Smart Beauty Guide Blog

  • Why Your Skincare Regimen Might Be All Wrong

    Most women claim to have sensitive skin, but as it turns out, few women do. You might be thinking, “Wow, Jenny thanks for that scintillating bit of news and who cares if I’m wrong about my sensitive skin, it can’t hurt to be on the safe side, right?  

  • Can We Change the Contour of Our Legs?

    As almost any woman will tell you, finding a way to make our legs appear slimmer and more shapely is a constant challenge. Diet and exercise usually just doesn’t cut it either. Leg fat is stubborn! The important thing to remember is, as awful as we may feel while staring at that dressing room mirror, we are not alone – and the problem isn’t necessarily our fault. Blame your parents, gals! For many of us, our hefty thighs, fatty knees and ‘cankles’ are actually hereditary. (Sucks, but it’s true). 

  • Eye-Enhancing Tips and Tricks

    By Allison Schmidt 

    If the eyes are the windows to the soul, we want to keep them in tip-top shape right? No one wants their soul-windows to have wrinkly droopy curtains and look like they’re in desperate need of a dusting.  

    Depending on lifestyle and other factors, the eyes can be one of the first places to show signs of aging. Because I want to stave off wrinkles and any signs of skin aging as much as possible, I apply sunscreen daily and I’ve started working on my anti-aging skincare routine, which includes a reliable and effective eye cream.  

  • What you Should Know about Breast Implant Removal

    You are excited – you’ve finally made the decision to have a breast augmentation! In all of the discussions you’ve had with your surgeon, one point that is still a little unclear is how to deal with the long-term care of your implants. What exactly does that mean and should you worry? 

  • Common Causes of So-Called “Broken Capillaries” and How to Treat Them

    By Allison Schmidt 

    I’ve had allergies for as long as I can remember. Like clockwork, every time a plant blooms (or the wind blows, or I haven’t dusted in a while,) I get a sneezing attack. Likewise, I’ve always got Kleenex at the ready. My seemingly incessant sneezing, chronically excessive nose blowing, and rubbing/itching has put too much pressure on the skin around my nose and after several years, has resulted in a few broken capillaries.  

  • The Lowdown on the Latest Techniques for Hiding Surgical Scars

    If you’ve lost weight, or just gave birth to your last child and you are ready to get that tummy tuck and/or a breast lift or augmentation, you’re likely not focusing too much on the location of said surgery’s incision and subsequent scar. And yet it should be a main concern, and one of the things you absolutely research when choosing a physician to perform your procedure, as the scar is a by-product of the procedure itself. 

  • Can Too Much Collagen be a Bad Thing?

    My Adventures with a Stubborn Keloid Scar 

    By Allison Schmidt 

    A keloid scar is basically the only time I think of collagen as a bad thing, because too much of it following an injury or a mole removal procedure, (in my case), can actually cause a scar that is raised and larger than the initial injury, which can also be itchy and painful.  

  • Men Explore the World of Cosmetic Procedures: Top 5 Requested Treatments

    As more and more men seemingly flock to hop on the beauty bandwagon year-over-year, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that more of them are seeking out a variety of cosmetic procedures to enhance or rejuvenate their looks.  

    Today, it is fairly common for men to invest in aesthetic self-care without kicking up societal judgment. The stigma seems to have diminished significantly. Scientific advances provide a myriad of nonsurgical solutions for our most pervasive beauty woes, and it’s refreshing to see more men dipping their (pedicured) toe into the world of aesthetic procedures. 

  • Will Your Breasts Look Natural After Breast Augmentation?

    Women planning on undergoing breast augmentation are primarily anxious about how their breasts will look after the surgery – whether or not they’ll look completely artificial or real, too big, too small or just right, etc. Having a sense of what look you’d like to achieve prior to going under the knife is key as is finding a board-certified plastic surgeon you’re comfortable with who will help you through the process. A skilled and experienced surgeon will provide you with insights and options in order to achieve the most natural aesthetic possible with implants. 

  • 80 is the New 60

    In the last year, the number of 75 to 80- year-old individuals who have come to my office for cosmetic procedures has increased significantly. Body contouring, facelifts and fillers in preparation for celebrating the big 75 and 80-year milestones has been a recurring theme. Each one has said they don’t feel their age and they want their appearance to reflect how they feel. 

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