By the year 2015, 45% of the U.S. population will be 50 or older. However, staying healthy has become a prevalent trend for this age group. 82% of adults 50 and older use the Internet to research health and wellness. Since 1987, the amount of Americans heading to the gym age 55 and up has increased 266% (making it the fastest growing age group among gym members). Over the next decade, U.S. baby boomers will spend $1 trillion dollars on wellness-based services, a significant increase from the previous amount of $200 million.
We all know how important it is to maintain a healthy diet. But cutting down on the junk food and increasing your intake of vitamins and minerals affects more than just your waistline; it can renew and replenish your skin. While no one food can completely change your complexion by itself, eating right improves your skin just as it improves the rest of your body. So next time you're nourishing your body, don’t forget about your largest organ. Your skin spends all day protecting you, isn’t it time you indulged it?
If you’re tired of trying to hide those pesky lines and wrinkles, you may have considered injectable fillers like Botox to get rid of them. While Botox is still one of the leading facial fillers on the market, its latest competitor Dysport could actually offer some more benefits. Both Botox and Dysport are similar in composition and purpose – they are an injectable form of botulinum toxin Type A which helps to relax the muscles and smooth out wrinkles.
The Medlite 6 Laser is a high-tech way to remove tattoos or eliminate brown discoloration caused by certain birthmarks or age spots also known as "liver spots", as well as diminish the sight of stretchmarks.
After acne breakouts and skin imbalances have subsided, you may be left with dark marks and scars from the experience. Acne scars are an inevitable part of the healing process after a bout of acne, but even as your skin gets healthier, most scars won’t disappear completely.
If you already have sun-damaged skin from too much sun exposure this season, you may be a good candidate for a laser skin rejuvenation treatment. The Sciton laser is one of the newest laser technologies available at many premier plastic, cosmetic, and aesthetic surgery centers around the country. The laser was featured on The Doctors TV show earlier this year and is currently a popular laser used for the MicroLaser Peel offered at the Southern Surgical Arts Center in Chattanooga. The doctors at the Southern Surgical Arts Center recommend this particular laser for treating sun-damaged skin, vascular lesions, acne, and even wrinkles.
Celebrities who reach the ‘most beautiful people’ list each year have specific features that make them more attractive than most of us; high cheekbones, strong facial contours and perfect body proportions come together to create the Hollywood ideal.
It is common for men and women to confuse sun damage with melasma both conditions involve pigmentation on the face. Despite the similarities in pigmentation, melasma and sun damage are actually quite different. The source of the discoloration is the major difference between the two-melasma and sun damage. For example, melasma, caused by pigmentation (melanocytes) generated in response to hormonal fluctuations and related to hormonal changes such as pregnancy, menopause, oral contraceptives, etc., is considered chronic, and has no cure. The idea behind melasma treatment is to control and suppress the formation of new-pigmented cells thereby minimizing the appearance of dark patches on the skin. One of the challenges in treating melasma is that is can occur in the dermis or deep skin layer. Because the condition can be rooted deep in the skin, the condition can sometimes be resistant to treatment.
When those deep creases around the mouth and fine lines around the eyes are giving away your real age, a facelift isn’t your only option. Wrinkle treatments such as Botox, Restylane and Juvederm continue to be popular anti aging treatments for those that do not want to undergo surgery, and some researchers suggest that the injections are actually good for your skin.
We have talked a lot about the Mommy Makeover which usually includes a breast augmentation (with or without a lift), liposuction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to help moms get their pre-pregnancy figure back. However, dads are also helping take kids to soccer along with trying to keep up with today's fast-paced environment. So, let us not forget about Dad's option to help improve his appearance, too!