Do I really need an eye cream?

Dermatology offices are asked this question almost every day, and it’s possible that you too have wondered, “What is so special about the skin around my eyes and why should I purchase another product for such a small area?”The answer can be found in examining what actually makes the skin of this area so unique.First,… Read more »

Retinol vs. Retin-A

Retinol is a natural form of vitamin A that is found over-the-counter. It can assist with diminishing acne as well as wrinkles. The concentration for retinol can be found anywhere from 0.075-1%. People with more sensitive skin should start off with a retinol at night so that their skin does not become irritated. Place the… Read more »

Benefits of a Growth Factor

Many people wonder why it is worth adding another step, like a growth factor, into their regime. Growth factors create a biochemical pathway that promotes skin tissue repair and regeneration. While the skin is being repaired, collagen and elastic fibres are being created to give your skin the softness and plumpness. Overall, using a growth… Read more »

Introducing Kybella

Do you want a defined jaw line and youthful profile but just cannot afford the downtime of a surgical procedure? There is a new FDA-approved non-surgical injection that treats the submental fat.  Kybella destructs the fat cells and prevents from future accumulation of fat underneath the chin. The treatment is customized by the physician dependent… Read more »

Areas for Lipo That You Never Knew Could Look So Good!

As we reach a certain age most of us have pockets of fatty areas, or “problem areas” that negatively affect our body image. As a result of age and hormone changes we can accumulate unwanted, stubborn body fat. Overeating, lack of exercise and genetics also influence where and how much excess fat we have on… Read more »

Are Antioxidants Really That Good For My Skin?

Are you aware of what antioxidants actually are and how they can benefit your skin? There are these unstable molecules, free radicals, which bond to organic substances to create a destructive chemical bond. These destructive bonds can be the leading factor of your sunburn, premature aging of the skin, and even skin cancer. For example,… Read more »

Ultherapy for Decolletage!

Don’t forget your décolletage! If you hiding that once beautiful décolletage (upper chests) under a scarf, high neckline, or jewelry, Ultherapy is your solution!Did you know that in addition to the natural aging process, sun exposure, push-up bras, and even sleeping on your side, can add unwanted fine lines and wrinkles to your décolletage? Ultherapy lifts,… Read more »

The Importance of Sunscreen

Your beach towel is packed, the bikini body you’ve been working on all winter is ready to go, and your cooler is filled with snacks and beverages – you’re ready for the beach! WAIT – Don’t forget your sunscreen!During the upcoming hot summer months in Southern California, the importance of sunscreen cannot be stressed enough,… Read more »

Cosmetic Surgery and Emotional Wellness Linked

It seems that everyone these days is getting cosmetic surgery (or at least in Southern California)! Some of the most popular procedures –facelifts, brow lifts, blepharoplasties, neck lifts, jowl lifts and liposuction – all have something in common. All of these procedures seek to create a better look for the patient, as well as conforming… Read more »