As cosmetic injections have penetrated the mainstream in recent years, there’s been an increasing tendency by media outlets, bloggers, social media influencers, even some board-certified* plastic surgeons to use certain cosmetic-injection terms as … [Read more...] about A Guide to Commonly Used Cosmetic-Injection Terms
Until recently, many plastic surgeons didn’t hesitate to prescribe the likes of Vicodin, Percocet, and oxycodone to address a patient’s discomfort that could follow a procedure. But an opioid epidemic that claimed tens of thousands of lives last year … [Read more...] about The Changing Face of Pain Management Following Plastic Surgery
“Baby Botox” has been cropping up on a lot of beauty and celebrity news sites as of late. What is it, exactly? Basically, Baby Botox refers to the use of a lower volume of Botox than a traditional injection—as little as a quarter—to smooth fine lines … [Read more...] about Considering Cosmetic Injections? ‘Baby Botox’ May Be a Good Fit for You
You spent months saving, consulting with everyone in your inner circle, and finding just the right board-certified plastic surgeon. And now, within just a few minutes and a couple relatively painless injections, you’ve got the succulent lips you’ve … [Read more...] about Can I Remove My Fillers Once I Get Them?
What beauty trends are going to take hold in 2020? To answer that question, Allure sent beauty editor Devon Abelman to Seoul, South Korea, which is fast becoming the new frontier of injectables. An estimated one in three women in South Korea … [Read more...] about Which Cosmetic Surgery Trends Will Define 2020? South Korea Likely Holds the Answers
In my last blog post, we started our deep dive into laser resurfacing treatments in an effort to pinpoint which one is right for your particular skin type and issue. We’ll wrap it up here with a look at nonablative and ablative resurfacing … [Read more...] about A Primer on Laser Resurfacing Treatments (Part 2)
"Laser” is a term that’s entrenched in the mainstream vocabulary, yet its meaning is often lost. Did you know, for example, that laser is an acronym? It stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. That’s worth noting, not … [Read more...] about A Primer on Laser Resurfacing Treatments (Part 1)
While microneedling may seem like it’s on everyone’s lips these days, it’s actually been around for a while. The skin treatment’s discovered a second life as an effective alternative to laser and injectable treatments. Devotees swear by it (we … [Read more...] about Microneedling’s Back in a Big Way—and For Good Reason