In New York state and elsewhere, students increasingly are being bullied for their appearance on social-media websites and applications, such as Instagram. In some cases, the "selfie" craze in which people post pictures of themselves online -- and any accompanying criticism -- is leading youths to consider cosmetic procedures to improve their appearance.
California-based dermatologist Christine Lee has helped create a new treatment that uses the Fotona SP Dynamis, a nonablative laser, to tighten tissue and reduce wrinkles from inside the mouth. "[I]t does some of the things a filler does but appears much more natural, and you're not having to inject a foreign substance in your face," Lee said.
Dr. Patrick Flaharty of Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa describes two main types of wrinkles: dynamic wrinkles, which are the result of movements repeated over years (such as smiling); and static wrinkles, the result of gravity and the loss of skin's natural elasticity, fat and collagen. Treatments to correct wrinkles can include Botox injections, fillers, chemical peels, lasers, dermabrasion, lotions and creams, alone or in combination.
The JetBlue Foundation recently welcomed students from York College and Aviation High School in New York City to JetBlue's facilities at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Students had a chance to sit in an airplane cockpit, visit the operations center and learn about job possibilities in aviation. "It really opens up opportunities to go into a career I would love to do," high-school student Isaiah Peay said.
Focal acne scar treatment, a new laser procedure developed by N.Y. dermatologist Dr. Eric Schweiger, is said to eliminate acne scars in one 15-minute visit. "It works by sending heat down into the dermis, which can stimulate new collagen to fill in lines or wrinkles or scarring," Schweiger said.