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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 […]

What a Chemical Peel Can Do for You

The chemical peel is a type of skin treatment that can safely address skin problems such as discoloration, wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, and dullness. It is done using different chemicals and for various durations of time depending on the treatment required. The chemical solutions used in a chemical peel cause the layers of damaged and […]

Non-surgical penis enlargement is now a thing

OK, men, let’s talk. Have you ever wished you could give your penis an upgrade? It turns out, you can. Penis enlargement has been trending up recently, as more men are seeking ways to get an extra boost. According to data on RealSelf, U.S. interest in penis enlargement has increased 120 percent compared to last […]

Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About Anal Bleaching

The skin lightening trend may be going strong, but that doesn’t mean you should try it. While it’s completely normal for the skin around the anus to be darker than the surrounding skin due to genetics or everyday friction, according to Dr. Rabia De Latour, M.D., a gastroenterologist at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, […]

Red carpet ready: 5 treatments celebrities love when prepping for the Oscars

The Oscars are back this weekend, and every A-list celebrity will be glammed up for the throngs of cameras mercilessly showing every angle on the red carpet. Celebrities often post flawless selfies after they’re ready to roll, but we wanted to know what beauty prep it takes to get to Hollywood’s biggest awards event. Just […]

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