November 15, 2017

Retinoids are a part of the Vitamin A family.  They are most widely known for treating acne, prescribed in an oral form as the trade name Accutane (isotretinoin).  A slightly different chemical form is prescribed to treat aged skin--tretinoin, commonly referred to as Retin-A, which is a topical treatment.  On a cellular level, tretinoin works to reverse aging by increasing the collagen content in the deeper layers of your skin, as well as by reorganizing th...

November 1, 2017

Wearing beautiful lace lingerie.

Exercising without 2+ sports bras to “contain the girls.”

Attending that special event in a plunging back dress.

Having shoulders without telltale grooves from bras that just don’t support you enough.

Enjoying time at the beach without feeling self-conscious in a bathing suit.

Does all of this sound like a dream to you??  

If so, you are not alone.  Well over 100,000 women make the decision to undergo breast reducti...

October 31, 2017

Studies show that having an aesthetic intervention (surgical or non-surgical) can improve your self-esteem. Even more, it may enhance your first impression you impart on others, whether it be on a job interview, or at the grocery store.  Specifically, double-blinded clinical trials have shown that Botox or Dysport rivals mainstream antidepressant medication in its ability to improve one’s mood.   Wow!!  That is something I can get behind.  So how exactly mi...

October 18, 2017

One in 8 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.  Yet less than 25% of women know what types of reconstructions may be available to them!  Many studies have shown that reconstruction after mastectomy (removal of the breast) can greatly improve one’s self esteem and quality of life.  While it isn’t for everyone, it is so very important to know what all the options are to make the most informed decision that is right for you....

September 18, 2017

Ever since the FDA approved the cosmetic use of Botox to treat wrinkling in the glabella region (between the eyebrows, the 11’s, or those annoying creases that are responsible for some of us having Resting B*tch Face!), the war on wrinkles has skyrocketed.  Last year over 7 million people in the US received cosmetic Botox treatments.   And this isn’t your mother’s Botox anymore either: women (and men) are beginning treatments earlier and earlier in a “preju...

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