Smart Beauty Guide Blog

  • Out Damn Spot: Non-Surgical Treatments for Age Spots

    In the immortal words of Billy Shakes —"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Except today we’re not talkin’ about roses. We’re talkin’ about age spots. And there’s nothing sweet about ‘em.  

    Call them what you will: liver spots, solar lentigo, senile freckles (I beg your pardon?!)—age spots happen, and while they’re harmless and generally don’t necessarily need treatment, I didn’t necessarily need to eat that entire cheeseboard by myself last night either. Yet, here we are.  

  • Facelift Results: A Longer Lasting Facelift Is Up To You

    While there’s been a lot of progress made in the world of injectables and noninvasive anti-aging procedures, no amount of in-office treatments can produce the gold-star anti-aging results of a surgical face lift It’s true. If you’ve had a facelift you already know this, and if you’re considering having a facelift you should know it too. 

  • Skincare 101: Are You Washing Your Face Wrong?

    Get up. Brush your teeth. Wash your face. What could go wrong? 

    Apparently, a lot. ‘Cause it seems too many of us are doing it wrong. There’s no shortage of health and beauty mags, blogs, vlogs, morning shows, etc… all pointing to the same simple observation that the way in which we’re doing something so basic could be what’s actually causing our skin woes. 

  • Tummy Tuck: Answers To The Most Popular Abdominoplasty Questions.

    You work. You sweat. You religiously avoid the pre-meal bread basket, multiple happy hour cocktails, and anything resembling a dessert. Let's face it, you've denied yourself a lot of livin' trying to ditch that stubborn tummy pooch hanging around your waistline like a ball-n-chain. If the "learning to live with it" route hasn't been quite your cup of tea, maybe you're considering joining the 150,000+ patients who opt each year to have a tummy tuck. 

  • Expired! Is Your Skincare Product Past Its Prime?

    "Waste not, want not” is a relatively good rule of thumb, but your skincare cabinet is neither the time nor the place. We’re about to lay down some soul-searing truth about the expiration dates on your favorite skincare products, and it’s in your best interest to pay attention. 

  • Liposuction Recovery: 5 Little Words You Need To Know

    If you’ve been following our 5 Little Words series, you’ll know that we take recovery from plastic surgery very seriously. ’Cause while results are important, getting to those results bears a pretty weighty importance too. That requires that you have a solid grasp on what to expect during the recovery period after any surgery—think pain, swelling, downtime, redness and bruising. You know… five little words? 

  • 5 Reasons Plastic Surgery Isn't So Scary After All.

    Coffee or tea? To be or not to be? Life’s decisions have always been a complicated lot. Thankfully, today’s decisions—at least when it comes to improving your physical appearance through plastic surgery—have become less complicated due to the many advances in technique, accessibility and safety of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. Of course, “advances” don’t always allay fears. So today—in a single dose of “fear be gone”—we’re going to quash 5 big fears that might be stopping you from making an informed decision when it comes to having aesthetic plastic surgery. Here we go. 

  • Chemical Peel Power: An Anti-Aging Skincare Fix—Part 2

    Aging happens. And eventually we all reach a point when no amount of at-home skincare or h-y-d-r-a-t-i-o-n can deliver the same filtered-selfie glow that we're pining for. Which brings us to Part 2 of our series exploring the wondrous world of chemical peel treatments. 

  • Chemical Peel Power: An Anti-Aging Skincare Fix—Part 1

    Soft, medium, hard boiled. Poached, scrambled, sunny side up. Over-easy, over-medium, over-hard. All of these are variations on a single theme (It’s eggs. BTW.)—and thank goodness they all exist. We don’t live in a one-size fits all world, which means a lot of things come in a variety of customizable sizes and options. And that makes everyone happy. This includes many of the nonsurgical skincare treatments on the market today. 

  • Under-Eye Why: 7 Reasons And Solutions For Your Dark Circles.

    Sleepless nights, environmental damage, perhaps you’re distantly related to a raccoon–whatever the reason, dark circles under the eyes are a look best left to super villains and… you know… raccoons. Why the hate, you ask? We’ll tell you.  

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