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Botox – “The Fonz, ” Henry Winkler Raises Awareness for Botox Therapy to Relieve Muscle Spasticity

middle aged womanMost people will probably remember Henry Winkler for his iconic role as the ‘Fonz’ in the 1970s American sitcom ‘Happy Days’. While the actor has enjoyed success away from that particular TV classic too, he recently raised the issue of Botox.

When many people hear a Hollywood star talk about Botox, they immediately assume it must be for reasons of plastic surgery. The train of thought typically assumes that another vain star is ironing out the wrinkles in their face for a heap of money. Continue reading

Skin Care – Sun Protection and New Treatments for Aging Skin

Young woman with hat enjoying summerIt’s no secret that people want to have good-looking skin regardless of how old they are. People are always looking for ways to keep their skin looking youthful, but they often do not know how to properly take care of their skin in order to have it looking the way they want. In order to keep one’s skin in the best possible condition, one needs to learn proper skin care protection techniques. Luckily, medical experts at Harvard have fully explained how to properly take care of skin. Continue reading

Skin Care – Sunscreen Slows Skin Aging

sunscreenA recent study delivered great news for users of anti-wrinkle concoctions and expensive skin serums. Simple SPF 15+ sunscreen can prevent the aging effects of sun exposure and, in some cases, reverse it. These findings will free many from the expense of purchasing pricey skin care products in order to keep their skin looking firm and young.

Researchers studied 900 Australian men and women from 1992 to 1996, splitting them into several groups. One group’s members were told to use SPF 15+ sunscreen at their discretion. Another group was instructed to use the same strength sunscreen on their heads, necks, arms, and hands daily, and to reapply it if they sweated heavily or went swimming. Continue reading

Skin Fixes at Every Price Level

Various manufacturers of skin care products have come up with a wide range of such products, from expensive doctor’s office treatments to products for use at home, most of these products are readily available on the market today. Read on to learn more about the various skin care options. Continue reading

Botox – More Popular than Ever with 20-Somethings

young female getting Botox injectionBotox is considered a staple in today’s anti-aging treatments, but it is actually just one of several products utilizing a very mild form of the botulinum toxin—the same neurotoxic protein that causes life-threatening food poisoning in larger doses. Botox is actually a trade name but the term has been used to refer to products that use the toxin to correct wrinkling. The efficacy of Botox in smoothing out foreheads and laugh lines explains its popularity among men and women in their late 30s, 40s, 50s and even beyond. What is surprising is that Botox is also finding its way in the faces of women in their 20s. Continue reading

Botox – The World’s Most Popular Cosmetic Procedure

No cosmetic procedure receives more attention or sees more doctor visits than Botox, but new concerns are being raised about the safety of injecting the botulinum toxin into one’s face in order to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. In the past ten years since its legalization, Botox has rapidly become the most popular cosmetics operation, with thousands of women in New Zealand alone getting injections each year — along with an increasing number of men. But is it safe for people to use this toxin, a known poison, in order to get the aesthetics of skin and muscle that they want? Continue reading

Aging – New Treatments for Looking Younger

agingCosmetic Dermatologists are very successful at treating the effects of aging. Every year, more efficient tools and products are made available to help them treat sagging skin, sunspots, wrinkles, and much more. Here are eight of the best anti-aging treatments. Continue reading

Common Skin Problems and Solutions

creamThe skin, as body’s largest organ, does a magnificent job protecting the inner body from a number of threats such as infections, sunlight, dehydration, dirt and chemicals. The epidermis, the top, outer layer of the skin, serves as an important barrier to the outside.

With all these impacts, men’s skin can require some special effort to keep it performing at its peak. Some specific problems and solutions for the average man dealing with skin problems are discussed below. Continue reading

Face Taping – Does it Work?

With all the cosmetic procedures for getting rid of wrinkles, most people don’t think of tape as their first choice. However, facial taping is a technique used by Hollywood actresses to keep their faces tight and wrinkle free. However, the question remains whether tape actually works in the long run? Continue reading

The Beauty Market Focuses on Brighter Skin

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

Oxygen Facials

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

Stem Cells Skin Care

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

Movie Star Naomi Watts Discussed Plastic Surgery

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

Johnson & Johnson to Unveil New Anti-Wrinkle Drug to Compete with Botox

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.

Can Botox be Used to Treat Depression?

Vanity has always gotten the best of many people, especially those who are willing to sacrifice health in exchange for good looks and youth. This is one human characteristic that has made cosmetic surgery the billion-dollar industry that it is today. True, there are people who end up enjoying the good results of cosmetic procedures but there are also others who do not do so well. A small percentage, perhaps by virtue of carelessness, unscrupulous medical practices and bad decisions, suffer needlessly, their looks damaged, sometimes irreparably. There is a fine line that divides beauty and health. Continue reading