Study: Video Sites May Not Be the Best Place to Get Information About Cosmetic Procedures

Study: Video Sites May Not Be the Best Place to Get Information About Cosmetic Procedures

Results of a new study from Rutgers University reveal that individuals doling out cosmetic surgery information on YouTube are frequently not qualified to advise on procedures.

During the study, the Rutgers researchers viewed the top 240 videos that contained keywords such as "facial fillers," "dermal fillers," "face-lift" and "eyelid surgery."

These 240 videos had a combined 160 million views.

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Battle Eye Wrinkles With These Procedures

Battle Eye Wrinkles With These Procedures

Wrinkles around the eyes are usually one of the earliest indicators that the aging process has begun. The development of these frustrating fine lines is also a result of smoking, prolonged sun exposure, genetics and other lifestyle factors. Whatever the cause, these tiny wrinkles and fine lines can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance and make you look older. You may be tempted to temporarily cover them with makeup or over-the-counter eye creams. But if you’re tired of temporary fixes, you can find more permanent solutions for eye wrinkles at Innovations Medical.

Botox. Botox is one of the best ways to treat wrinkles around the eyes because it weakens the muscles of the face that contribute to the development of wrinkles from moving. Weakening the muscles helps to make the fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes disappear. Many people see the results of their Botox procedure very quickly. Botox lasts between three and six months for most people.

Fraxel Laser. Fraxel laser therapy is also an excellent option to erase lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Fraxel laser works by stimulating new skin growth. The new skin pushes out old skin and accelerates the production of collagen. This increased production of collagen has a skin tightening effect which smooths out wrinkles. Fraxel laser therapy has little to no downtime and is perfect for targeting specific areas of the face and body. Results of Fraxel laser therapy last about two to four years.

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Fat Transfer or Facelift?

Fat Transfer or Facelift?

As you age, you may notice that things have naturally begun to slide a little, well, south. This may have you considering fighting back against time with a myriad of over the counter creams and lotions promoted to fight against gravity and firm up the skin. You may have even considered a facelift in order to lift everything back up to its natural place and smooth out wrinkles. While over the counter creams and lotions certainly have their place, and facelifts have some benefits, the best way to fight facial sagging and wrinkles is to have a facial fat transfer. Dr. Johnson performs facial fat transfers on patients who looking to turn back the clock and look younger and explains why fat transfers are better than facelifts for fighting facial sagging and wrinkles.

So, why exactly are facial fat transfer the best way to fight facial sagging and wrinkles? Facial fat transfer is the best way to fight sagging and wrinkles because it is the loss of fat volume, not gravity, that makes you look older. As a matter of fact, gravity has very little to do with it at all. Fat volume peaks in our early twenties, filling out our faces nicely and keeping our skin taut and everything in place. When fat volume begins to diminish, things start moving and changing. This can cause the face to look gaunt or hollow in some areas like the cheeks and temples. Wrinkles and creases also develop, and even skin quality, brightness, and elasticity diminish as fat decreases.

Fat transfer can restore facial fat volume, quickly and easily, without the downtime of a traditional facelift. A traditional facelift procedure is a major surgery, and requires the lifting and stretching back up over the face in order to smooth out wrinkles. Because the fat transfer procedure is minimally invasive, patients return to work and activities in a matter of days, versus weeks of recovery and downtime that are required with facelift surgery. Because fat transfer takes fat from the patient's own body through liposuction and injects it into the face, there is no need to put the patient under general anesthesia. Instead, patients are numbed using a tumescent fluid in the area of collection. There are also only tiny scars with a facial fat transfer, in comparison to a facelift that leaves behind scars – often behind the ears or hidden in the hairline.

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