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The Creative Mornings Atlanta team is giving you another reason to love Fridays. This free, monthly morning event featuring a short talk from a different guest speaker is sure to leave you inspired. Sid and Ann Mashburn will take the stage in February to speak on the theme of moments. Past speakers include Ryan Gravel, Steven Carse and Celeste Headlee.
Details: creativemornings.com/cities/atl

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Breast Reduction - Y PlasticY Plastic’s breast-reduction patients are some of the happiest people we see after surgery!  In fact, breast reduction can literally be life-changing, freeing women from years of pain, infection and a poor self-image.

Our patients would tell you that large breasts can be painful and bothersome.  Problems can include the burden of carrying the weight, which many times etches grooves into shoulders from over-burdened bra straps.  Upper-back and neck pain can also develop, and the breasts themselves can become painful.  Constant moisture from the breasts resting against the chest and stomach can cause skin infections.

Large breasts can also be emotionally taxing, especially when they occur in younger, school-age girls.  Many times, women go to great lengths to camouflage their chest or get the support that they need, which makes shopping for clothes or bathing suits quite challenging.  Large breasts have a tendency to make women look heavier than they actually are.

Dr. Asaf Yalif - Y PlasticLarge breasts can develop during puberty or at any time.  The over-development is often related to hormonal changes and often not responsive to weight loss.

Happily, we do have surgical options for patients who are suffering physically and emotionally. The techniques are aimed at removing excess breast tissue and creating a more “physique-appropriate” breast contour. At the same time, we can relocate the nipple and areola to a more natural position.

Surgery is not without risks, but patients are usually able to breastfeed after breast reduction if they wish to. They can also continue to be screened for breast cancer in a normal fashion with mammograms and do not have a higher cancer risk.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss all the surgical options for breast reduction, as well as the risks and benefits, with you in a complimentary consultation.

Sponsored by: Y Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery | 404.822.4402 | Alpharetta: 3330 Preston Ridge Road, Suite 340, Alpharetta, GA 30005 | Roswell: 2500 Hospital Blvd. Suite 410 Roswell, GA 30076 | Woodstock: 145 Towne Lake Pkwy #101 Woodstock, GA 30188 | YPlasticSurgery.com

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Dry Eye Treatments - Symptoms of Dry EyeDo your eyes water, look red or feel irritated regularly? Do they feel fatigued or become blurred during daily activities? You could be one of the nearly 5 million Americans who are estimated to have dry eyes.

What is dry eye?

Dry eye occurs when our eye does not produce enough tears or the appropriate quality of tears to keep the eye healthy and comfortable.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of dry eyes can include the following: stinging or burning eyes, scratchiness, stringy mucus in or around the eyes, excessive eye irritation from smoke or wind, excess tearing, difficulty wearing contact lenses and momentary or persistent blurring of vision that may fluctuate with each blink.

Dr. Just Wilkin - Marietta Eye ClinicHow is dry eye diagnosed?

An eye exam that includes a complete history of your overall health and your eye health can help your doctor diagnose the cause of your dry eyes. In addition, your doctor may measure the volume and quality of your tears through a series of tests to examine the rate of tear production under various conditions and certain patterns of surface eye dryness.

Can dry eye be treated?

Absolutely. Our Marietta Eye Clinic dry eye specialists offer a wide variety of treatment options to minimize or eliminate the harsh side effects of dry eye syndrome. The right treatment for you will depend on what is causing your condition. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam to find out for sure.

To learn more about dry eyes and to find out which treatment might be right for you, please call 770-427-8111 today!

Sponsored by: Marietta Eye Clinic – 895 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30060. mariettaeye.com

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Dr. Curtis and Dr. Griffin - The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and ResearchPreserving Your Hair with Proper Hair Care

According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, an estimated 35 million men and 21 million women are currently experiencing some degree of hair loss. At The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research and The Griffin Center for Women’s Hair Loss, many of our patients ask if there is something that they can do to help keep it from happening. While there are certainly a variety of medications and advanced hair restoration treatments that can help, simply avoiding a few hair care dangers can help preserve your hair’s fullness or even prevent some common forms of hair loss.

Avoid Tight Hairstyles

While it is fine for people to occasionally wear their hair back in ponytails, braids, or “man-buns,” the tension of these tight hairstyles can, with excessive use, potentially cause permanent damage to the frontal hair follicles. This eventually results in a condition called traction alopecia, which leaves behind areas of obvious thinning along the front and sides of the scalp.

Avoid High Heat

When the hair is excessively dry, it can be prone to breakage and split ends, and nothing dries out the hair strands faster than heat. The concentrated heat from curling irons, flat irons, or hair dryers can be extremely damaging and should be avoided if at all possible. We recommend that you dry your hair using medium or even low heat settings if necessary, and if you are getting your hair done in a salon that you ask your hairdresser to use cooler air to dry your hair as well.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Many of the products that people use on their hair can also cause damage. Chemical treatments, like gels, dyes, and relaxers, can weigh hair down, making it weaker and prone to breakage. Even harsh shampoos can potentially strip away the oils that keep the hair healthy. If your hair is naturally dry, it is probably only necessary to wash it every two to three days, and we recommend using sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners to preserve the hair’s vital natural oils.

If you are concerned about your own hair loss, you are welcome to schedule a consultation with The Griffin Center’s experienced hair restoration specialists, Dr. Edmond Griffin and Dr. Ashley Curtis. Together we can put together a treatment plan that may include anything from specially formulated vitamins and prescription compounds, to advanced preventative measures like platelet rich plasma and red light laser therapy, to full hair transplantation surgery, depending on which approach is right for you.

Sponsored by: The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration & Research | 5555 Peachtree-Dunwoody Raod NE, Atlanta, GA 30342 | (404) 256-4369 | griffincenter.com

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Museum of Design Atlanta - Museum of Design Atlanta

Today’s youth are the future of tomorrow, and that is the very reason Museum of Design Atlanta is offering a free children’s membership program called Design Club. Kids up to 17 can join the group and have a chance to connect with young designers from all over the world. Additional perks of the organization include unlimited free admission to the museum’s exhibitions for each member and one accompanying adult, newsletters with design challenges and invitations to Design Club activities to encourage youth to design for real-life challenges.

Details: 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta; museumofdesign.org

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Trainers hear it all the time, clients want to “reshape” their bodies but don’t understand why what they’re currently doing isn’t working. See how House of Payne Personal Training makes body transformations happen.

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With Our Labor of Love, Photgraphy by Heidi Geldhauser  - The Painted Pin - BSAWith custom chesterfield couches, ambient lighting and elegant statues, The Painted Pin is not the average bowling alley. This boutique bowling alley features 20 full-service lanes, two indoor bocce courts, shuffleboard, ping pong, skee-ball, darts, giant jenga and bimini ring toss. But the real fun begins after 5 p.m., when the alley becomes strictly 21+. Belly up to the full bar to enjoy local and imported brews, wine or signature cocktails, like the Pin’s Cup, which includes Pimm’s, lemon and grilled pineapple. After you’ve finished your games, stick around for live music on the weekends for a rockin’ good time.

Details: 737 Miami Circle NE., Atlanta; thepaintedpin.com

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VEINAtlanta

Drs. Louis Prevosti, James Fonger and Keith Moore work diligently to provide a thorough diagnosis and complete treatment plan for your venous disease, from tiny spider veins to complex varicose veins. They are dedicated to providing personalized treatment and restoring health and youthfulness to your legs. veinatlanta.com 

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Nyssa Green, The Green Room Agency

An Emmy Award winner, this distinguished makeup stylist founded The Green Room Agency in 1998. Her magical services have made her the artist-of-choice for magazines, red carpets, movie sets and production companies throughout the city, including CNN, 11Alive and Jezebel, among many others. thegreenroomagency.com   

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Dr. GardnerGardner Dermatology & Med Spa

The goal of Gardner Dermatology & Med Spa is to address not only your appearance concerns, but also to treat a range of skin conditions (including cysts, eczema, rosacea and skin cancer) and improve your overall health. The practice’s comprehensive list of medical dermatology, medical spa and cosmetic services includes everything from acne laser treatment and Botox to microdermabrasion, tattoo removal and brow and lash tinting. gardnerdermatology.com 

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