One of the sweetest ironies in life, and in facial anti-aging treatments, is that what’s often best for us is also quite painful. Without ice or a local anesthetic, Botox can sting worse than the average mosquito bite. Less gentleness can be attributed to Thermage, often described as the “most painful” non-invasive skin lifting technique. More on Exilis
We’ve all heard about the potential applications of stem cell research in growing new cells to treat diseases, but did you ever think that that same technology could be applied to something as superficial as treating the wrinkles on the sides of your nose? More on LaViv
When people think of an ultrasound, they usually think of a machine that doctors use to see a fetus’ image during pregnancy. Now, thanks to new advances, this same technology is being used to smoothen, lift and firm facial skin, all without the use of injections, surgery or downtime. Read more on Why Ulthera is Better than Thermage
With age comes wisdom, and alas, the much dreaded wrinkles. A pair of crow’s feet stamped stubbornly at the eye’s corners can add years to a face, while a permanent ridge beneath More on PaloVia
Are you tired of getting injected with a toxin every 4 months to maintain your wrinkle-free forehead? There may be hope in the very near future for a “no toxin” alternative to erase your wrinkles. More on Freezing Wrinkles
There are so many options for treating wrinkles in today’s cosmetic beauty market. From non-invasive lotions and potions and minimally invasive lasers and Botox to the heavy artillery of plastic surgery – wrinkles have many enemies. But when it comes to that other pesky sign of aging, loss of volume, there is really only one stand-out solution – dermal fillers.
All dermal fillers have the common goal of replacing lost volume by injecting fat-mimicking substances under the skin. But with so many different brands on the market, the choices can …More on Dermal Fillers
In late 2010, the buzz surrounding a newly FDA approved device called Ulthera exploded after being featured on several national talk shows including Dr. Oz, The View, The Drs. and The Rachel Ray Show. While the trend towards non-invasive cosmetic procedures continues to skyrocket, several devices promising outstanding results are still on shaky ground. So it’s perhaps surprising that the Ulthera device has received such a warm reception, with doctors genuinely pleased with the outcomes and patients taking to the Internet with glowing reviews.
How does Ulthera work? …More on Ulthera Facelift
Klein-Becker USA, the company that manufactures Strivectin, has a whole range of products in the Strivectin line. This article is about my experience with the original Strivectin cream: Strivectin Intensive Concentrate For Existing Stretch Marks. More on Strivectin
Botox is the single most popular cosmetic procedure in the world, and it’s no wonder. Botox injections are quick, relatively painless, comparatively inexpensive, and most importantly, Botox works. Except when it doesn’t.
Although it’s extremely rare, some people have had Botox treatments that didn’t work or didn’t last for the expected duration of 3-4 months. Why?
It’s Been 2 Days! Why Isn’t My Botox Working?
Botox takes 5-10 days to take effect. Sure, the temptation is to stare at your face the next day looking for signs of improvement, but as they say, a watched pot never boils. ..More on Why Botox Did Not Work
Dysport is a prescription drug that has become a popular alternative to Botox. Approved in the US since 2009, Dysport eliminates wrinkles and frown lines on the forehead. Results are long-lasting, but require touch-up treatments every 6 months or so.
Like Botox, Dysport acts as a mild paralytic for facial muscles. When we smile, frown, or laugh, “expression” wrinkles form on our foreheads. Over time, these wrinkles can grow deep and ..More on Dysport and Botox