Articles Tagged: dermal fillers

 

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.

 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Laser Hair Removal

Posted on July 1, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko

Whether you’re headed to the beach, pool or a backyard barbecue, follow these simple do’s and don’ts of summer laser hair removal.  (more…)

 

The Science Behind Effective Laser Hair Removal

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko

Laser hair removal is the most effective way to remove unwanted hair. In some patients, laser hair removal is permanent, while others may require “touch-ups” annually. Although sessions you undergo for laser hair removal are quite straightforward, there’s a great deal of science behind the procedure. Laser is actually an acronym of “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation,” and the device releases light of a specific wavelength. Lasers weren’t originally used for the purpose of hair removal, but researchers noted in the 1970’s that using lasers for other medical uses resulted in hair loss.  (more…)

Sculptra, the new derma filler

Posted on February 18, 2014 by Ella Fedonenko

Last week, we introduced you to a new derma filler and volumizing drug, Voluma, that was FDA-approved in Dec., 2013. But when it comes to restoring fullness to areas of the face that have lost their youthful contours, Sculptra offers another very attractive alternative.

Introduced with FDA-approval, in 2004, Sculptra was immediately hailed as the non-invasive “liquid facelift” that would rival many of the stunning effects of surgery. Of course, as an injectable procedure, Sculptra does not offer the permanent results of the traditional facelift, but with results lasting up to two years, it’s also not quite so temporary.

As noted earlier, one of the most prevalent signs of age is a physiological process that is quite inevitable. As the face matures, there is a gradual loss of fatty tissue that actually supports your skin and facial structure. The results of this loss – combined with the effects of gravity – is a creation of hollows or “sunken” areas, usually, in the cheek and temple areas.

Injected into the deepest layers of your skin, Sculptra works with your own body to stimulate your natural production of Collagen, the substance that maintains the look of young, plump skin. Sculptra is not a “quick fix;” it’s a subtle process that continues over a period of months.

So, does Sculptra perform exactly the same as facelift surgery? No, but at a fraction of the cost, without the extended discomfort and downtime and with the long-lasting, youthful appearance you long for – call us about Sculptra today.

The New Liquid Face-lift

Posted on February 6, 2014 by Ella Fedonenko

Just when we think that the Fountain of Youth, indeed, runneth over and the search has ended. After BOTOX, the Laser, IPL, Chemical Peels, Restylane and the rest – what else could there possibly be to reverse the signs of aging?

Meet Voluma, the newest sister product to the popular filler, Juvederm, and created by Allergan, the same powerhouse company that also manufactures BOTOX, Voluma is unique, exciting and available now!

Just approved by the FDA, Voluma has been highly anticipated for the last five years. It’s results in other countries, prior to its release in the U.S., have been remarkable in achieving the very specific benefit for which it was created, adding volume to the “hollow” mid-cheek area of the face.

While the signs of individual aging may vary, a bit, according to skin type, skin care, heredity, lifestyle, environment and other considerations, the basics are universal: lines, wrinkles, folding or sagging skin and hollow or “sunken” areas at the temple, under eye, cheek and chin.

As noted earlier, cosmetic dermatology has addressed the first few conditions with many non-invasive procedures and products. But the shifting of fatty tissue and the structural changes, over larger areas of the face, have presented a different challenge. And Voluma is a different product.

Voluma is a part of the derma filler family. It even contains one of the key natural ingredients, hyaluronic acid, that is already produced by the body and found in the most successful filler products. But, injected into the deeper layers of the skin, Voluma also lifts as it adds volume to flattened, drawn areas. The natural, attractive curves of the face are restored.

As with all injectables, there are some temporary side effects that might appear, following treatment, including swelling, tenderness, redness and bruising. But there is evidence that these symptoms are milder, with Voluma, and their duration is shorter.

And here is one of the best benefits of this new product – the duration of it’s side effects may be short, but the duration of its results are long-lasting! The effects of Voluma have been consistently noted to last up to two years. Perhaps that’s why this new procedure has been referred to as “the liquid face-lift.”

Give Yourself the Gift of Beauty

Posted on December 24, 2013 by Ella Fedonenko

Here are some of the simplest suggestions to maintain the glow and keep the Holiday Season shining.

First and foremost, make a promise to never again go to sleep with your makeup still on. It’s caking and clogging your pores and making your skin dry, dull and lifeless and prone to break-outs. Just like every inch of your body, your skin needs oxygen to breathe. It needs to be clean to look fresh and clear. To be healthy.

So, buy yourself a fine-quality, gentle cleanser and use it, morning and night. And follow it up with a soothing, hydrating moisturizer to keep your skin soft, smooth and supple. Love the skin you’re in around the clock and it will love you back from year to year.

To really make a change to your beauty regimen, schedule yourself for a new, a follow-up or a different beauty treatment every month. Perhaps a monthly facial, a derma filler touch-up, every 4 – 6 months will not only help to maintain your youthful look but will refresh your spirit, as well.

Combine or alternate any of the above with a quarterly BOTOX treatment to remove that frown, relax that wrinkle or erase those crow’s feet…and, perhaps, five years from your age-defying appearance.

With so many options and so many ways to look younger, more radiant and more vibrant than ever before, why not make this year your time to shine? If you want to learn more about all the possibilities and which ones may be best for you – come in for a consultation and let’s start the New Year right. Taking care of yourself is often the best resolution you can make.

The “Liquid Facelift”

Posted on November 26, 2013 by Ella Fedonenko

Last week, we talked about one of the newest beauty products to be approved by the FDA, Voluma. But it’s important to note that Voluma is not the first product to evolve from the popular “derma fillers,” like Restylane, Juvederm et al, as a “volumizer.” Appropriately, it’s called Sculptra.

In August, 2004, Sculptra was approved by the FDA for restoring volume to areas of the face that have lost fat, due to either the aging process or from losing a substantial amount of weight. This loss of volume usually appears at the temple, under the eyes, around the mouth or in the lower cheek areas. Keep in mind that a rounder, fuller contour is associated with a younger appearance while this loss of volume “flattens out” the face, creating shadows, hollows and other distinctive signs of age.

Like Voluma, Sculptra is injected into the sunken areas to plump them up and “re-sculpt” the facial contours. By adding volume, the volumizers also lift sagging areas and erase lines and wrinkles.

And, like Voluma, Sculptra is extremely long-lasting and often the results are maintained for up to two years. But there are also some very distinct differences between the two drugs.

Voluma contains hyaluronic acid, which effects are visible immediately. Sculptra, when injected into the deeper layers of the skin, interacts with the body’s own creation of collagen and the results emerge over a period of time. Several treatments are the protocol and as the Sculptra causes the body to produce more and more collagen, the volume increases, slowly and naturally.

The side-effects are similar, for both products, and are usually minor and disappear quickly. And the cost is also comparable, although higher, than for the shorter-lasting derma fillers.

Ultimately, the most important and exciting “take-away” information that has been created by Sculptra and Voluma, in the cosmetic dermatology industry – for both patients and practitioners – is that many years of aging may now be erased, without surgery. And the effects, while still called “temporary,” may last for years.