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How Beauty Concerns Change As We Age

How Beauty Concerns Change As We Age

How people interpret beauty in themselves may differ from what they find attractive in another person - just one finding from a consumer survey conducted on the BeautyforLife website. Visitors were asked, "What aspect of physical beauty do you find appealing in another person?" Respondents in ... Read More


Women With Acne Benefit From Hormonal Therapies

Women With Acne Benefit From Hormonal Therapies

Though typically associated with teenagers, acne is extremely common in women between the ages of 20 and 29, with studies showing more than 50 percent being affected. There is no cure for acne, but dermatologists are discovering that hormonal therapies can offer some relief for women dealing w... Read More


Cosmetic Laser Surgery: The Cutting Edge

Cosmetic Laser Surgery: The Cutting Edge

Laser surgery has become the cutting edge in cosmetic medicine. Why? Because it's able to accomplish just as much as invasive surgical techniques in less time and with faster recovery rates. Using laser surgical techniques is also more precise, and produces less bleeding, bruising and scarrin... Read More


Injectable Fillers Produce Youthful Appearance

Injectable Fillers Produce Youthful Appearance

The latest strategy to overcome wrinkles, sagging facial flesh, bony hands and flappy earlobes is under-the-skin injections of cosmetic fillers with exotic names like Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, ArteFill, Juvéderm, Ultra Plus and Perlane. The idea behind all of these fillers is to i... Read More


Nonsurgical Technique Can Rejuvenate Old, Tired Eyes

Nonsurgical Technique Can Rejuvenate Old, Tired Eyes

During the natural aging process, the characteristics of the eyes change in predictable but aesthetically unappealing ways: the skin thins and loses elasticity, brows begin to descend, the upper lid can recede or enlarge, and the bones around the eye become more prominent. Though the standard ... Read More


Expert Commentary: John Q. Cook, M.D. - 11/20/2009

Expert Commentary: John Q. Cook, M.D. - 11/20/2009

In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in ancient traditions of medicine and healing.  The cumulative wisdom of Chinese, Indian and other Eastern traditions stretches back for thousands of years.  Many of my patients are intrigued but also puzzled by claims of poten... Read More


Expert Commentary: Irvin M. Wiesman, M.D. 10/26/2009

Expert Commentary: Irvin M. Wiesman, M.D. 10/26/2009

The “liquid face lift” is a very in vogue term, but what is it and is it better than a face-lift?  With the changes in the economy many patients are looking for cheaper less invasive treatments to improve their appearance.  Often my patients want to look as good as the... Read More


Six Rules to Get Excellent Cosmetic Facial Treatment

Six Rules to Get Excellent Cosmetic Facial Treatment

In these trying economic times, people who feel the need for cosmetic facial treatments may be tempted to cut corners and seek professional help from a low-cost provider who may not be properly accredited, trained or supplied. The result could be a “horror story.” That’s wh... Read More


Plastic Surgery, the Who and What of It

Plastic Surgery, the Who and What of It

Ever wonder who's getting plastic surgery? For the most part, it's women. Statistics compiled by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show that of the 11.5 million cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures done in 2005, over 90% were preformed on women. In fact, surgical pro... Read More



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