Frasier Says… I wish there was a Club for my skin!

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Frasier Says... Body Treatments

Did you know your skin is the largest organ of your body? It weighs around 8 lbs and is 22 square feet in most people. My whole body is not quite 8 lbs! Skin provides a barrier to water and heat loss,  prevents infections and synthesizes Vitamin D. But skin has different properties depending on where on the body it is. The eyelid skin is the thinnest, only 0.5 mm thick, while the skin on the soles of the feet is 4mm thick- that’s 8 times thicker. 

Another difference is the rate of skin renewal. New skin cells are constantly being made in the deeper layer of the epidermis, migrate to the surface, die and slough off. In babies, skin is replaced by new skin in 14 days, for those over 50 it takes 40-80 days.  In addition, skin on the face tends to have a faster turnover rate than other areas such as neck or arms. Daily use of quality skin care products combined with treatments such as chemical peels, microneedling, and lasers can increase the rate of renewal, reduce the thickness of the outer layer of dead cells and thicken the dermis by stimulating collagen and elastin.  Improvement from treatments takes longer in the neck and arms compared with the face, but it is worth it. 

I enjoy extensive exfoliation of my chest and belly skin with vigorous daily raspy tongue baths; that’s my microdermabrasion.  Frasier's Paw

Frasier Says… Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving Frasier

I enjoy spending time with my family year around, but during the Thanksgiving month, I feel extra blessed for my brothers and for Dr. Bomer and Dr. Bouzoukis’ love and care. I love how they always have time for petting and loving us, how they provide us with delicious treats, warm and cozy blankets and clothes, and how they share with us the exciting things that happen at Rejuvent…Frasier's Paw

Frasier Says… Prost!

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Frasier Says... Beer!

The first Oktoberfest was held in Munich in 1810, celebrating the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Bavaria. This inaugural celebration involved a parade, a horse race around a 2 mile track, and copious beer consumption. Additional events and activities were added over the ensuing years. Currently it is a 16 day festival, with as much as 2 million gallons of beer consumed by the 6 million annual visitors. 

Although Oktoberfest features occasional excess, beer in moderation does have health benefits, especially craft ales. Research has shown that ale increases levels of B vitamins when consumed in moderation. A Dutch study found beer drinkers had a 30% higher level of B6 than non-drinkers, and twice as much B6 as wine drinkers. Ale also contains soluble fiber, unlike other alcoholic beverages. Ale promotes kidney health, and has even been shown to reduce cardiovascular risk. Light to moderate beer drinkers have a 40-60% reduced risk of heart attack. Hops, which are an essential ingredient that gives beer its soul and rich floral aroma, are rich in antioxidants which scavenge damaging free radicals.

Interestingly, certain hops such as Citra and Simcoe can lend a slightly “catty” aroma to an aggressively hoped IPA…Frasier's Paw

Frasier Says… Don’t Forget the Sunscreen!

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I just learned that new Sunscreens target much more than just sun exposure. Dr. Bomer is raving about a new sunscreen that protects against IRA (infrared rays), UVA, UVB rays and also rejuvenates the skin and prevents further skin damage from occurring. That is amazing! It would be great if there were such a product for me, I love catching some rays by the pool!Frasier's Paw

Remember the sunscreen