Younger You Blog

14
Jun

Original Article By Sarah Kinonen

While cosmetic enhancements, such as fillers and Botox, are still (unfortunately) considered taboo in today's society, surprisingly, the number of people getting work done is going up and up. In fact, in 2015, Americans were injected more than 6.6 million times, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which is a whopping 40 percent increase from five years ago. And now, those 6 million and counting have one more option to consider when booking their next appointment, as the FDA just approved a brand-new filler: Juvéderm Vollure XC.  


09
Jun



by Stephanie Schlageter

With another Father’s Day approaching, it’s time to find a gift that will show Dad just how much you appreciate him. He has done a lot for you over the years, and thanks to all of those sunbaked vacations and fishing trips, the worry you caused with your late nights and missed curfews, not to mention the time Dad spent perfecting his grilling skills, your father figure might benefit from some R&R – rejuvenation and rehabilitation. But this Father’s Day, you can give him back his glory days with a medspa treatment just right for specific male aging issues like hair loss, sun damage, wrinkles, a potbelly and jowls.  


17
May



by Stephanie Schlageter

Can you guess what is the #1 skincare practice you must do? It’s actually quite simple - wear sunblock every day. Shielding your skin from the sun’s damaging rays not only helps protect from skin cancer, it also provides significant anti-aging benefits. And using sunblock also extends the life of facial treatments from laser resurfacing to BOTOX.  


02
May

Original Article By Sarah Kinonen

In today's not-so-shocking news: People are officially interested in injectable, non-invasive treatments. (It's about damn time, folks.) We've recently reported that, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), an estimated 7 million injection procedures, including Botox, were performed in the last year alone. And that number just continues to rise. According to the experts, they've seen an influx of younger patients opting for preventative treatments sooner rather than later, but how soon it too soon? For the full rundown, we reached out to dermatologists across the country to nail down the exact age, if interested, to begin Botox. The takeaway? Whenever you damn well please. Yes — really.  


20
Apr

Original Article By Elise Minton

You may love the way your doctor wields his or her needle to inject your favorite fillers and injectables, giving you the look you’ve always wanted. But for the most part, doctors like to use these products off-label, meaning for a purpose (albeit safe) other than what they are FDA-approved for. We asked six expert injectors what their favorite under-the-radar uses are for injectables and fillers—their answers may surprise you.

To diminish the look of cellulite and dimples
New York dermatologist Gervaise Gerstner, MD, likes to use filler to treat dimples and cellulites on the thighs. “There are a plethora of perfectly sculpted ladies who are 99.99 percent perfect but they obsess over very small dimples or fat pockets. When we use filler to fill in the divots or dimples, it also helps to lift the skin so the appearance of some of that superficial crepiness and cellulite is diminished.”  


03
Apr

Original Article By Sarah Kinonen

No matter how many bicep curls I manage to squeeze into my beloved Barry's Bootcamp class, the seemingly endless reps never to seem to be nearly enough to sculpt the chiseled arms of my dreams. Blame it on my incessant need for lean, long limbs—along with my admitted penchant for dessert—but regardless, regular old reps just aren't cutting it right now. Which is why news about CoolSculpting, an FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure that freezes off fat cells—up to 25 percent—causing them to die, piqued my interest. Because originally, it was developed and approved only for specific areas of the body such as the abdomen and flanks. Now, Coolsculpting for your arms is an option, too.

The Coolsculpting procedure was created by Zeltiq, a medical technology company, in 2010—and has only gained in popularity in the seven years since its inception. Now you can find the treatment offered not only at doctor's offices, but at medical spas as well—and sometimes, with a Groupon-esque code for it all. But again, it was initially only approved for use on certain body parts—arms not included. Until this week, that is, when the FDA approved its use for removal of upper arm fat.  


27
Mar



by Stephanie Schlageter

If you’ve overplucked, noticed thinning over time or just weren’t blessed with dark, thick brows, you can still participate in today’s top beauty trend. For brow enhancement that is long lasting, but short on commitment, microblading offers natural-looking results and gives the appearance of thicker brows with just the right arch.

This treatment has a lot in common with its cousin tattooing, but with microblading, ink is deposited into just the first few layers of skin so that results are semi-permanent, lasting about a year. This is great news in case brow styles change, as they tend to do.  


14
Mar

miraDry Tampa

by Stephanie Schlageter

After-work get-together? Big business presentation? Brand new silk shirt? These would all be “no sweat” if you had a handle on your underarm perspiration. Instead of trying another ineffective antiperspirant, consider a one-time miraDry treatment, and you can permanently say good-bye to underarm sweat. In just a single visit, you will experience an immediate reduction in underarm sweat and odor. MiraDry makes this amazing feat possible by eliminating the actual sweat glands below the skin’s surface. The result: no sweat glands = no sweat. And because sweat glands do not regenerate, your results are permanent.  


27
Feb

Cellfina Tampa

by Stephanie Schlageter

Dimples may be cute on babies and cheeks, but they don’t belong on your rear view. And if you’ve tried creams, massages or even laser treatments, you probably discovered that nothing could eliminate the look of cellulite long term, if anything even helped at all. Until now. Get ready for the end of cellulite thanks to Cellfina, the only treatment with an FDA-proven track record to provide visible results with one brief treatment and permanent results.