Posts for: February, 2015
"I don't see results" is one of the most common comments we receive from patients. There are a number of reasons why patients do not see results after a treatment. The most common reason is that it usually takes several weeks to see improvement. Since mose people look in the mirror and see themselves every day, they remember what they looked like the day before, not several weeks before. This is the main reason why we take before and after pictures at every visit. Many of our patients are pleasantly surprised when they see their own transformation in front of them. The most common reason people do not see results after a Botox treatment is that it has not completely set in yet. Botox can take up to a full two weeks to completely set in. We have had a number of patients not see full results even at ten days, but when they return at fourteen days the results are perfect. Therefore it is important to be patient. Additionally, it is important to understand what to look for after a treatment. Sometimes we have patients complaining that they did not peel after a treatment. Other times we have patients complaining that they did peel after a treatment. It is important to understand that the most important thing to look for is improvement several weeks after a treatment. This is seen in the before and after pictures and again it is why we take them. Some people get peeling and flaking after a treatment and some people do not. This depends on a variety of factors such as the persons skin type, the depth of the damage in the skin, the skin care regimen used, and many others. It should be clear that we want to see improvement as demonstrated by photographs. As a matter of fact, at A E Skin this improvement is so important that we offer guarantees based on the photographs. For example, if a Botox treatment is not perfect two weeks after a treatment with the recommended dose, we provide free touch ups. Also, if there is no improvement after the recommended series of laser treatments as indicated by the before and after photographs we provide free treatments until there is an improvement. At A E Skin we are not satisfied until we see results. That being said, with our experience, hard work, service-oriented attitude, and care, we rarely need to offer such free treatments. But we want to make sure that our patients are completely satisfied and that patients can count on us to deliver the value they invested in. Contact Us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex to see for yourself.
At A E Skin, all of our patients see the doctor every time. What does this mean and why is it important? As a medical spa, we offer a variety of medical products and services such as Botox, fillers such as Juvederm and Voluma, laser treatments such as the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial, and chemical peels. At most offices, many of these treatments are performed by nurses, which is appropriate and legal in the state of California. However, at A E Skin we have higher standards. We believe that when a doctor with more extensive training does a treatment, patients receive better care, are more satisfied, get better results, and most importantly, have safer treatments with fewer complications. Don't take our word for it. Click here to see what patients think about it. We also guarantee our work. For example, if the results of a Botox treatment are not perfect after two weeks after a treatment with the recommended dose, we offer free touch ups. Nowadays, with so much competition, there are many promotions and advertisements for such treatments which leads to people not seeing the value in the services. The following comparisons will help clarify. You can buy a can of coke from a vending machine, from the gas station, from the market, or from a variety of other places. But at the end of the day, it is the same can of coke. In contrast, you can get a haircut at a variety of salons and at the end of the day, your hair will be cut regardless of where you go. But are the results the same? Of course not. This is a classic case of the saying, "You get what you pay for." This example is very easy to understand. People understand that if they make a bigger investment in a hair stylist, they will get a better result so they can look their best. But when getting treatments such as Botox, Voluma, or Ultherapy, many people are looking for the best price while not realizing that they may be compromising service, results, and safety. At A E Skin patient satisfaction is a top priority and safety is our number one priority, which is why we make investments to provide medical services performed by and overseen directly by the doctor. Contact us for a consultation with Dr. Alex to experience this for yourself.
A E Skin is excited to announce our current Freeze the Fat (Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq) promotion. Do you have stubborn fat you just can't get rid of, no matter how much you diet or excercise? If you can pinch and inch, Freeze the Fat (Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq) can help. Treatment with Freeze the Fat (Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq) helps eliminate stubborn fat in areas such as the muffin top, love handles, bra strap, and thighs. The story of its discovery is interesting. It was noticed that horse riders tend to lose fat on their inner thighs. This is because the skin of the horse that touches the rider's thighs is cold, and the cold eliminated the fat without affecting other tissues such as skin, muscle, and bone. Another observation is called "popsicle panniculitis." Popsicle panniculitis is a condition where children who eat a lot of popsicles and touch the cold popsicle to the inside of their cheeks tend to lose the fat pads in their cheeks. These observations led to the development of Freeze the Fat (Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq). Freeze the Fat (Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq) works by cooling areas of stubborn fat. Since the fat is more sensitive to cold than other parts such as the skin, it is preferentially destroyed and naturally eliminated by the body. Results with a Freeze the Fat (Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq) treatment are usually seen in two to three months. Most people have one or two sessions Freeze the Fat (Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq) treatments. During a Freeze the Fat (Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq) treatment, the cold applicator is applied to the area to be treated and kept on for one hour. While the first few minutes are cold, your body adjusts to the temperature and most people are comfortable during the treatment and relax by reading a book or listening to music. Similar to treatments such as Ultherapy, there is no downtime with Freeze the Fat (Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq). You can resume your normal activities right away. It is important to remember that Freeze the Fat (Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq) is for body shaping, not weight loss. But you need to maintain your weight to keep your shape. Many people that have a Freeze the Fat (Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq) treatment become motivated to diet and excercise to stay in shape, lose weight, and keep it off. Now through March 15, 2015, A E Skin is offering exclusive specials on Freeze the Fat (Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq). Click here to see our current specials. We are now offering zero percent financing (credit permitting) for 12 months to help you enjoy the treatment of your dreams. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.
Dr. Alex is a master Voluma injector after completing his second annual Master Injector Course on Monday January 26, 2015. The course was given by Dr. Mauricio De Maio, a South American plastic surgeon who lectures around the world about Voluma. It was sponsored by Allergan, the company that makes Botox, Juvederm, Latisse, and Voluma. Voluma is a new and exciting dermal filler that addresses signs of aging in the face such as the smile lines, marionette lines (from the corners of the mouth to the jawline), and jowls. There are two reasons we see these changes as we age. First, we lose volume in the upper cheek bone and fat pad. Second, over time we lose collagen, which leads to loose skin. With gravity the skin begins to sink downward and we see wrinkles and sagging. Voluma is a filler that restores the youthful volume to the cheek, giving it an instant lift. Voluma is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occuring substance that binds 1,000 times its weight in water, allowing for hydration of the skin. This material also makes Voluma safer than other fillers such as Radiesse, Sculptra, and Artefill because it can be reversed if you don't like it or if there are any side effects. The best things about Voluma are that the results are seen right away and people enjoy their results for up to two years. Patients have been loving the results of their Voluma treatments (see below for a review). For even better results, patients are combining their Voluma treatment with Ultherapy, the non-surgical facelift that stimulates collagen, addressing the sagging and loose skin. Click here to read more about combining Voluma and Ultherapy for the ultimate non-surgical facelift. A E Skin has extended its promotion on Voluma through the month of February - buy one syringe get one free. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.