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Category Archives: Facial Fillers

Fillers to Cushion the Feet?

The Harley Medical Group is a chain of cosmetic surgery clinics in the U.K. Recently their London facilities have been reporting that more women have been asking for dermal filler treatments in their feet. This Foot Filler procedure began in 2008 among women who came for BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments and also asked for something to […]

How Smoking Harms the Skin

When we breathe in, we take in oxygen which moves from the tiny air sacs in the lungs into arterial blood. When we eat, the digestive system breaks down the food into nutrients and waste products and the nutrients are absorbed into arterial blood. The heart pumps arterial blood throughout the body and oxygen and […]

A Study of Identical Twins

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently did a study of 186 pairs of identical twins to see if they could learn something about genetic factors vs environmental factors in aging. The researchers had the twins fill out comprehensive questionnaires and they obtained digital photographs of each twin. An independent panel examined the photos […]

Assessing a Person’s Age or Fatigue

The February issue of the journal Ophthalmology has the findings of a study done on how people judge age and fatigue. The participants were 47 college students in the Boston area. They were asked to look on a computer monitor at photos of 48 older people and rate either the age or the fatigue level […]

Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures Increasing

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) did a recent study and found that demand for non-invasive cosmetic procedures is increasing. This is despite what many journalists have described as a weakening or slumping economy, making predictions that cosmetic surgery will slide downhill along with the economy. The study examined 562 ASDS members, asking questions […]

Stem Cells May Increase Survival Rate of Fat Transplant Cells

Autologous fat transplants are increasing in popularity as people seek a natural alternative to implants. Although fillers like Restylane are derived from natural compounds found in the body and skin, autologous fat transfer is one step closer to completely natural body contouring. It allows for larger amounts of material to be injected for larger-scale body […]

Discovery of Deep Fat Compartment Could Lead to More Effective, Efficient Treatment of Signs of Facial Age

According to a study published in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), a recently discovered “deep fat compartment” may be a key to more efficient and effective facial rejuvenation treatments. As we discussed when talking about facial cosmetic surgery by design, […]

Facial Surgery By Design (Part 2)

In the 1990s, a number of sociobiologists (or evolutionary anthropologists) proposed that the most average face would be considered the most attractive, and to prove it, they had test subjects rate digitally averaged faces against real faces, and determined that in virtually every case the average face was chosen over the non-average faces.Although subsequent research […]

Facial Surgery by Design (Part 1)

Research into the way people appreciate and interpret beauty in the faces of others has shown that people do not evaluate one feature or another separately to decide whether a person looks good or not, but instead people look at the face as a whole. Therefore, in having cosmetic surgery done on your face, it […]

Turn That Frown Upside Down!

Do you always seem to have a frown or grimace on your face? Are you sick of hearing “Are you upset?” or “What’s wrong?” For many of us, the signs of aging are heralded by unwanted lines and furrows that make us look angry or sad. Nasty facial wrinkles can turn up all over your […]