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Category Archives: Skin Care

How do Sunscreens and Sunblocks Work?

Sunshine has three types of ultraviolet (UV) radiation – that is, beams that are beyond the violet end of our visible spectrum: UV-A – that pierces below the skin surface and leads to sun damage and skin cancer; UV-B – that burns and tans your skin; and UV-C – that does not reach our skin […]

How Lasers Work For Skin Care

When you have a chemical peel done, the chemical gives you the equivalent of a sunburn. The top layer of skin gets red and then peels off. The skin grows new cells that are tighter and give you a younger look. You can choose a mild chemical peel, or a moderate or deep peel. The […]

Skin Structure and Care: Part 4: Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a kind of deliberate skin injury but of course it is done carefully and according to your preference. You can choose to have a mild peel, moderate peel, or strong peel, which affect the skin to different depths. There is method behind this apparent madness. When you remove the surface skin […]

Skin Structure and Care: Part 3: Radiesse and Collagen

On May 17, this space discussed skin structure – the three layers and what they each do. On May 21, we discussed BOTOX® Cosmetic and how it works. Today let’s consider one of the facial fillers called Radiesse®. As the name implies, facial fillers rejuvenate the skin by filling it with something. Unlike BOTOX® Cosmetic, […]

Skin Structure and Care: Part 2: BOTOX® Cosmetic

On May 17, this space talked about the skin’s layers and what each one does for us. When you have some understanding of how the skin is structured, you can more easily understand why it starts to look older and how it can be rejuvenated. In this youth-worshipping age, many people are unhappy when the […]

Skin Structure and Care: Part 1

Our skin is our largest organ. It has many functions: Insulation (from fat below the skin surface) Protection from the elements for body structures Minimizing water loss Body temperature regulation (through sweat glands and dilation and constriction of its blood vessels) Sensation of touch, heat, cold, pain, itch, and pressure (through sensory nerve endings in […]

Choosing a Facial Filler

We hear a lot in the news about BOTOX® Cosmetic and how popular it is, but not so much about the advantages of facial fillers, also called dermal fillers. They do not work the same way as BOTOX® Cosmetic. Instead of temporarily paralyzing the muscle used for frowning, for example, and thus helping to smooth […]

Skin Improvement for Springtime

Are you planning some fun events for Spring? You could use non-invasive cosmetic surgery treatments to rejuvenate your skin and give your face a younger and smoother appearance. Do you have acne scars? Some sun damage? Any mild or moderate discoloration? There are different ways to rejuvenate the skin. One is to remove the top […]

Baby Boomers Anxious About Aging

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) has released statistics for cosmetic surgeries done in 2009. They show that, despite the current recession, baby boomers are worried enough about the years marching on that they are having more facelifts and eyelid surgery. The number of facelifts performed in 2009 by AACS members went up 44 […]

Facial Lines: Types and Treatments

In our youth-obsessed culture, the word “wrinkle” is a BAD word. Nobody wants wrinkles. They must be hidden, smoothed out, eliminated with daily routines, special products, and cosmetic procedures. But everybody gets wrinkles. There is no way to stop aging, and the best thing to do is to try and age gracefully. If it helps […]