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Month: November 2015

What is the latest in 3D Medical Printing?

Thanks to 3D medical printing, made-to-order prosthetics are now possible. 3D medical printing is a revolutionary new wave in medicine that promises to usher in an exciting era, through the production of a range of medical devices.So let’s find out what is the latest in 3D medical printing.

What is 3D medical printing
The use of 3D printers to produce medical devices is an emerging trend, in which printing technology is used to create medical devices such as prosthetics, and implants. Essentially, medical practitioners are using small low cost printers to create customized devices for patients. The prosthetics produced by 3-D medical printing are not only highly personalized, but they are also a lot cheaper than traditional models.

How it works
The customized design is created by the software that controls the printer. Plastics or metal is put into the printer, and it  sprays out the material, printing the design in three dimensions,layer by layer. Using the technology, engineers have been able to create 3-D printed robotic arms, teeth, spinal braces,and more.

What’s the latest
The focus of 3D medical printing is now shifting to the creation of devices for the inside of the human body. Engineers are already producing custom hip and knee joints, and as experimentation continues, engineers are working on using the technology to create organs and body parts. Tissues are also being made, with the use of bioprinting.

3D printing has made it possible to design devices that are compatible with the body and medical needs of patients, making them a comfortable fit.

Call Onyx Healthcare, USA, Orange, CAat 714-792-0774, to find out more about the latest in 3D medical printing. Onyx Healthcare,is a medical IT company that has been at the forefront of producing cutting edge medical devices for many years.

What is the difference between having a nurse and a doctor perform botox injections?

Botox is a medical procedure, and it must therefore be administered by an approved cosmetic injectable provider. In some states this may be a physician, while others also allow nurses to do the injections. But what is the difference between having a nurse and a doctor perform botox injections (click here).

Can nurses inject botox?
Some states allow registered nurses, physician assistants, or nurse practitioners, to legally inject botox. You can check with either your state’s medical board or nursing board, to verify if nurses can do botox injections in your state.

In some cases nurses can administer botox injections without physician oversight, while others require that the physician be present. Clients should also check this out prior to getting botox treatment.

Difference between having a nurse or a doctor perform botox
Although nurses perform botox injections, it is the physician under which they practice who is legally responsible for ensuring the safety of patients.Since doctors are ultimately responsible for the results, it’s more reasonable to go to them for consultation and treatment.

Some clients also prefer to go to a plastic surgeon or dermatologistfor botox injections because of their specialist training, and knowledge of the facial anatomy.When treatment is done by these medical professionals, the results are generally very good, and the complications few.

When getting botox injections, the most important consideration should be the safety of the procedure, and this depends on the skill, training, and expertise of the injector. It is therefore advisable to choose an experienced doctor with the requisite injector training.

Contact Accent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tupelo, MS for more information on botox injections. Call (662) 377-6290 today, and schedule your consultation withDr. Mark Craig.

I have a colorful tattoo: How many sessions will I need to remove it?

‘Tattoo regret’ is on the rise in the US, which means more Americans are ruing getting inked, and want to remove their markings.While laser technology has made fading tattoos more tolerable, removing them can still be challenging, especially if they are multi-colored. So people with brightly colored tattoos continue to ask–“I have a colorful tattoo how many sessions will I need to remove it.”

Tattoo removal can be a difficult process, because the ink is embedded within the dermis, or middle layer of the skin. Tattoos were designed to be permanent, that’s why they are placed in the deep layer of the skin, and it therefore takes several laser sessions to fade them.

How laser tattoo removal works?
The heat from the laser energy breaks up the ink into tiny particles, and the fragments are then eliminated by the body.

How many sessions do you need
The number of sessions depends on the type of laser being used, as well as the size and specific colors of the tattoo. There are newer lasers that combine several wavelengths, which make them effective on a range of different colors. However, some colors like green and light blue are difficult to fade.

Having a tattoo removed can be a long process, even with lasers it can take up to 12 sessions. While most of the ink will be go neat the end of treatment, there is no guarantee that all the ink will fade.

If you have a colorful tattoo that you would like removed, contact Accent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tupelo, MS.  Call (662) 377-6290 today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Craig. Dr. Craig will do an evaluation, and estimate the number of sessions you will need to remove your tattoo.

What is the latest device for improved Radiology treatments?

The best radiology devices offer high-precision, reliable imaging, and are also efficient and easy to use.   Radiology is an important part of medical science, as the  imaging technology is used to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases including cancer. Radiology devices therefore have to be accurate, and provide quality images. So what is the latest device for improved radiology treatments?

Radiology involves the use of magnetic response imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT) scans, todiagnose and treat various diseases. The early diagnosis gained by using these imagining technologies has helped to save countless lives.

Medical imaging tests must therefore be safely administered using only the most advanced and accurate devices. These tests help to confirm illness, making it possible to avoid exploratory surgery in many cases, and also to speed up diagnosis and consequent treatment.

Radiology Devices by Onyx Healthcare
The Medical Station Zeus Multi-Touch 24″ Fanless Smart View Core i7 QM77 by Onyx Healthcare is one of the most powerful radiology devices on the market. It is equipped with the high performance Core i7 surgical station, which provides accurate X-ray readings and speedy processing of data. It also meets DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) standards.

Onyx also offers the Fanless Medical Grade Box PC with Core i7 QM67 Processor. This is a high performance computer that is flexible enough for use with any monitor. It is fan-less and germ free, and therefore ensures that services are carried out in a sterile environment.

These devices provide superior image quality and improve visualization. They also enhance patient comfort, and increase productivity.

Contact Onyx Healthcare, Orange, CA at 714-792-0774 to find out more about the latest devices available for radiology treatment.

What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

If you would like to tighten loose skin on your tummy, you can do so with a surgical procedure known as a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). A tummy tuck is a simple way to nip and tuck your abdomen back into shape, after pregnancy or weight gain. For some people a less extensive mini-tummy can do the job, but what is a mini-tummy tuck, and what happens during the procedure. This article looks at some of the essentials.

What is a mini-tummy tuck?
A mini tummy tuck is a procedure that corrects the problem of excess fat in the lower abdomen only. During the procedure the abdominal muscles are tightened, and excess fat removed. This creates a flatter, more sculpted abdomen.  The mini tummy tuck is less invasive than a full tummy tuck, and leaves a smaller scar.

The Procedure
The incision for the mini-tummy tuck or partial abdominoplasty is made above the pubic area.During the procedure the surgeon will trim excess skin and tighten the abdominal walls. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and takes about 2 to 2½ hours on average.

Recovery takes about 3-4 weeks, but most patients can resume work after 7 days. Strenuous activity should be avoided during this time.

Are you a good candidate?
If you have a lower belly ‘pooch’ that is resistant to diet and exercise, and relatively good skin tone, you may be a good candidate for a mini-tummy tuck. The procedure is not recommended for patients with fat and muscle wall separation above the belly button. This usually requiresa full abdominoplasty.

Mini tummy tuck surgery is available in the Minneapolis/St. Paul hub at Rocheford Plastic Surgery, Woodbury, MN. Call (651) 739-1100 today, and schedule an appointment with plastic surgeon, Dr. Heather Rocheford.

What is the more effective and long lasting injectable anti-aging solution for sagging cheeks?

Most people start to experience facial sagging by the age of 30, and the cheeks often begin to droop and appear hollow.If you want to correct this problem and  project the best image you can, it’s now possible to do so without surgery. There are now a range of non-surgical options including injectables, which can combat aging cheeks. But what is the more effective and long lasting injectable anti-aging solution for sagging cheeks (click here)?

Why the cheeks sag
Sun exposure and the effects of aging leads tothe depletion of the collagen and elastin fibers that the skin needs to keep it firm. When this happens in the cheek area, it causes hollowing, and sagging of the skin. Several injectables are used in facial rejuvenation, but Juvederm Voluma is considered the most effective injectable for saggy cheeks.

Juvederm Voluma for sagging cheeks
Juvederm Voluma is a cosmetic filler designed to lift and contour sagging cheeks. It is the only filler that is FDA cleared for the treatment of age-related volume loss in the cheeks. The product is derived from hyaluronic acid, and is recommended for adults 21 years and older.

Juvederm Voluma has a longer lasting quality than other fillers, as it can last as long as 2 years. It is injected deep into the skin of the upper cheeks, and instantly adds lift and volume. Juvederm is a smooth, moldable product that can be used to restore youthful contours.

Juvederm Voluma in Memphis, TN
The Juvederm Voluma cosmetic treatment is available at Sona Med Spa, Memphis, TN. The skin care specialists at Sona Med Spa understand aesthetics and the facial anatomy, so you will be sure to get natural looking results. Call(866) 438-7662 today to schedule an appointment.


How Many laser Treatments Will It Take to Get Rid of a New Tattoo?

Some people love the tattoo they ink and wish to keep it forever, while others regret theirs as soon as they walk out of the tattoo parlor. But how easy is it to remove a newly inked tattoo. This article looks at the essentials regarding how many treatments it will take to get rid of a new tattoo (click here).

Laser tattoo removal involves the use of laser energy to shatter the ink pigments into smaller particles, which the body eventually eliminates.

Removing a new vs an old tattoo
With older tattoos, the ink has been in place for some time, therefore some of the ink may have already faded. This can make it somewhat easier to get rid of the older tattoo, but there are also other variables to consider.

How many treatments will you need
The number of sessions required to remove a tattoo is influenced by several factors, including the colors used. Some colors such as black and dark blue absorb the laser energy easily and are therefore easier to remove, while colors like green are more difficult.

The versatility of the laser will also impact the number of treatment sessions needed. Lasers that emit a spectrum of light are able to work more efficiently, and fade a wider range of colors.

At Gallaher Plastic Surgery, Powell, TN, we use the Enlighten laser by Cutera. The Enlighten is one of the most powerful lasers for tattoo removal, because it uses picosecond technology. This technology makes it possible to reduce tattoo removal times, therefore fewer treatment sessions are needed.

Call 865-671-3888 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tom Gallaher, or Dr. Daniel Fowler to find out more about laser tattoo removal.

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