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Board-certified Dermatologist and Liposuction Surgeon: Northridge and Calabasas

Xeomin in Los Angeles?

Xeomin is a form of purified botulinum toxin similar to Botox and Dysport.  Since Xeomin received FDA approval for the treatment of blepharospasm and cervical dystonia in August 2010, one may wonder when physicians will use Xeomin in Los Angeles for aesthetic purposes.  Many patients in Los Angeles may look forward to having Xeomin in [...]

Liposuction for Men

Liposuction is consistently one of the most popular procedures in Los Angeles. Men account for about 25% of liposuction patients, and there are some differences between men and women that change the surgeon’s approach to liposuction. Men store fat in different areas than women Most men have fat collections on their abdomen, flanks, chest, or [...]

Top 5 Liposuction Myths

During consultations for liposuction, people often express five common misconceptions. Here are the five most common myths that I hear people say about liposuction: Myth #1: Once the fat is removed from one area by liposuction, it will go somewhere else This is not true as long as you maintain a stable weight. Once fat [...]

The Liposuction Consultation

Your liposuction consultation is an opportunity for you to meet the doctor and his or her office and to learn about liposuction. At our office, we view the liposuction consultation as an opportunity to educate and explain liposuction including the differences between various types of liposuction. We firmly believe that a patient should have the [...]

The way a patient prepares for liposuction depends largely on what method of anesthesia the surgeon uses. When liposuction is done under sedation or general anesthesia, you may be asked not to eat or drink anything for up to a day before the procedure. When only local anesthesia is used, you do not have to [...]

What happened to TriLuma?

The company that manufactures TriLuma, Galderma, has temporarily stopped manufacturing it. Whether and when they resume remains unclear. For those patients who live in the Los Angeles area, our office has worked with a pharmacy to compound a product very similar to TriLuma.  It contains hydroquinone, tretinoin, and a mild steroid, just like TriLuma. TriLuma [...]

The best anti aging treatment for you is one that specifically addresses your particular signs of aging. In general, you can divide the signs of aging up into discolorations and dilated blood vessels on the skin, wrinkles that accentuate with movement such as those of the forehead and crows feet, wrinkles at rest such as [...]

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