A number of individuals wrestle with what seems to be an endless onslaught of grease on their chin, nose and cheeks, which never fails to deliver a sheen that is deeply unflattering. This can last from the onset of puberty to the mid-30s and even beyond. However, it has been written that the excess moisture would pay off at a certain age with dewy-skinned suppleness, while individuals who had the fortune of having a face that was pimple-free and matted would end up being reminiscent of cheap linen because of premature wrinkles. What are left however, are visibly enlarged pores. Continue reading
In the past, the anti-aging market has focused on wrinkle prevention and treatment. Today, the major focus has shifted to ways of brightening and evening a person’s skin tone. Here is a closer look at how different parts of the world are dealing with this quest for youth. Understanding the cosmetics and other treatments of each region will explain the many possible ways to brighten skin. Continue reading
People are willing to use a great amount of cosmetics and skin care products to solve their skin problems. As one ages, the skin becomes damaged and begins to show the visual signs of aging such as wrinkles, age spots, dry skin and cellulite. Many over the counter products have the ability to remedy these issues. Continue reading
As many women enter their forties, they begin to notice their facial features becoming gaunt and older looking. Traditionally, face-lifts have been popular for those not happy with the visual signs of aging. However, a new minimally invasive procedure, called the stem-cell face-lift claims to plump the skin and restore a youthful, full look to one’s face. Continue reading
Since the turn of the century, major developments in cellular biology and other sciences have made a direct impact on the cosmetics and beauty field. The way researchers understand the aging process and the cellular science behind it have parlayed into techniques of potentially slowing, even reversing signs of aging. It may sound like science fiction, but it begins with the telomere, a natural portion of the chromosome that contains DNA code. It brings homeostasis, or balance, to the chromosome. Continue reading
Sagging skin has consistently been a sign of premature aging. Currently, skin tightening procedures are becoming more patient-friendly and effective than ever. Ultherapy, a nonsurgical neck and brow-lift procedure, is the first skin tightening procedure utilizing ultrasound waves to be approved by the FDA. Continue reading
When women choose breast augmentation, they open the door to a series of additional choices. Some traditional choices are well known even among people who have not undergone breast augmentation or reconstruction. For example, the choice between saline and silicone is discussed frequently and has been a public issue for some time. Continue reading
Nothing is quite as frightening as that dimpled orange peel skin at the back of one’s thighs. Unfortunately, 90 percent of all women suffer cellulite, and it almost always boils down to genetics. While it is fairly comforting to note that no woman is alone in the never-ending battle against cellulite, the truth is that almost every single lady out there feels some form of embarrassment over her dappled skin. Whether it is on the thighs, bottom, stomach or upper arm, cellulite is something every woman wants desperately to get rid of. A large portion of the cosmetics and plastic surgery industry is dedicated to battling the problem. The question remains: Which is the best treatment and does it eliminate cellulite completely? Continue reading
Celebrities are known for their beauty, even into old age. Aside from plastic surgery, most stars follow a particular beauty routine in order to maintain their appearance. For example, Martha Stewart has recently revealed how she has managed to look and feel good, even at age 71. Continue reading
Although there are certain conditions to be expected in women post-maternity, medical professionals and beauty experts agree that many of these conditions are preventable, so there really is no excuse why new mothers can’t look good after giving birth. Even the most common beauty problems can be fixed, thanks to preventative treatments, beauty therapies and a few good tricks. Continue reading
The world of beauty products, skincare and cosmetics is always evolving and changing to cater to patients that have been searching high and low for something that enhances their looks and skin as they age. From wrinkle defense to treatments and makeup with all sorts of new technology, there is a constant stream of products with miracle-working properties that will become must-haves in a woman’s beauty collection. Continue reading
Promising younger-looking skin, the oxygen facial is treatment being used by a growing number of celebrities. The procedure is performed by an aesthetician that applies a mix of pressurized oxygen and acid, combined with special serums, to the skin of the face.
Unlike Botox, the oxygen facial does not paralyze expression lines and is less painful. Because the oxygen is pressurized, it helps the skin absorb the combined serums that moisturize the face. Continue reading
Finding great skin care products can be more difficult than most people realize. There is a new treatment on the market; tailor made for its customers, and it is something that cannot be found in the cosmetics aisle. It uses autologous fat cells to create customer specific skin care products.
Stem cells have long been used to help cancer patients and stimulate growth of cells, and even organs. Many parents are choosing to bank their baby’s cord blood for the potential use of stem cells later in life, if necessary for health reasons of the baby or other family members. Continue reading
According to researchers from Harvard Medical School, resveratrol, which is a compound found in red wine, provides some great anti-aging benefits. Resveratrol is an antioxidant that occurs naturally in plants such as cocoa and grapes and it contains properties that protects from excessive ultra violet rays and infections.
A study published in Science Magazine on March 8, 2013 by the aforementioned Harvard researchers confirms that these properties can provide great anti-aging benefits in humans. Moreover, the study indicates that resveratrol stimulates the production of SIRT1 in the body. Continue reading
Though most celebrities adamantly deny that they will ever even consider plastic surgery, award winner Naomi Watts says that plastic surgery is not out of the question. Though Watts says that she needs expression in her face to aptly play the emotional roles that she has lately been filling, plastic surgery is not something that she completely dismisses. Continue reading
In the past, plastic surgery has been common for women that are looking for ways to boost their appearance and enhance their beauty. Recently, trends have been seeing more and more men taking advantage of these types of procedures as well.
Shedding an age old negative stigma, men’s plastic surgery procedures are becoming commonplace. Besides tummy tucks, men are also receiving face work including Botox and dermal fillers. Almost ten percent of a typical plastic surgeon’s patients have become men. This figure has nearly doubled over the last two years alone. Continue reading
The face-lift has a long history of being a reliable type of cosmetic procedure that has allowed doctors to repair loose, sagging skin common among aging individuals. Most people usually associate the face-lift procedure with surgery and in fact, a good number of anti-aging treatments of this type still subject patients to going under the knife. For anyone who has always wanted a younger, fresher look, the new lunch-hour face-lift may be the answer. Continue reading
Can It Be Bigger and Better?
However, the new drug is likely to find it tough to win over the market mainly because Botox performs so well. To outdo its competitors, the new drug has to work faster, produce long lasting effects, and/or be more affordable than Botox. The good news for J&J customers is that they have brilliant researchers who produce great products. Even with that, loyal Botox consumers might take time to switch to the new product because Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox, has built a strong brand.
Will J&J Add Medical Benefits?
Some of its other medical uses include treating migraines, overactive bladders, and sweaty underarms.
Joining the Competition
Granted, several companies have already introduced anti-wrinkle cosmetics treatments in a bid to wrest market share from Botox including MerzPharma Group’s Xeomin and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s Dysport. However, the aforementioned drugs have only yielded a paltry 15% market combined. J&J expects to grab the number two market spot ahead of Dysport and Xeomin.
Morningstar believes that competition will be quite fierce in emerging markets where Botox has not made serious inroads such as South America and Asia. In addition, the drug is likely to find acceptance among people looking for the next big revelation that can deliver superior cosmetics results particularly in terms of youthful and wrinkle free skin.
There are a number of things for which some women are envious of Kate Middleton and included among them are her husband, her poise and her celebrated sense of style. However, there is another thing for which some women envy her and that is her nose. Continue reading
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