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That Scary News About Breast Implants Causing Cancer? It Isn’t What it Seems

Published on March 27, 2017

In February 2010, Allure’s former contributing editor-at-large, Joan Kron, broke news that plastic surgeon Garry Brody, a professor emeritus of the University of Southern California, found more than 30 suspected or confirmed cases worldwide of an exceedingly rare form of

Plastic surgery is about more than just physical imperfections

Published on March 17, 2017

There seems to be an endless barrage of motivational clichés to inspire comfort in one’s own skin. Preachy words of comforting wisdom are usually heard in one form or another, and even mainstream celebrities such as Lady Gaga or Christina

Moisturize With A Banana Peel

Published on March 7, 2017

Instead of throwing out your banana peel after your morning smoothie, Svendsen recommends saving your peels to rub on dry itchy heels. Much like the banana itself, the inside of the peel is rich in amino acids and a variety

I had a plastic surgeon point out everything that’s ‘wrong’ with my body

Published on February 24, 2017

When I was about 15, my parents called me into their room and sat me down. “Melissa, we just wanted to let you know that if you ever wanted a nose job, your mother and I would pay for it,”

Tech Alert: 3D Imaging May Be The Secret to Perfect Skin

Published on February 21, 2017

With self-driving cars, phones that control your lights, speakers that order your favorite things, and headsets that can take you on a virtual journey, we are living in the future. So of course the beauty industry, which is always on

Augmenting the Breasts with Implants

Published on February 10, 2017

The breast augmentation procedure, a fairly common cosmetic surgery, involves the placement of a selected type of breast implant with the objective of enhancing the fullness of the breasts while also improving symmetry and restoring lost volume. Several women choose

Revitalize Your Skin with a HydraFacial Treatment

Published on January 31, 2017
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With age, our skin loses its elasticity and ends up with wrinkles, creases, irregular pigmentation, and perpetual flakiness. Dehydrated and wrinkled skin not only looks lifeless and dull, it also adds on a couple years to your appearance. While there

Celebrity Aesthetician and Skin Guru Graceanne Svendsen and world renowned Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shafer are featured in new article on sunscreens

Published on January 30, 2017

While it might feel silly wearing sunscreen when temperatures aren’t even breaking 50 degrees, we know that applying SPF, even in the winter months, is absolutely essential. Why, you ask? For a whole host of reasons, namely the prevention of

This Laser Treatment May Be the Secret to Glowing Wedding-Day Skin

Published on January 24, 2017

No bride-to-be has an absolutely perfect complexion, not even Miranda Kerr (at least that’s what I tell myself). So when it comes to maximizing your pre-wedding beauty routine, it’s always smart to seek out treatments that provide solutions for multiple

Introducing the newest lasers and treatments from Dr. Shafer.

Published on January 23, 2017

Introducing the newest lasers and treatments from Dr. Shafer.

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