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Juvéderm® HYDRATE Lives Up To Its Name

Allergan, the maker of Botox®, recently launched a new dermal filler, Juvéderm® HYDRATE. The latest filler contains both Hyaluronic acid (HA) and the anti-oxidant mannitol. Juvéderm® HYDRATE, which was given a European CE mark in late 2009, is clinically proven to both hydrate and plump skin when injected into the neck, face and décolletage areas. …

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Wider Waist Equals Greater Health Risks

There’s no arguing that anyone looks better without a gut. But physical appearance aside, the extra inches in your abdomen may be indicative of a shorter lifespan. A recent study performed by the American Cancer Society found that people with larger waists have a higher risk of death and disease than that of their more …

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Want Plastic Surgery? Then Don’t Smoke.

Besides the numerous deadly side effects of cigarettes, there are also numerous health hazards related to smoking both before and after plastic surgery. Good health is a pre-requisite for elective surgery, and a physical exam is now required in some states before going under the knife.  If you are a smoker and considering undergoing a …

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Prospective Botox® Competitor Gets FDA Approval

Last week, Merz Pharmaceuticals announced the FDA approval of a new challenger to Botox®, Xeomin®.  Xeomin, which contains botulinum toxin type A, was approved for treatment of cervical dystonia (neck spasms) and blepharospasm (eye spasms).  To date, Dysport® has been the only competitor to Botox®, however, Xeomin® may be the new competition. Xeomin® is similar …

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Cigarettes Are Now Linked to Adult Acne in Women

Smoking isn’t healthy, that’s a given. Cigarettes are linked to premature aging of the skin, cancer, and extensive damage to your bank account (the average smokers spends over $2,000/year on cigarettes).  If increasing smoking taxes and restrictions, aging skin and the possibility of dying weren’t enough; scientists have no linked smoking to adult acne in …

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No Skin Tone is Safe from Melanoma

It was often thought that individuals of darker skin tones were less likely to die from melanoma. According to StyleList.com, however, a recent survey has found that ethnic groups with darker complexions make up the majority of melanoma death rates. 41,072 Florida residents with advanced melanoma were surveyed and then classified based on the ethnicity. …

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6 Things To Know Before a Laser Treatment

Laser skin treatments work wonders for resurfacing and rejuvenation, as well for hair removal. If you are considering a laser treatment, there are a few things you should consider before your procedure: Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon that has extensive experience with lasers. An experienced doctor will be able to recommend the best laser for …

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Workers’ Comp Reimburses Burst Implant in NC

Work-related injuries are usually covered by workers’ compensation. But what happens when your elective cosmetic surgery is affected by said injuries? According to a ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals, a burst breast implant that is a result of a work-related injury should be reimbursed by workers’ compensation. In 2001, home-care nurse Penny …

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How About Botox® to Boost Your Mood?

Sure, getting rid of wrinkles can make anyone smile.  A new study found that Botox® not only soothes away wrinkles, but can also trick your brain into making you feel happy. The study, which was performed by the US Association for Psychological Science, found that the wrinkle-reducing injectable actually has a positive effect on the …

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