True Blood Botox

With vampires much in vogue—evidenced by the popularity of the Twilight sagas and True Blood HBO series—this remedy for wrinkles doesn’t seem so strange. It’s called the “vampire facelift,” a procedure that uses an injection of the patient’s own blood to puff and smooth. It’s all quite natural. … Read More

Cosmetic Wane

If you’re thinking of ditching your day job and moving to Hollywood to become the ‘next big thing,’ you better think twice before plumping, botoxing or augmenting. … Read More

The Pain of Perfection

If you’re like most people, getting the perfect bod might require the shedding of a few pounds. That being easier said than done, what pains would you go through to drop that unwanted weight? How about having a postage stamp-sized piece of mesh surgically attached to your tongue? … Read More

The Endless Metabo Battle

One thing I was always fascinated with while living in Japan was the fight against your aging metabolism, or “metabo” for short. See, a couple of years ago the Japanese Ministry of Health started to popularize the fears of metabolic syndrome, and became a product innovation platform of its own. … Read More

Germany Bans Teen Tanning

Germany’s lower house of parliament has set a motion to ban anyone under the age of 18 from using a tanning bed in an effort to battle skin cancer. … Read More

Going Out Buff

In the Buff Culture Wave, looking good is never an accident. It’s carefully planned–even to the point of making sure that when people view you in your casket, they see you the way you want to be seen. … Read More

Fear the Buff Culture

Way out in right field, from a strange little country named Japan, comes this oddity. Is it a space age ninja accessory? Is it a Hannibal Lector Halloween costume for Ladies? No, it is the latest in beauty technology, a … Read More

Um…Is this “Normal” Doctor?

The UK’s Channel 4 has always pushed the envelope airing shows that tend to shock while they entertain and educate.  The series that’s dropping jaws lately is called Embarrassing Bodies along with Embarrassing Illnesses. I thought these shows are a … Read More

That Manly Smell

With all the gender blending going on, it’s refreshing to know there are still new products that make a man feel like a man. Case in point–the new Warrior Collection shower gel line from ZIRH. … Read More

Cosmetic Lifts For Your Funeral

Some people take Buff Culture™ to well after their own deaths. Our obsession with beauty as perfection has certainly gotten expensive.  Extreme & expensive are words that come up in this wave a lot.  Now, we’ve seen people wishing to … Read More