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Study Finds Botox May Help Patients Suffering from Psoriasis and Eczema

Posted on December 6, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

The winter months bring in the joyous holiday season, but the cold weather can also wreak havoc on our skin. Indoor heating adds warmth to homes, but unfortunately it makes our skin feel dry and tight. The dry air can be particularly detrimental for those suffering from psoriasis and eczema because the lack of moisture can trigger flare-ups

Psoriasis and eczema are two chronic skin conditions that result in rough, red, and scaly patches developing on various parts of the body. The lesions are notoriously hard to treat, but researchers are currently investigating if Botox can offer relief to the millions who suffer from these conditions. Recent studies have explored if Botox can inhibit the chemical messengers that trigger inflammation in psoriasis and eczema patients. The test subjects involved in these studies experienced an improvement in the appearance of psoriatic plaques, and Botox also seemed to reduce the feeling of itchiness in eczema sufferers. Although these studies have produced promising results, there is more research needed before Botox becomes widely accepted treatment modality for these diseases.

Botox already has FDA approval to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and it is one of the most effective ways to visibly improve the appearance of aged skin. The prescription medicine smooths the skin by inhibiting the communication from nerves to muscles which is an underlying cause of wrinkle formation. The treatment is injected into the expressive zones of the face, and patients can expect to see a more relaxed and refreshed appearance after their first treatment. The treated muscles will maintain their beautiful and youthful qualities for a period of three to four two months, and then the skin may need to be freshened up with additional treatments.

Furthermore, since Botox is such a highly effective tool at inhibiting cellular communication it has inspired scientists to study if the drug can be used to treat other ailments of the body. Their experiments have led to new and FDA approved medical breakthroughs in the treatment and prevention of chronic migraines and severe underarm sweating. We are excited about the research being done to prove that Botox can improve the lives of patients suffering eczema and psoriasis, and we hope that we can tap into more potential benefits from this powerful treatment.

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.

 

Understanding Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Posted on December 1, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Starting in our 20s, collagen production gradually declines. With fewer reserves of healthy collagen and elastin, our skin becomes increasingly fragile and more susceptible to damage from both internal and external factors.

For instance, our faces begin to show the wear and tear from the muscle activity related to smiling and squinting. Fine lines and wrinkles first make their appearance in areas of the face that experience the most muscle movement, and the creases become more prominent as we mature. We will break down four of the primary types of wrinkles to help you understand better how they are formed.

 

  1. Atrophic Crinkling Rhytids

These wrinkles appear as fine lines on the skin, and the lines often run parallel to each other.  Skin tightening can greatly improve the appearance of this type of wrinkles because the treatment works by stimulating collagen production.

 

  1. Permanent Elastic Creases

The creases are permanently etched into the skin as a result of years of repeated facial movements. We have found that the best way to treat this type of wrinkles is with dermal fillers injections, which will help plump up the skin and create a more youthful facial contour.

 

  1. Dynamic Expression Lines

Botox is one of the most effective treatments available today to both treat and prevent this type of wrinkles. Botox will create a softer and more relaxed facial appearance, but it’s important to seek out a qualified professional to administer this treatment. Botox is a very powerful injectable medication, and you need an experienced clinician who understands the product as well as your facial anatomy if you want the most natural-looking results.

 

  1. Gravitational Folds

These folds are caused by gravity, and the furrows deepen and become more pronounced as you age. We recommend applying facial and décolleté creams in an upward motion to avoid worsening the problem of downward pressure our skin regularly faces.

 

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.

 

Chemical Peels Can Clear Acne and Reduce Hyperpigmentation

Posted on November 22, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Everyone wants beautiful skin that is blemish free, but maintaining a flawless complexion is not an easy task for most people. Fluctuations in stress and hormone levels often trigger negative reactions in our bodies, and the effects can often be seen on the skin in the form of acne and inflammation.

Acne happens when dead skin cells, oily sebum and other debris builds up and block the opening of sebaceous glands. Clogged glands become infected which leads to formation of acne.

Often used over the counter acne products can sometimes exacerbate the problem and leave your skin irritated and hypersensitive. We believe that the best course of action is to seek help from a certified skincare professional who will help you find the best way to treat your particular type of acne.

Medical grade chemical peels for example are some of the more effective acne treatments available.  Superficial chemical peels, such as Skinmedica’s Illuminize Peel, will help remove debris from pores, which will in turn reduce the likelihood of acne formation. This chemical peel gives patients brighter and clearer skin in a matter of days.  Deeper chemical peels can also be used to treat mild to moderate acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. The best times of the year to do chemical peels are fall and winter due to minimal sun exposure during those months.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Chemical Peels, 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.

 

All About Lip Fillers

Posted on November 17, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Full, luscious lips are one of the most desirable traits in the world. However, due to age or genetics many find themselves disappointed with how their lips look. If you are one of these people there are a number of cosmetic treatments available to achieve more beautiful lips.

Many choose to overdraw their lips with liners to give the illusion of a perfect pout, but this is a temporary solution that often gives a very dated look to your makeup. Celebrities and beauty aficionados are increasingly turning to lip fillers as their means to obtain a smile that’s both sexy and attractive.

Our favorite lip fillers have hyaluronic acid as their main component. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body that has the remarkable ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. Its impressive moisture retention abilities help the skin look supple and plump, and this ingredient is also incredibly effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Patients who receive lip fillers based on hyaluronic acid are truly receiving the best lip enhancement treatment available. The results last up to six to nine months, and patients see improvement in appearance of their lips immediately. These lip fillers are also completely reversible if you are in any way unsatisfied with the look of your augmented lips.

Lip fillers, in general, work to soften fine lines and increase the volume of the lips. However, not all lip fillers are created equal. Before you seek treatment, you should find a reputable aesthetic physician who understands how different formulations of fillers can better augment the lips. At Your Laser Skin Care, we utilize the most advanced lip fillers available on the market, and with each patient we carefully consider their facial anatomy before augmenting their lips.

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: Your Botox Questions Answered

Posted on November 10, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

For decades, Botox has been a reliable way to reverse the signs of aging, benefitting patients of all ages and skin types. Watch our patients describe their experiences with Botox and address common concerns.

 

Simplify Your Hair Care Routine with Botox

Posted on November 9, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Our hair tends to never look better than when we walk out of a salon with a fresh blowout. Protecting it changes the way we go about life since we now have to be mindful of how the elements may affect our beautiful hair. We start to avoid moisture because we know it will ruin it. Sweating, for example, can instantly transform voluminous hair into lifeless, flattened strands.

Fortunately, sweat is something we can now control with the help of Botox. More and more patients are turning to Botox to reduce sweating. Botox can be safely used in the underarm and scalp areas, and the in-office treatment will work to block the neurotransmitters that promote perspiration.

When Botox is injected into the scalp, patients can expect to see their hairstyles looking fresher for longer. Routine activities like exercising can now be performed without the fear of ruining your hair.

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.

 

All About Laser Hair Removal for Facial Hair

Posted on November 6, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Modern makeup blending techniques require that we get up close and personal with our skin in order to achieve the most realistic looking results. However, this beautifying process also makes us acutely aware of all of our flaws and facial hair.

Traditional makeup, such as powders, tends to make hair stand out because the products cling to stray hairs, which in effect makes our efforts for a flawless complexion a never-ending battle. Thus, we go to great lengths to regularly remove facial hair. Waxing is the most common way to get rid of those unwelcome moustaches, but it can be quite irritating and damaging to the skin.

Fortunately, through advances in technology, lasers can now be safely and effectively used to permanently remove unwanted hair from our upper lip, chin, and sideburns. The laser system we use at Your Laser Skin Care is a state-of-the-art system that works by sending light beams to the hair shaft underneath the surface of the skin in order to destroy the hair follicle. The highly controlled light energy can be adjusted based on skin tone and hair thickness which makes this hair removal method a safe procedure for a variety of people.

If facial hair is a nuisance for you, please consider laser hair removal as your method of choice for a long lasting reduction of facial hair.  We recommend doing laser hair removal during Fall and Winter since exposure to the sun must be limited while undergoing these treatments. As a general guideline, it will take about 6-8 sessions to permanently remove facial hair, but your laser technician will be able to provide a more precise estimate during your initial consultation.

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.