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

Posted in Partners in Health | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Partners in Health | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Best Family | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in Best Fitness | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Best Fun | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment



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 

Posted in Best of 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nyssa Green - BSA 0916


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   

Posted in Best of 2016 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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 

Posted in Best of 2016 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dr. Griffin and Dr. CurtisDermatology Associates of Atlanta

With five board-certified physicians, eight specialty centers and state-of-the-art technology, DAA offers patients a wide range of skincare treatments, from skin cancer and acne treatments to minimally invasive fat-reduction services like CoolSculpting® and SlimLipoTM. dermatlanta.com


Posted in Best of 2016 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Dr. Patricia Yugueros

Patricia Yugueros, MD, Luna Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

A diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Yugueros offers the full spectrum of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, with special interest in breast surgery, liposuction, buttock enhancement and body contouring, including abdominoplasty (also known as a tummy tuck), which remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and tightens loose abdominal muscles. lunaplasticsurgery.com 

Posted in Best of 2016 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment