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Indoor Tanning Statistics – Woah.

There's a fine line between tan and looking like you rolled in a bag of doritos.. INDOOR TANNING Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a proven human carcinogen.33 Currently tanning beds are regulated by the FDA as Class I medical devices, the same designation given elastic bandages and tongue depressors.34  The International Agency for Research on Cancer, an affiliate of the World Health Organization, includes ultraviolet (UV) tanning devices in its Group 1, a list of the most dangerous cancer-causing substances.35 Group 1 also includes agents such as plutonium, cigarettes, and solar UV radiation.36  Frequent tanners using new high-pressure sunlamps may receive as much as 12 times the annual UVA dose compared to...

A Wrinkle In Time–My Botox Lines

While I'm waiting for a few experts to help edit some skin-care specific entries, I thought it's about time to introduce my favorite pharmaceutical--Botox Cosmetic.  One in four women over the age of 30 is interested in learning more about Botox, so you are not alone!!!  Not only am I user of Botox, but I am also the President (of it's fan club), and a provider of this fountain of youth!  I consider myself an expert of injection techniques, the product's history and safety information. Isn't it Botulism: No!  Botox, or onobotulonium toxin, is a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and is considered a powerful neurotoxin.  When...

Physical Facial Changes That Occur As We Age

Women often ask me to look at their face and tell them what I see as signs of aging.  I love loaded questions!  Many women don't know what exactly it is that makes them look older, they just know they see age on their faces in the mirror.  Almost 90% of aging is due to sun damage.  So please start wearing sunblock everyday! (It makes a great base for mineral make-up, or if you like make-up free, get a tinted moisturizer with SPF).  Coming blogs will explain what to do about these factors! These changes are sequential and predictable! Starting at 25...

Key Ingredients in Your Anti-Aging Products

What should you be looking for in your cosmeceutical/pharmaceutical products for anti-aging?  Here's a list. *Remember over the counter products (anything you don't need a professional license to buy) cannot penetrate into the dermal layer, so even if they have these ingredients, they aren't strong enough to work--i.e. they are a WASTE of MONEY* Step 2: Spend wisely. *Your skin may not require all of these ingredients.  So please use the following as an aide! Ask your aesthetician what she/he recommends!* Step 1: See a Professional. Ingredients to Check For Alpha Lipoic Acid - a powerful antioxidant that destroys free-radicals before they can destroy cells.  Alpha Lipoic Acid also enhances the potency of...