Articles Tagged: Los Angeles Skin Care
Posted on October 1, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments use a high-power computer-controlled flashgun to create powerful flashes of light that can be used for various therapeutic and aesthetic purposes. An IPL Photofacial is simply the use of this technique to resolve problems occurring on and around the face. IPL treatments are not the same as using a laser – IPL uses a broad range of light frequencies, and can penetrate further into the skin than a laser can. It turns out that IPL can be used to treat an extremely wide range of problems.
The principal benefits of IPL Photofacials are listed below – this is not an exhaustive list:
IPL therapy can be used to target the bacteria that cause acne. These bacteria can be found on the skin surface, in the first skin layer (the epidermis), but mostly in the second skin layer (the dermis).
High-intensity IPL can reach through the skin and into the dermis, and efficiently kills bacteria while also reducing inflammation.
Reducing Skin Pigmentation Issues
IPL is perhaps best-known for reducing hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and sun spots caused by excess sun exposure. As with acne treatments, IPL reaches through to the dermis, where it is used to target areas of darker pigmentation. IPL acts to even out skin tone, which results in clearer, younger looking skin.
A side-effect of IPL therapy is that production of collagen and connective tissue is stimulated. IPL also heats the skin, causing blood vessels to expand. This increases blood flow to the treated areas, which also tends to help the production of collagen. Boosting collagen has the effect of reducing wrinkles, and can mitigate the effects of aging. The result is firmer, smoother, and more youthful looking skin.
In addition to these benefits, IPL can also be used to treat spider veins, wrinkles as well as helping to reduce the size of skin pores. And if that isn’t enough, it can also be used to help prevent the typical effects of aging before they occur.
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.
Posted on June 14, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko
Feeling tired and worn out can be an unshakeable feeling at times. If your body does not get the rest it needs, you are likely to experience issues with the increased prominence of under-eye bags. Fortunately, there are a number of things that can be done to make sure you don’t look as tired as you feel.
One simple and effective way of dealing with under-eye bags is to apply frozen spoons to this area for a few minutes each morning. The cold sensation will cause your body to constrict blood vessels which will in turn improve the appearance of your under-eye area. However, this home remedy is only a temporary solution. If you are looking for a more permanent answer to your under-eye problems then cosmetic enhancements, such as fillers, will be your best bet. See below for more information on how fillers can help with this common esthetic problem.
What do fillers do?
Fillers plump up facial skin, which can help combat multiple signs of aging and correct hollow areas.
What type of fillers are best for the under-eye area?
We recommend treating the under-eye area with fillers that contain hyaluronic acid in their formulation. Restylane is particularly well suited to treat this area.
How long will the effects of fillers last?
The benefits of injectable fillers can last up to nine months in the under-eye area. Hyaluronic acid fillers can also be easily reversed if you would like to end the results of your treatment earlier.
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.
Posted on May 14, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko
Are you looking for a special gift for your Mom for Mother’s Day, her birthday, or any special occasion? Want a gift that will surprise and delight your mother? Treating your Mom to a photofacial is a gift that can be truly life-changing.
What is a Photofacial?
An IPL photofacial is a cutting-edge non-invasive treatment for people who want beautiful, younger-looking skin. Because photofacials treat skin that has been affected by the sun, the procedures are especially popular in fair weather cities like Los Angeles.
The “photo” in the word “photofacial” refers to light. Photofacials use intense pulse light to remove signs of aging, including sun spots and broken capillaries. The treatment also increases collagen production, which makes the skin look smoother.
How Does a Photofacial Work?
A doctor or a highly trained aesthetic technician will use a device that emits intense pulsed light during the treatment. This device is called IPL. Areas of the skin that have darker pigments, such as sun spots, absorb more of the intense pulsed light than other areas of the skin. Then, the body’s own natural healing processes will eventually remove those areas that have absorbed the most light.
How Long Does It Take?
Patients usually see significant results after the first session. A full course of treatment is usually three to six sessions, spaced three weeks apart.
Will There Be Any Downtime with IPL Treatments?
There’s no downtime. After a session, you can immediately return to your normal activities.
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 complimentary consultation.
Posted on May 1, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko
Blemishes, wrinkles and sun spots are all parts of a normal aging process. However, professional skin rejuvenation procedures can significantly improve your complexion and reverse some of the changes in your skin that come with aging.
Although many of us love having tan skin, the sun can also do significant damage to it. Sun exposure may increase freckles and cause sun spots. The best way to deal with these issues is to talk to a professional about IPL photofacial. To prevent more sun spots from appearing, be sure to apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily.
Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation caused by acne can be very noticeable, even under the most professionally-applied make up. Chemical peels are a proven solution for this condition. These procedures must only be administered by an experienced skin rejuvenation specialist.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Although a completely natural part of aging, excessive sun exposure may accelerate wrinkle formation. Botox treatments can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in as little as 7 days, making your skin look more youthful with minimal to no discomfort.
Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing 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.
Posted on April 16, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko
Botox is the most popular injectable cosmetic treatment. With many years of studies and research and over 16 million treatments since its introduction in 2002, Botox Cosmetic has been a constant presence in cosmetic dermatology.
Unfortunately in the internet era, many questionable articles have been published about Botox, both in print and online, that are not supported by any legitimate medical research. When it comes to cosmetic procedures, it’s crucial to separate fact from fiction. Here are few popular Botox myths.
Botox is just used for wrinkles
Botox’s initial use was for muscle spasms around the eyes. This is because of Botox ability to relax muscles. Botox use eventually expanded to controlling various muscle spasms disorders as well as other medical and cosmetic conditions:
- Wrinkles treatment and prevention
- Overactive bladder
- Excessive perspiration
The Results are immediate
While Botox provides effective and lasting results for those looking to relax their facial fine lines, it’s important to realize that it takes at least 3 days before the effects of the treatment may become noticeable and 7-12 days before the maximum benefit is achieved.
Botox results are permanent
The results of a Botox Cosmetic procedure will last about 3-4 months. With continued treatments, the effects may actually last longer as the muscles causing fine lines don’t contract as much.
Other treatments work just as well
Some skin care companies market their products as being capable of replacing Botox treatments. Botox treats fine lines differently than creams or lotions and the results are more substantial and long lasting.
Treatments are expensive
While this may certainly be the case in some instances, the overall cost of many other cosmetic procedures is significantly higher than the cost of regular Botox treatments.
Your Lser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing 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.
Posted on April 5, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko
Chemical peels are one of the most versatile cosmetic tools that can help improve your skin tone and texture. These treatments can supercharge your body’s natural ability to shed dead skin cells and they also stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Lighter peels, such as SkinMedica Illuminize Peel, can give your skin a bright and healthy glow after only one treatment. More intense peels such as SkinMedica Vitalize and Rejuvenize peels require minimal downtime, but they can also improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sun spots.
Rejuvenize and Vitalize peels contain salicylic acid in its formulation which is a very effective medication for acne.
How many treatments do I need?
Patients can expect fresher looking skin after just one treatment with a professional grade medical peel. The effects of the peels are cumulative, and if you are looking for longer term results you should schedule a series of 4 to 5 treatments in order to obtain maximum results. Patients with acne-prone skin can greatly benefit from maintenance chemical peel treatments to clear pores from acne causing debris.
How frequently can I receive chemical peel treatments?
Deeper peels, such as the Rejuvenize peel, can be repeated every 4-6 weeks. Lighter peels, such as the Illuminize peel, can be performed in 2-4 week intervals.
How can I protect my skin after receiving a chemical peel treatment?
The key to a successful chemical peel treatment is to be gentle with your skin while it heals after the procedure. This means limiting sun exposure and wearing a sunscreen that offers a broad spectrum protection. You should also use a gentle skin care regimen that encourages healing for at least week after your procedure. Skin care products containing ceramides will help soothe and hydrate your skin which will speed up the recovery.
Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing 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.
Posted on March 22, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko
Harsh winter weather that we have endured for the past couple of months has most likely left your skin looking duller and flaky. Fortunately, you can quickly rejuvenate your complexion by incorporating various exfoliation methods into your beauty routine.
Exfoliation helps clear the skin of debris, and makes way for a more beautiful and luminous complexion. Chemical peels, an enhanced form of exfoliation, can also dramatically improve the tone and texture of your skin. If you want your skin to look beautiful this spring then chemical peels is your best option to accomplish this goal.
What conditions can chemical peels treat?
Chemical peels can successfully improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, and mild acne scars.
Will my skin peel after receiving a chemical peel treatment?
It depends. Patients who have been treated with a light chemical peel should expect to experience little to no visible peeling. Medium or deep peels will result in much heavier flaking of the skin.
How can I help the recovery process?
Please minimize sun exposure for at least a week after the procedure. Your skin will be vulnerable to sun damage during this period and it’s best to be extra cautious while it heals.
Can I peel flaky skin?
Although, it will be tempting to manually peel off flaking skin it is not advisable to do so. We recommend our patients to use SkinMedica’s TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream during their recovery process. The moisture will help the healing process and it also helps restore skin barrier function.
Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing 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.