Articles Tagged: Your Laser Skin Care

 

What Happens To Your Skin During A Chemical Peel?

Posted on August 29, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

We offer three SkinMedica chemical peel treatments, depending on your skin type and condition, and the degree of improvement you’re looking to achieve. Illuminize Peel is a gentle treatment that enhances skin appearance and texture, Vitalize Peel combats the effects of aging and sun damage, while Rejuvenize Peel is a more aggressive treatment that targets moderate to severe skin imperfections.

We put these notes together to help you understand what happens before, during, and after a chemical peel treatment, noting any differences corresponding to the different peel treatments.

Pre-Treatment

It’s wise to avoid anything that might increase skin sensitivity leading up to a treatment. This includes other chemical treatments, microdermabrasion, hair removal, and sun exposure (including artificial tanning).

We may also recommend avoiding certain medications that might increase light sensitivity or cause skin inflammation, as well as recommending use of moisturizing lotions before treatment, to help speed up recovery afterwards.

Preparation consists of cleansing the skin by removing any oils or makeup from the area to be treated, and (depending on the area being treated) applying protection to any adjacent sensitive areas like the eyes, nose and mouth.

Treatment

The peel chemicals are applied to the skin for a period of between 5 and 10 minutes, depending on the type of peel. Your skin will feel warm, and there will be some degree of burning sensation. Cold compresses may be used to reduce any discomfort.

Mild peel chemicals are simply washed off after a treatment, while more aggressive peels may first require that a neutralizing agent is applied to the skin.

The effect of a peel is to dissolve or irritate the outer layers of dead skin, leading to skin regeneration. More aggressive peels simply affect deeper layers of the skin.

Post-Treatment

The degree and length of redness and peeling experienced after a procedure depends on the type of procedure. Illuminize Peel produces little to no redness and peeling, Vitalize peel produces moderate redness and peeling, while Rejuvenize Peel can produce more pronounced effects. Redness and peeling last anywhere from 3 to 5 days.

We may recommend use of skin cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreens after a treatment, to speed your recovery and protect your skin while it remains extra sensitive.

You should avoid sun exposure for at least a week after treatment and use broad spectrum sunscreens to allow your skin to complete its recovery.

A chemical skin peel is the least invasive option for treating skin imperfections, as it only affects the outer layers of the skin. In all cases the new skin that regrows will be smoother and less wrinkled than the original skin.

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.

 

Selecting a Vein Treatment Doctor for Sclerotherapy or Laser Vein Therapy

Posted on August 13, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

You should be sure to consider the following points before deciding where to go for treatment:

Doctor’s Qualifications and Experience

Reach out to the doctor and ask about their qualifications and experience. Your doctor should be board certified in a relevant specialty – one of internal medicine, vascular medicine, vascular surgery, or dermatology.

You also want to select a doctor who has substantial experience carrying out vein therapy. Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor about their experience. If they can’t find the time to talk to you, keep looking.

Available Equipment

Laser vein therapy makes use of high-tech lasers. There are many different models, with different features, but the most versatile and widely-used type of laser is the Nd:YAG laser. Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG) is simply the type of crystal from which the laser is constructed, and Neodymium (Nd) is the chemical element added to tune the light frequency produced by the laser.

Although very brief, pulses of laser light can cause discomfort. One way to alleviate this is to cool the skin a fraction of a second before each laser pulse. The DCD (Dynamic Cooling Device) system uses a cryogenic spray to counteract the heating effect of the laser, minimizing discomfort.

Personal Rapport with the Doctor

It’s important that you feel comfortable with the doctor, and with the staff at their clinic. It may be hard to pin down what makes you feel at ease with a doctor, but trust your instincts.

The effectiveness of your treatment is not only measured by the doctor’s skill and experience, but also by their ability to listen to your concerns, and to fully explain the treatment options available to you.

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And of course, don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information!

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.

 

Benefits of Non-Invasive Skin Rejuvenation

Posted on August 6, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Choosing cosmetic (“invasive”) surgery as a way to rejuvenate one’s appearance can be a very costly decision, and the results are at times difficult to predict.  Fortunately, in almost all cases there are a multitude of highly effective and well-tested non-invasive alternative treatment options.

Opting for non-surgical procedures leads to the following benefits:

You Can Choose From a Large Number of Available Treatments

Depending on your needs we can help you choose between the following options:

  • For wrinkles: Botox, or injectable fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Voluma, and others).
  • For thinning eyelashes: Latisse.
  • For unwanted hair: Laser hair removal.
  • For unsightly veins: Laser Vein therapy, or Sclerotherapy.
  • For facial blemishes and broken veins: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment.
  • For skin tightening: Candela YAG Laser treatment.
  • For loss of facial volume: Sculptra or Juvederm injectable fillers.
  • For loss of hand volume: Perlane injectable filler.
  • For miscellaneous skin defects: Laser assisted skin resurfacing, or chemical peels.

Injectable fillers are particularly versatile, and can replace surgery when treating:

  • Lip and chin augmentation.
  • Cheek and jowl enhancement.
  • Nose resculpting (Rhinoplasty).
  • Acne scar reduction.
  • Eye region defect correction.

Lowered Risk with Control over Degree of Correction

In the event that cosmetic surgery gives unsatisfactory results it may be difficult or impossible to reverse the procedure. To say nothing of the costs involved. Our non-invasive treatments do not make irreversible changes, and you can decide to make changes slowly, over the course of several visits.

You can easily gauge the effects of each visit, and decide if or how often you want to return. This allows you to choose the degree of correction you want, and allows you to make improvements gradually over time, in a more natural manner.

Different Ways to Manage Pain and Discomfort

Non-invasive treatments considerably reduce levels of pain and discomfort compared to surgical options. Most of our treatment options require at most topical numbing.

Convenience and Flexible Scheduling

Our procedures generally take between 15 and 45 minutes, and can be scheduled to fit in with your timetable. They also require little or no recovery time afterwards.

Whatever your needs, we will guide you through all the options and choices involved with enhancing your appearance, and make sure that your treatment is precisely tailored to your requirements.

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.

 

Getting Ready for Your Laser Hair Removal Appointment

Posted on July 24, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Laser hair removal is the high-tech way to remove hair from anywhere on the body. It works by using pulses of laser light to target the pigment inside the root of each hair – the follicle. Laser light is absorbed by the follicle, which damages it and inhibits further hair growth.

You can prepare for laser hair removal, and ensure that you get the maximum benefit from the procedure, by following these simple tips:

Keep out of the sun for at least 2 weeks before each treatment.

Tanning increases the levels of melanin in the skin, which makes the laser pulses less effective. Artificial tanning products have a similar effect, and should also be avoided ahead of time.

No plucking, waxing, or electrolysis for 2 weeks before a treatment.

These techniques can disrupt the growth cycle of hair follicles, and laser hair removal is most effective when the hair follicles are undamaged.

Shave the day of your treatment.

In contrast to the previous two “no’s”, we ask that you shave the area to be treated before your appointment. Shaving removes hair without damaging the follicles, and maximizes the amount of laser light reaching each hair follicle. Using a fresh razor will also reduce the chance of infection.

Avoid applying makeup and deodorant the day of your treatment.

If you normally apply these to the area being treated, don’t use any the day of your treatment. The Doctor will also give you instructions on what to do after the treatment to minimize any redness or inflammation.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions ahead of an appointment.

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.

 

How to Make the Most of Your Laser Hair Removal Treatments

Posted on June 21, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Laser hair removal is one of the most effective ways to remove unwanted hair from your body. This technology utilizes energy of light to target and destroy hair follicles.

Before your first session of laser hair removal you should take at least two weeks off from waxing, tweezing or electrolysis to give your hair follicles time to grow. You should also minimize sun exposure for at least two weeks before starting laser treatments. Sunbathing is not advisable during your treatments as well since the sun will make your skin more sensitive to heat. This will minimize side effects and increase the effectiveness of the treatments. Ideally, sessions must be scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Unfortunately, even the best laser systems will require multiple treatment sessions in order to achieve permanent hair reduction. This is because not all hairs are at the same stage in their growth cycle during a treatment.

We have put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you decide if laser hair removal is right for you.

Can I shave in between laser hair removal treatments?

Since shaving doesn’t affect hair follicles it should not interfere with the effectiveness of your treatments.

Why must I wait so long in between treatments?

Each individual hair’s growth cycle is largely independent of neighboring hairs. Hair follicles in the anagen, or growth phase will respond best to laser hair removal.

Do treatment intervals depend on the area of the body being treated?

Hair growth cycles vary on different parts of the body. For example, facial hair can be treated in shorter intervals than on other areas of the body.

How is laser hair removal different from other hair removal methods?

Laser hair removal works by destroying hair follicles while other hair removal methods only remove visible hair.

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.

 

5 Reasons You Should Consider a Chemical Peel

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

There are many simple things you can do to keep looking beautiful no matter what your age. Chemical peels, for example, have been around since the 1990s, and offer variety of benefits:

  1. Customizable

All chemical peels are not created equal. They are quite versatile and can be customized to fit your needs.

  1. Quick Recovery

The side effects include mild irritation and peeling. That is why it is very important to use a good moisturizer in the days following the treatment.

  1. They Help with Acne and Acne Scars 

The ingredients in chemical peels penetrate deep into the skin, which is why they help prevent acne. They can also help improve the appearance of acne scars.

  1. Smoother Skin

Chemical peels remove dead skin cells and promote new cell turnover. The result is an improved appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and smoother skin texture.

  1. Improved Skin Tone

Chemical peels can significantly improve the appearance of sun spots, creating a more even skin tone.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, 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.

 

Botox Myths Finally Laid to Rest

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
  • Migraines
  • 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.