Category Archives Non-invasive

led facial treatment

If you follow any celebrities on Instagram, chances are you’ve come across a picture of an LED treatment before. You know, that strange-looking mask that retails for about $2,000? That’s it. Perhaps you’ve thought of trying one of the many at-home handheld devices, such as the Quasar MD Plus that Kim Kardashian uses  --apparently, she’s “really big on laser facials."…

beautiful hair

Concerns have been raised over the risks associated with spironolactone, an androgen blocker that can be used to treat female pattern baldness. We researched this popular treatment to find out more about its effectiveness and potential side effects. If you suffer from female pattern hair loss or telogen effluvium, you’ve probably tried using over-the-counter treatments, and may have even looked into hair transplant surgery. One…

Capillus Laser Cap

Low-level laser therapy is believed to promote hair growth, and several new hair-growth products using the technology are currently being sold. A company called Capillus claims that its low-level laser caps can effectively reverse hair loss while simultaneously increasing hair counts in just six minutes a day. There’s very little evidence to support the efficacy of Capillus caps, and consumer…

laser liposuction

Liposuction is the top cosmetic surgery in the United States, with some 400,000 procedures performed every year on various parts of the body. Laser liposuction is one of several relatively new technologies that are now offered as a way to replace or enhance this classic body contouring procedure. Laser liposuction might seem like a great option on the surface. However, many plastic surgeons warn that…

lip injection

Hyaluronidase is an enzyme present in products used to remove certain FDA approved facial fillers. It is injected under the skin to speed up the natural disintegration of hyaluronic acid, which is the active ingredient in some facial fillers. Patients that seek treatment with the hyaluronidase enzyme usually do so to eliminate or lessen the effects of a facial filler…

Preventative Botox

Is an ounce of Botox worth a pound of wrinkle prevention? Experts are divided about whether preventative fillers can stop skin from wrinkling. Some studies suggest that pre-wrinkle Botox can help weaken the muscles over time, therefore lengthening the amount of time needed between treatments later on. Others believe that there’s no use in treating something that doesn’t exist, and…

Gummy Smile

If you’re self-conscious about your gummy smile, you’ll be grinning from ear-to-ear when you discover that there are several cosmetic treatments available to address the issue. Most people incorrectly assume that the only options to correct excess gum tissue are surgical procedures performed either by a periodontist, a cosmetic dentist or an oral surgeon. However, there are less invasive and…

the plank

FUPA is a slang term for fatty upper pubic area. Another name for it is panniculus or pannus. Causes for the FUPA include genetics, aging, pregnancy, weight changes, and stress. Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help to reduce the size of your FUPA. Plastic surgeons can treat your FUPA through surgery and minimally invasive procedures. Bikini season…

Lasers for stretch marks

No cream can magically erase stretch marks. Laser treatments remain the most effective non-surgical stretch mark treatment option. Lasers are all the rage these days. Among numerous popular applications, they’re being used to zap away veins, tighten the skin, and eradicate unwanted hair growth. And to the delight of those living with unsightly stretch marks on their stomach, upper arms and legs,…

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