The Basics of Botox/Dysport: What to Know

The Basics of Botox/Dysport: What to Know

Botox and Dysport have revolutionized the way we fight the signs of aging and have become the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. According the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), over 4,000,000 injections were performed last year alone. Since the procedure only takes about 15 minutes, it can be performed anytime. And unlike surgical anti-aging options, the injections are a minimally invasive option with virtually no downtime. Since receiving FDA...

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Benefits of BB Cream

Benefits of BB Cream

Lately I have been hearing a lot about BB Creams. I wondered, just what is a BB cream? I was very pleased to find out they are just what the doctor ordered –multitasking face creams that moisturize, prime, refine, restore and protect. They are wonderful! Especially for women like me that like to have multi-functionality in one cream. It’s a plus of course, if it also feels good, smells good and is nicely packaged at a price that is not over the top. BB creams started in Germany many...

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New Year, New Office Location

New Year, New Office Location

We are pleased to announce our new location in the Scripps/XiMED Building on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital. We are moving on up! As of January 2, 2013, we will be in our new space in Suite 840 (on the eighth floor of our current building).   About Our Office   Marialyn Sardo, MD, FACS , board certified Plastic Surgeon, has been practicing in the San Diego and La Jolla area for over 20 years. We are pleased to specialize in a wide array of aesthetic procedures including...

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Perfect Red Lips for the Holidays

Perfect Red Lips for the Holidays

Holiday festivities are the perfect time to go all out glamour with your look. And what better way to make a stylish statement than to accent your pout with a bold (but tasteful!) red lipstick. Don’t be afraid, there is a great red for all ages and every skin tone. Here are a few tips about rocking red lips!   Step 1. Prime Your Lips. If lip edges are flattening or creases are starting to appear along the edges, try Juvéderm to fill out wrinkles and restore a youthful pout. A little...

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Pumpkins and Peels

Pumpkins and Peels

Fall is a great time to refine, clarify and freshen your complexion. Now that the sundrenched days of summer have passed, we can take advantage of skin optimizing peels to restore your skin to a glowing, dewy, even finish. Facial peels come in a range of types and strengths from gentle exfoliation to deeper resurfacing of the outer layers. Fruit acid and enzyme peels remove dull dry surface cells revealing fresher smoother texture. Check out our recipe for a natural Pumpkin Peel below. Glycolic...

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