Fat Transfer Puts the Padding Where You Want It

As you grow older, 2 evil things occur that let the world know you have been around a while: 1, your face gets thin and wrinkled; 2, your body droops, sags and fattens up.

Would it not be nice if you might take that fat off your waist, thighs, belly and back, and use it to fill out your facial features? Well, now you can. A new cosmetic surgery process called “fat transfer” is there for you. We all know that, as we grow older, fat appears in areas where it’s just virtually impossible to get rid of. You can exercise, watch your diet, and try any new craze that comes along, but regularly the only real way to get rid of the fat is to have it removed by a cosmetic surgeon.

The issues of the face are sometimes more conspicuous. We get wrinkles, blemishes and “crow’s feet,” those lines at the fringe of the eyes. Lines round the mouth also make you look older. You also get the “hollow cheek” look, where you lose the fullness of your features.

There are tons of options to reverse these indications of aging, but this is the sole process that tackles both issues. This isn’t one of these huge procedures that leave the patient in gauze for weeks. It is a quickie; they take about enough material to be used to fill in.

The following step is essentially the most vital as it guarantees the security of the process. The doctor runs it thru a selection of filters to get rid of any impurities. You only require the best materials for your face. After it’s cleaned up, the doctor injects it into the areas you would like to boost.

Benefits of using your own fat to fill out depleted areas of your face include:

* Feels real, as it uses tissue from your body.
* Much safer than other surgery options as it uses purified material from your own body
* may be employed to lose acne and other scars.
* excellent for any area of the face: eyelids, churches, lips, jaw, neck, nose, the area around the nose, cheeks, or jaw line. It could also be used to improve the breasts, buttocks or lower body.

This is a relatively new operation, and patients have been happy with the results. It requires a small amount of tissue from the areas you’d like to take away as you age, and places it onto the areas you would like to augment.

Though it’s a straightforward operation, there are always hazards and complications, so talk to your cosmetic surgeon. Have a consultation with a doctor who has done the process before, and get all your questions answered. It’s not actually like finding the fountain of youth, but it’ll make you appear like you did.

February 13, 2012
Posted in Beauty — Knowledge Buff @ 4:57 PM

Basic Face Care for Men

“Men’s face care” is a foreign topic to some men. A few years ago, it would have been foreign to most men. But more and more men are realizing that allowing themselves to become ugly does not really pass for “rugged.” Therefore, men are becoming more aware of how important it is to take care of their face to retain their attractiveness. Skin-care product manufacturers have realized this, and there are now many options available to men who care about their appearance.

Even though men’s skin is a lot different than a woman’s, the basic points of caring for it are similar. For both genders, cleaning the skin is the start of keeping it healthy. Water-soluble cleansers made for the face are preferred. This obviously removes the dirt, which in turn prevents pores from clogging. Men’s skin is naturally oilier than women’s, making it especially important for men to wash their faces. Once a day is a minimum, but twice a day is even better. Men should avoid simply using soap. Non-soap water-soluble face cleansers are better.

Shaving is an important aspect of men’s facial care. Shaving foam or gel and aftershave are some of the most important facial products for men. Serious men’s facial care requires the right combination of these products. The skin type is a big consideration, so products should be chosen depending on the oiliness of the man’s skin. Alcohol-based aftershaves should be avoided.

Good razors are also needed for men’s facial care. Swiveling razors minimize the amount of cuts. The razor should be used gently, rather than scratching it against the skin. The point is to remove the hair without taking any skin with it.

Men have larger pores and more active sebaceous glands than women. This makes most men’s skin thicker and oilier. But regular shaving can cause the skin to become dehydrated despite this. Therefore, moisturizers are an important part of men’s facial care. Some shaving foams include moisturizing ingredients, so if one a quality one is used, there is no need for a separate moisturizer. Some men, however, may prefer a separate product for moisturizing. These products should first be patted (not slapped on like in some ad) onto the face, and then massaged in with an upward motion.

A man’s skin isn’t as vulnerable to UV-induced skin cancer than a woman’s, but using sunscreen is still important. Some products combine sunscreen and moisturizer into one product.

Some products for men’s face care include natural ingredients. Aloe vera, coconut, and sea salt are some of the more common choices for products which boast about their natural ingredients. These types of ingredients have been used for skin care for ages before it was popular to put them in commercial products, so they are pretty much a safe bet. Some products include antiseptic natural oils like tea tree oil or lavender. These provide good benefits for the skin, but note that flowers like lavender often have a distinctive smell. You may want to sniff flower-based products before buying, to make sure its smell is one you want.

Men’s facial care is not difficult. It only takes a few minutes a day, and these are minutes most men are already spending shaving. Making sure to use products and techniques which are healthy for your face will make your normal getting-ready routine do more for you, and help make sure your appearance compliments your personality.

February 5, 2012
Posted in Beauty — Knowledge Buff @ 8:05 PM

Make Your Own Herbal Skin Care Products

Skin care is something people have been paying attention to for thousands of years. In ancient times, most if not all skin care was done with herbs. Since then, modernization has changed how skin care is done so much that a lot of people don’t even know the old recipes which were once commonly used for skin care.

This change can be attributed to many things, but two of the big ones are the advent of commercial production capability, and people’s natural tendency to use the easiest method available. Now that there is a return of interest in herbs, companies have naturally started selling herbal skin care products. But to keep herbal products from rotting on the shelves, these companies have to add preservatives to the mix. This can reduce the effectiveness of the products compared to homemade versions. But many people don’t want to bother making them at home, and those who do don’t usually know what to use. Therefore, the commercial market for products which contain herbs continues to rise.

For those who would like to make their herbal skin care products themselves, here are some of the herbs which can be used. Some of them are well-known, but others are not what most people would think of off the top of their heads:

Aloe vera. This one has gotten a lot of publicity, first as a burn remedy, and later as a moisturizer. Freshly extracted (just squeeze a broken aloe leaf), it moisturizes and soothes skin. It’s also good for helping to heal cuts, and it helps for sunburns as well as the kind that come from touching a hot pan.

Many herbs are good for cleansing the skin. Dandelions, chamomile, and rosemary are some examples. Their cleansing powers are unlocked when mixed with tea.

Some herbs don’t just clean, they are antiseptic. Marigolds, thyme, fennel and lavender all have an antiseptic aspect. Water infused with lavender and roses will also tone the skin.

Tea is an important herb for many things. When drunk, it’s known to be relaxing, healing, or invigorating, depending on the type of tea and what it’s mixed with. Tea is also important for herbal skin care, and extracts of it can help heal sun-damaged skin.

Sometimes it’s the oil from herbs which is used in skin care. Tea-tree oil, lavender oil, and borage oil are popular for herbal skin care. Some fruits have helpful oils, too. Banana oil gets used in shower gels to provide hydration, and sometimes apple oil gets used, too. Commercial versions of these fruit-based cleansers usually smell like they’re for 8-year-olds, but with a homemade version, you can control how much oil goes in it. You also probably won’t be adding any extra fruit scent, so it may come out a lot better than if you went to the store and bought it.

Herbal skin care is good for more than just regular cleaning and moisturizing. Herbs can also be used to treat things like psoriasis. Most herbal remedies for skin care don’t have side effects, which makes them preferable to synthetic versions. They also can be made easily and cheaply at home. But for some skin disorders, a clinically-proven commercial remedy is best, so a dermatologist should be consulted if there is any doubt.

Overall, herbal skin care products are a great way to save money as well as giving you the chance to know exactly what went into what you’re putting on your skin, as well as the ability to tweak the formula to your specific tastes. Many of them can work as well as, or better than, their commercial counterparts.

Posted in Beauty — Knowledge Buff @ 8:03 PM