Beat the Office Blues

Beating The Office Blues

Working all day in an office can be dreary. The florescent lights, ugly carpet and lack of fresh air can leave you drained by 5:00 pm. When you are tired and stressed, the health of your skin can suffer. Luckily, there are some things you can do to keep your energy up, your mood happy, and your body and skin healthy.

Tip 1: Our bodies can only be stationary for so long before becoming uncomfortable. It is important to leave your desk once in a while andstretch your muscles. Instead of emailing or calling a coworker, walk over to their desk to talk to them! Go for short walks once or twice a day, which will help keep weight gain down and focus levels up.

Tip 2: When sitting at a desk all day, it is easy to reach for unhealthy snacks and food. Keephealthy, premeasured snacks at your desk to prevent mindless munching. Snacks like nuts, fresh fruit, turkey and peanut butter will help give you a burst of much needed energy throughout the day.

Tip 3: While it is tempting to sit at our desk throughout lunch and check emails, do a little online shopping and catch up with our friends, it is so important tostep away from your desk for your lunch hour. Get outside; enjoy the sun/clouds/rain etc, and breath in the fresh air.

Tip 4: For those of you who are brave enough to endure ridicule from your co-workers,bring an exercise ball to sit on instead of a chair. This will help you to keep proper posture throughout the day, strengthen your core and lower back, as well as help improve your balance. To top it all off, you can burn up to 350 calories per day! For more details on how to make the change,check this out.

Tip 5: Lastly, since you spend so much time at your desk, you shouldfill your area with things that make you happy. Bright colored flowers, a decorative wall calendar, pictures of your family, etc. Placing your favorite things around you will help to boost your mood when your feeling a little blue. Check out some fun cubicle designshere.

Do you have other ideas on how to beat the office blues? If you do, we would love to hear them! After all, we spend all day in the office too….

Non-Surgical FaceLift

Non-Surgical Facelift Give us an hour and we will take years off your face!

Non-Surgical Facelift is an exciting new alternative to the traditional, invasive facelift surgery. It is an ideal and effective way to restore youthfulness without all of the possible complications associated with surgery. It is safe, requires very little recovery or down- time, and is nearly pain-free.

Thenon-surgical facelift utilizes a combination of theBOTOX® Cosmetic and various injectable fillers chose especially for your facial needs by Dr. Littzi. The powerful combination effectively diminishes lines, folds, and wrinkles, and smoothes out facial contour. The result is an overall tightening, toning, and softening of your skin. Years of fatigue, ageing, and environmental stresses are erased without a scalpel or significant risks.

The BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are used to smooth out wrinkles and lines which are caused by muscle contractions. It is used to eliminate wrinkles around eyes, forehead and lips. The injectable fillers fill in deep depressions and folds.

Juvederm or Volbella can be used to fill and shape the lips, lift corners of the mouth, fill nasolabial folds, under the eyes to eliminate dark circles and tear-trough deformities (depressions under the eyes). Together, these work to smooth out and tighten your entire face. Additionally, a significant lift can be achieved by filling the cheekbones and the drooping skin around the jowl/chin.

For the ultimate youthful rejuvenation, Sharon J. Littzi, M.D. utilizes her advanced lasers to tighten pores, smooth fine lines, and eliminate sun and age spots, acne scars, and other focal imperfections.
The entire procedure takes about half an hour. It is relatively painless as a local anesthetic will be applied. You may have mild redness, swelling and bruising, which subsides within a few hours to several days, depending on your skin type.
During your free initial consultation and evaluation Dr. Littzi will listen to your individual concerns and wishes to ensure that you achieve your desired results.

Things to consider when you are deciding between surgical and non-surgical facelift options.

How safe is the non-surgical facelift as compared to the traditional one?
Any invasive surgical procedure poses the risk of scarring, infection, paralysis, anesthesia complications. In some cases further surgery or medical treatment is necessary to treat the complications of the initial surgery. Recovery time with traditional surgery is 1 to 2 months and powerful pain medications are often required. With non-surgical face-lift, you may experience minor bruising, swelling, and redness which subsides within just a few days, after which you are able to return to your normal daily activities. No pain killers are needed.

What is the difference in the end result?
The results of surgical facelift last for many years. The results are frequently too dramatic and you no longer look like yourself. One unpleasant aesthetic result is looking like you have had plastic surgery. Because surgical alterations are permanent they are impossible to reverse. The non-surgical facelift will last 1 to 2 years and this will increase with regular touchups. While the results are powerful and effective, they do not alter your natural look. You will look younger, but not “artificially” so. And because you are able to monitor and control the procedure, the chances that you will be happy with your end result are significantly higher than with traditional surgery.

What about price difference?
A traditional facelift costs $5,000 to $8,000. If complications are encountered, the expense is much higher. Non-surgical facelift starts from $ 800, depending on your unique needs, the cost will be determined during your initial free consultation.

Self exam

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that you do a head-to-toe self-examination of your skin every month, so you can find any new or changing lesions that might be cancerous or precancerous. Skin cancers are almost always curable when found and removed early.

IF YOU SEE anything of concern call us at 203- 966-2336 anytime to schedule a FULL BODY CHECK with DR. LITTZI.

We accept most insurance plans. PLEASE do not rely on just a self examination, see a dermatologist.

What you’ll need: a bright light, a full-length mirror, a hand mirror, two chairs or stools, a blow-dryer,body maps and a pencil.

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Examine your face, especially your nose, lips, mouth and ears — front and back. Use one or both mirrors to get a clear view. man-and-face
2 Thoroughly inspect your scalp, using a blow-dryer and mirror to expose each section to view. Get a friend or family member to help, if you can. woman-and-blowdryer
3 Check your hands carefully: palms and backs, between the fingers and under the fingernails. Continue up the wrists to examine both the front and back of your forearms. woman-and-nails
4 Standing in front of the full-length mirror, begin at the elbows and scan all sides of your upper arms. Don’t forget the underarms. man-and-underarm
5 Next, focus on the neck, chest and torso. Women should lift breasts to view the undersides. woman-front
6 With your back to the full-length mirror, use the hand mirror to inspect the back of your neck, shoulders, upper back and any part of the back of your upper arms you could not view in step 4. man-and-back-of-head
7 Still using both mirrors, scan your lower back, buttocks and backs of both legs. man-and-butt
8 Sit down; prop each leg in turn on the other stool or chair. Use the hand mirror to examine the genitals. Check the front and sides of both legs, thigh to shin, ankles, tops of feet, between toes and under toenails. Examine soles of feet and heels.

Skin Care in your 40’s and 50’s

Skin care in your 40s and 50s

Wrinkle creams, eye serums, and other anti-aging skin care products can help diminish signs of aging. To create a truly effective anti-aging skin care plan, however, it helps to start with healthy skin care habits.

  1. Full Body Check for precancerous/ cancerous lesions
  2. Benign lesions for cosmetic removal
  3. Hormone and Lipid evaluation
  4. Hair and Nail analysis
  5. Nutritional analysis
  6. Vitamin D testing and supplementation
  7. Program to reverse sun damage, rejuvenate the surface and provide volume where needed to prevent sagging
  8. Botox/Dysport to help soften wrinkles
  9. Juvederm/Restylane to help provide volume and smooth wrinkles
  10. PRP/ Platelet Rich Plasma to rejuvenate your skin naturally

The benefits of healthy skin care habits include:

  • Prevent (or clear up) a blotchy complexion
  • Retain skin’s youthful firmness longer
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Keep complexion looking brighter and younger
  • Avoid leathery skin
  • Reduce skin cancer risk

Exciting news for hollow temples!

Sharon J. Littzi’s Juvederm Tips – Filling Hollow Temples

Have you ever noticed how our faces change in photographs as we age? In our youth, the face is typically rounder, fuller and has the tissue volume we associate with youth. As we age, the face loses fat and tissue volume, and tends to look thinner, more angular and more gaunt, especially in people who are athletic, lean or have low body fat percentages. Also, as we age we don’t just lose volume, but the skin overlying the fat and tissue loses elasticity and sags. This can create accentuated cheekbones and hollowness in the temples and in front of the ears.

Fortunately, this problem is quickly and easily treated using a hyaluronic acid filler like Juvederm. Numbing is not usually necessary prior to this treatment , as there is minimal discomfort associated with it. Fillers like Juvederm XC, which has the anesthetic Lidocaine formulated right in it, can add an additional measure of comfort.

When I fill hollow temples with Juvederm, I place the product deep in the tissue right atop the bone to avoid any issues with inadvertent injection into a blood vessel and to provide maximum lift and fill. This is especially important in this area because the temporal artery courses through this area. When placed deeply in this type of filler injection, the product pushes up the overlying tissue and nicely corrects the hollowness without any lumps or bumps. Oftentimes, the product is not even detectable visually and is not palpable.

Depending upon the amount of hollowness, it may often take one full syringe of product per temple for an adequate correction. However, sometimes the correction of temporal hollows is best done in stages, whereby you inject half a syringe per temple and wait a few days for any swelling or distortion to subside before deciding that more filler is needed. This way, there is less chance of “overcorrection”, or injecting too much product than is necessary.

Dr. Littzi can evaluate your unique facial anatomy and use her experience to give you the best results possible. Call 203-966-2336 today for a consultation; most patients can be treated with Botox or Juvederm the same day. Be sure and join Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions program; it is a rewards program where you can earn points for all your Botox and Juvederm treatments, and you can use the points to generate money-saving coupons for future visits.

Healthy Habits in your 30’s and 40’s

Skin care in your 30s and 40s

Wrinkle creams, eye serums, and other anti-aging skin care products can help diminish signs of aging. To create a truly effective anti-aging skin care plan, however, it helps to start with healthy skin care habits.

  1. Full Body Check for precancerous/ cancerous lesions
  2. Benign lesions for cosmetic removal
  3. Hormone and Lipid evaluation
  4. Hair and Nail analysis including eyebrow, eyelash and scalp
  5. Nutritional analysis
  6. Early intervention for anti-aging
  7. Proper skincare regimen including SPF and make-up
  8. Lip enhancement if needed
  9. Vitamin D testing and supplementation
  10. Light therapy for Anti-Aging
  11. Laser Hair Removal
  12. Botox/Dysport to help soften wrinkles
  13. Juvederm/Restylane to help provide volume and smooth wrinkles
  14. PRP/ Platelet Rich Plasma to rejuvenate your skin naturally

The benefits of healthy skin care habits include:

  • Prevent (or clear up) a blotchy complexion
  • Retain skin’s youthful firmness longer
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Keep complexion looking brighter and younger
  • Avoid leathery skin
  • Reduce skin cancer risk

PRP for Hair Loss

PRP – Hair Restoration for Men and Women

Sharon Littzi, M.D. performs PRP therapy for male and female patients experiencing hair loss. PRP is an exciting non-surgical option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions.

HOW DOES PRP WORK?

PRP therapy has established itself to be effective as a medical treatment modality in the specialty fields of oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery, sports medicine and orthopedics. PRP is a promising non-surgical therapeutic option for those patients with hair loss.

HOW DO YOU PERFORM THE PROCEDURE?

The PRP (Platelet rich plasma) is part of your blood and is specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration. The highly concentrated PRP is prepared then injected into the scalp. The patient’s hair is then washed and the patient may drive home without any assistance. No sedation or medication is given during the procedure.

IS PRP FOR ME?

PRP is safe and natural because the procedure concentrates the growth factors containing cells from your blood and inject them directly back into the area where it is needed. PRP should not be considered a “cure” for hair loss and no guarantee can be made about its individual effectiveness. No claim of PRP efficacy in promoting hair growth can be made because there is no FDA approval that would allow such claims to be made.

CAN I USE OTHER MEDICAL THERAPIES?

Absolutely. In fact, we encourage it and prescribe PRP therapy as a compliment to a nonsurgical approach for those patients who are not eligible for surgery or who want to delay hair restoration surgery. PRP can be combined with placenta, stem cell protein matrix or other nutrients to improve outcomes. In addition, we have a full line of topical nutraceuticals for hair loss.

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Forever Young BBL

Regular Maintenance is The Key

Results Now.

Results Forever.

What if there were a treatment that could keep you looking youthful.?

Forever Young BBL uniquely delivers light therapy targets the signs of aging and sun damage and effectively provides a more refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance. BBL™ BroadBand Light therapy uses cutting edge technology to produce younger looking skin that’s firmer, and more even in tone and texture. There are visible improvements in skin firmness and elasticity too. In most cases, there is virtually no downtime and you can apply makeup immediately following treatment. The treatment can be used on all body areas, such as face, neck, chest, arms and hands.