Let's face it: Scars suck. Just about everyone has had at least one. Typically, scars fade over time. But sometimes they just stick around reminding you of your acne woes, your appendectomy, or that time you sliced your finger chopping vegetables.
Thanks to recent FDA approvals and a wave of fearless Millennials (hi, Kylie), lip augmentation is the second-fastest-growing facial procedure in the U.S. To ensure you don’t wind up on Botched, consult this safety guide.
For Amanda Grossman, a busy mother with a 16-month-old son who never has enough time for make-up, the look of her lips always bothered her. “The top lip has always just been a little thinner than my bottom lip,” said Amanda who lives in Cherry Hill.
Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. Sound appealing? Not so much. But this minimally invasive treatment—whether it’s done in-office by a trained aesthetician, dermatologist, or plastic surgeon, or at home using a dermaroller (a small, handheld paint roller coated in tiny needles)—is virtually painless and incredibly effective.
Pockmarks, blemishes, blotches, craters - however you refer to them, all acne scars can be upsetting and debilitating. You avoid picking spots to avoid scars appearring, buy scrub after scrub when they do inevitably appear, and then cover them with a heavy layer of concealer to pretend they haven't, but somehow, that just makes everything worse!
Spoiler alert: It’s your neck you’re neglecting. “We tend to focus on our face throughout our lives—until we notice that our neck has begun to sag,” says Jeannette Graf, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center. Just as the face ages, so does the neck—and it can even fare worse, as the skin on our neck is actually thinner, making the loss of collagen and elasticity that happens naturally with age even more noticeable.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were nearly 7 million injections of neurotoxin last year, and nearly 2.5 million filler injections, making them the top two most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the U.S. Thinking about adding to those numbers? Before you make an appointment, read these six important factors to keep in mind before picking up the phone.
When the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery released its annual report on the industry’s trends back in March, we learned that guys taking part in cosmetic procedures (lipo, tattoo removal, face lifts, and the like) had grown by 325 percent in less than ten years. And just in 2015 alone, a significant number of the 1.2 million procedures done to men involved injectables, the fancy name for when doctors put a needle full of something in your face/neck/body.
If you’ve been paying attention to the beauty press and blogs, you’ve probably noticed buzz about microneedling. Also referred to as derma-rolling and medical needling, this is a method of rolling a device covered in tiny needles over the skin.
As much as you’d like to forget your pimpled past, your face remembers—in the form of scars. Whether they’re raised and red, flat, or depressed, acne scars don’t stand a chance against these newer skin-smoothing treatments.
Kallie Petty expects to undergo six more painful laser treatments before she is rid of a memento of her soon-to-be ex-husband - a large black-and-red tattoo on her right hip spelling out "Jared."
That tattoo on your body, that seemed like a great idea in your 20s? Well, it may not be so appealing anymore. If you’re between 18 and 50 years old, it’s likely you’re sporting at least one, and many of you may have second thoughts.
But don’t worry, not all tattoos are forever. Removing or replacing them with different ones is a growing industry.
An estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetimes, but there's a new technology that's revolutionizing how patients are treated and it's in the San Antonio area.
There is good news on the horizon: temperatures are expected to climb into the 50s in parts of the Northeast next week. But before officially swapping out snow shoes for suede flat booties, consider a similarly ritualistic approach to skin care.