September Newsletter

15% off Skin Tightening Treatments & FREE SkinMedica Retinol
DVD RF | Microneeding | Thermage | Pelleve
*Terms and conditions apply. Valid until 9/30/2020 or while supplies last. Click here for details.

The newest addition to our skin care arsenal TNS ® Advanced+ Serum
The next generation of age-defying skin.

*FREE Retinol 0.5/1.0 or HA5 when you purchase a TNS ADVANCED+ SERUM.
*Terms and conditions may apply. HA5 1.0oz only.  Click to learn more . Valid while supplies last.


15% off Pigmentation Therapies & FREE SkinMedica Retinol
Fractional CO2 | IPL | Erbium Laser | TCA Peel | Chemical Peel
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10% off Product Purchase
with a scheduled facial with Brooke and Erin
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Buy 1 Filler, Get 1 50% off
Buy 2 Fillers, Get 1 FREE
*When scheduled with Dr. Brandon.
*Terms and conditions apply. 1.0mL syringe of filler. Click to learn more. Valid until 9/30/2020.

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Get Your FACing Glow

Despite our best efforts, we can all spend a little too much time in the sun, especially during the summer in southern California. That sun exposure can cause discoloration in the skin, breaking down of collagen and elastin and is the leading cause of premature aging. Wearing a good form of sunprotection whether its clothing or sunblock is very important, but it still doesn’t completely eliminate UV radiation from penetrating the skin, and that cumulative build up of damage will manifest itself, sometimes years later. At Facial Aesthetic Concepts we offer a range of treatments and products that work to reverse and repair damage caused by UV radiation. 

One of the biggest concerns most people have is skin discoloration or hyperpigmentation.
This happens when our melanocytes, or pigment producing cells, produce more pigment in specific areas than others. Sometimes this increase in pigment production is temporary, like a tan or a brown spot left over after a burn, breakout or injury to the skin. This pigment production is part of the skin’s defense mechanism. Our skin tans to try to protect from UV radiation or other injuries, and those with naturally darker skin tend to be more reactive or sensitive to this. This pigment production is from a specific event and will fade as the trigger is gone and our skin naturally sheds those pigmented cells, or we can expedite that process by exfoliating.

There are other types of hyperpigmentation that are more long lasting or temperamental. Melasma is characterized by larger, darker patches of pigment. This can manifest on different areas of the face and body and is usually triggered internally (by hormones /genetics) and can be made worse by heat, inflammation or injury and sun exposure. Other forms of sundamage like solar lentigens (flat brown spots) or poikiloderma (reddish-brown pigmentation) is caused from repetitive exposure where damage cumulatively builds and results in discoloration of the skin. This type of discoloration, if untreated, will remain or worsen and not fade with natural exfoliation. 

How can I get rid of my pigment?
Once pigment is produced in the skin the only way to eliminate it is by removing the pigmented cells. We can do this by exfoliating with home products like acids and retinols or with stronger chemical peels, light therapies (IPL) and lasers (Erbium and Fractional CO2). The deeper the pigment is, the more exfoliation or resurfacing you have to do to get it all off.

The problem with long term sun damage and melasma is that the pigment is very deep, and the melanocytes are primed to just keep over producing pigment in that area. So essentially if all you’re doing is exfoliating; you are fighting a losing battle. That’s where lighteners come in. Lighteners work with the melanocytes to regulate and normalize pigment production. That way if you exfoliate some existing pigment off, you’re not just making some more right in its place. Hydroquinone is a very popular and effective lightener, and there are many other effective natural lightening ingredients, like Niacinamide, Kojic Acid, Emblica, Vit. C, etc. We offer many amazing lightening products like  Lytera 2.0, Even Tone Pads, Lightening Complex Rx and Ultra Lightening Complex Rx. All of these on their own will work to lighten pigment at the source, but it’s important to remember you still have to take off the existing pigment the reveal the lighter, more evenly toned skin underneath. So many people give up when they don’t see instant changes, even though the product is working underneath. For the best and fastest results, pretreat with a lightener and then do a recommended resurfacing treatment to take off existing pigment.  Continue to use the lightener to maintain results and prevent future damage. Using a lightener once is not a cure to hyperpigmentation; it is a treatment and must continue to be used to be effective, just like SPF or taking a vitamin. It only works when you use it! And you must still protect your skin with protective clothing and sunblock. To find out what product and treatment combination is best suited for you, call our offices to set up a complimentary consultation with one of our providers, and check out our promos for a great deal on our Lightening Therapies and Products! 

 Ease anxiety and discomfort with Pro-Nox

Add Pro-Nox to your next filler treatment to help ease anxiety and discomfort during your treatment.

What is Pro-Nox?

Pro-Nox is a "laughing gas" fixed with 50% nitrous and 50% oxygen pain management system to reduce anxiety and discomfort with short duration of effect perfect for in office treatments. It is self-administered by the patient through inhalation. You will be under the supervision of medically trained staff.  Pro-Nox is great because it is generally metabolized and “out of your system” (you are back to normal) within minutes from when you stop, and therefore you are able to regain complete mental and physical function quickly and drive home.

Benefits of Pro-Nox:

  • Safe and effective - used for decades 
  • Patient-administered - empowers you to respond to your pain & anxiety when you need it
  • Quick onset - takes effect in seconds
  • Short duration of effect - clears from body within minutes
  • Drive to and from your treatment

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Introducing the newest addition to our skin care arsenal TNS ®  Advanced+ Serumthe next generation of age-defying skin



  • Next generation Growth Factor and Antioxidant/Peptide Serum
  • Reduces DEEP & COARSE WRINKLES and firms SAGGING skin
  • Visible results in as little as 2 weeks
  • Clinically shown to take up to 6 YEARS OFF your face in 12 weeks!

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Bryan Brandon,M.D.

Facial Plastic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Bryan Brandon

Dr. Bryan Brandon was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Northern California graduating valedictorian of his high school class.

During his final year of surgical training, Dr. Brandon was honored with the Harold C. Pillsbury leadership award, for recognition as the most outstanding chief resident.

Dr. Brandon has extensive experience in the full breadth of facial plastic surgery including facelift, rhinoplasty, hair transplantation, minimally invasive and non-invasive facial rejuvenation. His artistic eye provides his patients a natural, balanced and refreshed appearance.

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FACing Fabulous Skin

Changes to the look and feel of your skin can leave you looking more aged and tired than you really are. Whether you have moderate skin laxity or dull, rough skin, Facial Aesthetic Concepts has non-surgical treatment options that can address your specific skin concerns. Early intervention can possibly prevent or postpone the need for plastic surgery in the future. Check out all of our non-surgical treatment options to see how they may be able to help you rejuvenate your skin.


Microneedling involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles in order to induce the production of cutaneous collagen and elastin. Microneedling is designed to stimulate your skin's natural ability to produce new collagen and develop healthier skin, it can be used to treat active acne, acne scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, and signs of aging. Microneedling also allows specific topical solutions to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin for optimal rejuvenating results.


The Dynamic Variable Depth Radio Frequency (DVD RF) procedure is a non-surgical radio frequency treatment designed to tighten the skin. The device delivers columns of radio frequency energy to targeted tissues via individual needles, effectively stimulating the healing response in the body to build collagen and elastin. Since the device essentially combines microneedling with radio frequency treatment, you will see improvement with skin texture as well as firmness. DVD RF can also be combined with IPL (Photofacial) for enhanced results with skin tone.

This minimal downtime procedure is designed to treat various skin conditions to improve the skin’s texture and leave the skin feeling firmer and tighter. It improves skin tone and brings other textural benefits, such as reductions in: fine lines and wrinkles, pore size, photo damage, and light scarring from acne. Most patients see improvement after just one treatment, but additional benefits will be seen after multiple sessions. Follow up treatments help maintain your results.


Fractional CO2 lasers work by targeting the areas of skin that need help without harming healthy areas of skin. A Fractional CO2 laser “scatters” the energy in the light beam so that the energy still reaches deep into the skin but is spread out more evenly. This kind of resurfacing produces more dramatic results than previously possible, and it can be safely used on the face, neck and chest.

Fractional CO2 laser treatments typically require only a topical anesthesia to minimize discomfort and pain. Some patients do experience a feeling akin to mild sunburn for a few hours to a few days, but that is the primary extent of discomfort.

Fractional CO2 Laser skin resurfacing at Facial Aesthetic Concepts is a safe and effective option for people who are looking to reduce certain skin problems and improve the look, feel, and health of the skin on the face, neck, and chest.

Laser resurfacing used to remove moderate-deep lines and wrinkles and pigment by removing a surface layer of the skin. Collagen is also stimulated during this treatment for youthful resilient skin. Amazing results achieved in just one treatment.
Erbium Laser skin resurfacing is another safe and effective option if you are looking to improve the look, feel, and health of the skin on the face, neck, and chest.


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. Our Thermage System uses Comfort Pulse Technology™ to ensure comfort and treatment efficacy.

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 new Thermage CPT system heats four times more tissue to therapeutic temperatures than current technologies, and the heating is more evenly distributed across the treatment area. The new system uses a vibrating treatment tip to confuse pain receptors, substantially reducing discomfort associated with older technology, and it also uses a new cooling profile to cool the skin before, during, and after each pulse. This allows more energy to be delivered without discomfort.

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. This safe and established technology can provide you with remarkable results without any downtime. One treatment will provide visible and lasting results, and depending on your aesthetic goals, additional treatments can enhance results.

Most patients will see and feel noticeable results in the first 24-48 hours. Your treated area will continue to tighten for up to 6 months as your body forms tighter, stronger collagen, and your results can last for several years.


Pellevé™ Wrinkle Reduction System with GlideSafe™ technology safely and effectively treats facial wrinkles and supports smoother, tighter facial skin. Pellevé precisely delivers energy to the dermal tissue by using advanced radio frequency technology to induce collagen contraction without damaging the epidermis. This produces immediate skin tightening and firming effects for most patients with a noticeable improvement in skin quality and texture.

Typically, 1 to 3 sessions are recommended for optimal results, depending on the severity of wrinkles and skin laxity. Many patients see lasting improvements for up to 18 months with a single treatment.

Pellevé treatments can be used on all skin types and unlike other treatments, Pellevé doesn’t require anesthesia or skin cooling. It’s a virtually painless, non-ablative, and non-invasive procedure with no needles or surgery. Pellevé does not cause peeling, bruising or swelling, so patients can resume normal activities right away with NO social downtime.


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FAC Referral Rewards Program

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A Message from Dr. Gangnes


Make the experience great, the outcome remarkable and the expectation surpassed - Richard Gangnes M.D.


Dr. Gangnes specializes exclusively in facial cosmetic surgery and has over 30 years experience in this dynamic, evolving area of medical art and science.  He is currently clinical professor at the University of California Irvine and is actively involved in the training of residents and fellows the art and science of facial plastic surgery.