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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.

 

Why is Botox Becoming More Popular in All Age Groups?

Posted on March 28, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

The rise of social media has also heightened our perception of what is considered beautiful. People of all ages are looking for ways to keep up with these elevated beauty standards. Aging manifests itself, among other things, in the form of lines and wrinkles. There are numerous ways to fight aging, but one of the most effective methods happens to be Botox. The treatment is typically used on the upper half of the face to suppress muscle movements that can cause formation of glabellar and horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet. Dynamic wrinkles form because of repetitive muscle movements. As we age our skin becomes less supple due to the loss of collagen and elasticity. Thus, contractions of our facial muscles have more of a lasting impact the older we get.

There’s a popular saying that, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and that could not be more true than in the case of wrinkles. We can help prevent dynamic wrinkles from forming by incorporating Botox into our beauty routines. Botox is very effective at keeping skin smooth because it works to inhibit the root cause of the wrinkle formation. Thus, younger people are increasingly turning to cosmetic enhancements, such as Botox, to help them prevent wrinkles.

When can I see results?
You can expect to see results within 7 to 14 days. Skin will appear smoother for a period of three to four months after the initial injection.

How long does the treatment take?
The procedure takes less than ten minutes. You will have an extensive consultation with an aesthetic medical professional before your Botox treatment.

Is Botox safe to use for forehead lines?
Botox is the only treatment of its kind approved by the FDA to treat crow’s feet and glabellar lines.

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) 457-8740 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

Rejuvenate Your Skin with a Chemical Peel

Posted on March 22, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Harsh winter weather that we have endured for the past couple of months has most likely left your skin looking duller and flaky. Fortunately, you can quickly rejuvenate your complexion by incorporating various exfoliation methods into your beauty routine.

Exfoliation helps clear the skin of debris, and makes way for a more beautiful and luminous complexion. Chemical peels, an enhanced form of exfoliation, can also dramatically improve the tone and texture of your skin. If you want your skin to look beautiful this spring then chemical peels is your best option to accomplish this goal.

What conditions can chemical peels treat?

Chemical peels can successfully improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, and mild acne scars.

Will my skin peel after receiving a chemical peel treatment?

It depends. Patients who have been treated with a light chemical peel should expect to experience little to no visible peeling. Medium or deep peels will result in much heavier flaking of the skin.

How can I help the recovery process?

Please minimize sun exposure for at least a week after the procedure. Your skin will be vulnerable to sun damage during this period and it’s best to be extra cautious while it heals.

Can I peel flaky skin?

Although, it will be tempting to manually peel off flaking skin it is not advisable to do so. We recommend our patients to use SkinMedica’s TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream during their recovery process.  The moisture will help the healing process and it also helps restore skin barrier function.

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) 457-8740 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

The Evolution of Hair Removal

Posted on March 19, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Hair removal has been practiced across cultures for centuries. The women of Ancient Egypt would use pumice stones and seashells to remove unwanted hair from their bodies. Upper classes of the Roman Empire correlated excessive body hair with poverty. The elites of Roman society would use razors made from flint to keep themselves well-groomed and clean shaven. This tradition can still be seen in Roman sculptures and paintings as artists often depicted hairless human bodies.

 

Although the tools of hair removal have changed dramatically over time, the desire to have a smooth, hair free skin has remained. Luckily, we now can utilize laser technology to safely and effectively remove unwanted body hair.

 

How does laser hair removal work?

A laser hair removal system uses a beam of high-intensity light to destroy hair follicles deep within the skin. The laser can effectively target and remove hair follicles without damaging the surrounding tissues.

 

Who can benefit from this treatment?

Earlier generations of lasers were limited to patients with a lighter skin tone. Fortunately, newer laser hair removal systems can now successfully treat patients with darker skin tones as well.

 

How many treatments will I need?

Generally, you can expect to have at least 6-8 treatments to achieve good results.

 

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injection, 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.

 

Get Perfect Skin for Your Dream Day

Posted on March 12, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Each bride’s skin is different and it is important to work with aesthetic medical professionals who can provide customized solutions for your unique problems. Our team of trained aesthetic professionals can provide a thorough assessment of the condition of your skin. This assessment will be used to determine the correct treatment plan to make sure you look your best on the most important day of your life.

 

Most brides want a fresher appearance with skin that radiates a healthy and youthful glow.  We suggest starting facial rejuvenation treatments soon after your engagement so that you have time to perfect your skincare routine by your wedding day. We have found that experimenting with new products too close to your wedding will put you at risk for adverse reactions such as breakouts, flaky skin, or rashes.  We can help minimize the risk of these reactions by providing customized recommendations of high-quality skin care products. We can also help amplify the effects of your current skin care routine by incorporating powerful in-office treatments. Our skin care specialists can perform a variety of medical grade chemical peels to improve the tone and texture of your skin. Skinmedica’s range of professional grade chemical peels offer brides several options.

 

Those who are looking to brighten their overall complexion can greatly benefit from the lightest exfoliation treatment, the Illuminize Peel. If a bride is looking to improve the appearance of fine lines and acne scars then they would need a series of more robust treatments such as the Rejuvenize Peel. More pronounced skin imperfections can also be treated with laser skin resurfacing.

 

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, Latisse, laser hair removal, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 457-8740 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com  to schedule a free consultation.

 

How Men Can Reduce the Signs of Aging

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Shaving happens to be a phenomenal exfoliation method that helps men maintain a healthy skin as they age. Shaving is a very simple way to mechanically remove dead skin cells, which helps skincare products absorb better and it also tends to improve overall skin complexion.

 

However, exfoliation alone is not enough to prevent all signs of aging. Volume loss, for example, may result in a hollowed and sunken appearance of one’s facial features. Facial volume loss often requires robust treatments performed by aesthetic medical professionals if patients hope to achieve lasting improvements.

 

Dermal fillers are injectable medications that are specially formulated to combat facial volume loss. Men tend to respond well to hyaluronic based fillers that are effective enough to plump up trouble areas for several months. Juvederm Volbella, for example, works particularly well to fill the hollow areas under the eyes and Juvederm Voluma can be used on the chin area to create more definition along the jawline.

 

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, Latisse, laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 457-8740 or visit us online at https://www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.