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Aesthetic BluePrint Certification

Nissan Pilest, MD, FAAD, SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES ADVANCED AESTHETIC TRAINING CERTIFICATION July, 2016 Irvine, California – Nissan Pilest, MD, has successfully completed certification of The Aesthetic BluePrint™, an elite training course for advanced aesthetic practitioners. The Aesthetic BluePrint is an intense 2.5-day training seminar focusing on the advanced use of injectable products for facial rejuvenation and… Read more

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Fraxel Story with 50 Year Old Laura

Laura’s Fraxel Story As an avid soccer player and referee, Laura Matkin spent a lot of time in the hot Texas sun. After turning 50, she wanted a way to reverse the sun damage and restore a more youthful appearance. Laura had Fraxel to erase her skin damage and, she says, build up her self-esteem. Customized… Read more


Juvederm – Queen of the Lip Pout

Loving the lips! For a sexier pout, Juvederm is the queen of fillers. Juvederm Favored by Patients and Doctors Alike Juvederm is a favorite for both patients and Dr. Pilest, prized for its easy injectability and soft, natural feel. Hyaluronic gels draw water into the tissues to add plumpness and form. Because Juvederm has such… Read more

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CoolSculpting Multi Treatment Pricing Examples

CoolSculpting is the world’s most frequently performed procedure for nonsurgical fat reduction. Fat Freezing, Nearly Everywhere Now, areas all over the body can be contoured without the need for anything more than an hour-per-area session. Treatments can be repeated for increased results and can be overlapped for even more precision contouring. Summer 2016 Single Area… Read more


Tips for Removing Nose Hair

Everyone has nose hair. These tiny hairs have a purpose and you do need them. But, when the hairs closest to the opening grow longer and are visible outside the nasal canal, trimming or removing them becomes a cosmetic situation. However, removing nose hairs the wrong way can actually be dangerous.  Your skin and nose… Read more


The Secret to a Man’s Success?

Wisdom and experience are big keys to success, but so is appearance. Keeping a competitive edge demands more than it used to and men are more widely recognizing the power of appearance. Cosmetic surgery for men is increasing, but… Plastic surgery has primarily been a female domain; and for good reason. Men’s skin is thicker… Read more


Hyperhidrosis – Making Summer Miserable

You’re probably looking forward to Summer – unless you’re a heavy sweat-er. Then your life is pretty miserable. In areas like ours, we have plenty of summer days all year round, making the worry about hot day sweating span all the seasons. It’s Not Your Fault We recently had a patient come ask, “What am… Read more

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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

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