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Category Archives: Facial Rejuvenation

What to Expect at Your First BOTOX® Cosmetic Appointment

Woman at her first BOTOX® Cosmetic appointment

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections at our Torrance practice are highly popular treatments for smoothing wrinkles and creating or maintaining a more youthful, rested appearance. While it’s likely you’ve heard about the benefits of this injectable treatment, you may be uncertain about what to expect when you visit us for your first BOTOX procedure. This blog post will walk you through your first BOTOX treatment, from your initial consultation to your final results. Why BOTOX? BOTOX is a nonsurgical approach for smoothing lines and wrinkles such as horizontal …

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Our Favorite Treatments for Acne Scars

Woman hiding acne scars.

As if acne wasn’t frustrating enough on its own, it often leaves behind unsightly scars that seem to resist at-home treatments. From laser resurfacing to facial fillers, Manhattan Beach-area men and women have multiple effective options to choose from when it comes to treating acne scars at our Torrance practice. In this post, we’ll review the various types of acne scars many people struggle with and the treatments we recommend for making them disappear. Cause & Types of Acne Scars Acne penetrates the skin deeply …

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When Topical Creams Don’t Deliver the Promised Results

Woman looking in mirror after applying skincare products.

Topical creams are often the first step we take to address skincare concerns, thanks in part to the bold claims they make about their effects. However, surface-level treatments often only create surface-level results. In reality, only cosmetic treatments such as facial fillers can help Manhattan Beach-area men and women achieve longer-lasting results when performed at our Torrance practice. In this post, we’ll review a few claims topical creams make and offer some suggestions for deeper-level solutions. Claim #1: They reduce lines and wrinkles. Truth: Most …

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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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