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What’s YOUR Blood Pressure Reading?

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...

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Aging Like a Celebrity

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...

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Will Coloring My Hair Make It Fall Out?

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 Hair Dyeing and Hair "Loss" After you've dyed or highlighted your hair, you may notice more hair "loss"....

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Why Your Skin Type and Origin Matters

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...

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Winter Skin Fixers for Better, More Hydrated Skin

Winter Skin Fixers for Better, More Hydrated Skin

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,...

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New Instant Face Lift

New Instant Face Lift

InstaLift™ is new - but it's actually based on some older concepts that didn't work as intended. 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...

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Puffy Eye Fixes and Preventions

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...

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Double Down on Dermal Fillers

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....

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Belotero for “Etched-in” Wrinkles and 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...

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Juvederm Patient Stories

Juvederm Patient Stories

Juvederm Families Talk The father and son and mother and daughter in this video talk about what they notice in each other. Genes often dictate how our faces will age. And those same genes can almost predict how a child will experience aging. So if you see your...

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