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BOTOX COSMETIC SENDS CROW’S FEET BACK TO THE BIRDS

Posted by 09.14.13

The U.S. FDA has finally approved BOTOX® Cosmetic™ to improve the appearance of crow’s feet lines. To date, BOTOX is the only approved drug for crow’s feet, called “lateral canthal lines” in doc speak.

Crow’s feet are a common complaint and can show up as one of the early signs of aging skin—even in your 20s, if you squint, frown, or cry a lot, and don’t wear sunglasses to protect your eyelid area from UV rays. Crow’s feet are caused by muscle contractions, which is why they are considered dynamic wrinkles. BOTOX Cosmetic works by preventing muscles from tightening so wrinkles are softer and less noticeable.

In 2002, the FDA approved BOTOX Cosmetic for the temporary improv

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BEAUTY SECRETS FOR SHINE-FREE SKIN

Posted by 08.04.11

Soaring temperatures and increased humidity not only make us feel hot and sticky, but cause our skin to look extra greasy.  Even those typically with normal skin can see a surge in oil secretions, and those who normally suffer from oily skin can see it only get worse. A shiny face can make skin look dirty and unattractive as well as lead to clogged pores and breakouts.

The T-Zone—forehead, nose and chin—produces the most oil due to the heavy concentration of sebaceous glands.  “Skin oil increases in hotter temperatures because of the increased perspiration, and sweat that comes from sebaceous glands,” says New York City-based dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Mark.  Sebaceous gland

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HEAL YOUR SKIN – A New Book by Dermatologist Ava Shamban

Posted by 06.08.11

Extreme Makeover (ABC) Santa Monica and Beverly Hills Dermatologist Ava Shamban shamban-md.com is on a mission; she wants to educate women who may not already have a cosmetic dermatologist on speed dial on how to take care of their skin in a healthy way. In her new book, Dr Shamban reveals some of the secrets she gives to her well heeled celebrity patients on how skin works, fitness 101, good nutrition, pregnancy, menopause, adult acne and her list of enemies as well as allies of the skin.

Beautyinthebag Editor in Chief Wendy Lewis sat down with Dr Shamban in New York, at the office of her longtime friend and colleague Dermatologist Sheryl Clark. Together they have formed an west coas

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