Cosmetic Gift Certificates

Are you looking for last minute gift ideas? Pamper them and yourself with cosmetic gift certificates. Through the month of December purchase a gift certificate for micro-needling or a Botox treatment and get a coupon to use for yourself for 15% off your Botox or micro-needling treatment. Micro-needling, also called collagen induction therapy, can have results which improve skin texture and help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is a very common cosmetic procedure that helps relax muscles and soften wrinkles and creases around the face. Contact us to purchase your gift certificate and receive your 15% off coupon. Restrictions apply. Happy Holidays.

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Illinois Medical Society

For many years now Dr AJ Cummings has been invited to attend the Illinois State Medical Society House of Delegates Meeting. Here, policy for the state society is developed and voted upon. Important issues are discussed and implemented which can have an impact on health care and access to health care in our state. This year’s convention was held this past weekend in Oak Brook.

Light Therapy for Skin

DaVinci Med Spa offers light therapy as a modality or as an add on to procedures. According to WebMD in an article titled Testing Potential Uses for Light Therapy, “For instance, when longer wavelength or visibly “red” light hits the skin, it nudges mitochondria (the cell’s powerhouses) to make energy more efficiently and boost production of healing anti-inflammatories or disease-fighting antioxidants.” 

Illinois State Medical Society President’s Tour

Dr Cummings had the privilege of escorting ISMS President Dr Ramirez as he toured the health care facilities here in Peoria. Meetings included OSF Medical Center, Jump training center, Unity Point as well as Family House of Peoria.  He was impressed with the high level of expert medical care and state of the art facilities.

Cortisone (triamcinolone) shots in arthritic knees or PRP

According to a recently published research paper by Timothy E. McAlindon, DM, MPH, et al, “Among patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, intra-articular triamcinolone, compared with intra-articular saline, increased cartilage volume loss and had no effect on knee pain over 2 years.” This report was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association in May of 2017. 140 patients with symptomatic arthritis were entered into the study. Half got a cortisone shot every 3 months while the other half got saline (placebo) shots in their knee. Those that got cortisone shots resulted in significantly greater cartilage volume loss than did saline patients. In other words they lost cartilage with steroid shots and did no better as far as pain.

Dr AJ Cummings has been using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) instead of cortisone shots on his patients for years now. 

Pain Treatment

Dr Cummings attends an educational dinner where pain management is discussed. Dr Anne Christopher presented an overview of treatment options. Specifically the medication Nucynta was discussed. It treats both chronic pain and neuropathic pain. 

Illinois State Medical Society

Dr A.J. Cummings attends the 2017 Illinois State Medical Society annual House of Delegates Meeting. Here he participated in educational and social events as well as developing health care policy for the State of Illinois.

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