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Chemical peel? Microdermabrasion? Laser hair removal? All of these topics sound rather painful, but don't let the wording fool you. These procedures are popular because they provide effective ...

The truth behind scary-sounding plastic surgery terms

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Have you ever been to a palm reader? These clairvoyant individuals claim that the lines on our hands tell a story about our lives. Is it possible that those pesky wrinkles on your face could also ...

What are your wrinkles telling you?

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New York, NY (October 2, 2013) – Over the last decade, there has been a dramatic growth in the marketing of plastic surgery services directly to the public. Treating plastic surgery as a ...

Medical Procedure or Commercial Commodity?

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How many times have you read a story about illegal plastic surgery in the news? It seems every week there's a new case where an unscrupulous individual provided back-alley cosmetic surgery that ...

Illegal buttock injections are more common than you think

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New York Fashion Week is one of the most highly anticipated events in the Big Apple, and people come from all over the world to see what styles will be making their way down the runway. This ...

Plastic surgery on the runway at New York Fashion Week

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Have you ever wondered why some people get wrinkles at a young age and others don't? There are many answers to this question - smoking can cause wrinkles to form sooner, and if you don't wear ...

Study: If you've got wrinkles, thank Mom

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When people talk about the first signs of aging they noticed, they typically say they were shocked to see new wrinkles forming on their face. However, if you spend time scrutinizing your hands, ...

Handy tips to keep your hands looking youthful

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What do a cardiologist, oncologist and emergency room physician have in common? All three performed plastic surgery without board certification in plastic surgery and all three are facing severe ...

How to get a top-rate plastic surgeon

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Facial wrinkles occur because people lose skin elasticity as they age, but there are also habits that can contribute to premature signs of aging. For example, forgoing sunscreen can cause sun ...

New wrinkle worry identified: Water bottle mouth

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The short answer is yes, but to get comparable results, it takes careful treatment planning, a skilled practitioner and multiple treatment cycles. Cryolipolysis (fat freezing), marketed as ...

Does fat freezing yield results similar to liposuction?

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They call it "beauty rest" for a reason. A new study conducted by researchers at University Hospitals Case Medical Center has found a link between lack of sleep and poor skin quality. The ...

Study links lack of sleep, poor skin quality

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There seems to be a never-ending supply of news stories about bizarre new beauty fads. Not too long ago, people were touting the rejuvenating power of bee-sting venom, and if that creeped you ...

Latest skincare fad: Live snails?

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It was assumed by many that poor circulation was the cause of cellulite - those miserable dimples and bumps that can ruin the appearance of the back of your thighs and buttocks. A more recent ...

Decrease your cellulite using the latest science

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If you read celebrity news, it may seem like the decision to undergo plastic surgery is as easy as choosing what to eat for dinner. However, going under the knife is not something that should be ...

3 questions to ask before committing to plastic surgery

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The harsh reality is that after successful dieting or bariatric surgery, you may be left with unattractive excess skin. Although exercise, which is heartily recommended, can strengthen and tone ...

Flabby upper arms: the booby-prize after weight loss

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Want to have skin that looks young and healthy well into middle age? Then you need to consider more than just the moisturizer you use and the SPF rating of your sunscreen - you also need to ...

More surprising anti-aging ingredients

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If you think that 'medical' and 'spa' do not go together like coffee and donuts, you're not alone. Many national medical societies (plastic surgery and dermatology alike) consider any use of ...

Putting the medical end of your medispa under the microscope

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For exercise fanatics, the advent of summer can be an exciting time. No longer do you have to hole up at the gym - instead, you can don shorts and a T-shirt and head out into the great outdoors ...

Exercising outside this summer? Keep these safety tips in mind

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Every so often, you'll read in the media about a new "fad diet." Typically they are backed up by a doctor or scientist, and they often aim to allow individuals to lose weight without giving up ...

A new fad diet, 'The 100' takes aim at sugar - but does it work?

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 Actress Angelina Jolie made a startling revelation recently - after finding out she was at high risk for breast cancer, she decided to undergo a double mastectomy. Jolie is being praised ...

Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction

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It's easy to understand the impulsive rush of enthusiasm that can send one running to the tattoo parlor. It's also easy to understand how 'life' can intervene in the form of new relationships, ...

Laser treatment for tattoo trouble

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 When you imagine the perfect gym body, you probably picture bulging biceps, round shoulders and taut forearms. Any good weight training schedule will dedicate at least one or two days per ...

Why your arms don't look the way you want them to

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They say that not all that glitters is gold, and not all gold is good for you. A new study published in the journal Nanotoxicology finds that gold nanoparticles accelerate the aging process and ...

Study: Gold in your skincare products accelerates aging

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 The face is notoriously the first part of the body that shows signs of aging, typically with wrinkles around the eyes, deeper lines across the forehead and frown lines around the mouth. ...

Body parts that surprisingly show signs of aging

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For now, 'caution' is the best approach. Further, calling this is a facelift is a bit misleading. A New York Times article points out that the term "stem-cell face-lift" is something of a ...

How do you approach an ad for a stem cell 'facelift'?

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For individuals trying to lose weight, the stomach is one of the most common problem areas. Fat in the abdominal region is often the most stubborn, but part of slimming down your torso is ...

What's behind the belly fat?

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Many people cringe when they think of needles, but there are many individuals who swear by the ancient medical practice of acupuncture. Proponents of this form of treatment say that it can help ...

Can acupuncture help smooth wrinkles?

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The anti-aging market is enormous, and it seems like every day we hear about a new product claiming to have the latest youth-promoting secret ingredient. While you can certainly reap benefits by ...

When it comes to anti-aging products, read your labels carefully

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 Have you ever taken a look in a mirror and not recognized the person staring back at you? Perhaps you spotted a few extra wrinkles around the eyes or sagging skin under your neck that ...

What's making you look older than you actually are?

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In a savvy Allure magazine article, Joan Kron states, “…the most dangerous word in plastic surgery may be ‘new.'” She warns not to impulsively undergo cosmetic procedures just because the ...

Cosmetic surgery procedures you may want to think twice about

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You may slather on the sunscreen or swear by your moisturizers, but did you know that there are certain food products that can also enhance your skin? No, we're not talking about the antioxidant ...

Anti-aging elixirs may be sitting in your pantry

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    Age is a touchy subject for many, and sometimes, even well-intentioned assumptions can cause one pause. For example, imagine you hang up a photograph of yourself and your ...

Is that your grandchild? Older parents bridge age gap with plastic surgery

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Frowning, smoking, gravity and the passage of time - all of these factors can contribute to signs of aging. But is it possible that your workout regimen is also making you look older than your ...

Is your workout making you look older?

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If you've done any research into Botox injections, you've probably come to the conclusion that the injectable cosmetic is meant to erase visible wrinkles on the face, especially around the mouth ...

Is Botox just for the middle aged?

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A new year is right around the corner, and many people are busy penning their resolutions for 2013. Adults who are beginning to show signs of aging may want to tailor their vows for the coming ...

New Year's resolutions for aging beauties??

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Whether you've just noticed your first wrinkle or you've been coping with facial lines for a long time, it's likely you have some unanswered curiosities about what exactly causes the lines in your ...

Your wrinkle FAQs, answered

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A registered nurse in Perth, Australia, Tiffany Fraser thought she could start a cottage industry, injecting clients with Botox and Juvederm in the privacy of her home. ABC News, Australia, ...

There’s no place like home for the holidays, but not for cosmetic procedures

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When you picture a Botox patient, you may picture a middle-aged woman who is keen on eliminating the wrinkles around her eyes and mouth. Or you may think of a man who is less than pleased with ...

New Trend Alert: Botox for the ultimate poker face?

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Do you believe that the fatter you are, the worse your body image? The Huffington Post, November 16th, spoke with David Sarwer, an associate professor of psychology and a weight and eating ...

Does body image improve after dramatic weight loss?

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Do you believe that the fatter you are, the worse your body image? The Huffington Post, November 16th, spoke with David Sarwer, an associate professor of psychology and a weight and eating ...

Does dramatic weightloss increase one's body image?

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Botox injections have become immensely popular among people seeking to erase the lines on the face that come with age.But at a recent luncheon celebrating the 10th anniversary of Botox, experts in ...

Don't go overboard with Botox

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If you've heard the term "Mommy Makeover," you may assume that it's a new type of plastic surgery to help recent mothers get back their pre-pregnancy shape. While that's partially true, the term ...

What should my Mommy Makeover consist of?

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There seems to be an endless stream of new, bizarre treatments for wrinkles. Recently, we discussed the trend of "facial yoga," but a Thai beauty technique may seem even more bizarre. It's the ...

Slap happy: New wrinkle treatment sounds painful

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As many as six million women are victims of domestic violence every year, and the cost for physical and mental health treatments for partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion each year, according to ...

Organization offers free plastic surgery for victims of domestic abuse

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The aging process can be brutal, and sometimes, trying to combat wrinkles and other changes in one's face can seem like an uphill battle. Still, putting in effort to make yourself look as good ...

Aging beauty: Know what to expect as your face changes

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The fascination with busts goes way back in history, and a recent article on the Huffington Post may help explain why. Authors Dr. Larry Young and Brian Alexander pondered the question while ...

Why all the fuss about breasts? Authors have the answer

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They say the grass is always greener on the other side, but are the wrinkles always smoother? When you look at your close friends and family who are in your age group, it may seem like they've ...

Why you think you look older than your friends

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The power of lasers and ultrasound are being put to good use to rejuvenate your body from top to bottom. The September 2012 issue of Elle has gathered the latest and greatest new beauty ...

Lasers and ultrasound can make you look younger from head to toe

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It seems like every few weeks yet another study comes out touting the health benefits of antioxidants, which can be found in foods like berries, nuts and fruits. You may have also heard that ...

Do antioxidants in your diet help your skin?

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Bingo wings? Muffin top? Turkey neck? No, these aren't foods you'll find at your local grocery store, they're silly (and sometimes humiliating) names for the less-than-desirable changes some ...

Nicknames for body changes, and their treatments