5 Safe-for-All-Skin-Tones Treatments to Do This Summer

There’s no better way to spend your summer than enjoying time outdoors. But that also means more-than-normal amounts of sun exposure, which can harm the skin in more ways than one. That’s why doctors often recommend avoiding specific skin treatments, like some lasers and heavy resurfacing procedures in the summer, which can cause increased sun […]

Everyone’s Talking About Baby Botox, But Is It Right for You?

baby botox

Botox has a long-standing track record as the gold standard wrinkle eraser. It’s practical, relatively painless, and can make a major difference in the overall look of the face. But lately, patients are trading in their standard doses for a smaller-than-normal amount of their preferred neuromodulator, known as baby Botox (or Botox sprinkles), in the […]

Meet Renuva, the game-changing fat-stimulating anti-aging treatment

Renuva

New anti-aging treatments crop up all the time. Some sound more like weird science than reality, while others are deep-rooted in pure, clinical science and achieve results once only imaginable. The latest treatment that stands in its own corner is Renuva.   Renuva is a fat-stimulating matrix that prompts the body to produce more fat […]

Lip Lifts Are Trending but Are They Suitable for All Ages?

lip lift

Less than two months ago, data released from AAFPRS’s annual survey revealed that the surgical lip lift procedure is on the rise. Removing a strip of skin from below the nose reduces the space and elevates the philtrum. In doing so, more of the upper lip becomes visible, and the shape of the lips improves […]

Is Daxi the Longest-Lasting Neuromodulator of the Bunch?

Although it’s still not available nor FDA approved, Daxi (daxibotulinumtoxinA) is a new neuromodulator that will soon be available and believed to last twice as long as Botox. The injectable neurotoxin boasts a proprietary accessory peptide packed within the formula. As a result, it binds more effectively to cell receptors allowing it to last upwards […]

The best IV therapy and vitamin injections

IV therapy

As internal health and overall wellness continue to be top of mind, the number of supplements available to consumers shows no signs of slowing down. But not everyone wants to down a palmful of pills daily to get a dose of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients they may be lacking. So instead, IV vitamin therapy […]

Is Topical Hyaluronic Acid Effective?

Hyaluronic Acid

Ever since hyaluronic acid became a mainstream beauty and skincare ingredient, it seems like it’s everywhere and in everything. Beauty giants formulate it into creams and serums, aestheticians load it up on the skin post-facial, and even supplements promise to increase hydration and moisture levels within the skin. Sure, hyaluronic acid, which holds 1,000 times […]

Can early plastic surgery affect how you age?

aging face

There’s no shame in starting your anti-aging game early, but can some plastic surgery procedures influence the way you age? It turns out that taking a surgical approach may be more beneficial than you realize.   Proactive patients who follow well-devised skin care and age-intervening routines are more commonplace than ever since most of us […]

Botox, Xeomin or Jeuveau during pregnancy and breast feeding

botox during pregnancy

First off, thanks to Professor Emily Oster for the inspiration behind this article. In over 1000 articles I’ve written for this site, I’ve never directly tackled the issue of botulinum toxin (the active ingredient in the popular anti-wrinkle injections behind BOTOX®, XEOMIN® and Jeuveau® (#newtox)).   I did write about this topic, albeit tangentially, in […]

When your cosmetic goals REQUIRE plastic surgery!

rectus plication

Every easy fix that floods our Instagram feed would equate to an equally good result in a perfect world. But nothing good comes that easy, and there is a time where the only proper fix involves something offered at your doctor’s office, be it a minimally invasive treatment or a surgical procedure. So rather than […]