Episode Archive

86 episodes of The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast since the first episode, which aired on May 7th, 2021.

  • Ultherapy: The Non-Surgical Facelift

    July 8th, 2022  |  20 mins 59 secs
    collagen, non surgical face lift, ultherapy, ultrasound

    If you aren’t quite ready for a facelift, Ultherapy is a great way to delay surgery by lifting and tightening your face and neck. In the first of our two part series about Ultherapy non surgical skin tightening, Anh Bridgewater gives us the full rundown of what Ultherapy is, what it does, how long it takes to see results, and who is a good candidate.

  • Don’t Have a Laser Treatment Until You Hear This Advice

    June 21st, 2022  |  28 mins 43 secs
    alastin skin nectar, bbl, broad beam light, halo, laser skin resurfacing, spray tans, tns advanced+ serum

    LJC’s laser specialist Julia Jowett, PA-C, and Cameron Vessey, licensed esthetician, discuss why lasers are such a valuable investment for our skin and how to protect that investment for the long term.

  • Gabriela’s Dream Body: From WTF Did I Do To 100/100 Would Do This Again

    June 14th, 2022  |  28 mins 42 secs
    360 lipo, abdominoplasty, brazilian butt lift, fat transfer, mommy makeover, renuvion, skinny bbl

    Eight years ago, Gabriela came to LJC for a mommy makeover and she was ecstatic with her results. Last summer, a friend with gorgeous results from 360 lipo inspired her to return for a consultation with Dr. Swistun to see if he could help her get the dream body she always wanted.

  • I’m a Plastic Surgeon, I had Halo Laser Treatment and Here’s What Happened (Part 3 of 3)

    June 9th, 2022  |  17 mins 29 secs
    bbl, halo laser, laser resurfacing, recovery, sciton

    We catch up with Dr. Luke Swistun a week after his broadband light (BBL) & Halo laser resurfacing treatment to hear about his treatment experience and recovery process.

  • I’m a Plastic Surgeon, I had Halo Laser Treatment and Here’s What Happened (Part 2 of 3)

    May 31st, 2022  |  20 mins 23 secs
    bbl laser treatment, halo laser treatment, laser skin resurfacing, pigmentation, sciton, sun damage, visia skin analysis

    LJC’s laser expert Julia Jowett, PA-C, lets us in on her strategy for treating plastic surgeon Dr. Luke Swistun’s fine lines and sun damage. Dr. Swistun had treatment on a Friday and he was back to the clinic working with a practically healed face on Monday.

  • I’m a Plastic Surgeon, I had Halo Laser Treatment and Here’s What Happened (Part 1 of 3)

    May 24th, 2022  |  12 mins 33 secs
    bbl, halo laser, laser resurfacing, sciton

    It’s not every day that the surgeon becomes the patient! Moments just before his broadband light (BBL) & Halo laser treatment, Dr. Luke Swistun shares what he thinks it will be like and gives insight into why he’s having laser resurfacing.

  • Liquid Rhinoplasty: The Non-Surgical Nose Job [Part 3 of #RiedlerKnowsNoses]

    May 17th, 2022  |  12 mins 16 secs
    filler, juvederm voluma xc, liquid rhinoplasty, non-surgical nose job, non-surgical rhinoplasty, rhinoplasty

    You might think the only option for reshaping your nose is to undergo a surgical rhinoplasty. But there’s another way to change the shape of your nose that isn’t so serious. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kiersten Riedler educates us about the liquid rhinoplasty, known as the “non-surgical nose job.”

  • Septoplasty + Septorhinoplasty: Combining Deviated Septum Surgery and Cosmetic Nose Surgery to Breathe Better (and Look Great!) [Part 2 of #RiedlerKnowsNoses]

    May 10th, 2022  |  18 mins 57 secs
    botched, breathing problems, cocaine, deviated septum, ear cartilage, facial plastic surgery, michael jackson, nose job, nose surgery, rhinoplasty, rib cartilage, saddle nose deformity, septoplasty, septorhinoplasty

    Breathing through your nose is one of those basic things you take for granted until you can’t do it anymore. Guest host Laura Cain talks with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kiersten Riedler about nose surgery, specifically the septoplasty and rhinoplasty surgeries she does to fix the inside and outside of the nose.

  • Rhinoplasty: Everything You Need to Know About Changing Your Nose [Part 1 of #RiedlerKnowsNoses]

    April 26th, 2022  |  28 mins 50 secs
    endonasal surgery, facial plastic surgeon, nose surgery, rhinoplasty, septoplasty

    Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kiersten Riedler answers important questions about noses and rhinoplasty, like do your nose and ears really keep growing as you age? How old do you have to be to have rhinoplasty? What should you do if you get hit in the nose with a baseball?

  • Meet the Team: Karina Thompson, Patient Care Coordinator

    April 12th, 2022  |  14 mins 2 secs
    california state university, encinitas, patient care

    Karina Thompson has been a surgical patient care coordinator here at LJC for nearly three years. A big part of her job is delivering the details about procedures to patients who need more information to move forward, and then guiding them to the doctor who is the best fit.

  • Meet the Team: Kristen Heard, LVN

    April 6th, 2022  |  18 mins 21 secs
    licensed vocational nurse, lvn, scripps

    Kristen Heard is a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) at LJC who regularly floats from the med spa down to the surgery center. She helps with fillers, Botox, injections, PDO threads, and more in the med spa and works alongside all of LJC’s doctors in the surgery center assisting with pre-op and post-op appointments.

  • Meet the Team: Kiersten Riedler, MD

    March 22nd, 2022  |  19 mins 12 secs
    botox, fillers, revision rhinoplasty, rhinoplasty

    Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kiersten Riedler shares her unique perspective on preventing aging of the face and her layered approach to preventing wrinkles, replacing lost volume, and reversing the effects of gravity.

  • The Fastest Way to a More Defined Jawline (Without Surgery)

    March 15th, 2022  |  26 mins 25 secs
    dermal filler, injectable filler, jawline contour, lower face, neck rejuvenation, pdo threads

    As we age, the lower half of our face slowly begins to fall, causing despair and confusion over how to slow it down or reverse it. Anh Bridgewater, expert injector at LJC, walks us through the non-surgical options for lower face rejuvenation including threads and fillers. Hear how these innovative treatments work in tandem to contour the jawline for immediate improvement without surgery.

  • Meet the Team: Ruth D., RN, BSN

    March 8th, 2022  |  32 mins 46 secs
    breast augmentation, dr. lori saltz, face lift, mommy makeover, nurse

    Nurse Ruth has served patients at LJC for almost twenty years, mostly as Dr. Lori Saltz’s nurse and right hand. Ruth’s earliest introduction to LJC was through her father who served the practice as an accountant in the early years. After nursing school, she worked for several years as an emergency room and urgent care nurse before landing a position at LJC at age 27. She loved LJC so much, the rest is history!

  • 3 Treatments for Reversing Melasma that ACTUALLY work

    March 1st, 2022  |  26 mins 20 secs
    azelaic acid, brown spots, cosmelan peel, halo, hydroquinone, kojic acid, melasma, moxi

    LJC’s esthetician and skin care expert Cameron Vessey takes us through treatments for melasma that actually work, including hydroquinone, kojic acid, azelaic acid, the Cosmelan peel, and lasers like Moxi or Halo.

  • Meet the Team: Anesthesiologist Steve Saltz, MD

    February 22nd, 2022  |  17 mins 35 secs
    anesthesia, anesthesiologist

    Anesthesiologist Steve Saltz, MD took the “long way” to anesthesiology. He first trained in internal medicine, then served full time in an ER, trained some more in pulmonary and critical care before landing on anesthesiology and staying there ever since