What Is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup was made popular by George Burchett who is a famous tattoo artist. Permanent makeup is a cosmetic procedure and can be customized to meet the needs of the client. There are many different designs and colours that can be used. Many people chose to have eyeliner, skin treatments, lip colouring, and eye makeup tattooed on their face. Artificial eyebrows can also be tattooed in place by a professional makeup tattoo service. An example of this would be derma pigmentation, and micro pigmentation. During these procedures tattoo ink is used to colour the skin.

Benefits of choosing to have Permanent Makeup

Permanent makeup can help some people feel better about their appearance. People that have skin conditions include conditions due to alopecia, chemotherapy, or a genetic disturbance chose to have their makeup to look and feel better. People that do not have the time to apply their makeup everyday can also chose to have a permanent makeup procedure.

Are there any limitations?

Permanent Makeup allows a person to look great no matter what they are doing. They can go swimming, hiking, and even work out without having to worry about their makeup wearing off or looking smeared. Once the permanent makeup is tattooed on the skin a person will never have to worry about applying makeup again. It will also look fresh and vibrant.

How is Permanent Makeup applied?

There are different procedures and tools used to apply permanent makeup. Traditional tattoo machines can be used. There are also some hand-held devices that are smaller and allow more precision. The entire processes take 2 to 2.5 hours depending on the location and the design.

Is it really Permanent?

Many people wonder if this makeup is really permanent. Just like a tattoo the makeup will stay on. The ink is tattooed under the dermal layer of the skin meaning it will not wear off. The cost of permanent makeup will vary by provider.

The Complicated Issue of Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

What is a dual diagnosis? Answer: more than one health diagnosis ocurring simultaneously with another.

Regarding eating disorders and substance abuse, the rule of thumb used to be, sober a person first, with a sobriety foundation/lifestyle, then start treating the co-existing condition. However, sometimes not treating co-existing conditions simultaneously, means the non-treated condition has a high potential of sabotaging the treatment of the other condition. For instance, not treating an existing eating disorder condition could sabotage the treatment of the substance abuse condition and vice-versa.

First things, first. If there is any question as to the existance of an eating disorder or substance abuse addiction, or both, the important step is to secure help from qualified individuals. The sooner treatment begins, the sooner begins the improvement of the quality of one’s life.

Linkage between Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

According to Joseph A. Califano Jr., the President of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University,”… anorexia and bulimia are joined at the hip with smoking, binge drinking and illicit drug use. warning is, if there is one condition, there is a great likelihood of the existence of the other.

Substances like heroin and cocaine suppress the appetite. Cocaine increases metabolism. Additionally, heroin is sometimes used with cocaine to take the edge off the crash (intense depression) experienced as the cocaine is wearing off. People who use these drugs are at a high risk of doing severe, possibly irreversible damage to their bodies as well as their brains. Such is the high level of addiction, that, without help, in a large number of cases, it is exceedingly difficult to stop use without some form of intervention and treatment.

Kate Moss Super Model, Addict, Skin and Bones

Whether Moss began using drugs to keep the skinny look for model shoots, is unknown. What is known, however, is the use of cocaine and heroin have turned this woman into a walking skeleton within an industry that extols bony frames. She did, however enter recovery in 2006.

“In other words, the bodies that appeal to designers–and thus to consumers is a body that looks like it has been ravaged by drugs. In order to stay employed, models must maintain this shape.” (Rebecca Traister, “The Rise and Fall of Kate Moss”, Breaking News.com., September 23, 2005).

The psychology behind the advertising is simple–produce images that will make women hate their bodies and thus, they will buy the product to feel better about themselves.

Treating Dual Diagnoses

Because conditions manifesting themselves may mimic each other or other conditions, a thorough evaluation is necessary. Depending upon the area and availability of resources, as well as the seriousness of the condition(s), this could mean an outpatient evaluation or an inpatient evaluation. If, as a reader, any of the information presented is waving red flags, talk with a primary care physician, visit the emergency room, connect with the crises response units, and/or call the local hospital. There is help available.

If insurance or finances to pay for treatment are a problem, local providers may be able to help find funding resources.

 

Self-Help for Sleep Apnea Symptoms

This post provides self-help tips and healthy lifestyle changes to reduce sleep apnea symptoms, including weight loss, avoiding sleeping pills and using saline to clear nasal passages.

Mild to moderate sleep apnea symptoms can often be improved with some self-help techniques and lifestyle changes. Weight loss, changes in sleep position, and avoidance of substances that promote airway closure can positively affect your sleep apnea.

A word of caution. While many of the self-help tips here do improve sleep apnea symptoms, always follow your sleep physician’s advice. Successful weight loss does not mean you can unplug your CPAP, toss your sleep apnea dental device, or cancel that upcoming sleep apnea surgery. Lifestyle changes are additional sleep apnea treatments that improve the efficiency of your existing treatments.

Weight Loss and Sleep Apnea

No one really wants to be told this, but by far the best sleep apnea self-help strategy is to maintain a healthy weight. Excess weight equals extra fat tissue in the throat and neck, which places pressure on the airway, increasing the chance of airway closure and sleep apnea.

Don’t fret. You don’t need to slim down to the shape you were in your teenage years (only a few, universally despised individuals are capable of that feat!). If you’re overweight, a weight loss of only ten percent reduces the frequency of sleep apnea and promotes a better night’s sleep. And that ten percent weight loss also improves heart function, lowers your risk for diabetes, and provides a host of other health benefits, so it’s one of the most important lifestyles changes you can make.

Sleeping Pills, Tranquilizers, and Alcohol

What do alcohol, sleeping pills, tranquilizers and many OTC cold medications have in common? They all relax the throat muscles; the last thing you want happening if you live with sleep apnea.

Avoidance of these substances is the best self-help strategy in this instance. Treating sleep apnea successfully should improve your quality of sleep, so sleeping pills may not be needed anymore (regular use of sleeping pills ultimately disrupts your sleep cycle even more, and carries the risk of sleep pill dependency, so long term use of sleeping pills is strongly discouraged by health professionals).

Your doctor may be able to suggest alternative medication to tranquilizers, including insomnia hypnosis techniques. Be sure doctors and health professionals know you have sleep apnea before they prescribe medication; many prescriptions and over the counter medications can relax the throat muscles. Sleep apnea also complicates the use of sedatives and anaesthetics which can cause complications during dental and medical work.

Self-help for sleep apnea doesn’t mean you have to give up alcohol entirely. Avoid alcohol for at least three hours before bedtime, and don’t overindulge. Even if you don’t have sleep apnea alcohol disrupts normal sleep patterns.

Quit Smoking for Sleep Apnea Self Help

Easier said than done, as any smoker can attest, but quitting smoking is one of the healthiest lifestyles changes you can make for both sleep apnea symptoms and a host of other medical problems. Smoke irritates the throat lining and causes the nasal passages to swell, both of which can contribute to sleep apnea.

Sleeping Position and Sleep Apnea

Changing your sleeping position can affect night-time breathing and sleep apnea symptoms. Sleeping on your back can worsen sleep apnea, as gravity forces your tongue and soft palate back into your throat, impairing breathing. Sleeping on your side prevents this and reduces sleep apnea symptoms.

Changing long-established sleeping positions isn’t easy: your body feels most comfortable with the sleeping position it’s most used to. The key word here is comfortable. Sew a tennis ball into the back of your pyjama top and sleeping on your back suddenly isn’t comfortable at all!

Saline Sprays and Nasal Passages

Allergies or colds cause congestion in the nasal passages, interfering with breathing and encouraging sleep apnea. Using saline sprays can help keep the nasal passages open while you sleep.

Regular Sleep

Sleep apnea symptoms worsen when you’re tired, so getting enough sleep is important. Go to bed at approximately the same time every night and get up at a regular time in the morning. Most people need eight hours of sleep a night to be properly rested.

Disclaimer: The information contained within this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute in any way for care and treatment by a qualified health professional.