Radiance Medspa Hartford, Avon CT

8 Dermatologists Reveal What Made The Biggest Difference In Their Skin After 40

Original Article By Carolyn Hsu. As the saying goes, 40 is the new 30 (or is it 20, now?) and with the right skin care products and treatments, your complexion can also look the part. We all know that the light moisturizer that kept your skin dewy even while fighting the worst hangover in your 20s just isn't going to cut it when you're dealing with more fine lines, wrinkles, laxity and changing skin texture. So we tapped eight top dermatologists to get the scoop on what products and procedures worked the best—and made the biggest difference—in their skin after 40.  ..


Read More >>
 

7 Off-Label Uses for Botox Injections

Original Article By Erin Nicole Celletti. When referring to Botox, most people know of it as an injectable treatment used to combat signs of aging, particularly wrinkles. What many don't know is that Botox (a.k.a. Botulinum toxin) has many other beneficial uses, too — and they just might surprise you.

In its traditional use, Botox is most popularly talked about as a way reduce the appearance of wrinkles. "By preventing your nerves from telling your facial muscles to contract, Botox weakens your ability to make a particular facial expression," explains Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. "As the skin is not folded, skin lines present in those areas fill in on their own."  ..


Read More >>
 

The Surprising New Way to Use Botox Is for Stress Relief

Original Article by Jenna Rennert Suffice it to say, 2017 has ranked high on the global stress barometer. And if nonstop White House turmoil, grim international headlines, or a spate of natural disasters didn’t spike your anxiety levels, the steady you’ve-got-mail ding of an iPhone could justifiably send anyone into a digital tailspin. All that tension is bound to take a toll on health and wellness habits, but for many, the signs manifest in one surprising place: your jaw. Yes, according to experts, jaw clenching is one of the most common secondary effects of stress, and while adopting a Gwyneth Paltrow–like mantra of conscious breathing and meditation may help, it’s neither a quick fix nor a foolproof solution.  ..


Read More >>
 

The FDA Just Gave the Green Light to a New Way to Get Rid of Your Double Chin

Original Article By Tatiana Bido. The list of noninvasive procedures you can have done to get rid of the extra fat under your chin continues to grow. Before, if you wanted to get rid of that pesky fat (without going under the knife), your options were Kybella and CoolSculpting, two noninvasive solutions that just came on the market in the last few years. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the body-contouring laser treatment SculpSure for use in that area as well.  ..


Read More >>
 

Botox Cosmetic Is Now Approved by FDA to Use on Forehead Wrinkles

Original Article By Macaela Mackenzie. Injectables are everywhere these days. While lip fillers are the recent darlings of the cosmetic procedure world, good old-fashioned Botox — a.k.a. botulinum toxin injections — is still on top — 7 million injections were given in 2016 (almost three times as many as soft tissue fillers), according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This week, the FDA announced Botox Cosmetic is now approved for a whole new wrinkle-smoothing purpose.  ..


Read More >>
 

5 Expert-Approved Treatments for Thicker, Healthier Hair

Original Article By Arden Fanning Andrews. In the beauty industry, hair thinning is referred to as “miniaturization,” the slow but steady process of shrinking hair follicles that produce weaker strands no longer able to reach their maximum growth potential. It’s a condition that more than one-third of females are expected to experience by the time they exit their 30s—whether they know it or not. “A lot of women see these short, thin hairs at their temples and think it is breakage or just the way their hair is—but for many, this could be a sign of hair miniaturization,” says Lars Skjoth, founder and lead scientist behind Harklinikken, the Danish-born clinic that’s gained a cult following among European royalty and Hollywood elites for its customized hair-restoration treatments. “[It’s a sign] the hair that replaces the previous one is not as thick, and is actual thinning.”  ..


Read More >>
 

This Injectable Treatment Dissolves Unwanted or Botched Facial Fillers in Seconds

Original Article By Sarah Kinonen. You saved up for months, asked everyone in your inner circle (and beyond) for advice, and now, after a few minutes with your cosmetic dermatologist, you've got yourself a brand-new set of lips à la lip injections. But what happens if, days later, you decide you don't like them? Turns out, that unwanted hyaluronic acid filler can actually be removed — dissolved, technically speaking — which is something not many people are made aware of during the injection process. All you need it another injection, called hyaluronidase.  ..


Read More >>
 

3 Expert-Approved Ways to Get Rid of Stubborn Fat Under Your Chin

Original Article By Danielle Fontana. It’s become second nature to stop and stare in the mirror at any amount of excess fat hiding out under the chin. You can pull it tight with your hands or conceal it under a turtleneck, but no amount of camouflaging can hide the extra pocket of fat forever. Fortunately, there are multiple options available that are designed to target and eliminate the fat that’s deep beneath the surface and likely tacking years onto your appearance. Here, three experts sound off on the most effective ways to get rid of an unwelcome “double chin” once and for all.  ..


Read More >>
 

The Nonsurgical Procedure Plus-Size Models Are Frequently Requesting

Original Article By Brittany Fallon

Original Article By Brittany Fallon. Whether you're plus-size or not, certain physical characteristics are considered more "classically beautiful" than others, especially by plastic surgeons, whose job it is to manipulate a person's look based on their desires. In an interview with Revelist, plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Zuckerman said, "Classical beauty is, in part, characterized by a delicate jawline, slight heart shape to the face and a petite chin."

Because of this, he says more and more plus-size models (as well as other women) are seeking treatments to slim their jawline area. "It's true that many women, 'plus-size' models and otherwise, currently want to maintain a bit of a fuller figure, while at the same retaining a face that is classically beautiful," Dr. Zuckerman said.  ..


Read More >>
 

A Common Antioxidant Is Shown to Actually Reverse Signs of Aging in Skin

Original Article By Brittany Fallon

We're always searching for the "fountain of youth," whether it's in lotions, potions or in-office treatments that claim to turn back the hands of time. Researchers are hard at work trying to figure out the secret to slowing skin aging, and with each report that gets published, they get closer and closer.

One of the latest reports to spark some buzz in the anti-aging arena comes from researchers at the University of Maryland and was published in Scientific Reports this week. Their findings might surprise you: a chemical called methylene blue—it's actually an antioxidant, which makes it sound a lot less scary—that's been used in the medical field for years is now being linked to reducing signs of skin aging like lines and wrinkles by thickening the skin.  ..


Read More >>