Smart Beauty Guide Articles

  • Women have many options for a wrinkle-free bust

    Wrinkles in the cleavage area are often a sign of early aging, commonly appearing in middle-aged women. According to The New York Times, these deep, vertical lines result from gravity, hours of sleeping on one's side and a lack of collagen, which decreases in the body as women grow older. 

    "It is definitely something women complain about," one California-based plastic surgeon told the news source via email. "Most of what we have to offer is skincare to try and plump up the skin." 

  • What can lasers do for me?

    Lasers can erase brown spots, fade lines and wrinkles, smooth rough skin, remove unwanted hair and remove a tattoo. But it's complicated. One machine does not treat all problems, some treatments hurt more than others and some treatments leave you red for a few hours; others, for a few weeks. Joan Kron, writing for Allure explains how lasers can benefit you. 

  • Surgical versus nonsurgical cosmetic options for the face

    Both surgical and nonsurgical options will refresh the appearance of your face, but, as you may expect, the level of improvement will not be the same and the surgical options will yield more significant and longer lasting results. From your hairline to the base of the neck, here are some of the surgical and nonsurgical approaches to common facial problems that occur with aging: 

  • It's only a bargain if the results are good

    In addition to two-for-one restaurant bargains, websites such as Groupon, Lifebooker and Living Social offer deep discounts in cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections, chemical peels, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion. The problem is that unlike a restaurant meal or a yoga class, these treatments are medical procedures. Botox injections, for example, can cause medical complications when performed incorrectly or if the substance injected is compromised. 

  • Why are more men getting plastic surgery?

    Every plastic surgery patient has his or her own personal reasons for going under the knife, but there are general trends that cosmetic surgeons see amongst their clients. For men in particular, there are a number of different catalysts that may encourage a guy to get a little nip and tuck. Some of the most common may be surprising. 

  • Skincare tips to keep you blemish-free

    The most blatant signs of aging are those that appear on our skin. Wrinkles, sun spots and other blemishes can betray your looks and make you appear older than you actually are. To keep facial lines and skin woes at bay, keep in mind these important tips: 

  • Quick and easy tricks to live a healthy lifestyle

    What makes a healthy lifestyle? It's a question that has many answers, and sometimes, it's easier to think of things we do that have a negative impact on our lifestyle. Perhaps you are a smoker who can't kick the habit, or maybe you feel guilty about the gym membership that's gathering dust and costing you a fortune. It can be hard to address some of these changes, but we have a few quick and easy tricks that will give your lifestyle a makeover. 

  • What's the difference between Botox and facial fillers?

    Botox, the neuromuscular toxin used to treat wrinkles, has become a household name. Many people think that it's the only type of injectable cosmetic medicine - but they're wrong. In fact, there are several different kinds of aesthetic treatments that can be injected, and they serve different purposes. Let's take a look at a few of the differences to help you decide which is best for your needs. 

  • How can plastic surgery lift you up? Let me count the ways. [INFOGRAPHIC]

    In the hands of a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon, plastic surgery can not only help you achieve your ideal shape and contour, but also make you feel like a weight has been lifted. Patients who have had cosmetic surgery show an 87 percent approval rating with 97 percent recommended it to their friends and 93 percent considering having another procedure. 

  • Increasing number of men zapping fat without surgery

    If you're a man who is troubled by "love handles" or overly-large male breasts, you are not alone. A Los Angeles plastic surgeon told the LA Times that 43 percent of his body-contouring patients are men, wanting to rid themselves of unattractive fat in these areas. 

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