Next to hands, which two areas of our bodies take the most abuse?
If you guessed the neck and décolleté, you win a prize.
The already-thin and delicate skin in these areas gets hit with direct sun and environmental damage. To the rescue: New doctor-approved treatments developed especially for the neck and décolleté – and the best news is that none of them involve surgery.
“The neck and chest regions are often overlooked by most when realizing how much photodamage and photoaging occur in these areas,” say Nashville dermatologist Michael Gold, MD, of Gold Skincare Center. This is poor planning as we have fewer sebaceous glands on the neck and chest, which makes for dryness
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Like most industries, the aesthetics field is subject to consolidations. The latest is the acquisition of Swiss dermatology company Neocutis by Merz, the German specialty healthcare company. .
The agreement states that Merz will acquire the cosmetics, OTC, and prescription skincare business of Neocutis, Key properties include the Neocutis cosmeceutical skincare line that is sold through physician offices. Founded in 2003, the Neocutis brand launched in the U.S in 2009 and since than has reported double-digit growth annually.
Neocutis will join the Merz Aesthetics group, which offers a range of products for minimally invasive aesthetic treatments including fillers Radiesse® and Belot
Merz Aesthetics, the marketer of Asclera, has launched a new contest called Stand and Deliver, which will celebrate women who make a difference in their communities. The Grand Prize winner will receive her choice of beauty treatments by a top dermatologist and a $10,000 donation to the charitable organization of her choice.
In addition, the top three finalists and their affiliated or preferred non-profit organizations will be featured in a national campaign.
Entries are done through nominations. To make a nomination, log onto www.Asclera.com/standanddeliver and explain why your mother, sister, neighbor, wife, daughter or friend deserves to be recognized as part of the Stand and Deliv
BOTOX is what the ‘Housewives” of BRAVO swear by and what some celebrities admit to when they are suspected of having had much more work done. It is best known for its ability to erase frown lines and crow’s feet, although there is a growing list of other areas that it can treat from migraines to sweaty palms. Botulinum toxins work by blocking the nerve impulses to the wrinkle producing muscles to soften contractions. The result is that skin appears smoother and lines and wrinkles are reduced temporarily. The treatment is simple, effective with almost no discomfort, and you can go back to the office or dinner immediately. The effects lasts from three to six months in mo