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Fresh face for spring: Can laser treatments rejuvenate and refresh your look?

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Friday, May 3, 2024

Laser skin resurfacing or laser treatments utilize light beams to improve the skin's appearance and treat minor facial imperfections. These laser skin treatments have come a long way. Presently, there are numerous types of lasers on the market.

The nonsurgical nose job: An in-depth examination of liquid rhinoplasty

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Thursday, April 11, 2024

Many patients are familiar with the idea of the traditional rhinoplasty, but not as many may be acquainted with a recently popular alternative – the liquid rhinoplasty.

National Mature Women's Day: What are the best nonsurgical procedures for mature skin?

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Tuesday, April 9, 2024

There are a lot of misconceptions about aging. Beauty companies use buzzwords like "mature" to describe aging skin and complexions. It is true that our skin changes as we age but "mature skin" is not technically a medical term. So, what does "mature" mean?

All about the lips: An insider overview of lip augmentation procedures

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Monday, March 18, 2024

For those unhappy with the shape of their lips or their fullness, lip augmentation is a great option to help them achieve the look they are after. From traditional fillers to surgical implants and everything in between, there are many methods and means of lip augmentation to help anyone craft their dream lips.

Spring forward? How about turning back time with injectables?

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Thursday, March 14, 2024

Board-certified plastic surgeons have plenty of tools to help revitalize your face and help wipe away the appearance of time. Injectables are one of the most potent nonsurgical tools that can help rewind the clock and give you a more youthful and radiant appearance.

Revitalize and refresh: Skin resurfacing techniques as a tool for facial rejuvenation

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Wednesday, March 6, 2024

One option that isn't often considered in the journey to facial rejuvenation is skin resurfacing. This group of procedures involves a variety of methods to gently and effectively rework the appearance of the skin's surface, providing amazing results with minimal downtime.

This kiss, this kiss: Exploring the love story patients have with lip fillers

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Wednesday, February 14, 2024

When it comes to smooching, it's no secret that Americans are having a love affair with lip fillers. More than one million people got the procedure last year, according to the 2022 ASPS Procedural Statistics Release. However, does perfecting your pout impact your pucker power?

Lip service: A deep dive into the world of lip lifts and other lip augmentation procedures

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Tuesday, January 23, 2024

What is a lip lift, and what does it accomplish? How is it different from lip injections? Which patients should consider this procedure to rejuvenate the appearance of the lips and face?

Get glowing for the holidays: Noninvasive pick-me-ups for the season ahead

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Thursday, December 7, 2023

With packed schedules, endless items on your to-do list and barely any time to spare, what can you do to get prepped for the holiday season? Many turn to noninvasive procedures to get a quick glow-up.

Golden confidence: Navigating cosmetic procedures in your retirement years

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Wednesday, November 22, 2023

As you enjoy your well-deserved golden years, you may find yourself contemplating the fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging that you see when you look in the mirror. Maybe the reflection looking back at you doesn't match your vibrant mental picture of yourself.

Laser focus: The beauty basics

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Friday, October 27, 2023

There is no doubt that noninvasive procedures will continue to grow in popularity in the future. Noninvasive procedures are a favorite among the budget-conscious and busy alike because they are more affordable than surgical procedures and have less downtime. One such noninvasive category that has seen substantial growth within the past several years is lasers.

Innovation spotlight: The future of minimally invasive procedures

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The fear of undergoing a surgical procedure has kept many potential patients from pursuing plastic surgery to address an area of concern. And cosmetic procedures can seem extra daunting when considering the need for an extensive recovery period. Yet oftentimes, patients can achieve the results they want with increasingly popular and accessible minimally invasive procedures.

Minimally invasive procedures: What to know and where to start

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Friday, August 25, 2023

For so many of us, we've avoided even thinking about taking the plunge into traditional plastic surgery because of one crucial aspect – the surgery itself. Yet many options are available for those who want to maintain their appearance or make subtle changes without going under the knife.

Shaping tomorrow: The boom in noninvasive body contouring and laser procedures

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Friday, August 4, 2023

When thinking about plastic surgery and what it entails, many patients tend to get stuck on the 'surgery' aspect. And while surgical procedures are an important part of the field, there is another element that is sometimes overlooked – noninvasive procedures.

Confidence is timeless: How nonsurgical treatments can enhance your natural beauty at any age

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Monday, July 10, 2023

For so many of us, we're reaching the age where we are starting to wonder the best way to age gracefully. Whether it's noticing a new fine line forming on your forehead or seeing that your skin isn't quite as vibrant as before, these subtle changes can play into your self-confidence and leave you unsatisfied with your appearance.

Q&A: Lara Devgan, MD, talks nonsurgical rhinoplasty

Madison Freeman | ASPS Staff Wednesday, May 17, 2023

While plastic surgeons are still performing an ample amount of surgery, minimally invasive procedures have become more and more popular in the specialty, especially amongst millennials.

Getting ready for summer with laser hair removal

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Thursday, May 4, 2023

It doesn't matter if you're a man or woman, young or old, extra hairy or not – chances are, you've spent a good portion of your life tweezing, shaving or waxing unwanted hair. It's a frustrating cycle that never ends – but there is hope for a summer body permanently free of unwanted hair.

Summer body now? What procedures to plan now for the summer body of your dreams

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Monday, April 3, 2023

With summer and wedding season almost here, you might be starting to think about how your body will look as you shed your winter layers. Even if your diet and exercise were on point during the winter months, you might still want to enlist the help of a plastic surgeon to fine-tune your physique in time for the warmer months.

Get the facts on nonsurgical fat reduction: From CoolSculpting to Kybella

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Tuesday, February 21, 2023

At just over six weeks into the new year, many patients can find their initial resolve to resolutions waning. Approximately 70 percent of Americans carry excess weight, and some will turn to nonsurgical fat reduction procedures to battle the bulge.

Lip flips may have been trending on TikTok, but is it the right choice for you?

Madison Freeman | ASPS Staff Tuesday, September 6, 2022

In the world of plastic surgery, TikTok is bringing to light trends new and old and is helping to shape the conversation by providing influencers, patients and physicians alike the opportunity to discuss popular aesthetic procedures.

Three ways to get rid of turkey neck

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Monday, May 23, 2022

Visible changes in the neck area tend to appear rather abruptly. One day, everything is fine, your jawline is taut and defined, and the next, something just looks... off.

Six procedures to get now to be summer-ready

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Tuesday, May 3, 2022

While the pandemic was a rough time for many, it certainly didn't negatively impact the popularity of cosmetic procedures and surgeons are anticipating patient requests will shift slightly as they start to set their eyes on a summer vacation or a beach weekend.

Why is cellulite so hard to address and what are my options?

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Cellulite can be, quite literally, an annoying pain in the butt. However, there are a few treatments and devices designed to alleviate cellulite.

How to get rid of under-eye bags

Gabby Shacknai | Freelance Writer Friday, February 18, 2022

If you've ever stayed up until the early hours of the morning – be it drinking with friends at your favorite bar or finishing up a presentation for work the next day – you're likely familiar with the unwelcome sight of bags under your eyes.

Everything you need to know about hand rejuvenation

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Monday, December 20, 2021

It’s surprising to many, but one of the first places on our body that begins to show signs of aging is our hands. And if you stop and think about it, perhaps that's not unexpected given the daily beatings our hands take it's no wonder why the skin on our hands would break down first.

Four reasons a person may want lip filler

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Wednesday, September 8, 2021

While lip filler is popular among the young and old alike, it oftentimes falls victim to stereotypes and punchlines, but there's much more to the cosmetic enhancement than just wanting fuller lips.

New study sheds light on cellulite dimples

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Let’s face it: cellulite is often considered by doctors – and many women – to be an ongoing nuisance. There are treatments and devices designed to mollify dimpling or uneven texture, but the results are usually subtle and temporary.


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