Ben Talei, MD
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Board Certified.
Dual Fellowship Trained.
Facial Plastic Surgeon.

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Why You Need To Know About Hyaluronic Acid

When it comes to facial filler injections, there is a common key ingredient across multiple brands and types: hyaluronic acid. While you may be familiar with the term, how much do you really understand about HA and how it works in your go-to filler?

The benefits of hyaluronic acid in terms of youthful skin rely on moisture and firmness. Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide (carbohydrate) that is naturally found in your body. This powerful agent acts as a moisture-binding ingredient within your skin. More specifically, large amounts of HA occupy the space between the skin cells. Your skin needs HA in order to support and hydrate elastin and collagen, the two most influential elements to youthful skin. When your skin has adequate amounts of HA, it is firm, moisturized and plump. Unfortunately, our body naturally loses hyaluronic acid as we age, often beginning as early as the 30’s. (more…)

Microdermabrasion: A Fresh Start For Your Face

Beverly Hills CA Non-Surgical Facial TreatmentsThe New Year is an excellent time for a fresh start. Why not begin with your face? There is a simple, non-invasive “lunch hour” procedure that can effectively revitalize your facial appearance and turn back the hands of time. Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular non-surgical services that we offer at our Beverly Hills plastic surgery center. It essentially removes the dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin so that newer, fresher skin cells can rise to the surface.
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Are Your Face-Washing Habits Aging You?

Beverly Hills CA Facial RejuvenationToday’s facial cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, can produce dramatic effects in terms of reversing the signs of aging. However, in an effort to retain your youthful glow, be sure to care for your skin properly after your procedure. One of the most important steps you can take to preserve your cosmetic procedure results is to mind your face-washing habits. (more…)

Why Choose Microneedling?

Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser SurgeryMicroneedling has taken its place as one of the most innovative, natural and effective treatments in non-surgical facial rejuvenation. More specifically, the Profound Microneedle RF technology is delivering “profound” benefits for patients who want to turn back the hands of time without undergoing the anesthesia, downtime and incisions of a surgical facelift. (more…)

When Downtime Is Not An Option

Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser SurgeryPlastic surgery is the best way to make long-term improvements in your appearance. However, not everyone can afford the downtime that is required for most surgical procedures. If you lead a busy lifestyle or can’t take time off of work to recover from plastic surgery, you can still turn back the hands of time. In fact, many patients choose to address facial aging with non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments. (more…)

Facial Aging is Not Straightforward

Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser SurgeryWhile there have been remarkable advancements in plastic surgery that can reverse or delay the signs of aging, there is no way to actually stop the aging process altogether. When considering the process of aging in the skin, we typically focus on the face. Here is where aging is most pronounced and unfortunately, a place where we prefer it didn’t happen. (more…)

Debunking Myths About Botox

Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills CABotox is one of the most sought-after treatments when it comes to non-surgical procedures to improve the face. With all of the buzz surrounding Botox, there lies many misconceptions. It is always best to let your plastic surgeon clear up any false information about Botox, but here are three of the most common myths to get you started on a better understanding of this procedure. (more…)

Facelift While You Are Awake

Facelift With Surgery Beverly Hills CADid you know that is possible to get a facelift without going under? The Painless Facelift or “Awake Facelift” is a highly sought after cosmetic procedure for patients who are reluctant to undergo general anesthesia but who want to turn back the hands of time. (more…)

5 Habits That Age Your Face

One of the primary reasons that both men and women choose plastic surgery or facial skin rejuvenation services is to reduce the signs of aging. Today there are countless procedures, both surgical and non-invasive, that can improve wrinkles, sagging, laugh lines, crow’s feet and more. Depending on your specific preferences, your budget and the severity of your concerns, a plastic surgeon can recommend an effective solution to turn back the hands of time. (more…)