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FaceFirst

FaceFirst

FACEfirst Makeup Brushes We all know that a good set of makeup brushes can help us apply our makeup in a more natural looking and precise way. Yet, every time a brush touches our face, it comes into contact with bacteria. With regular use, our brushes can become overwhelmed with dirt and grime – causing […]

AboutYou: Spring 2014

AboutYou: Spring 2014

Ask Dr. V: I heard that BOTOX® Cosmetic was recently FDA-approved for crow’s feet.  How does it work in that area of the face? Great question.  Many patients wonder what they can do about their crow’s feet.  Even though the lines in crow’s feet are considered “happy lines” (from smiling,) most men and women want […]

About You Winter 2014

About You Winter 2014

POUNDfoolish Lately, we have seen a resurgence of the famous rice cake snack. We have been conditioned to believe rice cakes are a healthy and calorie-conscious snack. In fact, rice cakes have a glycemic index (GI) of about 91, which is almost as high as pure glucose sugar, which has a GI of 100. Foods […]

Ask Dr. V

Ask Dr. V

Q: How do I determine if and when to start Botox injections? A: I get asked this question often. Botox is the number-one cosmetic procedure performed in the US. It is approved for the treatment of facial wrinkles, excessive sweating, and migraine headaches. Botox is approved for people ages 18 to 65, but only because […]

B-12

B-12

ASK DR. V One of my friends gets B-12 shots on a regular basis. Should I be getting them, too? B-12, otherwise known as cyanocobalamin, is a water-soluble B vitamin essential to our overall health. It is difficult to get enough B-12 from our diet, and B-12 absorbs poorly by oral supplementation. The best way […]

Eyes Have It

Eyes Have It

What can i do for the dark circles under my eyes? i am 43 and healthy, but keep getting told i look tired! The area under our eyes can be problematic for anyone of any age. Dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles can keep us from looking rested, healthy and youthful. Oftentimes, this leads people to […]

Best Bargains

Best Bargains

Best Bargains Every woman loves effective and affordable mascara. Maybelline’s Lash Discovery Mascara is just what the doctor ordered—and what her patients want! Maybelline says, “This mascara’s mini-brush allows you to get hard-to-reach lashes—from corner to corner,” and I find it adds perfect length, volume and color to my lashes without clumping or flaking. It […]

Shhh…I Won't Kiss & Tell if You Won't

Shhh…I Won't Kiss & Tell if You Won't

Kiss & Tell heard how great argan oil is for the hair. I tried it, but when I use it my dry hair gets oily looking. What gives? I’ve been in your oily shoes. I am a self-proclaimed hair product fanatic. I will try anything to satisfy my hair hunger. Moroccan Oil is the original, […]