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Here’s a Sneak-Peek at Dr. Tess’s Book “California Total Beauty”!

California Total Beauty
Archer Books, Del Mar, CA
Dr. Tess Mauricio, M.D. & Dr. Brian Alman, Ph.D.
Look and Feel Your Very Best, Outside and Inside, Body and Mind

book jacket

Beauty depends upon how you look on the outside and how you feel on the inside.  You can be as beautiful as you choose to be.

This is not about Vanity; it’s about loving yourself and the skin you’re in!

Personal outer beauty is the creation of our inner self-love. Dermatologist, Dr. Tess Mauricio and Wellness Doctor, Dr. Brian Alman Ph.D. offer a simple approach – “Total beauty” is a book that combines a happy meeting of an attractive outside and a healthy, positive inner-self.

Our culture teaches us that beauty is subjective and “lies in the eye of the beholder.” In the past, beautification was considered a luxury and meant breaking the bank on the latest coveted techniques and products.

Now virtually anyone, regardless of their income, can access a plethora of products and services—from skincare cream to plastic surgery.

Modern beauty science has given people everywhere, and of any age amazing new ways to take control of their appearance, allowing them to decide which products and services enhance their personal beauty inside and out.

Beautification is a universal and timeless ritual, traced back centuries to ancient Egypt and Greece. Wanting to look and feel beautiful is truly a core human desire.

When you take care of yourself on the inside, your outside naturally looks good! Although Dr. Tess and Dr. Brian use different techniques and technologies, the cosmetic dermatologist and the wellness coach, work hand in hand to offer viewers a personal transformation more complete than you ever thought possible.

California Total Beauty shows anyone how to reconnect with their inner self so that the outer self is beautiful—all while offering a look to transform yourself to a healthier you.

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Liposuction Testimonial

I am a 41 year old woman who recently had liposuction under my chin, abdomen, flanks and back area. After years of wishing my double chin would disappear and wearing blowsy tops to camouflage my lower belly, I decided that I had to do something about it once and for all.

During my teens and twenties I never had to worry about my weight and I was very skinny.  When I entered my 30’s, as most of you know or will discover, my body began to change and I had to give in and actually exercise and eat healthy.  I began to notice that even if I could squeeze into a size 6, I still had “problem areas.”

No matter how many Zumba classes I took or personal trainers I worked with, I still had a pooch in my lower belly.  Another issue that has bothered me for as long as I can remember is the little fat pad under my chin.  Double chins run in my family and no matter how much weight I have lost I could not get rid of the localized fat under my chin.

Before choosing, Dr. Tess Mauricio to do my procedures, I spent hours researching plastic surgeons and dermatologists on line.  I looked at 100’s of “before and afters.”  I asked friends and family if they recommended anyone.

I researched the different types of liposuction and the risks and benefits from choosing one over the other.  I spent 8 months thinking about it and finally decided on Dr. Tess.  When I met with her and her staff I knew I made the right decision and booked my appointment for tickle liposuction right away.

It has now been 10 weeks since I had liposuction under my chin and abdomen.  It has changed the way I think about myself on the outside but more importantly the inside. My husband always tells me I look younger than my age but now he keeps saying things like, “You look like you did when I first met you.”

I am excited about getting my new body in tip top shape.  I just ordered workout DVD’s by Tracy Anderson, trainer to Gwyneth Paltrow etc., titled Metamorphosis.  The definition of metamorphosis is: a striking alteration in appearance, character, or circumstances.

That is what doing liposuction has done for me.  It has jump started my quest for the best self I can be.  I am going to get in the best shape of my life, spend time with my beautiful 3 year old daughter and husband and start a new career that I am passionate about.  Thank you Dr. Tess.

D. M.

San Diego, California

Dr. Tess Partners with Bellus Academy to Offer a Full Scholarship

A leader in the Beauty and Wellness Industry, Dr. Tess Mauricio has partnered with the Bellus Academy, recognized for excellence in education by the publishers of Modern Salon, to offer a Full Scholarship for the Esthetics program!

“As a cosmetic dermatologist, a passion for beauty and esthetics has served  me well,” says Dr. Tess Mauricio. “Bellus Academy can turn that passion for esthetics into a highly marketable skill.”

Someone will win a Full Scholarship toward their Masters Esthetics Program worth $12,000, offered by Dr. Tess. Fill out the online Scholarship Application today.

Everyone WINS! Just by turning in an application, the Bellus Academy will award every qualified applicant up to $1,000 in scholarships to prospective students that will enroll in one of the programs offered at one of the four Bellus Academy locations.

“The key to the Bellus Academy success is our focus on advanced technical skills in addition to providing students with the latest business, marketing and financial literacy training,” states Lynelle Lynch, Bellus Academy President.

“Students at the Bellus Academy work directly with experts such as Dr. Mauricio who provide lectures and externship opportunities to share the real life world of an extraordinary career in Beauty and Wellness,” says Lynch.

“Bellus Academy ensures that their students not only have the expertise to excel but to also be leaders in the field. Our common goal is to reach out an support those with the desire to have a career that will truly make a difference,” said Dr. Tess.

Watch Dr. Tess on San Diego Living explain more about this opportunity – creating the skin care experts of tomorrow.

Call us today for more information!

What are Your Body Concerns? Dr. Tess Shares Her Anti-Aging Secrets on San Diego Living

Dr. Tess was live on San Diego Living August 14, 2012, sharing her secrets for treating various body areas to keep that young look.

For example, the LPG Lipomassage treats the full body with mechanical stimulation that is completely painless. Your body becomes more fit, more toned, and actually thinner.

And did you know that Dr. Tess helped pioneer the Venus Freeze procedure a year ago? Now it’s all the rage in Hollywood.

Learn more by watching Dr. Tess’s segment on San Diego Living!

Click here:  http://bit.ly/NBvzNE

Exactly What Is Venus Freeze?

Based on the innovative (MP)² Technology, Venus Freeze® creates a synergy of magnetic pulses and radio frequency (RF) that penetrates into multiple layers of the skin. This is a non-surgical procedure that is done in the office with no pain and no down time.

If you don’t have several days to recuperate but still want to look years younger, consider Venus Freeze before you dive into facelift surgery.  It’s one of Dr. Tess’s most popular anti-aging procedures because you actually see instant results.

Watch the video below to see a remarkable before-and-after image of one of Dr. Tess’s patients. Although this clip is of Dr. Tess’s appearance on San Diego Living last December*, it will give you some great information on the Venus Freeze procedure, and what it’s like from a patient’s point of view.

Call the Scripps Ranch Dermatology and Cosmetic Center and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have on the Venus Freeze procedure. You, too, can look instantly younger, fresher, and more beautiful!

*The special referenced in the video clip is no longer valid.

$500 Off One of My Favorite Procedures for Anti-Aging

Neck Lipo –  It’s a dramatic change in your life.

Have you lost that definition of your lower face and neck? Do you want to get rid of the double chin, get rid of that turkey neck? Neck Lipo is done in just 45-minute procedures under local anesthetic. Take a look:

Call us today for a free consultation, and take advantage of our $500 off special – good during the month of July, 2012!

Acne is Clearing Up! A Testimonial by Sarah B

I came into Dr. Mauricio’s office for a consultation in January of 2012 in regards to my acne breakout and scarring.  She is an exceptional individual with an impressive educational background and demeanor.  Her staff came off as very friendly and helpful as well!

She recommended that I try the microdermabrasian with the crystal peel treatment in order to achieve the results I was looking for.

However, in the beginning I was doubtful because my breakouts were bad and my acne not only left my face scarred but my confidence was was broken as well.  But with all of the positive testimonies I’ve heard from friends I gave it a shot.

Since January I’ve been personally treated by one of the aestheticians at the Scripps Clinic, Genesis.  Gen’s entire personality is attractive; in addition to the recommended clinical treatments by Dr. Mauricio, she offered the proper products that worked with my specific skin type.

After only two sessions, I began to see consistent results:  My face began to clear up, I regained the smooth texture in my face, my acne scarring began to lighten, I had less breakouts and the redness from my pimples had disappeared.

I am still continuing this acne treatment and my results have become more rewarding each time.  And so I would like to say thank you Scripps Ranch Dermatology staff, and especially to my aesthetician – Gen!

DYSPORT WEEK! JUNE 18-22,2012

Get Ready For Summer with Sizzling Savings!

Dysport Week: June 18 – 22, 2012

Dysport is FDA approved, and is an anti-aging treatment that works just like Botox, eliminating signs of aging such as lines and wrinkles for great skin rejuvination.

Take advantage of our Dysport Week for huge savings!

$30 off $300$60 off $500, or $100 off $700 of your Dysport purchase, plus a$50 mail-in rebate!

 Watch Dr. Tess talk about Dysport:

 

Epionce Awarded Best Anti-aging Skin Care Line!

The beautiful Epionce skin care line was given the prestigous award for the Best Anti-aging Skin Care Line at The Aesthetic Show earlier this month.

The awards show highlights the world’s best aesthetic product manufacturers for their achievements in procedural technological innovations.

Hosted by Dr. Andrew Ordon, star of the Emmy-winning daytime talk show The Doctors, the gala awards ceremony was the culmination of The Aesthetic Show, the leading multidisciplinary medical education meeting for aesthetic professionals around the world.

The Aesthetic Show creates an opportunity for physicians to pay tribute to the tools they need to create amazing results every day.

Dr. Tess Mauricio is proud to carry this exceptional anti-aging skin care line.  Call us for more information on Epionce!

Liposuction May Reduce Triglycerides

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.