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The Best Time to Start Laser Hair Removal is Winter

Posted on January 11, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Some people enjoy the winter season, while others shy away from the bone-chilling winds and harsh weather that comes with it. The cold air also ushers in a host of skin conditions such as dry skin, and it can also exacerbate a razor burn. Thus, traditional forms of hair removal such as shaving become more of a chore than ever during wintry conditions. One way to minimize the chance of skin irritation and keep your legs looking smooth and beautiful is by starting a series of laser hair removal treatments.

 

Understandably, showing off your legs might not be a top priority for you in cold weather, but the fall and winter months are actually the best time of the year to start these treatments. Professional grade laser hair removal is very powerful and effective method of hair removal, but it can also make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Ideally, you should have at least two weeks of minimal sun exposure before each session. Thus, even if winter isn’t one of your favorite seasons, you can still take advantage of this period of reduced sunshine to begin your laser hair removal treatments.

 

Hair on the legs tends to be coarser than other areas of the body, and it typically takes six to eight treatments to permanently reduce the unwanted hair. Laser hair removal takes time to work, and we recommend spacing treatments four to six weeks apart to achieve maximum results. Patients generally experience minimal discomfort during the procedure, but a numbing agent can be applied before the treatment to further enhance your comfort. During each session, your aesthetic technician will focus a gentle beam of high-intensity light on the unwanted hair follicles. Laser hair removal works best when the difference between your skin and hair color is easily distinguishable. Thus, if your skin is tanned you’re likely to get suboptimal results and it may also increase your chance of side effects with certain types of lasers. You can reduce this risk by scheduling your laser hair removal sessions during the least sunny months.

 

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

 

Reduce Pain from Teeth Grinding and Jaw Clenching with Botox

Posted on January 8, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Teeth grinding and jaw clenching may lead to numerous health issues including muscle soreness. Traditionally, dentists recommend mouthguards for people struggling with these conditions. Unfortunately, these dental appliances frequently don’t resolve symptoms of teeth grinding completely. Luckily, there are a number of alternative treatments available, Botox injections being one of the most effective ones.

Botox is typically thought of as a way to treat wrinkles, however, it can be used to treat a broad array of muscular disorders. In fact, it’s FDA approved to treat upper limb spasticity.

A trained clinician injects small amounts of Botox into jaw muscles, which reduces muscle activity associated with teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Patients typically experience less pain and soreness after their treatment, and Botox works best if the treatment is repeated every three to four months.

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

 

 

3 Skincare Resolutions For 2018

Posted on January 4, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

2018 is finally here, and we are looking for ways to look our best in the New Year. If skincare is one area you hope to improve upon, we can help turn your resolutions into a reality. Below are three beauty resolutions you should consider adding to your list, because they can have a big impact on your complexion and overall skin’s health.

 

  1. Apply Sunscreen Regularly

One of the easiest ways to prevent fine lines and wrinkles is to start incorporating sunscreen into your daily routine. Sunscreen should be applied regularly during daylight hours because the active ingredients lose their efficacy approximately two hours after the application. We recommend trying out SkinMedica’s line of Total Defense and Repair sunscreens because their innovative formulas are also highly effective at rejuvenating the skin.

 

  1. Exfoliate

One of the best ways to achieve a smoother and more refreshed appearance is through regular exfoliation.

For your homecare routine, we recommend SkinMedica’s AHA/BHA Cream because it offers gentle exfoliation with naturally derived alpha-hydroxy acids. More powerful exfoliation methods should be left to the experts who can perform medical grade chemical peels. This effective form of exfoliation can treat sun damage, acne scars, and various signs of aging.

 

  1. Treat and Prevent Premature Aging

The New Year might remind us that we are getting older, but with the right products, treatments, and lifestyle choices, we can dramatically slow down the aging process. If you are interested in achieving a more youthful complexion, there are a number of minimally invasive cosmetic enhancements to try that can rejuvenate and revitalize your skin. For instance, fillers and Botox can diminish the prominence of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox, in particular, is both a restorative and preventative treatment when it comes to treating the signs of aging.

 

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 Optimize Your Skincare Regimen

Posted on December 18, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

When seasons change, it is time to re-evaluate your beauty routine. We will discuss two helpful tips to follow when optimizing your skincare regimen.

 

  1. Adapt Routines for the Season

You may find that some of your favorite summer beauty products are no longer working well during the winter. For colder months, we recommend using heavier creams because they will offer a layer of protection from the dry winter air. We also love moisturizers with ceramides, such as Skinmedica TNS Ceramide Treatment cream, because they hydrate the skin more efficiently and they are very effective at soothing dry, flaky skin.

  1. Integrate Cautiously

Although there are plenty of new and innovative beauty products to try this winter we recommend taking your time in introducing each new product to your regimen. We find that our patients experience minimal side effects when changing their beauty routines if they incorporate each new skincare product one at time. Slowly integrating new skincare products will also help you better determine which products are working for you and which ones are not. Ideally, you should give each new product a two month trial before judging its efficacy.

 

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 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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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.

 

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.