Will Your New Year’s Resolutions Cause More Harm than Good?

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ben Talei in Beverly Hills

As 2018 is coming to a close, many people are starting to compile their list of resolutions for the new year. For both men and women, the majority of these New Year’s resolutions include goals to be healthier and look better. However, whether you are trying to drastically decrease your waistline or find a quick fix to your facial appearance, you should be cautious and do your research first. There are certain methods that may achieve your goals, but at the significant sacrifice of your health – or your skin. As a nationally-recognized, dual board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ben Talei weighs in on this important topic of New Year’s resolution mistakes. … Continue reading

Supportive Herbal Usage After Surgery

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The adrenal glands sit above our kidneys and are regulated by our endocrine system. Their proper functioning is vital for a lot of what we do on a daily basis. One role of the adrenal glands is to produce hormones such as cortisol, which helps our bodies adapt to stress. The regulation of this hormone is also essential in the body’s sleep-wake cycle, metabolism of fat, immune system and inflammatory response.

During and after surgery, the human body goes through a stress response that affects the endocrine, cardiovascular, and immune system, to name a few. While this stress response is natural and helps with the body’s healing process, too much stress can be straining to our physiology. … Continue reading

AuraSilk: Your Best And Brightest Skin

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Uniquely crafted with healing and soothing properties, men and women of all ages can achieve their best and brightest skin with AuraSilk, as part of a special holiday promotion offered by Dr. Ben Talei of the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery. As such, individuals may purchase one bottle of AuraSilk and receive a second bottle 50% off (ending December 31, 2018). The exclusive oil blend is backed by extensive research and testing by Dr. Talei, and is suitable for any skin type. Furthermore, AuraSilk can be combined with any skin treatment protocol and moisturizing regimen, making it the perfect gift for friends and loved ones. … Continue reading

Facial Hemangioma on Your Infant and When to Worry

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It can be overwhelming and even disheartening to see a hemangioma develop on your newborn’s face just weeks after delivery. Hemangiomas are a type of vascular malformation or birthmark that looks much like a strawberry, or a bright red patch of raised skin. While they can appear anywhere on the body, they typically develop on the face or neck around 3 weeks of age. Infantile hemangiomas commonly continue to grow for the next 3 to 6 months. It is not clear exactly why hemangiomas form, but we do know that the risk factors include female gender, prematurity, twin birth, and problems associated with pregnancy or delivery. … Continue reading

Facial Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss: Are You a Candidate?

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Have you recently undergone dramatic weight loss? If done so in a healthy manner, we applaud you. When the number of the scale decreases substantially, it typically means you’ve lost a large amount of fat. But what about the skin that was holding that fat? Many patients turn to plastic surgery after dramatic weight loss to remove excess skin. Sagging or excess skin after weight loss can occur anywhere on the body, including your face.

If you have experienced dramatic weight loss from bariatric surgery or diet and exercise, plastic surgery can be your final step to a more confident and contoured you. However, not everyone is a candidate for excess skin removal. If you are considering plastic surgery to improve your facial contour, you’ll need to meet the following criteria: … Continue reading

Frustrated with Rosacea? Learn Your Treatment Options

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Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that affects up to 16 million Americans. It is also a condition that can be very difficult to live with. While there are various types and severity of rosacea, this skin disorder is known for its highly visible symptoms that cause redness, bumps and flushing on the face, neck and chest. Rosy cheeks may be cute on a toddler, but when an adult suddenly looks like they’ve had a bad sunburn or acne flare-up, it can be quite embarrassing. In fact, chronic rosacea can lead to permanent redness, large pores, thickened skin and visible capillaries throughout the face – all features that can steal your self-confidence and even cause you to avoid social situations. … Continue reading

Could Facelift Surgery Eliminate Your Acne Scars Too?

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The acne-ridden years of adolescence can be painful to think about. But what if you had a visible reminder of those self-conscious pimples every time you looked in the mirror as an adult. Acne scarring is common, and it can be quite severe for some people. Acne scars are often called pits or depressions in the skin. Some acne scars have a rough, “orange-peel” appearance. Regardless of how severe your acne scars are, they can drastically compromise your attempt to have attractive, smooth and youthful looking skin as an adult. Fortunately, there are many treatments that can reduce the appearance of acne scars so that you don’t continue to pay the price for your acne struggles as a teenager. … Continue reading

How Antioxidant Rich Foods Fight Aging Skin

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You’ve probably heard that eating foods that are rich in antioxidants is good for fighting diseases and boosting your overall health. But did you know that antioxidants can also make a big difference in your skin too? In fact, nourishing your skin from the inside out can be just as effective, if not more effective, than a topical skin care regime. Remember your skin is an organ (the largest one in your body) so it needs to be nourished properly to maintain its ideal condition. And healthy skin is typically attractive skin too! … Continue reading

The Perfect Perks of Profound Microneedling

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Microneedling is one of the most effective treatments in non-surgical facial rejuvenation. It involves purposely damaging the skin through tiny sterile needles in an effort to trigger new collagen production and other building blocks of healthy, youthful skin. It is often called “collagen induction therapy.” When it comes to anti-aging, collagen is a coveted goal for smooth, supple and confident skin. … Continue reading

Burn Scar Treatment: Put the Past Behind You

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Facial scars of any kind can be disfiguring. But when the scar is a result of a traumatic burn injury, it can be especially upsetting. Facial burn scars can not only be a physical reminder of a painful event, but they can also form in ways that limit your facial functions, such as your ability to smile, chew, drink or open and close your eyes.

Skin burns can be a result of chemicals, the sun, radiation and electricity. Burns cause skin cells to die. When the skin is damaged, the body naturally tries to heal itself by producing a protein called collagen. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen in a uniform or natural-looking pattern. As the skin heals, it is common to see areas of thickness and discoloration. This is how scars form. … Continue reading

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