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Eye Appeal: Letting Your Eyes Greet the World Fabulously

Second to a thin waistline, the most sought after feature on a woman is often a sexy pair of eyes. They are typically the first thing seen on a person and play a major role in non-verbal communication. Yet, while most people are familiar with weight loss techniques like consuming a low-carb diet or practicing an Austin hCG diet, few have a firm grasp on what can be done to make the eyes stand out in a fabulous way. If you are one of those that could use a little extra advice in achieving a sultry eye appeal, then this article is for you.

Creating a Line The first step in drawing attention to your windows to the world is to give them a defining line. This is done through the use of eyeliner, which comes in a few different forms. The most typical is the pencil. This version is popular for a few reasons. It is easy, quick, and can give a great result. Simply follow the natural line of the eye, covering any area where lashes naturally grow – both the upper and lower lids. For a softer look, a finger tip or cotton swab can be rubbed gently over the line or eye shadow can be used in the place of the classic pencil. Using a thin, angled brush, eye shadow can be used as eyeliner and can be blended into a second layer of shadow to create a soft, smoky look.

Adding Color In order to get an effective, smooth color around the eye, it is best to begin with foundation or concealer. This provides a surface for the powdered shadows to stick to and will allow a longer lasting look as well. The easiest and most commonly seen eyeshadow application involves the use of a single color all over the eye. Though more simple, this look can still be very beautiful. The trick to this look is to blend upwards so the color appears darker nearest the lashes and lighter as it approaches the brow. Begin applying the shadow at the edge of the eye and then use a soft brush to blend the color upward and outward until the whole space is covered.

For a more involved look, a second color can be added. Begin as above, using a pale, matte shade. Choose a hue that compliments the darker shade that you are planning to use for the second shade. With the concealer in place and the pale color atop it and smoothed in, the second shade can be applied with a flat, thin brush. Keeping your eyes open, follow the crease beginning at the outer corner of the eye and coming approximately half way across the eye. Tap the brush to remove any excess powder and then blend the color upward and downward from the line created to blend it into the color beneath. For a little extra sparkle, choose a light metallic color that works with the other two and dab it at the inner corner of the eye.

Final Touches for a Glamorous Look Mascara is generally the final element added. However, it is also very helpful, when trying to highlight the eye, to use an eyelash curler. Clamp down near the base of the lashes and tilt the device upward slightly while holding down for a few seconds. This will bring the lashes upward. If you feel that your lashes are too thin, short, or nearly non-existent, then it might be wise to consider Latisse Austin for an improved fullness and length. Mascara should be added to all lashes, taking extra care to cover the entire length of the lashes for the most impact.

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Tips to Avoid Dentures

Do you remember when you first learned about dentures? Some young children learn about dentures when their grandparents take their teeth out of their mouth and put them on the window sill. Plenty of young children remember the first time they saw their grandparent or loved one take out their dentures, and they all also remember that they vowed, even as children, to never have to take their teeth out. But as we grow older we quickly find that if we don’t take excellent care of our teeth, we have a very good chance of requiring dentures. And even those who do take great care of their teeth may have some sort of hereditary disorder that causes their teeth be weaker. If you’re looking to avoid dentures, there are a few things that you can do.

Don’t Wait!

One of the biggest reasons why many people require dentures is because they wait until it is too late to have their teeth fixed. They start to feel as though there is a problem, but they brush it off because they’re scared to go to the dentist, or because they don’t want to have to pay the dental bill. Then, years later, they discover that if they had gone to the dentist they would have been able to have their teeth fixed, when, instead, they now require dentures.

Instead of waiting too long, go into the dentist’s office as soon as you know that something is wrong. There are many methods of tooth repair that your dentist can do to help you to keep your teeth. Many of the procedures are fairly painless, and now more dentists than ever are using sedation dentistry, which can help you to get your teeth fixed without you ever feeling anything during the procedure. If something is wrong, don’t wait to see your DDS, but, instead, see the dentist as soon as you possibly can, and you’ll have a much better chance of keeping your teeth.

Other Procedures

If you wait too long, you may be at much more of a risk of needing dentures, but there are a few last-ditch efforts that dentists can make thanks to today’s technology that may be able to help you to keep your teeth in your mouth. One of these procedures is a root canal. The root canal procedure has gotten a bad rap, when really it can be a great way to help you to keep your teeth. An Austin root canal requires you to have the dentist drill down into the nerve of the tooth and to, essentially, remove all feeling from the tooth. This keeps the tooth in the mouth without you dealing with any pain. It is especially helpful if you’re someone who has front teeth that you’re at risk of losing, and it can be the difference between you losing your teeth and keeping them.

Instead of thinking twice about going to the dentist when your teeth are bothering you, just go. The sooner you go, the more likely you will be to avoid needing dentures.

About the Author: Denver Smith has extensive experience in the dental field and actively consults in this industry

All About Dentists in Austin, TX and Invisalign

For the longest time, the only way to correct crooked teeth was to visit an orthodontist and to have metal braces affixed to your teeth. These braces were always uncomfortable, and almost always hurt a great deal. While they worked great, it was often difficult to get a person to have them put on, as they were too afraid of the potential pain and problems that come along with braces. Now, however, technology has advanced a great deal, and it’s possible to get your teeth straightened without ever once having to put metal on them, simply by visiting the right dentist in Austin, TX.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is one of the newest ways to fix crooked teeth. Technology has advanced to a point where this amazing teeth straightening system not only works well, but is affordable also, which is why it’s becoming one of the most popular ways to have your teeth straightened. Invisalign aligners are clear plastic trays that are custom built to fit on your teeth, and to help to move them into the correct position over a period of time. The aligners are created with computer technology and are designed to help you to follow a specific treatment procedure, which is something that is done in two week increments.

It begins with the dentist getting a 3D measurement of your teeth. This helps them to make sure that they get exactly the right dimensions on your teeth, and is the basis for all of the treatment that you will be having done during your Invisalign procedure. Once the measurement is done, it will be sent off to the Invisalign engineers, who are able to use their computer program to create custom molded trays for each level of your treatment, starting with the first level, which only slightly moves your teeth.

The genius of Invisalign is that you’re able to get the teeth that you’ve always wanted while being able to avoid going to the dentist to get further procedures. When you have metal braces you need to visit the dentist on a routine basis to have the braces tightened, but with Invisalign there are no extra visits needed, as you are provided with all of the treatment trays that you need for the first few weeks in order to bring about your teeth straightening.

What’s much loved about Invisalign, and why so many people look to an Austin invisalign specialist, is that they can be removed! If you need to eat, or brush your teeth, or floss, you can simply remove the tray in order to do what needs to be done. You will need to keep the tray in a specific amount of hours each day in order to receive the optimum results, but being able to remove the tray to eat is a huge plus for this system.

If you’ve ever wondered about straightening your teeth, but have been scared of metal braces, take a look into Invisalign and see if it can help you.
About the Author: Bobby Milton has worked in the dental industry for over 20 years and writes and lectures on many different dental topics

Blade Versus Bladeless- Which LASIK Center?

There is so much to discover when one begins to research the science of LASIK eye surgery. There are questions on what to expect before, during and after the procedure, money concerns, and even questions regarding which opthalmologist to choose. However, one of the less frequently asked, but worthwhile questions, is “which type of LASIK procedure is right for me?”

There are different types of procedures performed and the difference between two of the largest competitors is blade versus bladeless. LASIK center options opting for the traditional method, use the blade of a device called a microkeratome. This device creates a microscopic incision around the cornea, so the thin outer, protective layer can be lifted, like a flap, and then the procedure can be performed and the flap can be replaced for faster, easier healing times.

Essentially the same thing is done in the bladeless version, except that the microkeratome is replaced with an IntraLase- high energy laser- to make the incision.

Those that prefer the use of the blade argue that there is less suction on the eye and that which is used is used for much less time than with the new bladeless procedure. The suction, which is used to hold the eye in place while the incision is made, lasts approximately three seconds when a microkeratome is used, but can last twenty seconds or more when the IntraLase is used. This is considered one of the most uncomfortable portions of the procedure. It is also thought that IntraLase can increase the chances of temporary edema (swelling) of the eye after surgery. However, those in support of the newer version of LASIK, coined iLASIK, prefer the laser cut method, citing that it provides less opportunity for miss-cuts, resulting in damaged or unattached flaps. Though these mistakes are made very, very rarely, they can occur and those who favor laser cuts cite that when they do it can cause serious issues. Because the laser cuts at a precise thickness regardless of the shape of the cornea, it is less likely to cause these problems. One final point of favor for the laser cut procedure is that the bladed version is thought to raise intraocular pressure to a higher degree, which means that those who have glaucoma or have recently undergone glaucoma surgery Austin, the laser is likely the better option.

There are obviously pros and cons to each procedure. Another thing that may weigh into your decision is the cost. Though it is not always recommended to choose an ophthalmologist, optometrist Austin, or eye surgery based on price alone, there is a significant difference in cost when comparing these two procedures. The bladed surgery can be as much as three hundred dollars per eye less expensive. If you are unsure, then speak to friends or loved ones who have had the procedure; speak to doctors who perform both. In time the answer will become clear or the field of eye medicine will decide for you when one or the other ultimately reigns supreme.
About the Author: Mark Masters has authored may pieces on the eye care & surgery industry and enjoys keeping his readers up to date in this field

Laser Hair Removal in Austin and More

Do you know anything about medical spas? Most people know about regular spas, where you can go to get a facial or a manicure or a pedicure. But do you know what you can have done at a medical spa? A medical spa is a place where you can have a large array of different procedures done, including chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, and laser hair removal in Austin. But what, exactly, can laser hair removal do for you?

Laser Hair Removal

We all have unwanted hair. Some of us have unwanted hair on our face, such as women who grow hair around the mouth or around the chin area. Even men grow hair that is unwanted in some areas, but until the last few years there was only a few ways that you could get rid of the unwanted hair. First, you could shave the unwanted hair, but shaving only works for a little while and the hair grows back fairly quickly. Waxing can be extremely painful to do and has to be done fairly frequently as well. And plucking is done one hair at a time and can be extremely painful. One option, instead, is to look into laser hair removal. There are many ways to get laser hair removal in Austin, but one of the easiest ways is to go to a medical spa.

When you go to a medical spa for laser hair removal in Austin, you are able to get the hair gone from your body by simply using light. That may seem like something from science fiction, but, actually, it’s not. Lasers have been used for everything from laser skin resurfacing to laser hair removal, and using a laser for hair removal is not only fairly painless, but also something that tends to work amazingly well.

Other Options

Another thing that you can get done at a medical spa is chemical peels. Chemical peels work by getting rid of some of the top layers of skin in order to make the skin look healthy and new once again. When you have a chemical peel done, the technician gets rid of a few layers of skin, thereby showing the new, pink skin underneath. This makes you look younger and gets rid of wrinkles and fine lines.

Another thing that you can get done at a medical spa is Botox. Botox helps you to look younger by injecting a special filler into your skin that gets rid of the fine lines. The wrinkles and fine lines seemingly disappear. There is a wide variation in Botox prices that you will find, so make sure, before you choose one company, that you look at all of the Botox prices, so that you can find what is the best option for your money.

A medical span can help you in a wide variety of ways. A quick visit to one will help you to see all of the options available to help you to look, and feel, your best!
About the Author: Roxanne Jones has written extensively about the medical spa industry and enjoys informing consumers about the many options in this field