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Should You Be Afraid Of Lip Filler?
Face

Should I Be Afraid Of Lip Fillers?

Lips have become the biggest thing in cosmetic enhancement: pun intended. We’ve evolved from “Oh no—don’t make my lips look too large” to “I want Kylie lips” today. Read more

Clear + Brilliant
Face

Let There Be Light (And Laser): We Tried Clear + Brilliant

My skin may be young (I’m 24 years old), but that doesn’t mean it’s problem-free. From adolescent acne and eczema to now adult acne, hyperpigmentation, scarring, and reoccurring blemishes, my list of skincare concerns is a long one. Read more

Botox, Dysport, Xeomin?
Face

Ask Charlotte: Botox, Dysport, Or Xeomin? Which Is Best, Or Are They All The Same?

Coke vs. Pepsi? McDonalds vs. Burger King? Botox vs. Dysport? Dinner-table conversations no longer revolve around which soda brand or fast food chain is better. Read more

Fillers 101
Face

All About Fillers: Dr. Robyn Gmyrek Fills Us In On The Different Options And What They Do

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures done today. We’ve seen lots of innovation in recent years, including the introduction of several new products on the market.  Read more

I tried 3 different lasers for sun sports. Here's what happened.
Face

I Tried It: A Trifecta Of Lasers To Get Rid Of Sunspots, Freckles, And Visible Veins

Over the years, I’ve racked up my share of sunspots, and have also become increasingly aware of the fine lines that look like they’ve taken permanent residence on my face. Read more

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

Ulthera Made Me Look Younger
Medical Beauty

Ulthera Took Five Years Off My Face

As a veteran beauty editor, I’ve been able to test out more than my fair share of skin treatments—everything from electrotherapy to Botox and back again—in an effort to look younger than my years. Read more

Body

All About Hand Rejuvenation

With maturity and sun exposure, the skin loses its elastin, collagen and volume and this is not just something reserved for the face. Read more

Should I go to a dermatologist or a medi-spa?
Buyer Beware

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

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