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COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY AND SKIN CARE for NEWPORT BEACH, CORONA DEL MAR & ORANGE COUNTY, CA

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Silent Communicator Facial expressions are a nonverbal communication. They convey social information between humans, as well as most other mammals. Humans can adopt a facial expression voluntarily or involuntarily, and the neural mechanisms responsible for controlling the expression differ in each case. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No Faking Microexpressions ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Involuntary facial expressions or microexpressions are brief, involuntary… Read More

Did you know that different types of wrinkles have different causes? Classifying wrinkles helps to determine ideal methods to prevent as well as to treat them. Dynamic Expression Wrinkles What are they: These are wrinkles that happen when we make facial expressions like furrow lines between the brows from frowning or crow’s feet around the… Read More

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In 500 BC, Greek mathematician and sculptor Phidias, discovered that all beautiful objects, both in nature and man-made, reveal a specific ratio or proportion when broken down into their sub-parts- namely a ratio of 1.618 to 1. This ratio was called Phi Ratio, Golden Ratio or Divine Proportion. This ratio is seen in all beautiful… Read More

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Yes! But let me explain! When I was a young doctor starting my aesthetic practice, I was puzzled by some of the new patients who came to see me declaring that they aged overnight! I didn’t understand why a woman in her 40’s or 50’s would insist that she did not have a single wrinkle… Read More

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Beauty Is Genetic In August 2016, I did a series of posts on celebrity mothers and offsprings who look like doppelgangers, making a point that beauty is genetic. Those lucky enough to possess it, will pass it on to their offspring. In this series, I featured Susan Lori Loughlin and daughters Isabella and Olivia Giannulli,… Read More

I often say that my career purpose and my greatest joy are to transform my clients into youthful and beautiful, natural versions of themselves, thus, increasing their happiness and self-confidence. So, it seemed fitting to ask what exactly is self-confidence? Self-confidence involves both feelings and actions. It is how someone thinks about herself as well… Read More

She looks good "for her age"

Have you ever heard someone say “wow, she looks good for her age!” Hm, are those last three words really necessary? Chances are, they were said quite innocently and meant as a compliment. But the reality is that in 2019, if someone looks good, it shouldn’t matter how old they are. So, I started to… Read More

What is aging

Although everyone is familiar with aging, defining it is not so straightforward. The term “aging” refers to the biological process of growing older in a deleterious sense. When we hear the word “aging”, we think of our grandparents and great-grandparents at the last stages of their lives, when they were no longer useful to society… Read More

What is beauty

Have you ever wondered what beauty is? Does beauty mean the same thing to all people? It is not a cultural construction, and an invention of the fashion industry, nor a backlash against feminism. Beauty is an essential and ineradicable part of human nature that is revered and ferociously pursued in nearly every civilization, and… Read More

It’s always around this time of year that we start forgetting why we were so excited for summer in the first place. It’s really hot, we’re really thirsty, and–if we’re really unlucky–we’re working on healing compromised skin. If you’re currently feeling the burn from the sun, you might be looking to trade that beach vacation… Read More