Articles Tagged: Skin Care Specialist Los angeles
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 March 16, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
The Cambridge English Dictionary defines rejuvenate as “to make someone look or feel young and energetic again.” Some of the best ingredients for skin rejuvenation are available at your local supermarket. Skin rejuvenation using natural ingredients is as easy as making a smoothie – and you can use some of the same fruits and vegetables in a facial mask as well. (more…)
Posted on July 27, 2015 by Ella Fedonenko
In summer, thoughts turn to lazy vacation days spent soaking up the sun, sand and surf, and it’s easy to forget how to get healthy skin. But summer can bring with it a number of concerns that require care and attention. For beautiful skin throughout the season, follow these summer skin care tips. (more…)
Posted on March 24, 2015 by Ella Fedonenko
We schedule annual appointments with our physicians. We see(or try to visit) the dentist every six months. Yet how often do you visit a skin care specialist?
Yet every day, each one of us uses the body’s largest organ — our skin — without thinking much about it. If you consider the facts about our skin and its incredible abilities, you might start to care more about its health and well-being.
- About 15 percent of your total body weight is skin.
- Skin is made up of two types — glabrous and hairy — and has three different layers: the epidermis, dermis and subcutis.
- Skin measures 2 square meters when stretched out.
- Your eyelids boast the thinnest skin (.02 mm) on your body. Skin is thickest (1.4 mm) on the soles of your feet. Skin has the necessary amount of strength and elasticity for its location. For example, the skin on your stomach is different from the skin covering your knuckles.
- There is no hair or even sweat glands in scar tissue.
- Hair is made from keratin, which is a protein. Individual body hairs will grow for two to six years.
- It’s normal to lose between 20 to 100 hairs on your scalp a day.
- Your skin will regenerate every 28 days.
- The dead layers of skin and fingernails consist of keratin.
- You lose around 30,000 dead skin cells every minute.
- Natural fats keep skin moisturized and healthy. Alcohol and detergents will negatively affect these fats.
- This may be unpleasant to learn, but your skin has around 1,000,000,000,000 individual bacteria living on it.
- There are around 14 species of fungi living in-between your toes.
- Skin color is caused by melanin, a protein, which is produced by cells called melanocytes. Melanin comes in two variations: pheomelanin (red color spectrum) and eumelanin (deep brown to black).
- Acne will occur in four out of five teenagers.
- Women and men can also get acne. Usually, the numbers are around 1 in 20 in women and 1 in 100 men.
Your Laser Skin Care will be happy to address any skin care issues or concerns you might have have.
We also specialize in cosmetic procedures like Botox, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please visit us at www.yourlaserskincare.com for details.
To schedule an appointment, please call us at (323) 525-1516.