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Video: Watch How IPL Treatment Improved This Patient’s Skin

Posted on April 21, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

An IPL photofacial can treat skin tone unevenness and skin discoloration resulting from sun damage, aging and broken capillaries. Watch to learn more about how IPL can make your skin brighter and more radiant.

 

Botox vs Fillers: Choosing the Best Option For You

Posted on April 19, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Although Botox treatments continue to be the most commonly chosen cosmetic injections, dermal fillers are becoming more popular in recent years. Selecting the right option for your skincare needs is very important, but the differences between the two treatments can be confusing. These two types of products work in completely different ways and they are often used together for best results.

How does Botox work?

Botox relaxes muscles responsible for facial expressions that cause wrinkles. It’s generally used on the upper face to prevent and relax expression lines. Typically, it lasts three to four months and it produces best results when used regularly.

How do Fillers work?

Dermal fillers fill in areas of your face that have lost volume. The skin naturally loses collagen with age, and fillers help correct that by adding volume to the areas where most volume had been lost.

When to Use Them

How do you know when to go with fillers or Botox? Generally, lines of expression require Botox treatments, while static lines are best managed with fillers. Although Botox does a great job at correcting lines and creases where your muscles contract, a filler will work best on deep wrinkles that can be seen even when your muscles aren’t contracting.

If you’re looking for help with furrow lines, forehead lines, or crow’s feet, Botox is the way to go. For sleep wrinkles, non-surgical rhinoplasties and laugh lines, fillers like Juvederm offer the best results.

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.

 

 

 

Brief History of Botox

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

In the 1950s, doctors discovered that injecting small amounts of botulinum toxin into the muscular tissue caused its paralysis. Subsequently botulinum toxin was developed for experimental use in the laboratory animals.

 

It was approved by the FDA for use in humans in the 1980s to treat certain conditions that included painful facial spasms. This is also the period when it got its brand name – Botox.

 

In the 90s, as more and more patients received Botox treatments, well known ophthalmologist Dr. Jean Carruthers discovered that her patients’ facial wrinkles appearance improved in the areas where they got Botox injections. Dr. Carruthers recruited a number of volunteers willing to test Botox’s wrinkle-smoothing effects and documented her findings. She even began injecting herself to test cosmetic qualities of Botox.

 

As the treatment got more popular, Botox use increased dramatically as more and more patients asked for its off-label cosmetic use. By 1997, it even led to a Botox shortage. At that time Botox was still not officially approved for cosmetic use. It wasn’t until 2002 that the FDA approved Botox for cosmetic use. Today, Botox is a $1.3 billion industry.

 

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.

 

It’s Never Too Early to Start Botox

Posted on April 6, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

More and more young men and women are finding that BOTOX is a perfect addition to their beauty routine. This treatment is no longer just for mature ladies recapturing their youthful looks. BOTOX can benefit you at any age.

BOTOX in Your 20s

In your mid to late 20s, BOTOX can help you keep wrinkles from forming later in life. The injections help prevent facial muscles overexpression – the facial movements that can add creases as you age. Treatments done at this age usually require a smaller amount of BOTOX. Over time, this helps you train your facial muscles so that you are not as prone to wrinkles later.

BOTOX in Your 30s

This is the decade when you are more likely to start noticing fine lines around your eyes and between the brows. In your 30s BOTOX can be used for a special occasion, such as a wedding or anniversary. It can also be administered every three to four months to relax the appearance of fine lines.

BOTOX in Your 40s

In your 40s the skin becomes thinner, which means that wrinkles are more apparent. If you have never used BOTOX before, you may have developed static wrinkles by now. These wrinkles are visible even when your facial muscles are not moving. BOTOX can help improve the appearance of static wrinkles, to give you a younger, fresher look.

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.

 

 

Getting Botox for Your Big Day? Here’s What Brides and Grooms Need to Know.

Posted on April 3, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life. You’ll find yourself looking at the pictures often as anniversaries go by and Facebook serves up photographic mementos reminding you of your special day. Because of this, many people consider enhancing the youthful appearance of their face with Botox. To make sure everything goes smoothly, please keep these pre-wedding Botox tips in mind:

1. Don’t try to schedule for the week of your wedding!
Botox only takes few minutes to administer, but it can take about two weeks to fully take effect. Treatment results last about four months. To ensure that you love how you look on your big day, consider getting a treatment about six months before your ceremony, then another one for the big day a month or so prior.

2. Make sure it’s not the week of a bachelorette party, either.
While Botox only rarely causes side effects, you can make them less likely through your own actions before and after the procedure. Abstain from alcohol for about a week after getting a Botox treatment in order to avoid complications like bruising or swelling.

3. Go to a qualified practitioner.
In the state of California, only a qualified medical professional is allowed to administer Botox. While the procedure is minimally invasive, it does require skill and knowledge to do it right. Qualified Botox providers will ensure the procedure is done safely and they will be able to help you in an unlikely event of a complication.

4. Don’t be afraid to go if you’re a guy!
If you are a male and considering a Botox treatment for your special day, we can help you! We’ve performed Botox injections in many male patients and will make sure you look your best on your wedding day.

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.

 

Sure, It Makes You Look Younger, But is BOTOX Safe?

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Most of us would love to look younger, but for many patients safety concerns prevent them from doing cosmetic procedures such as BOTOX.

The truth is, BOTOX is very safe and it’s universally recognized as a minimally invasive and effective treatment. Let’s try addressing some of your concerns regarding Botox injections:

Isn’t BOTOX a neurotoxin?

Yes. However, that does not mean that it is dangerous. BOTOX is a toxin produced by the bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. It relaxes facial muscles, which helps smooth wrinkles. The dose is tiny and the injections are very localized.

Will BOTOX make my face numb?

BOTOX doesn’t affect nerves that perceive sensations like touch, heat or cold. You should never lose feeling in the area that has been treated.

Does getting BOTOX hurt?

Most patients describe the sensation as a mild pinching. The procedure takes less than 20 minutes and discomfort is minimal.

Are there any side effects?

Occasional redness or mild swelling at the injection sites are most common side effects. This usually resolves within a few hours.

Is there anything I can do to reduce side effects?

A week before your BOTOX treatment, please avoid using Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort, aspirin and other NSAIDS such as Advil, for example. Taking these supplements and over the counter medications increases the risk of bruising. You should also avoid alcohol one week before and one week after your procedure. Also, please do not lie down for three to four hours or touch the area for about six hours after Botox injections.

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.

Video: Safe and Effective Facial Laser Hair Removal

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Watch this patient describe her experience with facial laser hair removal. Choosing an experienced doctor can minimize side effects and ensure excellent results.