Younger You Blog

08
May

Original Article By Sarah Kinonen

In today's not-so-shocking news: People are officially interested in injectable, non-invasive treatments. (It's about damn time, folks.) We've recently reported that, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), an estimated 7 million injection procedures, including Botox, were performed in the last year alone. And that number just continues to rise. According to the experts, they've seen an influx of younger patients opting for preventative treatments sooner rather than later, but how soon it too soon? For the full rundown, we reached out to dermatologists across the country to nail down the exact age, if interested, to begin Botox. The takeaway? Whenever you damn well please. Yes — really.  


21
Apr

Original Article By Elise Minton

You may love the way your doctor wields his or her needle to inject your favorite fillers and injectables, giving you the look you’ve always wanted. But for the most part, doctors like to use these products off-label, meaning for a purpose (albeit safe) other than what they are FDA-approved for. We asked six expert injectors what their favorite under-the-radar uses are for injectables and fillers—their answers may surprise you.

To diminish the look of cellulite and dimples
New York dermatologist Gervaise Gerstner, MD, likes to use filler to treat dimples and cellulites on the thighs. “There are a plethora of perfectly sculpted ladies who are 99.99 percent perfect but they obsess over very small dimples or fat pockets. When we use filler to fill in the divots or dimples, it also helps to lift the skin so the appearance of some of that superficial crepiness and cellulite is diminished.”  


12
Apr

Original Article By Sarah Kinonen

No matter how many bicep curls I manage to squeeze into my beloved Barry's Bootcamp class, the seemingly endless reps never to seem to be nearly enough to sculpt the chiseled arms of my dreams. Blame it on my incessant need for lean, long limbs—along with my admitted penchant for dessert—but regardless, regular old reps just aren't cutting it right now. Which is why news about CoolSculpting, an FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure that freezes off fat cells—up to 25 percent—causing them to die, piqued my interest. Because originally, it was developed and approved only for specific areas of the body such as the abdomen and flanks. Now, Coolsculpting for your arms is an option, too.

The Coolsculpting procedure was created by Zeltiq, a medical technology company, in 2010—and has only gained in popularity in the seven years since its inception. Now you can find the treatment offered not only at doctor's offices, but at medical spas as well—and sometimes, with a Groupon-esque code for it all. But again, it was initially only approved for use on certain body parts—arms not included. Until this week, that is, when the FDA approved its use for removal of upper arm fat.  


31
Mar

Original Article By Tatiana Bido

Good news coming from the late-stage trials of an acne medication from drug giant Allergan and Paratek Pharmaceuticals. The companies are reporting that two Phase 3 trails of the drug sarecycline, an oral tetracycline-derived antibiotic with anti-inflammatory properties, has been successful in the treatment of moderate to severe acne.

David Nicholson, chief global research and development officer for Allergan says, “The positive efficacy results observed in the pivotal phase 3 clinical trials indicate that sarecycline can be an effective treatment option for patients with moderate to severe acne.” Results showed patients receiving the once-daily medication had fewer inflammatory lesions than those who didn't. Based on the outcome of these clinical trials, Allergan has announced plans to file a new drug application for their acne medication with the Food and Drug Administration later in the year.  


15
Mar

Original Article by Sarah Kinonen

In a world where Donald Trump is president and digital dependency is the real deal, finding time to unplug and zen out is almost a necessity. But did you know that during the time you're om-ing away the stresses of the day, you could actually be counteracting future wrinkles? According to Suze Yalof Schwartz, founder and CEO of Unplug Meditation Studio, making time for yourself to meditate—16 seconds, to be exact—will not only ground you, but will also help relax the muscles in your face that can inevitably lead to fine lines.  


17
Feb

Original Article By Elise Minton

Just this morning it was announced that aesthetics giant Allergan (you probably know it as the brand behind Botox Cosmetic, Juvéderm and Latisse) will be adding another beauty-centric company to its portfolio: Zeltiq Aesthetics, the fat-reducing brand that uses the power of freezing fat in its CoolSculpting device.

The sale is slated for about $2.48 billion and is strictly for the CoolSculpting device. It's the latest in a list of companies that Allergan has been acquiring.  


08
Feb

Original Article by Amanda Montell

If you grew up watching too much early 2000s reality TV like I did, then your impression of plastic surgery might have been similarly influenced by, say, a certain cast member of The Hills or contestants on The Swan. Until very recently, I wrote off all cosmetic surgery as extreme, unnecessary, and unhealthy. But as I've gotten older (and as technology has improved), my mind has opened up.

Last year, Americans received 40% more injectibles than we did just five years ago. Thanks to factors like social media and an increase in better surgical techniques, we're getting more and more used to seeing "medically enhanced" faces, whether we realize it or not. Many types of cosmetic procedures are growing in popularity "because of evolving techniques that lead to more natural results with less downtime," explains NYC plastic surgeon Michelle Yagoda, MD. A lot of these procedures, though popular, are little-known and seldom discussed outside the doctor's office.

To shed some light on which under-the-radar procedures are blowing up this year, we consulted two top plastic surgeons. Keep scrolling to learn about seven fascinating plastic surgery treatments taking over 2017.  


01
Feb

Original Article by Marria Pooya Featured in WAG.com

Ladies, while passion has driven you in areas like family, career and volunteering, you may have given less attention to your personal needs.

And although you have maintained your appearance, perhaps even opting for age-defying injectables and fillers or laser treatments to renew your skin, your feminine well-being has been left to fend for itself. However, it’s time to celebrate your femininity this Valentine’s Day with a gift that you will both enjoy. Put the passion back in your love life with the skin-tightening effects of ThermiVa, created specifically for your lady parts.

Yes, we are talking about vaginal rejuvenation. Thanks to groundbreaking ThermiVa, a safe, nonsurgical treatment, you can tighten your vagina and external labia and improve sexual pleasure without any downtime or discomfort. ThermiVa works with radio frequency to heat vaginal tissues gently and increase collagen production, something that unfortunately decreases with age, hormonal changes and time. ThermiVa’s heat naturally promotes stronger collagen bands and tighter skin inside and out. Although treatments are typically performed in a series of three, you’ll experience improvement from the first visit.  


18
Jan

Original Article by Elizabeth Varnell

Our beating hearts may keep us alive, but it’s collagen, the most abundant protein in the human body, that gives strength and structure to our bones, muscles, skin, and tendons. So when collagen production slows—as it does with age, stress, and illness—the telltale signs of aging emerge, including wrinkles and weaker cartilage in joints. Now beauty brands and biohackers alike are creating ingestible collagen supplements to help boost natural levels. These powders and elixirs mimic the age-old practice of consuming collagen-rich bone broths for youthful skin and bones. Here, the pros discuss the merits, the risks, and the efficacy of ingestible collagen, and how it aids the body both inside and out.

How It Works
UCLA dermatologist Dr. Hayley Goldbach, M.D., says collagen levels decline naturally with age, starting in our 20s and 30s. “Cells that produce it start to degrade and produce less,” she says. Because collagen provides structure to skin, as levels decline, wrinkles begin and joints become less limber. Sun and smoking both accelerate the process.  


03
Jan

Original Article by Lisa DeSantis

Dermatologists love lasers. Not only do laser treatments yield immediate, dramatic results in most cases, but they’re also highly targeted. "No other technology is so consistently precise in addressing an issue, whether it’s a brown spot or an acne scar," says dermatologist S. Manjula Jegasothy, MD, CEO of Miami Skin Institute.

Interested in trying out a laser treatment for yourself? Although you've probably already heard of laser hair removal procedures and laser facials, the latest laser technology can be used to combat some of your biggest skincare concerns, from treating acne scars to finally fading those pesky sun spots. But since there are so many different options out there, it can be a little overwhelming to determine which new treatments you should consider. Read on to match your complexion concern with the best light, and then consult your dermatologist to learn more about whether or not these new treatments are right for you.