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THE TRUTH ABOUT FACIAL YOGA

Posted by 01.22.14

I have been saying for years that I didn’t believe that facial exercises or muscle toning devices really work. Think of it this way: if facial exercises worked, BOTOX® wouldn’t. And we all know that BOTOX® works by preventing facial muscles from contracting, which softens lines in the skin. Plus, facial aging is not just about sagging or lax muscles—it’s about sagging muscles, slack skin, fat loss or volume shifts, and surface damage in the form of brown spots, sun damage, red veins, and fine lines. My questions have been, “Where’s the science?,” “What are doctors saying?,” and “Has anyone published a study?”

Well, a new study published in the January 2014 issue of the prestigio

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BRITS PICK KATE MIDDLETON’S NOSE

Posted by 02.01.13

Just ask any little girl, and they will tell you what they really, really want to be when they grow up. The answer? A princess, of course! For many, dressing up as one for Halloween or other occasions just never feels like enough, and it may not be. (Disney alone has 10 princesses to choose from!)

And little girls may never fully grow out of this phase. The fantasy may just morph a bit. Instead of becoming a princess, many women are happy to simply look like one—especially if she looks like the Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Elizabeth “Kate” Middleton, the pregnant wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana). As many a royal watcher

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PROTECTING SKIN OF COLOR

Posted by 05.30.12

From fairest pale to luscious brown, all skin types need to take care in the sun. Skin cancer can strike anyone, regardless of color, and can occur even with skin types rich in melanin. If you have lighter skin that burns easily, you have a higher risk of developing skin cancers, but contrary to popular belief, deep pigmentation does not make you immune.

With all skin tones, the key to prevention is protection, which means avoiding sun exposure during peak hours, wearing protective clothing and, of course, using broad spectrum sunscreens and sunblocks.

“Skin cancer prevention is the same for all skin types – sun protection, sun protection, sun protection,” said Washington, D.C. D

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THE BEAUTY OF FRACTIONATED LASERS: One Pixel At a Time

Posted by 12.22.10

Photo Credit: palomarmedical.com

(HealthNewsDigest.com) – Fractional lasers have come a long way since they were first introduced. My first experience was with the original Fraxel®, when they were still using the blue dye that left your skin slightly tinted for a day or so. For someone who has had her share of BOTOX and for whom lasering under the arms doesn’t cause a whimper, it was pretty painful. My eyes swelled up and I was the color of a boiled lobster for five days, applying ice packs.

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