For all the hard-working dads, our expert medical aesthetician Ashley Bernardi, LE, put together the top 3 skincare essentials used by our male patients.
With masks as the new norm, we spoke to our highly trained nurse providers to get all the details for you about how BOTOX® can be used to create aesthetic changes to the face for both men and women,
Our newest member of the Illuminate family, Marisha Hallarces, certainly has the pedigree, but in addition to her rich history and backstory,
Meet our newest master injector, Marisha Hallarces! While her work certainly speaks for itself, we’re so excited to have her here at Illuminate and can’t wait for you to meet here.
February is the month of romance and love — but that doesn’t always have to mean a significant other!
This month we’re taking a moment to stop being humble and to start celebrating our achievements: Illuminate Plastic Surgery has been voted Best of Palo Alto and Best of Silicon Valley for 2019 as well as featured in the best of 2020!
Creasman Aesthetics is Now Illuminate Plastic Surgery – South Bay Creasman Aesthetics has partnered with Illuminate Plastic Surgery to offer you the best plastic surgery and medical spa services in the Bay Area.
Tis the season for holiday cheer, but also for holiday stress. If you find yourself feeling foggy,
Chilly weather and dreary days may not be great for soaking up the sun or enjoying the great outdoors,
Are you considering breast augmentation surgery? We asked our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Boudreault a few commonly asked questions related to this treatment.
This month, we’re showcasing Kristina Russo, one our RNs. Originally from New York, her no-nonsense and detail-oriented mentality has stayed with her across coasts,
Fillers 101 It may seem like everyone is talking about dermal fillers these days as a fast,
Kristina Russo earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Samuel Merritt University, where she accepted an invitation to join the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.
One of the most common excuses as to why people can’t cook at home & can’t eat as healthily as they’d like is because they “don’t have time.” I hear you!
If you like the idea of liposuction for dealing with stubborn fat, but are afraid that simply removing the fat through a traditional liposuction procedure will not give you the sculpted look you are after,
The summer may be filled with BBQs and beach trips and while we don’t typically think of these nostalgic-inducing activities as dangerous,
Summer body envy is real — and although we may not be able to hit the gym due to COVID-19,
Summer is finally here & as we all slowly start to emerge from our quarantine cave’s we realize it’s time to dust of the swimsuits and shorts and get some much-needed Vitamin D!
Rainbow Salad with Pastured Eggs & Pickled Onions Summertime means salad season and that usually means BBQ’s and/or pool parties!
Want to treat your inner health to optimize your outer beauty? If so, you’ll very much enjoy our Illuminate Wellness Program which incorporates innovative,
Body hair is normal, but so is wanting to clean up a bit. It’s officially summer,
Are you tired of waxing, shaving, plucking, and tweezing only to end up with rashes and irritation?
Dr. B was featured in the recent NEW BEAUTY article, “9 Ways Your Cosmetic Treatments Will Change in a Post-COVID World.”
June is Men’s Health Month, and Father’s day is right around the corner. We’re helping you celebrate dad (and all men) with the best gift possible: the gift of healthy glowing skin.
We are pleased to announce we now offer Crisalix 3D aesthetic simulation technology at Illuminate Plastic Surgery.
Using online virtual consultations, Dr. Boudreault is now meeting with patients to evaluate their symptoms, provide an opportunity for COVID-19 testing
Well, here we are with lots of downtime, with a bonus of social distancing, so let’s make the most of it and give ourselves the ultimate spa day.
More popular than nose jobs and liposuction, breast implants are now bigger than ever. We sat down with Dr....
Dermaplaning 101 Definition of Dermaplaning:... Dermaplaning is the controlled scraping of the skin using a sterile,
It seems like stress is becoming more and more common today, and is a topic that is brought up a lot....
Q: Doctor, you’re committed to improving your patients’ happiness and well-being. The Brazilian Butt Lift,...
At Illuminate, we take a holistic approach to wellness, addressing aging or physical changes to your face or body holistically....
I’m sure many of you have heard the words “self-care” on social media, tv and in wellness-related magazines and websites....
When we focus too much on one single part of our bodies, we tend to get tunnel vision....
Amazon is known far and wide for its impressive range of products and fast delivery rates....
Let’s face it: sometimes diet and exercise isn’t always effective at eliminating the appearance of a double chin.
Happy New Year! This is the best time to get your health back on track after the holidays and start setting some realistic health &...
Local Surgeon Among 1,993 Initiated Into American College of Surgeons Palo Alto,...
The holiday season is upon us again & it truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
Part 2 – Post-Op When are my implants going to look normal? Patients are always concerned about implants “riding high”
PART 1 – PRE-OP Should I wait until after I have kids to get implants? There is no need to wait until after children for breast augmentation.
Hello friends and family, You probably know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and our office is gearing up to host our second annual Spin for a Survivor,
“I would love to have plastic surgery, but I’m so afraid of going under…” Can you relate?
July is UV safety awareness month and we’re haring our favorite sun protection products! Molly loves Bluestone Sunshields!
This day holds a lot of meaning to us. Three of the incredible women who are a part of our Illuminate family have had personal experiences with overcoming cancer and they’ve kicked butt with incredible strength and grace throughout the challenges,
In honor of National Nurses Day, we’re sharing fun facts about our amazing nurses, Molly Boudreault,
In honor of National Doctor’s Day on March 30th, we’re celebrating Dr. Boudreault! Get to know Dr.
It’s Valentine’s Day: that means celebrating all the things you love. Here at Illuminate Plastic Surgery we love helping you feel and look like the best version of yourself.
We’ll do anything to give our patients the best experience, even shift offices! That’s right. We’re moving!
We are really excited to let our family know that Dr. Boudreault is featured as a plastic surgeons in New Beauty magazine.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. In fact, more skin cancers are diagnosed in the US each year than all other cancers combined.
View the photographs from the SoulCycle & Illuminate Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness event. This event was a lot of fun &
Join our Social Squad on Instagram for a chance to win a $50 Illuminate gift card to use towards any procedure or product.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re partnering with SoulCycle for a sweat session to remember....
LIVE demonstration of the Liquid FaceLift using the latest advancements of the Restylane Technology on Facebook &
As a plastic surgeon, I’ve worked with thousands of patients who wanted to bring their appearance more in line with their aesthetic goals.
Dr. Boudreault addresses questions and concerns about facial aging, sun damage, and what you can do to treat and prevent it for Skin Cancer Detection &
Think you know everything there is to know about dermal fillers? Then it’s time to introduce yourself to Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne – two NEW dermal fillers that will make your laugh lines a thing of the past! * Both dermal fillers – which are only recently available to doctors this year...
Have you heard? There’s a new cellulite reduction treatment on the market – one that promises to not only visibly reduce the appearance of dimpling but also deliver results that last for more than two years.* The name of the innovative treatment is Cellfina,
If you’ve been struggling to find the best plastic surgeon in the greater Palo Alto & San Jose, CA area,
If you’re like most women interested in undergoing a breast augmentation procedure, you probably have a general idea of what size you’d like to achieve.
It doesn’t take a detective to notice that larger rears are everywhere. From movies to music videos and fashion,
If you’re considering undergoing breast augmentation surgery to enhance the size of your chest, then you’ve probably found yourself wondering which type of breast implants you should opt for: silicone or saline.
It can be tough to feel confident about yourself when your complexion is marred with issues such as sun damage,
When it comes to laser skin rejuvenation, you might think you know your treatments. But if you haven’t considered PicoSure for a rejuvenating skin treatment,
Fuller, softer lips are a sign of sensuality and youth – not to mention they’re in high demand!
Hyperpigmentation (dark spots) is caused by an excessive production of melanin in the skin. Asian skin tends to have more melanin than Caucasian skin,
If you’ve been noticing that your facial skin has been looking looser and saggier, you might be interested in learning more about the Liquid Facelift.
By now, you’ve probably heard about Cellfina, the FDA-approved procedure that’s designed to minimize the appearance of cellulite.* While this treatment was only made available in 2015,
Illuminate Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce the arrival of Juvederm Volbella to its Two Locations
Winter is just around the corner – and that means you’re focusing on preparing for holiday dinners,
Do you like the idea of a facelift but aren’t exactly jumping at the thought of undergoing an invasive surgery?
For years, Botox has been the go-to injection for individuals looking to smooth away stubborn forehead lines and creases,
Like many men and women, you may feel like no matter how many creams and serums you’ve applied to your skin,
Attendees will have the chance to win raffle prizes that include the Palo Alto plastic surgery center’s best treatments,
By now, you probably know that there are plenty of body contouring treatments designed to help you edge closer to the kind of figure you’ve been dreaming about. * It’s time to introduce yourself to the latest treatment called SculpSure– and it’s the first FDA-cleared laser that’s designed to help you achieve your ideal goals in just a 25-minutes procedure.* Yes,
For many people, their stretch marks are something to wear with pride. They’re representative of so much of life’s interesting journeys.
Have you been considering undergoing laser hair removal to get that silky-smooth skin you’ve always wanted?* Want to put an end to that embarrassing body hair that makes you reluctant to remove your shirt when you’re at the beach? * Then it’s time to schedule your laser hair removal procedure at Illuminate Plastic Surgery in Palo Alto,
The Pulse nightclub shooting gripped hearts around the world. The attack was the deadliest single-gunman mass shooting in U.S....
Silicone or saline? Shaped or round? Textured or smooth? Under or over the muscle? ...
Gynecomastia (also known as male breasts) is a surprisingly common condition; in fact, it’s estimated that 40% to 60% of men will struggle with gynecomastia at some point during their lives.
If you’re looking for an effective body contouring treatment that can be performed in just 25 minutes,
For a sizeable number of the population, inverted nipples are common occurrences. However, some individuals may feel self-conscious about the appearance of their inverted nipples,
Let’s face it – sometimes whipping the lower body into shape can feel like an impossible task.
By Molly Boudreault, ACNP It’s no secret that women lust for longer eyelashes. Long lashes make eyes look wider and more open which is a universal sign of beauty and femininity.
Actress Courtney Cox appears on Entertainment Tonight and reveals her secret to tighter skin – Ultherapy.
Want the kind of picture-perfect skin that will make you look like you just walked off a magazine cover? * When your skin is marred with discolorations...
The Brazilian butt lift is taking the cosmetic surgery world by storm. This innovative procedure uses fat harvested from your own body during liposuction to enhance the shape and size of the buttocks.
You’ve finally done it. You’ve made the decision to undergo a Mommy Makeover procedure – and you couldn’t be more excited.
You never really appreciate them until they are gone. One of the most common complaints I get from patients is how their breasts have “lost life” after breast feeding or weight loss....
There are several body contouring treatments on the market that are dedicated to shrink those areas on our body that are resistant to diet and exercise.
How To Get Rid of Your Double Chin Quickly Without Liposuction or Surgery What if I told you that I have access to a virtually painless,
What do your lips say about you?… A mouthful! Face experts say that lips offer a number of nonverbal cues –
I: Thanks for sitting down with us, Molly. M: Thanks for the opportunity. I’d gladly talk about it with anyone!
A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) uses your body’s own fat to augment and reshape the buttock.* BBL is quickly becoming one of the most requested procedures in plastic surgery practices.
Recently, patients are asking me to explain the difference between Botox and Dysport. They wonder how the medications work and if there was a noticeable difference in treatment between them.
Botox® Cosmetic Prevents and Eliminate Wrinkles Virtually Immediately! You are a good candidate for Botox® Cosmetic if you would like to treat facial wrinkles on the forehead,
Let’s face it: sometimes diet and exercise isn’t always effective at eliminating the appearance of a double chin.
For years, we’ve talked about the health benefits of vitamin C.
At Illuminate we’re with you during every step of your journey toward greater self-confidence. Schedule a consultation with us today and let Illuminate’s expert team listen to your concerns and guide you through treatments and procedures to help you reach your individual goals. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating your renewed appearance and realized potential.