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The Science of Beauty

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The word "laser" is relatively common in our modern vernacular, but did you know that "laser" is actually an acronym? That's right! Laser stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. 

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There's No Time Like the Present

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Tax season is upon us, and for some people, that means owing money (ugh), while others can look forward to a refund. If you are lucky enough to get a refund, you may be planning to use it to pay off a bill, boost your savings, or buy something for the house or the kids. But, have you considered buying something for yourself? After all, isn't it time you treated yourself to something new? 

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New Kid on the Block

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Sick of shaving? Tired of waxing and over messy chemical creams? If you're living with the pain of ingrown hairs and rough stubble and trying to rid your body of unwanted body hair but have ruled out laser hair removal because you have a darker skin tone, you may want to read on and then run, don't walk, to call Dr. Jack Peterson today!

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Screen Time and Skin Problems

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Do you need more reasons to put down your cellphone or another excuse to unplug? We've got one for you that you may have never thought of before: The blue light emitted by electronics can damage your skin. 

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Plastic Surgery Booms Despite Pandemic

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The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is changing many things for our society. From social-distancing rules to canceling summer travel plans to mask mandates to how kids go to school to even how we shop for groceries, there's no doubt that things are different, and they're different here in our office, too. We're not just talking about extra COVID-19 safety protocols, however. We're talking about increased demand in plastic surgery procedures!

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Gain Confidence


Undeniably, losing weight has great benefits: Your overall health is improved, your clothes fit better and your confidence increases. But, when you lose weight, you may gain something else: loose skin. And loose skin can mean increased feelings of self-consciousness and more worries about how your clothes are going to fit. One solution for excess skin is surgery, but what happens when you don't have a lot of excess skin to remove but still want to tighten up? You turn to BodyTite skin-tightening offered by Dr. Jack Peterson, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Topeka.

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Living with Less


Many people think that bigger is better? In some cases, it sure is, but more isn't always better when it comes to having bigger breasts. Why? Well, large and pendulous breasts can result in red marks on your shoulders; chronic pain in the neck, back and shoulders; yeast and skin infections under the breast; and overall frustration over clothes. Doesn't sound like much fun, does it? If this is your experience, you don't have to live in discomfort; you have options.

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Mineral vs chemical sunscreen: what's the difference?


Mineral vs Chemical Sunscreen

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Plan Now, Enjoy Later


If you're going to take the time and spend the money to improve your appearance with a plastic surgery procedure such as liposuction, you're probably going to want the best results, right? But how can you help ensure that you see significant results after your procedure? You can start to prepare yourself now, even before your surgery! We've compiled a few tips that can help contribute to you reaching your goals with your procedure.

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Get the Most From Dermal Fillers


Do you want an easy, effective and dynamic aesthetic solution to reduce the signs of aging? Does such a thing exist? It sure does! You can lift, tighten and smooth your face with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can also even reduce the appearance of future wrinkles. But how do you know if they're right for you? If you're worried about looking frozen or fake, don't worry. You're in good hands with Dr. Jack Peterson! Don't Go to Just Anyone

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Chemical vs. Mechanical Exfoliation


Exfoliation. It’s a term we’ve all heard before when reading blogs or watching videos about our skin care routines. It’s recommended before you shave and as an integral part of caring for your skin on a regular basis. But what is it and are there different types?

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Tips for Choosing the Best Plastic Surgeon


Choosing a plastic surgeon is one of the most difficult and stressful parts of getting cosmetic surgery. The choice you make for your surgeon will influence your life for years to come, and whether or not that influence is a positive or negative one depends on the surgeon you choose. The right plastic surgeon could change your life for the better, while an inexperienced one could leave you with poor results, leading to additional costs, time, and heartache. Luckily plastic surgery has become more and more popular in recent years, and surgeons have increased in quantity and skill because of this. 

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Stuck at Home? These Skin Care Routines Can Perk Things Up!


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What to Know Before Getting Botox


Wanting to turn back the time on our skin is nothing new to human nature, but with the invention of Botox came the ability to do just that without surgery of any kind. Botox has only been used for cosmetic treatments in the U.S. for 17 years. It was approved for this purpose by the FDA in 2002, but it has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures ever, with billions being spent on the treatment every year. The treatment works by injecting botulinum toxins, which eliminates wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles in the face. It sounds scary, but if done correctly there are often little to no side effects. Here are some things you need to know if you are considering Botox for yourself. 

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What’s the Difference Between CoolSculpting and Kybella?


Fat is an unfortunate reality that we all have to deal with. Even if you exercise constantly and watch what you eat, there is still going to be that little bit of fat that just doesn’t seem to go away. Fat is complicated and stubborn, but luckily, options for non-surgical fat-reduction techniques are on the rise. 

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Aged Hands? Here’s How to Revitalize Them!


A lot of things change as we become older. That youthful glow that once eminated from our very pores begins to dim, leaving us feeling like life is leaving us behind. While many expect their face to take on a few wrinkles, or the gradual crawl of spider veins up our calves, our hands are a large part of our appearance and many are surprise to see the signs of aging appear there, as well. 

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Is Sunscreen Safe for the Environment?


We all care about the environment, and with people becoming conscious of their impact on the environment and how our daily lives affect it, it's critical that we take the necessary steps to protect our local ecosystems by promoting healthy practices to ensure its survival. Unfortunately, not everyone is quite on the "environmentally friendly" bandwagon just yet. That is why one popular tourist destination is taking action in order to ensure that the environment remains healthy for future generations. 

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How to Keep Those New Year's Resolutions


Every year people around the world try to start each January with resolutions to be better versions of themselves than they were the year before. Did you know that studies show that less than 25 percent of New Year's resolution-makers actually stick to them after the first 30 days? So what if this year, instead of setting a resolution, you try setting goals?

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Eyelashes for Days


You notice right away when someone has gorgeously full, long lashes framing their eyes. No matter the color or shape of their eyes, those lashes are immediately captivating. But many of us are not born with those eye-catching lashes, so we try different mascaras, eyelash curlers, extensions and even false lashes to try to achieve the look. What if you could grow your own lashes longer and fuller? That’s where Latisse comes in.

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The Most Common Questions About Face-Lifts


In a youth-driven culture like ours, careers, social lives, the dating scene - all of it - seem to rely heavily on appearance and making sure that said appearance is one of vibrant youth and beauty. Catching our reflection unexpectedly in a mirror after our 30s have come and gone often means looking at our reflection and wondering why what we see doesn’t match how we feel. Feeling young inside, unfortunately, does not stop the hands of time when it comes to aging, especially on our faces. Thanks to modern medicine we can take action, and through procedures like face-lifts we can begin to match more closely the age we feel to the age we look. 

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