Essential Aesthetics
553 Sycamore Valley Road West
Danville, CA 94526
Phone: (925) 855-1773
Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m. by appointment only

Essential Aesthetics Blog

Transform Your Smile — No Dentist Required

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It might have a silly name, but for people bothered by a gummy smile, it’s tough to find the bright side. “Gummy smile” is a condition that is characterized by very visible gums when smiling. Many people with a gummy smile say they’re extremely self-conscious of it and make a special effort to avoid smiling as much as possible. At…

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Comfort Is King During CoolSculpting®

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At Essential Aesthetics, there’s nothing we like more than keeping our patients comfortable and satisfied throughout all steps of the treatment process. CoolSculpting here at our Danville office provides a special opportunity for us to do just that, thanks to the amount of inactive procedure time it requires. First, let’s quickly review what CoolSculpting is and how it works. This…

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Hand Rejuvenation With Fillers

Youthful looking hands.

If you’re like many of our skin care patients here in Danville, CA, your everyday anti-aging routine likely includes a healthy dose of facial skincare — sunscreen, moisturizer, and maybe even a retinoid. You may also treat your body to regular exercise and a healthy diet low in processed foods, which can also slow down the internal aging process. But…

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3 (Unwarranted) Hesitations About Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal in San Ramon Debunking the Myths

With spring and summer on the horizon, unwanted hair is the last thing anyone wants to deal with. Laser hair removal is popular among my San Ramon and Danville-area patients partly because it offers permanent relief from shaving, waxing, or plucking. But despite its popularity, there are still plenty of misconceptions that might keep people from pursuing laser hair removal.…

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Fuller Lips: Making Sense of Lip Augmentation

Lip Augmentation in Walnut Creek With Fillers

Thin, wrinkled, or asymmetrical lips can be a lifelong concern (thanks, Mom!) or simply a normal effect of aging. But whatever the cause, if your lips aren’t as full as you’d like, there’s now a well-established way to add some volume. Lip augmentation is a relatively straightforward method for perfecting the size and shape of lips — in that it’s…

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CoolSculpting® and Exercise: Friends or Foes?

By and large, the women (and men!) I see for CoolSculpting here in Danville, California are an active bunch. But despite a commitment to healthy living, they still struggle with areas of fat that simply don’t budge. That’s where CoolSculpting comes in. But does this innovative treatment work with – or against – exercise? You’ve heard it before, but it…

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Answering 3 Quick Questions on CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting is beloved by our Danville patients — and why not? It’s noninvasive, and in an hour we can literally freeze away fat cells, helping men and women alike sculpt their bodies with precision (and without surgery). As it gets ever more popular, CoolSculpting continues to raise more questions among curious would-be patients. Here are 3 of the ones I hear…

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Botox® + Juvederm Voluma® = Soft Lift

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What is a Soft Facelift? A soft facelift or a liquid Lift t is a non-invasive aesthetic procedure, that combines neurmodulator ( Botox®) and the only FDA approved dermal filler, Juvederm Voluma® , to restore facial volume loss The injection of Botox® in Masseter muscles, glabellar, and crows feet creates the chemical lift and injection of Juvederm Voluma® in cheeks…

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Defy Gravity with Juvederm® Voluma XC

Juvederm® Voluma XC adds volume to correct age related collagen and volume loss in the cheeks area. It last up to 2 years with optimal treatment. Wrinkles and skin lines are not the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to lose firmnesss. This is casued by a natural loss of volume in…

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Kybella® Injection for Submental Fullness

Kybella® is the first and only FDA approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness. Kyballa® (deoxycholic acid) injection is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults. When injected into subcutaneous fat, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot…

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