Women Are Getting Plastic Surgery to Look Like Meghan Markle

Though she’s been an object of fascination since her relationship with Prince Harry went public, the Markle Sparkle mania has taken a turn towards the extreme: Women across the world are bringing pictures of the Duchess to plastic surgeons, hoping to replicate some of her most covetable features for themselves, most notably her nose, cheekbones, “flawless skin” and plump lips.

In fact, some plastic surgeons claim that not a week goes by without someone mentioning Markle’s name in their office.

Don’t Force Us to Have Facelifts, Say South Korean Women in World’s Plastic Surgery Capital

South Korea’s women have begun to rebel against impossible standards of beauty in a country known as the plastic surgery capital of the world.

Women who call themselves “beauty resisters” have been destroying their cosmetics, cutting their hair and denouncing the pressures imposed on them by a patriarchal society which emphasises flawless beauty as the key to career and marital success.

Natural Facelift: Facial Exercises/Yoga

A study published in JAMA Dermatology concluded that facial exercises/yoga improved facial appearance of middle aged women, results provided a younger appearance with fuller upper and lower cheeks.

As reported by the study from Northwestern Medicine women aged 45-60 were asked to perform various facial exercises 30 minutes a day for 8 weeks, then every other day for another 12 weeks. Ages of the women were estimated by dermatologists before, during, and after the study using photographs, substantial improvements were noted. Building muscle fills out the face and counteracts wrinkles and sagging skin naturally that comes with age.

Do I Have to Reconstruct My Breast After a Mastectomy?

One of breast cancer’s harshest cruelties is how it can impact a woman’s identity through the surgical restructuring of the chest. It also forces patients to make a series of life-altering decisions in quick succession. While many of these decisions revolve around treatment plans, such as whether you’ll need chemotherapy or radiation, some of them will leave lasting scars and reminders of the cancer journey and raise some difficult questions.

It can be truly overwhelming to wade through all of this when you’re newly diagnosed and in shock or emotional. But your surgeon should be asking about your preferences.

Galderma’s ASPIRE Loyalty Program Reaches 1 Million Members

Galderma Laboratories LP announces that its ASPIRE Galderma Rewards program has reached the one million member milestone.

ASPIRE Galderma Rewards is a loyalty program for consumers and aesthetic providers who use Galderma aesthetic injectable treatments, such as Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) for Injection, the Restylane family of fillers and Sculptra Aesthetic. To celebrate 1 million loyalists in less than 3.5 years, Galderma will announce the winner of a consumer sweepstakes for ASPIRE members this month, the company notes in a media release.

“As a company invested in growing the aesthetics market, we are thrilled to have a patient loyalty program with such an extensive reach in a short time,” says Alisa Lask, general manager & vice president of the US Aesthetic Business at Galderma. “Galderma plans to continue investing in the program by adding tools and resources to bring enhanced promotions, sharable social media content, and the ability for healthcare providers to leverage powerful big data analytics to drive growth in their practice.”

The ASPIRE Galderma Rewards program is designed to help aesthetic providers maintain and grow a loyal patient base, by allowing them to enrich the patient experience with rewards and incentives. Ninety-eight percent (98%) of ASPIRE Galderma Rewards patients have returned to the same aesthetic provider for repeat treatments. The program is unique in the aesthetics industry in that it is currently the only program to offer aesthetic providers with practice intelligence data to help them maximize practice growth. Enrollment in the ASPIRE Galderma Rewards program has continued to accelerate each year, and Galderma looks forward to continued growth, the release continues.

“Galderma has been an innovative leader in helping me expand the services and solutions I can offer to my patients,” states Dr Justin Harper, founder of Juvly Aesthetics with 11 locations in New York City, Ohio, Florida, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, and a top five user of the ASPIRE platform. “Having access to this strong client loyalty program allows my entire team to engage more with our clients, build loyalty, and provide industry-leading savings on their treatments.”

[Source(s): Galderma, PR Newswire]

The Two Faces of Botulinum Toxin

The benefits of botulinum toxin used to treat frown lines are twofold says Mark Nestor, M.D., Ph.D., of the Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research in Aventura, Florida. Certainly, it has cosmetic benefits, but the temporary removal of glabellar frown lines can set off an emotional contagion that may improve mood.

Dr. Nestor recently spoke on the emotional benefits of botulinum toxin at the 2018 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference held in Las Vegas.

New Mom Hangs ‘No Breastfeeding Zone’ Sign to Alert Nurses That She’s a Breast Cancer Survivor

For some women, breastfeeding isn’t an option — and being reminded of that fact can be difficult to handle. One new mom and breast cancer survivor decided to address the issue head-on, by posting a sign above her hospital bed before giving birth.

“No breastfeeding zone: Though breastfeeding is a very special task, please be aware before you ask. Our miracle baby will be formula fed. And it will not affect her future ahead. This mom is a survivor,” Meghan Koziel said on her homemade pink sign, recently shared on Instagram.

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