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.
Original Article By Sarah Kinonen
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Original Article by Elizabeth Varnell
Our beating hearts may keep us alive, but it’s collagen, the most abundant protein in the human body, that gives strength and structure to our bones, muscles, skin, and tendons. So when collagen production slows—as it does with age, stress, and illness—the telltale signs of aging emerge, including wrinkles and weaker cartilage in joints. Now beauty brands and biohackers alike are creating ingestible collagen supplements to help boost natural levels. These powders and elixirs mimic the age-old practice of consuming collagen-rich bone broths for youthful skin and bones. Here, the pros discuss the merits, the risks, and the efficacy of ingestible collagen, and how it aids the body both inside and out.
How It Works
UCLA dermatologist Dr. Hayley Goldbach, M.D., says collagen levels decline naturally with age, starting in our 20s and 30s. “Cells that produce it start to degrade and produce less,” she says. Because collagen provides structure to skin, as levels decline, wrinkles begin and joints become less limber. Sun and smoking both accelerate the process.
Original Article by Brittany Burhop
We all look in the mirror and see things we love and things we wish we could change, whether it's a pocket of cellulite on our upper thigh, deep wrinkles that just won't fade, or in my case: thin lips.
I didn't really notice it until about eighth grade, when I started "dating" and my appearance became more important to me. My girlfriends would make silly comments about how I'd apply lip gloss—one swipe was enough to cover both lips. My family also chimed in with little jabs every now and then about my "mirror face." I'd push my top lip out with my tongue just enough to see the lips I wish I had, which really did have an effect on my overall look. Anytime I saw my reflection, the "face" appeared automatically. I didn't even know I was doing it.
Original Article By Katie Becker
Discomfort and beauty are always in tension, so we teach ourselves the algorithm of: Is it worth it? We learn the calculations between ouch and better skin (or flatter abs, or a firmer jawline, or...). But you can't do the math without knowing what kind of pain you're in for. We went to the people who know best—the patients—to find out exactly what it feels like to be on the receiving end of all those needles, blades, and lasers.
*Pain Meter runs on a scale of 1-5.
Botox: An injectable neurotoxin used to temporarily paralyze facial muscles and smooth wrinkles.
Original Article by NewBeauty
Aging gracefully is easier said than done. You may not even notice that you’re doing it, but years of making expressions or furrowing your brow can lead to frown lines between your brows. As you age, your eyebrows eventually begin to droop over your eyes, which can make you look angry or tired. “Over activity of the muscles around the eyes that cause lines and wrinkles around your brow area is exacerbated by sun damage, which causes sagging skin, giving your brows a heavier and older look” says New York plastic surgeon Kaveh Alizadeh, MD. Here are six simple ways to easily treat the brow area and greatly reduce the signs of aging.