Have you recently attained a weight loss goal? If significant fat has been lost, you may be ecstatic about your new figure but less than thrilled about the way your skin now hangs on your face. Dramatic weight loss in an aging adult, even if done in a healthy manner, can lead to sagging facial skin due to the loss of fat volume in the face and poor elasticity within the skin. … Continue reading
My friend is beautiful. Like super beautiful. And a soccer Olympian! Hanging out with me is risky because I like to stab things. Lauren Sesselmann permitted me to tamper with her perfect face just a little in order to sharpen the jaw and neckline a little and refresh the cheeks and under eyes while also softening the area around her mouth above and below. I even gave her a tiny bit of cheek contour to decrease the need for any contouring makeup. … Continue reading
When the FDA approved Botox for cosmetic use in 2002, it quickly became the most widely-known facial injectable product across the nation. Instead of undergoing plastic surgery, aging patients now had the opportunity to treat forehead wrinkles, fine lines and “crow’s feet” with the simple and strategic injection of Botox. By 2009, however, Botox earned some competition in treating wrinkles as Dysport hit the United States market. … Continue reading
What if you could erase your wrinkles and give to a charity all at once? Esteemed facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ben Talei invites you to a special “NewTox Party” this Saturday, June 29th from 10am to 6pm at our Beverly Hills Center office. At this unique event, guests will not only have an opportunity to try the newest Botox alternative product on the market, but they can also support children with cancer at the same time. … Continue reading
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
When it comes to non-surgical cosmetic procedures for the face, fillers and injectables top the list. While fillers and Botox are most commonly associated with women, men can also benefit. In fact, men can gain dramatic improvements from these non-invasive, no downtime facial injections. From correcting the signs of aging to defining the masculine features of the face, here’s what men can expect from dermal fillers and Botox. … Continue reading