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Discoloration / Pigmentation

Discoloration is one of the most common skin defects. Treatment for discoloration is very complex due to complicated etiology. The therapist should have solid knowledge and experience as use of many therapeutic methods, that need to be combined and often modified during the therapy might be necessary. Where do discoloration come from? In human skin there are cells known as…

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Treat your skin from A to Z!

Let’s start from Vitamin A. It’s a fat-soluble vitamin. Deficiency rapidly leads to dry, scaling skin with follicular thickening. Deficiency of this vitamin is becoming more of a problem in low income countries, with an estimated half of all countries reporting it as a public health issue. There are two types of vitamin A found in foods. It can be…

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5th Avenue Medical Clinic Therapists advice: The key to good looking skin

It’s very important to maintain skin function after the treatment, for the most vital real long-term results. ‘Skin is not sensitive; it is programmed to regenerate.’ If there is any visible redness and inflammation it means that it’s reactive. Any imbalance in function may be a sign of skin reacting to trans-epidermal water loss. To avoid dissatisfaction of not achieving…

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Healthy Tan?

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A “HEALTHY TAN”? Skin tanning is a protective reaction of the skin to damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation of the sun or artificial strong UV sources (such as sunbed). Therefore, tanned skin is a sign of sun damage and there is no such thing as a “healthy tan”. If exposure to sunlight is…

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Menopause

The menopause usually takes place between ages of 45-55 when the ovaries stop producing eggs and the levels of the sex hormones oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone fall. In addition to its gynecological effects, the menopause can wreak havoc with our skin, hair and bodies. Weight gain in common due to fluctuating hormone levels. Menopause causes many changes to the skin.…

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The Bowen Technique at 5Th Avenue Medical Clinic!

The Bowen Technique (also known as Bowtech – the Original Bowen Technique and Bowenwork) is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that was developed by the late Tom Bowen in Geelong, Australia. Sometimes called the homeopathy of bodywork, it utilizes subtle inputs to the body (known as moves), stimulating the body to heal itself, often profoundly. The…

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