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MEET DR BABAK DADVAND: DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON

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Posted by 01.15.17

Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Babak Dadvand is one of the most experienced & sought after Gynecomastia Surgeons in Los Angeles; he has performed cosmetic procedures for some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities and has been given the name of “a miracle worker” by BBC. He has an incredible gift that makes his patients feel completely comfortable.

Beauty in the Bag spoke with Dr. Dadvand about his passion for aesthetic plastic surgery and what procedures are the most popular with the RHOBH.

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1. What is your signature procedure?

I specialize in several different procedures, for both women and men. But, for women, I specialize in the “natural

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WHY YOU SHOULD EXFOLIATE WITH ENZYMES

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Posted by 01.12.17

When it comes to exfoliation, chemical (i.e. hydroxy acids) and physical (scrubs, cleansing brushes, etc.) methods get most of the attention. But there’s a third option—enzyme-based exfoliation—that has a slew of advantages over its skin-smoothing siblings. According to dermatologist Dr. Jessie Cheung of Willowbrook, Illinois, “Enzymes work by accelerating the chemical reactions necessary to renew the skin. Often derived from papaya, pumpkin or pineapples, they target the keratin protein in the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal fresh, glowing skin.”

Found in just about every type of product, ranging from cleansers and moisturizers to masks and peels, it’s easy to add an e

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INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: RESVERATROL

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Posted by 12.13.16

An extremely potent antioxidant derived from grapes, blueberries and even cocoa, resveratrol was catapulted into the spotlight in 2006 when a National Institutes of Health study found that it improved the health of overweight aged mice. Further research concluded that resveratrol can extend the lifespan of fish, flies and worms, and this unique quality immediately caught the attention of skincare scientists who have since started incorporating it into creams and serums in the hopes that it has an anti-aging effect on the skin as well.

While it’s important to remember that these findings were based on ingesting resveratrol (and organisms other than people), dermatologist Dr. Bradley Bloo

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GET GLOWY: THE BEST HIGHLIGHTERS

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Posted by 12.09.16

Accentuating facial contours with highlighting products was a thing long before the Kardashians made it part of our cosmetic lexicon. In the days since different iterations such as contouring (combining lighter and darker shades to enhance facial features) and strobing (essentially extreme highlighting) have been adopted by amateurs.

But if you’re not a pro, take heed… Less is more when it comes to this makeup trend, unless you want to look like a disco ball. The key to looking naturally radiant is light-handed application on spots that are naturally hit with light first (i.e. cheekbones, brow bones, down the center of the nose and just above the lips) since it’s easier to add a bit

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