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Selecting a Vein Treatment Doctor for Sclerotherapy or Laser Vein Therapy

Posted on August 13, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

You should be sure to consider the following points before deciding where to go for treatment:

Doctor’s Qualifications and Experience

Reach out to the doctor and ask about their qualifications and experience. Your doctor should be board certified in a relevant specialty – one of internal medicine, vascular medicine, vascular surgery, or dermatology.

You also want to select a doctor who has substantial experience carrying out vein therapy. Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor about their experience. If they can’t find the time to talk to you, keep looking.

Available Equipment

Laser vein therapy makes use of high-tech lasers. There are many different models, with different features, but the most versatile and widely-used type of laser is the Nd:YAG laser. Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG) is simply the type of crystal from which the laser is constructed, and Neodymium (Nd) is the chemical element added to tune the light frequency produced by the laser.

Although very brief, pulses of laser light can cause discomfort. One way to alleviate this is to cool the skin a fraction of a second before each laser pulse. The DCD (Dynamic Cooling Device) system uses a cryogenic spray to counteract the heating effect of the laser, minimizing discomfort.

Personal Rapport with the Doctor

It’s important that you feel comfortable with the doctor, and with the staff at their clinic. It may be hard to pin down what makes you feel at ease with a doctor, but trust your instincts.

The effectiveness of your treatment is not only measured by the doctor’s skill and experience, but also by their ability to listen to your concerns, and to fully explain the treatment options available to you.

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Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy, chemical peels 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.

 

Benefits of Non-Invasive Skin Rejuvenation

Posted on August 6, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Choosing cosmetic (“invasive”) surgery as a way to rejuvenate one’s appearance can be a very costly decision, and the results are at times difficult to predict.  Fortunately, in almost all cases there are a multitude of highly effective and well-tested non-invasive alternative treatment options.

Opting for non-surgical procedures leads to the following benefits:

You Can Choose From a Large Number of Available Treatments

Depending on your needs we can help you choose between the following options:

  • For wrinkles: Botox, or injectable fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Voluma, and others).
  • For thinning eyelashes: Latisse.
  • For unwanted hair: Laser hair removal.
  • For unsightly veins: Laser Vein therapy, or Sclerotherapy.
  • For facial blemishes and broken veins: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment.
  • For skin tightening: Candela YAG Laser treatment.
  • For loss of facial volume: Sculptra or Juvederm injectable fillers.
  • For loss of hand volume: Perlane injectable filler.
  • For miscellaneous skin defects: Laser assisted skin resurfacing, or chemical peels.

Injectable fillers are particularly versatile, and can replace surgery when treating:

  • Lip and chin augmentation.
  • Cheek and jowl enhancement.
  • Nose resculpting (Rhinoplasty).
  • Acne scar reduction.
  • Eye region defect correction.

Lowered Risk with Control over Degree of Correction

In the event that cosmetic surgery gives unsatisfactory results it may be difficult or impossible to reverse the procedure. To say nothing of the costs involved. Our non-invasive treatments do not make irreversible changes, and you can decide to make changes slowly, over the course of several visits.

You can easily gauge the effects of each visit, and decide if or how often you want to return. This allows you to choose the degree of correction you want, and allows you to make improvements gradually over time, in a more natural manner.

Different Ways to Manage Pain and Discomfort

Non-invasive treatments considerably reduce levels of pain and discomfort compared to surgical options. Most of our treatment options require at most topical numbing.

Convenience and Flexible Scheduling

Our procedures generally take between 15 and 45 minutes, and can be scheduled to fit in with your timetable. They also require little or no recovery time afterwards.

Whatever your needs, we will guide you through all the options and choices involved with enhancing your appearance, and make sure that your treatment is precisely tailored to your requirements.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy, chemical peels 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.

 

Getting Ready for Your Laser Hair Removal Appointment

Posted on July 24, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Laser hair removal is the high-tech way to remove hair from anywhere on the body. It works by using pulses of laser light to target the pigment inside the root of each hair – the follicle. Laser light is absorbed by the follicle, which damages it and inhibits further hair growth.

You can prepare for laser hair removal, and ensure that you get the maximum benefit from the procedure, by following these simple tips:

Keep out of the sun for at least 2 weeks before each treatment.

Tanning increases the levels of melanin in the skin, which makes the laser pulses less effective. Artificial tanning products have a similar effect, and should also be avoided ahead of time.

No plucking, waxing, or electrolysis for 2 weeks before a treatment.

These techniques can disrupt the growth cycle of hair follicles, and laser hair removal is most effective when the hair follicles are undamaged.

Shave the day of your treatment.

In contrast to the previous two “no’s”, we ask that you shave the area to be treated before your appointment. Shaving removes hair without damaging the follicles, and maximizes the amount of laser light reaching each hair follicle. Using a fresh razor will also reduce the chance of infection.

Avoid applying makeup and deodorant the day of your treatment.

If you normally apply these to the area being treated, don’t use any the day of your treatment. The Doctor will also give you instructions on what to do after the treatment to minimize any redness or inflammation.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions ahead of an appointment.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy, chemical peels 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.

 

New Treatment Option Helps Rejuvenate Your Hands

Posted on July 16, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

There are several options available for people wanting to treat wrinkles and other facial signs of aging, but until recently there was no FDA-approved way to treat the next most common area of concern: the back of one’s hands.

Loss of volume underneath the skin on the back of the hand can be due to general loss of fat, as well as muscle atrophy. This often results in the bones, tendons, and veins in the hand becoming unusually prominent – even more so when the skin of the hand has also become thin.

Radiesse, which is limited to use when the skin on the hands is still relatively thick, was approved in 2015. But now it’s been joined by Restylane, which can also be used in cases where the skin on the back of the hand has become thin. Restylane is not a new product – it was already approved for use on the cheeks and the areas between the sides of the nose and the corners of the mouth – but the FDA has now officially authorized its use as a hand filler.

Restylane is an injectable white sugar-based gel filler containing hyaluronic acid. Restylane provides immediate benefits by helping to increase volume beneath the skin, and each treatment lasts for up to 6 months. Hyaluronic acid also helps to replenish moisture in the skin, which improves skin firmness, flexibility, and appearance. Regular use of Restylane may also stimulate collagen production, leading to longer-term benefits.

One syringe of Restylane is normally enough to treat one hand. Side effects are minimal but some patients may experience temporary swelling, itching, or tenderness.

Please contact us for more information on this exciting new treatment option.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy, chemical peels 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 Age Gracefully

Posted on July 9, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Your skin changes over time. If you are hoping to age gracefully, then it is absolutely imperative to have a skincare regimen that is thoughtfully curated to fit your needs. Your beauty products must contain high quality ingredients that aim to continually improve the tone and quality of your skin. We strongly recommend incorporating Skinmedica, a dermatologist developed skin care brand, into your skincare routine. The brand harnesses the latest in skin rejuvenation technology to create a number of well formulated products that can help brighten and smooth the skin.

However, caring for your skin is not just about the products you use, but it is also about lifestyle choices you make. If you can combine healthy lifestyle with high quality skincare products then you are much more likely to maintain a beautiful complexion as you age.

We put together a list of what your skin care regimen should look at different stages in your life in order to put your best face forward.

20s

In your 20s you should focus on preventative care. Sun protection needs to be taken seriously in order to prevent wrinkles and sun spots later in life. Your skin should also be well hydrated at all times. Skinmedica’s HA5 Rejuventating Hydrator is a great hydrating product we highly recommended.

30s

In your 30s fine lines and wrinkles tend to become more prominent.  It’s a good time to start incorporating more sophisticated ingredients into your skincare routine. Products such as the TNS Essential Serum can be game changers in how your face ages over time. This particular product can be especially effective tool against hyperpigmentation and eczema.

40s

In your 40s your skin care routine should include fairly regular use of medical grade aesthetic procedures such as chemical peels, IPL photofacials and laser resurfacing treatments. These treatments can help with many common cosmetic issues such as hyperpigmentation, skin dullness, and fine lines.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy, chemical peels 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.

 

Questions to Ask Before Starting Botox Treatment

Posted on July 2, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Aside from medical uses, where Botox is an approved treatment for chronic migraines, certain muscular disorders, and even overactive bladder, Botox has been used for cosmetic purposes in the USA for almost 30 years. And although it’s long been the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebrities, and several million people have Botox treatments every year, there are still certain questions that you should ask before deciding on Botox.

How does it work?

Minute amounts of Botox are injected into facial muscles, temporarily blocking the nerve signals that cause them to contract. Relaxing the muscles causes associated wrinkles to soften.

Where is it most effective?

Botox is commonly used on the forehead, and around the eyes. It is especially effective on wrinkles visible when muscles contract, such as when frowning or squinting. It may also be effective around the mouth and on the neck.

How is the procedure performed?

A mild local anesthetic is used to minimize any discomfort, and the Botox is injected using very fine, short needles. A full session only takes 10 to 30 minutes, and can be scheduled whenever is most convenient.

How effective is the treatment?

Exact results depend on your age, skin type, and the depth of your wrinkles. Generally results are seen within 2 to 4 days, and last 3 months or more. Depending on the severity of your wrinkles, additional treatments may also be recommended.

Who will benefit the most from Botox?

Traditionally used by older patients trying to reduce their wrinkles, younger men and women are increasingly turning to Botox as a way to prevent wrinkles from forming. It pays to have appropriate expectations – Botox can reduce the effect of your wrinkles, but it may not be possible to eliminate them completely.

What about side effects?

Some patients have mild swelling or bruising after the procedure. We see side effects in less than 2% of patients.

How much does it cost?

Each unit of Botox costs $10; the number of units depends on the number and size of wrinkles to be treated. A frown line might require up to 20 units.

Does it matter where I have the procedure done?

Perhaps the most important question to ask.  The answer is an emphatic “yes!” Although Botox treatments are straightforward, it’s extremely important that the appropriate dose is used in the correct location. The skill and experience of the Doctor make all the difference in achieving a natural look.

For more details on our Botox treatments, please see https://www.yourlaserskincare.com/botox.

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 Make the Most of Your Laser Hair Removal Treatments

Posted on June 21, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Laser hair removal is one of the most effective ways to remove unwanted hair from your body. This technology utilizes energy of light to target and destroy hair follicles.

Before your first session of laser hair removal you should take at least two weeks off from waxing, tweezing or electrolysis to give your hair follicles time to grow. You should also minimize sun exposure for at least two weeks before starting laser treatments. Sunbathing is not advisable during your treatments as well since the sun will make your skin more sensitive to heat. This will minimize side effects and increase the effectiveness of the treatments. Ideally, sessions must be scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Unfortunately, even the best laser systems will require multiple treatment sessions in order to achieve permanent hair reduction. This is because not all hairs are at the same stage in their growth cycle during a treatment.

We have put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you decide if laser hair removal is right for you.

Can I shave in between laser hair removal treatments?

Since shaving doesn’t affect hair follicles it should not interfere with the effectiveness of your treatments.

Why must I wait so long in between treatments?

Each individual hair’s growth cycle is largely independent of neighboring hairs. Hair follicles in the anagen, or growth phase will respond best to laser hair removal.

Do treatment intervals depend on the area of the body being treated?

Hair growth cycles vary on different parts of the body. For example, facial hair can be treated in shorter intervals than on other areas of the body.

How is laser hair removal different from other hair removal methods?

Laser hair removal works by destroying hair follicles while other hair removal methods only remove visible hair.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy 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.