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Botox Injections May Improve the Appearance of Facial Scars

Original Article By Macaela Mackenzie. Botox is to plastic surgery what coconut oil is to beauty. It seemingly does everything. Now, doctors say it might even help stop scars from forming after plastic surgery.

While technically only Food & Drug Administration-approved for a few uses on the face, botulinum toxin type A injections, like Botox, have a wide range of off-label uses — both medical (say, minimizing migraines) and aesthetic (like non-surgical face-lifts). According to a new study published this month in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the injectable even has the potential to totally change the way we treat scars.  ..


Microblading, Microshading, and Microfeathering: What's the Difference?

Original Article By Deanna Pai. Unless you've been chilling under a rock lately, you've probably heard of microblading, the new-ish, semi-permanent version of eyebrow tattoos. They're not your grandma's stamped-on brows; instead, the delicate, super-fine hair strokes look natural and realistic in a way that the first-gen versions never did. Microblading's recent popularity has spawned microshading and microfeathering, two techniques that give you a different brow look depending on your preferences. Here's how they differ—and what that'll mean for you.

Best for: Anyone who wants a natural look that lasts.  ..


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CoolSculpting Was Just FDA-Cleared for Use on Double Chins

Original Article By Macaela Mackenzie. CoolSculpting — the procedure that can freeze fat off the upper arms, abdomen, and thighs — has just been cleared by the FDA to tackle a whole new area of the body: the double chin.

The non-invasive procedure made a splash when it hit doctors’ offices as an alternative to liposuction back in 2010. Rather than suck out deposits of fat via surgery, CoolSculpting allowed docs and medical spas to freeze fat cells in treatment areas. When treated, fat cells die and are naturally eliminated by your body, with no downtime necessary.  ..


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.  ..


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."  ..


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.  ..


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.  ..


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.  ..


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.”  ..