Category Archives: Nonsurgical

Non-surgical alternatives to plastic surgery.

Your FAQs About Non-Surgical Alternatives

I'm Dr. David Stoker, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Los Angeles. One question I frequently receive is, "Are there non-surgical alternatives to plastic surgery?" Absolutely! Today, we'll dive deep into this topic, covering common queries and shedding light on the plethora of non-surgical options available. From Botox and injectable fillers to innovative laser resurfacing …

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Woman walking on the beach in Los Angeles cellulite-free after QWO Injections at Stoker Plastic Surgery

Get to Know QWO®: A Cellulite Treatment That Works

Cellulite is as misunderstood as it is common—at least among women. The search for an effective, long-lasting non-surgical cellulite treatment is somewhat of a holy grail in the aesthetic field. QWO is a breakthrough cellulite treatment now available at our Los Angeles-area plastic surgery practice for women tired of having dimpled buttocks. What Is Cellulite? Many …

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Cosmetic Surgery Trends for 2020

Rapid technological advancements in aesthetics coupled with the spread of social media have led to an era of what seems like never-ending cosmetic trends. At our plastic surgery practice in Los Angeles, we often see patients who are interested in looks that have captured the public's imagination. That's fine, but we also counsel patients to …

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All the Nonsurgical Procedures Behind ‘Instagram Face’

It’s the subject of hashtags on virtually every social media platform. If this is the first time you’ve heard of "Instagram face," the phrase describes a specific look created by nonsurgical cosmetic treatments such as filler and BOTOX® injections.  At my Los Angeles, CA, practice, I hear patients ask about what types of treatments are needed for …

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It's 2020, take a look at how cosmetic trends have changed in the last 10 years.

It’s 2020—A Lot Has Changed in 10 Years

The aesthetics field is constantly changing with new techniques and treatments coming to the market. Our team at my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice takes pride in offering the latest, proven procedures that help patients look their best, often without surgery's downtime.  The past decade has been especially dynamic—particularly when it comes to nonsurgical rejuvenation procedures. It may be …

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A woman's face is examined post facial treatment.

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 …

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Dr. David Stoker

Dr. David Stoker Adds Top Injection and Aesthetic Specialist

Carla Crespo, one of the most sought-after aesthetics specialists, brings 15 years of experience to Dr. Stoker's plastic surgery practice in Los Angeles. Marina Del Rey, CA (November 2019) — Dr. David Stoker recently welcomed Carla Crespo, MSHS, PA, to his team at Stoker Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles. Carla's expertise in nonsurgical and body contouring procedures …

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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 …

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