Shafer Plastic Surgery Blog

VBeam Perfecta: Everything You Need to Know

Skin discoloration can be one of the peskiest things to treat with skincare products, as no one is really in the business of waiting for improvement if they can help it. Enter VBeam: a beauty treatment from Syneron Candela that targets discoloration and pigment issues via a vascular pulse dye laser, as David Shafer, MD, […]

Combination Contouring Treatments

Combination treatments offer optimal outcomes for patients seeking fat reduction and body contouring procedures. When a patient seeking body contouring or fat reduction comes in for a consultation, they usually have a specific procedure or device in mind. Many people hear about the benefits of liposuction, radiofrequency, muscle stimulation or other aesthetic procedures, then do […]

The Next Best Thing To Botox — For People Who Can’t Go Under The Needle

As beauty treatments go, very few have received the kind of rock star status of Botox. It enjoys the same single name recognition as the likes of Cher and Beyoncé — it needs no other introduction, and has come to stand for an entire category of excellence. It’s the little neurotoxin that could. In fact, […]

The Complete Guide to Pre-Wedding Cosmetic Injectables

When it comes to your wedding, there’s no denying that there are many (many) logistics and planning to be done ahead of time. And while it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, your pre-wedding beauty prep plan definitely requires a little foresight and dedicated attention. No matter whether you’re figuring out […]

The Best Procedures For Men To Consider After 50

By the time men reach their fifties, visible signs of aging are, well, visible, and those changes to the skin, hair, and body continue into the sixties and beyond. Here, top doctors share their treatment tips. When should I start getting Botox®? Is it time to incorporate retinol into my skincare routine? What is a […]

The 4 Best Bakuchiol Skincare Products for Fighting Off Fine Lines and Wrinkles

It’s finally happening: Even after a good night’s rest that fresh face of yours is looking — well — a little less fresh. You can’t really call them “laugh lines,” anymore: They’re just plain wrinkles. Still, just because nature is catching up with you doesn’t mean you have to go down without a fight! There […]

Brazilian Butt Lift: Examining The World’s Most Dangerous Cosmetic Surgery

Oh my God, would you look at her butt? When Sir Mix-A-Lot released his 1992 smash hit, “Baby Got Back”, not even he could have imagined the increasing demand for bigger backsides almost 30 years later. In fact, what was once ridiculed and mocked has now, having bigger butts, has now spearheaded the demand for […]

Coming Of Age: The Best Procedures For Men To Consider In Their 30s

When should I start getting Botox®? Is it time to incorporate retinol into my skincare routine? What is a “mommy makeover”? How about a “daddy do-over”? Do I really need to, as the saying goes, sacrifice my butt for my face? Should I swap my temporary dermal fillers for something a bit more permanent? When […]

5 Dermatologists on the Best Eye Creams for Dark Circles

However, on a bad day…let’s just say a few strangers have approached me to ask if I was okay because my purple swollen eyes misleadingly indicated tears. Truth be told, my biggest skincare baggage is definitely my under-eye area—especially because under-eye bags are rumored to be genetic, so I have little control over them. That’s […]

Why Circumcised Men Are Undergoing Foreskin Restoration

About 15 years ago, John, a pseudonymous human rights lawyer from Australia, now in his mid-fifties, began experiencing a loss of sensation in his penis during intercourse. He’d already had intermittent problems with intimacy, sometimes withdrawing from his wife’s touch when it focused on his genitals. Still, he and his wife thought the penis problem […]

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