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Even More Botox-Like Products Will Come to Market

First there was Botox Cosmetic; then 2009 brought the Botox alternative Dysport. In 2010, expect to see a few more Botox rivals, including a topical form of the popular wrinkle relaxer and at least one more injectable. A couple of injectable Botox cousins are in development, but PurTox will likely be the next to get a nod from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The main difference in these injectables seems to be how long the results last and how quickly the products start to work on your crow’s feet.

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Consider your hairline in browlift surgery

There are many methods for performing a browlift or forehead lift including an endoscopic browlift (through tiny incisions with the assistance of telescopes) , bicoronal forehead lift (extensive incision from ear to ear across the top of the head) and a tricophytic or hairline browlift. (hidden along the hairline).  Each of these techniques achieves a similar result through the brow and the forehead in terms of smoothing of lines and gentle elevation of the brows. 

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Proposed Cosmetic Surgery Tax

The proposed tax on cosmetic surgery represents a tax on your self esteem and a hidden tax on a desirable good or service. Individuals seek cosmetic plastic surgery for a variety of reasons, but, in nearly all cases, the patient remarks after surgery that their self esteem has been improved or they somehow feel better about themselves. 

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Trends in Facial Plastic Surgery

According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), there has been a 60 percent increase in the number of women undergoing cosmetic procedures since 2000. Some more interesting statistics include:

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Efudex and Carac Improve the Appearance of Sun Damaged Skin

Chemotherapy medication fluorouracil appears to reduce potentially precancerous skin patches and improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin

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We Welcome Out of Towners

Traveling to Florida Face and Body Specialists in Melbourne, Florida

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How Do Our Attitudes About Beauty Change As We Age?

What people find beautiful about themselves may be different than what they find appealing in another person. Visitors were asked "What aspect of physical beauty do you find most appealing in another person?" In their 20s, 30s, and 40s, respondents look for a fit, well proportioned body; youthful skin ranked at the top for respondents in the 50s and 60s. When considering "Which part of your body are you most concerned about?" respondents ranked their abdomen/hips number one in their 30s. But surprisingly, respondents listed the face, not their body, as the most popular choice in the 20s, 40s, 50s and 60s.

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A Woman’s Point of View

Women continue to be the most likely candidates for facial plastic surgery. In 2008, approximately 84 percent of patients seeking facial plastic surgery were female. The most common cosmetic surgical procedures undergone by women were facelifts (average of 55 procedures per surgeon) and blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery (45 procedures), which includes surgery of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. This procedure was in high demand for women looking to rejuvenate the appearance of the eye area and reduce drooping and puffiness in the lid.

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‘The Lipstick Effect’ With Non-Invasive Procedures

According to the annual survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), more than 80 percent of board certified facial plastic surgeons reported an increase in non-invasive cosmetic procedures within the past year among consumers looking to delay the effects of aging and more costly surgeries. The most requested non-invasive procedures included Botox®; dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid, and skin resurfacing treatments, such as chemical peels and dermabrasion.

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Surgeons’ warning of overseas plastic surgery dangers

LEADING plastic surgeons have spoken of the horrific medical complications patients come home with after having cosmetic surgery abroad.  The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has raised concerns that the NHS and private UK-based surgeons are having to remedy such problems. The association also described the “unethical” practices some cosmetic surgery tourism companies use. 

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