3 Ways to Treat Lines and WrinklesAugust 20, 2015 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
Just because you have lines and wrinkles (and are bothered by them), doesn’t mean you have to live with them. Here are 3 treatments that help reduce their appearance:
HOW YOUR FEATURES ARE AGING YOU!April 21, 2015 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
One reason why our facial features lose shape and become less defined is because of fat changes. Fat is essential for fullness but over time it starts to descend in some areas and shift position. Adding your fat or synthetic dermal fillers into your face, restoring volume especially to the mid-face, is a big breakthrough in cosmetic medicine.
The “Liquid Facelift” Restores Lost Definition
Fill Out Thin Lips With Injectables
Plump Up Saggy Cheeks With Fillers
Treat Sun Damage with FotoFacial RF
Refresh Your Skin With Fractional Laser Resurfacing
ARE YOUR EYES AGING YOU?October 13, 2014 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Celebrity Love, Cosmetic Procedures
Fillers, fat or surgery: Which one should you choose? Each option has its place when correcting the eyes. Base your decision on what bothers you, your budget and the result you are looking to achieve.
Choose fillers to fix hollowing in the tear troughs if there is no loose skin. Ideal patients are those who have a depression like a tear trough in the lower lids, had too much fat removed during surgery or are hollow under the eyes. Some physicians prefer fillers (such as Restylane or Belotero Balance) because they are reversible and to not require overcorrection.
Choose fat for longer-lasting results. Your physician will gently remove a very small amount of fat from elsewhere on your body (often the love handles), clean it and then inject it under the eyes for a volumizing effect. Fat can also be used to blend the area between the lower lid and the cheeks.
Choose surgery to correct loose skin or excessive muscle and/or fat in the lids.
WHEN YOU SHOULD GET LASER RESURFACINGSeptember 9, 2014 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
If you have deep lines on and around the eyes, fairly good skin elasticity, are over the age of 40, laser resurfacing is the best option to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the upper eyelids.
What it can’t do: Get rid of loose skin, or lift like surgery would.
What it can do: Stimulate collagen production to give a tightening effect; improve tone & texture
CO2 fractional lasers, such as our CO2RE laser, work to stimulate collagen from within to decrease fine lines and also address crepey (not excess) skin around the eyes. Unlike injectables, which can’t be used on the eyelid but just on the outer corners of the eyes, fractional CO2 lasers—they combine the resurfacing power of more traditional CO2 lasers with the healing and anti-demarcation benefits of a fractional laser—can be used on both areas to rejuvenate skin that’s laden with both lines and wrinkles.
When used properly and on the right patient, lasers can smooth out some of the lines around the eyes, but not correct significant laxity, hollows or bulging fat pads.
Fractional CO2 lasers will also help even out any discoloration around the eyes, like age spots, which may accompany the type of skin that is suitable for this treatment. Lasers work best on surface irregularities from sun damage.
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How To Reboot Your Skin After VacationSeptember 8, 2014 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
The summer months were the perfect time to take that much-needed vacation. And while you might come home rested and refilled, your skin is another story. Typically after long flights, continuous hours in the sun and perhaps even a couple more drinks than you usually indulge in, your skin is starving for attention. Here are some tips for you to do once back home to revitalize your skin.
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4 Types of Skin Discoloration and How to Stop ThemNovember 8, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures
As aggravating as hyperpigmentation can be, understanding why it’s happening and how you can stop it (yes, it can be done) is rule number-one on the path to clear, even skin.
What is Hyperpigmentation?
Two Types of Melanin
Types of Discoloration and How to Treat Them
Sunspots (AKA Age or Liver Spots)
Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)
LOOK GREAT THROUGH ALLERGY SEASONJune 19, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Cosmetic Procedures, Health News
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What’s more, 50 percent of women with allergies have had to miss out on a meaningful event, like a party or date, because of what some are referring to as “allergy face”. Two-thirds of women with allergies admit to feeling ugly or unattractive for the same reason. Here are some tips on how to look our best even if we’re suffering from the dreaded “allergy face”.
Build bold, beautiful brows: Take advantage of the big and bold brow trend, which allows you to go easy on eye makeup. Focus on shaping and penciling brows to help “wake up” your allergy face and distract from watery eyes.
Mask with metallic: To help reduce redness under your nose, opt for an on-trend, high-shine metallic lip gloss in a copper or bronze color.
Opt for a gentler cleanse: At the end of each day, avoid rubbing skin that may already be irritated by a runny nose. Instead, look for a gentle cleanser or makeup remover.
Go dark to distract: Darker lashes can serve as a distraction to red eyes so embrace the “wet eye” trend and apply a clear gel to give lashes a wet look. For extra definition, top with a coat of black mascara.
Embrace shimmery shadows: Use a cotton swab and dab a shimmery pearl shadow on the area between the bridge of your nose and eyes. The lighter shadow helps to brighten up your face.
Au naturel and aglow: If your allergy face is really acting up, skip makeup altogether and apply a self-tanner for a fresh and healthy glow that lasts all day.
Five Skin-Care No-Nos While FlyingFebruary 22, 2013 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Health News
There is no doubt about it—traveling on an airplane takes a toll on our skin. We know this because when the plane touches back down on the tarmac, or even the day after, our skin rebels against us. So why is this such a tortured time for our face? Our skin dries out from airplane flights because the air is very dry. The outer skin layers may fail to shed away, clogging the skin pores and trapping bacteria in the skin, which can lead to breakouts. If your skin is oily, dry air may cause the skin to produce even more oil as a response, also plugging skin pores, trapping bacteria and causing skin outbreaks.
While it then seems obvious to keep our skin well moisturized during and after the flight, there are a few other things we must be mindful of when traveling.
Don’t Drink Alcohol on the Plane
Don’t Use A Hydrating Mist
Skip the Salty Snacks
Take Off Your Makeup
Don’t Neglect Your Eyes
5 WAYS TO CARE FOR YOUR SKIN WHEN YOU’RE SICKJanuary 28, 2013 / Category: Beauty Breakthroughs, Health News
Cold and flu season can do a number on your body but if you’ve got a serious case of the sniffles, you might be seeing some effects on your skin too. Between cold medications, repeated nose blowing, itchy throats and fevers, it’s not abnormal to experience subpar skin. To avoid spotty, flushed, dehydrated skin, try following these five tips.
1. Use a humidifier at night. Whenever the air is dry it looks for moisture wherever it can get it—and that means robbing it from skin. Common decongestants also dehydrate the skin, leaving it parched and dry. Using a humidifier at night keeps moisture in the bedroom air, which maintains hydration levels in the skin, and keeps it feeling comfortable.
2. Apply a cold gel mask to your skin. Since decongestants can dehydrate the skin, a gel mask is a good way to replace the skin’s moisture while also alleviating a pounding head and achy face from congestion. We suggest keeping a mask in the fridge for cooling relief when you need it.
3. Keep moisturizer on your nose at all times. Repeated nose blowing causes friction of the tissue (even tissues with added moisturizer) around the nose, resulting in red, dry, irritated skin. After every blow, apply a small amount of cream to the nose area for comfort and repair. Look for creams that contain ceramides and lipid-rich oils for ultimate soothing moisturization.
4. Turn to mint. Fighting an infection can leave skin looking gaunt and sallow and congestion makes it hard to breathe. So think mint. Look for products with natural mint oils, which will open up clogged nasal passages. Sip on mint tea, too—medical experts recommend it to sooth a sore throat, help drain sinuses and ease congestion. You’ll love the taste of this one.
5. Drink a lot of water. Despite common perception, this isn’t very beneficial for the skin, since water is the least efficient way to hydrate it, but more so for the body. Keeping fluids running through your system can flush away toxins and keep your internal temperature down. Make refreshing water recipes (some ideas to include are strawberry, mint and lemon) to help flush out those germs. A few flavorful ingredients to mix in are strawberry, mint and lemon, as well as adding fresh ginger and honey for combating colds with a refreshing spicy twist.
Switch Up Your Skin Care for FallOctober 10, 2012 / Category: Anti-Aging, Beauty Breakthroughs, Health News
Summer is long gone and while beach season might have come to an end, there’s a lot to love about autumn— tall boots, cozy sweaters, and scarves for one. But in addition to updating your wardrobe this fall, you might want to revamp your skin-care regimen too. It’s critical to change things up when the weather cools down. Drier fall air brings about a host of potential skin issues, but it’s possible to look beautiful—and defy your age all season long.
As you move your routine from summer to fall, use a humidifier—it’s like a moisturizing treatment all night long. Also, try showering with lukewarm water instead of hot, (hot water can be really drying to the skin) and follow with a good anti-oxidant rich moisturizer on your own body and face after stepping out. Using fragrance-free face and body wash, and laundry detergent will prevent skin issues for those with sensitive skin. And last but not least—don’t forget the sunscreen (we like mineral based products) each day—just because summer is over doesn’t mean the sun’s harmful rays aren’t out.
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