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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…)

 

Latisse vs. Eyelash Extensions

Posted on May 5, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Long, thick, luxurious lashes have the remarkable ability to make a woman feel more beautiful and give her that extra boost of confidence in her ability to take on the world. Cosmetics can create the illusion of bolder, more prominent lashes, but the temporary effect can have a long lasting negative impact. It’s an unfortunate reality that regularly using heavy mascaras and falsies can cause your natural lashes to become brittle and sparse. Luckily, there are a few alternatives available to elongate and accentuate lashes without the harm caused by trying to remove stubborn mascara or glue. (more…)

 

3 Most Popular Minimally Invasive Procedures of 2016

Posted on May 1, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Many minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures can help you achieve excellent results quickly and effectively.

The number of these procedures performed in the U.S. continues to rise each year because they are more affordable than plastic surgery, and require virtually no downtime.

While Botox remains the most popular non-invasive treatment, there are two others that are increasing in popularity as well: (more…)