Posts for: December, 2014
On December 23, 2014, the FDA announced that it has approved a new drug, Soolantra (ivermectin 1 % cream), for the treatment of rosacea. Rosacea is a common condition where flushing occurs typically in the central face in response to heat, alcohol, spicy foods, emotional stress, or other triggers. There are currently few treatments for rosacea inculding IPL photofacial treatments and topical products such as Metrogel (metronidazole), niacinamide, and the recently approved Mirvaso (brimotidine 0.33% cream). Other treatments include trigger avoidance and strict sunscreen use. Soolantra (ivermectin) has anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory actions. The cause of rosacea is unknown. Some studies demonstrate an association between rosacea and increased levels of Demodex mites in the skin. It is clear that there is an increase in inflammation in the skin of patients with rosacea. Either way, the newly approved Soolantra allows for another mode of treatment for the redness and bumps of rosacea that sometimes look like acne. For the treatment of rosacea, Dr. Alex recommends combination therapy with products such as Soolantra, Mirvaso, Rosamax gel, and the Elta MD UV Clear sunscreen with treatments such as the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.
A E Skin held our fourth annual Holiday Party on Thursday December 18, 2014 in our Encino office. We had the largest turnout ever for any of our events with over 50 people; it was standing room only. Our guests enjoyed holiday music and refreshments catered from Whole Foods compliments of Allergan, the company that makes Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, and Latisse. We also had support from Elta MD, makers of a variety of skin care products we carry, and Ultherapy, the new non-surgical facelift now available. As we have had in the past, we rolled out the Red Carpet to provide photo opportunities for our guests and their friends. We also recorded several video testimonials (Botox and Skin Care Products, Red Carpet Peel, Ultimate Rejuvenation). At the Holiday Party we offered specials on all products and treatments but focused on three of our newest treatments: Voluma, Ultherapy, and Freeze the Fat (Cool Sculpting). Voluma is a new dermal filler used to provide volume to the mid face, providing a lift that lasts two years. Ultherapy is a non-surgical facelift alternative where ultrasound energy is delivered to the deep layers of the skin, providing rejuvenation without downtime or surgery. Freeze the Fat (Cool Sculpting) is a non-invasing body shaping option where a cold applicator is applied to the skin causing 20 - 25 % of the fat in the area to be destroyed and naturally removed by the body. The night ended with our raffle, which included products and treatments. All guests received gift bags with all sorts of goodies. We had a great time as always and can't wait until our next event: the third annual Evening of Glamour in March 2015. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.
Gift certificates are now available at A E Skin, just in time for the holidays. These are the perfect gifts to give to friends and family, the gift of beauty. This is because they can be used for any products or services. The products can be basic such as the Elta MD moisturizers or sunscreens or prescription strength such as the A E Skin Brightening Cream or Latisse for lashes. Services include injectables such as Botox, Juvederm, and Voluma, chemical peels, and a variety of laser treatments. The most popular laser treatment of late is the A E Skin Soft and Smooth Rejuvenation, which combines the Sciton Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial with a Micro Laser Peel to treat discolorations and age spots and rough skin texture and wrinkles at the same time. This treatment takes less than ten minutes and there is virtually no down time. Other laser treatments include Pro Fractional treatment for deeper wrinkles and acne scars, leg vein treatments, and even toenail fungus treatments. Other services include the popuar Freeze the Fat (Coolsculpting by Zeltiq) for body shaping and Ultherapy for skin tightening of the face and neck. For a limited time, A E Skin is offering a complimentary Elta MD Facewash with the purchase of a gift certificate in the amount of at least $100. It's the perfect time of year for the perfect gift, the gift of beauty. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.
At A E Skin, Dr. Alex is committed to continuing his education to better serve his patients. As with any job, there are always new things to do and learn, and the field of cosmetic medicine is no exception. It seems like every day there are new devices and products available for new things. This is why Dr. Alex is commited to continuing his education by attending workshops, seminars, and trade shows. Dr. Alex is a regular at the American Academy of Dermatology conference and The Aesthetic Show, and A E Skin won the award for Best Aesthetic Practice at the 2014 Aesthetic Show in Las Vegas, NV earlier this year. This weekend, Dr. Alex attended a workshop by Dr. Stephen Mulholland of Spa Medica sponsored by Cynosure lasers (maker of Smart Lipo) and Allergan (maker of Botox, Juvederm, Latisse, and Voluma), where he learned about the newest devices and injectable techniques. Dr. Alex takes time off from work to attend these sessions and averages over one day per month for such educational activities. This learning through educational workshops has led to A E Skin being able to provide more products and services to our patients. Some of the more recent products now available include the Elta MD UV Daily Tinted sunscreen which provides hydration for those with dry skin and the MD Solar Mineral Tinted Creme sunscreen for those who prefer a matte finish. These seminars led Dr. Alex to develop the wildly popular and now famous A E Skin Soft and Smooth Rejuvenation treatment (video testimonial 1, video testimonial 2, video testimonial 3) and the A E Skin Ultimate Rejuvenation treatment (video testimonial 1, video testimonial 2). In the past twelve months A E Skin has started offering new services including Juvederm Voluma, Ultherapy, and Freeze the Fat. Voluma is a popular injectable product providing volume to the mid-face which lasts two years. Ultherapy is a treatment that uses the power of ultrasound to deliver focused energy to the deep layers of the skin to provide a lift without downtime or surgery. Freeze the Fat (Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq) is a non-invasive body contouring device which cools the skin and allows the body to naturally eliminate stubborn fat. Some possibilities for the future include microdermabrasion, high speed laser hair removal, and tattoo removal. Please let us know if you are interested in anything we do not currently offer. Check out some of the new treatments now available if you have not been in for a while. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.