Smart Beauty Guide Blog

  • Man Power: The Top 5 Nonsurgical Cosmetic Treatments For Men

    Gone and good riddance are the days when cosmetic surgery was known strictly as a “ladies” game. Modern men have evolved to embrace both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures and treatments, and magically, society has evolved to not judge them for it. Viva evolution! In fact, more and more men are regularly investing in procedures that go beyond the basics of “manscaping” to include treatments that the fairer sex have been investing in for years. 

  • Recovery Times for The Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures

    You’ve done your research, chosen the right board-certified plastic surgeon and gotten through your surgery without a hitch. Now you can’t wait to jump back into your daily routine, and maybe show off your fabulous results, right? Well, cool your jets, cowboy. The truth is: you may not be ready.  

  • Sagging Skin: 8 Ways to Defy Gravity's Effect On Your Face

    Luminous. Dewy. Taut as a baby’s bottom. There are certain words and phrases that we'd like to have our complexions compared to. “Saggy” ain’t one of ‘em. And yet many of us, at some point or another, will find ourselves in front of a mirror, lamenting a drooping jaw or sagging cheek, and using our thumb and forefinger to gently lift our faces back to their once-youthful position. We might also be crying. *sob 

  • Top Surgical And Nonsurgical Ways To Eliminate A Double Chin

    Good posture, shoulders down, tongue planted firmly on the roof of the mouth, chin tilted forward and down, but not too down—taking a picture that doesn't shine a spotlight on a double chin is a lot of work. And frankly, we’re done with it. So today we’re going to talk about double chins—what they are, why they happen and what the heck we can do about ‘em.  

    What is a double chin? 

  • Laser Tattoo Removal: The Realities of Undoing Your Ink

    Once considered the mark of time spent in the big house, a biker gang, or on the high seas (ahoy!), having a tattoo is now just this side of mainstream. You, your barista, your boss, your grandma… everyone has a tattoo. Okay, not everyone. But close. 

  • Botox vs. Dysport vs. Xeomin: Choosing The Best Wrinkle Buster For You

    We’re going to start today’s blog out on the drier side with a little marketing term… genericide. Genericide is the process in which a brand name loses its distinctive identity due to everyone and their mother using it to refer to any and all like products (*yawn). Think Kleenex, Q-Tip, Band-Aid, Speedo—all of these names likely conjure up a variety of similar mental images (apologies for that last one), none of which are really all that specific to the individual product intended by said product’s creator.  

  • Injectables: How Your Earlobes Might Benefit From Dermal Filler

    If the Vogue magazine article touting 2018 as the “year of the earlobe” sent icy chills down your spine—this blog post is for you. Insecurities are a fickle and individual beast, for one person that might mean being overly self-conscious about that little fat pad under your chin or stretch marks racing across your stomach, for others it might mean obsessing about the sparseness of your right eyebrow or the way your hands seem to be aging faster than the rest of you. And if your earlobes happen to be your kryptonite, we’ve got good news. 

  • Is A Micro-Cannula A Better Bet For Injecting Dermal Filler?

    Today’s dermal fillers do a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to rejuvenating areas in which Father Time has failed you. Fine lines, volume loss, and gravitational pull can all be fairly successfully improved through the use of injectables like Juvederm, Belotero, Restylane… the list is long and growing. And the advancement buck doesn’t stop there. As variations in dermal fillers evolve, variations in the ways in which your doctor administers said filler also evolves.  

  • A Beautiful Butt: Is A Skin Condition Affecting Your Bottom Line

    How many times will a flawless complexion be likened to a baby’s bottom before we finally catch on that the skin on our butts deserves its own infantile glow? Wordy? Yes. Wise? Also yes. So today we’re going to take a look at the importance of skincare for your butt and address 3 common afflictions that might be troubling your tush.  

  • Liposuction or Thigh Lift: A One-Two Punch For Sculpted Thighs

    You’ve committed to a healthy diet, you regularly hit up the gym—and let’s face it, you look great. But those lean, sculpted thighs that you’ve longed for have somehow continued to evade you. *Sigh—Genetics. There’s not much you can do about that. In truth, when it comes to your thighs, genetics can make it nearly impossible to get the shape you want. But there are plastic surgery options for sculpting leg fat, and we’re gonna talk about ‘em right here. Let’s go. 

    Liposuction:  

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