Melissa Etheridge has some interesting views on Angelina Jolie’s
disclosure regarding her genetic predisposition to breast cancer and
subsequent double mastectomy and reconstruction:
“I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family
history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and
medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and
to make your own informed choices,” Etheridge wrote.
It’s important to keep the spotlight on breast cancer research, so
Etheridge’s comments, even if controversial, will help bring more attention to breast cancer
treatment and other women’s health issues.
Men need to take care of their skin just as much as women, and Dr. Copeland has put together skin care sets that are perfect gifts for Father’s Day.
Need a gift for Father’s Day? It’s not too late to give Dad the gift of healthy skin. Men require as much skin care as women, yet many men neglect to put effort into selecting and applying the right products. My Men’s Skin Essentials Kit with Sun Block has everything from aftershave to moisturizer – think of it as a tool kit for healthy, refreshed and younger looking skin!
The New York Times reports that Toner is having its moment in the sun, as several new variations are introduced. But Daily Normalizing Toner has always had an important place in my Beautiful Skin Workout, because it restores skin’s natural acid balance. It can be used by all skin types as often as needed to balance, condition and firm skin. The non-drying formula eliminates bacteria while maintaining the skin’s healthy environment.
Using toner helps create the proper environment so that your skin can be as healthy as it can be.
The New York Times reports today that people who diligently use sunscreen every day can slow or even prevent
for a time the development of wrinkles and sagging skin, a new study
found. Although doctors have long told people to use sunscreen to
prevent aging, this is the first research to show an actual effect on
the appearance of skin, researchers said.
The study involved 900 white people ages 25 to 55 in Australia, where
intense sun exposure is a fact of life. Most had fair skin, and nearly
all burned in the sun. Most were using sunscreen at least some of the
time, and two-thirds wore hats in the sun.
But researchers wanted to find out what would happen to skin if people
tried to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen all the time over four and a
half years. Half of the study participants were told to continue their
usual practices, and the other half to slather on sunscreen daily.
The result, the researchers reported on Monday in The Annals of Internal
Medicine, is that those assigned to use sunscreen every day had
noticeably more resilient and smoother skin than those assigned to
continue their usual practices.
These findings support what I’ve seen during my years of helping my
patients achieve beautiful skin: sun protection is the #1 factor in
preventing aging skin. My sun care products are formulated with the
strongest ingredients to offer UVA and UVB protection, including clear
zinc oxide which blocks sun rays. And, with our 25% off sale on sun care
products, it’s a great time to stock up.
Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. During the week of June 1-7, Red Cross chapters across the country will conduct CPR/AED classes, demonstrations, and events to raise awareness on the importance of CPR and AED training. It is especially important to arm yourself with the ability to save lives by getting trained in CPR and the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Make a commitment to get trained before the summer begins! Your local Red Cross chapter can give you the training you need to be ready to respond in an emergency situation with skills that can save a life through CPR and AED programs.
You can also get information on CPR education from the American Heart Association.
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Few things age skin quite so much as the sun- every unprotected minute you spend outside is adding minutes (and more) to your apparent age. Be sure to wear protection all the time. And if you can’t stand to be without a tan, use a sunless tanner. It’s safer- and faster!
New statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that arm lifts in women have skyrocketed a staggering 4,378 percent in just over the last decade. It is a trend fueled, in part, by sleeveless fashions for women and more focus on strong-armed celebrities. In 2000, more than 300 women got upper arm lift procedures. Last year, more than 15,000 did. Upper arm lifts can include liposuction or a surgical procedure known as brachioplasty, in which loose skin is removed from the back of the arms. Heavy and even moderately droopy arms can be recontoured effectively with a combination of Smart Lipo using laser beams and traditional liposuction through a tiny incision near each elbow. For a non-invasive option, Thermage® can also tighten the skin with no downtime. Thermage® can be used not only for sagging facial, neck, and eyelid skin; but also all over the body, including flabby arms, hands, and legs. Feel confident in your tank tops and strapless dresses with toned arms. 32 year old before and 6 months after arm lipo and thermage
Necks can be deceiving, and make you appear older than you are. It’s one of the most common complaints from my patients. Sagging or crepey skin on the neck can add years to a person who is otherwise youthful. There are a few options to improve necks.
For jowly or “turkey wattle” necks, a neck lift can make a dramatic difference in facial appearance. Small-incision surgery allows recontouring of the neck with minimal downtime under twilight anesthesia. The neck lift is ideal for treating people with conditions such as turkey wattle neck and excess fat, but who are not bothered by jowls and cheek contour problems. Smart lipo can sometimes be used in this area to melt away small amounts of fat and tighten skin.
49 year old before and after neck lipectomy
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35 year old before and after neck lipectomy
For those not sure about surgery Thermage®, a no incision nonsurgical approach can be the perfect solution. Thermage can tighten skin, renew facial contours, and stimulate your body to make healthier collagen—the building block that provides structure to your skin. See the dramatic improvement in this patient’s neck and chin:
Before and 6 months after Thermage treatment.