Sagging Jowl Cosmetic Procedures

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The picture above is shocking, and it's me. The first picture is the day I had two syringes of Juvederm Voluma XC. I was told this was completely normal and results would show within two weeks. The second picture is me after 13 days and I was thrilled with the results. While it's shocking I recommend Juvederm for the jowl area. Just maybe plan on not going anywhere for two weeks :-). Here are some other ways people are treating their sagging jowls.                                   (Photo credit: Newbeauty.com ) The lower area of the face can really show your age. Over time, the skin around our cheeks, mouth, andjawline begin to sag making it appear as if we're constantly frowning or even looking older then we really are. Lower facelifts that also target the neck are increasing in popularity. However, there are several non-surgical alternatives that can give you exceptional results with little to no downtime. These options are ideal for individuals who are exhibiting early

5 Best Adaptogenic Herbs And Botanicals

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Adaptogenic herbs will likely be the new craze in the health and wellness industry. Adaptogens are found in plants and are said to support the body's ability to handle stress both physical and emotional as well as energy. Adaptogenic herbs have been used in ancient Chinese medicine as a preventative approach to life's stressors. 

Where Can I Buy Adaptogenic Herbs?

You can purchase adaptogenic herbs online or at many health food or vitamin stores. GNC, Amazon, Thrive Market, and Whole Foods grocery stores are just a few places that sell them. Here is a list of the 5 most popular adaptogenic herbs and what they can do for you.

1. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is known to provide several medicinal benefits including; increase energy, improve concentration, and reduce stress. This small, yellow plant is native to North Africa and India. Ashwagandha naturally lowers cortisol while promoting calm and relaxation. It stimulates healthy hair growth and can prevent premature greying. 

2. Maca

You may have heard of the superfood maca root. It originates in the Andes Mountains in Peru. It has a nutty flavor to it and looks like some sort of hybrid potato. Maca promotes adrenal support and stress reduction. It also supports the libido and restores hormonal balance.  

3. Wild Yam

Also known as Dioscorea villosa or colic root, wild yam is native to North America. Since the 18th-century it's been used to treat coughs, upset stomachs, and menstrual cramps. While it's not proven, wild yam may naturally relieve pain from arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory effects. 

4. Holy Basil 

As an adaptogenic herb, holy basil is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce anxiety and stress. Just like wild yam, it can help treat fibromyalgia and arthritis. Holy basil promotes healthy cognitive function and is an excellent immunity booster.

5. Relora

Relora is a set of two proven herbal remedies to help mitigate symptoms associated with depression and anxiety. Several studies have shown relora can prevent mood swings, irritability, and act as a natural sleep aid. Some participants reported weight loss as well. 

6. Rhodiola Rosea

Found in parts of Europe and Asia, Rhodiola Rosea boosts energy levels and provides stress support. Athletes also use it as a supplement to improve strength, physical, and mental performance. Rhodiola Rosea has shown promising results as an adaptogenic herb in treating anxiety, depression, and fatigue. 



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