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14 April 2016

Non-invasive Cosmetic Treatments for Stretch Marks




Stretch marks aren’t exclusive to women who have recently given birth. Men and women can develop these for a number of reasons. Luckily, there are a good number of non-invasive cosmetic treatments that can effectively reduce the visibility of these stretch marks. Today’s technological advancements in cosmetics now make it possible to correct skin imperfection without having to undergo surgery. And here at LiveGorgeous OC, you can find some of the best and most advanced non-surgical cosmetic treatments that can effectively address specific problem areas.

Common Causes of Stretch Marks

While it is common to associate stretch marks with pregnancy, these can appear on the body for a number of reasons. In other words, stretch marks aren’t limited to post-pregnancy skin conditions. Men can develop them too, as well as women who have never even been pregnant.

Some of the most common causes of stretch marks are: genetics, puberty, body building, and corticosteroids medication. These can develop on the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, lower back, arms, and chest.

For some, stretch marks appear after losing a considerable amount of weight. When the skin has been considerably stretched and then you suddenly lose weight, you may experience not only loose and sagging skin, but stretch marks as well.

Whatever the cause, there are effective ways to correct this particular skin imperfection through non-invasive cosmetic treatments.

Treatments

For a lot of people, the initial corrective measure to consider is the one that’s easiest to obtain: over-the-counter creams and lotions. These are specifically formulated to lighten the appearance of or eliminate stretch marks altogether. While it may take awhile to see visible results, their effectiveness has been attested to by quite a number of people who have used them for this particular skin issue. On the other hand, if you want faster results, you may choose to receive a laser skin treatment from a reputable cosmetic clinic like LiveGorgeous OC.

We understand how frustrating it can be sometimes to wait for results to appear, which is why we recommend a laser skin treatment for patients who wish to see visible results in just a few sessions.

We invite you to contact us at your convenience so we can discuss our non-invasive cosmetic treatments to correct stretch marks and other skin imperfections. Tell us your treatment goals and timeline, and we’ll provide you with a treatment plan that works well for you with these considerations in mind. Please feel free to call us at 714-754-1985. You may also send us an email at Appointment@LiveGorgeousOC.com to schedule an appointment.

7 April 2016

Skin Rejuvenation Treatments for a Beach-ready Skin!




Are you ready for the summer? Get smoother and flawless skin through various non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments only at LiveGorgeous OC! Have you ever heard of the saying,“Beauty knows no pain?” Well, here at our clinic, we can help you look your most gorgeous self with little to no pain at all! Through our advance technologies in non-surgical skin treatments, you can get that beach-perfect skin in time for the summer.

Acne Scars

Acne scars can appear anywhere, not just on the face. Some people suffer from acne breakouts on the back and chest area, and unfortunately, they almost always leave a scar once they’ve healed. To regain your flawless skin, there are two skin rejuvenation treatments that you can consider: laser skin resurfacing and chemical peel. Both of these procedures can effectively lighten acne scars, and since these are non-surgical, you won’t have to allocate much time for recovery. Depending on the size of the treated area, you can go back to your regular activities within one to two days after treatment.

Spider Veins

Spider veins may not be painful (as compared to varicose veins) but they are still unsightly. Reveal your legs without feeling self-conscious by having your spider veins treated through our laser vein treatment. Our revolutionary AccuVein treatment effectively removes spider veins in just a few short sessions. No longer will you have to see those unsightly veins again once you’ve completed your AccuVein treatment plan!

Wrinkles, Fine Lines, and Sagging or Loose Skin

As we mentioned earlier, we want to help you reveal your most gorgeous self, which means we will not only be correcting skin imperfections on your body, but we will also treat skin problems on your facial area.

For wrinkles, fine lines, sagging jowl, loose skin around the neck area, sagging brows and nasolabial creases, we provide various skin tightening treatments specifically for these target areas. From laser wrinkle reduction to dermal fillers and Botox, we’ve got the right treatment for your specific facial skin imperfections.

Smoother, Hair-free Legs, Arms, and Back

Last but not the least is removal of unwanted hair. Our laser hair removal procedure provides you with longer-lasting effects compared to the usual and tedious—and painful—process of shaving, waxing or plucking. Get into your bikini and hit the beach right away without having to worry about unsightly hair growth! This treatment is also recommended for underarm hair growth, as well as back and chest hairs.

Are you ready to reveal flawless-looking skin? Then contact us today to set an appointment for our skin rejuvenation treatments! Call us at 714-754-1985.

31 March 2016

Lighten Post-pregnancy Scar with LiveGorgeous OC's Laser Skin Treatment




After giving birth to a healthy baby via C-section, women are often left with a noticeable scar on the belly area. Even if your doctor made a bikini cut incision, and people won’t notice the scar when you’re in your bikini, you’ll still know it’s there. A laser skin treatment can significantly reduce the visibility of your post-pregnancy scar. In fact, it can effectively lighten the scar that even you might not notice it’s there!

At LiveGorgeous OC, our goal is to make you look your best no matter what age, and no matter what skin problem you’re having. We wish for you, especially all hardworking moms, to look your most gorgeous self every day. And this starts with correcting your post-pregnancy scar.

Pixel Laser Resurfacing

There are two types of laser treatments that you can get to lighten your scars. The first one is the traditional laser skin treatment and the second one is LiveGorgeous OC’s pixel laser resurfacing.

What’s the difference?

There are several distinct differentiations between these two types of treatments, foremost of which is the extent of the laser treatment in terms of the target area. With a traditional laser treatment, the scar and the skin surrounding it are targeted. So basically, the treated area becomes larger, which prolongs healing. Recovery usually takes between two weeks to one month.

With a pixel laser resurfacing treatment, only the scar will be touched by the laser light. By using non-ablative fractionated technology, each laser pass only targets a small area of the skin, thereby reducing the extent of the area that needs to heal after treatment. What this ultimately means is that you will feel very little discomfort, and the recovery period is much shorter. As a matter of fact, most patients experience no downtime at all, which enables them to immediately go back to their usual routine.

So if you’re ready to go back to work after your maternity leave and wish to look and feel great before going back to the office, this type of laser skin treatment will do wonders for you! Because apart from lightening your post-pregnancy scar, pixel laser resurfacing can also correct other skin issues like acne scars, age spots, sun spots, and other skin discoloration conditions like melasma.

We invite to schedule an appointment today so we can get started right away with your skin treatment. You may reach us at 714-754-1985. Call us to schedule an initial consultation and evaluation with our skin experts!

24 March 2016

Effectively Lighten Adult Acne Scars with a Skin Color Correction Treatment




With the right skin color correction treatment, you don’t have to be scarred for life. There are cosmetic treatments available that can visibly lighten acne scars without having to undergo cosmetic surgery.

Just when you thought you’ve outgrown pimples and acne now that you’re an adult, out they appear from out of nowhere. For children hitting puberty, pimples and acne are a common occurrence, and they usually outgrow this once they hit adulthood. Or so you thought. Even adults get facial acne, even when they’re well past their 30s.

There are various factors that can contribute to the development of adult acne. Most of the time, it’s because of a hormonal imbalance, which may be naturally occurring in your body or may be caused by certain medications that you are taking. Lithium, anti-seizure, and corticosteroid medications can also cause acne.

Check with a licensed dermatologist or doctor if your medications are causing your acne.

Chemical peel to lighten acne scars

Acne scars could develop if the acne condition isn’t treated properly. Even if you don’t touch or rub it, scarring may still occur once the acne has subsided. And scarring could be more pronounced in adults. If the scars aren’t treated, they could get even darker especially if you are not accustomed to using sunscreen every day. And you may have to deal with the scars permanently. Immediate attention is important if scars are to be effectively removed or reduced.

At LiveGorgeous OC, we have treated a number of patients dealing with adult acne scars. For most of them, an invasive cosmetic procedure is out of the question. Our recommended non-invasive alternative that’s equally effective, if not more, is a chemical peel.

This procedure slowly peels off the skin’s outer layers while enabling the body’s natural healing process to develop new skin. The right dosage is critical to the success of this skin color correction treatment. If the chemical solution is not appropriate for the actual condition of the acne scar, it can either have little to no effect on the scar. If the solution is too strong, it can adversely harm the skin, which may worsen the condition. We do not advise a DIY chemical peel as it can further harm your skin.

Schedule an appointment with LiveGorgeous OC if you have more questions about how a chemical peel can visibly reduce acne scars or for consultation on skin color correction. You may reach us at 714-754-1985.

17 March 2016

Non-invasive Skin Rejuvenation Treatments for Facial Skin Problems




The technological advances in cosmetic procedures now enable both men and women to correct various facial skin problems without having to undergo painful and costly surgery. These non-invasive skin rejuvenation techniques can reduce the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines, even out your skin tone, and give you a natural-looking face lift.

At LiveGorgeous OC, you can undergo one or a combination of these procedures to give you the smoother and fresher-looking skin that you’ve always wanted. With no surgical procedure necessary, you experience practically no downtime, which means you can go back to your regular routine in no time—usually immediately after treatment, depending on the procedure.

Wrinkles and Fine Lines

For wrinkles and fine lines, including crow’s feet and creases on the forehead, there are several skin rejuvenation procedures to choose from. These are:

  • Laser-assisted wrinkle reduction treatments
  • Dermal fillers
  • Botox

Laser-assisted wrinkle removal at LiveGorgeous OC is basically done through two techniques: Matrix and ReFirme. Matrix is ideal for reducing the appearance of smoker’s lines and wrinkles. This can also help tighten the skin under the chin. Through the use of a fractionated laser technology, deep-set wrinkles are visibly reduced.

ReFirme, on the other hand, is a laser-assisted wrinkle remover that combines electrical and optical energy through a technology known as Elõs. This procedure corrects wrinkles, while also improving skin laxity and tightening the skin.

Botox and dermal fillers are often regarded as one and the same, but they’re two different techniques. Botox temporarily paralyzes facial muscles that cause wrinkles while dermal fillers are used to plump-up the skin, giving it a stretch that can reduce wrinkle visibility. Each procedure also uses a different solution.

Skin Color Correction

For age spots, sun spots, and even freckles, a popular choice among our patients at LiveGorgeous OC is a chemical peel. Chemical peels evens out the skin tone, but since these involve a chemical solution to induce skin peeling, it is advised that you only get this from a trusted and experienced clinic.

Natural-looking Lift

To tighten the skin, especially around the jaws and chin areas without a surgical facelift, the recommended skin rejuvenation treatment is Ultherapy. This is an FDA-approved non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses ultrasound to tighten loose skin, giving it a natural-looking lift.

The procedure takes about 60 to 90 minutes, and is a cost-effective and virtually painless alternative to a surgical face lift.

If you wish to set an appointment with LiveGorgeous OC for initial consultation and evaluation, please call 714-754-1985 at your convenience.

10 March 2016

Get Safe, Physician-Assisted Laser Hair Removal Treatment This Summer




Many women may be looking to get laser hair removal treatment now just in time for summer. However, one shouldn’t just get this procedure done just anywhere. To get the best possible results, it is advised you only undergo this sensitive procedure under the care and guidance of a licensed doctor; otherwise you run risk of developing complications or not getting the most out of your time and money.

Laser Hair Removal

Whether you’ll be treating your under arms or legs, laser hair removal is a safe and gentle procedure that won’t take too much of your time. In fact, you can have the procedure done in as short as an hour and go back to your regular routine immediately.

While many women may still resort to waxing, shaving, and plucking; summer, as the season of baring bodies, may call for a more practical approach to personal hair grooming. This is because aside from the hassles of having to shave and pluck frequently, you may still have to watch out for nicks, ingrown hair, rashes, and chicken skin—problems you won’t have to worry about with laser treatment.

As a viable long-term hair removal solution, laser treatment clearly offers benefits beyond monetary value. Even if you just thought of getting the procedure done because of the summer season, think of how much easier and faster your grooming routine will be from here on out, and even the whole year round!

Why Get Physician-Assisted Treatment

While laser treatment can do wonders for both men and women, the procedure is not without precautions. Unfortunately, there is little oversight as to who can perform it, so this means you will have to be more discerning of your options. One good question you may ask the personnel to assess their credibility is how many patients they’ve treated.

Aside from reduced effectiveness, a procedure gone wrong can result in complications. Some typical complications you may run into are scarring and pigmentary changes (hyperpigmentation), burns, or even increased hair growth which is why it is very important that only a licensed and experienced physician administers the procedure for you.

Here at Live Gorgeous OC, we have been in business for more than a decade, assuring you of our solid track record. We currently have full body hair removal packages available for our clients. For women, they can have their bikini area done while the men can have the hair on their neck and backs removed for good.

For inquiries about our laser hair removal services or to set a one-on-one appointment with our doctor, please do not hesitate to contact us at 714-754-1985; we’d be glad to hear from you!

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.

Waxing

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!

Shaving

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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