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How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Do I Need to See Results?

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you’re letting up on your hair removal regimen. Besides, between holiday parties and cocktails, you need to keep your skin looking on point. For many people, that means undergoing laser hair removal treatments so they’re ready to shine for the holiday season! Laser hair removal is an excellent cosmetic treatment for people who want to cut down on shaving time or eliminate excessive body hair. A laser hair removal treatment can be used on multiple parts of the body, including the legs, arms, armpits, back, stomach, bikini line, and even the face. Newest advances in laser hair removal mean you can expect to see excessive hair disappear faster – but exactly how many treatments will you need to undergo before you see the results you’re looking for? [...]

By | 2019-08-03T00:08:58-07:00 February 16th, 2018|

ZO Skin Health Skincare Now Available At South Coast Plastic Surgery!

Looking for the ultimate skincare regimen – one that will unleash your most glowing, youthful complexion yet? Then it’s time to discover the ZO Skin Health line by Obagi, now available at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA! The ZO Skin Health line has been developed by scientists and dermatologists to deliver excellent results with innovative skincare products.  This skincare line – only available for sale by physicians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons – takes advantage of Obagi’s decades of clinical research to encourage revitalized skin.  Each product is developed to be part of a skincare regimen that: Encourages cellular turnover Reduces the look of wrinkles and fine lines Removes debris and free radicals from the skin’s surface Treat acne Minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation Create barriers to protect skin from environmental damage Repair and [...]

By | 2019-09-19T00:48:16-07:00 July 13th, 2017|

Introducing SculpSure to South Coast Plastic Surgery!

The holidays are coming up fast – and if you still haven’t lost those stubborn pockets of fat over the summer months, then you’re probably feeling a little frustrated. After all the diet and exercise, you can’t just seem to budge those stubborn bulges. Fortunately, there’s an answer for those trouble spots – and it can be found at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California. Introducing SculpSure For Body Contouring SculpSure is an FDA-cleared procedure that uses laser heat energy to target fat cells. As the laser penetrates the skin, it heats up the targeted cells, causing them to break apart and become destroyed. Over the course of six to twelve weeks, these fat cells are flushed out by the body’s waste removal processes. SculpSure has been proven to reduce fat cells in the targeted [...]

By | 2017-03-09T06:58:29-07:00 October 12th, 2016|

Do Ultherapy Skin Tightening Treatments Hurt?

Are you frustrated by loose and sagging skin around your face, jawline, and neck?  Tired of wasting your money on anti-aging skin creams that promise the world, but fail to deliver results? If you find yourself nodding your head to the above questions, then it’s time to introduce yourself to Ultherapy skin tightening treatments at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California.  Ultherapy is an FDA-approved treatment that’s used for the treatment of loose facial and neck skin.  It’s an extremely popular treatment, but many patients come to their Ultherapy treatments with one question… Do Ultherapy skin tightening treatments hurt? Ultherapy is designed to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin and stimulate increased collagen production.  As the heat treats the foundational layer of the skin, the skin immediately contracts and tightens.  This effect is immediately [...]

By | 2019-08-03T02:05:18-07:00 July 22nd, 2016|

How Many Cellfina Treatments Do I Need to See Results?

Sick of feeling self-conscious about cellulite on your thighs and buttocks?  Want to wear the bathing suits and short shorts you’ve always wanted, without feeling embarrassed about the appearance of dimples? If the above sounds familiar, then it’s time to discover Cellfina treatments at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California. What Is Cellfina? Cellfina is an FDA-approved minimally invasive treatment that’s designed to address the appearance of dimples and cellulite in common trouble spots like thighs, legs, and buttocks.  Cellfina uses a small needle device to treat the cellulite underneath the skin; this needle breaks up the fibrous fat bands that contribute to dimpling. Once these bands are broken up, dimpling decreases, resulting in a smoother appearance. The side effects of Cellfina are minimal; most patients can expect to see slight bruising and swelling, the [...]

By | 2019-08-03T02:07:04-07:00 July 8th, 2016|

Are Chemical Peels Safe For All Skin Tones?

If your skin suffers from imperfections including hyperpigmentation, wrinkles,  acne scars, and more – a chemical peel could be a great solution to minimizing these skin woes.  Chemical peels remove top layers of the facial skin, which fades the appearance of imperfections and speeds up cellular turnover.  With consistent use, chemical peels can be a great tool for revealing smoother, younger, and even-looking skin. However, not all chemical peels are made alike – and those individuals with darker skin shades should avoid chemical peels that may lead to a bleaching effect. So which chemical peels are safe for all skin tones – and which ones should you avoid if you have darker skin?  Take a look at our helpful breakdown: Mild chemical peels: Think of this as the beginner’s approach to a chemical peel.  Mild peels [...]

By | 2018-10-18T03:06:50-07:00 May 9th, 2016|

Meet Your Best Summer Skincare Routine

Did you know that May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month?  Here at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California, we’re celebrating by offering 20% off on all Elta MD skincare sunscreens – as well as providing our clients with the best summer skincare routines! You shouldn’t have to hide from the sun to keep your skin safe.  But unfortunately, skin cancer is still on the rise.  In fact, more cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined.  One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lives, meaning it’s more important than ever for people to understand how to prevent skin cancer. With that in mind, let’s take a look at your best summer skincare routine – the kind that makes you glow while lowering your skin [...]

By | 2016-06-06T21:56:03-07:00 May 3rd, 2016|

What is the Best Incision for a Chin Implant?

If you’re embarrassed about the shape of your chin or bothered by a weak jawline, a chin augmentation could provide you with the confidence-boosting solutions you’ve been looking for.  A chin augmentation procedure changes the shape of your jawline via a silicone chin implant, which is placed directly underneath the chin.  The implant is small and shaped to your particular needs, meaning the final results will make your chin – and face! – appear more defined and contoured. The placement of the chin implant can play a large role in how quickly you recover from the chin augmentation procedure.  Typically, chin implants are placed via one of two incision locations: Through the mouth Underneath the chin There are specific benefits in using both incision locations.  Incisions made through the mouth may be a better option for [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:57:01-07:00 January 20th, 2016|

What is the California Lift?

Have you ever thought about getting a facelift – but held back because you were afraid of the scars that can come along with it? It’s not surprising; after all, traditional facelifts can leave large, obvious scars behind the ears, which may make patients feel self-conscious about putting their hair up.  What’s more, these scars can leave patients with the appearance of looking like they’ve had “work” done – and that’s certainly not a desirable outcome from these procedures! If the above sounds familiar, then it’s time to discover the California Lift – a new facelift that makes obvious scars a thing of the past. The California Lift at South Coast Plastic Surgery Founded and operated by Kyle Song, MD and David Dorfman, MD, South Coast Plastic Surgery is the only cosmetic surgery practice to offer [...]

By | 2018-10-18T03:04:23-07:00 May 27th, 2015|

Kybella is NOW offered at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Orange County!

Irvine based Plastic Surgery Clinic and Medical Spa South Coast Plastic Surgery is excited to announce the upcoming addition of Kybella for the reduction of under chin fat.   Kybella has recently been approved by the FDA, "for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe  convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults". What does this mean for you?  Well, it's simple. To reduce the appearance of fat under your chin, you no longer need surgery!  Results begin to show in as little as two to four treatments.  Up to six treatments may be administered.  Once you get the result you are looking for, repeat treatments are not expected. Double Chin Reduction with Kybella is offered in Orange County at South Coast Plastic Surgery.  Call 949-701-4454 or click on the Ask Andi button on the [...]

By | 2015-10-26T17:01:04-07:00 April 30th, 2015|

Interested in Botox or filler injections?

At South Coast Plastic Surgery, you will be greeted by a smiling physician (Mark Song MD) with years of injection experience whose goal is to provide you with the answers to all of your questions and other pertinent information.  Any anxiety that you have will be allayed by knowing that you are in the most capable hands of a physician who has years of treating all of the various facial issues from forehead wrinkles to volume loss in the cheeks and everything in between. Once you arrive in our beautiful new office, you will asked to complete a medical history and a Facial Enhancement Questionnaire.  You will then be taken to our photography room and 5 photos from various angles will be taken of your face and neck.  Our physician will escort you to a private [...]

By | 2015-08-24T17:47:30-07:00 April 8th, 2015|

The tummy tuck surgery experience – what to expect.

If you have loose abdominal skin from aging, weight changes, or pregnancy, and it doesn’t improve with diet and exercise, a tummy tuck may be the right surgery for you to get that flat and toned tummy and mid-section. The tummy tuck surgery experience varies, so patients should be aware of what to expect, in order to properly prepare. What is a tummy tuck? A tummy tuck is a common cosmetic operation that removes excess skin and fat and tightens separated abdominal muscles, to give patients a flattened and toned tummy. What to expect with a tummy tuck The incision for the tummy tuck is usually made below the underwear and bikini line, and always below a c-section scar. The scar is generally not visible with most swimsuits and undergarments, and tends to fade over time. [...]

By | 2018-10-18T03:05:05-07:00 March 16th, 2015|

Should I opt for round or shaped breast implants?

Getting the results you want from breast augmentation can be tricky, especially if you don’t get the right type of breast implant. One of the first questions many women ask is ‘should I opt for round or shaped breast implants?’  Women ought to discuss the options thoroughly with a board-certified plastic surgeon who will be able to evaluate your breast and body type and make specific recommendations based on your goals. The shape implants you choose will determine how your breasts look after surgery. Let’s examine some of the differences between round and shaped implants: Round Implants Some women prefer these implants because they provide nice fullness in the upper portion of the breast. These implants also provide a rounder look to the augmented breast. Shaped (Tear Drop) Implants The shaped or tear drop implants closely [...]

By | 2018-10-18T03:05:16-07:00 March 16th, 2015|

Welcome to the SCPS Blog

Welcome to the South Coast Plastic Surgery blog, where you will find extensive information focused exclusively on plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement in the news, as it relates to our practice and patients. Dr. Song and Dr. Dorfman consistently publish thorough and insightful content focused on providing individualized patient care and exceptional results. They address a broad range of topics, including everything from cosmetic surgery procedures we perform as well as questions from our practice’s online community concerning cosmetic surgery and current events, aesthetic enhancements and expectations, and important patient concerns. We believe our blog is a powerful voice in the online cosmetic surgery community, as we are able to provide some much needed support to a wider audience that may have concerns and questions they seek answers to. Please keep in mind that the topics [...]

By | 2015-03-27T13:15:33-07:00 February 14th, 2015|
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