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Beauty Bites
April, 2020 - Issue #187
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Have it All
"Why wait?" is our 2020 motto when it comes to self care. We're no longer hoarding the "fancy" lotions for a special occasion, we're dabbing perfume before we head to
Trader Joe's, we're booking the massages because we need one - now. These treatments "get us" - providing near-instant satisfaction.

You can Have...
Full, Sensual Lips that Look & Feel Natural

Thick, luscious, alluring lips are a hallmark of femininity and the trademark of many of our most-lauded celebrities. Unfortunately, as women age, the volume of their lips begins to naturally diminish.
Performing a cosmetic intervention with a lip augmentation procedure can beautifully reverse this trend and replenish your pout - and your sense of confidence - in the process. You'll smooth fine lines and wrinkles while adding an instant youthful aesthetic. Recovery is quick, there are rarely any side effects with dermal fillers and the result lasts about four to six months, depending on which filler you choose.
And if you're worried about looking "fake," don't. With the right specialist, your lip augmentation will look like you took years off your face. "Our approach is conservative, elegant and nuanced - our patients never walk away with lips that appear unnatural or overfilled," explains Dr. Hu of Valencia Plastic Surgery.
Valencia Plastic Surgery 222-1122

You can Have...
More Tightening, Smoothing & Toning with Morpheus8

Morpheus8 is a fractional skin treatment that stimulates collagen production at the underlying layers of the dermis. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, the building blocks reorganize themselves in a natural anti-aging process. Fractional radio frequency, along with microneedles, are scientifically-proven methods to reduce wrinkles and rebuild collagen while tightening skin - they're beloved in the industry! Morpheus8 heats up the deeper layers of the skin in a controlled way to revitalize the collagen. This treatment will improve your complexion and skin texture - while tightening at the same time. Visible results can be seen in a few days, with more remarkable results after a few months, peaking around Month 3. This treatment is color blind and is suitable for all skin types.
Available at Advanced Dermatology &
Cosmetic Care. 254-3686

You can Have...
The "Perfectly Imperfect" Brow of 2020

This year's brow trend embraces what your mama gave you - whether that's a bold, bushy brow or slender, slim lines of loveliness. The commonality is this: The look should be mindfully cared for without appearing overdone. So, seek out that awesome arch, but leave an element of unruliness, texture or stray hairs. The result should be a brow that is balanced and entirely you.
WAX by Heather Nelson 644-4346

Glow on with Colorscience's New "Even Up" SPF Pigment Perfector
Completely mineral based and chemical free, the cult-fave Colorscience line provides physical sun protection that is free of irritants.

What to Try Now: Even Up
Colorscience's Even Up Clinical Pigment Perfector is lightly tinted with a yummy silky texture and, even better, it immediately blurs brown spots and imperfections while reducing the look of facial pores. It also contains marine extracts, antioxidants and botanicals to soothe the skin and prevent pigmentation. Skin looks flawlessly glowy and gorgeous while benefiting a completely chemical-free mineral SPF 50 that protects against aging and skin-damaging UV rays.
Available at DermaCure Medical Aesthetics. 257-8400

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When it Comes to Varicose Veins, Patient Safety & Comfort Come First

Varicose vein treatment and liposuction with tumescent anesthesia both rely on the same principles. The most important concept: safety for the patient by minimizing risks. At the LA Vein Center, both are offered - with minimum downtime!
Varicose and spider veins are common problems found in approximately 25 percent of the population - it's not just in older patients and women. Anyone can be affected.
Treatment can range from cosmetic to medical therapy. Spider veins can be erased with sclerotherapy - a chemical is injected into the fine veins, causing them to seal and disappear. For venous reflux, invasive surgical vein stripping is no longer necessary. The abnormal veins can be closed using endovenous catheter ablation, a minimally-invasive treatment requiring just a single puncture. Phlebectomy can also be performed; multiple tiny incisions are made to remove the bulging veins. All of these can be done safely and comfortably in the office with minimal downtime afterward.
Harvard- and Stanford-trained, double-board-certified surgeon Dr. Larisse Lee focuses on the most up-to-date techniques available to get the results you want. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call LA Vein Center in Sherman Oaks. 818-325-0400

"MICROCURRENT is one of my favorite technologies and has become a Signature Facial Treatment because of its therapeutic benefits to the skin. This technology is scientifically proven to rehabilitate the underlying muscles and improve elasticity, firmness and fine lines by stimulating the APT synthesis. Regular use of microcurrent treatments will continue to provide muscle strength and restore freshness to your appearance - It's like taking your face to the gym!"
Michele of The Skin Fairy ~ skinfairyvalencia.com
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