Archive for the ‘Aesthetician’ Category

Makeup Wakeup: Revitalizing Your Look at Any Age

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Makeup Wakeup promises to help women over 40 solve “the kinds of issues women face every day.” Written by Lancome “Beauty at Every Age Expert” Sandy Linter and Lois Joy Johnson, Makeup Wakeup includes:

  • Celebrity beauty tips
  • Tips for dealing with concerns like “brow abuse” and sun damage
  • A “fail-proof” shopping guide for beauty products
  • Expert advice on cosmetic procedures from physicians

Reviews for Makeup Wakeup

Makeup Wakeup is “full of sharp advice” reads

Beauty blogger faboverforty writes about Makeup Wakeup: “One of the first things I noticed about the book is the great photography. These women are not photoshopped to look glossed over and fake. Nope, they look REAL! I was so thrilled about that!”

A reviewer on Amazon writes: “I think people considering surgical enhancements should read this book and see if they could ‘fix’ what they want to fix using make-up or read up on the different offerings of procedures. This was a very worthwhile and fun read for me.”

The authors of Makeup Wakeup say they wrote the book for women over the age of 40 who feel invisible amongst the sea of beauty marketing aimed at much younger women.

Last month, the authors celebrated the debut of Makeup Wakeup at a special book release party at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. has photos of attendees, including Debbie Harry of Blondie and model/actress Patti Hansen. The video below was captured during the book release party.

Doctors, Aestheticians Expand Hours to Accommodate Working Patients

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

plastic-surgery-schedulingA new article in the New York Times documents the expanding work hours of dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other professionals who offer aesthetic treatments.

Their columnist writes, “In most major cities, if you want pad Thai or a sweater dry-cleaned when most people are sleeping, there’s someone who will take care of it (for a price). These days, the same is true of beauty treatments.”

Many physicians, as the article explains, are offering expanded hours on certain days to accommodate working patients. Dr. Neil Sadick says his busy patients have been requesting early morning and late evening appointments; “Patients used to be able to get out of work when they wanted to, but things have changed,” so he has also changed, adjusting his office hours to be more convenient. Dr. Sadick mentions another reason to stay open longer: intense competition among doctors in the area. In New York, being more available will set a doctor apart from the regular 9-5 crowd.

Extended hours may be expected in the city that never sleeps, but can the same be said for the plastic surgeons here in Savannah, Georgia? It depends on the plastic surgeon you choose. At Coastal Empire, we have extended our hours. We now stay open Monday – Wednesday until 7 p.m. and Friday until 7 p.m. We also have many convenient locations for patients in Savannah, Hardeeville, Bluffton, Statesboro, Brunswick, Jesup and Rincon. Please contact us for more information on appointment scheduling.

Read the column: “Urban Beauty Services Offer House Calls in the Wee Hours

Cosmetic Surgery Market Could Nearly Double By 2017

Monday, September 27th, 2010

By 2017, the market for cosmetic surgery, aesthetic services, and laser treatments may exceed 3 billion dollars in revenue, according to medical research firm iData Research.

Fueled by new botulinum toxin drugs, facial fillers, laser treatments and light based aesthetic treatments, the market could nearly double in size within a few years. Competition between pharmaceutical companies will intensify and drive growth further as new companies enter the market, say researchers.

Allergan, maker of Botox®, Juvederm and Latisse, will no longer have a monopoly on botulinum toxin, as Dysport® and the new PurTox® claim a greater share of the U.S. aesthetics market.

You can read more about the report, “Markets for Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices 2011″ from or in the official press release.

Summertime and the Living is Not So Easy for Rosacea Sufferers

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Does summertime mean fun in the sun? Not if you are one of the estimated over 16 million Americans who suffer from the facial skin di­sorder, rosacea. According to a prominent recent survey by the National Rosacea Society, warm weather and sun exposure can exacerbate the condition. Hot tub sound like a relaxing indulgence? Again, rosacea can make the elevated temps and bubbling water a flare-up opportunity. In fact, many summer leisure-time activities can be on the list of flare-up triggers. Both steam and dry saunas, tanning beds, grills, bonfires, and even heavy exercise can worsen rosacea symptoms.

Can you still enjoy your summer with worries about heat-triggered flare-ups? Yes, with the right precautions, says noted professor of dermatology, Dr. Joseph Bikowski. First, see a professional for treatment options and therapy recommendations. Secondly, do all you can to stay as cool as possible. Wearing a broad-brimmed hat and avoiding sun exposure during the peak heat hours (from 10AM to 2 PM) as well as applying sunscreen with sufficient SPF all year round are necessities.

You might also be able to reduce flushing by sucking on ice chips, using a personal fan and bathing in cooler water during the summer.  In addition, the doctor recommends keeping a diary of how and where flare-ups occur in order to learn the environmental causes that exacerbate your personal condition. Many rosacea sufferers agree that flare-ups can often be prevented with attention to these details.

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