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New filler uses light to boost skin's beauty

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 20:58:14 GMT

Move over Juvederm and Restalyne. Make way for a new skin filler. Johns Hopkins researchers say they have improved the technology on popular injectable hyaluronic gels that gloriously restored skin’s volume and wiped away wrinkles -- but sagged or faded away after about a year. With the new procedure, scientists inject a liquid, mold and massage it, and lock it in place with a two-minute treatment of green LED light. The implants last much longer, and look and feel more natural.

Top sunscreen? Cheapest is best, report finds

Mon, 20 Jun 2011 19:57:38 GMT

The best sun protection money can buy turns out to be the cheapest. A new study by Consumer Reports found that the most effective sunscreens on the market are also the least expensive.

Reformed skinhead endures agony to remove tattoos

Mon, 31 Oct 2011 05:15:56 GMT

Julie Widner was terrified — afraid her husband would do something reckless, even disfigure himself.

Woman explains record 52 plastic surgery operations

Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:55:33 GMT

Cindy Jackson, 55, tells TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb that her “highly developed sense of aesthetics” encouraged her desire to achieve “classic proportion” through 52 different surgical procedures.

Video: "As good as gold:" Thieves target hair extensions

Wed, 25 May 2011 15:41:54 GMT

Beauty salons take extreme measures to protect their expensive hair extension supplies, which are being targeted by thieves and causing some companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses. NBC's Jennifer Bjorklund reports. (Nightly News)

California bans use of tanning beds by minors

Sun, 9 Oct 2011 21:33:27 GMT

Minors in the state of California will no longer be allowed to use tanning beds after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sunday prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from using ultraviolet tanning devices.

Plastic surgery for 2: Couples grow young together

Mon, 7 Nov 2011 19:51:43 GMT

Marriage starts with a promise to grow old together — but couples like Ira and Roberta Almeas have instead decided to grow young together.

Bottom line: Doc explains mysteriously massive butt

Thu, 24 Nov 2011 00:09:15 GMT

News that Oneal Ron Morris was arrested for injecting a woman's buttocks with a combination of cement, Fix-A-Flat and Superglue stunned readers. But even more shocking are the photographs of the alleged perpetrator revealing the incredible size of her rear end. A cosmetic surgeon gets to the bottom of it.

Your daily cup of coffee may be aging your skin

Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:36:55 GMT

Maybe you take all the right steps — all 17 of them, even — to care for your skin. But simple, seemingly innocuous habits like a daily cup of coffee may be undermining your best efforts.

4 ways to fix common skin woes

Tue, 26 Apr 2011 18:01:33 GMT

Cosmetic imperfections, like cellulite, spider veins and skin discoloration, might be hard to get rid of but you can always disguise them.

Harlem barbershops, salons double as health clinics

Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:10:02 GMT

Turning his head from side to side as he checks his reflection in the barbershop mirror, Terrell Mack seems pretty pleased with his haircut -- a tight, neat crop -- but he can't get up from the chair just yet.

Psoriasis may increase stroke risk, study says

Thu, 18 Aug 2011 21:38:35 GMT

The skin condition psoriasis may increase the risk of stroke and atrial fibrillation, a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, a new Danish study says.

Black women's hair loss tied to braiding, weaving

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 22:18:37 GMT

Very tight braiding or weaving is linked to a permanent type of hair loss that affects many African American women, new research suggests.

Botox rival shows crow's feet advantage in study

Mon, 20 Jun 2011 20:06:42 GMT

Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp's newer anti-wrinkle drug Dysport proved significantly better than Botox at improving crow's feet in a small clinical study, a finding that could give frown lines to market leader Allergan Inc.

FDA finds fraudulent Botox in the U.S.

Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:19:37 GMT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that fraudulent versions of the wrinkle treatment Botox, which is made by Allergan Inc and also used to treat headaches, underarm sweating and overactive bladder, are being sold in the United States.

Summer's not over yet: 4 ways to reverse sun damage

Sun, 4 Sep 2011 16:00:10 GMT

You may be vigilant with the sunscreen, but here's the bad news: UV radiation alters the actual DNA of your skin cells, causing lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and even cancer. Here's a ray of (UV-free) light: You can reverse sun damage.

Longing to be thin? Blame your genes

Wed, 3 Oct 2012 18:08:16 GMT

Hate your body? Society's obsession with thinness may not be to blame — at least not entirely. A new study finds that genetics influences how much women buy into the idea that thin equals beautiful.

People who don't stink still wear deodorant, study finds

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 01:26:09 GMT

For most people, putting on deodorant is a necessary ritual on par with brushing teeth or washing hands. But for those who produce no armpit stench, it is totally unnecessary. Despite that, more than three-quarters of them still do, a study finds.

Wine may protect skin from sunburns, study suggests

Mon, 1 Aug 2011 19:26:31 GMT

Important health tip for the summer: Drink more wine! A better protection against harmful sunburns might be a healthy dose of SPF sauvignon blanc, suggests a new Spanish study .

Plastic surgery shaves 9 years off your age

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 22:42:19 GMT

By Karen RowanMyHealthNewsDailyPlastic surgery will likely make you look nine years younger than you really are, a new study suggests. Researchers showed 40 medical students before and after pictures of 60 plastic-surgery patients.

Dripping in sweat? Maybe it's hyperhidrosis

Fri, 3 Jun 2011 13:21:17 GMT

For those with a hyperhidrosis, a medical condition that causes excessive sweating, perspiration happens no matter the temperature.

Plant may improve skin-whitening creams

Tue, 29 Mar 2011 23:41:39 GMT

While many Americans often long for the perfect tan, a popular desire in Asia for many women and men is fair skin.

Erase those laugh lines — with your own skin cells

Thu, 10 Nov 2011 14:26:09 GMT

Maybe you're iffy on the idea of using a facial filler like Restalyne or Juvederm. But what if the stuff that was erasing your wrinkles came from your own skin? That's the idea behind laViv , the first cellular therapy to remove laugh lines to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Envy Scarlett's lips? Celeb parts look best on stars

Fri, 17 Jun 2011 13:56:51 GMT

Ashlee Simpson’s nose. Angelina Jolie’s lips. Beyonce’s behind.  It seems every day I see a new patient who wants to change a part of his or her body in order to look like a celebrity. But some go too far, writes cosmetic surgeon Dr. Tony Youn.

New sunscreen labels to show cancer protection

Tue, 14 Jun 2011 17:08:07 GMT

Federal regulators will require sunscreen manufacturers to test their products' effectiveness against sun rays that pose the greatest risk of skin cancer.

Fat transfer for younger eyes may last 3 years

Fri, 22 Jul 2011 18:27:37 GMT

Fat transferred under the eyes to create a younger-looking face can last for at least three years, suggests a new study of people who had the surgery.