The number of cosmetic procedures performed on feet doubled last year. There are several different cosmetic procedures which can be done on the feet and are usually done to help patients cope with the pain of high heeled shoes.
One of the most popular cosmetic procedures for the feet is having dermal fillers injected into either the toe pads, heels or balls of the feet. The dermal filler injections take around 20 minutes to administer and help to cushion the feet to reduce the burning sensation that can occur when wearing high heels. The results can last up to 6 months before a top up injection is required.
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Many men fear going bald and when their hairline does start to recede, there is litte choice over what to do: Comb-overs often look false, hair transplants are very expensive, there is little evidence to show how effective most lotions and potions are, and spray-on concealers wash off and are not a permanent solution.
However a new, slightly unusual procedure, is starting to gain popularity in part thanks to the cost and in part because it is permanent – a hair tattoo that costs around £2,000.
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For men suffering from baldness, a cure could be on the market in the next five years according to some scientists who have identifed a scalp chemical that stops hair from growing.
Scientists have said that they have already developed drugs that blocks the protein that stops the hair from growing meaning that products to help with baldness could be on the market within just five years. The lotions could help stop ay more hair loss and may possibly even be able to stimulate hair growth again.
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New research from the University of Toronto has shown that facial cosmetic surgery can shave nine years off your appearance. And the more plastic procedures that a patient has had, in general the greater the number of years between perceived and real age.
Researchers showed 40 medical students before and after photos of 60 cosmetic surgery patients. In each photo, the students were asked to estimate the ages of the patients. Each of the patients had undergone between one and three cosmetic surgery procedures:
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Do you sometimes wish that you were a couple of inches taller? Controversial leg lengthening cosmetic surgery may be the answer.
Although leg lengthening is not a new surgery, it has typically been used to help people who have limbs of unequal length or to help correct the medical condition dwarfism. However increasing numbers of people are now looking at leg lengthening surgery for cosmetic reasons.
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An American company has claimed that is has found a way for patients to change the colour of their eyes through a new cosmetic surgery procedure.
Stroma Medical, based in California, has patented a technique that uses a laser beam to change brown eyes to blue in a few weeks. Early trials have shown that patients brown irises changed colour to blue after being exposed to a targeted laser beam.
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Microlipo is the latest treatment on the cosmetic surgery market to help women looking for a breast reduction.
Breast reductions in the past require quite major surgery. Also know as reduction mammoplasties, the procedure usually involves fat, tissue and skin being removed from the breasts before they are reshaped and the nipples repositioned. This sort of surgery means that patients are often left with quite hefty scars and because a general anaesthetic is used, a three night stay in hospital plus six weeks of recovery time is usually required.
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