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Needing Less Botox as You Age?

Botox Cosmetic has always been administered at standard ranges in each treatable area. Usually this works very well…but as age progresses, that standard dosing is sometimes more than what’s needed.  It’s most typically a subjective opinion but if you feel a little too frozen or a tad heavy in the brow after your usual Botox… Read more

How Do I Look? Does It Matter?

We all want to know “How Do I Look?” and often we know we won’t like the answer. Dermatology offers unique ways to look better more quickly and longer – for less

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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There is a LOT to learn about your skin and how it behaves. When you think of all the possible scenarios of how your skin ages, responds to sun, weather, diet, products and then combine that with all the technologies and products and fillers and science, it’s close to impossible to keep up. Dr. Pilest… Read more

Collagen Conundrum

We’ve been focusing on the issue of collagen lately, moreso now that the largest number of people seeking cosmetic dermatology are the baby boomers – many of whom are feeling undone as they see facial sagging that occurs almost at the speed of light. Collagen Loss – the galloping horse One month you feel like… 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

Your Skin Type Changes

It’s tempting to hold tight to your “skin type” and assume it never changes. It DOES change. And those changes make a big difference in how your skin should be treated. Your skin care strategies will change when your skin “type” undergoes a change. The important thing to do is to pay attention to how… Read more

Nissan Pilest Orange County Dermatologist

More Than a Doctor – On Being a Teacher

Doctor, Teacher, Confidence Maker It’s agreed that teaching something to someone else makes you better at it yourself. Very often in the process of showing or explaining what you have learned yourself, a better solution or improved process comes to light. After two decades of walking alongside new Dermatology residents at UCI’s School of Dermatology,… Read more

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Let’s Hear It for the Boys – Men and Cosmetic “Work”

An article from the American Academy of Dermatology’s website cites the upsurge in men seeking many of the same cosmetic treatments women have embraced for decades. The reasons have a distinctly different underlying reason. “In today’s fiercely competitive job market, research shows an increased demand for cosmetic procedures among men hoping that a fresh look… Read more

The Hand Selfie – Fillers to the Rescue

Rings! Who ever thought getting a beautiful piece of jewelry would cause a girl to say “Oh no!” ? The selfie has made everyone self conscious of every aspect of their appearance. Now, to show off engagement rings, soon-to-be brides are finessing the display of their new diamonds by making sure their hands look as… Read more

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