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11/30/2017
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How to Have a Timeless and Youthful Look

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Age-defying technology is no longer a myth, and today’s noninvasive procedures can help make you look several years younger. Dermatological procedures and in-office, noninvasive procedures are now more common than ever for those wanting to look and feel younger. Two unique procedures have been relied upon by supermodels such as Christie Brinkley to help keep their youthful complexions: Xeomin and Ultherapy. Xeomin, a botulimun toxin, is used in a similar fashion as Botox Cosmetic to relax frown lines in-between the eyebrows. Ultherapy is another noninvasive treatment that uses ultrasound waves

11/21/2017
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Cosmetic Surgery vs Plastic Surgery: What is Right for You?

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You have probably heard the terms “cosmetic surgery” and “plastic surgery” used interchangeably. However, they are not the same thing. Here’s a quick look at the differences of cosmetic surgery vs. plastic surgery so you can choose the procedures that are best for you. What is the Difference? Cosmetic surgery is a medical discipline focused on enhancing a person’s appearance through surgical and medical techniques and procedures. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the body, including the head and neck. Cosmetic surgery treats areas that function properly, so

09/5/2017
Cosmetic Derm

How Effective is PRP Therapy?

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You may have heard the term platelet rich plasma therapy bandied about recently, and perhaps you are wondering about this procedure and its effectiveness. Let’s take a look at PRP therapy and how it can help you! What is PRP Therapy? Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP therapy, has just recently come to the forefront as an effective facial rejuvenation treatment. It has long been used in other medical areas, including orthopedic and reconstructive medicine, along with dentistry. It is popular among athletes as a treatment for joint, tendon, tissue and

06/13/2017
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Alternatives to Surgical Brow Lifts

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As we begin to age, we start seeing signs of aging, such as drooping brows. Because our eyes are the windows to our souls, as it is often said, we want to make sure we don’t look tired or even sad. In some cases, drooping brows may even be genetic. No matter the case, you may be looking for ways to make your eyebrows look more lifted. While surgical remedies for brow lifts are the most effective, several other remedies have come to light. Some work, some not so much.

05/15/2017
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The Association of Facial Rejuvenation and Ratings of Attractiveness and Success

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It has been shown through several different studies and research that attractive people are often hired sooner, receive promotions more quickly, and are usually paid more. According to Daniel Hamermesh, of the University of Texas, attractive people earn an average of 3 or 4 percent more.(1) In an article published in Psychology Today, professor Dario Maestripieri of comparative human development, evolutionary biology, and neurobiology at the University of Chicago states that “Good-looking people are more appealing as potential sex partners, and [so] other people choose to interact with them, to

01/9/2017
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All About the Different Types of Chemical Peels

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If you are seeking an effective and relatively easy way to rejuvenate your skin, you may want to consider a chemical peel treatment. During a chemical peel, a layer of skin is removed using a chemical solution. This skin removal will allow newer, rejuvenated skin to replace it. You will be left with fresher, younger looking skin. Chemical peels can also help: • Remove age spots, pigmentation or freckles • Even out skin tone • Brighten the overall skin • Reduce the appearance of fine lines • Eliminate or smooth

11/23/2016
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The “Kardashian Effect” and Its Influence on Cosmetic Procedures

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Whether or not you are a fan of the Kardashian family and their TV show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” it’s a near certainty that you have seen some of the effects it has had on popular culture. Apparently, the Kardashians have a large influence on certain aspects of our image-based society. In fact, there has been reports of Kardashian-inspired plastic surgery is on the rise. This phenomena is sometimes called “Selfie Mania” or the “Kardashian Effect.” Increase in Plastic Surgery Interest Some plastic surgeons around the globe have claimed

11/11/2016
Cosmetic Derm

Top Skin Cancer Causes

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Skin cancer can be a very serious medical condition. If you are in a risk group for skin cancer, it is important that you understand the causes and risks. Family History Non-melanoma type cancers do not run in families; however, some families may have a higher risk than others. You may have a higher risk of developing squamous cell skin cancer if a parent developed this type of skin cancer. Alternatively, those with a family history of melanoma do have a higher risk of basal cell skin cancer. It is

11/11/2016
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Comparing Dermapen, Microderm, and Chemical Peels

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Many people are looking for different ways to rejuvenate their skin. Luckily, there are many different treatments available to suit just about every person and their individual desired results. Many seek procedures because they have age spots or skin pigmentation issues. Others may simply be seeking ways to look younger, and skin rejuvenation for the face and/or hands can certainly help. There are several situations where skin rejuvenation can help, including: • Blotchy or discolored pigmentation • Broken capillaries or vessels that can cause pinkness or flushing • Telegiectasia or

07/5/2016
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All About Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

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Squamous cell skin cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the squamous cells. Squamous cells comprise most of the upper layers of skin. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) often appear as scaly red patches, elevated growth with a central depression, open sores, or warts—all of which may bleed or become crusty. If allowed to grow they can cause disfigurement or even death. This type of skin cancer is mainly caused by UV exposure, either from exposure to the sun or the UV from tanning beds. SCC can occur on any

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