Shafer Plastic Surgery Blog

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

More Men Get Injectable Facial Fillers Than You Think — and I’m One of Them

Like most guys, I never thought injectable facial filler was for me. If you’d asked me a year ago if I’d consider getting this temporary treatment that adds volume via hyaluronic acid to areas like cheeks, lips, and deep facial lines, I’d think of a Real Housewife (or worse, a case on Botched), and dismiss […]

Why I Waited Until I Was Over 30 to Try Injectable Wrinkle Reducers

Never let them put anything in your face. It was one of the first orders I received from my boss as the new kid in the beauty department at a major women’s magazine in New York City. (Kid being the operative word, as I was barely old enough to drink the free champagne at fancy […]

Make Sure Your Lip Balms All Have This Absolutely Essential Ingredient

Before you swipe on that summery peach or hot pink lipstick and skip out the door into the sunlight, don’t forget an important step: SPF. A brim hat, sunglasses, and the like can only help you so much. And yes, we know you know to wear SPF every day. Even in the winter. What you […]

There Are 2 Types of Wrinkles — Here’s How to Treat Both

Anyone who has studied their face in a magnifying mirror might be guilty of over-analyzing — nit-picking at wrinkles, clogged pores, discoloration, and other aspects we may consider to be “flaws.” First of all, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having these so-called imperfections. The filtered faces we see on Instagram are just that: filtered. We’ve […]

Anti-Aging Tips To Steal From Your Girlfriend

As board-certified plastic surgeon explains, washing your face, exfoliating and moisturizing regularly makes a huge difference in the youth of your pores. “It’s amazing what a simple exfoliating scrub can do for the skin appearance in terms of smoothing the texture but also stimulating collagen at the microscopic level. Moisturizing is essential to retain the […]

Senté Illuminé Eye Cream

What is Senté Illuminé Eye Cream? David Shafer, MD: Senté Illuminé Eye Cream is the latest addition to the Senté skincare line with Heparan Sulfate Analog (HSA). HSA works at the cellular level to trigger rejuvenating processes within the skin. Clinically this is seen as improved skin texture, skin color, and overall skin appearance. The […]

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