All Blog News for Nonsurgical Procedures

  • The Best Nonsurgical Treatments For Nasolabial Folds & Marionette Lines

    There was a time when the term “damage control” for an aging face meant one thing—a facelift. Now, with advances in nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, your plastic surgeon may prescribe something else a touch more conservative. Of course we’re talking about noninvasive treatments, but are all noninvasive treatments equal when it comes to staving off the deep creep of nasolabial folds and marionette lines? No. No they are not. Let’s unpack. 

    What are these folds and lines we speak of? 

  • 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. 

  • Laser Hair Removal: 5 Lasers To Remove The Hair That Haunts You

    Take it from Goldilocks, a mattress is not simply a mattress, not any porridge will do, and an especially hairy Grandma… may not be a Grandma at all. It pays to be discerning, particularly when you’re looking to remove unwanted hair (from you or your Grandma). So before you plunk down your shillings, let’s take a look at the 5 main types of hair removal lasers on the market.  

    “You mean not all lasers are the same?”  

    No.  

    No they are not.  

  • Plastic Surgery and the Social Media Effect

    I was once on the cover of a national magazine. It was in the early days of Photoshop and the magazine I was working for at the time didn't like the way the celebrity looked in her cover images so the creative director took a photo of me, put the celebrity's head on my body and voila, problem solved. Except it created a whole slew of new problems. 

  • The Most Discreet Procedures to Create a Whole New Look

    Spending as much time as I do researching and writing about plastic surgery, I’ve come to understand the intricacies of a lot of major procedures. Recovery times, complications, and all other aspects of the process are not to be taken lightly, despite being safe. Surgery is a commitment. Those of us new to plastic surgery may think that achieving a big aesthetic change requires one of those major procedures. 

    Not necessarily. 

  • Most Common Non-Surgical Procedures For Gen Xers (We won’t grow old without a fight)

    I recently wrote about the most common surgical procedures for Gen Xers, with my personal take on why. This got me thinking about the prevalence of non-surgical procedures we Gen Xers seem to gravitate towards. I’m no stranger to many items on the list. Why? Because they are less expensive ways to maintain some of the youth (AKA volume, elasticity and evenness) that I feel like I went to bed with one evening and woke up without the next day. 

  • Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin with the CoolMini Applicator

    A tight, taut jawline is a sign of youth and beauty–It’s something most of us don’t realize the value of until it’s gone. If you’ve been bemoaning your double chin wishing there was a way to spot reduce, technology has just made it a lot easier. 

  • Five Ways to Look Refreshed This Summer

    Did you hear about the site www.how-old.net that estimates your age based on the photo you submit? Sometimes the results are hilarious. Microsoft's new facial recognition technology was recently featured on the TODAY Show, and most of the co-hosts were thrilled to be estimated as younger than they are and then poor Al Roker was estimated to be about 20 years beyond his actual age. Yikes!  

    Cut to my Instagram feed, with friends sharing results -and frustrations -at the older-than-polite estimate. 

  • Tattoo Removal: Can You Undo Your Tattoo?

    While my own ink isn’t something I recklessly committed to after a night of drunken carousing or in the over-heated throes of a summer fling, it has increasingly through the years become something that I’m less and less jazzed about. Regret is probably too strong a word — in fact, I don’t think about it that often as it’s strategically placed somewhere I can’t see without enlisting the help of a mirror — but when I’m pining over the low-back of an award-season dress or shopping for a vacation bikini I often think, “Hmm… I wonder what would happen if I attempted to undo my tattoo?”  

  • Pre-event Quick Fixes

    Every so often, that invite comes that stops us in our tracks – the one where we’ll see the ex we hate, (but want to impress) or the ex-best friend, (who we also hate, but want to impress). Sometimes those invites come with hardly any warning, so we scramble to do all our beauty tasks in record time with the best possible results – and fall flat on our face. 

    We all want to look our best at that big family wedding or high school reunion. But we have to be realistic. Some of the best “fixers” require a good amount of pre- planning! 

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