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Category Archives: Facial Rejuvenation

Facelift 101: What You Need to Know

Woman in Los Angeles, CA considering getting a facelift

Looking younger and more rejuvenated can boost your self-esteem. If you’ve been bothered by saggy jowls or deep wrinkles, you can take years off your appearance and boost your confidence with facelift surgery. Our patients from Torrance, Los Angeles, and beyond often have many questions about this procedure. How exactly is a facelift performed? Is it painful? How long does recovery take? At South Bay Plastic Surgeons, we believe every patient should feel informed before making such a personal decision. Here are the answers to several …

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How to Know You’re Ready for a Facelift

Woman smiling after consultation for facelift procedure in Los Angeles, California

Medical-grade skincare products may be helpful for diminishing fine lines and slowing signs of facial aging. However, as our face loses collagen and fat, even great skincare doesn't always help improve skin laxity. Some patients are hesitant to consider facelift surgery as it involves adjusting delicate tissues. However, facelift surgery at our Torrance practice can create results that nonsurgical options simply can’t achieve. Choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery is always a very personal decision. But here are a few things to consider when deciding if …

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The “Bo-Curious” Generation—Why Millennials Are Into BOTOX®

Two millennial women taking photo with no facial wrinkles

It’s not surprising that many members of the Millennial generation are becoming “Bo-curious.” A recent survey on RealSelf revealed that 51% of people between the ages of 18 to 34 are considering a cosmetic treatment in the next year. As BOTOX Cosmetic has remained one of the most popular treatments at our Torrance practice and throughout the U.S., it makes total sense that the treatment is growing in popularity among younger men and women. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at why Millennials …

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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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