Cape Town plastic and reconstructive surgeon and member of The Allergan Medical Aesthetics Academy, Dr Nerina Wilkinson, talks about facial injectables – what you need to know Myth 1: All facial injectables are the same. Firstly, we must understand the difference between anti-wrinkle injectables and facial fillers like Juvéderm. An anti-wrinkle injectable, is
New findings, published in the journal Pathogens and Disease, indicate that fillers act as incubators for infection, which in isolated cases, can lead to lumps and lesions which don’t heal. “Previously, most experts believed that the side-effects were caused by an auto-immune or allergic reaction to the gel injected,” said
Skin problems are not exclusively teenage territory. With our frenetic lifestyles and the associated stress, more women are experiencing problem skin than ever before. Stress reduction is vital, says Dr Adam Geyer, Kiehl’s consulting dermatologist and instructor in Clinical Dermatology at Columbia University. “Cortisol is released when we are under stress and
By Kim Bell Cellulite is the appearance of uneven, lumpy skin, most commonly on the hips, thighs and buttocks, explains Dr Rakesh Newaj, a Johannesburg- based dermatologist. It is caused by the fibrous connective tissue cords that pull the skin to the underlying muscle, and the deposits of fats in
Can you use botox if you suffer from vitiligo? This is the question we asked leading specialists to answer. Vitiligo is a skin condition that causes de-pigmentation of sections of skin on your face or body. It occurs when melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation, are unable to function.
In the last year, the number of cosmetic surgery procedures rose nearly 17%, revealed figures released by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). The number of nose jobs, face lifts and breast implant operations all soared by more than 10% in 2012. The biggest boom was in the popularity
Dr Karen E Burke, in her presentation to the American Academy of Dermatology’s annual meeting, said there are three antioxidants that have been proven to decrease the effect of the sun and prevent further damage. These are vitamins C and E and selenium. Antioxidants have been found to stop free
Increased signs of skin aging, fine lines, uneven pigmentation and reduced elasticity, the price that sleep deprived people have to pay. A recent study commissioned by Estée Lauder, found that poor sleepers have increased signs of skin aging and slower recovery from a variety of environmental stressors, such as disruption