Articles Tagged: Los Angeles Skin Care
Posted on January 2, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko
The holiday season is winding down, and a new year has now begun. If you’re like most women, you’d like to look a little younger, fresher, and more beautiful. So why not make 2017 all about your skin? Resolve to take better care of your skin this year—now that’s a New Year’s resolution you’ll want to keep. (more…)
Posted on November 14, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
It’s November, which means that fall season is in full-swing. If you’re like most women, your likely to have a little more free time on your hands this time of the year. So why not spend those extra hours pampering yourself? Consider our top 4 tips to get a gorgeous autumn glow.
1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
If you want truly beautiful, healthy skin, you must moisturize. Apply a high-quality body lotion daily after showering, and consider switching your summertime shower gel or bar soap to a creamy body wash. (more…)
Posted on June 6, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
The same drug that smooths out your skin can help soothe your headaches if you suffer from chronic migraines. Severe, recurrent headaches significantly affect patient’s quality of life. Botox, consisting of botulinum toxin type A, decreases frequency of migraines in some patients.
Botox for Migraines
Botox is prescribed for people who have severe debilitating migraines. It is not approved for use in adults who suffer fewer than 14 headache days every month. Each headache episode must last at least four hours.
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Neurology recently updated its guidelines and approved the use of Botox for migraines and certain other neurological disorders. These include:
- blepharospasm – a condition causing a disabling eyelid closure
- cervical dystonia – involuntary contractions of the neck and upper shoulder muscles
- adult spasticity
- spinal cord injuries.
While the FDA approved Botox for chronic migraines in 2010, American Academy of Neurology did not include Botox treatments for migraines in its guidelines until April 2016. Scientists aren’t exactly sure how Botox works in reducing chronic migraine, although research indicates it may inhibit pain by reducing pain pathway expression involving specific nerve cells.
The injections are performed on certain areas of your neck and head. Patients receive injections roughly every three months for about a year. As a result, most patients enjoy significantly more pain-free days.
Botox has not yet been scientifically proven to work on tension, cluster or other types of headaches.
Your Laser Skin Care
Posted on October 6, 2015 by Ella Fedonenko
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Posted on March 10, 2015 by Ella Fedonenko
It’s always interesting to read about the latest super food or leafy greens that we should consume to better our health and to achieve a healthy, glowing complexion from the inside out.
But sometimes … it’s good to get a healthy reminder about the unhealthy items we should avoid eating most of the time. What you eat directly affects your largest organ — your skin. Depending on what you eat, you can create skin conditions like acne, aging and thinning. A poor diet will cause inflammation, which causes oxidative stress, which ultimately damages your collagen and DNA. In other words, try to avoid these products or do your best to consume them only occasionally.
Sugar = danger … all the danger: It’s one of the worst things for your health and your skin. It also happens to be the product that ages us the most. Additionally, it weakens our immune systems. An overabundance of sugar in your system will expedite your skin’s production of wrinkles. Consume naturally occurring sugars in fruit rather than processed candy.
Fried anything = oil: Fried foods are … so tasty. However, they are fatty and create oil buildup.
Alcohol and Caffeine = sap hydration: Alcohol dehydrates you. As a result, the less water in your body, the less of it can get to your skin. Alcohol also is known to cause vasodilatation (or widening of blood vessels and arteries), which in turn exacerbates rosacea (a recurring inflammatory disorder that affects facial skin and causes a reddish appearance). Caffeine is a diuretic, and thus it dehydrates.
Processed snacks = sugar and salt: Processed foods often contain too much sodium and sugar. And as previously mentioned, sugar will increase wrinkle production, weaken your immune system and affect quality of your skin.
Cereal = refined sugar: Even so-called healthy cereals contain high levels of refined sugar. Make sure to check the label.
Salt = bloating: While some salt is good for you, it can wreak havoc on your skin. It contributes to bloating due to trapping water in your tissues. Remember that a lot of what you eat contains salt already.
Posted on February 26, 2015 by Ella Fedonenko
Cigarette smoking nearly guarantees that you will look old and unhealthy before your time on the outside, as well as on the inside. Smoking is a confirmed cause of premature facial wrinkles, according to Mayo Clinic.
Tobacco smoke contains more than 400 chemicals! Exposure to these chemicals decreases the body’s collagen and elastin levels, the fibers that allow skin to stay firm and pliable. Less skin elasticity results in more skin sagging. Even exposure to secondhand smoke causes this damage. You do not even have to inhale to suffer the consequences of being exposed to 400+ chemicals.
The nicotine in cigarettes reduces blood flow to the skin by causing the blood vessels to constrict. Because blood delivers oxygen and important cellular nutrition to the skin, if less blood is getting to the skin’s surface, the skin is deprived of life-giving, nourishing material and loses its suppleness and elasticity.
Here is the damage that smoking can wreak on your skin:
• Loose folds and pockets of skin under the eyes.
• Deep crow feet on the outside of the eyes from the heat of burning cigarettes and the squinting from the smoke.
• Dark, blotchy age spots on the face.
• Pale or uneven skin tone due to oxygen and nutrient deprivation.
• Deep lines around the mouth and lips from puckering and loss of elasticity.
Smoking is not just hard on the face. Research shows that the loss of skin elasticity from smoking causes inner arms to droop and breasts to sag.
While the wrinkles that smoking causes don’t disappear as soon as you stop smoking, they will stop progressing and ease up a bit over time. Mayo Clinic reports that within 12 hours of quitting, the skin starts to repair itself as the carbon monoxide levels decrease. After three months of smoking cessation, the skin’s circulation is returned to what it was before smoking began.
Despite improvements in facial skin that ex-smokers enjoy, there is often much residual damage remaining from even a short period of smoking. This is where life-altering help from a Cosmetic Doctor can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles with dermal fillers, Botox, or non-invasive laser procedures.
Your Laser Skin Care is your source for highly skilled and creative Los Angeles Skin Care solutions. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 for a free consultation.