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winter skincare tips

The signs for Pumpkin Spice Lattes in Starbuck’s windows are in full swing, shop windows are loaded with Santas and twinkling trees, and Black Friday deals are kicking into overload. These are some of the cues for dropping temperatures too, which means your skin needs some extra TLC to get through the onslaught of the winter season. Face and Hand…

If you're losing your hair and want to be pro-active about it, you've really only two options: either start wearing good quality wigs, or go for a hair transplant. Cover photo: the author (second from the left) with his hair band mates, circa 1980-something. Paco's obsession, or why getting a hair weave is a bad idea I once played in…

eyelid surgery

Puffy, drooping eyelids? If you’re tired of looking tired and want to achieve a more rested appearance, cosmetic eyelid surgery might be the answer. Magnetic. Charming. Mesmerizing. A person’s eyes are the one singular factor that draw us in and engages our attention. Yet as we age, our most captivating feature can get lost behind a little (or a lot)…

man and woman looking at their wrinkles

With a whopping 335% growth in the number of injections performed between 2000 and 2015, has Botox become the stepping stone cosmetic procedure for men?   Over the years cosmetic surgery has generally been regarded as the sole preserve of older women and Hollywood starlets, but those stereotypes are more and more a thing of the past. Although the vast majority of patients are…

sunscreen

PIH stands for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, a condition people most often call “dark marks,” or “dark spots”. The problem occurs when a pimple, bug bite, or any other type of inflammatory issue causes the skin to produce excess melanin, leaving spots or large patches on the skin. PIH can be triggered by even the most minor lesions, and can appear on any…

body dysmorpia

Addressing cosmetic concerns, treating injuries, and recognizing psychological issues that require professional counselling make plastic surgery a tricky line of work. And while no one has the right to question another person's insecurities, plastic surgeons, like all doctors, bear the responsibility of refusing to work with patients they've determined unsuitable candidates for any given procedure. “A good plastic surgeon is someone who can say 'no'”…

female cosmetic surgeons

Although 92 percent of all cosmetic procedures are performed on women, the vast majority of plastic surgeons are men. In an academic environment and workplace dominated by male doctors and mentors, female plastic surgeons must overcome gender bias, grueling training, and the lifestyle demands of their chosen profession. A recent op-ed in the Journal of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Melting…

bethenny frankel before and after

If you watch The Real Housewives of New York City, chances are you’ve noticed Bethenny Frankel’s face has changed dramatically over the years. In a recent interview the reality TV star and fearless entrepreneur was asked about her ever-evolving appearance. Her candid answer? Botox… in the jawline. Say what? Botox? In the jaw? "I do look different," Frankel told the Daily Mail last…

baby boomers

Once dubbed the “Me Generation” by writer Tom Wolfe, baby boomers have always had a soft spot for self-fulfillment. They were the flower power kids of the ‘60s, the disco darlings of the ‘70s, and eventually the new moms and dads of the ‘80s and ‘90s with snazzy cars and credit cards. Now that they're middle-aged (52 to 70), boomers…

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