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Can We Treat Facial Wrinkles with a Patch?

Dermatology researchers in South Korea are now looking at a different delivery system to treat facial wrinkles: the transdermal patch. Composed of microneedles in diameters of 30 micrometers (much thinner than an eyelash), these patches create minute openings into the dermis of the skin to facilitate the deployment of medications. Patches are already used this […]

Study Suggests Botox May Help Prevent AFib After Heart Surgery

Best known for smoothing facial wrinkles, the neurotoxin Botox could one day have a new use: stopping an abnormal heart rhythm that sometimes develops after heart surgery. Researchers injected botulinum neurotoxin, sold as Botox, into five fatty areas around the hearts of patients having surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Sixty-three […]

Why Some People Age Faster Than Others

Ever wonder what it is about some people that makes them able to run marathons into their 70s? For the first time, scientists have identified a genetic pathway that may regulate the rate at which we age. Building on their research is expected to improve our understanding of how to keep our bodies healthy even […]

What to Expect from a Breast Lift

The breast lift is a surgical procedure that can help women improve the aesthetic appeal of their breasts. If you have sagging or asymmetrical breasts that lack firmness and shape, then the breast lift may be the ideal solution for you. During the procedure, your doctor will remove excess skin, lift the nipple-areolar complex, and […]

Reese Witherspoon’s Face Is ‘Mathematically Beautiful’, Reveal Scientists, But Can You Guess Why?

If you’ve got a heart-shaped face like Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon, you can class yourself ‘mathematically beautiful.’ Having cheekbones that are as wide as your eyebrows is the most desirable type of face, researchers have discovered. The conclusion was derived after analysing the average facial measurements from photographs of 55 beautiful female models. And scientists […]

Does Rhinoplasty Change Perceptions of Attractiveness, Success, Health?

Participants in a web-based survey who viewed pictures of patients before and after rhinoplasty rated patients after surgery as more attractive, successful and overall healthier, in an article published by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common facial plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States but few studies have looked […]

Change Your Eating Habits to Improve Every Aspect of Your Body

The phrase “You are what you eat” couldn’t be more true when it comes to your appearance. Not only does the food you eat affect the size and shape of your body, it can also change the look and feel of your skin and can affect how you’re feeling throughout the day. It’s important to […]

FDA Approves BOTOX® Cosmetic (OnabotulinumtoxinA) for the Temporary Improvement in the Appearance of Moderate to Severe Forehead Lines Associated with Frontalis Muscle Activity In Adults

Allergan plc announced the FDA approval of BOTOX® Cosmetic for its third indication, the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines associated with frontalis muscle activity in adults. This approval makes the brand the first and only neurotoxin indicated for three facial treatment areas – forehead lines, crow’s feet lines and […]

The latest in scar research

Surgical scars demonstrated better improvement with a super-pulsed fractional CO2 laser in combination with standard silicone gel treatment as opposed to silicone gel only, according to a study in the August edition of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM). “Patients associate good surgical results with a good-looking scar,” says co-author Eduardo Faria Vicari, M.D., a plastic surgeon in […]

A New Microneedle Skin Patch Is Shown to Dissolve Pockets of Fat

If the $60+ billion dollar weight loss industry is any indication, humans will go to far lengths—trying things both proven and unproven—to rid their body of unwanted fat. It’s no surprise that over the past few years, companies have been clamoring to one up each other on noninvasive fat-reducing technologies to satisfy this never-ending demand. […]

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