Monthly Archives: November 2014

Why Injectable Fillers are increasing in Popularity

According to the most recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, injectable fillers and other minimally invasive procedures continue to rise in popularity across the US. According to ASPS, minimally invasive procedures rose 3 percent in 2013. Hyaluronic fillers, such as Juvederm, rose 18 percent, which was a big boost for this type… Read More

Getting Great Results from Lip Augmentation

If you want fuller, plumper lips, our experienced skin care specialist Dr. Monica Bonakdar can create the naturally beautiful lip shape you want with completely non-surgical injectable fillers. The two fillers we use for lip augmentation are: Restylane Juvederm Dr. Bonakdar is extensively experienced in treating volume loss with these injectables. She can help you… Read More

What makes the Artefill Injectable Filler unique

Artefill is a little different than most other injectable fillers. Artefill is just about the longest lasting filler, and it’s made of collagen and durable microspheres of a material called PMMA that is not absorbed or broken down by the body. The results of this injectable can last up to 5 to 10 years. This… Read More

Beauty is in the Phi of the Beholder

When it comes to defining beautiful faces, studies show that there is surprising consistency among different cultures, ethnicities, races, ages and genders. Aristotle defined beauty as order,  and symmetry. Symmetry is at the core of beautiful faces, along with youthfulness, clarity or smoothness of skin, and averageness of the features. Since the Renaissance period, artists and scientists… Read More

Dr. Bonakdar Discusses When You Should Start Getting Botox

Ever since Botox cosmetic was approved in 2002 to treat the expression lines in men and women 65 years and younger, there has been a paradigm shift among those interested in looking younger to start their Botox treatments at a younger age. My practice is no longer limited to clients who want their etched in expression… Read More