Fix that hooked nose with a nonsurgical ‘nose job’

In recent years there has been a trend away from surgical rhinoplasty, the medical term for a “nose job.” Some people might not be able to afford the surgery or two-week recuperation, or can’t bear the thought of a long, painful recovery. Today, many impressive improvements can be obtained through nonsurgical means, using soft-tissue volumizing [...]

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Facial rejuvenation top cosmetic treatments: survey

These days, dermatologic surgeons have plenty of techniques at the ready to easily smooth wrinkles, repair sun-damaged skin and get rid of those unsightly leg veins. And a new survey finds that consumers are increasingly taking advantage of this expertise. Members of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery performed nearly 6.5 million cosmetic treatments last [...]

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Multiple treatments safe for forehead ‘11’ wrinkles: study

Good news for those of us with wrinkles between the eyebrows where we seem to be wearing the number “11” on our foreheads! A new study shows that multiple treatments of the wrinkle-relaxing injectable Dysport for those lines are not only well-tolerated and effective but also show no evidence of cumulative safety issues. The study [...]

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Skin cancer cases continue to rise: ASDS survey

Not only are skin cancer treatments again the top procedure performed by American Society for Dermatologic Surgery members, but the number of cases also continues to rise, according to a recent ASDS survey. ASDS members performed more than 3 million skin cancer treatments in 2013, an increase of 13 percent from 2012, according to the [...]

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Aging skin: Think of a droopy tablecloth

Over the last decade, we’ve experienced a revolution in our understanding of how skin ages. The visible signs of facial and neck aging once were attributed exclusively to skin laxity or looseness. Today we know that the sagging, drooping, wrinkling, textural alterations and other physical signs that characterize the passage of time are a result [...]

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