New Jersey woman charged after giving illegal cosmetic procedures

Yamile Mattos of South Plainfield, New Jersey, has been charged with practicing medicine without a license among other crimes.

February 17, 2011
Categories: Plastic Surgery News

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Aspiring models seek out non-surgical plastic surgery

The modeling industry may be one of the most competitive fields for young women, particularly for those who are concerned that a particular body part may be barring them from breaking into the fashion world.

February 16, 2011
Categories: Cosmetic Medicine News, Dermal Fillers

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Do people earning less than $60,000 a year make up the majority of plastic surgery patients?

If Laurie Essig speaks the truth, it’s time to change the way we think about plastic surgery. The idea that cosmetic surgery belongs to the “Beverly Hills Housewives” and their affluent counterparts may be more myth than fact. According to Essig, assistant professor of sociology and gender studies at Middlebury College, as reported by Salon.com, people earning less than $60,000 per annum make up the majority of plastic surgery patients.

February 15, 2011
Categories: Plastic Surgery News

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Do facial exercises combat signs of aging?

There are many products on the market that aim to help those concerned about signs of aging eliminate wrinkles on their face.

February 14, 2011
Categories: Anti-Aging News

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Science-y-ness sells face creams

Face creams moisturize, making the skin appear supple and healthy. However, there is no reason to believe that they do more than that. The FDA does not require manufacturers to prove that cosmetic products are safe or effective but simply prohibits claims that a product alters body structure or function or treats or prevents disease.

But the lack of real science does not stop the act of near-religious faith that propels well-heeled, hopeful women from purchasing “Revive Peau Magnifique Youth Recruit” at Neiman Marcus for $1,500 for four ampuls of serum.

February 11, 2011
Categories: Skin Procedures News

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