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Posts for: November, 2018

By contactus@aeskin.com
November 25, 2018
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

#nofilter treatment before and afterSome of the most common concerns for our patients include uneven color such as dark spots or redness and irregular texture such as fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, rough skin, and acne scars. The #nofilter treatment is an easy treatment to address all of these concerns.

The #nofilter treatment is a combination treatment designed by Dr. Alex to address multiple concerns at the same time with minimal down time. The name #nofilter treatment comes from the popular filters used on cellular telephones when taking pictures. Many people use these filters to make themselves look better in the picture. The idea is that you will no longer need to use these filters after your series of #nofilter treatments.

A number of factors contribute to the changes we see in our skin. The most important is sun damage, which leads to sun spots, redness, and broken capillaries. The sun also damages collagen in the skin. Collagen is the protein that keeps the skin firm, smooth, and youthful in appearance. Over time collagen is lost, leading to wrinkles and saggy skin. Also, collagen can be damaged from acne breakouts, especially if you pick at them. This causes acne scars.

The first step in the #nofilter treatment is a Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial. This step uses bright light to target and get rid of dark spots and redness. This helps with sun spots, age spots, melasma, redness, and broken capillaries. The second step in the #nofilter treatment is an Ultra Microneedling treatment. This step creates thousands of tiny holes in the skin and generates heat. This stimulates your skin to form its own natural, new, fresh, and healthy collagen. The new collagen will tighten the skin, helping with fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and acne scars.

The #nofilter treatment is very easy. After taking pictures to monitor your progress, we numb the skin for 15 minutes. This makes the #nofilter treatment virtually pain-free. Then the skin is cleansed with water and special cleansing solutions to remove all dirt, makeup, and oil. Eye protection stickers are placed on your eyes for the first step in the #nofilter treatment. You will see bright light; just keep your eyes closed and your eyes will be safe. We apply cold gel on the skin to transmit the light and we blow cold air to keep you comfortable during the first step of the #nofilter treatment. The first step takes just a few minutes and feels like a hot rubber band. After that we remove your eye protection and the gel from your skin. Before the second step in the #nofilter treatment we provide a different eye protection; this is a metal eye shield. During the second step of the #nofilter treatment gel is not needed but we continune to blos the cold air on your skin to keep you comfortable. The second step of the #nofilter treatment feels like a pins-and-needles sensation and also takes only a few minutes. After the #nofilter treatment we remove your eye protection and clean the skin. Your skin will feel hot for a few hours. We apply a hydrating mask immediately after the #nofilter treatment to calm down your skin and keep you comfortable. You can apply ice packs to your skin at home after your #nofilter treatment.

The best thing about the #nofilter treatment is that there is minimal down time. You can apply makeup and go to work the next day. Dr. Alex recommends a series of six #nofilter treatment done about once a month. After that Dr. Alex recommends a single #nofilter treatment every three months to keep your skin looking great. The patient shown here got significant improvement in the redness, uneven color, and acne scars after four #nofilter treatments. She also had a decrease in the swelling in her skin, which makes her look like she lost weight.

#nofilter Treatment Demonstration

 

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By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
November 18, 2018
Category: Events

Dr. Alex at The Aesthetic Academy 2018Dr. Alex attended The Aesthetic Academy 2018 from Saturday November 17, 2018 to Sunday November 18, 2018 at the Park Hyatt Aviana Hotel in Carlsbad California. This is a small version of The Aesthetic Show, an annual conference for doctors and their staff to learn about what’s new in the field of cosmetic medicine.

This year multiple tracks were offered on both days, allowing Dr. Alex to take advantage of multiple courses. On the first day Dr. Alex attended the Certified Aesthetic Consultant course. This is a full day course designed to teach doctors and their staff how to best run their practice. Dr. Alex learned so many things such as how to hire and train outstanding staff, how to measure success, and how to provide outstanding service to patients. On the second day Dr. Alex attended the Advance Injectable Training course. This course featured a variety of lectures by world renown doctors on Botox and fillers. After the lectures, the participants had an opportunity to observe live demonstration of injectable treatments. It is always useful to observe how others perform treatments to learn new techniques.

The exhibit hall featured a variety of vendors including marketing experts, skin care lines, and various devices. One of the most exciting new products is called the Emsculpt by BTL Aesthetics. This is an energy-based device that stimulated your muscles to contract to provide tone. This first of its kind device is currently approved for the belly and buttocks.

The Aesthetic Academy was another outstanding educational opportunity for Dr. Alex and he looks forward to attending more events in the future.

Dr. Alex with Dr. Ordon

Dr. Alex with Dr. Ordon

Dr. Alex at the Coola booth

Dr. Alex at the Coola booth

Dr. Alex with Jay and Mara Shorr

Dr. Alex with Jay and Mara Shorr

Dr. Alex at the Insparation booth

Dr. Alex at the Insparation booth

Dr. Alex at the BTL Aesthetics booth

Dr. Alex at the BTL Aesthetics booth

Dr. Alex in the Exhibit Hall

Dr. Alex in the Exhibit Hall

Dr. Alex at the Galderma booth

Dr. Alex at the Restylane booth

Dr. Alex at the Galderma booth

Dr. Alex at the Galderma booth

 

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By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
November 11, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: Illuminating Cream  

A E Skin Illuminating CreamWe are excited to announce the launch of our newest product, the A E Skin Illuminating Cream.

The A E Skin Illuminating Cream is an outstanding product that can be added to any skin care regimen. It contains a number of active ingredients to help brighten and even out your skin tone. All of the ingredients are non-prescription strength and the A E Skin Illuminating Cream is safe to use if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Hexylresorcinol is an ingredient found in many skin care products and is included in the A E Skin Illuminating Cream. Found naturally in rye and in whole grain wheat, hexylresorcinol brightens the skin and also works as an anti-oxidant. This provides anti-aging properties such as preventing fine lines and wrinkles. Another ingredient in the A E Skin Illuminating Cream is arbutin, which works to brighten the skin. Arbutin is found in fruits such as bearberry, cranberry, and pears and is less irritating than hydroquinone, which is found in the A E Skin Brightening Cream and many brightening products. To complement these ingredients, the A E Skin Illuminating Cream also contains a peptide called hexanoyl dipeptide-3. This allows the surface layers of the skin to exfoliate and enhances the exfoliation from products with salicylic acid such as the A E Skin Exfoliating Serum and A E Skin Acne Max Solution. The A E Skin Illuminating Cream also contains glycerin, an ingredient found in many moisturizers. Like hyaluronic acid which is found in the A E Skin Hydrating Serum, glycerin bring water into the skin to help the skin health and function. Glycerin also keeps the water in the skin. Together, these ingredients correct visible discoloration, prevent sun damage and aging, and improve hydration and the health of the skin.

The A E Skin Illuminating Cream can be added to your daily regimen. It is used twice daily before moisturization and after prescription strength products such as the A E Skin Brightening Cream, Acne Max Solution, Exfoliating Serum, and Triple Antioxidant Serum.

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By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
November 04, 2018
Category: Services
Tags: Botox  

Botox to contour the lower faceA slim face is a feature of youth and beauty. Over time the structures of the face change. Fortunately, we can reverse some of these changes with Botox.

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with facial expression. When injected into the skin Botox will relax the muscles and smoothen out the overlying wrinkles. The most common areas of treatment with Botox are in the upper face. These include the horizontal lines seen on the upper forehead when you raise your eyebrows, the vertical lines seen between the brows when you frown (frown lines), and the crow's feet seen around your eyes when you smile. Full results are seen two weeks after a Botox treatment and most people enjoy their results for three to four months.

What is the ideal facial shape?

The ideal shape of a face depends on a number of things. First it is different between men and women. And second, there are some differences from culture to culture. In the United States, the ideal shape for a female is that of a heart. In a heart-shaped face the mid-face is widest where the cheeks project outward near the ears and the lower face tapers down to a point at the chin. In men, on the other hand, a square lower face with a well-defined jawline is more desirable.

What changes the shape of the face over time?

There are many things that affect the shape and appearance of the face which change over time. As mentioned, the cheeks should be prominent. Over time the fat pads in the cheek get smaller and the cheek bones move downward and inward. These make you lose the projection in the cheeks. At the same time, we lose collagen in the skin. Collagen is the protein that keeps the skin tight, firm, and youthful in appearance. Over time we stop making as much collagen and it is lost. This leads to loose skin, wrinkles, and sagging, making the face look like it is sinking down. In some people, especially those who clench or grind the teeth, a bulge can appear in the lower face, making the lower face appear wider. This is a result of using the muscle that sits in the lower face which is used to bite.

What can I do to slim my lower face?

There are a number of things you can do to slim the lower face. First fillers such as Voluma can be placed in the upper cheeks, restoring the projection and lifting the lower face. Also, laser skin tightening treatments can be done to stimulate the formation of collagen. This will tighten the skin and lift the face. Another simple treatment for those with a bulge in the lower face is with Botox. Botox works by relaxing muscles. In the upper face, when you make facial expressions you are using the muscles. Over time this leads to the formation of wrinkles such as frown lines and crow’s feet. When the muscles in the upper face are relaxed with Botox these wrinkles smoothen out. In the same way, Botox can relax the muscle that is used for biting. When relaxed it becomes smaller, making the bulge less visible. This slims the lower face. This is the treatment the patient shown here did. She got a slim lower face and she looks like she has lost weight. At the same time she no longer has pain associated with grinding of the teeth.

Botox Demonstration to Contour the Lower Face

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