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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

Brown spots. Sun spots. Liver spots. Whatever you’ve heard them called, these flat, brown or black spots can be quite unsightly. And since they develop in the areas where your skin is exposed to the sun, they are generally highly visible and difficult to conceal with clothing. The two main causes of these skin spots… Read More

Posted: April 17, 2015 There will come a time when facelifts and necklifts as we know them today will no longer be performed, being considered too archaic and perhaps even barbaric. Technologies of the future will bridge the gap between non- invasive and invasive treatments, delivering the miracle of  surgical results with the ease of… Read More

In short, Yes, there are several great non-surgical alternatives to liposuction that will shape and sculpt your body. At Bonakdar Institute, Dr. Monica Bonakdar provides her patients with these alternatives: CoolSculpting VASERShape Liposonix Stubborn pockets of extra fat and loose skin can be a big detriment to your self-esteem and confidence. But surgery involves an… Read More