Avon has announced that the ANEW Clinical Pro Line Eraser cream, that has 60,000 Brits on its waiting list, is hitting US shelves this month. The $40 wrinkle cream has people in a tizzy over its reported anti-aging results, claiming to noticeably reduce fine lines and boost production of collagen and elastin.
From among the 350,000 questions that have been asked on RealSelf.com and answered by qualified doctors, a few rise to the top as the most-read and most-searched. One of which is, “How Can I Tighten Sagging Skin Without Surgery?”
Is it time to give a facelift to… facelifts? Though facelifts have long been the standard approach for creating rejuvenated faces, a lot of doctors and patients are shifting over to a newer type of procedure: face-shaping.
According to a Good Morning America segment last week, more students than ever are opting for plastic surgery to start off the new year.
The PIP breast implant fiasco that has taken Europe by storm may have some positive consequences: stricter and safer plastic surgery regulations throughout the United Kingdom.
With all the recent coverage of youth undergoing otoplasty in the hopes to fend off harassment, we were curious what exactly otoplasty entails.
Youth plastic surgery has seen a resurgence in the news over the past year, especially in the past couple months, and we've kept a close eye on the controversial arguments from both sides. The latest round has been about non-profits who donate surgery to children being tormented by their peers for one physical trait or another. For Nadia Ilse it was her nose and ears, and for Kaleb is was his ears, too.
The current recession has been studied from all different angles (we even picked up the correlation of male stress with attraction to curves), and beauty trends are not exempt from the inquiring minds of psychologists or economists. The main question being, why does the beauty industry seem to be recession proof?
Breast enhancements and lifts are an ever-popular search topics on RealSelf, but many people want to know how to stave off the effects of aging and gravity before surgical options. A new study released today in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, "Determinants of Breast Appearance and Aging in Twins," took a look at the lifestyle and environmental factors that can lead to the aging of breasts, like sagging and loss of perkiness.
According to search volume from the RealSelf community, Fraxel Repair is a hot topic as of late. Maybe some people got too much summer sun, or maybe they are simply looking for a fall refresher from the $1,750 CO2 laser treatment. The reviews are still a mixed bag, with a 56% Worth It Rating, but here is a round up of five true before and afters to give a sneak peek of Fraxel Repair results.
There's a lot of buzz around breast enhancements and Brazilian butt lifts—but there are still plenty of women looking to scale down instead of size up. Large breasts can be painful and cause back problems, and many women gladly shell out the $4,300 to minimize their cup size.
When it comes to maintaining (or creating) pearly whites, Veneers have been a leading option to overhaul a smile. Porcelain veneers have a 58% Worth It Rating and an average cost of nearly $7,500, but what are the other options for people looking for a less dramatic, more budget-friendly alternative?
Everyone looks back at old photos and muses, "What was I thinking?" But, what do you do when it's not as temporary as a bad perm or a errant make up choice? That's exactly what's happening for people who are part of the ear gauges trend, and now wishing to reverse the stretch of their lobes.
Besse Cooper, a great great grandmother, celebrated her 116th birthday earlier this week, making her the oldest person in the world. The Georgia sweetheart, when asked her secret to longevity, told Guinness, “I mind my own business. And I don’t eat junk food.’’
According to a recent study, guys experiencing higher anxiety are more likely to be attracted to fleshier women. Considering the recent surge in enhancements and shapely contouring, could the current surgical trends be linked to evolutionary instincts?
Bullying among teens has always been a problem, and now some students, parents and other organizations are taking significant, appearance-altering action in an effort to prevent teen bullying. On the heels of the Nadia Isle story, the topic has sparked notable controversy and debate, and we polled the community to gauge public sentiment about this topic.
Starting off the week, Anderson sits down with personal trainer PJ James today, who took understanding to a whole new level. In just four months, he gained and lost 100 pounds to give himself a better understanding of what a weight loss journey really entails.
Tyra’s response to models opposed to plastic surgery? "I hate when models say 'Oh, plastic surgery is just a wrong thing. What're you talking about? You won the genetic lottery…” Kudos to Banks’ stance that procedures should be an individual’s choice and not universally frowned upon by others.
Summer break is always the time for teens to reinvent their look before the new school year, and some are going to greater lengths to put their best face forward.
Losing weight is hard. You diet, you exercise, you follow all the good advice (and some of the fads) from doctors, friends, and family—and sometimes, it still doesn't work quickly enough. For people who struggle with excess weight that threatens their health, weight loss surgery can be a life-changing experience. But not all insurances cover these spendy procedures, and many patients aren't able to pay out of pocket.
Inc. – a leading tech and entrepreneurial magazine – released its annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies, and we’re thrilled to report that RealSelf made the list! Over the past three years, RealSelf has experienced a staggering and thrilling 1,217% growth – and none of it would have been possible without the powerful connections that are made every day within our community.
It often happens that questions and comments stirring around our community forums become the next big trends in medi-beauty. One such procedure is miraDry, which is intended to reduce or eliminate excessive sweating with the using of microwave technology.
We've tapped into doctors in the past to get the scoop on whose features are the most requested - from J.Lo's derriere and Angelina's lips, to most recently Megan Fox's nose.
Here's a breakdown from Celebuzz, noting the most coveted male and female looks from head to toe. Take a peek and see if you agree with the rankings.
Step aside, Botox? A new product called “Frotox” is expected to hit plastic surgeons’ offices in the not too distant future, and the buzz is that the still-in-testing filler may rival other popular wrinkle removers.
So what is Frotox?
We love any time our site is used to help educate people in matters of medi-beauty – that’s what we’re here for! This month’s issue of San Francisco’s Scene magazine highlighted one of the hottest procedures on the market – Cellulaze, a minimally invasive procedure targeting cellulite that has people abuzz.
Dr. Rian A. Maercks, a Miami Beach Plastic Surgeon, recently took a new approach to try to prove his point. And we warn you, there are a lot of needles involved. Dr. Maercks is spreading his philosophy of “aesthetic facial balancing,” a procedure which uses a high volume of fillers like Juvederm to achieve a youthful, smooth look. Instead of using the typical one to two vials of filler that most procedures use, Dr. Maercks advocates using no less than eight to 10, and often more.
We've mentioned the topic before—couples undergoing nip/tuck together, or opting for simultaneous lipo. Now, this double-procedure trend is really catching on. Is this just a new way for couples to proclaim their love, like matching tattoos, or is there something more to the surge?
It’s a far too common mistake in summer – falling asleep in the sun, losing track of time, and – BAM – sunburn! It’s not just your surface skin that risks being harmed by those powerful ultraviolet rays (which actually accounts for 90% of the changes associated with aging); too much sun can also pose serious health risks.
According to DailyMail, a Swedish company and Scottish university may have found a preventative measure for sun damage in disposable wristbands.
When it comes to reducing the appearance of cellulite, Cellulaze has been a leading treatment option, with a 77% Worth It Rating, but a newly FDA-approved product on the market appears ready to compete for the title.
VASERsmooth is a new accessory for the VASER Liposuction technology, which uses ultrasonic energy or high-energy sound waves to emulsify fat. Now, in addition to contouring fat, doctors can user VASER to remove signs of cellulite.
With procedures that range from simple to complex, and price tags from a few hundred to several thousand dollars, there are tons of cosmetic surgery options with different results — and growing. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that Americans spent nearly $10 billion last year on cosmetic procedures, just in the U.S.
But is there a cheaper, faster (and temporary) way to address the issue? Here, we'll take a look at some products that claim to tighten or enhance without detracting from your wallet.