Smart Beauty Guide Videos

  • Injectables Stopped My Signs of Aging

    Ronald felt he had two things working against him besides aging— he is a cyclist and he's also HIV-positive, the drugs Ronald takes to stay healthy have had some side effects on his looks. Ronald came into Dr. Tracy Pfeifer's office and was interested in looking as healthy and young as he feels on the inside. Together, they talked about the different options in terms of eliminating some of the gauntness he was experiencing in his face and also some of the vertical creases in his skin that really bothered him. 

  • I Love My Facelift!

    Vivian decided to have a facelift, because when she looked in the mirror she felt like she was looking at an old woman she didn’t recognize. 

    Having an ASAPS, board-certified plastic surgeon made her feel that her surgeon had the qualifications and accreditation by his peers— and that was very important to her. 

    In this video, Dr. Levine explains what made Vivian a perfect candidate for plastic surgery. She knew exactly what it was that she wanted to see improved, and understood that this procedure would be the best method to achieve her goals. 

  • How Neuromodulators Work to Smooth Out Your Wrinkles

    Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Walden explains how neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin work to smooth out your wrinkles and crowfeet. 

    “They work by blocking nerve signals. The muscle the little portion is injected into is paralyzed, you can’t move it, and so you get a smooth forehead and crowfeet.” 

    Dr. Walden recommends looking for someone who is very experienced in injecting Botox, Dysport or Xeomin, or fillers. 

  • Three Must-Have Skincare Products for Women Over 30

    “I always tell every woman whether they are dark skin or light skin, if you are approaching 30 you need to be on these three products; SPF, retinol and vitamin C. Everything else is nice to have but these three things are proven to work and so it would be a shame to miss out,” notes board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sheila Nazarian 

  • Three Types of Anesthesia Used in Plastic Surgery

    Anesthesia is medication administered by an anesthesiologist prior to surgery to control pain during surgery or a procedure. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Constantino Mendieta describes three types of anesthesia used depending on the procedure. 

    “People use various terms such as local anesthesia, awake anesthesia, general anesthesia. But the bottom line is this, if you are fully awake with no medication then you have just got local anesthesia in there,” explains Dr. Mendieta. 

  • Five Ways to Put Nervous Patients at Ease Prior to Surgery

    Dr. Daniel C. Mills shares ways he puts his patients at ease as they prep for surgery. “I would think almost every patient is a bit nervous when they first come in because this is not something they do every day,” notes Dr. Mills. 

  • Hot New Tech in Vaginal Rejuvenation

    The hot new devices in vaginal rejuvenation are ThermiVa and Diva, notes Texas-based plastic surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Walden. 

    “ThermiVa uses radio frequency for external tightening of the labia or the lips. It also tightens the vaginal walls with an internal probe. Women love it!” she exclaims.
    The ThermiVa helps increase lubrication, tighten the vaginal walls, reduce incontinence and improve orgasms. 

  • Here’s What Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Can and Can’t Do

    Nonsurgical skin tightening is one of the fastest growing nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. It increased by 58.2% in 2015 from the previous year, according to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). 

  • Is 40 Too Young For A Facelift?

    Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Ordon says although 40 is young, there are a couple of instances where that procedure is indicated. 

    “If you were much bigger and lost weight which left you with loose skin, then you could be a candidate for a facelift at an age like 40,” notes Dr. Ordon. 

  • “Lunchtime Fix” Procedures Still Require Planning and Downtime, Here’s Why

    The “lunchtime fix” is a term that has been coined to explain nonsurgical procedures that can be done within an hour and have relatively no downtime allowing workers to go back to work right after. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sheila Nazarian based in Beverly Hills, CA weighs in on procedures that are performed in a short time period and how preparation is still important regardless of how long the procedures take. 

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