No one really wants to look old. We talk about aging gracefully and accepting the process, which is great on paper, but looking old doesn’t mean you’re aging gracefully, and having a few lines and wrinkles doesn’t mean you look old. Since the first Hyaluronic Acid (HA) soft tissue filler was FDA approved in the US in 2004 we have had 10 new products approved in the US and literally hundreds available around the world to help you look soft, smooth and contoured. It’s been a game changer for those who want to enter the rejuvenation market without undergoing surgery, but there’s a lot to know before you get started.
Every birthday you should get your birthday suit checked. Period. Even though a panel of so called experts to the FDA said it was inconclusive whether skin cancer screenings should be recommended to those who are asymptomatic and with no family history, I can tell you from having seen it with my own eyes that skin cancer happens every day in those very people and that skin cancer screenings save lives.
I recently completed an interview with the team from Practice Suite on the medical transition to ICD-10. Read the full feature on their site here.
(Now Let’s Talk About How We Can Keep Them Looking Great!)
The eyes are central to communicating how we feel. It’s an area that is very delicate, and changes in the skin and underlying structures around the eyes can have a profound effect on how we see ourselves and how others see us. When you look or feel sad, tired or mad, it’s usually the eyes that show it first: signs of joy, love and even wisdom, but also the telltale signs of a tough day or a tough year. The good news is there’s so much that can be done to help your eyes look their best at every age!
Preventing sun damage is much more than just a cosmetic issue, it could save your life. More than three million cases of skin cancer were diagnosed in the United States in 2015 alone, according to the American Cancer Society. But properly applying sunscreen takes more effort than slopping it on when you arrive at the beach. Follow these tips and you’ll never get burned again.