MEET DR. LISA CHIPPS: BEVERLY HILLS DERMATOLOGIC SURGEON
Dr. Lisa Chipps is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon who specializes in Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery, having received awards for her research in skin cancer.Â After completing her residency, Dr. Chipps completed a two-year fellowship in procedural dermatology, Mohs micrographic surgery, and cosmetic surgery with Dr. Ronald Moy at UCLA, with whom she later co-founded the Moy-Fincher-Chipps practice in Beverly Hills, CA.Â Dr. Chipps has a special interest in skin cancer education and prevention, and regularly volunteers for free skin cancer screenings through the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the Skin Can
MEET SCIENTIST GAIL NAUGHTON â€“ FOUNDER OF HISTOGEN
In 2007, Dr. Gail Naughton founded Histogen, Inc., a regenerative medicine company based on the philosophy of naturally produced products from newborn fibroblastsâ€”an alternative to the use of embryonic stem cells or animal components. A respected scientist with extensive experience in the field, Dr. Naughton has spent more than 25 years researching the tissue engineering process and holds nearly 100 US and foreign patents. With her discovery that the proteins and growth factors produced by newborn fibroblasts held therapeutic and biomedical applications, she developed Histogenâ€™s core technology in order to create productsâ€”with both potential biomedical and cosmetic ben
ANCIENT OIL FROM THE MONASTERY: ELIXIR ANCIEN
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If you had told me that an oil for your face would be the cat’s meow, I would have laughed. Not that I don’t believe in oils (there are some excellent ones for the hair), but I’ve generally felt that the most transformative powers for the face stem from creams and serums.
But Fresh Elixir Ancien ($260) features oils that are hand blended in a monastery to preserve the art of ancient oil therapy. In this slim white glass bottle that looks one part apothecary, one part precious china, this stoppered offering contains nothing but essential oils. The oils are chosen for their anti-aging properties and they help smooth and renew the complexion.
The very last thing one may want to put on t
VIVA LAVIV! – WHEN ONLY YOUR CELLS WILL DO
A new category of facial rejuvenation procedures that is attracting a lot of attention among dermatologists and plastic surgeons involves the use of human tissues. For anyone who balks at the idea of foreign substances, this expanding category includes harvesting your own fat cells, plasma rich fibrin matrix (PRFM or PRP) that is made with your own blood, and human fibroblasts from your own skin cells. Enter laVivâ„¢ (azficel-T) mylaviv.com.
The laViv technology was formerly known as Isolagen, which had a somewhat checkered past in other parts of the world, particularly in the U.K.. However, the new laViv was approved by the US FDA for aesthetic use, which the old Isolagen never w