Monthly Archives: September 2011
Did you see this latest news from The Los Angeles Times posted today? The “Booster Shots” blog reports that liposuction “may…reduce harmful fat circulating in the blood,” according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Investigators measured “triglyceride levels in” nearly 230 individuals undergoing the procedure. The researchers found that “in people with normal triglyceride levels, cosmetic surgery made no difference.” However, “among people who started out with high triglycerides, blood tests taken three months after surgery showed a 43% reduction in triglycerides.”
There’s another post from HealthDay as well that reports, “Levels of white blood cells also dipped after liposuction and in patients who had both procedures.” However, “levels of cholesterol and blood sugar didn’t change significantly.”
Triglycerides are a type of lipid found in your blood. When you eat, your body converts any calories it doesn’t need to use right away into triglycerides. The triglycerides are stored in your fat cells. Later, hormones release triglycerides for energy between meals. If you regularly eat more calories than you burn, particularly “easy” calories like carbohydrates and fats, you may have high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia). Having a high level of triglycerides, a type of fat (lipid) in your blood, can increase your risk of heart disease.
I’ve you have questions about how Liposuction and Liposculpture can help you, please call us at the Scripps Ranch Dermatology and Cosmetic Center or the Dr. Tess Dermatology and Cosmetic Center in La Jolla.
We’re so excited to announce that Dr. Tess Mauricio, American’s Favorite Dermatologist, will be on THIS Wednesday’s edition of America’s Next Top Model, September 21, 2011. San Diego area residents will find it at 9pm on the CW6.
Click below to see a clip:
Dr. Tess helped the models with their makeovers , so, you know they are going to look fantastic! After you watch, come back and visit our blog and tell us YOUR favorite Model! Visit Dr. Tess at the Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in La Jolla, or Scripps Ranch Dermatology & Cosmetic Center. You too can look like a model!!
“RSVP” is The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) newest US-based weekly talk show and it aims to get their viewers engaged through an honest discussion of issues.
“RSVP” hosts actress G Tongi, Dr. Tess Mauricio and their guests will discuss sensitive issues such as challenges faced by bi-racial Pinoys, Filipinos’ obsession with whitening products, and what people do to be stars in the Philippines.
“We talk about issues that men don’t want to hear and women are too afraid to talk about and that in itself is very intriguing,” said host G Tongi.
“RSVP” is directed by ABS-CBN talent RD Alba and has Michael Carandang, an Emmy Award-winning producer of “The Tyra Banks Show” and “America’s Next Top Model,” as its show runner.
“People ask me all the time, ‘O, you’re going from mainstream to TFC, bakit, why?’ I’m like, ‘Why not?’ I think, Filipinos, it’s a great community here. If you produce a show for them that they love, I think that’s a great accomplishment by itself. I was born in the Philippines. I grew up in the Philippines so to be an immigrant and to move in the US regardless of how successful I’ve become in the US, it means nothing to me and my family if I can’t contribute sa mga Filipinos. TFC has been on for so many years and it cured my homesickness noong nasa Indiana ako,” said Carandang.
It was The Filipino Channel that brought them together.
Mauricio, a highly respected dermatologist in America who has been a guest on US mainstream shows like “The Doctors,” “The Rachel Ray Show” and “America’s Next Top Model” as a beauty expert, sought out Carandang after watching him featured on TFC.
In an episode, Mauricio will share the truths about beauty treatments, including the ones being marketed in the Philippines despite being considered unsafe by heath professionals.
Growing up, Mauricio also struggled with her skin color due to the pressure in the community to be as light-skinned as possible.
“In the Philippines, there’s all this obsession about obtaining white skin, bleaching to a point where it’s really unhealthy both physically, emotionally and psychologically. I was able to share about a topic that’s close to my heart,” Mauricio said.
Their first season’s guest list include notable Filipino and Filipino-American celebrities and also American newsmakers.
One of their upcoming guests is the so-called “Octomom” Nadya Suleman, who opens up like she has never before in her mainstream TV interviews.
G Tongi said she is excited for the chance to pursue an outlet that is very different from acting.
Her fans will also get to see her kids for the first time on the show.
“We did an episode where we discussed being bi-racial. I was really able to talk about that. It was a huge sigh of relief to be able to open up and share that about myself,” said G Tongi.
In their premiere episode on September 10, former Philippine actress Patricia Javier will reveal something personal that she has kept from the public.
Through stories like hers, “RSVP” aims to educate its viewers.
“It’s a talk show that empowers women,” G Tongi explained.
“Gusto namin na yung mga Kapamilya na nanood sa bahay, we want them to follow and watch and listen because a lot of the topics that we discuss this season are topics that we don’t normally feel comfortable talking about as Filipinos. What we did is we highlighted the stories that made us understand the topic a little better,” Carandang said.
Apart from issues, they will also feature high-achieving Filipinos in different fields with expertise to share to Filipinos who want to know how to make it in America.
“We really hope to inspire Filipinos out there to be proud to say they’re Filipinos,” Mauricio said.
“RSVP” will be shown on TFC every Saturday.
“Think outside the B**ox!” Dysport is FDA approved and works just like Botox. Try it by 9/30/11 and get a $50 mail-in rebate! If you’ve been treated with Botox in the last 3-12 months, you get another $50!
Get a full-size sample kit of the eyelash enhancer endorsed by Brooke Shields FREE when you purchase 2 syringes of either Juvederm or Restylane! (while supplies last)
$500 Gift Certificate
Are you on Facebook? Click “like” by 9/17/11 on both Scripps Ranch Dermatology & Cosmetic Center AND The Filipino Channel: RSVP Talk Show to be entered in a drawing for a $500 gift certificate good for services at our clinics!
Jan Marini Skin Care Management System
We now carry the award-winning Skin Care Management System by Jan Marini, available in formulas for Dry, Normal/Combination, & Oily skin! It targets and improves acne, rosacea, fine lines/wrinkles, skin discoloration and sun damage. The 5-Step system is available for only $350 – OR get one FREE when you purchase a series of Fraxel, eMatrix, Venus, or MiXto Fractional Co2 for the face! (while supplies last)
Save $500 on Lipo
$500 off Lipo offer. Learn more at tessmd.com and see demonstrations of the Mixto C02 Fractional Treatment.
If you are looking for the biggest bang for your buck to take years off your skin, you must see this recent video from a 64 year old patient who recently underwent the Mixto Fractional CO2 treamtent.
This treatment is perfect if you are looking to have beautiful skin that is free of sunspots, wrinkles, or redness. The best part is that it looks so natural.
See some before and after photos below and see the improvement of her hands and face. She tell us how she loves the texture of her skin now and she even wears very little makeup, she feels so confident.
To see our videos of our dermatology treatments in action, visit at our San Diego and La Jolla Dermatology clinics, visit our web site.