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Ask Charlotte: What Are The Risks Of Cosmetic Surgery?
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Ask Charlotte: How Safe Is Cosmetic Surgery?

A reader asked us about the risks and potential complications of cosmetic surgery. This is, of course, a complex question that deserves a nuanced, thoughtful answer. Read more

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The High Cost Of “Free” Silicone

These days, you can find silicone almost anywhere, from the hot pads used for cooking to the industrial lubricants used in construction. Silicone is versatile and ubiquitous, but there’s one place it doesn’t belong: Read more

How to find the right dermatologist for you?
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How To Find The Best Dermatologist For You: It’s Not Just About Credentials (Although That Is Key!)

With so many kinds of specialized doctors out there, lots of people forego regular visits to a dermatologist, opting to go only if something is seriously wrong. Read more

How much Botox is too much Botox?
Face

Too Much Botox: The Telltale Signs Of Over-Injection

We’ve all seen photos of celebs who disappear from the public eye for a little bit, only to reemerge looking like a whole new person. Read more

Vampire Facial Gone Wrong: A New Mexico Spa Exposed Its Clients To Infections
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Vampire Facial Gone Wrong: A Spa Exposed Its Clients To Infections

Vampire facials are a lot less scary than they sound. At least, when they’re done right. When they’re not, though, things can get pretty terrifying. Read more

How Do You Find The Best Plastic Surgeon For You?
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How To Find The Best Plastic Surgeon For You

Plastic surgery is more popular than it’s ever been, with 17.5 million procedures done in 2017 in the U.S. alone. With a decreasing stigma around cosmetic procedures and an increasing focus on aesthetics, it’s so common for people—young, old, male, female, and everyone in between—to willingly go under the knife. Read more

How To Spot Counterfeit Beauty Products
Products

Counterfeit Beauty Products: The Ugly Truth About Fake Beauty

We get it: everyone loves a good deal, which makes incredible online beauty discounts hard to resist. But consider this before shopping for your beauty and skincare routine from an unauthorized dealer (most likely on Amazon): Read more

Discounted Services Aren't Worth It
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You Get What You Pay For: The Risk Of Cheap Botox

Let’s face it: cosmetic procedures aren’t cheap. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the national average cost (in 2011) for laser skin resurfacing was about $1,200 and a single dose of an injectable dermal filler was close to $600. Read more

Is Your Plastic Surgeon Actually Qualified?
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Is Your Cosmetic Surgeon Qualified? The Answer Isn’t As Simple As You Might Think

Cosmetic procedures can be huge, life-changing decisions, and you want to make sure you’re in the hands of a knowledgeable, experienced professional who knows exactly what they’re doing. Read more

Is Your Derm A Derm?
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Is Your Derm Really A Derm?

Okay, so your first thought is probably: obviously. But what if we told you that not all doctors who practice “cosmetic treatments” or even dermatology are actually trained to do so? Read more

Should I go to a dermatologist or a medi-spa?
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What’s Better, The Dermatologist Or The Medi-Spa?

When you’re in the market for an aesthetic treatment, skipping the clinical setting of a cosmetic doctor’s office in favor of a pampering medi-spa is tempting, but what are you sacrificing, exactly? Read more

Dimpleplasty only takes thirty minutes, with very little downtime—but would you risk a couple cute dimples if you knew it could go horribly wrong?
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Dimpleplasty: That’s Right, There’s A Surgery To Create Dimples

You heard us. Think dimples are cute? So do tons of people lining up for this thirty-minute procedure, according to Allure and others. Read more

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