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Male Hormones: Out of Balance?

  When male hormones are out-of-whack A few nights ago, my neighbor Justin showed my husband and I his latest purchase: a beautiful sporty Lexus . We “oohed” and “aahed” in equal measures as we circled the car. “You’ll certainly turn heads in this,” I  told him. “Yeah,” he sighed. “It’s just that everyone thinks I’m having a midlife crisis...” Although we all laughed, I could tell that Justin was a little upset at this. And I can totally understand that. After all, when we think about the female ‘mid-life’, it conjures up images of menopause, hot flushes, night sweats and often a very difficult time. Mention the male mid-life stage and you’re more likely to get funny comments about mid-life crises, leaving your family, Harley Davidsons and ponytails. So let’s correct a few myths. Many people don’t believe that the ‘male menopause’ really exists, but it’s a fact of life that in their 40s, most men will have a drop in their testosterone and DHEA hormone levels. The result can be periods

I Don't Want to Change My Face

  The other day, I was at my nephew's wedding, and ended up talking to a very nice lady who asked me what I did for a living.  I told her I was an aesthetic doctor  and a aesthetic clinic owner... Her attitude immediately changed. “Oh, you do Botox injections?” She replied, shaking her head. “I’m not into that. I don’t want to change my face.” It’s a concern I hear a lot, both from strangers and from patients who come in for skin treatments, but are wary of injectables. So in case you feel the same way, I want to share with you what I told this lady. The truth is, your face is changing the whole time. After the age of 18, you lose 1% of the collagen in your skin every year. That’s the key protein that keeps your skin firm and taut - so you can imagine what happens to your skin when you’ve lost 15% or 20% of it... Meanwhile, once you hit your 40s, the ligaments which support your skin start to loosen,  and the fad pads which keep your skin nice and plump start to shrivel and move ar