Keloid and hypertrophic scars may have emotional effects as well as physical ramifications. They can turn up as red, widened, raised and thickened scars that often appear on the ears, neck and other parts of the body and can be unsightly as well as uncomfortable. Although darker skin types are more susceptible to forming thick scars and keloid scars, it can happen to anyone and it is usually unpredictable. Some of the causes of keloid scars can be as benign as ear piercing or piercing in other places, insect bites, acne, and even minor cuts and scrapes, if you are one of the unlucky ones prone to forming nasty scars. Breast reductions, lifts, and enhancements, tummy tucks and facelifts can
When going under the knife is not an option, but anti-aging creams are not getting the job done anymore, injectable fillers and wrinkle relaxers can be a lifesaver. A few syringes of this and that to lift, smooth and plump can give you an instant “what did she do?” kind of feeling (in a good way that is). The “wow” factor is unsurpassed.
In the U.S., we now have 12 products* that have the FDA nod to use that suit different situations – and more are always on the way, although the process is a slow one. The term “Liquid Facelift” generally refers to combining several types of soft-tissue fillers. There are some products that get injected deeply, for cheek fullness as an example, and othe
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
GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFT
By Wendy Lewis
Tis the season to give someone on your list something he or she really wants– to look years younger. Whether they have been naughty or nice, everyone deserves a boost to welcome in the New Year.
BOTOX Browlift – BOTOX® Cosmetic is the little wrinkle relaxing neurotoxin that can lift your brows and soften lines of expression – crow’s feet and forehead creases. One treatment lasts about four months and the versatility of BOTOX® makes it an all purpose wrinkle and lifting treatment for women and men. According to New York Facial Plastic Surgeon Yael Halaas (www.drhalaas.com), “BOTOX is by far the