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How AHA and BHA Hydroxy Acids Can Improve Your Skin

Hydroxy acids come in two forms that are topically applied to the skin: alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs). Although each of these acids addresses different concerns, they can both be used to improve the skin. Hydroxy acids are liquid exfoliants. The difference between a liquid and a physical exfoliant is pretty …. read more


What is in a Liquid Facelift?

A liquid facelift is a great option for individuals who are experiencing sagging, volume loss, and wrinkles due to aging. It offers versatility because it can be customized to meet each person’s aesthetic concerns. At the same time, it is effective enough to turn back the hands of time without surgery. What is a Liquid …. read more


Benefits of Using Vitamin C in Your Skin Care Routine

Vitamin C serums are all the rage in skin care today, and for good reason. This powerhouse antioxidant offers wonderful anti-aging benefits for mature skin as well as younger skin. Science backs the benefits of using vitamin C on a daily basis to reduce environmental damage, fight free radicals, improve texture, even out skin tone, …. read more


Benefits of Peptides in Anti-Aging Skin Care Products

Skin care products can range from being ineffective to providing dramatic results. When it comes to these products, it’s not so much about the brand or reputation; it’s about the ingredients inside. Hi, I’m Dr. Aeria Chang. I’ve been providing expert skin care and advanced anti-aging treatments in San Diego since 2008. If you’d like …. read more


How Many Units of Botox Do I Need?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is an effective neurotoxin muscle relaxer that temporarily paralyzes facial muscles so that wrinkles are less noticeable. The solution contains botulinum toxin A (onabotulinumtoxinA) in a purified form, which is safe for injecting into facial muscles for anti-aging purposes. Dr. Aeria Chang is an Allergan Platinum Injector of BOTOX® Cosmetic, which means that …. read more


How Long Does it Take for BOTOX to Work?

Many of my patients think that BOTOX® Cosmetic works right away to temporarily paralyze facial muscles. In order to help bust this myth and provide some solid medical information, I’ve put together this article. What is BOTOX Made From? BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic contain a purified form of the toxin that comes from the bacteria …. read more


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Patient Stories Dr. Chang has an eye for symmetry and aesthetics. I went in for a consultation to have fillers under my eyes. Instead I was educated on my facial anatomy. I agreed to some fillers in my forehead and cheeks instead and could not be more pleased with the outcome.