Smart Beauty Guide Blog

  • How Noninvasive ‘Tweakments’ Are Changing The Plastic Surgery Game.

    Call it exhaustion or vocabulary burnout, someone somewhere decided that they’d had enough with using all the words, giving birth to the ever-popular portmanteau. A portmanteau is the super trendy way in which two old, tired words are tossed together to create one new word. Breakfast + lunch = ‘brunch’, web + seminar = webinar, brother + botox = ‘brotox’—you get it. Which brings us to the latest portmanteau being bandied about by the “cool kids” (i.e. Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Allure). The word is ‘tweakment’. And if you haven’t heard it yet—you will. 

  • Injectables: Understanding The Realities of Botox

    We can’t think of anything more exciting than a blog post marrying science with self-improvement, can you? Which is exactly why today, we’re going to geek out on Botox . And we’re going to start by straight up telling you that, no, you do not know everything about the beloved neurotoxin and its brethren (Xeomin, Dysport). In fact, we bet you don’t know the half of it.  

  • Rhinoplasty: How Gender Plays A Roll In Your Nose Surgery

    A nose is a nose is a nose. And while most are fairly good at accomplishing their basic functions—breathing, smelling, sending important messages to the brain like “eat this” and “don’t eat this”—for some people that’s just not enough. No, some people also want their noses to bring a certain je ne sais quoi to the proverbial party. And not all je ne sais quoi is created equal, is it?  

  • Safety: The Scary Reality Of Silicone Injections

    They say, forewarned is forearmed. And while we have no idea who “they” are, we do know a thing or two about “forewarning" and “forearming”—and we’re in a sharing mood. So today we’re going to deep dive into the dangers of liquid silicone injections—Why you must avoid them, what the FDA and board-certified plastic surgeons say, and how you can avoid them. Here we go. 

    How did we get here?  

  • Sweaty-Betty (or Bill): What to Do When Perspiration is a Problem

    There’s a time and place for all things. For example: sweat. Totally appropriate at CrossFit, a hot yoga class or on a grueling summer hike. Not entirely appropriate when you’re shaking the hand of a new client, soaking through the underarms of your shirt in a presentation, or just… you know… standing there minding your own business. So today we’re going to talk about abnormally excessive sweating—what it is, what it does and what you can do about it. 

  • Injectables: Nonsurgical Solutions For A Gummy Smile

    If the phrase “you’re never fully dressed without a smile” rings true, then what exactly does a smile surrounded by an excess of pink gum say about your dress appropriateness? We’ll skip past the semantics of whether this means one is woefully under- or over-dressed and get right to the skinny, because chances are, a smile that exposes too much gummy-goodness isn’t something you’re smiling about anyway.  

    What is a gummy smile?  

  • Tummy Tuck: The Different Types Of Abdominoplasty

    If we learned anything from Goldilocks, it’s that no chair, porridge or bed can be all things to all people. Most things can’t. That includes plastic surgery. It’s an odd transition, but it’s true. 

  • Sun Damage Drama: Anti-Aging Treatments For Sun Ravaged Skin

    While there are plenty of apps out there that claim to be able to judge one’s age with precision, none can compare with the stone cold, in-person experience of another human’s eyeball scanning your complexion for signs to your true age. And since the day has yet to arrive when we can replicate the Insta filters, selfie angles and amateur lighting of a cell phone IRL (in real life), it’s probably a good idea to look at one of the biggest culprits used to size up the age on your driver’s license—and that culprit is your skin.  

  • Hair Loss: The Nitty-Gritty On Hair Transplant Surgery

    We blow it out, we wax it off, we style and we color, we laser it gone, some of us (well, three of us to be exact) wrote a musical about it—yes, it’s hair, and if you add up all the time, angst and money we throw at it, it’s pretty clear that… well… it’s kind of a big deal. So what happens when your own luscious mane starts to disappear and no amount of products, medications, lasers, vitamins or voodoo seems to help? Are you doomed to suffer a lifetime of crafty styling, wigs or just giving up and shaving it all off? 

  • Liquid Rhinoplasty: The Truth About Nonsurgical Nose Jobs

    We’ve waxed on about the ‘liquid facelift’ and raved about the anti-aging ability of dermal fillers to replace lost volume in an earlobe , but the use of injectables in cosmetic plastic surgery doesn’t stop there. 

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