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A survey, conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), suggests that the popularity of selfies promotes more plastic surgery among younger women. The organisation blames the trend on the popularity of selfies and photo-based social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat. “Social platforms, like Instagram,

In this column, Lesley Stones looks at the fascination with retaining youth. When I was a kid I used to think anyone over 20 was ancient. What an idiot! Now I indulgently describe people as immature youngsters if they’re still merely in their 30s. Age is a relative thing, and as


By Kim Bell Did you know that hair loss has become the fastest-growing category, after hair colour, in the professional industry? According to the experts at Bosley Professional Strength (, throughout history men and women have searched for ways to treat hair loss. There are a number of reasons for

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

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