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 (Botox) to erase fine lines as well as firm and tighten sagging skin. This procedure adds volume to your face, as well. It is used to treat mild conditions like crow's feet, marionette lines, small jowls and vertical lip lines.

What Does a Liquid Lift Involve?

After consulting with the doctor to discuss the options, the patient is given a local anesthetic in the target area. The doctor will then start injecting the filler and/or Botox in the specific area(s) discussed.

Most Liquid Lifts are temporary and last anywhere from a few months to 2 years. The procedure usually takes 15 to 30 minutes. There may be some bruising at the injection for the next day or so.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal 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 can last from several months to 2 years.

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

What is BOTOX®?

A BOTOX® injection works by paralyzing certain muscles and blocking certain nerves. Botox smooths facial wrinkles, in which the effects can last 3 to 12 months. You are able to return to work as well as other activities after treatment. BOTOX® should not be used by women who are pregnant or breast feeding.

By working together, we can develop the best treatment plan  for your Liquid Lift in order to meet your cosmetic needs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

ThermiVa FAC

Experiencing Vaginal Dryness? Consider ThermiVa!

You knew that changes would happen to your body eventually. You knew that as we get older, we see a few wrinkles and fine lines. 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 such as dryness and irritation. Maybe you have tried different creams and asked your doctor for answers. Maybe you've 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 which 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 your hormones 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 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.

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 FAC to discuss ThermiVa with our team. Find out more about how effective this treatment option is. 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.

Chemical Peels - FAC

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.

Improve Your Overall Appearance with a Facelift

It is true that there are a variety of different non-surgical treatments that can help you look younger and healthier. The vast majority of these treatments are extremely effective. However, for a lot of people out there, there will come a point when non-invasive treatments no longer produce satisfying results. It is usually at this time that a person starts thinking about a facelift procedure.

Having a facelift done is one of the best ways to take years off your appearance. Studies have revealed that an individual can expect to look anywhere from five to 10 years younger after having a facelift performed. However, before you decide if this is the right treatment for you, there are a few things to take into consideration.

Not everyone is familiar with what exactly a facelift will actually be able to treat. So, you may be wondering if you will be able to correct bags under your eyes with this treatment. Facelifts are not designed to specifically address this issue. So, it may be necessary for you to have an eyelid lift performed at the same time. However, a facelift on its own may be able to improve the way under eye bags look because it will improve your overall appearance. You can get more details about this when you come in for your initial consultation.

Each facelift is going to be designed in order to meet the specific needs of the client. Since no two individuals are exactly the same, no two facelift surgeries are going to be exactly alike either. However, there are general guidelines that are usually followed when it comes to a facelift. It will start by fully sedating the patient. The surgeon may then tighten the muscles, remove excess skin, and reposition fat and tissue. The idea is to leave the most natural-looking results.

If you have found that non-surgical and non-invasive treatments are no longer helping you look your best, a facelift may be the best option for you. Get in touch with us at Facial Aesthetic Concepts in order to learn more.

We would be happy to answer all of your questions and help you determine if this is the right procedure for you.

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

Neck Lift - FAC

Get Rid of Your Double Chin with a Neck Lift

It is very unlikely that you will ever hear a person say that they like their double chin. In fact, there are individuals out there who are so bothered by their double chin that it causes them to feel very self conscience. For some, it even causes them to wear clothing that help hide their double chin. This doesn’t have to be you. A neck lift may be just what you’ve been looking for to eliminate your double chin.

When To Consider A Neck Lift

A neck lift is a perfect way to get rid of a double chin that is the result of excess skin or a mixture of excess skin and excess fat. The vast majority of individuals who have had a neck lift are very happy with the results. They love the way that they look and feel after the procedure is done. They have much more confidence and feel like they are a completely new person. In many cases, they even look younger, since loose skin and also be tightened during the procedure.

What To Expect

It is important to emphasize that a neck lift is a surgical procedure. For one thing, this means that you need to have good overall health in order to qualify for the treatment. When you come in for your initial consultation, we are going to ask you a lot of questions about your health and any medications you may take. We also want to be sure that you are fully aware of what the procedure can really do for you. Some individuals have surgical procedures done in order to improve their appearance for others. When they do not get the positive reaction that they expected, they feel disappointed. So, you must also have good psychological health in order to qualify for a neck lift.

Next Steps

The more you can learn about a neck lift, the better. This is going to help you to understand how you will look after treatment and what you can do in order to put yourself in the best position to heal afterward. During a consultation at Facial Aesthetic Concepts, our team can address whatever questions or concerns you may have about this procedure as they determine if it is right for you. We have offices in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more!

ThermiVa - FAC

ThermiVa – Time to Feel Restored

Let’s have an honest conversation, ladies.  Life and aging doesn’t just affect our faces, it impacts our entire bodies – including down there. Crow’s feet might crease your makeup, but vaginal changes can impact our lifestyle, ability to participate in activities, confidence and even our relationships. With that said, we want to introduce you to Thermiva, the first and only temperature-controlled radio frequency system to treat vaginal laxity, dryness and stress induced incontinence. This treatment is a new noninvasive, non-surgical, in-office vaginal rejuvenation treatment that has no downtime. On top of all that, it is painless.

Who Should Consider ThermiVa?!

ThermiVa uses controlled therapeutic, radiofrequency energy to contract and tighten the labia and vaginal wall which lifts the ligament that can cause stress-induced incontinence. It also stimulates collagen that helps in tissue and nerve healing as well as increases moisture. During the treatment, a small temperature monitored probe gently heats the internal and external tissue to a desired temperature to ensure optimal results and safety. The best part, ThermiVa only takes 30 minutes! No pain, no downtime! You just go back to life as usual feeling more CONFIDENT!

When choosing ThermiVa, we do recommend a 3-treatment series package that is spaced one month apart.  Although, many patients have been satisfied with one or two treatments. You will most likely see and feel the effects of your treatment right away, and the effects can last up to a year! ThermiVa is very safe with little to no side effects.

What sets ThermiVa apart compared to other feminine rejuvenation treatments?

  • No stinging or discharge
  • It is non-ablative
  • No pain or downtime
  • Affordable
  • Instant Results

It’s time to Reclaim -> Revive -> Restore

“ThermiVa was terrific! I have already noticed a difference in the appearance and texture. I had some incontinence issues and I have already noticed improvements after one treatment!” – Actual ThermiVa Patient

More Information

For optimal results, a series of three treatments is recommended for all patients, followed by a treatment every 6-12 months depending on your personal goals. Click here to see testimonials.

Rhinoplasty - FAC

Improve Your Appearance with Rhinoplasty

Reasons to Consider a Rhinoplasty

There are several reasons why rhinoplasty is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery that is performed today. One of the main reasons is that it can drastically improve the appearance of an individual’s face. Think about the location of the nose. It is right in the middle of the face. Any issue with the nose can completely throw off a person’s facial symmetry. Even small changes can do a lot to help a person look better as well as improve their self-confidence.

Are There Variations Of a Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty surgery time varies from patient to patient. Depending on the issue that you are dealing with and the results you would like to see, our surgeon will either use an open or closed technique. There are variations in the procedure that we offer here at Facial Aesthetic Concepts. Other than traditional rhinoplasty, we offer tip-plasty and septoplasty. Tip-Plasty is a procedure where our surgeon would focus on tip of the nose and the lower third of the nose. Septoplasty focuses on the septum, which is the cartilage structure between the right and left nostrils.

Modern-day cosmetic surgeons can do a lot when it comes to reshaping the nose. At times, surgeons will remove or rearrange cartilage in the nose. If your nose has a hump in it, too big or has been broken in the past, this form of cosmetic surgery can be used in order to help you feel more satisfied with the way your nose looks.

What to Expect When Getting a Rhinoplasty

It is important for all rhinoplasty candidates to understand that as soon as the surgery has been performed, they are not necessarily going to see the results immediately. After the surgery, you may have a bit of swelling. You’re also going to need to wear a nasal splint.

While rhinoplasty is at times used for medical purposes, particularly to help individuals improve their breathing, it is used nowadays to help people improve the way they look. Your nose determines a lot about how other people view you and how you see yourself. If you want to change and improve the way your nose looks, rhinoplasty may be right for you. The only way to find out if you’re a good candidate for rhinoplasty is to come in and see our medical team. Contact us today to make an appointment in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo or Rancho Santa Margarita office!

Chemical Peel - FAC

Light Chemical Peel for Skin Rejuvenation with No Downtime

It's surprising how some celebrities do not seem to age over the years. Take a celebrity, for example, who was popular in the 1980’s. They’re in a movie now in the mid-2000’s, and they look like they’ve only aged a couple of years. You sit there, wondering to yourself, "what is their secret?!" Well, the truth is, they do not have a secret. In fact, what they are using to keep their skin looking refreshed is something that millions of people around the world are using to improve the overall appearance of their skin. We’re talking about chemical peels.

Chemical Peels Nowadays

When you think about chemical peels, it’s easy to get a little nervous. One of the reasons people feel nervous when they talk about chemical peels is because they associate chemical peels with those very invasive procedures that remove a lot of their skin.

The truth is that most cosmetic professionals shy away from doing those invasive chemical peels nowadays. While they appreciate the benefits of these previous chemical peels, they also understand the potential negative side effects.

Cosmetic professionals are focusing on lighter, milder chemical peels these days. These still offer stellar results, but they don’t have any of the risk or side effects that the deeper chemical peels offer.

Light chemical peels work perfectly for both men and women. They are the ideal treatment for a person who wants to restore their youthful glow.

Benefits of Chemical Peels

One of the benefits of a light chemical peel is that it increases cell turnover. This in turn minimizes the effects of hyperpigmentation. Your skin is mildly exfoliated, and it leaves you with a nice appearance.

Really, the term chemical peel can leave you with the wrong impression about the procedure. It is true that during a chemical peel, chemicals are applied to your skin, but nothing is peeled off.

Instead, what happens is the chemical solution affects the upper layer of your skin. As the skin heals itself, new fresh tissue emerges. This leaves you with smooth looking skin.

A light chemical peel has many benefits. One of the benefits is that it reduces fine lines and wrinkles. There are a lot of topical creams available that promise to do this, but the effects of these creams are negligible. And they are almost nonexistent when compared to the results you get after using a chemical peel.

Chemical peels are a lot less invasive, and a lot faster than any surgical procedure. With a light chemical peel, you can have the procedure done and go back to your everyday activities with a beautiful face you will be proud to show off to the world. Contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts to schedule your appointment. Get started today!

What is BLU-U Therapy?

BLU-U is an innovative treatment which can help you fight back against acne. Since BLU-U therapy uses light and doesn’t require drugs, the side effects aren’t nearly as harsh, and depending on your situation, the results can be great.

BLU-U therapy effectively targets the bacteria that cause acne, which are known as P. acne. The treatment is simple and requires the use of blue light in order to kill the unwanted bacteria.

BLU-U Therapy Compared to Topical Treatments

Although topical treatments can work well for combating acne, they’re not ideal for everyone. Unlike other topical treatments, BLU-U light therapy doesn’t take weeks to deliver results. Another reason why many patients prefer BLU-U therapy over topical treatments is because light therapy doesn’t require daily use of topical applications.

A Look at BLU-U Therapy

During the procedure, which is performed in the comfort of our office, a blue light is positioned near your face. You’ll need to wear a pair of goggles (provided) during the treatment, which is very safe. The blue light doesn’t cause any discomfort.

The treatment is based on narrow-band, high-intensity blue light, and it’s effective for treating mild to moderate acne. The device that produces the blue light doesn’t use a laser or UV rays. The P. acnes that cause acne live inside of your skin’s sebaceous glands, and they’re known to cause acne breakouts. Depending on your situation, we might add a special agent to your skin, which makes the blue light more effective.

What About the Results?

When you’re finished with the treatment, you can immediately return to your daily routine, and for optimal results, you need to undergo a series of regularly scheduled treatments. Many patients notice a major improvement in their acne for several months, but to sustain the results, we recommend undergoing maintenance treatments.

If you’re dealing with unwanted changes in skin tone or texture, you could benefit from BLU-U therapy. It’s also a top treatment option for active acne, non-pitted acne scars and large pores. Whether you’d like to fight back against sun-damaged skin, actinic keratoses or acne, BLU-U therapy can likely help.

The team at Facial Aesthetic Concepts wants to help you get rid of your acne. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.