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 mineral-based formulas that are actually healthy for the skin. Not … Continue reading
Resylane Silk is here! It is the first product approved by the FDA specifically designed for subtle lip enhancements 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. Schedule a consultation with one our our nurse injectors to learn if Restylane Silk is a good option for you!
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 release oil Growth of bacteria, called P. acnes, within the … Continue reading
Countdown to “THE BIG DAY” Whether you are a bride, the mother or sister or best friend of the bride, the girlfriend going away with her man on a big trip, or the former wallflower wanting to make a big impression at a school reunion, preparing for your “big day” can make all the difference between dread and stress, and a relaxed confidence, knowing you look and feel your best and deserve to be admired. The earlier you can prepare, the better. Obviously appearance isn’t “everything,” but there is no denying that when you look … Continue reading
Like most areas of medicine, aesthetics is changing rapidly. One of the largest improvements has been in the area of facial dermal fillers. These help to restore volume loss and fill in deep lines. There are many options on the market and our Torrance plastic surgery practice is proud to provide almost all of them! One of the biggest requests we’ve had is to provide a subtle lift and the desire to have fuller cheeks. The breakthrough product in making this happen is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, created by Allergan, the same manufacturer as BOTOX® Cosmetic. Voluma … Continue reading
For many people, January is the beginning of personal goal-setting. We find our office filled with people who are ready to change their beauty routine or change their body. We love to see the results of these very personal resolutions. To assist in making 2015 your best year yet, we have a range of fat removal and body sculpting options. Liposuction removes fat only and then relies on the skin’s elasticity to contract. Because our office uses ultrasound assisted liposuction for most patients, we are able to create a small incision and the scar is … Continue reading
On January 1, 2015, our office was highlighted in a Nightline special regarding breast reconstruction after breast cancer. This segment is helping women understand some of their options for breast reconstruction and shows some of our own patients going through this process. If you missed it you can WATCH IT HERE.
On Thursday, January 15 from 6 – 8:30 p.m., our Torrance office will be hosting a fun-filled evening. Our Cool Night Out event will highlight our non-surgical fat reduction treatment, CoolSculpting®. We will be doing live demos of CoolSculpting, raffling off free treatments, and hosting consultations for anyone interested. We’ll also have food and drinks, presentations by the maker of CoolSculpting, and our skin care specialists will be on hand to answer other questions for you. The event is free to attend but you must RSVP because we have very limited space! Click here to … Continue reading
South Bay Plastic Surgeons has the newest equipment in non-surgical body contouring! The CoolSculpting® procedure safely and effectively eliminates subcutaneous fat and is a great addition to other options for body contouring. Some men and women are hesitant to undergo liposuction or surgical fat removal and this is a fantastic option to remove stubborn tissue. How Does it Work? The process is fairly simple. An applicator is applied to the treatment area and suctions in the tissue that is being treated. Cooling plates in the applicator cool the area to a temperature that freezes fat … Continue reading
Meet Valerie! If you’ve ever visited our office on a Friday, then you may have met our permanent makeup artist Valerie Gilbert. She is a master at cosmetic tattooing, which includes permanent makeup along with the final stage of breast reconstruction – nipple and areolar tattooing. For many women, this is the end of a long and difficult journey and Valerie helps to complete this process with her wonderful technique, patience, and always happy personality. Micro pigmentation (cosmetic tattoo) inserts color pigments into the dermal layer of the skin to camouflage scars and restore areola … Continue reading