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Balanced Beauty

The court of public opinion seems to be at a standstill when it comes to cosmetic treatments. We’re bombarded by perfect, filtered faces hawking their favorite collagen smoothie or cellulite-busting scrub. Celebrities who’ve been worked on by some of the best doctors in the world fill our social scrolls selling us creams and patches that are “better than botox” to help us “age gracefully.” What does that term even mean?! Are creams more graceful than injections and lifts? Are we supposed to get cosmetic treatments but not look like we got them? Is one safer than another? Ilana Brit Mechoullam offers her expert opinion on cosmetic procedures and the stigmas that surround them…

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