Dr. David Stoker
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Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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Category Archives: Skin Rejuvenation

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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. One of the most exciting advancements in cosmetic medicine as a whole is the introduction of products … 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 »

Minimally-Invasive & Non-Surgical Skin Rejuvenation Options

Do you want to reverse the signs of aging without surgery? With the latest advances in technology, cosmetic surgery procedures have become less invasive and safer than ever. With advances in minimally-invasive and non-surgical procedures, patients have safe and effective options for skin care. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Stoker specializes in both surgical and non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures. During your consultation, you can explain your aesthetic goals and Dr. Stoker will help you create and individualized plan for you. There are several different non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation that include: BOTOX® Cosmetic- This cosmetic treatment helps patients … Continue reading »

Wrinkles Aren’t Just Wrinkles

If you have been considering a wrinkle-reducing injectable treatment in Los Angeles such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, you may have heard that BOTOX is often used to treat “dynamic” wrinkles. What does this term mean? Well, there are many types of wrinkles, and each should be approached differently with regard to proper treatment. Three of the most common types of wrinkles are dynamic, static, and wrinkle folds. Dynamic Wrinkles   Definition: Dynamic wrinkles are those caused by repeated facial movements, such as smiling, squinting, or frowning. These often appear during muscle contraction as creases on the forehead, “crow’s feet” around the eyes, … 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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