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Submitted by DrShahAdmin on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 00:32

It is amazing how that particular smell of perfume or aroma of a particular garden can evoke a memory. In fact, many astute people use this sense to their advantage. For example, real estate agents will sometimes baIt is amazing how that particular smell of perfume or aroma of a particular garden can evoke a memory. In fact, many astute people use this sense to their advantage. For example, real estate agents will sometimes bake cookies in house during an open house, so that a warm pleasant memory of fresh cookies emanates throughout the house.

There is a science behind smell and our minds. When we smell something, the neural impulses travel to the temporal lobe, the same part of the brain that deals with emotions. Our memory from smells can be quite profound. In fact, some scientists believe our smell memory may be more accurate than visual memory. Our sense of smell is highly sensitive to our bodies and little factors like the medicines we take, our mood can affect how we process and understand a smell.

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Submitted by DrShahAdmin on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 14:44

Several are trying to quantify beauty and /or ugly as a novelty. These apps work by essentially comparing a person's face to a mask of a desired face. It appears that the desired face is a golden ratio mask (developed by Stephen Marquardt). However, although the mask might be helpful in some cases, there are clearly many faces which do not conform to this aesthetic that are considered beautiful.

So do these apps really work? Another question might be is beauty quantifiable? Can you type in a person's facial distances into a computer and determine how attractive they are.?

In a word, no--
Despite the efforts of some, symmetry, proportion and other facial features are not quantifiable. If you take an attractive face like a young Elizabeth Taylor and try and make her more perfect by making her face symmetric, you notice that her face does not look as attractive and looks like an alien, at least to the human eye. On a computer though, she looks more beautiful.

Ultimately, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Many of us find beauty in others with traits of ours we admire or want to promote. So don’t worry, your ego shouldn’t be bruised over a phone app.

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Submitted by DrShahAdmin on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 07:42

Ever met a face expert before? If not, you definitely will not want to miss this event! 

Dr. Anil Shah is the featured surgeon of Latino Fashion Week. This year marks the 6th anniversary and will be making history next weekend by premiering the 2012 Tour with the theme Images of Fashion and Beauty. Latino Fashion Week will be traveling all over the country as well, making stops in Dallas and Miami! Globally renowned fashion and beauty experts will also be at our exhibit on Saturday, October 13th from 1pm-5pm at the Zhou B Art Center. Their address is 1029 West 35th Street  Chicago, IL 60609. Or you can call the venue directly at (773) 523-0200.

Come meet Dr. Shah and his team! There will be free sampling of beauty products from top of line skin care professionals such as Skin Medica, Neocutis, Biopelle, and Latisse! These products will also be available to purchase. You indubitably will not want to miss the $500 raffle for either a Botox/Filler treatment plus a complimentary consultation from Dr. Shah. You can also look forward to having a free skin evaluation by Dr. Shah’s team, who are trained skin care professionals. Everybody stopping by our booth will receive a super secret, special promotion! You’ll have to come visit us to find out what it is!

The holidays are right around the corner and before you know it you’ll be facing your family and friends. Beauty takes planning so don’t wait till the last minute to have Dr. Shah turn you into a million bucks!

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Submitted by DrShahAdmin on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 15:37

(Kate Gosselin gets a fat transfer to her face, not a facelift!)

Did you know that fat cells contain some of the highest concentration of stem cells, growth factors and hormones in the body?

No one wants extra fat cells, however, fat cells, typically from the stomach or legs can be transferred to the face for a younger looking appearance. Fat adds volume to the face, filling in contours and hollows that help the face look younger. In addition, fat can add a younger glow to the face by its relatively higher concentration in stem cells and hormonal effects.

Fat contains estrogen. When you see a male with large amounts of fat, he will often have some more feminized characteristics as a result in part to the hormonal content. Fat can be like a hormone transplant to the face. Fat transfers are a great way to restore a refreshed appearance in a quick and painless way, under local anesthesia and with minimal downtime.

Some of the many benefits of fat transfer include minimal pain or discomfort, short recovery time, minimal risk, the ability to treat all skin types, long-lasting results, cost-efficiency (especially in combination with other procedures), and the elimination of the risk of allergy or rejection.

For more information on Fat Transfer please click here.

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