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Archive for April, 2018

The Many Benefits of Injectables

At Shafer Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we offer a wide variety of injectable treatments. Injectables are non-surgical treatments used to correct signs of aging. These treatments are extremely helpful for smoothing away age lines, removing wrinkles, restoring facial volume, and even reducing chin fat to take care of a double chin. Dermal Fillers One […]

So Silicone Skincare Products Could Be “Suffocating” Your Complexion

In the world of skincare, there are thousands of different ingredients and formulations. It truly is a “world” because once you start researching which ingredients to seek and which ones to avoid, you start to feel like Alice falling down the rabbit hole, but instead of falling into a wonderland, you fall into a confusing—sometimes […]

Is Our Pimple Extraction Obsession A Good Thing?

Unpopular opinion: Extractions—when an aesthetician takes a tool, or uses their fingers, to prod at your pores—are the worst part of getting a facial. Its purpose is to release the debris, bacteria, and oil that’s clogging your skin, and its target is whiteheads, blackheads, and blemishes with pus. (Cysts should never be an extraction target.) […]

I Tried the *Other* Botox and this is What Happened

The iconic Botox is not the only show in wrinkle-smoothing town. Most people don’t realize it, but there are two other almost identical injectables you can request from your dermatologist’s office called Xeomin and Dysport. The three are competitors in a class of drug called a neuromodulator. “Botox was the original one and has become […]

Hydrafacial at Shafer Plastic Surgery and Laser Center

We have never tried Hydrafacial procedure before, so we were excited to test it because now it became very popular. Many models use this treatment every week to cleanse and keep skin healthy and beautiful after makeup, sun exposure, lights, and stress. Our expert was very picky when choosing where to go for the treatment. […]

I Am a Botox Baby

A botox needle hardly pricks. The skin it pierces barely bleeds. In less than seven minutes, from slipping into the patient’s chair to departure, you have achieved more than 1,000 jars of La Mer dutifully applied over the course of 12 months ever could. Had you told me as a teen I would have become […]

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