Millions of men and women go under the knife each year in order to gain a trimmer figure, younger-looking skin, or a tightening of wrinkles. The cosmetics industry has never been stronger, yet some people may believe that plastic surgery should only be reserved for celebrities. This question may come to the forefront in the near future due to the political certainty of a woman – likely Hillary Clinton, but possibly another high-stature female politician – running for office. Will the public judge a woman of such status on the basis of having cosmetic surgery? Continue reading
Many celebrities and models admit that their number one beauty secret is to wear sunscreen. Wearing sunscreen has long been the advice of many mothers, but there really is more to wearing sunscreen than a lot of people give thought to. Sunscreen use is important, and not just on sunny and warm days. Continue reading
Though most celebrities adamantly deny that they will ever even consider plastic surgery, award winner Naomi Watts says that plastic surgery is not out of the question. Though Watts says that she needs expression in her face to aptly play the emotional roles that she has lately been filling, plastic surgery is not something that she completely dismisses. Continue reading
There are a number of things for which some women are envious of Kate Middleton and included among them are her husband, her poise and her celebrated sense of style. However, there is another thing for which some women envy her and that is her nose. Continue reading
In the past, masculinity was equated to being rugged, tough, and being unconcerned about looking young and attractive. In such a world, a man desirous of undergoing plastic surgery was considered ‘not man enough’ and to be lacking masculinity. Just as women have stepped beyond their stereotyped roles, men too are beginning to look at plastic surgery and cosmetics in a completely new light. Continue reading
Celebrities place a high level of importance on appearance, and reality television star Kim Kardashian is no exception. Cosmetics can only do so much, but when a celebrity wants to make a long-lasting improvement, they turn to various procedures that many people might find rather odd. Maintaining a youthful look means that both male and female celebrities undergo different beauty treatments to keep a fresh face. Continue reading
No stone is left unturned or rather no beauty treatment is ignored by celebrities before walking the Red Carpet at the Oscars. The Oscars is, without a doubt, one of the most popular global events, and a walk on the red carpet is witnessed by millions across the world. Continue reading
Brandi Glanville of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fame recently revealed in her memoir the cosmetic procedure she underwent to get back at ex-husband actor Eddie Cibrian for his infidelity. The procedure, called gynocosmetology, is more commonly known as vaginal rejuvenation. It is a purely cosmetic procedure, one that is designed to modify the structure and appearance of a woman’s genitals. It is not as popular as, say, breast augmentation but demand for this procedure is increasing. In 2009, over 50, 000 vaginal rejuvenations were performed in the United States alone. So is Brandi Glanville on the right track with her decision to undergo this type of surgery? Just what is vaginal rejuvenation, what is involved and is it a good option for women considering it? Continue reading
Since she came into the spotlight of the British Royal family, Kate Middleton has become one of the biggest fashion icons of our time. Noted for her exceptional taste and penchant for unique hats, Kate has set style standards for women around the world. Continue reading
Since the skin on the hands is incredibly thin and subject to the daily wear and tear of life, these areas are the first parts of the body to show the visual signs of aging. These signs can be reversed with hand rejuvenation treatments such as laser resurfacing, and filler injections. Continue reading
As fans around the world prepare for an exciting Grammy Award show on February 10th, by setting the timers on their TVs, celebrities have been preparing for the event for months. They must have the right outfit, hair stylist, makeup artist, nail technician, and so on, to look their best for the big gala. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg because the Grammys are huge to celebrities, and all eyes will be upon them as they walk down the red carpet.
All of us want to look our best, and the celebrities that are prized as the pinnacle of aesthetics are no different. While different celebs take the red carpet this Sunday for the Grammys, a number of them will have used cosmetic treatments in order to gain tighter stomachs, firmer skin, and clear pores. Whether it is a singer or an actor or a model or an athlete, you may be surprised who is willing to go under the knife for better features. Continue reading
Most Hollywood celebrities try their best to look beautiful even when they are out of the spotlight, so imagine the effort that goes into making them red-carpet ready for big events such as the Oscars. On a night when thousands of stars from around the globe converge on a single spot on the planet, every celebrity wants to be at his or her most beautiful and resplendent. Here is a look at how well planned and orchestrated the beauty routines and fitness procedures are months before a special event. Continue reading
There are a growing number of female celebrities that have spoken out against plastic surgery for many different reasons. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Medical Corporation reports on this latest trend. Continue reading
Plastic surgery rumors abound as Katherine Webb, the reigning Miss Alabama, is brought to national attention by commentators during the recent BCS National College Championship game. Simon Ourian, M.D. of Epione Beverly Hills joins the debate. Continue reading
A pregnant Kim Kardashian revealed the secret product she’s using to prevent pregnancy related stretch marks. Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, offers his stretch mark removal advice. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — In recent years, many of the world’s most glamorous female celebrities have begun to open up about using non-surgical aesthetic procedures to maintain their youthful, close-up-ready appearances. From Sex and the City 2’s Kim Cattrall, to Brooke Shields, Courtney Cox and Vanessa Williams, the women of Hollywood have discovered the benefits of non-surgical aesthetic procedures and are using them to effectively fight the signs of aging and preserve their enviable appearances.
“All women, from celebrities to high-powered attorneys, to teachers and stay-at-home-moms, desire to look their best, ” said Dr. Simon Ourian, medical director. “You don’t have to look at Hollywood celebrities in magazines and on television with envy. The same treatments and procedures they use to maintain and enhance their beauty are available to women everywhere.”
March 5, 2010 Beverly Hills, CA — Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, California treats celebrities all the time. “I see a lot of models and actresses in my practice and stretch mark removal is one of their biggest concerns. And for more of them than you might imagine, ” states Doctor Ourian. Continue reading
Do celebrities suffer from stretch marks? “You better believe it!” says Beverly Hills cosmetic Dermatologist Doctor Simon Ourian. He considers that CoolBeam, the treatment he developed, is the most effective way to deal with stretch marks.
May 04, 2009 — Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, located in the exclusive shopping, restaurant and hotel enclave in Los Angeles, California treats celebrities all the time. “Quite a few actresses and models come to my clinic and stretch mark removal is at the top of their list of concerns, ” says Doctor Ourian.
“Before they step in front of the camera, ” continues Doctor Ourian, “they have a team of makeup artists whose sole responsibility is to camouflage their flaws. Lighting people, cinematographers and directors shoot them from the best angles. And anything that winds up in a magazine or on a magazine cover is re-touched with Photoshop.”
“The problem is that celebrities can no longer control every photo that’s taken of them. In fact, there are websites devoted exclusively to catching celebrities in their most unflattering light. We’ve all seen the photos of cellulite and stretch marks.”
Doctor Ourian continues, “Stretch marks don’t discriminate. If you lose a lot of weight or get pregnant you’re likely to get stretch marks even if you’re famous. Kate Beckinsale, one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood, was quoted as saying: ‘I don’t know how people think you can go from eight-and-a-half stone (119 pounds) to over 12 stone (168 pounds) when you’re pregnant and not get them. I’ve got stretch marks everywhere.’
Beckinsale was actually accused of getting stretch marks as the result of breast enlargement surgery (which she denies). “I see augmentation related stretch marks all the time in my practice, ” says Doctor Ourian, “anytime you stress the skin, as you must with a breast augmentation procedure, you run the risk of getting stretch marks. It’s the same for men who get heavily bulked up in the gym.”
If you put the body under too much stress too quickly it may cause a gap to appear in the dermis as the result of a tearing or stretching of the elastin and collagen fibers that form lattice responsible for firmness and tone. Rapid weight gain can stretch these fibers to the bursting point. Extreme and rapid weight loss can deprive the body of the nutrients it needs to rejuvenate itself.
“I just typed “celebrity stretch marks” into Google, ” Doctor Ourian continues, “and there are uncomplimentary photos of Halle Berry (post-partum), Scarlett Johansson, Cindy Crawford and Sienna Miller. And that’s just the first page of results!”
Two types of rapid weight loss account for a lot of the celebrity stretch marks Doctor Ourian sees: lap band or bariatric surgery for celebrities who are obese and more commonly with Doctor Ourian’s celebrity clientele, crash dieting for those actresses and models trying to achieve what they consider the ideal body and weight.
“If a celebrity or any patient asks, ” states Doctor Ourian, “I would never recommend any type of crash diet. I will tell a patient that the key to maintaining weight loss and preventing weight gain is a healthy low fat diet. Regular exercise will help you burn fat. I’m very happy to help anyone I can to lose fat and get a jump start on their new body. But celebrities face enormous pressure to look a certain way and they’ll do whatever it takes to achieve that.”
Doctor Ourian goes on to explain what he believes to be the most effective way to treat stretch marks. “I developed the Coolbeam treatment specifically to treat stretch marks, both white and red and I believe it achieves results superior to other modalities and lasers. In conjunction with Coolbeam treatments I have my patients use the prescription strength Firm & Fade cream that is available only at my clinic.”
“There are a lot of creams and potions out there, ” continues Doctor Ourian, “most of them don’t accomplish much at all. In fact some of them are pure junk. I’ve worked very hard over the years with a pharmacist to perfect our Firm & Fade prescription cream and it’s available exclusively to my patients.”
As far as the treatment itself, according to Doctor Ourian “For most of my patients the consensus is that there’s very little pain associated with a CoolBeam session. If necessary we can use a topical anesthetic cream to alleviate any discomfort for patients that are very sensitive to pain.”
Beauty and glamour have always played an important role in lives of the famous people. Many celebrities have become who they are and managed to establish their names with the help of their talent and their looks. A beauty that never fades, on the front cover of a Vogue, Vanity Fair or Marie Claire magazines, is a dream for many women worldwide. Looking good and having a body that is always nicely shaped, a smooth face and fantastic smile to highlight it, is something most women would like to have and sustain forever.