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Could your skin use a little improvement? Find the best skin treatments for you.

Published: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 22:04:22 +0000

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Botox Travels: Dangerous Side Effects

Thu, 06 Mar 2008 20:51:06 +0000

Botox has been used as a non surgical treatment to improve wrinkles and fight aging. A typical Botox treatment consists of injections of Botulinum toxin being placed under the skin. This toxin essentially paralyzes the normal actions of the skin, resulting in a smoother and firmer appearance. Botox treatments do wear off, so periodic refreshers are needed to retain a more youthful look. Recent warnings published by the FDA suggest that Botox may have more dangerous side effects than previously thought. There are a range of reported adverse reactions, including respiratory failure, and, in a few cases, even death.

How Instant Effect Skin Treatments Work

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 19:48:28 +0000

Sometimes you want the look of smoother, firmer skin, and you want this quickly, without pain or a long recovery time. For instance, you may be getting ready for a holiday party and want to look younger, more well-rested, and overall sexier. With some of the newest instant effect treatments on the market, you can get better looking skin in less than five minutes. These treatments are often creams or light lotions which you apply to your face, and which act to tighten the skin. Common ingredients include caffeine, which simultaneously flushes excess water. You might use this type of treatment when you want to get rid of puffy eyes.

Minimally Invasive Anesthesia New Option for Cosmetic Surgery

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 00:33:07 +0000

Bispectral index monitored propofol ketamine sedation (BIS for short) is now trademarked as MIA- no, not missing in action, but, instead, "minimally invasive anesthesia." This is good news for those of you considering cosmetic surgery, as [tag-tec]BIS sedation[/tag-tec] offers a lower anesthesia risk than the other forms of anesthesia usually used in cosmetic surgery procedures.

PLA shouldn't be used superficially

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 16:11:46 +0000

A new study, published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, warns doctors not to use PLA superficially. In this review of four cases, superficial injection of PLA resulted in nodule formation and inflammation in the skin around the eyes. Dermatologists should not inject PLA superficially, due to these problems. Any treatment using PLA should be placed deeply below the muscle to be safer.

Body Recontouring Made Easy

Thu, 12 Jul 2007 17:50:11 +0000

A new study, published in the July 1 edition of Nature Medicine, offers exciting news for those seeking to recontour their face or body without surgery. Plastic surgeons say this study has the potential to revolutionize the practice of cosmetic surgery.