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Saturday, August 15 2020

What is the Point of Customized Supplements?

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Supplements such as vitamins and various herbs have been relatively popular for years. Many people grew up with the teaching that a daily multivitamin was a must to sustain excellent health. Alongside a well-balanced, low-sugar diet, supplementation offers significant benefits. How significant those benefits are, however, are dependent on a few factors. The factor that most are familiar with is the quality of the vitamin or supplement itself. Those with few, if any, fillers are ideal. The other factor, the one that often gets overlooked, is its suitability for the individual. It is no secret that optimal health requires good levels of various vitamins and minerals. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies have been associated with numerous symptoms, including poor sleep, depression, anxiety, fatigue, and headaches. To…


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Wednesday, July 15 2020

What Is NAD and What Can It Do for You?

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We hear of numerous different supplements that we “should” be taking these days. Collagen supports this. Peptides support that. It can all feel a little overwhelming. At Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery and Health, we want to discuss the issue of health and wellness in a way that leaves few questions, if any, other than when you can come visit us for a personalized assessment and planning to help you thrive. Here, we cover NAD, the coenzyme that assists with several physical and cognitive functions. NAD, Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, is present in every living cell in the body. It is perceived as a cornerstone of internal and neurological vibrancy because it assists with biological processes including: Mitochondrial function DNA repair Calcium signaling Gene expression Chromosomal…


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Monday, June 15 2020

The MicroLaser Peel May be Your Ticket to Glowing Skin

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Aging and sun exposure lead many people to frustrating problems with their skin. In addition to fine lines and wrinkles, the breakdown of healthy collagen can result in spots, rough texture, and enlarged pores. When seen in the mirror every day, these problems can feel insurmountable. When we look at them, we know just what to do. Many patients who have visited our Scottsdale office for skin rejuvenation get outstanding results from a MicroLaserPeel®. Here, we discuss details of this treatment that you may want to know. What is a MicroLaser Peel? The term MicroLaser Peel may sound like yet another form of laser skin resurfacing. Laser resurfacing has been performed for several years and can achieve profound results. One of the points that make…


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Friday, May 15 2020

Ozone Therapy is Much More than It May Seem

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Throughout modern history, we have used terms like “medical therapy” and “alternative therapy” when describing various methods of treating illness and disease. It’s safe to say that ozone therapy fits into the category of alternative therapy. As such, its clinical value may be overlooked. In her engagement with functional medicine, Dr. Ong has vetted several different modalities to promote health and wellness. Ozone therapy stands out and we want you to know why. Ozone Therapy is Not New Ozone was first discovered in the mid-1800s. The earliest recorded machine to make medical-grade ozone in the U.S. was patented by Nikola Tesla in 1896. This therapy was used during the First World War to facilitate blood flow, reduce inflammation, and disinfect wounds as well as clinical…


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Wednesday, April 15 2020

The O-Shot can Resolve These 4 Sexual Pleasure Problems

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It has only been recently that women are opening up to one another and to their doctors about their frustrations related to sexual wellness. As the conversation has progressed, we’ve seen certain common frustrations get labeled as disorders. We’re going to list them here but also want to state that the term “disorder” does not indicate something wrong with a woman or her sexual capacity; these disorders are nothing more than sexual pleasure problems. More importantly, they are solvable. What are the 4 Sexual Pleasure Problems? Female sexual arousal disorder. Studies show that approximately 5% of women report having difficulty with arousal. One may become aroused but not stay aroused during sexual intercourse. Alternatively, a woman may simply not become aroused enough to feel satisfied…


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Sunday, March 15 2020

Details About ThermiTight Skin Tightening

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Skin tightening didn’t become a thing until recently. Before technology caught up to the demand for more cosmetic treatment options, people with loose skin only had the choice of a surgical lift. While there are situations in which a procedure like abdominoplasty remains ideal, there are many people who can achieve appreciable results without the risks and downtime associated with surgery. In our Scottsdale office, one such option is ThermiTight. ThermiTight is a micro-invasive treatment that is used to stimulate collagen in a targeted area. The purpose of collagen-induction is to firm and tighten aging skin. Collagen is a vital chemical that is produced in the dermis. The cells that make collagen go dormant before middle-age, leaving us to make do with what has been…


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Monday, March 2 2020

Viral Infections: Thymosin Alpha-1 Peptide Therapy

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Thymosin alpha-1 (Ta1) is a peptide originally isolated from thymus gland as the compound responsible for restoring immune function. Ta1 helps regulate the immune response. It enhances the Natural Killer (NK) system and stimulates the immune response by stimulating stem cells and augmenting the production of new immune cells. The immune system, now activated, then acts in concert to kill bacterial, fungal, or viral infections and tumor cells. It also improves the response to vaccines by stimulating antibody production. The Natural killer (NK) cell system is your body’s immune system that shows strong function against stressed cells such as tumor cells and virus-infected cells. NK cells are made for killing. They are constantly on patrol, looking for harmful cells that would like to take up…


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Sunday, March 1 2020

Why do people respond differently to a viral illness and what you can do to boost your immune system.

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People may respond differently to a viral illness due to the current state of their immune system. They immune system is a complex system. It can be under-activated or over-activated. An overactive immune system can cause continued inflammation in the body and conditions such as auto-immune illnesses. Auto-immune illnesses such as Rheumatoid arthritis and Hasimotos thyroiditis are caused by the immune system being over-activated that it begins to loose sense of the “enemy” and its own tissue, and begins to attack its ownself. Under-activated immune systems are conditions were the immune response is depressed such as in patients with immune systems disorders caused by genetics, old age, or infections. A good example is HIV patients, where the immune cells are attacked by the virus and…


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Friday, February 14 2020

Get the Details on Feminine Rejuvenation

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Female Rejuvenation Scottsdale AZ

Historically, women’s intimate concerns went largely unmet within the field of gynecology. In recent years, several different procedures have been developed to help women feel more confident and comfortable. Today, we routinely perform procedures including vaginal rejuvenation and labiaplasty to correct changes that have resulted from childbirth and aging. Some of these procedures are surgical and some are not. Understandably, this area of aesthetic medicine can be confusing to navigate. Here, we discuss details to prevent this. What is Vaginal Rejuvenation? Vaginal atrophy and loosening is a natural byproduct of childbirth and aging. The relaxation of the vaginal canal may relate in part to stretching and also to hormones and the loss of collagen and elastin in connective tissues. Without sufficient vaginal lubrication, elasticity, and…


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Wednesday, January 15 2020

Refresh Your Face in an Instant

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Silhouette Instalift Scottsdale AZ

It is not uncommon for adults to want to prolong the appearance of youth. It isn’t that we want to obliterate every wrinkle that ever forms, but some problems, like jowls and loss of facial volume, age the face in ways that we’d prefer not to see every day. The common approach to these signs of aging, as well as deep creases around the nose and mouth, has been to surgically lift aging tissue. To do so can achieve lasting results but also carries risks that many people wish to avoid. An alternative that patients of our Scottsdale practice might want to consider is the Silhouette InstaLift. What Is Silhouette InstaLift™? Silhouette InstaLift treatment is a sophisticated thread-lift technique that has demonstrated consistent success in…


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