However new research funded by Olay and printed in the June issue of the British Journal of Dermatology has shown that moisturisers are the key – women with well-hydrated faces tend to develop persistent wrinkles more slowly than those with dry skin.
Gordon Ramsey has admitted that it wasn’t Simon Cowell after all who persuaded him to go ahead with facial filler injections – it was his children.
Previously, Chef Ramsey has always stated that it was his good friend music mogul Simon Cowell who persuaded him to do something about the deep wrinkles that lined his face. However Ramsey has now admitted that teasing from his children was the real motivating factor.
A Prague cosmetic surgery clinic has come up with a unique perk for staff – free cosmetic surgery.
The Czech health system is chronically understaffed, needing around 6,000 nurses on top of the 90,000 that are already employed according to the Czech Association of Nurses. Iscare, a private clinic in Prague, decided that to help their staff shortage they would offer free cosmetic surgery as a perk for staff.
The FDA have approved Dysport for the US aesthetic market. Dysport is similar to Botox in that it is derived from the botulinium toxin. However it is claimed that Dysport is superior to Botox in that it acts more quickly to reduce and remove wrinkles and the toxin does not spread to other parts of the body other than the injection side, minimising risk.
Health experts have warned people away from using silicone implants. New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have issued a statement warning against the use of silicone injections.
Silicone is most commonly used in the cosmetic surgery industry in implants such as breast implants. However doctors are increasingly using silicone injections (not implants) for buttock enhancements, facial rejuvenation and in some cases, breast enhancements. The silicone is injected into the skin to plump up the area and reduce the look of wrinkles.
Many people take herbal supplements to help themselves ward of illness and stay in good health however if you are considering cosmetic surgery, you could be putting yourself at risk.
The risk that herbal supplements may cause adverse effects or slow down the healing process on patients who have undergone plastic surgery is not new. Many herb have a pharmacodynamic or pharamacokinetic effect which means they may make the central nervous system unstable or cause excessive bleeding both during and after the surgery. Common herbs which can cause problems include ginseng, gingko bilboa and garlic.
The relationship between the lips and beauty is an interesting one. In the 1980s thin lips were considered attractive whereas in the 1990s big lips were the in thing (think Pamela Anderson) and in the naughties we have landed somewhere in the middle in a more natural look. Given the dynamic nature of the association between the size of lips and beauty if you are thinking of enhancing your lips then you should probably think about going for a temporary (or at least reversible) option – who knows what is just around the corner in the next beauty trend.