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Face Mapping – What is Your Acne Breakout Trying to Tell You?

Could your acne breakouts be linked to an internal health issue? What has your skin been trying to tell you? People have been trying to figure out the root cause of their acne for thousands of years. The ancient Chinese held a belief that skin is a reflection of your inner health and mapped out […]

Here’s Some Good News For Anyone Looking To Banish Butt Cellulite

A new FDA-approved injectable is hitting the market next year. By: Hannah Baxter If those obnoxious paparazzi photos of celebrities at the beach have taught us anything, it’s that even the rich and famous have cellulite. In fact, anywhere from 93 to 98 percent of women deal with skin dimpling and puckering—the number varies, as […]

I Got Botox in the Middle of a Pandemic

My provider New York City board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer Why I tried it When the Covid-19 pandemic began in early March, forcing all nonessential medical offices to close, I was an advocate of the move. I realized it would be a huge inconvenience for the doctors and their patients, but I also knew […]

Sheet masks are everywhere, but are they worth the hype?

With cold weather and holiday-party makeup wreaking havoc on complexions, revelers might find themselves reaching for sheet masks to soothe their skin and provide a bit of relaxation. The face-shaped, serum-soaked sheets – which typically come one to a pouch and promise hydration, exfoliation or detoxification, among other benefits – have exploded in popularity, linked […]

A Plastic Surgeon Weighs In on How Carrie Underwood Recovered Flawlessly After Horrific Fall

  After suffering severe facial injuries from falling in 2018, Carrie Underwood warned fans that she wouldn’t look “quite the same.” However, the singer looks absolutely flawless these days. Life & Style exclusively spoke with a plastic surgery expert about how she could possibly achieve such a beautiful result after scarring. “There are many ways […]

Celebrate National Botox Cosmetic Day on November 20!

In honor of the iconic injectable, Allergan has announced that November 20 will mark the first-ever National Botox Cosmetic Day. Botox Cosmetic is the first and only neurotoxin FDA-approved to temporarily treat three areas in adults: moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines and glabellar lines. “Botox Cosmetic has revolutionized the beauty industry. Not only is it the […]

Dr. Shafer of Shafer Plastic Surgery and Laser Center Announces the Acquisition of the Vbeam® Prima Laser System

Dr. David Shafer of Shafer Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in midtown Manhattan, announces the acquisition of the Vbeam® Prima™ Laser System by Candela, an advanced 595 nm pulsed dye laser (PDL). With the addition of a 1064 nm wavelength and a number of other new features, the Vbeam Prima device will effectively treat a […]

How to Add a Little Sizzle to Your Marketing Strategies

If you’re reading this article you’re likely a plastic surgeon. But do you also think of yourself as an entrepreneur? Because the truth is, every plastic surgeon in private practice has to be a self-starter to achieve visibility – and credibility – in order to win over patients. I’ve worked with plastic surgeons for more […]

I Tried a Hydrafacial and My Skin Has Never Looked As Glowy and Clear

The pore-cleaning, hydrating procedure will reset your skin, stat. After a weekend of caked-up party makeup, very little sleep, and cranking the heat on the moisture-sucking radiator in my apartment, my skin was in SOS mode. That’s why I walked into Shafer Plastic Surgery and Laser Center for the equivalent of an espresso shot for […]

Why Stretch Mark Removal Surgery Really Isn’t a Thing

For many women, stretch marks are part of life, whether they appear during puberty, pregnancy, or on a weight-loss journey. So it’s no wonder there are so many women out there searching for ways to get rid of them. But is the idea of going under the knife to nix stretch marks really an option? […]

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