A white, bright smile is the centerpiece of any happy face. Teeth bleaching uses hydrogen peroxide (or its cousin carbamide peroxide) to break down stains and make teeth shine. The best candidate for in-office teeth bleaching are those who suffer from a smile that has become yellowed or grayed due to various social habits, like smoking or a nightly Merlot. Genetically stained teeth may require a more aggressive teeth whitening procedure.
Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country, and for good reason - it offers effective, moderately long-lasting wrinkle elimination with relatively few side effects and risks. Botox can be injected near the mouth, chin, neck, forehead creases and crow's feet (the wrinkles that fan out on the corner of your eyes).
The Blood Type Diet proposes that an individual's blood type affects how efficiently food is processed once it enters the body. According to the diet, the types of foods you eat—whether flora or fauna—are digested differently depending on whether you are type A, B, AB or O.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure by which fat is vacuumed from the body through a small tube. While the surgery wonâ€™t necessarily result in significant weight loss, it can reshape and slim your body. With 283,957 procedures performed in 2009, liposuction was the second most popular cosmetic surgery of the year, barely trailing breast augmentation. For men, it was the most popular procedure.
Laser skin resurfacing treatments, sometimes known as "laser peels," involve the use of lasers to treat skin blemishes like wrinkles and age spots. Though typically performed on the face, it can also be used on the hands and neck.
Bikram Yoga works every part of the body. The detoxifying experience improves the circulation of blood and oxygen to the joints, muscles, and organs of the body.
Daily downward-dogging can slim, stretch, and tone every limb, ligament, bone, and muscle of the body.
Group fitness classes make it easy to work out harder. From spinning to Zumba, there's a class for everyone.
The Zone diet advocates a strict ratio of nutrients consisting of 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30% fat.
Kickboxing sessions typically begin with a slow warm-up period that quickly progresses into fast-paced martial arts-inspired movements, like punching, kicking, jumping and jabbing.
Pilates uses resistance training and a rotation of 500 exercises to work the body's midsection, improve muscle tone, balance, coordination, posture, and mental focus.