All Blog News for Nonsurgical Procedures

  • 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. 

  • Instant Gratification Beauty Treatments

    Its human nature: We all want what we want when we want it, which for most of us is instantly. Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are no different. We all hope for immediate results: a lunch hour transformation or better! And while quick results are sometimes possible, few are ever as instant as rumor or cute and catchy procedural references would have you believe. I am just as guilty as the next gal. 

  • 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! 

  • Fat Busting Options That Don’t Require Surgery

    There is no denying that our culture is obsessed with losing body fat. Just ask anyone who has been up during the wee hours of the morning channel surfing, and they’d be hard-pressed to deny that they weren’t bombarded by infomercial after infomercial touting pills, potions and some odd looking contraptions that are “GUARANTEED” to help one lose fat or get their money back. And the fat-busting industry is no longer the domain of D-list celebrities - remember Suzanne Somers and her Thigh Master? 

  • New You For a New Job: Procedures that break down the barrier between you and your next job

    If getting a new job is one of your resolutions, and you’re getting the interviews but not the offer, maybe you need to consider your appearance. Like it or not, appearances do matter and there’s a chance that yours might be holding you back. Perhaps that’s why there seem to be a few trends that continue to be quite popular, including tattoo removal, earlobe reconstruction and of course, the perennial favorite… Botox. 

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