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
Everyone loves getting a good deal. However, you shouldn’t shop for Botox like you do a bargain sweater. It is critical that you carefully weigh the safety and qualifications of your Botox provider against the proposed cost when you are finalizing your facial rejuvenation decision. If the cost of Botox seems “too good to be true,” you should proceed cautiously and understand the serious risks that could be involved. … Continue reading
One of the greatest fears in a patient who is considering a facelift is getting results that look “over done” or unnatural. This often includes a “pulled” appearance along the cheeks, jawline and mouth. Not only does this look unnatural, but these antiquated facelifting techniques don’t hold up as well over time, leading to the need for additional cosmetic investment.
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The warmth of the sun on your skin is certainly inviting, especially in the spring. Unfortunately, too much time in the sun comes at a cost. Not only are the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays the leading cause of skin cancer, but they can also largely contribute to premature skin aging such as wrinkles, sagging, age spots and more. … Continue reading
This month, families across the nation are celebrating moms. How will you honor this special woman in your life this year? While pretty flowers and breakfast in bed are welcome gestures on Mother’s Day, your mom deserves a gift that could really spoil her. It’s time to make her feel like the beloved woman you see her as with the gift of facial rejuvenation from a skilled plastic surgeon. … Continue reading
Cold weather often gets a bad reputation, even with your skin. Most people think about how the dry air can negatively impact your complexion. However, the winter months have some benefits for your facial skin too. At Beverly Hills Center, we want to help patients retain a healthy and attractive complexion all year long – including the seasons when the air may be extra chilly. Since we can’t stop the winter from approaching, here are some positive takeaways that your skin can get from cooler temperatures: … Continue reading
It is not hard to find treatments and remedies to fight the signs of aging on the face. Facial aging is one of the most unwelcome parts of getting older, yet it is also inevitable. While we have not found a way to stop the aging process all together, there are countless services in facial rejuvenation that can hide, slow down and even reverse the signs of aging temporarily. Non-surgical services range from chemical peels, facial fillers and microneedling to dermabrasion, innovative skin care products and much more. Before you can determine which is right for your aging face, it is important to understand what actually happens throughout our face as time marches on. … Continue reading
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
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
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