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How to Make an Entrance at Your Holiday Parties

by Marria Pooya

It’s the season of giving and thanksgiving and, most importantly, of holiday parties. Make an entrance at all of your events this season when you rev up your look with the age-reversing effects of injectables and fillers. Count on injectables like BOTOX and dermal fillers to provide easy solutions to many signs of aging, such as wrinkles, crinkles and folds, as well as that overall “tired look," which means you're sure to bring the “wow” to any holiday party.



“Our patients are amazed by the quick and simple results from injections, which can smooth away lines and fill wrinkles to impart a more youthful look,” said Amanda Pucci, aesthetic nurse practitioner at the Greenwich Medical Spa in Westport. “The best part is that it only takes a 30- to 60-minute office visit to take years off of the face.”  ..


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The Surprising New Way to Use Botox Is for Stress Relief

Original Article by Jenna Rennert Suffice it to say, 2017 has ranked high on the global stress barometer. And if nonstop White House turmoil, grim international headlines, or a spate of natural disasters didn’t spike your anxiety levels, the steady you’ve-got-mail ding of an iPhone could justifiably send anyone into a digital tailspin. All that tension is bound to take a toll on health and wellness habits, but for many, the signs manifest in one surprising place: your jaw. Yes, according to experts, jaw clenching is one of the most common secondary effects of stress, and while adopting a Gwyneth Paltrow–like mantra of conscious breathing and meditation may help, it’s neither a quick fix nor a foolproof solution.  ..


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Here’s How to Know If You Need Botox or Fillers

Original Article By Julie Ricevuto . Whether it’s sagging skin or deep forehead creases, an aging face looks different on everyone. However, with so many anti-aging treatments on the market, your skin doesn’t have to look wrinkled and droopy anymore—no matter how old you are. Thanks to neuromodulator injections like Botox Cosmetic and dermal fillers like Restylane Refyne and Defyne, you can delay signs of aging for quite some time. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know which treatment you should invest in to best remedy your concerns. So, we consulted a top dermatologist for a complete breakdown on the difference between Botox and fillers so you'll be able to decide which one is right for you. Read on!  ..


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Everything to Know About the Cupid's Bow Lip Filler Technique

Original Article By Kaleigh Fasanella

Over the last, let's say, four or five years, lip fillers have become increasingly popular — and quite frankly, that's putting it lightly. The "Big Lip Boom," if you will, sky-rocketed after celebrities, like Kylie Jenner, Lindsay Lohan, and more began stepping out with plumped-up lips that were clearly not the result of a decent lip liner job.

Since then, lip fillers have continued to gain popularity, prompting influencers, bloggers, and editors alike, to try out life in the temporarily voluminous-lipped lane. The only caveat — aside from a rare botched job — is that results can run the gamut, and, sometimes, don't result in the most natural-looking set of lips. That said, for those who covet more defined, almost undetectably plumper lips, you're in luck, as there's an up-and-coming filler method that enables you to get just that. ..


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How Some of the Latest FDA-Approved Fillers Give You a More Natural Look

Original Article By NewBeauty Sponsored By Restylane. Whether it’s trying to achieve a tousled, bedhead wave or the perfect no-makeup makeup application, the concept of creating a natural (but better) beauty look is widely appealing. But, as anyone who has attempted to create it will quickly discover, it’s much harder than it sounds. The same is true of some of the most popular anti-aging procedures out there: Neuromodulators and fillers can do wonders helping to fight some of the most common signs of aging, but getting the results to look natural—and not overdone—is not always so easy to achieve.

Luckily, consumers now have two FDA-approved filler options on the market, and these launches were created with the purpose of providing patients with more natural-looking results. Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne are two hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that soften and smooth laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines) and contain next-generation technology to prevent the face from looking fake, injected or stiff. How does it work? We delve into the technology below.  ..


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Botox Lip Flip

Original Article By Sarah Kinonen

Lip fillers: They're everywhere these days. My colleagues have them. My friends want them. Hell, even Kylie Jenner's plastic surgeon knows the injectable hype is real. And with such a demand for plumped-up pouts, cosmetic dermatologists (and plastic surgeons) are now having to craft up out-of-the-box treatments to meet patients' specific big-lip needs. Take, for example, the latest lip-plumping procedure making the rounds: the Botox Lip Flip.

For those not aware, lip augmentation is most commonly performed with hyaluronic acid-based fillers, like Juvéderm, Volbella, Vollure, and Restylane, but, according to Dara Liotta, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in New York City, Botox can also be used to slightly shape up the lips to create a "poutier look." "When used alone, or in combination with fillers, Botox gives lips a subtle pout-magnification by flipping out the lip line, rolling the lip gently outward, and giving the appearance of a fuller, sexier pout," she tells Allure. ..


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This Injectable Treatment Dissolves Unwanted or Botched Facial Fillers in Seconds

Original Article By Sarah Kinonen

You saved up for months, asked everyone in your inner circle (and beyond) for advice, and now, after a few minutes with your cosmetic dermatologist, you've got yourself a brand-new set of lips à la lip injections. But what happens if, days later, you decide you don't like them? Turns out, that unwanted hyaluronic acid filler can actually be removed — dissolved, technically speaking — which is something not many people are made aware of during the injection process. All you need it another injection, called hyaluronidase.

"Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that we all have in our bodies," Min S. Ahn, a facial plastic surgeon based in Boston. "In commercial form, it is a liquid that, when injected under the skin, dissolves hyaluronic acid into the body — within a few hours." Quick refresher: Hyaluronic acid is the gel that makes up the most commonly used fillers, like Juvéderm and Restylane, says Ahn. "So, by breaking down hyaluronic acid, hyaluronidase can be used to 'reverse' those fillers — to create a clean slate."  ..


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3 Expert-Approved Ways to Get Rid of Stubborn Fat Under Your Chin

Original Article By Danielle Fontana. It’s become second nature to stop and stare in the mirror at any amount of excess fat hiding out under the chin. You can pull it tight with your hands or conceal it under a turtleneck, but no amount of camouflaging can hide the extra pocket of fat forever. Fortunately, there are multiple options available that are designed to target and eliminate the fat that’s deep beneath the surface and likely tacking years onto your appearance. Here, three experts sound off on the most effective ways to get rid of an unwelcome “double chin” once and for all.

If your fat is just enough to pinch, the high-tech route might be for you.
“Microcurrent and radio-frequency treatments work well to reduce fat under the chin,” says New York celebrity aesthetician Ildi Pekar, explaining that Microcurrent technology utilizes electrical currents on the skin’s surface to stimulate and temporarily shorten muscles by lifting and tightening them, creating more refined muscle tone around the chin for a firmer look before you leave the office. “Radio-frequency treatments work differently, as the energy surpasses the skin (a handpiece is applied to the surface) to target fat cells.” How does it work? The energy heats up the cells to liquefy and drain them via the lymphatic system while boosting the production of collagen and elastin to tighten the skin. “Both treatments deliver results safely and naturally with zero downtime, regardless of how much fat is under the chin—the only difference lies in the number of treatments required and how quickly the skin responds to them,” says Pekar.  ..


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"Bra Bulge" Removal Surgery Is on the Rise

Original Article By Sarah Kinonen

Real talk: We all probably have something we'd like to change about our appearance. Whether that means getting highlights or a procedure that requires a little more commitment (and money) — for example removing fat between armpit and bra, known as "bra bulge" — then who are we to stand in the way? According to Beverly-Hills-based plastic surgeon and RealSelf contributor Sheila Nazarian, MD, there's been a slow but steady rise in the number of requests for "bra bulge" removal surgery within the last few years from "young, active" women in their twenties, thirties, and sometimes forties.

The procedure is a fat-reduction surgery that can be done one of three ways: via liposuction, CoolSculpting, or Kybella, says Dr. Nazarian. She adds that, in her experience, the most common procedure for this type of treatment is liposuction: It's the oldest and best-known option. During liposuction, which is a one-time treatment, incisions are made in the area of concern and fat cells are vacuumed out with a wand. Then incisions are stitched closed. "Bra bulge" liposuction can be performed under local anesthetic within about an hour or two.  ..


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The Nonsurgical Procedure Plus-Size Models Are Frequently Requesting

Original Article By Brittany Fallon. Whether you're plus-size or not, certain physical characteristics are considered more "classically beautiful" than others, especially by plastic surgeons, whose job it is to manipulate a person's look based on their desires. In an interview with Revelist, plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Zuckerman said, "Classical beauty is, in part, characterized by a delicate jawline, slight heart shape to the face and a petite chin."

Because of this, he says more and more plus-size models (as well as other women) are seeking treatments to slim their jawline area. "It's true that many women, 'plus-size' models and otherwise, currently want to maintain a bit of a fuller figure, while at the same retaining a face that is classically beautiful," Dr. Zuckerman said.  ..


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