With the evolution of laser technology, do-it-yourself personal care has entered a new realm. Consumers can now calm acne flare-ups, plump facial wrinkles and restore thinning hair with a variety of hand-held devices. Others in development could treat superficial wounds, relieve pain and remove body hair.
The South Carolina Medical Board says laser skin procedures have increased dramatically over the past few years. So have complications and injuries. The board now plans to reinforce and remind doctors about the rules relating to laser skin treatments.�
From Michael Jackson's alien-like face to the Barbie-doll freakery of some Hollywood boob jobs, plastic surgery has got a bad name in the past. But for Hamilton surgeon Adam Bialostocki, it's all about proportions. He talks to Kate Monahan about procedures and trends.
Professional laser hair removal is a $2.7 billion business, and makers of home laser devices hope to tap into the market. In December, the FDA cleared a home device from Gillette, but the device won�t be available this year.
It's no surprise that men in the entertainment industry have long used cosmetic procedures to keep them looking young and fresh. But doctors say now, regular men, both macho and metro sexual, are following in their footsteps.
Botox has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the country. Fans of the anti-wrinkle treatment say it takes years off your age, and it's more socially acceptable than going under the knife.
Many people are reluctant to use self tan products for fear they will go streaky or turn oompa loompa orange but with the help of Sunset Tan owners Jeff and Devin we have come up with a fool proof guide to the perfect summer glow.
A doctor accused of injecting dozens of patients with a Botox substitute that's not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for human use has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of misbranding a drug.
A strong body of scientific evidence supports use of the topical application of vitamins such as C and A and antioxidants such as green tea to help rejuvenate the skin by scavenging free radicals and aiding in collagen production. But when it comes to taking the same supplements (and others) orally, the marketing potential appears to be ahead of the science.
The spa trade is big business in Russia. Moscow's moneyed elite regularly flock to downtown spas with Botox, body wraps and cosmetic stem cell treatments on their price lists. The blood of the maral deer, however, has a cachet all its own.
THESE DAYS, the demand for anti-ageing products and procedures is insatiable, with millions of pounds spent annually in bids to stop the clock. However, with growing concern about the extreme look of Botox (ie, freakishly static or permanently surprised) and other fillers, as well as the risks involved with repeated injections, many are looking to solutions such as acupuncture - dubbed the natural facelift. Conventional procedures are offered in beauty clinics like face lift in Salt Lake City and other convenient locations across the state.
Over time, the face begins to show the effects of sun exposure and gravity. Fine lines and wrinkles start to appear. The skin can become drier and less supple and elastic. Underlying fat pads shrink, giving the cheeks a more sunken or hollow appearance.
In response to recent concern regarding unapproved Botox(R) Cosmetic being administered to patients in the Las Vegas area, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Allergan Certified Botox Instructor, W. Tracy Hankins, M.D. of Ariana Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center is providing patient tips for choosing an injector.
Dr. Phillip Chang, M.D., a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Lansdowne, Virginia chaired a round-table discussion at the Cosmetic Surgery Conference in Laguna Beach, California about the dangerous developing trend of non Plastic Surgery Specialties such as Oral Surgeons, ENT Surgeons, and Gynecologists misrepresenting themselves to the public as Board Certified Plastic Surgeons.
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