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Can Dermal Fillers be affected by IPL or Thermage?

The short answer to this question is a qualified “yes” The most vulnerable fillers Many of the dermal fillers used in the U.S. are partially dependent upon their water attracting properties to provide their effects. All the hyaluronic gel fillers work by attracting water and “expanding”. They carry the most vulnerability to heat-based treatments because… Read more

Allergan chooses Nissan Pilest MD as Voluma Training Physician

The latest and most waited for hyaluronic gel filler was just released. Juvederm Voluma, the new volumizing product that promises instant volume with a longevity of up to 2 years is now in the hands of selected training physicians. Select Training Physicians Dr. Pilest, one of the most seasoned Board Certified Dermatologists in Orange County… Read more

Best Anti Aging Skin Care Ingredients

Skin care products have long been associated with “makeup”. but today’s professional skin care contains ingredients that actually reverse some of the effects of aging and environmental exposure. Retinol, niacinamide, alpha hydroxy acids – these and more “action” ingredients can play a big role in keeping your skin looking young and getting it back into… Read more

Effects of Stress on Your Skin

When  you’re under a lot of stress, you feel it AND see it! Stress related skin conditions Dermatologist and clinical psychologist Richard G. Fried, MD, PhD, FAAD, of Yardley, Pa., noted it is important to consider the biological response that happens when a person experiences stress. For example, stress can make psoriasis or rosacea worse,… Read more

Dr. Pilest Trainer for Micro Cannula and Micro Needling

Dr. Pilest has been using MicroCannula and MicroNeedling with great success. The microcannula is a thin flexible tiny tube with a smooth (not sharp) tip that is used to place fillers. This eliminates the need for multiple needle sticks and greatly reduces bruising. Used in tandem with the Accuvein device that shows location of blood… Read more

Hair Removal – why do I need more than one session?

About hair and laser Genetically, we all have different hair growth patterns and different hair “density”. With age, menopause or for what’s seemingly no reason at all, hair density and patterns can change. Sometimes hair shows up in places it wasn’t in before. Or we’ve had a problem for years and finally decided it was… Read more

Treating Your Ethnic Skin Safely

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Aging Hands – Using Fillers for Hand Rejuvenation

Hands age no matter what we do. Besides the issues that come from sun damage and neglect, your hands will lose substantial volume in the natural course of aging. Sun exposure can make your hands look older faster, but the bigger problem is volume loss. From plump and pretty to bony and “old” The loss… Read more

Fraxel Dual

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Why Your Eyes Look Tired, Old or Dark

Few of us escape the occasional raccoon-eye when we’ve not slept well or been a victim of flu or other illness. This is a temporary condition solved with rest and improved health. But what’s going on if you ALWAYS look in the mirror and see that “raccoon” looking back at you? My Eyes Make Me… Read more

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