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…)

Improving Your Nose Without a Nose Job

Beverly Hills CA Nose JobsDespite its central position on your face, the nose should never attract attention. The nose should be in proper balance and proportion within the face to allow more desirable facial features (the lips or eyes) to be highlighted.

Rhinoplasty can certainly alter the shape or size of the nose to improve its appearance. However, not everyone wants to undergo nose surgery, and there are times when altering other facial features can improve the appearance of the nose. From liquid rhinoplasty to chin implants, patients can gain a more attractive nose without a traditional nose job.

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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…)

Nose Job Without Surgery?

Beverly Hills CA Plastic SurgeonThe nose is the most prominent feature on the face. For this reason, many people are especially bothered by its imperfections. While major concerns such as a crooked nose or large nose can only be corrected with surgery (rhinoplasty), there are many small defects that can be greatly improved with non-surgical techniques. The use of facial fillers and injectables has revolutionized facial cosmetic procedures. Although the results are not permanent, they provide many advantages, especially for those who want to improve their nasal appearance but are unwilling to undergo the risk and downtime of surgery. (more…)

The 411 on Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Beverly Hills CA Plastic SurgeonsWith the advancements of today’s technology, patients no longer have to go under the knife to look younger or feel prettier. Laser skin rejuvenation continues to increase in popularity. It is an in-office procedure that is quick and provides dramatic results for a wide range of skin concerns, especially on the face. Here are some FAQs to help you understand how laser therapy for skin rejuvenation works and if it could be right for you: (more…)

How A Plastic Surgeon Can Treat Rhinophyma

Beverly Hills CA Facial Plastic SurgeonRosacea is a skin disorder of the face that affects more than 16 million Americans. It typically begins as redness on the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. However, if rosacea worsens, its symptoms can become severe enough to cause rhinophyma. (more…)

The Truth About Thinning Lips

Beverly Hills CA Plastic Surgeon for Lip AugmentationIf the aging process has taken its toil on your face, your lips are likely included. Although some people are born with thin lips, it is common for the lips to lose volume and sag at the corners as we get older. This can project a sad or angry expression and it counteracts any hope of your lips looking sensual and defined. You also may notice that your lips hide more of your teeth and the distance between your upper lip and nose is lengthened. (more…)