Botox and Juvederm Maker to Purchase SkinMedica

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Allergan, a top manufacturer for several anti-aging treatments, has decided to purchase SkinMedica’s line of topical cosmetic skin care products for $350 million. Allergan Chief Executive David E. I. Pyott says that SkinMedica will complement Allergan’s already long list of facial wrinkle treatments including Botox® Cosmetic and Juvederm®. Pyott also added that the acquisition “will enable us

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Tips for Playing the Age Guessing Game After Cosmetic Enhancement

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With the increase in cosmetic enhancement treatments like fraxel laser resurfacing, Botox injections and injectable dermal fillers, it can be near impossible to guess someone’s age these days. So the next time you find yourself a little curious, you’ll have to look beyond traditional signs of aging. According to Dr. Scott Zevon, a plastic surgeon

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Modern Family Star Talks Cosmetic Surgery

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Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara (aka Gloria) remains one of Hollywood’s sexiest TV stars and like her co-star Julie Bowen, she isn’t afraid to talk about cosmetic enhancement. When recently asked by StyleCaster, the actress had this to say: “Yeah, I would definitely do something. Not something crazy but little things here or there. Hopefully,

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Social Media Causing More People to Consider Cosmetic Enhancement

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We all have those friends who love to tag us in unflattering photos on Facebook, but would a little embarrassment ever prompt you to consider cosmetic surgery? For some people, the answer is a resounding yes. Social media has become one of our primary forms of communication, especially with people we don’t get to see on

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South Korea Reigns as Top Male Skincare Capital

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According to global market research firm Euromonitor International, South Korea reigns as the male skincare capital of the world. In 2011 alone, South Korean men accounted for nearly 21 percent of global skincare sales, which is the equivalent to approximately $495.5 million. According to Roald Maliangkay, head of Korean studies at Australian National University, effeminate male

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Defining Age

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Some of believe that age is just a number, but according the Slogan Center for Aging & Work at Boston College, age is actually just a concept.  The Slogan Center has spent several years researching to better understand the impact of an aging population in the workplace. After interviewing employees of all ages, they have

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Menopause and Rosacea

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Menopause can bring on many new changes, not only to your body, but to your skin. Many women going through menopause experience hot flashes – a sudden feeling of warmth that can cause your face to redden and increase sweat production (which in the end can leave you feeling chilled). Hot flashes are not only

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New Study: Botox as an Acne Treatment

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Botox has been an extremely popular anti-aging treatment for over 10 years. However, what most people don’t realize is that indications for Botox stretch far beyond fine lines and wrinkle treatment. Botox has been approved to treat urinary incontinence (overactive bladder), muscle spasms, excess sweating and more.  According to Anil Shah, a plastic surgeon in

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Breast Reduction Patients Still Happy With Results Long After Surgery

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Breast reduction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures among women because of its physical and psychological benefits, but are women happy with the cosmetic results? According to a new research study published in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the answer appears to be a resounding yes. The study, which

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