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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine May 20th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Apr 10th, 2020

COVID-19 is short for Coronavirus Disease 2019. The novel virus that causes COVID-19 is known as SARS-CoV-2, which stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2. There are different types of Coronaviruses, many of which cause the common cold.  SARS-CoV-2, sometimes referred to as the novel Coronavirus or simply CoV-2,...

Lumier Medical is a 2019 AWARD Recipient Jun 19th, 2019

Lumier Medical was founded in 2004. Don't forget to check out our unsolicited Yelp reviews! Dr. Lum has been in clinical practice since 1992. Mission Statement: ✿ Recognition of Primacy of Consumer Welfare: We are dedicated to serving the individual interests of the consumer on the premise that the interventions are compatible...

PUMP ‘EM UP: 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIP FILLERS Mar 8th, 2017

How Common Is It To Get Fillers For Your Lips? Lip injections are very common. However, why and how they are done depend on the needs and expectations of the patient, and the expertise of the injector. Younger patients 18-35 years of age want to enhance their natural appearance. Those...

FDA APPROVES JUVÉDERM® ULTRA FOR LIPS Nov 19th, 2015

Allergan has received FDA approval to market Juvéderm® Ultra XC for use in the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over the age of 21. It has proven results lasting up to one year for lip augmentation.   Would you like to learn more about Juvederm® Ultra XC ?...

QUICK GUIDE TO PREPARING FOR SCLEROTHERAPY Jun 30th, 2015

Sclerotherapy is nothing new. This therapy for removing spider veins has been around in one form or another since the late 1980s. But the introduction of newer techniques has made it as popular as laser vein treatments. In sclerotherapy, a special solution known as a sclerosant is injected into unwanted blood...

THE TRUTH ABOUT ENLARGED PORES Jun 30th, 2015

The appearance of enlarged pores is a common concern for our patients at Lumier Medical. To achieve the best outcomes possible, a thorough explanation of the underlying cause of enlarged pores is included in our personalized treatment approach. The cause Generally, the sebaceous glands underneath the skin produce sebum, an oily,...

CAN FACIAL FILLERS HELP WITH DARK UNDER EYE CIRCLES? Jun 15th, 2015

Under eye circles are no bueno. They make a person look tired and years older than their actual age. Most people assume such circles are a result of lack of sleep or stress. But in reality there are many other factors that could influence the appearance of such issues, one...

YOUR QUICK GUIDE TO XEOMIN Jun 15th, 2015

Botox may be the queen of injectables, but its sister, Xeomin, should not be overlooked. In July 2011, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved the injectable for improving the appearance of the unattractive elevens between the brows. So how does Xeomin compare to other muscle relaxants like Botox and Dysport? Xeomin...

THREE EASY STEPS TO SLOW AGING May 30th, 2015

There’s no way to stop aging. Even Ponce de Leon would agree on that. And it can be confusing to sort through the hundreds of products out there that claim to prevent the premature appearance of wrinkles — from crow’s feet to lip lines to the dreaded turkey neck. At...

BELLAFILL IS THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK FOR ACNE SCAR TREATMENT May 15th, 2015

Persistent acne scarring is a difficult skin care issue to fully treat, especially with creams and other topical applications. But chemical peels, laser treatments, and dermal fillers are effective choices in addressing acne scars. Recently, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved Bellafill, an injectable filler, for treating mild to...

LIP LINES ARE NOT SEXY May 15th, 2015

Like everything else, your lips are not immune to the effects of the passage of time. Volume loss in the lips is one of the classic signs of aging. Dwindling collagen levels brought about by aging not only lead to thinning lips, but also make it easier for fine lines...

IS SURGERY THE ONLY WAY TO TREAT VARICOSE VEINS? Apr 30th, 2015

Varicose vein treatment is sought for the following reasons: to relieve pain, improve cosmetic appearance, and prevent complications. At Lumier Medical, patients often come to us for a second opinion on treating their varicose veins. Often, these patients have consulted with their G.P. and have been told to have surgery to...

CAN BOTOX REALLY STOP UNDERARM SWEATING? Mar 31st, 2015

If there were one product that deserves to be referred to as the modern fountain of youth, it would have to be Botox. This popular injectable has become the standard choice in softening the appearance of wrinkles and creases particularly in the upper third of the face — from the...

THE 411 ON CHEMICAL PEELS Mar 15th, 2015

Chemical peels have been used for centuries. Cleopatra used sour milk to keep her skin flawless, and women used wine for skin exfoliation back in the Middle Ages. Fast-forward to today, a chemical peel treatment is a popular lunchtime procedure that addresses multiple aging issues Although results vary from one...

FACIAL LINES AND WRINKLES ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL Feb 28th, 2015

The words lines and wrinkles are often used interchangeably in describing signs of facial aging. Yet those words actually refer to two different things. In fact, lines and wrinkles have two distinct causes. What are facial lines? First of all, facial lines are not necessarily a result of aging. They are formed due...

USING YOU OWN BLOOD TO FIGHT SKIN AGING Feb 15th, 2015

Did you know that you can use your own blood to reduce the appearance of folds, creases, acne scars, and other signs of physical aging? Forget the antioxidants in superfoods and let’s delve instead into the bloody world of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment! What is it? Platelet-rich plasma is derived...

GET TO KNOW THE HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS Jan 31st, 2015

The rapid growth of facial cosmetic procedures has been driven by injectables, and hyaluronic acid fillers are among the most popular injectables on the market today. Newer and improved varieties are introduced each year. That can create confusion as to which hyaluronic acid filler will work best for which situation....

LATISSE – CAN IT GIVE ME THE LONG EYELASHES I DESIRE? Dec 29th, 2014

Our eyelashes protect our eyes from debris and act as a warning when objects get too close to our eyes. For women, full eyelashes also enhance the face. However, eyelashes begin to thin out as we age due to a condition known as hypotrichosis. There are a number of reasons...

BOTOX – HOW CAN IT HELP ME? Dec 14th, 2014

Wrinkles come with age. As we age, our skin loses its moisture and some of its elasticity, allowing wrinkles to form. Facial expressions such as squinting and laughing repeat muscle contractions that also cause wrinkles. And the sun takes its toll, as well. In the past there had been few...

COMBINING BOTOX AND FACIAL FILLERS FOR OPTIMUM OUTCOMES Nov 30th, 2014

There is no one-size-fits-all in cosmetic surgery. A facelift may be extremely beneficial for your officemate but there’s no guarantee that it will have the same effect on you. Botox may work wonders on your wrinkles and creases yet it may not be enough for your mom’s nasolabial folds and jowls. Combining treatments...

HOW ABOUT A LIFESTYLE OVERHAUL AFTER GETTING INJECTABLES Nov 14th, 2014

According to recent figures by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Americans spent nearly 2.5 billion dollars on injectables alone last year. Of all the injectables available today, Botox reigned supreme in 2013, up 15 percent from 2012. At Lumier Medical, we have noticed that men and women who...

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR AESTHETIC PROVIDER Oct 31st, 2014

At Lumier Medical we understand that our patients do not enter into the decision to seek cosmetic treatment lightly. In addition to placing your health in the hands of another person, you are also making a significant investment in your health or appearance by seeking treatment in our office. Because...

SAFELY ELIMINATE SPIDER VEINS WITH SCLEROTHERAPY Oct 1st, 2014

Has your age or lifestyle caused you to notice thin, broken looking veins just below the surface of your skin? These little vessels often appear red, blue or purple and show near the legs common stress points such as the knees and ankles.  Commonly called spider veins, these broken veins...

BECAUSE NOT ALL DARK UNDER EYE CIRCLES ARE CREATED EQUAL Sep 1st, 2014

Dark under eye circles plague men and women of all ages and races. They may go by any other names — from raccoon eyes to shiners to being blue-eyed — but almost anyone who have dark under eye circles are unified in their wish to banish them once and for...

SPECIAL OFFER FROM LATISSE® Jun 8th, 2014

Special offer from LATISSE®

RADIESSE FOR SOFT TISSUE AUGMENTATION OF THE HANDS Jun 1st, 2014

Radiesse for soft tissue augmentation of the hands March 20th, 2010Here is an example of how Radiesse® can be used in the hands to help diminish the appearance of unsightly veins that worsen with age: Radiesse® is a dermal filler composed of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. It has been...

BOTOX® AND DYSPORT® May 5th, 2014

As many of you may already be aware, there are now two FDA-approved forms of Botulinum toxin A available in the USA to treat frown lines of expression. BOTOX® Cosmetic was FDA approved in 2002 in the US to treat glabellar frown lines, the wrinkles that occur between the eyebrows with...

LUMIER MEDICAL RECEIVES AN A+ RATING FROM THE BBB! May 1st, 2014

Latisse 1st Anniversary Celebration Allergan is offering a $100 rebate for those who purchase a kit of Latisse along with Botox Cosmetic and Juvéderm XC. Purchases must be made between April 1, 2010 and July 15, 2010. A $50 rebate is available when a kit of Latisse is purchased with...

LATISSE 1ST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Apr 1st, 2014

Latisse 1st Anniversary Celebration Allergan is offering a $100 rebate for those who purchase a kit of Latisse along with Botox Cosmetic and Juvéderm XC. Purchases must be made between April 1, 2010 and July 15, 2010. A $50 rebate is available when a kit of Latisse is purchased with...

FOR A LIMITED TIME SAVE UP TO $390 ON RESTYLANE OR PERLANE. Mar 30th, 2014

For a limited time save up to $390 on Restylane or Perlane. Save up to $390 during this limited time offer. – Eligible products include Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Perlane®, and Perlane-L®.– $50 off each milliliter (mL) of Restylane or Restylane-L used in your treatment. A minimum purchase of 2 mL in...

WE APPRECIATE THE APPRECIATION! 03.02.2011 Mar 11th, 2014

We appreciate the appreciation! Thank you letter from one of our patients We strive to make your experience here exceptional and provide you with ample time to visit with our doctor. You get the quality you would expect from a concierge physician without ever having to pay an annual fee...

DISCOVER DYSPORT® AND SAVE $50 Mar 11th, 2014

Discover Dysport® and Save $50 Discover Dysport® and Save $50 (May 1-June 30, 2011). Dysport® is a prescription injection that may help with the temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults less than 65 years of age. Call (310) 375-9595 to book...

Cambridge Who’s Who Recognizes Our Physician Mar 11th, 2014

Cambridge Who’s Who Recognizes Our Physician Cambridge Who’s Who recently recognized Dr. Michael Lum for inclusion in the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs as a Lifetime Member!

COMPLIMENTARY** BOTOX® COSMETIC TREATMENT FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! Mar 10th, 2014

Complimentary** Botox® Cosmetic treatment for a limited time only! ** Offer is for new or established patients of Lumier Medical, Inc. who have not yet tried Botox®Cosmetic. Offer is good for a maximum of 20 Units per patient while supplies last on a first come, first served basis by appointment only....

LUMIER MEDICAL TO GET NEW EHR SYSTEM! Mar 7th, 2014

Re: MediTouch Electronic Health Record System  We are excited to announce that we will soon implement a customized Electronic Health Record system via MediTouch that will help us manage your protected medical records and personal health information in an electronic format that is absolutely safe and confidential.   “The American...

THE SPOTLIGHT ON SCULPTRA! Jan 15th, 2014

Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm have become very popular. Here, we’re putting the spotlight on another dermal filler – Sculptra! A brief history Sculptra was initially used in individuals suffering from facial wasting due to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). It was not until 2009 that it was...