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What’s YOUR Blood Pressure Reading?

We had a patient share this story and she asked if we’d share with you. It’s an important topic, so we hope you will share, too. “This past week my best friend came for a girls’ sleepover (yes, we still do that and it’s always fun!) I’d been tracking my blood pressure because it had… Read more

Aging Like a Celebrity

You may ask, “What do celebrities have access to that I don’t?” Well, plenty that we could name, like personal chefs and personal makeup artists and perhaps private planes. But what you do have access to, just like the actresses and actors you admire, are the same appearance-improving technologies and treatments. From Manhattan dermatologic surgeon… Read more

Hair Coloring Causing Hair Loss

Will Coloring My Hair Make It Fall Out?

All those hairs in the sink and in my brush! Panic*!! Why they may be there: Natural hair cycles (not actual loss) Hair dyeing Stress Medical condition Heredity Natural Hair Cycles Your hair grows in cycles, so you will sometimes notice more hair in your brush or on the shower drain or sink.  Old hairs… Read more

Why Your Skin Type and Origin Matters

“What does where my grandmother’s from have to do with my skin?” In a word – everything. Your Skin – Unlike Any Other How your skin responds to heat, chemicals, sunshine, bug bites, skin allergies, lasers and the increasing number of medical and cosmetic procedures is heavily dependent upon your genetic mix. When you’re considering… Read more

Winter Skin Fixers

Is Your Skin Feeling a Little Like Tree Bark?  We commiserate with you.  Often no matter what lotion you’re using, when the colder weather hits, your skin feels like tree bark. Winter in Southern California reminds us that we live in an arid, moisture-depleted climate. The winds blow in from the desert and mountains during the winter,… Read more

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New Instant Face Lift

InstaLift is new – but it’s actually based on some older concepts that didn’t work. The desire for an instant face lift that doesn’t require surgery, is safe and lasts a reasonable length of time has been around a long time. There have been attempts in the past –  and misses. But those misses have… Read more

Radiesse Golden Ticket Sweepstakes

Don’t miss your chance for an up to $5,000 makeover from Radiesse and Belotero Entry Dates and Entry Form   Entry and process is entirely through Radiesse. Our office cannot enter for you nor assist in photo uploads. Please read all the instructions (note the entry timelines). We wish you Good Luck! Contest is open… Read more

Puffy Eye Fixes and Preventions

You can have puffy eyes for all kinds of reasons: Allergies, fluid retention, fatigue, smoking, hormones, a sleepless night, or crying. Try these quick fixes. De-puffing Helpers: Place a cold spoon (not frozen), washcloth or cucumber slices soaked in cold water on your closed eyes for a few minutes. Prep some teabags (caffeinated green or black teas)… Read more

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Double Down on Dermal Fillers

Fillers can make remarkable changes – Just take a look at 74 year old Lorraine! You might have guessed her age on the left before her fillers, but who would ever guess her age on the right afterward? As dermal fillers advance, do so the ways they can be used together. This particular case of… Read more

Belotero for Lip Lines

Belotero for “Etched-in” Wrinkles and Lines

Dr. Pilest uses all the available FDA-approved fillers at Total Dermatology, simply because they all have one or more unique properties that fit certain needs. Belotero is lesser-known than fillers like Juvederm or Restylane, but it’s satisfactions levels are very similar.   An Excellent Finish BELOTERO BALANCE is an ideal choice to soften and smooth… Read more

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