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Incorporating Botox Into Your Regular Beauty Routine Aug 1st, 2019

Injections of botulinum toxin, better known as Botox, are the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the United States. It’s also one of the most widely studied treatments in existence. Available as a wrinkle treatment since the 1980s, Botox injections are considered safe and effective in wrinkle treatment and prevention....

Why Choose Fat Transfer Over Implants? Jul 5th, 2019

Although it’s very likely you’ve heard of breast implants, you may have never heard of autologous fat grafting for breast augmentation. A simpler, and accurate, name for this procedure is fat transfer, and it’s becoming an increasingly popular option.  How fat transfer works As the name implies, when you have...

3 Great Tips for Recovering from a Facelift Jun 1st, 2019

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, can result in more youthful and pleasing contour for your face. It’s one of the most effective ways to defeat the pull of gravity and turn back the hands of time. But, it’s important to remember that a facelift is a surgical procedure and not a...

Botox Versus Fillers: Which One Is Right for You? May 2nd, 2019

Treatments to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are increasingly popular. But, deciding which type of treatment is best for your situation can be confusing. It helps if you understand how the different treatments work. Botulinum toxin type A The active ingredient in the well-known product Botox® is...

Feel Confident in a Swimsuit This Summer With a Breast Augmentation Apr 1st, 2019

You’ve tried on 15 bathing suits, and they all have the same problem: they don’t enhance your breasts as much as you’d like. It may be time to face the fact that it’s not the bathing suits. There’s nothing much nicer than spending a beautiful summer day relaxing on the...

4 Benefits of Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Mar 1st, 2019

If you’re not quite ready to think about a traditional facelift, but you’re also not happy with the result of gravity that you see in the mirror, nonsurgical skin tightening might be the solution you’re looking for. There are several types of nonsurgical skin tightening available at Skinzone Medical, including:...

How Kybella Can Help You Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin Feb 1st, 2019

There’s a revolutionary new treatment that can get rid of your double chin for good. If you’re bothered by the extra fat under your chin, you’re going to be interested in how Kybella® can improve your profile! Submental fullness The medical name for your double chin is the submental fullness....

Ever Heard of a NonSurgical Rhinoplasty? Here’s How It Works Jan 7th, 2019

Being unhappy with the way your nose looks can affect your self-confidence in ways you may not even realize. But, traditional rhinoplasty isn’t for everyone. Having surgery on your nose is a big commitment, requires significant recovery time, and it’s permanent. If you’re not quite ready to commit to traditional...

Hand Rejuvenation: Don’t Let Your Hands Give You Away Dec 6th, 2018

You are probably aware of the many products and procedures available to keep your face looking fresh, healthy, and young. But, all that effort can be negated if your hands have dark spots, or simply look old. Your hands take a lot of abuse. They are exposed to the elements...

7 Benefits of Fat Transfer You Didn’t Know Nov 16th, 2018

Fat transfer, which is also sometimes called fat grafting, fat injections, or lip filling, is a procedure that combines liposuction and cosmetic filling. It’s exactly what it sounds like: Dr. Vu removes fat from one part of your body and places it in an area where you may need some...

The Benefits of Visiting a Liposculpting Specialist for Those Stubborn Fat Areas Oct 29th, 2018

You’ve spent years working toward the body you want, paying careful attention to nutrition and exercising diligently, yet when you look in the mirror, you’re not quite happy with what you see. There are some body parts that just don’t seem to respond to exercise and diet. Common problem areas...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Laser Tattoo Removal Sep 20th, 2018

You knew when you were getting your tattoo that you wanted to keep it forever, but you've probably changed a lot since that day. One study shows that 25 percent of people who get a tattoo eventually regret their tattoo, and 17 percent actually consider removing it. If you're one...

Look Younger Using Your Own Platelets Aug 16th, 2018

One of the most promising new beauty treatments available, the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedure, has deep roots in medical science and is yielding excellent results both in clinical trials and for Dr. Hannah Vu’s patients here at Skinzone Laser & Cosmetic Surgery. Your body does all the workPlatelets are blood...

Are You a Candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation? Jul 23rd, 2018

Age and childbirth can cause changes in vaginal tissue, like laxity, dryness, and decreased sexual pleasure, which doesn’t resolve on their own. Cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Hannah Vu of Skinzone Medical, with offices in Alhambra and Santa Ana, California, specializes in both nonsurgical and surgical vaginal rejuvenation. She helps women of...

Looking for a Natural Filler? Try Fat Transfer Jun 18th, 2018

No matter how young you feel on the inside, it’s hard to ignore the aging process if it’s written all over your face. Physical changes taking place behind the scenes as you age cause volume loss and saggy skin, which can lead to prominent fine lines and wrinkles on your...

How Does Hygiene Affect Body Acne? May 22nd, 2018

The ongoing battle against acne — both your own and in the medical world’s — is frustrating because of the lack of an identifiable cause of the condition. This leaves you scrambling to find ways to get rid of unsightly blemishes that pop up all over your body.While a cure...

Is It Possible to Get a Nose Job Without Surgery? Apr 10th, 2018

If there’s anything you don’t like about your nose, chances are that’s the first thing you see every time you look in the mirror. Even worse, you’re sure it’s the one feature of your face that everyone else notices, too, which crushes your self-confidence.If you long to improve the appearance...

ThermiVa: Vaginal Rejuvenation without Surgery or Hormones Mar 29th, 2018

When it comes to intimacy and sexual satisfaction, you may notice that things have changed since you’ve had children or as you’ve gotten older. Well, you’re not alone — many women feel the negative effects of aging and natural childbirth, both with how they function sexually and how they experience...

Tips for Dealing With Dark Circles Under Your Eyes Feb 7th, 2018

We’ve all had them: those dark circles under our eyes that speak of a late night and lack of sleep. They usually go away once you’re able to get some proper shut-eye, but if you find you’re spending far too many mornings dousing your face with cold water and rummaging...

Breast Augmentation Santa Ana Aug 31st, 2017

Breast Augmentation is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed to increase the fullness of the breasts. There are two primary ways to enhance the breasts: 1. Saline breast implants and 2. Silicone breast implants. Breast implants are customized further by implant size, shape, and placement. It is important for patients to...

Breast Implants Santa Ana Aug 22nd, 2017

There are two types of breast implants commonly used in a breast augmentation procedure today. Saline implants or Silicone implants. What’s the difference?Saline implants are filled with a saline solution (or salt water). These implants are usually put in place empty and then filled with the solution. Women aged 18+ are eligible...

Eyelid Lift Surgery Jul 25th, 2017

Eyelid Lift surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure performed to rejuvenate the eyes. The upper and lower eyelids are ofter the first place people notice those signs of aging start to set in. Lines, creases, wrinkles, sagging, and puffiness are all tell-tale signs of aging that can not only...

Rhinoplasty Santa Ana Jul 2nd, 2017

Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of the nose. Many people, both men and women, are self-conscious about the nose they were born with–or become self-conscious of their noses after an injury or trauma. Rhinoplasty is performed to improve a...

Botox Santa Ana Jun 27th, 2017

Botox is an FDA approved, safe, and effective treatment for unwanted wrinkles. Many people are unhappy with the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and creases on the forehead, between the brows, around the eyes and mouth. These lines and creases can age us and make us look constantly tired. Botox is a...

Microdermabrasion for Smooth Skin Nov 18th, 2016

Beautiful skin is touchable, smooth, and vibrant. If you’ve got dull, rough, oily, or flaky skin, you may feel self-conscious about it. Over-the-counter skincare products can only affect the very outmost layer of the skin, at best temporarily alleviating some of the symptoms of bad skin and often never actually...

Brow Lifts Restore Confidence Oct 18th, 2016

A person’s face is a defining factor in the way they appear to others. When others see smooth, wrinkle-free skin, they think youth. But when forehead wrinkles start to appear (sometimes as early as your 20s), it won’t be long before the effects of stress and gravity begin to drag...

Breast Fat Transfer Procedure Sep 9th, 2016

For women who desire an enhanced bust, there is an additional option besides breast augmentation with artificial implants: fat transfer breast augmentation. Fat transfer breast augmentation from Dr. Hannah Vu and the professional staff at Skinzone Laser and Cosmetic Surgery is a procedure that increases breast size using your own...