September CoolSculpting Event

Join us on September 21st for our CoolSculpting Event!

See how CoolSculpting is done with no surgery + no downtime


CoolSCulpting Event

Attendees will receive a $50 gift card, a free consultation that evening, special pricing and packages

{only available to purchase at the event}, be entered in a raffle for a treatment as well as enjoy

complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres!


When you register yourself and a friend for the event{both have consultations},

you {referring friend} will receive an additional $50 gift card!


Call TODAY to reserve YOUR spot as seats are limited 

(949) 218- 6232 or email


** UPDATE :: We are currently FULL for the event, but have started a Waiting List as we look at doing another CoolSculpting session the same night starting at 7:15 PM. If you are wanting to attend the 2nd time slot, please email or call today. **



September 21st from 6 - 8 PM

Facial Aesthetic Concepts

22411 Antonio Pkwy #C-120

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Liquid Lift FAC

Achieve a Liquid Lift with BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers

liquid lift or liquid facelift is a procedure that uses injections of dermal fillers or muscle immobilizers to erase lines, firm and tighten sagging skin, and add volume to the face. It is used to treat mild conditions like crows’ feet, marionette lines, small jowls and vertical lip lines.

What Does a Liquid Lift Involve?

After consulting with the doctor to discuss their options, the client will be given a local anesthetic in the target area. The doctor will then start injecting the liquid in the target area, and he will work from the top down.

Most liquid lifts are temporary and last anywhere from a few months to two years. The procedures usually take 15 to 30 minutes, and there may be some bruising at the injection for the next day or so.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers or wrinkle fillers are injections that fill a line or crease with a specific substance and make the line apparently disappear. They can also add volume to the face by filling out thin lips and making facial skin tighter.

Most dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the human body. Some studies indicate that repeated injections of hyaluronic acid may stimulate the body’s production of collagen. Depending on the type of filler used, the effects of a hyaluronic acid injection can range from several months to two years.

A few dermal fillers are made with synthetic substances. They last longer than the hyaluronic acid fillers, but they are also more likely to cause side effects including redness and bruising.

Collagen wrinkle fillers are made from purified collagen. The results look quite natural, but the effects tend not to last as long as those produced by other fillers.

What is BOTOX®?

A BOTOX® injection works by paralyzing certain muscles and blocking certain nerves. Therefore, it smooths facial wrinkles, and the effects can last three to twelve months. You should be able to return to work or other activities after treatment. BOTOX® should not be used by women who are pregnant or breast feeding.

If you are interested in a liquid facelift, contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts. With our significant experience helping patients, we will be able to determine if a facelift with BOTOX® and dermal fillers will be appropriate for your needs. By working together, we can develop the best treatment plan to meet your cosmetic needs. Contact us today for your consultation.

Facelift vs Extended Microlift for Facial Rejuvenation

There has been a gradual shift over the past two decades in the way that people look at health, youth, and beauty. Fewer people are content with growing old gracefully, as it were. People are willing to take steps to improve their appearance and maintain their youthful vigor for as long as they possibly can. As a result, more people see procedures like facelifts and extended microlifts as a normal part of their healthcare as they age.

What is an Extended Microlift?

An extended microlift is a procedure that allows patients who have moderate sagging in their neck and jawline to contour their face, giving them a more youthful appearance. An extended microlift does not address all of the problems that a complete facelift would. It is designed for patients who need minimal treatment around their jaw and neck in order to regain their youthful appearance.

The results achieved by an extended microlift are similar to those achieved with a facelift. The difference is that with an extended microlift, the patient needs less work to meet their aesthetic goals. The incisions used during the procedure as well as the recovery time are shorter than with a traditional facelift.

During the extended microlift procedure, subtle incisions are made that allow the surgeon to gain access to the layer of muscle underneath the skin for repositioning.

Prior to this procedure, a patient will receive general or sedation anesthesia. Once the procedure has been completed, a patient will have minimal discomfort as well as bruising and swelling that will clear up in 7 to 10 days. On average, sutures are removed one week following the procedure. And within two weeks, most patients feel comfortable enough to get back to a normal routine.

A Traditional Facelift

During the procedure, a surgeon will make incisions around the temple. From there, the surgeon will begin to reshape the muscles. Once the procedure has been completed, the skin is closed using sutures. Recovery time may vary.

A facelift procedure can be accompanied by eyelid surgery, a brow lift, or other cosmetic surgeries. Speak with a surgeon regarding other procedures that may be beneficial alongside a facelift.

Schedule a Consultation

Both an extended microlift and a traditional facelift can address problems that accompany aging. It is best to consult a surgeon when determining which procedure is right for you. Contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts today to schedule your consultation.

Experiencing Vaginal Dryness? Consider ThermiVa!

You knew that changes would come to your body eventually. It’s no surprise to see a few wrinkles. Your body has changed as well, adding a few more curves where they didn’t used to be. You can accept that this is a part of life, but you never expected vaginal problems like dryness and irritation. You have tried different creams and asked your doctor for answers. You have been told that it’s hormonal, but you have not found relief. ThermiVa® could be the answer you have been looking for all along.

What’s Going On Down Below?

As you approach menopause, your body is in for some serious changes. Your reproductive system is getting ready to shut down. That means your reproductive hormones, estrogen and progesterone, are going to drop. These hormones are responsible for more than your sexual health. They have an impact on you in many ways. When they drop, they can lead to a thinning of the vaginal tissues. As this thinning occurs in this delicate area, dryness is typical. This dryness can cause such irritation that even your urethra is affected, causing female incontinence.

It can be so frustrating. Add the changes that occurred in the birth canal after having children and you could be in for some serious discomfort. Medication and lotions aren’t enough. You need something that will promote the development of healthy tissue in your vagina. That’s where ThermiVa® comes into play.

Understanding ThermiVa®

ThermiVa® is a non-invasive treatment that is designed to tighten your vaginal tissues and produce healthy cells as collagen production is increased. This type of therapy is designed to rejuvenate this sensitive area so that you will have increased lubrication once again. With new growth and improved elasticity, your symptoms will finally go away.

A slim, narrow wand uses radiofrequency energy that is applied to your vaginal tissues. The energy level is carefully controlled, causing a heating effect that will stimulate cell growth, circulation and collagen production. The only thing you will feel is a gentle warmth. As the tissues of your vagina are rejuvenated, you should find relief.

Learn More About ThermiVa®

If you are like so many women, you are too embarrassed to talk about your symptoms. You have been living in discomfort for too long. Vaginal dryness can have a major impact on your well-being, making you feel miserable. It is time to do something about your discomfort.

Make an appointment at Facial Aesthetic Concepts to discuss ThermiVa® with our team. Find out more about how effective this treatment option is. It is time to restore your vaginal health and feel better. Not only will it benefit you, but it will make your intimate moments more enjoyable with your partner. You owe it to yourself to learn more about the ThermiVa® difference.

Facial Aesthetic Concepts has locations in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for ThermiVa®.


Wave Your Crow’s Feet Goodbye With BOTOX

BOTOX® is generating a lot of buzz throughout the cosmetic industry given its remarkable efficacy in reducing fine lines and wrinkles across the visage. BOTOX® injections take less than 20 minutes to complete and do not entail any tissue removal, incisions or recovery time. In fact, these treatments are so fast and convenient that they can easily be performed on a person’s lunch break. This is a far cry from costly, facelift procedures that warrant weeks away from work and additionally entail a considerable amount of risk. If you’ve recently noticed crow’s feet or other fine lines developing around your eyes, BOTOX® injections may be the perfect solution for you.

What Crow’s Feet Are and How They Develop

Often referred to as character lines or laugh lines, crow’s feet develop around the eyes and radiate outwards towards the temples. They are but one form of dynamic wrinkles which develop as the result of built-up tension within the expressive muscles. Each time you use your expressive muscles to show emotion, the resulting expansion and contraction invariably creates tension. Over time, built-up tension in these underlying muscles can have a wrinkling effect at the surface of the skin. Smiling and laughing are two actions that cause the greatest amount of movement in the expressive muscles around the eyes and thus, crow’s feet can be seen as signifying a life well-lived. Despite their somewhat positive connotation, crow’s feet can make a person look significantly older than he or she really is.

How BOTOX® Eliminates Crow’s Feet

BOTOX® is a purified solution that has an instant and powerful impact on nerve activity. When strategically injected into the expressive muscles near the eyes, this solution can temporarily block nerve signals, thereby causing the expressive muscles to relax. As a result, built-up tension is released and the appearance of crow’s feet is greatly minimized. It is vital to note, however, that the effects of BOTOX® last just three to six months. After this time, normal nerve and muscle activity will resume and the BOTOX® injections will need to be repeated.

BOTOX® can create immediate improvements in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. Patients, however, are advised to wait several days to allow the full effects of BOTOX® to manifest.

Learn More About BOTOX®

BOTOX® is a safe and convenient method for treating crow’s feet. To learn more about BOTOX®, visit Facial Aesthetic Concepts at one of our offices in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, or Rancho Santa Margarita. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and eliminate your crow’s feet.

Reduce Facial Wrinkles with Juvederm

Probably the most unwelcome cosmetic change associated with aging is the development of wrinkles. Since the face is the most prominent part of the body, facial wrinkles are particularly noticeable to both the observer and the person with the wrinkles.

Most people attribute their wrinkles to old age and simply accept this development as inevitable. Others fight the good fight, looking for treatment options to minimize fine lines and wrinkles on their face.

It seems that many people mistakenly believe that a facelift is the only option when it comes to treating wrinkles. The truth is that there are a number of choices available for the treatment of line and wrinkles and not all of them require surgery.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are a treatment option that does not involve the need for surgery, incisions, or significant downtime. Millions of people have taken advantage of this minimally-invasive technique for minimizing facial wrinkles. The treatment is safe, effective, and long-lasting.

This procedure involves the injection of various substances into the face to treat fine lines and wrinkles, loss of facial volume, and dry skin. After a treatment with dermal fillers, you can expect to see smoother skin that is more radiant and moist.


Juvederm® treatment has been exploding in popularity as a safe alternative to cosmetic surgery.

The product consists of a gel containing hyaluronic acid, a substance your own body makes to promote moist skin. As you age, less hyaluronic acid is produced, leading to skin that loses volume and becomes thinner and dryer.

Juvederm® corrects this deficiency and is a fast, effective method for the treatment of facial wrinkles, as well as thinning, dry skin. It involves little to no downtime and is a very simple and fast treatment.

Are there any side effects from Juvederm® treatment?

Side effects after a Juvederm® treatment are quite rare and are almost always minor in nature and duration. Some patients experience minor redness, tenderness, or swelling at the injections sites. These can be expected to resolve on their own without the requirement for further treatment.

Can I have multiple treatments?

Yes. You will actually need them, as the Juvederm® gel will be gradually metabolized by your body. Follow ups will ensure that you will continue to be pleased with your results for many months to come. For more information, contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts. We will be happy to speak with you and help you decide if this treatment would help you with your skincare needs. We have offices in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, and Rancho Santa Margarita. We look forward to speaking with you.

7 Benefits of Thermage

Thermage® uses radiofrequency energy to produce thermal reactions within your skin, and if you’d like to have tighter skin, it’s a treatment worth considering. During the procedure, a small device is gently pressed against your skin, and radiofrequency energy is produced by the device. Since the treatment uses RF energy, it doesn’t require recovery time or incisions, and it can be very effective for treating aging skin.

This treatment generates heat within the target area while using an advanced cooling system to protect the surface layer of your skin. The heat generated during the procedure is effective at producing collagen within the lower layers of your skin, which causes two important processes to occur. First, the heat breaks down hydrogen bonds and causes your skin to tighten. The second major effect of the treatment is increased metabolism within the fatty layer of your skin. If you’re considering this treatment, you should be aware of the many benefits.

Great for Multiple Areas

Thermage® is a popular choice because it can effectively treat multiple areas of your body, and you can have these areas treated in a single visit. Traditional surgery offers similar results, but it can only treat a few different areas of your body.

No Surgery Involved

Many patients who choose Thermage® don’t want to undergo surgery because it carries significant risks. Since it doesn’t require any incisions or general anesthesia, Thermage® is great for patients who want to avoid invasive surgery.

No Downtime

Another benefit of Thermage® is the lack of downtime, and after you’re finished with the treatment, you can immediately return home and get back to your daily life. You don’t have to spend any time recovering in a hospital, and your daily lifestyle won’t be put on hold.

Minimal to No Discomfort

One of the problems with traditional surgery is discomfort, both during and after the procedure. Thermage® is a popular option because it is considered to be a comfortable treatment.

Excellent Safety Record

Before undergoing any procedure, it’s important to investigate its safety record, and if you’re considering Thermage®, you should know that it’s regarded as a very safe procedure.

Improve the Appearance of Your Skin

A major benefit of undergoing treatment with Thermage® is improved skin, and the treatment is effective for improving skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles. It’s especially good at softening the wrinkles around your forehead, and by stimulating collagen production, it can tighten skin and significantly improve your overall appearance.

Enjoy a Youthful Appearance

Thermage® can deliver great results for men and women, and it’s viewed as a great alternative to a surgical facelift. If you want to improve the overall texture of your skin and obtain a youthful appearance, Thermage® can help.

Talk to the team at Facial Aesthetic Concepts about how this treatment can benefit you specifically. We have locations in Rancho Santa Margarita, Aliso Viejo and San Clemente. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

Reverse Signs of Aging Using Chemical Peels

The idea of reversing the signs of aging is extremely appealing to many people. As we get older, there are so many things about our appearance that change. For example, the condition of our skin is not what it used to be. In our youth, we have skin that is well-hydrated, firm and plump. As the years go by, this situation dramatically changes. We are left with skin that is dull, damaged and definitely not as firm and hydrated as it used to be. Chemical peels are a great solution that can help you reverse some of the common signs of aging and help you look younger.

Chemical peels have been tested time and again and have consistently produced fantastic results for many types of people with varying skin conditions. Because no two people are exactly alike, we offer many different types of chemical peels. Lighter chemical peels can be used to treat skin issues such as brown spots and fine lines and wrinkles while improving the overall health of your skin.

Deeper problems, however, require deeper treatment. Sun-damaged or more deeply wrinkled skin would benefit more from a phenol or TCA peel. We often recommend these peels for clients who are dealing with more deeply set wrinkles, difficult brown spots and problems with skin texture.

Clients who want to target acne, age spots, melasma and fine lines would benefit from the gentle ReVitalize Peel, while Face-A-New is designed to improve the tone and texture of the skin and promote future healing by kick starting collagen production. Both of these peels can be safely used on almost every skin type.

So why do chemical peels work? For one, they work in the same way that other skin treatments that include exfoliation do. It helps get rid of the outermost layers of skin that mostly consist of dead skin cells, oil and dirt. Once this layer is removed, the more youthful and fresher looking skin underneath is revealed. Next, many chemical peels encourage the skin to start producing more beneficial substances, like collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, all of which help your skin look hydrated and young.

Many have noticed that after just one chemical peel, their fine lines have disappeared. In many cases, these fine lines are simply the result of the top dead layers of skin that are creasing. This is why even lighter peels can do much to improve the appearance of fine lines.

Chemical peels are among the most effective treatments available when it comes to reversing the signs of aging on your skin. Whether you are dealing with fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage or acne, we will likely be able to find a peel that works for you.

The specialists at Facial Aesthetic Concepts are proud to provide many different types of chemical peels for almost any skin concern. Contact us today at any of our three offices in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo or Rancho Santa Margarita to schedule a consultation to learn more about how chemical peels can keep your skin looking its best.

Is Non-Surgical Body Contouring Right for Me?

Non-surgical body contouring has changed the way that medical professionals are able to help individuals remove unwanted fat from their body. It has given people a wide variety of options. However, you may not really know if it is something that is right for you. The following tips can help you when determining if non-surgical body contouring is the right step for your particular circumstances.

The more you learn about non-surgical body contouring treatments, the better. When you understand how they work and why they work, this will not only help you to determine which is the right option for you, but it will also help you to have realistic expectations for what each procedure can do. So take the time to do research online as well as to call our clinic at Facial Aesthetic Concepts and schedule a consultation. Both of these things are going to help you to see what is available and then determine which procedure is best for you.

One of the things that you are going to see right away is that most non-surgical body contouring procedures are designed for individuals who are pretty close to their ideal weight. They are not designed for people who have lots of weight to lose. So if you have more than 40 pounds or so to lose, it is a good idea for you to first use diet and exercise. If you have used diet and exercise for years without getting satisfying results, we can talk to you about other weight loss methods we have available. Eventually, body contouring procedures may be right for you.

How do you feel when you look at yourself in the mirror? Do your eyes immediately go to places on your body where you have unwanted fat? Does this cause you to have low self-esteem? If you are genuinely bothered by these pockets of fat on your body, it would be recommendable for you to do something about it. There is no reason for you to feel bad about your appearance. There are treatments that are available. Not only will removing fat from your body improve your physical health, but it can improve your mental health.

You need to evaluate why you are thinking about having a body contouring procedure done. When you come in for your consultation, we are going to ask you about your goals. We have seen time and again that when people have procedures done in order to impress others, they usually do not feel satisfied with the results. This is something that you should want to do for yourself, not in order to try to impress others.

Each type of non-surgical body contouring procedure that is available has its benefits. Contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts today to learn more about each option. With offices in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, and Rancho Santa Margarita, we will be happy to help you get your ideal body.

Fat Transfer - FAC

Benefits of a Fat Transfer Procedure

Fat transfer procedures have become one of the most popular techniques in the world of cosmetic surgery. This type of procedure allows you to tap into the potential of unwanted fat in your body in order to transform it into something useful. If your face is lacking volume, a fat transfer procedure can do wonders for you. This is a natural approach that can help you to sculpt your facial features in a way that makes you look and feel more attractive.

How Does Fat Transfer Work?

When you choose this procedure, fat is harvested from an area on your body where you have excess fat. Once the fat is removed, it must go through a purification process. The purified fat can then be injected into parts of your face where you are lacking volume or where lines and/or wrinkles are present. It’s a procedure that gets rid of fat where you don’t want it and shifts it to a place where it can enhance your features.

How Can a Fat Transfer Procedure Benefit Me?

If you want to enhance the appearance of your face, you may want to choose fat transfer as the best way to achieve your aesthetic goals. If you are upset by the signs of aging that are written on your face, choose this procedure to remedy the problem. You can fill in hollows and wrinkles with your own fat. You may even use your own fat to plump up your lips.

Is Fat Transfer Right for You?

In order to be considered for this procedure, you must have enough fat to spare. Once you have a fat transfer procedure, the results will last. If you want to pump up the volume more, you can always consider another procedure to enhance your results. This is a natural solution that can help you to make the most of what you already have.

Talk to Our Plastic Surgeon About Fat Transfer

If you are ready to get rid of your excess fat in order to use it to enhance your facial features, a fat transfer procedure at Facial Aesthetic Concepts could be the ideal solution for you. We have offices in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about this innovative procedure.