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Dark Circle Eyes

Can Botox Be Used Under the Eyes for Dark Circles or Bags?

Dark Circle Eyes

Botox has been around for quite some time now, and while it’s most commonly known as one of the best and least invasive ways to relax lines and wrinkles on the face, it can also be used to serve other purposes. Though it has not been approved by the FDA to treat dark circles or bags under your eyes, studies have suggested that it may be an ideal treatment option in some cases.

Off-Label Use

When a medication is used for a purpose that is not specifically indicated by the FDA, this is considered off-label use. Such uses of drugs have not been studied in the same way as primary uses, and this means there may be more risk to patients. Due to this, a drug company cannot promote any of its drugs for off-label uses, but doctors are allowed to prescribe and use medications in this way if they so choose as long as their patients are made aware of the potential complications and risks.  

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new lip surgery

Is a New Lip Surgery on the Horizon?

new lip surgery

Women – and especially young women – have had a fascination with their lips for decades. Thick, full, pouty lips are considered beautiful and sexy, and because many women want to be beautiful and sexy themselves, they seek surgical procedures, implants, and injections. However, while stars like Pamela Anderson (in the 90s) and Kylie Jenner (more recently) were proud of their lip fillers and injections, these days, it’s all about lip lift surgery.

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Plastic Surgery Growing

Consumer Demands in Plastic Surgery are Growing

 

Plastic Surgery Growing

A recent survey from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, or ASPS, has shown that the best plastic surgeons in the country are ready to learn new skills and techniques to help them keep up with demand over the next decade. During “Plastic Surgery: The Meeting 2018” that took place in Chicago in September 2018, it was clear that consumer demand will continue to rise.

Key Takeaways from the ASPS Survey

The number and type of plastic surgeries in the United States continues to climb year after year. In 2017 alone, some 17.5 cosmetic procedures were performed across the country – a number that has likely already been surpassed in 2018. During the meeting of board-certified plastic surgeons, several things were made clear:

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Transgender Health Insurance

Starbucks Gets More Proactive with Transgender Employee Insurance

Transgender Health Insurance

For many years, transgender employees have lobbied for better health insurance that helps pay for everything from hormone treatments to gender reassignment surgery. That lobbying appears to have sparked Starbucks – one of the best-known coffee shops in the country – to include numerous treatments common among transgender patients in their list of covered services.

Employee Healthcare for Transgender Employees in America

Per a paper published in the American Journal of Public Health in 2014 titled The State of Transgender Health Care: Policy, Law, and Medical Frameworks, about 0.3% of the American population identify as transgender, representing roughly one million people. The same paper also argues that many of the medical procedures and treatments sought by transgender people across the country are, in fact, medically necessary. Nonetheless, the vast majority of employer-provided healthcare policies do not cover the treatments, claiming they are no different from other cosmetic procedures.

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FFS Surgeon

5 Things to Look for in an FFS Surgeon

FFS Surgeon

Facial feminization surgery is an important step, and because it can radically change your appearance, it is important to find an experienced transgender surgeon who understands the various procedures needed to create the look you want. Because of this, there are five things you should look for when it comes to choosing your surgeon.

#1 – Experience with FFS

There’s a tremendous difference between traditional plastic and reconstructive surgeries and facial feminization, and it is very important to keep this in mind. When choosing your surgeon, choose someone who is especially skilled in his or her craft. Ideally, the surgeon you choose should perform several FFS surgeries each year. To better understand the surgeon’s talent – and to discover whether you share the same aesthetic tastes – be certain to ask to see before-and-after photos of his or her previous FFS patients.

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Rhinoplasty Motivator

What Are Some Common Motivators for a Rhinoplasty Procedure?

Rhinoplasty Motivator

Rhinoplasty surgery (otherwise known as a nose job) is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States and several other countries around the world. Though statistics continue to show more people are getting rhinoplasty every year, very few people genuinely understand the common motivators behind it. What drives people to have nose jobs? There are three main reasons.

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Upper, Mid, and Lower Facelift

What’s the Difference between an Upper, Mid, and Lower Facelift?

Upper, Mid, and Lower Facelift

These days, the word “facelift” is no longer a catchall term for a single surgery. In fact, there are many different types of facelifts, and some are targeted to certain areas of your face. Here, you will learn the differences between upper, mid, and lower facelifts so you can make the best decisions for your own unique needs.

What Is a Facelift?

Typically, when you hear the word “facelift” used in a generic sense, it typically refers to a procedure that changes the appearance of everything below one’s ears. It’s the bottom two-thirds of the face, for the most part. During this sort of surgery, the goal is to pull the skin tighter and reposition it to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, to remove sagging skin, and more. A full facelift can take years off your appearance if done properly and by an experienced, talented plastic surgeon.

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ffs journey

The Importance of Facial Feminization Surgery in the Transgender Journey

ffs journey

Many people today believe that facial feminization surgery – also known as FFS – is a strictly cosmetic procedure meant to enhance a person’s looks. This notion, however, is false.

For many transgender people, FFS is a matter of seeing on the outside what they feel on the inside – not to mention a huge safety matter.

When transgender, it does not matter where you are or what you are doing. At any time, you could become the victim of extreme violence due to anti-LGBTQ activists, certain religious communities, or simply a close-minded person in general. Although all people are at risk for bullying or street violence, the transgender community is at as much as two to three times at risk. They are often sought out to be targeted and are often the victims of sex crimes simply because of “who they are” – or rather, what some people see them as.

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transgender high school

What High School Is Really Like for Transgender Teens

transgender high school

High school is a difficult enough time, where teenagers begin to transition from child to adult all while dealing with fluctuating hormones and a multitude of firsts – first date, car, job. But the teenage kingdom of high school is even more difficult when transgender students make the bold, brave step to show the world who they really are.

Some transgender students have the safety net of a fiercely supportive family and friends. Others are not so lucky. Even those with advocates by their side often state they feel lonely, misunderstood, and far from accepted. Bullying is a common issue with these students, and these mean-spirited subjugations often lead to depression, anxiety, or even suicide.

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Scalp Micropigmentation vs Follicular Regener 8 vs Hair Transplant Surgery

Scalp Micropigmentation vs. Follicular Regener-8 vs. Hair Transplant Surgery

Scalp Micropigmentation vs Follicular Regener 8 vs Hair Transplant Surgery

Scalp micropigmentation, Follicular Reger-8 (FR-8) and hair transplant surgery are the three most common treatment options among men and women who have thinning hair. Each one is uniquely different from the next and comes with its own unique set of benefits and drawbacks. Here, you can learn more about each one so that you can make the best possible decision for your own needs.

Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp micropigmentation is a process that, much like a tattoo, provides aesthetic results with the use of semi-permanent ink injected just under the skin of the scalp.

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