These companies help you get a little refresher while on a jaunt abroad
A new trend has emerged in cosmetic surgery. No, it isn’t elbow enhancements. It’s plastic surgery tourism. Americans are turning their tummy tucks and breast implants into full-blown vacations to countries like Thailand and Brazil. There, they can get quality care plus a retreat for as much as ... More
How to protect and, if necessary, restore sun-damaged skin
Summer is fast approaching, and shielding your skin from the sun shouldn't be complicated. Put on sunscreen, grab a hat, veer toward shade—you're good, right? If only.
Making sense of the barrage of sun-centric info—news on medical studies, SPF breakthroughs, ray-neutralizing clothes—can leave you feeling like you're reading a NASA document, ... More
Explore these luxe options, from brow conditioners to complete hair transplants
Long gone are the days of skinny brows, thin and sparse like they were drawn on with a fine-tip pen. Gwen Stefani, Drew Barrymore, and all of The Spice Girls once inspired women of the ‘90s to tweeze until their arches almost disappeared. These same women have since admitted themselves ... More
Want to watch a Brazilian Butt Lift? How about a tummy tuck? There's a Snapchat account for that
Today it isn’t just the Snapchat accounts of famous-for-being-famous starlets that are garnering the most attention. Instead, it’s the surgeons behind some of the country’s most impressive cosmetic transformations that are taking the social app by storm. While the ‘Snaps’ themselves might be NSFW, that doesn’t stop hundreds of ... More
The latest facial treatments replace fluff and soft music with ingredients and technologies—stem cells, micro-needles—to deliver real results
Beverly Hills: Age Control Apple Stem Cell Facial, Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic, $450
For this 90-minute treatment, Dakar, a go-to for celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, chose the stem cells of a very specific variety of Swiss apple for their rejuvenation and self-preservation properties. These cells are included in the peel, exfoliant ... More
This members-only beauty boutique is seriously selective
The latest “club” in New York City doesn’t have a line or velvet rope at the door, but it does require a membership to get in.
Sub Rosa Concierge Aesthetics, a private cosmetic surgery boutique spearheaded by certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sonita Sadio, offers Botox injections, collagen fillers and ... More
Cliffside Malibu goes the extra mile (and then some) for its patients
Cliffside Malibu—with its heated lap pool, meditation garden and luxurious bedrooms—resembles a five-star boutique hotel much more than an average rehab center. And that’s just the way founder (and former addict) Richard Taite likes it. For Taite—who at his lowest point could only afford to eat one Big ... More
New products and facials are touting snail excretions as the secret ingredient for perfect skin
When my seventh-grade social-studies teacher taught us about Hippocrates, he buried the lead. Sure, the ancient Grecian was the Father of Modern Medicine. But he also happened upon an early cure for skin inflammation by mixing crushed snails with sour milk—something modern-day beauty brands are drawing on, touting refined snail ... More
From on-demand Botox to non-invasive neck lifts, the future of cosmetic enhancement is all about efficiency
Getting a blowout on-demand is so 2015. This year, it’s all about the Botox concierge. One company in particular, Refined Aesthetics, is making the quick-fix cosmetic procedure easier than ever before by offering at-home appointments for those who can’t squeeze in a traditional trip to the doctor.
The service is ... More