Dr. Alexander Rivkin - Daily Mail
New ten-minute procedure promises to erase under-eye bags for up to FOUR YEARS - but would you risk blindness to remove those dark circles?
A bit of concealer used to do the trick, but now there is a more permanent solution to heavy under eye bags
Promising to soften dark circles in just ten minutes, cosmetic surgeons are injecting filler into the eye bags for the new treatment that lasts two to four years.
Dr Alexander Rivkin, a Los Angeles based-facial cosmetic surgeon, said of the in-office procedure which does not require anesthesia: 'It really is the fountain of youth for the eyes.'
The dermatologist-offered procedure called tear-trough fillers, where hyaluronic acid such as Restylane or Juvéderm is injected to make the eyes appear better rested, costs from $600 to $1,000.
However injecting the eye area is not without risks. Surgeons say the side effects of tear-trough treatment range from puffy eyes to possible bruising, which usually subsides within one week.
But if the filler blocks a retinal artery, it can cause blindness.
Dr Julie K. Karen, a New York dermatologist, told the New York Times: 'I think about this every time I do it.'
Four women who tried the treatment seemed genuinely surprised at the results.
Melissa Beretich told Good Morning America: 'What I'm hoping to come out with is to be able to go back to what I was doing four to five years ago, and not wear makeup.
After her ten-minute procedure with New York City-based plastic surgeon, Dr Steven Pearlman, Ms Beretich said she 'absolutely' saw a difference in her eyes and felt no pain at all.
Dr Pearlman explained: 'What this treatment is doing is camouflaging the bags. For people who only have mild [eye] bags, it's a way to stave off the need for surgery by filling in that hollow.
'It's not reducing the bag but you're making it less visible.'
Meanwhile Esther Lira, one of Dr Rivkin's patients who tried the treatment, said trying to cover her bags with makeup that looked always unnatural.
But after her treatment, the 42-year-old said she could 'see a difference.'
Twenty-seven-year-old Taryn Piana, 27, was also pleased with the results of her treatment, describing it as 'awesome.'
Jill Miller - Monsters & Critics
The TODAY Show featured one of the most celebrated fitness experts in the United States, Jill Miller, whose exercise philosophy is rooted in her own trial and error to wellness.
Miller's path to enlightenment came through many obstacles, including overcoming bulimia, to become one of the most respected and called upon experts in anti-aging posture practice, pain management and her signature Yoga Tune Up® courses taught at Equinox fitness clubs across the country.
Miller educated the masses on the Today Show (April 29, 2013) on the curse of the modern age: The "C slump," where gravity sucks you down and compromises your core muscles and your spine, causing everything from pain to incontinence as it ages your body before its time.
It doesn't have to be that way. Miller's approach is a high energy saturation of information presented in interesting and easy to follow snippets of physiology and anatomy that empower anyone in her audience to instantly improve their overall wellness.
Ban the Slump!
Our bodies like to take the easy way out. Gravity is irresistible at times, and it takes awareness and strength to maintain an organized upright posture, especially if your job involves sitting at a desk all day or other repetitive tasks.
La Contessa - The Plastic Princess
Every second week, an anti-aging product hits the market that promises to erase the years and return your former youthful beauty.
But more often than not, the products, quite simply, fall flat.
One new anti-aging line that is attracting a lot of attention and quickly gathering a celebrity following is by Judith Mancini, called La Contessa Advanced Skincare.
The reason that celebrities are flocking to the recently launched line is Mancini herself. At age 65, she embraces both the challenges and excitement of beginning the next chapter in life but retaining a youthful experience.
La Contessa Advanced Skincare offers incomparable treatments to aid in maintaining a healthy and youthful appearance. Blending clinically proven ingredients from nature and science, their products are formulated to help reduce wrinkle depth and fine lines, smooth skin texture and preserve the vitality and beauty of your skin. The range is committed to searching the world to bring the consumer the finest ingredients and advanced delivery systems for a more glowing, youthful appearance.