Facelift surgery can perform near-miracles when it comes to reversing the signs of aging on the lower face. Lines, wrinkles, loose skin, fat deposits, and more troubles can be diminished. Some patients will see that 10 years has simply vanished from their faces. Considering what a facelift can do, it’s hard to imagine that anything… [Read More]
Will a chemical peel improve the appearance of large pores?
Question: Will a chemical peel improve the appearance of large pores? Answer: Chemical peels come in a variety of strengths and formulations. In general terms, chemical peels can improve the appearance of large pores. The stronger the formulation of the chemical peel, the deeper the penetration of the chemical agent which results in increased and… [Read More]
I have two young children, ages 1 and 3
Question: I have two young children, ages 1 and 3, and for about the past three years I haven’t constant dark circles under my eyes. Is this something that will improve if I ever manage to get more sleep or can eyelid surgery fix this? Answer: Dark circles underneath the eyes can be caused by… [Read More]
Should I be looking into injectable fillers or surgical options?
Question: I am a 52-year-old woman with heavy skin damage due to the sun and smoking. Would a series of injectable fillers do anything for me or should I be looking into surgical options? Answer: Skin damage as a result of smoking and sun exposure is best treated with procedures that directly effect the quality… [Read More]
What should I be doing after my chemical peel?
Question: Will I need to use any specific type of lotions or creams during or after my chemical peel procedure? Answer: Following your chemical peel, you will be given very specific instructions to follow to prevent any potential complications from occurring as the result from your chemical peel. Depending upon the depth of the chemical… [Read More]
I have those little lines above my lips.
Question: I used to be a smoker and have those little lines above my lips. Can these be improved with some type of injectable? Answer: The short answer is yes. The thin lines in your lips can be treated with injectable fillers. I have found that a combination of injectable fillers, a very small amount… [Read More]
What is a TCA peel?
Question: What is a TCA peel? Answer: TCA is trichloric acetic acid. TCA is used as a chemical peeling agent. TCA comes in several different concentrations. The higher the TCA concentration, the stronger the peel. Lower concentration TCA peels around 8% can be used by aestheticians safely under the guidance of a physician. The peels… [Read More]
How long do the results of a chemical peel typically last?
Question: How long do the results of a chemical peel typically last? Will I need to do multiple procedures? Answer: The length of time the results of a chemical peel will last will depend largely on the strength of the chemical peel used to rejuvenate your skin. A mild chemical peel typically used in conjunction… [Read More]
I’m in my 50’s and my skin is showing signs of sun damage.
Question: I’ve lived in California all of my life, and now that I’m in my 50’s my skin is showing signs of sun damage. Is a chemical peel my best option for lessening these effects? Answer: If you have lived in Southern California all of your life it is likely your skin is now showing… [Read More]
Will a chemical peel help reduce my wrinkles?
Question: I have been a smoker for the past 40 years. Will a chemical peel help reduce my wrinkles and poor skin? Answer: If you have been a smoker for 40 years then the first and most important thing that you need to do prior to any chemical peel is to stop smoking. Once you… [Read More]
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