Monday, July 30, 2012

Is Spray Tanning Safe?

We all know that ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause skin cancer, wrinkles and sunspots, but are there any dangers from spray tanning? Dr. Jennifer Walden explores the risks on NBC's KXAN Texas.
Sun exposure is the main risk factor for skin cancer, a preventable disease, so it is very important to wear SPF 30 or higher to effectively help prevent damage from the sun. Recent studies show that tanning beds, an alternative to the sun, are actually more dangerous to our skin. Tanning beds have a 74 percent greater risk of melanoma than regular sun exposure. Dr. Walden said 10 minutes in a tanning bed is the equivalent to about 10 minutes in the Mediterranean sun which is a very intense and harmful light. So if tanning beds are bad for you, does that mean spray tanning is safe?

DHA, the active ingredient in spray tanning has been shown to cause cell damage in a laboratory setting. Results haven't been shown in human subjects but it is a cause for concern and we should always wear protective eye goggles, nose pieces and not ingest the fumes because we are still unaware of the safety of the DHA chemical. Many people think this uber-popular alternative to tanning is a blanket safe bet, however Dr. Walden urges people to "Go with your Glow," meaning apply a healthy amount of sunscreen daily and enjoy your natural skin tone. Wondering where to get that sun-kissed bronzed skin? Instead opt out for tinted moisturizers, mineral make-up, eating healthy and ultimately accepting your natural glow.

Click here to watch Dr. Jennifer Walden discuss this and more on KXAN!

'RHOBH' star Kyle Richards Gets Fit!

Pressure is high to look good in Beverly Hills, and if you're one of the filmed 'Real Housewives' stars then you've always got to be on your game and 'RHOBH' star Kyle Richards is no exception. The 43-year-old mother of four children constantly filmed by a Bravo crew always looks flawless. But with so much scrutiny to have the perfect body, its no wonder the star might have turned to a plastic surgeon for liposuction.
The always-gorgeous Richards made headlines recently for her more sculpted and toned physique. She is rumored to have shed 15-20 pounds from her procedure and although she always had a beautiful body, the overall change is amazing. She was able to finally lose weight from the trouble areas that she couldn't get rid of through exercise or diet alone. Who wouldn't want to look like that after four children?!

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Save Yourself From the Sweltering Heat!

Dr. Jennifer Walden joined KVUE News to discuss unconventional uses for the wonder-drug Botox.

The cosmetic injectable Botox, routinely used for treating wrinkles of the face, may also be used to treat excessive sweating by using a tiny needle to inject botox under the skin in areas prone to perspiration. Good candidates for this procedure have visited a doctor before to discuss excessive sweating and have exhausted all topical and prescription anti-perspiration medications. The procedure can be done in the doctors office under a topical numbing cream and takes only 10-15 minutes. Results last between six and seven months. With this procedure you no longer need to be afraid about sweating through your clothing, handshaking or public speaking, this wonder-drug effectively stops uncomfortable excessive perspiration. If you have a big event or wedding in the near future and are nervous about sweat stains, Botox might be the perfect option for you!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Ashton Kutcher's New Rumor

Former male model Ashton Kutcher, who stars as Charlie Sheen's replacement in the hit TV show Two and a Half Men, has recently been making headlines for his rumored relationship with Mila Kunis, we can't help but ignore how different he seems to look in pictures these days.

The always-attractive actor seems too be looking sexier than usual, possibly from the results of a very skillful and elegant nose job. His nose which once featured a wide bridge area, seems to look smaller and more stream-lined. Kutcher's nose looks far more refined and this could be the result of a very subtle and successful rhinoplasty. No denying how attractive Kutcher always was, but now he looks better than ever!

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Friday, July 20, 2012

A Bustier Bella?

22-year-old Twilight Saga Beauty Kristen Stewart was recently spotted at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego promoting the last installment of the vampire series. The sultry-star known for her boyish appearance shocked fans with her supernatural-looking bust - made prominent by a black bra under a tight white belly-baring shirt, sparking rumors that Stewart might have gotten implants. Amazing push-up bra or breast augmentation?

It appears that her breast's have jumped in size from what looked like a large A cup to a large B cup. They also appear to be much fuller and rounder, fueling rumors that they are in fact implants. Although this could be the result of a new groundbreaking push-up bra, Stewart has yet to confirm or deny the claims.
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Monday, July 16, 2012

Nicki Minaj's New Look

Nicki Minaj is famous for her outlandish lyrics and ever-changing appearance. While the celebrity is most memorable for her larger than life backside, long time fans are beginning to wonder if she has had a little work done to alter her face.

It looks as though the rapper has most likely undergone a nose job to create a more slender tip. The tip of her nose seems to be significantly smaller and the nostrils are much narrower. It also looks as if she has done some sort of cheek augmentation using fillers or fat to make the cheek look flatter as well as accentuating the natural cheek bones.

Although the star normally makes headlines for her bold attitude and crazy costumes, its hard not to notice a slight change in Minaj's appearance. Minaj remains suspiciously quiet in regards to her cosmetic procedures, however its undeniable how gorgeous she remains.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Beat the Summer Heat with Botox!

Summer heat means excessive sweating that can be uncomfortable and even embarrassing for some people. Dr. Jennifer Walden appeared on KXAN in Austin, Texas to discuss the wonder-drug Botox and its abilities to cure unpredictable sweating.

The uber-popular, FDA approved cosmetic injectable, Botox, normally used to treat wrinkles between the brow. What many don't know is that it also effectively treats excessive underarm and hand perspiration, a condition known as hyperhidrosis, which affects people with uncontrollable overactive sweat glands. Botox can be injected under the arms to block the chemical signals that trigger the glands to secrete sweat. This 10 to 15-minute procedure performed in the doctor's office under topical numbing cream effectively blocks sweating under the skin without interfering with the body's natural ability to cool itself. No need to hide out from the heat (or public speaking) any longer!

Courteney Cox's Lips are Sealed

Although Courteney Cox has admitted in the past to dabbling in Botox, it's hard not to notice distinct differences in her appearance over the years. The always-gorgeous Friends star continues to look younger as she grows older.

Before and after pictures show little to no wrinkles on Cox's forehead, but the surprising difference is the fullness in her lips. Her once very thin upper lip is suddenly more luscious looking. Although Cox has kept her lips sealed about her plastic surgery, it's possible this noticeable change could be the result of lip injections. 

No matter what changes Cox has made to her appearance over the years, it's easy to see just how beautiful she is - and we could only be as lucky to look the way she does at 48!

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Dr. Jennifer Walden, Guest Columnist for Austin Business Journal

Featured in Austin Business Journal’s ABJ-E column, Dr. Jennifer Walden shares her personal tips on how to promote your business online. 

Online marketing is essential for a prosperous business. It is important to envision how you would like for your business to be represented and where online it should be located. Dr. Walden shares three tips:

-Share your results on your website – Share your accomplishments on your site. Photos and video clips help demonstrate your unique craft and break up the monotony of a boring textual website.  

-Take a strategic approach to SEO and SEM – How is your website ranked on Google for key search terms for your place of business, product or service? If you do not have top ranking, try Google-sponsored ads – a form of online paid advertising to help boost your website to the top of the Google listings.  As time passes, the better position your organic listings will achieve, and the less you will need to spend and the more organic SEO will take over.

-More is not necessarily more – Pick your social media sites but don’t overextend. A focused approach for a business’s online presence is key.

Visit Dr. Walden's article "Ways to get your business found online" to learn more about keeping your business in the spotlight. 

Dr. Walden is proud to be introduced as one of Austin Business Journal's newest contributing writers. Keep an eye out for her in the paper's ABJ-E column!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Ryan Gosling's New Nose

There is no doubt Ryan Gosling is handsome, not to mention a very talented actor. Women still swoon over Gosling's most notable character in the hit love story, The Notebook. To everyone's surprise, however, it's been reported that Gosling has had a nose job.

It looks as if he has traded in his well-loved feature for a much straighter nose. Although he still looks quite the same, his new nose is a little smaller with a much straighter bridge, but succeeds in not changing the fundamental shape of his face. Was anyone shocked to find out that some of today's leading men in the acting world are looking to plastic surgery to alter their appearances?
More men are beginning to take the plastic surgery route and if they look as half as good as Gosling, we're alright with that. No matter what Gosling does to his appearance, its undeniable, we can't quit you!

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