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Per recent reports, male CEOs are increasingly turning to plastic surgery, specifically, the CEO Facelift, where incisions are made behind the ear to avoid the sideburn area and camouflage scars. Additionally, loose skin in the neck and jowl region is removed, as are bags under the eyes. "Trends are showing that men are becoming more open to plastic surgery than they have been in the past, and they see it as a way to eliminate an overworked, aged look," says...

Youths Worldwide Reveal Similar Body Issues

An international study of males and females ages 15 to 25 has revealed interesting similarities and differences about how they see themselves in the U.S. and abroad. Interestingly, of the 16 countries surveyed, boys and girls worldwide were unhappy with similar body parts. For girls, this meant problems with their stomachs, thighs, bottoms, and breasts, and for boys, problems with their stomachs, muscles, and facial structures were common. While 47 percent of young women and 34 percent of young men...

AAFPRS Study Reveals Surge in Rhino-Popularity

According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), rhinoplasty has been experiencing a resurgence in the last few years and once again was the most popular facial plastic surgery procedure in 2012. “Your nose is one of the first things people see when they look at your face, and it is very important to overall facial balance,” says Robert M. Kellman, M.D., president of the AAFPRS. “A well-done rhinoplasty can subtly enhance...

Gstaad Palace Offers Oxygen Treatments for Summer Guests

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Palace Spa Gstaad Palace (Switzerland) is partnering with Clinica Ivo Pitanguy, internationally recognized for pioneering plastic surgery techniques and effective skincare products, to offer guests four different oxygen treatments for eyes, face, and body. These treatments promote a radiant complexion with firmer skin and diminished wrinkles after just an hour. Oxy Intense Treatment ($415, 55 minutes) aims to restore moisture level in the skin by plumping and providing balance. The Oxy Radiance Treatment ($415, 55 minutes) targets pigmentation to create...

Study Finds Damage Caused by Free Radicals Linked to Adult Acne

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According to results from a 2012 Journal of Drugs in Dermatology study, inflammation and oxidative stress caused by free radicals can lead to acne in adults. This challenges the conventional theory that clogged pores are the primary cause and require alternative treatment options. Multiple studies showed adults with acne had fewer antioxidants—their blood levels of vitamins A, C, and E were lower—compared with their clear-skinned peers. Given these findings, effective treatments for adult onset acne include antioxidant-rich topical serums and...

New Non-Invasive Optical Techniques Render Images Below Skin's Surface

The Journal of Biomedical Optics published by SPIE recently featured new non-invasive optical techniques that render images from beneath the surface of the skin. Techniques—lasers, light-emitting diodes, and spectroscopic methods—may be used in a wide variety of medical and cosmetic applications such as treating burns, identifying cancer, or expediting wound healing. Optical imaging methods are becoming increasingly popular in the field of pharmacology, specifically for investigating the penetration of topically applied substances into and through the skin barrier. Other uses...

New Study Reveals Limits of Plastic Surgery

Recent research revealed shocking findings that discredit the primary goal of people undergoing cosmetic surgery. The study, published this month in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery , found patients who had facelifts had minimal improvement in appearance and perceived age change. On average, patients looked only three years younger and were rated the same level of attractiveness according to independent viewers’ assessment of before and after photos. The study results are far less impressive than common claims made by clinics that...

Global Smile Foundation Helps Patients with Facial Congenital Deformities

The mission of the Global Smile Foundation (GSF) is to alleviate the suffering of underserved patients born with facial congenital deformities. The organization's area of expertise is cleft lips and palates, a growing problem in developing nations. Every year more 170,000 children are born with a cleft lip or palate and most are unable to afford reconstructive surgery. Such a deformity impedes speaking and eating and in more severe cases, many are unable to attend school or work as a...

Researchers Find Women Pushing Mates to Undergo Cosmetic Surgery

Researchers compiled data from a high-end dating agency and a cosmetic surgery clinic to find an interesting new trend in the United Kingdom. According to the researchers there is a growing number of women searching for a partner with the promise of professional and financial success plus the good looks to fit the society lifestyle. Appearance of a potential mate is a top priority for women, says Mairead Molloy, founder of Berkeley International, an exclusive dating agency. It is so...

Mentor Worldwide and Valeant Medicis Collaborate on Physician-Loyalty Program

Mentor Worldwide, the U.S. market leader in breast aesthetics, announced in July that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Valeant’s Medicis division, a leader in facial injectables and professional skincare. According to the agreement, Mentor and Medicis formed a joint physician-loyalty program called the M2VP Program (Medicis-Mentor Valued Partner Program), which includes the Mentor line of breast implant products for the aesthetics market and Medicis non-reimbursed facial aesthetics products, including neurotoxin, fillers, and skincare. The companies agreed to...

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