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The Desire for Reinvention

TRANSFORMS01SPRING IS IN FULL SWING. AS NATURE TRANSFORMS ITSELF AND COMES INTO FULL BLOOM, SO OFTEN DOES THE DESIRE FOR PERSONAL REINVENTION

Accessible prices, technological advances, less-invasive procedures with no down time and a rebounding economy are making cosmetic procedures, surgical and nonsurgical, far more attractive. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, last year Americans spent the largest amount on cosmetic procedures since the Great Recession. About 85 percent of the estimated $13 billion Americans spent on plastic surgery included nonsurgical procedures such as injectables and cosmetic fillers.

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Health, skin deep

skin-deepThe skin is the largest organ – about 20 feet long if laid flat – and a very public venue where you willingly and unwillingly express emotions.

Psychological stress can exacerbate skin disorders, including hives, eczema, psoriasis, urticaria (itching), acne and rosacea. Tens of millions of Americans suffer from chronic skin ailments, and one of the most serious is cancer.

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