ACENT’s Blog

What BBL™ BroadBand Light Can Do for You

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As the days warm up and the sun sticks around longer and longer, the effects of sun damage area on people’s minds more and more. Many of our medical spa patients in Anchorage come to us because their skin has lost some of its luster due to sun damage and aging, and they want to get back that healthy glow. BBL™ BroadBand Light can help accomplish just that, using pulsed light to deliver superior results in photorejuvenation therapy. How does BBL™ work? BBL™ delivers pulsed light energy, which heats up the upper layers of the skin. That heat is absorbed … Continue reading »

Better Hearing Month is Here Again

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About this time last year (wow time has flown), I wrote a blog about why people avoid getting help for their hearing loss. As studies have shown, the average individual will wait about 5 years before they admit that they have hearing loss (likely at the behest of the family) and another 2 years before taking action. That blog was important to share in the month of May because May is Better Hearing and Speech month. Well, guess what? May is around the corner and it’s time to write about better hearing again, right?. Well, maybe not this time. Instead … Continue reading »

Fall in Love With Vitamin C Serum

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Are you feeling the effects of this long, dark winter on your skin?  Is your skin feeling and looking dull and dry? We are in love with Vitamin C serum for so many reasons. 1. Vitamin C helps to brighten your dull skin. This serum leaves you with a healthy, beautiful and youthful glow 2. Vitamin C serum aids in moisture retention. It’s no shocker that we add heavier moisturizer in the winter months to combat dry skin. Adding a Vitamin C serum to your routine can also help to keep your skin hydrated by working hand in hand with … Continue reading »

What Is a VNG Test?

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A videonystagmography, or VNG, is a procedure to evaluate dizziness and more accurately determine if the inner ear is causing it. This procedure typically requires a referral by an ear, nose, and throat specialist (also known as an ENT) such as our Anchorage physicians or a neurologist or physical therapist. You’ll also need to have a hearing evaluation prior to the procedure. What happens during a VNG test? During the procedure, the patient will wear a pair of virtual reality-like goggles with cameras to measure eye movements. These eye movements are called nystagmus, and they are related to the inner … Continue reading »

Affordable Hearing Aids: Our Gift to You

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The turkey’s in the oven, and all the family’s in the house. It’s that time of year, and the spirit of the season is everywhere. We’re getting in the spirit, too, with a fabulous promotion that will improve your quality of life through better hearing — so you can better enjoy these special gatherings with friends and family! When we at the Alaska Center for Ear, Nose, and Throat think about hearing aid options for our Anchorage patients, we often recommend ReSound. As a manufacturer of smart hearing devices, Resound mimics the way the ear naturally processes sound, allowing for … Continue reading »