Boston Plastic Surgery Specialists

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Boston Plastic Surgery Specialists
160 Commonwealth Ave.
Unit 317

Boston, Massachusetts 02116

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1 out of 5 stars Acne Scars Treatment

Awful awful experience

I went in to have my acne scars removed/improved and was promised from 50-70% improvement with 4 to 5 treatments. When I noticed my skin looking awful after the first 2 treatments, I asked the MD if the fraxel erbium was possibly harming my skin. She said no, and said my skin looked better than before but everyone I knew including myself thought it had worsened my skin. Short story, I am now...

Treatments (127)

Acne Scars Treatment

90% Worth It Rating

Acne treatments refer to any method used to lessen acne, both non-inflammatory (blackheads, whiteheads, and milia), or inflammatory (pustules, papules, nodules and cysts). Treatments can include topicals that include retinoids, like Retin-A, or a prescription oral medication like Accutane. Other common treatments include: salicylic acid peels, laser and LED therapies, photodynamic therapy (Levulan), Fraxel laser, and intense pulsed light (IPL).

Acne Surgery

82% Worth It Rating

Acne surgery is done by a dermatologist and usually involves drainage and extraction. It's not a substitute for acne medication, but it can reduce the chance of scarring.

Acne Treatment

89% Worth It Rating

Everybody’s had a zit and everybody’s wanted it zapped. Acne treatment ranges from prescription medication to surgery. And that doesn’t even begin to cover all the ways to treat acne scars.

Age Spots Treatment

90% Worth It Rating

Age spots are patches of hyperpigmented skin. They can be treated in a number of different ways: laser resurfacing, chemical peel, dermabrasion, and more.

Asian Rhinoplasty

84% Worth It Rating

Asian rhinoplasty is often done to give the patient a more traditionally "Western" looking nose, by adding a bridge to make it higher and appear more narrow.

Belotero

85% Worth It Rating

An FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based injectable filler, Belotero temporarily adds volume to the face and smooths skin, much like Restylane and Juvederm.

Blue Peel

58% Worth It Rating

An Obagi Blue Peel is a type of in-office chemical peel and skin care system used to treat blemishes, facial lines, scars, uneven pigmentation, and acne.

Botox

89% Worth It Rating

Botox (also known asVistabel outside the U.S. and the U.K.)is an injection that temporarily relaxes facial muscles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent new lines from forming. Common injection sites include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, and the sides of the chin. Botox can also be used for a wide variety of other conditions, including migraines, excessive sweating, and psoriasis.

Botox for Migraines

82% Worth It Rating

Botox is FDA-approved for treating migraine headaches. Chronic migraines are those that regularly occur more than 14 days per month. Botox will not cure migraines, but may offer relief from pain.

Brow Lift

86% Worth It Rating

Brow lift refers to any procedure that lifts the eyebrows, including a forehead lift. It is a surgery that usually involves an incision at the hairline to smooth and tighten the skin.

Buccal Fat Removal

85% Worth It Rating

Buccal fat removal (aka cheek reduction) is the surgical removal of fat pads from the cheek.

CO2 Laser

81% Worth It Rating

The CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide laser used in skin resurfacing. Its effects are similar to those of chemical peels and dermabrasion, except it removes skin layers by vaporization rather than with chemicals or a sanding device.

Cheek Augmentation

79% Worth It Rating

Cheek augmentation fillsout sunken cheeks and changes the contour of the face. Some add synthetic implants while others useinjectable fillers or fat transfers for a more rounded appearance.

Cheek Lift

75% Worth It Rating

The mid-face lift or cheek lift is a surgical procedure that corrects under-eye puffiness, indentations of the upper cheek, and prominent nasal folds.

Chemical Peel

80% Worth It Rating

Chemical peels remove old skin so that new layers can grow in their place. This controlled removal ranges in strength, from superficial peels that use mild acids to deep peels that penetrate several layers of skin. Depending the type of peel you get, you might have a reaction similar to a sunburn, which may involve scaling, swelling, and blisters. This may last anywhere from three to 14 days, after which time your skin should be smoother, brighter, and softer.

Chin Implant

83% Worth It Rating

A chin implant is one of two ways the chin may be reshaped through surgery. The other, called sliding genioplasty, uses your own bone to augment the chin and therefore doesn't involve inserting a synthetic implant under the skin. Chin augmentations are often performed at the same time as rhinoplasty to have the most impact on your profile.

Chin Liposuction

92% Worth It Rating

Chin liposuction, also called submental liposuction, reduces excess fat under the chin, neck and jowls. Patients with good skin elasticity are good candidates. The procedure requires local anesthesia and a chin strap garment.

Chin Surgery

90% Worth It Rating

Chin surgery (genioplasty) can change the shape, height, or size of the chin. Chin implants are the most common type of chin surgery.

Collagen Injection

85% Worth It Rating

Collagen injections are used in lip augmentation or to smooth and plump the skin. Results typically last from 3 to 4 months.

Deep FX

78% Worth It Rating

DeepFX is a fractional CO2 laser treatment thatgoes deeperthanActive FX,another laser that is a popular treatmentfor sunspots and othersurface damage on the skin.Deep FX penetrates to a lower part of the collagen layer to treat deeperscars, dermal lesions, wrinkles, and lines. Deep FXcan be used with Active FX to improve the overall appearance of skin on the face, neck, and chest.

Dermabrasion

81% Worth It Rating

Dermabrasion is the process of surgically scraping the skin to help lessen the appearance of scars, wrinkles, pigmentation, and pre-cancerous lesions.

Dysport

77% Worth It Rating

Dysport is an FDA-approved, prescription injection for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults under 65. Results typically last for four to six months, though they can sometimes last for a year. Azzalure is adapted from Dysport and available in the U.K. and Europefor the treatment of crow’s feet as well as frown lines between the eyebrows.

Ear Lobe Surgery

97% Worth It Rating

Earlobe surgery or repair is a reconstructive plastic surgery procedure performed to restore the appearance of earlobes that have been torn or stretched due to ear tearing, trauma, or piercing, including the insertion of ear gauges. This can also be calledearlobe reconstructive surgery or split earlobe repair (U.K.).

Ear Surgery

94% Worth It Rating

Ear surgery, also called otoplasty or ear pinning, surgically moves the ears closer to the head. This surgery permanently corrects protruding ears and brings them into better proportion with the face.

Evolence

31% Worth It Rating

Evolence was a collagen injectable used to fill out facial lines and wrinkles. The manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, pulled it from the market in 2009.

Eyelid Surgery

91% Worth It Rating

Blepharoplasty (more commonly known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift) tightens or removes excess sagging skin around the eyes, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance. The procedure may also be used to create a crease where one is missing, such as with Asian eyelid surgery.

Facelift

94% Worth It Rating

A facelift reduces wrinkles and sagging skin on the face and neck caused by aging or weight loss. The procedure removes excess skin, tightens the underlying muscles, and redrapes the skin in a higher position. The results go beyond what can be expected from wrinkle-fighting injections like Botox. Different types of lifts, such as cheek lifts or mini lifts, address specific concerns.

Facial Reconstructive Surgery

95% Worth It Rating

Facial reconstructive surgery is any surgery that restores facial features. These surgeries can repair disfigurement, burns, trauma, abnormal development, or any other facial deformity.

Fat Transfer

78% Worth It Rating

Fat transfer (also known as fat grafting) is a process that involves harvesting fat cells from other parts of the body, purifying them, and them injecting them into the treatment site. This is done to increase the volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips, breasts, and butt. Fat transfer can also help reduce the appearance of pitted acne scars. While results are long-lasting, they should not be considered permanent.

Forehead Lift

89% Worth It Rating

In a forehead lift (or brow lift) a plastic surgeon creates small incisions in the hairline and raises sagging brow lines in order to remove deep wrinkles and other signs of aging, with results that can last for years.

Fractional Laser

74% Worth It Rating

Fractional lasers are used in skin resurfacing—to minimize wrinkles, help reverse sun damage, and generally improve skin's appearance.

Fraxel Laser

63% Worth It Rating

Fraxel is an FDA-approved laser treatment intended to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin pigmentation, sun damage, acne, stretch marks, and, in some cases, the pre-cancerous skin condition actinic keratosis (AK). A handheld device is passed across the skin, sending laser light energy below the surface. This energy stimulates your body's natural production of collagen, rejuvenating the cells and smoothing the skin on the surface.

Fraxel Repair

61% Worth It Rating

Fraxel Repair is a fractionated CO2 laser treatment that is used for skin resurfacing—wrinkle treatment, reversing sun damage, treating acne scarring—when more dramatic repair is in order.

Glycolic Peel

84% Worth It Rating

A glycolic peel, or alpha hydroxy acid peel, removes thetop layer of skin, prompting the production of new collagen and elastin.

Hyaluronidase

72% Worth It Rating

Hyaluronidase is an injectable enzyme solution that speeds the natural breakdown of hyaluronic acid. It is used to counteract the effects of hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvederm or Restylane—for those whose original dermal filler treatments did not turn out as they had envisioned.

IPL

67% Worth It Rating

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used in various skin treatments, including hair removal and photofacials. A handheld flashgun is passed across the skin, delivering a spectral range of light that targets the hair or skin issue. These types of treatments may also be calledlaser skin rejuvenation, photorejuvenation, orlaser resurfacing. READMORE>

Juvederm

83% Worth It Rating

Juvéderm is an FDA-approved collection of injectable fillers used for a variety of reasons, including lifting the cheeks, smoothing marionette lines around the mouth, and plumping the lips. It may also be used to fill pitted acne scars or reduce the appearance of aging hands. Juvéderm fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between nine months to a year.

Laser Peel

75% Worth It Rating

In a laser peel, the top few layers of skin are removed to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath.

Laser Resurfacing

81% Worth It Rating

Laser resurfacing uses an intense light beam to treat several skin issues, from acne scars to age spots. There are two categories of lasers: Ablative, which removes thin layers of skin and is more invasive, and nonablative, less invasive lasers that tighten skin and stimulate collagen.

Laser Surgery

78% Worth It Rating

Lasers are used in cosmetic procedures for everything from skin resurfacing to teeth whitening to liposuction to vision correction. All lasers are either ablative or non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of your skin, and treatments typically require some recovery time while skin heals. Non-ablative lasers are less invasive, and use heat to stimulate cells to thicken the underlying collagen resulting in improved skin tone and elasticity.

Laser Treatment

83% Worth It Rating

Lasers can be used for several cosmetic procedures, including skin resurfacing, teeth whitening, liposuction, and vision correction. Lasers come in two forms: Ablative, which remove the top layer of skin, and non-ablative, which are less invasive and use heat to stimulate cells to improve underlying collagen.

Lip Augmentation

87% Worth It Rating

Lip augmentation increases the fullness of the lips, using one of a variety of surgical or minimally invasive techniques. While the most popular methods use fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm, fat grafts, and lip implants may also be options. LEARNMORE>

Lip Implants

80% Worth It Rating

You can get fuller lips with implants made from saline or silicone.

Lip Lift

86% Worth It Rating

A lip lift is a surgical procedure that can reshape and add volume to thin or aging lips. This procedure increases fullness in the upper or lower lip by reshaping them to increase the prominence of the lip line, or enhance the facial area above to a more aesthetically pleasing shape. There are a several variations of lip lifts that can affect color, shape, or both.

Lip Surgery

85% Worth It Rating

From augmentations and reductions to scar corrections and cleft lip surgeries, there are many procedures available that can correct lip imperfections.

Lower Face Lift

96% Worth It Rating

A lower facelift addresses wrinkles and sagging skin on the bottom third of the face. The procedure removes excess skin, tightens the underlying muscles, and improves the contour of the jawline. While the procedure won't deliver the effects of a full facelift, benefits included a shorter scar and a quicker recovery time. This procedure can also be called a mini facelift.

Lux 1540

58% Worth It Rating

The Lux1540 is a fractional laser resurfacing treatment used to treat wrinkles, acne scarring and other skin imperfections. It's a Fraxel competitor that has been reported to be less expensive.

MACS Facelift

86% Worth It Rating

MACS is an acronym for "Minimal Access Cranial Suspension", a facelift technique that promises skin rejuvenation benefits similar to that of a traditional facelift, but with less invasive surgery and a smaller scar. Know before you go: The MACS facelift does not address neck issues.

Melasma Treatment

71% Worth It Rating

Melasma is a discoloration—marked by brown spots and uneven pigmentation—commonly found on the face. Treatment options include chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser, IPL, and more.

Microdermabrasion

70% Worth It Rating

Microdermabrasionis a non-invasive treatment that gently exfoliates to smooth, brighten, and rejuvenate skin.

Mini Lift

92% Worth It Rating

Like a facelift, a mini lift addresses wrinkles and sagging skin on the face. The primary difference is that a mini lift targetsthe cheeks and jowls, and not the upper face. While the procedure won't deliver the effects of a full facelift, benefits included a shorter scar and a quicker recovery time.

Non Surgical Face Lift

82% Worth It Rating

Those worried about going under the knife may be able to lift and firm without surgery by using popular fillers like Restylane or Radiesse, laser treatments, and even alternative medical procedures like acupuncture.

Non Surgical Nose Job

92% Worth It Rating

Those not interested in a traditional, invasive nose job may decide on the non-surgical option. This procedure makes use of injectable fillers such as Radiesse or Juvederm to smooth out bumps and humps and, at times, correct breathing issues.

Nose Surgery

90% Worth It Rating

Nose surgery refers to any surgical procedure (rhinoplasty/nose job,septoplasty, etc.) that reshapes,resizes, or repairs the nose. It can correct a variety of concerns, including a visible bump on the nasal bridge, a droopy or enlarged nasal tip, a nose that's off-center or crooked, asymmetry due to injury, or a deviated septum. Those who don't want to undergo surgery may consider using fillers to smooth out humps and bumps. >

Pearl Laser

57% Worth It Rating

Cutera's Pearl laser is used to treat fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage—and it's FDA-approved.

Perlane

79% Worth It Rating

Perlane is an injectable filler used to treat facial folds, wrinkles, and lips. Some have used Perlane to augment the chin and cheeks as well. In July 2015, Perlane was rebranded asRestylane Lyft and FDA approved to correct both smile lines and loss of volume in the cheeks.

Permanent Makeup

69% Worth It Rating

Permanent makeup involves implanting pigments into the skin to reproduce the look of cosmetics. Some of the most popular applications include enhancing colors on the face, especially around the eyes and lips. Like most tattoos, permanent makeup fades with time and may require touch-ups.

Photodynamic Therapy

86% Worth It Rating

This non-invasive procedure was created to increase cell turnover and stimulate collagen production in an effort to treat sun damage,severe acne, and even superficial skin cancers .

Photofacial

80% Worth It Rating

Photofacial, also known as photorejuvenation, is another name forIPL therapy. It uses intense pulsed light to treat skin with sun damage or excessive redness.

ProFractional Laser

61% Worth It Rating

TheProFractional laser resurfacing treatmentclaims to improve skin tone, acne scars, and discoloration.

Pulsed Dye Laser

68% Worth It Rating

Best known for attacking age spots, wrinkles, and moles, pulsed dye laser is a minimally invasive treatment that can also be used on not-so-pretty spider veins.

Radiesse

70% Worth It Rating

Radiesse is an FDA-approved injectable filler used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and smooth marionette lines around the mouth. It can also be used to correct volume loss in the back of the hands. In many patients, results can last a year or more. .

Restylane

80% Worth It Rating

Restylane is acollection of injectable fillers used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles, smooth marionette lines around the mouth, and plump the lips. Restylane fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between three to six months.

Restylane Silk

92% Worth It Rating

Restylane Silk is an FDA-approved injectable for plumping the lips and filling fine lines around the mouth. A doctor injects the filler, which is made from hyaluronic acid, one or two times over the course of two weeks. Results such as fullness and definition of the lips are temporary and last for about six months.

Retin-A

80% Worth It Rating

Retin-A is considered an essential part of almost any skincare routine, according to many RealSelf doctors and dermatologists. Atopical treatment rich in vitamin A, Retin-Ais often prescribed to treat acne, but italso improvesthe skin's overall appearance, including minimizing fine wrinkles. Itis one of many topical prescription medications that uses tretinoin, an FDA-approved drug thatstimulates skin cell turnover.

Revision Rhinoplasty

86% Worth It Rating

Revision rhinoplasty can address complications or undesired results following an initial nose job. The procedure typically involves harvesting cartilage from the nasal septum or the ear to correct the defect. The unpredictability of secondary scar healing may make revision rhinoplasty a more complex procedure than the first one.

Rhinoplasty

89% Worth It Rating

Rhinoplasty (more commonly referred to as a nose job) is a surgical procedure that reshapes or resizes the nose. It can correct a variety of concerns, including a visible bump on the nasal bridge, a droopy or enlarged nasal tip, a nose that's off-center or crooked, or asymmetry due to a previous injury. Those who don't want to undergo surgery may consider a non-surgical nose job, which uses fillers such as Radiesse or Juvederm to smooth out humps and bumps.

SMAS Facelift

91% Worth It Rating

The SMAS facelift goes deeper than the traditional surgery to lift and reduce sagging jowls, cheeks and loose necks.

Salicylic Peel

93% Worth It Rating

This form of beta hydroxy acid is a chemical peel that can help fight acne for the blemish-prone public.

Sculptra Aesthetic

78% Worth It Rating

Sculptra Aestheticis an FDA-approved injectable that's used to treat mild to severe facial wrinkles. Unlike other injectables that fill wrinkles, Sculptra Aesthetic is made from a poly-L-lactic acid that stimulates the body's natural production of collagen over time. The treatment typically involves three injection sessions over the course of three to four months, and results can last for up to two years.

Septoplasty

90% Worth It Rating

Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects a deviated septum bystraightening and repositioningthe partition between thenostrils.

Skin Rejuvenation

90% Worth It Rating

Improving your facial skin tone and repairing skin damaged by aging, sun damage, or injury often involves skin rejuvenation.

TCA Peel

73% Worth It Rating

The TCA chemical peel uses trichloroacetic acid to dry the top layers of skin so they peel off over a period of several days. The treatment is used to reduce discoloration, improve melasma, and reduce fine lines.

Tazorac

100% Worth It Rating

The FDA-approved Tazorac is a topical gel or cream that treats acne and psoriasis. Tazorac belongs to the retinoid family, which is related to Vitamin A and helps your skin slough off dead skin cells, thus unclogging pores. Know before you go: This product should not be used if you're pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant.

Thermage

41% Worth It Rating

FDA-approved Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to smooth and tighten skin. A non-invasive treatment, the applicator targets energy to stimulate collagen production beneath the skin's surface. There is no downtime, but it can take months and multiple treatments to see results.

Titan

53% Worth It Rating

Titan isan infrared device that usesheat to firm and tighten skin by restoring collagen.

Total FX

59% Worth It Rating

Total FX is a combinedlaser treatment intended to treatacne scars and sun damage with1-2 weeks of recovery.

Wrinkle Treatment

84% Worth It Rating

Wrinkles can’t be helped but they can be treated. Dermatologists may employ everything from injectable fillers to laser resurfacing to leave you fresh-faced.

Xeomin

81% Worth It Rating

Xeomin contains botulinum toxin type A, the same active ingredient found in Botox and Dysport. The only botulinum toxin that does not require refrigeration, it's used off-label to smooth facial wrinkles.

Yag Laser

50% Worth It Rating

Commonly used for anti-aging treatments (think spider veins, sun spots, wrinkles), the YAG laser penetrates the skin so the tissue can absorb the energy, without removing the top layer of skin.

Age Spots Treatment

90% Worth It Rating

Age spots are patches of hyperpigmented skin. They can be treated in a number of different ways: laser resurfacing, chemical peel, dermabrasion, and more.

AlloDerm

67% Worth It Rating

Alloderm is an implant made from donated human tissue. It's most often used in breast reconstruction surgery following breast cancer.

Arm Lift

93% Worth It Rating

An arm lift (also known as brachioplasty) tightens loose skin under the arm that creates what many call a "bat wing" appearance. It's frequently performed on those who have sagging skin due to massive loss weight or natural aging. The procedure is often performed in conjunction with liposuction to get rid of excess fat.

Blue Peel

58% Worth It Rating

An Obagi Blue Peel is a type of in-office chemical peel and skin care system used to treat blemishes, facial lines, scars, uneven pigmentation, and acne.

Body Lift

97% Worth It Rating

A body lift combines various procedures—frequently a butt lift, thigh lift, and tummy tuck—to lift and removeexcessiveskin. The procedure is typically performed following massive weight loss that has left skin stretched and saggy.

Butt Lift

86% Worth It Rating

Butt lift surgery removes sagging skin caused by extreme weight loss or aging, giving the butt a tighter, firmer appearance.

CO2 Laser

81% Worth It Rating

The CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide laser used in skin resurfacing. Its effects are similar to those of chemical peels and dermabrasion, except it removes skin layers by vaporization rather than with chemicals or a sanding device.

Chemical Peel

80% Worth It Rating

Chemical peels remove old skin so that new layers can grow in their place. This controlled removal ranges in strength, from superficial peels that use mild acids to deep peels that penetrate several layers of skin. Depending the type of peel you get, you might have a reaction similar to a sunburn, which may involve scaling, swelling, and blisters. This may last anywhere from three to 14 days, after which time your skin should be smoother, brighter, and softer.

Cool Lipo

67% Worth It Rating

CoolLipo is a laser liposuction device marketed as a more targeted means (vs. liposuction surgery) to reduce pockets of body fat. Available in the U.S. only.

CoolSculpting

77% Worth It Rating

CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared, non-surgicalfat-reduction treatmentthat uses a handheld device to precisely freeze and destroy fat below the surface of the skin. CoolSculpting is not intended for significant weight loss, but for treating stubborn areas of fatresistant to diet and exercise. Approvedtreatment areasinclude the abs, love handles, inner and outerthighs, back, bra fat, "banana roll,"upper arms, and underneath the chin. >

Deep FX

78% Worth It Rating

DeepFX is a fractional CO2 laser treatment thatgoes deeperthanActive FX,another laser that is a popular treatmentfor sunspots and othersurface damage on the skin.Deep FX penetrates to a lower part of the collagen layer to treat deeperscars, dermal lesions, wrinkles, and lines. Deep FXcan be used with Active FX to improve the overall appearance of skin on the face, neck, and chest.

Fat Transfer

78% Worth It Rating

Fat transfer (also known as fat grafting) is a process that involves harvesting fat cells from other parts of the body, purifying them, and them injecting them into the treatment site. This is done to increase the volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips, breasts, and butt. Fat transfer can also help reduce the appearance of pitted acne scars. While results are long-lasting, they should not be considered permanent.

Fractional Laser

74% Worth It Rating

Fractional lasers are used in skin resurfacing—to minimize wrinkles, help reverse sun damage, and generally improve skin's appearance.

Fraxel Laser

63% Worth It Rating

Fraxel is an FDA-approved laser treatment intended to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin pigmentation, sun damage, acne, stretch marks, and, in some cases, the pre-cancerous skin condition actinic keratosis (AK). A handheld device is passed across the skin, sending laser light energy below the surface. This energy stimulates your body's natural production of collagen, rejuvenating the cells and smoothing the skin on the surface.

Fraxel Repair

61% Worth It Rating

Fraxel Repair is a fractionated CO2 laser treatment that is used for skin resurfacing—wrinkle treatment, reversing sun damage, treating acne scarring—when more dramatic repair is in order.

IPL

67% Worth It Rating

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used in various skin treatments, including hair removal and photofacials. A handheld flashgun is passed across the skin, delivering a spectral range of light that targets the hair or skin issue. These types of treatments may also be calledlaser skin rejuvenation, photorejuvenation, orlaser resurfacing. READMORE>

Labiaplasty

95% Worth It Rating

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess tissue from the labia, either for cosmetic reasons or for women who feel physical discomfort due to enlarged or elongated labia. When combined with vaginoplasty, this procedure may also be known as vaginal rejuvenation. >

Laser Liposuction

85% Worth It Rating

Laser liposuction is a variation on traditional liposuction that uses low-wave laser energy to liquefy fat before it's removed through a thin tube called a cannula. This technique makes the fat easier to remove, resulting in a less aggressive procedure, which may lead to faster recovery times. In areas with thin layers of fat, like the face and the neck, the cannula might not be used at all. In this case, the liquefied fat is absorbed and naturally eliminated by the body. The procedure is not intended to significantly reduce weight, but to address fat that isresistant to diet and exercise.

Laser Peel

75% Worth It Rating

In a laser peel, the top few layers of skin are removed to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath.

Laser Surgery

78% Worth It Rating

Lasers are used in cosmetic procedures for everything from skin resurfacing to teeth whitening to liposuction to vision correction. All lasers are either ablative or non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of your skin, and treatments typically require some recovery time while skin heals. Non-ablative lasers are less invasive, and use heat to stimulate cells to thicken the underlying collagen resulting in improved skin tone and elasticity.

Laser Treatment

83% Worth It Rating

Lasers can be used for several cosmetic procedures, including skin resurfacing, teeth whitening, liposuction, and vision correction. Lasers come in two forms: Ablative, which remove the top layer of skin, and non-ablative, which are less invasive and use heat to stimulate cells to improve underlying collagen.

Lipoma Removal

96% Worth It Rating

A non-cancerous fatty growth, a lipoma can be removed with surgery. These benign tumors are soft, movable, and often painless. This procedurecan also be called a lipoma excision or lipoma treatment surgery.

Liposculpture

91% Worth It Rating

Like liposuction, liposculpture is a surgical procedure that improves body contour by removing fat cells between the skin and underlying muscles. The difference is that liposculpture typically involves removing or leaving fat in specific areas to create the appearance of muscle definition. When performed on the abs, this technique is commonly referred to as abdominal etching. >

Liposuction

88% Worth It Rating

Liposuction is an invasive procedure used to remove areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Thin tubes called cannulas are inserted into the body, dislodging fat cells and suctioning them out. Lipo can be performed on various body parts, including the abdomen and waist, hips and thighs, and cheeks, chin, and neck. It's important to note that liposuction is intended to improve body contour and not to significantly reduce weight, cellulite, or sagging skin.

Lux 1540

58% Worth It Rating

The Lux1540 is a fractional laser resurfacing treatment used to treat wrinkles, acne scarring and other skin imperfections. It's a Fraxel competitor that has been reported to be less expensive.

Male Tummy Tuck

97% Worth It Rating

Men undergo this tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, to remove excess skin after significant weight loss.

Melasma Treatment

71% Worth It Rating

Melasma is a discoloration—marked by brown spots and uneven pigmentation—commonly found on the face. Treatment options include chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser, IPL, and more.

Mini Tummy Tuck

90% Worth It Rating

Like a traditional tummy tuck, the mini removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen. However, this procedure focuses only on the area below the belly button, not the entire abdomen. This is often performed on women who have mild sagging or post-baby pooch, stretch marks from pregnancy, or C-section scarring. It can also be called a mini-abdominoplasty.

Mole Removal

91% Worth It Rating

Moles can be removed for aesthetic or medical reasons, especially if there are signs of melanoma. Mole removal uses one of three methods: a shave excision (cutting it off with a sharp scalpel blade); a punch excision (a small apparatus is placed over the mole and "twists" it out); or a surgical excision for larger moles.

Mommy Makeover

98% Worth It Rating

The mommy makeover (also known as a mummy makeover in the UK)is a combination of procedures designed to restore various parts of the body, particularly after pregnancy. It commonly includes a tummy tuck (to remove loose skin in the abdomen) and breast augmentation or a breast lift (to address breasts that have deflated or sagged). Liposuction may also be performed to help with body contouring.

Neck Lift

95% Worth It Rating

A neck lift addresses wrinkles and sagging skin on the neck caused by aging or weight loss. The procedure removes excess skin, tightens underlying muscles, and improves the contour of the jawline. The surgery is typically performed in conjunction with a facelift, but it can be done as a stand-alone treatment. A neck lift could also be called neck rejuvenation, minineck lift, suspension neck lift, lower face and neck lift, or weekend neck lift (U.S.);trampoline neck lift or platysmaplasty (UK); or aneck and lower facelift (Australia).

ProFractional Laser

61% Worth It Rating

TheProFractional laser resurfacing treatmentclaims to improve skin tone, acne scars, and discoloration.

Salicylic Peel

93% Worth It Rating

This form of beta hydroxy acid is a chemical peel that can help fight acne for the blemish-prone public.

Scar Removal

89% Worth It Rating

Although scars cannot be removed completely, they can be made less visible. Non-surgical methods include injectable fillers for concave scars, light therapy, lasers, dermabrasion, and chemical peels. Deeper scars require surgery.

Scars Treatment

89% Worth It Rating

Got a scar you’d like gone? Treatments to remove them differ based on the particular scar’s size, texture, and location (that includes any marks left by acne). Plan to hear about laser resurfacing, injectable fillers, and microdermabrasion.

Sclerotherapy

74% Worth It Rating

Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for varicose and spider veins. It involves injecting asolutioninto the vein, causing it to scar, and rerouting blood to healthier veins. Thetreated veins then collapse and arereabsorbed into nearby tissue and fade. Results can be seen within a few weeks, but multiple treatments may be needed to achieve the desired results.

Slim Lipo

81% Worth It Rating

Described as a minimally invasive laser lipolysis therapy approved by the FDA, SlimLipo claims to melt away fat 3-5 times better than SmartLipo, with fewer side effects and less recovery time.

Smart Lipo

82% Worth It Rating

Smart Lipo is a variation on traditional liposuction that uses laser energy to liquefy fat before it's removed through a thin tube called a cannula. This technique makes the fat easier to remove, making Smart Lipo a less aggressive procedure that may have a faster recovery timeline. In areas with thin layers of fat, like the face and the neck, the cannula might not be used at all. In this case, the liquefied fat is absorbed and naturally eliminated by the body. The procedure is not intended to significantly reduce weight, but to address fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise. This procedure may also be referred to asSmartlipo Laser Lipolysis orLaser Lypolysis.

SmartLipo MPX

85% Worth It Rating

Smartlipo MPX is a specific brand of laser lipo treatment that uses two different wavelengths for body contouring.

Stretch Marks Treatment

80% Worth It Rating

From puberty to pregnancy, stretch marks can occur at any time of life for a variety of reasons. Ways to remove these pesky marks include topical creams and tummy tucks.

TCA Peel

73% Worth It Rating

The TCA chemical peel uses trichloroacetic acid to dry the top layers of skin so they peel off over a period of several days. The treatment is used to reduce discoloration, improve melasma, and reduce fine lines.

Tattoo Removal

88% Worth It Rating

There are many options for those who want to get rid of a tattoo, including lasers, dermabrasion, or excision. Lasers are by far the most popular methods, with leading technologies including PicoSure and PicoWay.

Tazorac

100% Worth It Rating

The FDA-approved Tazorac is a topical gel or cream that treats acne and psoriasis. Tazorac belongs to the retinoid family, which is related to Vitamin A and helps your skin slough off dead skin cells, thus unclogging pores. Know before you go: This product should not be used if you're pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant.

Thermage

41% Worth It Rating

FDA-approved Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to smooth and tighten skin. A non-invasive treatment, the applicator targets energy to stimulate collagen production beneath the skin's surface. There is no downtime, but it can take months and multiple treatments to see results.

Thigh Lift

91% Worth It Rating

Thigh lift is a surgical procedure that reshapes the inner and outer thighs by removing excess skin and fat. The surgery may also include liposuction and other body lifts, and also reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Tumescent Liposuction

88% Worth It Rating

Tumescent liposuction is a body-sculpting procedure that injects a large volume of fluid with local anesthetic and adrenaline into the tissue. This process shrinks capillaries, which reduces bleeding, and hardens fat, making it easier to remove. It is the preferred method of nearly all plastic surgeons performing liposuction, as it also reduces recovery time.

Tummy Tuck

97% Worth It Rating

Abdominoplasty (commonly known as a tummy tuck) removes excess skin and fat around the stomach while tightening the abdominal wall. The surgery is frequently performed after pregnancy or weight loss, when the skin has become stretched or saggy. A new belly button may need to be surgically created by umbilicoplasty. Other procedures such as liposuction or breast augmentation are often performed at the same time. This is commonly referred to as a mommy makeover.

Tummy Tuck Revision

93% Worth It Rating

Also called secondary tummy tucks, revisions are done for several reasons including weight gain or loss, pregnancy, or dissatisfaction from the first surgery.

Vaginoplasty

100% Worth It Rating

Vaginoplasty involves tightening of the vaginal wall,specificallyat the entry point to the vagina. Incisions are made on the inside of the vagina.

Vein Treatment

79% Worth It Rating

Varicose to spider, this form of treatment helps reduce the appearance of enlarged veins. Common treatments often includesclerotherapy and lasers.

Asian Eyelid Surgery

83% Worth It Rating

Asian eyelid surgery, also known as double eyelid surgery or Asian blepharoplasty, creates a natural crease in the eyelid that appears when the eyes are open.

Eye Bags Treatment

94% Worth It Rating

Treament for undereye bags may range from cold compresses to invasive surgery. Those who don't want to undergo a lower eyelid surgery may opt for fat transfer or injectable fillers, which can restore a youthful appearance by blending the eye bag with the upper cheek.

Latisse

83% Worth It Rating

Latisse is an FDA-approved topical treatment used to stimulate the growth of eyelashes. Latisse is typically applied to the base of the upper eyelashes once per day. Most users begin to see results within four to eight weeks, with the most dramatic results appearing between weeks 12 and 16. If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will eventually return to their original state. In some cases, Latisse may cause permanent changes to eye color.Latisse is approved for salein the U.S. andCanadabut not in the U.K. or Australia.

Breast Augmentation

97% Worth It Rating

Breast augmentation surgery is any procedure that enhances the size and shape of a woman's breasts. It's frequently performed to enlarge a naturally small bust or to restore breasts that have been affected by pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. The procedure can be performed using implants (either silicone or saline) or fat transfer.

Breast Fat Transfer

87% Worth It Rating

An alternative toimplants, breast fat transfer usesliposuction to remove fat cells from the stomach, hips, and other fat-abundant bodyareas, and then places itinthe breasts. Other terms for this procedure include: fat grafting, fat injections, andlipotransfer (U.S.); natural breast augmentation (U.K.); andautologous fat transfer (Australia).

Breast Implant Removal

97% Worth It Rating

Breast implant removal is a surgical procedure performed when a woman decides she no longer wants her implants. The surgery can address concerns like implant malfunction, capsular contracture, and dissatisfaction with breast size. It's also commonly performed on women who have experienced sagging due to aging, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations. If a woman chooses not to replace her implants, a breast lift can be done at the same time to address skin that may have been stretched. >

Breast Implant Revision

94% Worth It Rating

Breast implant revision surgery can address a variety of concerns following breast augmentation, including implant malfunction, capsular contracture, and dissatisfaction with breast size, among others. Revisions may involve changing the implant, fixing post-op sagging, or aligning asymmetrical breasts.

Breast Implants

94% Worth It Rating

Breast implants add volume to existing breast tissue to create a fuller chest. Implant options include silicone or saline, rounded or shaped, and textured or smooth, all of which come in a variety of sizes. In addition to choosing the style of implant you want, there are several options for incision locations to consider.

Breast Lift

93% Worth It Rating

Mastopexy (commonly referred to as a breast lift without implants or a breast uplift in the UK) restores shape and volume that may have been lost due to age, weight loss, or nursing. With most breast lifts, the nipple and areola are shifted to a higher position in order to create a natural look. If you want larger (as well as perkier) breasts, a breast lift with implants might be worth researching.

Breast Lift with Implants

95% Worth It Rating

A breast lift reshapes sagging or uneven breasts, which may have been affected by aging, pregnancy, or weight loss. The nipple and areola are often shifted to a higher, more youthful position. A breast lift with implants uses this same technique, while also placing silicone or saline breast implants for added volume.

Breast Reconstruction

96% Worth It Rating

Breast reconstruction is most commonly performed following a mastectomy. Women who want to restore the volume and shape of their breasts may choose to get breast implants, tissue (commonly called "flap") reconstruction, or a combination. Doctors tend to recommend tissue reconstruction for patients who have undergone radiation therapy, due to their increased risks for capsular contracture (a problematic scar tissue response to implants). Nipple reconstruction is also frequently part of the process.

Breast Reduction

97% Worth It Rating

A breast reduction involves the removal of excess fat, skin, and tissue, which usually results in the nipple and areola being shifted to a higher position. If the areola has been stretched due to the size of the breast, it may also be reduced. Not only does this surgery result in a smaller, perkier bust, it can also help eliminate the back, shoulder, and neck pain that’s often caused by large breasts.

Male Breast Reduction

94% Worth It Rating

Gynecomastia is a swelling of the breast tissue in men or boys, caused by an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia may resolve on its own or be treated with medication. When more serious cases arises, the breast tissue and surrounding skin can be removed through male breast reduction surgery.

Nipple Surgery

96% Worth It Rating

Breasts might get a lot of the attention but nipples matter, too. In this procedure, doctors alter the appearance of the nipples, be it by rebuilding, reducing, or repairing.

Laser Hair Removal

82% Worth It Rating

Laser hair removal is a treatment that uses lasers to target the roots of hair beneath the surface of the skin. Though it's not guaranteed to be permanent, a majority do experience permanent hair removal after a series of treatments. There’s a variety of lasers on the market, some more effective than others on certain skin tones, hair colors, and treatment areas. Laser hair removal can be performed on any part of the body.

Lightsheer Laser

73% Worth It Rating

LightSheer'slaser hair removal systems can help get rid of unwanted hair on most skin types.