Younger You Blog

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.  



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.  



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. 



28
Sep

The New V

Original Article By Elizabeth Siegel

We’ve all been there: sticking out our chin and pressing our tongue against the roof of our mouth in pictures. Popping the occasional collar. It’s a stubborn problem, that double chin, one that’s un-suck-in-able, un-cover-up-able, and un-Instagram-filter-able. But everyone deals with it eventually. “Your skin begins to thin in your 20s, and then you start losing bone, fat, and muscle in your jaw around age 50—and these changes to your facial structure make your jawline sag like a loose blouse on a wire hanger,” says Jeannette Graf, a dermatologist in New York City, who has no problem telling it like it is. On top of that, your jaw is one of the three areas on your body that “gravity is working against all the time,” says Amy Wechsler, a dermatologist in New York City. (The second and third: boobs.) Until recently, the only procedure that could do a damn thing for jowls was a face-lift. But now there are noninvasive ways to get rid of a paunchy chin. Give her a syringe and a doctor can reshape your jawline. Says Ranella Hirsch, a dermatologist in Boston: “It’s endlessly gratifying.”

The Filler Up
You probably think of filler as something for wrinkles. You may even have a few cc’s in your wrinkles right now. But in the jaw, dermatologists use filler very differently. Remember how we told you that the jawbone shrinks, contributing to sagging? “We use stiff fillers, like Radiesse and Restylane, to add structure back to the jaw—like using poles to stretch a tennis net taut,” says Ava Shamban, a dermatologist in Los Angeles. “First, I inject the parts of the jaw that are under the chin and ears, where the mandible bone has shrunk. If that’s not enough support to lift the entire jaw, I’ll inject all the way along the jawline.” The main side effect is a small chance of bruising. This approach isn’t for everyone, though: “If you’ve got a lot of laxity, fillers aren’t going to lift your jaw,” says Hirsch. But for the right patient (with mild to moderate sagging, between the age of 40 and the mid-70s), “it’s very effective at lifting and smoothing the jaw in a natural way,” says Ellen Marmur, a dermatologist in New York City, who is wrapping up a yearlong study on the effects of filler in the jaw.  



06
Sep

Injectables: Fact or Fiction

Original Article By Melanie Rud Chadwick

There’s no denying that more and more people are getting cosmetic injections—botulinum toxin injections alone (Botox, Dysport) increased a whopping 759 percent between 2000 and 2015. But despite their growing popularity, there’s still a lot of contradictory information surrounding these beauty shots. “Everyone knows about injectables, but lots of people come in with preconceived notions,” says New York City dermatologist Paul Jarrod Frank. To help clear up the confusion, here’s the real deal on what’s true and what’s an urban (beauty) legend.  



30
Aug

Can Botox Make Your Face Look Thinner?

Original Article by Elise Minton

In the quest for perfection, the one part of the body that seems the hardest to get thin is the face. You can work out all you want, but the face is an area that needs special attention—usually from the help of a doctor.

Unbeknownst to many, Botox can work wonders on more than just lines and wrinkles. “Facial shaping, which includes facial slimming, is a very popular Botox treatment,” says San Francisco dermatologist Vic Narurkar, MD. “It was initially used primarily in patients of Asian decent, but is now very popular in all ethnicities for creating a more heart-shape face.” When injected into the masseter muscles (the muscles on the jawline) in a circular manner, Botox can "slim the face." Oftentimes, fillers are also added to the cheeks to create a balanced look.  



08
Aug

Are Botox Injections the Latest Weight-Loss Trend?

Original Article By Kylie Gilbert

You may be familiar with Botox's uses beyond wrinkle smoothing—as a migraine cure, or to keep sweat at bay (ICYMI, women are even getting it in their scalps to save their blowouts!), but there's another supposed perk of the muscle-freezing drug that you may not have heard of: weight loss.

Botox (AKA Botulinum toxin) may help obese people lose weight by blocking a key nerve in the stomach that controls feelings of hunger and satiety, according to a recent study presented at Digestive Disease Week (a scientific meeting of physicians and researchers focused on digestive diseases).  



21
Jun

Why I Got Botox In My Twenties

Original Article By Kiera Aaron

If you ever want to go down a rabbit hole of horror, do a Google Image search for "bad Botox." (Here, I'll make it easy for you.) Yeah, a lot can go terribly, terribly wrong. But the truth is, lots of totally normal people get Botox and live their lives looking, well, totally normal.

Botulinum toxin (that's the protein; Botox is the brand) procedures increased by 18 percent from 2014 to 2015, and 6,448.9 percent since 1997, making it the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure on the market, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. More young people are getting Botox too. Sixty-four percent of facial plastic surgeons reported an increase in patients under 30 years old last year.