Articles Tagged: skin rejuvenation
Posted on August 7, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko
If you have ever had acne, you know how difficult it is not to pick at them. Unfortunately, improperly breaking the skin to remove the acne can cause deep facial scarring. Luckily, there are still a number of ways to improve the appearance of acne scars. We will discuss three procedures that are highly effective in treating acne scarring.
Skin Tightening – The Yag laser we use in our practice is a versatile machine that can treat pigmentation problems and tighten the skin for an overall improved appearance. The laser technician will use gentle settings to induce the formation of new collagen. Collagen is a primary contributor to maintaining youthfulness of your face as it gives the skin a plumped appearance and helps maintain its elasticity.
Chemical Peel – Chemical peel is a highly customizable procedure that can rejuvenate the skin and treat hyperpigmentation issues caused by acne. It is essential to choose an experienced aesthetic medicine practitioner to perform this procedure as they are responsible for determining the strength of the peel. I recommend starting with lighter peels such as SkinMedica’s Vitalize Peel and work your way up to more powerful Rejuvenize Peel. With this treatment plan patients usually see consistent results with minimal side effects.
Laser Skin Resurfacing – There are two types of lasers used for laser skin resurfacing treatments, ablative and non-ablative. Both types of lasers target the dermis layer of the skin to stimulate collagen formation. Ablative lasers destroy the epidermal layer of the skin to reach the dermis. Because of this, treatments with ablative lasers require a lot of downtime.
In our practice we use Palomar Starlux 1540 Fractional laser. It is a non-ablative system that uses laser energy to gently treat acne scarring and promote collagen formation.
Posted on December 26, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
Colder weather, lower humidity and indoor heating can be harsh on your skin, resulting in irritation, inflammation, and increased sensitivity. Follow these simple tips to keep your complexion looking healthy and beautiful this winter. (more…)
Posted on October 31, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
Let’s face it: Halloween may be fun, but it certainly isn’t easy on your skin. Indulging in sugary treats and candy, staying up late into the night to trick-or-treat or going to that Halloween party, and applying heavy costume makeup can be taxing on your skin. Follow these easy skin rejuvenating tips to keep your skin beautiful this Halloween.
Halloween Do: Priming Your Skin
Compared to your everyday makeup, costume makeup is often heavy and could cause breakouts. Protect your skin by applying a primer, and use a dab of acne gel to keep any current pimples in check. (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 April 4, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
Spring is the time for skin rejuvenation. Choose from various non-invasive treatments and celebrate your personal Rites of Spring. (more…)
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 January 12, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
Even here in Los Angeles, cooler winter weather takes a toll on your skin. This is the time of year when lower temperatures, dryer air and wind can cause skin to become irritated and flaky. Without extra care, it can become red, itchy and uncomfortable. Protect your skin this winter by stepping up your regimen with these cold weather skin survival tips: