How we’re able to get “generic” Ozempic/Wegovy 🤔

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via GIPHY We’ve received questions about how we’re getting semaglutide, the active ingredient in Ozempic and Wegovy, since it’s currently so backordered. We’re ordering our semaglutide from a compounding pharmacy. Never heard of a compounding pharmacy? That’s ok, chances are you’ve used medication from a compounding pharmacy before.   Examples of what a compounding pharmacy […]

Ozempic and Wegovy for weight loss: Q&A

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We posted a video on TikTok last week on Ozempic and Wegovy and how these medications can achieve up to 15% weight loss when combined with diet and exercise. The video currently has 1.6 million views and over 3,000 comments/questions. So we thought this would be a good opportunity to answer some of the most […]

New Regulations for IV Hydration Therapy Coming Your Way!

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The market for elective intravenous (IV) hydration therapy has seen a dramatic increase in demand over the last few years. Established clinics and meds spas have begun offering the service, and an influx of free-standing retail IV bars and mobile services have popped up all over the country. But this explosive growth has gone mostly […]

Life After Lash Extensions: 6 month update

It’s been 6 months since I embarked on my lash growth journey with Latisse! Read my first blog post to get the full scoop. It starts with developing a severe allergy to lash extensions – a story of betrayal, recovery, and perseverance. Keep reading if you’ve experienced something similar, or you’re simply interested in starting […]

Update on Breast Implants

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new safety communication about squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and various lymphomas in the capsule around breast implants.   BIA-SCC and BIA-ALCL Breast implant associated squamous cell carcinoma and breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma are very rare. In fact, the incidence of these disease processes is […]

Life After Lash Extensions: What I did after developing an allergy

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You love the look of eyelash extensions. You’ve tried lash growth serums in the past, but extensions give you the instant gratification you want! At least, that was the case for me. Because of my naturally short and sparse lashes, I’ve always been self-conscious and felt that I looked like a little baby boy. But […]

Why cosmetic procedures aren’t just for the shallow at heart!

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Cosmetic procedures help people feel comfortable in their own skin, and studies have shown that a person’s physical appearance affects their self-esteem. It impacts the value we place on ourselves, which feeds into the confidence we exude in our day-to-day lives.   My experience with cosmetic procedures When I was about 13 years old, my […]

I told you so (warning, graphic photos)

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In this recent Medscape article, the FDA has announced that the heat-based device Renuvion/J-Plasma, which has been used for skin tightening after tummy tucks or liposuction, “has not been determined to be safe or effective for any procedure intended to improve the appearance of the skin.” The device is cleared by the FDA for “general […]

Preventing Post Op Complications

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Post op complications are a risk everyone must consider when planning surgery. While there is no surefire way to prevent 100% of post op complications, there are ways to reduce your risk of some of these issues.   What are some post op complications I should be aware of?   Fever Fever is a vague […]

Postop Recovery Tips

No matter what procedure you’re having, you’ll need to prepare for some physical (and possibly emotional) limitations after surgery. Set yourself up for success with a few insider tips, as recommended by former surgical patients.     A few things I wish I knew before surgery   Post-op constipation is real. The combination of narcotic […]

The pandemic is over… time to move on

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I’ve had enough. I’m over it. We did what we could. Never before has a pandemic pathogen met its match so quickly. In America, the first shelter in place was in San Francisco on March 16th, 2020 and the first vaccination shot occurred on December 14th, 2020. Within the same year, actually within 9 months. […]