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  • Skincare: How to Kickstart Results When Your Products Fail You

    There’s a distinct emotional tug-of-war involved when you’re plunking down a chunk-of-change for that anti-aging in-office treatment or at-home skincare regime. On the one-hand, the results are fantastic—a reductions in fine lines and wrinkles, improved hydration, and the taut pore-less visage of a babies cheek—one the other hand, beauty ain’t cheap. Imagine then, the added insult when the karmic rules of the universe stick it to you—and just like that—your favorite beauty product stops working.  

  • Stress Test: How Stress Can Negatively Affect Your Skin and Hair

    The body is a wondrous thing, is it not? From the intricate workings of your innards to the magnificent mechanics of your outers, the human body is rife with bells, whistles, and countless charms. And yet, it’s not all unicorns and rainbows. How can it be, when stress and its corresponding hormone cortisol are lying in wait for the least little stressor to occur, at which point it infiltrates, wreaking havoc on your skin and hair. It’s all downright stressful. And thus the cycle repeats itself.  

  • Skin Conditions: Is Your Skin Sensitive or Is It Something Else?

    You cry over greeting cards, beautiful sunsets, even a heart-stopping sip of grenache. We get it, you’re sensitive. But just because you’re feeling all the feels, doesn’t mean your skin is too. The truth is—the skin you’ve been calling “sensitive” all these years, may not be that at all. 

  • Broken Capillaries: If It Ain't Broke Fix It Anyways.

    Just like a broken heart, broken capillaries aren’t literally broken. Sure, you might feel aching loss and devastation at the discovery of red spidery veins creeping across your once flawless cheek or climbing up the side of your nose. You may even fall into despair over a ruddy looking complexion overrun with the broken beasts, but despite the “broken” moniker, it’s not necessarily true.  

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  • 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.  

  • 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.  

  • How Common Are Stress-Related Skin Issues?

    We’re all under a great deal of stress. Whether it’s difficult relationships or work situations, sometimes that stress takes a toll on our bodies. 

    We know stress can impact everything from our health to our weight to our hair, but it can also have a significantly negative impact on our skin. “Needless to say patients in my practice complain of stress,” says Ulysses H. Scarpidis, MD of Scarpidis Aesthetics in New York City. “This stress can affect patients both mentally and physically.”  

  • The Latest in Tattoo Removal Techniques: Because No One Should be Branded with Their Tramp Stamp for Eternity, (unless they want to be)

    I subscribe to a certain theory in regards to the monumental decision to brand oneself with a tattoo. Namely, before one gets a tattoo they should imagine themselves looking at that tattoo in twenty years, or, at the very least, after the tequila wears off. Case-in-point: I’ll never forget a guy I dated who showed me his Hebrew-worded tattoo and very matter-of-factly told me that it meant “strength” when, (unbeknownst to him and because I am fluent in Hebrew,) I knew that it actually meant “cow.” This date’s misguided tattoo is a story I relay to anyone I know who is about to get inked. 

  • What if Your Under-Eye Bags Are Something Else?

    I’m constantly being asked to write about under-eye bags - well, specifically how to get rid of them. What I’ve come to discover is that there is a lot of misinformation out there about potential remedies. There are “miracle creams” and such, offered at every price-point, claiming de-puffing capabilities that I have personally come to discover are just lies – because the truth of the matter is genetics often play a role – especially when it comes to bags and the causes and fixes for them. Bottom line is that we all hate them. 

  • Laser Tattoo Removal: Is A Doctor Your Best Option?

    You don't have to have the name of your ex, a gang sign or some unrecognizable or embarrassing picture prominently displayed somewhere on your bod to regret that tattoo. Besides having moved on in life, there are numerous other reasons you might want it gone for good. Maybe it's keeping you from getting that promotion at work, it's just not "you" anymore, or you don't like the example it sets for your kids. Maybe it's just ugly as sin because you obtained it in a drunken haze during your collegiate years. 

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