Katy Perry Loves Laser Skin Treatment

Katy Perry would have to be one of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities. And we know now it’s partly due to her skin care regime, which she says includes a laser treatment twice a year.

The glamorous pop star claims she avoids any needle-based skin treatments and she’s also not a fan of facials, which can often cause irritation of the skin. Instead she prefers getting treatments that aren’t invasive.

“I don’t do needles,” Perry was quoted on femalefirst.co.uk. “I go for treatment when I can, but I like things that aren’t invasive.”

“I don’t even like facials, as they irritate my skin.”

Another thing Perry does each night before bed is removing all makeup from her face. Perry said that this is the very first thing she does when she gets back from a show. Doing this means she always steps out with clean, blemish free skin.

Katy Perry uses Caudalie Beauty Elixir each night before bed. The spray has grape seed extract and other ingredients that help soothe the skin.

Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/katy-perry-about-twice-a-year-i-go-for-a-laser-treatment/419103-45-75.html

The Different Laser Skin Treatments Explained

There are so many topical creams on the market, but nothing can make your skin glow like a laser treatment. They aren’t always cheap, and there are some risks on occasion so we’ve put together a list of the important points to consider when it comes to laser skin treatments.

V-Beam

This is a pulsed dye laser treatment which is ideal for correcting anything pink or red. This includes everything from rosacea to scars and broken capillaries. The only real side effect here is if your scar is pink it will appear purple for a few days. It will also require more than one visit.

Prices start from around $300 a treatment.

Fraxel

This laser, sporting a 1550 wavelength, is a standard resurfacing wavelength. It’s perfect for pore size, fine lines, brown spots and skin texture. You need to stay out of the sun after this treatment for four or five days so it’s not recommended during the summer months. The effects are cumulative, so you should start with monthly treatments for five months to begin with.

Thermage

This is actually a radio frequency tightening device, not a laser. It’s most commonly used on the lower abdomen and the jowls. The major side effects of this are swelling and pink pigmentation. There could also be some slight tingling in the treated area. The price is approximately $3,500 per treatment, with lasting effects for around three years.

Source: http://fashionista.com/

Ageism Pushes Women to Have Plastic Surgery

Statistics show that almost a third of workers over the age of 45 believe they have faced discrimination in the workplace due to their age. There’s no doubt about it, ageism is running rampant.

For many women this means they want to stop the clock or at least slow it down by investing in their skin through laser, Botox and dermal filler treatments. Some women will even go under the knife to preserve themselves in the workplace.

It’s important to note that these women aren’t trying to look like 20-somethings once again. Instead it’s about looking like they’re in their late 30’s for longer.

43-year-old Debbie works as an educator for a skincare manufacturer. She constantly feels the pressure to look vibrant and have plump skin forty hours a week. Her regime includes regular Botox and annual laser peels as well.

Kaye Scott of The Clinic in Bondi said that she is seeing more patients wanting to look younger and fresher. This is as younger 25-year-olds are becoming more qualified, and then competing with older, more experienced women for the same position.

Source: http://www.watoday.com.au/lifestyle/beauty/botox-gets-me-ahead-at-work-20130819-2s5w8.html