After cranial surgery, Jeremy Cortner’s son was left with zigzagging scars on the top of his head. Cortner got a tattoo to help boost his son’s confidence.
Professional athlete Devon Still wants you to know that there’s nothing wrong with your imperfections. The former Cincinnati Bengals player posted a photo to Instagram on Monday, with a sweet sentiment directed at his wife, Asha Still. It was @ashastill imperfections that made me fall in love with her in the first place.
In a video going around on Facebook, someone uses what looks like curved scissors crossed with tweezers to gently squeeze and pull pus out of a person’s skin.
In May 2016, while on a spinning ride at a Cinco de Mayo carnival in Nebraska, 11-year-old Elizabeth Gilreath endured a horrific accident.
As a whole, movie villains have a certain look: They’re usually not as good-looking as the movie’s hero, and have certain physical features that make them seem more evil than other characters. Scientists say villains have certain facial features in common, such as dark under-eye circles and wrinkles. For the study, researchers took a look at the all-time top 10 film heroes and villains from the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Heroes and Villains List.
Brianna is one of the social media stars who have been breaking barriers and encouraging others to honor their unique features.
Beauty queen Victoria Graham, who has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, proudly shows her surgery scars. Victoria Graham is much more than just a pretty face. The 22-year-old Maryland college student, who was crowned Miss Frostburg in October (a local title associated with the Miss America Organization), is on a mission to raise awareness about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) — a rarely diagnosed genetic condition that affects connective tissue in the skin, joints, and blood vessels.
Let Molly O’Shea explain what she believes to be the best practices when asking someone about their scars. Molly O’Shea — a body-positive coach, health coach, and personal trainer — recently published a post on her blog addressing just this. O’Shea has prominent scarring on her right arm as a result of a horrible car accident.
Lindsey Vonn doesn’t feel the need to cover up her scars. The Olympic skier, 32, proudly shows a long scar on the back of her right arm in a photo she shared on Twitter on on Monday in which she wears the form-fitting black sleeveless dress she wore to attend Giorgio Armani’s fashion show during Milan Fashion Week. “I severely fractured the humerus in my right arm,” Vonn shared on social media at the time.
The study, which was published in the journal Science, analyzed wound healing in mice and lab-grown skin cultures and discovered that fat can help skin repair itself without leaving scar tissue behind. Scar tissue is different from normal skin in that it doesn’t contain fat cells, lead study author Maksim Plikus, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of Developmental and Cell Biology at the University of California, Irvine, explains to Yahoo Beauty. It also doesn’t contain hair follicles and sweat glands, study co-author George Cotsarelis, MD, the chair of the department of Dermatology and the Milton Bixler Hartzell professor of dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, tells Yahoo Beauty.
Inevitably, that emotional and physical investment will manifest itself in a scar—even the most skilled plastic surgeon is still cutting skin, and therefore creating a scar. We reached out to two Charlotte’s Book doctors: Sophie Bartsich, MD, is a plastic surgeon practicing in New York City and Long Island. Mitchell Kline, MD is a clinical and cosmetic dermatologist practicing in New York with an ongoing focus on melanoma detection and treatment. More from CHARLOTTE’SBOOK.COM: Innovative New Treatments In Aesthetic Dermatology Available Right Now LED Light: Good Enough For Nasa, Great For Your Anti-Aging Regimen Off The Beaten Path: Medical Aestheticians Q. Charlotte’s Book Reader: I just found your site, and the timing could not be better. Yesterday, on my 41st birthday, I had the big unveiling of my recent skin cancer surgery. Skin cancer was no big surprise after growing up on Florida’s east coast beaches, but learning that I have a family history of skin cancer didn’t help my case.
Acne, one of the most stubborn and difficult skin conditions to treat, is also one of the most common. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 85 percent of people suffer from breakouts at some point in their lives. To add insult to injury, those pesky pimples often leave scars. Dr. Eric Schweiger, a dermatologist and founder of the Clear Clinic acne treatment centers in NYC, estimates that around 50% of acne sufferers end up with some level of scarring. Of course, even if a blemish disappears on its own, it can leave residual redness or hyperpigmentation.