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FDA Proposes Tougher Warnings for Tanning Beds

If you were 75% more likely to develop cancer just by doing any one thing, would you still do it? The FDA may very well issue an order to reclassify sun lamps as moderate, rather than low, risk devices. They would also require labeling to warn young people not to use them. Read more about […]

Happy, Healthy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and we all can’t help but think of our mothers as the holiday approaches. When I was younger, my mom always used to give me advice, but (of course!) I never listened. Now that I am older, I have realized that many of the things she told me […]

Be Sure Your Cosmetic Medical Provider is Qualified

The rise in popularity of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox, lasers, and fillers has led to a surge in the number of providers to keep up with demand. Unfortunately, not all of these providers are qualified. Almost everyone has heard of completely untrained individuals injecting dangerous substances such as cement and super glue for so-called […]

Highlight Your Face With These Tips

What is your normal makeup routine? I don’t usually put much on, since I don’t like the feeling of a lot of product on my face. For my birthday recently, one of my girlfriends gave me a gorgeous highlighter blush. Given my dislike of too much makeup, I hadn’t really used one before. Still, I […]

The Stem Cell Facelift

One of the hottest treatments for facial rejuvenation now involves the stem cell facelift, which is a controversial treatment. In fact, as a recent article in the New York Times explores, the new treatment is one that does not have much evidence based research backing it up. Many treatments simply involve fat harvest from your […]

Aging Survey Serves Up Some Answers

Left: Mila Kunis (age 29), Middle: Natalie Portman (age 31), Right: Cate Blanchett (age 43) Photo Credit: People.com. Jason Merritt/Getty (2); Frazer Harrison/Getty Is there a peak beauty age? According to a new study from Allure magazine, there is! I found this study quite interesting since I, as well as some of the other staff […]

Can Plastic Surgery Make You Happy?

With more than 8.5 million aesthetic surgeries performed each year, how do the people who have cosmetic procedures feel once they have them done? A new study seeks to provide answers. Published in Clinical Psychological Science, the study looks at 550 first-time plastic surgery patients and finds that they are happier, have higher self-esteem, and […]

Get A Fresh Start This Spring!

The days are getting longer, the weather is warming up, and the sun is shining brighter! These are signs that spring is officially here. I know I am definitely feeling pressure to break out of my winter hibernation and get my face looking fantastic for all the fun outdoor activities that are coming up soon. […]

Science Suggests New Signs of Aging

We all know that our faces appear older when wrinkling and sagging starts. I also frequently tell my patients that our faces lose volume as we age, eventually resulting in a more skeletal look as that "baby fat" we once had disappears. Sun exposure can lead to damaged, irregular skin with patches of hyperpigmentation. Cosmetic […]

A Study Shows Combo Chin, Nose Surgery is Effective

Get the perfect nose and chin combination A new study from Italian researchers shows that having chin augmentation with nose surgery is stable over time. Facial plastic surgeons will often recommend having a chin implant to enhance a weak chin (called microgenia). This allows for a superior cosmetic outcome with appropriate proportions to the face. […]


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