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The “Vampire Breast Lift” Plastic Surgery Procedure Is Trending for Halloween

Published on October 17, 2017

In what feels like macabre plot twist — or perhaps a skin-care regimen designed by Dr. Frankenstein — blood-infused skin care is making its mark on the beauty world. There’s more science than spook behind the increasingly trendy treatments like

Terrifying But True: Blood Is a Red-Hot Beauty Ingredient

Published on October 16, 2017

People are going to scary lengths for glowing skin. Tis the season for ghosts and ghouls. But, why pay admission for a haunted house, when you can find plenty of gore, and glowing skin, to boot, at your local med

The Dangers of Shopping For Plastic Surgeons On Instagram

Published on October 16, 2017

Photo: RomarioIen/iStock Images by Getty Social media is great for finding outfit inspo, cyber-stalking ex-lovers, and keeping up with the Kardashians. What it’s not great for, though, is finding a plastic surgeon. According to a recent study published in the

11 Super Calming Face Mask Ingredients to Soothe Winter’s Dry Skin

Published on October 12, 2017

Graceanne Svendsen is featured on a Reader’s Digest article titled “11 Super Calming Face Mask Ingredients to Soothe Winter’s Dry Skin.” Algae This marine miracle is loaded with omegas, free radical-fighting antioxidants, and detoxifying minerals. Not only is it extremely

4 Real Women on Why They Got Fillers and What They Wish They Knew First

Published on October 3, 2017

PHOTO: NewBeauty Plump lips and pronounced cheekbones have been a Hollywood beauty staple for years now, but not every starlet was naturally blessed with those flattering features. In fact, most celebrities have been turning to cosmetic treatments for decades in

Is a Facial Massager the Secret to Firmer, Tighter Skin? We Investigate

Published on September 14, 2017

PHOTO: Imaxtree In my humble opinion, the best part of a facial, esthetician appointment, or skin treatment is the face massage. There’s something simultaneously relaxing and invigorating about it; I always suspected that it was great for my skin, but

Woman left bruised, swollen and nearly blinded by fillers injections warns about dangers of free plastic surgery procedures

Published on September 6, 2017

Former beauty queen Tracie Samara was left bruised, swollen and nearly blinded from getting silicone fillers in her face. The then-44-year-old opted for a free, non-invasive face procedure by a Miami doctor because she wanted to return to her youthful

Here’s What You Should Know About Loose-Skin Surgery

Published on August 28, 2017

We’re beauty editors, so it’s our job to want answers. And quite frankly, when it comes to plastic surgery, the job isn’t hard—nope, not in the least. From cheek implants to face-lifts to liposuction, our curiosities feel limitless, especially when

The “Botox Lip Flip” Is the Latest Trend in Injectables — But There’s a Catch

Published on August 16, 2017

Lip fillers: They’re everywhere these days. My colleagues have them. My friends want them. Hell, even Kylie Jenner’s plastic surgeon knows the injectable hype is real. And with such a demand for plumped-up pouts, cosmetic dermatologists (and plastic surgeons) are

Can Preventative Botox Really Stop Wrinkles From Forming?

Published on August 7, 2017

My friend Dana is a great storyteller. I think it has to do with her eyebrows. They raise as she rehashes Bumble dates, furrow as she recalls interoffice drama. I say all this because Dana, though 26, has a visible

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