7 DIY Cosmetic Surgery Secrets That Will Save You Thousands of Dollars

You use expensive skin creams, eat nutritious foods, and drink lots of water. While your body thanks you for these efforts, your aging face doesn’t seem to get the memo. Sometimes our skin needs a little extra attention to incite significant change, but, let’s face it, cosmetic procedures can be expensive (not to mention painful). Luckily, our reviewers and experts at Sitejabber have found some of the best secrets on the market for beauty alternatives… for only a fraction of the price! Take a look below to see what all the fuss is about.

1. Buy skin growth factors online, not at the plastic surgeon’s office


Many plastic surgeons recommend skin care products that have human growth factors in them to help restore aging skin. The only problem is that these products are typically only available from a doctor’s office and are very expensive. Dermstore and Skinstore are like outlet malls for the highest-quality skin care products. This is where you can find brand names like Obagi, Skin Medica, and NeoCutis that are traditionally only available from high-end physician’s offices. One Sitejabber user writes, “My doctor was charging me over $300 for Skin Medica TNS. I found TNS at Skinstore for almost 40% less for the exact same thing.”

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2. Get rid of wrinkles by lasering your own face at home


We all want a quick and easy way to say “farewell” to our wrinkles and blemishes, but trips to a plastic surgeon or dermatologist can cost upwards of $3000 for those magical laser procedures. The Tria laser works for hair removal, anti-aging, AND acne – and did we mention you can do it all at home? This is one of the first D.I.Y skin lasers that really works. Don’t believe us? Check out this review, “I purchased the TRIA Laser for hair removal and have already seen results after only 2 treatments! They have a 90-day money back guarantee as well as free shipping, so I felt that it was a pretty safe investment to make. Plus, it is much less expensive than getting laser treatments in an office!”

You can also check out Sephora, the number one beauty site for 2017, on Sitejabber and see their face rejuvenating laser called the Iluminage. Sephora has some of the best customer service in the industry according to their reviews.

3. Use LED light to restore collagen on your face


Ever wondered why we get wrinkles as we age? As we get older, the collagen in our faces decreases, resulting in those pesky lines and wrinkles. LightStim sells a line of LED-light products that have been proven to help reduce wrinkles. So, what’s so magical about LED light? It penetrates the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin), stimulating your skin’s natural ability to produce collagen and elastin. Increased collagen and elastin results in fewer wrinkles! These treatments are all the rage with Sitejabber reviewers – try them for yourself and let us know what you think! BONUS: the LightStim site also sells very effective products for acne and skin tenderness!

4. Use lasers at home to regrow your hair


Aging is a natural and enlightening process, but really, wouldn’t it be great if your age wasn’t directly reflected by your hairline? At last, the solution to thinning hair is here! The LaserCap is a portable device that is used to treat female and male hair loss, thinning and receding hairlines.  There are other companies such as Hairmax that sell similar devices that can help with hair loss.

5. Perform Microdermabrasion on your own face


We have all heard about the age-defying benefits of microdermabrasion. The acclaimed plasticsurgery.org states how microdermabrasion can reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. The downside? Multiple treatments at the doctor’s office at $200 per treatment! Luckily for us budget-conscious individuals, users have found that you can buy a microdermabrasion device for home use at DermStore, a website created by a dermatologist. DermStore offers a number of home microdermabrasion devices for less than the cost of a single treatment at the doctor’s office.  Check out the reviews and determine for yourself the overall effectiveness of these at-home devices.

6. Grow your lashes longer

Everyone wants longer lashes; some people prefer lash extensions, while others opt for the new prescription lash growth factors like  Latisse. On the Latisse website, reviewers have said, “I had to write this review because I think this is the most revolutionary product ever! No more mascara, no more eyeliner… just longer, thicker lashes for real. “Other reviewers have found sites such as MD Factor where customers can order Latisse online without a prescription. Reviewers on MD Factor had this to say about their eyelash growth. “It really does work. I was skeptical that anything could grow lashes longer than their original length. It is like a miracle that they really do grow longer. It costs less than buying extensions!”

7. Makeup that doesn’t fail

We all have been in situations where we cannot survive if our makeup runs or begins to fade. Whether it is speaking at a conference or simply going on a long date night, makeup that fails us is a serious problem. One of the top 10 beauty sites on Sitejabber is UrbanDecay, and they seemingly have deserved this top spot.  One reviewer tells a funny story about how Urban Decay has never failed her. “I was a freshman in college and I got really drunk the first weekend of college. I was hammered in a club ripping up the dance floor and left and was walking IN THE RAIN at 2AM. I called my best friend (whom was sober at the time and I woke her up, she was pissed) and she came and picked me up and we got in a car accident because someone ran a red light. I ended up in the hospital because my neck got messed up. MY MAKEUP STAYED INTACT THROUGH ALL OF THIS! The Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray works miracles. One year later I stood up in my brother’s wedding. I let the entire wedding party use my setting spray and we all looked bangin’ all night. If this setting spray can make it through clubbing, rain, car accidents, bachelorette parties, and wedding nights, this setting spray can make it through anything.”

If you’re looking for longer lashes, firmer skin or to minimize fine lines and wrinkles you don’t have to spend a fortune to see stunning results. What’s your favorite beauty hack? We would love to hear from you!