“Taking “diet pills” can really be beneficial for patient who struggle to control their appetites, however, not all diet pills work the same in everyone and can be dangerous if not prescribed by a physician who has an expertise in medical weight loss“-Dr. Hayley DeGraaff, M.D. Medically supervened weight loss programs can be life changing for patients who struggle with their weight and have appetite control issues. Up until very recently, we only had two generic appetite suppressants that were FDA approved. Over...read more
Is your Neck a Wreck? The TOP 5 things Men and Women hate about their necks and what you can do about them!
“Cosmetic issues regarding the aging neck can be one of the most distressing things about getting older to most people. Fortunately, there are many GREAT non-invasive treatments available to address the loose skin, the double-chin, pigment and redness issues and overall smoothness that weren’t available when I first started. Once again, this is an area of the body that if treated early, most patients can potentially avoid more painful and invasive surgical options.”. –Dr. DeGraaff, MD No matter how many...read more
“Dermal or “Wrinkle Fillers” have revolutionized the treatment of the aging face. In the last 10 years the advancements made in the quality of the fillers and the tools used to inject them have improved dramatically. I feel that within another 5 or so years and if women will start early enough, that the need for extensive surgical face-lifts will be minimal“-Dr. DeGraaff, M.D. Wrinkle fillers are widely used in Aesthetic offices to restore volume to an aging face to provide LIFTING and firming to reduce wrinkles,...read more
“Fuller lips have definitely increased in popularity over the last 10 years that I have been injecting patients. Most women want a natural, fuller lip or less wrinkles around the mouth. The newest FDA approved fillers have made lip augmentation much more natural and results in a much prettier lip.”- Dr. DeGraaff, M.D. We have all see the celebrities enhancing their lips and in fact, when certain stars are photographed with fuller lips, it almost becomes front page news! Lip enhancement procedures are very popular due to the...read more
“Thinning hair in women is something we see on a regular basis in my office. Hair loss is very distressing to our female patients and its often hard to figure out the cause. Luckily, advancements have been made in the treatment of hair loss for women that we has see make a noticeable improvement for our patients.”-Dr. Hayley DeGraaff, M.D. Let’s face it, our hair changes as we age. It turns gray, it gets thinner and less robust, and it is not as shiny and healthy as it was when we were younger. As the hair follicle...read more
On pins and needles; What are the biggest differences between at home “dermal-rolling” and in-office micro-needling treatments?
“One of the biggest advancements we’ve seen in the treatment of aging skin in last few years has been the development of better “Micro-needling” devices. Micro-needling or Collagen Induction Therapy is a great way to introduce high quality skin care serums and anti-aging products directly into the skin with minimal risk or down-time”–Dr. Hayley DeGraaff, M.D. Micro-needling took the aesthetic world by storm a few years ago! Micro-needling had actually been around for years, but there were significant...read more
“The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides“- Audrey Hepburn A woman’s eyes have been said to show her heart, but they can also show our age. Many women will show the first sign of aging near and around the eyes with sagging eyelids, hollowness under the eyes and more noticeable crow’s feet lines. Women also assume that the only treatments for these conditions are surgical when actually the best eye treatments for the early signs of...read more
“IPL in one of the most tried and true and versatile treatments in our office” I have been using these treatments for many years and to remove pigment and treat redness, they really haven’t invented anything that works better”–Dr. Hayley M. DeGraaff, M.D. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a light based, laser treatment that is pulsed on the skin to remove or treat a variety of skin condition. IPL treatments can be used for acne scarring, scars, age spots, broken capillaries and rosacea. It is not a...read more
“We have been doing The Vampire Facial treatment for almost 3 years now, and it has quickly become one of our most popular procedures. Our patients like the fact that we are using their own bodies growth factors to rejuvenate the skin and there is no downtime involved. Their skin looks and feel so much younger and they are thrilled to be able to return to work and activities the same day”- Dr. Hayley DeGraaff Dr. DeGraaff incorporated the Vampire PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)Facial and Face-lift procedure three...read more
Saving on your Botox treatments has never been easier at Advanced Life Clinic! We know how much you love having fewer wrinkles, but keeping that smoother look requires touch-up treatments every 3-4 months! So, to make the process easier and more affordable, we offer several different ways to SAVE time and money for our “frequent flyers”! Check out these 5 money saving deals: 1. We offer NEW patient Botox discounts for only $8.50/unit! You don’t need to be new to the clinic, just new to trying Botox...read more