Wrinkles, and age spots, and cancer! Oh my!

The sun, although glorious, is also responsible for most of the loathsome wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancers. Then why, oh why, are only 14 percent of women wearing sunscreen? Continue reading


The hairy truth about laser treatments

For the last several years women have been allured by the promise of “permanent hair removal” with laser treatments. Never shave or wax again? Sounds like a dream come true, … and a dream it may be.

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Peau d’orange

Renaissance oil paintings depicted voluptuous women baring their all, cellulite included. The word itself was coined in the 1920s by French doctors, and began appearing in English language publications in the late 1960s, with the earliest reference in Vogue magazine in 1968.  By the late 1970s, cellulite was well-known in women’s circles. But in the medical community is was “so-called cellulite: an invented disease.” Today, whether cellulite is a real disease or only a disturbing aesthetic issue is still a matter of controversy. But make no mistake, whether in England, a mattress pad; France, an orange peel; or America, cottage cheese – cellulite certainly exists (pathological or not). Continue reading