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.


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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!


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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.


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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!


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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.


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Reasons to Consider Kybella Injections

Kybella® is one of the most effective ways to get rid of a double chin. The treatment involves making several injections in the area under the chin. Over the course of a couple of weeks, the ingredients that are contained in the Kybella® solution rupture the fat cells. Then the body gets rid of these ruptured fat cells naturally. As a result, the person’s double chin disappears. So, what are some good reasons to consider getting Kybella® injections?

There are many people who have an overall slim figure yet are still dealing with a double chin. If you are in this situation, have you ever thought about how this can cause you to look heavier than you really are? When most people look at you, they first see your face and neck. They just assume that you are a little bit overweight without even looking at the rest of your body. If you feel like you are treated in a negative way because of this or would just like to improve your overall appearance, you may want to consider Kybella® injections.

Another reason why you should consider Kybella® injections is if you were overweight at one time and have lost weight but are not able to get rid of your double chin by just exercise and a low-calorie diet. Unfortunately, your double chin may be one of those problem areas on your body. You may have lost a lot of weight everywhere else, but you simply cannot get rid of the fat under your chin on your own. Kybella® can help you get rid of that double chin and reach your overall weight loss goals.

You may consider getting Kybella® injections because you have a special event coming up in your life or because you are finally ready to do something to improve your overall appearance. For example, if you are going to be getting married soon and the only thing on your mind is how you will look with excess fat underneath your chin, now would be a great time to start Kybella® injections. You could also be in a situation in which you are just ready to do something nice for yourself. Perhaps you have had a couple of kids and would like to do a makeover. Part of this makeover can include treating your double chin.

The best thing about choosing Kybella® injections is that there is very little required of you. You come into our office for the treatments. You are situated comfortably in a chair where you will be able to recline. We will give you the injections, and then you can go back to your everyday activities. Over the next few weeks, you will notice that you have less fat under your chin. You may need a few treatment sessions in order to reach your goals, which we will discuss with you in more detail during your consultation.

Kybella® injections can help you conquer your double chin for good. The experts at Facial Aesthetic Concepts will be happy to help you find out if this is the right treatment for you. Contact us at any of our offices in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo or Rancho Santa Margarita to schedule your consultation and get started.


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Survey Says: Top Non-Surgical Holiday Treatments

Tis the season! It's the time of year for company parties, family gatherings and other holiday events. As we all know, we all want to look our very best in our holiday attire and picture perfect for all those images getting posted. Which means, it is time for you to call us and book your complimentary consultation appointment. Our providers and estheticians will create a customized treatment plan just for you and tailored to your specific needs. Make sure to book today, so that you allow enough time for your any downtime your treatments may need.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reveals these non-surgical treatments are the most popular during this time of the year...

1. Botox –

Most commonly used to treat frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet around the eyes and creases in the neck. Improves that youthful appearance. Keeps them guessing your age.

2. Juvederm and Restylane –

Hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers that boost volume and gives you a firmer look on your chin, cheeks and jawline. Gives your skin that smooth and full look.

3. Laser Hair Removal –

Removes unwanted hair anywhere on the body, including the face, arms, back, underarms, legs and bikini. Be hassle free! No hair, no care!

4. Microdermabrasion –

Typically done on the face, chest, neck, arms or hands, to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage or stretch marks, exposing a smoother, younger-looking skin. Improve the skin tone and texture so your makeup looks flawless.

5. Chemical peel –

Causes dead skin to slough off and eventually peel, revealing regenerated skin that is usually smoother and less wrinkled.

 

Contact us today to book your complimentary consultation.  Be sure to picture perfect this Holiday season with a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific skin tone and texture.


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Pinch Technique for Eyelid Surgery with Less Downtime

Is one of the first things you notice when you look in the mirror, your eyelids? All of a sudden they are "sagging." Have you wondered what causes the skin to sag in the first place? You may have also given some thought to whether anything can be done about it.

Many people choose to have their eyelids tightened through eyelid surgery. Some folks are apprehensive about facing surgery and the associated downtime, but would desire the restoration of their youthful appearance.

What Causes Your Eyelids To "Sag"

As we age, our bodies produce less collagen. That substance is what helps to hold things together and give the skin its fullness and tightness. When there is less of it, the results show up in the form of sagging skin and wrinkles. The skin also loses some of its flexibility during this stage of life because the body produces less elastin also.

How To Correct "Saggy" Eyelids

The surgical procedure during which excess skin is removed from the eyelids is called a blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. While it can be done for cosmetic reasons, it can be done to help with peripheral vision also. As the eyelids begin to sag, they can do so to the point that they actually hang over the eye itself and block some of the individual’s vision. The procedure can also be done to help with droopy lower eyelids if the white part of the eye below the iris is showing as a result. It can also help to remove the appearance of bags under the eyes. It all depends on your unique situation.

The Different Techniques

The lower eyelid pinch technique can be done to remove excess skin from the lower eyelids. It is an improved method over in which the surgeon removes the lower fat bags. The old technique is an invasive procedure that carries with it a significant risk of complications, like the pulling down of the lower eyelid following the surgery. This is known as an eyelid retraction.

The pinch technique uses a method that is less invasive and consequently involves less downtime for the patient. To do this, the surgeon uses a tool to pinch the skin of the eyelid into a ridge just below the eyelashes. The excess skin is then removed and the remaining skin is put back together. Since the pinch method only removes excess skin, it is sometimes done in conjunction with other procedures to take care of additional cosmetic or functional issues.

If you have struggled with sagging eyelids and, until now, have been nervous about having something done about them, you might consider having a discussion with the team at Facial Aesthetic Concepts about the ways the pinch technique for eyelid surgery can benefit you. We can explain the details of how it is done and give you a better idea of what to expect. It could be the answer you have been awaiting, but thought would never be available to you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for eyelid surgery.