Showing posts from August, 2019

7 Things You’re Not Doing for Your Skin But Should

The quest for clear, smooth, radiant skin can feel like an uphill battle at times, especially when dealing with hard-to-control variables like pollution and fluctuating hormones.

Ask any celebrity about the secrets to a smooth, dewy complexion and you’re likely to hear, “Drink water and get plenty of sleep!” While hydration and rest can work wonders for your skin, most of us require a little bit more TLC to achieve a flawless face.

An estimated 85 percent of young people between the ages of 12 and 24 are plagued by breakouts – whether it’s pimples, congested pores, blackheads, or all of the above. As we get older, the worries over blemishes don’t end. The number of adults that struggle with acne is increasing, affecting up to 15 percent of women. Add fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles to the mix and it’s no wonder the average American woman spends up to $300,000 on face products in her lifetime.

The quest for clear, smooth, radiant skin can feel like an uphill battle at times, es…

Aesthetics 101 (Part 1): Aesthetic Medicine Course for Layman, Beauticians, Aestheticians and Nurses

Why a guide and a short course on aesthetic medicine? During the last decade we have seen a tremendous increase in the number of medical aesthetic treatment methods and technologies and a parallel increase in our knowledge about them. 

We live in an era where we're surrounded by lots of information on beauty and skincare. The challenge is, it's very difficult to work out what's right and what's not. There's a lot of people who claim to know a lot about beauty and wellness, but actually are they really telling you the truth? Aesthetic related treatments and products are often accompanied by marketing myths rather than good scientific data; often indistinguishable by a layperson.

This mini course series is been designed to encourage people to think critically about the information that you get. We cover the practical essentials of aesthetic services provided by a typical aesthetic clinic . We would like to acknowledge that medical aesthetic science is indeed a complex …

Finding the Right Plastic Surgeon, Dermatologist, or Cosmetic Dentist

When considering a cosmetic procedure, it is so important to find the right doctor for you.

When considering a cosmetic procedure, it is so important to find the right doctor for you. This is a procedure that can last you a lifetime, and you want to be completely confident in the doctor you choose to work with. Throughout the entire research process, you should maintain a healthy dose of skepticism as you vet prospective doctors. As the number of people choosing plastic surgery procedures has increased over the years, unfortunately so has the number of unqualified physicians claiming to be experts in the aesthetics procedure industry. Follow the seven steps below to ensure you are selecting the right doctor for your procedure.

1. Confirm credentials

For a plastic surgeon, a board certification is critical. Unknown to most, in the United States, state medical boards do not require the surgeon to be specifically trained in the surgical procedure he or she offers. In other words, if a gen…

Plastic Surgery Perfection vs. Proportion: How To Achieve The Ideal Look For You

When it comes to cosmetic procedures, it’s proportion — not perfection — that will ensure you look your best. Here, plastic surgeons explain why the key to a “perfect” face is all about balancing your features.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s nose. Penélope Cruz’s lips. Angelina Jolie’s cheekbones. Ask any plastic surgeon and, chances are, they've encountered any number of patients entering their office with pictures of those celebrity facial features. It’s certainly not surprising that people going in for cosmetic surgery would ask that the body part in question be made to look like that of a certain Hollywood star deemed “perfect.” But any surgeon worth his or her weight in BOTOX® will tell you that proportion — not perfection — is the secret to looking your best.

“In our social media culture, we definitely see patients coming in requesting this person’s nose and that person’s eyes. But I tell them that I’ll make you the best you," says Philadelphia facial plastic surgeon Jason B…

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women: Unpacking an On-going Debate 2019

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women has been a topic of much debate in recent decades. This is due largely to the fact that the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study in 2002 was halted prematurely because of a reported increase in the instance of breast cancer in women participating in the hormone replacement arm of the study. Thereafter, thousands of women were taken off or stopped taking HRT unnecessarily, despite the fact that many studies have debunked the WHI conclusions.

The media has been slow to report the more recent findings, which indicate that not only is HRT not an identifiable causative agent of breast cancer, but that when begun early, hormone therapy actually has a collective mortality risk reduction of 40%. [1]

HRT for women has indeed developed a bad reputation, but any fears surrounding the treatment are unfounded. Here, we examine the relationship among HRT and breast cancer, colon cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and brain health to dispel the m…

More Men Undergo Plastic Surgery as the Daddy-Do-Over Trend Rises in Popularity

Just as women can turn to a suite of procedures, known as the "Mommy Makeover," more men are embracing their own set of treatments, the "Daddy-Do-Over," to boost their confidence and improve their physical appearance. A new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveals that more than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men last year alone, representing a 29 percent increase since 2000.
Similar to a Mommy Makeover, the "Daddy-Do-Over" consists of surgical and non-surgical body contouring and facial procedures that are typically performed in a single surgery. Due to this rising trend, plastic surgery is becoming a common Father's Day request as more men consider a surgical assist to enhance their physique and fend off the "dad bod" for a while longer. "Obviously, men don't go through the same physical changes that women experience during pregnancy and post-pregnancy, but their lifestyle does change, which…

What You Need To Know About Liquid Rhinoplasty (Non-surgical Nose Job)

( - Liquid rhinoplasty is the buzziest treatment in beauty, but it may not be for everyone. We spoke to Drs. Jason Roostaeian and John Layke to find out what you need to know about the non-surgical nose job.

Are you looking to improve the contour of your nose without going under the knife? You’re not alone. Non-surgical nose jobs, also known as liquid rhinoplasty, have become a sensation in recent years, with increasing numbers of patients seeking to solve their dorsal dilemmas with no downtime. Technically speaking, the procedure isn’t a rhinoplasty at all; it’s dermal filler (usually hyaluronic acid) non-surgically injected into the nose. The implicit promise in this procedure is a seemingly easy fix for a very common cosmetic complaint.

According to Los Angeles plastic surgeon Jason Roostaeian, MD, requests for non-surgical rhinoplasties are on the rise due to increased exposure on social media. “As more people talk about it and see it posted, of course everyone becomes …

Here's What You Need To Know About The Allergan Breast Implant Recall

In the wake of Allergan issuing a global recall of its BIOCELL® textured breast implants and tissue expanders, The AEDITION breaks down what it means for patient safety.

At this point, you've likely heard that Allergan (the Dublin-based drugmaker behind BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM®, CoolSculpting®, LATISSE®, and more) issued a worldwide recall of its BIOCELL® saline- and silicone-filled textured breast implants and tissue expanders. The decision followed a request from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remove the products from the market due to a link between them and a rare type of cancer known as breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (a.k.a. BIA-ALCL).

The Backstory

The debate about textured implants is nothing new. Amidst a growing concern about potential health risks (they were pulled from European markets in December 2018, with Canada and Australia following suit in May and July, respectively), the FDA determined in March 2019 that there was not …

Juvederm vs Restylane Review 2019: A Comparison

Dermal fillers have become one of the most popular tools in the fight against aging. Hailed by some as “liquid facelifts” dermal fillers can instantly reduce many common aging related issues such as wrinkles, thinning lips, or hallowing cheeks, without the pain or necessary recovery time associated with cosmetic surgery.

Surging popularity has spurred the creation of many different types of dermal fillers, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. While having more choice is great for experienced injectors, choosing between filler treatments can get confusing for customers. To help clear up any confusion, here is a basic rundown of today’s most popular fillers, Juvederm and Restylane.

Main Ingredient and How it works?
Juvéderm and Restylane are two types of dermal fillers available on the market for the treatment of wrinkles and facial enhancement. The main confusion here is that both Juvederm and Restylane are actually a group of products and both have many sub-brands for different p…

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