Cellulite…and what to do about it

Cellulite, also known as orange peel skin, cottage-cheese skin, or the mattress phenomenon, is a common, harmless skin condition that 80-90% of women will likely experience at some point in their life. Cellulite is characterized by dimpled, bumpy skin. It can make the skin look rumpled with the appearance of ‘peaks’ and ‘valleys’. Cellulite is […]

COVID 19 Vaccine: Pregnancy and Lactation

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant or possibly pregnant women? The CDC has provided the following guidance for pregnant women: ● There is no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women. ● If a woman is part of a group (e.g., health care personnel, education) who is recommended to receive a […]

Cancer And Happiness

Can We Be Happy While Living with Cancer? Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Cancer is an awful disease that affects all walks of human life. Issues linked to the quality of life are vitally important for patients’ chances of recovery. We’ll discuss this topic further in this blog. […]

Can Pot Impair a Woman’s Fertility?

A recent study by Oxford Academic states that Cannabis use while conceiving may be associated with reduced fecundability. The study involved 1228 women, who were followed for up to six cycles while trying to conceive, as well as throughout pregnancy if they conceived. The women ranged from 18 to 40 years old and had a […]


Postpartum Depression

We’re fortunate to live in a time when mental health issues are being more widely recognized and treated.   Postpartum depression is an area that has seen a lot of attention in the last decade and yet there is still so much more to be done.  The condition is characterized by mood swings, crying spells, anxiety, […]

What are Keloids?

A Keloid is a type of raised scar that is the result of abnormal wound healing. Symptoms of a keloid include redness in the localized area, scar tissue that grows larger overtime, and an itchy patch of skin. Though individuals may experience discomfort and possible irritation, Keloids are harmless. Keloids can form on large areas […]

The Underlying Link Between Cancer And Beauty Products

Cancer And Cosmetics- The Chthonic Connection Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty The chemicals in cosmetics are meant to make us look and feel better, but the research heavily implies that some of these chemicals can lead to a heightened risk of the development of cancer. Because personal care […]

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris, sometimes known as “chicken skin”, is a common skin condition that is characterized by dry, rough patches and tiny bumps. The tiny bumps are generally painless and don’t itch, but worsen in appearance during winters when the skin dries out. Keratosis pilaris is localized to areas such as the upper arms, thighs, cheeks, […]

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a serious form of morning sickness that affects up to 2% of pregnant women. HG often occurs starting the 4th and 6th week of pregnancy and can worsen around weeks 9 and 13. Women with HG endure persistent nausea and vomiting, dehydration, weight loss, and electrolyte imbalances that can last weeks, […]

Delays In Surgery And Treatment Because Of COVID-19

Delays Of Surgeries Seem To Be Non-Life-Threatening For Women With Early-Stage Disease Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Through the early weeks and months of COVID-19, when hospitals were arranging to deal with a rush of patients, all elective surgeries — which included early-stage breast cancer surgeries — were […]