BeautyByDrKay July Newsletter

Come get ready for the sun at my Summer Sexy Safari Party on Thursday, July 12 from 5 - 8 PM! It's the perfect time to refresh your face and boost your look to get you looking picture-perfect for all your vacation photos. Come with your best gal pals and join the lovely ladies of my office for a night of bubbly, bites, beauty, and a fun photobooth so you can take a picture with your favorite cuddly (or not-so-cuddly) creature! We will also have absolutely amazing super secret specials to get my gorgeous beauties excited for summertime. 

RSVP by emailing info@beautybydrkay.com or calling 626.316.7033

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Summer Sculpt Contour Special

Regularly-priced jawline filler: Normally $750, now $575

Revive Those Eyes Special

Regularly-priced under eye filler: Normally $675, now $550

Bright & Tight Skincare Special

 Buy 8% Brightening Pads, get a free Brightening Mask: $112 value, now $72

Get that Glow Special

Microneedling: Normally $650/treatment, now $500 per treatment with Nurse Kathy!  

More super secret specials will be revealed at the party!

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Learn about the Red, White, and Blue of Skin!

Red: Rosacea 

Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness in the face, most commonly affecting middle-aged women with fair skin. While it is incurable and often controlled by environmental factors, there are a few ways to treat the condition! Medications and oral antibiotics are good options if you see a physician for your rosacea. Topical treatments, like my Triple Shot Serum are also amazing! Triple Shot contains green tea, antioxidants, and resveratrol. These ingredients are extremely soothing, helping with both prevention and treatment of rosacea flare ups.

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White: Dry Skin

70% of women have dry or combination skin! Dry skin is a very common skin condition that can easily be treated by a hyaluronic acid treatment. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that naturally occurs within the skin to retain moisture and maintain collagen synthesis. When applied topically, hyaluronic acid molecules promote moisture penetration and retention by restoring water content to dry skin! Hyaluronic acid holds 1000x its weight in water and is water-based, allowing for intense hydration without making your skin oily! My Hyaluronic Line Filler is an amazing hyaluronic acid serum, fractionated into three different molecular weights to ensure successful penetration into the skin.


Blue: Under Eye Hollows

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Under eye hollows are so common, especially as we persist through allergy season. The blue veins underlying your under eye skin can age you and make you appear tired and unrested! A daily allergy pill can help with these blue veins, but the best treatment for this hollowed appearance is under eye filler! Under eye filler can restore volume underneath the eyes to combat the hollowing effect that accompanies age and many nights of insufficient sleep. You will instantly look brighter and more rested!


Brown Spots: Causes and Treatments 

Many people suffer from brown spots or some sort of hyper pigmentation, but very few people know that there are different types of brown spots. Keep reading to find out what causes yours!

Causes

Age Spots/ Sun Spots: These types of brown spots are caused by prolonged sun exposure. Be sure to wear a sunscreen with at least SPF 50 to help minimize this! My Perfecting Sunshield is amazing. It has Vitamin C, green tea, and antioxidants to help prevent brown spots and prevent free radical damage from the sun!

Acne Spots: Acne can cause hyper pigmentation because acne is an injury to the skin. This is why it is very important not to pop or pick at your pimples as this may result in darker scarring. Use a good Retin-A serum, like my Diamond Line Refine. My serum will not only promote collagen turnover to help with this scarring, but it will also mature your oil glands to help prevent new acne.

Hormonal- Melasma & Chloasma: Many women who have recently started birth control or are pregnant can experience an increase in dark spots. Melanocytes are triggered during hormonal changes and are extra-sensitive to UV damage. This is another reason to be religious with your sunscreen!

Treatments

Microneedling: If you are looking for a deeper treatment, then consider microneedling! Microneedling causes micro-injuries to the surface of the skin, which triggers your body's healing response and produces collagen. Come by our office to for a microneedling treatment complemented by growth factors that boost skin cell growth and my Pure Hydration that topically fills in lines and penetrates deep into your skin to provide intense hydration.

Exfoliation: To regularly treat dark spots, make sure you are exfoliating your skin! An exfoliant with glycolic acid is crucial for lightening dark spots and brightening skin because glycolic acid renews skin by triggering skin cell turnover. My Glycolic Acid Cleanser not only has glycolic acid, but it also has Vitamins A,C, and E, as well as Green Tea extracts to prevent irritation.


Acne Free Skin All Summer!

Hydration: Lots of acne products can be drying, so this month we are focusing on bringing moisture and hydration back to the skin. An easy first step is drinking more water. Drinking water can not only prevent dry skin and flaking, but it also improves skin elasticity and flushes out skin toxins. The next step is using a good moisturizer that gives you moisture without making you oily. While you do want to re-hydrate your skin, you don't want to become too oily and break out again.

Glycolic Acid: To prevent future breakouts use a cleanser with glycolic acid. Glycolic acid is one of the smallest molecules in the alpha hydroxy acids family, which means it can penetrate the skin better than other molecules. It works topically by breaking down sebum on the surface of the skin and works on a deeper layer by triggering the skin's renewal process to bring you brighter, tighter skin. Glycolic acid also unclogs pores and prevents blackheads. Using a glycolic acid cleanser regularly is crucial to maintaining clear skin.


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The Science Behind Sleep

MY NAME IS DR. KAY AND I'M A PHYSICIAN AND FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON BASED IN LA. I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE LOOK AND FEEL THEIR BEST! CHECK OUT MY INSTAGRAM @BEAUTYBYDRKAY TO SEE SOME OF MY WORK.

Are you good in bed? By that I mean, do you get enough sleep each night? Most people don't, because they don't realize how important sleeping is to their health. It's almost like not sleeping has become a fad -- people brag about how tired they are, or how many all-nighters they pull each week. Get it together people!

The amount of sleep you get affects your health, behavior, and attitude. Sleeping is a time for the body to rest and recharge from the day. Any damaged cells can begin to recover and repair themselves. Your brain gets a break from the constant whirlwind of thought processes it has throughout the day. Why would you keep yourself from such a great experience? 

Here are a few tips on how you can achieve great sleep: 

1. Power down the electronics: 

The light from your phone can distract your brain from it's goal of falling asleep. Turn off your phone, computer, and TV at least 30 minutes before you go to bed so you can relax and go to bed!

2. Listen to whatever soothes you:

Some people like to sleep with complete silence. Others like to listen to white noise. Find what works for you, and go with it!

3. Prep your skin before bed: 

Make sure you have a great nightly skincare routine that you stick to every night. Cleanse, moisturize, and use retinol! Try my Diamond Line Refine to use nightly - it will tighten pores and help with fine lines and wrinkles!

Use these tips to sleep soundly! Sweet dreams!

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The Science of Necking

MY NAME IS DR. KAY AND I'M A PHYSICIAN AND FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON BASED IN LA. I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE LOOK AND FEEL THEIR BEST! CHECK OUT MY INSTAGRAM @BEAUTYBYDRKAY TO SEE SOME OF MY WORK.

The long, slender neck is a symbol of youth, beauty, and elegance. When the aging process hits the neck and lower face, it creeps silently upon us, until suddenly, one day, we notice significant neck sagging, jowling and textural skin changes. Luckly, we have new advances in the treatment of the aging of the neck that can add a nice, step-wise approach to neck rejuvenation for patients of all ages. Get your neck looking beautiful this year.

Beginning in heir thirties, patients experience the slow breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers of the skin that is responsible for the gradual sagging and loss of tone in the neck. This leads to the gravitational fall of important suspensory ligaments that hold fat in its proper location. With collagen breakdown and gravity working against youth, it is just a matter of time before the first changes of jowling and flabbiness begin to appear in the lower face and neck. 

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When textural neck changes orrcur, it is bet to begin an anti-aging regimen that encourages the stimulation of collagen production with a non-irritating retin-A based product. These vitamin A dertivatives - including gentle retinol, stronger retinoic acid, and Retin-A itself, are the only proven cosmeceutical ingredients that have been studied and proven to stimulate collagen production and thus prevent and reverse fine lines, proven to stimulate collagen production and thus prevent and reverse fine lines, wrinkles, and textural changes of the skin. The potency of Retin-A, however, also makes it quite irritating to the sun-sensitive neck. Make sure to include SPF in your skin care regimen to protect your skin from sun damage. This is essential to protect from the harsh UV light that beats down on the neck and decollete, causing poikiloderma, sun damage, and a leathery appearance. 

Platysmal bands, which cause tenting of the neck skin, and neck folds can be treated with botox. This can help with wrinkled skin, and to prevent future wrinkles. Fillers such as Restylane can be injected into deeper lines to smoothen the texture and appearance of the skin. 

Submandibular fat, commonly known as the "double chin" can be treated non-surgically with KYBELLA®, an injectable treatment containing Deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA®destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal. Most patients receive 3-4 treatments - and then don't have to worry about that fat coming back!

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BeautyByDrKay May Newsletter

MY NAME IS DR. KAY AND I'M A PHYSICIAN AND FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON BASED IN LA. I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE LOOK AND FEEL THEIR BEST! CHECK OUT MY INSTAGRAM @BEAUTYBYDRKAY TO SEE SOME OF MY WORK.


Mother's Day Gift Ideas

The motherly figure in your life deserves more than just flowers this Mother's Day. Try these heartwarming gifts that show her how much you appreciate her!

  • Candles: Candles are great because there is a scent out there for every mom!
  • Amazon Echo: Give your mom a helping hand with Amazon's Alexa!
  • FitBit: Help get your mom started on her fitness journey! Kickstart her workouts by joining her during hikes or walks!
  • Cashmere Socks: Don't let your mom walk on anything but the softest materials! Cashmere socks are a simple, but very useful gift.
  • Facial Package: Give a gift that both you and your mother can enjoy! First time peel at our office is $50!

Like Mother, Like Daughter

As women age, many of them find themselves thinking "I look just like my mom!" and maybe not in the way they want to. Many women who get an upper and lower blepharoplasty have mother's who had to undergo the same procedure. Each decade you age will show different signs of aging in the face, many of which you may have seen in your own mothers. Here are some things to look out for as you hit your 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s.

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  • 30s: In your 30s you may notice sun damage starting to take effect. You will begin to see the formation of wrinkles caused by sun damage. This is a great time to incorporate SPF into your daily routine if you haven't already. You should also start using a retinol to control your oil glands and reduce pore size. Dr. Kay's own retinol formula, Diamond Line Refine, is loved by many!
  • 40s: In your 40s you may begin to see more pronounced wrinkles and dark spots. Dry skin may begin to be a problem for many and that is because more dead skin cells are forming on your skin due to decreasing hormone levels. Try Botox to fight these deep wrinkles and Dr. Kay's Brightening Pads to combat those pesky dark spots!
  • 50s: You may feel your face get significantly heavier in your 50s and that's because wrinkles deepen and your facial fat has diminished significantly. Replacing areas of low facial fat is the only way to create a more youthful face, this is achieved through the use of fillers. This is a great time to either consider surgery or Sculptra for long term volume building results.
  • 60s: In your 60s, your jowls will become even more prominent and your eye sockets may seem more hollow. All of these aging changes are due to loss of facial fat. Many people at this time consider facelifts or a blepharoplasty. For those who aren't ready to go under the knife, fillers are still a great option for maintenance.

Mother's Day Activities

Brunch
The classic Mother's Day meal is brunch! You can never go wrong with this little date. Staying at home and serving your mom a home-cooked meal can be just as special and just as delicious as going out to a fancy feast. Don't be stingy on the sweets and treats! This is a day to treat her!

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Spa Day
This Mother's Day date is a sneaky way to treat yourself while also treating your mom. Dedicating an entire day to just pampering yourselves seems like the best way to spend Mother's Day. Get manicures, facials, and massages all in the name of Mother's Day!

Movie Date
A movie date is great for those who haven't had a chance to catch up on the most recent blockbusters and just want to spend some quality time with their mothers. Whether you are going to a movie theater or staying at home to watch the movie, let your mom choose! She had to deal with all of your cartoons playing on the television while you were growing up, so give her this opportunity to watch what she wants to watch.

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Pamper Mom at Home!

DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub

1. Combine 1/2 cup lotion and five tablespoons of coconut oil in a small bowl or jar.


2. Mix in 1/2 cup granulated brown sugar and three tablespoons of ground oatmeal until the scrub has a paste-like consistency.


3. Gently smooth the mixture across your arms and legs, avoiding the face.


4. Rinse, pat skin dry, and follow with your favorite moisturizer for the ultimate, at-home spa experience.

  Recipe Credit: Marie Claire

Recipe Credit: Marie Claire


DIY Avocado Hydration Mask

1. Mash one quarter of an avocado in a small bowl.

2. Stir in one tablespoon cocoa powder and one tablespoon honey, mashing and mixing well.

3. Apply the mask to your clean, dry skin for 10 minutes.

4. Wash off with warm water, then moisturize as per usual.

  Recipe Credit: Marie Claire

Recipe Credit: Marie Claire


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