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Cosmetic Procedures Pick Up Prior to Obama Inauguration
from USA Today
To heck with Champagne, break out the Botox. It's inauguration party time. Washington, D.C.-area cosmetic dermatologists, and skin experts in other major cities, say despite the sagging economy, requests for quickie cosmetic fixes, such as Botox and microdermabrasion, have picked up during the last few weeks as people pretty-up for inaugural fetes. More

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It’s Written All Over Your Face
from Science News
Eye candy might more appropriately be called brain candy. Seeing a pretty face is like eating a piece of oh-so-sweet chocolate — for the brain, if not for the stomach. In fact, attractive faces activate the same reward circuitry in the brain as food, drugs and money. For humans, there is something captivating and unforgettable about the arrangement of two balls, a point and a horizontal slit on the front of the head. The power of faces isn’t lost on psychologists. “Faces are interesting because they impart so much information — expression, attention — and these interact with facial beauty,” says Anthony Little of the University of Stirling in Scotland. So it’s no surprise that making faces attractive is big business. Each year, Americans spend more than $13 billion on cosmetic surgery and tens of billions on cosmetics and beauty aids. More

Seeking Self-Esteem through Surgery
from The New York Times
When 18-year-old Kristen of River Edge, N.J., began to develop curves at 15, she was disappointed that breasts didn’t follow. “They never grew,” said Kristen. “I didn’t feel like a woman.” And, in fact, at 15, Kristen wasn’t yet a woman. But to someone raised in a culture of celebrity obsession and makeover TV shows — not to mention the fact that when Kristen was 16, her mother and older sister had received breast implants — she believed a shapely bust line was her due. So, last May, as a high school graduation gift from her parents, Kristen underwent breast augmentation surgery with saline implants, approved by the Food and Drug Administration for people 18 and older. “I just wanted to look normal, and now I do,” said Kristen, whose family members asked that their last name not be used. More

New Science Helps Fight Aging
from Health News Digest
You might not think time is on your side when it comes to fighting the effects of aging-but science is. From free-radical-fighting serums to age-defying, face-firming creams, new science-based skin care products are allowing people to take their beauty treatments in-house. So how can you keep science on your side when it comes to skin care? Look for products that are proven to work. For instance, the formula and uniquely designed applicator used by Sculptinex Instant ReSculpting Face Treatment by Good Skin Labs have been shown to instantly help tighten skin as well as help reshape the appearance of facial contours. More

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If you liked Obagi – You’ll Love Dermesse

The Manufacturer and Distributor of the popular Dermesse prescription strength hydroquinone and tretinoin regimen. also offers acne products, un-buffered glycolic acid peels, tretinoin, and back bar sizes. A Private Label program is available for all products. More info

What Should Those with Autoimmune Illnesses Know About Breast Enhancement
from EMax Health
If you have lupus and also have cancer, you are apt to receive misinformation about your treatment options. If you wish to undergo a cosmetic enhancement procedure, from Botox injections to breast enlargement, receiving misinformation is also quite likely. This brief review provides some correct information -- but also acknowledges that very little solid science is available to answer many questions. Lupus, as well as other systemic autoimmune illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma, are chronic, lifelong diseases. To the surprise of patients and their rheumatologists, rheumatic disease patients who develop cancer are often told that they cannot receive radiation therapy, breast reconstruction, or certain kinds of chemotherapy because of their disease. There is very little basis for these restrictions. More

Perspiration Inspiration
from The Sacramento Bee
Kids tend to sweat, a lot. And Brian Adamcik was a particularly active East Texas farmboy, so he thought nothing untoward was happening when he'd sweat buckets doing work or playing with friends. What gave him pause, though, were the times his underarms would be soaked just chilling out in a chilly room. Later, with the dawning of adult self-consciousness, Adamcik would find himself changing sweat-stained shirts several times a day and taking way too many showers. It was more of an annoyance than an embarrassment back in the 1980s, when he was in the military and wanted to look – in the parlance of antiperspirant ads – calm, cool and collected. More

Cosmetic Surgeons Suffer Recession, Says New Survey
from Medill Reports
Cosmetic surgeons are tightening skin less and their budgets more, according to the Economic Impact Survey released Wednesday by the Chicago-based American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. “We sell perception,” said Dr. Patrick McMenamin, academy president. “And the perception is that the economy’s down.” The recession has affected nearly 80 percent of cosmetic surgery practices in the United States, according to the academy’s survey of 242 members. More

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