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Is Breast Augmentation for You? 5 FAQ With Dr. Marc Malek

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Dr. Marc Malek has been practicing for more than 12 years in the Valley of the Sun as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Malek and his team at Dr. Marc Malek Plastic Surgery follows the motto, “In Every Body there is a Work of Art.” As a top plastic surgeon, Dr. Malek works with each patient to achieve enhanced results that complement his or her natural features. It’s no wonder he’s the best doctor for breast augmentation and breast implant revision in the Valley.



Drugs Are Killing Our Youth: When to Call For a Clinical Family Intervention

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According to top rehabilitation facility research, the percentage of high school seniors who admitted to using Vicodin and Oxycontin at least once in the last year was 9.6 percent and 5.2 percent, respectively. It is common for opiate abuse to begin with these two substances.

Most of these young adults don’t have their use detected while on prescription drugs; yet, because of increased unavailability and exorbitant price (as much as $50 per pill), the natural segue is to move on to street heroin. This is an even uglier descent down the addiction ladder. We now have an epidemic of deaths linked to Fentynol-laced street drugs that has dramatically increased the number of deaths being reported globally.

The most common signs/indicators that your teenager may be using dangerous drugs are usually right in front of you. Because heroin is commonly smoked (yes, smoked), you may find remnants of the drug itself—a powdery or crumbled substance ranging in color from off-white to dark brown. Black tar is sticky rather than powdery.

You may find metal or glass pipes, usually the size of chemistry-lab test tubes. Syringes may also be present, as well as dirty spoons, lighters and small pieces of foil. These items are typically found in littered areas, be it the bedroom, bathroom, patio and vehicles.

Physical and physiological signs of use include the following: constricted pupils; fading in and out during wakefulness; and slower breathing, which can be a precursor to an overdose and a startling education into how drugs can kill. Moreover, decision-making, self-control and intact memory spirals downward. Itching, nausea, constipation and vomiting may occur.

If you have an inkling that you have a son or daughter using opioids, regardless of type or use choice, take immediate action. Begin your journey into insight, education and awareness, even if your young person refuses to be part of the process. Loved ones being involved in treatment is paramount. If you discover that any family member is in trouble call for referrals and resources immediately.


Mitzi Mackenzie, MSW, LCSW is a highly skilled Adolescent, Young Adult & Family Clinician, a specialist in successful Interventions, Family Education and Clinically sound placements for treatment of young adults and their family systems. She can be reached at 602.363.1141 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All contact to Mackenzie Family Advocacy is confidential.



28 Days of Cancer Prevention

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Day 1: Move more! Current research shows that being physically active can reduce your risk of certain types of cancer.


The Secrets About Eye Creams Revealed

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Not only is Dr. Marc Malek one of the best plastic surgeons in Scottsdale, he has a vast knowelege of skin care. Although I am young, It is never too early to start caring for your skin by using anti-aging products. But, do eye creams and serums really work? Let's see what Dr. Marc Malek has to say...

“Eye creams need to be soothing to the skin by applying the proper moisturization. They should create a smoothing effect on fine lines and wrinkles as they firm the skin by stimulating collagen production and promoting cellular regeneration,” says Dr. Marc Malek. “A proper eye cream should also decrease darkness and puffiness of the lower eyelids.”

I have always watched my mother and grandma use eyecreams but I really didn't know what separates eye creams from regular moistureizers. I never knew what the difference was until Dr. Marc Malek informed me:

“The skin composing the lower eyelid is significantly thinner than the rest of the face and is much more sensitive to topical products.  Moisturizers can be used around the eye area, but they may cause stinging or burning. The benefit of a cream specifically formulated for the eye area is that it will be less irritating than a typical moisturizer. A properly formulated eye cream will be milder and free of fragrances.” 

Now that I knew these key facts about eye cream I can feel more confident in using them. But the real questions is, how fast do they work? Everyone likes to see immediate results, however, Dr. Marc Malek says these creams can take up to 4-6 weeks before you notice any results. 

When you think about it, if doing something consistantly for 4-6 weeks will reduce under eye bags and get you on the path to looking younger {in my case holding on to my youth} heck, who wouldn't do it! 

For more information about Dr. Marc Malek visit http://marcmalekmd.com/

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