New words – 11 March 2013

cryotherapy noun a treatment in which the patient is subjected to freezing jets of air in the bid to encourage the production of collagen and thus the rejuvenation of the skin

Cryotherapy is also used to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.

[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 26 Nov 2012]

Facebook facelift noun facial cosmetic surgery as a result of vanity brought on by seeing too many photos of oneself on social-networking websites

Lucilla agrees. Her ‘Facebook facelift’ tipping point came two years ago, when a trend for posting pictures of celebrity dopplegangers swept the site.

[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 01 Oct 2012]

the 5:2 diet noun a modified and less extreme form of alternate day fasting, in which the dieter fasts on two days of the week and eats normally on the other five

Elaine is also doing the 5:2 diet as she has high bp and cholesterol.

[Text sent from woman, early fifties. 14 Oct 2012]

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