The actress admits she's been getting injections for about 10 years
Plus: Michelle Pfeiffer and Evan Rachel Wood talk plastic surgery and nude scenes
From smoothing skin and erasing wrinkles to enlarging muscles and slimming waists, airbrushing, or "photoshopping," men and women to so-called perfection is the norm in advertising. These images don't reflect reality, yet from a younger and younger age, people are aspiring to these biologically impossible ideals.
My boyfriend's feet sweat and burn profusely. He washes them and changes socks/shoes several times a day. He's tried every athlete's foot remedy at doctor's advice, and nothing works. What could this be? He's very clean, doesn't have bubbles or blisters or anything unbecoming on his feet. He even warms his feet in front of a stove before putting socks and shoes back on.
The Harry Potter actress says she's not a fan of Los Angeles - or Botox
Big pharmaceutical companies aren't at a crossroads so much as on the edge of a cliff. Thanks to a special provision in patent laws for drugs, companies lose intellectual property protection on pharmaceuticals after 20 years. After that, exclusive rights to the drugs fall into an abyss of competition from other companies making much cheaper generic versions. The point at which pharma companies lose exclusive rights to their drugs is called the patent cliff.
Mexican officials have launched an investigation into allegations that a reputed Mexican drug cartel "queen" received a beauty treatment while in prison.
Disney goes back to its roots with "Tangled," an animated fairy story in the tradition of "Snow White" and "Sleeping Beauty," but not without adding a few new digital, 3-D kinks.
The government collected a whopping $4 billion last year -- the largest sum ever recovered in a single year -- through its health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts, according to a new report Monday.
"I can move my forehead again," the Oscar winner now says
Every last gesture -- whether it's a tilt of the head or plain fidgeting -- tells a story. Do you look down when you speak? Play with your hair? Lean to one side?
CNN's Brooke Anderson explains a new reality show that pits bride-to-be against bride-to-be for plastic surgery.
Money, husbands, record deals or a free stay at a celebrity sober living house.
Federal health authorities on Friday approved Botox injections for the prevention of chronic migraines in adults, an advance experts described as "modest."
Allergan launched a marketing campaign to promote Botox for treating migraines, despite the fact that the FDA never gave it the green light. As punishment, the company received a bill for $600 million -- in the form of a fine and settlment -- from the Department of Justice.
"I want my kids to know when I'm pissed, when I'm happy," says the actress. "Your face tells a story"
Filipina singer Charice may be tiny, but Oprah and Celine Dion love her big voice. She talks to CNN's Shanon Cook.
The new Glee star is prepping for her role - and easing jaw pain
Getting a bronze glow for the summer -- at least artificially -- is about to get a little more expensive.
Allergan is in a tough spot. It manufactures Botox, the blockbuster cosmetic product that's made with a diluted form of the most potent toxin on the planet. America's favorite smile-line smoother is safe to use, but a new paper in Scientific American suggests that the global market for the cosmetic treatment could indirectly create an international security threat -- one that Allergan should help sidestep.
I'm a freshman in college, and my feet are always sweaty, even in the wintertime. What can I do to stop sweating?
In an industry where youth is embraced and wrinkles are fought with Botox and age-defying caviar creams, longtime actress and comedienne Betty White is an exception to the Hollywood rule.
Measuring on the scale of difficult reads, Lithuanian welterweight Marius Zaromskis falls somewhere near Geoffrey Chaucer and Doyle Brunson. In the tradition of Eastern European mixed martial artists who choose not to share much of their personality, Zaromskis comes off as particularly detached -- until, that is, the 29-year-old gets to fighting.
As her costars express surprise and concern about "The Hills's" Heidi Montag -- who made the shocking decision to overhaul her body with 10 surgeries in one day -- castmate Lo Bosworth points out that the real danger lies in the message she's sending.
It's easy enough to venerate a saint, even of the secular variety, but you wouldn't want to find yourself married to one.
Wall Street bankers are putting together their wish lists for 2010 -- and they're not holding back. After last year's dry spell, bonuses for top-level executives are expected to be sky high. Maybe even records.
Welcome to 2010. What is your New Year's resolution? Are you planning on investing more money into the annual $40 billion dieting industry? If so, please think again.
The recent death of former Miss Argentina and model Solange Magnano is raising a lot of questions about the risks of cosmetic surgery. But even non-surgical beauty procedures can carry with them serious risks -- especially if the doctor performing them isn't a specialist.
It was mid-December of 2005. I don't know why he said it.
Facial surgery that targets and removes small portions of migraine-triggering muscle or nerve tissue may offer permanent relief for some people with the debilitating headaches, a new study suggests.
The Oscar winner, 34, looks to Sophia Loren and Meryl Streep as her role models
Annabel Newell has grown used to people complimenting her breasts.
"I learned quickly just to be happy with what I've got," says the Friday Night Lights actress
The Gossip Girl star, 39, encourages other women to "go for it"
The author of Drinking Problems at the Fountain of Youth talks to TIME about why American women are so afraid of looking their age
"It's not that I haven't tried Botox – but I hated it," the star, 44, says
"Sharon loves her son Roan and only wants the best for him," says her attorney
The actress wanted to Botox her 8-year-old son's smelly feet, court papers say
In a rare interview, model Paul Sculfor also talks boxing and Botox
The former tennis phenom enjoys being out of the limelight – and with Enrique Iglesias
Proud to age, she still says, "it's not possible to feel good about yourself at all times"
It takes a truly adventurous actress to pull off a razored Mohawk, a platinum pixie and a Louise Brooks bob, but we'd expect nothing less from the ever provocative Selma Blair, who experimented with all three looks in under a year.
Plastic surgery, once the domain of the well-to-do female in her fifties, has become the obsession of the least affluent segment of younger Internet users
"My kids keep me young," says the 51-year-old Oscar winner
While the economic downturn is forcing bloated retail chains to shut some mall-based locations, it's also created an opportunity for a new breed of businesses eager to move into those vacant storefronts.
The American Idol judge opens up about Botox, hair dye and Viagra to U.K.'s Glamour
A flood of drug safety warnings from the Food and Drug Administration may have physicians and patients suffocating from information saturation. Experts say there are too many red flags for them to pay attention.
The current economic downturn could give a nip and tuck to the $10 billion cosmetic surgery market, but simple consumer vanity may outweigh recession fears.
The death of Heath Ledger has drawn attention to the dangers of legal prescription drugs. CNN's Alina Cho has more.
Viewpoint: The newest twist to London's congestion charges -- announced by Mayor Ken Livingstone -- hits where it hurts
The Food and Drug Administration may have caused pandemonium on Park Avenue and Rodeo Drive with its announcemenet late last week of a safety review of the famed cosmetic therapy, Botox. But on Wall Street at least a few financial analysts are advising investors to buy shares of Botox maker Allergan while they're cheap.
In Health for Her, CNN's Judy Fortin explains the importance of knowing your cholesterol numbers.
Allergan's stock took a dive on Friday after the Food and Drug Administration said its Botox had been linked to severe side-effects, including death in children being treated for cerebral palsy.
TIME's Andrea Sachs talks with the style-and-fashion authority about her new book
Yoga enthusiasts say the routine practice of making funny faces can take years off your appearance.
The election reveals a worrisome divide among the country's voters -- and a predilection for show over substance in the winning party
Life is full of reasons to smile, but expressing joy can cause lines to form around your eyes and mouth. Luckily, you don't have to grin and bear it. Read on for tips to keep creases at bay and make skin look smoother and younger
Try this at home: as the new television season unfolds, take note of the number of times your favorite character casually mentions a name-brand prescription drug. It'll happen more than you think.
You've got achy shoulders from carrying the kids, the groceries, or your incredibly heavy handbag. You look for the right pill to pop, but what should you take? Aspirin? Ibuprofen? Or, you're about to get your period. You know you'll get killer cramps or that nasty headache any minute now, but nothing you take seems to help once the pain hits.
Allergan, maker of Botox, dermal fillers and breast implants, beat first-quarter earnings expectations but failed to impress investors, as shares slipped 3 percent.
AH, VANITY, THY NAME IS...BOOMER?
It's been around for years, but Botox is still one of the most popular anti-wrinkle products on the market. Its manufacturer reports more than 3 million procedures were performed in 2005. CNN Medical Correspondent Judy Fortin found out how it works from Dr. Harold Brody, a dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon in Atlanta, Georgia.
With, oh, maybe a little touch-up around the edges, you can be the30-year-old you still think you are. (Well, almost.) Here's what it will cost.
Seekers of eternal youth get collagen injections every few months, but the newly public company Artes Medical has a longer-lasting wrinkle remover in the works.
The FDA approved a new dermal filler from BioForm Medical, the company said, adding competition to a market currently dominated by Medicis and Allergan.
Although she loved the memories they made on vacations together, Sandra Thai regularly threw out a good number of the snapshots of her husband, Dinh.
In the TV news business, if a story breaks, you better be ready to turn on a dime, pack your bags and head to the nearest airport.
FDA approved silicone implants Friday, ending America's 14-year hiatus.
The market for injectable wrinkle removers is about to get bigger, but it's also about to get crowded.
The market for wrinkle-removing drugs is about to get more competitive, as Allergan prepares to launch a product in the U.S. that could threaten Medicis' dominance.
Take your cut
Allergan, a California biotech, is lucky enough to have a wide-open U.S. playing field free of immediate competitors for its blockbuster drug: the wrinkle remover Botox.
Last fall, Google sales chief Omid Kordestani speculated on the possibility of putting Google's lucrative contextual ads on television. Now the company is moving to make Google TV a reality by listing a job opening for a product manager to oversee the effort. The company is also hiring engineers in Mountain View, Calif. and London for the project. One feature we hope they'll add: Google search that finds your remote control when it gets lost between the sofa cushions.
The number of cosmetic procedures climbed to more than 10.2 million last year, most of them office-based, minimally invasive cosmetic fixes such as Botox injections.
Last year, Cheri Isabell decided to do something about the years of sun worship and stress that were starting to show on her face.
Restylane, an injectable facial drug from Medicis that makes wrinkles disappear, could face some wrinkles of its own in 2006.
nd hang up at the last second. And you can't get your eyes off that ad for the redesigned Ford Mustang. ...
Stocks got an initial boost from positive inflation and retail sales data Tuesday morning, as investors await the testimony of Ben Bernanke as he begins the confirmation process to be the new chairman of the Federal Reserve.
The warning signs are easy to spot: As soon as you turn 45, you find yourself Googling "hang gliding" and "Nepal hotels" late at night. You periodically dial the number of the local Botox clinic an...
The warning signs are easy to spot: As soon as you turn 45, you find yourself Googling "hang gliding" and "Nepal hotels" late at night. You periodically dial the number of the local Botox clinic and hang up at the last second. And you can't get your eyes off that ad for the redesigned Ford Mustang.
After 10 years of financial frustration trying to make ends meet in the land of Hummers and Botox, we have decided to take cash out of the ridiculous housing market in California and start all over in the Midwest.
A year ago Dr. Brian Eichenberg wanted to run a nationwide empire of medical spas where nurses would perform procedures such as Botox and laser hair removal. But after his Small-Biz Makeover, Eiche...
Here's what you need to know if you're tempted to fib. Plus: Will outsourcing to India end soon? And more on how to spot a phony diploma.
Nip, tuck and ... tax?
Health officials in Florida and New Jersey are investigating whether four people -- hospitalized in those two states -- may have contracted botulism from Botox injections.
Plenty of small businesses are hiring these days, but none of the owners I know are bringing on staff economists. Instead they are reduced to tracking economic trends the same way I do: scanning bu...
Brian Eichenberg is a plastic surgeon with a plan. From his practice in Temecula, Calif., the doctor sees exploding national demand for all manner of cosmetic procedures, from Botox treatments to l...
The health-care crisis is all around us. Every day brings new revelations about the burden that the rising cost of medical care is placing on society. From a new Medicare prescription-drug bill tha...
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Makeover fever pervades the television landscape. From three-bedroom houses to sloppy straight guys, metamorphosis is the prime time name of the game.
Mrs. Kerry is worth a fortune, but her real value to the campaign is her bluntness
In the fight against wrinkles and aging, Americans spent $7.7 billion on cosmetic medical procedures last year. Next year they'll undergo 12 million nips, tucks, peels, and plumps of one sort or an...
1 Antiboredom month kicks off with two parties: Canada Day for our northerly neighbors and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day. Go wild. No one works in July anyway.
It started in the late '90s as a rumor, then became a whisper, then a buzz. By last year every cosmetically correct woman on both coasts knew the secret. When you inject Botox--an obscure drug norm...
At $149 for an upgrade, or even at $609 for a full version for first-time buyers, Adobe's Photoshop version 7.0 is cheaper than plastic surgery when it comes to erasing wrinkles and age spots from ...
What, if anything, makes you wince when you look in the mirror? Frown lines, puffy eyes, crow's-feet, laugh lines? What about turkey neck, which is skin-expert talk for those wattles that may impel...