October 2007 Blog Archive
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Celebrity Skin Care Endorsement: Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett has long been known to have seemingly perfect skin. Despite the fact that it's frequently layered with heavy make-up for her films, her skin retains a fully moisturized and flawless appearance. And now Cate is saying that this is due to her ongoing and regular use of the skin care product line SK-II. Of course, she's saying this because she has been named the global ambassador for the luxury skin care product line. But she reports that she's been using the products for a number of years and that her endorsement comes from her belief in them, not the other way around.
Previously, this product has primarily been available in the Asian beauty care market. Some department stores do carry it here in the United States (and more will likely begin to do so with the attention the line is getting from Blanchett's support). Despite this, it's a product that is reportedly good for all skin tones and types. It uses a mixture of minerals to create a mask which soothes the skin and helps it rejuvenate itself.
Of course, masks will only take you so far in the beauty market. Most people just aren't blessed to have the kind of skin like Blanchett's that can take a beating and keep on glowing. So it's possible that this new skin care line might work best in conjunction with other rejuvenation treatments designed to improve the appearance of the skin. Combining moisturizers with regular treatments like chemical peels can boost the benefits of both products.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Celebrity Botox: Alyssa Milano
Alyssa Milano was featured in a complete article this month in Details magazine. The article reports on how men have been unable to get their minds off of the actress since the time that she first entranced them as the adolescent "girl next door" in Who's The Boss? Milano went from girl next door to baring her body for adult magazines and has moved through different phases in her acting career ever since. But the article, and many of the men who have read it, say that it doesn't really matter what role she plays because this gal has got it all.
Certainly those men would like to believe that Alyssa hasn't had to do any maintenance work to keep her good looks. We all like the fantasy of the perfect person right? But, of course, that's not the case with Alyssa (or anyone else for that matter). Not that Alyssa has had an extensive amount of work done. But Awful Plastic Surgery does report that she's a big fan of Botox injections.
Men don't want a fantasy star who has crinkled signs of aging around her eyes and mouth. That's probably particularly true for a star like Alyssa Milano since much of her appeal comes from the fact that these guys have loved her since she was just a kid. To watch her get old in appearance now would make them feel old themselves, and nobody is rushing out to express attraction to the idea of aging. So perhaps Alyssa uses Botox to keep that youthful appearance; it seems to be working on the guys who still adore her.
Monday, October 29, 2007
More Than Half of Patients Say Their Treatments are Worth It
Have you had some form of rejuvenation treatment done already? If so, did you think that it was "worth it"? There is no denying that there are costs associated with treatments. There is the cost of money spent on the treatment. There is the cost of time it takes to go get the treatment done and to recover from it. And in some cases there is also the cost of minimal irritation or pain caused by the procedure. But most people say that the costs of their treatments are outweighed by the benefits that they receive from getting the work done.
Real Self reports on consumer reviews of the various anti-aging treatments that people have had done. According to the latest numbers on their blog, more than fifty percent of people reported that they were satisfied with the results of treatments including laser hair removal, Botox, Juvederm, Sculptra, Restylane, Radiesse, mesotherapy and chemical peels. This means that even though there are minimal costs associated with treatments, it is more likely than not that you will consider the costs "worth it" if you decide to go ahead with the procedures.
You can share your own experiences with treatments like these by leaving comments here on the site. The best way of spreading information about all of these treatments is to take the knowledge that you've gained and share it with others!
Friday, October 26, 2007
Celebrity Plastic Surgery for the Oscars
When the Oscars start to get close, there's no time to be rushing to the doctor for celebrity plastic surgery. Instead, most celebrities do a little bit of maintenance work to make sure that their appearance is up to the red carpet without putting themselves through surgery. Various non-invasive techniques are used to lift and improve the face so that the stars can look perfect for the photographs that matter so much to the forward motion of their careers.
Defamer.com has an article which sheds some light on which treatments are recommended for celebrities that are about to attend a big event like the Oscars. Those recommendations include:
o Botox for preventing sweat: big events make everyone nervous but the celebrities are supposed to look cool and collected. Botox injections to prevent sweat can be used right before the event.
o Botox Neck Lift: The goal here is to relax the muscles beneath the jaw line to make the face look better in pictures. This treatment is recommended to be done at least two weeks in advance of the big event.
o Facial treatments: Regular chemical peels, standard exfoliation and even microdermabrasion are all recommended in the week leading up to the event.
o Restylane injections: These are used around the eyes and on the lips to create the full, smooth look that the celebrities want to have.
There are any number of different treatments that celebrities might get in order to primp for a big event like the Oscars. And these same treatments are available to the average person who is preparing for an important affair.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Celebrity Quotes on Plastic Surgery and Beauty
Starpulse News Blog posted a list of memorable celebrity quotes last week and of course quotes about beauty were on that list. The two that really stood out on the list were those that were quoted by Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm and Actress Nicole Kidman. Chisholm spoke frankly about celebrity plastic surgery while Kidman took a more natural approach to beauty secrets.
The quote by Melanie Chisholm was one which said that she supports plastic surgery but is a little bit afraid of it. For the time being, she's avoiding plastic surgery because of her fears. This is something that real girls can relate to. People want to improve their looks and are willing to consider their medical options but they hesitate because they aren't quite sure what that entails. One option is to go with skin rejuvenation and non-invasive techniques which serve to improve the appearance of the face without the risks of surgery.
Nicole Kidman's quote was more romantic. She said that her best beauty secret is to "fall in love". It's true that falling in love gives girls that happy glow. But falling in love isn't something that you can plan and sometimes you need a little bit more concrete action for improving your appearance. Again, non-invasive techniques can provide that beauty boosting option. A chemical peel can be used to refresh the skin and give it that glowing look that you'd get if you'd recently fallen in love.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Celebrity News: JK Rowling's Skin Rejuvenation
Rumors have been flying around that Harry Potter author JK Rowling underwent some plastic surgery to create a more youthful appearance for herself. Good for her if she did; she's made enough money off of those books to treat herself to celebrity plastic surgery if that's what she wants. But a news report online suggests that Rowling didn't really go so far as to get plastic surgery. It's amazing what a little bit of skin rejuvenation can do to create a youthful and refreshed look!
The report says that it's highly likely that Rowling got a chemical peel to give her face that renewed look that has got everyone talking. Surgeons also seem to think that Rowling got some dermal fillers and maybe some laser treatment to boost her look. Add on some professionally applied make-up and the author is ready to step out for her book signing, turning heads and making some say that she's had plastic surgery.
Rowling's denying that she's had anything done at all. Supposedly she's just eating healthier, exercising more and taking better care of herself. Again, good for her if that's the truth. But there's no harm in getting a little help with the appearance now and again. Whatever she's doing seems to be working in her favor.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Finding a Skin Rejuvenation Professional
There was an article published last week by The Arizona Republic which gave some advice worth noting about looking for skin rejuvenation specialists. The article discussed the procedures which can be done at med spas and gave some tips on finding a good med spa as opposed to one that isn't going to do the job right. Although different treatments are getting increasingly common and are also getting increasingly safer, it's always important to pay attention to who is doing the treatments. You shouldn't just go in with a blind eye towards trusting your professionals.
The Arizona Republic article tells the story of one woman in Arizona who has had a number of different treatments done that she has been pleased with. She's had microdermabrasion, facial masks, and Botox and Radiesse injections. She hasn't gone so far as to get LipoDissolve treatments from her local med spa, but she's certainly explored all of her options. And she's been pleased with the results. But this doesn't mean that she is not cautious. Even with all of her positive experiences behind her, she knows that there are med spas out there which aren't qualified to perform the procedures that she has done.
The most important thing is to remember that you may be going to see a professional but you are the one that should be in control of your treatment. Ask questions to find out what will be done and what the doctor's experience is. Look to credible sources for finding quality professionals. Search for a physician near you in our online directory to get started.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Celebrity Plastic Surgery: Britney's Lip Augmentation
Celebrity plastic surgery news has been rife with discussion about Britney Spears lately. That's got a lot to do with the fact that Britney is just hot gossip all around lately. But the plastic surgery rumors were fired up specifically when Britney was reported leaving the office of a doctor recently with much larger lips than when she entered. That caused the rumor mill to rapidly churn and people to start saying that Britney got lip augmentation.
This is hardly the first time that cosmetic surgery or rather non-invasive cosmetic techniques, have been on the table with Britney at the helm. Earlier this year, numerous reports were made that Britney was using LipoDissolve treatments to get rid of the weight gain from her most recent pregnancy. And with all of the changes that her body has undergone over the years, it's no wonder that people want to know the truth behind her celebrity plastic surgery story.
As far as the lip augmentation goes, the photos scattered around the Internet seem to confirm it. The surgery itself got buried beneath the rest of the story which was that she ran over the foot of a photographer as she left the place. But back to the lip augmentation â€¦ it's hardly uncommon for celebrities (and average girls as well) to want their lips to be fuller. It's a sign of sexiness that gets noticed right off the bat and it's not hard to achieve. So perhaps Britney did get her lips plumped, but is that really so shocking?
Friday, October 19, 2007
How Do You Picture Plastic Surgery Going?
What do you think of when you picture the process of going through plastic surgery? Do you picture plastic surgery as being an arduous, time-consuming, painful process which may not be worth the cost of the procedure? Or do you picture plastic surgery as being something that is frequently done on an outpatient basis, relatively comfortable and worth the benefits that you'll receive from it? People have many varying pictures of what their plastic surgery procedure might be like.
The best way to get a sense of what plastic surgery is like is to read information about it. You should read the articles and memoir experiences of people who have had different kinds of plastic surgery. Read about weight loss surgery options if you are considering weight loss. Read about celebrity plastic surgery if you want to know what the trends are. Inform yourself with the knowledge that you need to get a good pictures of what plastic surgery will be like.
Everyone's experience with plastic surgery is unique. But if you get a good sense of what plastic surgery has been like for other people, you'll also get a good indication of what it might be like for you. Most like, it's not going to be as extreme (whether easy or difficult) as you probably currently have in mind.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Melasma: Do You Need A Dermatologist During Pregnancy?
You know how they say that pregnant women get that beautiful glow in their faces? Sure, some women do â€¦ especially celebrity mothers on television shows who have the help of cameras and make-up artists. But not all women are so lucky. Pregnancy changes the hormones that are hard at work in your body and that can throw off what's going on inside you enough to cause your face to look anything but pretty. Acne during pregnancy is common, although many women don't realize it. So do you want to go nine months with an icky face or do you want a dermatologist to help you fix the problem?
One of the major dermatological conditions faced by pregnant women is melasma. Melasma is a darkening of the skin caused by many different factors including hormonal imbalances. It's even sometimes termed "the mask of pregnancy". Sure, if you've got pregnancy-induced melasma, you can probably just wait to have the baby and watch it go away. But if you're going to be an active gal while pregnant, you might not want to sacrifice your appearance. A dermatologist can use chemical peels, topical creams and other products to assist you in getting the glow that you hoped would come with pregnancy. Talk over how this will affect the baby before doing anything "rash".
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
10 Lipo Dissolve Myths Dispelled
You have probably heard of lipo dissolve. In fact, if you stay on top of celebrity weight loss trends, it's practically impossible to think that you haven't heard of the LipoDissolve technique for weight loss and body shaping. It's been a big trend lately and a lot of celebrities have gotten on board. But when something gets that kind of hype, it can be really difficult to separate the truth from the fiction about the product being discussed. You don't want to get on board with lipo dissolve just because a celebrity supposedly has, you want the facts.
A good place to get started with learning the facts is to take a look at this myth/fact list provided by fig, distributor of LipoDissolve. The list looks at ten common myths associated with lipo dissolve and then gives the facts related to that myth. Of course, as the distributor, it's biased, but it does provide some interesting and useful information that will get you started on learning more about the product. You'll even learn about other techniques, such as mesotherapy, and how they differ from LipoDissolve.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
A Look At Our Dermatologist Panel
As you know, this blog is associated with DermaNetwork which is further associated with a board of advisors made up of notable dermatologists. While these dermatologists are not responsible for the content that you see on this blog, it's worth taking a look at who we're associated with here on the site. Here are the basics about three dermatologists:
â€¢ Dr. Michael H. Gold â€“ This dermatologist is a source of information all on his own considering that he has authored over 75 scientific articles on the work that he does. That work includes being the first dermatologist to perform a clinical trial on certain laser hair removal techniques and the being the first dermatologist to study certain treatments for keloid scarring.
â€¢ Dr. Neil Sadick â€“ This dermatologist is also a great source of information, having authored books and articles about cosmetic surgery, sclerotherapy and other aspects of his work. He has worked with a number of dermatologist organizations including the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation.
â€¢ Dr. Steven Zimmet â€“ This dermatologist and phlebotomist has combined his two major areas of study to work in the area of cosmetic surgery for vein treatment. As with the other two dermatologists, he has written a number of articles about his work.
As you can see, we are hardly the only source for dermatology news. Each dermatologist that we are affiliated with has written his own material which is worth checking out if you truly have an interest in the field.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Skin Care Website Gets a Facelift
There was a terrific press release put out last week by a skincare website which is worth taking a look at if only for your own amusement. The press release, which announces the re-launch of the Healthy Skin Portal website, is filled with entertaining wit which is particularly humorous to those of us who have an interest in cosmetic skin care. Drawing comparisons between improving the appearance of your face and improving the look of your website, the company manages to get attention for the work that they're doing.
What Healthy Skin Portal is all about is various types of cosmetic surgery and skin rejuvenation. They do everything from laser hair removal to vein treatment. And they have something witty to say about all of it in relation to their new website update. The best line in the piece is when they discuss the way that they have streamlined their site, saying: "Like LipoDissolve for cellulite removal, Healthy Skin Portal has cut down the fat". Whether or not the site's worth checking out, the press release was sure entertaining.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Layers Away: Celebrity Chemical Peel
Men across the nation don't want to seem too interested in Queer Eye for a Straight Guy but they're keeping their eyes on the latest anyway because they don't want to be lost when it comes down to hot trends. That could mean that there's going to be a rise in chemical peel treatments among men due to the fact that it was recently announced that Queer Eye Jai Rodriguez had one done not too long ago. The chemical peel helped give him that glow that the camera (and the ladies) love. In addition to the mild chemical peel, Jai apparently got some botox done and might have also gotten some collagen treatment but there's no "for sure" tacked on to that report. Either way he's looking good and the guys are looking despite themselves.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Korean Celebrity Plastic Surgery in Makeover Town
We have Hollywood where there are med spas and surgeons available to offer plastic surgery to the stars and the fans that surround them. Korea has Makeover Town. This area of the city of Seoul is rapidly drawing worldwide attention for its plastic surgery because of the number of people who are moving in to the area to get this kind of work done. The celebrities that we may be seeking to emulate in appearance over here are usually movie stars and sometimes television personalities but over in Korea, it's the soap opera celebrities that all of the ladies want to look like. They're getting their wish by working with Korean plastic surgery experts who congregate in offices in Makeover Town to provide this service to the people there. And it's actually not just Koreans who are heading to Makeover Town to get their facial plastic surgery done. In fact, some of our own folks in the Hollywood area are finding that even with travel expenses, plastic surgery may be cheaper if done over there than when done here in the United States. Learn more about this from the Washington Post.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Laughing Matters: Will Faith Hill Get Celebrity Plastic Surgery?
Faith Hill may love her life and she may love to laugh but she's not loving what that laughter is doing to her face. According to MTV.CA, she recently reported to People magazine that although she's a natural she's going by the "never say never" rule when it comes to the topic of plastic surgery. The problem area that she's apparently most concerned about is her face where laugh lines are starting to cause wrinkles that time can't erase. We're all glad that the pop country superstar has a lot to laugh about but plastic surgery of this kind is no laughing matter. Many people find as they age that the lines coming on to their faces aren't as flattering as they hoped they'd be; not too many of us age gracefully. Faith Hill is still holding out against taking care of the unflattering looks with plastic surgery but she's not exactly ruling out the potential for that option in the future.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Mariah Carey Stops Wrinkles With Celebrity Diet
Reports are that Mariah Carey's recent love for the color purple does not stop with additions to her wardrobe. According to an Independent.ie article about the popularity of purple these days, Mariah's also on a purple-foods-only diet fad. The purpose of this diet is to stop the wrinkles that show Mariah's age is catching up with her. Maybe she should stop thinking about eating beets, eggplant and purple cabbage and start thinking about what alternative treatment options there are to minimize the wrinkling effects of aging. Sure, no one wants to be a celebrity clichÃ© but if you're going to be topping the trends it might as well be in the celebrity plastic surgery area instead of in the purple department.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Celebrity Plastic Surgery Victim Ups TV Ratings
As announced by Scotsman.com, a celebrity plastic surgery victim can be used along with television gimmicks to increase the ratings on reality television shows. The television show discussed in the article's example is Celebrity Wife Swap, a show which garners negative publicity from the article's author for its use of gimmicks to get attention. The gimmick discussed is that so-called celebrity plastic surgery victim Pete Burns is swapped into the family of celebrity football player Neil Ruddock as Ruddock's new wife. It does sound a bit gimmick-driven but that doesn't mean that it doesn't make for some good TV. Bad celebrity plastic surgery and relationship drama may be great for television but neither of those make for good home situations. It'd be good rules to follow to avoid wife swapping and find good plastic surgeons for your own life.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Is Basic Cosmetic Surgery Like Celebrity Surgery?
It isn't uncommon these days for the average person to improve their appearance with cosmetic surgery. Simple procedures such as laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted facial and body hair can be done relatively easily by almost anyone with very low risk of problems. The kind of surgery that used to be just for celebrities is now widely undergone by the average guy and gal in America. This has left many people wondering if the plastic surgery they're getting at the local med spa is the same as the celebrity surgery they hear so much about.
The main difference between your plastic surgery and celebrity surgery is probably the amount of work that you will have done. Most celebrities are getting work done on a regular basis because they're always in the public eye. The average person doesn't need this much work done to keep themselves looking the way that they want to look. Other than the frequency and the sheer amount of work that you might have done, your cosmetic surgery is probably similar to that of celebrity surgery.
You might not get quite the celebrity treatment at your local med spa but it's usually considered an indulgent experience in which you feel a little bit like a star. And you might not pay quite the top dollar for the same procedures that are being done by Beyonce and her sisters in the scene but the plastic surgery that you get will be done in the same basic manner with the same intended results. The gap between stars and average people is closing and cosmetic surgery is one way that change is taking place.
Photo from SpaFinder blog.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Are Celebrity Bad Plastic Surgery Images Haunting Your Dreams?
You made an appointment with your local plastic surgeon. You got the information that you wanted about the procedure or procedures that you're interested in having done. You now know what Botox, Restylane and Sculptra can do for you. You know the pros and cons of the chemical peel. You understand the risks involved in lip enhancement. And after weighing out all of the options and their potential costs, you've determined that plastic surgery is right for you.
But then you lay down to go to sleep at night before you actually get the plastic surgery done and you discover that your mind is haunted by images of celebrity bad plastic surgery. We see those images all the time. Even those of us that aren't Hollywood gossip-hounds can't help but glance at the bad photos of cosmetic surgery gone wrong that grace the pages of tabloids that we see in line at the supermarket. And if the stars are paying top dollar for great surgeons to do their face work, what does that mean could happen to us?
The best thing to do if you're feeling concerned about the risks of plastic surgery is to get yourself fully informed about what you're getting into. There are a wide range of risks and benefits to plastic surgery procedures of all kinds. If you're having doubts, it could mean that you're just not ready for the work. Before you jump in, make another appointment with your doctor to go over your concerns. Chances are that obtaining additional information will help those horror tales about celebrity surgery drift away into the night.
Photo found here.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Where Do You Get Your Info About Celebrity Cosmetic Surgery?
You like a little bit of celebrity gossip now and then, right? It's okay, you can admit that you like to know what's been going on in the bedrooms and cosmetic surgery offices of your favorite (and least favorite) stars. There's something fascinating about celebrity plastic surgery, celebrity affairs and other celebrity gossip. And if you're just getting your gossip to share it with others at the day spa, then it doesn't really matter whether or not your sources are credible.
But for some people, the interest in celebrity cosmetic surgery goes deeper than this skin-level gossip. If you're someone who has an interest in the dermatological procedures of the stars because it influences the choices that you make at your own cosmetic surgery appointments, you should make sure that you're getting your information from reliable sources. After all, you don't want to get a hot new procedure just because a rumor said that so-and-so got it before the Emmys.
This blog aims to give you lots of information about celebrity plastic surgery. This information is geared towards not just letting you know the latest gossip but also giving you honest information about what cosmetic surgery works (and doesn't) on the faces and bodies of your favorite stars. Stay tuned over the next few weeks (and longer, we hope) to start learning the truth about which celebrities are getting what done behind the closed doors of their doctor's offices.
Photo from Men.com.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Does Bad Celebrity Plastic Surgery Mean You Shouldn't Get Yours Done?
We've all heard the horror stories about bad celebrity plastic surgery. If for some reason you can't come up with an example of what I'm talking about, think Michael Jackson. Since the cosmetic procedures of superstars is often where we get our information about plastic surgery, horror stories about cosmetic procedures gone wrong can make many people think twice about getting their own plastic surgery done. Does the fact that there are many instances of bad celebrity plastic surgery mean that you should shelve your plans for procedures like lip-enhancement or liposuction?
What you need to realize about your own plastic surgery is that you probably aren't getting work done at the same pace as most celebrities. If what you want is just a little bit of plastic surgery to lift your look, you probably aren't going to suffer the kinds of damage that may be done when someone starts having surgery after surgery after surgery to keep up with the pace of Hollywood. Bad celebrity plastic surgery is usually the result of too much work done in too little time. Sure, there are going to be risks with all plastic surgery and you should discuss those fully with your doctor before you get work done. But if you're just getting a little bit done in a reasonable span of time, you aren't going to come out looking like your face will never move again.
Photo from Plastic Surgery Humour.
Monday, October 01, 2007
Do You Want Celebrity Plastic Surgery?
Celebrity plastic surgery is a hot topic these days because we've all become so much more aware of the fact that celebrities use cosmetic surgery to help them get their good looks. It used to be that the hot looks of celebrities were something we wanted but thought were unattainable. Today we know that with celebrity-style plastic surgery, we can easily get looks that are similar to those or our favorite stars. Do you want Angelina lips? Like the old Britney's breasts? Hoping to get Paris Hilton thin? With celebrity plastic surgery, that's a viable possibility.
In today's cosmetic dermatology world, you can enter an office and get some of these procedures done in under an hour. You won't walk out looking like a superstar but you may gain the confidence in your appearance that you need to look like a celebrity. At the core of things, confidence is what will make you look your best. If you need a little star-like boost to get yourself to the point of feeling like you look your best, your options are better now than ever before. Just remember that celebrity plastic surgery isn't all that goes into making those people stars.
Photo from MSNBC.