Shafer Plastic Surgery Blog

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 […]

How Much Does Botox Cost?

Unless you haven’t looked at your phone or watched TV in, idk, the last decade, then you already know that Botox is officially everywhere, and it seems like pretty much everyone and anyone has gotten it or is thinking of getting it. And if you’re currently in the ~curious~ boat, you’ve come to the right […]

Top Picks From the 14 Best Men’s Skincare Brands

Whether you’re taking a walk down the drugstore skincare aisle or browsing online and scrolling and scrolling and scrolling, one thing is for sure: There are a lot of options when it comes to men’s skincare. So, we understand if you just grab the first thing off the shelf when shopping for a men’s moisturizer […]

The new rush on cosmetic and plastic surgery treatments before the comeback of face-to-face meetings

While the pandemic isn’t over, thanks to vaccines, normal life is starting to gradually return for many. and some of our surgeons have reported they are seeing higher demand than even pre-pandemic level bookings,’ says Alan Matarasso, MD, FACS, past-president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). “Thanks to vaccines, normal life is starting […]

10 Beauty Tasks You Should Actually Do Before Your Wedding (and Which Ones to Skip)

Fun fact: Weddings can be pretty stressful and complicated (especially nowadays!). Getting married and actually being married is the absolute cat’s pajamas, but you also don’t want the stress of the day to show on your face, right? Of course not—but with new treatments and procedures coming out every single day, it can be hard […]

Why Is My Neck Aging Faster Than the Rest of Me?

As a 50-year-old woman, I had anticipated eyelid droop. I had anticipated crow’s feet and forehead lines. (Anticipated and eradicated with Botox Cosmetic, thank you very much.) However, as a person who takes pretty meticulous care of my complexion, not just with injectables but with sunscreen and other skin-saving products, I did not expect to […]

The AquaGold Facial Is The New Treatment Everyone’s Raving About

By now, you might have heard rumblings about a fancy facial called “AquaGold.” Long story short: it’s a highly customized treatment that combines hollow microneedling with a combination of ingredients that your skin would benefit most. What really sets it apart is the fact that you can include neuromodulators, like Botox, into your little needle-driven […]

Reduce Risk and Achieve Optimal Lipsocution Outcomes

Liposuction is one of the top treatments that clients are looking for right now. Learn how to reduce risks and achieve optimal liposuction outcomes in your practice. A recent study by Compare the Market that tracked the most searched for cosmetic procedures and terms in countries around the globe revealed that “liposuction” topped the list […]

How weight loss affects your skin

File under “Physical Changes That Are Totally Normal”: If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, you may have noticed that some areas of skin appear looser on your smaller body than they used to. Some people view loose or sagging skin as a fierce symbol of strength; others may find themselves frustrated by excess […]

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