Posts for: August, 2014
The A E Skin Ultimate Rejuvenation is a multi-step treatment including laser and non-laser procedures done in one day to treat multiple signs of aging including wrinkles, dark spots, and sagging skin. The treatment was designed by Dr. Alex so that patients can enjoy these results in a single treatment. Each treatment is custumized for the patient and includes up to four steps. The first step is the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment to address redness and dark discolorations. The second step is the skin tightening step, which heats up the skin and stimulates collagen formation to treat the fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. This is followed by a Micro Laser Peel, which removes a thin layer of dead skin cells, giving the skin a soft and smooth texture and a bright glow. After that is the Pro Fractional Therapy, which places microscopic holes in the skin, which serve two functions. First they stimuate the deep layers of the skin to form new, fresh collagen, further treating fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Second, they acts as channels for the final step, the brightening treatment where a liquid brightening agent (hydroquinone) is applied to the skin. When topical brightening creams are applied to intact skin, they only penetrate a certain depth. Applying it immediately after a Pro Fractional Therapy treatment allows for the brightening agents to attack the deep discolorations that are resistant to other treatments. Patients are seeing outstanding results with the A E Skin Ultimate Rejuvenation treatment as seen in some of the before and after photographs. The A E Skin Ultimate Rejuvenation treatment works best when combined with a good skin care regimen such as the A E Skin skin care products. Contact Us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.
A E Skin is featured in the July/August 2014 issue of The Aesthetic Guide, a bi-monthly publication in the field of aesthetic medicine with a readership of over 25,000. A E Skin won the 2014 Aesthetic Practice of the Year award at The Aesthetic Show 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. The Aesthetic Awards distinguish doctors for their work in aesthetic medicine and are considered "The Oscars" of the field. The Aesthetic Practice of the Year award recognizes outstanding efforts of a team to build and grow an exceptional aesthetic practice as demonstrated by the work of staff, marketing efforts, patient experience, website design, social media, public relations, community outreach, etc. This award is unique in that it is the only award that is voted on exclusively by patients and seceveral outstanding practices from around the nation were selectively nomitated. A E Skin is honored to receive this award and thanks all of our loyal patients for their support. A E Skin also won the regional Best Aesthetic Practice award at the Aesthetic Academy in Beverly Hills, CA in 2012, as well as Best Medical Spa in Encino for two consecutive years in 2013 and 2014, placing A E Skin in the Hall of Fame. At A E Skin we are very proud of our work and our awards demonstrate how much patients appreciate our service. Contact Us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.
Ever since AE Skin started offering Freeze the Fat (Coolsculpting by Zeltiq) there has been a big buzz. What is Freeze the Fat (Coolsculpting by Zeltiq)? Freeze the Fat (Coolsculpting by Zeltiq) is a new non-invasive treatment for body contouring. It works by cooling the area of concern causing the fat cells in the area to be destroyed and removed naturally by the body. Treatment areas include upper belly, lower belly, love handles, bra strap (back), outer thighs, and inner thighs. We had a live demonstration at the Summer Soiree in June. Patients are coming back and seeing results within a month. People say that their clothes fit more comfortably. If you can pinch an inch, you are likely a candidate for Freeze the Fat (Coolsculpting by Zeltiq). We are offering introductory pricing on Freeze the Fat (Coolsculpting by Zeltiq) for a limited time. Contact Us for a free consultation with our Medical Director.
On Tuesday July 29, 2014 Surgeon General Dr. Boris Lushniak made a call to action to prevent skin cancer. According the the American Cancer Society, the incidence of skin cancer is greater than that of breast, prostate, colon, and lung cancers combined. While there are many risk factors associated with skin cancer, the one that is most easily prevented is exposure to ulvtraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and tanning beds. In many cultures, tanned skin is associated with beauty, while in others fair skin is associated with beauty. However, it is important to understand the tanning that occurs after sun or tanning bed exposure is the body's reaction to an external insult and it is actually a sign of skin damage. UV damage to the skin is not only strongly associated with skin cancer, but also with other signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, broken capilarries, and sagging skin. Therefore it is important to protect ourselves from sun damage every day. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends applying a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day. Sunscreen should be broad spectrum, or have protection against both UVA and UVB. It should be applied even if it is overcast because some of the UV rays penetrate clouds and can damage the skin. Sunscreen should be applied even if it is cold outside. A common myth is that we do not need to apply sunscreen if we are not outside. Many people do not consider activities such as taking out the trash, getting the mail from the mailbox, and driving as being outside. However we receive sun exposure from all of these activities. Even when sitting indoors near a window we receive sun exposure. If outdoors for prolonged periods sunscreen should be re-applied every one to two hours and also after any water exposure such as when swimming. Some popular sunscreens include the Elta MD UV Clear, UV Physical, and UV Daily Tinted sunscreens. A popular sunscreen for the body is the Elta MD UV Aero. Other things we can do to protect ourselves is wearing protective clothing such as long sleeves and broad-brimmed hats, staying in the shade, avoiding the sun when the UV rays are strongest in the middle of the day, and avoiding indoor tanning beds. Several states have already placed restrictions on indoor tanning bed use by minors. By understanding the risks of UV exposure and protecting our skin we can decrease the risk for skin cancer and signs of aging in our skin and for generations to come. For a free consultation with Dr. Alex, our Medical Director, Contact Us.