Younger You Blog

09
Jun

A Common Antioxidant Is Shown to Actually Reverse Signs of Aging in Skin

Original Article By Brittany Fallon

We're always searching for the "fountain of youth," whether it's in lotions, potions or in-office treatments that claim to turn back the hands of time. Researchers are hard at work trying to figure out the secret to slowing skin aging, and with each report that gets published, they get closer and closer.

One of the latest reports to spark some buzz in the anti-aging arena comes from researchers at the University of Maryland and was published in Scientific Reports this week. Their findings might surprise you: a chemical called methylene blue—it's actually an antioxidant, which makes it sound a lot less scary—that's been used in the medical field for years is now being linked to reducing signs of skin aging like lines and wrinkles by thickening the skin.  



30
May

This Is the Age You Should Start Preventative Botox, According to Dermatologists

Original Article By Sarah Kinonen

In today's not-so-shocking news: People are officially interested in injectable, non-invasive treatments. (It's about damn time, folks.) We've recently reported that, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), an estimated 7 million injection procedures, including Botox, were performed in the last year alone. And that number just continues to rise. According to the experts, they've seen an influx of younger patients opting for preventative treatments sooner rather than later. But how soon is too soon? For the full picture, we reached out to dermatologists across the country to nail down the exact age, if interested, to begin Botox. The takeaway? Whenever you damn well please. Yes — really.  



17
May

The Juvéderm Vollure XC Filler Has Just Been Approved by the FDA

Original Article By Sarah Kinonen

While cosmetic enhancements, such as fillers and Botox, are still (unfortunately) considered taboo in today's society, surprisingly, the number of people getting work done is going up and up. In fact, in 2015, Americans were injected more than 6.6 million times, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which is a whopping 40 percent increase from five years ago. And now, those 6 million and counting have one more option to consider when booking their next appointment, as the FDA just approved a brand-new filler: Juvéderm Vollure XC.  



02
May

8 Simple Ways to Detox Your Body

Original Article By Ysolt Usigan

Cut Your Sugar Intake A seasonal detox is an effective way to clear your body of toxins, which will also speed up your metabolism and enhance your overall health. Start by decreasing the amount of sugar you consume, says Matt Dower, spa director at Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Skaneateles, NY. And that includes honey, molasses, and artificial sweeteners.

"If you eat more sugar, you ask your body for more insulin, straining your pancreas and wearing yourself out," he says. "In the long term, this kind of habit can cause you to become chronically fatigued, diabetic, develop cancer, and pack on excess weight."  



26
Apr

"Bridal Botox" Is the Pre-Wedding Beauty Ritual That's All the Rage

Original Article By Sarah Kinonen

Wedding season is officially upon us. And along with flower arrangement ideas, color scheme options, and bridesmaid dresses suggestions to plan, brides-to-be are also adding another unexpected element to their pre-wedding bridal beauty regimen: Botox.

According to a survey conducted by RealSelf, an online forum for cosmetic treatment information and reviews, newly engaged are increasingly opting for non-invasive treatments, including injectables, before the Big Day. Coming in hot on the list of pre-wedding procedures? Botox, with 14.8 percent of participants interested in the treatment.  



07
Apr

Under-the-Radar Uses for Your Favorite Injectables

Original Article By Elise Minton

You may love the way your doctor wields his or her needle to inject your favorite fillers and injectables, giving you the look you’ve always wanted. But for the most part, doctors like to use these products off-label, meaning for a purpose (albeit safe) other than what they are FDA-approved for. We asked six expert injectors what their favorite under-the-radar uses are for injectables and fillers—their answers may surprise you.

To diminish the look of cellulite and dimples
New York dermatologist Gervaise Gerstner, MD, likes to use filler to treat dimples and cellulites on the thighs. “There are a plethora of perfectly sculpted ladies who are 99.99 percent perfect but they obsess over very small dimples or fat pockets. When we use filler to fill in the divots or dimples, it also helps to lift the skin so the appearance of some of that superficial crepiness and cellulite is diminished.”  



30
Mar

The Makers of Botox May Have Just Solved Your Acne Problems

Original Article By Tatiana Bido

Good news coming from the late-stage trials of an acne medication from drug giant Allergan and Paratek Pharmaceuticals. The companies are reporting that two Phase 3 trails of the drug sarecycline, an oral tetracycline-derived antibiotic with anti-inflammatory properties, has been successful in the treatment of moderate to severe acne.

David Nicholson, chief global research and development officer for Allergan says, “The positive efficacy results observed in the pivotal phase 3 clinical trials indicate that sarecycline can be an effective treatment option for patients with moderate to severe acne.” Results showed patients receiving the once-daily medication had fewer inflammatory lesions than those who didn't. Based on the outcome of these clinical trials, Allergan has announced plans to file a new drug application for their acne medication with the Food and Drug Administration later in the year.  



22
Feb

Everyone Is Secretly Getting This Plastic Surgery Procedure

Original Article by Amanda Montell

If you grew up watching too much early 2000s reality TV like I did, then your impression of plastic surgery might have been similarly influenced by, say, a certain cast member of The Hills or contestants on The Swan. Until very recently, I wrote off all cosmetic surgery as extreme, unnecessary, and unhealthy. But as I've gotten older (and as technology has improved), my mind has opened up.

Last year, Americans received 40% more injectibles than we did just five years ago. Thanks to factors like social media and an increase in better surgical techniques, we're getting more and more used to seeing "medically enhanced" faces, whether we realize it or not. Many types of cosmetic procedures are growing in popularity "because of evolving techniques that lead to more natural results with less downtime," explains NYC plastic surgeon Michelle Yagoda, MD. A lot of these procedures, though popular, are little-known and seldom discussed outside the doctor's office.

To shed some light on which under-the-radar procedures are blowing up this year, we consulted two top plastic surgeons. Keep scrolling to learn about seven fascinating plastic surgery treatments taking over 2017.  



14
Feb

The Surprising Reason Women Are Getting Botox in Their Bladders

Original Article by Julie Ricevuto

While you’re probably already well-versed in Botox Cosmetic’s aesthetic uses (good-bye forehead wrinkles), it turns out this anti-aging injection is capable of much more than just addressing cosmetic concerns. Many people turn to Botox Cosmetic for medical reasons such as excessive sweating or reoccurring migraines, but there’s one use for the treatment that’s still sliding under the radar: fixing urinary incontinence.

For those of us who don’t suffer from this condition, urinary incontinence can be categorized into two kinds of cases: the involuntary leakage of urine, or the sudden, urgent feeling to urinate without the bladder actually being full. That being said, Botox Cosmetic as a treatment for urinary incontinence only works for the latter condition, and typically lasts for six to 18 months. 



17
Jan

Why This Woman Got a Facelift—And Couldn't Be Happier

Original Article by Elise Minton

Bothered by loose, saggy skin and moderate wrinkles on her face, this woman explains why she opted to have a facelift and get rid of what she didn’t like once and for all.

“I had a mini-facelift with fat transfer as well as a necklift, lip enhancement, injections of Restylane and Juvederm, microdermabrasion and Fraxel (done by Houston plastic surgeon Henry Mentz, MD) and am so glad I did. I started to feel like I looked aged, and I knew I had to do something about it.

During my consultation with my doctor, we discussed options for surgery as well as post-surgery procedures. We decided that a facelift would be the best procedure to address my concerns.