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Compass B e au t y
Let technology help you be even more gorgeous. The
following apps will not only enhance your already good looks,
but will make downtime spent playing on your phone or
tablet even more entertaining.
T e x t by San dy Lin dse y
Changing your hairstyle is a big decision.
Hairstyle Pro takes away a large portion of the
fear of an unknown outcome for both sexes
by allowing users to digitally preview potential
results. The women’s package contains 300+
current styles, 180+ for men (including shaved
and bald), and over 50 hair colors.
You’ll never leave your mirror at home again.
Unless of course you leave your phone home.
The Mirror app uses a phone’s front camera to
allow you to make hair, makeup, contact lens
adjustments and so much more. Plus you can
use freeze-frame for a closer inspection without
having to save a photo.
Eye On You
One of the first areas on our face to show
the signs of aging is in the skin around
the eyes. This is the thinnest skin on the
face, so it loses the elasticity at a younger
age. This results in the development of
loose skin in the upper eyelids, and crow’s
feet and smile lines around the eyes.
Eyelid surgery, called a blepharoplasty,
can be done to remove the excess skin of
the upper eyelid, and is one of the most
common cosmetic surgeries performed.
An upper eyelid blepharoplasty can be
performed with traditional surgery or with
a CO2 laser. In both cases, the surgeon
will remove excess skin and any fat pads,
which make the lid appear swollen. If a
patient also has a ptosis, which is a droopy
lid due to a weak eyelid muscle, this can be
corrected at the same time. Blepahroplasty
surgery is done as an outpatient
procedure, and can be performed with
local anesthesia. The eyes are open after
the surgery, and although patients usually
have some swelling and bruising which
can last for about 1-2 weeks, there is
little or no pain post-op. Any incisions will
be closed with sutures which will either
dissolve or will be removed by the surgeon
after about a week.
› ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The Sephora app is about much more than
extensive selection & instant-gratification
shopping. Though it does offer that, too. You can
also watch cutting-edge Sephora TV and get
expert advice on all things make-up. Plus, it can
even store your gift cards!
64 Dr. John Martin is a Board-Certified
Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive
Surgeon who has been practicing in Coral
Gables for 23 years. He is a graduate of
Williams College and Harvard Medical
School, and completed a fellowship at
the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami;