Non-Surgical Earlobe Repair & Rejuvenation
Essential Aesthetics
04/05/2021

Boost Your Earring Game With Dermal Fillers Similar to our face, neck, and hands, our earlobes reveal signs of age. The earlobes are an area that we usually don’t pay much attention to during our skincare routine, but over time, they begin to sag and stretch having an effect on…

April Specials
Essential Aesthetics
04/01/2021

Indulge in skincare this month. Receive 30% off our Essential Quench Serum! Our exclusive, therapeutic skincare line uses the highest form of purified ingredients to unlock your best skin. Essential Quench Serum: Our serum is ultra-hydrating made with fractionated hyaluronic acid to quench dehydrated, dull skin and give you a…

Perioral Rejuvenation
Essential Aesthetics
03/16/2021

The perioral area of your face is the area that surrounds your mouth. As we age, fine lines and wrinkles naturally occur in these areas. Environmental factors such as excessive sun exposure and smoking can also make the lines more prominent since smokers use certain muscles around their mouths than…

COVID-19 March 2021 Update
Essential Aesthetics
03/03/2021

As our world continues to reopen, Essential Aesthetics is constantly adapting and changing the way we operate. This global pandemic has been a new challenge for us all, but we strive to continue giving you the best service and care possible. We understand that COVID has presented us all with…

March Specials
Essential Aesthetics
03/02/2021

Strike gold with our March Specials! Laser Hair Removal Purchase 6 sessions of any area, get 1 small area session free. Vitamin B Injections Buy a package of any 4 vitamin injections, get 1 free.  Chemical Peel Receive 20% off any chemical peel.

What Causes a Double Chin
Essential Aesthetics
02/22/2021

When patients come to the clinic with complaints of their “double chin”, PA Ellie Zarnegar starts by asking what is the cause of it. Is it genetics? Have they recently gained weight? There are so many different reasons for a double chin to form, so there is no one-size-fits-all solution.…

February Special

February is the month of love, and this month you should love your look! Purchase 2 syringes of any filler and receive 15 units of Botox complimentary. Call or text us at (925) 855-1773 to book your appointment today! *Special lasts only through the month of February. You must mention…

Caring for Our Transgender Patients
Essential Aesthetics
02/01/2021

At Essential Aesthetics, we take pride in being highly trained to perform a variety of services for the trans community. Certified physician assistant, Ellie Zarnegar, has an expansive knowledge of the unique needs of the skin, facial contours, and the natural aging process. She works closely with her trans patients…

PiQo4 Laser
Essential Aesthetics
01/21/2021

The PiQo4 is a revolutionary laser that uses photoacoustic energy to remove pigment and tattoos, instead of heat, making it safe for all skin types. The PiQo4 is the only 4 wavelength treatment that uses Pico and Nano energies, which is why we consider it as the Ferrari of lasers.…

How to Make Your Botox Last Longer
Essential Aesthetics
12/04/2020

Botox and Dysport have to ability to transform your look, giving you brighter eyes, smoother skin, and an overall refreshed look. Similar to other injectable treatments, the effect of Botox and Dysport are temporary and require treatments every 4 to 6 months to maintain results. PA Ellie offers a specialized…

Is CoolSculpting Right for You?
Essential Aesthetics
11/20/2020

Do you have stubborn pockets of fat that you can’t get rid of no matter how much you exercise and eat right? You are not alone. CoolSculpting is a popular treatment for men and women looking to eliminate fat in the abdomen, love handles, thighs, arms, chin, and even the…

November Special
Essential Aesthetics
11/05/2020

Thankful for our Patients PA Ellie and the Essential Aesthetics staff are thankful for the trust our patients have in our work and services. To show our attitude of gratitude, this month we are offering 15% off all our services! Call or text us at (925) 855-1773 or request a…

Non-Surgical Arm Lift – What is a Liquid Arm Lift?
Essential Aesthetics
11/05/2020

Non-Surgical Arm Lift Is the skin on your arms starting to look thin and wrinkled, like crepe paper? Crepey skin is caused by aging, lack of moisture, excessive weight loss, and exposure to the sun. These factors cause the breakdown of collagen and elastin in our skin which keeps it…

Using RF Microneedling & Fractional Laser Combo Treatment for Stretch Marks. Does it work?
Essential Aesthetics
10/15/2020

Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and puberty can take a toll on a person’s body. One of the most common side effects of these changes is the appearance of stretch marks. These streaks usually develop on the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs and can be red, blue, white, or purple. Although they do…

October Med Spa Specials
Essential Aesthetics
10/01/2020

Looking for a boost in your energy levels and mood? B Vitamins have several benefits including increased energy levels, improved metabolism, enhanced physician endurance, better vascular health, and elevated mood. This month, purchase 4 B Vitamin shots and get 1 free! Call or text us today to book an appointment…

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA for the Chin
Essential Aesthetics
10/01/2020

Although the chin is a critical component to facial balance, it is often overlooked when assessing the face. A strong chin adds definition, creates symmetry, and brings harmony to your appearance. In combination with a great jawline, the chin can have a big impact on your profile.  to facial features.…

LIQUID HAND LYFT
Essential Aesthetics
09/15/2020

Researchers say that after the face, the hands are the most visible, tell-tale sign of someone’s age. We pamper our face and neck, but the hands are often forgotten when it comes to proper skin care. However, just like the face and neck, our hands are susceptible to volume loss…

Got “Maskne”? Tips on Caring for Your Skin While Wearing a Mask
Essential Aesthetics
09/01/2020

Is your mask causing you to break out? Masks can irritate the skin around your mouth, cheeks, and jawline by trapping in sweat, oil, and bacteria. Keep reading to learn more about how to care for your skin while wearing a face mask. Why Do Masks Affect the Skin? Maskne…

September Special
Essential Aesthetics
09/01/2020

  Take yourself further with CoolSculpting! This month, receive special pricing when you purchase a package of CoolSculpting: “Like It”: 4 cycles for $200 off “Love It”: 6 cycles for $300 off “Gotta Have It”: 8 cycles for $500 off CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared treatment that freezes away stubborn fat…

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month
Essential Aesthetics
08/14/2020

Millions of men and women are impacted by hair loss every day in the United States. Continue reading to learn more about the various causes of hair loss and treatments we offer at Essential Aesthetics to help. What is the Cause of Hair Loss On average, an individual loses 50-100…

What is Tear Through Filler Correction?
Essential Aesthetics
08/04/2020

What is Tear Through Filler Correction? Are you tired of looking tired? The tear trough is the inner portion of the lower eyelid. Genetics play a role in the appearance of our tear troughs, but also, as we age, the fatty tissue under the lower eyelid and upper cheek area…

August Special
Essential Aesthetics
08/03/2020

Correct and protect your skin this summer. In the month of August, for every $500+ purchase, we are giving our Essential Tinted SPF 50+ Sunscreen! The sun causes endless damage to the skin, resulting in unwanted conditions such as premature aging, sagging, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and even skin cancer. Our antioxidant…

Do You Have ‘Runner’s Face’?

What is ‘Runner’s Face’? Running is an excellent way to get in shape and stay healthy. Many people run daily as a way to unwind and relieve their stress. Although running is a great way to exercise it can actually cause your face to sag, making you look older. This…

July Special
Essential Aesthetics
07/09/2020

/essential/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Red-Lips-National-Kissing-Day-Social-Media-Graphic.mp4 July is all about your lips, so pucker up for this month’s special! Receive $100 off Juvederm Ultra and Restylane Kysse fillers for the lips. You don’t want to miss out on this limited-time special! Call or text us at (925) 855-1773 or book a consultation online to make…

June is Acne Awareness Month

If you suffer from acne, you are not alone! In fact, acne is such a widespread skin disorder, that the entire month of June has been recognized as Acne Awareness Month! Keep reading to learn more about what exactly acne is and how we can help you achieve beautiful, clear…

June Special
Essential Aesthetics
06/01/2020

Treat yourself to our exclusive skincare products. This month we are offering 15% off of all Essential Aesthetics products! Essential Tinted SPF 50+: This antioxidant-enriched tinted sunscreen provides protection from the sun while decreasing early skin aging caused by the sun. Essential Age Defy Reparative Cream: This enriched restorative cream provides intense…

Micro Botox

What is Micro Botox? Micro Botox is the injection of neuromodulators such as Botox or Dysport, into the inner layer of the skin to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and even acne. By strategically injecting this highly diluted solution, PA Zarnegar can help you achieve your skin rejuvenation goals. Essential Aesthetics…

Happy Memorial Day!
Essential Aesthetics
05/23/2020

Happy Memorial Day Weekend from Essential Aesthetics!

Laser Treatment for Dry Eye

At Essential Aesthetics, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is one of our most popular treatments because it treats a variety of conditions – acne scarring, rosacea, sun damage, and so much more. The most recent addition to the variety of conditions IPL treats is dry eye. IPL Therapy is one of…

MAY COVID-19 UPDATE
Essential Aesthetics
04/28/2020

Dear Patients, We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic as it quickly evolves. However, to serve the needs of you, our patients, we will be available on a limited and appointment only basis Monday through Friday.  In order to practice social distancing, we will schedule only one person at…

Come Get Your “Skinny Shot”!
Essential Aesthetics
04/20/2020

If you’ve been working out and eating right and it still isn’t helping you with your weight loss goals, then we have got the solution for you! Sometimes, our body needs a little extra help to shed those few pounds and with this skinny shot, we can help you achieve…

4/1/20: Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Essential Aesthetics
04/01/2020

Dear Patients, Our office is closely monitoring the latest news, guidance and regulations in regard to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The Contra Costa Health Department has extended the current shelter-in-place order to May 3 as of March 31st.  We are doing our part in flattening the curve and remaining closed…

Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Essential Aesthetics
03/17/2020

To our patients and community, I wanted to reach out to you all as coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact us all. We are following the orders of the Department of Public Health and closing our office until further notice. This order began this morning, March 17, and will continue through…

What is Tech Neck?

With busy schedules and lifestyles, most of us probably don’t give our necks the attention it needs. However, the skin on our neck is thin and often exposed to sun, causing it to show signs of aging sooner than other parts of the body. On top of that, constantly bending…

What Is the Best Dermal Filler?
Essential Aesthetics
02/14/2020

With an increase in popularity of fillers, there is also an increase in different products on the market. This may become confusing for someone trying to choose the best filler to fit their needs. Luckily, Elham Zarnegar, Essential Aesthetic’s experienced practitioner, has over 15 years of experience with numerous fillers,…

New Botox & Skin Tightening Special
Essential Aesthetics
02/05/2020

Don’t miss this unbeatable special – perfect for you or someone you love. For a limited time, you can receive: Botox & Dysport 20% off Skin tightening for the jowls at $999 for 4 sessions To receive these amazing deals, you must mention this special when making your appointment.

Traditional Micro-Needling vs RF Micro-Needling vs At-Home Micro-Needling
Essential Aesthetics
01/22/2020

So, what is the difference between RF micro-needling and traditional micro-needling? Traditional micro-needling is a procedure that uses very fine, sterile needles to penetrate the skin and cause micro-wounds which stimulate the wound healing process. RF micro-needling combines this with radiofrequency heat energy which delivers deeply into the skin, producing…

How Long Do I Have to Wait Before I Can Get My Tattoo Removed?
Essential Aesthetics
01/16/2020

How Long Do I Have to Wait Before I Can Get My Tattoo Removed? Although getting a new tattoo is exciting for most people, some immediately regret their decision. Whether they did it as a dare, or the tattoo did not turn out how they wanted it to, it is…

Fight the Winter Blues with B12
Essential Aesthetics
12/23/2019

What is B12? B12 is a vitamin that promotes healthy nerve and blood cells in the body and helps make DNA. It also helps prevent certain types of anemia such as megaloblastic anemia. What are the symptoms of B12 deficiency? Common symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include: Strange sensations, numbness,…

Best Treatment for Melasma on the Face

What is Melasma? Melasma is a pigmentation disorder that causes brown or grey-brown patches to form on the skin. It is most common on the cheeks, forehead, chin, nose, and upper lip. In some cases, the symptoms may be present on the forearms, neck, and other parts of the body.…

Winter Gift Card Special
Essential Aesthetics
12/13/2019

It’s not too late to purchase the perfect holiday gift or to do something nice for yourself! This winter at Essential Aesthetics, when you purchase a $100 gift card, you receive an additional $50. Give us a call at (925) 855-1773 or visit us in-store for details!

Winter Specials
Essential Aesthetics
12/05/2019

Still looking for the perfect holiday gift for someone close to you or for yourself? This winter, Essential Aesthetics has several special opportunities planned for you: WAYS TO SAVE Botox: $12.50/unit Restylane-L: $550/syringe Juvederm Ultra: $650/syringe 20% off all laser hair removal packages All special offers expire January 17, 2020.…

How to Get Rid of Your Turkey Neck Before Thanksgiving

The only turkey you should be having this month is on your plate with stuffing and cranberry sauce. The term turkey neck refers to the double chin, or wrinkled and sagging skin on the neck. Lucky for you, at Essential Aesthetics, we treat turkey neck with a combination therapy to…

PRP for Anti-Aging
Essential Aesthetics
10/17/2019

What is PRP? Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP), also known as “vampire facials, have recently become widely talked about and have become a popular treatment that many celebrities get done. However, PRP has been used for over a decade in the medical field to promote healing, especially in sports injuries. More recently, it…

About Sculptra Aesthetic
Essential Aesthetics
09/16/2019

About Sculptra Aesthetic In a world where there are varieties of solutions to aesthetic troubles, it might become overwhelming to pick the right answer. Although Botox and fillers create instant results, they don’t offer long-term results. This is where Sculptra comes in to offer lasting, natural results. Sculptra is an…

Lumenis LegendPro
Essential Aesthetics
08/05/2019

Are you looking to treat the causes of skin-aging and not just the symptoms? We have the solution you need. To help you achieve more youthful skin, we offer the Lumenis LegendPro. How does skin aging treatment work? Skin-aging is something that happens naturally as we get older due to…

Everything You Need to Know About Laser Tattoo Removal
Essential Aesthetics
06/20/2019

Been thinking about removing the unsightly tattoo on your ankle? Hate the tattoo encircling your wrist? We understand. Sometimes the choices we make as we’re younger don’t reflect the people we become as we grow older. To correct your youthful indiscretions with ink, we offer laser tattoo removal. Read on…

May Specials
Essential Aesthetics
05/15/2019

Make sure you come visit us this month, because we have several opportunities planned for you: 5 Ways to Save Dysport® : $300 Per area. Restylane : $650 Per syringe. Chemical Peel : $300 Full face. IPL for pigments : $500 Face or hands. B12 Shots : 4 for $120 All special offers expire on May 31, 2019.

How to Know If You Have Rosacea
Essential Aesthetics
03/28/2019

Are you concerned that you may have rosacea? If so, you’ll want to read this. Learn more about what rosacea is, what its symptoms are, and how rosacea is treated. What Is Rosacea? Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that typically affects the face. Although the cause isn’t fully understood…

5 Common Questions About Laser Hair Removal
Essential Aesthetics
01/30/2019

If you’ve been considering laser hair removal, you probably have questions. Learn the answers to the most common questions we get about this safe, effective procedure. Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt? Laser hair removal tends to feel like the quick snap of a rubber band. As for how painful the…

Unique Areas Fillers Can Be Used
Essential Aesthetics
12/18/2018

If you’re like most people, you probably think of fillers as a treatment for facial wrinkles. However, fillers are actually far more versatile than that. In reality, they’re used to treat a wide variety of concerns. Read on to learn the surprising uses for fillers. Where Can Fillers Be Used?…

Different Types of Facial Fillers
Essential Aesthetics
11/26/2018

Types of Facial Fillers If you’ve been considering fillers, you probably have some questions–how do they work? Who can they help? What types of fillers are there? Read on to get the facts on fillers. How Do Facial Fillers Work? Injectable dermal fillers consist of a gel-like substance that reduces…

Common CoolSculpting Treatment Areas
Essential Aesthetics
10/31/2018

If you’ve been struggling to lose love handles, your double chin, or a pudgy belly, you need to learn about CoolSculpting. It’s a non-invasive option that can remove 25% of stubborn fat from a given area, in just one sitting. Learn more about what CoolSculpting is, which areas it can…

Where Botox Can Be Injected
Essential Aesthetics
10/05/2018

Did you know BOTOX injections can be used to treat way more than just crow’s feet, the 11’s, and forehead wrinkles? It’s actually a very safe and effective treatment for plenty of other issues that may be causing you discomfort. Read on to learn what those issues are and how…

Look More Youthful and Refreshed with Dermal Fillers
Essential Aesthetics
06/12/2018

Dermal fillers are well-known—and well-loved—for their ability to smooth away wrinkles and reduce many common signs of aging. But these products, including JUVÉDERM®, can help San Ramon patients achieve so much more. Vitality, energy, and vibrancy are all adjectives people associate with youth. With age, you may find yourself looking…

CoolSculpting®: We Have Options
Essential Aesthetics
05/10/2018

Since its FDA clearance,  CoolSculpting fat reduction treatments have seen an enormous surge in popularity. If you’re bothered by an area of stubborn fat, you may be surprised to learn that CoolSculpting can likely help you. Although my CoolSculpting patients here in Danville love it for treating areas such as the abdomen…

Microneedling: Get to Know Our Newest Service
Essential Aesthetics
04/10/2018

I’m always on the lookout for new and emerging therapies that pair effectiveness with ease of use. Microneedling, a skin care service now available at our Danville location, fits the bill nicely. This gentle office procedure makes use of the skin’s natural ability to heal itself, resulting in renewed softness…

Take Advantage of Our April Specials
Essential Aesthetics
04/05/2018

Make sure you come visit us this month, because we have several opportunities and events planned for you: 3 Ways to Save CoolSculpting® : $500 OFF minimum 4 Cycles, $1,000 OFF minimum 6 Cycles BOTOX®: Save $50 on your treatment. $100 OFF JUVEDERM® Our CoolEvent Meet and greet with a CoolSculpting expert during our Open…

Is This the Year You Try BOTOX®?
Essential Aesthetics
12/27/2017

Can you believe 2018 is on the horizon already? With each new year, we make promises and plans for ourselves. If you haven’t yet, let BOTOX be a part of your beauty resolutions this year. Patients visit us for BOTOX from Walnut Creek, San Ramon, and other nearby communities because they…

December Special
Essential Aesthetics
11/27/2017

Coolsculpting : $500 OFF minimum 4 Cycles, $1000 OFF minimum 6 Cycles Botox: $13 OFF a unit $100 OFF Juvederm Free Consultations Expires December 15th

This November, Ditch the Turkey Wattle
Essential Aesthetics
11/22/2017

November is a great month to enjoy turkey at the Thanksgiving table, and a great month to get rid of that turkey neck you see in the mirror. At Essential Aesthetics, we offer 2 distinct treatment options for a double chin or turkey wattle. In this blog post, let’s dive…

Sculpting Your Face With BOTOX®
Essential Aesthetics
10/20/2017

Many people come to me for BOTOX in Danville to smooth away forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. But I like to use it for many different indications beyond just facial aging. BOTOX works exceptionally well for treating enlarged masseter muscles, which are the muscles along the jawline. In certain people, these muscles can…

September Special
Essential Aesthetics
09/15/2017

Buy 6 Laser Treatments Get 2 FREE Fractional Laser Resurfacing used for treating acne scars, stretch mark removal, skin dilated pores and fine wrinkles. Expires 9/30/17

Why You Should Start Preparing for CoolSculpting® Now
Essential Aesthetics
09/15/2017

CoolSculpting has become one of the hottest treatments for our Danville medical spa patients. It’s an innovative, noninvasive procedure that eli#minates stubborn pockets of fat by freezing the fat cells that stick around even when you eat right and exercise. Those fat cells are permanently destroyed, and the body naturally…

What to Do After Botox Treatment
Essential Aesthetics
08/25/2017

Summer is always a popular time for special occasions, which means it’s also a busy time for us at Essential Aesthetics. Whether you’re attending a wedding, jetting off to an island far away, or simply enjoying family time and barbeques, a visit to your favorite med spa will help you…

Here’s How You Should Be Applying Sunscreen
Essential Aesthetics
08/03/2017

When it comes to taking care of our skin, we are constantly reminded of the importance of adding sunscreen to our daily routines. What many people don’t mention is how and where to apply it. After receiving multiple questions from our med spa patients in Danville regarding proper sunscreen habits,…

Transform Your Smile — No Dentist Required
Essential Aesthetics
06/01/2017

It might have a silly name, but for people bothered by a gummy smile, it’s tough to find the bright side. “Gummy smile” is a condition that is characterized by very visible gums when smiling. Many people with a gummy smile say they’re extremely self-conscious of it and make a…

Comfort Is King During CoolSculpting®
Essential Aesthetics
05/01/2017

At Essential Aesthetics, there’s nothing we like more than keeping our patients comfortable and satisfied throughout all steps of the treatment process. CoolSculpting here at our Danville office provides a special opportunity for us to do just that, thanks to the amount of inactive procedure time it requires. First, let’s…

Hand Rejuvenation With Fillers
Essential Aesthetics
04/20/2017

If you’re like many of our skin care patients here in Danville, CA, your everyday anti-aging routine likely includes a healthy dose of facial skincare — sunscreen, moisturizer, and maybe even a retinoid. You may also treat your body to regular exercise and a healthy diet low in processed foods,…

3 (Unwarranted) Hesitations About Laser Hair Removal
Essential Aesthetics
03/09/2017

With spring and summer on the horizon, unwanted hair is the last thing anyone wants to deal with. Laser hair removal is popular among my San Ramon and Danville-area patients partly because it offers permanent relief from shaving, waxing, or plucking. But despite its popularity, there are still plenty of…

Fuller Lips: Making Sense of Lip Augmentation
Essential Aesthetics
02/08/2017

Thin, wrinkled, or asymmetrical lips can be a lifelong concern (thanks, Mom!) or simply a normal effect of aging. But whatever the cause, if your lips aren’t as full as you’d like, there’s now a well-established way to add some volume. Lip augmentation is a relatively straightforward method for perfecting…

CoolSculpting® and Exercise: Friends or Foes?
Essential Aesthetics
01/18/2017

By and large, the women (and men!) I see for CoolSculpting here in Danville, California are an active bunch. But despite a commitment to healthy living, they still struggle with areas of fat that simply don’t budge. That’s where CoolSculpting comes in. But does this innovative treatment work with –…

Answering 3 Quick Questions on CoolSculpting®
Essential Aesthetics
12/12/2016

CoolSculpting is beloved by our Danville patients — and why not? It’s noninvasive, and in an hour we can literally freeze away fat cells, helping men and women alike sculpt their bodies with precision (and without surgery). As it gets ever more popular, CoolSculpting continues to raise more questions among curious would-be patients. Here are 3 of the ones I hear…

Botox® + Juvederm Voluma® = Soft Lift
Essential Aesthetics
08/03/2016

What is a Soft Facelift? A soft facelift or a liquid Lift t is a non-invasive aesthetic procedure, that combines neurmodulator ( Botox®) and the only FDA approved dermal filler, Juvederm Voluma® , to restore facial volume loss The injection of Botox® in Masseter muscles, glabellar, and crows feet creates…

Defy Gravity with Juvederm® Voluma XC
Essential Aesthetics
05/28/2016

Juvederm® Voluma XC adds volume to correct age related collagen and volume loss in the cheeks area. It last up to 2 years with optimal treatment. Wrinkles and skin lines are not the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to lose firmnesss.…

Kybella® Injection for Submental Fullness
Essential Aesthetics
05/18/2016

Kybella® is the first and only FDA approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness. Kyballa® (deoxycholic acid) injection is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults. When injected into subcutaneous fat, Kybella® causes…