Did he have work done?
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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.
A glass of red wine a day…
on your face?
You’ve probably read your fair share of articles about the anti-ageing benefits of a glass of red wine. The beverage contains a natural antioxidant known as resveratrol, which can slow the some of the aging processes, including the formation of wrinkles on the face. Some marketers and spas are attempting to sell resveratrol in various skincare products that can be rubbed onto the face. Does applying the ingredient directly to the skin offer the same benefits as ingesting it? CBS News recently did some digging to find out.
How does resveratrol work?
There have been many studies that investigate the properties of resveratrol, including some that look specifically into red wine as a method of consuming the ingredient. Dr. Joseph Maroon, author of “The Longevity Factor: How Resveratrol and Red Wine Activate Genes for a Longer and Healthier Life,” explains that the agent is one of 600 antimicrobial compounds known as phytoalexin. These compounds are produced by plants and can help ward off the harmful effects of ultraviolet light, infections and changes in climate.
While many studies have looked into the benefits of ingesting resveratrol, the news outlet reports that research looking into the antioxidant’s effects when applied externally is harder to come by. A study from the National Institutes of Health in 2005, however, did investigate the matter by applying the compound to the skin of laboratory animals, and then exposing the animals to high ultraviolet radiations.
It was a very good sunblock,” Dr. Maroon told the news source. “It might be the ultimate sunblock for both plants and animals. In animals, it was shown to help prevent the development of skin cancer.”
But does this mean it will have the same effect on humans? Maybe, according to a 2011 study from the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. In this instance, participants rubbed a gel containing resveratrol on their skin once a day for 30 days, reports CBS News. At the conclusion of the study, individuals who used the gel were found to have a 54% reduction in acne.
However, it’s important to note that this study looked at regular use of resveratrol, which should make one think twice about signing up for a spa treatment that involves a one-time (and pricey) “red wine bath.”
Read my lips: No more trout pout…
People say the eyes are windows to the soul, but if you want to figure out how someone’s feeling without gazing lovingly into their eyes, there’s a different body part that gives you a quick answer – the mouth. A smile, a frown, pursed lips or an open O-shape are expressions that give away one’s emotions. Unfortunately, certain factors can affect the appearance of our mouth. Some people naturally have thin or tight lips, and aging adds wrinkles around the mouth.
That’s why many people opt for lip augmentation, not just to correct issues with the lips, but to enhance one’s natural appearance. A recent Science Daily release discussed the trend of lip augmentation, and offered a few tips for those interested in the procedure.
Typical signs of ageing that prompt a lip augmentation involve a drooping around the mouth, and lip lines that go beyond the red part of the lips.
Too much can be un-natural
Usually when doctors talk about lip augmentation, they are referring to a procedure involving the injection of hyaluronic acid to enlarge and plump the lips. These injectable cosmetics fill in depressed areas around the mouth, or they may stimulate collagen production, which naturally plumps the lips. This is caused naturally by the ageing process, but can be accelerated by years of smoking or excessive exposure to the sun without protection.
Many cosmetic doctors tend to opt for lighter injections the first time around, and then add more in a second treatment if necessary. This is because too much of an injection could lead to an unnatural look, something most cosmetic surgery patients want to avoid.
Trout Pout…No thanks
Patients can speak to a registered cosmetic doctor to help decide if they are a good candidate for the procedure. According to Science Daily, those who have a large space between the base of their nose and the beginning of their lips may not be the best candidates, as a procedure can create an unflattering “duck bill” look. There are still other options for treating signs of ageing around the mouth, such as Botox injections.
Patients can expect their new look to last six months or longer. According to the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, lip augmentations offer minimal to no recovery time, meaning most patients can return to their normal activities immediately following the injection, or a day later if sedated. Patients who are curious about cosmetic surgery but are afraid of permanent commitments may want to consider lip augmentation, since the procedure is temporary.
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The Beyond Botox 7-Step Program…
To sexy ageless skin…
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Until the next time,
Dr Hazem Kahlout
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