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Aug. 15, 2008
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Want a Face-Lift? First, Better Stop Smoking
from The New York Times
For the last five to ten years, many plastic and cosmetic surgeons have refused to operate on smokers, especially those seeking a face-lift, tummy tuck, or breast-lift — procedures that require skin to be shifted. More

Sun Sensitivity in 5 U.S. Ethnoracial Groups
from PCI Journal
Many sun safety studies only include non-Hispanic white individuals. The objective of this study was to investigate distributions of Fitzpatrick skin type within five ethnoracial groups and substantiate each group’s self report with objective measure. More

from New York Magazine
A woman I have known for many years did something to her face not all that long ago, and for a few weeks afterward, I was not able to put my finger on it. Did she get her eyes done? Restylane injections? Botox? Then I thought, Oh dear God, she got a face-lift. No one whom I consider a friend and a contemporary had yet gone that far. But there was no denying she had done something major, and frankly I was worried. Had she ruined her pretty face? More

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Timeless Beauty: Options Abound for Boosting Business, Even During an Economic Downturn
from Cosmetic Surgery Times
With the economy teetering towards recession, medspas find themselves in an odd position. On one hand, they may see a dwindling of customers who were already pushing the limits of their budgets for treatments, yet they may see an increase in the form of new customers who, because of the economy, may have decided to put off that $10,000 face lift for a few years and take care of things with a few Botox or laser treatments instead. More

Will ‘Cosmetic Medicine’ Make You Look Younger?
from The Sunday Times
When, in the name of research for a television documentary, I allowed myself to dip a toe into the murky waters of cosmetic surgery, I thought I would barely get my feet wet. We decided to go to America, as it is a culture broadly more accepting, open and enthusiastic about cosmetic enhancement than over here. I thought I might have a bit of Botox, make my excuses and leave. Actually, in the course of interviewing some of the country's top practitioners, I got wet right up to my eyeballs, quite literally. More

More Women Opting for Medspa Procedures Over Surgery
from The Observer-Dispatch
In the past, women hid at home after plastic surgery until the telltale bandages and bruising were gone. Patients now have the luxury of getting aesthetic work done without visible scars or taking time off to heal with growing advances in medspa procedures. More

New Facial for Sensitive Skin Types
For people with sensitive skin, getting a facial can be anything but relaxing. However, there is a new technique that helps put smiles back on their freshly-scrubbed faces. A gentler form of skin resurfacing is helping people get that youthful glow, it's called the "Hydrafacial." More

Guide to Product Selection
By Sarah Burns

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Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. and the PCI Publishing division publishes the PCI Journal™, The Medical Journal for Skin Care Professionals© (www.PCIJournal.com) Official Journal of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists and the Organ of the Medical Spa Society. She is the leading expert on the business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships working in a medical or spa setting. More

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