Christine Laprade

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Christine is a contributing lifestyle and beauty writer for Zwivel. Her work has been featured in several major Canadian publications (The Huffington Post, La Presse, Clin d'Oeil, etc). Health advocate. Free thinker. HarvardEdx "Leaders of learning" student. The favorite part of my career is the privilege of learning from people who are the best at what they do.
led facial treatment

Shedding Light on LED Facials: Do They Really Work?

If you follow any celebrities on Instagram, chances are you’ve come across a picture of an LED treatment before. You know, that strange-looking mask that retails for about $2,000? That’s it. Perhaps you’ve thought of trying one of the many at-home handheld devices, such as the Quasar MD Plus that Kim Kardashian uses  –apparently, she’s ... Read more
Facial Rejuvenation Ultherapy

Should You Be Afraid of Ultherapy? Experts Defend This ‘Extreme’ Facial Treatment

Ultherapy has generated quite a bit of buzz over the past few years, but some users are reporting alarming side effects.  Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin tightening procedure that uses ultrasound to stimulate collagen production. The procedure, featured on The Dr. Oz Show in 2012, has been advertised as a non-surgical lift for the neck and ... Read more

Vaginal Rejuvenation: Enter the Designer Vagina

Brandi Glanville recently boasted about having it done, and the Kardashian sisters love it too. Thanks to reality TV, we now know that it exists, and yet it seems like no plastic surgery procedure remains more taboo than vaginal rejuvenation. In fact, several surgeons declined my requests to be interviewed for this article. The American Society of Plastic ... Read more

Can Cellfina Spell the End of Cellulite?

Slimming oils, smoothing creams, body wraps and at-home massaging devices generate massive revenues. Yet, the sad fact is that none of these interventions has been proven to truly banish cellulite. Enter Cellfina. According to clinical studies and patient testimonials, this minimally invasive, in-office medical treatment reduces the appearance of lumpy skin for up to three ... Read more
ice fat reduction

Freezing Your Fat at Home: Does DIY CoolSculpting Work?

Non-invasive body contouring is an increasingly popular industry in the United States, with CoolSculpting’s fat-freezing crylipolysis technology leading the way. Given the hefty price tag of $600-$2,000 per treatment area, it’s no wonder that some consumers are looking for cheaper alternative. Can holding an ice-pack against your love handles really kill stubborn fat cells? We ... Read more

Can the O-Shot Empower Women Sexually?

This somewhat controversial, non-surgical treatment is touted as the ultimate female orgasm enhancer. In essence, the procedure entails injecting the patient’s blood directly into the clitoris to enhance sexual pleasure. Is the placebo effect at play here? Read on to find out if the O-Shot is really worth the price tag. The Genesis of the ... Read more