Facial aging appears to be more complicated than thought
Health Jockey Share
Facelifts and other wrinkle-reducing processes have supposedly long been sought by people wishing to deflect indications of aging. But a new study from the University of Rochester Medical Center proposes that it may take more than tightening loose skin to reinstate a youthful look. This study signifies that considerable variations in facial bones, predominantly the jaw bone, seem to take place as people age and add to an aging appearance. More
Can plastic surgery be good for teens?
In a world where people of all ages increasingly turn to plastic surgery for reasons that are purely cosmetic—and, in some cases, narcissistic—some said they opted to go under the knife as teenagers for different reasons. It wasn’t something they did solely because of the relentless name-calling. It also had a whole lot to do with how they felt about themselves on a deeper level. Experts mull pros and cons of letting youths go under knife. More
Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists sponsors NCEA Certification prep class on Saturday April 24th
Co-sponsored by the NCEA
Time: 9:00 am. - 3:00 pm
Where: Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center
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Botox outpaces plastic surgery, surveys say
The Orange County Register Share
Want to know the the state of cosmetic medicine in the United States? Maybe you can learn a bit from three recent surveys of the industry. It's possible to draw a few tentative conclusions, despite vast disagreements among the three surveys More
Nose jobs, tummy tucks: After years of war, Iraqis join the cosmetic surgery craze
The Canadian Press Share
Dr. Abbas al-Sahan's patient wasn't a war victim. She didn't have a scar that needed cosmetic surgery. All she wanted was a cute nose. And she got it. Speaking after the surgery, bandages and swelling gone, 23-year-old Sarah Saad Abdul-Hameed was ecstatic. Friends who visited "were surprised with the change in my face," she said. "They compared my nose to Nicole Kidman's!" Even in the worst spasms of violence that followed the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, cosmetic surgery didn't go out of style. Now, as the country has quieted down, nose jobs, Botox and liposuction are all the rage. More
Concern about risks with total facial rejuvenation in a single session are unfounded
Medical News Today Share
Multiple facial rejuvenation techniques can be safely and effectively performed in combination during a single operative session under local anesthesia, researchers reported here at a meeting of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). More
How nanosized particles may affect skin care products
Science Daily Share
The rapidly growing field of nanotechnology and its future use in cosmetic products holds both enormous potential and potential concern for consumers. Currently, major cosmetic manufacturers have imposed a voluntary ban on the use of nanoparticles in products while they await a ruling from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the safety of this technology. However, these manufacturers know that when ingredients in products such as sunscreens and anti-aging products are converted into nano-sized particles, the end product displays unique properties that can benefit the skin in ways that otherwise could not be achieved using larger-sized particles. More