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Surgery for the Stars

Le 21 décembre 2016, 07:46 dans Humeurs 0

While plastic surgery might remain for many of us something of a pipe dream, the thing we'd do if we won the lottery, for those in the entertainment industry, it has slowly but surely become akin to an entry pass into Hollywood. While there are still a large percentage of women in the general populace who are quite content to sit around with their girlfriends and talk about what they would have done, there is a certain faction of womankind - though as the pressure to conform to a particular 'look' increases, the male membership of the group increases also - for whom plastic surgery is simply inevitable.


It is very difficult to find a woman in tinsel town whose only surgeon has been the natural passing of time - in fact, there is a growing subsection of the entertainment and gossip industry that thrives off the maudlin reportage of what stars are having done, and how wrong it is going. While there is undoubted interest, and even admiration, for the woman who has had plastic surgery go right, we seem to take greater delight in perusing photograph after photograph of some former beauty who has suffered the misfortune of having something not quite go to plan in the surgery room.


Because regardless of the star who succumbs to the knife, and regardless of the surgeon who wields it, the fates sometimes frown on surgery, and the rich and famous take the same risks with plastic surgery that the rest of us do. But this inherent danger seems to be of little consequence, as the list of surgery supporters grows ever larger. And while we continue to gaze with wonder at the beautiful celebrities that fill our magazines, it becomes increasingly difficult to find one that has not yet been surgically enhanced. Because it seems that to succeed in a world where talent is only second best, the surgical manipulation of physical appearance really is inevitable.


Jeff Lakie is the founder of Plastic Surgery Resources a website providing information on cosmetic surgery.

How to Manage Sleep Apnea

Le 22 novembre 2016, 05:47 dans Humeurs 0

Some 18 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Here are four expert solutions:

The sleep specialist. For those who can use it, PAP (positive airway pressure) therapy is the best fix. Continuous, or CPAP, is a common type. Apnea is a form of sleep disordered breathing (SDB), which causes the airway to collapse partially or fully; pressure (applied through a mask) keeps the airway open. Sleeping pills won't work and could worsen the problem. PAP therapy can also help relieve depression and insomnia. Both may be linked to SDB.

-- Barry Krakow, MD Medical Director nuskin, Sleep and Human Health Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico 


The acupuncturist. Depending on the cause of the problem, exercise, losing weight and quitting smoking may be beneficial. Try sleeping on your side, not your back. An acupuncturist might place needles on the nose, chest, arms and other points to open the airway and help control the problem. 

-- Anjali Hasija, LAC Satori Holistic Center and Spa, New York, New York 


The respiratory expert. If you're overweight, as most sleep apnea sufferers are, losing weight will inevitably help. PAP therapy is the gold standard, so only if that fails should you try other things, such as dental devices that push your jaw forward while you sleep. They can open the upper airway. And don't drink at night: Alcohol relaxes the upper airway, making it more likely to narrow and collapse. 

-- John Stradling, MD Professor of Respiratory Medicine nuskin, Oxford University, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom 


The surgeon. Surgery should be the last approach. It's the most invasive and it's only successful half the time, even in the best surgeon's hands. If PAP therapy and other treatments fail, only then should you talk to a surgeon about corrective procedures that can improve airflow through both the nose and throat. 

-- Jeffrey Schonberg, MD Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon, Chicago, Illinois 


Bottom Line

If your neck size is over 17 inches (16 for women), you're at risk for OSA. You may have heart problems too. And you can't exercise to drop weight if you're tired. Most folks lose weight from the neck quickly, so a 5% loss will reduce OSA symptoms. Cutting out alcohol may helpevod pro kit .

4 Dark-Circle Cures That Actually Work

Le 8 novembre 2016, 05:14 dans Humeurs 0

The Cure: Undereye bags cast shadows that make you look exhausted no matter how well-rested you are. First, cut out salt and alcohol, which lead to water retention and exacerbate swelling. Sleep on an extra pillow to drain the fluid that can Transit Tour in Hong Kong accumulate around the eyes when you’re lying down, and if you still notice puffiness in the morning, try a cold compress. Many of Wechsler's model patients—as in, the frequently photographed (not necessarily perfectly compliant) women who fill her waiting room—chill a teaspoon in ice water, then use it to firmly massage the fluid down and away from their undereye area before their fashion shoots. If the puffiness is present all the time, no matter what you do to reduce it, you are probably dealing with fat pads that protrude with age; unfortunately, they can only be removed by a plastic surgeon through a procedure called a lower blepharoplasty.


The Quick Fix: Trace an illuminating concealer pen (like Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlighting Concealer, $8; drugstores) over the shadowy space just beneath the bags. This makes that area look less deep, so puffiness is less prominent. (Never put concealer on the bags themselves; this will only accentuate them.)


The Cause: Pigmentation


The Cure: To determine whether excess pigment is the culprit behind your dark circles, press on the discoloration. Does the darkness lessen? Then you're probably dealing with blood vessels underneath the skin. (See the next slide for your cure.) If the darkness remains, your dark circles are caused by hereditary pigmentation or sun exposure (or both). The most effective fix: Apply sunscreen right up to your lower lashline every day. A physical sunscreen (like SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50, $32; is least likely to irritate your eyes. Wechsler also recommends investing in Transporters in Hong Kong large sunglasses for further protection. Avoid rubbing your eyes, because friction causes a darkening of the skin (anywhere on the body, but especially in the delicate undereye area). If your pigmentation is superficial, it can be lightened with certain topical ingredients, like hydroquinone, licorice and kojic acid. To treat deeper discoloration, dermatologists can use the Fraxel laser, which minimizes darkness over three to five sessions.


The Quick Fix: Shadows caused by pigment are usually brown, maybe a little yellow. A slightly peachy concealer helps counteract them. Tap a concentrated, creamy formula (like AmazingConcealer, $42; on the dark areas only.


The Cause: Blood Vessels


The Cure: If your dark circles lighten when you press on them, they're likely caused by blood vessels showing through your skin. The thicker your skin, the less visible the vessels will be. Apply a retinoid cream underneath your eyes every night to build collagen and plump your skin. (Ask your dermatologist for a prescription or try an over-the-counter version like RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream, $22; drugstores.) Top the retinoid with a rich eye cream that will reduce potential irritation and further fortify the skin. Allergies can cause the blood vessels underneath the eyes to dilate, worsening shadows; an over-the-counter antihistamine, like Claritin, will help.


The Quick Fix: These dark circles are usually Eyebrow Embroidery blue-tinged so are best camouflaged with a creamy, yellow-based concealer (like Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer, $23; Lightly tap the concealer over the discolored areas.

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