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

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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…

Why Everyone Is Talking About Emsculpt

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There's a new body contouring device on the block: Emsculpt. Here's what it does and what it's like to get sculpted.



I’ll be honest: When I read about revenge bodies (hello, Khloe Kardashian), I often wonder whom the revenge is actually on? I mean, all that sweating and HIITing and eating fish all day long and permanently breaking up with pasta—are you really punishing your ex or yourself? Don’t get me wrong—there’s no denying that the results of all of that self-flagulation are pretty impressive. But do you really have to torture yourself to get those sculpted, toned abs and perky backside? Apparently not. Enter a new non-invasive body sculpting device called Emsculpt, which I heard about from a friend who (surprise!) just emerged from a messy divorce and wanted to get back the taut tummy she hadn’t seen since before having kids… and being single.

Cleared by the FDA in late 2018, this new body contouring treatment uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy to stim…

Aesthetics 101 (Part 6): Introduction to Body Contouring

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Body Contouring - An Introduction

This is part 6 of our Aesthetics 101 series. Body contouring is a general term that refers to both surgical and nonsurgical procedures that are specially designed to remove or reduce stubborn pockets of fat to contour different areas of your body. There are many ways to tackle body contouring when diet and exercise don’t seem to work on stubborn, small areas of fat.



Nonsurgical body contouring can also be called nonsurgical fat reduction. There are a number of nonsurgical body contouring treatments available; Liposonix, Lipocel, Sculpsure, Vanquish, i-Lipo, Exilis Ultra, CoolSculpting, Clatuu, CoolTech and the list goes on..

Body sculpting, on the other hand, generally refers to a wide range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures designed to reshape and enhance the appearance of your body and remove fat. In many cases, the terms body sculpting and body contouring are used interchangeably.

What are available on the market today?

Noninvasive body contou…

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

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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

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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

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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

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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…