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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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Tattooing after Breast Reconstruction

Tattooing after Breast Reconstruction

Valerie Gilbert has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years. She serves the entire Los Angeles and Orange County cities and receives referrals from prominent plastic surgeons and physicians. She became interested in Cosmetic Tattooing after seeing someone who had re-constructive breast surgery following a bout with breast cancer. Through the art of tattooing, her areolas were restored to look natural. "I was impressed by the fact that this art could change how someone could view him or herself - whether out of …

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Skincare Recommendations- Jen’s Beauty Tips

The concept of beauty is such a personal experience and one I am passionate about. I have spent a great amount of time finding the right balance for my skin and I like to center my patients’ treatments based on their skin’s needs, but also their goals. There is a misconception that in order to have great skin and look our best that there is only one route that works. I had to learn over the years that it’s not just one particular thing that …

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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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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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Small Treatments That Make a Big Difference!

Looking for ways to improve your appearance that don’t require surgery and won’t break the bank? We’ve got ‘em! Here are some of our staff’s favorite beauty treatments! Hand Rejuvenation: If your hands look older than your face, an IPL treatment plus dermal filler will reduce wrinkles and plump the back of your hands for a softer, younger look! Collagen Boost: Want to stimulate collagen and improve facial tone and texture? Sculptra® plus micro-needling does the trick! Have a recessed chin? Before you have surgery, …

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Top Ten Travel Tips for Beautiful Skin

Whether you're taking a weekend car trip, a cross-country train excursion or flying to an exotic locale, you want to look your very best! These Top Ten Travel Tips for Beautiful Skin will keep your trip and your skin happy! PS: Obagi's travel-size Nu-Derm set is on sale during June or while supplies last! 1. Moisturize If you’re flying the friendly skies, apply extra moisturizer the night before your flight to increase your skin’s hydration before exposing your skin to the cabin pressure’s dry air. 2. Make Some Mist Purchase a …

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The Benefits of Topical Vitamin C

Back in the day, your mom insisted you drink your orange juice because she understood the importance of Vitamin C to fight off illness, improve your immune system, prevent inflammation, and to help your body to process a healthy diet. Did you know that Vitamin C is available in a topical version for your skin? And did you know our Obagi Professional C-Serum is 20% off during May? The Benefits of Topical Vitamin C As we already know, ingesting vitamin C in food or via supplements has health …

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