- Plastic Surgery
- -08-14-07 Mapping the Face (MSNBC News)
"New research into how the face stores fat could lead to more effective anti-aging strategies, better facial reconstruction techniques, and may even help doctors assess heart-disease risks."
" 'Human anatomy has been studied for over 500 years,' says study coauthor Joel Pessa, an assistant professor and plastic surgeon at UT Southwestern. 'It’s pretty unusual to see something this new at the macroscopic, anatomical level.' ” 08-07
- -Editorial: The Pursuit of Youth Isn't Always Pretty (MSNBC News)
"The field of cosmetic surgery is at its best when it comes to correcting perceived flaws, like a crooked nose, and enhancing assets, such as bust size. But replicating the look of youth seems to pose a more difficult challenge." 04-09
- Do Wrinkles Anti-Wrinkle Creams Work? (BBC News)
"We all develop wrinkles with age, and we've all seen the adverts for products that claim to reduce them. But what's the science behind them and do they really work?" 03-07
- Fighting Wrinkles (U.S. News)
"Evidence does support another kind of topical—prescription creams containing retinoic acid, more commonly called tretinoin, which can actually rejuvenate skin, as University of Michigan researchers reported in the Archives of Dermatology last May. Retinoic acid works by gradually stimulating fresh collagen production, which helps stave off or reverse fine lines, says Leffell. 'There's no point at which you lose a benefit from starting [its] application,' says Kauvar, who frequently prescribes retinoic acid to patients in their 50s and 60s, just as she pre-emptively does for the younger set. Just one potential wrinkle: If used during pregnancy, it may cause birth defects." 01-09
- Makeup and Wrinkles (Health.com)
"We asked makeup pro Jeannie Mai and wardrobe guru Alison Deyette of TLC’s 10 Years Younger, to name their top instant agers—the things women do that actually make them look older." 02-09
- Perricone: Prescription for Aging Beautifully (Oprah.com)
"Inflammation is at the basis of age-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, auto immune disease, and wrinkled, sagging skin. The wrong foods—such as sugar, processed foods, pasta, breads, pastry and baked goods—can increase levels of the pro-inflammatory peptides."
"Sugar is the number one enemy. It causes inflammation that destroys our bodies and attaches to collagen, which results in stiff, inflexible, sagging skin. Controlling our blood sugar level and insulin levels will improve our health and give us beautiful, youthful skin."
"The anti-inflammatory diet consists of high quality protein, like that found in fish, colorful fresh fruits and vegetables, and adequate amounts of good fat, like that found in salmon, flax, nuts, seeds and olive oil." 12-05
- Study: Three Wrinkle Removers That Work (U.S. News)
"Over the past decade, University of Michigan researchers have focused on the mechanisms behind aging skin and have emerged with a better understanding of how best to tame the process—without Botox or plastic surgery. After analyzing several dozen of their studies, the team reported last month that three treatments definitely rejuvenate skin: topical retinoic acid, carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, and injections of cross-linked hyaluronic acid. 'These three, as far as I'm concerned, are the ones where the evidence is quite solid,' says senior author John Voorhees, chair of the department of dermatology at the University of Michigan's medical school (who has no financial ties to the manufacturers of the treatments studied)."
"Why do they work? All three are able to replenish some of what skin loses with time: collagen. Wrinkles form as collagen breaks down, which signals the cells that secrete it to stop doing so. Age and sun exposure are triggers. But this cycle isn't irreversible, says Voorhees. Treatments can sweep away the old, splintered collagen, and fool cells into making more. Since collagen has a half life of 15 years, once it's laid down, lots will last, he says. 'What we're trying to say is that you actually have to do something to the skin to make it repair and rejuvenate,' says Voorhees. 'You can't expect magically to put on a potion which will stimulate the repair process deep in the skin. It doesn't happen.' " 03-07
- Study: Three Wrinkle Removers that Work (U.S. News)
"After analyzing several dozen of their studies, the team reported last month that three treatments definitely rejuvenate skin: topical retinoic acid, carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, and injections of cross-linked hyaluronic acid. 'These three, as far as I'm concerned, are the ones where the evidence is quite solid,' says senior author John Voorhees, chair of the department of dermatology at the University of Michigan's medical school (who has no financial ties to the manufacturers of the treatments studied)." 04-09
- Sunlight and Harm (US News)
"The fiery ball of radiation that climbs into the sky every morning can be just as good for your health as it is damaging. In fact, some experts now believe that the sun's rays provide more benefit than harm—provided you get the right dose."
"Still, he emphasizes, the operative word is little when it comes to exposure. 'The majority of people aren't putting on sunscreen every time they step outside, and that 5 or 10 minutes a day of casual exposure is probably all you need.' " 06-08
- Ways to Take Years off your Face (MSNBC News)
"It’s been said that you can get a glimpse of your future face by taking a look at your mother. But today, an array of anti-aging options proves that the adage is no longer true — or at least that it doesn’t have to be." 03-07
- Wrinkles and Botox (ABC News)
"Overactive bladder, diabetic nerve pain, excessive sweating, migraine headaches, voice tremors — these are just a few of the conditions that the drug Botox can treat."
"Botox's manufacturer, Allergan, says that it is one of the most used medications worldwide, approved for 20 problems in more than 75 nations. This list will likely grow as new discoveries are made." 05-06
- Wrinkles and Reloxin (FreedomBlogging.com)
"Would-be Botox challenger Reloxin is back in the race and could reach the U.S. marketplace next year." 01-09