Body ink is nothing new. In fact, its hard to find a millennial who hasn’t adorned his or her body in one area or more. At Paris Fashion Week, Gucci sent Latvian model, Lorens (right), down the runway in full facial tattoos. Sporting a quote from William Blake across his forehead, we certainly got the message (but were happy to know that it was only temporary). Needless to say, the majority of the body art on Blindspot actress, Jaimie Alexander (top left), is temporary — especially the ones crawling up her neck; but it has been reported that Alexander permanently wears nine of her own. Similarly, Kendall Jenner (bottom left) recently revealed her own facial tattoo: a small “meow” daintily drawn across the inside her lower lip. While the model’s representatives claim that her ink is already beginning to fade, Beverly Hills dermatologist, Dr. Helen Fincher warns, “If it’s a real tattoo, it’s permanent.”
The first half of October is relational. Is it them or you, or is it, them and you? You’ll want to focus on partners, clients, specialists, agents, attorneys, competitors, experts, opponents, and the like, as well as what exactly you want for yourself. Mercury enters this scene on the 7th to bring talks, meetings, agreements, sales, writing, offers, short trips, and decisions into it, and by the 11th Mercury meets up with expansive Jupiter here to open this potential to include any legal, travel, educational, media, marketing, wedding, religious, or political interests here. This should be lucky in some way.
By the 16th the Full Moon in Aries brings whatever has been going on for you to a climax. This may be personal or physical as things are peaking with your body, image, brand, name, title, or personal needs. As with all Full Moon’s it is about wrapping things up, marking endings, celebrating, or achievements here. So you see there will be a lot going on with you and with them and perhaps it is all part of the same story. Read more of this story »
*Unretouched photos of subject, age 47
In spite of our anti-aging regimens, hands often betray us, revealing the truth about our chronological ages. Like the face, hands gradually lose their volume over time, resulting in thin and wrinkled skin as well as unsightly veins and tendons (chords). While injecting a dermal filler is an obvious treatment for restoring volume to our hands and faces, which filler is best? We recently discovered that only one has been approved by the FDA for hands: Radiesse.
Radiesse is different from traditional hyaluronic fillers, as it contains calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), a substance that is identical to what’s naturally found in the body. When injected into the skin, these unique, patented, microspheres initially perform as a filler and, ultimately, stimulate new collagen production. Over time, though, the body gradually absorbs the Radiesse itself, leaving behind one’s own collagen. Los Angeles dermatologist, Dr. Helen Fincher, chooses it for her patients’ hands because, “Radiesse is a quick-fix for those bony veiny hands that were hard to treat in the past. It provides a nearly instant natural result with minimal pain and downtime.”
Radiesse lasts up to twelve months in most patients and is relatively less-expensive than other dermal fillers. Typically a single treatment costs $800; however, this varies based on provider’s location and the quantity needed.