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Juvederm vs Restylane For Nasolabial Folds: Juvederm Wins Study Finds

About The Study Since a previous study had found coarse wrinkles to be among the strongest signals of perceived age in Chinese women, a group of researchers tested the popular filler, along with Restylane for comparison, in 124 Chinese women and men. For the study, the researchers assessed the severity of each participant's nasolabial folds on a scale of 1 to 5. Doctors treated each participant with Juvederm Ultra Plus on one side and Restylane on the other side, then followed up after one mo ... READ MORE

Juvederm vs Restylane Which One Is Better and Why

JUVEDERM VS RESTYLANE? Juvederm and Restylane are two of the most popular dermal filler brands, used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons around the world. When choosing a dermal filler, there are many factors to consider: how long it lasts, what type of material it is made of, how smooth is it, its filling ability, if it includes an anesthetic, how much it costs, and so much more. Some fillers even offer special ergonomic syringes and injector devices to make them more comfortable to use. Wi ... READ MORE

How to Improve Bone Health in Just One Minute a Day

As patients age, bone and joint health can degrade, with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and other conditions worsening over time. Exercise can help, but this can be intimidating, especially to those with existing bone disease or other health problems. Patients may not always listen when their physician recommends an exercise program, but new research suggests it may be even easier than they think to get enough exercise. According to a recent study, older women can improve their bone health by run ... READ MORE

For Prominent Ears, New Device Provides an Alternative to Otoplasty

Prominent ears have been bothering people throughout history, with otoplasty dating back to the fifth century BC. An estimated five percent of the population has an ear malformation, with one or two percent of the population sporting prominent ears. Prominent ears protrude from the head more than usual, resting at at least a twenty-five degree angle which makes them stick out. Sometimes bullies in the playground will refer to these ears as "dumbo ears". Although doctors can correct some ear defo ... READ MORE

Body Image Negativity After Childbirth: Prevention and Solutions

Childbirth can take its toll on the body. From excess pounds to stretch marks to vaginal changes, women may struggle to regain their pre-pregnancy body, if they can. Some women just never feel the same after childbirth. Although this post-childbirth negativity is not surprising, a recent study did find one surprisingly unhappy group: women who had an episiotomy.   What is an episiotomy? Doctors may perform an episiotomy before childbirth. In this procedure, the doctor surgically cuts mus ... READ MORE

How to Improve Osteoarthritis Without Leaving Your Seat

Of all the possible osteoarthritis treatments, one stands out as the most effective with the fewest side effects: exercise. Even for overall health and a wide range of other medical conditions, we all know that exercise is key. However, in older adults, exercise can pose a challenge. Although exercise can help osteoarthritis, the stiff joints or other problems such as poor balance can make exercise difficult or even impossible. This leaves the arthritic senior in a catch-22 situation: exercise c ... READ MORE

To Lose the Fat or Add the Fat? Patient Preferences in 2016

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) just released their 2016 statistics, and two polar-opposite procedures stand out as gaining popularity. On the one hand, not surprisingly, patients are opting to lose fat for a slimmer body. On the other hand, patients are opting to use their own fat to enhance other areas of their body. Whether aiming to lose or to gain fat, more patients are now focusing on their adipose tissue when it comes to plastic surgery.   What the Stats Say Overal ... READ MORE

Couch Potatoes Age Much Faster, Research Suggests

It is no surprise that exercise, or lack thereof, has an effect on health. From heart disease to diabetes, exercise can have an impact on health and longevity, helping people reach a greater age in better condition. However, a new study has found that lack of exercise can also speed up biological aging, with couch potatoes finding their body aged eight years ahead of their fit counterparts. The findings could impact everything from heart health to visible signs of aging. Focusing on Telomeres ... READ MORE

Controversy Surrounds New Scrotox Trend

A new trend is hitting plastic surgery clinics and stirring up plenty of controversy. Thanks to Hollywood gossip and media attention, more men are wondering if Scrotox would work for them, and more doctors are wondering whether to jump on board with this new plastic surgery trend.   What is Scrotox?   The nickname Scrotox refers to exactly what it sounds like: Botox injections in the scrotum. The idea is that while Botox is best known for relaxing facial muscles to make wrinkled sk ... READ MORE

Report Warns of Rising Melanoma Rates

Despite public service campaigns and growing awareness, melanoma rates in the U.S. are rising, a new report warns. In JAMA Dermatology, researchers from the National Society for Cutaneous Medicine analyzed data from the American Cancer Society and warned of the rising incidence of melanoma and higher numbers of melanoma deaths in the past few years. Melanoma Diagnosis and Death Statistics in the U.S. In 2009, there were an estimated 8,650 deaths from melanoma in the U.S, with a lifetime risk o ... READ MORE

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