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All You Must Know About PicoDiscovery Laser

PicoDiscovery Laser: Treatment for Skin Rejuvenation, Pigmentation and Tattoo Removal. By Kath Wong | July 30th, 2021 Skin pigmentation often becomes the main problem to our skin as we are repeatedly exposed to sunlight and it is almost inevitable in our daily lives. Although It is simply the process where the skin is darkened due to excessive melanin (pigmented cells) production, unfortunately, this causes uneven skin tone as pigmentation occurs in the form of various unpleasant spots, such as sunspots, melasma, freckles as well as age spots. While we may think that age spots would only appear as we age, UVA and UVB rays nowadays have the effect to contribute 90% of premature aging - which means it is possible for us to get those spots even when we are still young and feeling intact. It is undeniable that random pigmentation can make us look older and no longer lively as we should be; luckily, there are cosmetic dermatology treatments that can help. One of the treatments available is Discovery Pico medical laser. Discovery PICO Laser (PicoDiscovery Laser) is one of the highly effective laser technology for treating skin issues that are caused by sun damage as well as birthmarks and no-longer-wanted tattoos. How Does It Work? PicoDiscovery Laser, as the name suggests, works within “picosecond”. The skin area that needs to be treated will be targeted with Laser pulses, and this would heat up the deeper layers of the skin where the pigments accumulate. As the pigmented cells absorb the laser light, the light will vibrate and fragmentation will begin to do the key role to break up the targeted particles into thin dust and the overall process will be done in “picosecond” pulses, ensuring lesser time for skin to heat up and lesser risks of hyper-pigmentation (the opposite effect of what we want). Advantages of PicoDiscovery Laser: Safe Simple, fast procedure Comfortable Directly treats the area of concern without damaging other cells Works in "picosecond" pulses Safety & Side Effects: PicoDiscovery Laser is non-invasive as it is a non-surgical treatment. The procedure is safe as it works targeting selected skin area with specific wavelengths, leaving the surrounding area undamaged. With its unique feature of working by picosecond pulses, it is ensured that no further unexpected damage would be done to the skin while undergoing the healing process. Browse through the link below for more information.  PicoDiscrovery Laser @ Kuala Lumpur 

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Physical and Mental Benefits of Yoga

If you haven't started doing yoga, you're missing out By Azra Shuib | July 23rd, 2021 Yoga has been gaining attraction from a lot of people these days especially after the pandemic hit and that's because almost anyone can do yoga. You don’t even have to be flexible or fit to do it. You also don’t have to be young, able-bodied or outdoors. It’s your choice to do demanding yoga poses or the easier ones for as short as 5 minutes or for as long as you wish. A lot of studies have shown the benefits of yoga and here are some of them: 1. Helps with weight loss Obesity is now a global epidemic. And hectic lifestyle combined with unhealthy and irregular diets can affect your weight. Studies have proven that with consistent yoga sessions and abiding to the diet guidelines, participants can shed some weight in the long term. 2. Improves your posture A sedentary lifestyle can make you oblivious to your body posture. Sitting all day in front of the computer with poor posture can lead to back pain as well as headaches. Yoga postures can release tension from your muscles and strengthen them too. With regular sessions, you’ll relieve body aches and be more aware of your posture in daily life. 3. Increases lung capacity Yoga breathing exercises are beneficial in improving lung ventilation and respiratory muscles strength. Yoga postures can also help to increase oxygen intake. You will feel fresher and more energized after each session. Apart from the physical benefits, yoga is well-known to improve mental health as well. It gives you peace of mind and clearer thinking as well. Among the mental benefits of yoga includes: 1. Stress Reliever Yoga is one of the most sought-after stress buster methods. People opt for yoga to reduce physical and mental stress because it works. Yoga can help to lower the production of cortisol hormone, which is a stress hormone. In turn, the endorphins hormone increases which help you to calm down and relax. This is the number one reason why yoga has been exceptionally increasing in demand during the COVID-19 era. 2. Brings A More Positive Outlook Yoga is centred around spiritual well-being. It encourages positive feelings and emphasizes relaxation from a mindful and meditative perspective. Having a clearer mind will improve your inner strength and make you happier with the overall quality of life. Since yoga lowers cortisol levels, negative emotions will also reduce their intensity. Stronger muscles and a happier you - this is what yoga can give you apart from other advantages. There are lots of yoga options to choose from to suit your needs and capabilities as well. With the improvements that yoga brings, why not practise yoga while you are away on holiday? Whether it’s an adventurous or a relaxing trip, you can always fit a short yoga session into your schedule. Trambellir offers to book yoga classes in Phuket so you can practice it the right way while enjoying your travels. In fact, you can combine yoga with pilates classes to achieve greater benefits for your mind and body. Click the links below to find out more and make a booking: Yoga   ||   De-stress program   ||   Yoga and Pilates 

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6 Ways to Stay Energized and Avoid Fatigue

How to stop feeling tired all the time By Azra Shuib | July 16th, 2021 Feeling tired gets more common as people age. After being stuck in a routine every week, you might feel that it's getting easier for you to lose focus and alertness. But just because aging happens, that doesn't mean that you should give in to the crippling weariness. Here's how to fill up your energy tank and get you going vibrantly. 1. Get a health checkup Your unusual tiredness might be a symptom of illnesses. This can include diabetes, anaemia and sleep apnea. If you feel something is off, seeing a doctor ASAP is recommended. Or, get a full health screening to confirm your health is in good condition and to find out what nutrients you're lacking. 2. Exercise This could be the last thing you want to do when your bed has been on your mind. But, physical activities can boost your energy levels and increase oxygen intake - which can help to reduce tiredness tremendously. You don't have to do challenging workouts straight away - simple activities that get you moving like walking or yoga are great options. This can also give you a chance to just go out there and breathe fresh air, and being in a calm surrounding will help alleviate stress. 3. Listen to lively music. Music can greatly affect your mood, improve focus and strengthen learning. So put on stress-relieving music or songs that you like to listen to, and while it's playing, enjoy your time doing work or chilling out. 4. Get enough sleep Go to bed early and avoid scrolling through your phone before sleeping. This is your chance for your body to rest and repair itself from the inside. A good and enough sleep at the right time will improve your overall health, well-being, as well as giving you great energy to start your day. Another important tip is to refrain from doing your work on your bed because your brain will think it's a place to work, and this will reduce the association between bed and sleep. What if you get sleepy during the day? Well, the best relief is to sleep! If you can't take a long sleep, try to take a 10 to 30-minute nap. Experts say that taking a nap in the daytime can boost your mood and increase stamina, among other benefits. 5. Avoid smoking and drinking For the longest time, doctors have been stressing the bad effects of smoking. It's bad for your health and disrupts your energy levels. Nicotine is a stimulant that increases heart rate, which will lead to more tiredness when you don't smoke. So stop smoking - you won't just be healthier, you'll smell better too. Besides that, experts say that it is best to avoid alcohol at lunch or in the afternoon so you won't feel worn out later in the day. In addition, try to control yourself from drinking excessively as this can quicken aging process. 6. You deserve relaxation time for yourself If you feel like you need a short 'me time' or a short getaway to forget about work, then you're most probably right. At times, you need to shift your attention from work to something else so you can come back with a clearer mind. Enjoy your me-time by booking a massage treatment, spa day or lying down by the beach. Getting a beauty drip can also improve your energy levels remarkably. Whatever you choose, just enjoy the moment and forget about your life problems while you're at it. If you are looking for any health checkups, yoga sessions, massage treatments or IV drips, we've got you covered. Check out the links below for treatment suggestions: Basic Health Checkup Package @ Kuala Lumpur   |   Royal Thai Massage @ Bali   |   Yoga & Pilates @ Phuket   |   Cocktail Infusion @ Tokyo

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Trambellir: Top Malaysian Startup Company in 2021

Best Startup Asia has showcased Trambellir as Top Malaysian Medical / e-Commerce / Healthcare Startup Company in 2021! By Afrina Ghazali | July 8th, 2021 Our team at Trambellir is always dedicated to delivering the best service to customers and partners by providing the finest online booking platform for medical tourism. We are delighted to newly discover that Best Startup Asia has listed Trambellir as one of the Top Malaysian Startup Companies in 2021. In light of this, we are truly honoured to have proven another milestone achieved. Best Startup Asia has not only showcased us in one of their top picks' but three! Trambellir is proud to have been chosen as:        ✓ Top 58 Malaysian Medical Companies and Startups of 2021        ✓ Top 101 Malaysian e-Commerce Companies and Startups of 2021        ✓ Top 101 Malaysian Healthcare Companies and Startups of 2021 A little about Trambellir Trambellir is an online marketplace for wellness holiday activities that mainly aim to ease medical, wellness and beauty treatments' booking procedures all over the world. This way one can simply book various kinds of treatments whenever and wherever they are with just a simple click. Trambellir's missions aim to:      ✓ Enrich your itinerary with treatments for your health, wellness and beauty      ✓ Enhance your medical tourism experience       ✓ Travel beyond food and sightseeing Trambellir also channels well-trusted health and beauty institutions to join our affiliate programs at zero cost. Being featured this time marked another achievement unlocked and we are even more excited to expand our business and grow even bigger in this industry. Thank You & Congratulations! For being given this opportunity, we would like to extend our gratitude and express our huge thanks to Best Startup Asia for featuring us. Also, we would like to congratulate all the other outstanding businesses showcased for being selected for exceptional performance in one of these categories: ⁌ Innovation       ⁌ Growth       ⁌ Management       ⁌ Societal Impact Connect with Us Are you planning to book any medical or beauty treatments? Are you interested to publish your treatments and services on our platform for free? Or, do you simply want to know more about our services? Feel free to reach out to us at enquiry@trambellir.com and we would love to hear from you.

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Lose Weight and Live Healthier with Bariatric Surgery

Eliminate what's weighing you down By Azra Shuib | July 2nd, 2021 Obese people who cannot achieve weight loss even after exercise and diet may feel devastated with their condition. A lot of people may have had success, only to regain the excess weight in the future. Adding on to the body image issues, obese people are also at higher risks of getting serious diseases. Hence, an intervention that is more effective than a good diet and exercise is needed. For severely obese people, weight loss surgeries can be beneficial in the long term. Not only can these surgeries help in losing weight, they also reduce the risks of conditions like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, and acid reflux. Bariatric Surgery Bariatric surgery is a weight-loss surgical procedure that employs particular methods to help reduce the amount of food intake a person can digest. Changes to the digestive system combined with a proper diet can lead to rapid weight loss. Typically, Bariatric Surgery is performed when diet and exercise have not been effective or if a patient has serious health problems caused by being overweight. After the surgery, the patient must follow the provided diet guideline with a dedication to see improvements. Some types of Bariatric Surgery include: Sleeve Gastrectomy In this procedure, a part of the stomach is removed and the remaining section is formed into a tubelike structure. Since the size of the stomach has become smaller, it will not hold as much food and the production of the appetite-regulating hormone ghrelin will also lessen. Gastric Bypass Surgery Gastric Bypass includes changes to the stomach and small intestine, which will also change the way food is digested. After the surgery, the stomach will become smaller. This aids weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach holds, limiting the number of calories and nutrients the system absorbs and changing the gut hormones that can help patients to feel full longer and reverse obesity-caused metabolic syndrome. Gastric Band Surgery This procedure involves the placement of a silicone device at the top portion of the stomach, intended to limit food consumption. Unlike other procedures, this surgery is reversible. After the surgery, it is required to follow a liquid-only diet with the gradual reintroduction of soft foods. Gastric Balloon Treatment This surgery involves the placement of a saline-filled silicone balloon in the stomach to limit the amount of food intake and to make patients feel full faster. The gastric balloon is not a permanent device, hence a commitment to a healthier lifestyle is needed to maintain the long-term success of the surgery. Gastric Plication This procedure involves creating large folds in the stomach to reduce its size. This surgery is also known as gastric imbrication and greater curvature plication. Getting The Surgery Depending on your condition, the surgeon may put you on a preoperative diet about 2 to 3 weeks prior to surgery. This is intended to shrink the liver and reduce fat in the abdomen, making the procedure safer. It is advisable to wait 12 to 18 months after the procedure to get pregnant. Be reminded that birth control pills do not work as well in patients who are overweight, and may not be effective during the time when your weight is changing. For this reason, please have an IUD or use condoms and spermicide with all intercourse. You can start exercising right after the surgery by taking it slow, such as short walks while in the hospital. As you recover, find a variety of activities that you can do and keep a regular exercising routine to burn off calories and stay healthy. Should You Travel to Get Bariatric Surgery? Bariatric Surgery can be life-changing to many - it provides a means to sustainable weight loss and reduces health risks that come with obesity. The procedure is increasing in popularity and some other countries may offer more competitive prices on top of high-quality healthcare. Plus, being away for surgery and recovery is a good way to recharge and enjoy some privacy. Our affiliated hospital, Hospital de la Familia in Mexicali, Mexico is renowned for its excellent healthcare and has carved a name in the medical tourism industry. Its up-to-date medical technology and operating theaters guarantee the safest and most reliable option for surgical interventions in the city. The family hospital, unlike other hospitals, is the only hospital in North Mexico that is fully owned and operated by medical professionals. To learn more about Bariatric Surgery or book the procedure in Mexicali, head on to our page: Bariatric Surgery, Mexico

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Cinderella Drip / Injection - More Than Just A Baby Skin Effect

The Rich Antioxidant Infusion For Your Skin And Body By Kath Wong | June 25th, 2021 Skin whitening injections have always been a trend to achieve a flawless snowy appearance, and it is no doubt that Cinderella Drip or Cinderella Injection has also been listed as one of the most popular treatment options available. However, there may be misconceptions about what the procedure could do; instead of merely functioning as a whitening agent, Cinderella Drip/Injection offers a few more health benefits in addition to that. What Really Is Cinderella Drip / Injection? Cinderella Drip/Injection is a popular treatment for achieving pearl-like beautiful skin. It is an infusion of various beauty ingredients and high concentration vitamins into the body; the effect plays an important role in preventing and rejuvenating aging skin. Moreover, it has a whitening effect, anti-acne effect as it controls sebum secretion, as well as moisturising power to give full benefits to the skin with natural collagen production. Like many other intravenous infusions, Cinderella Drip/Injection consists of well-known antioxidants such as Vitamin C and vitamin E. The formulation also contains glutathione supported with alpha-lipoic acid. The blend generally helps to fight the signs of skin aging, lightens and evens out skin tone, and boosts skin clarity. Moreover, it is able to help with the elimination of toxins and heavy metals from the body, at the same time combating free radicals which are the lead cause of aging. The immune system booster Vitamin C or ascorbic acid strengthens skin tissue, encourages the production of white blood cells, and removes toxins from the body. The popular skin lightening agent Glutathione does not just have a skin whitening effect but also helps to maintain a healthy liver. It has been proven that glutathione reduces cell damage in alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; furthermore, improves insulin sensitivity. For Cinderella Drip/Injection, glutathione works mainly to inhibit the enzyme tyrosinase that is responsible for skin pigmentation. The ultimate benefits of skin and health Alpha-lipoic acid is the fatty acid present in small doses which is an essential substance to help produce body energy. It has 400 times more antioxidative activity than vitamin C and E, which could effectively slow the signs of skin aging and also offer the role beyond aesthetics; it is believed to reduce inflammation in the body, lower blood sugar levels, as well as promote healthy functioning of nerves. The Procedure And Recovery A session of Cinderella Drip/Injection can be completed within 30 mins with no recovery period required. It gives the best results when combined with dietary therapy and exercise post-treatment. There are rarely side effects reported; skin rash may appear very slightly for some people. The procedure can be administered once every 7 to 10 days for the ideal improvements. Book your sessions at our affiliate clinic: Vitamin C Cinderella Injection @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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What Is Tooth Decay And How To Maintain Healthy Teeth

For the eternal bright smiles By Kath Wong | June 18th, 2021 Throughout our lifetime, tooth decay and cavities are among the world’s most common health problems which could happen in all ages, especially children, teenagers, and older adults. Our teeth are strong and yet delicate enough to get damaged when they have not been taken good care of.  Naturally, teeth appear covered in a hard, outer coating called enamel. The build-up of dental plaque, a thin film of bacteria on teeth, can happen every single day; this could cause acid production that can harm the enamel permanently, as well as having a high chance that can lead to a bigger problem known as cavities.  Cavities (dental caries) are holes in the teeth; they are simply caused by the accumulation of bacteria in the mouth along with the prolonged tooth decay left untreated. When the condition happens, there is nothing we could do but to have them fixed with fillings performed only by the dentists.    Tips To Prevent Tooth Decay Although we may have already experienced tooth decay at least once in our lifetime, it is never too late to start seeing the importance and taking notes about good oral hygiene.  Not just the teeth, but gums can have diseases too! Good oral hygiene is never doubted the necessity to keep both our teeth and gums healthy; here are some essential tips: 1. Never go to bed without brushing your teeth: It is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day, after waking up and before going to bed as this helps to remove plaque and bacteria that could be stuck and inhabit your teeth for a long period of time.  2. Make sure you brush your teeth using the correct technique: Instead of sawing back and forth, the right way to brush your teeth is by using small circular motions in every dimension (front, back, and top of every tooth). Avoid brushing too hard as it may cause permanent damage to the tooth enamel as well as the gums. Do not forget to brush your tongue, where the bacteria can accumulate. 3. Floss once a day: Flossing can reach and remove the plaque and bacteria between the teeth where it is difficult for toothbrushes to do so; it also helps to prevent bad breath by getting rid of debris and food that has become trapped between the teeth. Gently push the floss all the way down to the gum line before hugging the sides with up-and-down motions to not cause pain.  4. Consider using a mouthwash: Mouthwashes are not meant to substitute brushing and flossing, but they are used to complement both practices as they contain an antibacterial ingredient called chlorhexidine that helps to control plaque and gingivitis.  5. No smoking: The body takes more time to heal as smoking harms the body’s immune system, this includes the healing of tissues in the mouth as well. As a consequence, smoking leads to yellowing of the teeth and tongue, giving the breath a bad odour.  6. Control your diet: Limit starches and sugary foods for better teeth health; sugars can lead to cavities, whereas too many starchy foods can also cause tooth decay as they linger in the mouth and break down into simple sugars, which the bacteria feed on. Drinking more plain water and consuming fruits and vegetables are highly recommended. 7. A teeth checkup every 6 months:  Your dentist can help to check for visual signs of tooth decay, cavities, gum diseases, mouth cancer, and various other issues. Moreover, it is best to schedule regular teeth cleaning sessions to ensure you have the plaque and hardened tartar removed in time before they start to harm your teeth.  Check out the dental treatments available on our website: Dubai   |   Kuala Lumpur   |   Bangkok   |   Ho Chi Minh City   |   Chiang Mai   |   Bogota   |   Mexicali  |   Budapest   |   Rome   |   Bali 

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Stay Safe from HIV with PrEP

Effective protection for high-risk individuals By Azra Shuib | June 11th, 2021 What is PrEP? PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, the antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) taken by HIV-negative people daily as a measure to protect themselves from HIV. PrEP is available in the form of pills that are to be taken orally, or in the form of injections. They are meant to be consumed before potential exposure to the virus. It is highly effective - studies have shown that PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99% when taken daily. Among people who inject drugs, PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV by at least 74% when taken daily. If PrEP is not taken consistently, the effectiveness reduces and condoms should be used as an important prevention strategy. However, PrEP does not offer protection against other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood-borne diseases like Hepatitis C, syphilis, and gonorrhoea. Therefore, PrEP is usually delivered as part of a package for HIV/STI prevention services.    Effective Consumption How long do people have to take PrEP before it is highly effective? Doctors say that it provides the highest protection from HIV at: · About 7 days for receptive anal sex · About 21 days for receptive vaginal sex and injection drug use · No data are available for insertive anal sex or insertive vaginal sex. You should seek advice from the doctor if you are concerned.   How PrEP works Reverse transcriptase is one of the enzymes present in HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus. PrEP will work to block this enzyme, preventing more copies of the virus from replicating in the body. PrEP is available either in the form of pills or injections. Consumptions and duration of effectiveness may differ accordingly. At our affiliated clinic, PrEP pills will be used for prescriptions.   Contraindications for PrEP · HIV positive individuals · Estimated creatinine clearance < 60ml/min · Signs of symptoms of acute HIV infection, probable exposure to HIV within 72 hrs · Allergy or contraindication to any medicine in the PrEP regimen like TDF / FTC   HIV PrEP vs. HIV PEP You may have also heard about PEP. It is different from PrEP in these ways: HIV PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) · A daily pill for those at a high risk of developing AIDS, typically those with potential exposure to HIV. HIV PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) · Taken after potential exposure to HIV in order to prevent infection/AIDS. · Must be taken within 72 hours of exposure. · Consists of 2 -3 antiretroviral medications which must be taken for about 28 days Prevention is better than cure. Get your prescription for PrEP with our affiliated clinics: PrEP @ Kuala Lumpur   |   HIV Prevention @ Bangkok   |   Sexual Health Checkups @ Bangkok 

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Chemical Peels - The Simple Procedure For A Fresher And Younger Appearance

Get to know the different types and discover which may be the ones for your skin By Kath Wong | June 4th, 2021 A chemical peel is commonly known as the skin exfoliating process done by acids, but there is more to it that you would want to know about before opting in for one.  Exfoliation or skin peeling removes dead skin cells to reveal the healthier and smoother skin underneath; chemical peels are able to help you achieve the results with just a simple step of applying the chemical solution to the skin, leaving it on for a few minutes, and neutralizing the treated area to complete the procedure. There are a few different common types of chemical peel available which vary by the penetration level as well as their roles to target and repair various skin types; and here is why in this article you will read about the differences and get the idea of suitable peel for yourself.   The Skin Peeling Depths And Targets There are 3 depths of skin resurfacing that can be performed by the chemical peels, the choice mainly depends on the skin issues that you wish to work on. The depths are categorized into light, medium, and deep, while different acids are used for each depth. Starting with the mildest - light chemical peel, also called a superficial peel, removes the outer layer of skin known as the epidermis. The acids are characterized by the AHA and BHA. Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) is the mildest option which often consists of glycolic acid or lactic acid, whereas Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) is lipid-based, such as salicylic acid.  · Lactic acid, with its large molecular structure, is gentle and best for sensitive skin. Derived from milk, the acid helps to even out your skin tone, addresses age spots, melasma, rough texture, along with fine lines. Moreover, it offers a good hydrating effect. · Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and functions similarly to lactic acid. The difference is that glycolic acid has a smaller molecular structure, this physical property allows it to penetrate deeper than lactic acid, going the extra mile to help with sun-damaged skin. In addition, glycolic acid benefits the skin with a collagen-boosting effect, which in the long run can help to increase skin thickness. However, it may stand more of a chance of skin irritation than lactic acid.  · Salicylic acid is well known for oily and acne-prone skin. The acid treats acne in both younger and older ones by encouraging exfoliation along with the unclogging of pores; it also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce skin redness and irritation. TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peels are the most commonly used medium to medium-deep chemical peels. The acid is able to penetrate through the epidermis and up to the surface of the dermis. It can be customized with varying strengths, depending on your skin needs, for instance, advanced pigmentary issues, sun damage, deeper wrinkles, acne scars, etc. Deep chemical peel - phenols or carbolic acid targets deep wrinkles and scars by removing the epidermis along with the mid and lower layers of the dermis. It is the strongest peeling agent which can result in dramatic skin rejuvenation with a long-lasting effect.   Is It Okay To Perform The Treatment By Yourself? Although there are various do-it-yourself chemical peels available all over the market, it is always a good idea to receive the treatments with trained professionals in clinics and hospitals.  Visit our websites for more info and achieve your flawless glowing skin with us now: Japan: @ TI Clinic, Tokyo   |   @ Aoyama Celes Clinic, Tokyo / Saitama / Chiba Thailand: @ Thonburi Bamrungmuang Hospital, Bangkok Malaysia: @ Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur   |   @ Toscana Medi Clinic, Kuala Lumpur   |    @ The Life Clinic, Kuala Lumpur   |   @ Lyfe Clinic, Kuala Lumpur   |   @ Dr Wee Clinic, Johor Bahru

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Penile Implant Surgery - Treatment for Men Erectile Dysfunction

A prosthesis to help you achieve a better sexual life By Azra Shuib | May 26th, 2021 Erectile Dysfunction or mostly abbreviated as ED is rarely talked about openly. There is a lot of stigma and embarrassment surrounding the condition, although according to studies by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 1 out of 4 men over the age of 60 will suffer some form of ED. ED is the inability to achieve an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.   Causes of ED: · Depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions · Stress · Heart disease · Clogged blood vessels (atherosclerosis) · High cholesterol · High blood pressure · Diabetes · Obesity · Metabolic syndrome — a condition involving increased blood pressure, high insulin levels, body fat around the waist and high cholesterol · Parkinson's disease · Multiple sclerosis · Certain prescription medications · Tobacco use · Peyronie's disease — development of scar tissue inside the penis · Alcoholism and other forms of substance abuse · Sleep disorders · Treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate · Surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area or spinal cord · Low testosterone   Symptoms of ED include: · Trouble getting an erection · Trouble keeping an erection · Reduced sexual desire There are a lot of treatments like medications and penis pumps as well as lifestyle shifts suggestions available for ED, but a lot of men go through those measures without success. A Penile Implant Surgery is a treatment that can help with ED when other therapies have failed. Penile Implants allow men with ED to get a firm erection. There are two main types of implants which are semi-rigid and inflatable.  How Penile Implant Surgery Works Penile Implant Surgery works by inserting a suitable implant into the patient's penis. Sometimes, an additional penile prosthesis will be implanted during the surgery to reconstruct the shape of the penis when scarring has caused erections to curve, often known as Peyronie's disease. The inflatable penile prosthesis consists of two attached cylinders, a reservoir, and a pump.  The two cylinders are inserted into the penis and connected by tubing to a separate reservoir of saline.  To inflate the prosthesis, you will have to press the pump hidden in the scrotum. The pump will transfer saline from the reservoir to the cylinders in the penis to inflate and cause an erection. To deflate it, pressing needs to be done on the deflation valve at the base of the pump to enable fluid to return to its reservoir and hence it will be deflated back to the normal flaccid state. Common Implants · Three-piece implant Consists of a fluid reservoir in the abdominal wall, pump and release valve in the scrotum and two inflatable cylinders inside the penis. This type gives the most rigid erection, but there are risks for the parts to malfunction. · Two-piece implant For this implant, the reservoir is a part of the pump that is implanted in the scrotum. The surgery is less complicated but erections may be less firm than with the three-piece implant. · Semi Rigid implants This type of implants is not inflatable, meaning the implants stay firm all the time. Positioning is not complicated - you can position it against your body or bend it away for sexual intercourse. This type of device is less likely to malfunction but it can put a constant pressure on the penis. There are pros and cons to each type of implant, so a discussion with your attending physician can help you with choosing the right one. Generally, the procedure will look like this: 1. Consultation and examination of the condition 2. Application of general anesthesia 3. An incision will be made on your lower abdomen, the base of your penis, or just below the head of your penis 4. Insertion of the implant (and additional prosthesis in some cases) 5. Closing of the incision   Contraindications for Penile Implant Surgery · Erectile dysfunction that is situational (potentially reversible) · An infection, such as a pulmonary infection or urinary tract infection · Diabetes that is not well-controlled   Outlook The recovery process may take several weeks and you can resume sexual activity in about four to six weeks. The surgery has a high satisfaction rate and can be a good option for those who have found that other treatments have failed. Over a 10-year period, it can be considered the most cost-effective treatment for ED. Interested in getting the surgery? Click here or send your enquiries to us to learn more.

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Rectocele Surgery - The Solution For A Weakened Pelvic Organ

Treat it for a better quality of life By Azra Shuib | May 20th, 2021 A rectocele is a bulging of the rectum into the vagina. This can happen when the tissues that support the rectum and vagina are weakened and torn. Vaginal childbirth, chronic constipation and heavy lifting can increase your risk of getting a rectocele. The condition can cause symptoms like incomplete emptying of the rectum, sensation of sitting on a ball and other discomforts. You may also feel a sense of fullness in the vagina, pain during sex as well as rectal pain. All of this can affect your quality of life. Left untreated, it can get worse over time and interfere with your daily life even more. Rectocele is usually caused by the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles and the thinning of the tissue between the rectum and vagina. Although it is often associated with pregnancy and childbirth, women without children can have it too. There are several factors that can lead to the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles, such as the history of chronic constipation, severe straining with bowel movements, rectal surgeries and/or gynecological treatments like hysterectomy.   Getting A Treatment In order to stop pelvic discomfort from getting worse, it’s important to get a proper diagnosis and the right treatment. Usually, surgery is the best option, although non-surgical approaches can also help if the condition is not as serious. Gynecologists can diagnose your condition and determine the suitable treatment. A rectocele is usually detected during a physical examination and further tests can help to assess its severity.   Rectocele Surgery  Through surgery, the rectocele can be repaired and the rectum can be restored to its original position. Surgery is usually done through a vaginal approach, but some conditions may need a combined abdominal and vaginal approach. Your most suitable surgery method would be determined by the doctor. The incision would be made along the vaginal skin overlying the rectum and to assess areas of weakness and needing repair. Stitches will be made into the weakened tissue to close any tears and encourage scar tissue to build in the area for support.   Potential Complications Just like in any other surgeries, there are risks associated with Rectocele Surgery. It’s important to follow your doctor’s advice for the best recovery process. Complications may include: · Pain, but the doctor may prescribe some medicine to control it. · Blood clots. To manage this, blood thinners may be injected, or walking soon after surgery may be encouraged. · Infection · Bleeding · Problems related to anesthesia · Sexual dysfunction caused by poor healing of the vaginal incisions. Not all rectocele surgery procedures are 100% successful. Therefore, it is pivotal to follow the aftercare instructions as given by the surgeon to increase the probability of permanent success and change.   Treatment Aftercare · Take medications as prescribed. · During your recovery, any light activity is good for you. But do not perform strenuous activities or lift heavy objects until the doctor says it’s okay to do so. · To prevent or treat gas, stay away from carbonated drinks and drink more warm drinks. · Eat healthy diets and drink enough water to prevent constipation. · Take plenty of rest especially for 2 weeks after the procedure. · Refrain from sexual intercourse for 6 weeks.   Non-Surgical Treatment In a non-surgical approach, the aim is to have a good bowel movement and softer stools; as strained bowel movements and constipation can increase the risk of getting a rectocele.   More tips: · Drinking enough water daily · Eating high-fibre foods · Performing Kegel exercise and other pelvic floor therapies · Avoiding excessive straining with bowel movements · Applying pressure the back of the vagina during bowel movements · Hormone replacement therapy   The Pros and Cons of A Rectocele Surgery Still, are you wondering if surgery is the best procedure for your condition? Here is a breakdown of the advantages and limitations of a Rectocele Surgery for you to make the best decision for your body: Pros · Stops pelvic discomfort · Improves bowel emptying · Safe procedure · High success rate (80 - 90%) · Improves comfort and quality of life · Allow for more physical activities and a more comfortable sexual life Cons · Complications associated with major pelvic surgery · Vaginal discharge may occur for up to 6 weeks and you may need to wear pads For more information or to book a treatment in Mexicali, please go to this link: Rectocele Surgery @ Mexicali

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Things You May Want To Know Before Getting Breast Implants

What are the common types of breast implant, and do they expire? By Kath Wong | May 12th, 2021 When it comes to breast augmentation, we know there are various options out there to choose what actually suits us the most. Many of us prefer something long-lasting and permanent, in which this article sees the purpose of sharing some details about breast implants.  Breast implants are known to be the best in having the long-lasting effect among the other methods available to enhance your breast shape and size with its solid substance that does not get absorbed into the body over time. It is true that these implants can last at least 10 years, except under some circumstances where the rupture occurs.    Types of Breast Implant There are 2 main types of breast implants, popularly known as Saline Implants and Silicone Implants. At this point, you may get the idea that saline means saltwater while silicone is the synthetic material in the form of a gel. Both the implants give the ideal breast shape and size just fine, do you wonder what are the real differences then?           To start off with, saline implants have existed longer than silicone implants, since the 1960s. Unlike the silicone implants, saline implants, with an outer shell made of silicone, are inserted empty and filled with sterile salt water after. This gives an advantage as the incision site would be smaller and less noticeable than inserting the whole finished silicone implant into the breast; also, they are typically less expensive. However, it has been reported that saline implants are more easily seen under the skin as they ripple along with the movements and you may feel water sloshing. On the other hand, silicone implants are made of silicone cases filled with silicone gel, which give the feel similar to human fat and usually come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Also known as “gummy bear” implants, they are firmer and remain in shape without the ripple effect.    Do Breast Implants Have An Expiry Date? Breast implants do not have exact expiry dates but rather the chance of failing that would lead to leakage or rupture caused by the normal wear or strain on the materials over time. Although implants can rupture any time after the insertion procedure, the statistics have been reported that the modern type of silicone gel implant has less than 3% possibility to fail. Depending on the cases, some may need a replacement sooner, some will last far longer, and many can last for a lifetime. Hence on average, the implants actually last between 10 to 25 years. An MRI is recommended every few years to keep an update on your implants. What Happens When Breast Implants Fail? Saline breast implants have a higher chance of experiencing rupture than silicone breast implants. When they do, you will be able to feel the leakage as the water solution will be released from the silicone shell and the changes in breast size and shape can be noticed immediately. It is safe as saline will get absorbed by the body and the silicone shell remains within the scar tissue which requires surgery to extract it.  On the other hand, it is less likely to notice the rupture on silicone breast implants and this is often known as ‘silent ruptures’ or ‘silent leak’. This may sound scary but worry not, today’s “gummy bear” implant developed with cohesive silicone gel makes sure the implant stays put together in a one-piece structure, preventing further complications.  Which Type Of Implant Should I Go For? Both types of breast implant are generally considered safe, it depends on your preference of shape, size, and finish. Many find that silicone breast implants look and feel just like natural breasts, but the fact that saline implants result in smaller scars is another major factor to compare and consider between the two. What’s more important is to always look for a professional, reputable board-certified surgeon for safe and reliable results. Browse through the available treatments at our affiliate clinics: Breast Augmentation Teardrop @ Bangkok   |   Breast Augmentation Round Implant @ Bangkok   |   Breast Augmentation @ Istanbul   |   Breast Augmentation @ Tokyo   |   Breast Augmentation @ Kuala Lumpur

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Thai Massage Benefits in Mind and Muscles Recovery Routine

Thai Massage is far from gentle, which makes it very satisfying By Azra Shuib | May 5th, 2021 Traditional Thai Massage is widely known all over the world, but not many realize the benefits in the body recovery process. Athletes may not be unfamiliar with recovery massages, but Thai Massage is also suitable for those who just need a recharge or escape from the bustling city life and the never-ending workload at the office. The Roots of Thai Massage Thai Massage is said to have been developed more than 2,500 years ago. It’s very much associated with Buddhism, Ayurvedic practices and traditional Chinese medicine. This can be due to the amalgamation that happened centuries ago due to the strategic location of Thailand being in between India and China.  It has strong roots in heritage and therefore it’s unlike Western kind of massages. Often massages are depicted in a setting where the patient lies on the bed while the massage therapist applies oil on the patient’s body to knead and rub the pressure points. But Thai Massage is different - it is done while you are fully clothed and laying down on your stomach, and it is definitely not gentle.  While other massages enable you to indulge in slumber bliss, Thai Massage involves pulling and cracking the arms, while the therapists sit on top of you. There is no oil involved, hence no smooth and soothing movements that put you to sleep. This does not mean you should just give in to the applied pressure. If you feel any pain or discomfort, you can always tell the masseuse to reduce the pressure so that you could still enjoy the massage session. The Best Things About Thai Massage Although it can be a bit uncomfortable, Thai Massage has a lot of benefits in relieving body pain and stress. It’s energizing and its ungentle nature ‘wakes’ your body up to a fresher feeling. More benefits of Thai Massage: 1. Relieves headaches According to small studies, Thai Massage is found to have the ability to reduce the intensity of migraine and headaches. It is also found that the benefits could last from several days to about 15 weeks. 2. Reduces back pain It is widely known that massages can be effective in treating back pain. But Thai Massage has been proven as an effective treatment for back pain as well as in the upper back. 3. Increases flexibility Pulling and cracking motions in Thai Massage helps to increase blood flow and oxygen supply to muscles, hence improving muscles flexibility. Researchers have also found that Thai Massage could help in increasing speed and agility among sportsmen. It can also be beneficial for those with knee arthritis and osteoarthritis of the knee, as studies have proven that Thai Massage could help with pain relief. 4. Eases stress and anxiety Although Thai Massage does not come across as relaxing, it is a form of therapy that can invoke a sense of relaxation. Studies have also noted how people who get Thai Massage have lower psychological stress following treatment. 5. Increases Energy Thai Massage’s energetic nature can definitely improve your energy levels if done regularly. Apart from athletes, Thai Massage sessions are also recommended for sedentary people who feel like they are stuck in a rut and always tired no matter how much sleep they get. The therapeutic benefits of a massage can help to increase oxygen levels to the body, stimulating a natural healing and toxins removal process. All of this will lead to a good night’s sleep, ensuring that you wake up feeling recovered and fresher the next day. Thai Massage Preparations To get the best out of your massage session, it’s best to be well-planned: · Refrain from eating a heavy meal at least 1 hour before the massage · Always arrive 10 to 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment to get ample time to complete any forms or to change before the massage · Let the masseuse know about any health complications or pain in certain areas because not everyone is suitable for a Thai Massage. How Often Do You Need A Thai Massage? This entirely depends on what works or feels comfortable to you! As a general recommendation, those who just want to relax and bounce back with more energy may benefit from a monthly session. If you are trying to treat musculoskeletal problems from too much or lack of activities, a fortnightly or monthly session can be beneficial.  Athletes on intense training or those who work high-stress jobs can benefit from a monthly massage, depending on the condition. You can discuss with your attending doctor or the massage specialist to get the ideal interval for you. Contraindications As a reminder, Thai Massage is not suitable for: · Pregnant women · Children · The with certain underlying conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, varicose veins, autoimmune disease, decreased pain sensitivity, cancer, epilepsy, tumours, or are on medication that thins the blood · Those with metal implants Interested to get a session? Book Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to get the best out of your trip!

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The Beauty of Permanent Makeup in Enhancing Your Appearance

Get flawless makeup that does not fade by the end of the day By Azra Shuib | April 30th, 2021 A lot of us want to wake up in the morning with a face that takes zero effort. Not a lot of people can get out of the house feeling confident without a bit of mascara, lipstick or full-face makeup. And some people may find the routine to reapply makeup after certain activities inconvenient, but just can’t face the world with a paled lipstick after lunch. Then there are those who feel that makeups are such a waste since they don’t last beyond the expiration date. So having to wear makeup just for the sake of not wasting them can rob the joy out of the beautifying routine. All of those issues can be eliminated with a cosmetic technique called permanent makeup. It is a method to enhance your facial appearance using pigments that are implanted into the surface of the skin. The design produces results similar to makeup, such as eyeliner, eyebrow colour, lipstick or even fake moles. Some people employ permanent makeup as a foundation or ‘second skin’ to disguise scars or spots in the skin caused by diseases like vitiligo. Some may also refer to permanent makeup as makeup tattoo (like eyebrow tattoo) or semi-permanent makeup. But permanent makeup is not actually a tattoo. The traditional tattoos are made using ink, but permanent makeup uses colour pigments that look realistic with your skin complexion. Permanent makeup also lasts 1 to 3 years and fades gradually, while a traditional tattoo does not.   How is it done? Usually, the beautician will assess your features and ask you about your desired results. This is to match the most ideal shape or colour of the makeup in order to enhance your features and match your desires. A typical procedure looks like this: 1. Consultation will be done and you can discuss the most ideal colour / shade / shape for your face. 2. Anesthesia will be applied. 3. Semi-permanent makeup will be applied with a needle machine. 4. The treated area will be cooled down after treatment is completed. Permanent makeup is safe, but there are considerations you should take. First of all, you have to ensure that you do not have any sensitivities or allergies to ink, pigments or a lot of ingredients in makeup. You can also see a dermatologist beforehand to make sure that it’s safe for you to get a permanent makeup procedure. Secondly, do some research about the clinics you should go to. Cheap prices do not always mean that the procedures are of the best value. Consider the artist’s expertise, the clinic’s reputation and patients’ testimonials. You need to go to the right artist and clinic to avoid infections or other major risks. During recovery, you can expect some scabbing and dryness as the treated area heals before revealing the final colour. Recovery may take 2 to 3 weeks, and the specific guidelines will depend on the type of permanent makeup you choose.   If it does not last forever, is it really worth it? Permanent makeup lasts 1 to 3 years with good care. So although it is not really permanent, it definitely lasts longer than the eyeliner or mascara that smudges off at the end of the day! And considering that permanent makeup is much more hygienic compared to makeup - since makeups like lipsticks are stored in a container for a long time and may collect bacteria in the process - permanent makeup is definitely worth trying. The needles used are sterilized and never reused after a procedure. So with the right clinic and artist, it’s definitely safe, satisfying and worth every penny! Ease your daily getting ready routine. Click any of the links below to learn more or make a booking: Lip Permanent Makeup @ Tokyo   ||   Beauty Mark Makeup @ Tokyo   ||   Beverly Lips and Liner Makeup @ Kuala Lumpur   ||   Eyebrow Permanent Makeup @ Tokyo

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What Can Cryosurgery Do For Skin Problems?

The use and benefits behind cryosurgery explained. By Kath Wong | April 26th, 2021 It is undeniable that people would always look and opt-in for any non- or minimally invasive treatments available that are at the same time affordable and effective. The same goes for the treatment for skin problems as well as tumours, instead of having repetitive sessions of laser treatments or injections, an alternative treatment known as Cryosurgery is recommended in certain cases.    The Cryosurgery Cryosurgery is a minimally invasive yet effective treatment specially designed for skin problems that include abnormal tissues such as tumours, warts, sun spots, keloids, as well as cancers or precancerous lesions on the skin. The procedure utilizes extremely cold liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -196 degree celsius, which is also the boiling point of the liquid nitrogen. Once it comes in contact with the skin, the temperature of the skin immediately decreases and ice is formed within the skin layer, this results in cell death and the renewal of cells would be stimulated. Although cryosurgery is not known as the first line of defence for curing cancer, it can be used in the case when other forms of treatment have proven unsuccessful, especially in situations where cancer recurs following other treatments.  Moreover, the procedure is most often performed to treat cancers or precancerous lesions on the skin but it isn’t limited to them; cryosurgery is also used on some internal organs when disease and other problems make conventional surgery difficult or risky to operate, for instance, liver and prostate. The primary treatment for early prostate cancer that presents within the prostate is known to utilize cryosurgery as the cure. Also, it is performed when cancer returns after other therapies. Benefits of Cryosurgery The major benefits of cryosurgery include a short preparation time, low risk of infection, and minimal wound care. Prior to the treatment patients do not need any specific preparation, except for the ones who are undergoing the procedure for internal organs, at least 12 hours of fasting is required. After the treatment, for wound caring, you are only required to keep the treated area clean and dry. Cryosurgery has a lower risk of infection and rarely leaves scars compared to incisional surgeries. However, some potential side effects include bleeding, forming of blisters, headache, hair loss, and hypopigmentation. For the possible complication of hypopigmentation and hair loss (alopecia), it can be avoided by limiting the freeze times to less than 30 seconds per site exposure.   Who May Not Be Able To Try Cryosurgery? Contraindications to cryosurgery include: Raynaud disease Agammaglobulinemia Hypofibrinogenemia Cryoglobulinemia Multiple myeloma.  Check Out Cryosurgery And Book Your Appointment Cryosurgery @ Bangkok

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