Ben Talei, MD
DIRECTOR
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…)

Fat Transfer: A Win-Win Solution

10382286_1468250966750335_2643789808741617039_oWhen it comes to improving your appearance, you may think of how you can remove fat. This may be ideal to contour or sculpt the body. However, when it comes to the face, it is often desirable to add fat. Using today’s advancement in plastic surgery, there is a way to accomplish both. Fat transfer using micro-liposuction takes unwanted fat from your thighs, flanks or abdomen and places it strategically in the face to replenish areas that have hallowed with age. (more…)

Why You Need Your Beauty Sleep

10382286_1468250966750335_2643789808741617039_oGetting your “beauty sleep” isn’t just a cute phrase or saying. It actually holds more validity than you think. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and just like other parts, it needs rest in order to rejuvenate itself and stay vibrant. While there are many surgical and non-surgical treatments to address aging skin, making sure you get an adequate amount of sleep each can help you retain your youthful glow longer and even delay the need for cosmetic procedures. (more…)

3 Rules For A Quicker and Safer Recovery from Plastic Surgery

Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser SurgeryA skilled and experienced plastic surgeon will use techniques to minimize your recovery and downtime as much as possible after plastic surgery. However, there are still specific guidelines you’ll need to follow for any type of surgical procedure; facial plastic surgery is no exception. Adhering to your surgeon’s post-operative instructions is very important in order to protect your safety and accelerate your healing. Neglecting to take these rules seriously may sabotage your results and extend your recovery period even more. (more…)

Turning Back The ‘Hands’ of Time

10382286_1468250966750335_2643789808741617039_oDid you know that many of the non-surgical rejuvenation treatments for the face can also be applied to your hands? If your hands are showing your age, consider letting a board certified plastic surgeon perform hand rejuvenation treatments. (more…)

Makeup Habits that Sabotage Your Mission

10382286_1468250966750335_2643789808741617039_oWhen it comes to achieving that youthful, glowing and beautiful appearance, there is an expansive menu of services that a plastic surgeon can offer. However, if you are engaging in some bad daily habits at home, your results will be difficult to maintain. Of course eating a balanced diet, exercising and not smoking can all prevent facial aging and extend the life of your plastic surgery results. However, many women make mistakes when it comes to their makeup. While makeup is designed to instantly enhance your beauty and hide your flaws, the wrong makeup practices can actually age you. Ask yourself the following when it comes to your makeup habits to ensure you’re not doing more harm than good: (more…)