October Newsletter 

FREE $100 Gift Card  
with purchase of a Fractional CO2 treatment + 2 complimentary gifts!
($445 value)

 FREE Sente Kit + Microneedling Neck Treatment ($216 value)  
when you purchase a Microneedling face treatment

 Get a $150 filler gift card for $100

Purchase a $100 Botox gift card for $75

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The Holidays are right around the corner! Is your skin ready?
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How Our Patients Feel After Surgery

Plastic surgery isn’t just about looking good on the outside, it’s also about how you feel. A common concern we hear during the consultation process is patients expressing that they don’t look the way they feel on the inside, or how their appearance doesn’t make them feel their best. When we talk to our patients after their surgery they’re extremely happy with their results and how they look, but it’s how they feel that really makes the entire surgery worth while.

Real Patient Testimonials 


Patricia came to FAC and met with Dr. Brandon because she noticed signs of aging and didn’t like the way her appearance made her feel.


After her facelift, neck lift, and fractional CO2 laser treatment, Patricia felt amazing:

“I was more than thrilled with the outcome. It went beyond what I expected. The procedure made me feel younger. I feel lighter in my step. I feel like I got at least 10 years of youthfulness back. It continues to amaze me every day. I look in the mirror and I do not see a 67-year-old person. I see someone in her 50s.

To me it just says, it doesn’t look like I had a procedure done. I just look younger. I wanted to look like me, and I do. Just a better version of me.” -Patricia, Dr. Brandon’s patient


Christy has been a patient of FAC for 7 years. After going through weight loss, she noticed she couldn’t shed the weight below her chin and it bothered her. She was initially nervous and intimidated about seeing a surgeon, but once Dr. Brandon walked into her consultation “all her nerves melted away” when she saw his big smile and calm demeanor.

“Now I walk around with a smile on my face. I didn’t realize how upset it was making me before my surgery. Now I look in the mirror and WOW! I just feel good. And with things changing after coming out of the pandemic and the masks coming off. I’m excited to take my mask off, I’m proud!” -Christy, Dr. Brandon’s patient

Kristin is a mother of four who had a lower face lift, neck lift, lip lift, ptosis repair and a fractional C02 laser treatment to turn back time and re-inspire her inner youth. After raising her four kids for decades and paying more attention to them rather than herself, she felt it was time to do something for her. Her first born daughter was getting married and she wanted to feel her best for the wedding.

“I felt amazing at my daughter’s wedding. I felt beautiful. I felt like a new person. I almost felt like it was a coming out party because I think I hadn’t seen so many people in so long and they were shocked at how good I looked.

When I was younger I felt attractive in my 20s and 30s. I started to lose that feeling in my mid-40s, and now I’m 52 and I started to lose that feeling that I looked my best. I started accepting that I looked tired and droopier and things were starting to hang. So, I lost my confidence. Then I had the surgery procedure done and I feel attractive again. I felt so attractive quickly after the surgery because I bounced back so quickly.

My confidence went through the roof. I started shopping more for myself. I also wear less makeup, which is a big deal for me. I wear less makeup because my skin tone is so even and I don’t have to cover up anything. I feel like it just looks fresh.

It’s probably the best thing I could have ever done for myself.” -Kristin, Dr. Gangnes’ patient

Ready to feel your best?

Book a consultation with one of our Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Richard Gangnes and Dr. Bryan Brandon suggest a procedure that will have you feeling your best. Call our office to book a consultation (949) 313 2600.  


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Treatments to get now, so you're Holiday ready

It’s hard to believe we’re about 3 months away from the New Year. This means, we’re even closer to the holidays. We all want to look our best for holiday parties and reuniting with friends and family.

Here are some treatments and procedures you should get now, so you can look your best for the holidays.


If you have a big event or night out planned over the next couple months and you’re looking for a quick fix to temporarily fresh your eyes, try Upneeq.

Upneeq is a single use eyedrop that will leave your eyes wider and refreshed by lifting your upper eyelids. If you notice low-lying lids, you may appear more tired. Upneeq reverses this for up to 8 hours and works in as little as 20 minutes.



As we get older, more wrinkles and lines appear, and they deepen over time. Your skin continues to change in texture and color, and begins to sag. These processes continue throughout your life. They are a result of the aging of the skin, the reduction in collagen, and the underlying structures such as bones.

If you look in the mirror and notice more wrinkles or your skin isn’t as plump as it used to be, it may be time to invest in a treatment that boosts collagen production and leaves you with a refreshed appearance. Sculptra is a great option.

Sculptra works by stimulating your body to produce more collagen and other essential components for healthy skin. Over time, patients experience a gradual and significant increase in skin thickness, thereby improving the appearance of facial folds and hollowed areas such as the temples and cheeks.

On average, most patients will achieve their desired results after 3 to 4 treatments. Each treatment is spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart, providing a gradual but noticeable improvement. The gradual improvement means you have the ability to refresh your look without obviously having a treatment performed.


As we age, our skin loses its laxity and ability to “snap back.” This may cause unwanted drooping and sagging along our jawline and mid face. If this is something you’re noticing, Thermage is a treatment that can tighten your skin.

Thermage is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses radio frequency energy to penetrate deep into the skin’s tissue, heating the treatment areas and stimulating the formation of new collagen.

Thermage can be used on the face, neck, and body, and it provides significant tightening and lifting of loose, wrinkled skin. It can be used as a treatment for:

  • Anti-aging skin treatment
  • Crows feet treatment
  • Face wrinkle treatment
  • Neck skin tightening
  • Skin tightening
  • Tightening loose skin
  • Wrinkle treatments

The effects of Thermage skin tightening continue over time by stimulating new collagen growth that supports and firms skin. Your final result is a more youthful, refreshed appearance.


Fractional CO2 Laser

If you’re looking for one treatment that will significantly reduce deeper set wrinkles, sun damage, and skin texture, opt for a Fractional CO2 laser

 resurfacing treatment. It’s the best minimal downtime treatment to improve overall texture and appearance of the skin.

This more targeted treatment helps regenerate new collagen resulting in more youthful, healthier looking skin. Additionally, the fractional technologyallows for safer treatments and much quicker healing times, 5-7 days on average.

Although the treatment has a fairly quick healing time, you’ll still want to make sure you avoid direct sunlight during the 2 weeks following treatment. You can expect to see final results in about 6-8 weeks following your treatment. So, you’ll have beautiful skin for the holidays.

Clear + Brilliant Laser

If you want to work on the overall tone of your skin, minimize pores, reduce signs of aging, and preserve your youthful glow, start getting Clear + Brilliant treatments this month. This is a great, non-invasive laser option if you don’t want the downtime of a Fraction CO2 treatment.

We call this our “lunchtime laser” because the treatment is quick (about 45 mins) and has almost zero-downtime. You’ll have a little bit of redness after your treatment and feel like you have a slight sunburn, but you can go back to your normal activities immediately after leaving our office.

We recommend getting Clear + Brilliant treatments in a series of 3 to see the best results. If you space them out every 4 weeks, your skin will be soft and glowing by the holidays/New Year.

We’ve mentioned just a few of the little-to-no downtime treatments we offer at our offices in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. If you have a specific skin concern you’d like to address via in-office procedures or surgically, please give us a call to schedule a consultation! (949) 313 2600

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