A Guide to Injections: 6 Things to Consider Before Going Under the Needle


According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were nearly 7 million injections of neurotoxin last year, and nearly 2.5 million filler injections, making them the top two most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the U.S. Thinking about adding to those numbers? Before you make an appointment, read these six important factors to keep in mind before picking up the phone.

Posted on November 14, 2018 .

The Surprising Pre-Wedding Ritual Guys Are Getting Into

When the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery released its annual report on the industry’s trends back in March, we learned that guys taking part in cosmetic procedures (lipo, tattoo removal, face lifts, and the like) had grown by 325 percent in less than ten years. And just in 2015 alone, a significant number of the 1.2 million procedures done to men involved injectables, the fancy name for when doctors put a needle full of something in your face/neck/body.

Posted on October 31, 2018 .

Consumer Reports: Tattoo removal made easier

That tattoo on your body, that seemed like a great idea in your 20s?  Well, it may not be so appealing anymore. If you’re between 18 and 50 years old, it’s likely you’re sporting at least one, and many of you may have second thoughts.

But don’t worry, not all tattoos are forever. Removing or replacing them with different ones is a growing industry. 

Posted on September 5, 2018 .

Got Lip Lines? Here’s What a Dermatologist Would Do

Call them smoker’s lines, lipstick lines, or whatever you like, but fine lines around the mouth are telltale signs of your real age and some not-so-healthy habits (hello smoking and tanning). Fortunately, there are more treatments than ever before that can literally erase those lines from your face.

Posted on July 25, 2018 .

Face-Lift: The New Advancements in the Old-School Surgery

Toxins, fillers, lasers—they've comprised the bulk of the beauty world's breaking news since the dawn of Botox for cosmetic use. And for good reason: Line-smoothing shots (Botox and now Xeomin and Dysport) and contour-restoring hyaluronic acid fillers (like Restylane and Juvéderm) are pretty freaking miraculous. And remember when we heralded the arrival of skin-tightening treatments, like Thermage and Ultherapy? Sharpen a jawline without a single prick!

Posted on July 11, 2018 .

I Tried Microneedling To Stimulate Collagen In My Face—Here’s What Happened

Like most women over 40, I have mixed feelings about my complexion. I love my pores (they’re practically nonexistent), tolerate the fine lines around my eyes (I have to look pretty closely in the mirror to see them), dislike all the redness on my nose and cheeks (there’s lots), and full-on hate the brown splotches that are becoming all too prominent (like Lady Macbeth, I often use profanities to describe my spots).

Posted on July 11, 2018 .

Never Too Early, Never Too Late

The reach of this disease is immense, with more than 3 million people diagnosed each year in the United States alone. And while taking on the world’s most common cancer may seem like an impossible feat, we’re up for the challenge — but we need your help.

Posted on June 6, 2018 .