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PDO vs Anchoring Threads

Barbed (anchoring) threads, gathers the skin to produce a noticeable lift. PDO, which stands for polydioxanone, is a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone and offers less...

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The Internal Bra

We love to sink our teeth into debates about innovative health and beauty procedures to learn everything we can and then share it with you. In today’s article, we’ve got our sights set on a cosmetic surgery procedure that threatens to put bra makers out of business....

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January 2017 Complexion Diet Makeover

Now that you’ve come down off your sugar high, you may be considering a new eating plan to help you shed any extra kilo’s that were unwanted gifts of the season. That’s a great idea…IF you do it right. In this article, Costhetics shares good news about foods you...

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Scrotox

“It is clear that we are going to be seeing more done on men’s private areas, for men wanting smoothing down there.”

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Pollution & Skin Damage

New research reported in The Guardian has found that air pollution may cause even greater damage to your complexion than the sun. “UV [damage from the sun] was really the topic in skin protection for the last 20-30 years. Now I think air pollution has the potential to...

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WTF Is Corneotherapy?!

Ever since ”Bennifer” and “Brangelina,” more and more industries have been mashing two words into one. A prime example can be found in our favourite industry, skincare. The word is corneotherapy.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Eyebrow Tattooing

If you’ve been curious about this trending beauty treatment, part of a movement known as “permanent makeup,” we hope this article will bring you up to speed. Tattoo artists can work their ink magic to help women achieve the full, arched brows they want without...

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The Best Food For Sun Protection and Anti-Ageing

Our article focuses on two of Team Costhetics’ favourite topics: food and healthy skin. The link between them is particularly timely, as beach season is on the horizon. Australians will soon be upping outdoor time, and the risk of sun-related skin problems. Did you...

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5 Most-Requested Celebrity Features

The desire to look like the rich and famous is certainly not new. In the 1940s and ‘50s, many individuals wanted nose jobs to look like the popular stars of the day. There weren’t really any procedures to choose from that could give you things like “Bette Davis Eyes.”...

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5 Ways To Deal With Post-Operative Pain

One subject that pops up often is dealing with what doctors refer to as “post-operative discomfort” and patients call “post-operative pain.” This article offers some practical answers. Recovering from Surgery When artist Renoir said, “The pain passes, but the beauty...

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The Rise & Rise of Brazilian Butts

One subject we’ve been wondering about is buttock augmentation with autologous fat, also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift. Team Costhetics wanted to know more about this trending procedure, so we did some research. Here’s what we found. A Brief History of Butt...

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Vampire Medicine

Pope Innocent VIII believed that the blood of 10-year-old boys would keep him from his deathbed. Vampires feed off the “life energy” present in human blood. The evil queen Ravenna in Snow White & the Huntsman attempts to restore her youth by draining her daughter...

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5 Habits That Make You Look Old

Hopefully, you’re already using a good sunscreen each morning after cleansing your face, smoothing on a retinoid cream at night, eating right, and moisturising, moisturising, moisturising. No matter how well you care for your complexion, however, things you’re doing...

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Not Your Grandma’s Breast Reconstruction

We applaud the thousands of professionals who devote themselves to helping men and women look and feel their best. This is especially true about breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Approximately 6,000 women in Australia undergo a mastectomy each year. However,...

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The CLA Safflower Oil Diet

It’s available in supplement form and gaining interest here in Australia. Controversial health figure Dr Oz is quoted as saying: “There’s a new supplement that will help you lose inches off your waist without diet and exercise.” With what we know about cortisol,...

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2017 Beauty Predictions

A recent research project revealed what top aesthetic professionals – dermatologists, cosmetic physicians, and plastic surgeons – predict will be the future of their industry. Here’s what they see. Stem Cells to Stem the Tide of Ageing Stem Cell technology is still in...

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Plastic Positive

He might have been talking about cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic enhancement, both surgical and non-surgical, has steadily grown in popularity and acceptance over the years. The Kardashians and other A-Listers are putting their procedures in the spotlight, telling the...

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Myths About Moisturisers

We’re especially enthusiastic about advancements in professional grade skincare. Recently, however, our team found some disturbing information that calls into question the efficacy of over-the-counter moisturisers. Here are the facts. Who Said They Work? In June,...

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The Economics of Good Looks

When our team looked more deeply into this topic, we were surprised to learn that the researchers may have it wrong. Blondes Have More Fun…And More Money As reported in Ireland’s The Journal, “In 2010, Queensland University studied 15,000 Caucasian women and found...

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Cosmetic Tattooing: Say Goodbye to Makeup

Team Costhetics has noticed that this approach to beauty has become more popular in recent years. We wanted to know why, and here’s what we learned. Necessity, the Mother of Cosmetic Tattooing Cosmetic tattooing first came to prominence in the early 1980’s. At that...

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Twilight Sedation and Cosmetic Surgery

At this time, however, it is legal for other medical practitioners to perform cosmetic surgery, despite their level of training. Last July, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) made a submission to the Medical Board of Australia in the name of patients...

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Guidelines for Female Genital Surgery

While the definition of a so-called normal vagina has expanded to include more different shapes and sizes, a growing number of women continue to strive for a generally unattainable ideal. In this article, Costhetics invites you to learn how Australia has became a...

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5 Signs Your Sunscreen Has Died

This is the question that’s been under discussion around the Costhetics water cooler. (We wanted a wine cooler, but the boss said no.) We like questions at Costhetics, but we like answers even more. Our team conducted thorough research and put together a list of five...

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5 Beauty Products to Avoid When You’re Preggers

Now it’s time to follow your dermatologist’s skincare therapist’s advice, because many people forget to tell pregnant women about beauty products and specific ingredients to avoid. Definitely NOT good for you. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Team Costhetics has...

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Breast Lift Costs

While some surgeons may collect statistics for their individual practices, there are currently no national statistics on breast lift surgeries. At the same time, breast implant companies are reluctant to share sales figures for privacy reasons. While the precise...

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600 Questions & Counting!

Team Costhetics was fascinated by some of the enquiries and by questions like these, many of which pop up again and again from people all over the world: What’s the wildest thing a patient has requested? Does genital surgery work? Should children get cosmetic surgery?...

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Breast Implants vs a Kangaroo

Even so, Team Costhetics was quite surprised to read the ABC News headline: Kangaroo ruptures woman’s breast implants It turns out that two women cycling in the Clare Valley were literally jumped by a kangaroo. The animal leapt down from an embankment and attacked...

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