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When should I treat my acne scars?

Acne Scars – When is the best time to treat them? Conventional thinking might suggest you “wait” to see if your acne scars improve over time. But in reality, waiting means your scars will worsen over the years. Here’s why: Natural aging means collagen loss Elasticity lessens Natural aging means facial fat loss * As… Read more


The Micro Pen “Fountain of Youth”

Think the only fountain of youth is a facelift or something extravagant? There are many treatments which are barely invasive that can often give great results for looking younger, fresher and even less marked by scars.  Dr. Pilest has used the Micro Pen with excellent outcomes for aging skin, wrinkles and acne scars, both with… Read more

What Molly Sims says about CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting has the thumbs up across the globe with nearly 3,000,000 treatments performed thus far. CoolSculpting also continues the expansion of FDA cleared treatment areas, which now include the back bra bulges and that “banana roll” that women can get under their buttocks. Here’s Molly Sims, a new mom who fought the weight battle and… Read more


Prepping for Summer

You know it’s coming. Glorious Summer is on her way with longer days, swimming pools, the beach, the golf course and the unavoidable sun damage. Here’re some quick reminders of staying safer in the sun while still enjoying the California sunshine. Hat it up. There are all kinds of styles for everyone. Pick a hat… Read more


About Fat Freezing and Fat Losing

You’ve heard of Fat Freezing with CoolSculpting and likely have a sense of how it works. CoolSculpting is a great effortless add-to (or catalyst) for getting your body in better shape. Fat freezing with CoolSculpting is the #1 nonsurgical body contouring procedure in the world. The ideal candidate is at a normal weight with a normal… Read more

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The FDA Approved Acne Scar Filler

“I don’t want to wait any longer to do something about these scars. What CAN I do?!” We hear you. Acne and the scars left behind leave an indelible mark. Not only do the scars remind you of a miserable time in your life, but the scars themselves make you miserable.   Filler Use for… Read more

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The Ongoing Stigma of Acne

If you’ve experienced acne, then no one has to tell you just how difficult it can make your life. We tend to assume that most people are very aware of acne causes and also that people are generally sympathetic – or at least empathetic – to acne sufferer’s plight. But that’s not what’s being seen… Read more

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Meet Clear + Brilliant – Our “Baby” Fraxel

What? What’s Baby Fraxel? We’ve dubbed Clear + Brilliant as “Baby Fraxel” because the laser technology is similar to Fraxel, but is gentler. Lighter versions of laser are appropriate for more sensitive skin or skin that is hyper-risk for pigmentation side effects. Clear + Brilliant is an ideal choice for younger patients who have not… Read more

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Kybella and Khloe Promote “Chin Up”

Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian is now an ambassador for Allergan’s Kybella in a new campaign called Live Chin Up. Chin Up is more encompassing than a single cosmetic treatment and aims to empower those who want to make positive changes in all aspects of their lives. Frumpy to Fab Khloe re-invented her image by… Read more

How to Look Older

How to “Accidentally” Look Older

Want to look older in mere seconds? Thick makeup can add 10 years in the 10 seconds it takes to put it on your face.  The makeup that “covers it all” is not likely to be doing you any favors. So why do so many women feel the need for mask-like makeup? A big part… Read more

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