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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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Turn That Frown Upside Down


Have you heard the great news? There’s a new FDA-approved treatment to help eliminate frown lines! Jeuveau is similar in many ways to Botox - in fact, the manufacturer of Jeuveau has been using the hashtag #newtox to promote the product - but because it is a purely cosmetic treatment with no potential medical uses, unlike Botox, it’s expected to be priced slightly lower than its competitor. 

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Consider These Questions


So, you're ready to make a move. That's great! We know it has likely taken awhile to come to your decision, and you've probably put a lot of time, effort and research into the process. So, we congratulate you on getting this far.

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Critical Collagen


Collagen is the most important - and the most abundant - protein in the human body. Why is it so critical? For one, it holds our organs and tissues in place. It also helps to give the skin its shape and structure. Collagen also plays a role in keeping the skin elastic and firm and in bringing it back to its original shape after being stretched out - even when we move our facial muscles!

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A Package Deal


You've heard of the mommy makeover, but what about the daddy do-over? Just like the package of procedures moms are choosing after they are done having children and breastfeeding, many men are also now bundling surgeries and other cosmetic and aesthetic services to get rid of the "dad bod." Why? For the same reason many women opt for plastic surgery procedure bundles: convenience in getting the body they want.

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Even Out


When you look in the mirror, is your skin tone even? Or do you see some dark spots on your face or areas that are a little darker than others? If you see uneven areas or pigment, you're probably wondering how, when and why that happened. You're also likely wondering if Dr. Peterson can help. The good news is he can!

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Always in Style


It may seem as if there are hundreds of facial products and nonsurgical treatments making promises to reduce the signs of aging, claiming to be a "face-lift" in a bottle or capable of making wrinkles disappear without surgery. With all these nonsurgical options and products on the market that can help erase the signs of facial aging, is the surgical face-lift procedure still something people choose?

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Try Them on for Size


If you purchase something without trying it on and need an adjustment here or there, you can probably find someone to make your item fit you better. But, isn't it easier to try something on first to see if it is the right size? 

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How Soon Is Too Soon


Cardi B recently revealed while performing at the Beale Street Music Festival how she got the body of her dreams so quickly after having her baby: a rigorous dance and concert routine and a little help from liposuction. So, while Cardi chose to get back on stage and start performing quickly after having her liposuction procedure, does that mean you should get back to your normal activity levels? Dr. Jack Peterson performs liposuction in Topeka and offers a few suggestions on post-lipo recovery.

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Don't Deal With It


Gynecomastia isn't something many men want to talk about, but it is something that should be talked about more often. While we understand that you don't want to talk about gynecomastia because of the self-consciousness and embarrassment associated with the condition, talking about it is good for a few reasons. First, it brings understanding about the condition, and second, it can help you realize you're not alone. More than 75 percent of men experience gynecomastia in their lifetime. Dr. Jack Peterson helps many men living with gynecomastia and each year sees more and more men wanting to improve the look of their chests surgically.

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Swipe Right


At any age, dipping a toe in the dating world is enough to make many people cringe hard and accept singledom forever. But getting back into the pool can be even harder for those over the age of 55. Single seniors are trying to make dating a little easier by making themselves more attractive, according to new stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The ASPS reports that more Americans age 55 and older are readily looking for cosmetic procedures to update their appearance. Dr. Jack Peterson sees patients of all ages looking to put their best face forward.

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