Sheryl Kraft, a freelance writer and breast cancer survivor, was born in Long Beach, New York. She currently lives in Connecticut with her husband Alan and dog Chloe, where her nest is empty of her two sons Jonathan. Sheryl writes articles and essays on breast cancer and contributes to a variety of publications and websites where she writes on general health and wellness issues. She earned her MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College in 2005.Full Bio
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If you're a regular reader, you might have read about my visit last month to NYC dermatologist Dr. Arielle Kauvar. We talked about ways to erase some pesky signs of aging. You know, the W word: Wrinkles.
Next up was a video of Dr. Kauvar answering questions on the latest non-surgical options for looking better.
And now, we've come full circle with this video of my actual visit. I'm happy to report that the results are terrific - and when I look in the mirror I no longer see the wrinkles and lines that were there before my visit.
Here are some interesting facts about minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures: in 2008, there were 10.4 million, up five percent since 2007. Of these, the top five include Botox, hyaluronic acid fillers, chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
Along with the economy, surgical procedures like tummy tucks and liposuction have dropped. But minimally-invasive numbers rose, perhaps because of the trend toward putting off surgery and substituting less costly and less invasive procedures for now.
I hope that we've been able to answer any questions or curiosities you may have had by sharing this information with you.
And, if you'd like to be a fly on the wall and watch what it's like to get Botox and fillers, tune in!