The FDA first approved botulinum toxin type A in 2002 for the cosmetic treatment of glabellar frown lines. However since the 1990s, botulinum toxin injections have been used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons stated that there were 4.4 million botulinum toxin procedures performed in 2020, making antiwrinkle injections the most popular noninvasive cosmetic procedure. With no downtime and…

Beauty Boosters

Written by Lydia Sarfati
The important relationship between proper diet and skin health has long been known. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins, and antioxidants culled from nutritious, wholesome foods have a direct bearing on the health and appearance of skin. Research into bioavailability has shown that there could be a long-waiting line for skin to receive important vitamins and nutrients. Intravenous (IV) therapy has been used since the 1970s…

Collagen Clarity

Written by Tami Chance Assaf
Collagen is a significant protein that makes up 30% to 40% of all proteins in the human body. Naturally occurring exclusively in animals, it is vital for the overall integrity of the body. When looking at the integrity of skin health, it primes the conversation between the skin care professional and client to elevate the experience of overall life and the time they are living…

Inside Out

Written by Colette Brown
Most readers are unaware that medical doctors receive less than 1% of their total training in medical school learning about nutrition and the impact of food on the gut. Integrative medicine, the practice that merges Western and functional medicine, is on the rise. Medical doctors are increasingly frustrated over Western medicine not having all the answers for their patients. Patients are weary of being told…
In a bout of curiosity, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek discovered the polyamines spermidine and spermine under the lens of his microscope in 1678. Over 300 years later, science is finally discovering the enormous impact his find will have. The massive amount of recent research investigating spermidine, a natural polyamine that induces autophagy, is producing valuable information about how the level of spermidine in the body is…

May 2022

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