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How to Choose the Right Injectable for Your Holiday Beauty Renewal

There’s no time like the holiday season to want to look and feel your best ahead of family photos, get-togethers or traveling. But with so many injectable treatment options out there, many people find it difficult to choose the best one for their specific goals. Use this quick guide to help you pick the best pre-holiday injectables for your needs.


BOTOX®, Dysport®, JEUVEAU® and Daxxify® are all different brands of injectable neuromodulators, also called neurotoxins. These products work by temporarily inhibiting the muscle contractions in the face that cause dynamic lines and wrinkles to form. 

Why You Should Combine MOXI & BBL HERO Skin Rejuvenation [Infographic]

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Why MOXI™ & BBL HERO™ Are the Dream Team for Radiant Skin

MOXI™ and BBL HERO™ are two of the most popular laser skin treatments right now, and for good reason. Each one comes along with amazing benefits to help you achieve your skincare goals. But the best part is that when combined, MOXI and BBL HERO can do even more for your skin, thanks to their synergistic qualities as a pair. Here’s why.

What Are the Benefits of MOXI?

MOXI is a non-ablative laser that is gentle on the skin — so gentle that it can be suitable for even sensitive skin types and all skin tones.

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What Causes Your Mouth to Droop as You Age?

Many signs of aging on our faces, including jowls, thinning lips, and wrinkles, occur when our bodies produce less collagen and elastin. While there’s no way to stop this natural aging process altogether, there are several ways to slow it down and reverse some of its visual effects on the skin. 

Causes of Drooping Lips and Mouth with Age

Collagen and elastin are two essential proteins that are abundant throughout our bodies. Collagen gives skin its firm, youthful structure, while elastin helps the skin “snap” back into place rather than drooping. 

However, the production of both these proteins begins to slow as early as our late 20s or early 30s and then drops significantly after 40.


Medical-Grade Skincare vs. Over-the-Counter Products [Infographic]

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Can Chemical Peels Achieve the Same Results as Lasers?

Chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing are two of the most popular non-surgical skin treatments. Both are very effective in treating common skin concerns, including lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, sun damage, and acne scars. But is one better than the other? 

Let’s break down the differences between chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing, plus share some benefits of combining these two powerhouse skin treatments.

Chemical Peels vs. Laser Skin Resurfacing

Chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing both exfoliate the skin, removing the outer layer of dead skin cells and debris to reveal a new,

Daxxify® vs BOTOX®

Daxxify® vs BOTOX® [Infographic]

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A New BOTOX® Alternative for Longer-Lasting Results

BOTOX® has become a household name in injectable wrinkle treatments and has decades of proven results behind it. However, several other injectable neuromodulators that work in a similar way have entered the market over the years, with the most recent addition being a BOTOX alternative called DAXXIFY®.


Like BOTOX, DAXXIFY is a botulinum toxin injection that smooths away fine lines and wrinkles caused by repeated facial movements and muscle contractions. Injectable neurotoxins like BOTOX and DAXXIFY use the same active ingredient — purified botulinum toxin type A — to temporarily inhibit those muscle contractions that cause expression lines,

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5 Tips to Help Your Skin Survive the Summer Months [Infographic]

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Why Hydrafacial MD® Is Ideal for Summer

Summer is the best time of year in the Bay to get out and enjoy that California weather we all pay top dollar for. It’s natural to want to look your best and put a fresh face forward when hitting festivals, concerts, pools and beaches, and wherever your summer fun takes you.

And we have a suggestion for significantly smoother and more youthful skin: HydraFacial MD. This turbocharged facial treatment can help you look your best on an upcoming trip or simply feel more vibrant all summer long. Let’s take a closer look at all this amazing treatment has to offer.

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