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Southard Med Spa in Tulsa, OK Is Launching Several New Anti-Aging Treatments – MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - GetNews) Southard Med Spa in Tulsa, Oklahoma is pleased to announce the launch of several new anti-aging treatments. Since opening in 2011, Southard Med Spa has been in a local leader in the medical spa industry and a proponent of science-based anti-aging therapies.

Southard Med Spa in Tulsa, OK is pleased to announce the addition of two new anti-aging injectables to their lineup of aesthetic medicine procedures. As more and more people begin to seek out medical spas for anti-aging services, providers have been called to meet their demands with more affordable treatment options.

One of the most popular treatments available at Southard Med Spa has been Botox . However, many people are starting to seek out similar products. This is why Southard Med Spa is now offering Xeomin and Dysport.

Xeomin is a product like Botox that reduces fine lines around expression - mainly around the eyes, forehead, and between the eyes andDysport is one of our personal favorites, Dysport also reduces expression lines around the same areas, but has a wonderful effect on 'crows feet around the eyes. Dysport has a strong customer loyalty program that Southard Med Spa can assist you in using.

Products like Botox relax muscles that cause wrinkles. "Think of a piece of paper that gets folded over and over until a crease forms. If you stop folding the paper eventually the crease becomes less pronounced. The same thing happens to your skin where expression lines cause creases. You will typically notice a significant difference soon after your first treatment, but the effects can be increased over multiple treatments," said Barbara Southard, owner of Southard Med Spa.

Southard Med Spa is owned by Barbara Southard,MSN, ARNP, Certified Nurse Injector. Barbara and her husband, Dr. Wrany Southard have been operating their Tulsa Med Spa since 2011.

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Optimum Regenerative Offers Alternative to Traditional Care | Health & Fitness –

BETHEL Optimum Regenerative Care, 2 Stony Hill Rd., offers an alternative to traditional medical options. Clinical Director Steve Geoffrion told Voices, Regenerative medicine is taking off because people are looking for more natural options when it comes to chronic joint pain or chronic diseases. He regularly holds seminars to describe the treatments at the facility, which include injections of stem cells.

Interest is high. There are usually 30 to 50 people in the room who dont like the idea of a total knee or hip replacement or the side effects of medicine.

He continued, Regenerative medicine is exactly what it says it is. Our body has an innate ability to heal itself. If you remember when you were younger, you might sprain an ankle or twist a knee and you got better. As we age, the body has a harder time doing that because our stem cells age with us and are lost over time.

According to Mr. Geoffrion, there are 200 types of cells in the human body and stem cells are master cells in charge of healing and anti-aging.

There are many misconceptions about stem cells and a lot of misinformation on the Internet. One of those myths is that this approach is new and not yet proven effective.

He claimed that stem cells are used safely in more than 30 countries.

The Food and Drug Administration has administered stem cell use since November 2017 [in the United States]. Its important for people to know that clinics and stem cell banks are highly regulated,

The staff at Optimum Regenerative Care has a combined 20 years of experience and includes Medical Director Gerald Valletti, M.D., Andrew Paulson, APRN, and Rhovia Lambino, D.C.

This is more than pain management or reducing inflammation. I got into this field because I enjoy the pleasure of coming to work and knowing I can change peoples lives.

He shared the story of a man named Rick, who began walking four miles each day after retirement.

Rick wanted to keep in shape but had to stop because he had pain in both knees. He visited doctors who diagnosed a torn meniscus in each knee. They recommended surgery but he didnt want to undergo that treatment. Instead, he received stem cell injections in each knee and, after only four weeks, was back to walking four miles each day.

He went from a pain level of nine to zero, Mr. Geoffrion added. Now, to be fair, those results are not typical. Most patients shift from an eight or nine to a three or four but those same patients would consider their results as life changing.

Many patients arrive at Optimum Regenerative Care with joint pain, but Mr. Geoffrion pointed out that the reason they want treatment is to regain activities they miss in life. The real motivation is because they cant play with their grandchildren or play tennis or golf. This is about quality of life; we get people out of pain and back into life.

Optimum Regenerative Care specializes in using stem cells to treat conditions related to arthritis, degenerative joint disease, peripheral neuropathy, and plantar fasciitis but offers alternative therapies.

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy is all about increasing the voltage or energy in the cells to strengthen them and promote repair.

The clinic is currently offering complementary pulse wave therapy sessions, which are intended to stimulate the production of new stem cells, to those who would like to learn more by experiencing a treatment.

Other therapies include anti-aging treatments, skin rejuvenation with micro-needling, relief for erectile dysfunction, and hair restoration for both men and women.

Im a big fan of modern medicine but if someone has a health concern, theres not much regenerative medicine cannot address in a safer and more natural way, Mr. Geoffrion said.

The next free seminar describing the stem cell and other natural therapy services available at Optimum Regenerative Care will take place at 11 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday, January 22, in the Heritage Hotel and Conference Center, 522 Heritage Rd.

Seminar reservations may be made by calling 203-970-4466.

More information is available by visiting or liking Optimum Regenerative Care on Facebook.

Complimentary consultations are available by calling 203-917-4774.

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Serious Illnesses in Nebraska Tied to Exosome Therapy – MedPage Today

Several individuals in Nebraska developed severe infections after receiving unapproved cell-based therapies said to include exosomes, state health officials said.

These patients -- fewer than five -- became seriously ill, with some developing sepsis, Leah Bucco-White, a spokesperson with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, told MedPage Today via email.

All were given an exosome product that was derived from C-sectioned placentas, according to a health alert sent by the state to clinicians. MedPage Today has previously reported on a growing trend of hospitals implementing placenta donation programs and potential links to unapproved stem cell products.

"We continue to carefully and actively assess this situation with our federal partners," including the CDC and the FDA, Bucco-White said. She added that she couldn't share further details at this time, including the name of the product used, the source of the C-sectioned placentas it came from, the clinics where it was administered, or the bacteria that caused the infections.

While exosomes are being evaluated in legitimate research studies, some clinics -- often those peddling unapproved stem cell therapies -- are offering exosome therapy for all kinds of conditions. One site for a clinic in San Diego describes the treatment as "the ultimate anti-aging hack" and even offers financing for the therapy. Delaware Integrative Medicine advertises exosome therapy as being helpful for patients with "chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease, Lyme disease, and other chronic degenerative diseases."

But stem cell researchers say exosomes -- packages of proteins and RNAs that can be transferred from cell to cell -- are nowhere near ready for prime time.

Until 2007, researchers thought exosomes were just a way for cells to get rid of trash. But that year, Swedish researchers showed that some cells use them to transfer genetic material. Chemical & Engineering News reported that companies are looking at exosomes in drug delivery, and a PubMed search reveals scores of experiments with these compounds.

But what's in them, and their actual function, remains up for debate.

"A lot more evidence is required to understand what they are, and it may be that a lot of claims about what they do in the end go by the wayside," Sean Morrison, PhD, a stem cell biologist and director of the Children's Medical Research Institute at UT Southwestern, told MedPage Today. Disagreement continues as to whether exosomes even have a physiologic function, "or if they're just some cellular waste product," he said.

Even the methods for purifying exosomes grown from culture are controversial within the scientific community, he added -- raising questions about what's in the vials being used in treatment.

"What these snake oil salesmen do is they pick a word out of the scientific literature that gets people excited, and they start to sell it," Morrison told MedPage Today.

The same companies that are willing to ignore FDA requirements for safety and efficacy testing are the same ones willing to ignore regulations for good manufacturing practices and cut corners to sell things that are contaminated with bacteria, he added.

The FDA has long been trying to get a handle on unapproved stem cell therapies. Last week, the agency sent a warning letter to Liveyon, the company involved in a spate of infections tied to stem cell products last year. It has warned several other stem cell companies as well. In 2017, the agency issued guidance on regenerative medicine products, with a November 2020 deadline for full compliance.

Morrison suspects the companies not yet in compliance have no intention of doing so: "They're going to keep doing what they do as long as they possibly can."

One of the "unfortunate facts" is that FDA resources for enforcement are limited and many of these companies are "betting on the fact that FDA is not going to have the resources to shut them down," he said.


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Alzheimer’s May Be Reversed By Shining Light Directly Into The Brain – Anti Aging News

According to a recent study shining light directly into areas of the brain that have been damaged by Alzheimers disease may help to reverse the course of the disease. Daily treatment with LED lights attached to a headset that beams pulses of gamma waves into the hippocampus is said to boost mitochondria which sweep away toxic proteins that build up in the brain.

Currently there is no known cure for Alzheimers disease, this Neuro RX Gamma headset developed by Vielight may offer hope to the millions who suffer from the brain wasting disease around the globe: early testing provided positive results of patients regaining memory as well as improvements in reading and writing skills in three months which has paved the way to a 12 week trial into its effectiveness.

To undergo treatment for 20 minutes a day the patient has to wear the device and a separate nasal clip that also channels light through the nostrils; the light is believed to boost photobiomodulation, this then stimulates the brain to activate microglia immune cells which fight the disease.

In Alzheimers disease these cells can become inactive and plaques build up stopping the brain from functioning normally. Amyloid plaque is a common hallmark of the disease, the sticky build up is thought to lead to the progressive destruction of brain cells.

Photobiomodulation introduces the therapeutic effect of light into our brain. It triggers the body to restore its natural balance or homeostasis. When we do that, we call upon the body's innate ability to heal. Based on early data, we are confident of seeing some measure of recovery in the symptoms not just a slowdown in the rate of decline, even in moderate to severe cases, said inventor Dr. Lew Lim to The Telegraph.

The trail involves 228 subjects across eight sites within Canada and America and is being led by the University of Toronto; half of the subjects will receive a placebo six days a week for 20 minutes over the course of 12 weeks while the other half will be receiving light therapy.

The safety trial involved 5 subjects with mild to moderately severe dementia showed the condition of all subjects conditions improve, and reports improved cognitive function, better sleep, fewer angry outbursts, less anxiety, and less wandering as well as better memory. Brain scans revealed visible improvements in connectivity between brain regions as well as better blood flow. However, once therapy stopped the subjects began to decline.

Currently light therapy is used to treat seasonal affective disorder patterns and traumatic brain injuries; it is believed to trigger the release of the happy hormone serotonin to promote better sleep and stimulate areas of the brain that shut down after damage.

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is also Shining New Light on Dementia with another trial:

Treatment for neurodegenerative disorders using noninvasive, non-drug methods has reached a new level of efficacy with the introduction of transcranial and intraocular photobiomodulation (PBM) and brainwave biofeedback training (NFB). Evidence continues to mount supporting the use 1065-1075nm, pulsed infrared light to significantly improve both motor and behavioral symptoms of subjects with both Parkinsons and probably Alzheimers disease. PBMs proposed mechanism of action is in the mitochondrial functions, microvascular flexibility/perfusion, increased production of ATP and reduction of phosphorylated Tau and Ab42. Cell line studies within a CD-1 mouse model on memory and performance (Michalikova,2007) demonstrated PBMs beneficial effects and (Duggett & Chazot, 2014) demonstrated PBM reducing amyloid-induced cell death. It is proposed that the PBM confers a tissue-level therapeutic effect while NFB training can remediate the neural network connectivity deficits caused by neuronal dysfunction and death. The synergistic effect of a PBM and NFB treatment strategy should result in enhanced electrophysiological connectivity, CNS health and resistance to further tissue damage. (Nichols & Berman, 2019)

Human trials were conducted employing 28 daily, in-office, 6-minute treatments (Berman, 2017) and (Huang, 2018 unpublished) delivering 28, twice daily, home-based, self-administered, 6-minute, transcranial and intraocular treatments (N=12) safely produced marked cognitive and motor behavior improvements. Improvements were associated with frequency of treatment given other relevant variables were invariant.

With safety and pilot trials completed, a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled version (N=100) has begun at Baylor Research Institute affiliated with Texas A&M School of Medicine, Dept. of Neurosurgery in Temple, TX and Quietmind Foundation in Elkins Park, PA. Recruitment of subjects from the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan regions and Austin and Temple, TX began in March 2018. Subjects will be evaluated 3 times over 60 days using Quantitative EEG and ADNI (ADAS-cog) neurocognitive testing and caregiver evaluations of subject functioning. Subjects and caregivers will be trained to use the study device they will be self-administering twice daily over 28 days and theyll return for an interim evaluation and then another 28 days before final assessments are conducted. Subjects are compensated $75/evaluation session attended and a portion of travel expenses may be reimbursed.

For more information about the A4M shining light, or referrals direct inquiries to Dr. Marvin Berman PhD (610) 940-0488 or

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The Effects of Exercise on Your Skin – LIVESTRONG.COM

You may already know that exercise wields a huge influence on your wellbeing, from improving cardiovascular health to strengthening bones and muscles to boosting brainpower. But it might come as a surprise to discover that a sweat session also has a pretty significant affect on your skin for better and worse.

The effects of exercise on your skin aren't always great, but there are steps you can take to tame them.

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Here, dermatologists describe exactly what happens to your largest organ (yep, you read that right) when you're getting your fitness fix plus skin-care tips to minimize the unwanted side effects of exercise on your skin.

When you sweat it out at the gym, your blood vessels widen a process called vasodilation.

"This increased blood flow ups the supply of oxygen to your skin and nourishes skin cells by carrying nutrients to repair damage from the sun and environment," says Sonya Johnson, MD, dermatologist and CEO of Dermatology Associates, PC.

Not only will your face look brighter, but that surge of hemoglobin gives you a rosy glow that can last up to two hours, according to the book Skeletal Muscle Circulation.

But for those with rosacea, vasodilation has a flip side: It triggers inflammation, which, along with increased body temperature, can worsen the condition.

The fix: Keep a cool cloth nearby to apply to your face to keep from overheating, suggests Sonia Batra, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at University of Southern California and cohost of The Doctors.

Are you on track to achieve your fitness goals? Download the MyPlate app to keep tabs on the number of calories you burn during your workouts and stay motivated.

Perspiration cools you down and pushes toxic free radicals (compounds linked to aging and disease) out of your body via your pores all good things but it can also irritate your skin.

"It can clog sweat glands and body hair follicles, resulting in an acne-like eruption called folliculitis," says Robin Evans, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and clinical instructor of dermatology at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. "Folliculitis can occur anywhere that is sweaty, especially areas of occlusion like the back and chest."

Dr. Batra points out that those spots also have a higher concentration of sebaceous glands that can become blocked when sweat and dirt dry on your skin's surface. Enter: backne, buttne and boobne.

"Eczema can also be exacerbated by sweat, which breaks down the skin barrier and can worsen itching," Dr. Batra says.

The fix: Wear loose clothing when youre working up a sweat. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), form-fitting gear can aggravate folliculitis. Shower right afterward with warm water to remove perspiration, followed by a gentle moisturizer to restore the skins barrier.

Washing your face pre-workout is a good way to remove potentially pore-clogging dirt, oil and makeup.

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Plugged hair follicles can also trigger blackheads or whiteheads, which might become inflamed or infected and turn into acne, Dr. Evans says.

The fix: To buffer yourself against a zit attack, take off your makeup pre-workout. The polling firm CivicScience found in 2019 that 25 percent of women wear it while exercising. Not only does it clog your glands and hair follicles even more, but its often contaminated with bacteria, which can aggravate the skin and lead to breakouts, Dr. Evans says.

Even if you're makeup-free, it's still best to wash your face first. "Dirt and oil build up on your skin, and you want to remove that," says Debra Jaliman, MD, a dermatologist, professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and author of Skin Rules. "Use face wipes if you're short on time they don't require water or soap."

Then, if you have a blemish you want to hide, dot on concealer or smooth on a tinted moisturizer instead of coating your face in foundation. "A tinted BB or CC cream adds that hint of color and gives you a glowy look but is usually very light," Dr. Jaliman says.

"You need adequate fluids and electrolytes to ensure proper skin functioning. If your face looks pale or your lips feel dry, that's a sign your moisture level is low."

Everyone's buzzing about gut flora these days, but did you know that your skin also has a microbiome?

"The skin microbiome is an ecosystem of organisms living on your skin, including bacteria, viruses and fungi," Dr. Batra says. "A healthy microbiome protects skin against infection and maintains a strong barrier between your body and external elements."

Exercise-induced sweat can disturb that sensitive microbiome. "Certain organisms, such as yeast, thrive in a moist environment," Dr. Batra says. "Allowing sweat to remain on the skin for a long period of time often shifts the balance of the microbiome and allows yeast to overgrow." That can lead to an itchy, scaly rash on your face and torso, plus dandruff.

And speaking of germs, a hot, humid gym is an ideal bacteria breeding ground. A December 2014 study in the International Journal of Environmental and Public Health found an "alarming" degree of bacteria on equipment like free weights, exercise machines and mats. In 2017, research by the website FitRated which tests and rates popular fitness equipment tested 27 pieces of equipment from three different gyms and discovered that it contained significantly more germs than a cafeteria tray, toilet seat and faucet knobsand 70 percent of it was potentially harmful to humans.

The upshot: Every time you put your hands on a yoga mat or cardio machine and then touch your face, you're spreading bacteria across your complexion.

The fix: Dr. Evans suggests bringing your own mat and spraying it down with a cleaner after activity, such as a spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol. Many gyms also offer wipes to keep germs at bay. Hop in the shower as soon as you can, too, and consider sudsing up with a microbiome-friendly wash, like Mother Dirts Biome-Friendly Foaming Cleanser. Its chock-full of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB), a good bacteria that converts irritating compounds in our sweat, like ammonia and urea, into skin-soothing nitrate and nitrous oxide. In a small-but-encouraging study of 24 people presented in September 2014 by the American Society for Microbiology, those who applied AOB to their face reported better skin condition and appearance than a control group.

Sweating can dry out your skin, which is one reason it's so important to hydrate during and after your workouts.

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When you sweat, your body loses moisture including from your skin. Al fresco workouts pack a double punch because sun exposure also zaps hydration.

"You need adequate fluids and electrolytes to ensure proper skin functioning," Dr. Evans says. "If your face looks pale or your lips feel dry, that's a sign your moisture level is low."

The fix: Grab a bottle of coconut water or a sports drink, and snack on an energy bar or a banana. If youre outside, remember to slather on SPF. Sunscreen that contains titanium dioxide and zinc will give you the best broad-spectrum protection, Dr. Evans says. Avoid products containing mineral oil or glycerin, which can clog your pores. Sun-protective workout clothes can also shield you from harmful rays. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends items with a UPF rating of at least 50.

Chub rub making workouts uncomfortable?

"Repeated rubbing or exposure to moisture or irritating fabrics can break down skin cells, leading to a rash that may sting or burn," Dr. Batra says.

The fix: Apply antiperspirant to areas of your body that sweat a lot, and lubrication such as creams, oils or powders wherever theres friction, Dr. Batra recommends. Also, stick to moisture-wicking clothing that let perspiration evaporate, instead of materials like cotton that hold onto sweat and keep your skin damp.

Research shows that exercise can give you a smoother, brighter complexion.

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Collagen is a protein found in connective tissue that helps make your skin firm, full and smooth. But as you age, your collagen levels drop off, according to the AAD, causing lines and sagging.

The good news: You can partly reverse that process by getting your cardio on. "Fibroblasts are cells that produce collagen," Dr. Johnson says. "When you exercise, fibroblast activity increases, generating more collagen." Hello, bouncy, dewy skin.

And the benefits don't stop there. As you grow older, your top layer of skin becomes thicker, rougher, and drier. At the same time, the deeper skin layers thin by about 6.4 percent each decade, leading to drooping and wrinkles particularly in the face, neck, chest, hands and forearms, according to a February 2013 review in the journal Advances in Wound Care.

Consider exercise your anti-aging elixir: Research featured in the journals Aging Cell in August 2015 and Frontiers in Physiology in May 2019 revealed that working out can make your face look up to 25 years younger.

"Exercise stimulates substances called myokines specifically interleukin-15, which increases the thickness of the deeper layers of the skin and decreases the thickness of the outer layers," Dr. Jaliman says. The result? A smoother, brighter, more baby-faced complexion. Yes, please!

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Is Metformin the Key to Anti-Aging? – Labmate Online

In the latest attempt to tap into the billion-dollar antiaging industry, a team of researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECM) have harnessed the power a generic drug to help individuals live longer. Working from the Institute for Aging Research at the AECM, Dr Nir Barzilai has raised US$50m to launch afive-year clinical trial exploring the antiaging properties ofmetformin,an affordable and widely used drug currently prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes.

Death is inevitable, but ageing is not, says Barzilai, referring to the new project designed to harness the properties of metformin.

The benefits of metformin have already been explored in other clinical trials, with results indicating the drug can ward off the development of age-related diseases, including cancers, heart disease and Alzheimers. Barzilai claims metformin has the capacity to dramatically slow cell ageing by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, which can prevent chronic damage and help support longevity.

He says metformin makes cells and tissues younger and could emerge as a lucrative drug for the evidence-based antiaging industry, which is currently worth an estimated US$110 billion. While metformin does have side effects such as nausea, the project will attempt to mitigate these, with Barzilai saying the only long-term side effect is living for longer than your pension lasts.

Barzilai is careful to clarify that while metformin could offer powerful antiaging properties, the goal is not to discover an 'elixir of life' or secret to immortality, but to improve overall health during the ageing process. My interest is not to prove that metformin delays aging, said Barzilai in a recent interview.We know that we can target aging with a variety of drugs, some in humans," he adds. "This is not about life span. This is about health span.

The hunt for an antiaging holy grail is especially active in the UK, where the British government has included longevity in the4 Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges initiatives. OxfordprofessorLynne Cox, who is currently working on projects to prevent cell ageing and impede the onset of "cellular senescence" says ground-breaking clinical trials could revolutionise research by using molecules to destroy senescent cells and essentially stop the ageing process.

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Oh no! I cried from the bathroom.

Honey, whats wrong? Are you okay? My husband ran into the room, wondering, Im sure, what kind of tragedy could have transpired with only me, the sink and the toilet in the room.

Ive made a terrible mistake, I said, looking at him forlornly.

What? he asked.

I used my night cream instead of my day cream and its daytime.

He stared at me blankly.

What do you think is going to happen? I asked him.

I guess your face is going to fall asleep, he replied and left the room.

I knew my husband thought it was ridiculous that one person needed so many creams. I have my day cream and my night cream which is heavier than my day cream because apparently one needs more moisture on their face when they sleep. I have night eye cream and day eye cream for the same reason. These are for the fine lines under my eyes which, apparently, are not moisturized enough by the other creams I just put on my face. I have something called a retinol which Im told is necessary because Im in my 50s and the retinol helps speed up the regeneration of my skin cells which must be dying off at the same rate as the aged eggs in my ovaries.

Then I have a neck cream for the delicate neck area which feels suspiciously like the day and night creams I already use. Ive been told, though, that the neck creams have different anti-aging and tightening properties, which, it would seem, could easily and less expensively be handled by wearing a turtleneck instead. Then there are the moisturizers with sunscreen built in, the primers with sunscreen built in, and the really expensive, really tiny jar of special cream that smells like seaweed because its made of seaweed and has extra special firming properties which I have no idea if they work because, honestly, who wants their face to smell like fish.

When I was in college, I was a moisturizer virgin and really had no idea what, if any, lotions or creams I needed to maintain my perfect 20-year-old skin. My roommate routinely slathered Noxema on her face every night which quite possibly smelled worse than the seaweed cream they make today. I havent seen her in 30 years so I cant tell you if the stuff worked, although I assume that the smell of the Noxema was so offensive its possible that the odor alone would have caused any aging skin cells she might have had to jump ship.

Naturally, Ive tried to cut down on the number of creams I use mainly because theyre costly and they take up a lot of room in my medicine chest and, I have to explain this whole thing all over again to the TSA agents every time I travel and they wonder why I have so many creams and lotions for one person who has only one face and is only going away for three-day trip. But when I explain that the lotions have multiple uses and can also be used as bug repellant, motor oil, and hoof and mane cream for horses, I usually sail right through.

Knowing that all of this was pretty ludicrous, I decided it probably made sense to try to pair down all the creams to what was absolutely necessary.

I was about to do this when I realized that the night cream had just kicked in and I had to take a nap because my face had fallen asleep.

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Global Medical Aesthetics Market 2019 Emerging Technology, Opportunities, Analysis and Future Threats with Key Players like Allergan, Bausch Health…

Global Medical Aesthetics Market By Product type (Aesthetic Lasers, Energy Devices, Body Contouring Devices, Facial Aesthetic Devices, Aesthetic Implants, Skin Aesthetic Devices), Application (Anti-Aging and Wrinkles, Facial and Skin Rejuvenation, Breast Enhancement, Body Shaping and Cellulite, Tattoo Removal, Vascular Lesions, Psoriasis and Vitiligo, Others), End User (Cosmetic Centres, Dermatology Clinics, Hospitals, Medical Spas and Beauty Centres), Distribution Channel (Direct Tender, Retail), Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa) Industry Trends and Forecast to 2026

Global medical aesthetics market is projected to register a healthy CAGR of 12.1% in the forecast period of 2019 to 2026.

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Aesthetics devices are an innovative advancement, providing a solution to patients which deal with the ingenuity of creating beauty. The medical aesthetics devices is a growing market owing to its benefits such as maintaining the youthful appearance, pain free and non-invasive beauty treatments, maintenance free skin that remains smooth and hairless without the need for shaving, waxing or unpleasant hair treatments, improving the cosmetic appearance, and technological advancement in medical aesthetics devices.

The market is showing a substantial growth in the emerging countries as these countries are adapting to the trends of urbanization. Brazil, South Africa, Thailand and many others have improved in the past one decade. People are opting different aesthetics surgeries to maintain themselves, which give them better results without any stressful physical efforts. Medical Aesthetics is one of the most trending concepts of the 21stCentury which will show a substantial increase in the future as there is a great technological advancement and innovation in the field by the companies dealing with these devices making them safer and even less invasive leading to more population opting for these procedures.

Competitive Analysis: Global Medical Aesthetics Market

Some of the major players operating in the global medical aesthetics market are Allergan, Bausch Health Companies Inc., Lumenis, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co. Ltd., Cynosure, Syneron Medical Ltd, Aerolase Corp., A.R.C. Laser Gmbh, Asclepion Laser Technologies Gmbh, Btl, Cutera, Eclipse, Lutronic, Mentor Worldwide Llc, Merz Pharma, Quanta System, Sciton Inc., Sharplight Technologies Inc, Syneron Medical Ltd., Venus Concept.

Segmentation: Global Medical Aesthetics Market

Global medical aesthetics market is segmented into 4 notable segments such as product type, type of care, accessories and end user

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The company was founded in 2013 and headquartered at Dublin, Ireland. The company is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded device, biologic, pharmaceutical, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients throughout the world. The main business segments are US Specialized Therapeutics, US General Medicine, International. The revenue of the company in healthcare sector 2018 was USD 16,550.8 Million. The company has global presence in North America, Asia Pacific, South America, Europe and Middle East & Africa.

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Bausch Health Companies Inc.

The company was founded in 1959 and headquartered at Quebec, Canada. The company is engaged in manufacturing and marketing a broad range of branded and generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter (OTC) products and medical devices. The main business segments are Bausch + Lomb/International, Branded Rx, U.S. Diversified Products. The revenue of the company in healthcare sector 2018 was USD 8,174.8 Million. The company has global presence in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America.


The company was founded in 1991; headquarter in Yokeneam, Israel. The company is engaged in the field of minimally-invasive clinical solutions for the Surgical, Ophthalmology and Aesthetic markets, and expert in developing and commercializing innovative energy-based technologies, including Laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio-Frequency (RF). The company has global presence in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

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Learn How to Enhance Your Beauty and Wellness Inside and Out with Cosmetologist Helga Rekanaty’s Lively and Educational New Skincare Guide – PR Web

"Beauty Has Its Own Rules" by Helga Rekanaty.

ISRAEL (PRWEB) January 06, 2020

The skincare industry is currently experiencing a significant spike in popularity as consumers and influencers begin to embrace bare faces, natural looks and organic products. Helga Rekanaty, cosmetologist, author and owner of Helga Rekanati Aesthetics Center in Israel, wants to help people navigate and learn how to better take care of themselves throughout life with her new book Beauty Has Its Own Rules: Everything There Is to Know on the New World of Beauty Treatments.

In this vibrant and detailed guide to cosmetic health and self-care, Rekanaty draws from her 30 years of experience and research in cosmetology, Chinese medicine and nutrition to educate readers on ways to care for themselves inside and out by changing nutrition habits and taking advantage of traditional and new beauty and anti-aging treatments on the market.

Rekanaty covers a wide range of topics including the different types of skin and function of the skin, superfoods to fight aging, how to correct skin problems such as cellulite and acne, how to identify and treat skin damage, common skin-related surgeries and benefits of aesthetic treatments. She also takes a whole-body approach to cosmetic wellness by discussing care of the feet, nails, body and hands.

Rekanaty was inspired to pursue cosmetology after she overcame an illness that nearly took her life. When I was diagnosed with Castleman disease, I felt like Id lost control of my health, she said. After enduring four surgeries to remove tumors, I decided if I could overcome my disease and live, I would make a drastic change and devote myself to learning all about medicine and wellness. Now that I am well, I feel honored to help men and women learn about and embrace the best treatments for them.

Beauty Has Its Own Rules: Everything There Is to Know on the New World of Beauty TreatmentsBy Helga Rekanaty ISBN: 9781543751147 (softcover); 9781543751161 (hardcover); 9781543751154 (electronic) Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the authorHelga Rekanaty is a Chinese medicine expert, shiatzu master, cosmetologist and owner of Helga Rekanati Aesthetics Center, based in Israel. There, she has helped transform lives through traditional and advanced cosmetic and anti-aging treatments delivered by doctors and plastic surgeons for over 30 years. She is the founder of Helgas 3-Step Methodology, a graduate of chemistry indoctrination and advanced peelings and holds a bachelors degree in Jewish philosophy. To learn more about Rekanaty and the book, visit To learn more about the services Rekanaty offers at the Center, visit her at

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The Beauty Benefits Of Anti-Aging Facial Oils –

Todays facial oils are cosmetically elegant, light formulations that are excellent for layering and everyday use. They are typically derived from flowers, leaves, roots and other parts of plants. While they are predominantly known for their hydrating properties, oils help anti-aging routines, and provide antibacterial and healing benefits. This column briefly reviews moisturizing and cleansing benefits of anti-aging facial plant-based oils. Plant oils have long been used on the skin for cosmetic purposes. Topical applications of these oils have variety of effects on the skin according to their composition. These oils can be classified as essential oils and fixed oils. This column focuses only on fixed oils, which are not volatile at room temperature.

Key plant oil components include triglycerides, free fatty acids, tocopherols, sterols, phospholipids, waxes, squalene and phenolic compounds. According to leading dermatologists, facial oils may be the missing step in standard beauty routines. Derms also caution that not all facial oils are the same. Some can nourish the skin, while others can be potential irritants, so consumers must choose wisely. Consumers are also drawn to ingredients sourced from nature, which may explain, in part, why in the past few years, facial oils have become staples in beauty cabinets everywhere, although the trend originated in South Korea, according to Teresa Fisher, NPD Group.

With age, skin moisture levels decline, causing skin to become dry and dehydrated, and making fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. Oils not only hydrate the skin, but because they are rich in antioxidants, they also fight free radical damage to cells, thereby preventing further aging. The global cosmetic oil market size is expected to top $72 billion by 2025, a CAGR of 5.2%, according to Grand View Research Inc. Increasing use of beauty oils by the hair and skin care industries is the key factor driving the growth of the market. In the US, emollients are forecast to achieve the fastest growth during the period of 2018-2023, according to Nikola Matic, director of the chemicals and materials practice at Kline & Company. Oils provide occlusion, which means they help seal-in moisture that is already there, imparting a glowing, plumped and refreshed facial look. They provide skin with essential nutrients like fatty acids, that help maintain moisture and increase its ability to protect itself against the environment. Oils are excellent for spot skin applications delivering desired skin benefits. Oils easily pass through the lipid layers of the skin, preventing water loss and creating an immediate plumping action.

Lipids are produced by cells in the stratum corneum, the protective outer layer of skin that functions as the skins primary protection against water loss. The oils keep skin layers soft, seal in hydration, and protect against allergens and pathogens, by keeping the stratum corneum intact. Hydration is really a function of water balance, so oils help keep water in, and prevents the environment from stripping water out, according to Dermatologist Tyler Hollowig. Oil is critical to maintain the barrier and minimize water loss; both are essential for healthy, hydrated skin, and prevent irritants from entering the skin. Emollient in nature, oils easily fill in the spaces between the cells in the upper layer of the skin. By replacing these essential lipids, face oil products smooth, lubricate and moisturize the skin. Hydration is essential in diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and making skin supple and smooth.

Oils may be skin-friendly, but some are not so kind to the wallet or purse. Big name brands with facial oils include consumer favorite Vintners Daughter, a 22-oil serum that retails for $185; meanwhile, Kjaer Weis and Kypris both sell facial oils for $225. But price doesnt always match performance. Good Housekeeping blind-tested 56 face oils by 1,112 volunteers to narrow the field to 16, which were then lab-tested for moisturization. The winner? Laura Mercier Infusion de Rose Nourishing Oil. It is combination of 10 natural oils including rose hip and sunflower oils. It kept skin hydrated for six hours. Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil provided the best value, according to GH. It contains exotic oils like argan, camellia and coconut. It made skin look plumper and smoother. For sensitive skin, theres Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Firming Face Oil. It contains safflower, macadamia and avocado oils. It diminished red, splotchy areas and made skin balanced, even and clear, according to GH.

For glowing skin, the publication recommended Tatcha Gold Camellia Beauty Oil. This oil is light and quickly absorbs into the skin. The best scent? Lancme Bienfait Multi Vital Daily Replenishing Oil. It is a mixture of evening primrose, rose, and geranium oil, and scored highest in softening the skin. For hydration, Good Housekeeping recommends La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil. It scored highest for diminishing fine lines including crows feet and improving skin texture. Another top brand with excellent moisturizing properties is Skyn Iceland Arctic Face Oil. It contains 99% camelina oil plus sunflower oil and vitamin E. Finally, Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, was voted best overall. It moisturizes, boosts elasticity, nourishes, soothes, evens skin tone and reduces the signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles. It absorbs quickly leaving no residue, according to the brand.

Oils should be applied on clean damp skin by gently pressing them on the face. Wet skin will lock-in the moisture. According to Cecelia Wong, a holistic skin care expert, tea tree is the best oil for acne. Studies have found that 5% tea tree oil is as effective as 5% benzoyl peroxide. Dermatologist Leslie Bowmann recommends tea tree oil as a gentle natural acne treatment. For oily skin, grape seed oil helps regulate natural oil production. It is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.

Wongs entire anti-aging skin care line is based on argan oil. Rare and expensive, it smooths fine lines and wrinkles while moisturizing skin. Argan oil contains high concentrations of vitamin E and fatty acids, which are more stable in sunlight than other antioxidants, which is ideal for daily wear products. so you can wear all day. Wongs favorite reparative treatment is black currant oil, which is rich in fatty acids and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is even said to improve eczema. For sensitive skin, chamomile oil calms skin, reduces redness and soothes irritation in a matter of seconds. It has amazing anti-inflammatory properties that make it ideal for rosacea patients. Rose hip seed oil has healing power and improves skin discoloration.

Facial oils are non-comedogenic, non-greasy and are highly effective for removing makeup and are the best sources for cleansing dry, dehydrated, or sensitive skin. Dermatologist Mona Gohara recommends oils as facial cleansers, as they are especially good at removing silicone and synthetic makeup ingredients. Unlike soap, when you rinse an oil cleanser, it wont strip skin. Also, the carrier oils, which are antioxidant-rich, neutralize free radicals that cause signs of aging. Avoid cleansers that contain harsh detergent like ammonium lauryl sulfate, which can dry skin. It is better to use washes enriched with oil such as argan, jojoba or sunflower seed, which clean and moisturize.

Facial oils help regulate the skins natural oil production system by replenishing lipids, triglycerides and essential fatty acids that can be stripped during washing. Arielle Nagler, a dermatologist at NYU Langone Medical Center, notes that facial cleansing oils are best suited for people with dry skin who could use a little more moisture, rather than people who produce a lot of oil. Dr. Debra Jaliman, professor of dermatology, Mount Sinai Hospital, recommends Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil because it contains camellia and rice bran oils. These traditional Japanese oils are said to have anti-aging, softening and deep hydrating properties due to a combination of antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamin E.

Bare Mineral Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil cleanses, moisturizes, softens and smooths dehydrated skin for an overall healthier complexion. Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil is lightweight, thin, and cleans and moisturizes skin. It wipes off dirt without removing natural oils. Neutrogena Ultra Light Facial Cleansing Oil and Makeup Remover is a non-comedogenic cleanser. Josie Moran Argan Cleansing Oil effectively removes makeup and other impurities.

Oil-based products are one of the best ways to add moisture to the skin, according to Engelman and Bhansali. They are easily absorbed and penetrate deeply. However, they do not recommend coconut oil for the face because it clogs the pores and could cause breakouts, also it ranks very high on the comedogenicity scale. Furthermore, the American Academy of Dermatology warns that acne-prone skin should avoid using products containing coconut oil.

Dry oils is a fairly broad term that applies to any fast-absorbing oil, and it refers specifically to cold-pressed nut or seed oils. The waterless formulas dont evaporate. This is helpful because microbes grow in water, but not in oil, so pure face oils dont need to be formulated with preservatives. The right oils help balance out oily skin according to Shrankhla Holecek, a practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine.

Naturopathic Doctor Nicole Egen Berger has classified several oils based on their uses. For example, jojoba is the dry oil suitable for body and face use. Most people find this oil very fast absorbing and similar to natural sebum, which makes it very popular as a face and body moisturizer for most skin types. It is virtually odorless, so it could be ideal for an unscented body oil. It mixes well with essential oils. She recommends rose hip oil for sensitive skin. For acne and eczema, Nicola Weir, a esthetician, recommends kiwi seed oil. Kiwi seed oil is high in omega 3 fatty acids, alpha linoleic acid and vitamin C. It calms inflammation and retains moisture. Cold-pressed borage seed oil is high in gamma linolenic acid, and is a proven anti-inflammatory oil for people suffering from eczema and psoriasis. It really helps reduce redness, too. Camellia seed oil has been shown clinically to increase collagen production and help improve skins ability to stay hydrated.

Among luxury dry oils, Jo Malone absorbs well, has a long-lasting scent and is recommended by Dermatologist Michelle Greene. Although dry oils are light and are absorbed quickly, you might want to consider a spray if you are looking for a less greasy application.

Oil may be king, but no data exists to prove that any of these products provide any therapeutic benefits beyond moisturizing skin. The popularity of facial oils may be due, at least in part, to their natural positioning.

Navin Geria, former Pfizer Research Fellow is a cosmetic and pharmaceutical product development chemist and the chief scientific officer of AyurDerm Technologies LLC, which provides Ayurvedic, natural and cosmeceutical custom formulation development and consulting services to the spa-wellness-dermatology industries. He has launched dozens of cosmeceutical and ayurvedic anti-aging products. Geria has more than 30 years of experience in the personal care industry and was previously with Clairol, Warner-Lambert, Schick-Energizer, Bristol-Myers and Spa Dermaceuticals. He has nearly 20 US patents and has been published extensively. Geria edited the Handbook of Skin-Aging Theories for Cosmetic Formulation Development focus book published in April 2016 by Harrys Cosmeticology. He is a speaker, moderator and chairman at cosmetic industry events. Most recently, he is author of the soon-to-be-released Aging Well: Advances & Treatments published by Chemical Publishing Company.

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