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Physician of Excellence Orange County 2015

Physician of Excellence When the letter came from the Orange County Medical Society letting me know that I’d been selected a Physician of Excellence, my first response was “Oh, wow!” I looked twice to make sure it was my name on the paper! This honor does not come without the support of many people and… Read more

Newest Advances in Hair Regrowth

Hair Regrowth Using Your Own Platelets (This video is displayed to show the procedure. Dr. Pilest does not use stem cells in conjunction with PRP and other treatments as the cost becomes prohibitive) PRP has proven to be an excellent complement to lasers and fractional RF for the treatment of acne scars and other skin… Read more

When Fillers are Not for You

Fillers for wrinkles and volume loss are remarkable for what they can accomplish. But all fillers aren’t okay for everyone. Take note of these circumstances that might mean you aren’t a good candidate: Severe allergies with a history of anaphylactic shock An allergy to collagen (if you want to use a filler containing collagen) An… Read more


Eyeliner Technique to Love

We love to find new tips and techniques. One of the most frustrating makeup steps for many women is eyeliner. How to get a lined eye without looking lined? Check out this video on TightLining – we tried it and it works great! Even on older eyes with wrinkles! Caveat – ALWAYS use a clean… Read more

concept of aging and skin care

The Top 3 Skin Agers

#1 Overdosing on Sun The number one cause of unnecessary skin damage is, quite simply, the sun. If you notice that the skin on your  hands, face and neck seem to age faster than other areas, it’s because these areas typically remain uncovered so get tons or sun exposure. Skin becomes wrinkled and thinner with repeated… Read more

Why Sugar is Bad for Your Skin – From Acne to Wrinkles

Why Sugar Is Bad For Your Skin Sugar or high-glycemic foods quickly convert to sugar. This in turn raises insulin levels and puts unnatural demands on your body to deal with the food you just ate.  Simple carbohydrates, like refined sugar, white bread and soda, cause your insulin levels to spike, which leads to what… Read more

Menopause and the Effect on Your Skin

Menopause not only affects the internal body, it affects the skin as well. Menopause and the Skin – the hormonal fluctuations don’t always play nicely with your skin. Here’s a quick list of what many menopausal women experience in skin changes: Oily Skin: Estrogen levels decrease so testosterone is no longer masked. Testosterone stimulates sebaceous… Read more

The “Right Way” to Wash Your Hands

Everyone’s aware of the deadliness of Ebola and the extreme measures it requires to prevent the spread of the virus. While we shiver at the thought of that particular disease, there are countless harmful and other deadly bacteria, viruses and germs all around us. Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we… Read more

Belly Busting Options

From Today Health Sept 18, 2014 “American adults got some bad fitness news this week. While our overall body-mass index hasn’t changed in the last decade, our waistlines are still spreading. That means we’re not necessarily getting heavier, but we’re gaining the weight in the worst place: our bellies.” If I had time, of course… Read more

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