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When your jewelry or house keys makes your eyes itch

Eyelid dermatitis – itchy swollen eyelids – often is the result of two common culprits – nickel and gold. The problem is the combination of gold and nickel from jewelry and titanium dioxide. Many cosmetics contain titanium dioxide so the mix can cause the release of metal which in turn irritates the eyelid skin. “If… Read more

Teoxane Serum with Hyaluronic Acid

  Teoxane – Resiliant Hyaluronic Acid in a topical serum. RHA was developed in Switzerland for dermal fillers and is now incorporated in this impressive facial serum. Unlike traditional hyaluronic acid, TEOXANE’s RHA Resilient Hyaluronic Acid® is uniquely formulated to provide a hydrating layer on the surface of the skin. It moisturizes and tightens the… Read more

The Truth About Bruising

If you’re a filler veteran or a routine Botox user, you’ve likely experienced at least one bruising incident. So who’s at fault? We wish we could take the blame and offer a guarantee that you’ll never bruise from an injection because we’ve found the no bruise holy grail, but that’s simply not possible. The face… Read more

Smart Girl’s Guide to Great Skin

OC Top Doctors 2015

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

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