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08/22/2016
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New Study Shows 60% of Consumers Surveyed Consider Cosmetic Procedures

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An annual survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery suggested that almost 60% of consumers are considering a cosmetic procedure. This number is almost twice the 30% of the numbers in 2013. The press release quoted Naomi Lawrence, MD, ASDS President as saying, “Cosmetic medical treatments continue to grow in popularity.” She continues, “One of the key reasons why is because patients trust their dermatologists and the advanced techniques and cutting edge technologies that will improve their appearance.” Views on Specific Procedures The annual survey, titled the “ASDS Consumer

07/20/2016
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Boosting Self-Confidence Through Plastic Surgery

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A recent study conducted by Allergan found that people who undergoing plastic surgery such as injectable fillers are often using these treatments as a way to get rid of wrinkles as well as to boost their self-confidence. The study indicated findings of women stating they sought the treatments to boost self-confidence and improving their looks equally. The study also stated that nearly 74 percent of the study participants indicated they made the effort primarily for themselves, with partners and friends having significantly less influence. General beautification was a larger motivator

07/5/2016
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Latisse: New Study Shows It Is Effective for Treating Eyebrow Hypotrichosis

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A new study has indicated that Latisse may have an additional application for those who are experiencing eyebrow hypotrichosis. Eyebrow hypotrichosis is a condition where the eyebrows are very sparse. Eyebrow loss or hypotrichosis can often cause negative social and functional issues. You may be having to “draw” in your lack of eyebrows each day to lessen the look of the lack of eyebrows. As you may know, Latisse is an FDA-approved treatment for those who are suffering from hypotrichosis of the eyelash (loss or reduction of the lashes). It

06/20/2016
Brazilian Butt Lifts

The Amazing Brazilian Butt Lift: An Infographic

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–Transcript– Explaining the Brazilian Butt Lift What’s Happening? The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure uses the patients’ own fat to naturally augment, shape and sculpt the buttocks. First, the surgeon removes the fat via liposuction from the other areas of the body (typically the belly, hips, or thigh area). Then, they transfer the fat to the appropriate areas of the buttocks. What do you Look Like Before? Butt no longer perky and tight Saggy “sitting all day” butt Less Desirable Look What do you Look Like AFter? Decreased waistline, increased buttocks

06/17/2016
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The Causes of Crows Feet

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Crow’s feet are those tiny, fine lines that extend from the corners of your eyes. These wrinkles are often the first signs of aging and can form as early as your 30s, and most of us really just don’t like them. Crow’s feet are dynamic wrinkles, which means they are noticeable when the muscles in your face contract, such as when you smile or squint. Below you will find five common causes of crow’s feet, as well as some ways of minimizing their appearance. Causes of Crow’s Feet Though age

06/6/2016
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Breast Feeding Causes Sagging and Other Myths

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Sagging breasts – it’s a common issue among most women. Sure, women all wish to have those firm, perky breasts throughout their lives; however, sagging is just a natural course of life. As women age, the connective tissue in the breasts, called the Cooper’s ligament, stretches out. Additionally, as the breasts go from having breast tissue to more fat, it can cause the breasts to look deflated and less perky. Many women go to great lengths to prevent breast sagging; however, in order to truly avoid it, the truth about

06/6/2016
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Bellafill: What is it? Why Get it?

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Many patients have been asking about Bellafill treatments for eliminating smile lines or acne scarring. Here’s a look at just what Bellafill is and what it can treat. What is Bellafill? Bellafill is an injectable dermal filler that has received FDA approval for the correction and reduction of nasolabial folds (smile lines) and acne scars. It is available to both men and women. It is also considered a near permanent solution that can restore volume and fullness to the skin. Bellafill contains microspheres that have been enhanced with bovine collagen

05/27/2016
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Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport Can Treat Crows Feet

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Crow’s feet are those little wrinkles that form around our eyes as we age. Often called “laugh lines,” they are created when the skin loses its elasticity through the reduction of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin. While not a medical condition, may wish to treat crow’s feet and eliminate these lines and wrinkles to regain a more youthful look. Botox, Xeomin and Dysport Are Effective Treatments Three different injectables — Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport — are very effective treatments for eliminating the appearance of crow’s feet. All

05/27/2016
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All About Crows Feet: What Are They? What Causes Them and How to Treat Them

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We are all familiar with the name “crow’s feet,” the term used to describe those little wrinkles on the side of the eyes. The more positive among us often call them “laugh lines.” These crow’s feet wrinkles appear as the skin loses hyaluronic acid and collagen, and no matter what you call them, most of us find them unattractive. About 80 percent of natural hyaluronic acid is lost between the ages of 40 and 80. Additionally, the loss of collagen and elastin also makes people look older. Also, the first

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