Recent posts by Bryce Gruber

  • I Got Injectable Filler Under My Eyes to Combat the ‘Tired Mommy’ Look

    Bryce Gruber, a 32 year old mother of three, noticed she looked exhausted and no amount of ultra-thick concealer could cover up the dark circles that had developed under her eyes. She consulted with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Swift, to see if he had any nonsurgical option to combat her 'tired mommy' look. 

  • Knee Fat: The Silent Cue to Aging You Never Expected

    Imagine this: You’re a total health nut and run 5 days a week and spend the rest of your waking hours toiling over every bit of organic lettuce you put in your mouth. Your skin is radiant, your hair is long and healthy, and you have the optimal fat to muscle ratio working throughout your body— so you wear short skirts and cutoff shorts even though you’re far beyond the unspoken nothing-above-the-knees-past-30 rule that our mothers’ generation dutifully obeyed. 

  • Fillers Gone Wrong: What to Know Before The Syringe Touches Your Skin

    As fillers like Radiesse, Juvederm, and Restylane grow in popularity, so does the long list of mishaps from poorly-trained professionals— one of the top reasons to see a board-certified plastic surgeon for dermal fillers. Issues range from minor under-treatment to potentially serious life-threatening/altering and often illegal silicone injections. 

  • Neck Botox is the Next Frontier

    While injecting a little Botox in our foreheads has become commonplace, and even scalp injections are the new ‘it’ area to talk about at the water cooler, Botox in the neck area may be the next frontier in the battle against looking old. Truth be told, I really hadn’t paid much attention to the neck area until recently, when I discovered among my fellow beauty blogging buddies that this is fast-becoming a ‘thing’ and that it’s worth paying attention to.  

  • Plastic Surgery During Pregnancy – Is It Safe?

    It is no secret that a woman’s body changes drastically during the pregnancy process, and often leaves her with permanent reminders of the stresses caused by fluctuating weight, hormones, and other factors. It is also a time when many women feel less than confident and seek outside measures to restore the sense of their pre-pregnancy self. 

  • Liposonix vs CoolSculpting: What’s the Difference, Anyway?

    In the ongoing battle against stubborn fat, several high-tech non-invasive fat busters have popped up as seemingly magical solutions to the age-old issue. But what’s the difference be-tween the two main players, Liposonix and CoolSculpting? And which service is right for you? Well, it turns out the main differences are temperature, location of the fat you wish to eliminate, and the way fat is removed from hard-to-fix areas like the abdomen, flanks and thighs. 

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  • Beauty High Five: Radiesse Just Got FDA Approved For Hands

    For anyone who has ever tried to combat the signs of aging with injectables, the FDA’s latest approval of Radiesse for hand rejuvenation is a major victory. We have all seen people with young looking faces and old, leathery hands that just don’t seem to match chronologically. That is now a thing of the past, thanks to the calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres in the gel-like Radiesse formula. The gel goes to work immediately creating added volume, but continues to work by stimulating our natural collagen production. 

  • What Smart Beauty Means to Me: Very Careful Tweaks and Additions

    Sometime around when the hormones come rushing in and the training bras are first purchased, there’s a newfound love and devotion to one’s appearance. I know it was around the beginning of middle school for me, and somewhere around eleven and a half years old I suddenly found myself reading Teen magazine, studying the images of who and what was beautiful, and figuring out what it all meant to me. I remember running to one of my older cousins with a ripped out page of some then-starlet and quickly saying “this is exactly how I want you to make my makeup look! And my face. All of me. 

  • Mom Boobs to Beach Boobs: The Summer Prescription

    Somewhere between conception and college, the child rearing experience is guaranteed to provide at least three things: joy, chaos, and physical changes. Those physical changes can be gradual or sudden, and one of the most daunting is the onset of “mom boobs.” Mom boobs are exactly what they sound like — they’re what’s left after the careful and considerate act of pregnancy, childbirth, and getting through infancy. Many women simply don’t love putting their usually-deflated and softer boobs back into bathing suits come warmer weather. 

  • Top 10 Most Requested Celebrity Lips

    Thanks to celebrities like Kylie Jenner, lips have become arguably the most-talked about facial feature on social media. They’re everywhere— you see kissy face uploads all over Instagram, seductive pouts on Facebook, and puckered up videos all over Snapchat. Here are the top 10 most requested celebrity lips in the game: 

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Bryce Gruber

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Bryce Gruber is the founder of TheLuxurySpot (www.theluxuryspot.com), lover of all varieties of waterfront real estate and chocolate, mom to 3 high energy little ones, and a morning news host. When she's not traveling across the globe in pursuit of the best falafel or ice cream she's reading medical journals for fun. She lives, writes, and plays in New York City on ordinary days.