Kristin Egan, MD, FACS
2809 Sepulveda Blvd. | Manhattan Beach | 310-426-8415 | drkristinegan.com
Dr. Egan is dual board-certified in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and her practice focuses on aesthetics including injectables, laser services and skin care. She has won numerous research awards and has published widely, including multiple chapters in the main textbook used to teach facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellows.
What are some of the top beauty trends?
“As we age, gravity and sun damage take a toll on our skin and soft tissues. Patients desire a return to the characteristics associated with youth, to look well-rested or simply to eliminate wrinkles. There are both surgical and less-invasive procedures to help achieve these goals. I talk with each patient to find out their goals and desires, which allows me to better tailor a plan to achieve that.”
Which procedures do you perform most often?
“People in the South Bay do not desire dramatic changes but rather want a natural result that will go unnoticed and only elicit comments that such as, ‘You look great’ or ‘You look like you got back from a relaxing vacation.’ Across the country, the popularity of injectables keeps increasing, and the South Bay follows this trend. Injectables that target forehead wrinkles and fillers that soften nasolabial folds are among the most performed.”
Tell us about LazerLift.
“LazerLift is a one-time, one-hour, minimally invasive treatment designed to tighten the skin of the face and neck and remove excess fat using SmartLipo technology and no scalpel. This can be performed at the office and does not require general anesthesia. LaserLift uses the latest technology to take laser energy underneath your skin and stimulate collagen production in the dermis, which leads to improved skin elasticity, thickness and texture. LazerLift is the only FDA-approved laser liposuction for the face and neck. For those patients who want to address their jowls and neck, LazerLift is the perfect option.”
What are the most popular procedures for men here in the South Bay?
“Men are becoming more active in achieving their desires for youthful rejuvenation, as women have for years. Men are also concerned with the loss of volume in the face and lines and wrinkles. Neuromodulators such as Botox and volume replacement fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra are popular with males.”