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Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

A Paradise Retreat in the Backyard of a Concrete Jungle.

Since 1961, the Canadian international luxury brand, the Four Seasons Hotel and Resort, has been the exemplar case of continual innovation for an extraordinary five-star hospitality experience. California Health & Longevity Institute, at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, sustains a 40,000 sq. ft. spa, the largest of any Four Seasons Hotel worldwide. It offers a variety of services including, massage therapy, dentistry, dermatological services, chiropractic care, concierge medical services, and Eastern & Western modalities in a stateof-the-art medical facility.

After a laborious week at the LA office, we were enthralled by the luxuriant gardens and service culture of this particular property – seven floors containing 269 soundproofed rooms with a 24hr front desk. As soon as we hopped out our Dodge Challenger SRT, we were greeted by valet and whisked past an enchanting array of crystal chandeliers throughout the hall. Across from check-in was a refined coffee bar. A perfect stir for coffee and a quick bite. Adjacent is its premiere “Lobby Lounge” restaurant which had a picturesque view of central grounds, including whimsical waterfalls.

There is an extensive spectrum of amenities and services offered as part of the Taste of Wellness package. The Life Strategies Consultation was the first activity 360 Magazine took part in. It is planned to give you a customized plot, featuring realistic strategies to overcome life’s obstacles, skills for conflict resolution and building relationships. This experience, alone, will leave you motivated to reach your best self, and will reduce unnecessary stress and conflict in your pursuits. Allowing you to move forward moving in all aspects of your life. To make sure you maintain an optimal renewal experience, the SomaDome Meditation is a must! It can be described as a personal meditation pod, designed for maximum relaxation utilizing, calming color immersion therapy. The SomaDome will release you from its cocoon at peace, invigorated and restored. It’s the purest form of a mental detox, which goes hand-and-hand with the Detox Body Wrap; which, completes the experience of liberating yourself from unwanted tension and toxins in the body. With 28 single treatment rooms (some with enclosed rainfall shower stalls and fireplaces), there’s, literally, no room for any disturbance or interference. The Detox Body Wrap comprises of a full body exfoliation, scalp and neck massage, topped off with a Nanogold Repair Eye Mask, using natural collagen that diminishes wrinkles, reduces redness and evens skin too. This deep therapeutic treatment relaxes intense muscles and turns over an undeniable glow.

After our treatments, each of us snacked on granola, apples, and sipped herbal tea while viewing the indoor cascading water fountain. Next, we took advantage of the plunge pools, sauna, steam room and mosaic hot tub. We finished the long, yet, relaxing day enjoying a walk around the 450,000 sq. ft. grounds of the hotel. Don’t you dare cheat yourself by missing out on witnessing breathtaking views of the fifteen acres of verdant landscaping.We relished in the spa lounge, walked the grounds, reflected on our experiences, and next was dinner. In the Wellness Kitchen, enjoyed a glass of vino and dinner at the “Wine Wednesday” demonstration cooking class conducted by Paulette Lambert, R.D., CDE. Each meal is inspired by the current season, of which you visit, and is paired with a balanced tasting from a local winery. It’s a great replenishing meal after a day of total relaxation (check official site for dates and times). If you have toddlers and/or teens in tow, there’s a supervised children’s club, as well as, an arcade/game room to keep them satisfied. Moreover, we all know a glass of merlot can be messy, but don’t fret because dry cleaning and laundry services are on campus and eager to serve. If you’re an overachiever that doesn’t let off on enhancing your physical strength, the gym facility contains most equipment offered at premiere fitness institutions, akin Equinox.

360 Magazine’s stay at the Four Seasons Westlake was one that we hope to experience again. Every moment was savored, reflected upon, and written about. Why? Because we felt it necessary to divvy it up and share all the finer points with you. It isn’t just a hotel; it’s a home away from home, a destination for relaxation, and inspirational practice that stimulates a new way of thinking, living and self-care. It’s a place where millennials and baby boomers can join hands and agree on, at least one thing; the level of calm and tranquil service the Four Seasons Hotel and Resort will extend to you. If you haven’t been a guest there, put it down on your bucket list for 2017 and make it happen! Other attractions in the region include the Promenade at Westlake Village, the Sherwood Lakes Club, hiking/biking trails, kayaking and a nearby drop zone for skydiving. And, if you don’t have transportation, the hotel provides a courtesy car service within a three-mile radius.

For additional information on Four Seasons Westlake Wellness platform visit HERE.

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Dysport Vs Botox: Which Is Better?

Wrinkles are the creases and lines on our skin. They are particularly noticeable around our mouth, eyes, and neck. Wrinkles are caused by various factors such as advancing age. As we age, the skin loses its elasticity because of reduced elastin and collagen. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light and smoking too can cause wrinkles. repeated facial expressions like squinting, smiling, and frowning can make them worse.

Wrinkle formation is usually seen after 40 years of age. But sometimes, they appear earlier than expected. So how can we make these wrinkles go away so that we can keep looking young? This is now possible, thanks to advances made by modern science. Botox and Dysport are two medical interventions that can remove these wrinkles and make your skin look young and pretty again.

They are both popular throughout the world. Naturally, the question arises – Dysport Vs. Botox – which is better?

What Is the Difference Between Dysport and Botox?

Botox and Dysport are both neurotoxins that work by blocking muscle contractions, thereby preventing wrinkle formation and curing the ones that are already there. Both these injectable cures are derived from the botulinum toxin in small quantities. They are both used for treating spasms caused by neurological issues and some other medical disorders, but their most popular use is in the treatment of facial wrinkles.

There are however some differences between them as well. The main difference is the amount you will need for the cure. For example, Botox is less diluted compared to Dysport. This means, Dysport requires more units of treatment.

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Dysport will also react differently after the injection is pushed. It will spread to a larger area. Botox, on the other hand, spreads less, which means Botox treatments are usually more precise. Botox is often the better choice for the skin around your eyes as well. You can choose Dysport if you want to cure a larger section of your skin.

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Dysport Vs Botox Comparison

Both Botox and Dysport are considered safe. This is why the US FDA has approved both these drugs for treating facial wrinkles. Botox received the approval in 2002. Dysport got it much later in 2009 but this product was popular in Europe for a long time before that.

What Is Botox?

This is a neurotoxin that is developed from a toxin – the bacterium clostridium botulinum. In controlled amount, this toxin can be very effective for cosmetic treatments. However, the toxin can be dangerous if it is not used correctly, which is why you must always go to an expert therapist who has a lot of experience in offering this cure. With the right plastic surgeon or dermatologist, Botox can be a miracle cure.

This filler blocks the nerve signals from the brain to the targeted muscles. As a result, the muscles won’t be able to move freely, which makes them relaxed and softer. The lack of muscle movement in the targeted area will eventually remove your forehead lines and wrinkles for some time.

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Follow-up treatments will be required. Your plastic surgeon or dermatologist will tell you when you should visit again.

What Is Dysport?

Other businesses have been trying to come out with their injectable cures since the success of Botox. Dysport was already popular in more than 60 countries. It eventually received the FDA approval in 2009. It has since then also proved to be an effective, non-surgical cosmetic cure.

Dysport

Dysport also uses the Botulinum Type A toxin like Botox and works in the same way. However, it reduces the lines, which mostly affects the glabella, or the part of the skin between the eyebrows. Such lines on your face can extend vertically, upwards, and also towards your forehead. These lines are usually noticed when you frown. The naturally occurring glabella lines can get more pronounced also when you are relaxed. This is because, protein fibers of the skin lose its elasticity as we age.

Dysport is best applied for those with severe or moderate facial wrinkles. In other words, it will not be very effective if your glabella lines are mild. It is best to approach a board-certified dermatologist to determine the status of your glabella lines and to find out whether should get Botox or the Dysport facial cure.

What Lasts Longer Dysport or Botox?

They both last for about the same time, which is between 3 and 6 months, usually. After this, you have to visit the therapist again for a follow-up cure because gradually, the muscles that had been paralyzed will come back to life. How long the result will stay for you will depend on several factors, such as the condition of your skin before the session, size of the treatment area, and the dosage administered. The total dosage you will require is also likely to come down with each session.

Price

Both these neurotoxin injections also have around the same cost, which is usually $400 for each treatment session. But remember, it can be different in various clinics and from person to person.

What Age Should You Get It?

We begin to have facial lines and wrinkled skin for the late 20s because the skin’s collagen production will start to go down after we are 25 years of age. Anyone above the age of 18 years can get these cosmetic cures. So, the early 30s is a good time for these cures. The skin condition will only worsen if you delay. You will then require a higher dosage. It may also take you more time to get the result, which means more sessions.

Dysport, Botox are both good and safe. However, Botox treatments have often been proved to be better for most people.

Biggest Medical Aesthetics Trends of The Year

Over time, some people are not okay with parts of their bodies or the changes that occur, and this pushes them to do various cosmetic adjustments to feel and look great. With the pandemic all over the world, many people are staying at home. Some are stressed out, and you know the changes that occur on the skin with too much stress. Luckily, the beauty industry is there for you. It is coming up with innovations every day to make you feel better and look great. The need for cosmetic treatments has increased in 2021. People are spending time at home, on video calls, and wearing masks when going outside. This has created an environment for various unpleasant changes and this is why people are going for these procedures. The following are the biggest medical aesthetics trends for 2021.

Fillers

Fillers have become a popular thing this year with many people going for the procedure. Fillers are used for treating fine lines and wrinkles on the face. They are also used to add volume in specific areas on the face like the lips, cheeks, eyes, and jaws. In common cases, fillers are mainly for making the lips plumper, and this trend has been ranging this year. The good thing about the procedure is that it is non-invasive, and there is no downtime. The patient gets only a minor swelling that goes away after a short time.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation procedure has also raged this year with many women choosing to go for breast increase. In most cases, women with smaller boobs are going for the procedure. After birth, the shape, size, and firmness of the breast change, and many women are not pleased with the results. With that, they are choosing to go for breast augmentation that helps in increasing the size of the breasts and regaining their firmness through surgery.

PRP

Platelet-rich treatments are used for different reasons like hair loss, acne removal, and refreshing the face. This treatment has been trending since the beginning of this year. PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma treatment can be used to deal with aging issues. For instance, it is used to treat sagging skin, fine lines, scarring, and wrinkles. People who have uneven skin tones have also been going for this treatment.

Laser Hair Removal

This is another aesthetic procedure that many people are going for in 2021. Laser treatments are safe, effective and their results are long-lasting. It is for these reasons that many people are choosing them. Both men and women are going for hair removal treatment to get rid of unwanted hair on areas like armpits, chest, and back.

Botox

With everyone wearing masks since 2020, the main focus has shifted to the eyes. Dermatologists confess that many people this year have chosen the procedure. Botox is a non-invasive procedure that involves the removal of wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes. The results of this treatment last as long as six months, and 2021 has seen the largest number of patients in need of Botox treatment.

Non-Surgical Fat Removal

With many people having more time to spend at home eating and in front of the mirror, more are increasing in body size as a result of fats accumulation. With such changes, people are going for non-surgical fat removal procedures. Unlike liposuction, this procedure does not involve surgery or breaking the skin. In 2021, it is now easy to remove fats from stubborn areas like the abdomen, arms, and thighs without surgery.

Conclusion

These are some of the biggest cosmetic procedures trending in 2021. However, the aesthetics industry has transformed over time. Before this, patients could only get access to invasive procedures. However, with time, there are various innovations of non-invasive procedures that produce the same results. In 2021, people can now get their desired look without undergoing aggressive procedures.

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Cardi B × Dr. Varkony

Cardi B interview highlights how plastic surgery can boost confidence and foster a better life, says Dr. Steven J. Varkony

The Encino-based plastic surgeon comments on a recent article that many patients find plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures to be just the boost they need.

A February 23 article on Interview Magazine is a conversation touching on various types of body enhancements, including buttock augmentation, between superstar rapper Cardi B and legendary singer Mariah Carey. Cardi B, who started out as a stripper before transitioning to reality TV and then finally to a music career, notes how the procedures gave her more than one of the world’s most widely discussed physiques, they also gave her the confidence she needed to excel in a career as a Grammy-winning performer beloved for her provocative, brutally honest, take-no-prisoners approach. Encino-based, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven J. Varkony says that Cardi B’s interview highlights a vital point about plastic surgery: it’s not strictly about improving one’s appearance; it’s also meant to help patients become the people they truly want to be by gaining the confidence they need to achieve their goals.

Dr. Varkony says that most people who get plastic surgery are not show business superstars like Cardi B or Mariah Carey, or in show business at all, but ordinary people from all walks of life and all professions who want to better themselves in ways that may be otherwise out of reach. He adds that, whether patients want to pursue facial procedures to shorten the length of their nose, reduce wrinkles on their face, improve the size of their bust, or commit to any other enhancement, most simply want to feel more like their ideas of themselves and look more on the outside like the way they feel on the inside.

The board-certified plastic surgeon explains that plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are a gateway to possibilities that would not be possible otherwise, yet they are often subject to scorn for reasons that have little to do with the welfare of patients. Dr. Varkony says that people who undergo plastic surgery, like Cardi B, should focus on what makes them happy. Moreover, the only opinion about a procedure that actually matters belongs to the patient. The Southern California plastic surgeon stresses that, as long as individuals have realistic expectations and are doing the procedures for themselves and not simply to please others, patients should feel proud of their decision to improve themselves in whatever manner they please.

Readers can read more about board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven J. Varkony by visiting his website and learning about his background or by calling (818) 907-9090.

Botox and Dermal Filler Benefits & How To Choose A Clinic In Vancouver

Have you have been thinking about freshening up your looks with dermal fillers or Botox, but you cannot decide whether it is the right thing to do, or which option you should choose? Here’s what you need to do, get properly informed about these procedures and take a look at the benefits that come with them, so you can make an educated choice. After all, you shouldn’t just rush into decisions like these before getting all your facts straight. Go here to learn about the difference between Botox and dermal fillers in the first place.

What Are These & How Do They Differ?

Botox and dermal fillers are minimally invasive cosmetic treatments that can help treat wrinkles, rejuvenate skin and make it look healthier. Minimally invasive means that these procedures don’t include surgeries. Instead, these are given through injections. Even though they share these similarities, it’s important for you to understand that they are also rather different in several regards.

The main difference between these two treatment procedures is that they are used for different types of wrinkles. As you might already know, Botox is a muscle relaxer made from certain bacteria. It is even used for treating certain neurological disorders that can cause muscle weakness. Additionally, it can be used for treating migraines and certain other medical conditions as well.

When used as a cosmetic treatment, Botox works perfectly for the so-called dynamic wrinkles. Those are the ones that appear naturally between your eyebrows and around the corners of your mouth and your eyes as you age. While the ageing process itself cannot be stopped, Botox can prevent the movement of those muscles and thus reduce the actual appearance of dynamic wrinkles.

It is not suitable for fine lines that are usually caused by collagen breakdown, that’s where dermal fillers come into play. Dermal fillers are used for smile lines primarily, but they can also serve as a means of plumping up your lips or cheeks. In addition to that, dermal fillers are also used for hand treatments or in the process of covering certain scars.

Whichever cosmetic treatment option you choose out of these two, here’s what you need to know. They are highly effective, but they require additional maintenance treatments. Meaning if you want to get permanent results, you’ll need to find the perfect dermal fillers or Botox clinic in Vancouver and stick with it for a while, because these procedures are definitely not a one-time thing. Keep in mind that the results you will get also depend on the type of treatment you choose and you should probably consult an expert to give you some more explanations about that.

What Are The Benefits?

Now that you know how these two procedures differ you are one step closer towards deciding if any are the right choice for you. Surely, you don’t want to go through any treatment processes before figuring out what you can gain from those. You are probably curious about the benefits of doing it. So, let’s take a quick look at some of the benefits of Botox and dermal fillers.

Quick Procedures

One of the biggest benefits of Botox and dermal fillers is the fact that you don’t need to interrupt your whole daily routine in order to go through the process. The procedure is very quick and simple and you don’t need to go through a recovery period afterwards. Simply put, you can get Botox or dermal fillers and instantly go about your day without worrying about any side effects.

Quick Results

In addition to getting a quick procedure, you’ll also get quick results, which is certainly rather important for most people. There’s no need for you to wait for hours or days in order to see whether the treatment worked or not. In fact, you’ll see that it had worked the moment you take a look in the mirror after the procedure is finished. This is certainly something to look forward to.

Subtle Effects

A common concern is that the results will be unnatural looking. If someone does a poor job on you, then they certainly will. If you find the perfect clinic in Vancouver and if a true professional does the job, the effects will be so subtle that nobody will notice anything except that your skin is glowing and beautiful.

Long-Term Effects

One more thing that you are probably worried about is will the effects wear off after a couple of days. They certainly won’t. Botox and dermal fillers provide you with long-term results. Although you’ll have to repeat the process in order to maintain those results, you will usually get to enjoy the positive effects for around six months before needing to visit your clinic in Vancouver again.

Read more about these benefits here: https://www.healthbenefitstimes.com/5-benefits-of-botox-and-fillers/

How To Find The Right Clinic In Vancouver

As mentioned above, you will need to find the perfect clinic in Vancouver if you want to get the best possible results. Yet, this might be a bit easier to say than to do, especially if you are deciding to go through the process for the first time. There are definitely a lot of places offering these services and it’s your responsibility to find the most amazing one instead of settling for the first one you come across. Here’s how you can do that.

For starters, if you know some people that already use Botox and dermal fillers on a regular basis, then you should talk to them and let them give you their insight on how it all works. Of course, you should ask them about the clinic that they are using, because the results definitely depend on the professional you choose. Make sure to remember their recommendations and then do some deeper research on the clinics that they have suggested.

While doing the research, you should first check out the websites of those clinics in order to check exactly which types of services they are offering. Then, take a look at the actual professionals working there and check how qualified and skilled they are. This way, you’ll get to eliminate some candidates that you don’t find worthy enough, which will help you narrow down your list of potential clinics in Vancouver.

Before making your final decision, there is one more thing that you will need to do. Check how reputable certain Vancouver clinics are, so that you can know exactly whether you can expect them to do a great job or not. You can do this by reading online reviews or even getting in touch with some of their clients if you find a way to do that. In any case, make sure to choose highly reputable professionals, since you want what’s best for your skin.

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AiRS Foundation

The AiRS (Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded by Dr. Janet Denlinger and Morgan Hare, two women whose success in business motivated them to find a way to give back to our community. To that end, they asked Dr. Rod Rohrich, the founding Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, to suggest ways he felt they could make a difference. He told them about the issues related to breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy, and that led to the three of them establishing the AiRS Foundation.

The AiRS Foundation works in partnership with physicians in the United States, providing the resources necessary to make this surgery an option for women who would not otherwise have access to breast reconstruction. AiRS Foundation partners with health care providers, health care centers and other groups to promote this service and teach other professionals and educators to carry on this work while supporting advances in health care research. AiRS Foundation advocates for, educates, and supports breast cancer survivors by raising awareness, building confidence, and restoring dignity through funding and the support of our professional network across the country.

About Morgan Hare:

Morgan Hare has more than 30 years of experience in the cosmetics and skin care industries, and she has held executive marketing and product development positions at national, blue-chip consumer product and retail companies. 

A visionary and results-oriented top sales and marketing executive and corporate officer with profit and loss responsibility as well as international and domestic expertise. Reinvigorating organizations by designing global strategies to secure the growth opportunities, streamline processes, and penetrate new markets.  She consolidates teams to produce cross-functional dialogues and leverage existing resources.  Morgan maintains an updated knowledge base of consumer trends and is a dedicated and personable leader who aligns staff with corporate mission to achieve core objectives.  

She is the Co-Founder and President of Dallas-based Hylaco LLC, parent company of eraclea®, In March 2011, Hylaco launched eraclea, the company’s revolutionary new line of skin care products featuring the patented Hylafusion®. This proprietary ingredient is scientifically designed to maintain the hydration that helps retain the youthful appearance of the skin.

About Dr. Janet Denlinger:

Dr. Janet L. Denlinger is President of the Matrix Biology Institute and Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Hylaco, LLC.  The Matrix Biology Institute (MBI) is a non-profit research and development organization dedicated to hyaluronan (HA, hyaluronic acid) research and education, and has also developed a special form of HA for use in skin care.  

Her research at the Department of Connective Tissue Research at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute in Boston, MA, was the basis for, viscosupplementation, for the treatment of the symptoms of osteoarthritis. 

While working at the Connective Tissue Laboratory of the University of Paris VIII, she received a Ph. D. degree for her work on the metabolism of hyaluronan in articular and ocular tissues.  Her publications include articles in the areas of ophthalmology, orthopedics, biochemistry and biotechnology.

She was cofounder of Biomatrix, Inc., a biotechnology research, development and manufacturing company in NJ.

About Dr. Rod J. Rohrich:

Dr. Rod J. Rohrich is an internationally known, highly respected and skilled plastic surgeon from Dallas, Texas. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has led most of the key professional organizations in plastic surgery including serving as President of ASPS. 

Dr Rohrich was the founding chair/distinguished teaching professor of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He chaired the Residency Review Committee for Plastic Surgery which oversees all the accredited plastic surgery training programs in the USA.  He served as a Director and Chair of the Oral Exam of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the group that awards board certification to plastic surgeons. He has received numerous honors and awards including the Plastic Surgery Foundation Distinguished Service Award three times. 

He has authored hundreds of innovative academic publications in the field.  He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and PRS Global Open. Dr. Rohrich has performed philanthropic work as a Dallas civic leader and established the Rod J. Rohrich, M.D. Foundation to support medical students in his native North Dakota. He also established the University of Michigan Rod J. Rohrich, MD Family Visiting Professor Lectureship to advance plastic surgery education. 

CBD, Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

Why You Should Add CBD To Your Skincare

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, gets a lot of attention for treating chronic conditions such as pain, anxiety, insomnia, even seizures. And while it does offer health benefits, you shouldn’t overlook CBD’s potential for beauty benefits, too.

CBD in skincare can offer a solution for inflammatory skin conditions, support for sensitive skin, and a way to fight the signs of aging. It’s a natural, plant based product that can help your skin.

What is CBD?

CBD is a cannabinoid derived from the cannabis plant. Cannabis is known for another popular cannabinoid, THC, but unlike THC, CBD won’t get you high.

It works as an anti inflammatory and antibacterial tool, and can offer a host of benefits for your skin when used topically:

  • Rejuvenation
  • Brightening
  • Smoothing wrinkles
  • Relief for dry skin
  • Soothing sunburned skin

CBD is available in a variety of skincare products. You may see CBD in products such as:

  • Moisturizers
  • Lotions
  • Body creams
  • Facial serums
  • Masks
  • Face creams
  • Cleansers
  • Exfoliants
  • Soaps
  • Body wash
  • Eye serums
  • Eye creams

How Does CBD Help Skin?

Offering anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can calm your skin and can treat skin imbalances. That means it may be a good choice for conditions such as acne, eczema, dry skin, psoriasis, or sun damage.

CBD oil is rich in antioxidants, and has vitamins B, C, and E. It also offers healing fats omega 3 and omega 6. Some skincare products combine CBD with other skin soothing ingredients such as shea butter and aloe vera.

What to Know About Using CBD For Skincare

CBD products are legal at the federal level. However, some states have their own restrictions on CBD, so it’s a good idea to check before you start using CBD.

Look for products with hemp oil. Hemp oil has CBD in it, coming from the buds and flowers of the hemp plant.

Be careful to keep in mind the CBD is somewhat of a beauty buzzword, and while you might find it on the label of many products, that doesn’t necessarily mean it offers the full potential of CBD. You’ll want to know how much CBD a product has, and the quality of the CBD. The product should be independently tested for purity.

Find out how much CBD the product has. Look for a third party testing certificate that indicates the amount of CBD and other compounds in the oil. Ideally, you should look for CBD skincare products with 25mg to 250 mg of CBD per ounce.

A little goes a long way. You don’t have to replace your entire skincare routine all at once with CBD. It’s enough to pick a few key items here and there. For example, it could be helpful to replace your night serum with a CBD version, or swap out your body wash.

If you’re curious about using CBD skincare products, consider what might be the most helpful for you. Look for products that can support healthy skin both with and without CBD, and take care to consider product quality, purity, and potency.

Amelia Noble is a researcher with the CBD Awareness Project. When she’s not working, you can find her playing board games. 

Hydrolon Loose Powder

Kim Kardashian uses “organic Botox powder”

Huge hype about a cosmetic revolution

The tip came from her sister Kylie. Mario Dedivanovic, make-up artist of Kim, reports on a new cosmetic revolution in the current issue of Celebrities VIP and unleashes a new beauty craze:

Kim Kardashian uses an “organic Botox face powder” called: Hydrolon Loose Powder. This powder contains closed, micro-sized liquid pearls that open when applied to your face, allowing the active ingredient Biotulin to enter the skin. The active ingredient Biotulin is composed of Spilanthol, a local anaesthetic, which is obtained from the extract of the plant Acmella oleracea (paracress).

It reduces muscle contractions and relaxes facial features. Wrinkles are reduced, especially those around the eyes and between the eyebrows. The active ingredient Biotulin is known as the organic Botox.

“Kim has been using Hydrolon Loose Powder for more than 2 months as an alternative to Botox. She always has it in her handbag and uses the face powder two to three times a day,” so Mario Dedivanovic.

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6 Things Millennials Can Do to Maintain Their Youth

Many people in their 20’s are stressed out about high post college student loan debt requiring side hustles to pay it off. They’re noticing tired eyes and premature wrinkles as they turn to filters to optimize their social media photos. There is pressure to keep up with celebrities their age not to mention the countless millennial “social media influencers” who are setting the new standard for beauty and youth. Bottomline, millennials are stressed, and they don’t want to look it. Dr. Manish Shah, a Denver, Colorado Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery urges the under 30 crowd not to overdo it with expensive treatments and procedures that can actually make them look older and put them further into debt.

Here are Dr. Shah’s 6 things millennials can do to maintain their youth.

1. Use sunblock every day.

“The best way to make sure your face is protected from the sun is to use a daily moisturizer with SPF of no less than 30,” explains Dr. Shah. He also suggests applying creams to your neck and chest to postpone wrinkling and sagging in these areas. “The sun protection done daily in your 20’s will pay off greatly in your 40’s,” he says.

2. Get your Vitamin C.

“Vitamin C is a huge collagen booster and it also reduces pores and brightens skin, and these are the exact things women in their late 30’s and 40’s complain about most,” he reveals. Foods such as cantaloupe, mango, pineapples, oranges, grapefruits, and berries are all packed with this antioxidant which, when eaten regularly does wonders to sustain a youthful glow.

3. Ditch the fast food and eat more fish.

Those late night post partying fries and pizza are to be expected and at 25 are difficult to avoid. Perhaps your metabolism can handle it, for now. Offset these weekend indulgences by eating fish during the week. “Fish oil has fatty acids can erase early wrinkles you may notice. It prevents inflammation which can only make wrinkles more noticeable and deeper over time. Many millennials who are picky eaters and avoid seafood can get Omega-3’s via supplements but getting it directly from eating fish is best,” Dr. Shah suggests.

4. Quit smoking.

Nothing will age you quicker than smoking. “It is possible for a 25-year-old to look 8-5 years younger, within just 3 months after quitting smoking. This number increases after age 30. Women over age 40 who don’t smoke typically look up to a decade younger than their counterparts who still smoke,” says Dr. Shah. There are a gazillion reasons to quit smoking. Linking it to vanity is a pretty powerful motivator.

5. Decrease your sugar intake.

You really want to start getting mindful about your sugar intake in your 20’s for many different reasons. “Sugars and carbohydrates are a beauty killer because they are pro-inflammatory. Pasta, ketchup, candy, ice cream, and fruit juices are often dietary staples for those under 30. Any inflammation in the body will show up on the face in the form of adult acne, sagging and wrinkling not to mention sallow skin tone,” warns Dr. Shah.

6. Maintain your glow with facials and peels.

While many millennials are starting off with “Baby Botox” which can postpone wrinkling, Botox isn’t cheap. It also can be a “gateway” treatment which leads to lip injections and fillers that often have a reverse effect making younger women appear older, cautions Dr. Shah. “Lasers and peels have come very far, offer an excellent solution for sun damage, skin texture, pores, acne scarring and cell turnover to stimulate collagen growth.

Dr. Shah concludes that millennials who get into a good solid habit of taking care of themselves both inside and out, will create a lifestyle of longevity. “Millennials raised by mothers who may have had breast implants, Botox and lip injections may feel that getting things “done” is normal. This is exactly why I am always very honest when advising patients under 25 on procedures they’re considering.”

Can plastic surgery make you look older?

According to expert Board-Certified Plastic surgeons, the goal of cosmetic surgery is to make a woman like look a refreshed, enhanced version of herself. While many seek cosmetic surgery to turn back the clock; (a respectable, personal choice) there is a downside. The eerie expressionless, puffy, distorted, look that makes people appear even older than they are. To help us understand and achieve a more maintained, elegant look, we tapped the expertise of Board-Certified Denver Plastic Surgeon Dr. Manish Shah.

Most Common Culprit… Too Much Filler

According to Dr. Shah, the best way to begin is to look at photos of the person decades younger to assess their aging progression and facial symmetry. “You want to look at the facial features to see where there is drooping or volume loss as not to run the risk of over filling the face. When too much filler is used, facial balance is thrown off.”

Dr. Shah explains that today we’re seeing young women in their 20’s trying to look like they’re photo filtered in real life. “They start Botox too young, or overfill their lips, breasts, and derrieres. The odd consequence is that that end up looking older. There are several celebrities who are under 25 and look 30, and 35 due to the work they’ve had done. The lips and cheeks are often the first facial features to be overdone in younger patients.”

Facial Breakdown

Cheeks: Dr. Shah says, that “Over-suctioning cheeks through liposuction can make you look older. Stiffness or “puffy cheeks” can also occur if there is unnecessary fat transfer or filler injections are overdone.”

Brows: A highly arched eye brow, or a brow without any arch can instantly age you. “Getting the eyebrow height perfect to achieve a natural look is one of the most challenging techniques plastic surgeons face with Botox, be sure to find someone who specializes in brow area Botox.”

Chin: “The overall balance of your face can be thrown off if a chin implant is too large,” says Dr. Shah. He adds, “Facial structure goes from more of a heart shape to a square shape. Also, the softness of your face gets lost.”

Neck: Removing too much fat from the neck can result in an excessive deep and sharp angle that gives more of a harsh look.

Midface: Some women get a facelift before it’s needed. Think of many of the stars of Bravo’s Real Housewive’s franchise. “When it’s unnecessary or not done properly, the underlying facial tissues give an unnatural fullness in the cheeks that makes the face look aged, explains Dr. Shah.”

Eyes: Fat removal under the eyes is popular in younger patients. The problem is that removing too much fat can really make a patient look hollower rather than refreshed.

Injectable Toxins: The Frozen Look

Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are all effective in reducing lines by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles to stop movement. Problems arise when they are overdone. The face can look very severe and certain facial features can become exaggerated. It is strange to see a woman over 50 with fewer forehead and brow mobility than a pre-teen!

Dr. Shah offers a tip and reminds us that injectable toxins are not permanent, and the result will fade away in time. “It’s best to let the product completely wear off before getting injectable toxins applied to the face again. It’s always best to start off with much less because you can always work your way up to more,” he advises.

Too Large Breast Implants:

Implants that do not fit a woman’s frame and are overexaggerated, are never a good idea at any age. The older a woman gets, the more this is going to scream, “look at me” and be incongruous with the rest of her appearance. Jane Fonda is a perfect example of a woman in her 80’s with implants that match her body in a flattering way.

Ignoring Your Hands and Décolleté:

So many women make the mistake of obsessing over their face, legs, derriere, breasts, and abdomen that they completely forget their hands and décolleté. The latter are a dead giveaway of age, no matter how young the rest of you looks.

Examples of Elegance:

According to Dr. Shah, here’s who he feels has “gotten it right” when it comes to aging gracefully whether they have had plastic surgery or not include, Jane Fonda, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Angela Bassett, Katie Couric, Raquel Welch, Kathie Lee Gifford, Kris Jenner, Naomi Campbell, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jayne Seymour, Ellen DeGeneres, Sharon Stone, and Padma Lakshmi. Use these celebs for inspiration when contemplating cosmetic enhancements.

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About Dr. Manish Shah

Plastic Surgeon Colorado | Dr. Manish Shah, M.D. | Denver

Manish Shah, M.D., F.A.C.S. was born in Canada and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. He graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a degree in biomedical engineering. He then completed his medical training at the University of Virginia, earning his Medical Doctorate. During this time he also completed a one-year fellowship in microsurgery research at the New York University School of Medicine / Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. As a prelude to his plastic surgery training, Dr. Shah completed a rigorous five-year training program in General and Trauma Surgery at Emory University and the Medical College of Georgia. His formal training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was completed at the Univ. of Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga Unit. After completing his plastic surgery training, he moved to New York City when he was selected for the prestigious Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He underwent extensive, advanced training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breasts, and body at the hands of some of the most renowned cosmetic surgeons in the world. This fellowship is widely considered to be the best of its kind in the world. Dr. Shah is one of only a select few plastic surgeons in the country who have undergone formal post-graduate training in aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Shah’s specialties include revision facial aesthetic surgery, rhinoplasty (“nose reshaping”), and aesthetic surgery of the breast (breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction). He is, however, well-trained in all areas of aesthetic surgery. Dr. Shah’s aim is to obtain a natural appearing transformation that complements the real you!

Dr. Shah is a past Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center based at Denver Health Medical Center, the Rocky Mountain region’s only academic Level I trauma center. He is a past Chief of Plastic Surgery at Denver Health Medical Center. He also maintains a private practice in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery on the Dry Creek Medical Center campus (DTC/Denver) and up in the Aspen Valley (Basalt – in the office of MDAesthetics – Tim Kruse, M.D.).

Dr. Shah is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Shah is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.