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For those unaware, Alvi Armani is one of the biggest names in the surgical hair restoration scene. Founded in ’99, Alvi Armani has been responsible for restoring hair of thousands of patients.

Avli Armani clinic logo

History of Alvi Armani
As mentioned before, Alvi Armani clinic was established by the Doctor of Italian descent Dr. Antonio Alvi Armani in 1999 in Toronto, Canada. The clinic you see in India, Mideast and Argentina is a part of same chain. Alvi Armani started with FIT (Follicular Isolation Technique) procedure but ever since the procedure became outdated, Dr. Armani quickly realized it and switched to the better surgical procedure, FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction).

Dr. Antonio Armani - founder of Alvi Armani hair transplant clinics
Dr. Antonio Armani

Not only did Dr. Alvi Armani make the wise decision of switching to FUE, he also excelled in it doing extensive research in the same field, coming up with better techniques and eventually coining Vitruvian Design Method for FUE. Some of Alvi Armani’s services have been individually reviewed in brief below.

FIT or FUSS Procedure
This service was instrumental in making Dr. Armani and his associates popular. Ironically, this service is not very common today due to the newer FUE procedure. The procedure involved Dr. Armani taking out a hair strip from, and scalp transplanting it, over the balding area – known as recipient site.

FUE Procedure
When FIT became obsolete, Alvi Armani started focusing on FUE, which used individual follicles rather than a strip. This procedure took Alvi Armani to new heights, even after Dr. Armani’s retirement, as it is safer and more effective. It was only after the success of FUE that Alvi Armani started eyeing other potential markets including India, Middle East and South America.

Alvi Armani hair loss treatment for women
FUE Procedure Result (before & after)

The popularity of Dr. Armani as a surgeon was far-reaching and it wasn’t long before celebrities from Hollywood turned towards Alvi Armani, Beverly Hills.

Fame of Alvi Armani
Impressed by the results of Hollywood celebrities, Bollywood actors turned their attention towards Alvi Armani as well. The fame, coupled with Dr. Armani’s physical condition which forced him to resign, also opened a door of opportunity for Alvi Armani to open up clinics in major parts of the world, including India and Argentina. Alvi Armani Beverly Hills is still the leading Alvi Armani clinic, which is under supervision of Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, an award winning surgeon from University of California. Visit Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi’s blog to learn more about him.

Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi of Alvi Armani
Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi of Alvi Armani in Beverly Hills, CA

Alvi Armani India
Alvi Armani India run by Dr. Arihant Surana is also a part of Alvi Armani Network and is a recent addition to Alvi Armani clinics. This clinic came into existence because of various reasons:

Firstly, hair restoration was considered costly and only wealthy Indians, including celebrities, were able to bear the cost of FUE in United States and Canada. Secondly, Dr. Arihant Surana’s feelings for Indians and the fact that he is also an Alvi Armani trained professional provided the perfect foundation to open up a clinic in India. Finally, Medical tourism is getting popular across the globe. People are looking for inexpensive countries with advanced medical facilities and qualified faculty and India is right there at the top of the list. Visit Dr. Arihant Surana’s website to learn more about him.

Dr. Arihant Surana of Alvi Armani clinic
Dr. Arihant Surana

Alvi Armani Argentina
Led by Dr. Juan Manuel Rodriguez Jáuregui, Alvi Armani Argentina has been leading the Argentina market with Dr. Armani’s exclusive FUE procedure. Dr. Jáuregui specializes in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery from the University of Buenos Aires.

His passion for hair care, past record of successful patients and training from Dr. Armani make him the best candidate to represent AlviArmani in Argentina.

Alvi Armani Today
Today, Alvi Armani is known around every corner of the world. Many Hollywood and other celebrities, including star Indian batsman Virender Sehwag, have added to the success story of Alvi Armani.

Indian and Argentinean celebrities seeking hair transplantation can get operated without traveling to the United States. The best thing to happen for India and Argentina with Alvi Armani is that any celebrity or regular person suffering from hair loss can easily afford a quality hair transplant. Visit Dr. Alvi Armani’s site to explore more about Alvi Armani.

Full Disclosure: This informative article was written by a representative of, and sponsored by, the Alvi Armani clinic. The goal of this article is to help educate Bionic Beauty readers about the technology, methods, and options available in the field of surgical hair restoration.  The links in this article are informative and not affiliate links.  All information was reviewed by Bionic Beauty for correctness and subject matter. Feel free to read Bionic Beauty’s disclosure policy for more information.

5 Things to Know Before Undergoing Plastic Surgery

by Bionic Beauty on 27.Jun.2014

Are you thinking of enhancing your physical appearance and boosting your mental well-being with cosmetic surgery? The last thing you want to do is blindly rush into it like you would a new haircut. It’s best to weigh your options in order to find a procedure that’s right for you and a doctor who’s qualified to help. Keep the following five tips in mind as you start preparing for surgery and you’ll stand a better chance of satisfaction at the end of the day.

5 Things to Know Before Undergoing Plastic Surgery
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  1. Research can make a world of difference. Start your search on the internet, where you can look up and compare procedures, surgeons, dermatologists, and clinics. Most reputable clinics have websites where you can learn more about fees, read patient reviews, and view before and after photographs. You can also verify that a particular doctor is accredited before you even make initial contact. This can save you time and money.
  2. Different surgeons specialize in different procedures. Although many surgeons are jacks-of-all-trades, many specify in a certain area. If you’re interested in an eyebrow lift, you probably wouldn’t want to go to a doctor who specializes in breast augmentation. Surgeons develop reputations over time for being the best at a certain procedure, so narrow down the field to find a doctor suiting your needs.
  3. It’s recommended to have a complete physical first. You may have done your research and decided that you’re ready to go in for a rhinoplasty Sydney at drjeremyhunt.com.au, for example. Yet if it’s been years since you’ve had a standard physical, you may not be ready for surgery just yet. It’s important to have the proper assessments completed before you go in for any surgery, taking note of any medical issues that the surgeon should be aware of. This greatly reduces your chance of complications during and after surgery.
  4. You can have more than one consultation. It’s always a good idea to have a full consultation before the day of surgery. This provides you with the opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations, and to ask any questions you may have. At this time, you can also get a feel for the doctor and whether or not you feel comfortable. If a physician makes you feel uncomfortable or seems overly pushy, don’t be afraid to schedule another consultation elsewhere. You can shop around before making a decision.
  5. Recovery times can vary. You may have a friend who healed from their laser treatment after only 24 hours, but this doesn’t mean that you’ll react the same way. Different types of skin can react in different ways to procedures, and everyone handles surgery differently. Your pre-existing health conditions and genetics will influence how you handle treatments and recover, which is why the consultation is such an important part of the process.

Weigh the pros and cons of surgery carefully before you agree to any procedure. All procedures have potential risks and side effects, so you’ll need to keep these in mind. It helps to make a list of any questions you may have before you sit down with the doctor of your choice, in order to discuss whether you are a good candidate for plastic surgery. With a bit of care and research, you can increase your chances of success!

New Vaseline Dry Skin Sweepstakes!

by Bionic Beauty on 05.Mar.2014 · 2 comments

Peepers open, Bionic Beauties! Total Beauty is running a pretty cool sweepstakes sponsored by Vaseline. Basically you can enter up until May 5, 2014 and the luck-tastic winner will get a Vaseline “deluxe dry skin healing kit” + a $250 retail store gift card!

I’m not sure which retail store it’ll be, buy hey… 250 bucks, is 250 bucks!!

TotalBeauty.com
Vaseline Winter Skincare

Enter to win the goodies that will cure your dry winter skin blues

Vaseline Winter Skincare

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Just because you’re piling on layers of clothing this winter doesn’t mean your skincare routine should go into hibernation. Luckily, we’ve got what you need. One grand prize winner will snag a deluxe dry skin healing moisture kit and a $250 gift card to a retail store (a total value of $325), while runners-up will soothe their dry skin with a Vaseline Jelly skin care set.

Enter here

Best of luck, Bionics!

Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Style blog

Spotted at CVS – Awesome Kiss Nails!

by Bionic Beauty on 24.Feb.2014 · 2 comments

On a jaunt to my local CVS drugstore this week, I spotted these completely awesome glue-on nails by Kiss.

The complete collection:
Kiss Gel Fantasy Nails - 3

And a close up of my absolute faves:
Kiss Gel Fantasy Nails - 2

I am DEFINITELY going to recreate those rainbow-ombre-sparkly-goodness nails as soon as I can! I’m figuring I’ll custom mix some pastel colors with my Gelish top coat – that should get the job done.

Which set is your favorite?

Rainbow nails and glitter,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

 

P.S. You can click the photographs above to view them in a larger size!

Achieve Powerful Beauty with Bionic Beauty™
Happy Friday!!!! I came across a few quotes this week that seemed super appropriate for sharing with my fellow Bionic Beauties.

Three of these quotes I discovered via the ‘net. The fourth (and my personal favorite) is pulled from…. “the increasingly misnamed trilogy of five books” (have you guessed it yet?)… The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe series! I’m almost ashamed to admit that I have not read these books until now, but not really ashamed since I am rectifying that oversight. And rather quickly. I’m on book three now – Life, the Universe and Everything – and it’s awesome!

“I find beauty in unusual things, like hanging your head out the window or sitting on a fire escape.”

~ Scarlett Johansson, from Seventeen Magazine, May 2007

“Sculptors, poets, painters, musicians – they’re the traditional purveyors of Beauty. But it can easily be created by a gardner, a farmer, a plumber, a careworker.”

~ Charles De Lint, from The Onion Girl

“It’s important for all types of women to know that you don’t have to fit a prototype of what one person thinks is beautiful in order to be beautiful, or feel beautiful. People think: sexy, big breasts, curvy body, no cellulite. It’s not that. Take the girl at the beach with the cellulite legs, wearing her bathing suit the way she likes it, walking with a certain air, comfortable with herself. That woman is sexy. Then you see the perfect girl, who’s really thin, tugging at her bathing suit, wondering how her hair looks. That’s not sexy.”

~ Jennifer Lopez, from Reader’s Digest, August 2003

Quote by Douglas Adams from The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Nice quotes, right? Please share your favorite beauty, book, or whatever quotes below!
Have a wonderful weekend y’all,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

P.S. Fellow Android users – Open Google Now and ask it: “What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything?” Go on. I’ll wait. *grin*