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The Power of Your Eyes

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$250 Gift Card with an Upper Blepharoplasty Procedure

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The Power of Your Eyes

What story do your eyes tell?

FREE 3ml Latisse with any under eye filler


$250 Gift Card with an Upper Blepharoplasty Procedure

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Eyelid Rejuvenation

Now that wearing masks have become the norm, your eyes have become more important than ever in conveying how you feel. Your eyes can convey so much information about how you feel or what you are thinking without you saying a word. However, sometimes your eyes tell a different story.

Right or wrong, when there is loose skin or eyelid bags, friends and family will mistakenly infer or ask if we are tired or upset. Even work associates will sometimes consider whether we have the energy or ability to keep up with “younger” work associates. Sagging skin and puffy eyes are very common concerns because our eyes can often look tired or sad, when we are actually energized or simply content with our daily pursuits.

Fortunately, there are many treatments that we offer at FAC that can keep you looking as young as you feel!

Eyelid Treatment Option

Many people consider eye surgery when they have excess skin on the upper eyelid that hangs and covers either the eyelashes or the natural crease of the eyelid. Upper blepharoplasty is the procedure of choice when comes to upper eyelid rejuvenation, and is commonly referred to as an upper eyelid lift.

This procedure can be done in as little as one hour under local anesthesia in the office. The results can last many years and will go a long way in brightening up your eyes.

Under Eye Treatment Options

Under eye hollows and dark circles are another common concern. As you age, you tend to lose facial volume under the eye, which can lead to bags or dark circles under your eyes. While there are many other contributing factors to this problem, if there is volume loss it can be frequently improved with filler. We use a microcannula technique that requires only one needle poke and greatly reduces the risk of bruising. The results are instantaneous, natural appearing and can last for a year or longer.

Sometimes, when the bags under the eyes are large enough, the only effective treatment is surgery. Fortunately, a lower lid blepharoplasty can be used to smooth these bags out. This unique procedure uses no visible incision to access and reposition the fat pad of the lower eyelid. The resulting change in fat position creates a smooth, natural appearance of the eyes and will last for many years.

Learning more about how to correct sad, tired eyes is the first step.  Your consultation will give you the chance to ask questions and discover options that can restore rested, vibrant eyes. Consultations are free and will answer all the questions you have always had about getting glowing eyes.  Take the first step and call today. 

Upper Blepharoplasty
By Dr. Brandon

Look #FACing Fabulous Today

Call today to schedule: (949) 612 2237

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Holiday Glow-Up

Buy two, get one FREE Filler  or

FREE Dysport or Botox 

*Must be 1.0mL. Valid with a purchase of 2 fillers. 75 units of Dysport or 20 units of Botox. 

Given the desire for eternal youth and agelessness, both men and women from all corners of the globe are opting for all types of dermal fillers – injectables that can erase signs of aging. 

Fine lines, wrinkles, depressions, troughs, and any other flaws can be reduced or even eliminated almost instantly. So what types of dermal fillers are out there, and how far-reaching is our obsession.


Botox, and fillers provide excellent protection against the permanent imprinting of lines and wrinkles. They work to prevent the creation of wrinkles such as crows feet, forehead and frown lines, and fill areas where wrinkles exist such as the nasolabial folds and stimulate collagen to tighten skin with long lasting effects.

In addition to the typical areas Botox is injected to for preventing wrinkles there is also the popular "Bunny Lines", you've seen them a million times but never realized they had a name! Bunny lines occur when with a hearty laugh or smile or when we scrunch our nose. 


As early as our 20’s, the skin begins to lose its ability to produce collagen, which is important in our ability to retain elasticity and moisture. As we get other our collagen production begins to decline, we start to notice changes in the smoothness, texture, and resilience of our skin.  Lines and wrinkles begin to form; the skin feels thinner and may have a crepey texture. 

As we reach our 30’s and 40’s, we begin to notice more prominent signs of aging with changes in our facial contours and sagging of skin due to fat breakdown and bone deterioration. 

As you lose facial volume it is beneficial to replace the volume with Juvéderm family of fillers to restore natural, youthful contours. Filler can be used to replace volume loss and enhance your features in common areas such as lip to make lips appear naturally full and hydrated, the cheeks to define your cheek bones and enhance your facial structure as well as your jawline and your under eyes to prevent the appearance of 'tired eyes' and to your temples. There are also areas such as nasolabial folds, which prevent lines from getting more prominent while replacing lost volume. 


In addition to the well-known applications of Botox such as smoothing crow's feet, frown lines, forehead, and other fine lines and wrinkles, there are other areas to place Botox that have helped countless people enhance there appearance:

Masseter muscle - The masseter muscle stretches from the rear of your cheek to the lower jaw on each side and helps close the jaw when chewing. Botox injected into the masseter muscle can help relieve jaw tension, reduce teeth grinding and decrease headaches originating in this area as well as soften the face and provide a slimmer appearance.

Upper lip enhancement - Here's something special. Tiny injections of Botox along the border of the upper lip can produce the appearance of a plumper upper lip, particularly those with 'gummy smiles' it can relax that muscle that pulls your top lip to prevent the upper lip from exposing too much of the gums.

Neck bands - When applied to the platysma muscle in the neck Botox prevents it from contracting, which provides a smoothing effect.

Dimpled chin - Botox can relax the chin's mentalis muscle to reduce the appearance of dimples, wrinkling, or a cleft chin.

Downturn mouth - Relaxing the depressor anguli oris (DAO) muscle with Botox can elevate the corners of the mouth, reversing a downturn look.


Today, filler injections can last up to a year and are a reliable way to plump thin lips, enhance shallow facial contours, soften facial creases, enhance cheek bones, and even reduce the appearance of scars. Lesser-known but still effective areas of application for fillers include:


Chin - Injected into targeted areas in and around the chin, fillers can enhance ones profile by adding volume to the chin for better projection. 

Nose - Sometimes, fillers used on the nose can be so effective they have been called, "non-surgical nose jobs". In a process that takes only a few minutes, filler injections for the nose can smooth out a bump and make the nose look thinner and more refined.

Jaw - If you have a jawline or jowls that lack definition or are sagging, fillers may be the answer. In these areas, fillers can create a more youthful appearance by filling in loose skin that creates jowls or adding volume to define the appearance of the jawline.

Eyes - When filler is applied under the eyes, fillers have shown a remarkable ability to reduce the appearance of sunken, 'tired eye' appearance.


Want to learn how you can enhance your appearance?

Call today for your complimentary consultation: (949) 612 2237


How Much Filler Do I need?

Experienced providers will use 2-5 syringes on patients and achieve a very natural and more youthful look.  That may seem like a lot to inject but keep in mind that each 1cc syringe is approximately 1/5 of one teaspoon of liquid .  That amount is very small so the best possible outcome will usually require more than one syringe.  When performed well this results in a natural, rested appearance that restores years without anyone knowing. 

You can schedule a complimentary consultation prior to treatment to get your tailored treatment plan set and learn about what will give you the ultimate glow-up.

Connie before any correction


  1. Position of the cheeks
  2. Lines around her mouth,
  3. Lines at the corners of her mouth
  4. Thin lips with vertical lines

Connie after 1 Voluma


  1. Improved under eye contour
  2. Elevated cheek position

Connie after 3 Voluma


  1. Optimal cheek contour
  2. Smooth contour eye to cheek

Connie after 3 Voluma, 2.5 Juvederm and 1.8 Juvederm to lips


  1. Optimal cheek contour
  2. Ideal contour eye to cheek
  3. No lines around mouth
  4. Full Lips without vertical lines

Call today for your complimentary consultation: (949) 612 2237


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A Message from Dr. Gangnes


Make the experience great, the outcome remarkable and the expectation surpassed - Richard Gangnes M.D.


Dr. Gangnes specializes exclusively in facial cosmetic surgery and has over 30 years experience in this dynamic, evolving area of medical art and science.  He is currently clinical professor at the University of California Irvine and is actively involved in the training of residents and fellows the art and science of facial plastic surgery.