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4 Steps to Stunning Skin

Posted on June 28, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Your skin is a reflection of your overall health, and if you want to look your best you need to nourish and protect your skin from the inside out.

Here are four simple methods to optimize your beauty regimen.

1. Sun Protection
Healthy skin is synonymous with beautiful skin, and if you want your skin to look its best it must be protected from excessive sun exposure. SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ is an effective shield against the sun’s harmful rays. Applying a generous coat of this sunscreen everyday will help prevent painful sunburns and certain types of cancers.

2. Drink More Water
Increasing your water intake will leave your skin plump and make it look as if it’s lit from within. We recommend drinking 72 ounces of water throughout the day.

3. Cleanse
Glowing, gorgeous skin is just not possible without properly cleansing the skin on a daily basis. Oils and makeup can clog the pores and dramatically age your skin if they are left on it overnight. We recommend using a gentle, soap-free cleanser such as SkinMedica Facial Cleanser every evening.

4. Exfoliate
The summer heat is making its way toward Los Angeles, and the rising temperatures can wreak havoc on the skin. Your skin will want to protect itself from the heat and humidity by producing more oil in your sebaceous glands. However, the increase in oil production can also lead to a rise in acne. Exfoliating regularly will help keep pores open and remove the dead skin cells that lead to a dull complexion. We love using the Skinmedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser to remove impurities and improve skin tone and texture.

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.

 

Sclerotherapy vs Laser Vein Therapy: Which is Right for Me?

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

As we age, our body’s natural defenses don’t quite work the way they used to. The valves in your veins begin to show the wear and tear from their efforts of regulating blood flow. As the valves deteriorate, blood begins to pool in certain areas of your body rather than flow freely and as a result, your veins begin to look engorged. Varicose veins are more often associated with aches and pains, and they are larger and more pronounced than spider veins. Spider veins form just under the skin, and many people regard them as an unsightly cosmetic problem.

There are a number of therapies to treat unwanted enlarged veins and make your skin appear clearer and more even toned. Sclerotherapy and Laser Vein Therapy are two of the most popular treatment options for the removal of varicose and spider veins.
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment option which involves a liquid solution being injected into the vein. Over time, the vein collapses and eventually disappears from the surface of your skin. Patients often tell us how beautiful their legs look and feel just a few weeks after a treatment.

Another good way to treat varicose veins and broken capillaries is Laser Vein Therapy. These days, lasers are more powerful and effective than ever before, and the YAG laser system we use is often viewed as the gold standard in Laser Vein Therapy. This laser is designed to remove veins by treating them with an intense beam of light. The laser, when paired with the patented Dynamic Cooling Device and a topical anesthetic, proves to be a well-tolerated therapy for many patients.

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: An Effective Migraine Solution

Posted on June 7, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

June is National Headache & Migraine Awareness Month. Studies have estimated that approximately 29.5 million Americans suffer from migraines, however only 15-30% seek medical attention.

Migraines can affect men, women, and children, but they are more prevalent among adult women. The primary characteristics of migraines include intense and throbbing headaches that can last anywhere between 4-72 hours and are often associated with hypersensitivity to light and sound. Although the exact causes of migraines are not fully understood, studies have shown that hormonal changes, stress, and abnormal sleeping patterns could trigger a migraine attack.

Patients are diagnosed with chronic migraines if they have more than fifteen headache days a month and on at least eight of those days the headaches have classic migraine headache features.

Effective migraine treatments are available to prevent and relieve painful and debilitating symptoms associated with this illness. Botox is one of the FDA approved preventative therapies for patients suffering from chronic migraines. There have been a number of clinical studies conducted that indicate that Botox can reduce the number and frequency of migraine attacks and improve the quality of patients’ lives.

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 Get Savvy about Sunscreen

Posted on May 30, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Rain or shine, sun protection is an absolutely essential step in your beauty routine. Research has shown that exposure to UV radiation accelerates skin aging and increases the risk of developing skin cancers such as melanoma. As carefree sun lovers age, their skin develops leather-like texture riddled with sunspots and wrinkles. Those who are smart when it comes to sun exposure will enjoy smooth, beautiful skin for longer.

In the summer months, you should be especially careful about protecting your face and wear sunglasses and a broad brimmed hat if you are venturing outdoors. Additionally, you should protect any area of the skin that will be exposed to the sun by applying sunscreen. The efficacy of sunscreen products is measured by the SPF rating system. We recommend regularly using sunscreens that fall in the high protection category. These products range in value from SPF 30 to SPF 50.

Sunscreens are regulated in the US and Canada as an over the counter medication, while they are treated as a cosmetic product in Europe and Japan. Due to regulatory standards, not all sunscreens are created equal and the formulations and protection capabilities differ from region to region. There are three main components necessary to create a sunscreen, which include UV filters, emollients, and emulsifiers. Some of the most common UV filters used in American products are zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and octinoxate.

You can make the most of the formulations available in the US by following these 3 useful tips:

  • Apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to sun exposure
  • Reapply it every 2 hours
  • Apply 2 milligrams of sunscreen per square centimeter of skin

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: Beautiful and Flawless Skin with IPL Photofacial

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

A patient describes her experience with the IPL photofacial for her dark spots and fine lines. Find out how this quick, minimally invasive procedure resulted in smooth, clear skin that lets our patient go makeup-free.

 

Facial Fillers for Men

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Aging in the workplace is a difficult journey for both men and women. Minimally invasive aesthetic treatments that involve little to no downtime have become an increasingly popular choice for busy working professionals. In fact, more men than ever before are choosing to use dermal fillers to stay competitive at work. However, successful treatments require that your aesthetic physician has a firm understanding of the differences in facial anatomy, skin physiology, and aesthetic goals between men and women. At Your Laser Skin Care, our patients will receive an individualized plan on how to refresh their appearance while maintaining symmetry and balance.

Men generally have a higher collagen density than women, which results in differences in the skin aging. For example, men tend to develop deep and prominent forehead wrinkles as they age while women are more prone to fine lines around the mouth. Dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid can restore the vitality of one’s facial features by softening the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles. We can also use fillers to reshape the chin, and rejuvenate the temples without compromising the masculinity of the face.

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.

 

Pamper Your Mom on Mother’s Day with These Beauty Treatments

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Our mothers are often our guiding force. They teach us secrets of exuding beauty from within and help us on our journey to bring our best face forward. Now that Mother’s Day is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to repay her for shaping you into the person you are today. (more…)