Beauty Blog

Defy Nature’s Beauty Blog covers everything you need to know about caring for your skin and looking your best, whether you are 22 or 72 years old. At Defy Nature, we offer a wide variety of services and products to help you look your best. From a medical grade daily moisturizer with sun lotion that will truly nourish and protect your skin to chemical peels that will leave your skin looking fresh and rejuvenated. We also offer a variety of solutions for acne scars, age spots, wrinkles, and more. Browse our Beauty Blog to learn how you can look your best this year.

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Woman anxious about Laser Hair Removal - Defy-Nature

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Laser Hair Removal has become the gold standard for men and women looking for a permanent solution to hair reduction. Like waxing and shaving, laser hair removal is a hair reduction method but the results last significantly longer with far better results than conventional...

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Woman with Face Mask - Non-Surgical treatments

2019 Most Popular Non-Surgical treatments

The results from a recent 2019 survey done by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstruction shows that Botox, dermal fillers and skin rejuvenation were the most popular non-surgical treatments performed in 2018. In fact, the average age of a patient requesting minimally...

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What does Retinol Really Do? - Retinol

What does Retinol Really Do?

Retinol is a common skin care product clinically proven to improve the appearance of aging skin, acne, and skin discoloration. It increases collagen production and helps promote and stimulate cell turnover, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin discoloration, and blemishes. Retinol is...

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Defy nature - Botox & Social Anxiety and Depression

Botox for depression and social anxiety

We all know that Botox is commonly used as an anti-aging treatment and for looking good, but doctors and researchers are discovering the treatment may help with depression and improving one’s mood and disposition. In a recent study published in the Journal of Psychiatric...

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Anti-acne diet tips from Defy Nature in New London

Is there an anti-acne diet?

Acne develops when pores in the skin become clogged with dead skin cells, bacteria, or both. There are many treatment options to prevent and help with adult acne, but can eating certain foods really help? For years it was thought that many common skin...

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Defy Nature New London - Injectable Botox

Getting an Injectable Treatment for the First Time?

At Defy Nature in New London, many of our first-time injectable patients for Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin get the “willies” and are extremely nervous prior to the procedure. They wonder: will it hurt? Will I no longer look like myself? The answer to both is NO. Actually, it hurts more to go to the dentist! This simple...

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Defy Nature - Sunscreen - your Skin

Is Your Sunscreen Destroying Our Coral Reefs?

Studies have recently discovered that certain chemicals in popular over-the-counter sunscreens are harming our beautiful coral reefs. Did you know that these damaging ingredients are banned in all other countries worldwide except in the good old USA?   When beachgoers apply sunscreen prior to going swimming, certain chemicals are brought into the ocean with them. Research now shows that the coral reefs in Hawaii and the Caribbean are exposed to...

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Lip fillers at Defy Nature in New London, Connecticut

How Thin Lips Can Be Treated

Everyone has their own opinion on aesthetic treatments. What’sOK, what’s not, what justifies a treatment, what doesn’t? Sadly, people are quick to criticize and label women who do indulge in a little ‘work’. Worse still, this judgment is usually dished out by other women....

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Refresh Your Summer Skin

If you’re concerned about the appearance of your skin, and aren’t sure what to do about it, the VI Peel Treatment could be the answer to looking younger and feeling better about your overall appearance. At the start of each month, a new treatment...

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Eating for Beautiful Skin

Eating for Beautiful Skin

Whether you have acne, wrinkles or brown spots, traditional treatments have emphasized topical remedies and devices, but aesthetic professionals can help patients achieve optimal outcomes—and improve their overall health—by also understanding the role that certain foods play in reducing or exacerbating common skin concerns....

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Defy Nature Blog - What Age

At What Age Should I Start Injectables?

Patients often ask us when they should start injections of dermal fillers like Juvederm or neuromodulators like Botox. To put it simply, there’s no “right age” to start injectables. Rather, you should start when the time is right for preventative maintenance. Here’s an analogy...

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Lip Fillers Information from Defy Nature in New London

Lip Fillers 101

Lip fillers: they’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but they are one of the most Googled beauty search terms. Even if you wouldn’t consider lip fillers for yourself, you’re at least a little curious, right? What are lip fillers? Today’s lip fillers consist of...

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Bellafill the Five Year Filler

Holiday Party Pick Me Ups

Along with cooler weather, Winter brings us the holidays and parties!  While they are fun, they can be really hard on your skin.  The holiday season is meant for good times with family and friends. Occasionally, those good times can lead to a little excess....

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Liquid Facelift Before and After at Defy Nature, LLC

Liquid Facelifts

A Liquid Facelift is a technique for injecting advanced dermal fillers, such as JUVEDERM®, Radiesse® and Restylane® & Bellafill to lift and contour facial features. A non-surgical Liquid Facelift can be undertaken to accomplish any of the following: Gentle lift of individual (or overall)...

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eMatrix Before and After Gallery Image

Getting Your Neck Into Shape

When you think about looking younger, your face is probably the first area that comes to mind. It makes sense, after all – our face is where signs of aging tend to first appear, and when we look in the mirror, it’s the first...

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Botox Before and After Image Gallery

What is Preventative Botox?

The thought of having skin that’s nearly as smooth, luminous, and wrinkle-free in 20 years as it is now is pretty appealing. At Defy Nature in New London, a little investment today will pay off in the long run. A preventive step like using...

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