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City Traders Say Buy Buy to Wall Street Wrinkles

Gordon GekkoIt was in the 1987 film when people saw ruthless corporate raider Gordon Gekko attempted to ‘chop up’ Blue Start Airlines.

All that insider trader can’t be good for anyone’s frown lines, which is why it was surprising that Gekko didn’t appear in the film as a haggard, stressed Wall Street titan one might expect when Bud Fox first managed to make it into his office. Perhaps the reason for this cinematic inconsistency? Gekko must have had Botox.

“Gordon Gekko: The most valuable commodity I know of is information.”

According to data gathered by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Botox is gaining popularity among men, with about 363,000 men having received Botox injections in 2011, an 8% increase from the previous year (the number of women who used Botox, meanwhile, only rose by about 5% during the same period).

New York cosmetologist Dendy Engleman explained to Bloomberg TV that once men see how much more youthful and refreshed they appear after having Botox, they become regular clients. But perhaps Dr. Engelman’s biggest reveal was that her fastest growing client segment were men working on Wall Street.

She added that male patients are often very different customers to her female clients. “They tend to really be really nervous and tentative from the get-go,” Dr Engleman explained.

‘They’re paranoid, they don’t want their wives to know, they don’t want, obviously, any of their colleagues to know.’

But they needn’t worry. Provided the treatment is carried out by an experienced Doctor, the results will be natural-looking and their secret left safely with the Doctor.

The importance of ensuring that the procedure is successful must be paramount to these corporate financiers. It must really ratchet up the office stress-levels if some traders are walking around in a seemingly perpetual state of surprise and alarm, as if the market just crashed and their eyebrows are too paralyzed with shock to even feign serenity.

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Amanda Holden’s Secrets To Looking Youthful

Gracing the cover of Easy Living magazine this month, Britain’s Got Talent judge, Amanda Holden talks babies, television and her new job on ITVs talent show, Superstar. As well as regularly appearing on our TV screens, she is also mother to two young daughters, Lexi, six and Hollie, six months.

But perhaps more interesting than her behind the scenes gossip about Simon Cowell, is the 41 year olds youthful appearance. She could be forgiven for occasionally appearing less than perfect, given her hectic job and family, but Amanda is always pictured looking glamorous and youthful.

Amanda has spoke on numerous occasions about her ‘love’ of Botox, but it would seem that in order to keep up with her younger TV counterparts she is delving deeper into non-surgical treatments.

We look at the non-surgical treatments that are giving Amanda Holden her youthful glow.

Skin

Amanda’s smooth and clear complexion is free of face veins and age spots, something that is a common problem as we age. Lasers, such as the KTP Laser can clear skin of imperfections in 2-3 sessions.

In addition to this, it would appear Amanda has had further laser treatments to tighten and remove wrinkles from her skin. Unlike other CO2 lasers, the SmartXide removes a customised pattern of thousands of microscopic ‘dots’ rather than the entire skin surface. The high-energy laser causes the outer layers of the epidermis to peel away as the skin heals. The laser also heats the dermis, which stimulates the production of new collagen as the new skin cells develop, the face becomes smoother, firmer and more youthful. Another celebrity fan of laser skin resurfacing is Jennifer Anniston, who also looks far younger than her forty-something years.

Eyes

In pictures from her younger days, Amanda had quite heavy eye bags, which appear to have been recently disguised with a tear-trough filler. Injecting a hyaluronic acid filler under the eye area, smoothes the indentation and lessens shadows and dark circles. It works by gently and naturally hydrating the skin from within, ‘trapping’ water under the skin and plumping it from beneath

Mouth

It would seem that Amanda has also had a hyaluronic-acid filler injected in her nose-to-mouth lines. Hyaluronic acid fillers create a glowing complexion by gently and naturally hydrating the skin from within, ‘trapping’ water under the skin and plumping it from beneath. By replenishing hyaluronic acid under the skin, you can restore balance and improve the structure and elasticity of the skin to make the skin soft and smooth with luster and glow.

Forehead

As mentioned, Amanda has spoke of Botox injections in the past, her lack of lines suggest she has Botox around her eyes and forehead. Some women also have Botox under their eyebrows to lift the eyes. Provided this is carried out by an experienced doctor, Botox here can open the face and give a younger, more youthful look.

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Brides After The Royal Treatment

With the Queen set to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee in just a few weeks, it seems that Britain has once again become patriotic beyond normal measures. For over half a century our Queen has shown ceaseless devotion to this tiny island, enduring hours of deferential small talk whilst opening hospitals and libraries and all with stoicism and grace. But it was one ‘ordinary girl’ last year that seemed to propel the Great British public into patriotic meltdown.

In the short months following the couple’s engagement, the magnitude of her influence on the public could not have been anticipated. It seemed every woman in the country was looking for ways to emulate the future queen. Dubbed the so-called “Kate Middleton Effect” by the media- almost every garment Kate wears appears to sell out in days, if not hours. And this is still the case today.

On April 26th Kate wore a blue tweed Rebecca Taylor skirt-suit. Within just 30 minutes the outfit had completely sold out online. Kate is often praised for “reinvigorating the British monarchy”, but she has also been named as one of the reasons for the sudden surge of brides to be under-going cosmetic treatments. Far beyond dressing like Kate, it seems today’s modern brides are keen to go even further to have their own fairy tale wedding, much like the Duchess.

Bridalplasty

According to a survey of 5000 brides by confetti.co.uk we are in the midst of an epidemic of pre-wedding cosmetic surgery. Blushing brides are seeing their wedding as an opportunity to fix what they don’t like about their appearance. An increasing number of women are turning to so-called Bridalplasty to enhance their looks for their big day.

In fact, out of those surveyed, 51% have opted for tooth whitening treatments and veneers to ensure their teeth sparkle like the Duchess of Cambridge’s pearly whites at her wedding to Prince William last year.

The survey also found that one in 10 women are opting for Botox in the pursuit of the ultimate wedding aesthetic.

According to Confetti wedding expert, Kate Thompson, she believes that ‘bridalplasty’ may be largely down to the vision of beauty Kate and Pippa Middleton wowed us all with last year.

‘For a great many modern brides, the wedding becomes a catalyst for those who have something that bothers them about their appearance.

But it is important that if you are looking to have non-surgical treatments before your wedding, you ensure that it is carried out by professionals. Only seek advice and treatments from fully qualified doctors. At Natura, our doctor, Dr. Xavier has helped hundreds brides enhance their appearance before their big day. Listen to our patient, Dena talk about how Natura helped her get ready for her big day.

 

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Fact. You CAN Look 10 Years Younger

Many people often wonder “How Will I Look In 10 Years?” But a new study has shown that by having a combination of cosmetic treatments you can actually look ten years younger, now.

For the first time, a study by the University of Toronto, has found that cosmetic treatments can take up to an average of nine years from person’s age appearance.

In addition to quantifying the procedure’s ‘youth-giving’ effects, researchers found that the findings held true even when the patients were younger to begin with. They also took into account other factors, which could potentially influence a person’s looks.

Perhaps one of the most interesting conclusions from the research, (published in a report by The Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery) was that the more individual procedures the patient had, the greater the number of years between real and perceived ages.

Patients looked nine years younger if they had had a combination of 3 different procedures. The findings demonstrated direct correlation between looking younger and having a varied number of treatments.

Forty first-year medical students were shown before and after photos of 60 year-olds. They were then asked to estimate the ages of the 53 women and 7 men before having any treatments and then afterwards

The patients had all had a variety of facial treatments and had each undergone between one and three procedures. 22 had a face and neck tightening, 17 had a face and neck tightening as well as an eyelid lift and a further 22 had a face and neck tightening, an eyelid lift and Botox.

Perhaps to be expected, those patients who had had more lifts looked notably younger than their peers who had had fewer procedures.

Those who had undergone one procedure looked an average of 5.7 years younger, while those who had had two procedures appeared 7.5 years younger.

The patients who had a total of three skin procedures, looked 8.4 years younger, in the eyes of the medical students.

The study has help strengthen evidence in the industry that not only do skin rejuvenation treatments work, but the results are visible in the perception of those around us.

The process of having these treatments must be done over the course of several weeks- even months. This can be favourable though. The cumulative effects of having a package of treatments means you will ultimately look younger, but the gradual progression to younger looking skin won’t be overly obvious to your friends.

Many celebrities undergo cosmetic treatments to ensure they look their best when on the red carpet and in front of the cameras. Demi Moore spends thousands of dollars maintaining her quite remarkable appearance. Many plastic surgeons and doctors have said that in their professional opinion Demi has undergone several treatments including Botox, rehydration fillers, Titan neck tightening and fractional CO2 laser treatment.

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Catherine Zeta Jones Has “No Reservations” About Botox

When Catherine Zeta Jones stepped out last week with her husband, Michael Douglas, it wasn’t Mr. Douglas’s good health that was causing whispers amongst guests and journalists. Catherine appeared to be sporting a rather youthful appearance for her 42 years. An appearance many have attributed to a visit to a cosmetic doctor.

As a known smoker, Catherine Zeta Jones is one of many women who have suffer the side affects of smoking. Smoking causes skin to dramatically age, so it was particularly surprising to see Catherine with a flawless complexion. The Welsh film star looked healthy and line free when she appeared alongside her husband at the 2012 Windward School benefit at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn, spoke to Radar.com about Catherine’s new look. He said, “Catherine Zeta-Jones looks like she’s beginning to follow in her husband Michael Douglas’ plastic surgery footsteps,”

“Her cheeks look somewhat plump, and may be due to injections of a filler like Sculptra. Her forehead and crows feet are also very smooth for a woman her age, likely a result of Botox injections,” he explained.

The smoothness of her cheeks makes Catherine look young and healthy, and while she is both, the healthy skin tone of her cheeks may have been supplemented with a small amount of filler. This helps explain the lack of lines around her mouth as well as the firmness of her lower face.

Dr. Youn explained, “Botox is typically not injected under the eyes, though, hence the wrinkles in her lower eyelids,”

It’s not safe to use Botox below the eyes, so there are still fine lines and wrinkles there, but the tops and outer edges of the eye are smooth and healthy looking. Catherine is a perfect example of how a combination of Botox and fillers can help keep the face young with minimal intervention.

Catherine and her family have been under significant stress since husband Michael was diagnosed with throat cancer in August 2012. It is therefore understandable that given the recent stress and persistent press scrutiny, Catherine may have needed some help from non-surgical treatments. She has however, managed to strike a balance between preserving her natural beauty and stalling the sands of time.

 

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Courteney Cox Opens Up About Ageing

Getting older in LA, in front of the scrutiny of the media can be a rough time. Especially when you’re the star of a global TV show for a decade, commanding a million dollars per episode in its final two series.

So its no wonder that 43 year old Courtney Cox admitted recently that she too treats her fine lines and wrinkles with a little help from one of her friends, Botox.

Gracing the cover of InStyle Magazine the actress talked openly about how she manages to keep herself looking young.

“Aging gracefully is one thing, but trying to slow it down is another. Sometimes I use Botox. Compared to most, I use it very sparingly”

Courteney is more recently know for her role in another hit TV show “Cougar Town” and with its success has brought many more public appearances where she faces the glare of the camera. Non-surgical treatments such as Botox, when administered professionally, can achieve quick and painless results. Courteney strikes the perfect balance between visible yet natural looking results.

Like many women Courteney recognises the importance of having the right people carry out the treatments.

“I don’t have a problem with any of that stuff; if it makes you feel better about yourself and it’s done properly, then fine.”

The actress went on to tell the magazine that she researches ways of keeping a youthful appearance. For many women getting older can be a hard time and more often than not it isn’t because they feel old, its because the tell tale signs of ageing are beginning to show.

“Getting older isn’t easy for anybody. Especially here in Los Angeles. So let’s be clear: looking youthful is something I do a lot of research on. Man, I could use some Botox right now.” 

So, if like Courteney you are thinking about having Botox, what should you look for?

1. How much should you have?

Botox shouldn’t give you a frozen face. Remember sometimes less is more.

2. Who should administer it?

If you want visible yet natural looking results ensure your Botox is administered by an experienced doctor.

3. Do your research

Speak to your doctor and get a professional opinion on whether Botox is the right treatment for you.

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Kate Winslet Believes In (Looking) Better In New Sky TV Advert

Kate Winslet - Harpers Bazaar

In 2011 Kate Winslet spoke out against plastic surgery with the support of fellow Brit actresses Emma Thompson and Rachel Weisz. In an interview with Glamour magazine Kate was asked if she had changed over the last six years, because she had jokingly told them in 2005 that she might be getting lipo and Botox in her 30s. Well, did she?

“My face is still moving, right? No, I have never tried any of that stuff…. I don’t have parts of my body that I hate or would like to trade for somebody else’s or wish I could surgically adjust into some fantasy version of what they are,” Winslet replied,

“It goes against my morals, the way that my parents brought me up and what I consider to be natural beauty, I will never give in.

But a year on Kate appears to be suspiciously smooth for her 35 years, appearing to not have aged since her role in 1997 blockbuster Titanic. Starring in the a new advert for Sky TV, the 35 year old would appear to have undergone some non-surgical work, most likely Botox.

So what’s the verdict?

Kate has managed to achieve a perfect balance. Expertly administered Botox means Kate is still able to move her face whilst at the same time tackling the onset of wrinkles. Looking naturally youthful without a hint of the dreaded ‘frozen face’.

Perhaps she is like many other actresses who don’t consider a little Botox and/or fillers to be a ‘surgical procedure’ (notice Kate’s emphasis on “surgical”).

Whether she admits it or not, Kate has proved you don’t need a titanic amount of Botox. A little goes a long way!

 

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