Revive Wellness Guide
Winter is the perfect time to recharge your mind and body—get your health and wellness back in gear.
Written By: Nashville Lifestyles
Q: What is the trick to surviving life with arthritis?
A: In this age of longer life expectance, high demand jobs, and fit lifestyles, one of the most common problems encountered in orthopaedics is arthritis. The presence of arthritis does not mean you have to have a joint replacement. In fact, conservative measures with oral medications, injections, braces, maintaining a healthy weight, low impact activities, and activity modification can often allow an affected individual to co-exist with this condition and maintain a lifestyle that is enjoyable. It is only when a patient is unable to perform the activities they need or love to do that joint replacement becomes necessary. — Lucas Richie, MD | Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics
Q: What is a “Raindrop” procedure?
A: Recently, Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center became the first center in middle Tennessee to perform the “Raindrop” procedure in which I implant a drop of water, creating a miniature bifocal that is embedded in your eye. This enables you to be freed of dependence on reading glasses. My oldest patient is 107! We now offer a full-spectrum of procedures for all ages: 3D LASIK, 3D Laser Kamra & Raindrop, and 3D Laser Cataract Surgery. — Dr. Ming Wang MD, PhD | Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center
Q: What is your signature anti-aging treatment?
A: I recommend our Epic Life-Stage Facial. This 80-minute treatment uses ESPA’s SkinVision© analysis that instantly restores skin elasticity and diminish the appearance of pigmentation, redness, and large pores. Invest in your skin with a good night treatment, exfoliant and monthly facials. Be sure to select the right products for your skin type by consulting with an experienced esthetician. — Michelle Young, Spa Director | Rhapsody Spa by The Westin Nashville
Q: Everyone is talking about Microneedling, what's that all about?
A: Microneedling is a non-invasive procedure that uses multiple tiny needles to target fine lines and deeper wrinkles. This lunch-hour treatment generates significant improvement in skin texture, radiance, and overall luminosity with zero social downtime. Don’t be afraid of the needles! Medical grade numbing is used for a pain free session. The latest advance in Microneedling technology incorporates radio frequency energy for even more dramatic results, especially when completed in a series of multiple sessions. Elan Nashville
Q: What is your “go-to” procedure for any skin type?
A: Microneedling is quickly becoming one of the most highly recommended and popular procedures in our practice. This therapy is used for the treatment of photo damaged skin, fine lines and wrinkles, scars, large pore size, and hyperpigmentation, such as melasma. Microscopic wounds are created using a device with fine needles, which cause controlled skin injury. This results in the production of collagen and elastin.
This noninvasive, non-laser treatment is safe and effective for all skin types. Because the top layer of skin remains intact, microneedling can even be performed on areas where resurfacing lasers and deep chemical peels cannot always be used, such as around the eyes and mouth. The procedure is quick and effective, has little to no down time, and is tolerated well with only the use of a topical numbing cream. Depending on the skin condition, three to four treatments may be recommended. — Elizabeth Bobo, NP-C | Stones River Dermatology, PL
Q: How do I treat sun spots and/or uneven skin tone?
A: Avoiding the sun and wearing a daily, broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30+ can prevent new dark spots from forming. UV exposure and hormonal changes are two causes of sun spots and uneven pigment. Certain prescription and/or medical grade products, such as retinoids or retinols and skin brightening creams, may help treat existing spots. Intense Pulsed Light, other laser therapies, and certain chemical peels can help fade sun spots, as well. Curcio Dermatology
Q: Does bleaching hurt your teeth?
A: Bleaching has no long-term detrimental effects on your teeth. It can cause temporary sensitivity due to the enamel being dehydrated. The sensitivity should subside once you stop using the bleach and the teeth rehydrate. Acid on the teeth can be very detrimental in the short term and long term. After you have had an acidic drink, like sparkling water, diet sodas, coffee, wine, or acidic foods, try these steps: First, immediately after, rinse your mouth out with water and swish for about 30 seconds; second, since the enamel is softer right after acidic foods, wait at least an hour and then brush your teeth. — Clint Newman, DDS | Clint Newman DDS
Q: What sets Cardio Barre apart from other workouts in town?
A: Cardio Barre is a unique, high energy, no-impact exercise class that combines barre work and light weights with continual fat burning motion. Central to the workout are toning and resistance exercises for the butt, legs, torso, and arms to sculpt muscles and elongate the appearance of your body; exercises that lengthen and strengthen your muscles as you’re burning fat. It's the best way to tone, train, and develop a dancer’s lean and strong physique, even if it’s your first time at the barre. — Kimberly Lewis, owner | Cardio Barre