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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: Rodger W. Pielet, MD, FACS - 10/30/2009

Expert Commentary: Rodger W. Pielet, MD, FACS - 10/30/2009

Although I cannot emphasize the importance of sunscreen as part of your daily routine, this basic tenet has only been readily accepted in the last decade or two. It is also important to use a good sunscreen that has both UVB and UVA protection of 30 or more for your face and body and you must ... 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


Expert Commentary: Sam Speron, M.D, FACS - 9/18/2009

Expert Commentary: Sam Speron, M.D, FACS - 9/18/2009

In today's fast paced world, people are often looking for ways to feel good about themselves while looking as young and beautiful as possible. "Recently, there has been a trend towards all natural treatments and remedies." This is a great movement and it has extended to many branches of medic... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Florence Mussat, MD, SC - May 18, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Florence Mussat, MD, SC - May 18, 2009

This study is fascinating: it basically confirms what we all know instinctively. Stress is a huge factor in accelerating aging. Look at how fast President Obama acquired white temples within a 100 days at the Office ! We all age according 3 main mechanisms: Read More



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