Smart Beauty Guide Blog

  • 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? 

  • 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. 

  • Lip Enhancement at Any Age

    Lips are the most sensual place on the face. Sure, bat your lashes all you want, but the lips can pout, entice, and excite… all at once.  

    The team over at New Beauty did a deep dive into what lip enhancement looks like at every age. Subtle enhancements with nonsurgical treatments can make a significant and positive change to one’s overall look. 

  • Cellulite 101: What Causes It and What Treatment Options Are Available?

    We live in a world of filters and Photoshop. However, live streaming on social media prevents that pristine filtering of flaws – and one that might be fairly noticeable on camera is cellulite. For many, depending on the severity, it is an unflattering sight they’d like to either conceal or get rid of forever.  

  • Surgical Tourism: Beauty Seekers Are Flocking to Cities with Competitive Prices

    Last year the number of surgical procedures went up 7% from the previous year, while nonsurgical procedures went up 22%, according to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 

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