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Latisse vs. Lash Extensions

Do you want longer, thicker lashes? In addition to false lashes and ample applications of mascara, there are two more options for thick, long lashes: lash extensions and Latisse. Lash extensions have become the rage over the past few years. Local salons and “eyelash extension” establishments offer a range of lengths and colors. Initial application takes about 1 ½ to 2 hours, and “fills” (maintenance/reapplication) require about 45 minutes to an hour in the technician’s chair about every 3-4 weeks. Result: long, dark, thick lashes. Since Latisse was approved by the FDA in 2006, it has effectively lengthened, darkened and thickened the lashes of … Continue reading

Luscious Lips in Less Than an Hour

Why Lips Matter There is a primitive part of the brain that is specifically attracted to certain secondary sexual characteristics that imply fertility. It’s believed that we are hard-wired to be attracted to other humans with well-developed secondary sexual characteristics as a means to guarantee the perpetuation of the species. Among those characteristics (in women) are ample breasts, shapely hips and, not surprisingly, full lips. The shape, color, texture, and fullness of a woman’s lips reflect her age and, correspondingly, her fertility. Therefore, as a culture, we’ve come to identify full lips as markers of an attractive, young woman. Since … Continue reading

Men and Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery for men has been increasing steadily over the past 20 years. Men are embracing plastic surgery to regain a more youthful figure and to eliminate some of the facial signs of aging via procedures such as rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation and liposuction. As this infographic (courtesy of Male Plastic Surgery New York) shows, over 1 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2012, an increase of 106% since data was collected in 1997. Why Men Choose Plastic Surgery One of the primary reasons men report that they chose to have cosmetic enhancements is a perceived need to appear as young and virile as … Continue reading

Liquid Facelift: Turn Back the Clock in an Hour!

Have you ever heard the saying that aging brings wisdom? According to the late cartoonist, Tom Wilson, “Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.” And, as you know, wrinkles and other signs of facial aging show up by themselves, too! Patterns of Facial Aging Each of us ages in a specific pattern determined by our DNA. In other words, if one of your parents looked young for their age, you’re likely to be lucky enough to inherit that tendency. If one of your parents developed a turkey neck, you’ll probably do likewise. Lifestyle … Continue reading

Spring 2015 Newsletter

Enter Our ‘Beautiful Like You’ Contest With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we want to know: What makes your mom or daughter beautiful from the inside out? Celebrate the beautiful women in your life by entering our Beautiful Like You contest for a chance to win our grand prize – a $500 gift certificate for a beauty visit with Dr. Galante. Plus, we’re also giving away incredible second- and third-place prizes – gift certificates to Vanis Salon and Ciao Bella Ristorante! 3 Treatments for a Beautiful Mother’s Day Whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day as a brand-new mom or a … Continue reading

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