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We’re still carrying the Obagi Nu Derm FX sets with arbutin for those who want a more natural, gentle approach to anti-aging skin care.

However, for those who prefer a stronger, more aggressive approach, we are pleased to announce we are carrying the full-size and travel-size kits of the original formulation of Obagi Nu Derm with hydroquinone now.

Call our office at 281-855-2273 for more information.

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Exercise is good for so many things:

  • muscles
  • bones
  • body composition
  • skin

Yes, exercise is good for your skin because: Read the rest of this entry »

As the weather heats up and we start spending more time outdoors, we often think about sunscreen to maintain the health of our skin.

It’s true if you intend to spend lots of time in the sun, you should use sunscreen–however, daily exposure to the sun for about 10 – 20 minutes, preferably between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the best UVB intensity, will cause your body to produce the vitamin D you need.

To avoid sun damage, only stay out without sunscreen long enough for your skin to turn slightly pink–after that you won’t produce any more vitamin D, and you’ll begin skin damage. Generally, the darker your skin the longer you’ll need to stay out.

But, what does vitamin D do, you ask? More than you’d think! It’s been shown to prevent or influence many conditions*, including:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Cavities
  • Chrohn’s disease
  • Cold & Flu
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes 1 and 2
  • Eczema & Psoriasis
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Inflammatory Bowl Disease
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Macular degeneration
  • Migranes
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle pain
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Periodontal disease
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Reduced C-section risk
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seizures
  • Septicemia
  • Signs of aging
  • Tuberculosis

* according to Dr. Mercola

An alternative to daily sun exposure is to take a vitamin D supplement. Most studies recommend taking 5,000 IU of vitamin D daily, or 35 IUs of vitamin D per pound of body weight. Not sure if you need a vitamin D supplement? Well, knowing the importance of vitamin D, Dr. Alavi includes that level in her standard lab tests. Over the past several years, more than 95% of those tested at our clinic alone had less than optimal levels and would benefit from a vitamin D supplement. Call our office at 281-855-2273 if you’re interested in testing or supplements.

Dysport is a new alternative to BOTOX. Works very similarly, but for some who have developed antibodies (or resistance) to BOTOX. Some patients who have tried Dysport prefer it over BOTOX. Give us a call at 281-855-2273 today to see if Dysport might be right for you.

We’re so looking forward to the Bridal Extravaganza Show! We just love seeing all the happy brides with their friends and families gathering information to plan their weddings. We’ll be injecting BOTOX at our booth if you’ve every been curious. We’ll also talk about how we can help you look your best, especially on your special day! Read the rest of this entry »