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

truSculpt 3D

truSculpt 3D Body Shaping: Review, Before & After, Side Effects, and Cost

While surgery remains the gold standard for fat reduction, according to the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM), non-invasive fat elimination showed a 58% increase between 2014 and 2015 alone. With the myriad of devices from which to choose, change is the only constant in the business of body sculpting. So, what sets … Read more

SculpSure vs. Coolsculpting

SculpSure vs Coolsculpting: Pros, Cons, Cost, and More

There’s a plethora of options nowadays for honing and sculpting your physique into a work of art. When diet and exercise just don’t cut it, an increasing number of people choose non-invasive body contouring procedures to get rid of stubborn fat deposits. With patients willing to pay thousands of dollars for these treatments, competition between … 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


Microneedling and the Vampire Facial: Separating Fact from Fiction

When used in conjunction with platelet-rich plasma, microneedling is commonly referred to as the vampire facial. With the bloody faced selfie of Kim Kardashian’s vampire facial making the media rounds, it is no wonder that the procedure has garnered a reputation for looking painful. Looks can be deceiving however, and the procedure might be the … 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

Overpriced beauty products

Skin Cream Scams and Overpriced Beauty Products: Buyers Beware!

Exaggerated claims, dramatic before and after pictures, enticing promises… Experts debunk dubious beauty product claims, and offer advice on choosing the right creams — at the right price. Who doesn’t use a facial cream nowadays? It’s ingrained in our everyday lives — just like brushing your teeth or checking your phone first thing in the morning. Yet … Read more