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Looking Good! Plastic Surgery for Men Surges

Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 – A growing number of American men are having cosmetic surgery to improve their looks and increase their confidence, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports. More than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on U.S. men in 2017, according to the group. "For a lot of men, just having a procedure on an area of their body that they're self-conscious about ...

'Face-Aging' Photos Convince Tanners to Shun the Sun

Posted 31 May 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 – Where fear of skin cancer has little effect, vanity may succeed. In a new study, sun worshippers who were shown computer images of how their face would age after years of ultraviolet (UV) light exposure often decided to quit the tanning habit. In fact, "a single, 10-minute exposure to one's own face, digitally aged, with and without excessive UV exposure, reduced indoor ...

What Drives Millennials to Tan, Knowing the Risks?

Posted 2 May 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 – Many millennials and young people continue to tan, despite warnings about the link between excess sun exposure and skin cancer, new research warns. Some are poorly informed about the potential harms of bronzed or burned skin. Others overlook safety concerns, often driven by low self-esteem or narcissism, said study lead author Amy Watson. Many young people make tanning ...

Take Online Reviews of Plastic Surgeons With a Grain of Salt

Posted 27 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 – Online reviews of surgeons who perform cosmetic plastic surgery may be unreliable, researchers say. The researchers examined 1,077 online reviews about breast augmentation surgeons that were posted by people in six large U.S. cities. There were 935 positive and 142 negative reviews. "We found the people who write these reviews are either very happy or unhappy, so it's ...

Health Tip: Understanding Dermal Fillers

Posted 16 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Dermal fillers can help smooth out smile lines and crow's feet, or plump up lips and cheeks that have lost their fullness. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates the use of dermal fillers as medical devices. Examples include collagen injections, hyaluronic acid gel or Poly-L-lactic acid. Use of these products does not come without risks. The most common side effects include: bruising, ...

Health Tip: Improve Aging Skin

Posted 11 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Aging skin, like death and taxes, is unavoidable. But you can slow down the process and keep your skin looking younger. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how: Every day, even in winter, protect your skin by using sunscreen that is broad-spectrum, SPF 30 or higher and water-resistant. Don't tan in the sun or in a tanning bed. If you smoke, quit. Smoking can lead to wrinkles and a ...

7 Household Items That May Fight Age Spots

Posted 23 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Age spots are small brown patches that can develop on your hands and face as you grow older. They can be caused by sun damage or changes in hormone levels. While there are more sophisticated and expensive ways to diminish age spots, you can also dim them using things that may lurk in your kitchen. The AARP mentions these possible examples: Lemon juice. Potato. Cucumber. Buttermilk. Honey. ...

Task Force Issues Stronger Skin Cancer Prevention Guidelines

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 – Doctors should start early with skin cancer prevention advice when their patients are light-skinned, suggests new guidelines that bump that starting point back to the age of 6 months. This recommendation, from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, updates a 2012 recommendation that advised doctors not begin this education until children reached the age of 10. ...

Think Your Nose Is Too Big? Selfies Might Be to Blame

Posted 2 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 – If you think that selfie you just took makes your nose look big, you're not alone. In fact, new research suggests that selfies might be giving Americans a distorted image of their own schnozzes – potentially leading to more requests for nose jobs. That could add up to a lot of nose jobs: In 2014 alone, over 93 billion selfies were taken on Android phones per day, the ...

Lasers, Freezes: Non-Surgical Fat Reducers Gaining Popularity

Posted 1 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 – Fat can be easy to put on, but much tougher to remove. Now, the latest data shows Americans are increasingly turning to non-surgical means of fat reduction. The annual report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) finds big jumps in the popularity of noninvasive "body shaping" techniques – everything from ultrasound to radio waves, infrared light, ...

Winter Weather Skin Savers

Posted 31 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 – Winter can be harsh on your skin, especially your hands and face. Try these fast, easy and inexpensive steps to avoid the chapping and flaking that comes with the season. Resist taking hot showers and long soaks, both of which remove your skin's natural oil barrier, causing it to dry out more easily, suggests the American Academy of Dermatology. The water temperature ...

Grandparents Help Shape Kids' Views on Aging

Posted 15 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Jan. 13, 2018 – Kids who have a good relationship with their grandparents are less likely to become prejudiced against old people, a new study has found. That prejudice, known as ageism, is fairly common in children, even in those as young as 3, according to researchers from the University of Liege in Belgium. However, their study found that ageism tends to dwindle at about ages 10 to ...

'Facial Stretches' Could Trim Years Off Your Look

Posted 5 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 – Could facial "yoga" be a new fountain of youth? A new, small study suggests it's possible. Investigators asked 27 middle-aged women (between 40 and 65) to embark on a 20-week facial exercise regimen. For the first half of the study, the women were asked to perform 32 specific facial exercises daily, for about a half hour in total. For the remainder of the study period, the ...

Face It: Drinking, Smoking Takes Toll on Looks

Posted 16 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 – Don't want to look old before your time? A new study suggests that heavy drinking and smoking – besides posing serious health risks – make people look older than they actually are. The research tracked more than 11,500 Danish adults, aged 21 to 93, for an average of nearly 12 years. Women consumed, on average, 2.6 alcoholic drinks a week, and men consumed 11.4 drinks ...

Health Tip: Deciphering Cosmetic Labels

Posted 6 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Users of cosmetics may find it overwhelming to understand all of the information on product labels. The U.S. Food and Drug Administrationsays consumers should always read the entire product label before using a cosmetic. And the agency says you should be aware of certain label terms: Hypoallergenic: This term is not expressly defined by the FDA. So just because a product says "hypoallergenic" ...

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