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3 March 2016

Which Laser Wrinkle Reduction Treatment Should You Get?

While having more cosmetic treatment options can only bode well in our efforts to achieve healthy looking skin, not all skincare treatments are made equal. It isn’t any different when it comes to laser wrinkle reduction, as some patients may benefit more from laser treatment or a combination of different treatments, depending on the outcome they want.

Matrix: CO2 Fractionated Laser

One of the most popular skincare technologies to date, Matrix makes use of carbon dioxide fractionated laser to treat deep-set wrinkles like crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, and forehead lines. What makes Matrix so effective is its laser or thermal heat component that can vaporize tissue on the epidermis to reveal new and smoother skin. Even sensitive areas on the face such as fine lines around the mouth can be treated with CO2 laser. At the same time, this type of laser wrinkle reduction procedure can stimulate collagen production so the skin continues to look fresh and supple over a prolonged period of time.

ReFirme: Elos Technology

What Matrix can offer patients for their skin, ReFirme does better in terms of patient comfort. This type of wrinkle reduction treatment makes use of Elos technology or bi-polar radio frequency with laser to achieve skin tightening and to improve skin laxity of the face, neck, and other areas of the body. By using a lower energy level to power the treatment, ReFirme is able to tone skin without causing any discomfort or pain. Like Matrix laser treatment, ReFirme is fast and noninvasive so patients can go back to their daily routines as soon as they finish treatment.

Dermal Fillers

On the other hand, dermal fillers take on a different approach to make wrinkles disappear, specifically by injecting a safe substance under the skin crease to fill it up or add volume. What makes these wrinkle-filling volumizers popular is that they can be injected anywhere on the face, which is useful for treating hard-to-reach areas. As an alternative to surgical facelifts, dermal fillers will work well to complement other treatments like Matrix CO2 laser and ReFirme to sculpt a lifted, youthful look without having to undergo the pain and recovery time associated with surgical means.

Depending on your case, you may have a combination treatment plan to achieve the best results possible. To learn more about which skincare treatment you should get, whether volumizers or laser for wrinkle reduction, please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment at your convenience. Contact us at 714-754-1985 today!

25 February 2016

Look Refreshed At Any Age With Laser Wrinkle Removal

As we age, we experience numerous changes in our body. One such area where this may be evident the most is our skin; in part because of the presence of fine lines and wrinkles. Fortunately, skincare procedures like laser wrinkle removal can eliminate these skin imperfections and make you look great again no matter what your age is.

What Causes Wrinkles?

Have you ever mistaken someone’s mother or father as their sister or brother? Chances are you may have been deceived by their looks because they look remarkably young for their age. In these kinds of cases, their genetics likely played a greater role as to when they developed wrinkles. However, external factors like sun exposure can greatly accelerate this common sign of aging, overriding genetics.

The ultraviolet (UV) light in sunlight is what causes damaging substances called free radicals which in turn destroy the skin’s genetic material or DNA. Every time you are outdoors, regardless of whether the sun is out or not, you are practically increasing your risk for developing wrinkles.

This doesn’t mean however that you should lock yourself indoors and shun the sun away for good. Sunscreen or lotion with at least SPF 30 can block damaging UV rays, preventing it from penetrating your skin. This is why applying sunscreen is often espoused by dermatologists. Aside from wrinkles, prolonged exposure to the sun can lead to splotchy pigmentation and loose, rough skin.

Laser Wrinkle Removal

One of the most effective ways to treat fine lines and wrinkles is through laser. This type of wrinkle removal procedure is quick and painless with noticeable results unlike other advertised wrinkle-busting methods such as creams and serums.

Patients who have checked in our clinic for laser treatment are able to go back to their daily routines immediately after a session. This is especially convenient for people with busy schedules or those looking to undergo skin treatment without giving anything away. As a noninvasive procedure, there are no scars or traces of cosmetic intervention to worry about.

Here at Live Gorgeous OC, we have helped many men and women look rejuvenated and refreshed again with laser wrinkle removal. For more than a decade, we have created personalized treatment plans for our patients to achieve maximum results.

Whether you’re after flawless skin or a youthful, radiant glow, we’re here to bring out the most beautiful version of you possible! For inquiries about our wrinkle removal treatments or any of our other skincare services, please do not hesitate to contact us at 714-754-1985.

18 February 2016

Wax vs Shave vs Laser Hair Removal: Orange County Cosmetic Services

Underarm hair is the bane of many women’s existences. Smooth and flawless-looking underarms are but an unattainable dream for some, which is why many women continue to switch from one hair removal method to another. Whether you wax, shave, or have tried laser hair removal in Orange County, the manner in which it is done can also affect the results.


The first thing to consider before waxing is your pain threshold. While waxing offers the benefit of preventing ingrown hairs, some find it too painful to do regularly. Moreover, the hair needs to grow up to a certain length before you can get it waxed. This ensures that the wax has enough hair to hold on to, and growing enough underarm hair for the wax to stick to may not be an option for some. Fortunately, there are many shops around the area offering professional services, so you don’t have to worry about doing it yourself or getting burned from the wax. In the end, the best thing about waxing is that it removes hair in one go. As they say, no pain, no gain!


The go-to method for many women. Shaving is generally quick and easy enough to do regularly, and it’s also affordable. However, many women have also turned away from shaving because it causes ingrown hairs and other skin irritations, not to mention minor injuries such as when you accidentally nick the skin. Ouch!

Some women, though, are fortunate enough to have thin underarm hair despite repeated shaving, which is why this hair removal method works for them. If you shave, be sure to exfoliate and moisturize the skin to clean out the follicles that contain the dead skin cells. A regular cleaning routine can result in a lighter appearance of your underarms.

Laser Hair Removal

The most expensive option among the three, but definitely the best long-term hair removal solution. Laser treatment causes minimal damage to the dermis, making it ideal for the underarms’ sensitive skin. If you want to get rid of underarm hair permanently, laser hair removal is your best bet.

Here at Live Gorgeous OC, we offer fast sessions for laser hair removal which is perfect for busy women. Imagine getting rid of your unwanted hair during your lunch hour! We only use the most advanced laser technology, so you can rest assured the surrounding skin will be left undamaged.

For inquiries about our services for laser hair removal in Orange County, please do not hesitate to contact us at 714-754-1985; we’d be glad to hear from you.

11 February 2016

Skin Color Correction for Hyperpigmentation Caused by Tight Fitting Clothes

When done properly, tight fitting clothing can be a flattering look for women of different shapes and sizes. However, this improvement to their outfit or appearance can also affect their skin negatively. This is where skin color correction can be of help, by eliminating those skin imperfections caused by hyperpigmentation from tight fitting clothes.

Hyperpigmentation is characterized by the darkening of the skin due to the overproduction of melanin. In the case of tight fitting clothes, the friction created between the clothing and skin is what increases the production of melanin. The result is an unsightly skin discoloration that can take time to lighten.

Hyperpigmentation and “Bra Burns”

One area in the body women may least expect to see dark spots or patches of hyperpigmentation is on the chest, specifically between, under, or around the breasts, the shoulder, or the span of the back in general. These dark spots are usually caused by the underwire of bras and shoulder straps that apply too much pressure on the skin, resulting in what we also call a bra burn.

While one may try home remedies on the affected area, a chemical peel is still one of the fastest and easiest skin color correction procedures for hyperpigmentation. Painless with virtually no downtime, a chemical peel can reveal healthy-looking skin and help women feel good about themselves again. The procedure is also an affordable solution for hyperpigmentation.

Tips for Preventing Bra Burns

Aside from getting a chemical peel, there are other things you can try to prevent bra burns.

#1: Wear the proper size – Too many women make the mistake of not wearing the right bra size. Before shopping, measure your bust and check where your measurements fall under the size guidelines which are available online.

#2: Fit a size with comfort in mind – Now that you have an idea of your size or measurements, check whether you’re comfortable. Try to move around, raise your arms, and see if the bra’s support is adequate. Additionally, make sure you adjust the straps. These shouldn’t be too tight nor too loose.

#3. Alternate wearing bras without wires – Those underwires are the number 1 culprit to those bra burns, so as much as possible, alternately wear bras without them. Doing so will relieve your skin from constant irritation or chaffing.

For inquiries about our skin color correction services, please do not hesitate to contact us at 714-754-1985.

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