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Surprise Your Mom with a Gift of Beautiful Skin

Posted on May 14, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Are you looking for a special gift for your Mom for Mother’s Day, her birthday, or any special occasion? Want a gift that will surprise and delight your mother? Treating your Mom to a photofacial is a gift that can be truly life-changing.

 

What is a Photofacial?

An IPL photofacial is a cutting-edge non-invasive treatment for people who want beautiful, younger-looking skin. Because photofacials treat skin that has been affected by the sun, the procedures are especially popular in fair weather cities like Los Angeles.

The “photo” in the word “photofacial” refers to light. Photofacials use intense pulse light to remove signs of aging, including sun spots and broken capillaries. The treatment also increases collagen production, which makes the skin look smoother.

 

How Does a Photofacial Work?

A doctor or a highly trained aesthetic technician will use a device that emits intense pulsed light during the treatment. This device is called IPL. Areas of the skin that have darker pigments, such as sun spots, absorb more of the intense pulsed light than other areas of the skin. Then, the body’s own natural healing processes will eventually remove those areas that have absorbed the most light.

 

How Long Does It Take?

Patients usually see significant results after the first session. A full course of treatment is usually three to six sessions, spaced three weeks apart.

 

Will There Be Any Downtime with IPL Treatments?

There’s no downtime. After a session, you can immediately return to your normal activities.

 

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 complimentary consultation.

 

Laser Hair Removal Popularity Is Growing Among Men

Posted on May 7, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Recent study found that 84.4 percent of men in the U.S. now remove hair on more than just their faces. This growing trend is due to several factors:

Culture shifts

Male body hair used to be associated with masculinity. That has changed somewhat in recent years. Chest hair is still considered attractive, but excessive hair on the back and shoulders is not.

New options

The razor is no longer the only hair removal option for men. New techniques with longer lasting results have been developed to help men remove unwanted hair.

Popularity of laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular solutions for hair removal.

It works by targeting hair follicles with a laser and removing them with the heat generated by it. It can take 6-8 sessions for the best results, with sessions spaced four to six weeks apart. Dark, coarse hair responds best to laser hair removal, which is why it can be such an effective method of hair removal for men.

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

 

How to Correct Loss of Volume in the Cheek Area

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Impact of Aging on Cheek Area

As we age we may lose volume and elasticity in the cheek area. This is caused by atrophy of subcutaneous fat.

Newer products such as Juvederm Voluma XC can help alleviate this common cosmetic problem.

Raising the Bar (and Your Cheeks)

Voluma can:

  • Provide volume and offer a lifting effect on the cheeks
  • Fill in sunken areas in the cheek area
  • Last 18-24 months

A Natural Impact

Voluma contains Hyaluronic Acid, which is a natural substance found in our body. Because of that, its effects can be easily reversed if you don’t like your results.

The Treatment You Can Trust

Voluma has been specifically approved by the FDA for filling the cheek area.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing 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 Best Even Your Skin Tone

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Blemishes, wrinkles and sun spots are all parts of a normal aging process. However, professional skin rejuvenation procedures can significantly improve your complexion and reverse some of the changes in your skin that come with aging.

Sun Spots

Although many of us love having tan skin, the sun can also do significant damage to it. Sun exposure may increase freckles and cause sun spots. The best way to deal with these issues is to talk to a professional about IPL photofacial. To prevent more sun spots from appearing, be sure to apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily.

Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation caused by acne can be very noticeable, even under the most professionally-applied make up. Chemical peels are a proven solution for this condition. These procedures must only be administered by an experienced skin rejuvenation specialist.

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Although a completely natural part of aging, excessive sun exposure may accelerate wrinkle formation. Botox treatments can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in as little as 7 days, making your skin look more youthful with minimal to no discomfort.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing 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.

 

Your Laser Hair Removal Questions Answered

Posted on April 30, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about laser hair removal:

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal reduces hair by targeting and destroying current hair follicles. Some patients seek maintenance treatments when new hair follicles develop due to hormonal or weight fluctuations.

What are the risks?

Skin blistering and discoloration is possible but it usually doesn’t last more than a few days.

Does it hurt?

Laser hair removal usually causes only minimal discomfort. The sensation can be compared to a rubber band quickly snapping against the skin. Numbing gels are used to help minimize the pain.

Will laser hair removal work on my skin type and hair color?

Thanks to advancements in laser technology, laser hair removal works on almost every skin type. Lighter skin with dark coarse hair tends to respond the best to laser hair removal. Darker skin types can be successfully treated with Nd:YAG lasers. Blonde, gray, or light red hair are the most difficult to treat.

How long does it take?

Expect at least 6-8 sessions for the best results. Sessions are spaced four to six weeks to follow the hair’s growth cycle. The length of each session depends on the size of the area targeted for removal.

Which area should I not do laser hair removal on?

The only area to avoid is the one around the eyes. 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.

 

Botox Myths Finally Laid to Rest

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Botox is the most popular injectable cosmetic treatment. With many years of studies and research and over 16 million treatments since its introduction in 2002, Botox Cosmetic has been a constant presence in cosmetic dermatology.

Unfortunately in the internet era, many questionable articles have been published about Botox, both in print and online, that are not supported by any legitimate medical research. When it comes to cosmetic procedures, it’s crucial to separate fact from fiction. Here are few popular Botox myths.

Botox is just used for wrinkles

Botox’s initial use was for muscle spasms around the eyes. This is because of Botox ability to relax muscles. Botox use eventually expanded to controlling various muscle spasms disorders as well as other medical and cosmetic conditions:

  • Wrinkles treatment and prevention
  • Migraines
  • Overactive bladder
  • Excessive perspiration

The Results are immediate

While Botox provides effective and lasting results for those looking to relax their facial fine lines, it’s important to realize that it takes at least 3 days before the effects of the treatment may become noticeable and 7-12 days before the maximum benefit is achieved.

Botox results are permanent

The results of a Botox Cosmetic procedure will last about 3-4 months. With continued treatments, the effects may actually last longer as the muscles causing fine lines don’t contract as much.

Other treatments work just as well

Some skin care companies market their products as being capable of replacing Botox treatments. Botox treats fine lines differently than creams or lotions and the results are more substantial and long lasting.

Treatments are expensive

While this may certainly be the case in some instances, the overall cost of many other cosmetic procedures is significantly higher than the cost of regular Botox treatments.

Your Lser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing 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.

 

Versatility of Chemical Peels

Posted on April 5, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Chemical peels are one of the most versatile cosmetic tools that can help improve your skin tone and texture. These treatments can supercharge your body’s natural ability to shed dead skin cells and they also stimulate collagen and elastin production.

Lighter peels, such as SkinMedica Illuminize Peel, can give your skin a bright and healthy glow after only one treatment. More intense peels such as SkinMedica Vitalize and Rejuvenize peels require minimal downtime, but they can also improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sun spots.

Rejuvenize and Vitalize peels contain salicylic acid in its formulation which is a very effective medication for acne.

How many treatments do I need? 

Patients can expect fresher looking skin after just one treatment with a professional grade medical peel.  The effects of the peels are cumulative, and if you are looking for longer term results you should schedule a series of 4 to 5 treatments in order to obtain maximum results. Patients with acne-prone skin can greatly benefit from maintenance chemical peel treatments to clear pores from acne causing debris.

How frequently can I receive chemical peel treatments?

Deeper peels, such as the Rejuvenize peel, can be repeated every 4-6 weeks. Lighter peels, such as the Illuminize peel, can be performed in 2-4 week intervals.

How can I protect my skin after receiving a chemical peel treatment?

The key to a successful chemical peel treatment is to be gentle with your skin while it heals after the procedure. This means limiting sun exposure and wearing a sunscreen that offers a broad spectrum protection. You should also use a gentle skin care regimen that encourages healing for at least week after your procedure. Skin care products containing ceramides will help soothe and hydrate your skin which will speed up the recovery.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing 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.