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New Treatment Option Helps Rejuvenate Your Hands

Posted on July 16, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

There are several options available for people wanting to treat wrinkles and other facial signs of aging, but until recently there was no FDA-approved way to treat the next most common area of concern: the back of one’s hands.

Loss of volume underneath the skin on the back of the hand can be due to general loss of fat, as well as muscle atrophy. This often results in the bones, tendons, and veins in the hand becoming unusually prominent – even more so when the skin of the hand has also become thin.

Radiesse, which is limited to use when the skin on the hands is still relatively thick, was approved in 2015. But now it’s been joined by Restylane, which can also be used in cases where the skin on the back of the hand has become thin. Restylane is not a new product – it was already approved for use on the cheeks and the areas between the sides of the nose and the corners of the mouth – but the FDA has now officially authorized its use as a hand filler.

Restylane is an injectable white sugar-based gel filler containing hyaluronic acid. Restylane provides immediate benefits by helping to increase volume beneath the skin, and each treatment lasts for up to 6 months. Hyaluronic acid also helps to replenish moisture in the skin, which improves skin firmness, flexibility, and appearance. Regular use of Restylane may also stimulate collagen production, leading to longer-term benefits.

One syringe of Restylane is normally enough to treat one hand. Side effects are minimal but some patients may experience temporary swelling, itching, or tenderness.

Please contact us for more information on this exciting new treatment option.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy, chemical peels and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

How to Age Gracefully

Posted on July 9, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Your skin changes over time. If you are hoping to age gracefully, then it is absolutely imperative to have a skincare regimen that is thoughtfully curated to fit your needs. Your beauty products must contain high quality ingredients that aim to continually improve the tone and quality of your skin. We strongly recommend incorporating Skinmedica, a dermatologist developed skin care brand, into your skincare routine. The brand harnesses the latest in skin rejuvenation technology to create a number of well formulated products that can help brighten and smooth the skin.

However, caring for your skin is not just about the products you use, but it is also about lifestyle choices you make. If you can combine healthy lifestyle with high quality skincare products then you are much more likely to maintain a beautiful complexion as you age.

We put together a list of what your skin care regimen should look at different stages in your life in order to put your best face forward.

20s

In your 20s you should focus on preventative care. Sun protection needs to be taken seriously in order to prevent wrinkles and sun spots later in life. Your skin should also be well hydrated at all times. Skinmedica’s HA5 Rejuventating Hydrator is a great hydrating product we highly recommended.

30s

In your 30s fine lines and wrinkles tend to become more prominent.  It’s a good time to start incorporating more sophisticated ingredients into your skincare routine. Products such as the TNS Essential Serum can be game changers in how your face ages over time. This particular product can be especially effective tool against hyperpigmentation and eczema.

40s

In your 40s your skin care routine should include fairly regular use of medical grade aesthetic procedures such as chemical peels, IPL photofacials and laser resurfacing treatments. These treatments can help with many common cosmetic issues such as hyperpigmentation, skin dullness, and fine lines.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy, chemical peels and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

Questions to Ask Before Starting Botox Treatment

Posted on July 2, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Aside from medical uses, where Botox is an approved treatment for chronic migraines, certain muscular disorders, and even overactive bladder, Botox has been used for cosmetic purposes in the USA for almost 30 years. And although it’s long been the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebrities, and several million people have Botox treatments every year, there are still certain questions that you should ask before deciding on Botox.

How does it work?

Minute amounts of Botox are injected into facial muscles, temporarily blocking the nerve signals that cause them to contract. Relaxing the muscles causes associated wrinkles to soften.

Where is it most effective?

Botox is commonly used on the forehead, and around the eyes. It is especially effective on wrinkles visible when muscles contract, such as when frowning or squinting. It may also be effective around the mouth and on the neck.

How is the procedure performed?

A mild local anesthetic is used to minimize any discomfort, and the Botox is injected using very fine, short needles. A full session only takes 10 to 30 minutes, and can be scheduled whenever is most convenient.

How effective is the treatment?

Exact results depend on your age, skin type, and the depth of your wrinkles. Generally results are seen within 2 to 4 days, and last 3 months or more. Depending on the severity of your wrinkles, additional treatments may also be recommended.

Who will benefit the most from Botox?

Traditionally used by older patients trying to reduce their wrinkles, younger men and women are increasingly turning to Botox as a way to prevent wrinkles from forming. It pays to have appropriate expectations – Botox can reduce the effect of your wrinkles, but it may not be possible to eliminate them completely.

What about side effects?

Some patients have mild swelling or bruising after the procedure. We see side effects in less than 2% of patients.

How much does it cost?

Each unit of Botox costs $10; the number of units depends on the number and size of wrinkles to be treated. A frown line might require up to 20 units.

Does it matter where I have the procedure done?

Perhaps the most important question to ask.  The answer is an emphatic “yes!” Although Botox treatments are straightforward, it’s extremely important that the appropriate dose is used in the correct location. The skill and experience of the Doctor make all the difference in achieving a natural look.

For more details on our Botox treatments, please see https://www.yourlaserskincare.com/botox.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

How to Make the Most of Your Laser Hair Removal Treatments

Posted on June 21, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Laser hair removal is one of the most effective ways to remove unwanted hair from your body. This technology utilizes energy of light to target and destroy hair follicles.

Before your first session of laser hair removal you should take at least two weeks off from waxing, tweezing or electrolysis to give your hair follicles time to grow. You should also minimize sun exposure for at least two weeks before starting laser treatments. Sunbathing is not advisable during your treatments as well since the sun will make your skin more sensitive to heat. This will minimize side effects and increase the effectiveness of the treatments. Ideally, sessions must be scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Unfortunately, even the best laser systems will require multiple treatment sessions in order to achieve permanent hair reduction. This is because not all hairs are at the same stage in their growth cycle during a treatment.

We have put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you decide if laser hair removal is right for you.

Can I shave in between laser hair removal treatments?

Since shaving doesn’t affect hair follicles it should not interfere with the effectiveness of your treatments.

Why must I wait so long in between treatments?

Each individual hair’s growth cycle is largely independent of neighboring hairs. Hair follicles in the anagen, or growth phase will respond best to laser hair removal.

Do treatment intervals depend on the area of the body being treated?

Hair growth cycles vary on different parts of the body. For example, facial hair can be treated in shorter intervals than on other areas of the body.

How is laser hair removal different from other hair removal methods?

Laser hair removal works by destroying hair follicles while other hair removal methods only remove visible hair.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

Reduce Under-Eye Bags with Fillers

Posted on June 14, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Feeling tired and worn out can be an unshakeable feeling at times. If your body does not get the rest it needs, you are likely to experience issues with the increased prominence of under-eye bags. Fortunately, there are a number of things that can be done to make sure you don’t look as tired as you feel.

One simple and effective way of dealing with under-eye bags is to apply frozen spoons to this area for a few minutes each morning. The cold sensation will cause your body to constrict blood vessels which will in turn improve the appearance of your under-eye area. However, this home remedy is only a temporary solution. If you are looking for a more permanent answer to your under-eye problems then cosmetic enhancements, such as fillers, will be your best bet. See below for more information on how fillers can help with this common esthetic problem.

What do fillers do?

Fillers plump up facial skin, which can help combat multiple signs of aging and correct hollow areas.

What type of fillers are best for the under-eye area?

We recommend treating the under-eye area with fillers that contain hyaluronic acid in their formulation. Restylane is particularly well suited to treat this area.

How long will the effects of fillers last?

The benefits of injectable fillers can last up to nine months in the under-eye area. Hyaluronic acid fillers can also be easily reversed if you would like to end the results of your treatment earlier.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

Learn About Your Treatment Options For Varicose Veins

Posted on June 4, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Unsightly varicose veins are a top reason many of us choose to wear clothes that conceal our bodies. Spider veins are particularly troublesome because they often protrude from the skin in highly visible patterns. Spider veins most frequently show up on the legs, and they form for a variety of reasons including genetics, obesity, and hormonal fluctuations.

Fortunately, due to advances in medical technology there are now several treatment options available that can drastically improve the appearance of varicose veins. Sclerotherapy, for example, has become one the most popular vein treatments in the world, and it helps millions of patients improve the appearance of varicose veins.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Sclerotherapy

 

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy utilizes an injectable medication to remove unsightly veins anywhere on the body. This treatment is especially effective for small to medium sized veins such as spider veins.

Is spider vein removal safe?

Since spider veins have no physiological function they can be safely removed for cosmetic reasons.

How long will it take before I see results?

Patients usually see dramatic improvement in the appearance of varicose veins in three to four weeks following the procedure. Some require several treatments to achieve good results.

What is recovery like?

After the procedure, patients are advised to wear compression stockings for a period of 3 days. Patients should also avoid excessive heat exposure for the first 48 hours after the treatment.

Are there other alternative vein treatments available?

Laser vein therapy is another excellent treatment option for varicose veins. It utilizes light energy to accurately target and destroy the unwanted veins.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

More Men Are Getting Fillers and Botox Injections to Look Younger

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

More and more men are turning to Botox and fillers to improve their appearance. For example, in the last eight years, the number of men getting Botox treatments has increased by 27 percent. In fact, Botox for men has become so popular that a new word has been coined to describe it – “Brotox.”

Botox and fillers are popular with men because they are non-invasive and affordable ways to smooth out facial lines. The treatments are easy, fast, and effective. Many men start them at the very first signs of aging. Why look older than you have to?

In fact, in Los Angeles, Botox treatments are so common among millennial men that they consider them just a regular part of their beauty routines.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.