Your Guide to Laser Beauty Treatments Video
The latest high-tech skin-savers that promise to make you look light-years younger. Plus, affordable fashion for the beach.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery actually reported that demand for laser use grew 250 percent over the last couple of years.
We decided that we wanted to do an update on the laser technology that's available for skin care because so much has changed in the laser world.
Lasers are very practical and very powerful in the right person and for the right reason. The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery actually reported that demand for laser use grew 250 percent over the last couple of years.
What lasers are- They're light amplified and stimulated to create a certain response. And lasers have a specific wavelength. So, each laser has its own wavelength that targets something in the skin.
So we have over 50 types of lasers. So, almost like [unknown]. You know, a different laser for every condition by large.
There's so many different treatments now that we tried to spell them out so you could figure out- A, what do I want laser treatment for? Is it brown spots? Is it wrinkles?
We broke down types of lasers that you could potentially consider what they do. You know, how much they cost, what the healing time was, and the results that we're gonna get.
I think what's useful about lasers is knowing what options there are available for whatever your particular issues are.
Lasers for the skin have come a long way back in the '80s when lasers is first heard being used on skin and what you would get. They're called the blade of lasers and what that means is really it flies off the top couple of layers of your skin.
These days, no one needs to do that with a laser. They're really quite extraordinary tools to dealing with some of the issues that women have.
Non-abrasive lasers are used to improve the texture and tone of the skin. Other non-abrasive technologies that I actually really like a lot are things like radio frequency and thermage would be an example of that. IPL or intense pulse light is really good for people who have a lot of background red, a lot of darker brown spots.
There are a lot of products you can use right now. Just topically, they're not gonna give you exactly the same effect as a laser, of course. But, there are various peels and washes and masks that you can use to brighten your skin and to even out the brown spots you may have and also to smooth out some fine lines.
The other area where I think you're gonna be hearing a lot about as they get better and better is the concept of using lasers in the home.
They seem safe and they seem effective. And so, we really give readers the latest choices that are out there and then they can decide what they want to do.
Shop the Shoot a page we do like a shopping page that happens in the fashion world.
Shop the Shoot was really a way of adding some pages to the magazine which manifests some of the more high end, inspirational pieces that come from Italy or that come from France available to you- Very similar designs, similar colors. The reason that we started doing it is because we got so many beautiful things in for the stories and they just don't all make it. It doesn't all squeeze in.
We understand how people shop for fashion. And sometimes, you spend on items you absolutely love like a special bag or a coat or a skirt. But we know that you also are buying from high street and mall stores.
In general, we try to have a mix surprises on that page so that you can be inspired by those [unknown] and shop from there but then also have a more tangible shopping tool.
We do a swim story every year in the magazine because it's incredibly important to read this.
There's some really fun things on the Shop the Shoot features. There's beautiful printed bikini. There's a really neat neon, cutout bathing suit and a lamae, gold bikini for the very tan and the very brave.
I think it's one of the most traumatic things- Buying a new swimming costume or bathing suit.
This story was very fun. It was about layering. It's about how we really dress when we're on vacation on the beach.
The way we cover swimsuits in nature is really like giving you a guide. If you're curvy looking, if you're sporty looking, these are the shapes and the silhouettes or possibly the colors and the patterns that will actually work for you.
The swim trends are all across the board. Just find something that you feel good in, that fits your skin tone, that suits your body.
And really, you need to go in with two hours available and try on 10, 15, 20 different suits before you find the right one for you.
Well here is I have not only been the co-founder of Equinox Fitness Club but I've been [unknown] the development of the modern fitness industry. So that really gives me a chance to really walk my talk, you know, and that is helping people to really show luck to themselves.
My job is to take the person before me, find the fabulous qualities within and make those qualities reflect on the outside.
My business is about working hard and sweating so I need the right things around so that I can do the best job I can.
I believe that women are beautiful in every size, in every shape. Confidence is key for women to build a strong, healthy body and I want women to know that a [unknown] not on the scale does not define my self worth.
I need products that multitasks that I can rely on, that gives me one less thing to worry about is a product that I wanna talk about.
I found this great product. Felt like this was no deal but I think smooth, delicate underarm skin conditions it. Not only did it keep me odor free and dry but it had this other benefits like moisturizing my underarm.
I take products that I recommend to my clients very seriously.
I so consider this to be a must have for women. Absolutely. If I approved a product is because I believe that it works. I know it works and I can feel good about recommending it to my clients.
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We love Marie Claire very much so. They've been incredibly support throughout my modeling career but also for Happy Hearts Fund- Try [unknown] established three years ago and they actually recently did a story on Haiti and we loved their support. It means a lot to us and creating awareness is very important.