Retinoids
Jun10

Retinoids

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes from two sources: preformed retinoids and provitamin carotenoids. Retinoids, such as retinal and retinoic acid, are found in animal sources such as liver, kidney, eggs, and dairy products. Carotenoids, such as beta-carotene (which has the highest vitamin A activity), are found in plants such as dark or yellow vegetables and carrots. Natural retinoids are present in all living organisms,...

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Plastic Surgery Trends
Mar25

Plastic Surgery Trends

Plastic surgery is expected to be the biggest emerging market by 2020, according to a report from Persistence Market Research. North America and Europe will dominate the global plastic surgery market due to the growing aging population and a general acceptance of aesthetic procedures. In Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. hold the major share of the plastic surgery market. Watch for activity in Asia, namely China and...

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Virtual Beauty
Mar07

Virtual Beauty

Perhaps not since the beginning of time, but certainly since the beginning of my career, virtual health care, beauty and the logistics of self-care has been a challenge.  While the rewards of virtual care are obvious the challenges never seem to recede   Virtual health offers the potential to lower costs, reduce utilization, generate revenue and increase operational efficiency on the business side, while supporting care coordination...

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Skin Rejuvenation
Feb13

Skin Rejuvenation

Skin rejuvenation is a beautiful frontier. As we age, our face and décolleté show signs of sun damage, dehydration, thinning skin and all our experiences from mountain climbing to laughing.  While face lifts were once the only choice, there are now many options for diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.  There are a variety of options for refreshing one’s appearance.  Skin rejuvenation is often the way to go when one looks “tired” or...

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Skin Care Trends
Feb03

Skin Care Trends

Skin care trends are more effective than ever.  Here is a list of the top trends for 2017: Probiotic Formulations There was a smattering of probiotic-based skincare launches this year and, with more research suggesting that bacteria – including lactobacillus and bifidobacterium – are beneficial to the skin, you can expect this genre to grow. Superfood Skincare Given how concerned we are about what we’re putting into our bodies, it was...

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