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Not Next Year. Now!

How often have you thought "I'll take care of that next year" when it comes to making a change? You're not alone; whether it is saving more money, finding a new job or switching to a healthy lifestyle, change can be scary. In fact, many people mull over major changes for many years before finally taking the plunge. But, honestly, why wait? There is no better time than now to achieve your goals, and Dr. Alqulali can help!

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Cosmetic Concern or Medical Issue?

As a consequence of aging, things start to, well, move. We develop jowls, our upper arms start sagging, and other parts of the body begin to head south. One particular area that is affected by aging and gravity is the eyelids. Drooping eyelids can be especially frustrating if they happen early on in life; while drooping eyelids is often an issue for those over the age of 60, it can develop at any age. If you're living with drooping eyelids and reading this, you have an option: call Dr. Alqulali and schedule a blepharoplasty procedure.

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Do These Cause More Harm Than Good?

Can personal hygiene products lead to health problems? Researchers at the University of Guelph say maybe. 

In a new study, the Canadian researchers found that vaginal hygiene products such as gels and washes may cause more harm than good. The study found that women who use vaginal hygiene products have a three times greater risk of developing a vaginal infection than women who do not.

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What's in Demand This Year?

This past September, plastic surgeons gathered in Chicago at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons event Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2018, an annual educational and networking event established to discuss trends in plastic surgery.

The ASPS polled 253 plastic surgeons before the event regarding what procedures are in high demand. The survey revealed that the most popular procedures are still body surgeries such as breast augmentation, tummy tucks and liposuction. These procedures usually rank in the top five most popular body procedures in the United States each year and are expected to be in the top three most in-demand body procedures next year as well.

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Don't Struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder this Winter

Winter in Bettendorf can guarantee a few things: Seemingly endless snow, bitterly cold temperatures and brutal winds are definitely going to happen. For some individuals, something else happens - seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression that develops during the fall, when days become shorter, and lasts until the spring. Researchers estimate that 5 percent of people in the United States are living with SAD, and many of them are women.

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Make a List and Put This On It

While you're making your list of gifts to buy everyone else this season, have you been thinking about doing something for yourself? It is the perfect time, and we think you should go for it! You've had a long and busy year and deserve a little pampering. We recommend that you treat yourself to a face or body procedure, aesthetic treatment, or skin-rejuvenation procedure from Infinity Medical Group. After all, you've been good all year, right? 

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Can Wrinkles Be a Signs of Cardiovascular Disease?

Research presented in August at the European Society of Cardiology's annual ESC Congress suggests that wrinkles may not just be an aesthetic concern - they may be a sign of serious illness.

The research has connected the presence of deep forehead wrinkles to a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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Video Sites Not a Credible Source for Information About Cosmetic Surgery

Is YouTube a credible resource when it comes to researching information about cosmetic surgery? According to a new study by Rutgers University, it is not.

The recent study revealed that in many instances, the individuals shown in YouTube videos giving advice about cosmetic procedures were not qualified to advise on the procedures they were performing or portraying or were not qualified medical providers at all.

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Always Go for the Combos!

So you want a tummy tuck to give your midsection a new shape after losing weight or to repair your abdominal muscles after having children? If you want to get more out of your tummy tuck procedure, consider adding the body-sculpting treatment of liposuction to your surgery. The combination of the tummy tuck and liposuction can give you a shapelier final result. Dr. Mona Alqulali performs the tummy tuck and liposuction procedure as well as other body-reshaping surgeries.

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Big Benefits to Cosmetic Procedures

Are you thinking about a cosmetic procedure, but not sure if it will fix an issue or create more problems? It is not uncommon to have questions like this before undergoing a cosmetic procedure. As a result, Dr. Alqulali stresses the importance of asking questions during your patient consultation.

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Can Clothing Give Great Skin? A Seattle Company Says 'Yes'!

Creams. Serums. Facials. Lotions. Dermal fillers. Microdermabrasion. Just a few of the methods people use in the fight against aging skin. Now, they can add clothing to list.

Buki, a Seattle-based tech fashion fabric company, has created a new kind of fabric made with natural collagen.

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New Study Supports Soy-Based Diets for Women in Menopause

A new study from researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia reveals that soy protein could be the secret weapon against the side effects of menopause - in particular, the effects of menopause on metabolic and bone health. The findings of the study may also mean a new way to protect the bone strength of women who have not yet experienced menopause.

Menopause is that natural decline in the production of reproductive hormones that develops when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s.

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The Signs and Symptoms of Menopause


Menopause can be a challenging condition to diagnose because its symptoms often vary widely and its onset can happen at almost any age. There are some common (and not-so-common) symptoms women can look out for, however, that may signal the beginning of the end of the reproductive years. Dr. Alqulali treats women before, during and after menopause.

What Is Menopause?

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Deciding on Dermal Fillers?

There were over 7 million dermal filler injections performed in 2017, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What makes dermal fillers so popular? One of the reasons they are in high demand is that they can help reverse the signs of aging and give you back a more youthful appearance. However, with so many different brands and different types of dermal fillers available, how do you decide which one is best for you? Dr. Alqulali offers a wide variety of dermal fillers to meet the goals of her patients.

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Tummy Tuck: Benefits Beyond the Midsection

Designed to remove unwanted fat from the abdominal area and tighten the muscles of the midsection, the tummy tuck procedure holds additional benefits for patients, including reducing back pain and relieving stress urinary incontinence, according to a new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

The tummy tuck was the fifth most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States in 2017, according to the annual statistics report from the American Society of Plastic Surgery. The procedure is especially popular for women who want to regain their pre-pregnancy shape after childbirth, but many of these same women report medical benefits after their surgery, too.

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New Study Reveals Surgery Safety


A recent study from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons affirms that outpatient plastic surgery procedures are safe.

The study, published in the April issue of the organization's journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, analyzed more than 20 years of information collected from 26,000 plastic surgery procedures.

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Skin Woes from the Workplace?

Is your work wrecking your skin? Think about it - cold air blasting from the air conditioning during the summer, heat cranked up high in the winter, hunching over a computer or tablet all day, and not to mention stress! The workplace can be a source of skin irritation, but before you quit your job, call Dr. Alqulali to save your skin.

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The Skinny on Tummy Tucks

The tummy tuck is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States. In fact, there were nearly 130,000 tummy tucks performed in the U.S. last year, a 2 percent increase over the previous year. If you're considering a tummy tuck procedure with Dr. Alqulali, read on to find out how you can benefit from this procedure and have a great experience after your surgery.

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New Laser Procedure Aims to Reduce Stress Urinary Incontinence

Three million women in England are living with stress urinary incontinence, but Lisa Stevens is not one of them.

Stevens, who had lived with the often-embarrassing symptoms of stress urinary incontinence for more than two decades, was recently cured of the condition through a laser vaginal-tightening procedure known as ThermiVa.

ThermiVa uses radiofrequency energy to cause the tissues of the vagina to contract.

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Not-So-Great News: Menopause Symptoms May Last Longer Than Previously Thought

Most people associate menopause with middle age, but, according to a new study by the Mayo Clinic published in the Journal of the North American Menopause Society, the typical symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and night sweats can last beyond menopause into the 60s, 70s and 80s.

During the study, Mayo Clinic researchers collected data regarding menopause from nearly 5,000 women over the age of 60 who sought medical care for managing their menopause symptoms.

This number is significant as it may be representative of an unknown medical problem - and need - for women over 60.

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