Saturday, December 17, 2016

How to Take Years Off Your Face Before a Big Event

A Quick Fix To Put Your Best Face Forward
If you have a major event coming up, then no doubt you will want a professional facial in Studio City to look your best.

We can take years off your face with our anti-aging facial. This Epicuren Enzyme Treatment involves multiple processes that lift and tighten your skin and lift away wrinkles. With this facial, you will look youthful, glowing and radiant before your big event.

Need to take it a step further? Our Non-Surgical “Face Lift” Facial is different from our anti-aging facial because we activate your deeper skin cells to stimulate the natural collagen, protein and enzymes so you immediately look younger, and overtime, your skin will continue to improve.
Our Epicuren Quick Enzyme Fix gives amazing results quickly, so it’s perfect if you need to look your best on short notice. It combines the use of our epicuren microdermabrasion cream with our epicuren enzyme peel to give you a youthful and glowing look.

An add-on that anyone can benefit from is our collagen anti-aging treatment. It minimizes fine lines in the most common areas, creating radiant and smoother skin.
Everyone has to go through some trial and error. Get a handle on your skin today to minimize the effects of aging. That one treatment you have been hearing about for years but never tried may be just the thing you’ve been missing out on. To look your best, get a facial well ahead of your big event. We can work with you to make sure you show up looking ageless.

Let Us Help

It can be overwhelming deciding which facial treatment to choose from with all the different options out there. We can help with that, too. We know which style of treatment goes best with each face type, and we can help you out. Come in for a free consultation. You can book an appointment right now with our online booking service.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Lunch Break Beautification: 40-Minute Laser Skin Resurfacing

The true secret to beauty comes from inside — it comes from confidence.

But how do you combat the withering of confidence if your outermost feature — your skin — chips away at it daily?

If you’re ready to do something about it if only you had the time, you’re in luck — you do have the time. At Dr. Berkley Skin + Body in Studio City, we can perform non-ablative laser skin resurfacing in Los Angeles in around 40 minutes.

There’s no need to make excuses — you can get your treatment done here in Studio City and look 10 to 20 years younger on a lunch break!

Our Palomar Icon laser skin resurfacing treatment targets scarring, stretchmarks or acne. It’s an outpatient service, so you can go straight back to work afterwards. While some stinging, swelling or redness is not uncommon for the following 24 hours, there’s no reason you can’t go right back to life after the treatment is over.

Keep in mind, each skin resurfacing treatment session takes about 40 minutes to complete. Patients typically require at least three treatment sessions, and may require six or more for the best possible results. And you’re worth the best results. So give your skin that chance!

Time is no excuse. Recovery is no excuse. There’s no reason to wait any longer. Your skin will thank you, and your confidence will rise from within.

There’s nothing more confidence-building than taking the first step toward a better future. So take that first step – make an appointment online now!

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Botox Difference: How It Works

Botox has been used by many women to smooth unwanted wrinkles and other facial lines with great results. Yet there are still some myths when it comes to what Botox is and what it isn’t. Here’s a closer look at Botox and, specifically, how it compares to dermal fillers.

Botox vs. Dermal Fillers

Created from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, Botox is a prescription drug administered by a doctor or RN, and is effective in treating both cosmetic and health issues. It’s injected into the muscle and will temporarily smooth facial wrinkles, lines on the forehead, and frown lines. It has also been used to treat disorders such as severe and uncontrollable muscle contractions. For Botox in Los Angeles CA, Dr. Berkley is the local expert when it comes to treatments.

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are designed to generate a new fullness to your face. They create rounder lips, smooth out facial creases, and enhance shallow contours. Fillers provide many of the advantages of a surgical facelift, but in a much less invasive way. At Dr. Berkley Skin and Body, most of our fillers are made of a clear gel that’s made from a material found naturally in the skin.

How Botox Works

Botox is injected into the targeted muscles and paralyzes or weakens them by intercepting signals sent to certain nerves. New and unwanted lines are prevented because the muscles can no longer contract. It also helps eliminate wrinkles that already exist in the targeted area. This effect can last as long as a year.

Botox is considered an effective treatment for people of all ages. Candidates should first consult an expert to make sure that they’re able to receive the injections. But the results in treating frown lines, smile lines, wrinkles, while making the skin look younger and boosting self-confidence, have been proven effective for most people.

To learn more, and to see if you might benefit from Botox injections, book an appointment at Dr. Berkley Skin + Body.

Dr. Berkely offers a wide range of services, from Botox and dermal fillers, to laser hair removal, chemical peels, body contouring, and much more.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Consider a Chemical Peel

If you’re starting to feel like the skin on your face isn’t getting clean enough when you wash it, or that wrinkles are deeper than normal, you’re not alone. Just about everybody feels like that sometimes. Besides aging, everything from sun exposure to clogged pores can affect your skin tone. There can be scarring, fine lines and an unappealing luster in your complexion.

What to do about this? Consider a chemical peel.

Chemical peels are designed for a range of skin issues, and while no two formulas are the same, the right treatment will leave you feeling like your old self again in no time.

When applied properly by our specialists at Dr. Berkley Skin + Body, our medi spa in Los Angeles, chemical peels produce a vibrant, smoother and younger look. Even a mild chemical peel will exfoliate pores and leave a nice, glowing appearance.

Is It Safe?

Yes, it’s very safe. What chemical peels do is increase cell turnover and improve hyper-pigmentation.

They work like this: a chemical solution is applied to the skin; the solution dissolves upper skin layers. The skin then heals itself, and is rejuvenated with new tissue, resulting in a fresh, smooth layer of skin.

Chemical peels will vary in depth and strength of chemicals, and length of time the solution remains on the skin. There are different formulas, as well. We’ll work with you to determine which type to use, and adjust the application based on your needs and skin type.

Benefits of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are one of the least invasive skin improvement treatments in the medical community, offering a broad range of beauty benefits, including:

Compared to the cost of the newest anti-aging products, many of which do not work, chemical peels are a bargain, offering significant, visible results.

Chemical peels can be done quickly. The in-office procedure is can be performed quickly, and you’ll be on your way with no side effects or time lost waiting for recovery.

Minimized wrinkles and fine lines. Chemical peels are an approved and efficient way to get smoother skin.

Chemical peels enhance collagen growth, resulting in a healthier and younger look.

A clean and glowing complexion is the ultimate confidence booster. When we look good, we feel good.

Whether you have acne scars, uneven skin tones or some other imperfection, healthy, vibrant skin is not out of your reach. If you’re interested, contact our medi spa in Studio City. We will work with you to develop the perfect chemical peel treatment!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Botox vs. Belotero: Which One Is Right For You?

We see a lot of patients with questions about both Belotero and Botox. They’re not actually the same thing, though it’s easy to see how they both fall under a similar umbrella of solutions for reducing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. People have many different treatment options, and Botox and Belotero are two of them. We offer both Belotero and Botox injections here at our Los Angeles clinic.

Both of these treatments help to smooth out those “marionette” lines around the mouth, rings in the neck and laugh lines. So what’s the difference between them?


Belotero is a dermal filler—a substance placed under the skin to add volume.

With Belotero, the substance is a perfectly natural chemical called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a compound that our skin possesses naturally to help it keep its elasticity. However, as time goes on, a person’s store of hyaluronic acid begins to diminish, as does the youthful juiciness found in the skin. Belotero remedies this by using fine needles to return hyaluronic acid to the layers of the skin.

Belotero is made in a way that allows it to mesh with the structure of the patient’s skin. Because it is a flexible gel, it doesn’t interfere with normal facial expressions or the movement of the skin or muscles of the face. The area where the Belotero was injected feels perfectly natural without telltale lumps or bumps.


On the other hand, Botox is made out of a toxin that paralyzes the muscles beneath a wrinkle by interfering with the action of neurotransmitters like acetylcholine. When muscles are paralyzed after the injection, the wrinkles above them smooth out.

The results can last for results can last up to 3 months. We recommend each patient also come back regularly for touch-ups and maintenance sessions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to make an appointment for a free consultation!Contact Dr. Berkley Skin + Body in Los Angeles today.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lucky for Lasers: High Tech Beauty and Skin Care with Real Results

Beauty and skin care have evolved significantly over the last few decades. With the advancement of laser technology and the exciting developments in the way skin responds to these unique and effective devices, women can expect amazing results.

Lasers are the modern way of looking younger, more radiant and healthier, because the science involved in these powerful rays of light can accomplish many things in brief amounts of time. Whatever the skin issue is, the new lasers can treat it.

Unwanted body hair can be gone quickly with laser hair removal in Los Angeles, CA. Dark spots, loose skin, scar tissue, stretch marks and wrinkles are no longer an issue. Zap, zap, zap.

Lasers are incredible skin care rejuvenators packed with incredible speed and power. A laser’s light can destroy the targeted pigment or tissue while sparing the skin around it.

Highly trained and specialized RNs or physicians are experts in the use of multiple laser machines, allowing the patient to feel relaxed in a friendly, private, beautiful setting. The Genesis laser is able to tighten the complexion, smooth texture and minimize pores, for example. The Titan laser stimulates collagen production, firms loose skin around the face, jawline and neck and addresses deep nasal labial lines. The Cutera YAG laser is also brilliant at removing hairs for even the darkest skin tones.

The new Palomar Icon skin resurfacing laser is one of the most potent devices for turning back the clock. You can expect to look 10 to 20 years younger with that healthy California radiance.
Lasers really do a face and body good.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Microdermabrasion or Facial Fillers?

Modern skin tightening treatments offer different ways to handle different skin problems. Women in Los Angeles have many skin tightening treatments available, and microdermabrasion and facial fillers are among the most popular.

Generally, micro dermabrasions are great for the regular maintenance of removing old dry skin. Dermal fillers can add more volume underneath the skin. Here are some of the differences and advantages microdermabrasion and facial fillers.

Microdermabrasion Advantages

Every day, tiny skin cells are dying and accumulating on facial skin. For healthier, cleaner skin, we must remove the old dead skin. Microdermabrasion uses exfoliating micro-crystals to scrape away the dead skin.

Generally, the treatment takes about 45 minutes to complete. Microdermabrasion comes with the following benefits:

·         It’s non-invasive
·         It helps the skin breathe
·         There is very little risk of complications or discomfort

Facial Fillers Advantages

Babies have smooth skin because their bodies produce plenty of collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA). These substances moisturize skin and provide elasticity.

As we age, we may develop wrinkles because our bodies do not produce as much hyaluronic acid. The Belotero Balance Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal filler adds valuable nutrients to increase skin volume. In other words, Belotero fills in facial contours.

The FDA-approved Belotero treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete. Here are some key benefits:

·         It’s precise
·         It adds volume
·         It works at deeper subcutaneous level for fundamental improvements

Microdermabrasion Disadvantages

Microdermabrasion works at the top epidermis skin level, but cannot treat internal skin cell deficiencies. There are some possible temporary side effects, including redness, minor bruising or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). These are not life-threatening, nor do they last long.

Facial Fillers Disadvantages

Facial fillers are riskier for discomfort. Possible temporary side effects include redness, swelling, or tiny bumps under the skin. Again, these are relatively mild discomfort and are not life-threatening.

Both treatments are quite popular in Los Angeles, and our recommended treatments vary from person to person, because each person is unique. If you’d like a free skin consultation, please call Dr. Berkley Skin + Body in Studio City and start your skin treatment regimen today!