December Newsletter: Vitamin D - December

Vitamin D - December

Importance of Vitamin D for this upcoming Holiday Season:

Vitamin D is a vitamin that’s is absorbed through skin from the sun.
When the sun is directed to the southern hemisphere is more difficult for us to absorb vitamin D, that’s why during the winter months we have more deficiencies of that vitamin. As you can imagine we have an epidemic proportion of vitamin D deficiency.
African Americans are more deficient than the Hispanics that are more deficient than the Caucasians. Vitamin D deficiency is even more prevalent during pregnancy, despite taking prenatal vitamins.

Vitamin D is essential in maintaining bone health, cardiovascular health, cancer protection, immunity and mental health, that’s why its deficiency is linked to cancer, multiple sclerosis, influenza, asthma,osteoporosis and more….

Higher levels in your blood (100-150) can be prevented of breast cancer, multiple sclerosis and other diagnosis. You can get vitamin D is exposing yourself to the sun when your shadow is shorter than you, otherwise it will not work. Be careful not to burn because that won’t help either . You should be exposed until your skin becomes pink and you can absorb around 10.000IU like that. It is a good idea to supplement vitamin D during the winter months (November through March) and you should also get tested for vitamin D levels.

Service of the Month; Laser Hair Removal

 Why consider laser treatments for hair removal?

The reasons why patients decide to come for a series of laser hair removal treatment are many. Some come because they are tired of ingrown hairs after waxing. Others come to our office because the constant shaving makes them itchy and they have developed embarrassing discoloration or scarring as a result of scratching. Others do it because their hormones are out of balance and have caused them to grow too much hair in uncommon areas. Athletes do it because they are tired of shaving their entire bodies regularly.

I can go on and on as to the many reasons why patients decide to proceed with treatment. As a result, the benefits of laser hair removal are very personal to each patient. Regardless of the reason why patients decide to remove their unwanted hair by laser, there are a few universal benefits as a result of significantly reducing the hair with a laser.

Cosmetic benefits of reducing your hair with laser treatments.

  • Less frequency of shaving means less time to get ready: The recommended series of at least 5 treatments reduces the hair permanently by 70-90%. For example, at the end of the series, most patients shave their underarms once a month instead of everyday or every other day. If you decide to do more than 5 treatments, you may shave the few remaining hairs once every 6 months. 
  • Fewer ingrown hairs: Since you are reducing the number of hairs by 70-90% after 5 treatments, you also reduce the chances of getting an ingrown hair by 70-90%. This was the reason why I personally removed the hair from my cheeks and my neck.
  • Softer, smoother skin: Most female patients and athletes state that their legs feel stubbly only 2-3 days after shaving and a few more days after waxing. Laser hair removal will give you softer, smoother skin after each treatment. Even the small percentage of hairs that do not go away are lighter in color and thinner.
  • Less discoloration and scarring: As a result of ingrown hairs and irritation or itching after shaving, many patients develop embarrassing discoloration called post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Once you permanently reduce the number of hairs, most of the discoloration goes away. Whatever discoloration remains we can treat with lightening creams.

Much more than just looking better.

It is important to understand that the benefits are not just cosmetic, but also greatly emotional and psychological for many. I have patients that go from never taking their shirt off at the beach because of having too much hair on their back to having their mother hug me at the grocery store because I “have changed their son’s life” — he now feels comfortable at age 40 to take his shirt off at the beach.

Similarly, a 25-year old young woman went from never kissing anyone because she was afraid that someone would feel the hairs on her chin to being married and feeling more secure about herself.

Or the young lady who now feels comfortable lying next to her husband because her legs “no longer feel like a man’s legs.”

Many people ask me if I get tired or bored of the repetitive process of the treatment, but I truly do not. Especially, when I am improving someone’s life in the process each time.

Promotion - Ends December 30th

Inspire Med Spa also offers Gift Certificates this holiday season. 

To purchase one go to or pass by our Med Spa at:
477 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst NJ 07071

Holiday Gift Certificates are Now Available:

Inspire Med Spa
477 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst NJ 07071

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