Dr. David Stoker
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Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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This ‘Super Facial’ Can Change Your Face

There is no shortage of superlatives used to describe various aesthetic treatments. Few often live up to the hype. But AquaGold treatments—which have been called “super mega facials”—exceed expectations. That’s why they are creating a buzz throughout Los Angeles and at my plastic surgery practice. The customized procedure combines BOTOX® and filler injections along with serums to produce superb results. Most facials are soothing, and they’re a treat many of our patients can’t do without. Most facials, however, address specific conditions. What if you could get a single, transformative facial that provides multiple benefits in a single procedure? That describes … Continue reading »

Post-Summer Skin Care Tips

Living in Southern California can take a toll on your skin, especially in the summer and fall when people spend a lot of time outside. Even though preventing damage is the best skincare strategy, that’s not always possible. But it’s never too late to repair skin damaged by sun exposure with treatments such as chemical peels at my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice. Pool parties, beach days, and the normal wear-and-tear long summer days put on the skin can result in dry skin, clogged pores, and chapped lips. Post-summer skin treatments can both improve the skin’s health and create a … Continue reading »

The Benefits of Combining Injectables With a Neck Lift

Not all areas of the face show signs of aging uniformly. For many people, the neck is the first area they notice wrinkles and saggy skin. A neck lift can provide an alternative to a full facelift at my Los Angeles practice for patients whose facial skin still retains much of its elasticity. Even then, however, combining a neck lift with strategically targeted injectables, including fillers, can create a comprehensive facial rejuvenation without the extensive facial plastic surgery. If you’re searching for a facial rejuvenation option that provides transformative results with a shorter recovery, consider a neck lift with injectables. … Continue reading »

The Dangers of DIY Injectables

Everyone loves a good do-it-yourself project, especially one that saves money. However, there are some things you should never do yourself. When it comes to injectables or a “liquid facelift” in Los Angeles, it’s best to leave it to the plastic surgeons. At the end of the day, these “projects” are serious medical procedures, and treating them as anything else can have dire, permanent consequences. In this blog post, we’ll go over the dangers of attempting at-home injectable treatments and explain why it’s so important to choose a qualified, experienced doctor to perform your procedure. The DIY Doctor Trend Injectables … Continue reading »

Are Nonsurgical Alternatives the New Facelift ? (Spoiler Alert: No)

One of the most common questions I hear from patients considering a facelift at my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice is whether nonsurgical alternatives can provide the same benefits as a full surgical procedure. With the rise of injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers, patients are getting more and more excited about achieving a rejuvenated appearance through a minimally invasive approach. Injectables are wonderful and I recommend them for a wide variety of uses, but there are some results only a surgical facelift can deliver. There are several good reasons why the tried-and-true procedure hasn’t become obsolete—despite … Continue reading »

What to Know Before Getting Dermal Fillers

Injectable dermal fillers continue to see a rise in popularity around the country, largely thanks to their versatility and consistently positive results. Fillers have a well-established reputation for smoothing wrinkles, but many people are pleased to learn that these innovative products can do more. In recent years, new fillers have been introduced to add volume to the cheeks and lips and even sculpt tricky firm areas like the chin or nose. It seems like there’s nearly no limit to what fillers can do. If you’ve never tried these innovative products before, take a look at our tips to help you … Continue reading »

Millennials: Why They’re Getting BOTOX® & Fillers

Love it or hate it, the “selfie” is everywhere. Social media and smartphones are here to stay and, in our increasingly voyeuristic world, we all want to look our best. In no population is this more true than millennials. These women and men grew up with the internet and adapt easily to new technologies. It should come as no surprise, then, that BOTOX Cosmetic and filler procedures in my Los Angeles-area office are seeing a big rise in popularity among adults born after 1980. Instant Gratification One of the most exciting advancements in cosmetic medicine as a whole is the introduction … Continue reading »

Put Your Best Face Forward

Actress Mandy Moore recently made entertainment news headlines when she “lost a fight” with a shower door handle just 2 weeks before the Emmy Awards. At such a late hour, many people would head to the ER for stitches, but Mandy called me, and I was happy to help. I was also grateful for her kind shout-out on Instagram. All’s well that ends well, because she looked absolutely flawless on the red carpet. As a Los Angeles plastic surgeon, it’s not uncommon for me to treat A-listers—but it’s certainly not the norm. My typical patient is a woman who wants to … Continue reading »

BOTOX®: Why the ‘Too-Far Face’ Is the Exception, Not the Rule

Almost since its introduction to the public as a way to smooth out dynamic wrinkles, BOTOX Cosmetic has been the subject of Los Angeles’ opportunistic tabloid culture. The narrative goes something like this: “[Insert Celebrity Du Jour] has had so much BOTOX, she’s no longer in touch with reality!” It makes for an eye-catching headline – but it’s far-fetched and wildly unrepresentative of the typical patient’s experience with injectable treatments. Because we all see headlines like these, I wanted to take a moment to explain why their portrayal of BOTOX undermines what it really is: an effective, subtle way to … Continue reading »

A Fresh Look at Sleep and Wrinkles

The effect of sleep on your appearance is well-documented. We all know that getting enough beauty sleep is one of the keys to maintaining a fresh, youthful face. What many people don’t know is that as you sleep, you may be developing wrinkles. The problem stems not from how much sleep you’re getting, but rather how you’re sleeping. The problem comes from the position you sleep in. And for those of you who like to sleep on your side, the news isn’t good. Dermatologists recognize that certain facial wrinkles, sometimes called sleep lines, develop as a result of your sleeping … Continue reading »

Dr. David Stoker

Educated at some of the most elite institutions in the country, Dr. David Stoker uses his highly advanced knowledge to ensure that each patient achieves beautiful, harmonious results — whether it's through a simple non-surgical procedure or a more advanced surgical transformation. Learn more about his unique credentials and his approach to plastic surgery.

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