We are proud to announce that A E Skin has been nominated for the Best Aesthetic Practice by The Aesthetic Academy for the seventh time. We are proud to have won this award twice in the past, once in Beverly Hills, CA at The Aesthetic Academy 2013 and again in Las Vegas, NV at The Aesthetic Show in 2014. The winner of the award is determined by public vote. Please click the link below to vote. All it takes is a name, e-mail address, and telephone number and it takes less than one minute. Those who vote will receive 10% off any product through Friday October 20, 2017. The winner will be announced at The Aesthetic Academy in Newport Beach on Saturday November 18, 2017. Voting ends soon. Thank you for your support!
On Wednesday October 3, 2017 the FDA approved the use of Botox for forehead wrinkles. This marks the first time a neuromodulator has been approved for this indication.
Botox is the first neuromodulator that was approved for cosmetic enhancement on the face. A neuromodulator is a protein that relaxes muscles by blocking nerves from stimulating the muscles to contract. The other neuromodulators available in the United States include Dysport and Xeomin. However, unlike its competitors Dysport and Xeomin, which are only approved by the FDA to treat frown lines, Botox now has three cosmetic indications on the face: frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. The frown lines are the vertical lines seen between the brows when people frown. Often times they appear as two parallel vertical lines resembling the number “11” and are hence sometimes referred to as elevens. The crow’s feet are the wrinkles seen around the sides of the eyes when people smile or squint. And horizontal forehead wrinkles are seen on the upper forehead when people raise their eyebrows.
So what does this mean? Well, all neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin) have been routinely used on many areas of the face in the past without FDA clearance. Such treatment is very safe and called “off label” because it has not been cleared by the FDA. In order to receive clearance from the FDA a significant amount of research must be performed in the form of clinical trials to demonstrate the product’s safety and efficacy. Such trials require a large investment in terms of research and development and are not commonly performed once a drug receives its first indication. However, Allergan, the maker of Botox (as well as Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, Kybella, and Latisse), is an industry leader in the field of aesthetics. As such, a tremendous amount of research and development is being done for approval of Botox for other indications as well as release of new dermal fillers.
We are excited to offer treatments including Botox, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, and Kybella in our office. Dr. Alex has performed over 10,000 cosmetic treatments with many satisfied patients. Contact us to schedule an appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Alex in our Encino, CA office.
When your skin has lost its firmness due to sun exposure and aging, it can have a major effect on the confidence you have in your appearance. Your skin care specialist at AE Skin in Encino, CA Dr. Alex Eshaghian uses a treatment called dermal fillers to help people dealing with lines and wrinkles. Find out how dermal fillers can help you if you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your skin.
About Dermal Fillers
A dermal filler is a product made of a substance called hyaluronic acid. Two popular treatments are Juvederm and Restylane. When the compound is injected into the skin, it fills deep lines in the face and adds volume. These lines form because of a loss of collagen in the skin due to overexposure to the sun, the aging of skin cells, and stress on the facial muscles. Once filled, the lines smooth out and create more attractive facial contours.
How Can Dermal Fillers Help You?
A skin care specialist at AE Skin in Encino, CA will examine your skin to determine if you would be a good candidate for dermal fillers. Here are a few ways that dermal fillers can help improve the appearance of your skin:
- Calm worry lines.
- Smooth out wrinkles and folds in the skin.
- Reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and smile lines around the mouth.
Enjoy A Younger Looking Face for Months
After one 15-minute treatment, expect to enjoy the benefits of dermal fillers for several months up to a year. At that time, simple schedule another 15-minute appointment to keep your skin looking younger and smoother. Keep in mind that dermal fillers can also fill in the lines and wrinkles on your hands. They also help add plumpness to the lips.
See a Dermatologist About Fillers
After a consultation with your skin care specialist at AE Skin in Encino, CA you may find that a dermal filler treatment is the solution that you have been waiting for. Call the office today at (818) 835-1833 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alex Eshaghian.
It is a fact that we all age, but there are many things we can do so that we don’t look like we are aging. Signs of aging include fine lines, wrinkles, redness, broken capillaries, and uneven color. In this post we discuss what can be done to reduce and prevent the appearance of signs of aging.
Protecting the Skin
The single most important thing a person can do to prevent signs of aging is to protect herself from sun damage. The sun damages the skin in many ways. Sun exposure leads to fine lines, wrinkles, leathery skin, broken capillaries, sun spots, uneven color, and skin cancer. The skin can be protected from the sun in many ways. First, the skin on the body can be easily protected with clothing. On the face and other areas that are exposed, Dr. Alex recommends applying sunscreen daily. The sunscreen should be at least SPF 30 with broad spectrum (or UVA and UVB) protection. Sunscreen should be re-applied every one to two hours if outdoors for prolonged periods. Remember that when driving in the car you are exposed to sun through the windows and windshield. Other things to do include wearing a broad-brimmed hat, staying in the shade, and avoiding peak sunlight hours in the middle of the day. In addition to sunscreen, it is also important to keep the face clean and apply moisturizer twice daily to retain the water in the skin necessary for all of the skin’s important functions. Mature skin tends to be drier and heavier moisturizers work better.
Exfoliation of the skin removes the dead skin cell from the surface. With age, the skin cell growth cycle slows down, which leads to the buildup of dead skin cells on the surface. Exfoliation will remove this layer, which leads to smooth, bright, and glowing skin. Exfoliation can be done with scrubs, Clarisonic or other brushes, daily application of glycolic or salicylic acid, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing.
Laser treatments can help address a number of concerns including fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, uneven color, redness, and broken capillaries. Such treatments can be started at any age and are tailored for the individual.
Botox and Fillers
Botox and fillers are injectable treatments that can help slow down signs of aging. By relaxing muscles, Botox addresses wrinkles associated with facial expressions such as frown lines and crow’s feet. Fillers work to restore lost volume in various areas such as the temples, cheeks, tear troughs, laugh lines, lips, and chin. By using small amounts of products a natural appearance can be achieved.
Although the majority of those undergoing cosmetic treatments are women, more and more men are interested in rejuvenating and enhancing their appearance. Here we discuss the many opportunities for men to improve their appearance in order to look and feel their best. Just like women, men enjoy a natural youthful appearance that improves their confidence and self-esteem.
Skin care is essential for everyone, men and women alike. There are many options available, and a skin care regimen should be customized for each person. For example, some people have more oily skin while others have more dry skin and still others have combination skin. Most men prefer a simple regimen. In such cases, the basic elements include daily sunscreen use along with twice daily cleansing and moisturizing. One of the most popular products for men is the Elta MD UV Clear sunscreen. This is because it goes on easily, feels good on the skin, does not leave a thick white residue on the skin, and contains moisturizers.
Botox is one of our most popular treatments for both men and women. While some people say Botox has a bad reputation because it gives people a frozen appearance, when done correctly people do not notice that someone has had Botox. Instead, they say that the person looks rested and refreshed. Using appropriate dosing and targeting specific muscles a natural look can be achieved with a Botox treatment. In general men require higher doses of Botox than women. This is because men in general have stronger and larger muscles than women, both on the face and body. Also, the placement of the product on the forehead is usually different for men than women. This is because men usually have more flat brows whereas women prefer arched brows.
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Dermal fillers restore volume that is lost over time. Such volume loss occurs in different areas on the face and occurs in both men and women. However, it is important to understand the differences between the facial structures of men and women. Specifically, women prefer broad and high cheek bones and a narrow lower face. Men, on the other hand, usually have more volume in the lower face. The photograph here shows a gentleman who received a small amount of Volbella to provide a natural, balanced appearance of the lips.
Laser treatments can address a variety of concerns on the skin including uneven color, redness, and fine lines and wrinkles. Such changes occur naturally over time and sun damage contributes to it. Depending on the concern, various lasers can be used. For example, the IPL photofacial works well for uneven color and redness, while laser skin tightening works well for loose skin, and fractional laser treatments work well for irregular texture.
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