Drs: Dermaflage For Skin Imperfections + Teen E-Cigarette Use

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The Doctors: High Waisted Jeans & Looking Sick On Purpose?

The Doctors took a closer look at high-waisted jeans, knowing that they’re absolutely everywhere. Dr Jennifer Ashton said there’s nothing wrong with them but they could cause a bit of a wedgie. Dr Ashton gave it a thumbs down. They then looked at cactus water, which comes from the prickly pear cactus plant. It’s the only fruit that contains all 24 potent antioxidants and cactus water has half as much sugar as coconut water. Research shows that it could also help with hangover symptoms! The Doctors all gave it a thumbs up.

Lastly, The Doctors looked at a trend originating in Japan that has spread to the U.S. called Byojaku face. It’s the act of using makeup to make yourself look sickly. Everyone agreed it was a thumbs down.

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The Doctors: Dermaflage For Skin Imperfections

Drs: Dermaflage For Skin Imperfections + Teen E-Cigarette Use

The Doctors put a unique wrinkle solution to the test to see if it’s worth the effort to hide imperfections. (gazeronly / Flickr)

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The Doctors put a new non-surgical treatment called Dermaflage, for wrinkles to the test. This product can be applied at home by yourself and Dr Oz was backstage with the creator of Dermaflage, Jocelyn Atkinson. There were three women who were excited to put the product to the test. Jocelyn explained that it’s medical-grade silicone and is a topical filler invented in Hollywood special effects. It’s a cosmetic that looks like real skin, and is best for recessed imperfections. 

Two of them women applied it themselves, showing that it certainly filled in the inverted scars. The before and after pictures were significant, showing that it can work on all skin colors and is slightly translucent to pick up your natural pigment. The key was happy customers and there certainly were some there!

The Doctors: Teenagers Using E-Cigarettes

The Doctors shared that e-cigarette use among teens tripled in 2014, and to talk about the issue, Dr Freda Lewis-Hall joined the show. Last year, more teens used e-cigarettes than regular cigarettes, approximately 2 million high schoolers and 500,000 middle schoolers. E-cigarettes work with a battery that heats up an atomizer that vaporizes a nicotine-infused liquid. That vapor is inhaled, which goes to the brain via the bloodstream. There are also vape-pens that resemble pens or small flashlights. Vape pens allow the user to adjust the amount of nicotine and add in whatever flavors they want.

The Doctors spoke with a 16-year-old named Delia who first experimented with e-cigarettes a year ago after seeing all her friends with vape pens. She tried it without nicotine the first time and said she thought it was cool. Grace, Delia’s mom, told Grace “absolutely no” when she said she wanted a vape pen. Grace told her daughter to educate herself on the dangers of smoking. Freda explained that the American Medical Association is trying to switch the age requirement for e-cigarettes switched from 18 to 21. Teenagers who used e-cigarettes were more likely to go on to use cigarettes, cigars, and hookahs. Plus, nicotine can lead to heart disease

Would you let your teenagers and young adults use e-cigarettes or vape pens?

The Doctors: Carrots & Apples For A Whiter Smile

If you want a sparkling smile, you should keep apples or carrots with you wherever you go because they can act as a natural toothbrush to keep plaque and stains from forming. Healthy snacks are a smart choice! Smart was the word of the day and you can use the word smart to enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card for Smile 365 whitening products.

The Doctors: Fran Drescher Women’s Health Summit

When Fran Drescher was diagnosed with uterine cancer 15-years-ago, she went public with her fight. She went on to create the Cancer Schmancer Foundation and the Women’s Health Summit to encourage women to be more proactive with their healthcare. Rosie O’Donnell, who survived a heart attack, was honored at the Summit, but was stuck at her acting job for Empire, so she sent a grateful message.

The Doctors: Tom Brady Vs Coca Cola & Frosted Flakes

The Doctors then reported that Tom Brady‘s tirade against Coca Cola and Frosted Flakes is heating up. In a radio interview, Brady described the brands as “poison for kids.” Coca Cola responded, in part, by saying “All of our beverages are safe and can be enjoyed as part of a balanced lifestyle.” Kellogg’s responded by saying “Cereal is a delicious and nutritious breakfast.”

The Doctors: Gordan & Kristen Gray Fundraiser

Hollywood has rallied around Gordan and Kristen Gray, and their two daughters who are battling an incurable disease. Jennifer Garner has been a longtime supporter of the family and hosted a fundraiser to raise the millions needed to hopefully find a cure.

The Doctors: Save Money On Food

The average American wastes more than $550 worth of food each year. To save some money and not throw away as much, store product in a crisper with dried sponges to absorb extra moisture. Every couple days just ring out the sponges or replace them with new, dry ones!

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