Beauty

There’s a Filler for that!

There’s a Filler for that!

By | February 15, 2017 at 1:10 am | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo Through the normal aging process we all lose volume or fullness in our faces.  Usually the first noticeable sign is a deepening of the naso-labial folds that start at the corner of the nose and end at the corners of the mouth.  Replacing the...

Posted in: Beauty, Columns, Week 02/16 - 02/22 2017

What the heck is a “Mommy Makeover”?

What the heck is a “Mommy Makeover”?

By | January 11, 2017 at 10:05 am | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo Women often complain that their bodies change after having children.  After pregnancy and breast feeding, the breast and belly often have lingering or permanent effects.  The skin can be stretched and lose its elasticity after the pregnancy is...

Posted in: Beauty, Columns, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Brrrr! It’s Cold Out There!

Brrrr! It’s Cold Out There!

By | December 14, 2016 at 7:10 am | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo The weather has certainly changed in the last few weeks and winter is upon us.  My patients have been talking about how dry their skin is this time of year and wondering what can be done.  The basics of good skin care apply all year round...

Posted in: Beauty, Columns, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

Look Your Best For The Holidays

Look Your Best For The Holidays

By | November 30, 2016 at 3:10 am | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo ‘Tis the Season!  Do you want to look great for all those holiday parties and family gatherings?   With the holidays right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about doing a little sprucing up!  You decorate your house to...

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An exciting soft-tissue filler that’s NEW!!!  Introducing Juvederm Volbella® XC

An exciting soft-tissue filler that’s NEW!!!  Introducing Juvederm Volbella® XC

By | November 9, 2016 at 7:58 am | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo In the world of cosmetic surgery, the facial filler has been around for a long time.  In the 1980’s collagen was first approved for injection and through the years many new products have been introduced. We have come a long way from using an...

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Fall is in the air!

Fall is in the air!

By | October 6, 2016 at 10:25 am | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo Finally!  The snowbirds are returning.  Restaurants are getting busier and everyone’s calendars are starting to fill up with parties and events.   This is the time of year that most people really start to think about doing a little “sprucing...

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Chemical Peels: Skin care for EVERYONE! (even Cleopatra knew about it)

Chemical Peels: Skin care for EVERYONE! (even Cleopatra knew about it)

By | September 21, 2016 at 11:05 am | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo Everyone should be doing a few basics to take care of their skin (and men, this means you too!): AM: wash, moisturize using a lotion with SPF for sun protection PM: wash, mechanically exfoliate and moisturize with a richer/heavier lotion. AND…...

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Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra Aesthetic

By | September 8, 2016 at 12:10 am | No comments

Most people attribute the look of an aging face to the effects of gravity and time. Loss of volume or fullness is actually one of the major components to the look of the aging face. Collagen acts as a support structure for your skin, provides overall volume and gives shape to...

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Have You Considered Filler?

Have You Considered Filler?

By | August 11, 2016 at 11:05 am | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo Through the normal aging process we all lose volume or fullness in our faces. Usually the first noticeable sign is a deepening of the naso-labial folds that start at the corner of the nose and end at the corners of the mouth. Replacing the fullness with...

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Breast Reduction Surgery Helps More Than Appearance

Breast Reduction Surgery Helps More Than Appearance

By | July 28, 2016 at 2:31 am | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo Most women want to have a curvy figure but there are many women whose overly curvy figure causes problems. A disproportionately large chest can make it difficult to find clothes that fit. From undergarments that are supportive enough but still look...

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Should you get a consultation?

Should you get a consultation?

By | July 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo We often hear patients talk about how they have been wanting to do a cosmetic consultation for a very long time but they were “afraid coming to the doctor’s office would be intimidating” or “thought it would be expensive” or “I’m not ready...

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What exactly is the HCG diet?

What exactly is the HCG diet?

By | June 2, 2016 at 4:10 pm | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo It’s been around for years, since the 1950’s to be exact.  We’ve all heard about it but what is it and how does it work? HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone produced during pregnancy. One of its functions is to ensure the growing...

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Get rid of that “Turkey Gobbler” under your chin!

Get rid of that “Turkey Gobbler” under your chin!

By | April 14, 2016 at 12:22 pm | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo There is a new and very exciting product available to treat the fullness under your chin.  It’s called Kybella® and it’s not surgery! It’s a medicine injected into the fat that sits under your chin (sub-mental fat) and actually dissolves it…....

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Multiple Uses Of Botox

Multiple Uses Of Botox

By | March 30, 2016 at 4:24 pm | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo By now almost everyone has heard of Botox.  And most people know that it can be used to treat the “frown lines” between the eyebrows, or the “elevens” as it is sometimes referred to… but there are many places on the face that Botox can...

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Chemical Peels: Skin care for EVERYONE! (even Cleopatra knew about it)

Chemical Peels: Skin care for EVERYONE! (even Cleopatra knew about it)

By | March 17, 2016 at 2:24 am | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo Everyone should be doing a few basics to take care of their skin (and men, this means you too!): AM: wash, moisturize using a lotion with SPF for sun protection PM: wash, mechanically exfoliate and moisturize with a richer/heavier lotion.  AND…...

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How did I get all these lines on my face?

How did I get all these lines on my face?

By | March 3, 2016 at 12:15 pm | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo As a Cosmetic Surgeon, I hear it all the time… “It just happened overnight!” or “I saw pictures from an event I went to…. I don’t look like that!” “I don’t recognize the face I see in the mirror every morning!” The facial aging...

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What the heck is a “Mommy Makeover”?

What the heck is a “Mommy Makeover”?

By | February 18, 2016 at 1:32 am | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo Women often complain that their bodies change after having children.  After pregnancy and breast feeding, the breast and belly often have lingering or permanent effects.  The skin can be stretched and lose its elasticity after the pregnancy is over and...

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Patient Safety and Physician Education: There are lots of groups looking out for you!

Patient Safety and Physician Education: There are lots of groups looking out for you!

By | December 11, 2014 at 12:06 pm | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo When you go into your Cosmetic Surgeon’s office there are usually several certificates framed and hanging on the walls. Most of these are diplomas from medical school and residency training programs or Board Certification in a specific specialty but...

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Refresh Your Look for the Holidays

Refresh Your Look for the Holidays

By | November 13, 2014 at 11:40 am | No comments

By Dr Maria Lombardo It's that time of year we all want to look our best for the Holiday Season. Having glowing skin and an increased sense of confidence is a great gift you can give to yourself. Everyone should be doing a few basics to take care of their skin (and men, this...

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Fall is in the air! Finally!

Fall is in the air! Finally!

By | October 30, 2014 at 2:04 am | No comments

By Dr Maria Lombardo The snowbirds are returning. Restaurants are getting busier and everyone’s calendars are starting to fill up with parties and events. This is the time of year that most people really start to think about doing a little “sprucing up” regarding their...

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

By | October 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm | No comments

By Dr Maria Lombardo And it’s not “just” about a pink ribbon. So… what does this mean to you? Have you ever known someone with breast cancer? Do you have a history of breast cancer in your family? Are you doing regular self-breast exams? Are you up to date on your...

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FREE BOTOX For Your BFF!  Too Good To Be True?

FREE BOTOX For Your BFF! Too Good To Be True?

By | September 3, 2014 at 5:20 pm | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo “There’s no such thing as a free lunch” is a popular phrase that reminds us to be wary when being offered something for free… there is very often “a catch” or some “fine print” in the deal that makes it not as free as originally...

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FREE BOTOX for your BFF! Too good to be true?

FREE BOTOX for your BFF! Too good to be true?

By | August 6, 2014 at 8:30 pm | No comments

By Dr Maria Lombardo “There’s no such thing as a free lunch” is a popular phrase that reminds us to be wary when being offered something for free… there is very often “a catch” or some “fine print” in the deal that makes it not as free as originally...

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Look Younger Without Surgery

Look Younger Without Surgery

By | July 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm | No comments

Fillers are Known as "Liquid Facelifts" By Dr. Maria Lombardo Through the normal aging process we all lose volume or fullness in our faces.  Usually the first noticeable sign is a deepening of the naso-labial folds that start at the corner of the nose and end at the corners...

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WHAT KIND OF PARTY WILL YOU HAVE?

WHAT KIND OF PARTY WILL YOU HAVE?

By | June 25, 2014 at 1:55 pm | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo Summer is upon us – a time for parties, fun and… beauty! You might have a barbeque, a pool get together, or….a Botox party. Botox has become a common household word, having been one of the fastest growing cosmetic, non-surgical procedures...

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Should YOU Get A Consultation?

Should YOU Get A Consultation?

By | May 14, 2014 at 7:27 pm | No comments

By Dr Maria Lombardo We often hear patients talk about how they have been wanting to do a cosmetic consultation for a very long time but they were “afraid coming to the doctor’s office would be intimidating” or “thought it would be expensive” or “I’m not ready...

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The “Rewards” For Being Beautiful

The “Rewards” For Being Beautiful

By | April 30, 2014 at 3:55 pm | No comments

By Dr Maria Lombardo We often hear patients complain that the cost of doing the cosmetic procedures they want is more expensive than they feel they can afford. Botox, for example, needs to be injected more than twice per year to maintain the desired effect. Very often a...

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What Exactly is the HCG diet?

What Exactly is the HCG diet?

By | April 2, 2014 at 5:50 pm | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo It’s been around for years, since the 1950’s to be exact. We’ve all heard about it but what is it and how does it work? HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone produced during pregnancy. One of its functions is to ensure the growing fetus...

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Everything you ever wanted to know about…. Earlobes!

Everything you ever wanted to know about…. Earlobes!

By | March 19, 2014 at 8:30 pm | No comments

By Dr Maria Lombardo When you consider Cosmetic Surgery and facial procedures, the earlobe is often left out of the conversation. But, the lowly earlobe should not be overlooked! Earlobe surgery is mostly thought to be just for repairing a split or torn ear piercing or for...

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Do You Know the Multiple Uses for Botox?

Do You Know the Multiple Uses for Botox?

By | March 5, 2014 at 6:10 pm | No comments

By Dr Maria Lombardo By now almost everyone has heard of Botox.  And most people know that it can be used to treat the “frown lines” between the eyebrows, or the “elevens” as it is sometimes referred to… but what other places on the face can Botox help? Very...

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Great Skin comes from a Great Skin Care Program!

Great Skin comes from a Great Skin Care Program!

By | February 19, 2014 at 1:55 pm | No comments

By Dr Maria Lombardo Everyone should be doing a few basics to take care of their skin (and men, this means you too!): AM: wash, moisturize using a lotion with SPF for sun protection PM: wash, mechanically exfoliate and moisturize with a richer/heavier lotion. AND…...

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How does Botox work for the Frown Lines: “Lift and Separate”

How does Botox work for the Frown Lines: “Lift and Separate”

By | February 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm | No comments

By Dr Maria Lombardo Those pesky frown lines that lie between the eyebrows have been treated and improved with Botox (and other similar medications) since the product was first FDA approved and widely introduced as a cosmetic agent in 2002. When you furrow your brow, you push...

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New FDA Approved Facial Soft Tissue Filler:  VOLUMA

New FDA Approved Facial Soft Tissue Filler: VOLUMA

By | January 22, 2014 at 3:35 pm | No comments

By Dr Maria Lombardo The face ages in two distinct ways… 1) we lose volume, or fullness, leaving the face looking hollow and thin and then 2) our skin loses elasticity so it drops with gravity. The drooping skin is made to look even worse because, with the volume loss,...

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Are Fillers the Right Choice for You?

Are Fillers the Right Choice for You?

By | January 8, 2014 at 10:43 pm | No comments

By Dr. Maria Lombardo Through the normal aging process we all lose volume or fullness in our faces. Usually the first noticeable sign is a deepening of the naso-labial folds that start at the corner of the nose and end at the corners of the mouth. Replacing the fullness with...

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Dermatologist Wendy E. Roberts

Dermatologist Wendy E. Roberts

By | December 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm | No comments

INTRODUCING NEW PRODUCT AND TECHNOLOGY TO THE COACHELLA VALLEY The renowned Allergan pharmaceutical company, creator of Botox and other beauty products, has just released its newest FDA approved filler, and has chosen the Coachella Valley’s Dr. Wendy E. Roberts as its...

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