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What You Need to Know About Collagen Supplements with Dr. Anthony Youn

In 2018, Americans spent a total of $122 million on collagen supplements. But do they work? On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, we’re going to do a deep dive into collagen supplements. What are they? How are they made? Can taking a collagen supplement improve the collagen of your skin? What do […]

  • Posted on: Jan 14 2020
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The Truth About Collagen Supplements

What is the truth about collagen supplements? This is a question I get asked to me all the time. Does eating collagen improve the collagen of your skin? The answer is: YES. One double-blind placebo-controlled study from Germany found that ingesting collagen increased the skin’s elasticity. Another placebo-controlled clinical trial published in the Journal of Cosmetic […]


Evolence… A New Type of Collagen

The field of cosmetic injectables continues to get more complicated as the newest filler, Evolence, is set to make its widespread debut in the United States. Evolence is a type of injectable collagen made from pig tissue. It’s FDA approved as of July 2008 for the improvement of nasolabial folds, or the deep wrinkles that […]


Five Tips to Get Better Skin TODAY!

Believe it or not, there are steps you can take TODAY to start improving your skin! Here are five simple tips to help you on your skin care journey. Take a Collagen Supplement – Collagen makes up the building blocks of the skin, and as we age, it degrades. Studies have shown that taking a collagen […]

  • Posted on: Jul 6 2021
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Don’t Ignore Your “Magic Mirror!”

One of my physician colleagues calls the skin our “Magic Mirror.” The largest organ of our body, it often gives us clues to underlying medical conditions even before they arise. I’d like to inform you of four clues in your skin that may be a sign that your body is trying to tell you something. […]


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 2020 has been something else, hasn’t it? What started as a normal new decade quickly took a turn for the worse. So here are some highlights (and lowlights) of the year: 5. Once COVID-19 hit in the States, I made the decision to close the office in early March before the state […]


What’s Hot in Cosmetic Medicine Today

It’s been a heck of a week. I considered not posting this week, given everything going on in our country, but thought it might be nice to take a small break from the news. I’m praying for peace, dialogue, a greater understanding, and reconciliation as so many people in our country are hurting in many […]


Is Your Doctor on Board?

Did you know that 70% of Americans believe in the positive effects of complimentary and alternative medicine? But unfortunately, less than 50% of doctors discuss alternative therapies with their patients. What about your doctor? Here are some reasons why your doctor should embrace holistic health care: Alternative practitioners can take the time to determine the […]


Organic or Conventional? And Why?

How important is it to buy and eat organic food? If given the choice (and if it’s affordable), then I always recommend eating organic. Here’s why: 1. Conventionally grown produce (much of which is genetically modified, or GMO) can be subjected to the chemical herbicide glyphosate (Roundup). In fact, GMO foods are specifically designed to tolerate glyphosate […]


Simple way to lose pounds quickly AND look younger!

Happy New Year! This week I thought I’d give you a heads up about a simple and effective way to lose the pounds you may have gained over the holidays AND improve your skin and health. It’s called the Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD), and it’s a very effective way to lose 5 lbs or more […]