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Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Sarmela Sunder.

September 22, 2021

Unlike Botox and fillers, thread lifts aren’t as universally discussed, so we chatted with a few plastic surgeons for everything there is to know about the trendy treatment. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sarmela Sunder has another take. “The best candidates for thread lifts are patients who are just starting to notice some collagen loss and would like to boost the structure of their skin,” she says. “It is ideal for patients who are starting to feel as if the skin is starting to lose some of its tautness, not for people who actually have skin that is visibly sagging.”

BY REBECCA NORRIS

June 28, 2021

No matter whether you’re figuring out when to schedule hair color appointments, booking a teeth whitening session or two, or if you are just trying to elevate your skincare regimen, the sooner you can get a jump on things, the better.

“Botox is an injectable that changes or softens muscle movement, reducing and even preventing the formation of lines and wrinkles,” explains plastic surgeon Dr. Sarmela Sunder. “It prevents the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that all nerve fibers need in order to trigger muscle movement.” 

BY MELANIE RUD

June 28, 2021

Every second you’re alive, you’re aging. And while getting older is nothing short of a blessing, not every woman is ready for her age to show up on her face — or body. And many aren’t shy about it. “For patients who are concerned about fine lines, I always tell them that no treatment is going to be as effective or dramatic as Botox Cosmetic.” – Dr. Sarmela Sunder

BY KAYLA GREAVES

June 23, 2021

Notice a “pimple” or “bug bite” that’s not going away? It’s time to see your doc. “They’re not a substitute for seeing your dermatologist once a year, but they can help you stay vigilant,” says Sarmela Sunder, M.D., a skin expert and facial plastic surgeon in Los Angeles.

BY MARYGRACE TAYLOR

June 4, 2021

Dermatologists often say that Botox—or any injectable neuromodulator that softens lines, for that matter—is just as much an art as it is a science.  

“There’s a little bit of a misunderstanding about what ‘preventative Botox’ is,” says Sarmela Sunder, MD, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon based in Los Angeles. “A lot of people think that they’ll put Botox in their forehead and lines will never develop there, but that’s not it.”

BY ZOE WEINER

March 22, 2021

As beauty treatments go, very few have received the kind of rock star status of Botox. It enjoys the same single name recognition as the likes of Cher and Beyoncé — it needs no other introduction, and has come to stand for an entire category of excellence.

BY MEGAN MCINTYRE

June 28, 2021

The way we- and cosmetic experts think about injectables has completely changed in recent years. The outcome: natural, tasteful, transformative.

BY JOLENE EDGAR

March 1, 2021

Many patients are going straight for lasting results instead of solutions that require repeat visits.

BY JOLENE EDGAR

April 9, 2021

There’s an intriguing trend emerging across top injectors’ Instagram accounts: lip augmentations that, at first glance, appear utterly…unaugmented. The absence of a striking size shift actually stops us mid-scroll, compelling us to take a closer look.

BY JOLENE EDGAR

January 28, 2021

There’s an intriguing trend emerging across top injectors’ Instagram accounts: lip augmentations that, at first glance, appear utterly…unaugmented. The absence of a striking size shift actually stops us mid-scroll, compelling us to take a closer look.

BY JOLENE EDGAR

January 28, 2021

Dr. Sarmela Sunder comments on patients with cosmetic facial fillers who may experience side effects with Moderna vaccine.

BY KIMBERLY CHANG

December 28, 2020

In line with its mission to create a reliable, elevated and technology-driven experience, Alchemy 43, which is currently raising a $10M Series B, announced today the hiring of Kimberly Joerger as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer, and Dr. Sarmela Sunder as its new Los Angeles Medical Director.

December 2, 2020

Even the most serious and widespread health crisis of our time hasn’t slowed the demand for injectables and plastic surgery procedures. We asked dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

BY JOLENE EDGAR

October 27, 2020

Gwyneth Paltrow’s became the global face of Xeomin (pronounced zee-o-min), an injectable wrinkle reducer that she calls a “uniquely purified” toxin. 

Annie Tomlin 

October 30, 2020

The most popular treatment requests aren’t what you’d expect.

BY ERIN LUKAS

July 01, 2020

Seeing an aesthetic procedure all over social media can breed a strange sort of FOMO. 

BY JOLENE EDGAR

May 27, 2020

Plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists weigh in on what this means for those seeking less invasive lower-face procedures.

BY MARCI ROBIN

June 22, 2020

Seeing an aesthetic procedure all over social media can breed a strange sort of FOMO. 

BY JOLENE EDGAR

May 27, 2020

Dr. Sarmela Sunder, board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California

BY JOLENE EDGAR

January 9, 2020

How Cosmetic Doctors Are Approaching Injectables in a World That Calls for Masks Allure explores the growing debate over mask-off injectable treatments.

BY JOLENE EDGAR

May 22, 2020

The reboot of a classic can often feel like a last gasp. So recently, when we learned of a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser aiming to woo millennials with promises of born-again skin and minimal downtime, we felt compelled to do a proverbial pulse check on the veteran resurfacing technology.

BY JOLENE EDGAR

April 10, 2020

Our series, Closer Look, takes a deeper dive into the controversial, critical, and of-the-moment issues facing doctors and patients in aesthetic medicine.

BY JOLENE EDGAR

March 31, 2020

If there’s one guarantee in life, it’s that we’re all getting older. Neurotoxinsfillers and lasers can stave off the signs of aging for years, but sometimes those line smoothers and volume boosters just don’t turn back the clock as far as we’d like them to. 

BY JULIE RICEVUTO

October 4, 2019

Liquid nose jobs, jawline sculpting, tear trough filler—some of today’s hottest injectable tweaks are actually not sanctioned by the FDA. 

BY KAITLIN CLARK

September 26, 2019

It’s the new botox alternative for wrinkles.  Double board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sarmela Sunder joined us live to tell us all about Jeaveau and how it compares to botox. 

BY JULIE RICEVUTO

August 28, 2019

Dr. Sarmela Sunder knows a thing or two about Instagram: the LA-based double board certified plastic surgeon has almost 40K followers to her name. 

BY CRISTINA GIBSON

January 30, 2019

When it comes to hypoallergenic and sensitive beauty formulas, Physicians Formula has been an innovative leader for over 80 years.

Physicians Formula

Aug 01, 2018

Whether doctors are treating under-eye bags, loose skin, hooding or shadows, blepharoplasty, often referred to as an eyelift, is a safe, long-term solution that can restore volume and smooth contours to natural effect.

May 7, 2019

The Puff Piece

When you get a solid eight hours of sleep and your under-eye areas are still puffy, it might be time to seek out a professional.

BY COURTNEY DUNLOP

November 2018