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Quick Guide to a Fat Transfer at CosmetiCare in Orange County

Do you have unwanted fat in areas around your body that you just can’t seem to get rid of on your own? Did you know you can get rid of this fat and use it in a different part of your body and LOVE it? Let us introduce you to a fat transfer, where one of our board-certified plastic surgeons’ harvests your fat with liposuction on those pesky areas of the body and then injects it into a different area as an organic filler.

Some of the most popular areas of an organic fat transfer include:

  • Under eyes
  • Temples
  • Breasts
  • Brazilian Buttock Lift (BBL)

With a fat transfer, not only are you getting rid of unwanted fat, you are reusing it in a different area that could use a little more love to add volume and restore youthfulness. We think this is a win-win situation!

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Which Breast Implant Shape is Best for You

By CosmetiCare | November, 6 2019

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Before and After Breast Augmentation Journey at CosmetiCare

My name is Jessica and I have been an aesthetician at CosmetiCare for two years. I have the amazing opportunity of working with a variety of patients daily, many of whom have undergone surgical procedures with a CosmetiCare board-certified plastic surgeon. I’ve heard so many great stories of what being a surgical patient here is like, how great the staff is, what aftercare is like, etc. For the last year or so I had been considering having my own breast augmentation done, and I was ready to begin the process of becoming a CosmetiCare surgery patient.

Why I wanted a breast augmentation

Before I decided on having a breast augmentation, I had just lost around fifteen pounds, so my breasts were appearing deflated and I was looking to regain more volume. Overall, I wanted to feel more feminine and confident in my own skin.

I’ve had many patients with the same goals for themselves, so hearing their stories and how great they feel in their own skin after undergoing this procedure, I knew it was right for me.

Why I chose CosmetiCare

As a staff member of CosmetiCare, I know that standard of care is something we take very seriously, so it was a no-brainer that I would choose one of our board-certified plastic surgeons to perform my breast augmentation.  I speak with our patient coordinators and doctors daily, and I know how much they love what they do and how skilled they are at their craft. Aside from this, our surgical operating room is on-site, so I didn’t have to travel to a hospital.

When choosing a doctor, I knew Dr. Von Maur was the perfect choice for me. He truly is one-of-a-kind, not only with his surgical skill set but also with his bedside manner. Reading all his amazing reviews and testimonials that his patients have done over the years, I knew I had to meet with him.

My consultation experience

At my consultation, I met with Dr. Von Maur and my patient coordinator Cheri. We began by taking “before” photos that would be processed using CosmetiCare’s New Look Now photo simulator. New Look Now is an amazing technology we offer, that allows you to actually try on the procedure before even having it done! I was able to see what different breast styles and sizes would look like on my body, which was a huge game-changer in my decision-making process.

Dr. Von Maur is a surgeon like no other. He made me feel so comfortable and that he genuinely cared about my wishes and the goals that I had for my new breasts. He stressed to me just how important choosing the correct implant size is, as it needed to match my body frame.

I went into my consultation thinking I knew what would look best for me, but after talking with Dr. Von Maur we decided on an implant that was even better than what I had hoped for. I knew that I had wanted more fullness which made me think that a high-profile implant would give me my desired look, but we ultimately went with a moderate-plus silicone implant. Not only did this implant give me the fullness I wanted, but it also matched my figure and felt more natural.

Leading up to surgery

Two weeks before surgery, I had my pre-operative appointment with Dr. Von Maur to go over everything I would need to know before my procedure. We went over all my paperwork together, and he explained to me which medications I should stop taking and how to properly prepare for surgery. I was also given antibiotics that I would need to begin taking a couple of days before surgery to help prevent infection. We also went over the implant size that we decided on to make sure that this was still the look I was aiming for.

Surgery day

On the day of surgery, I was so excited!!! I had been counting down the days and minutes until my surgery and it was finally here. The staff was amazing, I could see first-hand why all of our surgical patients have such good things to say about our surgical staff. Dr. Von Maur and his staff truly held my hand through the entire experience making sure I felt calm and comfortable.

He sat in the pre-op bay with me and drew on my chest so I knew exactly what my surgery would be like, and he also had different sizers brought in so I could try them on one last time to solidify my implant style and size decision. I knew that the implant was a perfect match, it was proportionate, and would give me the breasts I have been wishing for.

It’s important to note that my experience with my anesthesiologist was also amazing. I was pretty nervous about being put under, but I felt very safe and in the best hands.

Overall, my surgery day experience was extremely informative, calm, and I was at total peace with my decision of having a breast augmentation.

After Surgery

After surgery, I woke up feeling some tight chest pressure, but I didn’t feel any pain. I was very sleepy, but not at all nauseous from the anesthesia. I was prescribed pain medication which made me feel ultimately painless.

Post-surgery

I came in the very next day to see Dr. Von Maur so he could see my incisions and to check for possible infection. Everything was looking great, I just had swelling and felt sore.

CosmetiCare also offers a light stem LED light which is great in assisting with swelling. It also helps to increase circulation and break up excess bruising. I came in every day for a week after surgery to help reduce any discomfort I was feeling.

I was advised to drink a ton of water and eat a clean diet to increase protein in my body to allow my body to continue to heal quickly and efficiently. I also couldn’t work out or perform and vigorous activities for four to six weeks.

Overall experience

My entire surgical procedure at CosmetiCare was everything I had hoped for and more. Everything from the quality of care to the technology we offer is second to none. I felt very informed throughout my entire journey, and never had any cold feet. Dr. Von Maur truly held my hand throughout the entire process and has an incredible eye for plastic surgery.

With my new breasts, I feel confident in the clothing I am wearing and in my own skin. I wanted to get back to the best version of me, and Dr. Von Maur along with the entire CosmetiCare staff has helped me to look and feel my best.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Courtney Clements

Courtney is a Public Relations and Marketing guru at CosmetiCare and a graduate of California Baptist University. As a true lover of beauty, Courtney is extremely passionate about the industry and is always learning the newest tips and tricks to share with our readers. When she’s not busy creating content, you can find Courtney relaxing on the beach with her Springer Spaniel, Calvin Harris!

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Which Breast Implant Shape is Best for You

By CosmetiCare | November, 6 2019

If you are looking for clear skin with a youthful glow, you may want to consider getting one of the CosmetiCare chemical peels. A chemical peel is a restorative cosmetic treatment performed by our aesthetician, where she applies a chemical solution to your skin that works to peel away damaged skin, allowing fresh new skin to grow in its place.

Here are the top 5 reasons you could benefit from a chemical peel:

1. Reduces sun damage

Frequent exposure to harmful UV rays from the sun can accelerate the aging process, resulting in unwanted wrinkles and sunspots. A chemical peel is one of the most effective ways to remove your skin of sunspots during the peeling process.

2. Reduces wrinkles

One of the most common concerns of our patients is unwanted fine lines and wrinkles due to aging. A chemical peel can be applied to the face, neck, and even hands to remove dull skin during peeling, allowing smooth more youthful skin to appear in its place.

3. Minimize acne and acne scars

If you suffer from acne or acne scars, a chemical peel can act as an exfoliation treatment by removing dead skin cells and bacteria. When removing the dirt, oil, and debris on and below the surface of the skin, not only will pores become unclogged, but your skin will also begin to produce collagen and protein to fill in acne scars.

4. Give your skin an even tone

A chemical peel can be a solution to several issues that cause your skin to have an uneven tone. If your skin is blotchy, has dark spots or patches, hyperpigmentation, and even melasma, a chemical peel can help to remove all this discoloration. Once the old skin is peeled, the new skin will appear even, smooth, and have that youthful glow

5. Allow your skincare products to work better

Once you’ve completed your chemical peel, you may feel like you splurged and bought all new skincare products because they are working so much better than before. This is because, after the peeling process, your skin is no longer clogged with dead skin cells and other buildups, allowing your products to penetrate deeper into your skin!

If you’re ready to see how a chemical peel can change the game of your skin, come in and try out one of our amazing peels! Now until the end of April, enjoy our Resurface Package- 3 VI peels and 3 free dermaplaning treatments, a total savings of 40% off!

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Zinc Oxide in Sunscreen: What You Need to Know

We’ve all heard that wearing sunscreen is a must-have step within our daily skincare regimen, but have you ever really thought about what ingredients protect your skin from the sun the most? Let’s talk about zinc oxide- an all-natural mineral ingredient that sits on top of your skin and offers the best possible protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Here are a few reasons why you should add a sunscreen containing zinc oxide to your daily routine:

It protects against UVA and UVB rays.

There are two basic yet dangerous types of ultraviolet rays that reach the earth’s surface- UVA and UVB. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin leading to premature aging and wrinkles, whereas UVB rays are what cause a sunburn. Oddly enough, not all sunscreens hold ingredients that protect against UVA and UVB rays. Zinc oxide however is a broad-spectrum ingredient, so it holds one of the broadest UVA and UVB coverages currently available in the U.S.

It’s great for all skin types.

Zinc oxide is used to protect your skin from the sun, so it very rarely causes any irritation. Many chemical sunscreen ingredients can cause a hormone disturbance, but zinc oxide can be used on any skin type, even the most sensitive. Individuals suffering from rosacea, acne, skin discoloration, and even melasma can benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of zinc oxide.

It works immediately.

Unlike chemical sunscreens that can take up to 15-30 minutes to set in before you are exposed to the sun, zinc oxide begins working as soon as it is applied. It acts as a physical blocker of the sun, so just apply and you are good to go!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Courtney Clements

Courtney is a Public Relations and Marketing guru at CosmetiCare and a graduate of California Baptist University. As a true lover of beauty, Courtney is extremely passionate about the industry and is always learning the newest tips and tricks to share with our readers. When she’s not busy creating content, you can find Courtney relaxing on the beach with her Springer Spaniel, Calvin Harris!

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Find Your Hormone Balance With bioTE

By Courtney Clements | March 2, 2021

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By Courtney Clements | February 22, 2021

CosmetiCare is so excited to introduce bioTE, a whole new way to look at hormone replacement therapy! Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Because of their essential role in the body, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the entire body. As we age, both males and females see a decline in their hormone levels. CosmetiCare has the perfect solution to help assist with those pesky changes: bioTE pellets. 

bioTE, otherwise known as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, starts with small-shaped supplements that get inserted under the skin of the buttocks. These pellets release precise doses of hormones over time so that your body receives a constant stream of hormones for optimal wellness over a three to five-month period. 

Hormone therapy can be broken down into two categories: Synthetic and Bioidentical. Our bodies recognize bioidentical hormones as their own hormones, meaning you’ll have more uptake in your system and better results. Our practice offers the finest bioidentical hormone replacement system in the industry, bioTE. 

If you’ve been experiencing fatigue, lower sex drive, or even unexpected weight gain take a look at how bioTE may be right for you: 

How Do I Know If I’m the Right Candidate? 

It all starts with a consultation at CosmetiCare. Our Nurse Practitioner will talk through your symptoms, and then send you to get your diagnostic blood work done. Once the results of your bloodwork are sent back in roughly 7 to 10 days, one of our Nurse Practitioners will review the results with you and will determine whether or not you are an ideal candidate. 

Here are just a few of the symptoms that bioTE pelleting can help with:

  • Brain fog
  • Low sex drive
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • More body fat- especially around the middle
  • Irritability
  • Thyroid imbalance
  • Hot flashes and/or night sweats
  • Elevated blood sugar

Why are pellets more beneficial than creams and pills?

  • They deliver a steady state of hormones- no “roller coaster” effect
  • No increased rate of breast or prostate cancer
  • No increased rate of heart attack, blood clots, or stroke
  • No significant weight gain
  • No increase in SHBG
  • No increase in inflammatory markers
  • The best method to increase bone density

When Will I Start to See Results? 

Many patients report feeling results in as little as 2 to 4 weeks. However, optimal results won’t appear until six months after pellet insertion. 

Commonly Asked Questions, Answered:

  • Men are pelleted every four to five months and women every three to four.
  • The procedure is virtually painless and only takes about ten minutes.
  • First-time pellet patients need labs repeated at four weeks for men and six weeks for women to record responsiveness. 
  • Testosterone starts to peak around seven to eight weeks. 
  • There is a direct relationship between exercise and testosterone serum levels, so go out and exercise for best results! 

At CosmetiCare, we are currently offering free consultations and more for bioTE during the month of March! After leaving your consultation, you should have a step-by-step understanding of how the treatment works and what the cost will be. 

To book your complimentary consultation, visit us online or call 949-386-2773 to learn more!

What are PDO threads?

PDO threads are the revolutionary non-surgical solution for tightening, sculpting, and lifting the skin to create a more rejuvenated and refreshed appearance. If you’re looking to turn back the hands of time with a minimally invasive procedure, PDO threads may be the solution for you.

What does the treatment entail?

During treatment, the PDO threads are inserted underneath the skin using a micro-needle. The threads are used to tighten and lift while stimulating the body’s natural processes of healing and rejuvenation. When used in the face, the thread lift sculpts a more defined silhouette, reduces facial roundness, and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What areas can PDO threads treat?

PDO threads can be tailored to lift your whole face or focus on one specific area. The most common areas for threading are brow lift, double chin, jowls, and the neck. You may also choose to have threading done in multiple areas for more drastic results.

How will I look and feel after?

Downtime from PDO threads is minimal, but each patient varies individually. You may experience mild pain, swelling, and bruising at the site of injection for a few days to a week. Results from PDO threads can take up to 2 weeks to fully set in.

How long do results last?

Results from PDO threads are immediate- although full results can take up to six months. While the results aren’t permanent, threading is a quick procedure that creates long-lasting results. Generally, it takes about six months for all the threads under the skin to be fully absorbed by the body. The collagen that has been generated during this period improves the texture, firmness, and appearance of the skin for up to one year.

At CosmetiCare, we offer free consultations to ensure that this service is right for you! After leaving your consultation, you should have a step-by-step understanding of how the treatment works and what the cost will be.

To book your complimentary consultation, visit us online or call 949-386-2773 to learn more!

 

 

Many women may be asking themselves what is an O-Shot? For those of you who don’t know, you may have stepped into the holy grail of feminine wellness. The O-Shot is a quick, 20-minute non-surgical procedure that is done within our Medspa at CosmetiCare. It begins with a simple blood draw- and we then use your own blood to extract the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and then inject it into the numbed area near the clitoris and upper parts of the vagina. There is no recovery and for most women results are almost immediate!

Let’s take a deeper look into the many benefits of the O-Shot and what the ideal candidate looks like:

Who Should Get The O-Shot? 

If you struggle with any of the following you may want to consider our O-Shot treatment:

  • Accidents when jumping, coughing, or even laughing
  • Leaks when waiting too long for the bathroom
  • Low sex drive
  • Difficulty with arousal
  • Trouble climaxing
  • Painful sex or vaginal dryness
  • Women who suffer from Lichen Sclerosus

What Are the Benefits of the O-Shot?

The O-Shot offers a wide range of benefits without any downtime or surgery! Here’s a list of the many things the O-Shot can do for you:

  • Non-surgical
  • Drug-free
  • Resolution of urinary incontinence (95% of patients)
  • Potential improvement of mesh pain
  • Increased sensitivity
  • Tighter vaginal skin
  • Practically instantaneous results
  • Fast and practically painless
  • Better, healthier sex

At CosmetiCare, we offer free consultations to ensure that this service is right for you! After leaving your consultation, you should have a step-by-step understanding of how the treatment works and what the cost will be. Hurry in, our O-Shot is currently at its lowest price of the year at $999- $500 in savings!

To book your complimentary consultation, visit us online or call 949-386-2773 to learn more!

Injectables- otherwise known as fillers- achieve non-surgical facial rejuvenation and result in a significantly more youthful appearance. These quick, no downtime procedures can relax facial lines, add volume and contour, plus reduce submental fullness.

Patients who wish to achieve a rejuvenated facial appearance without undergoing a surgical procedure, often choose injectables. Various injectable dermal fillers, usually in combination with Botox®, provide a comprehensive, semi-permanent facial treatment tailored to meet your individual needs.

Your Injectable Options:

Botox®

Botox® continues to be one of the most popular injectables for delivering skin-replenishing results, lasting three to four months. BOTOX® injections are typically used to reduce the appearance of common signs of aging, such as crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead wrinkles.

Xeomin®

Xeomin® is a popular injectable for delivering skin-replenishing results, however, is manufactured without any protein additives. It is used to reduce the signs of aging and is typically injected into the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet.

Dysport®

Dysport® is another popular injectable to assist in reducing the signs of aging. Dysport® provides a more natural look when treating commonly injected sites such as forehead wrinkles, between the brows, and crow’s feet.

Jeuveau™

Jeuveau is the new injectable on the block and is used to temporarily paralyze the underlying facial muscles in the face, creating a smoother look and alleviating frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.

Juvéderm® 

Special scientific technology allows the Juvéderm® family of smooth, gel-formula dermal fillers to flow easily and consistently into the skin around the mouth and nose, in the lips, and other areas of the face providing predictable results that can last up to one year.

Made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration, Juvéderm® is designed to enhance volume in sunken areas of the face, improve and plump facial contours, and fill in wrinkles.

Types of Juvéderm® :

Juvéderm® XC- smooths moderate to severe “smile” lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.

Juvéderm® Ultra XC- adds fullness and plumps the lips as well as smooths and corrects moderate to severe “smile” lines in adults.

Juvéderm® VolumaXC- adds volume to the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults. It is also commonly injected into the chin to improve the chin profile.

Juvéderm® Volbella XC- adds subtle volume to lips and softens the appearance of vertical lip lines.

Juvéderm® VollureXC -softens moderate to severe “smile” lines and wrinkles by adding subtle volume around the nose and mouth in adults.

Restylane®

Injections done with the Restylane® family of fillers can add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth.

Types of Restylane®:

Restylane®- helps to smooth wrinkles and folds, as well as lip augmentation, tear troughs, and under eyes.

Restylane® Lyft- smooths away wrinkles and folds such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth. It is also commonly injected into midface areas with contour deficiencies such as the cheeks. Restylane® Lyft is also the first injectable of its kind to receive FDA approval for use on the hands to achieve more volume and restore a more youthful appearance.

Restylane® Defyne- helps smooth away your “laugh lines” – the wrinkles and folds that may form at the sides of your nose and run down toward the corners of your mouth.

Restylane® Refyne- also helps smooth away your “laugh lines” – the wrinkles and folds that may form at the sides of your nose and run down toward the corners of your mouth.

Restylane® Kysse- is injected into the lips and the lines around the upper lip to temporarily add fullness to the lips and help smooth the wrinkles around the upper lip.

Bellafill®

Bellafill® is a dermal filler that stimulates collagen growth long term to help maintain a youthful appearance for up to 5 years. It starts working immediately and continues to add volume over time. Bellafill® is used for the correction of nasolabial folds and moderate to severe acne scars.

Sculptra®

Sculptra® Aesthetic helps stimulate your skin’s natural collagen production and works subtly, gradually over time for a more youthful-looking appearance. It can be used to restore facial volume or volume in certain areas of the body that are lost due to aging or genetics.

Radiesse®

Radiesse® is an injectable filler used to plump wrinkled or folded areas of the skin, most often on the face. It is made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. As it works to fill, Radiesse® also stimulates the naturally occurring collagen beneath your skin. It works immediately, and can last for up to two years!

Belotero®

Belotero is a line of cosmetic dermal fillers that help to reduce the appearance of lines and folds in facial skin, as well as facial contouring, lip augmentation, and cheek enhancement.

Kybella®

Kybella® is designed for injection in the “double chin” area and provides great contouring results. Kybella® is a synthetic form of an already naturally occurring substance in our bodies that breaks down and absorbs fat. When injected into the treatment area, Kybella® eliminates targeted fat cells.

Book your complimentary filler consultation today!

At CosmetiCare, we offer free consultations to ensure that the injectable service is right for you! After leaving your consultation, you should have a step by step understanding of how the treatment works and what the cost will be. Our goal? Assisting you with looking and feeling your best!

To book your complimentary consultation, visit us online or call 949-386-2773 to learn more!

As individuals across the United States receive the Covid-19 vaccine, there has been a growing concern on the effects of the vaccine and whether or not it is safe for those who have received facial injectables.

What will happen if I have/get injections?

There have been recent studies that show that patients who have existing filler may experience excessive swelling at the site of the filler after receiving the vaccine, however, at this time there have been no studies that show that a patient who receives the vaccine BEFORE getting filler will have an excessive inflammatory reaction. However, under either circumstance, you can refer to your primary doctor if you develop any side effects from the Covid-19 vaccine.

When is it safe to get injectables after receiving the vaccine?

At this time, there have been no studies that show an excessive inflammatory reaction in individuals who have received the vaccine before getting injectables.

How does the vaccine cause side effects for individuals with injectables?

Like all other vaccines, the Covid-19 vaccine is prone to cause an immune reaction which allows the body to develop antibodies. This reaction can lead to redness, swelling, and lymph node enlargement, however, this can be treated with antihistamines such as Benadryl or a steroid prescribed by your primary doctor.

If I do experience side effects, how should I react?

Primarily, these side effects would include redness of the area and facial swelling. These side effects may last up to a few days but can be treated with antihistamines such as Benadryl or a prescription steroid. If you develop any of these side effects, please contact your primary doctor. While patients who have/would like to get injectables should be aware of the possibility of an inflammatory response to the Covid-19 vaccine and filler, the effects are readily treatable.