Is Angry Face Syndrome Sabotaging Your Looks?

The fake PSA video “Bitchy Resting Face” has created a viral storm on YouTube. It lampoons the 11s – the twin vertical furrows between the brows – that give your face a constant hostile, worried look. The 11s get  deeply etched with age but Botox inhibits them (and with FDA approval!)  I used to get Botox from super-famous NYC dermatologist Dr. Frederic Brandt during my high visibility job as Beauty & Fashion Director of MORE magazine. My busy 24/7 work/dating/social …

Get Age-Denying Eyes

After 50, all women have a get-back list. We want to get back our thick hair (and toss the shelf of volumizers),we want to get back  our former bodies (and go Spanx-less), we want to get back toned arms and do the wave in sleeveless tops at concerts and stadiums (without underarm jiggle). But most of all we want back our  firm, wide-awake eyes. Big challenge? Not if you do three things. BOOK A SYRINGE DAY AT THE DERMATOLOGIST. Even …

Botox For Your….Bladder?

Botox may be better known for smoothing wrinkles, but a new study finds that it can greatly help women with overactive bladders achieve more normal lives. The Atlantic magazine reports that the largest study to date has found that Botox is effective at calming the muscles that cause women to have urinary incontinence. The study, conducted in the United Kingdom, was published online in European Urology. The 240 women in the study had severely overactive bladders that had not responded to standard …

More Nips And Tucks For 65-Plus Crowd

The most recent figures on Americans and plastic surgery were just released and there’s an interesting new twist: a big increase in those 65 and over getting their sags and wrinkles nipped, tucked and smoothed. Elective cosmetic procedures among men and women age 65 and older jumped 43 percent from 2005 to 2011, to more than 760,000, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. That number also represents an 11 percent increase over 2010. Among surgical procedures, eyelid …