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17 Ingredients Causing Your Angry, Inflamed Skin

We don’t need to tell you that anything other than smooth, hydrated, glowing skin is a nuisance. No matter if the issue is acne, rosacea, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis or some other form of flaking or inflammation, it’s frustrating, uncomfortable and can often impact self-esteem in serious ways. While the solution isn’t always as easy as […]

This Is What It’s Really Like to Get a Hydrafacial

A few months ago, I met a friend for dinner. “Your skin looks amazing,” I said, leaning closer. It looked radiant and freakishly smooth, like that of J.Lo at two months old. “I got the HydraFacial,” she replied. I was sold on the spot. What also intrigued me was that it doesn’t hurt. My pain […]

The Best Facials To Get When It’s Cold Outside — And What to Avoid

It’s no secret that harsh winter weather and indoor heat can wreak havoc on your skin. While switching to rich moisturizer proves helpful, for those who really want to tackle the conditions head on, now is an ideal time to invest in a professional facial treatment. Treating a slew of issues, from fine lines and […]

What is anal bleaching – and why are people doing it?

Spas offer a lot of below-the-belt treatments: bikini waxes, laser hair removal, vaginal rejuvenation … and now, anal bleaching. Yes, anal bleaching, or as Graceanne Svendsen, the practice manager at Shafer Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in New York City, calls it: unisex intimate bleaching. “Intimate bleaching is extremely popular right now,” says Svendsen, crediting […]

6 best lip plumpers to get bigger lips instantly

It’s safe to say that most of us want a fuller pout. But if you don’t want to go for a medical treatment that involves needles, there are plenty of topical solutions that work, too. That’s where lip-plumping glosses come in! The question is: Do they actually work? TODAY Style asked the experts to break […]

Plastic Surgeon Dr. David Shafer Shares His Own Grooming and Aesthetics Skin Plan

The first thing you notice about Dr. David Shafer, MD, FACS is his smile; it’s big, warm and omnipresent. The second thing you notice about Dr. Shafer, a Mayo Clinic-trained, NYC-based plastic surgeon, is his impeccable skin. You’d expect it from the celebrity plastic surgeon (he has a long roster of celebrities and socialites that […]

Penis size, low libido, and erectile dysfunction: treatment beyond Viagra®

Ever since Viagra hit the market in 1998, the question of holding and maintaining an erection has dominated the conversation around men’s sexual health. And its popularity – reaching a $1.9B US sales peak in 2008 – is testament to its importance. More men today are able to sustain an erection and enjoy intercourse for […]

5 Non-Invasive Body Treatments That Will Be Huge in 2019

If you’ve been considering getting a little work done, but happen to be a big-time wimp in the pain threshold department (don’t worry, #same), then the most tolerable options are the non-invasive ones. Whether you’re looking to tighten up the bod, get rid of stretch marks or scars, smooth out any rolls or fix an […]

The 7 Most Common Tattoos Women Get Removed, According To Laser Surgeons

Getting a tattoo removed, because of the time, cost, and discomfort, can feel like an even more major decision than getting a tattoo in the first place. So if you’re looking into getting a new tattoo, or curious about whether it will stand the test of time, knowing about the most commonly removed tattoos can […]

9 Fall Skin Care Rules Dermatologists Want You to Follow

“Do not over-cleanse your skin,” says Graceanne Svendson, a licensed aesthetician at Shafer Plastic Surgery. Instead, Svendson recommends doing a little exfoliation and less cleansing, especially in the fall, so you don’t strip your skin of its natural moisture barrier. Read more at totalbeauty.com

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