NYU Langone Health Performs Its Second Face Transplant

NYU Langone Underwood Post-Surgery

This past January 2018, a surgical team from NYU Langone Health performed its second face transplant, replacing much of the upper, mid, and lower face and jaws of a 26-year-old man from California.

The surgery, which began the morning of Friday, January 5, took approximately 25 hours, concluding the following morning. A team of over 100 medical professionals, including surgeons, nurses, and other staff, was once again led by Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS, the Helen L. Kimmel Professor of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and chair of the Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone.

This is the third face transplant performed under the leadership of Rodriguez. In August 2015, he and his team at NYU Langone performed what is widely considered the most extensive face transplant on record.

The recipient in this recent case is Cameron Underwood of Yuba City, California, who suffered a self-inflicted facial gunshot wound in June 2016.

NYU Langone Underwood Prior-to-Surgery

As a result, and despite several attempts at conventional reconstruction, Underwood was missing the majority of his lower jaw, all but one tooth, and his nose, as well as suffering damage to his maxillary (upper face) region and palate, severely impacting his ability to lead a normal life.

Read the full press release at www.prnewswire.com.

9 Key Things You Should Know About Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

In a beauty editor dream world, hyaluronic acid would spray out from fountains and sidewalk misters to keep our skin plump and dewy—highlighter would be put out of business. But until that day, we’ll take second best: dermal fillers that deliver the same effect.

Here’s everything you need to know about one of the world’s favorite in-office aesthetic treatments.

What You Should Know About Holiday Discounts on Beauty Procedures

Saving money can be a beautiful thing — and the holiday season brings sales galore. But if you’re browsing for discounts on aesthetic procedures, be sure to shop smart.

If you’re looking to splurge on yourself, this could the best time to shop around. We asked Healthline’s aesthetics advisory board for their expert opinions on Black Friday — and everyday — beauty deals.

Why Designer Vagina Is The Fastest Growing Beauty Enhancement Procedure?

Designer vagina involves the use of micro-laser technology to make the vagina tighter and small. It removes fats and wrinkles to make the skin around the labia smooth.

Labiaplasty or labia reduction is now the fastest growing beauty enhancement in the world. The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery record shows that the number of operations grows 32 percent year on year.

Read the full article at en.businesstimes.cn

4 Reasons Why CoolSculpting Could Be Your Go-To Beauty Treatment This Summer

Billed as a non-invasive alternative to liposuction, CoolSculpting continues to be a go to treatment for A-listers who want results, but don’t want to have scars or spend time recovering from surgery.

CoolSculpting helps to reshape your body by freezing unwanted fatty deposits beneath the skin (think love handles and belly fat). Targeted fat cells die and are eliminated via the body’s natural processes.

Here are four reasons why CoolSculpting could be your favorite beauty treatment this summer.

CeraVe Expands Skincare Portfolio with New Products

CeraVe, a skincare brand owned by L’Oréal, introduces four new therapeutic skincare products: a Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum and a Diabetics’ Dry Skin Relief line, which includes a Moisturizing Cream, Hand and Foot Cream and a Cleansing Wash.


The Diabetics’ Dry Skin Relief line was developed to address the specific skincare needs of people with diabetes and help reduce their risk of skin complications, which diabetics are prone to.

“As the number of diabetes sufferers continues to rise, it was important to us that we develop this trio of products to help this growing segment of consumers seeking specialized skincare,” says Derrick Booker, vice president of marketing at CeraVe, in a media release. “We know that people with diabetes have unique skincare concerns and these new products demonstrate our commitment to providing diabetes sufferers with affordable and therapeutic skincare offerings.”

Each product in the line contains a combination of three essential ceramides, plus bilberry and urea which help to soothe the skin and deliver long-lasting moisturization. Bilberry is antioxidant-rich and known for helping to diminish bruising, while urea is a natural moisturizer that adds and retains moisture.


The Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum, created to help consumers counteract the lifestyle habits that dehydrate skin, such as stress, weather and diet, is also set to hit shelves in late 2018. The formulation replenishes skin with hyaluronic acid. The serum also contains vitamin B5, which aids skin in achieving a more supple and radiant appearance.

For more information, visit CeraVe.

[Source(s): CeraVe, PR Newswire]

ALASTIN Skincare Earns Three MyFaceMyBody Awards

ALASTIN Skincare Inc announces that its products line has gained industry-wide recognition for outstanding innovation in anti-aging and post-procedure skincare technology, at the 2018 MyFaceMyBody Awards.

The company swept three categories and earned the following MyFaceMyBody Awards:

  • Cosmeceutical Range of the Year
  • Highly Commended Anti-Aging Product of the Year (Restorative Skin Complex with TriHex Technology)
  • Highly Commended Post-Surgery Product of the Year (Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology)

Regarded as the “Beauty Industry Oscars,” the internationally respected MyFaceMyBody Awards recognize the best of the best in cosmetics and aesthetics. It is the only consumer awards event dedicated to the aesthetic industry, honoring brands for their product innovation and popularity.

Chosen among a competitive landscape of leading aesthetic companies, ALASTIN Skincare stood out with its patented TriHex peptides that support the skin’s natural ability to produce elastin and collagen, facilitate recovery from rejuvenating treatments, and maintain the overall effects of these procedures over time, according to the company in a media release.

“We are honored to receive such a prestigious award from our aesthetic industry peers,” says Diane S. Goostree, president and CEO of ALASTIN Skincare, in the release.

“The breakthrough science behind our products that sets ALASTIN apart is our TriHex Technology, which promotes the skin’s natural ability to generate fresh new skin that is strong and supple. Our Regenerating Skin Nectar is ideal for patients undergoing rejuvenating procedures, while our Restorative Skin Complex encourages on-going home care that is essential to maintain the longevity of results from in-office treatments,” she continues.

[Source: Kelz PR]

Why Dermatologists Are So Excited for This New Psoriasis Drug

If you suffer from psoriasis — a skin condition that affects over 7.5 million people in the United States, according to the American Academy of Dermatology — you sure as well know that advances for treatment are huge.

Living with active psoriasis is no easy feat. Yet, the good news is there are tons of buzz about new treatments that can help you manage your psoriasis symptoms, and Bryhali Lotion is the latest to get approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

New Beauty Device Is Bringing LED Infrared Anti-Aging Treatment To Your Home

A brand new at-home anti-aging device is changing the way you treat your skin. Meet Eterno, an “out of this world” time-saving skincare device that uses the same regenerative LED infrared technology NASA uses to grow plants in space.

Designed to be used at any age, with or without your favorite skin care, the red light therapy and tapered glass head boost collagen and skin glow while also helping with lines, wrinkles and spots in just 60 seconds