Posts From September, 2013

Biggest Cosmetic Concern: Excess Weight

Over 80% of Americans who responded to a recent online survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) stated the cosmetic condition they were most concerned about was excess weight. Of the 6300 surveyed about aesthetic services, only 6% had already undergone a cosmetic treatment, whereas nearly one third stated they were contemplating a cosmeticRead More


Effects of Alcohol on Facial Appearance

Alcohol is known to have potentially negative effects on one’s health, including weight gain, liver damage, and brain toxicity. In a recent article in the Daily Mail, a 40 year old mother of 2 who was a habitual drinker (her alcohol intake amounted to about 5 large glasses of wine per week), was challenged toRead More


Breast Reduction for Young Athletes

Breast reduction surgery is known to offer significant benefits to women who suffer from overly large and pendulous breasts. Outcome studies show that for many women the operation provides relief from symptoms such as neck and back pain, headaches and shoulder grooving from bra straps. In addition, it may improve self-esteem and provide better qualityRead More


Botox®: FDA Approved for Crow’s Feet

Botox® Cosmetic – onabotulinumtoxinA – has just been approved by the FDA to treat moderate to severe wrinkles around the eyes. Botox® Cosmetic was initially FDA approved in 2002 for the temporary improvement of frown lines between the eyebrows, and the product has been used off label to reduce wrinkles in other areas, such as the forehead,Read More


Mommy Makeovers: Breast and Belly Beauty

As all of us mothers know, pregnancy is not a walk in the park. What many of us don’t find out until after baby is born, is to what extent carrying the bundles of joy in our bellies for all those months impacts our body’s appearance. The primary effects are on the breasts and abdominalRead More


Eyelid Appearance and Sleep Deprivation

One of the first areas both women and men may notice early signs of aging is in their upper and lower eyelids. Besides factors such as genetics, sun exposure, and smoking, which are known to contribute to the appearance of the eyelids, sleep is also potentially involved in affecting how we look. Scientific investigation revealsRead More


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