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8 Problems You Can Improve with Skin Rejuvenation Aug 1st, 2022

Wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots are all normal as you get older. But while they may be a standard consequence of aging, these skin issues can erode your self-esteem and diminish your youthful appearance. Luckily, there are several skin rejuvenation treatments that can address most of the unwanted skin flaws that...

What You Can Expect from a Mole Removal Jul 1st, 2022

The average woman or man may have up to 40 moles all over their bodies. Most of these clumps of highly pigmented skin are benign and will never turn into skin cancer.  Some moles enhance your beauty. Others make you feel less attractive than you desire. If you don’t like your mole, or if...

I'm Not Happy with My Breast Implants: Can You Help? Jun 1st, 2022

Breasts come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but not everyone is happy with their breasts. That’s where breast implant surgery comes in. Nearly 200,000 surgeries were performed in 2020 alone, so what happens if you’re not happy with your implants? Board-certified cosmetic and general surgeon Farzin Kerendian, DO,...

Get the Best Results From Your First Botox® Treatment May 1st, 2022

Of all the medical cosmetic treatments available in the United States, Botox® Cosmetic is the most popular. Doctors and aestheticians perform between 4 million and 5 million Botox treatments on women in men every single year.  Botox’s success, however, isn’t surprising. It’s simple, it’s affordable, and — best of all — it works. ...

Does an Arm Lift Leave Scars? Apr 4th, 2022

The skin on your upper arms can become loose and saggy after weight loss or just as a result of the natural aging process. Exercise helps strengthen and improve your overall muscle tone, but it doesn’t eliminate extra skin that has lost its elasticity. If you have flabby underarms, you...

The Importance of Keeping Your Skin Hydrated Mar 3rd, 2022

Did you know your body is about 70% water? Water is a key to your life; you can’t exist without it for more than three days. You know how thirsty you get when you work out or play a sport; your body craves water. Just as your internal organs need...

Open Up Your Eyes This Year With Eyelid Surgery Feb 7th, 2022

You might have been born with drooping eyelids, or you could have developed them as you got older. Aging and sun damage can cause your skin to lose elasticity, which makes the sagging worse. If your eyelids are starting to hamper your vision or your self-confidence, a blepharoplasty can correct...

How Liposuction Can Change the Appearance of Your Saddlebags Jan 1st, 2022

“Saddlebags” are found on more women than men, but both can suffer from these pesky fat deposits on the outer thighs just below the hip bones. While exercise may slim down their body overall, these pockets of fat stubbornly remain.  At Desired Beauty, with two office locations in Bakersfield and...

I’m a Male Embarrassed by My Breasts: Can You Help? Dec 1st, 2021

If you are a guy and have noticed that your breasts are growing larger, you might be fairly embarrassed about it. After all, we celebrate large breasts on women in our society, but not so much on men. Although it may feel like you’re the only one, an estimated 50-65%...

Solutions for Dark Circles Under Your Eyes Nov 3rd, 2021

If you’re tired of seeing dark circles under your eyes — even when you’ve had a full night of rest — you’re not alone. Many people struggle with this unattractive feature, which can make you look older and less appealing.  Under-eye concealers can help mask dark under-eye circles, but they...

Can My Scars Be Erased From My Body? Oct 3rd, 2021

Have you ever been hanging out with friends or family just swapping stories of days gone by, and the conversation spirals down to scars? All of a sudden scars become the focus of quite an animated discussion of how and why and whose fault it was. This strange badge of...

Should I Have My Moles Removed? Sep 12th, 2021

Most people have at least a few moles, and the good news is the vast majority are harmless.  However, if you have an unusual mole or one that’s changing rapidly, you should have it inspected by a health professional right away. Some abnormal moles can indicate the presence of cancer....

Why BOTOX Is Becoming a Part of the Millennial Beauty Regimen Aug 1st, 2021

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, people between the ages of 20 and 29 are increasingly getting BOTOX® treatments. That statistic often doesn’t fit well with the common perception of what a person who gets Botox is like.  At Desired Beauty, our experts agree that they are seeing...

What to Know About Top Surgery for Transgender Men Jul 11th, 2021

Gender dysphoria is the term that describes a person’s distress due to a difference between their expressed gender and the sex assigned them at birth. Top surgery is a surgical procedure for females transitioning to males that removes breast tissue (subcutaneous mastectomy) in an attempt to create a more masculine...

Skin Resurfacing Versus Rejuvenation: Which One Is Right for You? Jun 10th, 2021

Nobody’s skin is perfect. We all have spots and dots here and there on our faces and bodies, and these imperfections are part of what makes each individual unique. Sometimes, though, sun damage, time, and prior skin issues can leave their marks on your precious skin. Fortunately, new technological advancements...

Plagued By Dark Circles Under Your Eyes? There Are Solutions May 10th, 2021

Little makes you feel more tired than looking in the mirror and seeing dark circles looming beneath your eyes. And while exhaustion is only one cause of the circles, once they appear, they can make you look not only more tired, but angry, older, and less vibrant. While makeup can...

Am I Too Old for a Breast Lift? Apr 1st, 2021

If you’ve watched your breasts move downward as your age goes up, you may be ready to consider a breast lift. You wouldn’t be alone. Breast lift surgeries have increased by 70% over the past two decades. But how old is too old for this popular surgery?  Farzin Kerendian, and...

Spots, Scars, and Stretch Marks: Lasers Can Treat Them All Mar 1st, 2021

Even the best skincare routine can fall short in the face of common skin problems like acne scars, age spots, sun damage, stretch marks, and fine lines and wrinkles. The good news is that you don’t have to live with skin imperfections that were once considered permanent or resort to...

How to Ensure Natural-Looking Nose Job Feb 1st, 2021

Rhinoplasty — commonly called a nose job —  is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty is among the top aesthetic surgeries performed in this country year after year. Some 200,000 patients undergo nose jobs each year. Nose jobs can address...

Restoring Your Youthful Appearance With Eyelid Surgery Jan 19th, 2021

When your eyelids droop, sag, or puff up, it can make you look perpetually tired, old, or even angry, and that’s probably not how you want to present yourself to the world. Fortunately, there’s a procedure that can restore your eyes to their younger, wide-open look — eyelid surgery, also...

How Does a Fat Transfer Work? Dec 9th, 2020

Wouldn’t it be a dream come true if you could take fat from an area of your body where it’s not welcome and move it to another area to plump up sagging skin or add volume? If you’ve thought about this, you’re not alone. Fat transfer procedures have been growing...

What Does a Mommy Makeover Entail? Nov 1st, 2020

You love your children and the family you’ve created but don’t really love what pregnancy and childbirth has done to your body. Even if you’ve reached your pre-pregnancy weight, you may notice that your body still hasn’t bounced back. Your breasts may sag, your stomach has formed a pooch, and...

The Secret to a Natural-Looking Facelift Oct 21st, 2020

You’ve seen photos of celebrities whose faces look like pieces of plastic that have been melted. The skin is stretched so tight that it looks shiny. The eyebrows are unnaturally arched.  Who wants to look like that? Working with a reputable plastic surgeon and following guidance before and after surgery...

Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck: Which is Right for You? Sep 21st, 2020

If you wish your midsection was slimmer, tighter, and firmer, you’re not alone. Many adults find it difficult to keep their abdomen as trim and toned as they’d like as the years go by. While no amount of diet and exercise can melt away persistent belly flab, get rid of...

Why Breast Lifts Now Outpace Breast Implants Jul 6th, 2020

Every year in the United States, hundreds of thousands of women decide to improve the size, shape, contour, or overall appearance of their breasts with cosmetic surgery. Although breast augmentation is still the top cosmetic solution among women — implants accounted for close to 70% of all cosmetic breast surgeries...