September 23, 2015

Special Offer: 50% Off for You and a Friend

Don't miss this special offer! 

Offer applies to Restylane products and Dysport only. This voucher cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Not valid after date of expiration. Valid for the referral of new patients only. The referring friend will receive 50% off one Restylane or Dysport treatment only but may refer up to 3 friends. Treatment will be performed by Dr. Lily Talakoub by appointment only Monday through Thursday. Cosmetic consultations are available for $150. This fee is waived if treatment is performed on the same day of your consultation. Only one referral per patient. 

Limited time only! Tell a friend!

September 22, 2015

Anti-Aging Treatments for Your Hands

Hooray! You won’t have to worry about your hands giving away your age any longer! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Radiesse in the hands.

Radiesse is a dermal filler that has been used for the correction of volume loss in the face for years. Radiesse can now be used in the hands to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and loose skin.

Wondering if Radiesse is the proper treatment for your hands? Schedule a cosmetic consultation today!  

Radiesse for Hands

September 17, 2015

3 Reasons NOT to Trim Your Cuticles

Manicured nails will never go out of style, but if you want your nails to look and feel healthy, then you should think twice before you let anyone trim your cuticles.

1.  The cuticle is the skin around your nail that protects your nail bed. Cutting or removing cuticles exposes your nails to bacterial, fungal and viral nail infections which are painful, take a long time to heal, and are not pretty. The cuticle is your body’s line of defense for your nail bed, so removing it opens the door to infections such as warts or herpes, painful bacterial infections that may cause you to lose your nail, or fungal and yeast infections that take months to years to resolve.

Tip: Speak up! Simply ask your nail technician not to cut your cuticles or push them back during your manicures and pedicures.

2.  Tools used to remove cuticles can transfer infections to your nails. If salons do not properly sterilize the tools they use on your hands, then you could be contracting infections. In addition to skin infections, viral infections such as Hepatitis C, which is transferred by blood, can live in dry blood for up to three days and can be transferred on tools that have not been cleaned properly.

Tip:  If tools are properly sterilized, they will be stored in containers with indicators on the outside packaging that change color when the tools have reached sterilization. Do your research! Ask which tools your salon uses to sterilize their equipment, look up the color that indicates sterilization, and take a peek at the tools before you let your favorite nail tech touch your nails. Dr. Lily has found multiple nail salons that use sterilization bags, which give the illusion that tools are sterilized but are NOT cleaned properly.

     3.  Cutting your cuticles increases the development of hangnails around your nail. Hangnails develop on dry skin, skin that is exposed to chemicals frequently, or skin that is in water frequently. Manipulating the cuticle adds fuel to the fire and increases your chance of uncomfortable and unsightly hangnails.

August 25, 2015

Maintaining Healthy Skin from the Inside Out

Probiotics are known to be important in maintaining intestinal health, but who knew that they could also promote beautiful, healthy-looking skin?  Probiotics are naturally occurring in your body, but can also be found in yogurt, milk, juices, and is also offered in a pill form that can be taken orally. They work from the inside out, directly stabilizing the digestive system, which in turn promotes healthy skin.

Acne, among other things, is caused by stress, anxiety, hormones, and depression, which increase the amount of bad bacteria in your small intestines.  This change triggers an inflammatory response, causing skin changes such as acne, eczema, atopic dermatitis, and rosacea.  So how do we fight back against the bad bacteria?  Studies suggest that probiotics can help decrease the triggers of acne by balancing the good and bad bacteria in the body.   

Protecting your skin from the sun is one of the most important precautions anyone can take against sun damage and skin cancer.  While wearing sunscreen and hats is essential for sun protection, taking a probiotic can add an additional line of defense.  Studies show that taking probiotic supplement can also decrease water loss and keep skin more hydrated.  It has also been found that probiotic use can decrease thinning of the skin, which will keep the skin firmer.

Kefir, in particular, is a popular source of probiotics that is used to treat wounds that will not heal.  It can be applied to wounds in a gel form and can also be ingested in a drinkable yogurt form.  Probiotics have even been used to prevent and treat antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections such as MRSA, that arise in open wounds. 

Some popular probiotics on the market include Kimchi and Kombucha tea.  Its safe to say that they are a worthy addition to your daily diet!

August 20, 2015

Diminish that double chin!

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Looking to lose that double chin? Look no further! Kybella treatment might be the answer for you!
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February 11, 2015

What? Where? Why?

The idea of getting fillers and/or injectables can be extremely overwhelming and intimidating. Don’t let what you don’t know scare you away.

These products can be used to help reverse the signs of aging and can leave you looking young a youthful.

THE WRINKLE FREEZERS (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin)
Botulinum toxin works beneath the skin’s surface to target underlying muscle activity that is responsible for the formation of those dreaded frown lines and crow’s feet. One of the biggest myths is that you want to start this procedure after the lines from. The truth is Botulinum Toxin is best used as a preventative agent, so lets stop those wrinkles before they have time to start!

THE WRINKLE FILLERS (Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, and Belotero)
These fillers are all composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in your body. With age your natural level of hyaluronic acid decreases resulting in the loss of youthful smoothness, firmness and elasticity. Fillers will help you smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips, and contour the face.

THE VOLUMIZING FILLERS (Radiesse, Sculptra, and Voluma)
These are thicker fillers that stimulate collagen production. This option is best for patients looking to treat very deep folds, creases, and refill volume that is lost in their mid-face. They provide volume and lift to the cheeks, jowls, and temples.  

Still have questions? Come see us for a cosmetic consult!  Dr. Lily can tell you which products will be best for you.