Anti-What’s NEW in Cosmetic Medicine
The progression of medical advancements relies on on-going scientific research. In the field of cosmetic medicine, science has come full circle, revisiting the study of basic anatomy and how the face ages.
Observing what happens to fat, muscle and bone as the face ages over time allows doctors to treat the face globally, and this concept has spurred breakthroughs in the way we address the signs of aging.
For example, a patient may come to my office wanting Botox injections to treat forehead lines; however, there is generally more happening in the face than a wrinkle or two in the middle of the forehead. I’m fond of describing an aging face by saying that “the bloom is off the rose”-in essence, the face looks tired and has lost its youthful vitality.
Patients want to look refreshed and healthy looking and this requires not just Botox but volume restoration, skin surface treatments and the introduction of skin care practices based on the patient’s specific skin conditions and the evolution of their skin over time.
Celebrities Who Had Botox Injections
It’s been ten years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first approved Botox for use on wrinkles. Between now and April 15, 2002 a lot has happened. High-profile lawsuits, medical breakthroughs, tragedies, controversies, reality TV segments and a generation of celebrities suspended in their mid-thirties. Hollywood royalty may have been the first to jump on the wrinkle-filler trend but it was years before they actually admitted it. For years their M.O. was “Deny Deny Deny”, but as the rest of the country has caught up with the trend, stars are finally letting their guard down, if not their forehead skin.
Did Sharon have work done?
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Wrinkles and Emotions… Scale
Most people worry about developing wrinkles and want to delay the effects of aging as much as possible to ensure they look their best. However, a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology may prove there are more drawbacks to having wrinkles than just the aesthetics.
Emotional Expression Scale
NBC News reports people with wrinkles may have a more difficult time conveying their emotions than their younger counterparts. Researchers asked three women who were between the ages of 19 and 21 and three women between the ages of 76 to 93 to display a range of emotions: neutral, happy, sad and angry.
Then, college-aged students were asked to rate the emotional expressions on all of the faces on a scale of one to seven, one being “not at all intense” and seven considered “very intense,” according to the news provider. Researchers noted it was more difficult to pick out any of the emotions from the older group with wrinkles. The college students had an easier time rating the intensity of the younger faces.
Anger is seems to be mixed
“In the case of the older expresser, the anger is seen as mixed with other emotions,” Dr. Ursula Hess, a professor of psychology at Humboldt-University in Berlin and the study’s lead author, told the news provider. “Clearly it makes a difference whether you think someone is just angry or someone is both angry and sad.”
Frown lines and worry lines between the eyebrows can often make a person look upset, unhappy or unfriendly completely unintentionally. Conveying one’s emotions is important, and this could become yet another reason why people are trying to get rid of unwanted marks.
Fight against Wrinkles
According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than $1.7 billion was spent on injectable procedures and $1.6 billion was spent on skin rejuvenation in 2012. Combined with surgical procedures like facelift, eyelid surgery and forehead lift, the numbers indicate that the fight against wrinkles continues.
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