Monthly Archives: March 2023

S6 E1 The Importance Of Skin Cycling With Madhavi Gavini

If you spend any time on TikTok or the interwebs you might have noticed a lot of talk about “skin cycling.” It seems to be the hot skincare trend, but what is it? Essentially it means rather than applying the same products to your skin every day, you apply them with “rest days” so that your skin can repair itself after using certain active ingredients (like retinol). This process can help prevent irritation and inflammation. Confused? In this episode Madhavi Gavini breaks it down.

Madhavi Gavini is the founder and CEO of Droplette (a device that transforms skincare ingredients capsules into a powerful micro-mist, allowing for the delivery of skincare deep within the skin). A mathematician by training she holds degrees form MIT & Johns Hopkins. Her background is more scientific but she found herself discovering some breakthrough skincare technologies and is now an expert in the field.

Join Lauren and Madhavi as they discuss: how she came to be working in skincare devices, why so many skincare products don’t actually work, what skin cycling is, how skin cycling works, the benefits of skin cycling for aging skin, what happens to the skin if you don’t skin cycle, how skin cycling fits in with in-office procedures, how to start skin cycling, how to fit skin cycling into your existing routine, and so much more!

By the end of the episode you will not only understand skin cycling but you will be armed and ready to try it!

Show Notes



Read: What Is ‘Skin Cycling,’ and Should You Try It?



S5 E15 – Cutting Through The Confusion About Menopause With Dr. Kelly Casperson

Yes, women are finally talking about perimenopause and menopause but with so much information (and misinformation) coming from every direction these days, it’s hard to decipher the truth from fiction. And social media only adds to the confusion. Dr. Kelly Casperson has become a trusted source on the subject.

Dr. Casperson is a urologic surgeon, author, sex educator and podcaster whose mission is empowering women to live their best lives. Yes she’s a sex educator but she is also extremely knowledgeable and vocal about the topic of menopause. She’s an engaging and humorous storyteller which makes her all the more approachable and relatable…like talking to a super smart girlfriend. Her podcast “You Are Not Broken” consistently ranks in the top 10 in the Apple “sexuality” category.

Join Lauren and Dr. Casperson for a lively discussion about: why there is so much confusion around the topics of perimenopause and menopause; what’s actually happening to our bodies when we go through menopause; Dr. Casperson’s thoughts on bioidentical vs. HRT when it comes to treatments; the real story about the link of HRT to breast cancer (hint: it has been debunked); when is the optimal time to start hormone replacement therapy and when it’s too late; other benefits of estrogen; is testosterone right for you; Dr. Casperson’s belief that the term “all-natural” is a weapon used against women to keep us in our place; the NYTimes article that has the experts cheering; and so much more.

Show Notes

Dr. Kelly Casperson

Podcast: You Are Not Broken

Book: You Are Not Broken: Stop “Should-ing” All Over Your Sex Life


NYTimes Women Have Benn Mislead About Menopause

Book mentioned by Dr. Casperson: Estrogen Matters: Why Taking Hormones in Menopause Can Improve Women’s Well-Being and Lengthen Their Lives — Without Raising the Risk of Breast Cancer

Podcast Dr. Casperson recommends: Health By Heather Hirsch


S5 E14 The Madonna Effect: Ageism and Plastic Surgery With Dr. David Kashan

When Madonna presented at this year’s Grammy Awards she went viral. Not because of what she said, but because of how she looked. The flood of negative comments was about her very noticeable plastic surgery. Madonna said days later she was “caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny the permeates the world we live in.” And she’s right. It’s her life, her choice. But the debate continues over what did she do to her face exactly. Listen to this episode where Lauren speaks with renowned New York plastic surgeon Dr. David Kashan to get to the bottom of not only what Madonna probably had done, but how to get the results you want should you decide to go under the knife.

Join Lauren and Dr. Kashan as they discuss the procedures he likes doing the most, what he thinks Madonna had done, why everyone is freaking out about her, how she is handling the blowback, what he would have done differently, what he does if a patient won’t listen to his advice and suggestions, how he approaches facial aging, how he handles patients who might be scared of being overfilled or looking frozen, and so much more.

Note: We are in no way bashing Madonna in this episode, in fact we both love and respect her and feel people should do whatever they want when it comes to their own bodies with no repercussions. As Madonna who has never shied away from public opinion said, “I have never apologized for any of the creative choices I have made nor the way I look or dress and I am not going to start.”

Show Notes

Dr. David Kashan

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