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These 2 Skin Care Treatments Are Expected to Experience the Fastest Growth in the Next 5 Years

More and more people are heading to doctors' offices for aesthetic treatments nowadays, which is largely due to the breadth of noninvasive options available—you can lose inches off your waist and tighten sagging skin, all without a single needle or stitch. To show just how popular the in-office skin care devices used in these treatments really are, a company called P&S Market Research published a report that details everything we want to know about the future of this market.

Forecasted to reach $14.6 billion by 2023, the skin care devices sector is skyrocketing. According to the report, one subcategory expected to witness the fastest growth in demand for these technologies over the next five years is skin tightening and body contouring. We spoke to New York dermatologist Hooman Khorasani, MD to get this thoughts on the surge.

"A driving force behind the need for skin tightening and body contouring devices is our aging population," says Dr. Khorasani. "Additionally, data from the CDC National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey shows that more Americans are overweight and obese than ever before. Tried-and-true techniques utilized to treat these concerns require invasive surgical procedures, but advances in nonsurgical alternatives for skin tightening and body contouring are closing the gap with surgical treatments. Not only are the results similar, but the downtime is far less and there are fewer associated risks. If patients are able to get a similar result from a nonsurgical means (e.g. lasers, radio frequency, ultrasound, or cryolipolysis) with minimal risks, then the choice is a simple one."

However, one big point of difference is how long the results last. Dr. Khorasani notes that the results of noninvasive skin tightening and body contouring aren't permanent like their surgical counterparts (in most cases), so the need for more treatments upfront and/or "refresher" treatments down the road is usually necessary.

In terms of which devices are the best for treating these two concerns, it varies based on the expert you ask, but Dr. Khorasani has his favorites. "For tightening skin on the face, I like to use Thermage RF, which utilizes radio-frequency energy to heat the collagen under the skin and tighten it, as well as spur collage turnover."

With regards to body contouring, he recommends SculpSure. "This is a diode laser that causes fat cells to heat up and ultimately be destroyed. "The destroyed cells are then slowly eliminated from the body over a three-month period," Dr. Khorasani says. "The results after multiple treatments (the number of treatments varies by patient) do not match invasive liposuction, but do they rival them." It's important to make sure you see a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with experience using these devices. "Noninvasive treatments do have associated side effects and it's important to see a provider who is familiar with managing them," he adds.

One common complaint associated with skin-tightening treatments, according to Dr. Khorasani, is that some patients do not think their results are as dramatic as they'd hoped. As far as whether or not companies will take this to heart and continue to improve on existing technologies rather than pushing others to market just to launch "something new," is left to be determined. "I expect companies will work on making current devices more efficacious with the ability to provide longer-lasting results."Read more at:simple wedding dresses | bridesmaid dresses online

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Meet the International Woolmark prizewinners weaving their magic with merino

From finding a way to locate people trapped in avalanches to upcycling Indian saris into quilts, the inspirations for the winners of this year's International Woolmark Prize were as diverse as the fashion collections they produced.

Indian brand Bodice won the $200,00 International Woolmark Prize for womenswear, British designer Matthew Miller snared the $200,000 prize for menswear and American brand DYNE won the $100,000 innovation award in the global prize that recognises fashion design excellence using Australian merino wool.

Inspired by memories of her grandmother making quilts out of old saris, Bodice designer Ruchika Sachdeva created a collection using recycled yarns and traditional techniques that aim to consumer waste in fashion. Sachdeva worked with Indian handweavers using a technique originally employed for recycling old saris by hand-sewing them together and with a company in central India that dyes fabrics with colours from natural sources. Buttons were sourced from renewable sources including coconut shell, seashell and wood to complete the brand's vision of conscious consumption.

"I design for a woman who is thoughtful and questions where her clothes are coming from," Sachdeva said. "It's not just enough for her that what she wears is beautiful; she is a conscious consumer who really wants to know the story behind the brand."

Italian Vogue editor-in-chief Emanuele Farneti, Russian digital entrepreneur Miroslava Duma, model Amber Valetta and designer Phillip Lim were among the judges of the event, held on January 9 at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence on the opening night of Pitti Uomo, the world's largest men's fashion trade event.

Thoughtful designs

Lim said Bodice's collection was "completely thoughtful. From the materials and dyes used all the way to the application and everything in between, her collection really represents a modern woman."

DYNE's Christopher Bevans impressed the panel with a technical snowboarding wardrobe including a water-resistant wool jacket embedded with a near-field communication chip to track users in avalanches.

"The NFC chips he embedded in his collection, and the fabrication of the snowboard gear, really stood out," said Duma. "He really thinks about technology every step of the way."

British designer Matthew Miller channelled Dieter Rams' concept of form follows function to add multifunctional elements for different environments.

"I created a collection that can be worn as normal garments but then evolve into accessories if you don't want to wear them as clothes," said Miller, who also used water-resistant wool fabrics and eradicated the need for plastic fastenings by using recycled materials including waste marble.

"It's a utilitarian uniform for a customer who appreciates good design and sustainability."

More than 65 designers from over 60 countries were nominated this year for the world's most prestigious award for rising fashion talents, with global finalists including Blair Archibald from Australia and Harman Grubiša from New Zealand.

In addition to their prize money, Sachdeva and Miller will have their winning designs stocked in the world's greatest fashion stores, including Lane Crawford, Harvey Nichols, Leclaireur and David Jones.

"This is a huge opportunity to expand on what I do and keep doing it," Sachdeva said. "To get the chance to work with these retailers is incredible."Read more at:plus size wedding dresses | bridal gowns

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Real Brides Share Their Biggest Big Day Beauty Regrets

“While I still really love my big day beauty look, I feel like it was a bit subtle—like how I do my makeup for a big night out. I was so worried about not looking too dramatic or over-the-top, that I told the artist to focus on a natural look and downplay my makeup. Now, I actually feel that I should have done a little bit more. It’s not a regret really, but something I maybe would have done a little differently, or at least played around with a bit more.”

“I hate to say it, but I hated my hair. The clip-in extensions were a totally different color than my own hair! I didn’t want to be a bridezilla, so I didn’t focus on it. My stylist told me we didn’t need to dye the extensions to match, but we really did. I think she was being lazy. In some my photos, you can see the two-tones and it’s so annoying. (I don’t share those!)”

“I don’t have any beauty regrets from my big day, but I almost did. My husband had mentioned how he loves my hair down, so I was dead set on keeping it down for the wedding. At the last minute, I came across a photo of a bride who had her hair in a simple high bun and I loved it. I knew it was risky to change my mind so last minute, but I went with my gut and I am so glad I did. I loved my look.”

“Looking back, I didn’t really love my makeup. I used a girl that everyone else I know had used, and I feel like their results were just better than mine. I had my makeup done before for other people’s weddings as a bridesmaid or for other special events, and think it turned out way better.”

"I regret not having two different hair looks for ceremony and reception. I loved having my hair down for the ceremony, but I wish that I did an updo style for the reception since I was soooo hot. I got married in July, so twirling around on the dance floor in two weaves wasn't fun!"

"I hired a hairdresser who I did not know very well and, although my hair looked nice, I would have liked it to look a little better. Make sure you have many trials and really, really trust your hairdresser. Now is not the time to go with someone new!"Read more at:wedding dresses melbourne | wedding dresses online

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