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Know Your Neuromodulators – Botox, Dysport & Xeomin

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The three main toxins you’ll most likely encounter when looking to get rid of facial wrinkles are Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin® . All three of them work the same way by temporarily blocking the nerves of facial muscles that create wrinkles. Are All Neuromodulators The Same? Botox® (Allergan),  Dysport® (Galderma) and Xeomin® (Merz) all have the same active ingredient – botulinum […]

Humanitarian Work – Microtia Repair for Children in Guatemala

Giving back to our local community, as well as bringing our unique surgical skills to underserved areas around the world, is a central part the mission of Lieberman & Parikh Facial Plastic Surgery. Recently, Dr. Lieberman spent 10 days in Antigua, Guatemala with the HUGS Foundation repairing the ears of children with microtia, a congenital deformity […]

DefenAge – One Of The Biggest Breakthroughs in Skin Care

We’re very excited to offer one of the biggest breakthroughs in the skincare market – DefenAge Skin Care. It is the first and only 4th generation stem cell skin care, that addresses up to 16 signs of skin aging with use over a 6-week period of time: Evens Skin Tone Corrects Surface Imperfections Revives Clarity Replenishes Moisture Repairs […]

Jan Marini Chat Session at Lieberman & Parikh

The skincare maven and founder and CEO of JanMarini Skin Research, Jan Marini, sat down with the Lieberman & Parikh team to discuss all things skin and skincare! We learned so much about the latest breakthroughs in skincare research and she even debunked a few skincare myths. For example, we learned that it is okay to use […]

What is Holistic Plastic Surgery?

Did you know holistic plastic surgery is now a thing? Some clinics around the country are now bundling acupuncture, aromatherapy, herbal supplements and massage with their facelifts and BOTOX injections. This of course, is not a bad thing. At Lieberman & Parikh, we see holistic plastic surgery as essentially a buzzword for the mission of […]

Finding Your Perfect Pout – Lip Fillers

Everyone from celebrities to your grandma seems to be experimenting with lip fillers, and the options for achieving the perfect pout are plentiful. Drs. Lieberman & Parikh break-down the filler market in this video. If you’re looking to change the shape of your lips, its important to note that fullness, as the duck-lip grammers would have you believe, is not the only factor. Lips […]

Please, Don’t Wear Chemical Sunscreen!

Physical / Mineral Sunscreens Only If you want to see me, Colleen Shimamoto, get fired up about something, just mention “chemical sunscreens” and you won’t hear the end of it until you are running home to toss every chemical sunscreen you have stored-up from last summer. In my opinion, there is only one type of […]

Patient Concierge Service for a Destination for Facial Rejuvenation

        With many patients coming from outside the Bay Area to receive the natural-looking results and minimal downtime that Drs. Lieberman & Parikh are able to provide, For The Face offers an in-house Patient Concierge Service. The Patient Concierge team is available to make all the necessary travel, lodging and post-care arrangements needed […]

Colleen’s 40-30 Treatment Plan – Exercise for Better Skin

Yup, this is me at the Milpitas CrossFit gym obviously trying to get myself in shape, but actually I’m holding this ridiculously heavy ball in a leg-shaking squat for another reason – to get my 30-year-old skin back. Exercise has been proven to increase collagen, flush away debris, reduce inflammation and combat free-radical damage so […]

Refyne & Defyne Your Laugh Lines

Every so often, the FDA approves a more advanced hyaluronic acid filler which adds to the cadre of dermal fillers we have available to smooth, plump or fill aging facial features. Each filler has a slightly different texture, density and flexibility making each more appropriate for various areas of the face. The newest FDA-approved fillers – […]

Colleen’s 40-30 Treatment Plan – MicroPenning with PRP

Hi Everyone, It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about my 40-30 Treatment Plan, mostly because I’ve been enjoying the subtle transformations of my last Ultherapy treatment. As I mentioned, Ultherapy can take up to 6 months to show a complete result, but since getting it two months ago, I’ve been noticing a beautiful lifting of […]

The SilkPeel – The Latest Skin Resurfacing Technique

People have been obsessed with skin resurfacing for oh, just about forever.  At For The Face, we are no different and couldn’t be more excited about our new Dermal Infusion Silk Peel, the latest technique that leaves your skin squeaky clean, soft and glowing. Its also the ideal treatment to enhance or maintain the results […]

Why Do Drs. Lieberman & Parikh Operate Together?

Why do Drs. Lieberman & Parikh operate together? This is a question they get asked quite often. The highly personalized nature of surgical techniques, confidence to perform complex and high-stakes procedures, and personal financial incentives generally make it easier and more profitable for surgeons to work independently. Drs. Lieberman & Parikh are different. Their unique […]

2017 – A New Year, A New You

Wishing everyone a 2017 filled with love, laughter, adventure and lots of personal successes. With every new year, comes the time to step back and reflect on the changes you want to make for the coming months. We’ve asked our staff to tell us their New Year’s resolutions, and we want to know yours too! Feel free […]

Ask Colleen – Dermaplaning Facial

Real Patient Question – “What is the best way to give my skin a fresh glow, just a few hours before a holiday party?” – B.S., San Francisco Recently the super stylish, San Francisco blogger, Blair Sullivan of THIS + THAT, came to visit us the day of her boyfriend’s holiday party. She wanted a […]

The New Skincare Product on the Shelf – Lytera Skin Brightening Complex

Lytera Skin Brightening Complex is a product that’s been getting a lot of buzz, and after Colleen, our aesthetician, showed us the results, we decided to stock our shelves. Lytera is a non-prescription, non-Hydroquinone skin brightening cream that effectively treats brown spots and discolorations caused by sun damage. It’s not tested nor does it contain […]

Colleen’s 40 – 30 Treatment Plan

Hi Everyone, So many things have been happening in my life recently, but first I want to say – I am so excited to be back in the treatment room, seeing my favorite co-workers and patients! If you need a holiday skin refresh, I have only a few appointments available, so call asap – (650) […]

What You Need To Know About Erbium Laser Resurfacing

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A woman came to our office concerned about the rough texture of her skin and the deep lines around her eyes and mouth. Our nurse injector, Moira Ljungquist, was able to address the wrinkles with Juvederm Voluma and Botox, but the patient still felt like the coarse texture of her skin muddled her complexion and appearance. After […]

Beauty Tips from Yolanda, Director of Operations

If you’ve ever been to our office, then you’ve met our super friendly and knowledgable director of operations – Yolanda Rivera, who keeps our office running smoothly at all times. But here’s what you might not know about her: Hometown: Soledad, California Favorite Skincare Product: Jan Marini Glycolic Cleansing Cream – keeps black heads at bay! Most […]

Giving Back – Free Facial Surgeries for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Dedicated to doing all they can for victims of domestic abuse, Drs. Lieberman and Parikh provide pro bono facial surgeries to anyone with injuries sustained through domestic violence. “Being able to give back to the community is very important us,” said Dr. Parikh.  “We have a unique opportunity to remove physical scars or sequelae from […]

Ask Colleen – Taking Better Care of Your Skin with Retin-A

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Real Patient Question: “I’m in my 30s and have descent skin but I want to make sure it stays that way  as I get older.  If there is only product to add to my face-wash and moisturizing regime, what would you recommend?” – S.T., Saratoga, CA Dear S.T., It’s wonderful that you’re taking the first steps towards […]

(Mis)Perceptions Fundraiser For Next Door Solutions

From all of us at For The Face – Lieberman & Parikh Facial Plastic Surgery, thank you for attending our first fundraiser for Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence. It was a huge success, a beautiful event and over 15K was raised for the organization. Thank you to all of the generous event donors listed below. Many Thanks To Generous Fundraiser […]

Donate to Next Door Solutions to Win A Year of Total Rejuvenation

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During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, For The Face – Lieberman & Parikh Facial Plastic Surgery is doing everything possible to raise money for Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence which is we’ve just announced we’re offering an almost unbelievable, total rejuvenation package to one lucky person who donates $25 or more to the organization. For every $25 you […]

Sunspots Be Gone!

Do you spend a lot of time in the sun? Or wear reflective Aviator sunglasses? Do you forget to apply sunscreen, especially on your left side when driving? If you answered yes to any of those questions and are over the age of 25, you probably have at least one of those flat, dark spots […]

All About Upper Blepharoplasty in the Bay Area

  An upper blepharoplasty, or cosmetic eyelid surgery, can dramatically rejuvenate your appearance by making you appear more awake, cheerful and refreshed. It’s no wonder that the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found “blephs” to be one of the top five procedures performed with nearly 204,000 performed in 2015 alone. Drs. Lieberman and Parikh have written […]

Newest Dermal Filler – Volbella

There’s about to be a new filler on the market and we can’t wait to start offering it. Beginning in October 2016, For The Face – Lieberman and Parikh Facial Plastic Surgery will be one of the first practices in the nation to carry Juvederm Volbella XC which will not only provide better results than current […]

BOTOX Do’s and Don’ts – Moira’s List

Our nurse injector, Moira Ljungquist, RN, loves helping people look and feel their best. Recently, she’s been seeing a lot of patients interested in BOTOX and has come up with a list of do’s and don’ts for anyone considering the treatment.  BEFORE TREATMENT Two Weeks Before  Schedule your cosmetic consultation at least two weeks before […]

Fundraiser for Victims of Domestic Violence – October 20th

FUNDRAISER FOR NEXT DOOR SOLUTIONS – OCTOBER 20, 2016 In addition to offering pro bono facial surgeries, Lieberman & Parikh Facial Plastic Surgery will host a ticketed event on October 20th, 2016 at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park from 6-9pm with all proceeds going towards the services that Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence. (Mis) […]

Giving Back – Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

Giving back has long been a part of Drs. Lieberman & Parikh’s practice, but the doctors have just announced an official program to provide free facial surgeries for injuries sustained through domestic violence  through a partnership with the nonprofit, Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence. In addition, Drs. Lieberman & Parikh will treat any victims of abuse who come to them through […]

Are You Using Brilliant Distinctions – Why or Why Not?

If you are NOT using Brilliant Distinctions, please run, don’t walk to sign up here. If you ARE, then you can stop reading because you already know how incredibly awesome this program is and how much money you are not spending because of it! Go you! What is Brilliant Distinctions Brilliant Distinctions® is a completely […]

Really Good Lip Service – Lip Augmentation in the Bay Area

Drs. Lieberman and Parikh are known for a lot of things – giving natural-looking facelifts, for one. They’re also known for excellent bedside manner – but giving lip service usually isn’t one of them. Recently, patients from across the Bay Area have been flocking to For The Face for lip augmentation because the doctors and nurse […]

Limited Time Offer – 20% Off All Sunscreens (& Staff Faves)

Do you apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every day? We hope so! Sunscreen is by far and away the most important thing you can do for your face. In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness and Detection month, we are offering 20% off our best sunscreens when you “like” us on Facebook. Come into […]

Do You Own The Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream?

If there were a cream that would literally prevent your skin from aging, would  you buy it? Of course you would! Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you care about looking and feeling your best, so you may be surprised to know that this cream exists and you most likely own it. When used daily, a […]

A Partnership For The Face

A few months ago, the New York Times Magazine featured a story about collaboration and teams in the workplace that we found interesting because it acknowledged some theories we’ve known to be true for a long time. The article, What Google Learned From Its Quest To Build the Perfect Team, revealed that teams or groups of […]

Plump, Smooth or Fill? – The Basics on Botox and Fillers

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  Botox, Juvederm and Juvederm Ultra Plus are  all used to treat lines and creases, but each works differently, so you need to know the key differences. Upper Face – Botox Generally speaking, Botox is used on the upper areas of the face such as the “11’s” (frown lines) and “crow’s feet” (wrinkles on the sides of […]

10% More Off Botox, Juvederm, Kybella + Latisse Only on 4/12!

  If tax season is stressing you out, then wrinkle relief is a must. Please join us for Wrinkle Relief Day, Tuesday, April 12th to receive an additional 10% off our already discounted April treatments on Botox, Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Kybella + Latisse! Our Allergan rep will visit our Palo Alto office from 11am – 2pm to answer any questions, and […]

#ForTheFace Runs For Organs R Us

It’s no secret, our entire staff is passionate about helping people look and feel their very best. That’s why on April 31st, 2016 the entire For The Face – Lieberman and Parikh Facial Plastic Surgery staff has committed to running the Golden Gate Relay from Calistoga to Santa Cruz, through 36 cities, across the Golden Gate […]

The Skinny on Kybella in San Francisco

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Recently, Dr. Parikh showed this Kybella photo at an event and the crowd literally gasped. Apparently, they couldn’t believe such contouring could result from a nonsurgical procedure. So we thought you, might want the skinny on Kybella too: What is Kybella? Kybella is an injectable used to treat adults with submental fat which is fat below […]

How Much Botox Will I Need?

If you don’t have much experience with BOTOX Cosmetic, you may be unclear as to how much (how many units) and where on the face you might want to get it.  During your consultation, our staff will answer any questions and create a customized treatment plan to meet your specific goals and needs, but in the meantime, here is […]

Lift Without the Knife – The Sugar Thread Lift!

Maybe you’ve read about it on goop or heard about people flying to Paris for it. Tomorrow – mark our words – one of the Kardashian ladies will be gramming about it. The newest procedure to hit aesthetic medicine – the Sugar Thread Lift – is a noninvasive facelift with no downtime that produces amazing […]

Don’t Spare the Turkey – Options for the Wattle

Submental laxity, double chin, chicken neck, turkey wattle, jowl jiggle – whatever you want to call it, most of us don’t want it. And contrary to popular belief, not everyone who has it is overweight. Genetics play a big role in the amount of neck skin one has, and the pull of gravity, over time, […]

Why Now is the Perfect Time for a Chemical Peel!

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It’s February and most people in the San Francisco Bay Area are putting on rain boots and begrudgingly braving the soggy effects of El Niño, but the office staff of Lieberman & Parikh Facial Plastic Surgery is celebrating because it’s “Peel Season”! February and March, aka Peel Season, is the perfect time to get a […]

Bring A Bro In For ‘Brotox’

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Thanks to Kylie and Kourtney and the rest of the Kardashian ladies, there’s still a stigma that boys don’t get BOTOX®. We’re here to tell you that is just not true! In fact, many of our patients seeking the wrinkle-smoothing injectable don’t have curves and wear pants everyday. Looking younger is becoming essential for maintaining […]