Actor Ryan Reynolds rose to fame in the late 1990s with the sitcom, Two Guys and a Girl. Since then, he has steadily become one of the biggest actors in Hollywood. With roles in such films as Van Wilder, Green Lantern, and Deadpool, his films have amassed much success. One role in particular though, took quite a toll on the actor physically.
In the Rodrigo Cortés directed thriller, Buried, Reynolds reveals he came away from the part with some pretty serious injuries. The film, which came out in 2011, centers around an American truck driver (Ryan Reynolds) based in Iraq, who awakens buried alive in a coffin, armed only with a lighter and a cell phone. Due to most of the filming being done inside the claustrophobic quarters of a coffin, the actor experienced loss of skin, bleeding, and hair loss on the back of his scalp. The fortunate thing for Reynolds was that all were temporary, including the hair loss.
The hair loss he experienced was most likely caused from a lack of circulation his scalp received due to lying on a hard surface for a prolonged length of time. This type of hair loss is similar to traction alopecia and is usually temporary. Also, since the head is an area of the body that receives good circulation, the better chance it would grow back.
Spider veins, also known as telangiectasia, is a common condition that affects both men and women. While they do not pose any serious health risks, they can be a cosmetic nuisance.
Spider veins are characterized as small, red or blue veins that typically have a weblike appearance. Usually residing close to the surface of the skin, they can be quite noticeable. Although they can appear anywhere on the body, spider veins are most commonly found on the legs and the face.
Some things that can contribute to the condition include age, pregnancy, and stretching of the veins. Being overweight or standing for long durations of time can also contribute.
Aside from Sclerotherapy treatment, the elōs Plus® LV applicator (now available at our office) is an effective alternative. The unique combination of laser and radio frequency (RF) delivers maximum targeted energy to the treatment area resulting in great results. Up to three treatments may be necessary to see a noticeable improvement.
Hiding legs due to spider veins can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, especially as the weather warms. If you have spider veins and would like to learn more about the elōs Plus® LV applicator contact our office today.
Enlarged pore size is a relatively common distress for many people. The appearance of them alone can be quite concerning, but along with that, they can also lead to blackheads. Although pores cannot physically be made smaller there are some tips to make them appear smaller:
These tips, combined with pore minimizing products can effectively reduce the appearance of pores. Contact our office today if you would like to address your enlarged pores.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, chocolate will continue to be a popular gift for sweethearts everywhere, but did you know it’s becoming just as trendy as a skin care ingredient?
That’s because chocolate can actually benefit the skin! So, exclusively for the month of February, we have developed the chocolate facial. Combining cacao powder and coconut oil, this decadent treatment will help your skin to look flawless in a variety of ways. From clearing blemishes to reversing the signs of aging, your skin will be left with a brighter complexion and more radiant look right after treatment.
If you would like to restore your glow with a chocolate facial, contact our office today.
Whether in celebrity gossip magazines or on entertainment news shows, I’m sure you’re quite familiar with cellulite.
Cellulite is a common skin condition typically found in women, caused by a change on the surface of the skin. It is evidenced by dimpling of the skin, occurring mainly on the abdomen, pelvic region, or lower limbs.
Despite many misconceptions, cellulite is not caused by an individual’s weight. The actual cause is from a loss of elasticity in the connective tissue under the skin. Fat in the cellulite then gets trapped in the connective tissue and creates the dimple-like appearance. There are many treatments out there to reduce the appearance of cellulite but one of the most effective is through the use of heated lasers.
The VelaShape III, now available at our office, uses a combination of infrared (IR), Bi-Polar Radio-Frequency (RF) and mechanical tissue manipulation using pulsed vacuum and massage. The combination of the infrared and vacuum coupled radio-frequency technologies causes deep heating of the connective tissue which results in a localized reduction in skin laxity and volume to lessen the appearance of cellulite. Contact our office today if you feel you may have cellulite.