Food as Medicine: Understanding Protein

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We know that diet plays a critical role in your overall health. In fact, when we learn to view and use food for medicine, we can make smarter choices that impact the way our body functions, feels and looks. As a leading facial plastic surgery practice and medical spa in Beverly Hills, we value whole body health and recognize that the way we eat can do more than just keep us healthy. In fact, just learning more about protein can help you consume it in a way to improve your sleep, energy, blood sugar levels and more. Eating right can change the way your body feels, as well as how you feel about your body! … Continue reading

Lip Threading: Problems Not Benefits

Full lips are undoubtedly a sign of beauty and youth. However, since lips tend to thin and flatten with age, there are many procedures and methods available that aim to plump or lift the lips and improve their appearance. Unfortunately, many of these procedures are not only ineffective, but some can cause more harm than good. Lip threading is an example. … Continue reading

Acne – What You Should Know Before Popping A Pimple

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As the most pervasive skin condition in the U.S., some 50 million Americans struggle with acne. Interestingly, while everyone’s skin is fundamentally the same, the skin’s reaction to hormonal fluctuations, oils and bacteria is not. As noted in an article by Marie Claire, even those that adhere to a prescription skin care regimen and avoid dairy, soy and sugar are not immune to getting zits. Given the constant flux of seemingly perfect people in advertisements, magazines and television, it’s clear that acne affects more than the skin, as it takes a toll on one’s emotional health. … Continue reading

Jennifer Hollander Answers Your Questions About Hyaluronic Acid

What exactly is hyaluronic acid? Break it down for people who aren’t completely sure.

In the world of skin health, hyaluronic acid (HA) is a glycosaminoglycan, which in layman’s terms, is a naturally occurring fluid in the body that behaves as a part of our youth-restoring matrix. In turn, HA can essentially help protect the skin’s protective barrier, making your body glove less susceptible to damage from free radicals and UV light, which can break down important skin proteins like collagen and elastin. HA is also a humectant, which is a category of skin care ingredients that help retain and preserve moisture and are often found in serums and water-based topicals. A humectant’s ability to increase hydration for all skin types makes them a leader in the world of cosmetics, especially for people who have very dry, dehydrated skin. … Continue reading

Healthy Aging: Top Nutrients, Optimal Function, and Skin Health

Aging is a wonderful privilege that can sometimes be daunting. As we get older, we tend to become more susceptible to the depletion of certain nutrients that are vital for keeping our brains sharp, bodies’ active, and skin looking beautiful. We also become more prone to oxidative stress that is caused by poor diet, pollution, frequent sun exposure, and medication overuse. However, understanding what nutrients do to support optimal health and healthy aging, will allow for a lifestyle that revolves around the wisdom and opportunities that come with age, as opposed to a lifestyle associated with senility. … Continue reading

Skin Cancer on Your Face? Why You Need a Plastic Surgeon

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According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, as much as 20 percent of all Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. Due to its prevalent exposure to sun, the face is a common area of skin to be involved. When it comes to removing skin cancer lesions from the face, a specialized and highly effective procedure is performed called Mohs surgery.

Mohs microscopic surgery is typically done by a qualified dermatologic surgeon and involves removing layers of tissue at a time. The tissue is closely examined under a microscope to ensure that only the cancerous layers of tissue are removed and more healthy skin cells remain. Mohs surgery is the gold standard for removing cancerous skin cells around the eyes, ears and nose. These are areas in which there is less subcutaneous tissue and deep tumor invasion can progress quickly. … Continue reading

How Social Media Influences Cosmetic Surgery Trends

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According to 2018 reports, as much as 3.196 billion people use social media. Social media has transformed the way we communicate to others around us and document our everyday lives. With just a click of a button, we can upload photos to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and wait for others to respond. The majority of these photos are selfies, which undoubtedly fosters a greater awareness in appearance among social media users. It comes to no surprise, therefore, that the rise in social media has impacted the world of plastic surgery. The more you see your face (or a face you wish you had) on the Internet, the more you want to improve your appearance. While it may be a slippery slope for some, it has brought more and more individuals into a plastic surgeon’s office. But which age group and demographic is influenced most? … Continue reading

Celebrate Your Valentine With AuraSilk

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Ready to fall in love with your skin again? AuraSilk oil is a natural healing blend with brightening and lightening capabilities. This product was specially formulated by a nationally recognized facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Talei combined his years of experience and elite training with extensive research and testing to introduce his own proprietary skin product. AuraSilk oil offers amazing benefits to the skin, ranging from restoring and healing to protecting and revitalizing. … Continue reading

Hormones and Skin

Ladies, this one is for you!

Your skin can tell you many things about the way your hormones are functioning. For example, acne might be triggered for a variety of reasons, such as puberty, menses, post-partum, coming off birth control pills, and so much more. Excessive dry skin is sometimes caused by menopause or hypothyroidism. Yellow and pale skin might be a sign of a thyroid dysfunction, and those dark circles under your eyes are often a sign of adrenal exhaustion or elevated cortisol levels. Whatever the circumstances, always keep in mind that your hormones are messengers coordinating the function of cells, tissues, and organs throughout your body and communicating that information to you. … Continue reading

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