Sherly Soleiman, MD
After earning her medical degree from Loma Linda University and performing a three-year residency at the University of California Irvine, Sherly Soleiman, MD, opened Cosmetic Injectables Center in 2008. She works as an investigator with companies like Allergan (the makers of Botox, Juvéderm, Voluma, Latisse and Kybella) and Merz (the makers of Radiesse, Belotero and Xeomin), keeping her at the forefront of new developments, techniques and products in the field of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. The team at Cosmetic Injectables Center specializes in noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures to rejuvenate and enhance aesthetic features for their patients with an emphasis on natural results.
What is your practice philosophy?
We’re more than just injectors. The Cosmetic Injectables Center is a source of beauty and joy for myself and our team of seasoned nurse injectors and support staff. At a moment in our global history where a little bit of happiness can go a long way, we’re grateful to come to work every day and safely provide services and solutions for our patients. We believe that our work is an art form and that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for beauty and confidence. We utilize our talent and resources to boost confidence, refresh youthful sensibilities and provide knowledgeable patient care.
What motivates you to share your expertise as an educator in the medical aesthetics industry?
I believe continued education is one of the most valuable components in life for any industry, especially the ever-advancing landscape of the noninvasive injectables field. Because of this, I find the motivation to share my knowledge and expertise with fellow industry professionals through an advanced training series facilitated by Allergan Medical Institute. Through these trainings, my focus is always on safety and achieving natural results. When I am not treating patients, I am actively involved in clinical trials for products and treatments seeking FDA approval. Because of my expertise in this field, I am also a faculty speaker for companies such as Botox, Juvederm, Emsculpt NEO and PDO threads.
What are the most popular treatments you offer?
At the moment we are noticing a growing interest in Emsculpt NEO, an exciting new treatment that builds muscle and reduces fat by causing 20,000 crunches/contractions in the treatment area! We are seeing amazing results not only aesthetically, but also with the machine’s ability to assist new mothers with tightening their abdominal muscles or athletes with healing from an injury by strengthening the surrounding muscles. This treatment is proving itself to be an incredible investment for those wanting to explore noninvasive body transformation options.
Another popular treatment in our office is the PDO thread lift. PDO threads are growing in popularity all over the U.S. due to their ability to give a face-lift-type effect to the face by stimulating collagen under the skin. As a thread expert, I led an advanced training on the noninvasive ponytail face-lift procedure with threads at the LA-MCA Cosmetic Academy Meeting in March. Through my experience, I have found that dual treatments that utilize threads and dermal fillers are one of the most effective antiaging procedures available.
What is your most popular lip filler procedure?
Correcting lip filler misplacement or migration is one of our most popular procedures for new patients. The current lip trend is away from an overdone look to a more mild or moderate, natural-looking enhancement, which is our specialty. With our advanced techniques and knowledge in product selection, we can remove old fillers and re-enhance lips while reducing the risk of future filler migration (movement into unintended areas).
What is a lip flip, and how is that different from fillers?
The lip flip procedure refers to the use of Botox to relax the orbicularis oris. This muscle is normally responsible for pursing the lips and turning the lips inward, which in the long term can contribute to lip lines and thinning of the lips. With very few units, lips can be positioned in a more relaxed shape and appear fuller by turning out. This prevents the development of lip lines, also known as granny lines, smoker lines or lipstick lines. The lip flip can be used alone or as an adjunct to lip fillers.
Share a health tip with us.
I truly believe self-care is one of the most powerful gifts you can give yourself. As parents, business owners, friends, lovers, it becomes increasingly hard to take time to focus on ourselves with all the demands around us. Through juggling my personal and professional commitments, I have found that regular exercise is one of the best ways to recharge, destress and boost my confidence. Nothing beats the rush that comes from climbing a mountain, lifting those heavy weights or beating your health and wellness goals. Never compare yourself to others. Focus on being the best version of yourself possible.
How does being a female impact your business?
While these procedures are gaining more popularity among men, the majority of my patients are still female. Being a woman helps me relate and understand the impact that even small facial changes have for a woman. That gives me empathy and the patience needed to pay close attention and fine-tune results toward perfection.