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.
Call them smoker’s lines, lipstick lines, or whatever you like, but fine lines around the mouth are telltale signs of your real age and some not-so-healthy habits (hello smoking and tanning). Fortunately, there are more treatments than ever before that can literally erase those lines from your face.
Toxins, fillers, lasers—they've comprised the bulk of the beauty world's breaking news since the dawn of Botox for cosmetic use. And for good reason: Line-smoothing shots (Botox and now Xeomin and Dysport) and contour-restoring hyaluronic acid fillers (like Restylane and Juvéderm) are pretty freaking miraculous. And remember when we heralded the arrival of skin-tightening treatments, like Thermage and Ultherapy? Sharpen a jawline without a single prick!
Like most women over 40, I have mixed feelings about my complexion. I love my pores (they’re practically nonexistent), tolerate the fine lines around my eyes (I have to look pretty closely in the mirror to see them), dislike all the redness on my nose and cheeks (there’s lots), and full-on hate the brown splotches that are becoming all too prominent (like Lady Macbeth, I often use profanities to describe my spots).
You know what they say: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. The common expression dates all the way back to 1866 — and the Victorians weren’t that far off. Here’s why you should chow down on a McIntosh, Fuji, or Gala with your lunch today:
The reach of this disease is immense, with more than 3 million people diagnosed each year in the United States alone. And while taking on the world’s most common cancer may seem like an impossible feat, we’re up for the challenge — but we need your help.
Growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, we had a different relationship with the sun. We didn’t think we looked good or “healthy” unless we had a tan. Ironic, isn’t it? I spent many hours in my teens and 20s laying out in the sun – burn, peel, repeat…until the tan took hold.