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Contributions By: Gervaise Gerstner, MD

Discounted Services Aren't Worth It
Buyer Beware

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

Does Body Contouring Really Work? Yes, But ...
Body

Do Non-Invasive Body Contouring Procedures Actually Work? Yes, But…

I was at a children’s birthday party, my eyes trained on a thick slice of chocolate cake, when the woman next to me gestured at a tiny roll on her otherwise flat abdomen with a pink plastic fork. Read more

Complexion

The 7 Best Skincare Resolutions To Follow This Year

It might be a tired adage, but it works: the New Year is a great time for a New You! And now is an excellent time to review your habits and consider changing some things. Read more

What We're Reading: Nobel Prize-Winning Skincare and Lip Tattoos
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What We’re Reading Now: Nobel Prize Winning Skin-Care, Tattooed Lips, And More

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more
These botched cosmetic stories reinforce the importance of going to a qualified cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Consult Charlotte's Book.
Buyer Beware

Buyer Beware: Fixing Botched Cosmetic Procedures

When you make an appointment for a cosmetic treatment that’s supposed to leave you looking better than before, the last thing you expect is to walk out looking worse. Read more