How to Tighten Eyelid Skin Without Surgery

 

A mature woman pointing to her eyelids after non-surgical skin tightening treatment.

The eyelids shape and define the eyes but as you get older, they can begin to change. The delicate skin on the upper and lower eyelids can lose elasticity and volume, becoming thinner and saggy. Droopy eyelid skin on the upper or lower eyelids can make the eyes look tired and older. It can even…

What Is Saddle Nose Deformity Correction?

 

Young man pointing at his nose after saddle nose deformity correction procedure.

The bridge of the nose is supported by bone and cartilage. Regardless of the size or shape of the nose, the bridge should be straight and level. When the bridge of the nose concaves, it can create the shape of a horse’s saddle from the profile view, and this is labeled a saddle nose deformity.…

Plastic Surgery for Forehead Osteoma Removal

 

Concerned young woman looking at a growth on her forehead in the mirror.

Osteomas are boney growths that usually occur on the forehead. These growths are usually benign and do not pose a risk for cancer or other health issues, but they can be uncomfortable and unattractive. Forehead osteomas can be very noticeable, and many people want to have these growths removed for cosmetic reasons. Plastic surgeons offer…

What Is Laser Iridotomy for Glaucoma?

 

Laser Iridotomy

Laser technology has improved the safety and effectiveness of many medical procedures, including laser eye treatments. One of the most serious types of eye disorders is glaucoma, a group of conditions affecting the health of the eye. One of the treatments for certain glaucoma conditions is laser iridotomy. What is laser iridotomy for glaucoma and…

What is AROM or Active Range of Motion?

 

Doctor checking patient's elbow joint flexibility.

Every joint in the body is designed to allow movement. When two bones meet at a joint, they are connected by ligaments, tendons and other tissues that allow each bone to move in its own direction – even tiny joints in the spine are designed to allow movement. Range of motion, or ROM, is a…

What is Myelomalacia and the Possible Causes?

 

spinal cord

The spinal cord is the core pathway of the nervous system from the brain to the rest of the body. Any damage or disease that impacts the spinal cord can have a devastating effect on movement, organ function and a variety of senses throughout the body. Myelomalacia is a softening of the spinal cord –…

What Are the Types of Fractures?

 

A physician revising X-ray of a broken bone.

Broken bones or fractures are a common injury and require medical attention. Vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls, disease and violence can all cause fractures when a bone is placed under too much stress. Some bone fractures require very little treatment, while others may need surgery and extensive rehabilitation for the patient. The treatment depends on…

What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Disc Desiccation?

 

A doctor with a spine model explaining his patient with a lumbar pain how discs work.

The intravertebral discs in the spine are important for stabilizing and protecting the spine. These discs are cushions that provide shock absorption for the spine between the vertebrae. Each disc has a tough, fibrous outer layer and a soft, jelly-like interior. Disc desiccation occurs when the vertebral discs lose moisture, causing them to become flatter…

What Causes Upper Inner Thigh Pain?

 

Upper Inner Thigh Pain

If you have pain in the inner thigh near the groin, it may not be a pulled muscle or strain. While it is possible to injure a muscle or tendon in this area, it could also be a type of hernia or other serious medical condition. Knowing the possible causes of upper inner thigh pain…

What Is a Gingivectomy?

 

Woman with a dental model

The gingiva, or gum tissue, is important for supporting and nourishing your teeth, but it can become detrimental to the health or appearance of your smile. When gum tissue is infected, also known as periodontal or gum disease, it can lead to serious oral and overall health issues. If there is too much gingiva covering…