Our skin begins to lose its youthful glow as we age. Collagen is the protein under our skin that produces its healthy, non-wrinkled appearance. Unfortunately, collagen production decreases as we get older and is directly affected by our exposure to UV rays, pollutants, and an unhealthy diet. A Vi Peel is a clinical-grade chemical peel
Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction facilitates healing with blood flow, as well as the flow of “qi” in the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force. Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the
The importance of a healthy diet plays a key role in maintaining good health and avoiding sickness but it also is a very crucial aspect for anyone wanting to have a clear skin tone. When you think of clear skin you think of face washes, acne treatments, and other topical based lotions or treatments. Rarely
Dr. Gonzalez completed a two-year residency position at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Here, he became proficient in Integrative Oncology through exposure to various disciplines and modalities. Dr. Gonzalez’s rare balance of focus and bedside manner during his residency caused him to grow very popular amongst his peers and patients.
The IPL laser or the intense pulsed light laser is a photo facial laser. Like other lasers, this is a controlled wound on the skin which causes the skin to heal and rejuvenate during the process. Unlike other lasers, this uses a flashlamp to beam light at the skin (not a laser beam). This means
The VI Peel is a new and exclusive treatment we are now offering here at MetroMD. This peel is perfect for clearing up acne, reducing brown pigment and redness in the skin as well as helping to tighten the skin. This treatment is very quick and can be done in as little as 30 minutes.
Do you remember a time where tattoo’s were permanent? Not too long ago this was the case but thanks to technology and the Yag laser over the last decade tattoo removal has become a very common treatment. This treatment uses the advanced Yag laser to remove the scar. The Yag laser can be q-switched or long
Scarring and scar tissue is something everybody experiences at some point in their life. Whether it’s from an injury, burn or surgical removal chances are you don’t want a scar. It’s impossible to prevent a scar from appearing after a laceration or cut has been made on the skin. However there are things you can
Vitamin B-12 is a very crucial vitamin, it plays a key role in maintaining good health. Vitamin B-12 help regenerate cells and helps with boosting the immune system. In addition, B-12 helps with the production of brain chemicals that affect mood and other brain functions. Low levels of B-12 reduce your energy, immune system and
Mood problems, including anxiety and depression, are disabling ailments from which more than 60 million American’s suffer. 60 million is a gigantic number, yet it does not include those with an occasional sense of the blues, or your general “worrywart” personalities. Pharmaceutical drugs, such as antidepressants, are very often prescribed to help manage and regulate