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Do Lipo B Injections Result in Weight Loss?

By | 2018-11-16T10:02:28-08:00 February 5th, 2018|Body Contouring|

Ever wished there was a pill or injection that would help you lose weight? In addition to diet and exercise, Lipo B Injections can do just that. Lipo B is made with Vitamin B12 + Lipotropic amino acids: Choline, Methionine, and Inositol. Lipotropic substances diminish stored fats and accelerate the expulsion of fat inside [...]

Top 5 Things to Know About PDO Thread Treatments

By | 2018-01-31T14:53:54-08:00 January 31st, 2018|Novathreads, PDO Threads|

Polydioxanone thread (PDO thread) treatments have gotten a bad rap over the years due to unsafe, and faulty techniques of the past. These days, however, PDO treatments have dramatically changed for the better. Patients are now able to safely and effectively treat a variety of cosmetic concerns without invasive surgery or long recovery times. Let’s [...]

Can An Injectable Lift & Enhance My Backside?

By | 2018-02-01T08:10:48-08:00 January 15th, 2018|Sculptra|

More and more patients are on the hunt for non-surgical treatment options for their cosmetic concerns. Body contouring procedures can achieve fuller, shapelier-looking results with minimal-invasion, limited downtime, and zero scarring. Sculptra injections have made boosting your behind easier than ever. Sculptra treatments are ideal for men and women seeking to improve the appearance of [...]

How Long Is Recovery From A Chemical Peel?

By | 2018-01-24T09:03:42-08:00 December 30th, 2017|Chemical Peels|

A chemical peel is a powerful procedure that can peel away years of damaged skin, leaving you with a beautiful, more youthful-looking complexion. But with a chemical peel can come a recovery period. There are several types of chemical peels, ranging from light to medium peels for patients safety. Since chemical peels are stronger than [...]

Belle Vie’s Top Skin Care Picks: Make Your Skin Sparkle & Shine This Holiday Season!

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:08-08:00 December 1st, 2017|Skin Care, Skin Medica, Skin Rejuvenation|

Looking to enhance your skin care routine in 2018 or need an extra boost this holiday season? Janell Ocampo, Nurse Practitioner at Belle Vie, has a few products she swears by! Janell has an extensive background in chemical peels, laser, and injectables. She is well known by many colleagues in the industry and is highly [...]

Why is VelaShape Such a Popular Procedure?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:09-08:00 October 31st, 2017|Body Contouring|

VelaShape is a non-invasive body contouring and cellulite reduction procedure. In about three treatment sessions, VelaShape enables you to safely achieve a toned, contoured and well-shaped body. VelaShape combined infrared light, radio frequency energy, and a vacuum to heat the fat cells and stimulate the growth of new cells and elastin. This results in a [...]

Am I a good candidate for UltraShape Non-Surgical Fat Reduction?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:09-08:00 October 16th, 2017|Body Contouring, Ultra Shape|

UltraShape is an FDA-approved, non-surgical procedure that uses ultrasonic energy to reduce unwanted fat and contour the body. By reducing fat cells in the body, UltraShape can reduce abdominal layer fat up to 32 percent, while results vary for each patient. The body has two types of fat cells – visceral and subcutaneous fat. Visceral [...]

Is the New NovaThread Procedure Right For Me?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:09-08:00 October 6th, 2017|Novathreads|

NovaThread uses absorbable sutures to tighten the skin and lift areas of the face and neck suffering from volume loss. If you have laxity in the lower face or eyebrows, NovaThread is a great, long-lasting procedure. Sagging skin on the body, deep nasolabial folds, sagging jowls, and loss of volume around the cheeks can be [...]

How Long Do Juvederm Voluma Injections Last?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:09-08:00 September 27th, 2017|Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma|

Juvederm Voluma is FDA-approved to improve midface volume loss and add subtle lift and volume to the cheek area. In a clinical study, patients reported looking up to 5 years younger after a Juvederm Voluma treatment. This facial filler works by adding volume beneath the skin to lift and contour the cheeks. As we age, [...]

What Is The Difference Between An IPL Photo Facial And A Sublative Skin Resurfacing?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:10-08:00 September 16th, 2017|Photo Facial, Skin Resurfacing|

Lights, lasers, peels, and dermabrasion are popular procedures used to improve skin irregularities, smooth out wrinkles, erase sun damage, and refresh the face. Two popular resurfacing procedures are IPL Photo Facial and Sublative Skin Resurfacing. They each approach skin resurfacing a bit differently and there are pros and cons to both. Sublative Skin Resurfacing Instead [...]

What Are My Options for Non-Invasive Body Contouring?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:10-08:00 August 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Historically, most body contouring procedures such as: a tummy tuck, lower body lift, or arm lift, involved surgery with downtime and scarring. However, new technologies have emerged that allow you to lose fat and shed inches, without surgery. Many men and women struggle to tone and contour their body with diet and exercise alone, and [...]

What Are My Treatment Options to Improve Hollows Under The Eyes?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:10-08:00 August 18th, 2017|Injectables, Juvederm Vollure, Microneedling, PRP Therapy, Skin Care, Skin Rejuvenation|

We all experience bags and hollows under the eyes when we don’t get a good night’s sleep. But what happens when these bags and hollows don’t go away? Do you feel like you look tired all of the time, even when you’re not? Our eyes are one of the first places of our face to [...]

The Latest in Microneedling: The AQUAGOLD Fine Touch

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:11-08:00 August 7th, 2017|Aqua Gold FIne Touch, Microneedling|

The AQUAGOLD Fine Touch is a microneedling device containing tiny needles that deliver fillers, serums, and other solutions, such as Hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers, and more, to rejuvenate the skin, promote cell stimulation, and erase fine lines, wrinkles, and other irregularities. AQUAGOLD Fine Touch is a step up from traditional microneedling procedures, dermal fillers or [...]

What is Kim Kardashian’s Secret To Beautiful Skin?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:11-08:00 July 21st, 2017|Injectables, PRP Therapy|

You don’t need to follow celebrity gossip to know that Kim Kardashian is one of the most famous purveyors of innovative cosmetic treatments in the world.  In fact, just three years ago, Kim Kardashian underwent a brand-new treatment called PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy. Whether you’re an avid Kardashian fan or just interested in effective [...]

How Does Kybella Work to Reduce Fat?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:11-08:00 July 10th, 2017|Injectables, Kybella|

Eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise is key to reducing the appearance of fat around the facial region; however, even the best diets may not minimize a double chin.  A combination of lifestyle, genetics, and the aging process are all contributing factors to developing a double chin that just won’t respond to healthy [...]

Brotox and Manscaping: Why Beauty Isn’t Just for Women!

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:12-08:00 June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

If you think that beauty treatments, injections, and hair removal are just for women, think again – it’s becoming more socially acceptable for men to start enjoying the same aesthetic procedures as women! In fact, a lot of men are discovering the benefits of looking younger and more refreshed.  Anti-aging injections can help men appear [...]

The Truth About Laser Hair Removal

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:13-08:00 June 2nd, 2017|Laser Hair Removal|

If you think that all laser hair removal treatments are equal, think again. Many clients come into their laser hair removal consultations with the mistaken belief that all lasers are alike.  However, nothing could be further from the truth – the type of laser you select for your treatment can have a drastic impact on [...]

What Sets UltraShape Apart From CoolSculpting?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:13-08:00 May 22nd, 2017|Body Contouring, Ultra Shape|

Ready for a Summer season of beaches, barbeques, and backyard shindigs?  If you’re excited about the prospect of warmer weather, but dreading showing off those trouble spots, it might be time to schedule an UltraShape Power consultation at Belle Vie Wellness & Medical Aesthetics in Cerritos, CA!   For some people, whittling down the waistline [...]

Why Does Belle Vie Love Skin Medica HA5?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:13-08:00 May 5th, 2017|Skin Medica|

Here at Belle Vie Wellness & Medical Aesthetics in Cerritos, CA, we all get asked about our favorite skin care products. While there are a ton of great products available on the market today, there is one in particular that Janell Ocampo, NP really loves…  Skin Medica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator! “It’s my favorite product because [...]

How Long Do Results Last From Juvederm Vollure Injections?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:14-08:00 April 21st, 2017|Injectables, Juvederm Vollure|

Exciting news - there’s now a new dermal filler that can correct the appearance of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles! Juvederm Vollure - another exciting release from pharmaceutical company Allergan - is the newest hyaluronic acid filler that promises to smooth away aging wrinkles and folds. In clinical trials, Juvederm Vollure was shown to be most effective [...]

How Do I Get Tattoo Freckles Removed?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:14-08:00 March 31st, 2017|Tattoo Removal|

Have you heard about the latest beauty trend? It’s called “tattoo freckling” - and it has been a surprising hit with both women and men looking to add a splash of natural-looking freckles across their noses and cheeks. While many patients love the outcome of this semi-permanent procedure, some are left wishing they had stayed [...]

How Do I Get Rid of Brown Spots on My Skin?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:15-08:00 February 21st, 2017|Skin Rejuvenation|

If you’re on a quest for younger, healthier-looking skin, then you might be frustrated by those brown spots that are starting to dot your complexion. Whether you refer to them as age spots or freckles, these brown spots can seriously age your face – especially when you want a complexion that’s Beyoncé-level flawless. Before you [...]

What is the Main Difference Between Botox and Fillers?

By | 2018-01-19T12:51:25-08:00 February 13th, 2017|Injectables|

By now, you probably know that Botox and dermal fillers are some of the most popular anti-aging solutions available at medical spas. Each treatment is designed to minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines.  Both types of injections are quick, convenient, and can deliver timely results. So when it comes down to it, [...]

Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:16-08:00 January 31st, 2017|Laser Hair Removal|

It may be winter everywhere else – but here in Cerritos CA, it’s swimsuit weather most of the year-round. That could either mean having a daily date with your razor, or opting for a more convenient and effective method…laser hair removal! Whether you’re in pursuit of smooth, hairless legs or want to remove hair from your [...]

Lip Augmentation: What’s the Difference Between Juvederm and Juvederm Volbella?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:17-08:00 January 16th, 2017|Lip Augmentation|

If you’ve ever spent time scrolling through Instagram or browsing through Pinterest, you know that fuller, younger-looking lips are the most en vogue beauty trend right now. From Kylie Jenner’s lip color line to Angelina Jolie’s classic pout, more women than ever are wondering how to get fuller lips without risking the dreaded “trout pout” [...]

How Does the V-Beam Laser Work to Rejuvenate Skin?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:20-08:00 December 20th, 2016|Skin Rejuvenation|

These days, it seems as though every product on the market promises skin rejuvenation. From skin serums and creams to masks and vitamins, there’s no shortage of solutions out there designed to release your inner glow. But if you’re looking for a treatment that will really turn back the hands of time, then it’s time [...]

How Does PRP Work?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:20-08:00 December 20th, 2016|Skin Rejuvenation|

If we told you that blood was the secret to younger-looking skin, would you be surprised? Don’t be – because PRP therapy (or platelet-rich plasma) is the hottest cosmetic treatment to hit medical spas and plastic surgery practices since 2013, when Kim Kardashian filmed her Vampire Facelift procedure for her reality TV show. This unique [...]

What Vaginal Issues Can Be Addressed With the CO2RE Intima Laser Treatment?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:21-08:00 December 8th, 2016|Vaginal Rejuvenation, Vaginal Tightening|

Vaginal issues are not a topic of conversation that many women like to bring up with one another. But as we grow older, we may find ourselves troubled with both cosmetic and medical vaginal concerns. From laxity to itching and recurrent infections, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re taking control of your [...]

Discover Non-Surgical Vaginal Tightening!

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:22-08:00 November 16th, 2016|Vaginal Rejuvenation|

When it comes to feeling confident about appearance, many women tend to focus on how their bodies and faces look. But if you’re concerned about vaginal laxity, aging, recurrent infections, and other feminine issues, you might also feel a little self-conscious. After all, it’s tough to go out there and do your best when you’re [...]

What Are My Options For a Non-Surgical Facelift?

By | 2018-01-18T00:03:22-08:00 November 7th, 2016|Non-surgical Facelift|

When it comes to looking younger, sometimes skin creams and serums no longer cut it. Sure, they can temporarily fill lines and hydrate skin; however, when it comes to loss of elasticity and deep lines, you need a little something more than a cream. You need a non-surgical facelift! What Is a Non-Surgical Facelift? A [...]

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