A New Era of Clinical Skin Care

The best of both worlds! Now you can have your medical grade skin care without Parabens, Sodium Laurel Sulfates and Propylene Glycol.

Societe skin care productsWe are pleased to introduce the addition of this revolutionary skincare line to our practice. Developed through years of clinical research, Societe offers the highest quality ingredients delivering optimum performance and maximum results that can only be found in a medical setting.

This home care system will transform your skin. Each product is clearly labeled with an ingredient breakdown of the five essential components for achieving and maintaining healthy skin.

Antioxidants protect the cells and counteract free radicals. Societe uses a complex amount of them in every product providing the very best defense for your skin.

Acids are vital for aiding in the exfoliation of your skin cells, leaving fresh, radiant, healthy looking skin.

Proteins are the group of amino acids which are essential building blocks for the proteins in your skin. Research shows that 75% of your skin is protein.

Vitamins are essential for all cell functions and particularly important to your skin.

Plant Sources show the grouping of ingredients that are directly linked to natural botanical extracts, oils and derivatives.

All Societe products are suitable for even the most sensitive skin products are completely free of Parabens, Sodium Laurel Sulfates and Propylene Glycol.


Rejuvenated and Radiant!

Intraceuticals Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology

Intraceuticals Hyperbaric Oxygen TechnologyThe Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Infusion (also commonly called the Oxygen Facial) harnesses these three elements to achieve instant and dramatic results:

In just one soothing treatment your skin will look and feel years younger.

This amazing treatment is safe for all skin types and is the perfect
follow-up to a light or medium depth peel. It is also the ideal treatment to have before any special occasion.

Introductory price $100 (Reg. price $150)


Cosmetic Q & A: BREAST AUGMENTATION

Q: I want to be more proportional which is why I am looking into breast augmentation surgery, but I don't want anyone to know. Should I go with smaller implants?

A: Smaller implants definitely look more natural that bigger implants. Implant selection is a complex choice that should involve both the patient and the surgeon. Implants come in low-projection, mid-projection, and high-projection versions so the implant choice can be tailored to your suit your body and your desired result. Low-projection and mid-projection implants are excellent choices for people that want to look more proportional with a natural breast shape without bringing attention to their breasts. In contrast, high-projection implants provide more fullness in the upper part of the chest that gives a more dramatic look. You and your surgeon can select an implant shape and size based on your goals and preferences to achieve the look you desire.

Q: What's better, Saline or Silicone?

A: Both saline and silicone implants are reasonable. Silicone implants feel more natural, look more natural, and are more expensive. Silicone implants are also softer and less likely to wrinkle. Both saline and silicone implants are made of a solid silicone shell. The difference is that saline implants are filled with salt water while silicone implants are filled with a gel form of silicone. The gel form of silicone is one of the most studied medical products in the world and it has been proven to be very safe. Ultimately, the decision between a saline or silicone implant is up to the patient. Your surgeon would be happy to go over the differences in implants and even show you the different implants during your consultation.

Q: Can I get breast implants if I am planning on breast feeding in the future?

A: Absolutely. Most patients with breast implants are able to breast feed without difficulty and without any additional risks to the child. It is important to note that any type of breast surgery including breast implants may affect the ability of an individual to breast feed. Typically this means that you may produce less milk than you would have without breast surgery, but you should still be able to breast feed to some extent. You may have to supplement your child with additional milk purchased from a store.

Q: I tend to get sick from anesthesia, do I have to go completely "under" or can you perform breast augmentation under local anesthesia?

A: There are many different forms of anesthesia available so your anesthesia can be customized to your needs. Breast augmentation can be performed without going completely "under". However, you will need to have an IV placed to give you medicine to make you sleepy during the surgery. Also, there are medicines that can be used to minimize your chance of nausea after surgery, especially if you warn your doctor ahead of time about your tendency to get sick from anesthesia. It is important to note that the safest form of anesthesia is delivered by a board certified anesthesiologist since that doctor can monitor you closely while you are asleep.

Q: After my breast augmentation surgery, am I going to be able to sleep on my stomach? Will I be able to go back to my normal activities; running, hiking, working out with weights, water/snow skiing?

A: You will be able to return to all of your activities after breast augmentation surgery. You should have no limitations once you have healed. The healing process takes approximately two weeks. After that time, you can typically return to full activity without any limitations. This includes sleeping on your stomach, running, lifting weights, and skiing. Many of our patients play competitive sports and they are not limited in any way by their surgery.

Q: What is the down time?

A: Recovery from breast augmentation surgery is quite rapid. Most patients are able to return to work in 3 to 5 days. You should not lift anything heavier than 10 pounds for 2 weeks after your surgery. This includes small children, weights, and heavy equipment at work. After approximately 2 weeks, you should be able to return to full activity. Of course, every patient is different so your recovery time may be shorter or longer than 2 weeks.

EVERY DAY IS A
"DAY OF BEAUTY!"

October * November * December

Specials from South Bay Plastic Surgeons

Fall is the perfect time to get rid of the sun damage left behind! Brown spots and tiny red blood vessels are the result of cumulative sun exposure. IPL (intense pulsed light) laser treatments greatly improves unwanted pigmentation in 3-5 sessions. Results can be enhanced and maintained with a lightening peel and/ or products. Take advantage of our special and get a jump start on clearer skin!

20% off package of three IPL treatments

Specials from South Bay Plastic Surgeons

For a limited time only! Have you taken advantage of a complimentary facial with Barbara? You and your friend can pamper your skin with a complimentary facial that will make your skin healthy, rejuvenated and vibrant!

Specials from South Bay Plastic Surgeons

Is Obagi right for you?

Fall is the perfect time to address those unwelcome signs of aging including: fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and age spots, uneven skin tone, loss of elasticity and loss of natural skin hydration.

Call for your complimentary skin analysis customized for your skin. 310.784.0644

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To Express Our Appreciation to Our Loyal Personal Image Center Clients and Patients:

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