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Category Archives: Facial Rejuvenation

How Common Is Injectable Filler Removal?

Woman touching her smooth face

The next trending cosmetic surgery procedure may not be what you expect. If you're a fan of celebrity news, you may have recently heard Kylie Jenner or Vicki Gunvalson (of "Real Housewives" fame) sharing their decisions to undergo removal of their . If you're considering facial fillers at our Manhattan Beach-area plastic surgery practice, you should know how common filler removal is, as well as how it's completed. In our experience, filler removal—technically filler dissolution—is the exception, rather than the norm. This is because fillers, …

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Mommy Makeover- Get that Glow

If I could have the skin of anyone it wouldn’t be JLo (although her glow IS amazing), it would be our esthetician, Erica. She has this gorgeous, clear, vibrant, and silky skin that seems too perfect to be attainable. I met with her for my skin analysis and facial (our New Patient Facial is complimentary for every new client to our spa) and she asked me what my goals were for my skin. I explained that the primary concerns were pore size in my T-zone …

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Mommy Makeover- The First Step

Camille before having her child Kai

I like to do the easy things first. In the interview for my current position when I was asked, "What would you say is one of your flaws," I didn't come out and say procrastination- that's not the right word- but I did say that I tend to leave difficult tasks on the table until I have a chance to analyze them. So, for my Mommy Makeover at our Torrance med spa and plastic surgery center, I decided that I would work up to diet …

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A New Mommy and Her Makeover

My Mommy Makeover - The Beginning About 4 months ago I had a baby. He is insanely adorable- all cheeks with a toothless smile that could melt the heart of the abominable snowman. He was unplanned (don't judge) and by far, the most exciting surprise of my life. I worked really hard the first trimester to not gain a ton of weight by eating really clean and exercising often. By the second trimester most of that intention was violently thrown out the window. Between the …

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Mineral Makeup

When it comes to makeup the choices and options can be overwhelming. Our surgeons and aestheticians recommend mineral makeup. These products are especially helpful after treatments like chemical peels or facial IPL because they help protect the sensitive skin from tissue and help hide redness. When we started our research to find the perfect post-procedural product we fell in love with La Bella Donna. La Bella Donna is a revolutionary, pioneering concept in cosmetics: Minerals that behave like makeup. It is a complete collection of …

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Restylane Silk: The Newest Facial Filler

Beautiful Brunette Peeking Out from White Lace Sheet

is here! It is the first product approved by the FDA specifically designed for subtle and the smoothing of wrinkles and lines around the mouth in patients. And, unlike other fillers it's virtually painless! Restylane Silk is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally creted and metabolized by the human body. or call one our our nurse injectors at to learn if Restylane Silk is a good option for you!

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Acne: Not just a teenage problem

Acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States. But it is not just a teenage problem. The American Academy of Dermatology reports 80 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 30 suffer from mild to moderate acne. It can be a frustrating problem, especially when you thought you had left your skin problems behind in your teens. Acne is caused by three major factors: Overproduction of oil by enlarged oil glands in the skin Blockage of the hair follicles that …

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The Future of Facial Fillers

Like most areas of medicine, aesthetics is changing rapidly. One of the largest improvements has been in the area of dermal facial fillers. We use these to help our clients from Redondo Beach,  Manhattan Beach, and throughout the South Bay restore volume and fill in deep lines instantly. There are many options on the market and our Torrance plastic surgery practice is proud to offer just about all of them! Restore Volume Instantly Some of the biggest requests we've had are to provide a subtle lift …

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Facial Rejuvenation 101: Facelifts

If you look in your mirror and are concerned about signs of facial aging that are no longer completely addressed through non-surgical means such as BOTOX®, laser procedures and/or spa treatments, it may be time to consider a surgical procedure to turn back the clock and restore a more youthful visage! What is a Facelift? A is an elective surgical procedure with the goal to create a younger appearance. It can be done at any age, although most of our Torrance facelift patients are between …

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Micro-Needling Yields Macro Results!

Want more youthful skin? Say "yes" to (also known as CIT or Collagen Induction Therapy), an amazing skin treatment that improves fine lines; fades scars (including stretch marks); reduces melasma and other pigmentation, and tightens sagging skin. How Does Micro-Needling Work? As collagen production declines with aging, the skin begins to decline in tightness, brightness, and luminosity. Micro-needling increases natural collagen by creating very tiny "wounds" in the skin with 12 micro-needles housed in the sterile tip of a MicroPen™. As these wounds heal, collagen production increases, resulting in visible improvement in aging …

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