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The Best Treatments For Stressed-Out Skin

The pandemic has led to higher levels of stress for many people. According to the American Psychological Association’s “Stress in America” survey, nearly 78 percent of adults report that the pandemic is a significant source of stress in their life. In addition, nearly half of adults report that their health and behavior has been negatively […]

Is Caffeine the Jolt Your Skin Needs?

Some people swear they can’t live without caffeine, a.k.a. the morning cup of joe. But could it be a “must” in your skincare as much as your coffee mug? N.Y.C.-based board-certified dermatologists Dr. Marie Hayag, founder of Fifth Avenue Aesthetics and Dr. David Shafer of the Shafer Clinic, help explain what the buzz is all […]

Doctors warn against dangerous at-home lip filler trend

Medical procedures should never be performed at home, period. Not even if you found a lip injection kit on the internet. Especially in that instance, actually. Some people are attempting it anyway, though. Videos of YouTube and TikTok users experimenting with hyaluron pens or hyaluronic pens have become increasingly popular. The self-injecting pens force filler […]

Officials Warn Parents Of Dangerous Trend On TikTok

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery is warning parents that kids are using hyaluron pens to inject filler into their lips. Watch video here. Video Transcript MEGHAN SCHILLER: There is a new dangerous trend making the rounds on TikTok. And now the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association is warning parents. They say kids are […]

13 Ways to Treat the Appearance of Jowls, According to Dermatologists

As we age, our face and body change. It’s just a natural part of life, and it’s nothing you should ever feel ashamed about. After all, so much of aging is dependent upon factors we can’t control, like genetics and body shape. With that being said, just as there’s no shame in the natural aging […]

Here’s The Scoop On Botox Microdosing With AquaGold

The buzzword is coming for your neurotoxin — and experts say that’s a good thing. Microbotulinum goes by many names — including microbotox, intradermal Botox, and Botox microdosing — and, chances are, you’re about to hear a lot more of all of them. This microneedling-like method of administering neurotoxin via microchannels has been gaining fans […]

How to Bleach Facial and Body Hair, According to Skin Experts

Taking a hot bath, applying a killer lipstick, trying a new face mask—so many of our beauty routines are downright pleasurable. Too bad the same can’t be said for removing hair. If you want to remove hair on your face or body, there’s almost no avoiding the “ouch” factor: ingrown hairs, nicks, razor bumps, razor […]

What Is Gommage? We Explain The French Exfoliating Method

Let me share an all-too-familiar scenario that continues to happen to me time and time again. I land upon a new skin care trend that’s taking over social media and the internet, do my research to make sure it’s not insane or dangerous, and then I try it. Well, just when I become slightly obsessed […]

The Pandemic Spurs At Home ‘Aesthetic Treatments’ With Disastrous Results

Would-be patients frustrated by COVID-related plastic surgery practice closures risk permanent damage if they try to DIY with unregulated or incorrectly administered alternatives. In spring of 2020, when New York City was an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, plastic surgery practices, like many other medical offices in the region, closed their doors temporarily to promote […]

Behind The Mask: How Face Coverings Are Influencing Aesthetic Trends

In this time of COVID-19, face masks have become an accessory we don’t leave home without. Over the summer, that led to a rise in requests for aesthetic procedures that address the eye area (think: blepharoplasty, brow lifts, under eye filler). While experts predict those procedures will maintain their popularity in 2021, plastic surgeons and […]

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