it, low T is underrecognized, underdiagnosed, and undertreated. In my own practice I have
seen far too many men with low T who had been discouraged from trying T therapy or told they didn’t even have the condition. Many of those men have responded to T therapy beautifully and feel that they are healthier, happier, in addition to being better sexually. Now that the fear of prostate cancer from T therapy is finally waning, there is no good reason to deprive men of a treatment that may help them regain their mojo.

Excerpted from THE TRUTH ABOUT MEN AND SEX by Abraham Morgentaler, M.D.

Abraham Morgentaler, MD, FACS, is an associate clinical professor of urology at Harvard Medical School and the founder of Men’s Health Boston, a medical practice for male sexual and reproductive disorders. He is the author of three previous books and his work has appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal.

 

 

Thigh Slimming through CoolSculpting

There is at least one part in our body that we do not like. This view is prominently particular in women. In order to make the significant changes in their body some women try workout programs and multiple diet plans. In many cases, they do not get the results they wanted to have.

Some women lead a very active lifestyle. They go for marathons, bike rides and triathlons. Many among them complain that even though their body is getting slimmer, their thighs still looks heavy and big. These women can benefit considerably from CoolSculpting fat freezing . CoolSculpting is an FDA approved fat freezing treatment. It promises to reduce a considerable amount of fat from the thighs over a period of time.

CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting in Singapore is different from other fat reduction procedures as it does not have any horrific side effects. Some people who have undergone CoolSculpting  have gone on to say that they took a small nap while the treatment was performed. It takes around two hours for this fat treatment procedure to be completed. Some patients experienced a numbing in the area that was treated. Some say they felt a little discomfort when their thighs returned to normal room temperature, but it was gone after a few hours.

Quick and Easy

CoolSculpting fat freezing treatment can easily be done without surgery. There is no down time and the person can return back straight to their work after the treatment. No local or general anaesthesia is used. You can come all alone and walk out on your own.

Quick Results

Fat cells shrink and die after the CoolSculpting fat treatment procedure. They are then metabolized by the body and eliminated. In a period of approximately 1 month the treated person started to see the results. The results are measurable and noticeable by this time as the overall fat layers are reduced significantly.

A Candidate of CoolSculpting

Check your BMI ratio and if it falls within the limits prescribed for your height than you are ideal candidate for CoolSculpting. A good candidate is also a person who have excess fat bulges that are just to resistant to diet and exercise.

To know more about CoolSculping, call us at 6327 9700.

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics 
9 Scotts Road #03-06 Pacific Plaza Singapore 228210
+65 63279700
hello@cutislaserclinics.com
www.cutislaserclinics.com

A Mini Guide on Laser Hair Removal

Several thousand years ago, humans have hair all over their body. In the present times nearly everyone desires to have a hair-free body. The desire to remain hair-free has given birth to various removal methods and technologies. One such promising technology is the laser.

hair-removal-4Laser hair removal makes use of a gentle light beam that reaches the hair follicle after passing through the skin. This light beam converts into heat energy as it is absorbed by the hair, which is in turn destroyed. It is an effective technique and less painful permanent hair removal.

When compared with laser treatment in Singapore, electrolysis can be a painful, tedious task. Electrolysis requires treatment at regular intervals over a period of many months. On the other hand, laser treatment provides much more promising results in less time duration. Through laser hair removal  hundreds of hair follicle can be removed at a time. Moreover, this treatment is equally effective on all types of skin. Laser technique used previously was not found effective darker skins or tanned people, but it is not so with hair removal.

The light beam used in laser hair removal in Singapore makes use of longer wavelength beams which is equally effective on all skin types. Although, people with fairer skin respond better, but people with darker skin also get promising results.

Some equipment’s used for this treatment are not efficient enough to detect the hair on darker skin or to differentiate them. On the other hand, equipment used in Singapore laser hair removal is of latest technology and provides best results.

There is another aspect to it. Dark, coarse hair is easier to detect as compared to light coloured hair. The colour of hair depends on the amount of melanin contained in it. This means lesser laser hair removal sessions are required to treat darker hair. Now, the time required for this treatment depends from person to person. It can take less than one minute for upper lip and as much as 3 hours for back.

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road #03-06 Pacific Plaza Singapore 228210
+ 65 6327 9700
hello@cutislaserclinics.com
www.cutislaserclinics.com
www.optimagenics.com

Save the Date: Cutis Open House Event on 07.09.2015

cutis open house event

Time to mark your calendar for the Cutis Open House Event this September!

We previously announced that we are moving to a new clinic with a bigger space to serve our patients better. Now, we are delighted to announce that we will be opening our clinic to all guests this September 7, 2015, Monday at 4:00pm until 7:00pm.

The Cutis Open House Event will showcase first and foremost the new clinic location on Scotts Medical Center which is still in Pacific Plaza.  We will also showcase the new look and feel of the improved Cutis Clinic including the new consultation and treatment rooms and more. Lastly, and as our deep appreciation to all our guests of the event, we will be providing them with exquisite goodie bags from our Premium Suppliers.

We will provide more information about the event soon.

Everybody is welcome to attend our Cutis Open House Event so save the date in your calendar now!

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road #03-06 Pacific Plaza Singapore 228210
+ 65 6327 9700
hello@cutislaserclinics.com
www.cutislaserclinics.com
www.optimagenics.com