Wrinkle-Blasting Laser Treatments Soar
from Live Science
A cosmetic surgery technique called laser resurfacing is soaring in popularity as men and women flock to clinics to get their wrinkles smoothed out. Over the past three years, the number of procedures has increased 456 percent among men and 215 percent among women, according to new numbers released today by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
New Wrinkle-Reducing Drug May Put a Crease in the Botox Market
from Health News
Move over Botox, there’s a new drug in town! Reloxin, developed by a French pharmaceutical firm, has emerged as a safe and effective alternative to Botox, and may possibly offer longer lasting results for the reduction of forehead wrinkles.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
from Breast Augmentation Toronto
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the average price of a breast augmentation procedure in 2008 was about $5100 (just over $6200 CA). We aren't sure if this price includes anesthesia and other related fees, but it is roughly the same price as breast augmentation performed at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic.
Recession Affects Medical Procedures
from The State-Journal Register
The headlines in metropolitan newspapers, magazines and journals have been reporting that Americans are struggling to pay for medical care or doing without during the economic downturn.
In Springfield, however, the recession seems to only be trickling into the decision-making process for medical care. Some Springfield health-care providers, especially those who depend on income from elective procedures that aren’t normally covered by insurance, said some patients have postponed procedures. Others are bracing for potential reductions in business, but none seems to be worried about a significant downturn.
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Botox Alternative May Safely Smooth Forehead Lines
from U.S. News & World Report
A new type of Botox drug called Reloxin appears safe and effective in reducing forehead wrinkles, a new study finds. The use of Botox to reduce forehead wrinkles and frown lines has long been a mainstay of cosmetic medicine. The medication works by preventing face muscles from contracting, an effect that lasts for several months.
Call her a Recessionista
from Winnipeg Sun
Tight times are putting the squeeze on Antonella Bruno's spending, but she won't scrimp on putting her best face forward. Call her a recessionista, Bruno, 54, has cut back on clothing purchases, facials and eating out so she can keep up appearances -- and her Botox injections. "I'm cutting back on treats so I can treat my face," says the attractive master colourist and makeup artist.
Cancer Studies Uncover Link Between RHAMM Protein and Skin Rejuvenation
from Cosmetic Surgery Times
Researchers at the University of California’s Berkeley Lab have found that a protein linked to the spread of several human cancers may also have potential for the elimination of wrinkles and rejuvenation of the skin, reports Medical News Today. If their study is on the mark, the researchers say, treatment with controlled concentrations of the protein — dubbed RHAMM for Receptor for Hyaluronan Mediated Motility — could eventually replace surgical procedures or injections in accomplishing skin rejuvenation.