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Page 10 of 43 n Hudson Valley Parent 11 Before going under the needle Botox is a simple procedure that can diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Ira Stier at Arlington Dental says, "Botox gets a bad reputation because people believe the myths. You shouldn't get any numbness or 'frozen face'." Botox injections can prevent wrinkles from deepening as well as reducing the look of already present wrinkles. The most common side effect is facial bruising. Dr. Stier suggests, "Patients should stop any aspirin regimen about 5 days prior to prevent any bruising." There is no clear time frame on how long Botox results last, but it helps to go more than once. Dr. Stier says, "With repetitive treatments, you will be able to go a longer time in between injections." It is always important to get as much information as you can and to go to the right doctor. "It definitely pays to go to a licensed professional to get something like this done," suggests Dr. Stier. Don't ignore your body When it comes to your health, Me Time is essential. Scheduling mammograms is one of the best ways to detect cancer early. Mary Ann Pumilia, Marketing Director at Hudson Valley Imaging, suggests switching to 3D mammograms. She says, "With 3D mammography, there is a 40 percent increase in catching cancers at their earliest. That is the ultimate goal." Pumilia also adds, "3D mammography is a really good choice because it provides a much fuller breast evaluation." Yearly exams are recommended to women over the age of 55 or if they have a family history of breast cancer. Self-exams once a month are necessary in detecting cancer. Place a pillow under one shoulder and raise your arm; use your opposite hand to feel in small circular motions, looking for any changes. Be sure to do this to both breasts. Learning how to properly perform self-exams is key in early detection. You are the best judge of your own body. If something doesn't feel right, make an appointment to see your doctor and schedule a mammogram. Arlington Dental Associates & IRA STIER, DDS est 1988 • Botox & Fillers • Veneers & Crowns • Sleep Apnea • Dental Implants • Weight Loss 2 Locaions Poughkeepsie & Fishkill 845-454-7023 • Call now to schedule an appointment! $ 50 OFF Any Service health & llness

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