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By Ideal Gynecology
March 25, 2020
Tags: Skin  

You might be surprised to know that, in addition to performing checks on your reproductive health, Atlanta-based Ideal Gynecology also offers HydraFacials to make patients' skin look radiant. Led by Dr. Lillian Schapiro, read on to learn what this cosmetic treatment can do for you.

What is HydraFacial?

Over the past two years, HydraFacial has become one of the most popular facial skin treatments in the world. As well as hydrating your skin, it deep cleanses your pores and resurfaces your skin. HydraFacial treatment has four steps:

  • Cleansing and exfoliation: The pores are deep cleaned to remove trapped dirt and oils. This process also removes dead skin cells and resurfaces your facial skin.
  • Skin peel: A mild glycolic peel leaves your skin feeling rejuvenated and with a healthy glow.
  • Extracting: A vortex extraction nozzle is used to remove all the unwanted particles from your skin.
  • Hydrating: The pen-like device infuses the newly cleansed skin with antioxidant and collagen-rich hydrating serums.

When you undergo HydraFacial at Ideal Gynecology, you will enjoy a relaxing and invigorating experience. Dr. Shapiro will discuss any concerning areas of skin and explain how HydraFacial can help.

Benefits of HydraFacial

The benefits of HydraFacial treatment from our Atlanta office are numerous, and many can be seen after just one appointment. They include:

  • Softer, smoother skin
  • Skin hydration and plumping
  • Gradual reduction of fine lines, and brown spots
  • Improvement of oily skin
  • Bright, clear complexion
  • More even skin tone
  • Firmer skin
  • Reduction of enlarged pores

The effects of HydraFacial can last for up to seven days or longer. For the best, most consistent results, one treatment per month is recommended.

Give Us a Call

If you live in or around Atlanta, contact Dr. Schapiro at (470) 312-3696 to book an appointment for HydraFacial or to find out about other skin treatments.


By Ideal Gynecology
March 13, 2020
Tags: Pregnancy   Exercise   Pregnant  

If this is your first pregnancy you may certainly feel like you’re in uncharted territory. There are so many unknowns as you reach 40 weeks and your OBGYN is going to be a crucial part of guiding you throughout this journey into motherhood. An OBGYN will provide you with care, treatment, checkups, and support along the way. One question you may be asking yourself is: Can I exercise while pregnant?

The simple answer is that yes, exercise is part of maintaining a healthy pregnancy. It can help boost your energy and mood, especially during the earlier months when you may be feeling a bit tired and sluggish. Working out can even alleviate aches and pains throughout your pregnancy. In fact, regular physical activity could even be key to preventing gestational diabetes.

If you were working out prior to becoming pregnant then there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to continue working out; however, some things will need to change. While you may wish to workout at the same intensity and level you had been, your body is going through a lot of changes. Low-impact aerobic exercise such as walking or even swimming may be recommended by an OBGYN over high-intensity training.

What if you were a dedicated Crossfitter, HIIT queen, or marathon-running champ before getting pregnant? If you are a serious athlete, it’s even more important that your obstetrician works with you to create a training and workout program that will help you maintain what you’ve worked hard for while also being safe for both you and baby. This is particularly important for women who are personal trainers or professional athletes.

Starting Exercise While Pregnant

If you haven’t been working out prior to becoming pregnant you may want to take up a more regular exercise regimen to maintain good health throughout your pregnant. Before starting a new workout routine it’s important to consult your OBGYN. It’s important that you start out with slow, easy activities like a brisk walk through the neighborhood. You wouldn’t go from not being active to suddenly tackling a Warrior Run, so you certainly don’t want to do it when you’re pregnant, either. Err on the conservative side when choosing workouts to do while pregnant, especially if you are new to regular exercise. Your OBGYN can provide you with a list of pregnancy-approved exercises.

How Much Exercise is Enough?

Most pregnant women will reap the benefits of exercise if they participate in moderate exercise for at least 30 minutes a day most days of the week, as recommended by the American Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Of course, if you have any health problems such as heart disease or asthma, it’s extremely important that you talk with your OBGYN before you start any workout routine.

Workouts to avoid include any contact sports, exercises that could lead to falls or abdominal injuries, as well as exercising in extreme weather conditions. If you have questions about exercise during pregnant, talk with your OBGYN today.




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