67 episodes

Learn from the talented plastic surgeons and medical spa providers inside La Jolla Cosmetic, the 20x winner of the Best of San Diego and global winner of the 2020 MyFaceMyBody Best Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery Practice. Hosted by the LJC Chief Community Officer Monique Ramsey and featuring LJC's plastic surgeons Dr. Johan Brahme, Dr. Lori Saltz, Dr. John Smoot, Dr. Luke Swistun, Dr. Hector Salazar, and Dr. Kiersten Riedler, along with our team of medaesthetic expert injectors and laser specialists.

The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast The Axis

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Learn from the talented plastic surgeons and medical spa providers inside La Jolla Cosmetic, the 20x winner of the Best of San Diego and global winner of the 2020 MyFaceMyBody Best Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery Practice. Hosted by the LJC Chief Community Officer Monique Ramsey and featuring LJC's plastic surgeons Dr. Johan Brahme, Dr. Lori Saltz, Dr. John Smoot, Dr. Luke Swistun, Dr. Hector Salazar, and Dr. Kiersten Riedler, along with our team of medaesthetic expert injectors and laser specialists.

    Patient Stacy: How I Went From a Size 24 to a 6

    Patient Stacy: How I Went From a Size 24 to a 6

    After losing 90 lbs, Stacy’s saggy breasts were a constant reminder that confidence was more than the number on the scale. A close friend recommended she consult with LJC plastic surgeon Dr. John Smoot. Together, Dr. Smoot and Stacy agreed the best solution was a breast reduction and augmentation followed by a revision to remove more skin.


    To lose weight and keep it off Stacy used OPTAVIA, a program she is now a health and wellness coach for. Her mental health has done a 180 and she’s living life to the fullest, never turning down plans or hiding in pictures.


    LINKS
    Learn more about breast reduction and breast lift with augmentation
    https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/cosmetic-surgery/breast/breast-reduction/


    https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/cosmetic-surgery/breast/breast-lift-with-augmentation/


    Read about Stacy’s doctor, veteran breast surgeon Dr. John Smoot
    https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/plastic-surgeons/dr-john-smoot/


    Learn more about OPTAVIA
    https://www.optavia.com/us/en/?ctcampaign=8282&ctkwd=optavia&ctcreative=478097687212&ctplacement=&ctadpos=&ctmatch=e&ctlocid=9030930&cttrgtid=kwd-331785643615&ctfeedid=&ctnwk=g&ctdevice=c&hxc_id=5183&gclid=Cj0KCQjw9ZGYBhCEARIsAEUXITVEsGU0BoQNvqaugYpvNV7YpduZG7qlomkXzq5Zywx4hITatkRZ7JEaApgEEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds


    Find Stacy on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/stacyroehl1


    Follow Stacy on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/stacy.roehl/
    Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa or toward any service with our plastic surgeons.


    La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to https://www.ljcsc.com/ or follow the team on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/


    The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis
    http://www.theaxis.io/

    • 19 min
    Meet the Team: Amy Biggs, PA-C

    Meet the Team: Amy Biggs, PA-C

    When you meet Amy Biggs, you’ll realize she truly cares about helping you achieve your dream results. Her goal is to ensure you step out of our med spa feeling like your outer appearance reflects your inner beauty.


    If your cosmetic concerns need multiple treatments, Amy is with you for the long haul. She loves developing personalized treatment plans and witnessing beauty transformations. By getting to know you on a deeper level, she is able to recommend treatments that will make your goals a reality.


    Learn how a passion for symmetry and spatial concepts led Amy to pursue a career in aesthetics. Find out which med spa procedures she believes deliver the most impressive results.


    LINKS


    Learn more about Amy Biggs, PA-C
    https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/amy-biggs-pa-c/


    Learn more about treatments offered at our medical spa
    https://www.ljcsc.com/medical-spa/


    Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa or toward any service with our plastic surgeons.


    La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to https://www.ljcsc.com/ or follow the team on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/


    The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis
    http://www.theaxis.io/
    Special Guest: Amy Biggs.

    • 24 min
    Meet Cameron, Your Skincare Concierge

    Meet Cameron, Your Skincare Concierge

    When it comes to skin care, marketing convinces us it’s about instant gratification when in reality it’s a long game. No one knows this better than LJC’s aesthetician Cameron Vessey, who first learned about proper skin care at the age of 13 at her grandmother’s modeling school.


    Now as a medical aesthetician, she helps her patients plan the perfect skin care protocol consisting of products tailored to their goals.


    Meet Cameron and get her expert advice on which medical grade skin care products really make a difference and which ones you can toss.


    LINKS


    Learn more about Cameron Vessey, Licensed Aesthetician
    https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/meet-cameron-vessey/


    Learn more about the skin treatments we offer at our medical spa
    https://www.ljcsc.com/medical-spa/skin-treatments/
    Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa or toward any service with our plastic surgeons.


    La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to https://www.ljcsc.com/ or follow the team on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/


    The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis
    http://www.theaxis.io/
    Special Guest: Cameron Vessey.

    • 21 min
    Patient Maria: Botox is Better For Your Mental Health Than Therapy

    Patient Maria: Botox is Better For Your Mental Health Than Therapy

    While looking at photos of herself about five years ago, Maria noticed that an “11” had appeared between her brows. Those pesky parallel lines were so deep that they didn’t tan with the rest of her face. That was the moment she decided to do something.


    Maria works as a labor & delivery nurse across the street at Scripps hospital, a friend who already had “beautiful Botox” told her where to go. So she first came to LJC to get rid of those 11’s with Botox, then for help reversing sun damage from years of long distance running without sunscreen in her twenties, and most recently for non-surgical lifting and tightening.


    Her relationships at LJC are so important to her now that she says she’d “eat cat food if it meant that I could still come here and get all my treatments done.” She swears that the providers at LJC have done more for improving her self esteem than a therapist could.


    See Maria's before and after photos: https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/podcast-patient-maria-botox-is-better-for-your-mental-health-than-therapy/


    Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa or toward any service with our plastic surgeons.


    La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to https://www.ljcsc.com/ or follow the team on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/


    The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis
    http://www.theaxis.io/

    • 24 min
    The Fastest Way to Look Less Tired

    The Fastest Way to Look Less Tired

    Many people come to LJC seeking to look less tired, old, or sad – because they are not actually tired, old, or sad! Fillers can only be used for so long before surgery is the only option. LJC facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kiersten Riedler talks about the blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery and how it solves the very common problem of constantly looking tired.


    As you get older, it’s common for eyebrows and upper eyelids to fall. Your skin loses elasticity over time, resulting in fat to bulge and create that puffy look in the lower eyelids.


    Eyelid surgery is a quick, simple surgery to get rid of excess skin on the eyelids. Within a few weeks, your eyes will appear bright and open, and have the effect of your entire face looking more refreshed.


    LINKS


    Learn more about facial plastic surgeon Dr. Riedler
    https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/plastic-surgeons/dr-kiersten-riedler/


    Read about eyelid surgery on LJC’s website
    https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/cosmetic-surgery/face-hair/eyelid-surgery/


    Eyelid surgery before & after photos
    https://www.ljcsc.com/gallery/live/face/eyelid-lift/
    Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa or toward any service with our plastic surgeons.


    La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to https://www.ljcsc.com/ or follow the team on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/


    The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis
    http://www.theaxis.io/
    Special Guest: Kiersten Riedler, MD.

    • 17 min
    If You’re Waiting to Take Care of Your Face, You’re Doing it Wrong

    If You’re Waiting to Take Care of Your Face, You’re Doing it Wrong

    If you think the treatments available at a medical spa aren’t for you because you’re not old enough, think again. Autumn’s story will change how you think about those barely visible fine lines between your brows, around your eyes, and around your mouth.


    Find out which treatments have been her secret weapon since she started coming to LJC in her late twenties. From Botox to microneedling to laser skin resurfacing, Autumn shares how each of these treatments delivered a subtle, natural result to keep her looking like she hasn’t aged a day.


    LINKS


    Learn more about laser skin resurfacing
    https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/medical-spa/laser-treatments/laser-skin-resurfacing/


    Meet Julia, Khanh, and Lauren, the LJC experts behind Autumn’s excellent results
    https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/julia-jowett-pa-c-mshs/


    https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/khanh-nguyen-fnp-c/


    https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/lauren-amico-reed-pa-c-mms/


    Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa or toward any service with our plastic surgeons.


    La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to https://www.ljcsc.com/ or follow the team on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/


    The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis
    http://www.theaxis.io/

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Coolcamish ,

Great Podcast

Fantastic information, definitely recommend!

mecl068 ,

Excellent!

Love this podcast! Great way to gain insight on all of the different options out there. And I love how they are clearly passionate about helping people!

Mic_legzz ,

Great information!

Such a great show for learning about the type of procedures available and what to expect from beginning to end, including pricing. Definitely educational and a perfect listen for someone considering getting a little cosmetic work done!

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